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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper fdlltd far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The n e wspa per AtiocUted Preit and United Preif International Full Wlrei that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 1 1961 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two No 151 Find body of missing boy Monument to Knute Rockne Death came 30 years ago By DAVID J OESTREICHER FROM OVK WIRE SERVICES WINTHROP The remains of 4yearold Jimmie Franck missing for nearly a month af ter his disappearance shortly before a heavy snow storm was found on the farm operated by his parents Saturday The first of a number of search parlies organized Satur day for an allout effort to find the body now that the snow drifts which hampered earlier efforts had disappeared found Ihe body within minutes after it starled the search The POWER of FAITH THE BODY was found in a small gully only 385 yards fromj the farm home of his parents KANSAS CITY Mo UPI Mr and Mrs Everett Francks Thirty years ago a Transcon tinental and Western Airlines passenger plane plummeted cartwheel fashion out of a gray Kansas sky and crashed into a Pasture It carried eight persons their death One of them was struck Jimmy was one of the Francks four children Authorities said that the spot where the boys body was found apparently was buried in drifts tall as a mans shoulders lofor weeks after the blizzard Knute Rockne of Notre the greatest football coach in the history of the game The crash site is marked by a simple limeslone and granile monumenl carrying Ihe name of Rockne and the seven others who were aboard the trimo tored Fokker Perhaps no one has done more to perpetuate Rocknes memory than Dr D M Nigro a Kansas City physician who was Rocknes classmate at No tre Dame and the last man to see him alive on the ground NIGRO HAD met Rockne at Kansas Cilys Union Station a few hours before the crash when the coach arrived from Miami Fla where he had been vaca tioning Nigro drove Rockne to the airport and put him aboard the plane headed for Los An geles where he was help with a movie tilled The Spirit of Notre Dame About two hours laler Ni gro recalls I received a call from Ihe airport masler who knew me and knew that I had put Rockne on the plane He told me of the crash Nigro relayed the news to Rocknes two young sons who were students at Kansas Citys Pembroke School and together they drove to the crash scene near in Kansas rolling flint hills country Nigro later founded the Rock ne Club of America to perpetu ate the memory of his friend and is now spearheading a drive to move the monument from its present location near Baxaar to a service area on the Kansas Turnpike where it would be seen by thousands of motor ists every year THE NEWS OF the crash plunged the world into deep mourning for Rockne Presi dent Herbert Hoover termed his passing a nalional loss The plane had lefl Kansas City in the face of a fast mov ing cold front that was sweep ing across Kansas The weath erman al Bazaar described Ihe air lhal day as full of dust and smoke with an awful wind Federal investigators later re ported thai Ihe crash was caused by icing on Ihe mono planes wings that rendered its controls inoperative A massive search was ordered Saturday aflcr spring rains and warm lemperatures finally melt ed away the snow cover in the area A National Guard helicopter also was called in for Salurdays search Hundreds of volunleers answered the call to help in one allout last effort The fields were heavy with thick mud BUCHANAN COUNTY attor ney James OConnell a former Marine set up a command post just south of the Franck farm OConnell Sheriff Emery Hart and Deputy Sheriff Ray Moline maintained radio contact with the search areas by means of twoway radios in police cars The entire area included in the search was blocked off by stale and local police to prevent curious spectators from inter fering with the hunt More gains by Reds in Laos VIENTIANE Laos Com munist rebel groups have taken he important Laotian govern nenl stronghold of Tha Thorn 85 miles northeast of the capital n a major assault that shattered a weekold near ceasefire West ern sources said Saturday These sources which were close to the fighting area saidi units of Vietminh troops from ntuncs aso vi A dominant theme of the agcold cnurcn ritcs and Birch Society head denies calling EisenhowerCommie1 BELMONT Mass fl Rob ert Welch 61 founder of the never had that opinion hei said I never thought it then controversial John Birch Sowith firmness enough to publish ciety says he never called foril or to say it in public and I mer President Dwight D Eisendont today hower a cardcarrying Com Some congressmen have munist His denial came Friday night as criticism mounted around the rightist organization after a called for investigation of the John Birch Society by the House Commitlee on UnAmerican Ac tivities the Senale Inlernal Se rldisclosure Welch once wrotejcurity subcommittee and the jthal former President DwighliSenate Government Operations D Eisenhower was a dedijCommittee cated conscious agent of the But chairmen of all three Communist conspiracy jbodies indicated they had no In a privatelyoublished book plans for such an inquiry jj Welch also criticized Milton Eij Rep Edgar W Hiesland R the former presijCalif a member of the society dents brother and describedjc a 11 e d congressional attacks jformcr Presidents Harry S Truip a r t of a pro Communist I man and Franklin D Roosevelt smear jand the late Secretary of Statej But a spokesman for theJus JJohn Foster Dulles as tools ofitice Department in Washington communism jsaid the societys activities have Welch said he never viewedjbecome a matter of concern Eisenhower as a Red agent llto the departmenl ROBERT WELCH He Is risen Mark Russians endorse Laos negotiations MOSCOW UPI The Soviet Union replied Saturday to a British pro posal for an immediate ceasefire in Laos by calling for international negotia tions the official government newspaper Izvestia reported Izvestia did not mention a cease fire Russia delivered its reply to the British ambassador Shortly afterward the official afternoon newspaper said the reply called for an international conference and reactivation of threepower control com mm Iowa flood region is disaster area Christiandom awaits Easter its most joyous of holidays com mission to solve the crisis Premier Nikita Khrushchev called in US Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson for an hour and a half discussion of Ihe Laotian crisis But no de tails were forthcoming The problem of Laos which has darkened the international horizon can and should be solved by peaceful negotia jtions Izvestia said FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES President Kennedy has declared flood Officials here reported the riv er receding at a rate of about 2 inches an hour after it reached By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christiandom the world over waits in mounting reverence Saturday for the dawn of its most joyous of days For Sunday is Easter the day on which the crucified Christ arose from the tomb were reported to have Nam takenl modernday flock in the mes sage He spread ages peace In New Yorks Times part in the siege which indudj SAby His eel heavy artillery shelling Tha Thorn is just south of the Plain of Jars where major iViefminh units are believed lo cated and only 25 air miles from npetlfkltftriltMrtll nftnnr the Thailand border and the key government city of Paksand 6000 Marines wellhidden HONOLULU U S Navy kept 6000 Marines well hidden somewhere in the Pacific Saturday refusing to say where they were or where they were processionists arrested ers waits in a vigil for peace to be climaxed Sunday with an Easter Sunday sunrise service Similar sunrise services are to be held1 throughout the an extinct volcano in Hawaii in a cave in Mis souri at St Pauls Basilica in Rome and at Jerusalem where the end of Christs phy sical life gave Easter its be ginning Across America millions are laying out their finery for the traditional Easter fash ion parades Millions too are preparing colorful eggs for the big Easter egg hunts President Kennedy and his family plan to spend the holi day in Palm Beach Fla and will not be on hand for the traditional Easter egg roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Easter Monday But the capital itself is in stricken Eastern Iowa a disasja crest of 1966 feet Friday Her area Gov Norman Erbei As the river began its decline namp a convocation of an international name a The reply was much the same as that expected by general acceptance of the its holiday array of spring cherry blossoms and 11 ma jor sunrise services are scheduled in or near Wash ington including one at Ar lington National Cemetery One of the more colorful ob servances is scheduled Satur day night on the hills sur rounding Fredericksburg Tex There Easter fires will be lighted as they have been for 114 years For those who would be lieve behind the Iron Curtain Archbishop Francis Cardinal Spellman expressed a m e sjdpJomats had expressed some sage of hope in a broadcasl joptimism on the Soviet position carried to them by Radio lin bclief any move toward a Free Europe Identified with j settlement of Laos was a major Him we share His Cross and first steP we share His crown he said IT IS of course assumedsaid Saturday that for this it is necessary toj Erbe said he received a tele have the agreement of all from the President de interested parties in order toidaring sections of the state hit reach the necessary decision oflby the rampaging waters of the mutually accepted principles jCedar River a major disaster Precisely for this reason Soviet Union has proposed thej The governor said he would rnnrrlinatnr pariv coormnaior eariy here concern was shifted o smaller communities d o w n stream which may be less pre pared to fight the raging tor rents THE RIVER winds southeast ward to a confluence with the Mississippi River near Oakville i age luuvucdliuil Ji dU llUKilldUUIjai c j rlnpvt wppktn nrnrp thp nprpt It paSSCS ColumbUS Junction and conference and a resumption of next weeh lo Process tne rf cm the work of the commission onsary forms to Procure the and several smaller ine work oi me commission on i towns on its southern course Laos Izvestia said dlu lne bldle wm 6el lo re i ipair the municipal flood damPlcking UP the lowa Rlver near Columbus Junction However officials said it would be a matter of time be fore it would be known just what extent the downstream flooding would reach Everything seems to be un der control Cedar Rapids May or James Meaghan said hope ERBE HAD requested all of j Americanbacked British prothe eastern Iowa floodravaged posal but possible insistence on districts to be in the disaster negotiations before a cease fire area recognition This would in is achieved jclude Charles City Waterloo Both British and AmericaniEvansdale Cedar Rapids Vin N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES headed The First Marine Brigade left HAVANA Police arrested 50 persons taking jKanchoe Hawaii 10 days part in an Easter procession and took them to jail as Charles E Gus D o r a i s aboard the Navy transports they shouted Cuba si Russia no and Long live Rocknes roommate at Noire Okanogan and Bayficld OrigiChrist the King The Fide Castro government Pewits this year for traditional religious proces FAIRandtfARMER U S SECRETARY of State Dean Rusk was awakened be ton and Cedar Rapids Earlier the Small Businessjfully Its just a matter of Administration had labeled flood waiting now for the river to areas in Black Hawk and But ler counties as disaster areas drop to a safe level Before reaching here the Co Residents of Cedar had driven some 3500 per meanwhile breathed a sigh oflsons from their homes in the relief as the Cedar began itscharles Citv and Waterloo areas fore Pajm after reaching a nearJin its worst rampage in history record flood crest here and causIProperty damage in the Water ing millions of dollars of damlooCedar FallsEvansdale area ages since it slarled its ramalone was estimated at mil Rockne is not dead to me any more than any really great man dies The impact of his Southern California for partici pation in war games But they didnt worseningof charming wonderful pcrsonaliithe Laos situation sparked ru ty that he planted in the hearts of his hoys will carry his gospel of clean living and fair play on and on after we arc all gone WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE of Empbria the journalistic poet laureate of Kansas in those days summed up the crash in these words Whatever happened is known only to the pilot and the gray overhanging clouds which drift ed off to the southwest carrying I he secret of the death of Knute Rockne and his seven compan ions in its bosom So died the great viking of football on a high hill overlook ing a prairie al the crossroads of the old forgotten stage road and the new highway of the air and at his bier keeping vigil on the hill top stood not the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame but four suntanned horsemen of the plains forcing hack from Hie wreckage a gaping curious crowd Swiftly and painlessly he passed from a land of far hori zons into horizon without bounds i mors that the Marines were headed West instead of east The Honolulu Advertiser said the brigade would join the Third Marine Division from Okinawa at Subic Bay in the Philippines LEAVES FOR AFRICA WASHINGTON ffi V i e e President Lyndon B Johnson de parted for Africa Saturday on his first overseas mission for President Kennedy He will represent he United States al the independence celebrations of Senegal a former French colony on Africas Atlantic coast sions 5 tots die in fire BUSKIRK Ky Five children suffered fatal burns and their widowed mother was injured serious ly when fire destroyed a fiveroom frame house The victims were Jimmy Damron 6 Gene 5 Everett 3 and foiirmonthojd twins Terry Lee and Tanny Len The United Nations SAME DATE 104 Gurkhas in Katanga LEOPOLDVILLE Congo sent 1000 Gurkha troops flying to north Katanga as an emergencymove to prevent a new flareup of civil war in the Congo A U N spokesman said it has been decided to significantly strengthen the U Ns military position as the danger of large scale clashes is clearly Algerian rebels hedge PARIS The rebel Algerian government in Tunis may withdraw its threat to boycott peace talks if France agrees to recognize it as more im portant than other Arab nationalist groups it was reported Loyalty oaths opposed WASHINGTON A group of 282 college stu dents has endorsed President Kennedys Peace Corps opposed loyalty oaths or FBI investigations of prospective members l when first word of the Soviet ireply was received He flew there for conferences with Pres ident Kennedy on the unfolding Southeast Asian situation The President expected full reporlsj on the KhrushchevThompson session along with contents of the note given Britain The British proposal called for these three steps to end the Iowa Generally fair war in Laos and remove Sunday Lows Saturday thrcat Of a general war in upper 20s north to near 301 An jm mediate ceasefire south A little warmer south Reactivation of an interna ounday Uional control commission made Minnesota Generally fairup of Canada Poland and India through Sunday a little warm10 supervise the ceasefire er Highs Sunday in 40s j Convocation of conference ofj jat least 14 GlobeGazette weather dalaiRcc china and the United page a week ago lion up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 47 Minimum 15 At 8 am 21 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 48 Minimum 35 Irate wife hopes that Artichokes MEMPHIS Tcnn W A Ncwslrand a factory worker discuss ways in which iLaos would be made truly neu Ira I EASTER IN FLORIDA BARTOW Fla Evangel ist Billy Graham brings his Florida crusade to Peacc River Park near Barlow Sunday morn ing for Easter sunrise services Sponsors predict a crowd of 25 000 if he weather is good On the inside told a buddy Friday he had noj ft unch his wife was sore Latest Markets 9 lim for slaying out late at a poker game He exhibited a sandwich from his lunch box Between the slices of bread i was a thick piece of paper bear Comics 10 Society News 1112 Sports 1314 Clear Lake News 15 i Editorials 14 I ng the message 1 hope Business News 1718 choke I North lowa News 20 Al Iholnfax TIED FOR FLOOD PRECAUTION Little Billy McGregor 5 Atkins must have wondered if this were an April Fools Day joke when ho found this power boat tied to a parking meter at Cedar Rapids It was an aftermath of the flooded Cedar River which watt slowly ebbing Saturday Someone had tied it block from the precautionary mcafuires   

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