Thursday, November 9, 1961

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1961, Mason City, Iowa lowds Daily Newspaper for the Hon VOL 100 Associated and United Prest International Full Wires J ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all N o r t h 1 o w a n s n e i g h bo rs OMt MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER f still strongest 7e Copy Paper of Four SectionsSection Oat V Wont be maneuvered out of power JFK WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Kennedy says the United States packs military power sec ond to none in the world and wont be fooled by the Soviets into losing this strength To maintain the US position he proposes How they reacted in j disaster Comedy mixed with tragedy By BOB THOMAS AP MovieTV Writer Comedy was mixecf with tragedy in this weeks big story the fire that raced Through the heart of THe movie colony Tiie flames destroyed homes of film figures Burt Lancaster Joe E Brown Zsa Zsa Gabor Giiff Robertson Laverne Andrews Walter Wanger For scores of others the fire brought hours of frantic effort and concern for their homes As in all such tense situations there were moments of humor What do people snatch up when they are faced with total loss The Van Heflins took a load of paintings to her mothers house then returned to operate a kind of Noahs Ark forburnedout neighbors Their corraLwas filled with 25 horses an assortment of cats and dogs and other pets Mrs Richard Boone left her Mandeville Canyon home hurried ly took along only her furs and jewels a suit for her husband and one for their son Marlon Brando loaded a car of belongings but an aide didnt want to specify what they were been robbed so many times The aide did mention pictures of his children The Brando Oscar remained in the safekeeping of the actors father James Garner rushed home to get a metal box containing insur ance policies and other valuables sent his wife off with it her wed ding ring and his billfold He spent the night watering down the roofs of his and his neighbors Colleen Gray had a chance to take two carloads of belongings out before flames closed in on her house What did she choose Small things of monetary value and big things of sentimental value Among them Her daugh ters guitar and record player house papers and insurance baby To seek additional money for defense next year To keep a steady eye on US strength intelligence and com mitments in relation to the capa bilities of its adversaries To get ready for nuclear tests in the atmosphere and to conduct them if necessary H was in connection with nu clear test readiness that Kennedy declared Wednesday the United States is determined not to be maneuvered out of a position of power He reminded his news con ference that the Soviet Union pre pared for its current series of nu clear blasts while discussing a over the conference about a half hour and was lightened by flashes of humor While it produced nothing es pecially new it gave the Presi dent a chance to express his views on many mil itary power to recent Democratic triumphs at the polls He is reluctant Kennedy said to predict future results on the basis of past elections But had Mayor Robert F VVagner of New York Govelect Richard J Hughes of New Jersey and Rep elect Henry B Gonzalez of Texas lost he said it would have been interpreted as a stunning setback for this administration So he said he would break his rule and say their victories were a source ban table H they fooled us once it satlsfaction to us and indicate their fault Kennedy said andthevoters believe both the candi if they fool us twice it is our Democratic party are FAIR North Iowa Generally fair through Friday Warmer Thursday night lows 2533 Highs Friday in the Iowa Generally fair through Friday Warmer Thursdaj night lows 2530 north to the 30s south Highs Friday in the 50s Further outlook Partlj cloudy little temperature change Saturday Minnesota Fair and warmer throughFriday High Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset 37 19 fault Kennedy who previously had signaled a rise in military ex penditures did not say how much he would ask Congress to appro priate next year The 196162 de fense budget increased billion since he took office in January is about 547 billion This was Kennedys 18th presi dential news first in nearly a month It ran for SAME 513 committed to progress Witha smile he added I sup pose some clay we will lose and I will have to eat those words Kennedy replied with vigor when a questioner said some peo ple regard the views of Prime Minister Nehru of India as tend ing to be proCommunist I know of no rational man the United States who holds that view Kennedy asserted Nehru is in Washington for talks with the President In reference to attempts to as sure business leaders he is not antibusiness Kennedy said Well if to stop them saying we are antibusiness we are supposed to cease enforcing the antitrust law I suppose the cause is lost He added there can be no long range hostility between business and government but wound up Whether I can convince them or not I dont know million loss in West fires anticipated LOS ANGELES Twin multimilijon dollar fires which destroyed 456 homes and blackened more than 14 000 acres in the Santa Monica mountains were in check Thursday unless the winds shift The Topanga Canyon blaze was contained late Wednesday and mopping up operations continued Thursday The Bel AirBrentwood blaze was contained Tuesday Fire officials said both fires National Board of Fire Under writers Both said total insured losses in the two fires could run ashigh as S24 million That was based on claims sub mitted for only 211 homes de stroyed and 172 partially de stroyed Homes belonging to such Hollywood personalities as Burt Lancaster Joan Fon taine Zsa Zsa Gabor Joe E Brown composer Lukas Foss and Nobel Prize winner Wil n iukJGi A iitc winner wu SSSfe d were claimed by but crews were be ing relieved on the Topanga blaze Final loss figures were ex pected to exceed the mil lion figure after watershed the gianrBel Air blaze which swept through one of the most exclusive areas in southern California Debris cluttered swimming damage totalled One of the first official esti mates came from Phil Sim pictures expensive books layers of clothing between paintings rcSlonal manager of the done by the family heirloom sil that remained of once expen sive homes H was believed thc Belair bkze may have erupted Mon III OLlli 1 CltiVVl f VL III so Thursdays mark may stand for wha1 a tragedy some time 74 le in w air eras 4070 mph in the XI5 EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Calif X15 rocket plane flashed a record 4070 miles an hour Thursday in its long awaited allout speed landed safely despite a shattered wind shield The research craft its mighty engine for the first time wide open until fuel exhaustion topped its 4000 mph designed maximum speed by 70 mph Only US and Soviet astronauts in missileboosted capsules have gone faster than Air Force Maj Bob White flew in the X15 Thurs day The 37yearold test pilot set hi mark in a level run at 95000 feet pulled up to 100000 feet while maneuvering to test highspeed handling then experienced a shat tered windshield as he glided to earth He radioed that the right half of the twopiece windshield was completely shattered blocking his view from that side Good Lord I hope this one the left side holds he said over his radio It did He brought the ship in for a smooth 200 mph landing aided by radioed advice from the pilot of one of the chase planes Part of the windshield cracked on a previous X15 flight from causes unknown Whites record came 25 months and 43 flights after the X15 first ook wing to begin exploring the hazards future space ships will encounter in reentering the earths atmospnere u nan a a salesman ui There are no plans to soup up many Fourteen 14 boys the Army called him was he XlSso it will go still faster n i TALKS FROM CRASH SCENE An unidentified rescue worker uses the tail section of the crashed nonsched uled Constellation airliner as he uses Passaic mayor moans Photofax an improvised telephone from the crash scene which claimed 77 lives near Rich mond Va The dead were Army re cruits enroute to Ft Jackson S C 14 Oh what a tragedy PASSAfC NJ UPI The mayor couldnt believe it Four teen boys from his home town were aboard the plane that crashed How many did you say how young men to the toll of the crash at Richmond Va In all 22 men from Passaic County were among the dead One of the victims Richard D Wall 22 a salesman until Mayor Paul De Muro said Oh De Muro and his neighbors Next comes an attempt to reach n normally bustling city he planes designed maximum al verware General Adjustment Bureau wcue j here and W V Slevin assist I kept thinking I should goLant genera manager of the hack and get my books of trading stamps but I never did she said The house was saved by borate bombers Maureen OHara had only min utes to leave her house but she remembered Make haste slow ly So I sat downand thought How do I make my living she recalls I sent my daughter for a box and filled it with legal papers and my pre cious collection of 16th Century Irish music Then she laid a sheet on the floor and loaded it with her furs four mink stoles three mink coats expensive dresses pairs of black white and brown shoes two pairs of evening shoes She repeated the process tying the sheets up like laundry bun dles They filled three cars A maid brought along the family silver and a loaf of bread She returned to find the land scaping pool filterdiving board and Monday wash burned and 10 holes in the roof But the house was still standing GOOD OLD VIC NEW ORLEANS La vn Mayor Victor Schiros chauffeur returned from a repair shop with an estimate of S22 for straightening a dented hubcap on the mayors official car No soap a dent himself day from a spark created by jtitude of 250000 54000 and its larger neigh bor the of Clifton awoke panga Canyon fire remained a mystery one of the old McGuffey Readers touched off a clash in the Twin Lakes uitvio school The disputehas led to the suspension said the mayor He got of the principal by the school board and a suit to oust out the four board members Sectarian sections in the read I ers have been as shown in Michaels copy Clifton contributed five more uav irum a sparK created by jllluut ui KKJWVJ Tne CITr a bulldozer Cause of the next week After that to tragedy Thursday PamrAn tWO VC3TS Of further tBStS ITlflurJ Cliftnn ing some that could take thc plane as high as 100 miles This was the first time the Xi5 has been given free rein neighbor of De Muro His father is a police lieutenant and his mother a schoolteacher here He said he would have to call on all the families and make some plansa memorial service a lowering of the flags But first ho would have to get used to the fact Fourteen he said Oh what a pity An Army spokesman in Wash ington said none of thc recruits had been able to sign up for Gl insurance but their families would receive 512136 a month in Charter airliner burns 7 others also dead FROM OXIK WIRE SEttVICES RICHMOND Va The na lons two top aviation officials Thursday joined in the investi gation of the crash of a char tered airliner that killed 81 per ons including at least 74 youth ul Army recruits on their way o a training camp It was the worst single civil ian plane crash in this countrys aviation history The death toll had been set at 74 recruits and three crewmen but Second Army headquarters announced that four additional persons not immediately identi fied had been found to have been aboard the plane Investigators disclosed the pilot messaged seconds before the plane plunged to earth and burned I cant get my landing gear down and I am losing another engine The big fourengine Imperial Airlines Constellation was striv ing desperately to reach the safe ty of Byrd Airport with two en gines out It made one unsuccess ful pass at the field and circled for another try Suddenly an airport observer reported the plane dropped straight down A ball of fire shot up It must have gone 300 feet in he air Explosions echoed through the cold starry night as raced to die scene in a marshy woodland It was pars Only a few hours before most of thc young Army recruits had jecn iii a gay mood as they boarded the aircraft in New Jer sey Pennsylvania and Maryland on their way to basic training at Ft Jackson SC For various reasons six of hem were not inducted and re turned home missing death by a whim of fate One is Joseph Niland 23 Clif ton NJ who would have been on the plane But he received a traffic ticket next six months 30 years for exdiplomat WASHINGTON UPI Irvin C Scarbeck former diplomat who said he gave secrets to Red Agents to protect h i s Polish mistress Thursday was sen tenced to 30 years in prison Federal Judge Leonard P Walsh imposed the maximum prison sentence permitted un der the law Scarbeck 41 made no state ment before he was sentenced He stood grim faced while Walsh announced the prison term The judge sentenced the ex diplomat to 10 years on each of three counts of divulging classi tied Jnformation to the Polish On the inside Fallout Feature Page 3 Editorials 4 Society News 10111213 Comics20 North Iowa News 22 Clear Lake News 23 Latest Markets 26 Mason City News2627 Warm trend I I I TT vl 11 J t T vu ciLLtnu Lilt v iu can s Ecumenical Council as observers it was learned A warm trend is expected o authoritatively remain in Iowa through Satur day with temperatures remain ing generally in thc 50s A high pressure system over thc center of the nation split in two one part of it remaining to survivor benefits for life Also ij1 ycar he reported for in addition the nextofkin will j induction he said the Army told receive gratuity pay of the inUT1 to back home have the flat S78 privates pay for the lckct cleared and then he would be recalled Only the pilot and flight engi neer of the plane survived the crash However federal authorities said the aircraft developed engine trouble about 10 miles west of Richmond and headed for an emergency landing at Byrd Field just east of the city The authori ties said the first landing attempt was thwarted by landing gear dif ficulties A Civil Air Patrol officer at thc scene Lt Col Alfred C Nowit sky said identifications might News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Royalty reaches Ghana ACCRA Elizabeth IT and Prince Philip arrived for an 11day tour that had been under threat of cancellation because of fears for then safe ty Vatican to extend invite VATICAN CITY Protestan and separated n eastern churches will be to attend the Viti 1 Conway 29 of West Hoi cans Ecumenical Council as observers ifwas lea n by never be complete The pilot of the plane Capt Ronald Comvay 29 of West Hot Teacher to be discharged SCHENECTADY N Y Airman JosephK lurk will be discharged from the service to go back and teach Russian in Indiana as his hijrh schoolstii secret police He specified that they be served consecutively former second secretary of the U S Embassy in War saw was convicted of sneaking secrets to Red agents after they photographed him in bed with his mistress Urszala Discher ADVENTURER DIES LONDON Wi Hugh Hull ledge 77 who led unsuccess fully attempts to climb Ml Ev erest in 1933 and 1936 died Wednesday climbingout a window in tha cockpit after the crash His flight engineer W F Poythress 30 of Miami escaped through a door result southwest and westerly winds have carried warmer air over Iowa I After a chilly early morning where the official low of 19 was at Mason City and other read ings in the 20s the mercury be gan rapidly moving upward to ward thc 50 degree mark Fair skies arc forecast for Friday with early morning lows ditional details were available 26 Was u ftni week as a clerktypist with the 109th Air Transport Group at Scotia near here Plane crash in Antarctic WELLINGTON Zealand A U S Navy Iseptune plane crashed Thursday on takeoff from the Wilkes base in the Antarctic killing some of the nine onboard Communications were very poor aVid no ad expected to be from 25 to 30 in the norlh and in the 30s in the south Partly cloudy skies arc indi Russ fleet off coast CHATHAM Mass A fleet of 32 Russian trawl j lvj mm mjm UL rvussuui catcd for Saturday but temper ers with two mother ships has been renorted on a alurcs should remain mild 1 fishing bank only 21 miles off Cape Cod NfMPAPfR ONLY THE NEWSPAPER serves such a wide demand More copies of newspapers are sold every day in Ihe US than bottles of milk loaves of bread or any other units you can name