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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL W The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Preu and United Preii International rull Wlrej MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 10 1961 a Paper of Two SectionsSection No 241 Acts to plane piracy FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Kennedy Thursday ordered bor der patrolmen to ride some U S airliners to prevent hijackings and the Senate voted 920 to make air piracy punishable by death The doublebarreled action was prompted by the recent rash of hijacking incidents Kennedy announced his action at his news conference He also cautioned Congress and the American people against becom ing overexcited on the basis of incomplete information about such incidents He pointed out that the last two one carried out by men with a history of mental weakness The Senate approved the op tional death penalty as an amendment to its bill to make aircraft hijacking a federal crime The amendment adopted by a voice vote as the legisla Bridge players fanatics Tournament for blood By DICK WEST WASHINGTON ment bridge players explained an official of the American contract bridge league are a species of nuts He said this in trying to help me understand some of the go ingson at the leagues national summer tournament which has been in progress here for the past 10 days It so happens that I play a little of what I call party bridge and what my wife calls drinking bridge But nothing in my experience quite prepared me for what I saw at the tournament WHEN THAT league official described the players as being nuts about the game he was un derstating it These people play bridge with a passion and dedi cation that is downright amaz WALTER B SMITH Ikes former aide Smith dies at 65 WASHINGTON UPtWalter Be dell Smith soldier diplomat jut jawed genius of military plan ning died Wednesday night of a heart attack He was 65 Death came to the general as an ambulance rushed him to Wal ter Reed Army Hospital He had tion neared passage provides penalties ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment or death if the jury shall so direct ASKED WHAT should be done about the hijackings Kennedy answered that an order had gone out Thursday to assign patrolmen to a number of airline flights He did not specify them The President also announced that the government wants doors to the pilots cabinet kept locked that keys be held only by the crew and that the doors be strong enough to block the of any intruder The State Department an nounced just before Kennedys jnews conference that a note had been received from Cuba pro posing an agreement for the au tomatic return of any hijacked planes or vessels by both coun tries U S OFFICIALS said the note implied but did not prom ise outright the return of an Eastern Air Lines Electra hi jacked by a Cubanborn sup porter of Fidel Castro on July 24 if an agreement is reached In return the Cubans demanded the return of a Cuban patrol boat brought to Miami by a Cas tro defector earlier this year Cubas prompt release of a hi jacked US airliner appeared to have sidetracked demands by some senators for an American ultimatum to Castro Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mans field of Montana said the re lease putsa different outlook on a whole crop of senatorial de mands for Kennedy to tell Cas tro to release seized US planes or expect American forces to go in and get them Sen George Aiken RVt questioned the wisdom of a death penalty for hijacking He said if a hijacker faced a man datory death penalty he might destroy a plane and all the pas sengers aboard if he believed BULLET FOR EACH CREW Of ficer of the hijacked Pan American jet plane shows stewardess Dionne Cumfer a souvenir bullet each crew member received from gunman Alberto Charles AP Photofax Cadon after they were forced to fly to Havana Cadon told the crew he intended to give each of them a bullet one way or another Answers Russ rocketrattling JFK restrained on Berlin WASHINGTON were carefully laid beforehand Kennedy declared Thursday the But he said a summit session suffered the atlack at his ing and maybe eien a bit frightniere caught i Smith served the government Some 4000 of them entered the in various posls for 43 years It in danger of being summer tourney and played bridge constantly for more than a week When they werent play ing bridge they were watching it or talking about it or dream ing about it One male player became so in tent on verbally replaying a hand with his female partner that he followed her across the hotel lobby and right into the ladies rest room It cost the players an aggre gate of a halfmillion dollars in expenses to participate in the tournament The most anyone got out of it was a silver cup and possibly a few master points WE DONT play for money said the league official who show ed me around We play for blood Actually honored him as few men in his tory have been four distinguished service medals AS A SOLDIER Smith rose from a private in the Indiana Na tional Guard to coordinator of the entire planning of the invasion of North Africa and Normandy in World War II He was Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers chief of staff through most of the war the team becoming known as Ike and Beetle Later when Eisenhower be came President in 1953 the team was revived as Smith became unj dersecretary of state second in command and sometime standin j for Secretary John Foster Dulles BETWEEN THE war and his On the inside 2Minute Mystery Page 3 Editorials 4 Comics6 Society News89 Mason City News1011 Latest Markets II Sports 1314 Clear Lake News 16 North Iowa News 17 Transit Schedule 20 United States will use every diplomatic means to try to find a peaceful solution of the Berlin dispute with the Soviet Union of Western government chiefs should be held if necessary in coordinating our policy Kennedy replied with evident ly deliberate restraint to ques And at another point in histions about speeches made by news conference he said tersely Were hopeful of a peaceful solution to the problem Kennedy said he thought a summit meeting with Soviet Premier Khrushchev would not Khrushchev this week The Sov iet premier has lashed at the United States and its allies be Khrushchev accused the Aljlasting little more than a hal lies of aggressive intent toward ihour Kennedy also spoke o these other subjects Russia and in a rocketrattling Moscow statement Wednesday night he threatened to develop a nuclear super bomb more powerful than anything in exist Personnel and money as r on is SPACE The United State now spending as much in ence Kennedy said there was no new policy position in Khrush cause of their announced deterchevs latest new on space programs without reaching a point of diminishing returns the President said He expressed hope however that the rate of U S space prog Hijacker to face charges Frenchman unbalanced MIAMI F1 a 14iT h e federal government decided Thursday to press charges against Albert Charles Cadon 27 the French man who hijacked a jetliner at gunpoint and forced it to fly to Havana Cadon was still in Havana held by the Cuban authorities who re moved him from the Pan Ameri can World Airways DCS Cuba disclaimed any hand in the hi jacking and permitted the plane fly to Miami FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said Cadon would be charged here with crime on the high seas as sault with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to com mit a felony THE CHARGES would presum ably be pressed in the event Cuba permits his return to the United States None of the 82 passengers and crew aboard the airliner was harmed either by Cadon or the Cubans in the hijacking Wednes in a series Most of the passengers spent the night in Miami and con tinued their interrupted journeys Thursday Cadon was quoted by crew members as saying he was hi acking the plane to protest United States policy in Algeria and that led to reports that he was a French Algerian THE FBI said later however that Cadon was a French native who came to this country in 1957 and was committed briefly to New Yorks Bellevue Hospital last fall for mental observation He was described by the FBI as an unbalanced itinerant artist and restaurant worker His wife Charlotte told the FBI that Cadon was an admirer of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro She said he left their New York City home last Friday after a quarrel and told her he was going to take a bus to mination not to yield their war be useful unless the groundworkllin won rights to stay in West Ber proposals although Khrushchev ress can be accelerated did speak of negotiations During the news conference No question that Russias feats in space are genuine AWARD FOR DOUG ATLANTIC CITY NJ Douglas MacArthur will re ceive one of the highest awards of the Catholic War Veterans of the United Honor j and Veritas award WASHINGTON UPI Fed eral space chief James E Webb said Thursday There is no question that a Russian cosmo naut circled the earth 17 times last weekend in quite a large space ship He indirectly confirmed re thai the United Slates has jportf divulge the means of our ac tivities those handled by the Defense Depart that every bit of evi dence shows the ship was or bited and recovered from or bit Webb said there was no doubt in his mind that the or biting was accomplished and appointment to be underscorei no blood was shedkary Smith who described him during the tourney although one irate lady crowned her husband with a metal board that holds the cards The other players hardly even looked up The main reason I visited the tournament was to interview some of the experts who have been quoted to me so much dur ing arguments over whether I made the right bid I figure that having met them personally will give me a pys chological advantage the next time I am invited out for a friendly game During a chat with John Ger ber I mentioned thai my wife had spenl about two years trying to leach me the famous Gerber convention that he invented THE GOOD players dont use it any more Gerber replied and that made me feel better Charles Goren was even more helpful He gave me a copy of his latest bridge book with a per sonal inscription on the flyleaf I intend to keep it on the table during all future games Goren is Americas best known player but to say that he is the best player will get you into an argument with the other experts All of the experts think they arc the best players one of them told me but in my case its true Another expert told me that the only way to determine who the best player is would be to ask all the experts who Ihcy think the second best player is self as without political leanings or inclinations served under President Harry S Truman as ambassador to Moscow Later Truman named Smith director of the Central Intelligence Agency After leaving government serv ice Smith became vice chairman of American Machine and Foun dry C and president of Atomics Inc AMF First Negro to get lifetime judge post WASHINGTON Kennedy has announced nation of the first Negro ever io a lifetime appoinlmcnt as a US District Court judge Nomina tion of Superior Court Judge James Benton Parsons 49 Chi cago to be U S district judge for Northern Illinois was an nounced Wednesday by the White House A formal nomina tion will go to the Senate later 369 SAME DATEJ960322 Flfiireil Black Meant truffle Death Pail 21 Bonn leavcsdropping equipment whichithat it probably would be more monitors the space activities of difficult lo present fake evidence Ihe Soviet Union I to the world than to accomplish Webb said he was not able tojthe aclual mission North Iowa Fair cooler and less humid and Friday Thursday night Lows Thursday night in upper 50s to lower 60s Highs Friday in upper 70s Kennedy said he is satisfied in his own mind that the USSR has placed two men in global orbit And he said this country can not permit another nation whose atlilude toward us may be hos tile to stay ahead GERMANY Kennedy said the United Slales has not at tempted to encourage or dis courage the flight of thousands upon thousands of East Ger mans through the West Berlin escape hatch to the free world He said the movement from N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Photofax FAIREST OF THE The beauty contest at Chi cagos International Trade Fair ended in a draw when judges picked Miss USA Carol Beumel 20 a re ceplionisl and Miss Great Britain Mary Howard 27 a secretary to share top honors Holding crown over pair is last years winner Miss Carina Von Kpskull who represented Germany Miss Howard born in Dover Eng land came lo Chicago two years ago on a visit and de cided lo remain One of her prizes will be a trip to Eng land 25000mon draft call WASHINGTON The Army will draft 25000 men in September as part of President Kennedys military buildup program The September call is 12000 more than the revised draft for August and is the largest since June 1953 when the quota was 32000 East Berlin may act BERLIN The Communists have hinted that the East German Parliament will pass a law to halt the mass flight of refugees to West Berlin East Germanpropaganda organs announced that the peoples chamber has been flooded with demands to take action against refugees and commuters To air Tunisian dispute UNITED NATIONS NY SecretaryGeneral Dag Hammarskjold today called a special session of the UN General Assembly to meet Aug 21 on the FrenchTunisian dispute JFKJohnson enter pact WASHINGTON President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson have entered into verbal agree ment under which Johnson could become acting president if Kennedy is physically unable to perform his duties The understanding is identical to an agree ment between former President Eisenhower and former Vice President Nixon NUCLEAR TESTS He is Iowa Partly cloudy ThursdayEasl to Westis of concern to night scattered showers and line Communists because it pre thunderstorms extreme southjsents rather illuminating evi east cooler east and north dericc of the comparative values lows 50s north west lo 60s of the free life and open society southeast Generally fair Frijand those in a closed society day cooler east and southjundcr the Communist system highs 7580 Further Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday Minnesota Variable cloudiness continued pleasant Highs Fri day in 80s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 84 Minimum 67 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO CO It was shortly after the air iner had left Mexico City that Dadon hijacked it No sooner did the plane get aloft however than jistol cocked and down the aisle from the back of the cabin kicked o p e a the door to the pilots c o m partment and went inside closing the door behind him The crew mana g e d to CADON get off a terse radio message telling of the hi jacking It was picked up in Brownsville Tex and Ameri can fighter planes made a vain attempt to intercept the airliner before it reached Havana AMONG THE 73 aboard the airliner was Colom ending Arthur H Dean back bia Minister Julio Ce sar Turbay outspoken foe of the Castro regime Cuban Is jlo Geneva on Aug 24 for what may well be a final attempt to reach agreement with Russia on a nuclear test ban Kennedy said a report from a panel of scicntisls had convinced him lhal with present techniques it would be impossible to deter mine positively whether Russia Maximum Minimum 76 52 is secretly testing atomic weap officials said however that the quick release of the plane sengers and crew was in defer ence to him Fidel Castro personally es corted Turbay from Havana air port to the plane for its trip to Miami Turbay quoted the Cu ban prime minister as express ons ing mortification over the hi Find bodies of crash victims STAVANGER Norway UP Thirtyfour British schoolboys en route to a holiday in Norway died Wednesday in a chartered British airliner that crashed and burned on a Norwegian moun tainside during a fierce coastal storm The other Britons aboard the twin engine Vickers Viking two schoolmasters two pilots and a stewardess died with them A helicopter pilot sighted the wreckage of the plane at dawn 15 miles from Stavanger on a mountain in the rugged Ryflykc Fiord area of Norways south west coast The plane hit about 30 feet below the top of the 1870fool mountain and appar ently exploded on impact Castro foes fail in airliner theft HAVANA Iff Enemies of Fidel Castro attempted to hijack a Cuban airliner in flight Wednesday A gun battle erupted on board and three persons in cluding the killed and six were wounded The copilot crashlanded in a sugar cane field The twinengine plane owned by the nationalized Cuban airlines Aerovias Q had 53 persons aboard when it set out from Havanas Pancho Boyeros Airport Wed nesday It was heading for the Isle of Pines off Cubas south coast Five minutes after takeoff the hijackers attempted to force their way into the cabin and take over the plane presumably in hopes of head ing for the United States When the crew and two guards resisted gunfire broke out Authorities reported the hijackers fired first and of the shots killed the planes captain Luis Alvarez Regato The other dead were one of the military guards and ont of hijackers As soon as the plane landed the four or five remaining hi jackers jumped out and
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