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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Coldest January on record story on page HOME EDITION Tickling in seat he flees EGermany BERLIN was ouite a Klein sniH tu i n BERLIN was quite a feat anyway Sliding along on the seat of his pants an East German trapese artist fled over the heads of Com munist border guards into West Berlin on a power cable The cable normally carries 110 000 West Berlin po lice said it long had been out of use when Horst Klein 36 made his escape Dec 27 Klein said he could hear hum ming and had a tickling sensation in my apparently this was psychological because the po lice spokesman said there was no power in tlw cable A professional trapeze artist Klein was banned from appearing in East German circuses because he was an outspoken antiCommu nist I couldnt live any longer with Amateur athletes J passe Pros holding the reins By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Riddle When is a professional not a professional Answer When hes an amateur It isnt Tunny it isnt intended to be It borders on the tragic Throughout the world except in the eyes of the United States Lawn Tennis Association the Amateur Athletic Union and similar astigmatic bodies the day of the amateur athlete has passed When even Englands cricketers begin to recognize the accomplished fact its time to take a second reading here on the amateurpro relationship For it must be remembered that cricket was once about as stuffy as sport can get Ama teurs and professionals played on the same teams true but the first were known as gentle men and the others as play ers This distinction of nomenclature survives in racing in this country A gentlemen is listed on the program as Mr Jones Professional cricketers are hot supposed to address amateurs by first names do not dress in the same rooms and enter the field of play by a different gate This despite the fact that Eng lands cricket team in the test against Australia has twice been captained by pros both of whom were later knighted And Red Smith of the Herald Tri bune is authority fof the claim that E R Dexter amateur captain of England has ad mitted that he made a lot more from cricket than from his in surance business Jack Kramer the tennis pro moter and seducer of amateurs makes the flat statement I am positive no amateur has won a set m the Davis Cup chal lenge rounds since well since 1920 at least In my time the winners of challenge round matches have been already signed to professional contracts more often than not Proselyting and subsidizing of tennis players is open in Australia The Aussies currently hold the Davis Cup as they have every year except two since 1949 The International Lawn Tennis Federation is still seized of the amateurprofes sional dilemma It will come up at the annual meeting in July Curiously enough amateurs and professionals in golf coexist with little friction Professionalism in US col lege football and basketball is of course an open secret When Georgetown University retired from the grid wars President Guthrie remarked sadly The average student who would love to kick a football has as much chance of breaking into this big time monstrosity as your favor ite saddle horse would have against Citation in the Kentucky Derby Internationally American amateurs are put at a disad vantage by the frankly sub sidized state athletes of the Soviet bloc and other nations Juergen Werner German foot ball soccer trainer says Socalled amateurs in topper formance sports have become a farce even by today and by 1980 amateurs will certainly iave disappeared One amateur who met the pros and neither asked nor gave quarter was George H Pete Bostwick the gentleman jockey who later turned trainer A story is told perhaps apocryphal about a race in which he was the only amateur in a field of journeyman jockeys One of the latter be ginning his big run called for racing room Get out of my way you sons of hej shouted and you too Mister Bostwick DOCTORS STRIKE ROME doc tors throughout Italy went on strike Friday to back up dc mantis for radical reform of the hospital system higher pay and an extension of retirement age from 65 to 70 The doctors staged similar strikes last year Storms out the smell of the circus in my nostrils he told newsmen Thurs day night On the night of Dec 27 he climbed a steel power pylon on the Communist side of the Berlin wall and leaped to the big por celain insulator on the cable What was running through his probably gave him the sensations he reported feeling was if I touched the tower and cable at the same time I could be turned to ashes From the insulator Klein eased himself down onto the cable and slid 70 yards on the seat of his pants to another insulator then he jumped to a second tower Below him two East German guards patrolled the wire barri cades facing West Berlins Teltow Canal Klein was above the beams of the border searchlights MISSILE POINTER ON CUBA Sen Kenneth Keating RNY uses a Min uteman missile model as a pointer and a map of Cuba for illustration of his Senate speech in which he said the Russians are pressing a new military buildup in Cuba Keating said a large Photofax vessel arrived in Cuba last Friday and unloaded a cargo of armaments He added There is continuing absolute lyconfirmed and undeniable evidence that the Soviets are maintaining the medium range missile sites they had previously constructed in Cuba Probers meet to study Cuban buildup reports FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The Senate Preparedness subcommittee was called into session Friday to lay the groundwork for its forth of the Rus sian buildup in Cuba Chairman John Stennis D Miss said the subcommittee was determined to get all the facts about the Russian force in Cuba He previously stated it North Iowa Cloudy windy mild Friday night lows in the 20s Snow squalls and cold wave conditions Saturday with tem peratures falling to near zero Saturday night Northerly winds 25 to 40 miles per hour Saturday Iowa Cloudy windy with snow squalls and cold wave conditions northwest and ex treme west Friday night and over the state Saturday Lows Friday night in the 20s Tem peratures falling Saturday to near zero Saturday night Northerly winds 25 to 40 miles per hour Saturday Further outlook Considerable cloudiness with snow flurries light northerly winds and quite cold Sunday Minnesota Snow flurries windy much colder Highs 10 20 with falling temperatures GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Friday Maximum IB Minimum 7 Precipitation PA Snow Sunrise 729 Sunset On the inside would first try to compile the best possible inventory of Rus sian strength on the island and then get testimony on the impli cations for US counter forces Developments involving Cuba bubbled up again in both the House and Senate The Penta gon denied a charge by Sen Kenneth Keating RNY that the Cubans had maintained the sites from which the Russians removed their medium range missiles last November Sen Carl Curtis RNeb also told the Senate he had been ad vised that a shiploadof Czech arms had been sent from Cuba to the proCommunist regime of Prime Minister Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana Curtis said he had written Secretary of State Dean Rusk to inquire about U S surveil lance there and to ask about the adequacy of U S measures in the light of such exports from communist Cuba In the House Rep Ralph Har vey RInd joined colleagues seeking a fullscale investigation of the illfated invasion attempt Cubas Bay of Pigs in 1961 Since administration spokes men choose to keep bringing up Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 5 Mason City News 47 Latest Markets 7 North Iowa News 8 Sports 910 Society News 13H Comics 15 TV Guide Pullout Section SAME the matter it is only proper to see if the truth can be learned about the Cuban matter before too much history is falsely re corded Harvey said in a speech i The Defense Department con ceded that two large Soviet ships had arrived in Cuban ports in the last week but said there is no evidence that either carried offensive weapons Keating told the Senate that there is continuing absolutely confirmed and undeniable evi dence that the Soviets are main taining the medium range mis sile sites they had previously constructed in Cuba The Defense Department re called that we observed the missile sites in Cuba being dis mantled and had photographed missiles being removed and aboard ship enroute back to Russia Launch pads were broken up and other parts of the installa tions were destroyed White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said There is no evi dence that these sites are us able that they are being used for any military purpose or that they are being maintained News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Macmillan goes to Rome HOME Prime Minister Harold Macmillan ar rived in Rome birthplace of the Common Market to consult with Italian leaders on Britains next moves to break into the continental trade bloc Italian lead ers are among the most outspoken in their desire to bring Britain into the community despite current un yielding opposition from France Russ French in trade pact and the Soviet Union signed a threeyear trade agreement providing for an in crease in trade of 10 to f5 per cent The agreement came just two days after France scuttled Britains bid to enter the European Common Market Another load of Cubans HAVANA A DC6B from Miami landed here to take aboard an estimated 90 Cubans holding TJ S citizenship and return them to the United States Doenitz lectures students KIEL Germany Former Grand A dm Karl Doenitz a convicted war criminal and Adolf Hitlers successor as Germanys last fuehrer has lectured high school children on the Nazi government and submarine warfare A spokesman said Doenitz was invited to answer questions by students with the ap proval of the faculty embezzlement charge SELMA Ala A 65yearold bank official was charged with embezzling an estimated dur ing the past 35 years Hugh Edward Campbell as sistant cashier at the Selma National Bank told au thorities he spent all of the money Past the second tower Klein slid another 30 yards then hooked his legs over the cable and began to work a rope he had coiled around his chest He threw the rope across cable in an effort to lower himself down into the Western zone But his numbed hands missed the rope and he plunged 40 feet to the canal towpath in the West Klein came to three hours later The newspaper that makes ail North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1 1943 10o a copy No 305 coast Flash flood at Reno SAN FRANCISCO AP swollen rivers surged through hundreds of evacuated homes in Northern California F r id a y pushed against hurriedly built sandbag dikes in Reno Nev and blocked traffic on main eastwest highway and rail routes across the Sierra Gale force winds pounded the Northern California Coast a third straight day and began an attack on the Oregon Coast The battering wind and rain was the power head of a chain of storms raging in the Pacific from northwest of Hawaii to the mainland Gusts up to 70 miles an hour lashed the Hawaiian Islands Thursday closing Honolulu Har bor and forcing a jet liner carry ing Englands Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philipfrom Edmonton Alberta to Honolulu to turn back to Vancouver BC In California five deaths were blamed on the storm A boy was missing Wind gusts up to 55 mph freed western Oregon from four days of snow and ice As the thaw extended to northern Oregon it produced rain which froze on still cold power lines pulled them down and blacked out vast areas from the coast 100 miles inland Thousands of homes in the Portland area were without pow er Friday In Northern California and Nevada the warming rain and snow melt produced more water than the rivers could carry At Reno National Guard troops sandbagged the Truckee River which runs through the city Gam aling continued normally in near by casinos Four bridges in down town Reno were closed as a safe y measure but city officials said they were not in immediate dan er of being washed out The rising Truckee caused the Reno Airport to close Thursday night In Napa about 35 air miles northeast of San Francisco the Napa River ran bank full clos ing several of the main streets and causing some 40 persons to leave their homes Merchants their employes and Sea Scouts filled sandbags for use in the downtown area of Napa if needed Suddenly rising temperatures sent melted snow gushing into Bancroft in southeastern Idaho flooding basements and forcing stores to move out stock Another cold spell ahead Southerly winds gave Iowa mild temperatures Friday but a mass of cold air was expected to knock it for a loop this weekend Cold wave warnings were is sued for the northwest and ex treme western counties Friday night and over the rest of the state Saturday Temperatures were expected to be relatively mild over most of the state Friday night but will be falling throughout the day Saturday to near zero by Saturday night forecasters said The cold wave will be accom panied by a shift to northerly winds of 25 to 40 miles an hour and by snow squalls they said The cold wave predictions put an end to hones that Iowa would be out of the ice box for a while Photofax NIGHTMARE IS OVER Marian Keller 35 Council Bluffs embraces her son Harry 16 after being found innocent in the shotgun slaying of her exhusband Marvin Gardner Mrs Keller who pleaded selfdefense said It seems like a nightmare is over I was so afraid God would despise me for my sin The extra hand in the photo abovebe longs to a friend hidden from thecamera who also is embracing her Atests will be resumed FKOM OCE WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Kennedy is ordering prepara tions for a resumption of under ground nuclear testing in Neva da following the breakup of test ban talks with Russia Secretary of State Dean Rusk announced Friday Kennedy temporarily suspend ed Nevada test preparations last Saturday to facilitate USBrit ishSoviet nuclear test ban talks But Russia suddenly ended the hreepower talks in New York Thursday Negotiations will re sume at the 18natiou disarma ment conference in Geneva Feb 12 Khrushchevs decision to break off the test ban talks is regarded in high government quarters as almost certainly a direct result of the split in the Atlantic alliance engineered by French President Charles de Gaulle in blocking Britains en trance into the Common Market Rusk also Sought to smooth over ruffled relations with Canada brought on by a firm State Department statement urging Canada to go through with nuclear armament of Bomarc missiles it has al ready received from the United States Said the continued presence of some 17000 soviet troops in Cuba is of great concern to us But he said he does not believe there has been a con tinued Soviet military buildup there as charged Imagine my surprise Her second baby since she was 50 LONG BEACH Calif UPI Having babies is for young girls says 52yearold Mrs Clyde 0 Marsh But Mrs Marsh has had two since she was 50 The American Medical As sociation said a live birth practically never occurs in a woman over 50 which puts her in a category by herself according to Dr George X Trimble director of medical education at Memorial Hos pital Clyde Marsh Jr who is oneweekold is still in an in cubator at the hospital and Mrs Marshs 63yearold hus band said it may get a little hectic when he comes home One month premature he weighed 4 pounds 12 ounces at birth Mrs M a r s 2yearold daughter by a previous mar riage Christine Seay was a sixmonth baby and weighed only l pound 9 ounces at birth She was born with an RH blood factor and still faces heart surgery if she is to lead a normal healthy life It was Marshs first child although Mrs Marsh has three other 28 and 22 years nine grandchildren In some ways taking of babies is a lot easier than it used to be with all the pre pared foods Mrs Marsh said Friday But I cant say I recommend having babies at this age Im a lot more nervous than I used to be And Ill be walking around with a cane before this one is old enough to take care of himself She conceded the medical profession may be startled by her after50 births but you can imagine my surprise Budget is called Comments on Hughes plan FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOUSES Lt Gov W L Mooty Thursday called the budget proposed by Gov Harold Hughes a life pre server designed to carry the present administration through the next election Both Republicans and Demo crats in the two houses how ever said the overall record budget of million per year was in line with the thinking of the legislature as to the amount that would be needed in the two years starting July 1 Mooty a Republican said the major weakness in the Demo cratic governors message was that it psesented a stopgap budget while the people of Iowa have been asking for long term planning However he said he was sat isfied that the legislature would adppt a budget that is far sighted and will not make it necessary to find million in windfall money in another two years The lieutenant governor said he throughly disagrees with the governors withholding plan since it will result in collection of years taxes in a period of six months He also said he saw an amazing change in the rev enue to be expected from legal izing sale of liquorbythedrink During the campaign the figures were million to million now it is down to million I am wondering if the million was only a campaign figure Mooty said Sen Andrew Frommelt DDu buque the minority floor lead er said the budget is adequate to meet the states financial needs He said Hughes is wise to suggest obtaining revenue from several sources rather than from a large increase in a single tax Two Democratic representa tives William Denman of Des Moines and Scott Swisher of Iowa City said the budget speech was excellent but that they were dubious about the legislatures acceptance of in come tax proposals House minority leader Ray Eveland DKelley called the budget a realistic program that will keep Iowa moving for ward He the budget does offer substantial property tax relief Hughes said criticism of his message was milder than he expected The Governor said whether or not the legislature approves his proposals for boosts in the personal income tax rates it should still pass a withholding system To me the withhold ing system is a vital part of my program and should be enacted whether they pass my entire tax program or decide only to extend the sales Hughes said Woman killed in crash near Ashton ASHTON Minnesota woman was killed and four per sons including two children were injured in a twocar crash near here early Friday The victim was Jacqulin Ehalt 25 Mound Minn Hospitalized in a Sheldon hospital were her two children Kim 3 and Shelly 2 and two other passengers of Mrs Ehalts car Kerry Lee Hanson 22 Spring Park Minn and his wife Jerrie Lee
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