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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Ediftd for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated United Press Full Lease Wirei MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY II 1961 copy Thls Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No Ill New waves of terror rock Congo No 2 Red seized Oscars again up for grabs Publicity men go to work By JOE HYAMS New York Herald Tribune News Service HOLLYWOOD A visitor re cently asked if its possible to buy an Oscar nomination Point ing to a copy of a film trade paper he said Ive never seen such politicking cam paigning and selling of person ality as is represented in the advertisements in this paper The man has a point In theory its impossible to buy a nomination but it is possible to buy from any publicity firm in Hollywood a nomination cam paign a selling operation that combines straight noholds bar red advertising and publicity for anywhere from to The cost is minimal when compared with the fact that a picture or personality receiving a nomination is worth at least a half a million dollars more at the box office and an award itself is reportedly worth millions in increased prestige and box office business THE CAMPAIGN to woo and win a nomination first step to ward an award is now at its peak in Hollywood Nomination with ballots have been mailed to the 2333 voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences A vigorous advertising cam paign in the opinion of men with years of experience in the business of influencing academy votes is much more impor tant than anything publicists can do to help a picture or a star win a nomination and later an Oscar Thats why the film trade papers are filled with full page ads during the award season selling not the sex ap peal of a film and its stars but quality Its an old political theory well tested and documented that people like to vote for win ners said a publicist who specializes in Oscar campaigns We try to create an image that our person or picture is so far ahead of the others he or it has to win THE WINNING image presented in ads with from all sources imaginable stating soandso or suchandsuch a person is a surefire winner The biggest campaign spender this year and probably the big gest spender in film history is John Wayne who produced starred in and directed The Alamo To date Wayne has purchased 57 pages of advertise ments in the film trade papers at the cost of about ex clusive of salary and expenses for hjs advertisingpublicity staff Expertsestimate the en tire Alamo nomination cam paign will cost Wayne is reportedly ready to spend double that amount for an award campaign if his picture receives the nomination THE CURRENT campaign for nomination as well as an award for Billy Wilders The Apartment is said by informed sources to be Elmer Gantry has a budget of for its nomination campaign for the picture as well as its stars Do the ads and publicity cam paigns really help a picture get a nomination and later an award Sam Spiegel whose pictures have been among the most con sistent Oscar winners in Holly wood has alocated budgets of from to dollars for most of his films including African Queen On The Waterfront Bridge On The River Kwai and Suddenly Last Summer I dont believe in this cam paigning business said Spiegel If a pictures good it will win If it isnt good it wont win SELDEN CHOSEN DES MOINES UPD Gov Norman Erbe Friday nominated Marvin Selden Jr 39 DCS Moines to be state comptroller North Iowa Mostly cloudy cold er with sleet or snow likely Friday night and Saturday Lows Friday night 2027 Highs Saturday 2432 Iowa Mostly cloudy through Saturday Rain or drizzle ex treme south and freezing rain or freezing drizzle and glaz ing east to west across cen tral portion Snow south and central and colder south and east Friday night and Satur day Lows Friday night northwest to 35 southeast Highs Saturday 20s north to low 30s south Further outlook and continued quite cold Sunday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Turning colder over the week end with warming trend about Monday or Tuesday Normal minimums 10 to 20 Normal maximums in the 30s Pre cipitation will average 30 to 60 occuring as occasional rain or snow through most of the period Minnesota Considerable cloudiness colder Highs Sat urday 1020 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 47 Minimum 23 Sunrise Saturday am Sunset Saturday pm On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 CubGazette10 Sports 1112 The Maroon 15 Comics 16 Clear Lake News 17 North Iowa News 20 TV Guide Rollout Section Europeans target of Lumumba bloc FROM OCR WIRE SERVICES LEOPOLDVILLE Congo New and greater waves of terror and violence rolled across the Congo Friday Lumumbist youths attacked Roman Catholic missions and killed and mutilated a priest in Bukavu a stronghold of Lumumbist forces in the north A United Nations spokesman said bands of youths protesting the death of Patrice Lumumba beat to death a man who hac openly criticized his successor Antoine Gizenga Gangs of Lumumba youths roamed the African quarters of Leopoldville during the night attacking supporters of President Joseph Kasa vubu and hacking one man in two President Kasavubu who has been cool to United Nations operations in the Congo did an abrupt about face and pledged his full support to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold To show his power he sent a battalion of wellarmed para troopers swinging past the U N headquarters in Leopoldville marched in perfect step and wore immaculate jungle Governor signs bill expanding ISTC courses DES MOINES Nor man Erbe gave his approval Friday to a bill to permit Iowa State Teachers College to grant degrees in liberal arts and simi lar fields approved by the State Board of Regents At present the college is limited to giving degrees in the teaching field Plans are in readiness to extend the college activities in liberal arts The governor has not yet re ceived the bill to change the name of the school to State Col lege of Iowa He said he would not decide whether to sign it un til he has had a chance to look it over The measure has been passed by both the Senate and House Shipping chaos caused by fog LONDON ships in cluding the 10687ton Amerkan freighter Ocean Evelyn were involved in collisions during the night around the fogshrouded coasts of Europe A ninth went aground Distress reports flashed in to harassed Coast Guard stations to climax 48 nightmare hours of shipping chaos Evelyn registered from New York and the Dutch vessel Amstelhoek collided off Englands Kent Coast Both were groping through the green uniforms Kasavubu cabled Hammar skjold At the moment when your person is being violently attacked by different countrie we want to assure you again of our confidence and the wish of the legal government of the Congo to cooperate with you HE HINTED he would frown on any UN help for Gizenga who has been recognized by the Soviet Union and a dozen Afro Asian nations as the sole legal SAME ANTOINE GIZENGA leader in the Congo He pointed ly referred to his own govern ment as the true and legal gov ernment of the Congo A n i c e t Kashamura con sidered the No 2 man of the proCommunist rebels was beaten and arrested Thursday at Bukavu Kashamura was be lieved to be a potential chal blanket of fog and neither veslenger to communisttrained sel was badly damaged Two crewmen aboard the American ship were injured Doctor gets 15 months for income tax evasion SIOUX CITY m Dr Rus sell J Ferlic 49 Carroll sur geon was sentenced to 151 months in prison Friday on two counts of income tax evasion He had pleaded no defense earl ier U S District Attorney F E Van Alstine argued that there was involved in unpaid taxes and penalties for the years 194557 but Federal Judge Hen ry N Graven did not assess a fine Dr Ferlic was given until March 17 to get his affairs in order before going to prison Dr Ferlic past president of the Carroll County Medical So ciety was accused of evading income tax payments of other priests and some nuns for the years 1954 and 1955 The government contended he reported an income of in 1954 when he actually had 281 and an income of for 1955 when it should have been The doctors wife Marcella was Mrs Iowa in 1956 They have six children Gizenga An explanation for his dismis sal could be that he had recent ly softened his dictatorship in Kivu While he decreed three days of mourning for Lumum ba he asked the population not to give way to angry revenge SOME REBEL soldiers and members of the nationalist youth movement caught Father Renat Devos a Belgian priest beat him cut off his Cars and beheaded him A telephoned report from UN headquarters in Bukavu said were beaten and taken prisoner Other nuns and European social workers took refuge in a con vent under the protection of Congolese soldiers who did not join the rioters The rioters later entered a convent molested some of the nuns and tried to loot and set the buildings on fire ON WAY TO COURT Burnice Geiger 58 Sheldon bank embezzler is flanked by U S Marshal Clement Crahan and Dorothy ONeil sheriffs matron AP she walks into federal court at Sioux City where she was sentenced to 15 years in prison Sheriff F 0 Rosenberger is in background 15year sentence for Mrs Geiger SIOUX CITY UP The middlei aged daughter of an Iowa bank er received a 15year prison sentence Friday for embezzling million from her fathers bank U S District Judge Henry N Graven sentenced Burnice Iver son Geiger 58 to five years on each of the first three counts of a US attorneys information to which she had pleaded guilty last Jan 30 The sentences are to run consecutively The judge also sentenced her to five years of each of the other 32 counts of the informa tion but those sentences are to run concurrently with the first count She could become eligible for parole in five years Mrs Geiger will be held in the WoodbVtry County jail until the U S Bureau of Prisons de cides where she will be sent Mrs Geiger had a slight smile on her face as she entered court for the final chapter in her em bezzlement story which started N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES No decision on taxes DES MOINES The House Tax Revision com mittee has discussed bills which would nearly double state aid to schools by increasing the state sales and use taxes Rep Elmer Vermeer RPella chairman of the committee said no vote was taken on the bill which would increase the sales and use taxes from 2 cents on the dollar to 3 cents in order to provide million a year for state aid to schools Crane falls 6 killed ROSWELL N M A huge construction crane toppled 172 feet to flaming destruction in the bottom of a ballistic missile launching pit in eastern New Mexico Thursday killing six workers Ailing economy studied Kennedy has named a 20man committee of government business and labor leaders to seek ways to cure the nations ailing economy The committee including Henry Ford II and Walter Reuther was set up as the government announced that personal income fell off by mil lion in January and industrial production slumped for the sixth consecutive month Ike denies taking papers NEW YORK The New York Daily News said former President Dwight D Eisenhower has in his personal custody proofsheets of the secret papers of various World War II summit conferences A copy right story from Washington added that Eisenhower took the proof with him when he left the White House Jan 20 as insurance against any tampering with or suppression of the documents by the Kennedy administration When asked about the story Eisen hower denied it if Castro having troubles HAVANA An Allout battle against rebel forces in the Escambray Mountains reportedly is giving Fidel Castros militiamen heavy casualties and indecisive results She finds shes wearing shoes of Mrs Geigers SIOUX CITY UPI Mrs George Brown Sioux City discovered Friday she has been wearing a pair of expen sive shoes that once belonged to a convicted embezzler Mrs Brown said she hap pened to look closely at the label inside the maroon Vil lage Strollers as she was putting them on The tag bore the imprint Especially made for Burnice Geiger They were made by a New York firm Mrs Brown said She said she bought the shoes recently at a local Good will store Service station operator slain Border counties sales tax problems worse DES MOINES ing aggressiveness of Nebras ka and Minnesota merchants in trying to lure business from border county residents has become a point of concern to the Iowa Tax Commission Don Cunningham director of the commissions sales and use tax division said Friday he has received a number of complaints in recent weeks from Iowa mostly those in the northern and western tiers of counties This has been a continuing problem throughout the years he said but it seems that outofstale merchants are pushing the issue and arc more aggressive than in re cent years He said the Iowa business men are primarily protesting certain tactics used by outof state seeking this states trade Up and down the Nebraska side of the Missouri River Cunningham said merchants arc advertising Escape the Iowa Sales With Us In some instances said Cunningham Nebraska mer chants in their advertising have even offered to pay the toll bridge costs for prospec tive Iowa s Cunningham said that not only are Iowa merchants los ing but the state also is los ing its share of sales tax reve nue Neither Nebraska nor Minnesota has a sales tax It seems that people hop ing to save a nickel some where will spend a dime buy ing in other stales said Cun ningham Cunningham said the com mission was virtuallypower less to collect sales taxes on merchandise purchased in the two neighboring states It would be futile to stop and search every car for merchan dise purchased in Nebraska and Minnesota It would be a tremendous administr alive problem Cunningham said However he added the practice is costing the State of Iowa hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue an nually Minnesota merchants have been making substantial sales from lowans over the years Cunningham said and com mission field men have been attempting to crack down some in Northern Iowa On some major items such as farm machinery lumber and construction equipment that have been purchased in Minnesota the commission has been collecting between and a month in FORT DODGE An elder y Fort Dodge man working ilone in a gas station here was hot to death Thursday by a loldup man who escaped with 140 The body of William H Frei muth 69 with a bullet wound ast Jan 16 when federal bank xaminers uncovered the short ges in her accounts of Sheldon National Bank The matronlyappearing wom an a cashier and director of the now defunct bank at Sheldon occasionally dabbed at her eyes during the 20 minutes she was in court for sentencing Mrs Geiger daughter of W P Iverson 83 longtime presi dent of the bank under the law faced a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison and a 000 fine Judge Graven did not levy a fine The information accused Mrs Geiger of embez zling during the per od of Nov 5 1957 and Jan 13 1961 Authorities said she ad nitted taking WHEN THE JUDGE asked if he had anything to say in her wn behalf Mrs Geiger her icad tilted slightly to the left eplied no sir I have not Graven asked again if she had nylhing to say that might mi igate the punishment and then aid Do you have any informa ion for the court To both questions the woman eplied No sir However District Atty F E an Alstine shed some light on nese questions in his presenta ion to lhe court One of the startling d i losures during the brief hear ng was when Van Alstine said Ars Geiger had discovered a 75000 shortage shortly after he went to work in the bank 38 ears ago Van Alstine said she id that shortage and began peculating and misapplying the ank funds herself MRS GEIGERS attorney in the back of the head was Warren Dunkle told the court sales tax revenue Cunning ham said We get our tips from Iowa businessmen who have lost their customers to Minnesota or Nebraska he said If we catch one person he usually is j inclined to inform on another Sometimes it boomerangs to 14 or 15 people Under the law residents Of this state must pay the sales tax on all items purchased outside the state We try to take action against buyers of major items we can find them Cunningham added But what can you do about people buy ing groceries elsewhere found on the floor in the grease rack of the Fawkcs Standard service station on Highway 20 The Iowa Highway Patrol start ed a statewide search for the as sailant Another employe who had been away from the station dis covered the body when he re turned and called police about pm It was believed Frei muth was shot about 10 or 15 minutes before then To question several in lowans death DAVENPORT UPI said they planned to question several persons in the apparent murder here of Clarence Case 62 in his tavern He was found dead Thursday on the floor of lis establishment the Ray and Edith Travel Inn Scott County Medical Examiner T J Crow ley said death was due to three skull fractures which could have been caused by any instrument with a sharp edge QUEEN GREETED CALCUTTA India UPI Jubilant crowds estimated by police to number five million cheered Britains Queen Eliza beth II Friday when she ar rived here on the first visit by a British sovereign in 50 years the was embezzled by one of three predecessors of Mrs Geiger at the bank Those three are gone and beyond the reach of the law he said Van Alstine said Mrs Geiger although extremely cooperative with various government agen cies who checked into the em bezzlement refused to name the three persons Van Alstine said she disposed of the money in various ways One of these ways he said was speculation on the Board of Trade He said she lost about a month on the Board of Trade for a period of about 30 years He did not identify the Board of Trade further The money came from bank funds the attorney said VAN ALSTINE said money was loaned to Sheldon residents and other money was given to persons who for some reason or another simply drew on the bank and their checks were honored by Mrs Geiger Dili not credited The government attorney said one of the persons involved was Samuel Marvin Harris 54 a widower who was given about by Mrs Geiger Harris an interior decorator died accidentally last Saturday n his San Francisco apartment Harris once did some interior   

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