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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Iditod for tftt The VOL 1W What to do with The Rock Alcatrazto be missed By JOHN J SCHULZ SAN FRANCISCO end is in sight for Alcatraz pris son and the question is What to do with The Many suggestions have been offered including one that the island in San Francisco Bay be given back to the birds The government discovering it would cost million to re pair and renovate the crumbling prison announced it would gradually close it down during the next three years The announcement came aft erthree Dixie bank robbers used sharpened tablespoons to enlarge an air vent hole in their cells and escape the island They were believed to have headed for nearby Angel Island but their fate is still not known Now San Franciscans arc having a field day proposing what to do with what is per haps their No1 tourist attrac tion The moit popular suggestion is to place a statue on the 12 acre island similar to the Statueof Liberty in New York harbor It might depict St Francis patron saint of San Francipco It could be another Pacifica theme figure of the 193940 San Francisco Worlds Fair It might even be a Cali fornia bear perched atop a con crete replica of Mt Shasta Art Caylor San Francisco News Call Bulletin columnist made this tongueincheek pro posal Let the island be the site of large wax figures of the pris ons most nptabJe fCapone Machine Gun Kelly and birdman Robert Strbud Mayor of San Francisco suggested a statue that signifies the growth of the west and the city as gate way to the Orient But every lime you talk about artin this city you have more art critics than you have artists he said He urged that President Ken nedy appoint a commission to decide on an appropriate statue He suggested a commission be cause once you let the govern ment get its foot in the door theyir help foot the bill A letter to the editor of a CITY GLOBE newspaper that makes all North lowans Wlr MASON CTY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 HOME EDITION neighbors r Paper of Four SectionsSection COSTLY BRUSH FIREFire fighters wateh copter sweep over a brush blazein the Claremont Cahf area The fire started on Monday and was brought under controlbut leaped out of conhS again When windswith gusts up to 35 miles per hoar moved into the area Officials said Jerry D Taylor Uncle neighbor They worked fast to save life of boy Quick action by a boys young uncle and a neighbor woman helped save the life of a fouryearold in Mason City Tuesday Baker to phone for an ambu lance Mrs Baker 1619 Pennsyl vania NE a nurses aid heard calls and ran to the Peter newspaper noted that the Span ish in 1775 named the island Isla de of Pelicans the birds which inhabited it in abundance So lets return it to the peli cans from whom it was taken 100 years ago wrote the bird lover Alcatraz was privately owned until 1850 when the War Depart ment took it over because of its strategic location inside the Golden Gate It was used as a fort until the 1906 earthquake when San Francisco jail in mates were transferred there for safekeeping The Rock was an Army prison from 1907 to 1933 when title passed to the Department of Justice which converted it son 1617 Pennsylvania was home from the hospital Wednesday after he nearly hanged himself accidentally Tuesday afternoon Mike and his brother Dennis 5 were in theback yard of their home Mike was playing with a rope on a swing in the yard when it became entan gled around his neck Dennis got his uncle Clif ford 18 who had been in the driveway and said there was something wrong with Mike Clifford got the boy down took the rope from around his neck and called to his next door neighbor Mrs Billie E taken the boy She quickly ap plied mouthlornouth resusci tation enabling the boy to fully regain his breathing The ambulance service gave oxygen to the boy when it ar rived Young Mike was taken to Mercy Hospital for obser vation overnight We still dont know for sure how it happened Mrs Peter son said Tuesday Mike was getting along fine and sudden ly he was hanging from the swing on the rope Hes fine now though she said Both Mr and Mrs Peterson were at work when the inci dent occurred l2million dollars Record loot in truck robbery s e c u r i ty into a maximum prison Another suggestion for the island is to turn it into a United Nations headquarters of the west where replicas of the beauty spots of the world could be displayed Countries would be invited to contribute minia tures of such as the Taj Mahal Tivoli Gardens Mexico Citys Floating Gardens and The Louvre for all to see One man proposed an amuse ment park to be called Dis neyland on the Rocks Another would like to sec a museum combined with a polar pool complete with glaciers ice bergs and an active miniature nuclear submarine Beside it would be a south seas pool with rainbowcolored fish and an oc casional glimpse of live mer maidsswimming through under water gardens In any case nothing will be done for three years until the last of the prisoners leave The Isle of Pelicans for a new fed eral prison at Marion III Then the General Services Adminis tration will either sell it or turn it over to another government agency PRINCESS IS 11 LONDON UPI Princess Anne celebrated her coming of 12th birthday Wednesday RANDOLPH Mass Federal Reserve Bank of Bosto reported the loss in the hijackin of a US mail truck in Randolp Tuesday night totaled approxi mately million This exceed the loss in the nations previou biggest cash haul the Brinks rob bery in which was sto len in 1950 William F White chief posta Sheffield man asphyxiated in silo on farm Boehl je 27 who farmed two miles south and miles west of here was asphyxiated in a silo on his farm Wednesday He was the son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Bpehlje Rockwell who left Tuesday on vacation in Michigan The parents have not been located as yet Boehljc is survived by his wife the daughter of Claude Hewett Mason City and daughter Becky Sue SAME DATEWiMi inspector in Boston concurred in the estimate An eightman gang armed with sub machine guns held up two guards after one bandit dressed as a police officer signaled them Soviet cosmonauts safely Moscow ack to earth elated by feat One was up for 4 days MOSCOW Soviet Un ions space twins came down Wed nesday with bullseye landings in Kazakhstan after zipping around he world in weightless orbit for a total of almost three million miles The leader was aloft for nearly four full days and his lanker for nearly three Jubilant Russians hailed their feats as a great stride toward manned shots at the moon and other planets and to ward rocket transport within the 20th century for travelers on the shrinking earth Cosmos Cosmos Cosmos shouted young Russians in Mos cows Red Square Waves of en husiasm swept the nation Maj Andrian Nikolayev and Lt lol Pavel Popovich who were shot aloft in separate satellites a day apart last weekendlanded six minutes apart in lhe virgin ands area south of Karaganda Kazakhstan 1500 miles southeast of Moscow the Soviet news agen cy Tass reported Both cosmonauts feel well a government bulletin announced Radio Moscbvv said a special earn of experts doctors friends and journalists welcomed them 3aths and shaves appeared to be beir first needs The scientific and technical asks of the unprecedented flight vere solved completely a broad ast announcement said It added hat the space men demonstrated oth extreme courage and the igh moral qualities of Soviet Tian Both brilliantly fulfilled their ask said the Soviet news agency Jovosti and for the next few ays will remain under ofoserva on of doctors to study the influ nces of prolonged space flight on he human organism Tass said Nikolayev landed his ostok III at am Moscow me and Popovich landed in Vos ok IV at am in direct roximity with the planned points f landing HAIL COSMONAUTS Peosta man honored at fair I hird judging title in 4 years Photo on Page 2 day nieht with an 1 jfinnnmH dn A The area is that from whijh shots have been ast space unched to halt Hours later police at the scene were without clues to the robbers The reserve bank made it clear the money stolen was the respon sibility of the reserve bank and that Cape Cod member banks shipping the funds would stand no losses At least four automobiles were used in the robbery After lying up the trucks two guards the aandits made three stops as they unloaded the money which was contained in 15 sealed bags Two stolen cars were abandoned near he scene They were checked by state police fingerprint experts The robbery was a professiona iob executed with cool efficiency One holdup man wore a police Secrecy still veiled the exact ode of landing The astronauts could have come down within the capsules or by separate para chutes US space craft braked by uniform wore white gtoves The truck was hijacked on the northbound lane of Route 3 in 3lymouth and later abandoned lere 25 miles north The robbers locked off a lane several miles back with detour signs at the nearest exit This forestalled some motorists from driving onto the Holdup scene On the inside Editorials Page 12 Society News 1415U North News 18 Sports 2132 Lake News 2627 Latest Markets 32 Mason City News 3233 Comics 34 rockets for descent have all made water landings The Communist party Central Committee the Supreme Soviet Presidium and the Soviet govern ment in a joint message said Ni kolayev had circled the earth more than 64 times covering a distance of more than 16 million miles The message said Popo vich made more than 48 orbits for a distance of nearly 124 mil lion miles The Weather North Iowa Partly cloudy and a little warmer Wed nesday night lows near 60 Fair and cooler Thursday high in the 80s Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night thunderstorms east and central warmer e x t reme southeast clearing and cooler and extreme west lows in low 50s northwest to mid 60s southeast Fair and cooler over the state Thurs day highs in low 70s north southeast west to about 80 Further outlook cool Friday Fair and Minnesota Mostly fair cooler Highs Thursday in 70s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset 78 56 For the third time in four years Bill demons Peosta has showed the grand champion of the fat steer show at the North Iowa Fair demons turned the trick Tues Thursday afternoon show free Thursday afternoons grand stand performance at the North Iowa Fair will be free to every one officials announced Wed nesday The special show at 2 pm featuring variety acts will be open to everyone adults and children alike Thursday the fairs final day will be another Kids Day All youngsters under 16 will be ad mitted to the grounds free and the price on midway rides will be reduced until 6 pm Final grandstand show at 8 pm will be the ever popular big car races Also on Thursday will be the baby beef sale Animals showed in the Monday baby beef event plus the top two market lambs will be sold at public auction starting at 9 am Aut Swensons Auto Thrillcade drivers took the spotlight before the grandstand Wednesday after noon and evening Besides the daredevil auto acts in Swensons Thrillcade there will be a variety of acts offering thrills of other sorts plus humor and general entertainment Grandstand crowds Tuesday saw a variety show featuring a personal appearance of Cliff Ar quette the Charlie Weaver of from Mt wno gained fame on the Jack Paar show j In the role of the faded old country boy Arquette read one of his letters from Momma re porting the doings in the old home town As usual she reported such incidents as the bridal shower in which it took six to drag the bridetobe into the the relative losing his grip who bought an automatic milk ing machine Mason Citys Red BJanchard as emcee of the show furnished at least as much entertainment as anyone else on the program day night with an 1180pound An gus Previously demons had showed Angus steers to the grand championship of the show in 1959 and I960 Reserve grand champion of the show was showed by R L Fuller State Center The Fuller steer another Angus weighed 99 pounds and also was the reserv champion Angus of the show North lowans also fared well i the show Joe Due a Ventura showed the champion Shorthorn Tom Johnson Latlmer showe the second place lightweigh North Iowa Fair schedule WEDNESDAY Imperial Shows on Midway Swenson Thrill cade Swenson Thrill cade THURSDAY Imperial Shows on Midway Kids Day Free admission into grounds for young sters under 16 Rides at special reduced rates until 6 pm of baby beeve and champion marke lambs pulling con test and t r a c t o rodeo a r i e t y show grandstand car races i grandstand Commercial exhibits will be open until 8 pm News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Ballots counted in Alaska ANCHORAGE ALASKA William A Egan a Dernocrat seeking his second term and Mike Stepo vich aRepublican who was governor before the ter ritory became a state held slowly widening leads in the contests for gubernatorial nominations as Alaska counted returns from Tuesdays primary election With four zones in the states 586000 square miles the job of counting ballots was slow Huntsville strike criticized WASHINGTON President Kennedys Missile bites Labor Commission demanded an immediate end to labor stoppage that has halted construction work at the governments spacecraft center at Huntsville Ala The commission said that in view of the Soviet Unions latest feat in putting twin space vehicles into orbit it is more necessary than ever to maintain labor peace on the nations missile and space sites and research center A grateful farmer hv t Amoilg the letters received by the Weather Bureau here was a letter with a bill enclosed The letter said You seem to try to get me fittm weather The rain you finally got came in time to save me It was signed Farmer The bill was turned m to the U S Treasury British Blue Angels killed MELBOURNE Australia Six senior Royal Air Force pilots were killed when four Vampire jets practicing precision flying collided during a drill at Sale Air Base The pilots were members of Britain s Sales aerobatic team compar able to the U S Navy team of Blue Any els Shorthorn Alan Curran Mason City showed the champion Here ford and Mike Dolan Dougherty fUmmJ il reserve champion showed the Hereford By winning the grand cham pionship demons collected top prize money Fuller received for his reserve champion Walter Olsen Marengo judged the show In other Tuesday night live stock judging action a Duroc heavyweight barrow showed by Granzow Brothers Iowa Falls won the open barrow show of the fair The Duroc was named Jrand champion of the show over more than 50 other barrows by judge Carroll Plager Austin Minn Reserve champion of the show went toa lightweight Hamp shire barrow shown by LeRoy Fair Aplingtpn Other barrows hat finished first or second in heir class were shown by Har an Lempe Dows Milt Charl on Lake Mills Art Johnson and Sons St Ansgar and Bill Hemm Sheffield Lempe also showed the grand champion market pig of the junior district udging in the afternoon In other swine department re ults Art Johnson and Sons bowed the grand champion arcass barrow of the show A Hampshire theJohnson barrow dressed out with a hamlota percentage of more than 40 per ent was 304 inches long and iad a loin eye of 415 inches leserve champion carcass bar ow was shown by Peggy Faint Aplington In the county junior sheep how Becky Engebretson 10 Thornton showed the grand hampion market Iamb This is he first year that Miss Enge retson daughter of Mr and Irs Rex Engebretson com eted at the fair Steve Me thur Mason City showed the eserve champion market lamb te is the son of Mr and Mrs Tan McArthur and showed the rand champion lamb at the 961 fair In the sheep showmanship ontest Deanna Emmert Ma on City won firstplace Two ther Mason City youths Joe Felt and Jeanne Brown were second and third respectively in the contest In the county junior f showmanship co n t cs t Jack Hiller Thornton captured first place Second went lo Calvin Griemann Ventura and third to David Fulghum Mason City In the open beef department judging completed Tuwdsy couple of veteran and ;