Mason City Globe Gazette, February 22, 1961

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 22, 1961

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Associated Press United Press International Full Leas Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22 1M1 7e Copy Paper 0 Pour SectionsSecUoi No 117 New reapporiioning proposals fail 3416 Troop movements in Katanga frozen ELISABETHVILLE Katanga Moise Tshombe of Katanga announced Wednesday that his government and the United Nations have agreed to freeze all troop movements In a communique Tshombe said at a meeting between the representative of the United Nations and cabinet ministers of Katanga an agreement was reached whereby all movements of troops likely to lead to friction would be stopped It was an abrupt shift for Tshombe who calls this mineral rich province independent Only Tuesday he had ordered a Chicago landmark l doomed Hull House area sought By BARNEY SEIBERT CHICAGO UPI Hull House whose strength meant help and hope to tens of thousands of the oppressed is fighting threatened destruction by city planners The University of Illinois hopes to build a Chicago cam pus where the worlds third old est and most famous settlement house has worked for 72 years introducing a new way of life to generations of immigrants Planners say the entire 107 acre site including blocksquare Hull House must be levelled JANE ADDAMS Nobel Prize winner and pioneer social worker achieved a social revolution in the smokeblack ened red brick buildings Her fighting spirit passed on to her successors along with the count less problems of the poor Hull House was built as the quiet suburban home of the Charles Hull family but by the time Miss Addams and Ellen Gates Starr bought it in 1889 it was a rundown structure crowded against a livery stable and a saloon The Irish came then the Italians Jews Mexicans Greeks and Negroes All came to Hull House for help and they got it Hull House taught them Eng lish and citizenship It taught mothers how to care for their babies Books and music gave new and old Americans know ledge and beauty Young and old learned handicrafts THE HUNGRY were fed and the homeless housed The late Prime Minister Mackenzie King of Canada and Julia Lathrop who headed the US Childrens Bureau when it was created by President Mc Kinley studied there Jazz im mortal Benny Goodman got his first musical training there The infant American labor movement was nourished there during the trials of the Pullman strike and the great garment strike Miss Addams battled for womens sufferage and for pacifism during World War I At Hull House Miss Addams won for herself scorn and ostra cism and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 TODAY ABOUT 1300 persons are enrolled in Hull House activities not counting half a hundred mentally retarded teenagers who study there daily or scores of students who will be the social workers of tomorrow I am hopeful that the people of this city have enough social intelligence to preserve this place as a living shrine said Eossell Ballard Hull House director for the past 17 years CANT TELL A LIE DENVER UPDFiftecn stu dents at George Washington High School were asked Wed nesday Who was the first president to serve two terms Six didnt know mobilization of all black and white Katangans to prevent any attempt by the UN to neutral ize his armed forces as called for in a Security Council resolu tion Earlier Wednesday Katanga authorities staged a show of force at EHsabethville Airport fearing UN guards there int e n d e d to p r e v ent the movement of Katanga planes Truck loads of troops and police rushed to the airport UN guards were immedia t e 1 y TSHOMBE reinforced anc there were no incidents At United Nations NY the United States is reported urg ing Belgium to pressure defiant Tshombe to bring Katanga into a federation of Congo states that would cooperate with the UN Congo force Informed sources said the United States also is pressing Belgium to keep her nationals from going to Katanga as mer cenary soldiers for the army in Katanga Province which Tshombe proclaimed an inde pendent state last summer soon after the Congo won independ ence 37 injured when train leaves track BUFFALO N D Wl It started to go up and down buck like a bronco said stunned passenger Then it started to sway and it went over The Northern Pacifics crack Mainstreeter bound for Portland Ore from Chicago derailed at 60 miles an hour Tuesday sending nine cars hurtling off the tracks Thirty seven persons were taken to hospitals throughout eastern North Dakota North Iowa Mostly cloudy with occasional rain Wednesday night lows 2530 Occasiona showers and colder Thursday highs 4045 Iowa Cloudy Wednesday nigh and Thursday with occasiona rain probably turning to snow northwest Warmer Wednes day night lows 2025 north west to about 40 southeast Turning colder northwes Thursday highs 30s north west to about 50 southeast Further cloudiness and turning colder Friday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures through Monday will averag 8 to 12 degrees above normal Normal highs for the perio are 30s north and central 40 south Normal lows are 10 tc 18 north 20s south Precipi tation will be below norma with none of consequence in dicated Minnesota Light snow colder Highs Thursday 1532 GlobeGazette weather dat up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 42 Minimum 10 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 16 Minimum 4 Photofax INFORMALITY AT WHITE HOUSE President Kennedy sits informally on a table in his White House office as he talks with Secretary of State Dean Rusk between appoint ments Piggyback moons fail to separate WASHINGTON nights doubleheader satellite shoot was only partially successful and the orbiting devices are not living up to expectations a spokesman for John Hopkins Ap plied Physics Laboratory said Wednesday The pair of space travelers achieved orbit the spokesman said but the path apparently is only a little over 100 miles above the earth instead of the target height of 500 miles The satellites not only are still together but apparently are still joined to the last stage of the launching rocket Failure to separate from the rocket would have prevented separation of the satellites The new satellites are the Navys 250pound Transit IIIB device and a 54 pound hitchhiker called Lofti in Airman killed in crash at Waterloo tended to study space commu nications Prior to the double launching WATERLOO MPi William the United States had put up Knoll 25 Michigan City in five days and built up a string of six straight stationed at the Air Force radar site at Waverly was killed Wed nesday when his car went out of control and crashed into a ditch along a county road northeast of here US denies it has spy school in Japan TOKYO leftist leg space successes since the first of the year The doubleheader went up at Tuesday night from Cape Canaveral Fla propelled by a ThorAbleStar rocket Officials described the experi ment as a qualified success Dr Richard Kershner director of space research for John Hop kins said signals are being re ceived from both of the joined islator charged Wednesday that satcllites He added that tnc the United States operated an Navys program for achieving Asian spy school in Japan for an operational system of four nearly 10 years But the satellites by 1962 had embassy here said the chargdnol been set back by this ex was a complete fabrication Ipcriment Iowas Senate in its second debate DES MOINES Senate Wednesday defeat ed by identical 3416 votes reapportionment plans of fered by Sen Clifford Nystrom RBoone and Edwarc Wearin RRed Oak The vote on the Nystrom plan which had been offered a an amendment came about an hour after the Senate had startec its second fulldress debate on the redistricting issue Nystrom offered his amendment to a plan proposed b Wearin The Nystrom amendment would have reorganized the Senat by providing a 53member body based on area It would have the seven most populatec counties Black Hawk Linn Dubuque Polk Pottawattamie Scott and Woodbury each a senator and would have joinec he remaining counties into two county senatorial districts Wearins plan would set up a 50member Senate on area am a House of 127 based on both area and population Several legislators said tha a plan encompassing Nystrom Senate and Wearins House probably had the best chance for passage IT APPEARS the question definitely wont be settled early said Senate Majority Leader J Kendall Lynes R Plainfield It had been my hope to set tie the issue prior to the re cess he said The big bottle neck has been an alliance in th Senate between those who wis to do nothing and those wh want to keep the House the pop Biochemical firm files bankruptcy SIOUX CITY tf Northern Biochemical Corp of Sheldon filed a voluntary bankruptcy pe tition Wednesday The financiallytroubled firm had been expected to declare bankruptcy since it was re vealed that it had been extended about worth of credit a1 the defunct Sheldon National Bank by embezzler Mrs Burnice Geiger A clerk in the U S District Courts office opened the office to accept the petition Wednes day and then closed the doors Federal offices here were closec for the day because of George Washingtons birthday Elliott Roosevelt chief execu tive officer for Northern Bio chemical said earlier this week that he has the money to start a new corporation to handle the feed supplement which Northern Biochemical made and sold Northern organized in 1959 suspended operations Wednes day It had 55 employes after reaching a peak of 126 employes ast year Cedar Rapids city employes may strike CEDAR RAPIDS ffl All city employes except firemen and policemen have been urged by Teamsters Union Local 238 o vote to go on strike A notice calling a strike vote was placed in all city depart ments Tuesday and city em ployes were invited to attend a strike vote meeting Friday night Mayor James Meaghan said he union has asked for a 25 centanhour wage increase for all city employes plus another paid holiday in addition to the present nine Meaghan said if the employes strike they do so at their own risk On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News5678 Sports 1920 North Iowa News 21 Comrcs 22 Mason City News 2425 Latest Markets 25 Clear Lake News 26 ulaticfti ftouse The major question was Which Sen ate or be reap portioned on an area basis anc which one on population In the second round of the re apportionment fight last week the House approved a plan call ng for a House of 99 members one from each county and a Senate of 56 members from population districts that would ollow county lines But the Senate Reapportion ment Committee ignored the House amendment and brought out for consideration a plan sponsored by Sen Jack Schroe der RDavenport Schroeders plan designated the main vehicle in Wednes days debate would divide the state into 33 threecounty legis lative districts EACH DISTRICT would elect one senator and one representa tive for each 125th of the states population the district contained The districts set up by Schroe der would be assured in the be ginning of at least two House members eachon the basis of the 1960 population Nine other reapportionment plans on file in the Senate will be offered either as amend ments or substitute motions to the Schroeder plan SAME BIGAMY Virgil Allen right studies bigamy evidence her at torney Miss Marlene Mitchell has compiled against Virgil Allen This pic ture was taken shortly after Mrs Allen signed informations in New Hampton against her husband and Bertha Batson Married in Iowa Seek Minnesota pair on charge of bigamy By JIM COLLISON GlobeGaiette Staff Writer NEW HAMPTON I cant understand him Mrs Virgil Allen saM of her husband sought by Minnesota authorities Wednesday for arrest on a charge of bigamy Charged with Mrs Allen signed the infor Allen is Bertha Batson mations complaining that her He seems to want both of us Mrs Allen said Allen and Mrs Batson are charged with bigamy in war rants issued here Tuesday aft ernoon husband on Dec 13 in New Hampton married Mrs Batson The informations claim Mrs Batson entered into the relation ship with the full knowledge N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Message to Mr K Kennedy sent Am bassador Llewellyn Thompson back to Moscow with a personal message to Soviet Premier Khrushchev expressing hope for fruitful continuation of diplo0 matic efforts to better U SRussian relations 85 nabbed in Bolivia LA PAZ government has arrested 85 of its foes under a state of siege imposed to coun ter alleged subversion by Communists and other op position groups Race war charged SALISBURY Southern Sir Roy Welensky mobilized his white supremacy gov ernment of the Central African Federation against a race war he charges the British government is in spiring by insisting on more selfrule for Negroes in Northern Rhodesia Blast hits refinery BORGER terrific explosion followed by fire hit the Phillips Oil Co refinery here The Texas Department of Public Safety says there are nine confirmed dead Islands belong to Reds British government has stated point blank that the disputed offshore Chinese is lands of Quemoy and Matsu belong to the Commu nists Edward Heath the Lord Privy Seal was asked if the government continued to recognize the islands as part of Red Chinas territory He sir The islands are occupied by the Chinese Na tionalists Illnesses bad crops war Washington had few happy birthdays WASHINGTON CROSSING Pa ffi George Washington seldom had a happy birthday When the anniversary rolled around he was more often than not plagued by sickness lack of cash crop failures spiteful tongues sunshine pa triots and politicians handy with the harpoon Posterity seems bent on making up in its own fashion for what the father of his country missed With parties parades and shopping sprees as diversified highlights the Feb 22 anniversary seems headed for eventual status as a full national holiday But it was certainly nothing like a holiday or even a de cent birthday for Washington 200 years ago Wednesday He 29 then living at Mount Vernon deep in problems Research at this center of Washington lore on the Dela ware River shows Washington at that time was suffering from fevers and in severe pain from something resem bling an acute attack of flu His tobacco crop was poor His plantation was running down generally largely be cause he had been away from home so much It was also a time of politi cal crisis for Washington was running for reelection to the Virginia House of Bur gesses from Frederick County His opponent was an old com radeinarms Adam Stephen from the French and Indian War Stephen conducted a whoop ing whirling campaign Ham pered by illness Washington was like a guttering candle competing with a fireworks display Washington won the election but seemed in no mood to celebrate Down through the years Washington wrote often of money worries of going into debt and of being unable to collect money due him of selling land and goods at losses of having to turn down friends appeals for loans As early as died in 1799 at the age of said I pant for retirement so that he might end his days in quiet Before that came to pass however he was called upon to serve eight driving years as president that Allens first marriage ex isted The arrest of Allen and Mrs Batson will highlight a bizarre series of legal actions in Minne sota and Iowa that include di vorce proceedings child cus ody battles manslaughter charges bigamy and perjury Mrs Allen and her attorney larleen Mitchell flew to Mason ity from Minneapolis on Mon ay and then flew to Des Moines o confer with Atty Gen Evan Hultman about the bigamy charges against Allen and Mrs Batson Mrs Allen and Miss Mitchell were passengers in the rented private plane that nosed over on landing at the Mason City airport Monday night THE INFORMATIONS against Allen and Mrs Batson were prepared in the office of Chick asaw County Attorney Jim OConnor Records in the courthouse here show that a Virgil Allen 31 and a Bertha H Batson 26 were issued a marriage license on Dec 13 1960 Frank Lap sing janitor at the courthouse signed the affidavit which Al len and Mrs Batson used to obtain a license An investigation shows that Lansing is acting as witness in obtaining licenses for more than onefourth of the couples married in the county The clerk in 1960 issued 1356 mar riage licenses for ceremonies in Chickasaw County LANSING ON day before charges were filed againsf the Minnesota pair was witness for two couples at New Hampton The clerk of court records show Allen and Mrs Batson were married Dec 13 before Justice of the Peace C B Phil lips Allen and Mrs Batson each claimed they had been di vorced prior to the New Hamp ton marriage the official rec ord shows Mrs Allen said her husband left her in August They were living then in Minneapolis Ha returned and she tried recon ciliation at various times during August and September she said The AllenMrs BatsonMrs Allen triangle broke on New Years Eve at Racine Minn about 17 miles south of Roches er Minnesota authorities re port that the three with two other men were at a ballroom and that following a brawl Ger ald Wilbcr 34 Anoka died from a knife wound Mrs Allen claims she re ceived a severe beating at the hands of her husband and Mrs Batson Another man present at ;

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