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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Edlttd MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The VOL 98 newspaper that makes all North logons neighbors Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17 1960 HOME EDITION Bock To School Special Edition Copy Paper Consists of Four SectionsSection One No tot Merriss shows champ beef at fair U2 Airman sorry he made flight Russ tribunal told Powers answers queries MOSCOW UPI Excerpts from the questions and answers at the trial of American U2 pi lot Francis Gary Powers Q Is the charge preferred against YOU clear to you Ac cused Powers do you plead guilty A Yes I plead guilty Prosecutor Ro m a n Rudenko questioned Powers through the morning session Powers ad mitted under questioning that he had instructions to fly at 68000 feet over the Soviet Union and was to land at Bodoe Norway or in an emergency in Finland Q What were you told as to the safety of that alti tude A I WAS TOLD it was ab solutely safe to fly over the So viet Union at that altitude Q What wasthe objective given in making this flight A The objective was to follow the route of the map and turn on the designated equipment at the designated places Q What points were marked on your flight chart A They were marked justj A or B or C No specific names Q And when were the des ignated places made on your chart A Prior to my receiving the charts Rudenko pressed him and Powers insisted he was acting under orders MOSCOW tf Francis Gary Powers told a Soviet military court Wednesday that he is sorry he had anything to do with his U2 flight over the Soviet Union Powers pictured himself as a 30000ayear pilot who disliked his job and knew little if any thing about the camera and re cording equipment his plane was carrying on its May 1 flight He said a superior officer had as sured him it was safe to fly over Russia At the outset of his trial the American pilot 31 Wednesday pleaded guilty He then under went more than four hours of AP Photofax POWERS IN DOCK AT SPY TRIAL American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sits in prisoners dock at right at the start of his espionage trial in Mos cows Hall of Columns questioning by Soviet prosecutor Roman A Rudenko before he was turned over for quizzing by the Soviet attorney assigned to defend him This attorney Mikhail Griniov brought out that Powers was from a working class family He questioned the pilot on how he felt about the effects of the U2 incident Powers testified that he had heard that as a direct result of my flight the summit confer ence did not take place and Eisenhowers visit was can celed I SUPPOSE IT increased ten sion in the world he said I am sincerely sorry I had anything to do with it Powers testified he had not been tortured but treated very nice during 117 days in Soviet custody Amid the television lights chandeliers and 2000 persons jamming the court room Pow ers wife sat gloved hands folded on her lap When Powers first appeared in he court his wife saw him for the first time since his capture She buried her face in her hands in a gesture of despair Mrs Powers was dressed in black She sat next to his par ents Powers is being tried on es A THRILL EVERY a fair without the youngsters taking over the midway The North Iowa Fair has thrill rides galore and theres a group of little daredevils riding a roller coaster UP down UP down Special days have been set aside for re duced rates to make it an event to be remembered 8300 youngsters to head back to schools Vacation will end for some pionage charges He can ba 8300 Mason City children Mon Q Do you deny that you vi olated Soviet ak space A No I do not deny it I had instructions to do this and I did it Q Did you know beforehand it was a spy flight A I DONT think I doubted it Rudenko asked Powers how he felt on the flight I A I was physically all right but I was nervous and scared Q Why were you scared A Just the idea of flying over the Soviet Union Powers testified he switched on his special equipment as in structed Q You could have switched a switch to release an atomic bomb A It could be done but this is not that type of airplane It SHOWERS North Iowa Considerable cloud iness with occasional showers or thunderstorms Wednesday night and occasional shower bkely Thursday Cooler ex treme northwest and slightly warmer over remainder of area Wednesday night lows 6569 Highs Thursday 8286 had no means of having or carrying a bomb Q Were all your instruments and your oxygen supply in order A Everything was normal as far as I could tell Shortly before I was hit I had some trouble with the automatic pilot Q In other words was the mission of your flight accomp lished until you were shot down Iowa Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms Wed n e s d a y night and occasional showers north Thursday Cooler ex treme west Wednesday1 night lows mid 60s west to upper 60s east Cooler west and north central Thursday highs near 80 northwest to upper 80 south Further outlook Chance of scattered showers and slightly below normal temperatures Friday ews a ufshell FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES SAN JOSE Costa Rica The U S is opposing any action by hemisphere foreign ministers here that could precipitate vi olent overthrow of the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic without safeguards to as sure a democraticsucces sion sentenced to 715 years in prison to death His trial will re sume Thursday before the mili tary section of the Soviet Su preme Court The prosecutor tried to prove that Powers knew of the espio nage nature of his work WAS JUST a pilot in sisted But he admitted at one point that he knew his flight had to do with gaining in telligence of the Soviet Union Powers said he never saw any of the U2s equipment loaded or unloaded It was a flight I was told to take he said I was not asked whether I wanted to take it or not day Aug 29 P 0 Brunsvold superinten dent of the Mason City Public Minnesota Partly cloudy show ers Highs Thursday near 80 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 83 Minimum 64 At 8 am 68 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 54 A YES could see AS nearly as I Powers testified that he was hit as he was making a turn an event that prevented him from going to Bodoe Norway Q Who would meet you A People of our unit but I do not know exactly whom Q It vas arranged in ad vance It was known in Bodoe that you were coming Powers reiterated that he had been told people of his detach ment would meet him near the Caspian Sea but not over the latter itself Q Were planes for special flights along the Soviet border equipped with special reconnais sance equipment A Yes There was special equipment but I did not know its character Q What was your special objective and assignment A In 1956 we were more in terested in the Black Sea area n ard later oar interest centered Q How were you to com municate with them A I was to call by radio signal Puffy eight jnd ask for landing instructions RUDENKO OPENED the afternoon session by quizzing Powers on his experience with previous flights along the Soviet border Powers said he hari flown over the Black Sea and more to the east one flight that I I was told on might see a rocket launching I assume that they the Americans were in terested in the launching of Soviet rockets Q What did you photograph on those flights A I dont know I just turned clown the Q But after May 1 we estab lished what results you were getting A WASHINGTON Senate handed Sen John F Kennedy a victory by beating down an amend ment to strip nearly all of the new worker cover age from his minimum wage bill SEOUL South Korea South Koreas new Parliament rejected the bid of economist Kim Do Yun to become prime minister and cleared the way for nomination of his rival former Vice President John M Chang VIENTIANE Laos The Laotian National As sembly unanimously con firmed the new govern ment of Premier Souvan na Phouma under the watchful eye of rebel leader Capt Kong Le the para troop officer who engineered the coup last week UNITED NAT TONS N Y Britain hailed the U S challenge to Russia for each to trans fer 33 tons of fissionable materials from their nu clear weapons stockpiles to peaceful uses SATELLITE VICTIM DANVILLE Va Smoot 52 nursed a broken rib Wednesday and claimed the He was asked if he could have refused to go No I could not refuse By re fusing I wouldhave been con ciates and it would have been unfulfillment of the contract he replied The pilot said he had hesitated about renewing his contract to work for a US government Fort Dodge fire proves costly FORT DODGE A spec tacular lumber yard fire lighted up the skies above Fort Dodge early Wednesday and caused damage that may run into thousands of dollars The blaze broke out about mid night in the main building of the DriveIn Lumber Mart at the east end of the city and con tinued burning until nearly day light The flames were kept Schools said Wednesday he ex pects between 300 and 400 mor students to enroll in kinderga ten through 12th grade this yea than last During the 195960 school yea there were 7033 youngsters the public schools The tota was boosted to about 7500 whei students in Mason City Junio agency and had renewed it only because he did not have time to find another job WHY WERE you sorry you renewed your contract he was asked by his goateed defense lawyer Why were you penitent The reasons are hard to ex plain Powers said The work was strenuous and I had a feei cant put it into I didnt particularly like what I was doing Why are now dubious honor of being the first known casualty of an orbiting earth satellite Smoot fell from the roof of his1 home trying to get a good view of the Echo I satellite you sorry the lawyer persisted With a wry expression on his ace Powers said The situa ion I am in right now is not too good Under questioning by the pros cution Powers denied knowing vhat US agency was in charge f his U2 I think you did not doubt il a spy flight observed rosecutor Rudenko No I dont think I doubted Powers responded The defendant wore a civilian uit and appeared well except for a red mark on his face Indonesia cuts its relations with Dutch JAKARTA Indonesia ft President Sukarno Wednesday broke diplomatic relations with the Netherlands because the Dutch sent an aircraft carrier io disputed West New Guinea Observers generally believed that the break which had been expected for some time would from spreading to sheds where lumber was stored but des troyed the 200foot long building housingthe offices and a garage section Two firemen were overcome and taken 4o a hospital suffering from shock and burns Will vote again on school issue NORTHWOOD Directors of the NorthwoodKensett Commu nity School District Tuesday night set Sept 22 as election day A fourth attempt will be made to pass a bond issue for for construction of a new high school Two polling places will be open from noon to 7 pm They will be in the Kensett Town Hall and the Northwood Town Hall If the vote is favorable the board will hold a referendum determine the site of the new building Gives up in try to swim under channel FOLKESTONE England W Blonde Jane Baldasare of New York had breathing trouble o the French coast Wednesday anc gave up her attempt to swim the English Channel under wa ter Swimming through the depths in a 20footlong cage she got only four miles from her starting point at Cap GrisNez before calling the enterprise off She plans to try again On the inside 2Minute Mystery Page 3 North Iowa News 8 Clear Lake Society News Latest Markets 38 Mason City News 3839 Comics 40 Editorials 4 College were included in the figures More than 1200 young sters are enrolled in the paro chial schools BRUNSVOLD SAID he ex peels the biggest increase to come in the junior high schools An enrollment of more than L500 in grades 79 is expected ast years figure was 1398 The new John Adams Junior ligh School at the east edge of Wason City will not be ready for occupancy until the fall of 1961 Both Roosevelt and Monroe unior high schools will be rowded this year Brunsvold lointed out Five new teachers iave been added to the junior ligh school teaching staff Hany teachers will be rotating rom room to room Every room will be used every eriod of the day Brunsvold aid A room was gained at Roosevelt by remodeling the old itchek An enrollment of more than 100 is expected in the senior igh school The Mason City unior College figure will be bout 535 Animal show is Feature Mason Cityan big winner By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor A cityreared boy and a farm raised calf combined to win the grand championship of the baby beef show at t h e North Iowa Fair Tuesday afternoon Ken Merriss son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Merriss 109 24th SW Mason City showed his 1050pound Shorthorn to the coveted title over 288 other en tries after nearly 7 hours of judging The reserve grand champion of the show was another Short horn showed by Gerald Zirbel son of Mr and Mrs Raymond Zirbel rural Clear Lake Zir bels heifer weighed 880 pounds MERRISS 15 will be a sopho more at Mason City High School this fall Ho kept his steer at his uncles Mervil Merriss farm north of Mason City while getting it ready for the show Young Zirbel 11 is in his first year of 4H Club work Other breed champions se lected to compete for the grand championship by judge J R Watson of West Point Neb were Steven Duea son of Mr and Mrs Joe Duea of Thornton champion Angus Mike Dolan son of Mr and Mrs Robert Do lan of Dougherty reserve cham pion Angus and Sharon and Alan Curran daughter and son of Mr and Mrs Ben Curran of rural Mason City who showed the champion and reserve champion Hereford steers re spectively Most of the baby beeves en tered in the show will be sold at public auction at t h e fair FOUR ADDITIONAL eFemen ary classrooms have been eadied for use Two are at incoln School and one each at SAME cKinley and Jefferson The school census completed pm in June disclosed that the birth Fair program WEDNESDAY IMPERIAL SHOWS ON MIDWAY Hofter Wild Animal Show THURSDAY IMPERIAL SHOWS ON MIDWAY Teenage Day teenagers will be allowed into the grounds for 50 cents and into the grandstands for a dollar Special rates on rides until 6 pm faeef sale Swensons Thrill rate is still going up There ar 73 more youngsters in the ag 15 group now than there were in 1958 In the 121 bracket there are 436 more individuals than there were in 1958 Brunsvold said About 15 per cent of the stu dents in Mason City attend pa rochial schools PREVIEW Many youngsters on Aug 29 will be excited as they go to school the first time More thrilling however is a preview of whats ahead Getting a taste of school life are Dan Skellenger 5 son of Mr and Mrs Charles Walk 329 9th N E and Rhona Cooper 5 son of Mr and Mrs Howard Cooper 305 9th N E Introducing the youngsters to what will soon be real school work is Miss Doris V Clutter kindergarten teacher at Lincoln School e followed up by seizure of such ointly owned interests as the Shell Oil holdings and Unilevers vast plantations Both arc owned by British and Dutch stockhold ers cade 4H dog trials obedienca Swensons Thrill cade grounds Thursday morning starting at 9 THE 4H beef showman ship contest held late Tuesday afternoon two members of the Joe Duea family of Thornton won the firstplace ribbons Ste ven 12 won the junior show manship award while his sister arolyn 16 won the senior showmanship division The two kept a family tradi ion going by the ors An older brother Alan who s now in the Air Force cap ured both awards while he was i 4H member Steven had the rand champion baby beef at ast years fair while Carolyn lad the grand champion two years ago After all the baby beeves had been judged there was one young boy who wasnt very happy And it wasnt because his calf hadnt done too welL The boy came into the show ringand asked Robert Judd Cerro Gordo County extension director if he could please have another ribbon When Judd queried the lad as to the why of this rather unusual request he answered quite simply MY CALF ate first Another youthful exhibitor is having some anxious moments at the fair but for a complete ly different reason Bob Vier kant son of Mr and Mrs Heft Vierkant of rural City ;