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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes ail North lowans neighbors Associated tnfl United International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28 1960 Consists o Two SecUonsSecUon On No A bullet found in Columbus Tomb opened by scientist By DOC QUIGG HARTFORD Conn UPL Christopher Columbus admira of the ocean sea and a man o parts in his own right was car rying an inchthick ball of lead somewhere in his flesh when he started American history That is the conclusion of a bone surgeon and ahthropologis who opened the Columbus tomb in the Dominican Republic made a stature appraisal from studying arm and leg bones hefted the lead bullet that lie with the explorers dust anc then went to Spain and turnec up evidence that Columbus hac been wounded The remains undoubtedly are those of Columbus Dr Charles W Goff told the 62nd genera meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America His paper titled Analysis of the Osseous Remains of Cristobal Colon ad miral of the Ocean Sea uses the Spanish name spelling which Columbus used and the title he got for his feats DR GOFF IS an associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery and lecturer in anatomy at the Yale School of Medicine and is a trained physical an thropologist In an interview he said 1 found a bullet in the coffin a round lead ball one inch in diameter which probably was fired from a Spanish small naval cannon This bullet was found there in 1877 when the cof fin was opened but nobody has said definitely that he was Wounded because there was no proof before But a Santo Dominican his torian and I found in the Seville Archives of the Indies a letter he wrote to the queen of Spain on his fourth voyage to Ameri ca in which he says my old wound broke open The ball would be at the depth of the wound leaving it subject to opening It could have been em bedded in the back muscles buttocks abdomen or a leg IN HIS OWN words and those of his son he was in several naval engagements be fore he discovered America One was off the cost of Portugal when his ship was sunk and he swam ashore and he says he captured several ships in war with North African pirates He was a wonderful man be sure and put that in It is apparent to me as a physician that he died of a heart failure He had gout arthritis and had led a hard life He died in bed at an age of 55 to 57 years in an inn at Valladolid Spain surrounded by servants and his family That was 454 years ago The small lead box in the Columbus sarcophagus in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo Ciudad Trujillo had not been opened since 1945 when Dr Goff got permission to TRAFFIC STOPPERS AP Photofax Workmen removing life sized figures from a Christmas display atop a mar quee of a downtown Boston department store startled pedestrians when the t figures were lined along the street awaiting shipment to a warehouse Historians claim that the streets of Boston were built following paths made by cows That was a long time ago but for a while Wednesday Bostonians seemingly were living in the past U S plane riddled by Russian in Laos Zuckert chosen by JFK Will be air boss PALM BEACH Fla Presidentelect John F W Ken Double roie for cops Bridegroom arrested COLDWATER Mich UPI Two witnesses at a wedding here Tuesday were called on to arrest the bridegroom before they had a chance to kiss the bride Patrolmen Wade Bressler and Ted Loveless were directing traffic at a funeral when Keith R Lbchner 32 and his fiancee Gail Richter 24 Fort Wayne Ind stopped to ask directions to the Lutheran church where they were to be married On an impulse Lochner asked the patrolmen to be wit nesses During the ceremony Coldwater police received word from Fort Wayne that a warrant for Lochners arrest had been issued on a charge of aggravated assault Police called the church Bressler and Loveless then took Lochner into custody when the I dos were over Indiana police picked up Lochner and returned him to Fort Wayne Tuesday night open it last year He spent two months in Ciudad Trujillo three months in Spain studying ar chives and two months this Pact will ease Berlin status BONN Germany Germany and the Soviet Union ave agreed on a new trade pact the government announced Vednesday Apparently the crucial question of Berlins aconomic tatus has been settled West Germany pressed trade pact talks with Communist East ermany in East Berlin where the same question of Berlin has emained the stumbling bloc In both cases West Germany wants West Berlin treated as art of the economy of West Germany because they are tied to ether by a common currency Tiis also would insure open ommunications to Berlin The East Germans followed e Soviet lead in balking at this roposal Furthermore the Cast Germans have threatened j halt land and river traffic to erlm 100 miles inside the Iron urtain if no trade agreement West Germany is reached y Jan 1 Conceivably Soviet agree ment on West Berlins status would mean East Germany will back down on the issue but the Mercury rallies after skid to five below The mercury dropped to near or below zero at some Iowa points early Wednesday morn ing but bounced quickly upi again was administrative as nedy Wednesday chose Eugene Zuckert to be secretary of the Air Force He was assistant secretary in the Truman ad ministration and also has served as a member of the Atomic En ergy Commission Announcement of the selection of Zuckert 49 came after Ken nedy had picked John B Con lawyer decorated Navy veteran and longtime po litical associate of Vice Presi dentelect Lyndon B to be secretary of the Navy in the new administration ZUCKERT AND Connally 43 are Democrats Kennedy headquarters also announced that the President elect will confer at his Atlantic shore home here Thursday with Sen J William Fulbright D Ark chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee The Zuckert and Connally ap pointments were announced by Kennedy after consulta t i o n with the man he has named to be secre tary of de fense Robert S McNamara who is resign ing as presi dent of the Ford Motor Co Since retireZUCKERT ment from the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954 Zuckert has been in private law practice in Washington Kennedys selection of Con nally Fort Worth Tex at orney was announced Tues AP Photofax WHAT TO DO Mrs Keith Stack house who has been offered a free house Norwood Ohio has a problem round trip ticket to the Air Force grad Her son Bill 22 graduates from uation says I would be unhappy in the U S Air Force Academy Colorado side I just wouldnt feel right I wont Springs and other son Charles 20 see either one if I cant see them both from the U S Naval Academy Mrs Stackhouse a widow works as an on the same day Mrs Stack industrial nurse day night THE NEW secretary of the Navy was campaign manager this year for Lyndon Johnson n his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination distant relative of former US Senator Tom Connally Texas Democrat served as Johnsons adminis trative assistant when Johnson was first elected to the House n 1939 When Johnson moved to the Senate in 1949 Connally ward again There was some light snow in the state which the Weather year in El Salvador and Mexico lin gave no hint of this East German negotiator in BerBureau sajd was likely to conand preparation for taking over sistant Kennedy is continuing to di vide his time between relaxation examining data DR GOFF SAID the preserva tion of the bony remains for so long was remarkable because they must have rolled around a great deal in being transported at least 10 times on a mule by hand on a litter on a bouncing old sailing ship in a winter storm in moved half a dozen times in the Dominican Republic Asked if an agreement would ibe signed Wednesday Heinz Behrend of the East German Trade Ministry replied If the West talks about trade and not about politics This was a ref erence to the Berlin clause Announcement of the West GermanSoviet agreement came from a government spokesman after Chancellor Konrad Aden auer met with Soviet Ambassa jtinue the reins of government Jan Fair to partly cloudy His only announced engage The oniy bones he was able tofe Andrei S mi r n o v The use in his study were a fibula leg and a broken ulna fore He was not allowed to take samples for biochemical analysis such as blood typing although the Dominican offi cials scholars and clergy were wonderful to me He said other portions of the explorers dust or bone bits are dispersed in 11 places on three continents 488 DEATHS CHICAGO UP The nations traffic accidents during the 78 hour Christmas weekend killed 488 persons an average of one about every final toll was minutes The low the prehol iday estimate of 510 made by the National Safety Council It was the lowest for a 3 day Christmai holiday since 1949 spokesman said the agreement probably will be signed before the end of the year Bomb explodes in residential area LOS ANGELES device believed to have been a gaso line bomb exploded in front of a Wilshire district apartment house Tuesday night causing widespread alarm in the neigh borhood Police said the blast went off in front of an apart ment occupied by Frank B Wil kinson Onetime information of ficer of the Los Angeles Housing Authority Wilkinson once was cited for contempt of Congress when he refused to testify be fore the House UnAmerican Activities Committee were predicted for Thursday with night time lows of 10 to 15 Slightly warmer weather was expected Thursday Mason City had a low of 5 below zero Tuesday night but the mercury moved rapidly up ward and stood at 20 degrees by 8 am Two inches of snow fell in southwest Iowa during the night and lesser amounts were re corded eastward in the extreme southern tier of counties On the inside Latest Markets Page 4 Mason City News 45 Editorials North Iowa News 8 Society News 1011 Sports 1314 Comics 16 Clear Lake News 18 OUTPUT CUT MILWAUKEE Wis American Motors Corp Wednes day said a general business de cline is forcing it to eliminate the third shift at its Milwaukee body and Wis as sembly plants ment is with officials of a New York firm which has turned out an educational documentary film on the White House Iowa Variable cloudiness with brief periods of very Ugh snow likely through Thursday Not quite so cold Wednesday night lows 1018 Highs Thurs day mid to upper 20s Iowa Considerable cloudiness Wednesday night and Thurs day occasional very light snow extreme north Not so cold extreme north Wed nesday night lows 1015 north east 1520 southwest A little warmer over the state Thurs day highs mid 20s northeast to about 30 southwest Further cloudiness and little temperature change Friday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees be low normal north and 4 to 6 degrees below normal south Thursday through next Mon day Continued rather cold with only minor daily changes Normal highs 25 to 35 Precip itation will average 10 of an inch or less in south occurring as snow mostly toward the end Minnesota Partly cloudy snow flurries warmer Highs Thurs day in 30s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 21 Minimum 5 At 8 a m 17 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 46 36 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES MOSCOW A fleet of Soviet merchant ships is steamingthrough the Baltic bound for Cuba with cargoes of reactors paper and other goods BOSTON Industrialist Bernard Goldfine re fused to admit U S marshals to his hotel room for nearly 20 minutes before they enlisted his sons aid and took him intocustody pending a hearing Jan 10 on his competence to stand trial on income tax eva sion charges BRUSSELS Belgium Police used tear gas and fire hoses to break up a demonstration in Ghent So cialist union leaders promptly called for a general strike in Antwerp to retaliate It was the first use of tear gas in the eightday strike aimed at toppling the government of Premier Gaston Eyskens TAIPEI Formosa Nationalist Chinese Presi dent Chiang KaiShek said Wednesday Communist Chinese troops have entered neutral northern Burma in a move related to the present situation in Laos and which poses a threat to Thailand BAKERY BURNS MARSHALLTOWN W Fire caused considerable damage to the Ideal Bakery in downtown ilarshalltown Wednesday The ire was confined to the first loor of the two story frame suilding Chinese warn of danger Supply drops observed FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES VIENTIANE LAOS A Sovietmade Hyushin14 plane dropping military supplies to leftist Laotian rebel forces at tacked and machinegunned an unarmed American plane watching the operation the US embassy reported Wednes day The embassy reported to the State Department in Washing ton that there were no casual ties on the American plane The American fliers reported that the Communist aircraft had the CCCP markings and numbers of a Soviet gov ernment craft on its wings THE AMERICAN C47 was crippled by the shooting but was able to make it back safely to Vientiane on one engine The incident occurred over he Vang Vieng area north of Vientiane It was not known if he Hyushin was manned by Russians or Communist bloc iiers Officials of the US embassy lere said the American plane was assigned to the US air attache in Saigon South Viet Nam It was on loan to the embassy here to replace the aircraft regularly assigned to he air attache in vhich was damaged in the re cent fighting for this capital city The officials said the US plane was observing the Soviet air supply operation at the re quest of the Laotian government when it was attacked In recent days planes from Vientiane frequently have made flights to observe Russian air drops of supplies to Communist and other eftist rebels in the Laotian ungles THE EMBASSY officials said he American plane was hit by mllets from a machine gun ap parently fired from a window of he Hyushin They said the Sovietmade plane dived at the American lane after firing at it and then lew away in the direction of Communist North Viet Nam It was an unprovoked attack an unarmed American lane one embassy official aid Bullets knocked out one ngine and tore several holes SAME haul made by thugs TAMPA Fla Tampa detective Wednesday estimated thieves escaped with between and in cash from the vault of the Rasdale n the fuselage Armored Car Service office j The defense department iden Three persons all present or former employes of the firm are being questioned by police The estimate was made after the contents of the vault had been inventoried The money was stolen early Tuesday Un til now officers had not been sure that there was a robbery because a time lock failed on the vault door Navys housekeeping sloppy Hassle flares over big fire on carrier NEW YORK UPI Stung by a broadside Tuesday the Navy fired back at the New York City fire department Wednesday for its methods of fighting the fire aboard the Navy supercarrier Constella tion on Dec 19 In testimony before a three admiral board of inquiry a chief machinists mate who led a fire fighting detail from the destroyer Rcmey criti cized the city fire department methods as uncoordinated and improper partment failed to fight the shipboard fire that took 49 lives as a Navy fire He said that to him it appeared the city fire department had no experience or knowledge of how to battle a fire aboard a ship Rutledge found particular fault with the nozzles used By the city fire department He said the fire should have been fought with a fogtype spray rather than solid streams The machinists mate said a shipboard tool shed fire that It seemed to me they had gave the city fire department 14 alarms of fire and 14 lead ers going in different ways and giving orders in different directions said John E Rut ledge Levittown Pa Rutledgc said the fire de considerable trouble could have been extinguished in short order by his own men if they had been permitted to fight it their way Fire Com missioner Edward F CaVa nagh Jr contended Tuesday that the tool shed was protect ed on two sides by his hoses and that it presented an ob stacle to further progress into the ship for several hours I dont want to give the impression that there were more chiefs than Indians but I was getting a little bit irked by getting stopped in my ef forts Rutledge said I think it could have been better fought with better organiza tion Cavanagh told the board bluntly that the Navy was sloppy and messy in its housekeeping aboard the ship being outfitted here at the Brooklyn Navy yard He called a fuel tank on the hangar deck a loaded bomb needing only ignition A broken valve on the fuel tank sent 500 gallons of kerosene type fuel flowing through the ship It was ignited by a welders spark causing the million fire C a v a nagh castigated the Navy for using wooden plank ing on scaffolds which had not been impregnated with fireretarding chemicals us ing paper cartons as refuse containers not enforcing smoking bans keeping lumber and other stores aboard the ship and building wooden tool sheds aboard the carrier If this had been a civilian project under our jurisdiction we would have vacated this project as perilous to life Cavanagh said tified the pilots of the Ameri can plane as Maj Armand E Reiser and Capt William G Von Platen It said both were assistant air attaches with the embassy in Laos and Cambodia Communist China meanwhile warned that the situation in Laos is pregnant with danger and called for energetic action and effective measures to stop alleged American and Thai in terference Red China demanded a prompt resumption of the activities of the International Control Com mission for Laos and if this could not be done then a re convening of the 1954 Geneva conference which brought about an armistice in Laos Viet Nam and Cambodia Liquor blamed in most crime cases DES MOINES current term of the Polk County grand jury said in its final re port on file Wednesday that liquor was a factor in most of the criminal cases it investi gated We have become some what alarmed during our inves tigations the ireporl said to find that almost every crime committed has a connection with the dispensation of alco holic beverages It should be noted with alarm that drunken ness is a violent parttime killer on the loose   

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