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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Homt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Awociited United Press International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 4 1961 c a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One No 2ff Babysitter held in deaths of 3 children DUBUQUE 29year old baby sitter described as having a compulsion for holdj suffocation The latest death oc curred Thursday night Dubuque County ing children was being held here Friday in connection with the deaths of three Dubuque youngsters two of them mem bers of the same family Police said Mary Madigan Dubuque was sitting on differ ent occasions with three chil dren when all died apparently of Grave yard in capital Memorials mark landscape By RICHARD SPONG Editorial Research Reports the na tions capital become an un planned cemetery The suggestion is not exactly new Sen Hugh Scott RPa made it some time ago in ex pressing displeasure with a de sign for a monument to Presi dent F D Roosevelt It comes j William Thinnes said Miss Mad igan faces a possible murder charge He said authorities would complete their investiga tion Friday and would probably file charges Saturday POLICE SAID Miss Madigan was the baby sitter when Karen Sue Nemmers 20 months old died July 12 Michael Fitzpat rick four months old died the following night and Gail Sue Nemmers 3 sister of Karen Sue died Thursday night Police said Miss Madigan told them in each case she was hold ing the children in order to quiet them and said I guess I held them too tight Thinnes said the 5 feet SVz inch 192pound Miss Madigan had a great compulsion for holding children She apparently loves children and has no intent to hurt them Dubuque police Chief Percy LEON BEARDEN Wife to stay by hijacker COOLIDGE Ariz tt The fantastic scheme of an itinerant car salesman and his teenage son to swipe a S5 million jet N Lucas said Miss Madigan told them that Thursday night she picked up Gail Nemmers jwhen the child began crying SHE SAID she had put her hand over the childs mouth every now and then to stop her from crying because she thought it would irritate the neigh bors Lucas said she then cradled the child close against her into the news again in connecj breast and thought she said tion with two resolutions now I Hold me tighter So I squeezed her harder Lucas said Miss Madigan told him She then placed the girl back in her crib called police who in turn summoned the fire depart ment rescue unit The child was dead on arrival at a hospital POLICE SAID they began Miss Madigai morning after a early i check of their files showed she haci been the sitter on all three oc casions Miss Madigan had gone to a hospital Thursday night and was given a sedative to help her sleep Lucas said police had not checked after the first two deaths because the childrens mothers thought the deaths had been natural because both had been under a doctors care Police said Karen Sue Nem mers had had a heart condition and Mrs Nemmers had as sumed it had caused the death The second child Michael Fitz patrick had had pneumonia Thinnes said airliner and fly it to Cuba shocked their family and friends Ordinary likeable citizens was the concensus of Arizona ac quaintances of Leon Bearden 38 and his son Cody 16 Most puzzled of all by Thurs days escapade was Beardens wife Mary Ruth 36 SHE TOLD NEWSMEN in her modest Coolidge home her hus band never mentioned Cuba ex pressed no interest in airplanes jet or otherwise and didnt have any guns around the house Hes been such a good hus band and a good father He nev er runs around He plays tennis with me and the children all the time She said Cody is a regular boy who likes to sing and play the guitar and is popular with girls Cody and his brother Daryl 15 often chopped cotton for farm ers in the area she said THE COUPLE HAS two other children Jimmy 7 and Joni a 14yearold daughter CLOUDY she knew MIC Knew her husband had a criminal record but I dont think it is important Im married to him and I do owe my loyalty to him I will stick by him before Congress which would authorize the architect of the Capitol to construct a memorial to President James Madison Now this is no halfdime en terprise Sponsors of the project have in mind spending S39 million Of this S12 million would be for the memorial itself and S27 mil lion for a twolevel vault under neath which would hold all Presj idential papers of the Library of Congress More interestingly the Madi son monument would be sited in the twoblock area to pur chase which Congress at the 1960 session appropriated mil lion Located within the area was a building housing the Cap itol Hill Club an exclusive pri vate establishment for leading Republican figures GOP mem bers of Congress and the in evitable lobbyists RESIDENTS ON THE HILL particularly those who had done over their dwellings at consider able cost and local merchants made loud noises But they were efficiently steamrollered It was suggested variously that the land would be used for new facilities for the Legisla tive Branch or for the Library of Congress Voting against a Library facility in Congress is a little like coming out strongly against motherhood and virtue SPEAKER RAYBURN a member of the House Office Building Commission was one of the most influential spokes men for the proposed purchase Two attempts to eliminate it from a supplemental appropria tions bill were beaten back handily in the House Equally interesting are the supporters of the pending rcso fivedav forecastTemper ll lution They include as listed Peru during niuuti uny inuuac as nsitu atures wlu average near norlution tnere mal for the five day period j When the nicr refuscd D inTlie10 the air 80s in northeast Iowa Swift action in filing charges in hijacking cloudy Friday with scattered heavy thunderstorms southeast and extreme south central lows in Violence not new for pilot LOS ANGELES in the air is nothing new to Capt Byron D Rickards 52 com mander of the Continental Air lines jetliner hijacked near El Paso Tex Cora Rickards his wife told a reporter this is i the second itimc in his e a r s as a commercial pi jlot that he has been held hos Itage at gun point abo a r d his plane THE FIRST incident was in mid 60s Generally fair Satur1930 when day little cooler northwestIRkkards flew RICKARDS highs 8590 Further Pan American World Air Fair and continued mild Sunways Peruvian rebels corn day mandeered his Ford Trimotor plane and forced it to land at a revo By BILL RICHARDSON EL PASO Tex An itin erant car salesman and his son who hijacked a jet air liner caused a national furor that reached in to the White House and Congress There were demands Friday that such crimes be punished 2 plead innocent on charges EL PASO Tex their j arraignment before U S Com missioner Henry Clifton Leon Bearden and his son Cody en tered pleas of innocence They were charged with transporta tion of a stolen plane and kid naping Id like to plead not guilty currently the elder Bearden told Clifton The boy Cody nod ded affirmatively to the com missioners question if that went for him too TEMPERS FLARED and words grew bitter in Congress as clerks rushed reports of the hijacking to senators and rep resentatives It wasnt until Sen A S Mike Monroney DOkla told the Senate of the capture of the Beardens that senators general ly decided Cuba might not be involved Monroney made his announce ment after conferring with Na jeeb E Halaby FAA admini strator Halabys Federal Avia tion Agency authorized com mercial airline pilots and crews to carry guns to prevent any future hijackings THE FAA ACTION drew criti cal response from the Air Line Pilots Association and airline spokesmen displayed little en thusiasm for the plan Most congressional reaction to the incident stemmed from the belief that Cuba was in volved Tempers calmed when it became known that the hi jacking team was an American father and his son FIDEL CASTROS govern ment protested to the U N Se curity Council Friday because U S congressmen assumed the astro regime was behind the lijacking of a Boeing jet air liner Thursday A Cuban note to the council accused the U S government of using the plane incident as a pretext for preparing military aggression against Cuba Titan missile displays fire for film test CAPE CANAVERAL Fla The successful 5000mile test flight of a Titan missile has edged the intercontinental range weapon a step closer to combat readiness The huge 98foot rocket covered the oceanspanning course Thurs day night marking its path with a bright flashing Tracking cameras as stiffly as piracy on the high seas Leon Bearden 38 a con victed robber and his son Cody 16 who held 10 host ages at gunpoint for nearly nine hours Thursday in a Boeing 707 were bound over to a federal grand jury under bonds totaling 3200000 Bear den had served time in Ari zona and California prisons After getting orders from President Kennedy not to deal with the hijackers Border Patrol men shot the tires from the S5million Continen tal Airlines plane as it rolled toward takeoff It had landed Here when the pilot told the hijackers he did not have enough fuel to take it to Ha vana as directed Leonard Oilman an Immi gration Service agent who formerly was a college boxer finally knocked down Bear den and an FBI agent sub dued the son Bearden had allowed FBI Tells of rescue on inside By MARK DEERING and DON LUND El Paso Times Staff Writers EL PASO Texas CODY BEARDEN men aboard as the hostages Oilman 43 played the heros left the plane Oilman a Thursday in subduing sengerhostage remained bejgunmen who hijacked a Contil hind When Bearden dropped nental Airlines Boeing 707 andj his eyes for a moment local and federal police at bay for almost 10 hours The elder gunman was say ing I would sooner commit sui man with one bonebreaking wallop knocked him to the plane deck his cheek spurting blood Oilmans broken hand jcide lhan to turn myself m to was placed in a cast later Uhe authorities Oilman said Edgar jjn an interview Thursday night He seemed to be getting hys FBI Director J Hoover said in Washington the 1 I T II1 JJLV O VVUll VW O O J elder Bearden in January had Thats when j made vi he Cuban Embass in move j Mm behhld lhc Soviets move to bargain Note suggests Berlin parley MOSCOW Soviet gov Mexico City and mdicated a jear and thmv a M1 ndson on ernment told lhc JOHN R HARRELL God That Failed Attack captures soldier LOUISVILLE 111 UPI More than 130 FBI agents and state police swarmed into an embattled estate Friday and ar rested an AWOL Marine and the leader of an antiCommu nist religious sect who had giv en the soldier refuge The 109 state troopers and 25 FBI agents invaded the 100 acre estate of mausoleum coon John R Harrell just before dawn Despite Harrells threat to fight to thc death to protcc Marine Dion Davis no shots were fired The members of Harrells Christian Conservative Church surrendered without fighting The few who emerged from heir dwellings with rifles in heir hands were put under im nediate arrest Sixteen of them n addition to Harrell and his on Todd 15 were taken into custody Davis the 19yearold Marine rom Greenfield Pa who left Camp Le Jeune N C four nonths ago was found in a ottage on the southern edge of he estate desire to go to Cuba But the general feeling in Washington appeared to be the Cuban government had no part in the latest US plane hijacking The hijacking of Continen tals Los AngelestoHouston flight came soon after the aircraft had stopped at Phoe nix Ariz and 20 minutes from El Paso on Texas far western tip Bearden and his son a slightly built blond entered who was in the plane at the time jumped the younger hi jacker and it was all over Oilman associate deputy re gional commissioner in charge of operations of the US Border strobe light recorded the in the Congressional Record Sen Spessard Holland DFla Sen Wallace F Bennett R Utah and Sen Frank Carlson RKan all members of the James Madison Memorial Com mission and Rep Howard Smith DVa chairman of the powerful House Rules Commit tee Rep Richard H Poff R Va and Rep John M Slack Jr DWVa Names to conjure with these among them some of the stout est defenders in all of Congress of the nations purse A BELL TOWER with 27 tells which ring 96 times a day up on Capitol Hill in memory of Sen Robert A Taft less than five years after his death Congress has authorized mon uments to both Roosevclts but little progress hasbeen made 10 far in part because the surj vivors of both Presidents have YKAR AGO high lower to the upper 80s in the south west Normal low tempera tures arc in the lower 60s in northeast Iowa to the mid60s in southwest Iowa crew of three along with the plane for several days his wife said HE FINALLY was permitted to fly out through intervention of British officials and the United I blinking light against a back ground of known stars The photos will provide accurate posi tion data Within a few weeks Air Force troops are slated to launch a Titan under operational conditions from Vandenberg Air Force Base Calif This will signal that the missile is ready for deployment Minnesota Partly cloudy Frijstates government gave him H clay night with scattered thunjcitalion for saving mail aboard dershowers east and south tnc piane cooler west and north lows The Rjckards Mve in suburban 5565 Fair and cooler Satur day highs 70s northwest to 80s southeast GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Aug 4 Maximum 89 Minimum 59 At8 am 73 Precipitation 08 Sunrise Sunset been critical to acidulous about proposed designs Maximum 92 Minimum 64 Redondo Beach SAME Brain injury caused death SIOUX CITY bury County medical examiner Dr C F Berkstresscr said Fri day that Jeff Kinnaman 9 Sioux City who was found in a municipal swimming pool here Thursday did not drown Berk strcsser said an autopsy re vealed no water in thc hoys lungs The medical examiner said that apparently death was caused by an old brain injury Thc youth underwent surgery about three years ago for re moval of a brain tumor the cockpit behind two stew ardesses Were going to take this plane to Cuba the elder Bearden told Capt BD Rick ards the planes commander Alter your course 45 degrees to the south Rickards a veteran of 34 years of flying alerted El Paso International Airport with a Code word that the plane was hijacked Then he persuaded Bearden that the plane had too little fuel for the Cuban flight and that they must land at El Paso to re fuel Rickards said Bearden told him there were four armed men on the plane and the capj tain so messaged the El Paso j airport This caused some confusion for a time and also caused two of the hostage crewmen mistaken for pi rates to be roughed up as they alighted Back Macs plan to join free trade State3 him to keep him from getting to and other big Western powers the two guns in his hip in a note Friday that it was i ready to negotiate a settlement FRANCIS Crosby FBI the Berlin question but in charge of the El Paso office warned against mmtary threats The note made no specific mention of calling a conference to reach a German agreement although there were rumors in Moscow that the Russians hope to see such a conference before Patrol out of San Pedro Calif thc German eiections and per told this story withhrtwo or three weeks When the two gunmen took over the plane they found out I was an officer and they searched me immediately for a gun After that they kept a close watch on me One of the women became hysterical and began crying I told her we would see that she got off all right Thats when I i talked the hijackers into letting the passengers off I VOLUNTEERED to be a hostage if they let the rest of the passengers go When they started to take off from the field they made thc hostages move to the middle compart By ANTHONY WHITE LONDON W Thc Conserva tive majority in Parliament closed ranks Thursday night and overwhelmingly endorsed Prime Minister Harold Macmillans proposal to start negotiations for Britains entry into the Eu ropean Common Market A threatened revolt by dissi dent Conservatives fearing in volvement with the failed to materialize continent L W GILMAN Heros Role ment of the plane Then they made us fasten our safety belts The boy didnt talk at all but the father was very talkative I talked the father into taking the The German election comes in midSeptember THE WEST GERMAN govern ment described the new Soviet note on the Berlin and German questions as hard in terms but moderate in tone The 15page note addressed to the United States stated that a separate Soviet treaty with East Germany will be signed pro vided thai the United States and other Western powers do not cease impeding the solution on the question of a peace treaty on an agreed basis The note was delivered only a few hours after Khrushchev told Premier Amintore Fanfani of Italy in a Moscow conference Thursday that he felt a solution was possible without a war but advised the United States and others against making a mistake about Russian firmness COMMUNIST authorities in East Berlin announced new measures Friday to harass Germans who live in the Red East but work in West Berlin The Communist city govern ment decreed that from Aug 1 such commuters must pay their bills for rent electricity gas water and other public services in Western German marks on a markformark basis Western money is worth near ly five times as much as the bills thc Communists print Violators were threatened with jail sentences and fines I gun from his boy I tried to appeal to him as a i father I said thc boy didnt AFTER TWO days of wnat hc was doing and Roths ends one shift in labor dispute WATERLOO The Rath Packing Co involved in a dis pute wtih Local 46 of the United debate Macmillans partjrdidnt have any business Workers for the handed him a 3135 vote victory the gun jpast three weeks said Friday it The Labor party abstained in the vote on thc government mo tion A Laborite amendment amounting to a vote of censure was defeated 318209 The House of Lords also re iccted the amendment 8617 then approved the governments motion without a formal vote count THE FATHER said he discontinue its second shift fed up with the American gov ernment He said he was going to Cuba and become a natural ized Cuban citizen Oilman said he told the father that only a criminal or a Com munist would do what he was doing and make his son help in thc hog dressing and pork cutting department The company said it will be gin operating only one shift in that department next Monday About 800 persons have been employed on the second shift He when THUS PARLIAMENT en dorsed Macmillans move to end T jBritains traditional isolation He denied vehemently that he was involved with Cas tro but he said he had friends in Cuba WE GOT THE father busy talking and I heard some of thc hostages slip out the window at the back of thc plane I got a glimpse of a border patrolman climbing into thc plane through a cracked door Oilman said I caught the from the continent and give thoj island kingdom a chance at thc prosperity the Common Market has brought its members France West Germany Italy In a statement Rath said it was discontinuing the second refuscd to answer mejshift because of three weeks of asked if he was a Comcontinued work slowdowns and other labor difficulties which made it impossible to operate Belgium the Luxembourg Thc British Netherlands and government will apply for membership next iwcek but this does not commit j Britain to join DION DAVIS His Armf Failed Talks on terms of behind thc car and Cros ship will probably not gel under j by got the boy and a couple of Comics On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake news 5 Society news 47 Mason City news 89 Latest markets9 Sports 1M2 TV guide Pullout section way until October and they arc expected to be long border patrolmen came through he door to help us U Band Features 17 North 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