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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION VOL Associated PrcM tad United Press tnlernitloinl roll MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 23 Wl 7e a Paper Consists ol Two SectlonsStcHoa Oat Mtfl Marshal at surprises ugs slain One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm Sundi KWLC Decorah U240 pm Sun VPOI Ames 640 pm Tuesdi WTAD Qutacy 930 pm Thurs WSTJI Iowa City 910 m A new focus on distressed area problem WHILE CAMPAIGNING in West Virginias Presidentia primary last April John F Ken nedy made the promise that i nominated and elected he would have ready for Congress within 60 days after his victory a pro gram to assist West Virginia to move forward On Dec 4 Kennedy made the first move to carry out his cam paign pledge by naming Sen Paul Douglas of Illinois to heac a committee to draft proposals for extending the earliest pos sible aid not alone to West Vir ginia but to other areas plagued by substantial unemployment our socalled distressed areas On Wednesday Jan 4 the day after the new Congress con vened Sen Douglas introducec his twin million depressed area bill The measure was as signed the No 1 spot indicat ing that it has top priority with the Democratic leadership Co sponsoring the bill with the Chi cago man were 39 Democratic and 4 Republican senators On the same day two Republi can proposals in the same fielc were put forward Sen Everett M Dirksen of Illinois offered million measure and Sen Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania had a million bill This would indicate that both parties are concerned with the problem BEFORE I GO FURTHER with the discussion it might be well to define what is meant by distressed areas Theyre re gions plagued with unemploy ment in good times as well as bad They include West Virginia coal mining areas where tech nological changes and decreased demand for coal have combined to cause widespread unemploy ment and hardships Another example of distressed area is New England where the textile industry has shifted to the lowwage states of the south Some towns in Michigan Minnesota and Wisconsin form erly dependent on copper iron and lumber are in this category The Labor Department has defined a depressed area as one where unemployment amounts to 6 per cent or more of the labor force discounting season al or temporary factors and where unemployment is at least 50 per cent above the national average Now were ready to get back to whats being done about pressed areas IN GETTING TO WORK on the problem Sen Douglas and his associates knew they had a tough assignment They knew that government officials as well as members of Congress disagreed on what should be done Congress has in fact been wrestling with the problem for some five years A bill by the Illinois man went through the Senate by a vote of 60 to 30 in 1956 but the House took no action A bill jointly sponsored by Douglas and Sen Frederick Payne a Republican of Maine in 1958 carried in both houses but was vetoed by the President The bill slightly revised was passed by both houses and sent to the President in May 1960 Eisenhowers veto stood up in the Senate The Presidents cri ticism was that the bill which would have authorized mil lion of federal funds would cpen i way to squander the AP Photofax GREETING A NEW EMPLOYE Antony Arm strongJones meets the boss in London as he starts work for the first time since he married Princess Margaret Meeting his new worker is Paul Reilly di rector of the Council of Industrial Design where Antony will serve as unpaid adviser on visual dis plays The only catch is that ArmstrongJones will not receive pay hes doing it just to keep busy N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The Iowa Senate Monday confirmed the appointment of Carl H Pesch 31 for mer assistant attorney general as state safety com missioner His salary will be a year NEWYORK John Kennedys new labor secre tary Arthur J Goldberg was credited with major contributions in the settlement Monday of a 13day strike by harbor tugboat workers that closed down the second largest railroad and threatened the econ omy of the nations industrial heartland UNITED NATIONS N Y Adlai E Stevenson handed his credentials to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold beginning his new job as chief U S delegate to the United Nations He is expected to make his debut in the Security Council later this week LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Col Joseph Mobutu military strong man of Congos government was pro moted to major general and told his unruly army it raust obey orders The promotion was regarded by Western diplomats as designed to reassert Mobutus authority over the army and to ease him away from the political stage Seven gobs die in fire aboard carrier at sea ATHENS Greece fire at sea aboard the US aircraft jarrier Saratoga Monday claimed the lives of four of icers and three enlisted men One person was seriously in ured and 22 were under treat nent for minor burns and moke inhalation as the big arrier put into nearby Pha eron Bay The fire occurred in the en jine room area shortly after midnight while the Saratoga vas on patrol with the US 6th leet in the eastern Mediter ranean A Navy spokesman at Naples ttributed the Saratoga fire to broken oil pipeline and said he flameswere brought under ontrol after a twohour fight FIRES CLAIM 40 NEW YORK tfl Fires that truck in various parts of the nation over the weekend took he lives of more than 40 per ons including at least 17 chil Iren SAME North Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Monday night and Tues day Lows Monday night 4 above to 6 below Colder Tues day highs 414 Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Tuesday Colder northwest Monday night lows near 10 below north to near zero south Colder over the state Tuesday highs zero to 10 above northwest to the teens southeast Further out cloudy and con tinued quite cold Wednesday Five Day Iowa Tempera ture to average 6 to 10 de grees below normals with no significant changes except some low warming during pe riod in eastern Iowa Normal highs middle 20s north to lower 30s south Normal lows 5 above zero north to about 15 south No precipitation of consequence indicated Minnesota Fair no tempera ture change Highs Tuesday 5 to 5 above GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum S Minimum 6 YEAR AGO Maximum 14 Minimum 2 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 12 Minimum 14 Safe at packing plant blown open PLAINFIELD Gfl Night Marshal William L Meadows 36 was shot and killed by two men he sur prised blowing a safe at the Hartman Packing Co early Vlonday There was no cash in the safe The men fled in a car after shooting several times at the operators of the company who had arrived with Meadows The marshal was shot once in the chest as he walked through the front door of the company Mr and Mrs Ernest Buckman operators of a drug store across the street from the Hartman place said they were awak JFK works on foreign policies WASHINGTON President Kennedy launched a sweeping review Monday for the master plan his administration will pur sue in its quest for a safeguard ed peace with the Communist bloc At the start of his first week in the White House the new chief executive set up confer ences with his s e c r e t a ry of state Dean Rusk and Defense Secretary Robert S McNamara THE DOUBLE conference the only announced business on his agenda demonstrated the priority Kennedy attaches to seeking an easing of EastWes tension while beefing up the na tions defenses The President had lunch in the by an explosion about 2 a m They live over the store Mrs Buckman 30 said we thought someone was breaking into our store We went down tairs and noticed two men walking around in the Hartman locker plant They kept ducking down to keep from being seen MRS BUCKMAN called Ken White House living quarters with Mrs Kennedy Jacqueline looking like a fashionable teenager as she strolled through the White House lobby wearing beige riding pants and a threeq u a r t e r length sports coat WHITE HOUSE guards who never had seen anything like it during the Eisenhower adminis tration stared goggleeyed Kennedy kept up a rapidfire work pace on Sunday too He named an undersecretary of the Mavy two assistant secretaries of commerce and a threeman nel to advise him on conflict of interest problems and ethics n government He picked Paul Fay Jr 42 an ndependent Republican busi nessman from San Francisco to be Navy undersecretary Fay who helped campaign for him vas in Kennedys wartime tor pedo boat squadron Flames damage Lake Mills home LAKE MILLS Fire at the ester Flo home here Sunday night gutted the second floor and destroyed the roof Mr and Mrs Flo were enter aining guests about 9 pm when hey heard what sounded like an explosion upstairs Flo found the roof in flames The fire depart ment was able to save the first floor of the home though there vas some smoke and water damage The origin of the fire was not known The loss partially cov ered by insurance has not been estimated neth Hartman son of Ted Hart man owner of the plant and the marshal Kenneth Hartman said his fa ther arrived at the plant after Meadows and just as the two burglars were emerging from the building The elder Hartman told au thorities that a man yelled dont come in or youll get shot too Mrs Buckman said she heart four or five shots in succes sion then after a slight pause two more One shot went over the elder Hartmans head and broke a window in the post office across the street Four or five large windows in the Hartman plan were broken by bullets KENNETH HARTMAN who with his father and a brother Bob operate the plant said he arrived at the back of the build ing and was accosted by one o the men He said the man or dered him to the front of the building but did not shoot at him Kenneth said he saw the car the men drove away in go past his house Sunday night Bremer County Sheriff Harley Ehlert said the safe apparently was blown open with nitroglyc erin Kenneth Hartman said the safe contained only records The slants cash receipts had been aken to a bank previously The blast had knocked off the door of the 40inchhigh safe Two canvas bags were found containing explo sives and the other containing burglary tools Meadows who farmed about IVj miles northwest of here his aunt Miss Edna Voss was the son of Dr and Mrs L H Meadows Movie censorship upheld by court WASHINGTON Su preme Court Monday upheld censorship of motion pictures before their public showing Jus tice Clark delivered the courts 54 decision The tribunal acted on an appeal by Times Film Corp distributors of a movie called Don Juan The firm refused to submit the picture to Chicagos censors and the city then refused a permit for its exhibition JAILED IN BANK EMBEZZLEMENT Kistner Jr 35 and Burnice AP Photofax bezzlement Mrs Geiger rarely photo graphed has refused to appear before Geiger 58 two leading citizens of Shel photographers and the above picture don are in the same jail accused of par ticipating in the bank em was the first one of recent vintage to ba uncovered Sheldon firm awaits word on future after president is jailed SHELDON m Elliott Roose velt is scheduled to talk late Monday with employes of North ern Biochemical Corp a finan cially troubled firm whose ousted president has been charged with abetting a mil lion bank embezzlement mitted by the companys big geststockholder The company closed its plant lere Sunday for the first time since last April The plant had been operating on a sixhour fourshift basis seven days a adweek Kistners in court fight for children PRIMGHAR action by Jean Bijlsma Lincoln Neb to gain custody of her three chil dren by her former husband Harold E Kistner Jr was con tinued until Friday District Judge L 0 Lamp man said the children should remain for the present in the custody of the present Mrs iistner but under the super ision of the court Kistner 35 is the deposed resident of the Northern Bio hemical Corp of Sheldon and s in jail at Sioux City Mrs Bijlsma said the chil ren Michael 13 Joellen 11 nd Bryan 8 have been living vith Kistner and his present vife since last summer Mrs Bijlsmas action barred he three childrens removal rom OBrien County charged hat they had no legally ap pointed guardian and main ained she was entitled to cus ody under a former decree The August 1956 divorce de cree awarded custody to Mrs Bijlsma and ordered Kistner to pay a month child support he elder Kistner said Harold Jr remarried in 1957 His father said the decree was modified in 1959 to provide split custody Since that time the hree children have lived in Sheldon with the Kistners and rlarriets two children by a revious marriage Mark Alan and Cynthia Sue 6 Senate wounds healed Kennedys photo in place DES MOINES UPI A smiling picturt of Prtsidtnt Ktnntdy was hung in tht Iowa Monday and all wounds caused by what Democrats calltd a Rtpublican slight wtrt htaltd Dtmocrats havt chargtd that Stnatt Rtpublicans failed to show proper respect for Kennedys inauguration Fri day by adjourning before tht ceremony began and not mak ing any mention of it Sen Andrew G Frommtlt DDubuqut minority Senatt leader told tht Stnatt Mon day morning that the Senate leaders had shown callous ness indifference and near disrespect to Kennedys in auguration Frommelt said Kennedy everyones President re gardless of their political faith He pointed out that Presi dent Eisenhower was more man gracious to the Ken nedys and so were most Re publicans in Washington The House provided a tele vision set for tht inaugura tion certmonits Friday but the Senate took no notice of It Rtpublican Senate Leader J Kendall Lyncs Plainfield assured Frommelt that we all havt great regard and great respect for the new President Ht also assured Frommelt that mart will be no objec tion to the picture change With that Frommelt took down the picture of Eisen hower and placed behind the Stnatt sptaktrs chair tht black and whitt print of a smiling John F Ktnntdy Everybody applauded Photofax IN DEEP tans Hudson River piers and waterfront are well stocked with ice cubes during the cur rent wave of frigid weather The icejammed riverfront along New Yorks west side had this frosty look in the 10 degree chiller Butler County maintenance garage burns fire of undeter mined origin completely de stroyed the Butler County main tenance shed here Monday morning No estimate of the cost of the damage has been made The fire in the 50foot long IVzstory structure was discov ered about 7 am by the court house janitor The building was located on t h e courthouse grounds All the countys big road maintenance equipment was gotten out of the building before the fire got out of control There was slight damage to some of the equipment The building and equipment was insured The Allison fire fought the blaze department On the inside Editorials Page 4 Ntws Quiz5 Cttar Lake Ntws Socitty Ntws 19 Sports 1112 Comics 13 Lattst Marktts 14 Mason City Ntws 1415 North Iowa Ntws w 20 No reason for the shutdown vas given Operations began again at midnight with the full hift returning to duty ROOSEVELT son of tht President will address a meet ing of the firms employes at pm Company officials said the meeting will be open to the pub lic Many townspeople are ex pected to be on hand to learn the future of Sheldons biggest industry which mixes and sells animal feeds More than a third of the firms stock was owned by Mrs Bur nice Iverson Geiger who has admitted the embezzlement that losed the Sheldon National Sank There were reports that Mrs Geiger contributed much more the rapidlyexpanding corn any than the she paid or 130000 shares of stock She is in jail at Sioux City long with Harold Eugene Kist er Jr 35 former president of brthern Biochemical who Sun ay was charged abetting ic embezzlement KISTNER IS being htld in eu of bond Mrs Gei er 58 assistant cashier and oard member of the bank and aughter of its president is be ng held on bond She was visited Sunday by her usband Wallace a Sheldon merchant It was his first visit ince she was jailed last Mon ay He spent about half an our with her and announced wo Sioux City attorneys War en G Dunkle and Franklin E ill had been employed to rep esent her Dunkle said it was Mrs Gei gers decision to hire attorneys ut he declined comment on whether she will post bond or low she will plead Kistners attorney Frank Mar olin said in Sioux City that Kistner definitely does not plan o plead guilty Margolin had to the higher bond for is client than was set for Mrs Geiger but U S Dist Atty F Van Alstine said it would be arder to get Kistner if he hould leave VAN ALSTINE SAID fedtral aw makes the two equally guil y if convicted He said Kistner vas charged with aiding and betting because only a bank mploye or official can be harged with embezzlement Authorities said Kistner was ccused of helping Mrs Geiger rain large sums of money from he bank They said he wrote hecks without having the money on deposit and Mrs Gei er apparently accepted the hecks but did not charge the mounts to Northern Biochemi als accounts Kistner was fired as ion president on Friday by the oard of directors His ouster ame a little more than 24 hours fter it was learned he had leaded guilty in 1958 to the un uthorized sales of securities n   

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