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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper fdittd for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes oil North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION VOL Associated Press United Press Internationa Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 31 1961 To a Copy Paper Cowlils of Two OM No Rayburn wins rules struggle Profile of wealthy oilman ai Hunt may be 2nd richest By HILTON HAGAN New York Herald Tribune News Service DALLAS A dozen years ago a national magazine ran a fullpage picture of a non descript middle aged man standing on a Dallas street corner waiting for the light to change The picture could have been one of thousands of middle grade businessmen but it was not It was Haroldson Lafayette Hunt and the caption asked Is this the richest man in the world Many of his fellow Dallasites were surprised to learn that a man of such reputed wealth lived so quietly in their midst Prior to that time 1948 he had never granted an inter view to a newsman nor had there been occasion for re porters to seek him out BUT IF HUNT had steered a course to the placid waters be fore then the last 10 years has seen a 180degree change in course frequently straight into the teeth of some big contro versial gales As to his wealth the question still is unanswered least of all by Hunt Recent rankings place his personal fortune se cond to that of fellow oilman J Paul Getty Guesses ranged between 000000 and billion total worth from oil timber real estate cotton and a new food process ing and distributing business Weekly income estimates range from million before to million after taxes Without doubt he is the na tions biggest independent oil producer and during World War II the Hunts Hunt senior four sons and two daughters produced more oil than Ger many produced or had access to including Romania Lately Hunt pumps gusher size volumes of cash into pet projects usually dealing with public affairs and government HE SPENT pro moting Facts Forum in the early 1950s Critics said the radio and television series was ultraconservative propaganda antiNegro antiCatholic and antiSemitic Hunt denied the charges Hunt lately has been backing a political commentary radio series with strong religious overtones called Lifeline now on about 50 stations Last year he produced a book Alpaca a paperback selling for 50 cents a copy and printed by a firm that specializes main ly in phonebooks Its billed as a novel but Mr Hunt includes a constitution for the mythical Latin American country of its setting Alpaca which he rec ommends for underdeveloped nations The constitution gives extra votes to big income taxpayers and to those who refuse govern ment pensions or other grants HUNT HOPED Lyndon John son would get the Democratic nomination although he had no liking for what he called Sen Johnsons New Deal voting record Hunt said he felt the times demanded a strong leader and Johnson was the man This pulled him into a new con troversy Before the Los Angeles Democratic national convention 102000 reprints of an anti Catholicforpresident sermon by Dr W A Criswell pastor of the First Baptist church in Dal las of which Hunt is a member were distributed They were sent out without the sender be ing identified and a Senate sub committee made an investiga tion to see if this was in vio lation of a federal law Hunt later said he sent them out but purely in support of Sen Johnson for the nomina tion He later offered a contri bution to the Kennedy cam paign but it was publicly re jected WASHINGTON House voted Tuesday to enlarge its Rules Committee in an effort to curb the power of a conserva tive coalition The rollcall vote was 217212 Voting for the increase were 195 Democrats and 22 Republi cans Against it were 64 Demo crats and 148 Republicans The decision to boost the com mittee membership from 12 to 15 was a personal victory for Speaker Sam Rayburn DTex in a power struggle with Chair man Howard W Smith DVa of the Rules Committee IT ALSO WAS at least a sur face victory for the new admin istration of President Kennedy whose legislative program the change was designed to help But the closeness of the vote presaged tough going ahead for much of the Kennedy program The Rules Committee now will be composed of 10 Democrats and five Republicans instead of eight Democrats and four Re publicans In theory committee control will be in the hands of eight Democrats presumably sympathetic to the Kennedy pro gram and responsive to the wishes of the speaker In the past the committee has been dominated by four Re publicans and two Southern Democrats Smith and Rep Wil liam M Colmer of Mississippi The Rules Committee channels the flow of legislation to the House floor and determines the terms of debate TALK OF compromise still was in the air although several proposed compromises have been turned down The Rules Committee fre quently has deadlocked 66 on questions of sending legislation to the House for a vote The deadlocks usually have been on legislation backed by liberal Democrats The committee split has been four Republicans and two Southern Democrats against six Democrats Rayburns plan is designed to break the coalition hold by boosting the membership to 10 Democrats and 5 Republicans THE ADDITIONAL Demo crats would be men picked by Rayburn on the theory that they would veto for bills backed by the speaker and advocated by the Kennedy administration If they voted that way Rayburn forces would control the com mittee by an 87 adge Mr K planning to buy another ticket to US WASHINGTON W Commu nist sources say Soviet Pre mier Khrushchev plans to be in the United States for the United Nations session in March and it is up to President Kennedy whether the two will meet Khrushchev himself is repre sented as agreeable to a meet ing Word of Khrushchevs inten tions and attitude was brought to Washington Monday by Com munist diplomats attached to the United Nations They said they got it from Moscow The General Assembly recon venes March 7 The sources said Khrushchev intends to be there for one week The Communist diplomat said their information is that Khrush chev would be willing to go into either a highly informal getac quainted session with Kennedy or to sit down with him for very extensive talks They reported his tentative plans do not ex tend to any travel outside of New York Cedar Rapids man victim of crash CEDAR RAPIDS Verne Marti 23 Cedar Rapids but formerly of Waukon was killed Monday night in an auto acci dent here ORDERS FROM THE ADMIRAL Rear Admiral Allen E Smith Jr the Navy Caribbean command er gives orders in Recife Brazil to Navy pilot Bill Webster hand to face on flights over the hijacked liner Santa AP Photorix Maria Smith later met Portuguese rebel Capt Henrique Galvao at sea in a conference about the nearly 600 cap tive passengers aboard the Portuguese vessel Liners passengers ready to go ashore RECIFE Brazil commander Henrique Galvao promised Tuesday to bring the 600 passengers of the hijacked liner Santa Maria ashore here Wednesday He acted after a U S naval command group boarded the Santa Maria and personally warned Galvao it was too dan gerous to transfer the passen gers on the high seas Galvaos pledge was made in a message of congratulations to the new president of Brazil Janio Quadros who was sworn in at inauguration ceremonies in the new capital city of Bra silia captive liner 55 miles off the Brazilian coast said Galvao had decided to come into Recife in view of guarantees he had re ceived from Quadros There was no indication of the nature of the reported guar antees There had been indications N TEL AVIV David BenGurion 74 has resigned The resignation marked the second time that BenGurion publicly has bowed out of pub lic office since the founding of the Jewish state in 1948 ambassador to Russia Llewel lyn Thompson has been summoned back to Washing ton for consultation unauthorized strike of operating employes shut down rapid transit and bus service throughout this sixthranking metropolitan the second such stoppage in five months Kennedy will send Congress a special message Thursday on his recom mendations for economic recovery and growth He will send a second message to Congress next Monday on the balance of payments problem and the dram of gold from the United States to foreign countries The message sent from the earlier that Quadros might al low the Santa Maria to Ian and give its rebel band of 7 Portuguese political asylum bu the new president himself ha brushed off questions about the Santa Maria In Rio De Janeiro foreign minister designate Af onso Arinos said Brazil would respect the treaties with Por tugal but that the case of the ship and its rebels still was un ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES der study SMITH RETURNED to the U S Destroyer Gearing at mid morning after the three hour session aboard the Santa Maria and said the picture is not as definite as all concerned would like it to be A Navy dispatch SAME DATElWO4J North Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 1417 Highs Wednesday 3542 Iowa Fair south partly Cloudy north through Wednesday Warmer east and south central Tuesday night lowsnear 15 northeast to 2025 southwest Highs Wednesday 3035 north east to near 50 southwest Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy with little temperature change Thursday Minnesota Variable cloudiness flurries Highs Wednesday 18 to 30 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 21 Minimum 4 On the inside Editorials Society 67 Clear Lake News 8 Sports 910 North Iowa Newt U Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Comics Farm News 15 DUBIOUS HONOR DALLAS Tex UPI John Jeter Tuesday was crowned as the number one bull shooter of the Southwest Hes a live stock photographer Noted columnist writer Dorothy Thompson dies LISBON Portugal Dorothy Thompson 66yearold American correspondent and columnist died of a heart at tack Tuesday in a hotel here where she was staying with her daughterinlaw and two grand children The noted writer was ad mitted to the British hospital here just after New Years Day for treatment of a previous heart attack She was dis charged from the hospital Mon day and returned to the hotel Miss Thompson had been married three times Her second husband was the late Nobel prize novelist Sinclair Lewis from the Gearing to the Atlantic fleet leadquarters at Norfolk Va said Galvao had been holding out for landing the passengers at Recife and refusing to dis uss a substitute arrangement with Smith There was no indication why Smith found it necessary to dishe was encased cuss a substitute port if the rebel chief already had made a deal with Quadros to land in Recife THE GEARING halted about he crossing in a motor whale joat A Recife tug carried 61 news ions Chimp rockets 420 miles in new space test Capsule spotted in sea ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CAPE CANAVERAL Fla L trained male chimpanzee ilazed a trail for man in a rock t ride 420 miles over the Atlan ic Ocean Tuesday The chimp encased in a space apsule in which man soon will ide overshot the target by 30 miles and recovery ships ped toward the landing area The diaperclad 37Vj pound chimpastronaut trained for months and selected to find out vhether a human astronaut could make his first space flight his spring was fired into the ky in his space capsule at am CST aboard a Red stone rocket Exactly an hour after liftoff his statement was issued THE MERCURY space craft jeached a velocity of more than 5000 miles an hour a peak alti ude of about 155 statute miles and landed some 420 statute miles range Higher than normal booster thrust produce the extra velocity altitude an range The capsule has bee sighted in the water by an air craft A recovery ship shoul reach the spacecraft withi three hours Telemetry receive during the flight indicates th chimp performed satisfactorily Telemetry received from capsule indicated the chimp was still alive when it hit water iowever radio telemetry cir uits immediately went out when t landed and no further signals were received At pm one of the re overy ships the destroyer El ison reported it had the cap ule in sight and was expecting o make the pickup shortly Robert R Gilruth director of he project said flatly We vould regard it as a successful est The chimpanzee had 28 hours if oxygen remaining in the cap ule unless the lines were dam iged However there was no ood or water inside the small pecially formed couch in which The capsule containing the himp will float in the water iupported by life jacket ar rangements WHEN THE ROCKET disap 500 yards from the Santa Maria peared from view it appeared and Smith and his party into be traveling normally It was eluding two American diplovisible for about four minutes mats posted in Brazil made and was followed by a brilliant 1 i t i 11 white vaper trail in a blue sky Immediately after the rocket ifted from its launching pad an men to the area but was reF106 jet chase plane flew men to me area uui was icriuo jei tuaoc piauc quested by the Navy to keepover theCape and headed dowj mjnc bow mud ww some distance away so as not range The plane carried two o impede the Navys operaastronauts Air Force Maj D K Slayton and NavyLt Cmdr Walter Schirra They hoped to AP Photofax A Redstone rocket IMPORTANT SPACE TEST with a Mercury space cabin at top takes off from its launching pad at Cape Canaveral Fla Inside the cabin is a live chimpanzee shown in the bottom photo as it grins for photographers before being hoisted aboard Shortage bared Malvern bank audit pushed MALVERN Federal au horities were probing into rec irds at the Malvern Trust and lavings Bank Tuesday to deter aken before John E Willard 0 vice president and cashier ommitted suicide Shortages Bulletin HAVANA n f o r m e d sources at La Cabana Prison the said Tuesday that six Amen Unu cans have been sentenced to 30 in prison for crimes against the Cuban state They accounts ee the capsule reenter the atw ere disclosed Monday after mosphere over its target area Willard shot himself at his The shot most imporhome the Mercury An audit is being made by program a million highjagents of the Federal Deposit priority dream for mans conInsurance Corp to determine quest of space Scientists want could have been executed Edgington wants 3day marriage waiting period DES MOINES Rep Floyd Edgington disgusted with the way couples are flocking by the hundreds into Iowa from Minnesota for quick marriages has intro duced a bill in the Iowa House that would require athreeday waiting period for marriages performed in the state Iowa now requirescouples to take a blood test before mar riage but Edgington said this is not causing much delay in the performance of rapid mar riages for outofstate couples In Mason City they have a setup where blood tests can be obtained in an hour or two he said A threeday waiting peri od wont be rough on anyone who wants his marriage to last Minnesota now has a fiveday waiting period Missouri has a threeday waiting period Illi nois and Nebraska do not have waiting periods but in Wiscon sin a couple must have lived for 30 days in the county where the marriage license is issued ed to learn how the chimps body and mind would stand up under the pressure and weight lessness of a 5000 MPH rocket flight IN FRONT of the passenger were three white and red Levers were located beneath the blue and red As those lights blinked on the chimp hit corresponding levers at regular intervals throughout the flight Failing to respond a slight shock was administered through a metal plate taped to the primates foot Idea of the lightsandlevers response was to show That the chimp could see the lights from the time of blastoff into weightlessness and back to normal descent of the space craft That its brain was functioning throughout the flight That its arms could function exactly how much is missing The bank remained open for business THE PRESIDENT of the bank E W Burdic said the examiners tell me that the shortages will be substantially less that the employes fidelity bond of we carry with an eastern casualty company We wont have to touch anyof the FDIC insurance Willard had worked for the bank for14 years He started as assistant cashier after work ing in a different occupation in Davenport John had been with me a long time Burdic said He was very well liked had a lot of friends and lived in a modest home THERE WAS no evidence that he liked to live high but he probably did Of course he was generous JOHN WILLARD putting up a front Burdic said He was always buying drinks for friends and often would pay for the steaks when he went out to eat with friends But I think the town is more shook up about his death than about the bank shortages I dont believe anyone was scared about the bank closing And it wont Were still in business which is better than happens to some banks Burdic said
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