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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             Its no time for a sweet tooth a sweet tooth hastened to u days asprices soared stoies here and across the nation The price rise which could mean an end to the fivecent candy bar locally went up around 40 cents for 10 pounds of sugar Area grocery managers ex r M i containing sugar to go ui Vun Begins os start to increase One store owner who reported his sales had era do Sald Th6y want get i before the hoard Another manager reported that preserves have gone up60 cents a case fruit cocktail 90 cents a case and canned fruits a case Candy and fla vored gelatines definitely will go up he added A world shortage of sugar was blamed for the price hike by John Oliver manager of the American Crystal Sugar plant here He said no shortage in the area is apparent now unless it could develop into an artificial one with much hoarding by housewives He noted cane sugar which last year sold for S3 per 100 pounds now is at per 100 pounds Nationally the cause of the shortage was blamed on crop failure last year in many sugar pro ducing countries plus some labor trouble in Hawaii The disappearance of Cubas sugar from the western market was a factor but Cuba also had crop failure last year according to a release from United Press International Rising raw sugar prices in New York touched off a spurt in the sale of Hawaii Sugar Agency stocks with gains ranging from to asmuch as a share It was one of the most active trading days since 1959 In Washington Lawrence Myers director of sugar policy of the agriculture department abso lutely wont make a guess as to the length of any sugar shortage or the progress of the price spiral He said the United States has all the sugar needed for current consumption But he added that when a hoarding movement begins there is no way to tell how far it will go The consensus in Mason City seemed to be that although there is no real shortage at present prices will continue to soar until early 1964 when the next sugar crop will be on the market Youll never see dollar sugar again one store manager predicted Now that the price is un it wont go down to that level again Nab beertotin gunman in Iowa capitol The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEG HOME EDITION VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 23 1963 UOc a Paper Consists of Two One Associated Press and United Press international Full Lease Wires No 89 Scale perilous west face U S record on Everest KATMANDU Nepal American teams scaled Mt Ever est from two different sides Wednesday in a mountaineering first radio reports from the scene said Thursday It was the first time anyone had conquered the worlds highest peak in such dramatic fashion Most spectacular feature was William F Unsoeld Corval lis Ore and Thomas F Horn bein San Diego Calif made it up the hitherto unsealed west ridge long considered crossed over the 29028foot peak and started down the other side This was the first traverse of Everest in history Barry C Bishop Washington DC and Luther G Jerstad Eu gene Ore were reported by ra dio today to have made the top via the south traditional route three hours before Unsoeld and Horn bein got there This makes five Americans who have stood on the roof of the world We are all very proud said US Ambassador Henry Endicott Stebbins Expedition leader Nor man R Dyhrenfurtn Santa Moni ca Calif said the traverse exploit had been the dream of moun taineers for decades There was wild cheering at the American Embassy as the radio reports reached here There had been little hope Un soeld and Hornbein would suc ceed after they lost much of their oxygen and food in a snowslide and windstorm last Thursday The gripping account of the con quest of the perilous west ridge came in terse walkietalkie radio messages from Unsoeld and Horn bein After leaving 27000foot takeoff point Wednesday morning for the final assault they reported climbing over great rocks with the aid of pitons and ropes But they said there was little wind and the weather was actually warm At noon Unsoeld and Hornbein radioed to James Whittaker of Redmond Wash who scaled the peak May 1 that they were above 28000 feet and had passed the point of no return This meant they had to reach from the west ridge to the ad vance base camp Maynard Miller of East Lans ing Mich stationed at the ad vance camp on the 22500foot level sent word he had spotted two tiny figures at the top through binoculars Later Miller said he got a radio message from the pair that they were starting down since night had begun to fall and the wind was rising There was no contact with the top and descend by the and Jerstad climbing up Tne gunman was later iden southern route Retreat do tified b as ing Threatens Liddy and office staff FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES A gunman carrying two cans of beer terrorized workers in the statehouse offices of the state secretary of agriculture Thursday for 45 mti utes before he was captured a short time later The man brandishing a pistol was captured by police after agriculture secretary L B Liddy and an other department official enticed him into Liddys of fice to get him away from the roomfull of workers in the outer office The man was seen being taken out of the office by police with his hands handcuffed behind his back Witnesses said Liddy talked the man into going into his inner office on the pretext of getting some more beer in order to get him out of the outer office where the gunman was terrorizing department em k Kip rtling the threatening to CAPTURED Police officers lead away a man who kill Police if they were called threatened Iowa Agriculture Secretary L B Liddy Liddy 57 asked to sit down and put the his office staff for about 45 minutes in the State house m Des Moines The man identified by police as Raymond C Bieghler 22 of Des Moines was armed with a 22caliber pistol which Liddy talked him into putting down on a desk A plainclothesman grabbed the weapon and Bieghler No shots were fired Liddy quoted the man assaying he wanted to shoot two policemen CHI VI UUU tilt gun away The man took a seat but kept the gun O pointed at the secretary Two women who in Liddys office Mrs Irene Garlock and Mrs Ora Garnett said the man had a beer can in each pocket when he walked up to a desk in the office Liddy said he did not get the mans name but that he had been in the service was 22 years old and had attended Des Moines North High School southern route Retreat down the west route was impossible since there were no oxygen cylinders food or equipment in the camps behind them The support party of Allen Auten of Denver Colo James B Corbet of Jackson Wyo and Richard M Emerson of Cincinnati Ohio and three Sher pas had already started down the traditional southern route A spokesman at base camp said their walkie talkie battery was too weak to transmit The spokesman aid however said that the pair was seen near the south summit with plenty of daylight left for them to make the top RECOUNTS ORDEAL Iowa Secretary of Agricul ture L B Liddy 57 in shirtsleeves tells about the young gunman who invaded his office in the State house in Des Moines and threatened Liddy and his staff for 45 minutes before being arrested by police Liddy when asked how long the man was in hisof fice grinned and said It seemed like it must have been about three weeks Actually it was about half an hour to 45 minutes NATO talks turn to Red problems police as Raymond C Bieghier 22 of Des Moines The secretary said the man ap parently had a grievance against two Des Moines policemen who said had sent him up The man said he was going to kill them Liddy and Clair Boyd head of the weights and measures divi sion in the Agriculture Depart ment talked to the man in Lid dys office Boyd is a former Mad ison County deputy sheriff The agriculture secretary gave world on a OTTAWA ministers turned Thursday to discussion of problems with the Communist after reaching agreement framework for a nuclear striking power assigned to the al liances military commander US Secretary of State Dean Rusk planned to put before the other foreign ministers of the 15 1 nation alliance his assessment of the Cuban situation EastWest re lations the SovietRed Chinese dispute and the stalemated clear test ban talks nu Rusk that Cuba still was expected to stress is an unsolved problem and thus at least of in direct concern to NATO US sources said they expected smooth going in the discussion on the second day of the ministers spring meeting But there was a possibility that some of the small er countries might raise certain problems Portugal for example might bring up the touchy Angola situation they said The military phase of the meet ing was wrapped up Wednesday with approval by the 15 govern ment representatives of the new NATOs inbeing framework for nuclear forces The agreement provides for a special staff working under NATOs supreme commander US Gen Lyman to oversee the operations and plan ning for nucleararmed units as signed to the alliance These include the three US Polaris submarines in Hie Medi terranean longrange Britains Vbomber 180plane force 72 British tactical bombers the es timated 200 Canadian fighter bombers in Europe and fighter bomber units of West Germany the Netherlands Belgium Greece Turkey and Italy From the USstandpoint the big gain was increased participa i j T this account of the mans intru ion in Liddys office He came in the door Capitol and apparently chose the first office he came to and walked in He pushed the office door shut and it locked He pointed the gun at Mrs Garlock and ordered her o call the police Also in the office at the time were Mrs Garnett Boyds secre tary and three men Mrs Garnett said I was work ing at the filing cabinets when he came in and pointed the gun at lock and completed the call to the police The man opened one of the cans of beer and Liddy opened the other Liddy then invited the man into his private office telling him Youre scaring these girls out here Liddy said When I opened that can of beer for him I think it probably calmed his nerves great deal more than mine He appeared to have a griev ance against two Des Moines po licemen and said he was going to shoot them He said he would shoot anyone who tried to inter fere with him We tried to get the gun away from him but he was pretty cag ey He wouldnt lay it down I suggested that he put the gun in the drawer of my desk and lock the drawer while we all went down and had coffee I told him he could hold the key but he wouldnt go for that I tried to persuade him to fill out an application for a job but ru vctiLiv m iu iAjmicu nie gUil il tion of the member nations in the Irene He told her to call the no I twirt nn n L L i J J V Cllt I 1C lUlU 11C I IU CUll 1 targeting process which has been lice and then he said I exclusively a BritishAmerican kidding I mean it function Nine officers from as Mrs Garnetl said she walked into lllc officc NATO nations will be sent to head quarters of thc Strategic Air Com mand in Omaha Neb where de cisions are made on what targets would be hit in event of war the Soviet Union many thc filjng cabinelSt out iie kept saying he had nothing to of the ose ancl wasnt interested in a job He was simply bent on kill ing those two policemen He was waving the gun around all the time he was talking Every time I looked at him it seemed like the gun was pointed at me Liddy said Boyd and Liddy said they final ly talked the man into laying down the gun and visiting with a Capitol policeman Actually it was a Des Moines policeman in plain clothes The first thing the plains clothesman did when he came step over and off the desk m not door and into the hall then into thc main office of the secretary of where she told Boyd up the gun Asked how long the man what was going on seemed like it must I have been about three weeks Ac j nil vt AC Boyd entered he outer off ice finally it was about half an hour took the telephone from Mrs Garjlo 45 minutes Plan parade for Cooper in Texas HOUSTON Tex AP Astro naut Gordon Cooper was returning home Thursday and Houston readied a ticker tape parade to welcome Americas newest space hero Cooper his wife Trudy and daughters Camala 14 and Janita 13 were due to reach Houstons International Airport at pm Central Standard North Iowa Fair Thursday night lows 3540 Partly cloudy and warmer Friday highs in the 60s Iowa Mostly fair Thursday night low 3540 northeast 45 50 southwest Partly cloudy and warmer Friday highs 60s northeast o 7075 southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair and warmer with some cloudiness southwest through Friday Highs Friday in the 70s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset Mayor Lewis Cutrer will greet Cooper at the airport Mrs Cutrer will present flowers to Mrs Coop er Then police will escort the party to Sam Houston Coliseum where the parade will begin Vice President Lyndon B John son Gov John Connaily and mem bers of the Texas congressional delegation were invited to take part in the parade the fifth for Cooper since he completed his 34 hour space flight last Thursday Johnson sent word he would be unable to attend He will speak at the Presidents birthday party in New York City Thursday Cooper rode up Broadsvay Wednesday to a roaring adoring ickcr tape accolade from New Yorks millions Later at a civic luncheon in he WaldorfAstoria 1900 digni taries rose to their feet in ovation as he received the citys medal of honor On ihe inside 56 31 Editorials 4 CubGazette Society News 91011 Sports News 13 Latest Markets U Mason City News 1617 Comics 20 Clear Lake News 21 Classified Pages 2223 North Iowa News 24 Aid to schools will have to wait DES MOINES to equalize Iowas primary and secondary educational facilities through state aid will have to wait at least two years A minimum foundation plan to give additional state aid to dis er than a third I slate pupil least Some bills were actively debat ed and defeated But many more such as the foundation plan died 6vc uuuiuuiiai siaie aid 10 rui tricts which could not meet a wcrc Passed hnsif nrr nimil W Onc nOUSC but HCVCr S3W 3C basic per pupil expenditure with a given level of taxation was not acted on in the 1963 legislature Neither were measures covering major tax increases capital pun ishment billboards and Iowas ti m i IJtll boundary dispute with Nebraskapupil cost of a year with the 15 mills on the vaiuc of all taxable property If the two combined did not equal the state would fill in thc gap with additional funds The plan made little headway because sponsors felt equalization of property valuations in thc state first to avoid in and just ly but assessed it tion in the other The foundation plan would have was necessary first to avoid replaced thc present system of equities in distribution of aid I1 i I aids I Thc House passed a measure to per create an office of slate assessor with authority to assure equal and special school would have based aid on With thc exception of appropri ations for Board of Regents insti tutions education legislation gen erally went utipassed and often unnoticed in the 1963 session A bill to require transportation of private school pupils in public school buses generated hot debate in and outside thc legislative chambers but it was indefinitely postponed by a House committee Attempts to establish ate school districts or to permit county boards of education to a single superintendent for two counties and to establish and join vocational and technical schools died in committees A series of bills aimed at curb ing the power of the State Depart ment of Public Instruction also made little headway One was a measure to make the state super intendent of public instruction an elective post It passed the Sea   

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