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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Homt CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The VOL 9 Associated Pren and United Press International Full Lease Wires newspaper that makes all North lowans MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 1961 neighbors 7e B Copy Two SectlowSecUon OM 94 Kennedy Meets press with ease By RELMAN MORIN WASHINGTON UPtPresiden Kennedy has been in office only six days but the crushing prob lems and mighty responsibilities of it already have stamped him in manner and appearance He was a deeply serious man Wednesday in his first presiden tial news conference He listened intently with to tal concentration to the ques tions Sometimes he looked a little wary Once or twice slight frown notched his fore head between his eyes He spoke more slowly than usual carefully choosing his words He smiled only before a certain jauntiness and sparkling humor invariably ap peared when he met the corre spondents THIS FIRST news conference also was historys first livetele vised presidential question anc answer session President Ei senhower held one in San Fran cisco prior to the 1956 Republi can convention but it was about politics not the problems of government This fact however probably did not account for the deeply thoughtful almost preoccupied air that Kennedy wore He had appeared on TV many times as a senator and a can didate and deftly fielded ques tions from reporters The cam era never appeared to awe him Nor did he give any sign that he was conscious of a vast TV audience watching him and the radio audience listening to the broadcast from the auditorium in the State Department He looked if anything even more solemn during the 36V2 minutes of the conference than he looked last Friday noon when he took the oath of office KENNEDY appeared only once to have missed part of a question He quickly demonstrated three qualities First a dramatic sense of timing He opened the confer ence with some announcements But he put the biggest news last the news that the Soviet Union had released two Amer ican fliers who were shot down in the RB47 plane and impris oned since last July 1 A gasp ran around the room Second the unmistakable ring of authority It rang in his voice especially when he said I have ordered that they the U2 reconnaissance plane flights over the Soviet Union not be resumed And it came again firmly when he commented on his first executive order to send more food to depressed areas Third the quick nimble mind Usually while a reporter was still stating his question AP Photofax FOUR HAPPY PERSONS Mrs Bruce Olmstead left and Mrs John McKone grin joyously as they sit in the MM of their husbands Air Force comman der at Topeka Kan They had just been informed the Russianswere releasing the men after being held since July 1 At bottom Capt Olmstead and Capt McKone arrive atAmsterdam The Netherlands en route from Moscow to the U S 75 on hand as FDIC makes first payments to banks customers SHELDON UP The defunct Sheldon National Bank opened ts doors to customers Thursday for the first time since its as istant cashier admitted a million embezzlement Jan 16 Approximately 75 of an estimated 2200 depositors crowded nside the bank when the doors opened promptly at 9 a m The emperature was 5 below zero as the first depositors lined up iutside the bank The 56yearold bank was taken over by the Federal De iosit Insurance Corp after Mrs Burnice Geiger 58 admitted the mbezzlement Albert E Anderson chief of the division of liquidation of FDIC who estimated the number of bank depositors said about million will be ready immediately He seldom had to reach for a word Kennedy began nodding V1 uc wur s M I in excess of the maximum 000 insured deposits on which depositors can file claims About 51 depositors had more than the insured limit Jie said The smallest account was a few cents The first depositor to receive her money was Miss Pearl Farnsworth Sheldon a retired bookkeeper She held aloft a check for MISS FARNSWORTH said she was spending the winter in Cali fornia and flew to Sheldon Tuesday to take care of the transaction She said she would deposit the check in the Security State Bank of Sheldon Miss Farnsworth said she wasnt too disturbed about the bank closing But I had some checks out on the bank she said and had to come backto take care of them Depositors were given checks on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Five claims agents from the FDIC were behind the counter PRESIDENT KENNEDY Not Awed by TV On the inside Editorials 4 Clear Lake News 6 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets North Iowa News Comics 20 FUMES FATAL TO 7 HASTINGS CENTER NY UPI Mrs Carmen Vilcllo and her six sons were killed by fumes from a coal furnace in thtir farm home here SAME Plane with 23 aboard is missing ARGENTIANfld U S military plane with 23 persons on board was believed down in the Atlantic Thursday off the southeast coast of Newfound land A report relayed by the U S Coast Guard said a II S Navy plane reported seeing an explo sion 28 miles south of here shortly before the missing plane was due to arrive at am The plane a C118 fouren gine military transport version of the DC6 was on a flight from the Azores It was last reported at am when it checked in with the control tower at GanderNfld It was then 455 miles east of Argeritia A Navy patrol afrcraft picked up a message at am from an Air Force C118 plane saying it was having navigational diffi culties The plane had enough fuel to last until am It was on a flight from Port Lyautey Morocco to Norfolk Va with slops scheduled in the Azores and at Argentia Those on board included 10 U S Navy crewmen and 13 passefigers Obstacles still remain to new summit parley Pirates tracked at sea US wont board ship SAN JUAN Puerto Rico Shadowed by U S Navy patrol planes the captive liner Santa Maria raced toward West Afri ca Thursday U S destroyers set out to intercept the fugitive ship but President Kennedy said American officers had not been ordered to board her Portuguese rebel leader Hen rique Galvao commanding the seized liner as occupied Por tuguese territory in his revolt lanuched on the high seas bold ly announced his destination as Angola the ancient Portuguese colony on the coast of southwest Africa But this could be a ruse to mislead interceptors The Santa last report half way between Puerto Eico and West Africa and heading on a south easterly was in a position to swing back toward South America GALVAO IN a radio talk with the U S Naval pilot who tracked him down refused to turn around and go to San Juan and bluntly told him Destina tion Angola But he added Will accep conference on board Santa Ma ria with U S authorities or any other than Portuguese or Span ish Salazars close The 66yearold rebel leader former army captain and leading Portuguese writer told the Navy pilot he wanted to discharge passengers un harmed earliest He has aboard 600 passengers includ ing 38 Americans but messages rom the Americans to their iamilies indicated they were en joying their unexpectedly ex ended cruise MARITIME EXPERTS esti mated thatthe 20906ton Santa Maria steaming at around 480 miles a day could be near the African coast Sunday But it would take longer to reach An gola It is roughly 5000 miles o Angola from the area where the Santa Maria was taken over last weekend On its stop n Venezuela before the take over the ship took on food and uel sufficient for about 10 days The Salazar government de nouncing Galvaos band as pi rates enlisted the aid of the United States Britain and other NATO allies in the hunt after the cruise ship was taken over n the Caribbean early Sunday morning by an armed band who sneaked aboard in Venezuela and Curacao disguised as pas jsengers We consider the ship the first liberated piece of Portu guese territory messaged Gal vao We will never surrender or stop in face of all the fleets of the world WOUNDED PIGEON STILL This pigeon its neck pierced by a thoughtlessly fired arrow several days ago continues making a valiant effort to overcome the handicap at South Port land Maine The bird manages to fly AP PhotoEax roost and eat with some difficultybut is shunned by its fellows It has eluded all efforts to capture it and remove the arrow which apparently went through the skin of its neck without causing vital damage Bigamy charges put spotlight on Iowas no waiting period By JIM COLLISON GlobeGazette Staff Writer The arrest of CharlesP Weise 27 in Mankato Minn on a charge of bigamy threw the spotlight Thursday on the no waiting period marriage law in Iowa Sheriff Emil Meurer at Man kato booked Weise a resident of that city and charged him in connection with a marriage ceremony last October at Cor rectionville Iowa arrest came at th same time that jpersons in Ma son City learned of the convic tion of Kenneth L Burgess i St Paul on a charge of bigamy Burgess 24 pleaded guilty in a St Paul court The bigamous relationship grew out of a mar riage performed in Mason City Mason City Clear Lake Railroad purchase sought The Weather North Iowa Fair and colder Thursday night lows 1520 be low Partly cloudy continued cold Friday highs zero to 8 above Iowa Partly cloudy with a few snow flurries through Friday continued cold Lows Thursday night 510 below Highs Friday zero to 10 above Further out look Possible snow con tinued cold Saturday Minnesota Growing cloudy colder light snow Highs Fri day zero to 15 above Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 8 Minimum 1 At 8 am 5 Precipitation IVi in snow A new Mason City corpora tion Thursday made applica tion with the Interstate Com merce Commission for authority o buy the Mason City Clear Lake Railroad Co The application was submit ed in Washington DC and mentioned a purchase price of The new corporation is he Iowa Terminal Railway Co CHARLES STRICKLAND resident of the Mason City lear Lake Railroad Co said Thursday that this is just a routine application Strickland said a more complete statement would be made at a later date The application primarily in volves a name change The application said that in itially the only stockholder of Iowa Terminal would be Harold C Boyer Detroit Mich The company proposes to make the purchase for cash and in Iowa Termi nal iirst mortgage bonds THE MASON CITY Clear Lake Railroad Co operates about 20 miles of electric rail way track between Clear Lake and Mason City The line has connections through Mason City with a number of major rail roads The railroad was purchased in 1950 from the United Light and Railways company by the new company Mason City Clear Lake Railroad Co The railroad was built by one of the citys financial pioneers W E Brice with engineer C T Dike in charge of construction The first passenger cars were operated between Mason City and Clear Lake on July 4 1896 Passenger service was discon tinued 40 years later in January 1960 before Justic Milo Pennington Weise is charged with a tempting to marry Dorotb Dvoracek New Prague Minn in a ceremony at Correction ville last Oct 27 Correction ville is located in Woodbur County east of Sioux City o Highway 20 Sheriff Meurer said tha Weises first wife now is be ieved to be living in Minneapo is Records indicate the sherif aid that Weise was still mar ried to Kathleen Anderson at the ime of the ceremony in Cor ectionville The first wedding ook place at Storm Lake on uly 8 1958 Records at the Woodbury County courthouse in Sioux City how that the marriage ceremo y for Weise and Dorothy Dvor cek was performed on Oct 27 iefore the Rev M C Melcher Methodist minister at Correc ionville MR MELCHER told the GlobeGazette Thursday that everything seemed to be all ight The couple came down rom Minnesota the minister ex lained They both said they vere Lutheran people and ouldnt find a minister here N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES TOLEDO Ohio Walter F Brown 91 former U S postmaster general died Thursday in his suite at a downtown hotel Brown a native of Massillon Ohio was postmaster general during the administra tion of Herbert Hoover MOSCOW A Soviet scientist warned that much time is still needed before a Russian astro naut will soar into orbit DBS MOINES Legislative action to stop this crushing and devastating increase in property taxes was requested by the president of the Iowa Farm Bu reau Federation E Howard Hill Minburn told mem bers of the 59th general assembly that the farm bu reau suggests a 1 cent increase in the state sales tax and a 100 per cent income tax rate an adjusted gross income tax DBS MOINES The sale ofstock in the North ern Biochemical Corp of Sheldon whose principal stockholder has admitted one of the largest bank em bezzlements in history has broughta demand for a probe of the state insurance commissioners office The Iowa Senate voted 463 to have its insurance committee make the investigation with principal em phasis to be placed on the financial activities of Har old Kistner Jr 35 2 fliers on way to US Kennedy to meet them WASHINGTON UP Soviet lease of two imprisoned Amer an fliers have increased the lances for a meeting between resident Kennedy and Premier hrushchev later this year But n Kennedys view many other bstacles to a summit confer nee must still be cleared away Kennedy announced the free ng of the two airmen Capt ohn P McKone Topeka Kan nd Capt Freeman B Olm ead Elmira N Y at his first residential news conference Vednesday night It was a good ill gesture by Khrushchev and omething of a diplomatic tri mph for Kennedy KENNEDY personally will reet the two released RB47 liers on their arrival here from lussia Friday The scheduled arrival of the wo airmen originally set for Thursday afternoon was put jack because of a forecast of leavy snow The men will spend the night at Goose Bay Labra dor where they arrived Thurs day morning Wives of the men are in Washington after flying from Topeka Kan the home of McKone An Air Force physician accompanied the wives on their flight in an Air Force plane as Mrs Olmstead eight months pregnant Kennedy Wednesday offered a goodwill gesture of his own announcing he had ordered that U2 spy plane flights over the oviet Union not be resumed n that action he renewed an sstirance given by President lisenhower when the Paris sum nit conference blew up last lay Khrushchev had declared len his interest in knowing Eisenhowers successor rould resume the flights ONE QUESTION posed by Kennedys announcement was hether Khrushchev and he had xchanged concessions the elease of the airmen for a ledge of no more spy flights Vhen asked if Khrushchev had equired a concession to free IcKone and Olmstead Kennedy eplied that he did not Kennedy has said little about possible meeting with Khrush o they came over to me Joe Schneiders deputy clerk t the Woodbury clerk of court ffice said that this is the irst time that anything like this as come up here Schneiders said that Weise nd Dorothy Dvoracek did not ring anyone with them Iowa aw permits the clerk of court r his deputy to issue a mar iage license when a couple ap lies has taken blood tests and as a witness to swear that the ouple is able to marry The ouple can marry at anytime af er the license is issued SCHNEIDERS explained that Veise produced identification n the office He had no wit ess with him so one of the eputies in the office acted as vitness for the license Schneid rs said He admitted that the ffidavit was signed on knowl dge obtained only from iden fication Weise produced at ioux City We have very few of them ome in from out of state chneiders explained At times eve made long distance phone alls When theyre not older eople we usually call but it oesnt happen very often that e do that Schneiders said that well ave to be a little more careful robably He said the office ould exercise a little more aution make a few more alls Mason City is familiar with his problem but release of the fliers was one of the prerequisites He is insisting that any such con ference be preceded by negotia tions on all diplomatic levels The men had been held since last July 1 when their RB47 jet was shot down over the Barents Sea The United States said the plane was deliberately attacked over international waters The Soviets said it had invaded So viet airspace on an espionage mission We never gave up hope said both Mrs Olmstead and Mrs McKone One was calm the other fighting tears Connie Im so happy said Mrs Olmstead to Mrs McKone weepingly Im still completely dry said Mrs McKone with a grin Big food airlift to Congo starts EYREUX France if The U S Air Force Thursday began a giant airlift of food and other supplies to the Congo to halt amine among hundreds of housands of refugees driven from their land by tribal war fare Twenty huge transport planes based in France and West Get many will be used in the opera tion over the next few days to carry 1100 tons of supplies so licited from five countries by the UN Food and Agriculture 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