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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Idrted ftr Hw Htmt VOL99 f MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE newipaptr that mokes all North lowans neighbors Preis and United Praia htewattewl fun Lease Wlrea MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL M 1941 a Copy TWs of Two One HOME EDITION lit m Want probe of dispute liquor Obscene mail to President Flow is increasing r By EDWARD COWAN WASHINGTON UPI An unusually heavy flow of threat ening and obscene mail ad dressed to President Kennedy is arriving at the White House It is directed not so much at Kennedy as at the President The volume of antiCatholic letters heavy just before the Presidents inauguration has slackened But still more let have been com ing people professing strong religious viewsi They want the president to follow their advice and threaten dire consequences for the country or him if he fails to heed THE WHITE HOUSE mail room has been referring more than 2000 threatening or obscene letters and postal cards a month to the secret service for investi gation and possible prosecution They are never seen by the President Unless the trend changes the 1961 total is sure to be well above the 17000 to 20000 pieces of objectionable mail which Secret Service chief U E Baughman considers normal for a single year Secret Service officials esti mated that twothirds of the letters referred to them by the White House indicate the writers were mentally ill Baughman also said in anin terview that virtually all the objectionable letters were ad dressed to the President Practi cally none has been addressed to Mis Kennedy or other mem bers of the first family OFFICIALS suggested several reasons why Kennedy is getting more of this sort of mail than former President Dwight Eisen hower For one thing Eisenhower was exceptionally popular Another might be the recent U S set backs in Laos Cuba and space Both normal and crackpot mail increases during crises A third reason Secret Service agents said might be greater aware ness of Kennedy through his televised news conferences There also has been an in crease in the number of per sons taken into custody at the White House gate after demand ing to see the President In March 25 persons were de tained and seven committed to a mental hospital for observa tion Seven is a high figure for the month INKTHE FIRST three months of 1961 the Secret Service re ferred 257 presidential protec tion cases to its field offices So far there have been 24 ar rests and commitments Last month there were 102 refer rals compared to 47 in March 1960 However a presidents threat ening mail is greatest when he takes office and gradually de clines until the end of his term In 1953 Eisenhowers first year in office there were 965 Secret Service presidential protection cases In I960 there were 573 Since it began keeping records of objectionable mail in 1944 the Secret Service has filed in formation on more than 200000 letters and cards Agents note such character istics of each letter as the color of ink or pencil kind of paper peculiarities of style postmark the nature of the threat or obscenity AP FOUND Gar roway 34 wife of TV person ality Dave Garroway was found dead in the bathroom of her New York home Friday Mrs Garroway had been de spondent and an autopsy showed she apparently died of an overdose of faarbituates Garroway 47 was at the couples Westihampton sum mer home at the time COOL North loWa Clearing diminish ing and colder with freezing temperatures Friday night lows 2530 Fair and continued unseasonably coo Saturday highs near 50 Iowa Fair with diminishing winds and colder Friday night with freezing temperatures over the state lows 2530 northwest to near 30 southeast Fair with slowly rising tem peratures Saturday highs 45 50 east to lower 50s west Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy and a little warmer Sunday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 7 degrees below seasonal normals in the east and 2 to 4 degrees below seasonal normals in the west Cool over the weekend and a warming trend thereafter Normal maximums are in the middle 60s in the north to the upper 60s in the south Nor mal minimum range from near 40 at the northern border to the middle 40s at the south ern border Precipitation amounts will average 10 to 20 inch occurring as showers the last half of the period Minnesota Mostly fair contin ucd cool Highs Saturday in 40s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset 60 Hospital skip Hope runs aground TOKYO UP The American hospital ship Hope has run aground off the east Java coast has asked the Indonesian navy for help the Indonesian news agency Pia reported today Pia said the vessel suffered no damage but was unable to free herself by her own power On the inside Editorials Page 4 North Iowa News 5 Comics 4 CubGazette 7 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets 11 Sports 1314 Clear Lake News14 The BlueJ TV Guide Pullout Section million OKd for needy children WASHINGTON Sen ate Thursday passed and sent to President Kennedy a bill providing an estimated million benefits for needy chil dren of unemployed parents Governor demands accounting Action by Iowa Senate FROM OUE WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The Senate Friday unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an investi gation of the Iowa liquor contra commission A six member bi partisan committee was named by Lt Gov W L Mooty to investigate the charges made by Gov Nor man Erbe that more than 4000 liquor seals can not be account ed for Sens George Scott R West Union a former member of the liquor commission anc R G Moore DDunlap called for the investigating board SCOTT SAID If graft and corruption exist in this commis sion it should be investigated and aired Lets not have a cloud hanging over any of the commissioners Moore added We are re sponsible for this commission We confirmed the members We should get on with the investi gation Minority L e a d e r Andrew Fromrnelt DDubuque said he was shocked at insinuations made He said there is noth ing going on in the commission now that hadnt been before Erbe has been at odds with the liquor control commission ever since taking office the closing days of his term as at torney general when he was governorelect He once criti cized the group for acting more like a liquor promotion com mission than a liquorcontrol commission THE COMMISSION is one of the few state government agen cies will remain under Democratic control until at least 1963 Erbe sent a letter to the two Democratic and one Republi can members of the commission warning them of possible ouster action because of a discrep ancy between the number of bottles of liquor delivered to Iowa control commission offices and the number of bottles in stock at the time of the au dit of transactions since July 1 1959 Erbe said that 4219 seals had been requisitioned Although he did not mention the number of bottles involved it was under stood the discrepancy be tween the number of seals req uisitioned and sample bottles of liquor was about 2700 WHILE THERE was no evi dence of politics in Erbes running attack on the liquor commission the ouster or resig nation of either of the Demo crats would clear the way for the Republican governor to ap point a GOP replacement and put the Republicans in control of the agency which operates the multimillion dollar a year state liquor monopoly Members of the agency are Democrats C J Burris Maquo keta and Homer Adcock Des Moines and Republican Gerald Smith Creston The commissioners Friday said it had been a long stand ing policy for distilleries to make samples available to the commission and that the sam are not state property The statement pointed out that the commission has continued the policy of processing samples hrough what is known as the sample room at the commission office They said they disposed of sample bottles to legislators public officials state functions and the Veterans Hospital here The three commissioners said m a statement that they also made sample bottles available to other citizens interested in the quality oL the product NEW AERIAL CLASH JERUSALEM OR Israeli jet ighters shot down an Egyptian WIG jet Friday over the Negeb Desert army authorities an nounced CARPENTER CRASH Railroad cars are piled on each other as a result of a derailment caused when a Milwaukee Railroad Co train hit a semitrailer truck at Carpenter In the top picture 12 rail cars derailed workers try to move a damaged tele phone pole away from the derailed cars Center the trailer of the truck which was hit bottom the diesel engine which derailed after striking the truck Trucker glad to be alive after Carpenter accident By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Staff Writer just darn glad to be alive That summed up the feelings of John D Jones Lake Crystal Minn an hour after a 50foot long truck he was driving was lit by a 48car freight icre Friday morning Jones still shaking from the experience believed the only thing that saved him from seri ous even he fact that the coupling hold ng the trucks tractor and trail er gave way when the train struck the loaded trailer The flatbed trailer was car ried nearly 100 yards down the rack by tlje train while the Jones untouched Parts of a blacktop road paver which was on the trailer were spread along the tracksfrom thepoint of impact Twelve cars 11 of them the giant diesel en gine of the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific train were i f fujsection Jones said he was go train deraded as a result of tte m crash The tram was onroute to 6 50 feet north of the point of the crash The train was traveling south and Jones truck was going east on Highway 105 BERG SAID his train was traveling about 35 miles an hour when he saw the truck about 50 feet from the roadtrack inter Mason City from Austin Minn The train left Austin am and Jones and Fred Berg the trains engineer said the crash occured about am Jones hauling the paver to Davenport where his employer Judd Brown Construction Co Mankato Minn is working on a job said he did not see the train until it passed the station cargo Marlin Tough underworld elite show up for wedding RIVER FOREST III UPI Anthony Tough Tony Ac cardo the Utt scarface Al Capones bodyguard who was judged morally unfit by his draft board to serve in World War II Thursday showed the government there are no hard feelings Linda Lee A c c a r d o 22 daughter of the reputed crime syndicate chief married a soldier The bridegroom Anthony Palermo 24 Melrose Park III it an Army payroll clerk in training at Ft Rilay Kan Hit father Joseph once in stalled gold plated fixtures in Accardos suburban Chicago Accardo currently f r e e under bond pending ap peal of a sixyear prison term for income tax evasion wore a black cutaway jacket gray vest blackstriped pants and a tightlipped smile that faded after the wedding when the couples chauffeur failed to drive away immediately from a of photographers and police crime detail detectives Frank what hells the matter Accardo barked What do you want to do crucify them Lets get going Among 400 they noted were Accardo lieutenants John Jack the Lackey Cerone Sam Teets Battaglia and Philip Milwaukee Phil Al derlsio who arrived late tie less in a sport coat hour when he crossed the tracks because he didnt want the rough crossing to jar loose his Scholljegerdes Car penter station master said he tried to wave the truck down when he realized Jones didnt see the approaching train but it was too late Jones said he never saw anyone trying to wave him down SCHOLLJEGERDES said he doubted that the tracks could be cleared before Saturday Sec tions of track some six to eight feet long were torn out by the cars piling together Partial cause of the derailment Berg said was that the crash cut the brake pipes of the train caus ing the emergency brakes to be set automatically The only loaded car involved in the derailment contained wood shavings for use as floor ing on a Iturkey operation at Graf ton One of the derailed cars struck an empty grain stor age bin on the siding pushing the bin over on an empty vail road car wailing to be loaded at the Carpenter elevator Railroad officials wouldnt cs timate the cost of the damage to the train or tracks Jones said his trailer was valued at about and estimated the cost of the paver at N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Cuba wants negotiations MIAMI Premier Fidel Castros revolutionary regime said it is willing to seek a negotiated settle ment of its differences with the UnitedStates despite what it called U S plans for direct armed aggres sion against Cuba Offer spurned by US WASHINGTON The United States spurning a suggestion from the Castro regime for U SCuban negotiations declared that communism in this hemi sphere is not negotiable A State Department spokesman pointedly reminded newsmen that Presi dent Kennedy had said the American people are not complacent about Iron Curtain tanks and planes less than 90 miles from our shores Congo politicians confined COQUILHATVILLE The Congolese army has cracked down on the countrys feuding politicians ordering that noneshould leave Coqtiilhat ville until they have thrashed out agreement on the Congos problems French purge growing PARIS President De Gaulles purge of dis loyal elements in France and Algeria has reached massive proportions The number of civilians and mil itary personnel under arrest is approaching 3000 including at least five generals U S impatient on Laos peace WASHINGTON The United States was re ported near the end of its patience Friday with what officials privately call Communist stalling over a cease fire in Laos President Kennedy has initiated consultations with allied governments and with congressional leaders on what steps may be taken next to prevent more of Laos from falling to Soviet backed rebel forces New action could include U S and allied military intecven tion aimed at halting the rebel offensive But informed officials that Kennedy had not de Ccided finally on his next move resco man victim of car crash CRESCO George Mullaney 70 Cresco was killed Thursday evening two miles south of Can ton Minn He was alone in his car when he apparently lost control on a curve of the county road The car ran off the road killing instantly Funeral services will be Mon day at am at the Assump tion Church here with burial in St Agnes Cemetery Plymouth Rock Winneshiek County The Rosary will be said Sunday at 8 pm at the Peckosh Funeral Home Surviving A State Department state ment declared United States concern over the failure of the Pathet Lao forces to accept a BritishSoviet cease fire call issued last weekend Behind this concern was a growing anxiety that the rebel offensive could shortly result in the capture of the royal capital Luang Prabang and the ad ministrative capital Vientiane Should rebel successes bring the collapse of the proWestern Boun Oum government the ability of the Western powers are five sisters Mrs Bert McCabe Cresco Mrs Emmet Knox Mrs Anton Mc Iabe and Mrs Joe Knox all of Canton Minn Miss Alice Mul aney with whom he lived here and a brother Patrick Water 00 KEEPS HIS HEAD to deal with challenge in the Communist the Southeast Asian kingdom would be almost disastrously crippled Beyond the immediatethreat to Laos Kennedy administra tion leaders fear is a broader threat to South Viet Nam and Thailand The United States re cently gave both countries new assurances of military support as events may require In Laos the Pathet Lao did not call off the shooting at noon Friday The royal govern ment set that hour for the halt in fighting to become effective CUBANS LATHERED UP KEY WEST Fla radio said Thursday Cuba has PITTSBURG Calif ey Painter 4 steered a 20footjbought 48240 shaving brushes skiff into Suisun Bay aboutjfroni a Soviet bloc country The hree miles west of here said the purchase would lay night after his father fell supply more than half the na overboard and drowned abouttions shaving brush needs for two miles from shore this year AP Photofax DOG OVERCOMES HANDICAP Ginger who is mostly collie has learned to walk on her two front legs after having her two back legs smashed by a car Ginger who always seems to know which end ifl up romps along behind her owner Mrs Kenneth Jones Louisville Ky ;