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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper that m a kes all North lowans neighbors VOL Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 30 1961 7c Copy Paper Consists ol Two Out Notr JFK orders bolstering of defenses One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO pm Sunday KWLC Decorah 1240 pm Sun WOI Ames 640 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy 9301 pm Thurs YVSDI Iowa City 9101 am Sat When you look for the funny side TN MY RATHER EXTENDED contact with the safety move ment I have known just one person who makes humor a po tent weapon in the fight against accidents He is Paul Jones re tiring public information direc tor for the National Safety Coun cil Hes my warm personal friend of long standing Whether hes writing or speaking he em phasizes the funny side After almost three decades with the National Safety Coun cil he is stepping down from the public information directorship Fortunately however for the cause of accidentprevention he will be around for consulting iui service in his specialized field 320 captive passengers J n 4n fT ft Pf i i 11 ri He entered his NSC task after v TW nuni niicii UIIIILIJ o j distinguished performance in commander of the Navys Carib a daily newsroom Hes a newsbean Sea Frontier will board paper mans newspaper man if the uS destroyer Gearing for the meeting with Capt Henrique ever I met one Early in his service with NSC Galvao on the Santa Maria 35 he began keeping an eagle eye miles off the Brazilian port of for mishaps which were more Recife comical than costly or painful THg annooncement he passengers off at sea by U S warships rather than landed in port Four U S Navy destroyers were ordered to the peculiarly his own Santa Mafia THIS YEAR for example he was circling in aimless patterns oegan conjecturing on what the In Sao Paulo incoming Bra big news story of the year was zilian president Janio Quadros Presidential election Space cast doubt on reports that hej In this he had some good help from his associates in the cago headquarters Then at year end he called freak squeaks in a JANIO QUADROS President Admiral to meet pirates FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES RECIFE Brazil A U S admiral Monday arranged a ren dezvous at dawn Tuesday aboard the hijacked liner Santa Maria to negotiate with the ships rebel commander for removal of the Rear Adm Allen Smith Jr State of Union message A time of emergency WASHINGTON Kennedy solemnly calling this a time of national emergency with the Communist tide running dangerously against America Monday announced he has or dered swift bolstering of US military defenses After the session the general reaction of Republicans in com ments to newsmen was that Kennedy had overly stressed the gloomy side Sen George D Aiken RVt aid the President had presented an inky black picture that was not war ranted FROM DEMOCRATS there were such appraisals as chal lenging inspiring and remark able Sen Hubert H Humphrey DMinn said Kennedy had shown enough faith in Amer ica to tell the people the truth of todays needs In his first State of the Union message the President said the orders provide for an immediate speedup in Polaris submarine construction and in development and production of missiles and for prompt increases in airlift capacity to deal with any prob lem at any spot on the globe at any moments notice But in his address to Congress and the country Kennedy also pledged his administration to ex ploration of all possible area of cooperation with the Soviet Union and other nations to in voke the wonders of nuclear and space science terrors instead of the North Iowa Variable cloudi ness and warmer through Tuesday Chance of scattered light snow extreme north Monday night lows 1016 Highs Tuesday 3641 Iowa Variable cloudiness and warmer through Tuesd a y Lows Monday night 10 north east to 20 southwest Highs Tuesday upper 30s northeast to mid 40s southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy and slightly warmer Wednesday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal with a slow warming trend Normal minimums 5 to 15 Normal maximums 25 to 35 Precipita tion will be below normal with little if any indicated Minnesota Mostly cloudy light snow Highs Tuesday 1530 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 18 Minimum 1 At 8 am 7 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 19 Minimum 6 By JIM COLLISON GlobeGazette Staff Writer NORTHWOOD A special business was wrong legislative investigation here Gross irregularities found in marriage licenses at Northwood number of grooms one investi gator said Just about every thing else connected with this Saturday turned up grossir regularities in the issuance of Iowa marriage licenses to out ofstate couples About the only thing that isnt wrong here is that the num ber of brides always equaled the This whole place stinks he added THE INVESTIGATION showed that nearly 100 per cent of all marriage licenses issued in Northwood are for outofstate couples A special investigation com mittee of the Iowa Legislature spent most of Saturday in North wood hunting for irregularities that may apply to social welfare programs Representing the state legis lature in the investigation were Rep Hillman Sersland RDe corah and former State Sen Walter Edelen Garner Demo crat Edelens membership on the committee ends this week Guilty plea by banker which he painted in somber tones THERE ALSO was a note of graveness in what he had to say about the home front In short he declared the American economy is trouble Sentencing is deferred Another Story on Page 2 SIOUX CITY UP Burnice Iverson Geiger accused em bezzler of million from her fathers bank pleaded guilty on 35 counts in US District Court Monday Judge Henry N Graven de ferred sentencing pending a pre sentencing investigation and continued bond at She did not immediately post bond SHE CONCEIVABLY could get 175 years nn prison The pen alty for embezzlement is five in years in prison or fine or both on each count Mrs Geiger 58 assistan cashier and a member of th race Cuba Or the UN fracas Well not necessarily any of these he concluded at least not to Walter Klauser Robert Coon Richard Siewertsen Marie Rarrick or Richard Taylor Heres what happened to each of the foregoing as thumbnailed by Paul Jones Klauser was run down by a bear on a motorcycle Coon found a 60foot boxcar in his basement Siewertsen was run over by a house Miss Rarricks car was smacked by a moving tree Taylor reached up and caught a baby flying through space as neatly as Mickey Mantle would reach up and haul in a fly ball See now why the election and those other top stories had to would offer Galvao and the stol further that there have been three and a half years of slack seven years of diminished eco nomic growth and nine years of falling farm income Kennedy sketched in general terms a program for dealing HE SPECIFICALLY invited with this matter saying his ad the Soviet Union to join with thejmjnjstratjon does not intend United States now in a sciencejto stand helplessly by He He said that for the last seven months business has been in the throes of recession He said board of Sheldon National Bank lrl nffpr Palvan arm tnp srnl lo sidiiu ucitiiKaoij shin Sfhaven after he is program which some promlsed to detail the program ship safe havenaftei He isday may unlock deepest m special messages to Con rtf 4hrt 41A A dis Janeiro inaugurated Tuesday patch in the Rio De newspaper Diario De Noticias had quoted Quadros as calling Galvao an old friend and say ing he would give the ship and the rebels all guarantees of sanctuary Quadros denied this GALVAO WAS under instruc tions from Gen Humberto Del gado exiled leader of the Por tuguese National Libe ration movement to keep the Santa Maria in international waters The outgoing administration of President Jusecelino Kubit schek decided to offer Galvao political asylum if he entered Brazilian waters but to turn the secrets of the universe igress during the next two Kennedy speaking before aweeks The remedies he out joint session of the House and Senate and to a nationwide tele vision and radio audience said that despite the current urgent need for greater military might until tensions ease arms con trol and disarmament will be a central goal of our national pol icy He called for new efforts to end the arms race Meanwhile he said The tide is unfavorable Life in 1961 will not be easy There will be further setbacks before the tide is turned But turn it we must The hopes of all mankind rest upon us The youthful President dealt lined broadly are largely those he advocated during the presi dential campaign THE PRESIDENT said that barring developments of urgent national defense needs or a wor sening of the economy pro posals he advances in all fields had waived indictment by a grand jury which was schedule to convene Monday She also waived reading of a 38page information filed by U S Dist Atty F E Van Alstine The entire proceedings took about 10 minutes MRS GEIGER daughter of Mr and Mrs W P Iverson of Sheldon was nattily dressed in a green velveteen bonnet a brown furtrimmed coat and a an dress She had a slight smile on her face during the oneblock walk to court It was the first time she has eft her jail cell since her arrest Jan 16 when federal bank ex aminer uncovered the hortage at Sheldon National ank The Federal Bureau of Inves share the headlines tne e owners the Colonial Navimoslly with the world the idea of a balanced budget cago man asked refused And the oddities listed here were only a few of the weird and wacky wonders uncovered by the National Safety Council in its annual roundup of acci dental absurdities Jones added before launching into what he 1 iiie reueiai rmieau ui uivca will not of and by themselves had said M Gei unbalance the budget he m s herited from the Eisenhower re gime It calls for outlay of billion and a surplus of bil lion in the fiscal year starting July 1 However Kennedy made it plain he is not blindlly wedded referred to as tails the dizzy de WERE READY for the Case of the Bumptious Bear The voice is that of Earl Hall but the language will be quite largely that of my good friend Paul Jones It was in Miami Beach Fla that a big furry showoff was grandly riding a motorcycle around a ring in the Ringling Brothers circus Giddy with pride he lost controlveered into trainer Walter Klauser sent him to the hospital with leg in juries Then this last line sum mation by Paul Jones The bungling bruin barely managed to retain his drivers license It may be possible Jones con ceded that someone reading this has never gone to his place of business in the morning and found a nice big 60foot boxcar Continued on Page 2 Couple loses second son in crash in year SIOUX CITY Mil ler 15 son of Mr and Mrs William Miller of SiouxCity died early Monday of injuries suffered in a onecar accident Saturday night near here Young Miller was riding with four other teenagers when the car went out of control on roller coaster hill The other four es caped injury The fatality was the first for Woodbury County in 1961 Millers brother Jerry 21 was struck by a car and killed nine days ago while walking along a highway near Oxnard Calif Jerry was stationed with the Navy near Oxnard The Millers have six other sons Dont know fate of fellow airmen TOPEKA Kan MVAn Air Force officer on the Pentagon staff disclosed Sunday night that Capts John R McKone and Freeman B Olmstead dont know what happened lo three members of their RB47 crew still listed only as missing Mc Kone and Olmstead at home after seven months in a Soviet prison camp arc relaxing with their wives and children Address in brief WASHINGTON Highlights of President Kennedys State of the Union address OVERALL PICTURE I speak in an hour of national peril and national opportunity Before my term has ended we shall have to test anew whether a nation organized and gov erned such as ours can endure ECONOMY It is in trouble There has been seven months of recession There are unanimous predictions of con tinued slack and only slightly reduced unemployment through 1962 FOREIGN AFFAIRS Domestic problems pale when placed beside those which confront us around the world The trials the administration and the nation face are staggering and growing more difficult daily DEFENSE This is difficult to assess because coherent military strategy has been lacking Immediate action is being taken to speed up missile programs and the airlift and the de fense secretary will reappraise the entire defense EDUCATION Classrooms are inadequate many teachers not qualified Colleges are ill prepared to turn out sufficient scientists engineers and teachers SCIENCE administration plans to possible areas of cooperation with Russia and other countries on weather prediction communications satellites andprobes to Venus and Mars GOLD He will act in several ways to bring U S pay ments into better balance but will not do so by devaluing the dollar or interfering with trade policies LATIN recommends an immediate foodfor peace mission to these countries along with sweeping long term measures for economic development and building stronger alliances DOMESTIC AID He will ask for legislation lo improve unemployment compensation help promote jobs and provide more food to the needy HOUSING Before the year is out a new program will be needed to help 25 million Americans get out of substandard homes admitted taking funds from the bank during the last 30 or 40 years Authorities said Mrs converted large sums of he embezzled funds to the fi nancially troubled Northern Bio chemical Corp of Sheldon of which she was principal stock lolder Malvern official takes his own life MALVERN UP John E Wil ard about 40 vice president and cashier for the Malvern Trust and Savings Bank was found dead of gunshot wounds at his home Monday Dr Ward DeYoung Glenwood Mills County coroner said the death was selfinflicted E W Burdic president of the jank said he knew no motive or the death at this time He said there would be a statement from the bank Tuesday Willard had been associated with the bank for 14 years He iad come from Persia Iowa where his father is president of a bank Survivors include his widow Vanetta a daughter Jeanine and a son John all of Malvern and his parents SAME DATE1MO41 Iowa Figures Black Flat Means Traffic Death Ui Tail 21 AP ESCORT FOR MRS GEIGER A policewoman and U S marshals provide an escort for Burnice Geiger center as she is taken to federal court at Sioux City to plead guilty to 35 counts of embezzlement in the million Sheldon National Bank incident N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES PARIS Former Netherlands Foreign Minister Dirk Stikker is the diplomatic favorite in speculation over who will replace NATO SecretaryGeneral Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium ELISABETHVILLE Congo Bahutu tribesmen have pushed aside 400 years of serfdom and taken over control of the Belgianadministered trust terri tory of Ruanda The Bahutus dismissed 6f oot8inch King Kigeriv of the giant Watutsi tribe and an nounced that henceforth Ruanda would be a republic HAVANA Six Americans accused of conspir ing against Fidel Castro may learn their fate soon from a military tribunal that could deport them keep them in prison or send them to their deaths NEW ORLEANS La A drug store clerk con tinued his defiance of a white boycott at integrated McDonough No 10 school sending his 9yearold son to the school for a second day despite jeers from white women On the inside Editorials Page 4 News Quiz 5 Clear Lake News 5 Comics Society News 89 Sports H12 North Iowa News 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 JAMMING RESUMED LONDON W The Soviet Union resumed jamming Voice of America broadcasts beamed o the Soviet Union Monday aft er 24 hours completely free of nterference Mercury due for climb Warmer weather returned to Iowa Monday aided by souther ly winds and partly cloudy skies Temperatures Monday variec from 1 above zero at Mason City and Waterloo to 11 above a Council Bluffs and Sioux City But afternoon highs reached into the 30s in the southwest The outlook for Tuesday morn ing is for temperatures from 10 degrees in the north to the upper teens in the southwest Genera readings in the 30s are anticipat ed Tuesday afternoon Turn to page 3 Schoolwork troubles With many youngittrt having difficulties in school tht GlobtGazettt has called in an expert for them is Prof J Nason a specialist in improving chil drens school work Hit series headlined You Can Get Better Grades starts on page 3 in this edition Subject by subject Dr Nason will thow you how to move up in class or how to help your child better his or her educa tion development Tht series will ipptar five days wttk hen the committees report on iwas welfare program is com leted A NORTKWOOD justice of tht eace Morris Bakketun is arrying most of the outof ate couples He also is acting s witness in obtaining the mar age licenses for a high per entage of the couples he mar es Iowa law permits a clerk ourt to issue a marriage li ense when a competent and sinterested person swears tiat the couple seeking to narry is qualified This Justice Bakketun has s name on just too many of hese affidavits in this book ne investigator concluded He as signed for 14 to 20 per cent these people Now if he nows 14 per cent of the people Minneapolis he ought to be politician One Northwood minister is marrying many of the outof ate couples Two other North ood ministers also share in the utofstate marriage business SERSLAND SAID the four member committee last Thurs ay authorized an investigation n Northwood to see how the ses and abuses of the Iowa marriage law might be relative o social welfare costs Checking the record of 100 ersons given marriage licenses n Northwood in late 1959 and early I960 Sersland found that 32 of these outofstaters had been divorced Four of them had been divorced twice Sersland said he would con tinue a study to determina whether some persons with de pendent children from previous marriages are taking advantage of Iowa and Minnesota aidto dependentchildren welfare pro rams A CHECK OF SO rom Dec 18 1959 to Jan 9 960 showed these results Home slates of esota 48 Wisconsin 1 New ork 1 Home states of bride 46 Wiscon n 1 Illinois 1 Reno Nev 1 ew York 1 Married Morris akketun 36 the Rev Oscar pastor of the Lu leran church 7 the Rev Ro and Ritter pastor of the lethodist Church 3 the Rev L Otterstad assistant Lu heran pastor 3 Minnie M istmo Kensett justice of the eace 1 Marrying officers who also itnessed for the marriage li enses Justice Bakketun wit essed for 10 Mr Mikkelson or two IN ONE INSTANCE involving i underage boy 19 no par nts statement of consent was n file as required by law In nother instance involving a mi nor boy the parents statement f consent bore only the moth rs signature Iowa law re juires in case of the marriage f a minor a statement of con ent from the parents or uardian Clifford L Reyerson clerk of istrict court and his deputy Jdith L Hanson accepted the worn statements of witnesses or these licenses Reyerson told the investiga ors Id like to see this mar iage iaw changed Reyerson old them his office receives many letters from the welfare epartment in Minnesota ask ng us to verify the marriages f these people THE INVESTIGATION in Northwood came two days af er the Mason City GlobeGa ette publicized the circum tances in which a Minnesota man charged with bigamy ob ained a marriage license last year in Woodbury County and attempted a marriage before a Methodist minister in Cor rectionville Weve been pretty lucky here Reyerson said The spotcheck of 50 marri ages showed not one person of the 100 persons marrying lived in Iowa A spotcheck of the 90 mar riage licenses issued last Sep   

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