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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper IdiUd for ttw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL Tht newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors AincUUd Pr ud OnlUd Inlerntlonl Full Wire MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 3 1961 I7e Copy Tbl Conlt of Two On Nt Ill Red China to free ailing Yank spy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KCLO 1300 pm Sunday KWLC Decorah 1210 pm Sun WOI Ames am Tuesday WTAD Qulncy pm Thurs WSUI lows City 9101 am Sat What is next for Portugal OR A TIME earlier this year it looked as if the Salazar dictatorship in Portugal might be on the brink of dis placement That was when the liner Santa Maria was hijacked by Portuguese revolulionists in West Indian waters Capt Henrique M Gaivao leader of Ihe armed dissidents explained just before the vessei was turned over to the Brazilian navy on Feb 3 that the inten tion of his little band was mere ly to prove that Dictator Salazar is not invulnerable A few days later back in Portugal a group of profession al men in an extended bill of particulars accused the Salazar government of being repressive This was followed straightway by the presentation of a mani festo to the Portuguese presi dent Americo Tomas Salazar is officially premier not presi The manifesto called for restoration of fundamental lib erties release of political prison ers the end of censorship and the return of opposing political parties BUT ALL OF THIS passed over in a hurry At the moment Antonio Oliveira de Salazar gives every appearance of be ing about as firmly entrenched in his dictatorship as at any time since 1932 when he took over formally as strong man and premier Actually four years before that in 1928 as minister of finance he began ruling with an iron hand Between 1910 and 1926 16 Drive or HI shoot Mainstreet showdown ROME UPI Just how polite can you be Motorist Plinio Ranucci saw a pedestrian crossing the street Sunday and stopped to let him pass Pedestrian Giuseppe Masi 69 told Ranucci to go ahead The motorist insisted that the pedestrian had the right of way The exchange of courtesies went on for some time Then Masi whipped out a pistol and pointed the muzzle at Ranuccis throat Drive on or Ill shoot you he said in a threatening voice Ranucci did Police alerted by passersby picked up Masi shortly afterward and fook him to a neuropsychiatric clinic FAIRandWARMER North Iowa Fair to partly cloudy Monday night lows in mid 20s Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday highs in the 40s Iowa Clear to partly cloudy Monday night lows in the 20s Partly cloudy to cloudy Tues day with occasional rain be ginning northwest warmer southeast and extreme south highs 40s southwest northeast to 50s Further Partly cloudy with chance of scattered showers Wednesday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures the next five days Tuesday through Saturday will aver age 4 to 8 degrees below nor mal Normal highs are in the 50s Normal lows are in the Helicopters fly supply route in Laos VIETIANE Laos UPI United States civilian pilots flew five Americansuppliec helicopters on their first supply runs over frontline areas in Laos today while Communist supported troops continued to advance The helicopters part of a group of 16 supplied by the United States to the Royal Lao tion government to help ease its supply and communications problems were assembled by U S Marines in neighboring Thailand and flown to Laos THE FIVE new helicopters were accompanied by four old helicopters when they flew off from the administrative cap ita of Vientiane in the direction of Tha Thorn Government troops were driv 30s It will be rather from Tha Thorn a village in throughthe period with only minor day to day tempera ture changes Precipitation Xicng K h o u a n g province 32 miles southeast of the vital Plain of Jars last Friday by Corn will average 40 to 60 inches munist rebel lroops who are be occuring as occasional rain or Ing suPPhed bv Soviet snow mostly in half of the week the latter Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Tuesday 4555 years little Portugal had been shaken by 26 revolutions and coups detat In May of 1926 a rigid military dictatorship took over Doctor Salazar a PhD rather than a medical doc tor was a university profes sor at the time He was asked to take over as finance minister and he conditioned his accept ance on a grant of absolute authority over all expenditures From the start he let it be known that he regarded dicta torial rule as the only way to bring about rational reorganiza tion of the state and solve its political problems By 1928 he was proclaiming that when the time came for him to give or ders he expected the Portu guese to obey AFTER STRAIGHTENING out Portugals chronically un balanced budgets Salazar started organizing what he called the corporative state GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum data 42 17 35 41 32 Appeal by wife is effective R E McCann held since 51 THUS WHILE the United Slates Britain and the Soviet Union discussed a ceasefire in Laos on the diplomatic front both sides continued to back their partisans on the fighting fronts with aid Laotian defense minister Brig Gen Phoumi Nosavan said the proRed rebels still were advanc ing in the Tha Thorn area after taking the village in an assault Bui government forces were re ported advancing slowly against irebel patrols backed by arlil ilery ard morlar fire on Ihe Vien LONDON E Me C a n n an American citizen jailed for 15 years by the Com munist Chinese on charges o espionage is being freed anc will leave China Wednesday Peiping radio announced Mon day Peiping said Communist au thorities decided to free the ail ing McCann after his wife who visited him in jail appealed for his release McCann is said to be dying oi lung cancer Formerly of Alia dena Calif he long was en gaged in business in China He was jailed in Tientsin June 14 1951 under a 15year sentence THE RELEASE of McCann leaves these four other Ameri cans all convicted of espion age still in Red Chinese pris ons John T Downey New Britain onn US Army civilian em ploye sentenced to life in pris on Nov 23 1954 Richard E Fecteau Lynn Mass U S Army civilian em ploye sentenced to 20 years Nov 23 1954 Bishop James R Walsh Cum berland Md Roman Catholic missionary sentenced March 8 1960 to 20 years Hugh F Redmond Jr Yon ters NY American business man sentenced to life in Sep ember of 1954 GlobeGazette up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum weather Prabang highway weather data 30 21 near Muong kgy pojnt on the road about 45 miles south of the royal capital of Luang Prabang N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Weger gets Hie term OTTAWA 111 Chester Otto Weger convicted bludgeon slayer was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of one of three matrons slain at Starved Rock State Park more than a year ago UN approves money bill UNITED NATIONS N Y The General As sembly approved over Soviet objections an emergency a setup in which all phases of money measure to keep the United Nations operation economics are placed under the going in the Congo The vote without roll call was 51 to 10 with 22 abstentions The ninenation Soviet bloc and Mali PEIPING SAID McCanns pardon was granted for humani tarian reasons Peiping said Mrs McCann who arrived in Communist China last week to be with her jailing husband had repeatedly asked for his release Mrs McCann was granted a visa by Red China following talks in Warsaw Poland last month between the US and Chinese Communist ambassa dors She flew from San Francisco to Hong Kong where she crossed the border into Commu nist China last Monday Just before leaving Hong Kong she said she would plead with lead Floods losing punch 8 counties affected ANNOUNCES PARIS TRIP White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger clad in shorts announces President Kennedys plans to visit Paris May 31 AP Photofax as he holds a briefing for newsmen at Palm Beach Fla The chief executive will be in France three days Kennedy DeGaulle to confer in Paris PALM BEACH Fla OP at this time he knows of no resident Kennedy will fly to aris May 31 for three days of alks with French President Charles de Gaulle Announcing this Monday the residents vacation headquar ers said he will be accompanied y his wife Jacqueline In reply to questions White House press secretary Pierre alinger told a news conference plans for Kennedy to visit other tend a Salute to Kennedys dinner in Boston marking his European capitals in connection 44th birthday then go on to New US ship stopped by Cuban gunboat GUANTANAMO BAY Cuba naval authorities said Monday the American cable ship Western Union was inter cepted by a Cuban gunboat and then freed after US jet planes and a destroyer went to her as sistance A naval spokesman with the Paris trip THE PARIS visit will be Ken nedys first trip abroad as presi dent He will go to Canada in advance of going to France Plans for a trip to Ottawa to address the Canadian Parlia ment were announced earlier Indications now are that Ken nedy will go to Ottawa perhaps two weeks before visiting Paris Kennedy plans to leave for Paris by jet plane probably on the night of May 30 He will leave Washington May 29 to at ers of the Peiping Red regime to permit her to take her ailing husband home On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 6 York the next day for a dinner being given to raise funds to fight cancer The visit was greeted as a considerable diplomatic victory for President de Gaulle and a sign of Kennedys respect for Frances World War II hero OFFICIAL SOURCES pointed out that by the reported date of the Paris visit Kennedy wiU have talked to British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and West German Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer By diplomatic protocol Ken nedy owes a visit to France De Gaulle paid an official visit to the United States in April i960 COLUMBUS JUNCTION The swollen Cedar River wai ilosing its punch Monday as its high waters neared the end of a destructive path through eastern Iowa j The joins the ilowa River dur jing the night Sunday without causing serious flooding in this town of 1123 which is about 40 miles from the Cedar Rivers mouth on the Mississippi After causing millions of dol lars in damage in northern ci ties and towns the Cedar River glided through smaller commu nities Sunday without must de struction However thousands of acres of farmland along the river were flooded and the floodwa ters probably will keep farm ers out of their fields for somo time delaying planting THE LAST danger spot bt fore the flood waters pour into the Mississippi is at Wapello about 10 miles southeast of here Lowlands around the town are protected by dikes and author ities have reinforced them for the expected onslaught Most officials were confident the dikes would hold Upstream thousands of fam ilies were beginning the dreary process of cleaning and repair ing the flooded homes The Red Cross announced that 3660 families in an eight county area were forced from heir homes About 150 families have applied for aid the Red Cross said and another 650 families are expected to ask for assistance The Red Cross said the hard est hit area in last weeks flood was at Waterloo Some 1400 families left their homes in Waterloo and EvMnsdale and another 925 families were forced from their homes at nearby Cedar Falls ALL WERE battered by Cedar River as was Charles City where the Red Cross said 500 families left their homes Society News8910 j France and the United States is said the cable ship was stopped Mason City News 1213 relatively long Western diplo in international waters Saturl Latest Markets 13 mats in Paris fear that the list day about five miles off the Cui Sports iwm Srow lonSer Unless there is I some quick move to coordinate the views of the new Kennedy About 500 families also were The list of differences between evacuated at Cedar Rapids and ban port of Baracoa on the northeastern part of the island The US destroyer the John W Weeks did not enter Cuban wa ters and the planes did not fly over them 510000 FINE DES MOINES oo businessman Rudolph H Parr 56 was fined and jplaced on two years probation Mrs McCann had been withjfor federal income tax evasion her husband in Tientsin ChinaIby Federal Judge Roy L Steph before 1951 ii his arrest on June 14 control of a corporation with an ancient guild Juntas were organized for each major field of the economy fruit industry fishing agri culture retailing insurance etc each a governmentman aged monopoly Wages prices and profits arc all fixed by the dictatorship With it went slrict limitations on expressions of opinion which might upset the nations politi cal or fiscal equilibrium Uni versal suffrage has had no champion in Dr Salazar His views on the whole subject of democracy were set forth in 1959 when he staled The idea that a parliamen tary system serves the interests of the nation better than any other system is not well founded The problem is merely how we arc going to replace parlia menlarianism without falling into the risks of totalitarianism which would make the stale a Ccntinutd en 2 Molly Brown score nominated for Grammy HOLLYWOOD Capitols original cast recording of Mere dith Willsons musical score for The Unsinkable Molly Brown las been nominated for i Grammy award in The Besi Show Album and a number of Latin among the abstainers by the Nationa no France Yugoslavia Cuba Academy of Recording Arts and American countries were Banthebomb demonstrations LONDON Tens of thousands of banthebomb demonstrators jammed Trafalgar Square to protest nuclear arms in Britain British envoy arrives WASHINGTON Lord Home the British for eign minister arrived here to start preliminary work with Secretary of State Dean Rusk on a Western reply to the Soviet Unions note on Laos They are ex pected to have a draft reply ready when Prime Min ister Harold reaches here late Tuesday afternoon for conferences with President Kennedy Airliners in skid landings BOSTON Mass Landing gear trouble forced two giant propjet airliners with 114 persons aboard to make emergency landings at Boston and Montreal airports No one was injured in either of the safe landings Sciences Willson won the first NARAS Grammy for Best Show Album with The Music Man EXGENERAL DIES TUCSON Ariz ifft Brig Gen Joseph J OHare Ret 68 Washington D C World War II hero and former assistanl football coach at the U S Mil ilary Academy died Sunday apparently of a heart attack SAME DAT11MO107 enson Parr who pleaded no defense was fined 2000 on each of five counts News Quiz 17 Clear Lake 20 North Iowa News 24 Kinross man killed when auto overturns WELLMAtt ffl Curtis W Cooke 44 Kinross was killed Monday when his car left High way 22 and rolled over into a waterfilled ditch Authorities said Cooke apparently was asleep when the car left the administration and French president The differences the aloof 30 families left their homes in both Vinton and Greene The Red Cross said 10 families were forced from their homes by flooding streams in Decorah and Waverly and the swollen Winnebago chased 255 families in of the two men were brought into relief with the Laos crisis General agreement was reached at the Bangkok SEATO meeting but French Foreign Minister Couve de Murville successfully opposed the toughly worded threat to use force that the United States wanted Instead the SEATO allies adopted the from their dwellings in Mason approachjCity road two miles east of here Hejmilder version urged by Couve was alone Murville The flooded districts were de clared disaster areas by Presi dent Kennedy Saturday State Geologist H Garland Hershey Iowa City was named state flood director by Gov Norman Erbe to work with THEIR BROTHERS SISTERS DIED IN FIRE Darlene Johnson 11 places an Easter egg in the hand of her sister Diane 2 hospitalized with head and leg burns when a predawn fire swept through their wooden frame home Sun day in Saginaw Mich Five other chil AP Ihotofajc dren in the family perished Diane and Darlene were saved by their mother Mrs Dolores Johnson 31 also hospital ized with burns and shock Firemen said the flames started in a firstfloor wing but the cause may never be known federal authorities in assessing flood damage Picked to work with Hershey were Robert Mer rill of the Iowa Highway Com mission and Paul Houser direc tor of public health engineering of the department of health Iowa Falls farmer dies when auto hits semitrailer IOWA FALLS Brand 54 Iowa Falls farmer was j killed early Sunday when his car plowed into the side of a semitrailer truck at the junc tions of Highway 65 and 20 northeast of here Authorities ide n t i f i e d the driver of the truck as Raymond Stallman 20 of Sioux Falls SD He was not injured Stallman had pulled into a farm driveway and was back ing out on the highway when Ihe collision occurred officers said inches of snow falls at Bedford Rain and snow bit a large area of weslern and central Iowa Sunday But clearing skies and a bright sun quickly erased most of the snow Monday Bed ford got 2V4 inches of snow Tha Weather Bureau said precipita tion amounts were light and would not affect swollen streams in various parts A Ihf stale   

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