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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North lowti Daily Newspaper VOL The newspaper ruU UM IT Y GLOBE that makes all North I o wans MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 15 W2 HOME EDITION n e ig h b ors 10o of Two A stamp to taste like beer Odd requests to postal chief By GENEV1EVE ST PIUS New York Herald Service WASHINGTON P o s t master Gen J Edward Day has his share of laughs and some from the odd requests he gels for commemorative stamps One such was made by the pretzel industry and Day through he had neatly disposed of the matter by saying he would approve it when they developed a glue for the stamp that tasted like beer But when he related this to a New Orleans group recently his quip was topped by Rep Jimmy Morrison Said the Louisianian Why weve got some beer down here that tastes like glue The Post Office department hopes to net a tidy sum to ease its perennial deficit through sale of its firsteyer stamp for Christ mas cards The reason is simple The Yule stamp will sell for 4 cents An estimated onethird of the approximately 3 billion Christ mas cards are mailed unsealed at the thirdclass rate or 3 cents a card Every extra penny gar nered through sale of the still un veiled new decorative Christmas stamp will be glad tidings to Postmaster Gen Day In a town where the Cadillac Chrysler Rolls and Mercedes limousine is de rigeur Averell Harriman rides around in a modi fied Checker Cab The personal limousine of the wealthy Assistant Secretary of State has cloth up hplstery and is painted black But Its nameplate says its lines are those of a New York taxi Before the formergoverrior got the car a fewmonthsago he drove around in a small com pact car Incidentally soniei US ambassadors abroad usemodified Checkers as official cars because theyre less ostentatioiis than Caddies Senators found out about Har vard SBs the other day while quizzing a new Assistant Secre tary of the Navy prior to approv ing him Victor Longstreets edu cational qualifications were listed as SB Harvard magna cum laude 1930 Armed Services Committee Chairman Russell asked what that SB meant The former New Jersey business man wowed his audience by an swering that there were very few SBs from Harvard around these days He then explained that SB stood for Bachelor of Business Science Another Har vard man hereabouts fixed atten tion on SBs from the business world but he inserted an extra letter President Kennedys top political experts have a new ruleofthumb for judging his political appeal on the campaign trail this fall It applies only sto small towns If the turnout is twice the popula tion the Presidentis doing well Anything less is not good enough Gen Lucius D Clay was not consulted even once on the crisis of the antiRed and antiAmerican riots in Berlin And this is not unusual Washington friends of Gen Clay are questioning how long he will retain his post as special adviser to the President on Berlin Gen Clay is not one to enjoy the role of figurehead Note from Massachusetts Both Edward M Teddy Kennedy and George Cabot Lodge are run ning scared in their respective Senatorial primaries and by all the signs will continue to run scared for theelection if they get nominated Their polls are still inconclusive Both are wor ried about the distribution of the allimportant independent vote The independents outnumber both the Democrats and the Republican voters Heres the latest1 wrinkle on that pool incident out at Atty Gen Robert P Kennedys aeveral weeks ago While5John B Cpnnally former New Frontier Secretary of the Navy was par ading through Houstoa the other day in his campaign for Governor of Texas a voter in the crowd yelled at him When did you get out of that iwimming pool John Cann Hava T Uf on na arrage rips arb or area Three dead in road crash north of Burt Three persons were killed in a headon collision a mile north of Burt on Highway 160 about p m Friday The three were among seven highway deaths in Iowa The Rev Clayton Wittstruck newlyappointed superintendent of the Spencer District of the Methodist Church was on the way to Burt to conduct a meet ing His car collided with one driven by Mrs Clifford Georgia Holding 52 Burt Her mother Mrs Pearl Daniels 85 was ridiag with her They were going only a mile up the highway to visit at a farm Mr Wittstruck was killed in stantly Mrs Holding died shortly after the crash and Mrs Daniels was dead on arrival at St Ann Hospital All three died of head in juries Both cars were demol ished According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst the accident occurred on a straight stretch of high way No reason for the collision was known Mr Wittstruck is survived by his wife a son John and a daughter Beverly Sioux City Mrs Holdings survivors are her husband three sons Larry Burt Kate and Bruce in Cali fornia and several grandchil dren Funeral arrangements for the two women are incomplete at the Garry Funeral Home Ban croft COMFORT stockingfooted Mrs George Romney stands with her husband George Republi can gubernatorial candidate for Michigan in a re ception line in Detroit on the eve of the Michigan state GOP convention Mrs Romney kicked off her shoes after standing in the line for some time Her smile does not betray the fact that her feet were hurting Record bqlloon flight in Iowa SIOUX CITY MP Balloonist Don Piccard of Sioux Falls soared to an unofficial altitude record of more than 17000 feet before landing in a corn field near Kennebec Friday night record freenight baUoonot 11171 feet was held by a Frenchman Audouine Dollfus Piccards flight was part of the 31st annual summer meeting of the Midwest Shrine Association He took off from Public School Stadium about 9 pm landed 38 miles southeast of Sioux City slightly more than two hours later Piccards flying machine was a cluster of heliumfilled bal loons made of plastic similar to the material used by dry clean ers fto package clothes He was suspended in a cabin 60 feet below the cluster which he had named Sioux City Soon The calm and peace are the Set school on fire favor to pupils as GASTONIA NC A 15 yearold boy has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he said he set the South Gastonia school afire to do a favor to the other students The youth Paul David Butch Kelly who would have been in the 8th grade when the school opens for the new term next We d n e s d a y The other fatalities Friday were James L Smith Toledo Ohio James B Washing 18 Toledo Ohio Michael Kirk Meagher Alta dena Calif Edward Bridgeman 63 Pe oria 111 Smith Washing and Meagher were killed and six other per sons were injured in a twocar collision at the junction of US 61 and Iowa 92 near Grandview Injured were James D Smith Coopefstbwn NY driver of the car in which the students were riding William Robertson Dan boro Pa and Andrew F Hill 18 Medford Mass both stu dents Clarence Ewing and his wife Roberta Davenport and Fay Harris Davenport Washing died at the scene of the crash Meagher was dead on arrival at Museatine General Hospital and James L Smith died at the hospital James DSmith was listed in critical condition and Ewirig in serious condition Louisa County Sheriff Ralph McDowell said the car driven by Ewing crashed into the sidi lof the car in which the student were werei de molished and some of ttie stu dents were pinned in the wrecl age of their vehicle he said Bridgeman traveling alone was killed earlier Friday whe his car was involved ina two car collision on Iowa 150 nea Plainview Injured in the mis lap were Berdis Fox 30 and Charles Callahan 35 both of DeWitt occupants of the other car ultimate in serenity Piccardpleaded guilty Friday to N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES told a reporter after the flight jcharge of malicious burning of a The stars in the sky Wschool house beautiful the stars on Protests swim suits Colorado church official said that public appearances by President and Mrs Kennedy in swimming suits are improper The Rev Willis J Ray executivesecretary of the Colorado Baptist general convention said he wrote a letter to Sen Wayne Morse DOre asking if anything can be done about such appearances Thqnt Khrushchev confer MOSCOW United Nations Secretary General Thant arrived here for probing talkswith Premier Nikfta Khrushchev on the Congo Berlin and other tense international issues Sixth Russian Ablast Soviet Union exploded a 10 megaton bomb the sixth in its current series of nuclear tests in the Arctic Swedish scientists reported Demands cut in spending BERRYVILLE Harry F Byrd DVa said if President Kennedys proposals to cut taxes arent accompanied by at least an effort to reduce spending it will be the most irresponsible recom mendation of this kind and magnitude in his recol lection Berlin tension easing shooting along Berlins wnich apparently hurt no one kept this divided city on the alert for fresh trouble But US officials were confident barring new violence such as theantiSoviet riots in West Berlin earlier in the week that the peak of tension has passed forthe timebeing i Algerian balloting delayed ruling political bureau an nounced that it is unable to function in the face of a spreading militaryrevolt and will postpone the Sept 2 national election ground were equally beautiful he said The stars on the ground were farm lights Piccard had asked the aid of farmers in the Sioux City area in turning on their lights to help him avoid wires and trees are the Youth electrocuted on Blue Earth job BLUE EARTH Minn A 19 yearold Wabasso youth was electrocuted Friday whilework ing on a bridge construction iproject south of Blue Earth Piccard said the temperatureThomas Schunk a crane opera in his tiny cabin dropped to 15tor touched a chain which ap dcgrees Theballoonist received direc tions by radio from Dick Wolfe manager of the Sioux City Air port The balloonist carried instru ments to record the altitude and these will be sent to the Federa tion Aeronautique Internationale in Paris France for official re cording Piccard now holds seven of the 10 altitude titles the federation has for balloons of various sizes Piccard is employed by Raven Industries of Sioux Falls SD makers of the balloon cluster parently was in contact with a power line when he was get ting out of his seat on the crane He was dead on arrival at the Blue Earth hospital On f he inside Religious Features Pages 45 Society News 47 Clear Lake News 7 Sports 910 Editorials Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Comics 14 Business News 1516 North Iowa News 18 Young thieves held Iowa turkey trot IOWA CITY teen agers are going to have a chance to talk turkey once more with authorities here in the near fu ture The turkeys inquestions are 45 toms weighing 22 to 25 pounds apiece that they are accused of stealing from a farm and then dropping one by one from a mov ing pickup truck The four charged with larceny of domestic animals are Eldon Dean Gordon 18 of West Liber tyRichard Eugene Bobbins 18 of Iowa City Bobbins brother Gary Lee 16 and Dale Hostel ler 17 of Cosgrove The two older boys were re leased on bond each after arraignment Friday before Police Judge Jay Honohan The younger boys were turned over to juvenile court Deputy Sheriff Donald Wilson said the boys took the turkeys Tuesday from the farm of L J Troyer about 10 miles southwest of Iowa City Wilson said the boys apparently became fearful of being caught with the turkeys in their posses sion so they dropped them out of the truck in and around Iowa City The deputy sheriff said 27 of the birds had been rounded up but jeveral were killed when they vere thrown out on the highway Some he said may have found their way into ovens lu the area owa Fair Saturday night and Sunday Warmer in the north west Saturday night and over the state Sunday Overnight lows in the 50s Highs Sun day in 80s GlobeGazette weather data P to 8 am Saturday Maximum 68 Minimum 43 At 8 am 60 Precipitation 11 Sunrise Sunset 701 Lake womans brother drowns IOWA CITY body Robert Young 29 La Porte ity was recovered from the owa River here Friday night Authorities said the body ap arently had been in the water wo or three There was no pparent evidence of foul play Ut the exact cause of the rowning was not immediately Determined Relatives said Young un married left home Tuesday to seek work here as a construe ion laborer Among his sur vivors is a sister Mrs Ear Bagenstos Clear Lake SAME MISSION AGAINST GUERRILLAS South wet Nam troops slosh their way through flooded reed area during march against a village deep in south ern Camau province in mission designed to engage Viet Cong guerrillas Some 4000 government troops took part The and helicopterferried forces are conducting a successful campaign against the invaders Castro blames the US Young Cubans admit roles HAVANA from nemy vessels standing off Hava a damaged several buildings in western suburb Friday night rime Minister Fidel Castro harged Saturday He blamed the Jnited States The shooting was reported to ave lasted six or seven minutes here was no mention of casual ies but Havana newspapers layed up pictures of damaged uildings The general staff called all de mobilized antiaircraft artillery men to report at the university tadium at 8 am Sunday We hold the United States gov irnment responsible for this new nd cowardly attack on our coun ry Castro said in a communi ue He did not specifjk the nation ality the attackers In Washington a State De partment spokesman said he lad no information except for news reports concerning the Castro allegations Also in Revo lutionary Directorate ari antiCastro groupJook cred it for the attack A DRE repre sentative added that there are insurgents in the Escambray Mountains affiliated with his group Armed ships made the attack on the suburb of Miramar at pm he said with numer ous 20caliber correct cannon firings The 20caliber desig nation apparently was an incor rect reference to 20millimeter guns which have a bore of slight ly more than of an inch A hotel Havanas largest theater and several homes received numerous impacts it went on The hotel is the one belonging to the Cuba Peoples Friendship Institute formerly the Rosita de Hornedo a 175room hostel now used mainly to house East Euro pean technicians The communique continued The attackers also shelled Chaplin Theater formerly the JBlanquita site of some of Cas tros flashiest television speeches The surprising and treacher ous attack reveals the cowardice and criminal and piratical spirit of its authors the United States government and mercenary agents recruited and armed by it who act with impunity from Flor ida shores Cuba warns the United States President that our people have adopted all necessary measures to confront dangerThe Cuban revolution will be able to resist land reject a direct attack too Nearby residents said there had been no fire during the night from guns permanently emplaced at the waters edge in the neighbor hood The communique came In jwake of American reports of a jnew wave of Soviet arms deliver ies apparently intended to strengthen Cuban coastal and air defenses and the arrival of Com munist bloc technicians estimated to number between 3000 and 5000 Washington officials said Fri day that eight Soviet cargo ves sels docked recently at Cuban ports with military equipment in cluding radar vans trucks mo biel generator units and perhaps antiaircraft missiles of the Nike type such as Moscow has sup plied to Indonesia A dozen moro Soviet freighters were reported en route US authorities safd they had no evidence that the Soviet bloc was shipping in combat troops surface to surface offensive rockets or atomic warhead They theorized therefore that aim of the buildup U ;