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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North I owans neighbors Associated Presi tnfl United Prest InterMttonil FuU Lease Wiret MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1961 7o a Copy Paper of Four SeelloniSeeUon One No Ill U S and I its public relations Murrow has job to do By MARGUERITE HIGGINS New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON It was cha acteristic of Ed Murrow ne head of the United States In formation Agency to pledge a legiance to the dissemination o the unvarnished truth And it i understandable that the Ken nedy administration should se great store not only in Murrow experience in getting fact across but also in his know ledge of mass media includin television and films But what has been missing i this particular changing of th guard has been the fran recognition that there has bee something terribly wrong bot in the USIAs operations and i this governments public rel tions generally as evidenced b the persistence with which thi countrys motives and aims ar distorted not just by the Com munists but far more signif cantly in allied lands THE SITUATION in Grea Britain is an object example o the fact tha newer an better Madiso Avenue tech niques newe and b e 11 e films newe and better te evision pro grams are no I in themselve an answer For nowher HIGGINS in the worl does a foreign public see mori American movies more Ameri can films and read more American publications And yet it is doubtful tha in any other allied country i America so frequently clob bered by the press and the speechmakers And the latest Transatlanti flap between Washington am London occurred in the las days of the Eisenhower admin istration and involved Britis accusations of triggerhappy American attitudes in Laos Were American policies over Laos wrong then Or is there a fundamental difference of ap proach between the British anc ourselves on how to deal with the Russians IN THE CASE of Laos the Manchester Guardian a re spected British paper recently explained how the picture of a triggerhappy America came about by citing a New York Herald Tribune Washington dis patch that told of the norma precautionary measures in eluding an air and sea alert announced by the Departmeni of Defense Jan 2 and contain ing among others the follow ing paragraphs Officials stressed that it was necessary to alert the Ameri can people to the fact thai intervention could not be rulec out if the Communists pushec the Laotian regime to the wall Official spokesmen were taking the position that it would be unthinkable for the United States to turn its back on commitments to Laos if help were requested Well now it is British opinion that it is triggerhappy to re fuse to turn back on commit ments Is it British opinion thai the Russians should be allowed to think that under no circum stances would America respond to a Laotian plea for help IF SO IS there not a basic psychological gap between our selves and the British to which our information services should address themselves urgently at least to explain and if possible to correct the false portrait that of an American hunger ing to rush into the Laotian jungles with the true one that of an America compelled not to betray its And yet in the case of the antiAmeri can outburst in London over Laos Washington itself re mained largely silent Indeed should not the United States abandon the stoic calm with which it has taken the whipsawing from its friends and foes and take a leaf from the methods of the British foreign office spokesmen who move swiftly and suavely to get their side of the story across the moment a critical lone appears some British move AP Photofax RED VALENTINE FOR BELGIAN Wall surrounding Belgian embassy in Belgrade holds demonstrators who climbed it and broke into embassy during violent demonstration over death of Congos Patrice Lumumba Picture of Lumumba is plastered on wall and bits of torn documents tossed out of em bassy by the invaders litter the street A policeman stands at gate and motions demonstrators to come down Disorders in U N gallery UNITED NATIONS NY Wild disorders broke out in the public gallery of the UN Se curity Council Wednesday as JS Ambassador Adlai E Ste venson blasted the Soviet Union or allegedly trying to wreck he United Nations It was the worst demonstra ion in the history of the UN COUNCIL President Sir Pat rick Dean of Britain recessed he meeting while guards cleared the gallery About 10 Negro men wearing lats and overcoats burst hrough the back door of the Ublic gallery They rushed down the aisles shouting Vive umumba UN guards rushed down the isles to remove the dempnstra ors who refused to go quietly scuffles and fistswinging oc urred as the jydotrained UN ecurity men wrestled several demonstrators up the sloping aisles to the public corridors The melee continued in som parts of the corridor after the demonstrators were ejected Several Negro women re mained in the gallery shrilling unintelligible epithets The guards did not attempt to over power the women who sat stub bornly in their seats continuing to demonstrate at full lung power Two photographers were in jured by the demonstrators THE UPROAR broke ou when the US ambassador was declaring that the world coulc not cast aside the one and only instrument mankind has de vised to keep peace This is sue even transcends the fate of a suffering 14 million Congolese people Stevenson said It in volves all mankind The issue is shall the United Nations sur vive Pandemonium broke loose at that point N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES U S library attacked CAIRO Student demonstrators protesting the death of former Congolese premier Patrice Lumumba attacked the U S library inside the American Em bassy compound and setthe Belgian Embassy afire Western alarm mounts LONDON Western alarm mounted as Com munist support for Patrice Lumumbas political heirs in the Congo raised the fearful spector of a Korea like war in the heart of Africa Banner newspapers headlines across Western Europe showed the concern at the Soviet Unions offer of all possible assistance and support to the Lumumbist government of An toine Gizenga controlling a large part of the northern Congo from headquarters in Stanleyville billion injection WASHINGTON Labor Secretary Arthur J Goldberg said President Kennedys proposal to extent jobless benefits would provide a billion injection of buying power into the lagging economy Total eclipse of sun PARIS Millions of Europeans on both sides of the Iron Curtain watched the skies as the moon passed between the sun and earth causing a total eclipse in a wide area of the continent Russia launched a series of geophysical rockets equipped to make special studies of the total eclipse of the sun Lenten season begins NEW ORLEANS Somber Lenten observances followed the years wildest night Mardi Gras Bol stered streetcleaning crews removed tons of beer cans and trash overnight and there was little evidence hat the largest free party in the nation had been leld there hours before U S ice skating team wiped out in Belgian jet crash fatal to 73 3 die in lovers quarrel Cedar Rapids is scene CEDAR RAPIDS romance erupted into the shooting of the girl and a po liceman by her rejected boy friend Wednesday morning po lice said He then killed him self Dead are Denise Sorci J8 William Maloy 23 and Felix Barta 52 a 17year veteran of the Cedar Rapids police depart ment Mrs Marvin Hanson said Ma loy came to her house and ab ducted Sorci at gunpoinl about am Miss Sorci hac broken her friendship with Ma loy and was to marry Mrs Hansons son Marvin Jr 20 next month she said MALOY TOOK the girl to a house recently rented The slay ings occurred there Police theorized the young man and woman started argu ing in an upstairs room of the house and when she ran down the stairs he shot her in back with a 32 caliber revolver Miss Sorci grabbed a tele phone at the foot of the stairs and started to call police Ma loy then shot her in the head officers said Barta and another officer Robert Driscoll arrived at the Maloy house about the time Miss Sorci was shot The two officers were standing on the porch when Maloy shot through ihe door BARTA WAS struck fay the jullet He staggered from the porch and collapsed on the front awn of the house next door Driscoll retreated and ra dioed for additional help When other officers arrived they ricked in the back door and found Miss Sorci and Maloy dead He had been shot in the right temple Police said all six shots in he revolver had been fired Barta is the second Iowa law enforcement officer to be slain n the line of duty within a month On Jan 23 William L rteadows 36 night marshal al Plainfield was killed by bur lars during a breakin there AP Photofax BELGIAN AIRLINER WRECKAGE patBodies of victims can be seen sels Belgium All persons aboard amidst wreckage of a Sabena Boeing were killed including the U S figure iof iwTiifli rvashpH riear Rrus skatintr team andtheir coach jet airliner which crashed near Brus skating1 team and their coach Belgian Embassy here is picketed WASHINGTON 5 demonstrators picketed the Belgian Embassy Wednesday houting waving signs and browing eggs and snowballs at he embassy in protest against he death of former Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba ome of the demonstrators iden ified themselves as African tudents SLIGHT OVERSIGHT LYNN Mass man George F Healey was hon red at a special dinner Tues ay as the citys policeman of he he wasnt there o accept his b r o n ze plaque Nobody invited me he ex lained later SAME DATI1WOS4 North Iowa Partly cloudy through Thursday Colder Wednesday night lows 2025 owa Partly cloudy northeast generally fair south and west through Thursday Colder Wednesday night lows near 20 northeast to near 30 south west Warmer Thursday highs near 40 northeast to the 50s southwest Turning colder again Thursday night FiveDay Iowa Temperatures through Monday will average from near normal west and north to 58 degrees above normal southeast A little warmer first of period with marked cooling over district last of period Normal high near 30 north to 40 south Nor mal low 10 north to 20 south Precipitation will average about W as rain or snow last of period Minnesota Light snow colder Highs Thursday 1530 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 43 Minimum 27 Whew BIRMINGHAM Ala Iff Like a lot of other people 8 yearold Becky Givens got the Valentines Day spirit As a result her mothers note to the milkman decorated with an arrowpierced heart read 2 half gallons 2 quarts chocolate 1 orange I love you Mrs Givens spotted the note in the milk bottle and re trieved it before the milkman arrived Tuesday On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 12 Society News 141516 Sports 1718 Comics 20 North Iowa News 22 Latest Markets 26 Mason City News 2627 ON HONEYMOON LAS VEGAS Nev Alice Harris 18 daughter of Phil Harris and Alice Faye is LAURENCE OWEN Champ Burton to head GOP drive for finances CLEVELAND Ohio ney Burton says political parties must be healthy for democracy to operate therefore the parties have to be solvent like any Business This is a matter that concerns Burton more than a among victims Tragedy at Brussels BRUSSELS Belgium UB Americans in hiding the entire U S fig ire skating team were illed Wednesday in the laming crash of a Sabena Belgian Airlines jet In all the crash of the Amer canbuilt Boeing 707 brought leath to 73 persons Disaster struck at am as the plane its en gines suddenly sounding odd sought a landing in bright sun shine after a flight from New York THE HUGE PLANE slammed to earth beside a woods three miles north of Brussels Interna tional Airport and went up in flames fed by fuel oil as the tanks exploded one by one All 61 passengers and the crew of 11 died A Belgian farmer tilling his cabbage patch was struck and killed v In addition to the Americans he plane carried passengers of Belgian French German Ca nadian Swiss and Nicaraguaa extraction All the crew mem bers were Belgians Maribel Vinson Owen 49 Winchester Mass nine times he US figure skating cham pion was killed along with two daughters who were members of he current team The girls wera aurence Owen 16 and Mari el Owen 20 Mrs Owen last weekend had een Laurence win the North American championships at hiladelphia Mrs Owen and Coach Deane HcMinn of Lomita Calif wera ccompanying the 18member QS team to world figure skatt ng championship in Prague Czechoslovakia next week U S SENIOR mens cham ion Gregory Kelley Colorado prings Colo also was among he victims The team is the fifth major ports group wipedout by plane rashes in a dozen years includ ng soccer teams of Italy Brit ain and Denmark Sixteen mem ers of the California Poly all team were killed in the rackup of a chartered plans ast Oct 29 at Toledo Ohio The Boeing crashed in a small loneymooning with S Ted Alcusilittle bit The 48yearold Cleve II 25 son of a New Orleans stock broker The couple was married Tuesday land industrialist has been named chairman of the Repub lican partys national finance committee Oliver told to stop using highway for test purposes AMES Oliver Corp allegedly has been using High way 14 near Charles City as a proving ground for some of the equipment it manufac tures the Iowa Highway Com mission was told Wednesday The commission directed Carl Schach director of planning division to tell Oliv er officials to cease the prac tice or the commission will ob tain an injunction to force them to stop Schach said Oliver which has a plant at Charles City had used the highway recent ly to test drawbars made at the plant Ht slid the testing was done by hitching three tractors together setting the brakes on all three and then trying to drag them with a fourth tractor Some of the tests Schach taid lasted eight hours a day over a period of several weeks One side of the high way is blocked during the tests he said Schach told the commission ttie company formerly used Highway 218 south of Charles City for the tests until local highway commission person nel objected that they were breaking up the shoulder of road He said the tests then were moved onto Charles City streets until city officials ob jected Then Oliver started using Highway 14 In Charles City George Bird manager of the Oliver plant said this comes as a surprise We have not even been on the highways since December and we have cooperated 100 per cent with city and highway commission officials on these tests He added the tests that were con ducted on the highways lasted only a few days at a time and were not continuous operation Maribel Owen Mrs Owen pond and started burning almost at once Fire engines previously alerted because of its erratic be havior screamed toward tha scene but arrived only in time to check the spread of fire There were no survivors a fire officer said Charred bodies were removed to a temporary morgue at the airport A Belgian farm laborer lost a leg and was hospitalized IN ADDITION to the two Owen girls and Kelly the mem bers of the US skating team were Steffi Westerfield Bill and Laurie Hickox all of Colorado Springs Colo Bradley Lord and Dudley Richards of Boston Donna Lee Carrier Diane Sher   

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