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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Newspaper Edited for Home City GLOBED VOL 100 Associated Press and newspaper Press International Kuli Wires that makes all North lowans 17 1962 n eig h bo rs i 7c a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One HOME EDITION No 87 en The ELECTION CERTAWPresi dent Ucbo Kekkonen has swept to certain ireelection as chief Executive of Finland In com plete returns from balloting Monday and Tuesday Finns voted overwhelmingly in favor of the electors supporting the 61yearbld Kekkonen Elec tors will gather in Helsinki next month to choose a president 75 below Sheldon recalls THE day Bank fraud left mark Editors note Jan 1961 will bt long remembered in banking circles It was the day that a stylish woman bank cashiers habit of embezzling from her fathers bank come to an end Her careful accountings of hVr defalcations showed more than 52 million of largest amounts in history What has happened to her small Iowa town By WILLIAM L EBERDNE SHELDON AP Business is booming in been go ing great guns for the past year in fact Thats remarkable when you consider that this northwest Iowa prairie town of 4250 was hit just a year ago with a million em bezzlement which Closed for liquidation the high ly respected Sheldon National towns oldest banking institution Landed two of the towns most prominent citizens in federal pris ons Brought bankruptcy to the Northern Biochemical Corp the biggest industry in town It was just a year ago that townspeople awoke to find the bank closed and heard the news that Mrs Burnice ant cashier of the bank a mem ber of Us board of directors daughter of W P Iverson bank president and widely known as thetowns ad mitted the monumental embezzle ment The exact amount according to scrupulous records kept by Mrs Geiger herself was taken over the 35 years she had worked in the bank It was disclosed that of the banks money apparently went into the coffers of Northern chemical manufacturer i of zymebased livestock feeds ine firm went into bankruptcy below in the south to 20 below in Its president freespending Harbe D0rth old Kistner Jr ultimately was in dicted on federal charges of aid ing and abetting the embezzle ment fraudulent sale of NBC stock and conspiracy ger 58 was sentenced to 15 year Kistner 35 to eight Closing of a bank and industry cant help but tremendous impact on the econo my of a town Sheldons size But looking back on the year a major have a Merrill Fritts con weve come along past Mayor dudes that T pretty well I dont think the Town has been hurt too badly A new Citizens State opened in the same lo cation formerly occupied by the Sheldon National It bought the building for after the Fed eral Deposit Insurance Corp start liquidating the old bank One thing that has helped says Mayor Fritts is that the FDIC originally paid off all the Sheldon National deposits in full up to 000 and the depositors who ad more than that in the bank now have received additional pay ments of exactly 50 per cent of their additional deposits They may receive more as the FDIC completes the liquidation Northern Biochemical has re opened under new management much more conservative than the defunct firms officers who gained a local reputation for lavish par ties and flying trips over the coun No in sight from cold Winter took another icy lick at Iowa Wednesday And if lowans are weary of the bonechilling cold and snow there is little relief in sight The Weather Bureau says that during the next 30 days tempera tures in Iowa should be below nor mal and the form of normal for this time of year A new Wast of arctic air swept state Wednesday sending the emperatures to 19 below at Wau kon15 Sibley and Ma son City 12 befowrat Spencer and 11 below at Booneand Waterloo v Council Bluffs had only a 1 be avf reading Even colder temperatures were forecast for Wednesday night when lows should range from 5 Weather Bureau looks for the bitter cold temperatures to continue Thursday and Friday It didnt get above freezing al any point in Iowa TuesdaySioux butof Way clear for Nixon SACRAMENTO Calif AP Goodwin J Knights exit from the 1962 campaign tightened up Californias race for governor Wednesday Political leaders differed on the eventual effect but most agreec it enhanced Richard M already bright chances for the Republican nomination Knight 65 announced Tuesday he would not file for his old job in the June 5 primary He was stricken last November by infec tious liver disease His doctor he said advisee against a campaign The decision by the colorful ex governor removed the prospect of a Republican slugfest between Nixon and K n i g h t who had pledged a real glovesoff fight It installed a hardcharging state assemblyman Joseph C Shell43 of Los Angeles as Nix ons chief challenger on the Re publican ticket Shell ah avowed conservative has been making evident head way against Nixons early com manding lead in polls A wealthy oilman he has delivered at least 400 talks throughout the state while Nixon has been busy on a book and other matters A third GOP candidate former Lt Gov Harold J Pow saw eye to eye Knight gover nor from 1953 through 1958 re mained silent on whether hell take sides in the Republican pri mary ers made a votes saying pitch for Knights he and I always Democrats probably were dis II aintield andit BASHIR Am HIS MOTORIZED CAMEL Vil around Pakistan camel diiveiBashir Ahmad who waves fromhis pickup truck after driv ing it to his colony in Karachi The truck eaihei had been presented to Bashir who visited the United appointed They had by Knights hoped that a action seriou cleavage in Republican ranks would help Gov Edmund G Biown in November Brown whois expected to an nounce his own candidacy 7 nex City was the warmest with 22 Cedar Rapids temperature didnt get above 6 It was cold all over the north ern states International Falls Minn had 40 below and Bemidji 37below The frigid belt extended as far south as central Texas and eastward through Arkansas Ten nessee Georgia Alabama and North Carolina KNIGHT BROWN Wednesday got a lift in 1958 when Knight gave lip his bid for reelection under heavy Republi can pressure and the partys nomination for governor SAME o former Sen William F Know land Brown defeated Knowland by more than a million votes The Democratic governor said he latest development means hat the moderates voting on the Republican primary apparently are left without a candidate Nixon in a statement extend ed his sympathy to Knight and bestwishes for his recovery I know he said this is a difficult blow to a man who has been such a vigorous and tire less campaigner Demos Hughes in race for governor DBS MOINES AP Iowas try in four companyowned twin 1962 election campaign had i picked up a little steam Wednes engine planes The new management plans to build more slowly but a little more securely than the old com pany says Robert McAlpinej Sheldon Chamber of Commerce president Both Mayor Fritts and McAI pine point with pride to a 2 per cent gain in state sales tax re ceipts from Sheldon merchants for 1961 over 1960 They also men tion that there has been a lot of building both residential and com mercial in the past year A new alfalfa dehydrating as the Sheldon DeHy un der construction Our recovery has been very strong says Me Alpine It has sbeen a very good business year YotS dont hear much about thej embezzlement on the streets anyj more McAlpine says The people have nore or less forgotten about it he explained I think ils kind of a thing of the past i day with these developments Harold E Hughes Grove chairman of Commerce Commission became the first Democrat to announce for governor in the June 4 pri mary 39r of Ida j Hughes formal announcement the Stale made no apparent change in the i position of former Gov Herschel Loveless He said in Washington he did not plan to run for political office this year but added the puzzling qualification If the Democratic party of Iowa will secure and support competent candidates Loveless only comment about Hughes was that he was a com petent man and has been an efficient Commerce commis sioner Statehouse sources expected that Republican Gov Norman Erbe soon will announce he will seek reelection which is what the party has anticipated all along Hughes said he is not ready to set out his platform in detail but intends to attack the Erbe HAROLD E HUGHES administration tax issue the Republicancontrolled islature on the property on the record of North Iowa Mostly fair through Thursday Colder Wednesdaj night lows 1525 below Con tinued cold Thursday high zero to 5 below Iowa Considerable cloudiness and cold through Thursday Occasional snow southwes Wednesday knightlows 1020 below north zero to 10 below south Highs Thursday 515 Further o u tl o o k cloudyand continued cold Fri day Minnesota Mostly fair cohtin ued cold Highs Thursday zero to 10 below Fiveday Iowa will average 10 to 20 degrees below normal Wednesday night through next Monday Normal highs are from 25 to 33 and normal lows from 8 to 14 degrees It will be warmer Friday turning colder again Sunday or Monday Precipita tion average 10 to 25 of an inch in occasional snow possibly Wednesday night and again Sunday or Monday GlobeGazette weather data UD o 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 11 15 37 30 Fatal crash at Hampton Photo on page 2 W Wolf 7 was killed outright about m Tuesday when he lost con rol of his car and crashed into a ridge abutment miles north ast of here on a county road He was thrown out of the car Wolf a farmer near Hamp on was alone He was a wid wer and had no children A brother Louis Hampton urvives j Funeral services will be held Thursday at p m at the Funeral Home in Hamp with burial in the Hampton Cemetery FATAL SMASHUP LARCHWOOD Vincent Tracy 23 Larchwood vas killed Wednesday when his crashed out of control off owa 9 about two milesnorth vest of here Photofax States last year at the invitation of Vice President Lyndon B Johnson The vehicle a gift of the Ford Motor Co also came with two cases of spaie narts and a complete tool box Coacfs exassistant eyes Congress race FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES D E S MOINES Representa tion in Congress for Iowas new 7th District has all the makings of a first class battle with the ap parent candidacy of Ed Peters Jr a onetime assistant to Rep Merwin Also taking out nomination pa pers for ihe postwas Fred Wat Yes the ducks WERE chasing him jury rules OKLAHOMA CITY Okla T J Bailey harassing the ducks on Lake Overhblser or was it the other way around It took a justice of the peace court jury just 45 seconds to de cide after hearing this testimony Tuesday Clay Boyd state game and wild life officer and Ace Marrs a mu nicipal lake patrolman said they saw Bailey drive his motor ioat recklessly into a flock of ducks Bailey said the ducks were chasing him son 55 Bagley farmer a Dem ocrat formerly was a stand out athlete in Mason Ci ty Peters whose beautiful wife divorced him to marry Coad Wednesday asked for nomina tion papers to run for Congress Coads assistant until the mar holdup of bank Captured at Charles City CHARLES CITY A lone gunman who robbed the Farmers State Bank at nearby Plainfield of about shortly before noon Wednesday was captured little more than an hour later when he returned home with the loot Authorities said the man who brandished an automatic pistol at three persons in the bank was spotted by a highway patrol plane as he sped along Iowa 188 near Clarksville Charles City Floyd County and state officers set up a watch at a suspects home here and apprehended him Police did not disclose his name but said they had found the money a gun and a parka hood the bandit wore in the trunk of his car The bandit his features hid den by sunglasses and parka hood held up the bank at Plain field about W miies southeast of here in arobbery that took only 3 He fled in a car but authori ties quickly closed the net around Him Authorities said they had a pretty good idea who to look for after hearing the bandits description provided by three wit nesses in the bank Ronald Wamsley assistant cashier said he noticed a scar on themans face couldnot member which side it was on I know youre to those things b u t I didnt licsaid ital aft Peters contacted the Also in the bank were H C secretary of states office in a Stevens president and Shirley letter written from his present Bridges teller af home at Falls Church Va Peters did not indicate in which district he would seek nomination although he for merly resided in Denison which is now in the new 7th District It formerly was in the 6th District which Coad represents Coads district was carved up in the recent congressional re districting and as a result the incumbent Democrat has been forced to seek new territory for possible candidacy He has been feeling out Democratic sentiment in the new 7th Dis represented now fay Rep Ben F Jensen RIowa Jensen has announced he will be a candidate for reelection Peters wife Carol Faye 26 divorced him last year and married Coad who got a puickie divorce from hiswife Alabama m Peters former FRED WATSON News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES New regime in Dominican SANTO DOMINGO President Joaquin Bak aguer has resigned and a new sevenman military civilian junta has taken charge of strifetorn Domin ican Republic Dutch speed peace efforts vi j HAGUE The Dutch government redou bled its efforts for a negotiated settlement of the West New Guinea dispute but Indonesia issued new threats of an invasion Diplomats in several world capitals and at United Nations headquarters sought to head off war in the South Pacific I churches dynamited BIRMINGHAM Ala Dynamite explosions at three Negro first such violence involv ing churches here in the build ings and nearby houses Wafer freezes in hoses DULUTH Minn Six businesses went up in smoke Wednesday when water froze in firemens hose lines and water pressure was too low to reach the tops of the buildings TKe temperature was 33 degrees below zero now is employed by Iowa Gov Herschel Lovelesswho is a member of the Federal Renegotiation Board in Washington Coad whose home county of Bpone was put in the 5th Dis trict has sought out Democratic Party officials in the 7th Dis concerning his moving to that district and running against incumbent Jensen It has been reported that 7th District Democrats are cool to Coads overtures For Watson it will be his first venture into politics Wamsley who was in a tell ers cage when the manentered said the bandit told him he wanted to make a withdrawal and reached for his hip pocket But instead of getting out his check book like I expected he pulled out a heavy brown paper sack threw it on the counter and said I want your money Wamsley said Wamsleysaid the bandit brandished the gun and told them hurry up I havent got much time He then ordered the three to get down on the floor There were no customers in the bank at the time since it was mo ments before the noon time for lunch Aurelia rail wreck claims second life STORM LAKE ifft Darrell Brown 65 Fort Dodge engi neer of an Illinois Central pas senger train derailed near Aure ia died Wednesday at a hos pital here One crew member John Nelson Sioux City w a s killed outright Nine persons in cluding five passengers were in ured lowan to accompany Rusk to conference WASHINGTON fl Scn Bourkc B Hickcnloopcr and his sister were taken fourcompany Secretary of State years later to the Odd Fellows Dean Rusk to the an 22 meet Orphan s Home at Mason City ing of the of where he attended public schools wmzauon He starred on the football teams of 192728 played basketball and ran on the quarter and halfmile relay teams of the Mason City state champion track team of 1929 He later became the only for mer resident of the Odd Fellows Home to become grand master of Iowa Lodge He also has served as lay leader and speaker n the Greenbrier Methodist Church at Bagley and has been a member of the school board American States at Punta del Este Uruguay On the inside Editorials page 4 Comics 8 Society News9101112 Clear take News 15 Sports 1718 North Iowa News 23 Mason City News 2829 Latest Markets 29 Transit Schedule30 Watson it her of re a son Carl Ames Mrs Carson and Mrs I Judith Cicci Omaha Neb PLATTSBURGH NY UPI and the and military planes His clulj joined giant Air Force tankers at dawn Wednesday in a search for an Air Force B47 bomber missing with four men aboard T   

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