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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The VOL 99 Associated Press and United Press International Full Wires newspaper that makes a M North lovans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 17 1961 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two OM No 14 Swiss are quick to assist Old pros at diplomacy By VICTOR WILSON New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON When the United States broke diplomatic relations with Cuba and select ed Switzerland to handle this countrys interests in Fidel Castros island America picked one of the best professional proxies in the business For Switzerland which hasnt fired a gun in anger since Napoleonic times refuses to sign alliances or join power blocs it isnt even in the is an ideal neutral with real knowhow in handling the inter ests of squabbling nations which sever diplomatic ties In fact the Swiss are called upon so often to serve in this role they have set up a special unit in their State Department to handle just such situations It is fully staffed and always ready to go into action some thing like firemen sliding down the brass pole to man their engines ITS NAME The Foreign In terests Department When the USCuban break came Switzerland had only two diplomats in Havana its am bassador Walter Bossi and an aid plus a couple of office help Now a taskforce of about a dozen Swiss is there and al ready in business The first job was to try and help a couple of American TV photo graphers seized at Bossi and his aid will leave the whole job to the Swiss task force the reasoning being that if they got involved so might Switzerland officially What will this taskforce do According to American State Department officials the same things the American ambassador and consular staff would if they were in the Cuban capital THIS WILL include looking after the welfare and safety of such Americans who choose to remain in Cuba despite the break reporting on their well being to friends or relatives who inquire about them taking care of their bodies and their estates if any if they should happen to die and so on The United States will foot all bills including transporta tion salaries communications housing and living expenses for the Swiss taskforce plus what ever additional office help and the like that are needed prob ably to be hired in the Cuban labor This fund outlay wont be peanuts Take communications All messages concerning Ameri DR GEOFFREY FISHER On May 31 Canterbury archbishop to retire LONDON Dr Geof frey Fisher archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual head of the Church of England an nounced Tuesday he is retir ing on May 31 Dr Fisher who will be 74 on May 5 told a convocation of churchmen he feels it is time to hand over his duties to a younger man A statement from Lambeth Palace residence of the arch bishops of Canterbury said Dr Fishers successor has not yet been named He will be named by Queen Elizabeth on the recommendation of Prime Minister Macmillan Among those mentioned in church circles as possible successors are Dr Michael Ramsey 56 the archbishop of York and Dr Robert Wright Stopford 59 the bishop of Peterborough Dr Fisher had been arch bishop of Canterbury since 1945 The announcement of his retirement came just six weeks after one of the most historic moments of his career his meeting on Dec 2 with Pope John XXIII He waS the first archbishop of Canterbury to meet the head of the Roman Catholic Church since the Rickover gets highest award GROTON Conn UPI The Navy presented Vice Adm Hy man G Rickover with its high jest medal award Tuesday in jrecognition of his untiring and relentless efforts in the devel opment of nuclear propulsion The citation which accompa nied the distinguished service medal said that nuclear pro pulsion developed under his astute leadership will take its place in history as one of the ikey developments profoundly af Historic treaty signed Will harness the Columbia WASHINGTON tfi President iisenhower and Canadian Prime Minister John G Diefenbaker Tuesday signed a treaty for joint USCanadian development of the Columbia River resources They hailed it a a milestone in nternational relations The pact is to run for at least SO years and contemplates bil lions of dollars of construction Eisenhower and Diefenbaker signed the pact in a White House ceremony Beaming as he affixed his sig nature the President said it is indeed a great personal grati fication for him to be able to sign this treaty in the last few days of his White House tenure DIEFENBAKER told the Pres cient the relationship between our two countries is a model for all mankind The ceremony was attended by a host of representatives of two governments and several senators Democratic Senate Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said he hoped the treaty would re ceive Senate action in a month or two Before going into effect it must be approved by that body Mansfield expressed c o n f i dence that the treaty would be ratified The treaty is a culmination of some 10 years of work toward reaching an agreement thai would apportion the benefits and costs of Columbia River basin development equitably and satis factorily Under it the United States has the option to build Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in northern Montana within years after ratification Libby was author ized by Congress in 1950 IT WOULD back water 42 miles into Canada and the treaty provides that Canada ac quire the lands needed for this Each nation would retain all benefits in its own territory which accrue from Libby Canada would build three dams on its side of the border providing more than 15 million acrefeet of storage The three projects would be at Arrow Lake Mica Creek and Duncan Lake They would be built at Cana dian expense but the United States would pay for flood con trol benefits as the structures are completed Elmer F Bennett undersecre tary of interior who was a mem ber of the United States nego tiating team said it would cost some million for the United States to provide similar water cabled or wirelessed to Berne The messages will be turned j The medal was presented by over to American officials there Navy Secretary William B and retransmitted to the State Franke aboard the worlds first Department The American anjatomic submarine exactly six swers will go back to Berne years after the uss NautuUs and thence retransmitted to her historic message dim tucus Castled ner msionc mesbagt Havana It will run into real on nuclear power money The last big job the Swiss had in this line was when they took over the interests of both Great Britain and France at Cairo when the latter countries along with Israel invaded Egypt They carried on with a surefootedness gained by ex perience and drew high praise from all hands involved MEANWHILE when Washing ton inquired of Havana if Swit zerland would be acceptable to watch this countrys interest if and when a diplomatic break came Havana replied certainly provided The provision was that the United States accept Com munistd o m i n a ted Czechoslo vakia to guard Cuban interests in this country This country accepted Up to the time of writing however the State Department hasnt heard a word from the Czechs on behalf of the Cubans There was an ironic twist in Cubas choice of Czechoslo vakia to represent it here This was in the fact that since World War II until comparatively re cently the United States volun tarily represented Cuban inter ests at the Czech capital of Prague Cuba either didnt care to invest the money for a con sulate there or simply decided to iponge on Uncle Sam million for the cost of Dam the total expense will add up to million in 10 years for such storage Canadas cost for its develop ment is set at million AP Photofax SIGN COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY Canadian Prime Minister John G Diefenbaker and President Eisenhower sign a treaty for cooperative USCana dian development of vast resources of the Columbia riyer FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SHELDONUS Dist Atty F E VanAlstine said Tuesday that Mrs Burnice Iverson Geiger 58 had admitted embezzling from the Sheldon National Bank of which she was assistant cashier and director The US attorney said Mrs of federal authorities in Sioux City and has waived to the grand jury It will consider the charges at its next session Mrs Geiger is married She and her husband have no chil dren She is the daughter of W P Iverson president of the Lilt tt bllVSl UlJ UMAM j Geiger is now in the custody for the past 45 years and widelyknown and respected citizen of Sheldon The Sheldon National Bank Van Alstine said has been closed temporarily Bank of ficials at Sheldon said that Fed eral Deposit Insurance Corp officials were on their way and that payments to depositors North Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday a little cooler Lows Tuesday night in lower 20s Highs Wednesday in the 30s Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Colder Tuesday night lows in middle 20s Colder northeast Wednesday highs 30s northeast to 40s southwest Further Little change Thursday Minnesota Mostly cloudy cold er Highs Wednesday2535 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 37 30 33 27 9 SIGN O THE TIMES SANTA BARBARA Calif supervisors were surprised Tuesday to hear that hoboes apparently are carrying electric blankets these days Supervisors ordered the district attorney to look into complaints that hoboes have been using up electricity by plugging in blankets at deserted N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES AP Photofax SEMITRAILER RIPPED track drivers and two way 30 west of DeWitt The truck in the foreground was torn apart relief drivers were killed outright Tuesday in this collision on High while the one at extreme right wound up in a ditch 4 truckers 11 L I of million bank I CI II DE WITT UPiTwo truck driv JL I V jrs and two relief drivers were V M 1 Mm I mm v T IClUCI Q I US Highway 30 Killed were M B Connell Jr 34 Fort Worth Tex Thomas Tyre 42 Lubbock Tex Mack B Potter 50 Kansas City and John Goff 42 Arvada Colo THE ACCIDENT occurred near the Silver Creek bridge mile west of here Highway Patrolman P a u Maiden said an Armour TrucK Line truck driven by Connell apparently skidded on the icy pavement as it was crossing the bridge The truck bounced off the concrete side of the bridge and collided almost headon with the other truck driven by Potter THE TRACTORS of the Ar mour truck and the one owned Dy the DenverChicago Truck Inc were ripped apart It ook nearly two hours to free he bodies Dr L 0 Riggert county medical examiner said the four nen were crushed to death The DenverChicago truck was oaded with mail bags and tar paulins which were strewn on he ground The trailer was al most completely demolished The other truck was empty Bremer Countys schools head dies in crash WAVERLY Clif ford Gaard 49 Waverly Brem er County superintendent of schools since 1954 was killed late Monday in a threevehicle crash on Highway 57 six miles of Dike Ofifcers said the accident ap parently occurred when Gaard attempted to turn off the high way and his car was struck by a truck driven by Richard Bo vett 35 Des Moines The truck then crashed into a car driven by the Rev Jay John DeVries Holland Iowa officers said The Rev Mr DeVries his wife and son and Bovett suf fered minor injuries Gaard was alone in his car Final report to people by Ike WASHINGTON Dwight D Eisenhower makes a final re port to the people Tuesday on his two terms as president The speech from his White House of fice at pm CST will be carried by all major television and radio networks On the inside Editorials 4 Society Ntws 67 Sports MO Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Comics H Farm News IS North News II MAGNOLIA crack passenger train City of New Orleans rammed a butane gas truck at a downtown crossingin Magnolia Tuesday killing nine persons and injuring six PALM BEACH John Ken nedy named Dr Glenn T Seaborg 48 a Nobel prize winner in chemistry as chairman of the Atomic En ergy commission Seaborg is chancellor of the Uni versity of California ATHENS Ga The University of Georgia passed a day and night of integration without serious violence and school officials hoped firm action by local authorities against rowdyism would prove ef fective The second entry of Charlayne Hunter 18 and Hamilton Holmes 19 Atlanta Negroes effected by repeated orders of a federal court caused no dis order among the 7500 white students VIENTIANE government troops captured the Red stronghold town of Vang Vieng and its strategic airstrip north of Vientiane and USsup plied planes poured rocket fire at retreating pro Communist troops SAME PROGRESS MADE LOS ANGELES Selection of four alternate jurors for the third Finch murder trial began Tuesday following agreement Monday on a regular panel of nine men and three women Dr R Bernard Finch and his pretty paramour Carole Tregoff are charged in the fatal shooting of the physicians wife Barbara Jean on July 18 1959 Two trials ended with deadlocked juries No further signs of life from collapsed radar post NEW YORK Salvage workers reported Tuesday that there was no further signs of life from the sunken wreckage of a radar tower which collapsed in the Sunday night Salvage rescue operations were resumed at am At am the Coast Guard here was notified there was nothing more to indicate any one might be Jive in the un derwater debris Divers tapped on the sides of the metal monster with sledges but there was no re sponse from within Tappings resembling the work of humans had been heard from below the surface Monday giving rise to hope that some of the 28 men aboard the tower might have survived in an airtight com partment or an air pocket A sea search area was abandoned and rescuers con centrated on salvage and div ing operations at the tower site 70 miles southeast of New York City The socalled Tex as Tower was wrecked by high winds and stormy seas One body has since been re covered and another sighted but lost Failure to evacuate person nel from the tower before the collapse apparently was due to a decision of the tower commander Capt Gordon T Phelan 34 Los Angeles Unofficial reports were that Phelan had wanted the men removed as the wind and rose on Sunday but believed they could wait until day light Monday for helicopters from the aircraft carrier Wasp He thus advised a sup ply ship circling about 12 miles away would probably be started Wed nesday Although she was specifically charged with converting bank accounts in excess of to her own accounts between Jan 1 1960 and Oct 21 1960 Van Alstine said Mrs Geiger had signed a statement admitting taking ovfer a pe riod of years A large amount of the total ivas taken within the last year Van Alstine added Just how the reported em bezzlement was accomplished officials did not say She had a way of covering up the district attorney said but I cant give you any de ails Fred J Pylman cashier of he bank said that apparently here are some things that ex aminations just dont reveal HE SAID Mrs Geiger had een very cooperative since he irregularities in her accounts were discovered Monday by na ional bank examiners who ar rived for a routine examination if the bank However Van Alstine declined o discuss what Mrs Geiger did with the money pending further nvestigation She had been employed at her athers bank for about 40 years and in recent years had been assistant cashier Iverson 84 went into seclu sion at his home after calling a board of directors meeting Mon day night at which time it was voted to turn the institution over to the comptroller of the cur rency for Liquidation A spokesman said all deposits at the bank estimated to total million were insured up to flO000 per depositor and all would be paid off up to the limit of the insurance About 10 fed eral officials will be working at the bank to clear up the ac counts THE BANKS closing had a leavy impact on residents of this northwest Iowa farming community of 3700 There is one other bank in town the Securi ties State Bank The charges against Mrs eiger and the investigation fell under the jurisdiction of federal authorities since the bank in volved is a national bank pokesmen for the Iowa State Department of Banking said hey had no authority in the matter Mrs Geigers husband Wal lace operates an appliance and lardware store in Sheldon L N Mitchell manager of the Geiger store said the en tire community was dumbfound ed at the revelation The big question with all is what could she do with the money Mitchell said Federal officials declined to say Mr and Mrs Geiger were active in community affairs in cluding t h c Congregational Church They did live a little t ir   

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