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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper for the LOBE VOL 100 The International Full newspaper that makes all North I HOME EDITION owans neighbors i v 7e i CopyJThls Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection President studies another farm pi an New deal for city of sin New sheriff takes over By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON George Rat terman a 38yearold former professional football player be comes sheriff of Campbell County Ky on Monday There have been attempts be fore to reform Campbell County of which the principal community is Newport described by Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy as one of the worst illegal gambling cen ters in the nation This time there are evidences that the re form has a good chance to stick These evidences oddly enough center about the person of Rat terman a Notre Dame alumnus a quarterback and the man who mostly sat on the bench while Otto Graham was field general of the professional Cleveland Browns The association of the Newport Ministerial Association and a former hardnosed gridiron worthy may at first seem strange but the reasons behind it are not Ratterman was arrested last May 9 in a Newport hotel room with a striptease dancer Juanita Hodges alias April Flowers Rat terman claimed he had been drugged in Cincinnati and then framed into the hotel room tab leau Charges against Ratlerman were dismissed after the defense produced testimony that onehalf of a grain of chloral knockout found in his bloodstream six hours after the arrest Framing is a technique not new to Newport Ratterman went on to win an impressive twotoone victory in the Nov 8 election For Sale signs have since appeared on the homesof known vice bosses New port is anticipating a new deal A Federal Grand Jury in Sep tember declared The foul odors of vice corruption and bribery cover Campbell County official dom like a pall This the people can change The help of federal Photofax THIS IS Diane Buchanan with her discarded shoes lying against the wall dances the Midshipman Don Clement of Annapolis at the International Debutante Ball at New Yorks Hotel Astor Miss Buchanan whose father Wiley T Buchanan Jr was chief of protocol of the TJ S during the Eisenhower administration repre sented the United States at the ball Forty young women from 14 countries made their bow to society at the affair y Britains fears over Kuwait invasion ease CAIRO Arab League warned Thursday night that it will withdraw its security forces from Kuwait if British troops return But Britains fears of an Iraqi move against the tiny oil sheik dom subsided after the British show of strength in the Middle East Sayed Nofal deputy secretary general of the Arab League de clared that the Arab nations would not permit their forces to carry out joint action with British forces in Kuwait under any circum stances The league sent 2500 troops to Kuwait last August to replace British units rushed there and state grand juries should be limts rushed there welcome but the people rule raqi Premicr Abdel Karim Kasscm threatened to annex the sheikdom Nofal asserted that the dispatch this week by Britain of seven warships and air and troop reinforcements to the Middle East where Britain feared new threats on caused concern in Arab League circles He said the tiny sheikdom that adjoins Iraq on the northern end of the Persian Gulf did not ask the British to return and that Britain does not have any ter ritories in this area which al low her to order her troops to head to the Mideast and protect these territories The British alert was prompted by urgent reports from intel ligence agents and diplomats over the Christinas holiday that Kas sem emboldened by the UN failure to act against Indias in vasion of soon try to make good his claim to Kuwait News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES This pronouncement did no harm to Rattermans can didacy for sheriff The story behind the Ratter man venture into politics has been a labyrinth of charges grand jury hearings indictments and trials Some of the corruption has seeped into neighboring Kenton County Newport a city of only 30970 has long been an attrac tion for freespenders and con ventioneers from acrossthcriver Cincinnati All AMI ine frost was on the grapefruit in The grand jury said in its shivering vacationland Floridas second tember report It soon became cold wave m a week dropped the temperature to 25 evident to us that gambling aj Tallahassee 27 at Gainesville 28 at Pensa titution and liquorlaw violations were being conducted here open ly notoriously and flagrantly Our public officials must have had full knowledge of these condi tions Florida shivers again Internal Revenue Service estimates that numbers racket and handbook operations in New port and neighboring Dayton and Bellevue during the fiscal year ended June 30 handled a total of nearly million in wag ers This figure is believed to be conservative The Newport reformers this time are reported to be tough minded This is a change from a long history of apathy The ast previous reform effort of major proportions was 10 years ago What the future holds for New u i v lilt OO rtb 1 CJ cola 29 at Jacksonville and 31 at Daytona Beach N Y strike threat ends NEW YORK The threat of a general subway and bus strike affecting 8 million daily riders evap orated with a agreement giving transit workers a 22cent hourly pay increase over a two year period But the specter of a New Years Day strike against seven private bus lines serving 2 mil lion passengers daily remained along with a threatened walkout by electrical workers that could cause a brownout of lighting Kennedys call in specialist PALM BEACH Fla Dr Howard Rusk a tamous specialist on rehabilitating victims of para lytic strokes has been brought here to consult oh treatment of PresidentKennedys father A lot will depend on Sheriff Ralterman somebody who has demonstrated high ability to cali plays false bomb threat hoax telephone bomb threat forced employes of the U S Immigration and Natu ralization Service to evacuate their government build ing for the second time in two days Congress to get it next year Long talks with Freeman PALM BEACH Fla AP President Kennedy is reported ready to launch a new farm pro gram modernized for the 1960s and aimed at increasing farm in come He went over the details in a threehour session late Thursday with Secretary of Agriculture Or ville L Freeman and key advis ers at the vacation White House Freeman said the program now has the general approval of the President who will announce it in a special agriculture message to Congress And he added it also will be included in Kennedys State of the Union Message which is being ironed out in daily sessions with White House advisers Freeman made a flying visit from snowy Washington to Palm Beach to tackle farm problems with Kennedy As he boarded an Air Force jet plane to return home Thursday night the secretary of agriculture reported the new farm program will make use of our abundance and will strengthen farm in comes It will seek an overall balance to make use of our abundance fie told reporters Kennedy was keeping his advis ers busy here as he mixed work on a variety of reports to Con gress with relaxation and visits to his ailing father in the hospital The chairman of Kennedys louncil of Economic Advisers Dr Walter W Heller sat in on he conferences Heller came to Palm Beach Tuesday with the Presidents special counsel Theo dore Sorensen and other advisers Additional work on the State of the Union Message remains to be completed Kennedy will deliver his review of the nations condi and a joint session sometime after Con gress reconvenes on Jan 10 The timetable for his various reports however is undecided The President was conducting other routine business as well and getting daily intelligence briefings The chief executive made a brief morning visit to his 73year old father at St Marys Hospital Jin West Palm Beach Joseph P Kennedys condition remained un changed He is still partially par alyzed from a stroke suffered Dec 19 and is unable to speak Improvement is reported in the mild case of pneumonia which he contracted several days ago Iowa didnt get as cold as was predicted Iowa didnt get as cold Friday morning as had been expected In fact the mercury failed to drop below the zero mark anywhere in the state Temperatures at midnight were several degrees higher than those recorded Thursday afternoon at many places Mason City had 10 below Thursday early in the morning It warmed up to 12 above Thurs day during the day Overnight lows ranged from 1 above zero at Council Bluffs to 11 degrees at Des Moines OUumwa and Cedar Rapids There were light flurries of snow Friday at scattered places and the indications were that this would continue part of the day in the central and eastern counties The same was forecast for Fri day night and Saturday ACTORS DAD DfES INDIANA Pa itf Alex Ste wart 89 father of movie actor Jimmy Stewart died Thursday He had operated a hardware store in Indiana for many years FARM PROBLEMSON THEIR MINDS Seated on a rocker President John Kennedy confers with his farm experts Secretary Orville L Freeman left and Under Secretary of Agriculture Charles Murphy in the living room of his home in Palm Beach Fla The conference concerned the agriculture policy in the coming year and other farm problems confront ing the administration An elegant lady at 89 Wilsons widow is dead WASHINGTON AP Mrs Woodrow Wilson widow of the President who shaped the League of Nations has died at the stately brick town house where she cared for her stricken husband until his death in 1924 She was 89 The former First Lady in fail ing health for more than a month died Thursday night on the 105th anniversary of her husbands the afternoon She died of hyper Jr tensive heart disease wilh con She was s ncken wilh a respiragcstivc failure the doctor said tory ailment Thanksgiving night Two nieces Mrs James Powell and never regained her strength of New York and Mrs John Moel hcr physician said He said she ing of Chicago were at her bed also had suffered from a heart side when death came at 1045 ailment for years lxm i worsened Thurs Mrs Wilson married the Presi day then became critical during dent Dec 18 1915 when he was The weather FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average slightly below normal west to 5 degrees low normal east Friday night through next Wednesday Normal highs are from 25 to 30 north to the lower 30s south Normal lows are from 5 above northwest to 17 south cast Warming trend a I the first of the period but turning colder the first of next week Precipitation will average 10 to 20 of an inch in scattered light snow Friday night and Saturday and again Monday or Tuesday North Iowa Partly cloudy through Saturday Colder Fri day night with lows zero to 10 below Highs Saturday 12 to 18 Iowa Partly cloudy through Saturday with scattered light snow extreme south Friday night and early Saturday Losv Friday night zero 10 below north to 5 to 15 south Pligh Saturday 15 to 25 Outlook for Sunday considerable cloudi ness with snow likely Minnesota Partly cloudy snow flurries Warmer Saturday highsaround 20 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 12 Minimum JQ At 8 ain5 Sunrise Sunset i45 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 13 SAME DATE I960 620 MRS WOODROW WILSON Yank Gl missing in South Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A US soldier stationed in Saigon has disappeared and is feared kidnaped authorities here reported Friday He was last seen Christmas morning The missing soldiers identifica ion was withheld pending notifi cation of kin North vs the South Whos fairest of the fair JACKSON Miss AP Bob Elecht may be having the time of ris life right now squiring a pretty Southern belle through the social whirl of the holiday sea son But dont envy him too much fellows Hes got a problem the likes of which he never faced as quarterback of the Navy football team Hecht has set out to try to deter mine whether Southern girls are prettier than Northern girls Any decision barring a tie likely will set off a distaff war between the states TSHOMBE WITH NEWSMEN Katangtn PresT cient Moise Tshombe gestures atleft during news conference in Elisabethville The conference was 4u TJrUst beforsix Katangan deputies were flown by the United Nations to Leopoldville to attend the Con go National Parliament The Parliament is o vote on fshombes peace plan with the U N The Navy cadet is doing some research on the problem during a fiveday visit with pretty Mar guerite Richmond a Mississippi Southern student At the moment Hecht says he hasnt quite made up his mind Mow the heck did Hecht get into this situation Well it all started after a Mis sissippi midshipman John Quisen bcrry of Clinton allowed that Dix ie darlings are the fairest of the fair Hecht a Yankte from Clairton Pa demanded proof Quisenbcr ry produced pictures of a group of Jackson beauty contestants and Hecht picked Marguerite as a smashing sample of Southern beauty The star quarterback whose 39yard pass set up a Navy touch down in the 137 victory over Army decided that the two should get better acquainted So he wrote to Miss Richmond She decided to invite Hecht to visit her in Jackson over the Christmas holidays He arrived Wednesday and theyve been busy in the swim of the citys mid winter social season Whether romance is blossoming isnt known Both arc keeping quiet on that score The only comment so far is from Mar iguerites younger sister Sandra jvvho said I He isnt lacking serving his first term She was wilh him constantly after that screened his callers and studied his papers after he suffered a stroke in 1919 and nursed him during his last years at the S Street house The home was a gift from the President to Mrs Wilson She was fo have dedicated new Woodrow Wilson bridge that crosses the Potomac River south of Washington at ceremonies Thursday Instead Francis B Sayrc Jr soninlaw of SViison unveiled the dedication plaque President Kennedy hailed Wil son on the anniversaryof his birth a shaper of the first work ing plan for international cooper ation among all peoples of the world Controversy swirled around Mrs Wilson after her husbands stroke in 1919 The President in a vain attempt to beat down Sea ate opposition to US participa tion in the League of Nations un dertook a whistlestop campaign across the nation But he had to give up because of nervous exhaustion He suf fered the stroke on his return to the White House began what critics called Mrs Wilsons regency She called it my stewardship I studied every paper sent from the different secretaries or senators and tried to digest and present in tabloid form the things that despite my vigilance had to go to the President she wrote in a book entitled My Memoir But she added I myself nev er made a single decision regard ing the disposition of public af fairs The only decision that was mine was what was important and what was not and the very important decision of when to present matters to my husband Wilson was a first wife died in Mrs Wil son a widow when they met in 1915 Her first husband was Nor man Gait proprietor of a famous Washington jewelry store Gait died in 1908 She had no children but Wilsons grandchildren by his first wife called her Granny Edith Snow in Miami Ashes thats all MIAMI Fla AP Weather Bureau forecasters were deluged with callers reporting snow in several sections of Bade Miami County Thursday Finally two weathermen went out to check al though the temperature was in the mid50s No snow It was just large clouds of fine ash from dumps blown by brisk winds through cold moist urefilled air the bureau said The ash absorbed water and melted on contact but it wasnt snow On the inside Clear Lake News 3 Editorials S4 Comics 5 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News 3 North Iowa News U   

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