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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North lowaa Daily Newspaper Edited for MM VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors ind uiitad brtenutfcaal Full Leue MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER V 1H1 of One HOME EDITION 94 ChinaPakistan pact surprise 1 1 Mr Winter could be rude guest Dont laugh off almanacs By MELJA PONTIAC Weather Bureau and The Old Farmers Almanac agree that the winter of 196263 still may be a corker snowier and rainier than usual Abe Weatherwise the New England sage who prognosti cates for Old Farmers one of several popular almanacs sums it up Even bees will freeze Weather predictions have been a feature of almanacs for hun dreds of years the National Geographic Society says In the 16th century numerous tracts forecast the weather a year in advance by drawing upon the latest intelligence from star gazers Almanacs flourished as print ing spread Editors found that sales soared when they spiced up their calendars and tables with predictions They not only predicted the daily weather but such catastrophes as fires famine plague and Vsodaine tumultes The stars foretold a cata strophic flood for February 1524 and scores of almanacs warned of a universal deluge Thousands of Europeans fled their homes and took refuge on hilltops for the entire month Rainfall was normal but the astrologers were not chastened Almanac editors faced occupa tional hazards however They could be burned at the stake as sorcerers if they wereright too often or lose their professional reputation if they were frequent ly wrong Consequently they wrapped up their calamitous portents in ambiguous language A 1580 almanac predicted The Sommer and Autumne shall sometyme encline unto driness sometyme unto moys ture So the winter shall be partlye rough and p a r 11 y e milde In other words a nice day if it doesnt rain Francois Rabelais the French satirist mocked such forecasts by writing This year the blind will see only a very little the deaf will not hear very well the dumb will not have much to say the rich will fare rather better than the poor Sometimes however a crea tive almanac editor stumbled onto a correct prediction In 1650 William Lilly who called himself Dr Guglielmus Lillius drew pictures of a crowded cemetery and a great city on fire to decorate his almanac Sixteen years later loyal read ers declared that Lilly had fore seen the great plague and fire oJ London John Partridge an English shoemaker who audaciously styled himself Physician to the King filled his almanac with portentous prophecies Annoyec by Partridges pretensions the acidulous Jonathan Swift pre dieted that on March 29 1708 the shoemakerastrologer woulc die of a raging fever The frightened Partridge took to his bed two days before that date Eventually he got up and an nounced that he was alive only to find he had become a laugh ing stock Patrick Murphys Weather Almanac for 1838 said flatly tha Jan 20 would be the coldest day of the winter It turned ou to be the coldest day Englant had suffered in generations anc the 183738 season was long known as Murphys Winter An unlikely forecast also made the reputation of The Old Farmers Almanac Abe Weatherwise predicted rain snow and hail for July 13 1816 and it did rain snow and hai that order Actually Abe couldnt claim all the credit It turned out tha a proofreader had overlookec the mischief of a typesetter who had inserted the forecast as a North Iowa Generally fair through Friday Warmer Thursday night lows 5 to 10 Highs Friday in 20s owa Generally fair through Friday Warmer east and central Thursday night loVs 5 east to 15 west Highs Fri day 30s west and 20s east Further outlook Partly cloudy Saturday little tem perature change Minnesota Snow flurries warmer High Friday around 30 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Thursday Maximum 22 Minimum 19 Sunrise Sunset Falls dead after wife perishes DBS MOINES AP A Des Moines woman perished in a fire n the living room of her small home Wednesday night and her husband who learned of her death while he was at work dice Jiree hours later of a heart at tack Mrs Marjorie Miles 49 was alone in the house and her hus Dand John 61 was at his job at the International Harvester Co Dr Ieo Luka county medical examiner said the woman died of suffocation Capt Doyle Jacobs said the fire was caused by a cig arette in a sofa on which Mrs Miles was lying when found The house was filled with smoke but here were no flames when fire men arrived When told of his wifes death Miles was taken home but he went back toget his car and col lapsed at the plant 13 Navy men aboard missing seaplane SAN DIEGO Calif UPI A twoengirie Navy seaplane with 13 men aboard was re ported missing on patrol duty over the Pacuic Ocean Thurs day and a sea and air search began at dawn Four seaplanes from the North Island Naval Air Station eight jets from Miramar Naval Air Station and merchant vessels joined in the search for the Marlin P5M1 aircraft May bring new rift with India Talks open on Kashmir RAWALPINDI Pakistan AP Indian and Pakistani ministers opened negotiations over Kashmir Thursday under a new cloud of mistrust blown up by announce ment of a PakistanRed China agreement on their share of the border of the disputed state A vaguely worded Pakistani Red Chinese announcement said Wednesday night an agreement in principle had been reached on the 200 miles of border between Red Chinas Sinkiang Province and that part of Kashmir on Pakis tans side of the UN ceasefire line dividing the Himalayan state In New Delhi the announce ment aroused surprise that wa certain to turn into anger There was no immediate public reaction from the Indian negotiators here however Pakistan President Mohammed Ayub Khan called in the Pakis tani and Indian delegation leaders soon after they sat down at the conference table A reliable source said Ayub wanted to clari fy the agreement with Red China It was understood he appealed for a settlement on Kashmir over which India and Pakistan have feuded since 1947 in the inter ests of friendly relations between the two countries and the security of the subcontinent It was because of Red Chinas thrust deep into Indias Himalay an borderlands two months ago that India and Pakistan agreed at the urging of Britain and the United States to renew attempts to negotiate over Kashmir Britain and the United States wanted a settlement of the feud to ease themselves off a desire to meet nonaligned Indias requests for arms and at the same time to satisfy Pakistans fears the arms would ultimately be turned against her an ally of the West Ayub Khan and Indian Prime Minister Nehru have agreed to meet if their lowerlevel negotia tors can make enough progress to promise a settlement Red China claims about 15000 square miles of Kashmir and has taken practically all that she claims in the Ladakh part of the state on Indias side of the UN ceasefire line Fighting has stopped under Chinas selfproclaimed ceasefire but the Chinese are not pulling back as they are in Indias north eastern border area Nehru has declared he will never bow to the Red Chinese claim Defense is topic for JFK Tax cut also aired MERCY SHIP ON THE freighter Afri can Pilot steams toward Port Everglades Fla car rying 922 relatives of freed Cuban prisoners The Photofax crafts climaxed the exchange of some million in medicines and other goods for the 1113 survivors of the Bay of Pigs invasion attempt Invaders families arrive Bandit really goofs Robs a bank with FBI right behind SAN FRANCISCO D Holtan 27 Sioux Falls SD really goofed Wednesday He robbed a bank with an FBI agent standing right behind him He was arrested before he could get the money in his pocket Broke hungry and tired from a night of sleeping at the bus depot he decided to rob the downtown Hibernia bank He wrapped a transistor radio in a newspaper and then handed teller Maureen Laval 24 a note It read This bomb in the newspaper can blow up the whole block I want 51500 Please be carefui She handed over But that was it For right behind Holtan in line was suspicious FBI agent Monte Hall Have you been robbed he said to Miss Laval The flustered teller managed a nod Hall collared Holtan before he could step away from the window and said FBI Youre under arrest Holtan had nothing to say Later he told authorities he had arrived Sat urday night with no money and had been bumming around ever since Outbreak of measles on way to US MIAMI Fla freight er African Pilot steamed into Port Everglades Thursday bringing 922 relatives of the Bay of Pigs invaders to freedom and joyous reunion with husbands sons and fathers on American soil Devoting her last voyage to this errand of mercy the 20yearolc African Pilot docked at the porl near Fort TLauderdale 25miles northeast of Miami at am The rugged old workhorse of the sea which had carried ransom upplies to Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro for the invasion pris ners now goes into mothballs Seasickness nervousness and a mild outbreak of measles aboard he ship failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the refugees who ave up everything they ownec o escape Castro communism and join loved ones in the Jnited States Only about 200 observers saw he freighter come in The porl was closed to all but newsmen and authorized officials A big sign said Welcome in English The Red Cross reported nine cases of contagious disease aboard Three ambulances were on the dock to pick up 11 stretcher cases Joe McGowan Associated Press writer representing American news agencies on the African Pi ot said many passengers re mained awake through the night oo nervous and excited to sleep on the trip A tingle of excitement swep hrough the ship when the engine started Wednesday night in Ha vana harbor As the ship movec out the refugees sang the Cuban national anthem Moving into international wat ers the African Pilot picked up an escort of three US Coas Juard vessels The freighter wat designed to carry only 12 passengers and he ifesaving equipment was inade quate There were only 500 cols set up n shelter deck areas but there iveia blankets for all flown to Ha vana from the United States Eacl person was given a box lunch in eluding fried chicken a ripe to mato bread butter and milk fo the children Oldest of the refugees aboan was Angla Ceballos de Marero 89 grandmother of one of the prison Photofax BROUGHT FROM chil dren are held by their mothers and Red Everglades Fla after the freighter Cross workers on the dock at Port African Pilot broughtthem from Cuba ers The youngest was a bab born 22 days ago As a Christmas bonus Castro agreed to let the relatives leave Cuba following the prisoners who spent 20 months in crowd ed jails after the gallant but futile effort to free their country from his rule COMPOSER DIES SANTA BARBARA Calif Harry Carroll 70 composer whose songs included Im Al ways Chasing Rainbows and By The Sea died Wednesday two weeks after suffering a heart attack Carroll wrote Trail of the Lonesome Pine when he was 17 Editorials Page 6 Society News 89 Sports 1112 North Iowa News 12 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News1415 Comicslo Clear Lake News17 Mercury climbs sharply as cold wave departs Temperatures around the state Thursday morning were as much as 40 degrees warmer than Wednesdays readings the mercury skidded far below zero The mercury dropped to four degrees below zero at Davenport during the night but by 8 am had climbed to 20 degrees Sioux City reported an overnight low of 16 degrees The Weather Bureau said there was a possibility of a few snow flurries in extreme northeasl Iowa The forecast for Friday calls for partly cloudy skies with aft ernoon temperatures in the 20s BIGTIME THIEF MINEOLA N Y John McCaffrey 17 a former addy who police said confessed to 60 burglaries which netted him in four months faced arraignment Thursday James McEvoy 46 the golf course manager who once em ployed McCaffrey was arrested and charged with possession of in jewelry allegedly taken by the caddy N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SAME Dakota miners suffocate LEAD miners one a college stu dent on Christmas vacation died of suffocation at the Homestake gold mine hers 3350 feet below the earths surface Alabama editor cleared BIRMINGHAM judge has thrown out charges against a newspaper editor accused of vio lating the Alabama corrupt practices law in publish ing a political editorial on election dayState Judge Francis Thompson ruled unconstitutional the section of the law under which charges were brought against editor James E Mills of the Birmingham Post Herald Sheppards appeal turned down COLUMBUS Samuel H Sheppard re fused to submit to lie detector tests during investi gation of his wifes murder and so he forfeited any right to be given such tests now The Ohio Supreme Court thus refused to order either polygraph or hyp nosis tests or both for Sheppard 38 who is serving a life sentence for the July 41954 death of his wife Winter lashes Europe British trains smashed togeth er in a blizzard killing at least 18 persons and eight other deaths were reported from Europe as Arctic winds pushed bitter winter southward across the continent Nikita blames West Germany Premier Khrushchev accused West Germany of trying to increase tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union endangering the lives of millions of people Khrushchev made his charge in a letter to West German Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer in reply to a communication of pro test from Adenauer following the shooting last Aug 37 of an East German youth who bled to death along the Berlin wall in a futile attempt to escape to the West N Y strike sets mark NEW strike that shut down nine major newspapers is in its 20th day making it the longest newspaper blackout in the citys history The longest previous shutdown was a 19day deliverers union walkout four years ago PALM BEACH Fla AP The Pentagons civilian and mili ary leaders gave President Ken nedy a rundown Thursday on the nations armed strength and also got a chance toair conflicts over military projects and spend ing The President also arranged a late afternoon meeting with five high ranking Cuban participants in the Bay of Pigs invasion four of them just released from Cuban prisons For the President this is likely to be a bitter sweet experience with pleasure at their freedom mixed with the memories of the mistakes Kennedy acknowledges vere responsible for their cap ture The morning meeting with military chiefs to be the back drop for final presidential deci sions on the billion defense budget to go to Congress next month is more of a postChrist mas regimen of decisionmaking that Wednesday found Kennedy considering details of his 1963 tax cut proposal For more than two hours the President met with Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon and other key financial advisers on the specifics of the tax package The broad outlines of the plan nvisioning lower tax rates early ext year for both individuals and orporations were approved sev ral weeks ago At Wednesdays ession Kennedy got into many f the details and gave general ipproval to the Treasurys plans lowever several of the conferees reported that much work remains 0 be done Undersecretary of the Treasury Henry Fowler said it was a good meeting but the program is far rom buttoned up Assistant Sec retary Stanley S Surrey another participant agreed Just as Dillon interrupted a va cation at nearby Kobe Sound la to take part in the tax cut alks Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara had to leave he ski slopes of Aspen Colo o participate in the military dis cussions For Gen Curtis E LeMay Air Force chief of staff the meeting perhaps represented a last chance o get a top level hearing for arguments against scrapping the Skybolt airtoground missile that dominated last weeks two power alks between Kennedy and Brit sh Prime Minister Harold Mac millan Factor made contributions to campaigns WASHINGTON UPI John Jake the Barber Factor and his wife contributed to the Kennedy presidential cam paign and the Democratic Na tional Committee in 1960 and 1961 congressional r e c o r d i showed Thursday Factor was given a Christ mas pardon by President Ken nedy from a 1943 fraud convic tion The action will quash cur rent deportation proceedings against him Factor contributed to t w o Democratic campaign groups in 1960 and to the national committee last year according to rexrts filed with the US House of Represent atives His wife Rclla con tributed to the two cam paign groups in 1960 In Palm Beach Fa where President Kennedy is holiday ing press secretary Pierre Sal inger said of the Factor cam paign contribution I dont know anything about A spokesman for Factor Beverly Hills Calif real es tate operator said Factor had made contributions to both the Democratic and Republican parties but I do not recall how much The Republican National Committee said Factor was not on its list of contributors of or more but that this did not rule out smaller contribu tions
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