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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowat Daily Newspaper for Hit CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Preu and United Presi International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7 1961 7c a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No Ml Seek postal rate hike Life along the wall in Berlin Foes once were friends By WELLINGTON LONG BERLIN night the wave of humanity sweeps down to the wall and is rolled back In Harzerstrasse the wave breaks on a chinhigh section of the wall of concrete blocks the Communists built right along the building line Three score West Berliners stand on the sidewalk leaning against the top of the wall shouting conver sational remarks in the cool of the evening at friends on the Communist side Two East German peoples police in ugly and hotlooking gray uniforms keep the 20 or so East Berliners behind a steel rail between trees about 70 feet from the wall How was your vacation on the Baltic shouts a West to an East Berliner Did you get a good tan I cant tell from here The vacation was fine lots of sunshine comes the reply A West Berlin woman asks Hows mother She misses the reply has to ask for a re peat dabs at her eyes with a handkerchief On the East side an obviously pregnant though quite young girl stands talking brightly to a Communist cop A young man on the West side of the wall shoutsat her Uschi go away from there and makes pushing motions with his hands She stands fast The West Berliner turns to his neigh bor sniffs loudly and says bit terly Oh the shame of it her standing there talking to him Suddenly a dozen more peo ples police appear walking in single file some carrying clubs others stubby automatic rifles Halfway across the 70 yards separating the East from the West Berliners and the wall the peoples police burst into a run The West Berliners fear ing gas or worse scatter The Communist cops all heavyset and looking even more so in their jodphurs and black boots line up right at the wall Moments pass in silence Then a West Berliner a crippled man using a cane limps up to the wall and tells the police ser geant You ought to be asham ed We all are Germans If you had peaceful inten tions you would not have run when we came up the Commu nist replies We were just standing here passing the time of day with our friends over there1 the crippled man replies Yes but we keep getting these reports of teenage row dies planning to tear down the wall the sergeant says That brings a laugh from the Western side Not a person in the group slowly forming at the wall again was under 40 Why did you build the wall another bold spirit asks We were forced to build this wall because West Berliners were taking advantage of the fact that one of their marks was worth five of ours to come over and buy up all our goods the sergeant replies That was de liberate Western policy Dont you spend your money where it buys the most Dont you work for the man who pays you the best wages asks an other West Berliner If you didnt wear that uniform you would know what I mean His men watch the sergeant expectantly He removes his cap wipes his brow put the cap back on makes one of those you dont understand shrugs Wt have to defend the wall because the Americans keep bringing up their tanks the sergeant says finally You brought your tanks up first a West Berliner says You brought them right up to the Brandenburg Gate That was different says the Communist sergeant The sergeant decides hes had and orders his men back RESIGN PROM CIVIL WAR Adm Stuart H Ingersoll of the Naval War College and Chairman Ulysses S Grant III have re signed from the Federal Civil War Centennial Com mission There have been reports of friction within the commission over the demotion of its executive director Karl S Betts Quickie bill may be OKd FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The House Post Office com mittee by a 14 to 5 vote Thursday launched a quickie drive for higher postal rates including a fivecent stamp for first class letters The measure a compromise version of President Ken nedys original postal rate bill would raise about S520 million a year in new revenue Key lawmakers said prospects were good that the legisla tion would reach the White House before Congress adjourns probably late this month The compromise would grant the onecentincrease in first lass and raise airmail rates from seven to eight cents as sought by Kennedy But it would vide only a fraction of the post age increases he requested for newspapers magazines and ad vertising circulars Informants said House com mittee leaders had assurances from chairman Olin D John ston DSC of the Senate Post Office committee that he would not block Senate action if the measure cleared the House South schools lauded by JFK BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS jthe stucco school building but The gradual orderly spread said nothing as police main of public school integration in the South this year passed a crucial phase at New Orleans Thursday while there were rum blings of discontent at Chicago and New Rochelle NY The increase in the number of Negroes enrolled with white pu pils in the South was relatively small but was considered sig nificant because such large cit ies as Dallas Tex and Atlan ta Ga were included President Kennedy said in Washington that peaceful inte gration was a dramatic dem onstration of US progress in improving the position of Amer ican Negroes He congratulated Little Rock and Dallas and communities in Arkansas Texas Florida Vir tained their vigil with orders to suppress all demonstrations No white children were seen entering the school which was boycotted last year with only the three Negro girls attending the first grade The school normal ly has a 500student capacity At William other school desegregated last year one Negro girl came to school with her mother Newsmen counted eight white pupils enter ing the school The predominantly Negro Lin coin Elementary School at New Rochelle NY began carrying out a court order to eliminate racial segregation The school board president Merryle S Rukeyser said 267 of its 485 pupils were being trans ferred to 11 other elementary ginia North Carolina and Tenischoois in the Thc other nessee for admitting Negroes to Sch0ols are predominantly white previously white schools with out incident Earlier he praised Atlanta for its quiet integration of four high schools At New Orleans three Negro girls turned out for school at McDonogh No 19 with only si lence greeting their arrival but all but two have some Ne gro pupils At Chicago another city in which there are no Negro or white schools as such more than 100 Negro youngsters tried without success to enroll in pub lic schools attended only by TheNegro children arrived in white pupils The Negroes were taxis a departure from last years procedure when federal men accompanied them to school A few whites clustered on porches across the street from turned away on grounds thaCJNational each school admits only pupils who live within its district This results in some white schools some Negro and some integrat ed N nutshell ews in a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Montgomery speaks out PEIPING British Field Marshal Lord Mont gomery has called for the establishment of one China and two Germanies to ease world tension the Com munist New China News agency reported Bookmakers criticized WASHINGTON Senate investigators have aired a complaint that radio broadcasts of horse rac ing news entice high school boys to gamble their spending money with bookmakers Denies using pressure DES MOINES Top officials of the 103rd In fantry Division said no attempt will be made to iden tify the officer who complained that officers of the division were being forced to join the Reserve Offi cers Association Maj Gen Louis D Burkhalter Cedar Rapids commander of the reserve division denied any use of pressure Another call by Nikita MOSCOW Premier Khrushchev has called again for a multination German peace treaty con ference after receiving a message from the neutral ists Belgrade conference asking him to open peace talks with President Kennedy Trade with Reds alarming WASHINGTON RepPaul A Kitchin DN Ci said he was alarmed by the quantity and quality of American goods being shipped behind the iron curtain Johnston who has been ada mantly opposed to boosting post age rates this year told a re porter that he would consider any Housepassed bill The drafting of the comprom ise measure revived at least temporarily a longshot chance for enactment of legislation which had previously been writ ten off as dead A major factor in changing the outlook members said was the growing fear among some heavy users of the mails that they might be hit with a sharp increase in postal rates next year unless they accept a mod erate hike this year Some mail advertisers a tic publishers were said to fear that Kennedy would have more lev erage in seeking sharp increases in their mailing rate next year This view was based on the al ready announced drive of the politically powerful postal workers union for an election year pay raise in 1962 Postal pay and rate legislation has in the past been coupled to gether in a package bill Foes had hoped to nip the drive in the bud by bottling up the measure in the committee In this they failed 9th Iowa bank embezzlement in 10 months DES MOINES UPI An employe of the lowaDes Moines Bank here has been implicated in an embezzlement reported to involve less than Bank vice president and cash ier John R Fitzgibbons Thurs day said the Federal Bureau Of Investigation had been notified and that the loss was covered by surety bond The person charged has not as yet been identified Although the amount involved appeared small it was the ninth bank embezzlement case in Iowa in the past 10 months topped by the million embezzle ment of the Sheldon National Bank by Burnice Geiger last January Hold line on price Kennedy WASHINGTON Kennedy told steel producers Thursday US economic strength to face international emergencies depends on holding prices down despite wage increases Kennedy wrote the top execu tives of 12 steel companies urging them to keep prices level afte the wages of their employes risi Oct 1 Present union contracts call fo the wage increase The President said a steel pric boost in the coming month could shatter the price stability which the country has now en joyed for sometime He quoted Secretary of Defens Robert S McNamara as estimat ing that a steel price increase o to a ton could touch off spiral which would lift costs o military procurement by mil lion a ryear or more Since a hike in steel prices would force up prices in many other industries Kennedy said the consequences might be so grave as to require the govern ment to adopt restrictive mone tary and fiscal measures These in turn would retard recovery tiold unemployment at intolerable levels and hamper growth he said Some industry leaders have talked of a price increase as necessary because of the addec expense of the wage rise Bu Kennedy said at his last news conference that his economic ad visers had informed him the com panies could pay higher wages without having to raise prices Another sonic boom heard WARM North Iowa Partly cloudy through Friday with a few thunderstorms Thursday night Lows Thursday night in lower 60s Highs Friday 8489 Iowa Partly cloudy through Friday with a few thunder storms northwest and extremei north Thursday night Lows Thursday night in the 60s Highs Friday in the 80s Fur ther mild with a few widely scattered showers Saturday Minnesota Increasing cloudi ness showers Highs Friday in low 80s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 86 J Minimum 59 Prccipitaliop Trace Sunrise Sunset and felt here The second sonic boom in two nights rattled the Mason City area Wednesday night The sound barrier was broken at oclock by an Air Force B58 Hustler bomber It caused windows and dishes to vibrate but no damage was reported Mason City is on the path of the supersonic planes aiming at a simulated target near Minneapolis The run starts at St Louis Mo More booms may be heard Thursday between and pm and again between pm and am Friday On the Inside Editorials Page 4 Cltar Lakt News 67 Society 89 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets 11 Sports 1314 North Iowa News 15 Comics 16 Transit Schedule 20 SAME DATIlWfr370 Iowa Falls Citizen photos PERCHED ON WINDMILL Ed Fitz arrow hangs from his perch atop a windmill on his farm northwest of Iowa Falls while wouldbe rescuers out line their strategy on the ground Fitz finally came down after five hours TALKED DOWN Ed Fitz looks down on Dr John Stecn rod Iowa Falls who climbed the fidfont windmill to coax the elderly man back to the ground Atomic tie with France Russ set off fourth blast WASHINGTON ennedy announced Thursday he signing of an agreement Ahich will permit the United States to train French troops in the use of atomic weapons Kennedy made public tha agreement in a message to Con gress in which he asked ap jrovalin order to fully util ze the potential of French mili tary forces in developing MATOs defensive strength The United States already has similar agreements with other North Atlantic allies for coop eration in the use of atomic energy Kennedy put mutual defense purposes The agreement would not of itself admit US nuclear wea pOns to French soil French policy under President harles de Gaulle has been to seep his country free of atomic weapons of other powers It was understood that French forces would be trained in West Germany in the use of U S nu ilear arms The United States would retain possession and con trol of weapons Congress must ratify the agreement In ordinary circumstances such a pact would become effec tive if Congress did not veto it within 60 days But with ad journment expected some time this month some action such as a joint resolution of approval will benecessary The United States now has similar arrangements with Great Britain and Italy among other NATO governments The US Atomic Energy Com mission announced Wednesday night that the Soviet Union had exploded early Wednesday Wash ington time its fourth nuclear test device since last Friday Evi dence picked up by US monitors put the site of the blast as being east of Stalingrad The AEC said t was about 1600 miles west of the area of Semipalatinsk in which the three previous explo sions occurred NEW POLICE CHIEF WATERLOO UPI Robert Wright 46 Thursday w a s named Waterloo police chief succeeding the late Harry J who died a week ago Wright who has been assistant chief since 1958 was appointed by Mayor Ed Jochumsen Wheres lunch man on windmill asks rescuers By JAMES R OWENS GlobeGazette Staff Writer Wheres the lunch Those were the first words Mason City firemen at the scene heard from Ed Fitz after he reached the ground following his stay on a windmill tower north of Iowa Falls Wed nesday About 50 people mostly offi cial workers watched the drama on the windmill as Fitz repeat edly threatened to jump Mason City Fire Chief Boyd Arnold was one of the few however who stayed at the scene con tinuously until the 75yearold man gave up his suicide threat Dr E J S teen rod Iowa Falls was the real hero of the day in Arnolds opinion Id sayhe went far beyond the call of duty He hung on the windmill ladder looking up and talking to the old man on the platform about a half hour the first time The action took place on Fitz farm north of Iowa Falls al though Fitz has been living with the Dane Shaver family south of the city and visiting the home farm from time to time Fitz whose wife died last spring and who suffers with a heart condition climbed the windmill after sending Shaver to look for rats in a barn Chief Arnold and two other Mason City firemen answered a call to the scene at am about an hour and half after Fitz had first mounted the mill Arriving at the same time was Fire Chief Leo Knox Marshall town One of the roughest decisions to make was whether to put men out with the life nets Arnold said Thursday All it takes is a little something to make the man mad for an instant and he will jump After consulting with Dr Steenrod and officials at the scene it was decided to keep the nets out of sight and be ready to use them at a mo ments notice Actually I doubt if we could have caught him if he had jumped Arnold said but we would have tried There were problems with the nets other than the fact that the sight of them might have trig gered a jump Unlike a person in a window the jump could have come from any side of the tower The two nets each of would haye been manned by 8 to 10 men could not have been maneu vered easily because of a water tank guy wires electric wires and fences which surrounded the tank There could have been loss of men other than Fitz in case of a jump case like that man is likely to jump in direction deliberately to miss the nftt Arnold said All youd have to do is miss a good catch by   

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