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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper for ftt The i CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 100 newspaper that makes all North 1 Aiioclated Press United Full Wires HOME EDITION o wans neig h tors MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3 1962 7c Papw Consists of Tyo Se NO m Bandits rob bank Constant crisis in Algeria A state of near anarchy By RICHARD SPONG GtobeGazefte Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON A state of near anarchy appears to be emerging in Algeria The main centers of power are the Mds lem National Liberation Front the French government of President Charles de Gaulle and its army and the rightist Secret Army Organization But there are smaller antagonists These include Moslems loyal to France Moslem rebels out side the ranks of the FLN pro Gauilist terrorists official but clandestine police regular army officers and men loyal to De Gaulle and an underground net work of draftees who oppose the OAS and advocate peace in Al geria De Gaulle and the FLN are reported nearing an agree ment on a ceasefire but wheth er the agreement can be mean ingful depends upon whether De Gaulle can maintain control and order The answer probably lies with the army For the OAS to make effective the day of resurrec tion it has been threatening it would need the active support of part of the regular army and the benevolent neutrality of the remainder plus the conscripts On the other hand should the French government in Algeria decide to curtail civil liberties it threatened to do on Jan 154116 effect would be vir tually to impose martial law And thegovernment seems not entirely to trust the army de spite many protestations of faith in it For several years De Gaulle has Been transferring au thority from the military to the civil government The army has the power It has not shown it so far In a particular situation however the army will bring its power into play These words come from an interview with Gen Jacques Massu parachute lead er and hero of the May 1958 re volt in Algeria that returned De Gaulle to power The interview was printed in a German news paper in January i960 and led to Massus temporary relief from active duty This in turn triggered the revolt of Jan 24 I960 by European colonials who defied the government and de manded a French Algeria This revolt was put down ironically enough by Gen Mau rice Chaile who declared that riot would not triumph against the French army Ironically because Chaile was to be one of the four generals who led the Apnl 1961 putsch in Algeria Despite this and numerous other defections De Gaulle is believed to command the per sonal loyalty of the great bulk of the regular army even though these career militarists may be as much as 90 per cent against his policies The atti tude of the conscripts is begin ning to become clear Recently they have been distributing leaf lets to civilians and soldiers saying they are fed up with the pseudopatriotic terrorism of the OAS and threatening to de nouiice OAS agents to the au thorities Loyalty alone however does not guarantee control So far the OAS has operated as a law unto itselfIt could be called a shadow government for it ruth lessly rules the million Euro peans in Algeria According to one U S correspondent It levies taxes calls strikes and plots assassinations and it is virtually immune from govern ment reprisals Gen Raul Salan under sen tence of death in absentia for his part in the April coup seems to move about Algeria as he pleases Unless De Gaulle is able to use the army to control OAS seem that he had little or nothing to bargain over with the FLN 5ATUIN RARE EVENT IN HEAVENS Drawing shows how the earth and its neighboring planets will ap pear in a relatively straight line Monday in their orbits around the sun The planets usually spread in random orbital positions in the solar system will be hned up m this manner for the first time since 1821 The moon between the earth and sun will produce an eclipse shadow on earth from Borneo eastward to the western coast of the United States The astro nomical phenomenon hasbeen interpreted as a sign of doomsday by astrologers in India where mass prayer anq near panic prevail in some areas News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Bob Kennedys get dunking HONOLULU Atty Gen Robert Kennedy on a 26 day goodwill tour around the world got dunked m Hawauls choppy waters while sailing a dinghy Kennedy his wife and a friend were pulled fromthe waters of Honolulu harbor by two Navy lieutenants who were water skiing nearby Paris police on guard PARIS Rightwing political prisoners rioted m Paris Sante prison for the second straight day as the heaviest concentration of troops and armor since postwar days guarded the capita against any upris ing to block an Algerian peace accord if Round up Congolese rebels 00 LEOPOLDVILLE The United Nations flew Ethiopian troops into Kindu to spearhead a ma jor military offensive against mutinous Congolese soldiers and roving youth gangs College aid bill in hopper WASHINGTON Senate backers of the Ken nedy administrations S26 billion college aid bill hoped to keep the measure from foundering on the rocks ofreligious controversy The bill far more lib eral than one passed last Tuesday by the House authorizes assistance for college classroom construc tion scholarships and federal grants for community junior colleges Castro sends envoy to Vatican VATICAN CITY Cubas new ambassador to the Vatican Luis AmadoBlanco y Fernandez pre sented his credentials to Pope John XXIII and helda private informal 10minute talk with the pontiff Two men flee at Rock Falls Car is left on roadside Two armedmen robbed the Rock Falls branchof the American State Bank Saturday of They escaped in a car whoselicense numbers were noted but abandoned it a short distance north east of Mason City where it was found empty Miss Freda Rethamelman ager at the bank said she was sitting at her desk alone in the bank balancing the books when two men walked in about 11 m Assuming they were custom ers she walked to the window and one pulled a revolver and handed her a sack Hand over the cash lady he said as the other man walked in back of the counter to the vault He tried the safe door but found it locked Miss Rethamel related He then walked in back of her and took he sack from her as she fin ished emptying the cash from the drawers They left immediately she said and were not in the build ing more than a couple of min As they leftthey pulled the telephone from the wall They left behind in the safe Miss Rethamel said She was able to give exact figures on the cash she ex plained because she was bal ancing at the time of the rofr bery The robbery was reported to he sheriffs office in Mason City by the Interstate Power Co One of its servicemen Soren Chris tensen Nora Springs walked into the bank immediately after the robbery He immediately returned to his ear and used the companys radio system to call the Mason City office and report the robbery Miss Rethamel said she had been unusually busy during the morning but happened to be en irely alone in the bank when the two walked in just before 11 oclock Their getaway car was found near the Ideal Sand and Gravel Co plant on the northeast out skirts of Mason City Miss Rethamel said she was not frightened while the rob bers were there but began to shake after they left She was able to give sheriffs officers a description of the two how ever The one who held the revolv er on her she said was about 20 and dressed in a tan sports jacket Both wore hats The other man appeared to be in lis 30s was very slender and wore a dark topcoat dark glasses and much of the ime kept a handin front of his face FOREIGN INTRIGUECongolese Pinter Adoula is fascinated by the snow as he leaves United Nationsheadquarters in New York following an address before the General Assembly and meetings with U N officials Adoula arrived from his equa Photofax tarial homeland to find New York hit by a February snowfall Here he bends over to pick up a bit of the white stuff examines it more closely and then holds a larger chunk US fo implement crackdown order Cuba to face full embargo I tOWItJ U By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Ken nedy administration is expected o announce shortly a complete embargo on US imports from Cuba amounting to about mil lion a year The action will be the first here olio wing the decision of Western Hemisphere foreign ministers to exclude Cuba from the Organiza ion of American States and to take steps to combat Communist subversion in this hemisphere President Kennedy reportedly made the decision to crack down on imports following the return of Secretary of State Dean Rusk from the interAmerican meeting at Punta del Este Uruguay Rusk said Prime Minister Fidel Castro has been using the dollars to finance Communist activities in other LatinAmerican countries US imports from Cuba in the first 11 months of 1961 ran to about million About 90 per cent of this was tobacco for the cigar manufacturingindustry in preted as a blow at the Cuban the Tampa Fla area The repeople maining 10 per cent was fresh fruits and vegetables US exports to Cuba in the same period totaled about million in food and medical sup plies It was understood that un der the new decfsibn Cuba would still be able to buy US food and medicine The Kennedy administration has been reluctant to halt these ex ports lest such a move be inter fhe inside Editorials Page 4 The Surveyor 5 Church Features 67 Mason City News 89 Society News10 Sports 1112 Comics 15 Business News U17 Clear Lake News 18 North Iowa News20 soon The hole to be thing of past at prison DES MOINES State 5oard of Control is getting rid of the hole at the Mens Reforma ory State Penal Director Ben Baer said Saturday that work is under vay on setting up new maximum solation quarters for prisoners The present of everal small unlighted base ment cells A bucket is the only oilet facility Reformatory troublemakers are ent to isolation for a period of usually up to 10 days The present ecurity unit has been in existence or a number of years Baer said CREEPING FOG aerial view shows a tongue of dense fog creeping into the low hills bordering the west side of Californias San Joaquin Valley In the background is Mount Diablo a well known landmark 15 Photofax The fog has hovered over the valley for the sixth consecutive day Such huge layers of fog have been plaguing California for several weeks t Wdlker in race for governor AUSTIN Tex A Walker the controversial former Army general and Gov Price Daniel who wants to be Texas first fourterm chief executive dived into a hot gubernatorial race Friday Both became candidates for nomination in a May 5 Democrat ic primary election that promises to be bitterly contested Walker 52 resigned as ma jor general last year after the Army relieved him of command of the 24th Division in Germany and reprimanded him for a troop ndoctrination program He since has aligned himself with extreme Tightest groups Among four others bidding for the Democratic nomi nation is John B Connally 44 a close associate of Vice President B Johnson who resigned as secretary of the Navy to make the race An aide of Sen John Tower RTex said in Washington that Towerand Sen Strom Thurmond DSC both urged Walker not to enter politics The aide said both senators told Walker his crusade for a principle would lose gloss and glitter if he became a can didate I am very much interested in everybodysopinions but I make my own decisions Walker said Must prove she can cook before she can marry FOLKSTONE England court liastold 19yearold Barbara Cairns she must prove she can cook before she gets married Barbara appealed to the court Friday for permission to wed Sric Goldsack 19 over the ob ections of her father who com plained she didnt know how to cook Being under 21 she needed parental consent to marry Magistrate Percy Gurr 70 lent a sympathetic ear to Barbaras plea but told her You cant ex pect young husbands to live on tins of sardines They need a sub stantial meal The elderly jurist gave Barbara hree months to practice up in her cooking and said he would give her another hearing Lows Saturday night 2530 northeast to 30s south west Highs Sunday 40s east to lower 60s extreme west Partly cloudy and continued mild Monday in south and central sections turning cold er north North Iowa Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday Contin ued mild during the night with some early morning fog Low Saturday 2530 Continued mild Sunday with highs in the lower GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Iowa Generally through Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 40 15 2 ART THIEVES GROSSETO Italy UPD Hieves Saturday broke into an Etruscan museum and escaped with ancient jewels whose value was estimated at more than a million dollars Trade with Cuba last year was but a trickle of the millions of dollars a year it once ran to In another action aimed at the Castro government the United States will press its interAmeri can allies next week to agree on joint security measures to defeat a Cubanbased Communist offen sive against this hemisphere What is needed to Ruskis a plan for action that can block Communist subversive activities before they reach the level of insurrection or guemlla war Rusk told the nation In a tele visionbroadcast Friday night that there was a mounting Commu nist offensive in the hemisphere He described it as a systematic subversive attack spearheaded by the present regime in Cuba The OAS is due to meet here Wednesday to consider ways of carrying out thedecisions of the Punta del Este conference The conference voted to exclude Cubafrom the OAS ordered an immediate halt in arms traffic with Cuba provided for possible future economic sanctions and di rected the OAS Council here to set up a fiveman committee on measures to counter the Commu nist offensive ONLYW ONLY THE NEWSPAPER develops intelligent public opinion day by day through reporting sentiments opinions and views and theviews of your neighbors Auto strikes pole four girls injured on Page 18 Four Mason City teen age jirls were injured one critical y when their car went out of control and struck a utility pole Friday night Sandra Kay Malfero 17 2332 22nd SW was in critical condi tion at Mercy Hospital In serious condition was an other passenger in the car Mary McDonough 18 641 Penn sylvania SE The driver of the car Helen Marie Kuppinger 17 740 llth and the fourth girl Barb ara Frazier 17 1521 Jefferson SV were in satisfactory condi tion with bone injuries The accident occurred at about 11 pm Friday on High way 18 just outside the east limits of Clear Lake Highway patrolmen said the car apparently went out of con trol on an icy part of the road as it was attempting to pass a pickup truck The car was heading west at the time of the accident It went into the ditch on the south side of the road and then struck the pole The car was nearly de molished Carroll Beeman who was driving a car behind the acci dent said the brake lights of the Kuppinger car went on be fore the car slid sideways and went off the road   

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