Mason City Globe Gazette, February 27, 1961

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowat Daily Newspaper Edittd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The VOL newspaper that makes all North lowans Associated ud United Press International mi Leas Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 1961 neighbors v 7c Copy Paper Consists of Two Ont No 121 Congo troops turn on U N One Mens Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm KWLC Decorah 1210 pm Sun WOI Ames 640 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy 930 pm Thurs Iowa City 910 am Sat Red Cross multiplies your dollars PERHAPS THE MOST AMAZ ing of many amazing things about the American Red Cross is its ability to make a few dol lars do the work of many dol lars It offers a wonderful study in the field of multiplication financial multiplication that is But theres no magic no alchemy involved in it The key to the explanation of how one dollar oftentimes does the work of ten is to be found in three words Red Cross Vol unteers Motivated by a deep seated zeal and working under the guidance of a few trained persons these volunteers are at the very heart of this great cause known as the Red Cross They outnumber career staff workers by a ratio of 155 to 1 In my own community and probably yours its even greater than that The estimated time given by these volunteers in the American Red Cross last year is the equivalent of a fulltime staff of 50000 workers There you have the explana tion of how the dollars please note that Im using the plural you will be giving to the Red Cross during the month of March long ago designated as Red Cross month can be counted to expand and multiply in their appointed use THOUSANDS upon thousands of Americans all ages of Amer icans are contributing of their time and talent as well as of their means Their reward their only reward is the good feeling that comes from satisfying a human need They the Golden are exemplifying Rule From its inception the Red Cross has been built on the foun dation of volunteer service Henri Dunant the Swiss found er of Red Cross was himself a volunteer So was Clara Barton who brought the Red Cross con and CONTINUED North Iowa Considerable cloud iness through Tuesday Lows Monday night mide 20s Highs Tuesday 3539 Iowa Partly cloudy northwest cloudy south and east through Tuesday Snow extreme south Monday night and Tuesday Lows Monday night in the 20s Highs Tuesday in the 30s Further outlook Partly cloudy and mild Wednesday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal Tuesday t h r ough Saturday Norma highs are 35 to 42 and normal lows 15 to 22 degrees Warmer Tuesday or Wednesday Colder Friday or Saturday Precipi tation will average 10 to 25 of an inch occurring as snow Thursday night or Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Tuesday 4048 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 40 Minimum 20 At 8 am 22 Sunrise Sunset GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Maximum Minimum 36 12 10000 hit by floods in South By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Swollen rivers continued to pour over a stricken Southlanc Monday where 10000 or more persons have been left home less Damage from weeklong floods in Alabama Georgia and Missis sippi will run into millions of dollars The Red Cross began estab lishing an emergency field dis aster headquarters at Montgom ery for flood victims AT LEAST 12 persons have died in Southern flood waters caused by torrential rains which lasted most of last week Stricken areas at a glance Alabama Montgomery and central Alabama worst hit At least 3240 evacuated including about 1500 at Montgomery and 700 at Selma Alabama River at Investigate Red arms shipments Lumumbists still gain FROM OTJK WIRE SERVICES LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Unruly Congolese soldiers turned against the United Na tions command in a wave of violence beating four Canadian UN soldiers and attacking a white UN secretary The United Nations protested bitterly against the outbreaks of brutal assault arbitrary ar rest and bestial behavior anc threatened to use force to stop them In a new effort to rescue the Congo from near chaos Congo lese premier Joseph Ileo and South Kasai president Albert Kalonji were reported planning to fly to Elisabethville for top leyel talks with Katanga Presi dent Moise Tshombe They were expected to lay the groundwork for a Congolese round table conference and a bigger leader ship meeting in Geneva sug gested by Tshombe THE VIOLENCE came as troops loyal to slain former premier Patrice Lumumba were reported sweeping across the Congo toward Leopoldville Some Congolese soldiers were believed to be surrendering their garrisons and joining forces with the advancing groups The pro Lumumbist forces were said to have moved oui of their stronghold of Stanley ville capital of Oriental prov ince and were reported to be in the outskirts of the town ol Kikwit in the Leopoldville prov ince These troops loyal to Com munisttrained Antoine Gizenga who proclaimed himself pre mier of the Congo after his men tor Lumumba was killed also tiad been reported advancing into equatorial province and to lave captured the Kasai prov ince capital of Luluabourg Congolese President Joseph Kasavubu was reported to have cabled UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold saying he TRUCK DEMOLISHED R D Holt left studies damage to the truck in which one of his employes Charles Hoekstra received fatal injuries Monday Highway patrolman Jim Lind center investigated the collision Driver of the truck John Wells received minor injuries Man killed at rail crossing Charles Hoekstra 53 Route 2 died at pm Monday of ex tensive head and chest injuries received in a trucktrain col lision at the 12th NE crossing near the Ideal Sand Gravel Co pit John Wells 18 824 6th NW Road driver of the truck in which Hoekstra was a passenger is re ported in satisfactory condition at the hospital The truck owned by R D Holt Route 2 collided at about am with a Milwaukee fourdiesel freight train headed north for Austin Minn HOEKSTRA RECEIVED a crushed chest a punctured lung broken right knee Hoekstra re broken right knee Hoekstra re mained in the truck as it was thrown into the northeast ditch Montgomery reaches record flood stage Gov John Patterson to ask for federal disaster re lief MISSISSIPPI Hattiesburg worst hit with 3600 refugees About 5000 evacuated in state Damage estimated up to million Gov Ross Barnett ap peals to President Kennedy to declare flood areas major dis aster area Leaf River receding slowly at Hattiesburg and West Point on Chattahoochee River at Alabama line suffer most dam age Police at Columbus esti mate 1000 evacuated About 340 evacuated at West Point Chat tahoochee receding slowly cept to our Civil War guided the organization in than 23 feet above infancy America of a century ago pro vided a fertile soil for the Red Cross seed The Red Cross con cept conformed to the estab lished tradition of neighbor help ing neighbor Here was an or ganized way through which vol unteers could serve their com munities and their nation The Red Cross emblem or its counterpart is to be found in some 84 nations I myself have seen it in a score or more of them Australia Indonesia India Pakistan Greece Austria Scandinavia Finland and Rus sia among them In Moscow with headquarters almost with in stones throw of the Kremlin my contact with the Red Cross was as a breath of fresh air in an unventilated cave WITHOUT wishing to detract from the good works of these other segments of the world League of Red Cross Societies I must observe that the role of the volunteeris greatest in the American Red Cross Though federally chartered and charged by government with certain re sponsibilities the American Red Cross enjoys the fullest au tonomy Rank and file Ameri cans as volunteers are the court of last resort They run the show The full range of voluntary participation in the Red Cross program covers a vast field of activity There arc chapter vol unteers who give a few hours a week and there are volunteers who give almost full time in po Continued en 2 Two lose lives in crash at Fairport MUSCATINE persons died here Sunday of injuries suf fered in a threecar crash on Highway 22 two miles east of Fairport Saturday night The victims were Albert Thedc 57 Muscatine and Beulah Newton Bettendorf BOMB FOUND SAIGON Viet Nam UP US officials said Monday a time bomb was found in a jeep parked outside the American officers quarters in downtown Saigon The attempted bombing the first reported aimed at Americans here in more than three years follows an increase in Communist terrorist activity will withdraw all since UN troops cooperation have done nothing to prevent the Lumum Dist advance from Stanleyville THE MOLESTING of the white irl secretary the attack on the Canadians and the forcible ar rest of about 60 UN civilians at a picnic indicated his troops already were directing their ire at the UN command Officials are attempting to verify reports that Communist arms were airdropped to the a n t i government Congolese troops Diplomatic reports have persisted for the past three weeks that cargo planes were airlifting Soviet and Czech small arms including grenades to Oriental province There also were reports that a half dozen trucks loaded with arms entered the Congo a little over a week ago at Aba in the extreme northwest corner of the Sudan border U S officials have never been able to confirm the airlift infor mation to the point where they could make a formal charge If the reports are verified they could have important political effect Because the Gizenga forces in their latest march have met no opposition the UN com mand has felt it had little grounds to intervene JFK sends out proposed education bill WASHINGTON dent Kennedy sent Congress Monday proposed legislation to carry out part of his federal aid to education program He said he believes the meas ure will help lift our schools to a new level of excellence In identical letters to Speaker Sam Rayburn and Vice Presi dent Lyndon Johnson the Presi dent reiterated his hope for en actment of a federal aid bill to spend more than billion over the next three years for school construction and improved teachers salaries Kennedys bill would provide a minimum of per pupil in federal aid to the states The biU would authorize mil ion for the fiscal year starting July 1 million for the fol owing fiscal year and mil lion for the third year of the program to help states build jublic elementary and second ary schools and provide the necessary teachers salaries Each state would be free to decide how to divide its allot ment between construction and salaries On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 6789 Sports 1M2 Latest Markets14 Mason City News 1415 Comics 16 Clear Lake News 17 i North Iowa News18 SAME DATEWOW Safety Department Fljures Black Means Traffic Death in Fast II Houri N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES dies Last guinea pig COLUMBIA S C James Leonard Hanberrys distaste for liquor led him to participate in Dr Walter Reeds experiments in 1901 which led to discovery that yellow fever was transmitted by mosquitoes Hanberry last survivor of the 25 soldiers who vol unteered and helped wipe out yellow fever epidemics died in the Veterans Hospital here Sunday at the age of 86 Denies killing women OTTAWA 111 Chester Rocky Weger 21 denied he bludgeoned Lillian Getting or her two com panions to death in a lonely canyon at Starved Rock State Park last March 14 a crime which he had confessed andthen denied Testifying in a calm un emotional voice Weger answered a question by his attorney No sir I never killed Conrads oii again MIAMI Flying Grandpa Max Conrad has taken off in a small twinengine plane on a nineday 25000 mile aroundtheworld flight that he hopes will break three existing records The 58yearold Winona Minn pilot will carry a passenger with him for the first time on one of his globecircling hops Our No 1 problem MIAMI BEACH Fla President Kennedys top labor adviser says finding jobs for 26 million entrants in the work force during the next decade is the nations No 1 domestic problem Arthur J Gold berg secretary of labor gave that figure in address ing a banquet given in his honor by AFLCIO union officials whom he formerly served as chief counsel To represent Kennedy LONDON Roving ambassador W Averell Harriman will fly to Rabat to represent President John Kennedy at the1 funeral of King Mohammed V of Morocco thrown from the truck eceived lacerations of the head and right arm Gary Mauer 548Vi E State witnessed the crash Mauer driving a loader on the gravel pile northeast of the intersec ion said he saw the truck ap ply brakes He said the truck headed west swerved and sort of slid into the train The right front and side of the truck collided with thefron diesel engine The truck hit tin engine just behind the cab o the ladder THE TRAINMEN estimated that the train was traveling a about 20 miles an hour The high way patrolman who investigatec he accident Jim Lind indicat ed the train was not traveling ast The four engines were pull ng one loaded freight car and 12 empty cars Engineers on the train were Fred Berg 71 and Leonard Ulwelling 55 Austin The con ductor was George Placek 65 Austin The train was made up in Mason City Pacek said Mauer who said he Hid not et a good view of the truck be cause he was driving the loader up the gravel pile said the truck might have been traveling 40 to 45 miles an hour The truck is one used for haul ng garbage from Mason City to he city dump east of the inter section Hoekstras African troubles mount Moroccos kina dies RABAT Morocco cos new king posted heavy se curity forces around strategic points Monday to keep a firm hand on the potentially explo sive political situation created by the unexpected death of his father King Mohammed V The popular 51yearold mon archs heart failed Sunday after a minor operation a team of 10 doctors announced The crown prince Moway Hassan 31 was proclaimed ing An energetic forceful oung man educated in France 6 was named in advance by his ather as his successor in 1957 TOGETHER THEY had run he government of this north African nation of 10 million ince last May trying to head ff leftist challenges by out oing their opponents in friend y overtures to Moscow and in reasing estrangement from the United States The U S has air jases in Morocco As preparations went ahead or the funeral in the royal alacc Tuesday police and roops were posted around nerve centers in Rabat and oth r major cities The king had undergone a mi lor operation in the palace a re Brief surgery had just been com pleted when the kings heart the doctors said They linic for correction of tricted nasal passage ailed tied to revive the monarch with heart massage drugs and electrical shock After a 3Vj hour fight he was pronounced dead THE CROWN PRINCE an nounced his fathers death in a radio broadcast The Cabinet met to proclaim the crown prince as King Mou ay Hassan II It ordered seven days of mourning for the old king a national hero in the ong fight for independence rom France Moulay Hassan who also suc ceeds his father as premier akes over a government di vided between old guard con death came one after the death of Janet Swansiger 18 Nashua Miss Swansiger died last Monday rom injuries received in a car rain collision south of Mason ity Hoekstras death is the servative nationalists and inde pendents Political observers believe the new king who lacks the tower ng prestige his father had among the Morocco will lave a tough time maintaining political stability Feuding po litical factions were kept at bay only because of deference to Mohammed they said In Paris diplomatic sources said Moulay Hassan was more leftist than his father The re cent acceptance of Soviet jet planes and the official welcome given to Soviet President Leo nid Brezhnev were largely the work of the crown prince countys second 1961 traffic fa tality Taxes too high new shop center for sale DES MOINES Iff Officers of Merle Hay Plaza Shopping ienter in northwest DesMoines said land and buildings of the recently constructed center lave been put up for sale Officers of the unit blamed high taxes as the reason for selling j The asking price was not dis closed I Inaccurate Ike says of his reported criticism of JFKs policies WASHINGTON R For mer President Dwight D Eis enhower has disavowed as in accurate and regrettable a fel low Republicans statement that Eisenhower is critical of the direction President Ken nedys administration is tak ing Sen Karl E Mundt RSD talked with Eisenhower for an hour recently at his Palm Springs Calif vacation spot In a news letter he send to constituents Mundt Sunday gave his impression of Eisen howers views He is critical of he ten dencies thus far evidenced by the JFK administration too much left of center too par tisan too slanted toward pro grams supported by union bossism Eisenhower also reported as feeling the Republicans should follow a middleofthe road program ami that he be lieves 70 per cent of all Americans are basically mid dleoftheroaders desiring to avoid extremism cither to the right or the left Mincing no words Eisen hower issued this disavowal through a secretary Sen Mundts statement as reported to me does not ac curately describe either my views on public affairs or my personal plans and I very much regret its issuance The senator evidently in tended to repeat in detail our private and purely social con versation but his recollection the many subjects men tioned and his interpretations differ markedly from my own Especially I regret the as sessment attributed to me of the performance of my suc cessor and his administration on which subject I have formed no judgment Moreover I have always directed my public criticism to ideas and to individuals While in that conversation and on prior oc casion I have expressed oppo sition to certain of the pledges in the platform adopted in Los Angeles I have likewise ex pressed the earnest hope of every loyal American that the future actions of the new ad ministration will promote the overall welfare of the United States The Mundt news letter also said Eisenhower was dis turbed by Kennedys state ments that the economy is in trouble MOHAMMED V Two injured when old house collapsed MOORHEAD Iowa UPI A family of nine is homeless and two of its members hospital ized Monday after a twostory brick house here collapsed ap parently because of its old age Sunday afternoon Mr and Mrs Donald Frock and five of their seven children were inside the structure when it collapsed but managed to get outside without being seriously injured How ever two of the children were hospitalized with minor injuries at Onawa Frcck is an unem ployed worker and the couple is expecting their eighth child ;

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