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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowaa Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL ft The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Prest and United Press Internationa Full Lease Wire MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 1961 7c Copy Thij Paper of Two SectionSection No W U N toughens hand ELISABETHVILLE Katanga the Congo Katanga gov ernment Tuesday ordered the general mobilization of all able bodies people black and white to oppose any attempt by the United Nations forces to carry out a resolution adopted by the Security Council at New York in Congo Katanga President M o i s e Tshombe earlier had rejected a part of the UN resolution call ing for withdrawal from the Congo of all Belgian military and political advisers The Bel he brains behind gians are Tshombes provincial tration and army adminis Ancient medicines x still used S3 Snakeroot demand up By I R SERVICE WASHINGTON Wahoo bark may be on the way out but snakeroot and other old rem edies are coming into their own as medicines Wahoo bark once widely used to stimulate the liver has waned in popularity A species of snakeroot Rauwolfia ser however is increas ingly in demand as a source of tranquillizing drugs For centuries medicine men in India prescribed snakeroot for emotional disturbances the National Geographic Society reports But the root did not come to the attention of Western chemists until about 10 years ago when their tests showed it contains reserpine an effective sedative THE SUCCESS of snakeroot has aroused new interest in medicinal plants or simples and touched off a wide search for them Most folk remedies have proved largely useless many dangerous Others however are beneficial In the past decade the value of drugs produced from plants has risen from about million a year to million Pharmaceutical firms send scouts to the jungles of Africa South America India and to the hills of Kentucky They talk shop with medicine men and herbalists and look for promis ing plants The Mexican yam is an im portant find The tuber is a source of diosgenin which yields cortisone as well as other hormones and steroids used in treating rheumatic diseases and some forms of cancer AFRICAN NATIVES long have used willow bark tea to relieve the pain of rheumatism They claim that the graceful flexible willow transfers its attributes to the stiff joints of the patient Physicians scoffed until they found salicin a painkilling drug in the bark Africans also treat rheuma tism with meadow saffron The British find it valuable for gout an affliction more common in England than Africa As long ago as 5000 years Chinese doctors dispensed ma huang an herbal drug con taining ephedrine now pre scribed in combatting asthma and hay fever The Collahuaya Indians of South America are know as the druggists of the Amazon They make excellent cough medicine from certain tree barks an invigorating tonic from sarsaparilla roots and a powerful poison curare from plants of the strychnos family Curare is widely used as a muscle relaxer WHILE HERB hunters con centrate on the profusion of plants in tropical regions they do not ignore the temperate zones Foxglove tea for exam ple was recommended for weak hearts in Wales long be fore chemists discovered digi talis a heart stimulant in leaves of the plant Plant detectives read medie val herbals for clues to old remedies that may actually be useful Renaissance herbalists recommended among other things marsh marigolds for toothache French lavender for headache apoplexy and fall ing juice of lily root for snake bite onion juice for baldness and burns N His mobilization order was de signed to meet headon that por tion of the resolution authoriz ing the UN soldiers in the Con go to use force if necessary to prevent civil war Tshombes army is now trying to drive rebel Baluba tribesmen from northern Katanga Tshombe said he regards UN troops as enemies Tshombe told newsmen that Katanga has invited the heads of all governments in the Congo to a meeting in Geneva March 6 We made no exception he said We want to find a resolu tion to the Congo problem THE VOTE on the resolution which was sponsored by the councils three AsianAfrican members was 90 with the United States on the winning side Despite its bitter opposition to the UN operation in the Con go and SecretaryGeneral Dag Hammarskjolds direction of it the Soviet Union abstained ap parently unwilling to incur the anger of the uncommitted Asian and African nations by a veto France also abstained Shortly before the vote on the AsianAfrican peace plan the council smashed down 81 a So viet resolution calling for an end to the UN operation in the Con o within a month and for the dismissal of Hammarskjold SHORTLY BEFORE 4 am the 11nation body rejected an AsianAfrican resolution con demning atrocities and assas sinations in the Congo That resolution was prompted by the announcement Monday that six associates of slain Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba had been executed in South Kasai Province after deportation from Leopoldville by Premier Joseph Ileos government The resolution failed to get the seven votes necessary for adop tion after the Soviet Union with ews in a utshell FROM OUBiWIRE SERVICES Snell chosen DES son of Iowa Supreme Court justice has been appoint ed to an assistantship in the attorney generals of fice Bruce M Snell Jr 31 will begin his new du ties in the near future Atty Gen Evan L Hult man said To visit Canada ident Kennedy will visit Ottawa by midJune to address the Canadian parliament the White House said Sailing set NEW YORK The missile submarine tender Proteus will sail Wednes day from New London Conn for the Clyde area of Scotland the Navy an nounced The announce ment apparently was is sued because of reports published by a British newspaper that the Navy was reconsidering the longstanding plan to an chor the tender in Holy Loch in the Clyde region because of public pro tests Lets toughen up WASHINGTON Abraham A Ribicoff secretary of health edu cation and welfare called for a strenuous national effort to change the image of the soft Amer ican into a reality of the strong American Ribi coff made the plea in opening remarks to a oneday conference on youth fitness Worst storm LUBBOCK seasons most severe snowstorm 20 inches his the plains of west Texas and southeast New Mexico Monday isolating some communities and causing widespread traf fic tieups Flood waters menaced other areas BARS CHOICE CHICAGO Sylvester C Globe Gazette weather data Smith Jr of Newark NJ was UP to 8 am Tuesday selected Tuesday as the next head of the American Bar Asso ciation Smith is general coun sel for the Prudential Insurance Co two US amendments aimed to keep Leopoldville Katanga and South Kasai from being singled out as atrocity centers while Stanleyville the seat of the pro Communist Lumumbist regime went unmentioned North Iowa Mostly fair through Wednesday except chance of fog in morning Lows Tues day night in lower 20s Warm er Wednesday highs in the 40s except locally lower in snowcovered areas Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday except for morn ing cloudiness and fog ex treme north Slowly rising temperatures Lows Tuesday night 15 extreme northwest to 20s elsewhere Highs Wednes day upper 30s northeast to lower 50s southwest Further outlook Sunny and mild Thursday warmer 3245 Partly Highs cloudy Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset 37 9 18 Honeymoon wrecked for doityourselfer GARY Ind UPI Police said Ruth Ilene Thompsons wedding may be postponed be cause her intended is a bulb snatcher Lake County authorities said her fiance Paul Troehler 23 snatched not only 50 bulbs but also enough concrete blocks siding shingles roofing lum ber trim nails plumbing sup plies and tools to build the cou ple a honeymoon cottage Officers said they found four truckloads of missing construc tion materials at Miss Thomp sons home and a stolen door behind her bed Miss Thompson is 17 Recovered property included a water tank radio record player two power lawn mowers and a sink Troehler charged with first degree burglary told police he took the materials from homes under construction near his work as a well drilling laborer He planned to build his home in lime for a summer wedding he said Miss Thompson and two ac complices 14 and 15 years old were assigned to juvenile au thorities Floyd Thompson 55 father of the bridetobe was charged with receiving stolen property AP Photofax NO DEPARTURES Ticket agent rent flight engineers strike is felt June Teumer inserts flight cancellation Planes were grounded and passengers notices on the American Airlines de stranded throughout the country as parture board at New Yorks Idlewild many airlines were forced to cancel airport as the full impact of the cur flights Intercede in airline strike Astronauts narrowed to three CAPE CANAVERAL Fla United States Tuesday se ected three astronauts from a field of seven to begin final training for a manned rocket flight expected in two or three months The three are Marine Lt Col John Glenn 38 Air Force Capt Virgil Grissom 34 and Navy Cmdr Alan Shepard 36 Robert Gilruth Mercury project director announced the selection after the successfu firing a space capsule of the type to be used in manned flight THE SPACECRAFT sped up ward at am CST from the missile test center on the nose of a huge Atlas missile Forty three minutes later it was fished from the sea about 400 miles northeast of Puerto Rico and 1425 miles from the launching pad The capsule soared 107 miles high at a b a d angle then m a d e a blazing plunge three imes as severe as a normal light would have been It was planned as the rough est test the space craft may ever have to face and Gilruth said On the basis of what we enow so far the answer is yes man would have survived DESPITE temperatures that yould melt iron the capsule be came only moderately hot dur ng the 12850 mile an hour re urn through the atmosphere Gilruth also said indications were the cabin pressure re mained normal The capsule was recovered by a helicopter in good shape The flight in April or May hat the first astronaut is to make will not be orbital He vill be sent up for a quick 300 mile familiarization ride similar to the one that Ham the chimpanzee made recently The orbit shot will come later this year Three killed in crash at Perry PERRY W A twocar crash at the crest of a hill on High way 141 one mile west of here has claimed the lives of three lowans Killed were Dorothy Marie Stanley 25 and Virgil 01 iver Renfrew 28 both of Perry and Mrs Jewell Eson 41 of near Scranton Officers said the hill has been the site of numer ous crashes in the past SAME DATI1WO41 Menns Truffle Death ill Cor isnt repossessed The Marriage Mill Attorney general asked to initiate bigamy charge By JIM COLLISON GlobeGsiette Staff Writer A Minneapolis attorney and her woman who claims she is the first and real wife of a man married in North Iowa late last afternoon asked Atty Gen Evan man to initiate a bigamy charge against the man The attorney and her client left Mason City at 1 pm for Des Moines They left Minneapolis Monday morning by plane and stopped here to obtain additional information for use in the case The woman attorney contacted Hultmans office and made aa appointment for Monday afternoon to present their evidence Both women asked that the case not be identified until after the talk with Hultman The case involves a man and woman married last year at ona of the North Iowa marriage mills According to the attorney the man had three children by his first marriage The second woman also had children by a former marriage the attorney said The man is 31 and the woman he brought to Iowa is 26 Tha attorney claims the man lied about information contained in the affidavit for the marriage license She said she would ask the ttorney general also to charge er clients husband with per ury The attorney general if he ook action would have to in late the proceedings through he District Court located in the ounty in which the man alleg dly was married the second me Mom holds the fort SAN FRANCISCO bank was all set Monday to re possess the family tow truck had the front end when Mrs Donald A Lewis and her two boys climbed into the car For four hours bank officials and a policeman pleaded with Mrs Lewis to leave the car She rolled up the windows smoked read a magazine and ignored them The two boys played in the back seat Lewis a lithographer who had been out of work but re cently found a job came home at pm and a few min utes later an assistant vice president of the Wells Fargo Bank American Trust Co arrived While Lewis and the vice president who refused to give his name talked things over Mrs Lewis said she had it payment last week and was only one payment behind Finally the vice president apologized to Lewis and said he was responsible for the whole thing Mrs Lewis stepped out of the tow truck rumbled away leaving the Lewis car I didnt know what else to do said Mrs Lewis Slugged robbed nearGraftonhome GRAFTON Lloyd B o r kigood condition at a Mason City about 45 was slugged and robbed Monday night about a lalf block from his home here Bork a longtime employe at he Standard Service station had locked up the station at 9 pm as was his custom He topped for coffee at a cafe hich he left at Bork was n the habit of carrying the days receipts from the station o his home each night About 10 pm according to lis sister Clara Macken with whom he lives he staggered nto the house He said he had heard some noise behind him and was struck about the head vhen he turned around His glasses and cap wore lost Two of his teeth were knocked out and he had injuries about the head and neck Tuesday morning he was reported in hospital Worth County Sheriff Myron Leraaen investigated the rob bery Tuesday morning He found a sock filled with sand supposedly the weapon with which Bork was attacked Borks glasses and cap were also found at the site of the at tack It was reported unofficially that about had been taken from Bork On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 89 Sports 1112 North Iowa News 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Clear Lake News 16 Comics Farm News 18 19 AP Photofax WILLIAMS MEETS ETHIOPIAN EMPEROR Mennen Williams US assistant secretary of state for African affairs shakes hands with Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia at Jubilee Palace in Addis Ababa Williams is on a tour of 15 African nations Tieup now is worst in history NEW YORK of the lations largest airlines were hut down completely Tuesday as a result of a flight engineers wildcat strike that has caused he greatest tieup in American aviation history President Kennedy steppec into the tieup and ordered Sec retary of Labor Arthur Gold berg to undertake new federa action to end the wildcat strike Three other airlines snarle in the fivedayold walkout wer continuing to leas through the drastical ly reduced service Trans World Airlines Amer ican Airlines and Eastern Air ines have halted operations for the duration of the strike with 84000 employes slated for lay offs The cost of the strike was estimated at million a day PAN AMERICAN World Air vays and National Airlines naintained token service West rn Airlines down to four jet ights a day between Los An eles and Seattle also continued token effort From Miami to Boston and rom New York to Los Angeles many thousands of passengers ave been inconvenienced by the of the 3500member light Engineers International nion Airline executives estimated that through Monday night travel plans of at least 125000 persons in mentropolitan New York alone had been disrupted An estimated 700 flights affect ing 35000 persons were can celed Monday Trains buses and the major airlines untouched by the strike reported a mammoth flooding of requests for reservations AMONG THE major airlines not struck are United Delta Braniff Capital Northeast and Continental The flight engineers are pro testing a Feb 6 decision of the National Mediation Board or dering their union and the Air Line Pilots Association at United Airlines to vote for a ingle union as bargaining agent for both In Los Angeles Kansas City and New York various struck airlines sought contempt cita tions and filed multimilliondol lar damage suits against the engineers union Trans World Airlines asked million in a single suit at Kansas City Supervisory personnel were used by the airlines in place of flight engineers after the strike began last Friday night Engi neers are required on all four engine planes and jets SONGWRITER DIES LONDON Wl Douglas Fur ber 75 writer of the old song hit The Bells of St Marys died Monday in St Marys pneumonia Furber wrote the words of more than 1000 songs and 70 musical plays and revues his greatest success being The Lambeth Walk HULTMAN CONTACTED in es Moines said he was eager talk with the attorney Hult man said he has contacted Min esota authorities and several ounty attorneys in Iowa in ard to this case and other mar iage mill cases This overall matter has been etting my attention for over hree weeks Hultman said The following letter was re eived Monday at the Globe Gazette office and was sent originally to an official in Chick asaw County The official called the letter just another example of a hasty marriage 1 AM WRITING in regards to my daughter who married in your city on Jan 25 1960 the mother wrote in her letter Altho he said he was single ie had a wife and child living n North Carolina On Dec 15 1960 my daughter had his child What I would like to know is what name my daughter and heir child should go by Also if e can be charged with bigamy i state of Wisconsin or should t be in your state The incidence of bigamous re ationships promoted by the owa quickie marriage law is rowing The law encourages uick marriages in Iowa for utofstate persons also pro motes divorce and contributes to ncreased costs for aid to de indent children programs in ome Minnesota counties THESE CONCLUSIONS a d e by several Hennepia ounty Minneapolis and Ram ey County St Paul officials statements to this new spa er Judge Theodore B Knudson udge of the Fourth Judicial istrict Court Minneapolis said lat in a routine examination f my minutes in 180 divorca ases I find that 27 were mar ied in Iowa Judge Knudson added that the majority were teenagers nd the remainder married here in Iowa to avoid Min e s o t as sixmonth waiting eriod after divorce The Welfare Department in ennepin County told Judge Cnudson about a 15yearold irl and a 34yearold man who re driving to Iowa tomorrow to e married after applying to he judge of Juvenile Court for onsent to approve marriage on ie part of the girl WELFARE OFFICIALS said The judge refused to grant the ermit without our usual study y a family counselor to deter nine the prognosis of such a marriage When this was arned by the parties and the iris parents the application or the consent was withdrawn nd the intention expressed that ley would go to Iowa to be married Judge Knudson also used this ase as an example Plaintiff and defendant were named in Northwood on Jan 1 1955 Plaintiff was 15 years f age and defendant was 19 earsold Two children wera orn as issue of this marriage hey were divorced March 17 960 Plaintiff remarried in owa on Aug 17 1960 at ge o 2C This marriage   

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