Mason City Globe Gazette, October 24, 1963

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 24, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Harry Truitian ta WUE EEVICES Former Presi dent Harry S Truman Grinaeli Colleges politician to resi dence took tumble into i clump vof shrubbery and a whack from a dormitory paddle on the appropriate place Thurs day Truman still full of vinegar at the age of 79 came through both ordeals with the pep of freshman on the second day of his visit to the college he jok ingly calls my alma mater Truman slipped and fell when he emerged from the college guest house for his traditional morning stroll Unhurt he breezed on through a schedule which took him to the West Norris Hall mens dormitory where he submitted to an initi The called for whack from a wooden paddle Truman assumed the position with smile upporting himself with a cane while exposing the target to Ken Richards Naper ville 111 Richards took only a light swing and Truman straightened up and said Well thats not so bad He even complied with the pleas of photographers to repeat the performance They wouldnt be good pho tographers if they didnt want one more Truman said The honor of wielding the a spill at Grinnell paddle went to Richards be cause he is president of the dor mitory Asked why he swung very lightly Richards shrugged and said If I had hit hard I would have had at least 50 per cent of the people on my neck Truman took his tumble when he stepped out to greet a crowd of 50 persons including pre school and grade school young stersTrumans foot slipped on the edge of the pavement and he fell but he jumped up quick ly and turned to the business of signing autographs for the chil dren Some of them had brought their history books the page turned to the exPresi dents picture Grinnell awarded Truman an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1944 when hewis a United Statessenator from iiissburi A few months later hie was nom president and with in less than a year he became the nations chief executive up on the death of President Frank lin D Roosevelt Trumans first day at Grin nell Wednesday brought a show of his peppery spirit when stu dents in one class questioned him closely about his reasons for ordering the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Japan to end World War II Truman left the class brupt ly saying he had to take a nap He complained later that some of the questions asked were dis respectful to the President of the United States Truman was on the campus in a busy day of more than 10 hours and at the end stood in a receiving line with Iowa Gov Harold Hughes to shake hands with several hundred persons He appeared a little tired when he retired About 500 persons largely students attended a late after noon news conference in which Truman good naturedly answer ed some questions but abruptly refused to answer others espe TRUMAN turn to page 2 HARRY SPEAKS AT The newspaper that makes North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY G all North I o wa n s n ei g h bo rs Home Edition VOL 103 Associated United International Full Lease Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 JW3 10c a Paper Consists of Two No 221 Photofax CUBAN HOLE Fred Thompson chief engineer of the ore carrier J1 Louis of Portland Tex looks over a large holeiritheship which was strafed by Cuban planes this week See story at bottom of page Big Lift still running ly FRANKFURT Germany UP the United States wilfargue that Exercise Big Lift moved swift ly and efficiently ahead Thursto ferry large numbers of troops da wlh all Moattas point ing to completion ahead of schedtroops in Europe therefore can ule for the historic airlift of be reduced more than 15000V American troops from Texas almost to the iron curtain By 12 amCentral Standard Time 150 of the big fourengine transports had brought 9436 men of the 2nd Armored Divi sion to bases in West Germany and France Military spokesman thought the bulk of the transatlantic ferry job would he completed by 10 pm some 63 hours af ter the first C135 jet took off from Bergstrom Air Force Base near Austin Tex The Army and Air Force had set a 72hour deadline for com pletion of the biggest airlift in US history The last of the 234 airlift planes left Bergstrom base just before midnight and headed for Germany at 600 miles an hour Smoothest thing Ive ever seen said Brig Gen R H Safford Im sure that in a tighter situation we can even beat this time Big Lifts clockwork operation and assurances by top American officersdid not quiet the fears of West German officials and newspapers that the airlift pres aged a reduction of American troops in Europe The worrying Germans believe North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Winds shift ing from southerly 1o north westerly turning cooler Thursday nioht lows in upper 40s to low 50s Little cooler Friday highs in low to mid Weather details on Page 2 nas demonstrated its ability JFK bid t save grit Greek wins Nobel prize STOCKHOLM UP Greek Poet Giorgos Seferis was awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in literature Thurs day Seferis a 63yearold diplomat is the first Greek ever to receive a Nobel prize The 18member Royal Swedish Literary Academy said Seferis was awarded the 265000 crown 51158 prize for his eminent ical writing inspired by a World War I to deep feeling for the Hel lenic world of culture Seferis poetic production Is not great in size but because of its unique thought and style and its of language it has become a lasting symbol of all that is mdestructib Le in the Hellenic acceptance of life the a c a d e mys perm a n e n t secretary Dr Anders Osier ling said in SEFERIS his citation When reading Sef eris we are forcibly reminded of a fact that is sometimes forgot ten Geographically Greece is not only a peninsula but also a world of water and a thousand islands an ancient sea kingdom the perilous and storm home of the mariner Greece is the constant background of his po etry inwhich it is conjured up as a vision of harsh and tender greatness The academy satd it has 4 Yanks die in Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam A US Air Force jday whose wealth of literature given us great pleasure through this prize to GiorgosSeferis to pay tribute to the Greece of to plane on a flaredropping mis sion crashed in Communist territory miles south of Saigon Thursday killing four Americans and four Viet namese on board A US military spokesman said this afternoon that the C123 transport plane crashed and burned about 2 am the dead were not identified has perhaps waited too long for its laurel wreath in this con nection Seferis pen name for Giorgos Seferiades was born Smyrna in then Greek now roads 1924 Seferis studied in Paris and in 1926 joined the Greek diplomatic service His first appointment in London in 1931 where he was greatly and lastingly influenced by poet T S Eliot He left Lon don only a few months ago aft er three years as ambassador to settle in Greece again Nora Springs rail agency service ends DBS MOINES The Rock Island Railroad Thursday was authorized to discpntinue its agency service at Nora Springs A public hearing on the clos ing ofthe agency was held in Charles City in August Appear ing as objectors were Nora Springs Mayor S C Christen sen and City Attorney Earl Cl Moody Jn ordering the agency closed the commission further authorized the Rock Island to maintain its depot facilities in Nora Springs in a condition suitable for use of passengers This orderisto go into effect not less than 30 days after issu ance of the ruling The State Commerce Com Turkish Asia Minoron Feb 22 1900 In 1914 his family had to flee to Athens From the end of request said Nora Springs business could be con ducted through the Rock Islands agency at Rockford without inconvenience to cus tomers NOBODY DOES AP The silent sachem would not answer SOIethin questions about his name tribe or or JVMu7 igin He Couldnt even confirm that he r am Yas hut onlookers de Haven Conn grass Wednesday duced as much Inside The Globe HUSB ANDS cant always blame the wife Page in nursing License issued for corn sales home residents 15 WASHINGTON HVA license to export another 800000 bush Editorials Apartment t ffi Page els of corn to Hungary has been granted by the Commerce De The new corn shipment will total about 20000 tons The Commerce declined to name the Clear Lake The permit brings to 2 had bfn Cub bushels Department grain in Society news 8910 Sports news1112 Mason City news 1415 Comics 16 Transit timetable 18 Classified pages 1819 North Iowa news 20 cleared for sale to the Com munist nation in two days A deal for 12 million proved Wednesday But the bigger to the Soviet confused was ap The precise price for the new 800000 bushel sale was given as officers huddled On strafed ship f Looked down Cuban gun barrels f on and failed to iron out the chief obstacle to completion of the wheat the higher shipping rates charged by Amer ican shipowners There is a growing feeling here that the problem can be re solved only by a White House CORPUS CHRISTI Tex AP Capt Gerhard Krause de clared Thursday that We look ed right into their guns as he described the sneak strafing of his ore ship off the coast of Cuba for 61 minutes early Tuesday We laid on the floor but it wouldnt have helped really We were lucky just plain lucky not to be wounded said Krause in good English with a heavy German accent Krause described the attack after his ore ship the SS J Louis docked here about dawn The ship had twoinch bullet holes on the right side and others along the deck Krause emphasised that none of the crewmen saw planes dur ing the attack because of the darkness He said it was very dark But they saw the flashes of the planes guns as they fired It sounded like there were more than one plane because the attacks came one after the other the captain said Krause he was on the bridge with the junior third of ficer and a helmsman when they saw flares lighting up the sky an estimated 20 miles to his starboard right side The J Louis at that time was about 16 miles off the Cuban coast he said Two flares then were dropped directly overhead said the captain as the attack began He was asked if he felt pilots knew what type of ship they were firing on He an swered J think they knew what they were doing they were shooting up the ship Krause said seven persons were on duty when the firing be gan The rest of the men in the 51 man crew were below in their quarters He said he ordered his radio operator Will Urbanus a 27 yearold man from the Nether lands to contact the US Coast Guard Urbanus raised the Coast Guard station in Galveston Tex 20 minutes after the at tack began and reported the strafing Krause said he was told by radio that Navy planes were sent to the area but he added that he never saw them Havana Radio acknowledged earlier that Cuban planes gunned and set fire to a ship in the area where the J Louis was attacked Krause 54 of Hamburg Ger many reported earlier by rad iotelephone that two feet of wa ter accumulated in the cargo hold before the crew won a fur ious twohour battle with flames which broke out in the fore castle The J Louis owned by Uni verse Tankships Ind of New York is registered under the Liberian flag and chartered by Caribbean Steamship Co a Reynolds Metals Co subsidiary decision tion not through negotia The corn sale to Hungary was resolved smoothly because corn and other grains are exempte from the condition that whca sold to the Soviet bloc must be carried in American ships where available The Commerce Departmen Wednesday approved the 384shipment by issuing alicense for its export and a spokesman for Cargill Inc big Minneapo lis grain processing and shippint firm said the corn will be shipped soon probably from n East Coast port Involved are 30000 long ton of onethird the amount the Communists arc ex pected to buy and a mere trickle when compared to the Hon worth of wheat whose sale now appears clouded V Fears it is too Asks softer race package ROM OURWIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Kennedy Thursday took his per sonal campaign to save the ad ministration civil rights bill di 4group of liberal are demanding a tbugher apprqach Kennedy held a Housemeetingwith ocratic of the House JudiciaryCbmrnitteeVv which is on the Shrink v of approving ca rights bill so strong that neither the administration nor Congressional leaders believe it an pass The liberal Democrats back a group of northern Re publicans make up thecore of upport for the tough bill draft id by a judiciary subcommittee Kennedy must woo votes from ibth parties to keep it from ieing approved The President also discussed he issue Wednesday night with ongressional leaders of both arties and succeeded in get ing the committee showdown postponed until Tuesday The rote had been scheduled Thurs lay One Democrat who attended he Thursday morning session said the chief executive was very conciliatory and very air Administration sources said Tuesday that they had con vinced some Northern and Western Democrats on the com mittee to vote against the stronger bill on grounds that uch a measure would be de eated in the House and might cripple any hope for civil rights egislation this year But the source found that he could muster only three of the 14 Republican votes on the com mittee for the weaker compro mise measure In August a subcommittee dominated by Northern liberal Democrats approved Kennedys proposals But they also tacked on other provisions such as a fair employment practices com mission and power for the attor ney general to file suits on be half of alleged victims of civil rights violations The program outlined by the President earlier this year which is included in the bill now before the committee would among other things give the attorney general more power to insure Negro voting rights and prohibit racially Segregated schools SAME ;

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