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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Hemt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL Tht newspaper that makes all North lowans Awoclited Prest tnfl United International full MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 neighbors 7e a Copy Paper Consists of Two 10S Misery7 is mounts nickname Winds reach 231 mph By JANE H DELIGHT WASHINGTON Mt Wash ington in winter more than lives up to its nickname Misery Hill The combination of wind and cold on the New Hampshire peak creates some of the worlds worst weather the Na tional Geographic Society says Furious storms are spawned by a clash between bitter Arctic air and warmer moister cur rents from the temperate zone Hundredmileanhour winds often are accompanied by tem peratures dropping to 40 below zero Tiny ice pellets whiz through the air with the force of birdshot and snow piles up into 30foot drifts in revines WINTER ON the 6288foot high mountain begins in Sep tember and extends through June During this period winds of hurricane force regularly rake the summit two out of every three days The strongest gust of wind ever measured on the earths surface blasted Mt Washing ton at 231 miles an hour on April 12 1934 The coldest temperature ever recorded there was 465 degrees below zero The mercury never has climbed above 45 degrees in the winter or 71 in the sum mer Freezing fog surrounds a cluster of buildings atop the mountain often coating them with a feathery white frosting six feet thick One of the build ings is a weather observation station bolted to solid rock which has been in yearround operation since 1932 THE FIRST winter observa tions were made on Mt Wash ington in 187071 when five adventurous men spent months on the peak Their mission To contribute something to the solution of the great question of whether science can fore cast the weather The men endured a rugged season in a small wooden hut Their refuge was bombarded with chunks of ice hurled by 90mileanhour winds The walls rocked with a vibratory mo tion not altogether pleasant one of the party noted in his diary Though the expedition mem bers collected valuable weather data the press jeered at them One newspaper mocked the fossilized scientific maniacs who discovered a new and hitherto unknown species of snowflake Technicians of the private observatory atop Mt Washing ton still study snowflakes send back regular weather reports no matter how turbulent the atmosphere and carry on meteorological research The United States Armed Forces Arctic Laboratory takes advantage of the foul weather to test coldweather gear and reactions of men to cold The Air Force and Navy study icing of airplane surfaces and jet engines on the frosty summit million outlay for Cuban refugees WASHINGTON ffl The United States has stepped in with a broad scale program to feed clothe and help find jobs and educational opportunities for refugees from Fidel Castros Cuba President Kennedy said Friday million from mutual security funds will be provided to keep the aid program rolling until the end of the current fis cal year June 30 CRASH KILLS 4 ROCK SPRINGS Wyo ffi Four persons were killed and 32 injured late Friday when an auto a crowded bus and a truck collided on an icy highway west of this southwest Wyoming city DATI1W4S SEEK VICTIMS OF BELGIAN SLIDE AP Photofax caught in the collapse of a huge slag search through the cinder heap last night More than a dozen peo covered wreckage of a local doctors home in the village of MoulinsSous Fleron Belgium looking for victims pie are believed entombed in the smashed homes of the tiny village Hijacked liner returned to Portugal Rebels are freed RECIFE Brazil UP The Brazilian government turned the travel stained Santa Maria back to Portugal Sat urday Capt Henrique Gal vaos seagoing revolution aries now beached protested that Brazil had welched on an agreement with the swash buckling skipper A rebel spokesman was in censed that the ship is going back to the dictator Sala zar He referred to Portu guese Premier Antonio Sala zar whom Galvao has vowed to oppose from land now that his floating revolution has been yanked from under him Portugals government how ever is but an intermediary It is turning the vessel back to the owners the Colonial Navigation Co Galvao and 21 jrtbels were quartered in the police bar racks The rebels were un sure of their future plans al though they have been prom ised political asylum in Bra zil The ships owners mean while sought to hale Galvao into court They directed tht liners regular captain Mario Simoes Maia to file a com plaint in a Brazilian court charging Galvao with homi cide robbery depriving pass engers of their liberty and damage to the multimillion dollar ship The third officer of the Santa Maria was slain when the rebels seized the vessel in the Caribbean Jan 22 The 40 odd Americans stranded here after 12 days of captivity aboard the Santa Maria broke into cheers when they heard that Galvao had surrendered the ship That meant they could get their baggage off and make plans to go home While the Americans rested at the home of US residents in Recife the ship owners were authorized by Lisbon headquarters to pay them ship or plane fare to Florida That was the Americans destination before the liner was commandeered N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES JFK slips out to movie WASHINGTON President Kennedy slipped out of theWhite House unannounced and attended the movie Spartacus at a theatre three blocks away He walked into the theatre without even a glance at the ticket booth arrangements had been made in advance Kennedy was a few minutes late for the scheduled start of the show so the manager ordered the projectionist to hold the film until he arrived Officers smuggled liquor WASHINGTON Naval officers apparently have smuggled up to 12000 cases of liquor into the United States from the Guantanamo base in Cuba and the Customs Bureau is looking for them to collect taxes and duty New policy on Congo UNITED NATIONS N Y United States is quietly sounding out U N delegations on a sweep ing program to end the Congo crisis Informants said the U S plan includes 1Freeing the Congo from bigpower interference 2 Forming a government with broader support than that held by President Joseph Kasavubu 3 Disarming all Congolese troops 4 Re convene parliament 5 Releasing all political prisoners Outside money sought SHELDON Outside financial interests have shown some enthusiasm for investing money in the Northern Biochemical Corp Mrs Elliott Roosevelt whose husband is trying to rally the firms finances in the wake of a million embezzlement of the Shel don National Bank said the firm needed a little more than million for a national distribution cam paign for its products W Is skeleton famed flier HERNE BAY England Police called in a dentist to help them decide whether a skeleton found on a lonely beach is that of Amy Johnson Britains most famous airwoman Miss Johnson the lirst woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia disap peared Jan 5 1941 after bailing out of the military plane she was ferrying from Scotland to Oxford APPROPRIATE TITLE MEMPHIS Wl Mrs Larry Sykes book store operator re ports that termites arc dining on one of her books Its title Sup per at the Maxwell House POLITICIAN DIES INDIANAPOLIS Ind Ml John Zahnd 83 several times presidential nominee of the Greenback Party died Thurs day at his home amtinaed North Iowa Partly cloudy Sat urday night lows 5 below to 5 above Mostly cloudy contin ued cold Sunday highs in the teens Iowa Becoming mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with snow south Lows Satur day night zero to 10 above Highs Sunday 5 to 10 north 15 to 20 south Further out cloudy chance of light snow continued cold Minnesota Mostly fair contin ued cold Highs Sunday 1525 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 22 Minimum 8 Fire damages U S base at Antarctica AUCKLAND New Zealand UP at the US Antarctic base on Ross Island McMurdo Sound burned two buildings Wednesday night and caused million damage the New Zealand Press Association re ported today There was no re port of injuries On the inside Clear Lake News 3 Church News 45 Mason City Latest Markets 7 Society News8 Sports 910 Editorials 11 Comics 12 Building News 1314 North Iowa News 16 NICE CATCH MIAMI BEACH Fla len Calarino 4 fell off a dock into Biscayne Bay Friday Phil ip Davis fishing nearby made an accurate cast hooked the youngster reeled him in ant gave him artificial respiration Allen is in good condition at a hospital Russ place 7ton sputnik in o rbit Dwarfs those of US New system is tested MOSCOW UB The So viet Union Saturday aunched a sputnik weigh ng more than seven tons Tass said The Soviet news agency said he earth satellite was launched n conformity with Soviet plans For perfecting space ships of in creased weight and that it was mrled into the skies by means of an improved multistage rock st The weight of the new sputnik was given as 6483 kilograms approximately 142626 not counting the last stage of he rocket IT DID NOT say whether the satellite carried any form of life German scientists at Bo chum Germany said they picked up Russian words in Morse Code from space touch ing off some speculation the Russians might be trying to place a man in orbit Two ham radio operators in Italy said they heard what sounded like moans from space bu scientists said the noises could have been The Tass announcement saic the satellite was circling the earth every 899 minutes reach ing a maximum altitude of 203 miles and a low of 139 miles Tass said the orbit is close to the one intended and that the scientific and technical tasks set for the launching of the satellite have been carried out THE ANNOUNCEMENT used the term sputnik to describe the object not spaceship as t did in prescribing two pre vious launchings Sputnik is Rus sian for satellite The heaviest object previously ifted into space was Spaceship II launched Dec 1 and weigh ng five tons It burned out in reentering the earths atmo sphere The Russians sent two dogs mice and other plant life into space and returned them safe y last August That spaceship weighed 46 tons The biggest U S satellite aunched to date was the Air Force Midas II weighing about 5000 pounds which includes the ast stage of the rocket It was launched May 24 atop an Atlas Agenda rocket STRIKE AVERTED NEW YORK UBA threatened shutdown of Long Island Rail Road passenger service was averted Friday night after a twohour meeting of officials of the railroad and the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen MAIL ORDER BUSINESS Piled on top the current marriage license rec ord book in the Chickasaw County clerk of courts office are more than 100 mar riage license applications mailed to the clerk They were used for issuing 17 per cent of the 588 licenses in the record book At the left are empty envelopes the clerk keeps at hand for filing the more than 1200 blood test certificates presented at his office each year Co caught in marriage mill tide Janitor is witness in onefourth of cases By JIMCOLL1SON GlobeGazette Staff Writer NEW HAMPTONHarold J Eckes county clerk here Friday night gave 100 per cent sup port for reform legislation for flood control and antipollu ion riage An the mar legislation on mill stream allday investigation in Ihickasaw County home of the Little Brown Church turned up these facts The janitor at the Chickasaw County courthouse Frank Lan sing is acting as witness in ob taining marriage licenses for more than onefourth of the couples married in the county Most of the couples are mar ried at the Little Brown Church and the pastor the Rev Glenn L Utterback officiates at most Third major storm engulfs East Coast NEW YORK A blizzardlof snow at widely scattered brmed by two separate storms that joined forces slammed into w England Saturday leaving nearparalysis in its wake and threatening additional havoc The storms merged in the New York State area Friday night after one had swept in from the Ohio Valley and the other had wallowed up from the East coast They left as much as two feet AP Photofax LOTS OF WHITE SPACE AVAILABLE The heart of New Yorks advertising business Madison Ave looked like a forgotten canyon as pedestrians took to the middle of the street to plow their way through the heavy snow Ten inches of snow had fallen by dawn after the allnight blizzard and waa still coming down points shutting down airports snarling traffic and generally disrupting transportation Poor visibility caused the col ision Friday night of the pas senger liner Nassau and the freighter Brott outside New YorkHarbor Both vessels out ward bound returned to their moorings in the harbor THE BLIZZARD had wind whipped more than 10 inches over the New York City Metro politan Area early Saturday and occasionally heavy snow re mained in the forecast for the area Subfreezing temperatures ac companied the storm and in New York City it marked the 16th day of subfreezing readings the record of 15 days set 80 years ago Eleven thousand men and 2500 pieces of equipment were thrown into the battle to keep the citys 3000 miles of streets open IT WAS THE storm to hit the third major metropolitan area this year and remnants of the earlier ones still lay heavy in the suburbs Idlewild and La Guardia air ports were closed down More than two feet of snow was reported at Kane in north west Pennsylvania with 42 inches on the ground Other sec tions of Pennsylvania reported up to a fool West Virginia re ported up lo 25 inches in its northeast corner of the marriages in the county Under Iowa law a marriage must be performed in the county vhere the marriage license is ssued The Rev Mr Utterback inter viewed at his home in Nashua asked not to be quoted at this ime He asked for time to study specific proposals for marriage reform laws before making any comment Mr Utterback a Congrega tionalist minister came tothe ittle Brown Church in 1952 from the Chapel of the Garden at Angola 111 He denied coop eration with the witnessing by strangers who obtain marriage icenses for couples he marries The check of the records at he clerk of courts office showed ihat One person Lansing acts as witness in getting licenses for 20 per cent of the persons who are married at the Little Brown Church Eckes claims that Mr Utter back emphasizes there is no waiting period in Iowa Eckes pointed to this passage in the information bulletin Mr Utterback mails to prospective brides and bridegrooms One witness is required at the courthouse Where no wit nesses come with the couple it is advisable to bring credentials that would make it possible for a stranger to sign ECKES IN a letter he mails to persons vho inquire about Iowas marriage laws makes this statement about the need for a witness If not accompanied by a wit ness to sign the application for a marriage license in this office you may bring with you an affi davit signed by a witness be fore a notary public stating you are of legal age unmarried not divorced within the past year are not first cousins and that there is no legal impediment to the marriage Eckes said that a threeday waiting period before marriage in Iowa would cut the number of couples getting married at the Little Brown Church but wouldnt hurt the legitimate marriages IM NOT against the legiti mate people who want to come in here and get married at the Little Brown Church or even before the JP hereBut I   

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