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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MM MASON CITY GLOBE VOL The newspoper AuMcUted PrtM United latorutioul run LCSM that mokes oil North I o Wans MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER J1 1M2 HOME EDITION neighbors a Paper CoatiiU of Few SttUtita Hcction OM 277 Eastern U S Europe reeling under storms One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO UM WOI WO WTAD Qntuey W8UI City 910 pm SUB am pm Than pm The Cuban thorn is still there VOURE AN OPTIMIST if you expect an early and com plete solution of the Cuban prob lem Its been with us a long long time longer by far than most of us realize The trouble stems from the fact that the little island is so very close to our shores Castro and com munism are just two chapters maybe only one in an old story Cuba has been of continuing concern to United States from the very beginnings of our re public Historians point out that frustration over Cuba and some of its Latin American neighbors is so much a part of our life as to be set down as the normal state of affairs Anxiety about the security of our southern borders has prompted us to keep a watchful eye on the little island it isnt as large as the state of Iowa in area for a century and a half Much of the time it has been a potential base of operations for nations and dictators with aims and ideals hostile to ours Cuba belonged to Spain from the time of its discovery by Co lumbus in 1492 up to 1900 Then with our help it became an in dependent nation From the time Thomas Jefferson was Secretary of State in George Washingtons Cabinet in 1790 we have had reasons for wishing we didnt have this foreign possession so close to our shores A chief concern in the early years of our republic was the fact that our neighbors in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mex ico were colonies of the Euro pean powers When these colo nies became new republics they were quickly recognized by our government We assumed the emerging republics would follow our line of development This all too often has proved to be an unfulfilled hope This concern for our neighbors to the south and the continual meddling of European powers led President Monroe to incor porate his famous statement on foreign policy in his annual mes sage to Congress It was later to become known as the Monroe Doctrine The Monroe Doctrine mede it plain that the American con tinents by the free and inde pendent condition which they have assumed and maintain are henceforth not be considered as subject for future colonization by any European powers European powers were warned that the United States would consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety While our government had in mind the whole Caribbean area it was Cuba that got our chief attention It influenced the think ing of most American statesmen of the 19th century Every President from Jeffer son to McKinley with the excep tion of Abraham Lincoln wrote John ALogan wellrespected historian at Yale University believed that Cuba must some day be joined to the American Union and most of them made some effort to effect that junc ture All believed firmly thai Cuba must not pass from Spain to any other power Twice the United States offered to buy Cuba from Spain That LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo Moise Tshombes troops battled UN Congo com mand units in north Katanga Mon day challenging a UN claim of lightning victory in this thirdmili tary campaign against the seces sionist province The United Nations claimed full to 2 FROSTED FIREFIGHTERS Two frigid Central Falls R I firefighters look like frosty the snowman after a blaze in an unoccupied dwellinghere Photofax Five families next door were forced to flee in below zero weather Rhode Is land and New England had the coldest weather in years Katanga challenge U N victory claim s control of the area of Elisabeth ville the capital in the south But incidents of pillage terror promoted unrest The UN com mand ordered looters shot on sight Consolidating gains the United Nations ordered Katanga pilots to surrender by noon Tuesday and Three of quads die after birth PHILADELPHIA wife of an aerospace engineer gave birth to quadruplets Sunday Three of them died The fourth a boy was reported in critical condition Monday We were both told together of the deaths said the father AI vin Spector 27 Of course we were very sad to hear it There was nothing we could do The three boys and a girl were the first children born to the Spec tors childhood sweethearts who married two years ago On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 47 Comics 12 News Quit 17 North Iowa News 17 Clear Lake News19 Latest Markets24 Mason City News 2425 BERLIN BOMBINGS BERLIN Anticom munists exploded two protest bombs in East Berlin Monday one of them in a Soviet exhibi tion Kail and the second near Red police headquarters N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Criticism by Van Allen PHILADELPHIA James Van Allen of the State University of Iowa sharply criticized the Presi dents Science Advisory Board for its publicized fears that the nuclear tests in the Pacific had created long lasting radiation belts Van Allen said observations indicate the belts are fast disappearing and should not be detectable by next summer Cubans want to leave HAVANA Scattered violence broke out in Havana after police dispersed an estimated 5000 per sons demonstrating in front of the Swiss embassy for aid in leaving Havana Another slaying in Boston BOSTON A 23yearold woman was found slain in the citys back bay section apparently the eighth victim of a mad strangler who has terrorized the city for six months The victim was identified as Miss Patricia Bissette whose body was found in her apartment Bus accident claims six SUPERIOR Mont A Greyhound bus and a truck collided in western Montana and the bus plunged into the frozen Clark Fork River killing six persons Nations toll below estimates CHICAGO The nations traffic death loll in the first half of the long N e Year weekend ap peared running below preholiday estimates A sur vey since 6 pm Friday showed 200 killed in traffic 55 in fires and 64 in miscellaneous mishaps The over all total was 319 give up all their planes which had survived UN strafing attacks Tshombe himself who has vowed to fight to the end against forced reunification of the Congo was reported to have returned to KatangaHe took off in a Rhode sian air force transport from Salisbury for an unannounced des tination after an overnight visit to the capital of the Central Afri can Federation Officials in the Rhodosian bor der town of Ndola said Tshombe flew to Kohvezi 150 miles north west of Elisabethville Katangans at Ndola expressed belief he planned to reform his government in Kohvezi and organize his armed forces to carry on the fight They believed Cabinet members accom panied him The UN command in Leopold ville said fighting centered on the outskirts of Kamina a mining town 260 miles northwest of Elisa bethville which the United Na tions said Sunday had been cap tured by Ghanaian UN troops The UN command said Monday a Swedish battalion and a Ghana ian company were under fire Messages reaching Lcopoldvilie Monday reported three Katanga companies were still in the town Sunday night However the Ghanaians were reported by the United Nations to have captured a road and rail junction about 15 miles from Kamina Awhile Swedish troops seized intact but 10 miles of rail way track to the east Tshombe vowed that his seces sionist province would fight to the death rather than accept forced reunification with the Congo cen tral government He said the Katangans were only defending themselves and the UN for a longtime prepared to attack us UN Secretary General U Thant sent congratulations on the suc cess of the operation to his field commanders Thant said it had been an un happy circumstance and a matter of regret to me that it became necessary to resort to military force A GOOD SEASON SANDRINGHAM England Philip and his fellow pheasant hunters Sunday killed their 1000th bird of the season at the royal estate here SAME DATE1H1434 Heavy loss of life in big drifts 9 victims of sinking FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Wild winter weather some of it the worst in recorded history lashed the northeast portion of the United States Monday Parts of Europe also were experienc ing extreme conditions At Northport N Y 9 men aboard a sand and gravel tug were believed to have perished on icechoked Long Island Sound in waters whipped into 30foot waves by a seaboard storm A fierce blizzard left northern Maine and New Hampshire bur ied beneath a huge snow drift stranding thousands of persons including many holiday travel ers The surprise storm worst of the century in the Bangor Maine area dropped nearly four feet of snow in most sec tions and winds up to 75 miles an hour piled up drifts of 15 to 20 feet Temperatures dived to 20 below zero and atop mile high Mt Washington in New Hampshire the temperature sank to 41 below with a 105mile anhoiir wind The eastern third of the na tion from the Great Lakes through New England was gripped by t h e extreme cold but the heavy snows were con centrated in the northeast Record low temperatures were recorded from Michigan to Maine as the blast of cold arctic air moved southward Below freezing temperatures extended to northern Florida At least 13 other weatherre lated deaths were reported in the east including two in the New England blizzard six in Virginia and five in Pennsyl vania Maine authorities feared ad ditional deaths unless rescuers can quickly locate those ma rooned by the storm Planes piloted by game war dens and veteran bush pilots were loaded with food and sup plies when the storm subsided and flew north to aid stranded ice fishermen skiers and lum bermen Gusts reached 80 mph in Newark NJ and an estimated 70 mph at Riverhead NY where Peconic River was blown out into Great Peconic Bay on the north shore of Long Island A passenger on the Staten Is land ferry reported seeing a teenage boy swept overboard by the fierce winds In Europe snowstorms ice and bitter cold gripped an area from Britain to Siberia par alyzing transportation isolating villages and causing more than 600 deaths As the bitter winter storms went into the second week an unofficial count showed at least 620 persons had died in storm connected accidents ranging from traffic accidents to frcez mg and asphyxiation France led the casualty list with 241 deaths 150 deadlug out of its worst blizzard in 15 years amid forecasts of a slow thaw containing flood threats for southern England Rail air and road traffic crawled out of drifts of up to 20 feet into re stricted service except in Scot land where the situation was worsening due to fresh snow Army helicopters dropped supplies to isolated villages At Evershot in Dorset 71 persons have been trapped in a cafe for two days EDUCATOR DIES WASHINGTON MVGuy Stan ton Ford 89 former president of the University of Minnesota and executive secretary of the American Historical Association died Saturday after a long ill ness DANA LICHTY City girl honored US contest next for Dana Lichty Iowas Junior Miss Dana Lichty a pert brunette Mason City High School sen ior will compete March 9 to 16 in Mobile Ala as Iowas entry in the US Junior Miss contest She won the Junior Miss of Iowa title Saturday evening at Sioux City competing against nine other pretty high school seniors She performed her own composition a light humorous piece based on The Big Bad Wolf in the talent division and appeared with the others also in the sportswear and evening gown divisions With the Iowa crown went a scholarship and a num ber of other prizes The schol arship together with won in the Mason City Junior Chamber contest will start her to the University of Kan sas next year to major in Prench she said Monday Meanwhile she will compete at Mobile for first 000 second third and fourth prizes At Sioux City she won a still camera a movie camera two Bobbie Brooks outfits a sil ver charm bracelet and the allexpense paid trip to Mobile for herself and chaperone probably my mother She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs De Ray Lichty 1417 Carolina SE Marie Mushro Sioux City and Bonny Cain Cedar Rap ids were runnersup in the state pageant Marsha Sahs Cedar Rapids last years Jun ior Miss of Iowa crowned her successor The Weather North Iowa Mostly cloudy and slightly warmer with occa sional freezing drizzle or very light snow through Tuesday Lows Monday night around 15 Highs Tues day in the 20s Iowa Cloudy and a little warmer Monday night with occasional freezing drizzle or very light snow lows near 15 northeast to near 20 south west Tuesday mostly cloudy with occasional very light snow northeast and extreme east highs 20s northeast to near 40 southwest Further outlook Mostly cloudy turn ing colder north Wednesday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal Monday night through Saturday Normal highs are 25 to 30 north and 30 to 33 south Normal lows are 5 to 12 above north and 12 to 17 south It will be warmer at the beginning of the period turning colder Wednesday then warmer again at the end of the week Precipitation will average 10 to 20 of an inch in light snow about Wednesday or Thursday and again about Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy light snow Turning colder Highs Tuesday around 20 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 17 Minimum 5 At 8 am 9 Sunrise Sunset 44g YEAR AGO Maximum jg Minimum 2 GlobeGazette data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum n Minimum 4 Pan Am cool to demand Castro wants air service HAVANA cool recep Jon Monday greeted the Castro governments offer to let more Cu ans goto the United States if 3an American Airways resumed lights between Havana and Mi ami A Pan American spokesman in New York said the line had little desire to resume normal service o Cuba He said the company lad lost heavily on its flights to Cuba in recent years because of restrictions and limited travel to he island The State Department banned private and commercial flights o Cuba during the Cuban crisis The ban is still on although it was ifted temporarily when the Cu jan invasion prisoners were ran somed and flown out The revolutionary govern ment said a communique from Prime Minister Fidel Castros of fice will maintain its policy to authorize the departure from the country for all those desiring to leave as soon as the Pan Ameri can Airways resumes its flights to Cuba which it suspended by a decision of North American au thorities Official sources denied reports that Castro had agreed to allow more relatives of the Bay of Pigs invaders to follow the prisoners to the United States James B Donovan the New York attorney who negotiated the release of the prisoners and nearly 1000 of their relatives said Saturday in Lake Placid NY that Castro had agreed to let an additional 2500 relatives go to the United States Donovan said as each install ment of the million worth of ransom food and drugs for the prisoners was delivered another group of relatives would be re leased The Cuban communique also de nied a report by Donovan that Castro might go to the United Na ions to negotiate the release of 21 Americans imprisoned in Cuba Havana radio ridiculed Presi dent Kennedys appearance in Mi ami Saturday before the Bay of Pigs prisoners Kennedy made a real effort to forget his Yankee aristocratic prejudices when he called broth ers these contemptible Latin Americans born in Cuba the broadcast said One of the most ridiculous as pects of the show staged by Ken nedy and his mercenaries was the reference to the fake brigade flag which Kennedy promised to re turn some day to what he called a free Havana Williams to be new Guard chief DBS MOINES UPI Gen Frank P Williams 54 Cedar Falls Monday was ap Tointed commander of the 34th Infantry Division I o w aNc braska National Guard by Gov Norman Erbe Williams who has been as sistant division commander succeeds Maj Gen Warren Wood Gering Neb who re cently announced his retire ment The 34lh Division is scheduled to be broken up and realigned with only headquarters com pany remaining in Iowa Other units will be reassigned under a new brigade setup Iowa fire claims 4 FROM OUR WIRE SKUVICES IOWA CITYA Christmas tree burst into flames Sunday night touching off afire that claimed four lives and put a tragic end to a gay holiday gathering of friends and rela tives at a centuryold farm home near here Dead are Laura Aichcr 41 her daughters Barbara 5 and Debbie 8 and Cindy Schra clor 5 daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Schradcr Mrs Aiclicrs husband Harry is in an Iowa City hospital Relatives said the fire start ed when a Christmas tree in the Aicher living room ex ploded The children having finished dinner had gone into a bedroom to play Despite Aiclicrs efforts to smother the blaze with a blanket flames spread quick ly through the 100yearold brick farm home sealing off the bedroom from the rest of the house Mrs Aicher shouting Im going after the children fought through the names to the bedroom Heat and smoke grew so in tense Mrs Aicher and the children were unable to leave the bedroom Aichcr rushed from the house and pulled a ladder to the bedroom win dow Flames licked out of the building but Aicher refused to abandon saving his family un til relatives pulled him from the ladder Among those who escaped the flames were Aichers mother and stepfather Mr and Mrs Alfred Oesterreichcr Titonka who had spent holidays with the Aicher fam ily A young daughter of the Scliradcrs Kim 2 was killed last July when she was struck by a passing mail truck in front of her Cedar Rapids home One year ago Saturday Aichers barn was destroyed by fire   

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