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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper IdlUd for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Tlit newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors VOL If AiwcUted Priu ind United Pttu Full MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 1 C 7c Paper ConiliU ol Four SectionsSection One Girls are cheaper than boys Survey turns up surprise By BETTY BAUER ITHACA NY one knows that babies are cost ly but heres something that may come as a surprise Girl babies are babies cheaper than boy Many young couples who are having their first child usually guide themselves by the old household rule that a boy baby costs less because he requires less fancy frills cute decora tions and extra clothing than a little girl Hampton Chronicle Photo ONLY DEBRIS REMAINS A wisp of smoke and debris are all that remain of a barn following a fire that claimed the lives of Brian Maifield 4 and Terri Oitzman Dumont Cause of the blaze is still being in vestigated Dumont shaken But not so says Louise Arch bold who did quite a bit of re search on the problem at the State College of Home Econom ics at Cornell University MISS ARCHBOLD surveyed the arrival of 50 first bundles of heaven here and found they cost a total of That she said broke down to an av erage of per baby includ ing gifts Medical and hospital insurance what the expectant mother buys or makes Thus for example an even 7pounder babies usually weigh in at first in fractions would be worth almost a pound Miss Archbold turned to cur rent mail order catalogue prices to figure the dollar value of in fant goods and furnishings plus mamas maternity outfits She also counted up the usual gifts borrowed cribs and things the expectant parents frequently a mothertobe who knits make at home The average dollar outlay per boy she found broke down to purchased borrowed homeproduced ON THAT BASIS a girl costs a little less or about Miss Archbold said she cant explain why by fire that claimed tots DUMONT Funeral services Friday for two mall playmates who perished in a barn fire here Wed nesday will be the final episode in an event that has saddened this Butler County town Rocket bits fall on Cuba New charge is hurled HAVANA jR Fragments of a space rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Fla landed in eastern Cuba Wednesday bring ing charges of a new provoca tion of imperialism from the Cuban press The Cuban NewsAgency said rocket debris rained on sev eral settlements around Hol guin Cubas third largest city causing loud explosions and great alarm A military headquarters spokesman at Holguin said some of the rocket fragments weighed as much as 40 pounds but caused no damage He said they struck a hillside 10 miles j from the center of the city at about 3 pm THE ROCKET had been aunched in an attempt to put two satellites in orbit but was destroyed in flight when a mal unction developed A Defense Department spokesman in Washington said ic could not exclude the pos William s is first big appointment Brian Kirk Maifield 4 and Terri Lynn Oitzman 5 Sunday sibility that parts of the rocket School classmates and constant companions were playing in a twostory frame barn in back of the Maifield residence The father of the boy Donald Maifield 33 told authorities how his wife had tried frantically to rescue the children who were to start kindergarten together next fall Mrs Maifield 28 gives piano lessons in her home She had told the children they would have to come in at 3 to watch Brians little sister while Mrs Maifield gave a lesson The barn was burning when she went outside to call them to come in She ran out and tried to get in the barn Maifield said She opened the door see only a couple of feet ahead She couldnt hear anything so she hoped they were gone She ran all the way around the barn trying to find another way to ge in but there was no door Everything was smoke anc like that It was al Miss Archbold also and they couldnt get out finding Younger and less well Maifield explained edu Mrs Maifields hair was cated families have larger babysinSed mwhen the care inventories jdoor Younger parents received more gifts I Older couples borrowed morej Student families bought less but made more baby things Toys led the special gifts re ceived by babies she said but there were exceptions In her research Miss Arch bold found one infant or new mother who enjoyed a gift of the services of a practical nurse for two weeks The building was con THERE ALSO was a baby who received a heifer from his grandparents My fathers hobby is farm ing the babys mother told Miss Archbold Every time he learns of an addition to the fam ilytobe he selects one of his choice calves and fattens same The mother said that the par ents can either leave the ani mal on the farm for the child or have it sent to market We chose the market and the baby received a check for the amount it brought she said However all is not lost when the money is spent When the baby is five years old he personally will receive a heifer from grandpa BRIAN TERRI sumed by the flames within an hour THE DUMONT fire depart ment though only four blocks away found the barn enveloped in flames when it arrived The barn was used for stor age Maifield said a small amount of hay had been in the haymow and indications were that the children had been play ing there The cause of the blaze is undetermined Investi gation is continuing The bodies were not recov ered until about 6 pm They were found huddled together in a corner of the building Brians father is a mail car rier Terris father has a plumb ing and heating concern FUNERAL services will be held Friday at pm for Terri Lynn at the Salem United Brethren Church in Dumont She is survived by her parents Mr and Mrs Robert Oitzman a sister Debra 6 two brothers Wayne 8 and Jimmie grand parents Mr and Mrs Fred Mercury dips below zero December made its entry in Iowa in cold and clear weather with morning temperatures Lena ermg around the zero mark all sections Denison had the low of 3 de grees below zero Mason City had 2 An Arctic high pressure sys tem responsible for the cold was centered over northwest Iowa and moving slowly southeastward It was not expected to clear the state until Friday night Champion Iowa steer sold for a pound CHICAGO OP The grand champion steer of the Interna tional Live Stock Exposition was sold at auction Thursday for The price received by Kaye Pollock 15 Mount Auburn Iowa for her massive Here ford was based upon a bid oi a pound and the steers weight of 1115 pounds The record price for a grand ihampion steer at the big Chi cago show is a pound paid in 1957 for a Hereford that brought a total price of This years winner named rlercy was bought by Mr and Mrs Robert Taylor operators of the Ranch House Supper Club Las Vegas Nev 25 WOUNDED M U S T A GANEM Algeria UPI Twentyfive persons were wounded when a hand grenade exploded in a crowded movie house Thursday might have struck Cuba as re ported adding We certainly are concerned about it and we are investigating it further A spokesman for the semi official newspaper Revolucion said markings on the fragments which fell clearly identified them as made in the United States SOURCES AT Cape Canav eral were concerned lest the rocket fall on Cuban soil and provide a new occasion for Prime Minister Fidel Castros government to assail the United States for aggression against Cuba The incident seemed likely to provide ammunition for fresh attacks on the United States by Cuba in either the United Na tions or the Organization of American States and possibly in both The path of the 80foot Thor Able Star rocket would have taken it over Cuba on its way down the US Atlantic missile test range Only one other American rocket has flown over Cuba That was another ThorAble Star which lofted a pair of sat ellites into successful orbit last Tune Sources reported then hat the countdown was de ayed twice while launch of icials and State Department representatives conferred by Dhone on the reliability of the rocket SAME DATE19S9410 AP Photofax MAJOR APPOINTEE President White House staff was disclosed Ken elect John Kennedy and Gov G Mennen nedy said he has picked Williams be Williams of Michigan pose in chilly weather outside the Kennedys home as the first major appointment of the new administration outside of the assistant secretary of state forAfrican affairs At right is Pierre Salinger Kennedys press secretary RuddRockfordMof ble Rock school bonds finally OKd in the RuddRockford Marble Rock Community School District Wednesday approved the sale of bonds for a new high school It took three elections before the required 60 per cent majority could be reached As in the two previous elec tions held in August and Octo ber Marble Rock voters dis sented Votes in favor of the proposition in the other two districts overcame the deficit Wednesday and now the high school is assured The votes in the respective districts were Rockford 673 211 in favor Rudd 199157 in favor Marble Rock 287197 against This made a 62 per cent majority The proposed bond is for and is for the purpose of constructing and equipping the school It is to be built on the east edge of Rockford on the site of the old hemp plant which is being used now for overflow classes of the pres ent school The bond sale will be held as soon as legalities can be arranged and the construction begun as soon after that as weather will permit Since the reorganization of the school district the present facilities have been over crowded The need for a new high school to serve all three towns has become imperative according to school authori ties With the new building the present schools will be able to accommodate the grades and junior high school classes Cant stand tears bandit returns surrenders money SIOUX CITY hearted bandit UP A held up soft Sara alk in her grocery Wednesday night but couldnt stand her ears when she handed over the money from the cash register Here take it back he said and fled Later Carl A Ander on 21 Sioux City gave him iclf up to police He said he had jeen unemployed N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Temperatures at other cities Thursday included 0 at Spencer 4 above at Waterloo and Sioux City 5 above at DCS Moines and Lamoni and 6 above at Council Bluffs and Cedar Rapids i ARTIST DIES NEW YORK UPI F Graham Cootes 81 an artist known for his portraits of President Woodrow Wilson died Wednesday after a heart at tack Hampton Services for Brian will be in the same church at pm Friday Both will be buried in the Dumont Cemetery with Vo gel Funeral Home in charge Brians survivors are his par ents Mr and Mrs Donald Mai field a sister Sheila 20 months grandparents Mr and Mrs Bing Crosby and Mr and Mrs Ontio Maifield all of Du itlftS i 11 mont and a greatgrandmother Mrs Grace Greenfield Ackley On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 67 Latest 10 Mason City News 1011 Comics 12 Clear Lake Naws 13 North Iowa Naws 14 Sports 1514 MOSCOW Despite announcement that an act ing defense minister Andrei Grecho was sitting in for Marshal Rbdion Malinovsky observers saw no evidence that Malinovsky had been demoted Al though he had not been seen in Moscow in recent days his absence from office was thought more like ly due to some special assignment a vacation or per haps illness CARACAS Venezuela Hard core leftist stu dents trading gunfire with troops still are holding out in their selfstyled Stalingrad dormitory at Caracas University Disorders spread to half a dozen other cities LEOPOLDVILLE Congo President Joseph Kasavubu broke off diplomatic relations with the United Arab Republic and ordered Ambassador Mu rard Ghaleb and all his staff to leave the Congo im mediately NEW YORK Actress Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Eddie Fisher have filed libel actions against eight movie and TV magazines charging them with character damage through lurid headlines North Iowa Generally fair through Friday Continued quite cold Thursday night lows 5 to 10 above Warmer Friday increasing southerly winds highs 32 to 37 Iowa Generally fair through Friday Increasing southerly winds and warmer west and northwest Thursday night and over state Friday Lows Thursday night generally near 10 above Highs Friday in the 30s Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Minnesota Warmer mostly fair Highs Friday in 30s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 22 Minimum 2 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 30 White blockade runners again outmaneuver women FROM OTJE WIEE SERVICES NEW white blockaderunners outmanue vered angry housewives Thurs day and got four white children into an integrated school A white minister and a meter readers wife the staunch hold outs against the cheerleaders trying to blockade white stu dents out of William Frantz School boosted the attendance back up to white stu dents and a Negro girl The housewives undaunted by cold and a court ruling affirm ing integration were outfoxed twice Daisy Gabrielle brought her daughter Yolanda to school in car driven by women mem side of the building where the sometimesviolent women con gregated and got in and out nearly unnoticed The Rev Andrew Foreman arriving later in a different car from the last time got his To head African affairs Jackson to quit post WASHINGTON elect John F Kennedy Thursday picked Gov G Mennen Williams of Michigan to be assistant sec retary of state for African af fairs Kennedy called the job second in importance to no other posi tion inthe new administration It was his first major appoint ment outside of his White House staff Kennedy made the announce ment on the doorstep of his Georgetown home with Williams standing at his side They had conferred at a breakfast meet ing Williams who has served six terms will retire as governor of Michigan Jan 1 THE ANNOUNCEMENT bore out advance indications that Kennedy had passed the talking stage and was at the point of making actual official assign ments At the same time it was re vealed that Sen Henry M Jack son DWash will resign as Democratic national chairman effective Jan the next day Jackson made the announcement after a 0 minute conference with Ken nedy in the Senate Office Build ing He recalled that in accepting he chairmanship at the Demo ratic National Convention in Los Angeles he had said he planned to serve only until shortly after the election Kennedy told reporters we couldnt possibly have won vithout the kind of help Jackson had given in coordinating cam paign efforts IN ADDITION to Williams Kennedy had appointments with Robert A Lovett former secre ary of Defense Connecticuts ov Abraham A Ribicoff and Rep Stuart L Udall DAriz All lave figured in Cabinet and sub Cabinet talk Kennedy and Williams stood vithout topcoats or hats in freez ng weather while Kennedy read a statement African countries make up one quarter of the nations in the daughter Pamela Lynn into the j General Assembly of the United school along with two unidenti fied boys by the same method The boys were believed the chil dren of a white Baptist divinity student A few of the women made it to the other side of the building in time to jeer the Rev Fore man NOT READY YET WASHINGTON UPI Sur bers of a group called Savejgeon Gen Leroy E Burney Our Schools dedicated to keep1 Wednesday said the new oral ing the schools open They polio vaccine will not be ready picked a door opposite to the for use next summer Nations The continent of Africa is now a giant testing ground to determine whether freedom can be maintained in conditions where great masses of people live on the marginal edge of ex istence struggling against il literacy disease malnutrition and civil division Kennedy went on to say that the fate of Africa now is the ob ject of a giant Communist of fensive and that its future will affect vitally the security of every citizen of the United States shopping days left USE CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT TB Russians orbit new space vehicle carrying animals MOSCOW A third So viet space ship carrying ani mal passengers was launched Thursday The Russians said the vehicle was shot aloft for research in a shallow shaped orbit Two days were aboard 5ton orbiting vehicle Tass said There was no word on whether Soviet scientists will try to bring either the dogs or the ship back to earth Two canine passengers were re turned from orbit inAugust Laika the first Soviet dog sent up two years ago perished in space The announced aims of Thursdays vehicle its equip ment and even its weight was matched closely by the Aug ust space flight The 5ton vehicle Tass said also carried other animals in sects and plants for Soviet sci entists to study their condition via radiotelevision and other telemetering devices aboard Its exact count ing the carrier rocket that boosted into final listed at 10037 pounds The dogs latest in series of Soviet canine space trav elers starting with the space dog Laika were named Pchel ka Little Bee and Mushka Little Altogether the Soviet Union has placed seven satellites in orbit around the earth since she opened the space age 31 months ago In addition it hat a cosmic payload orbiting sun The United Statet hat bited nearly 30 earth satellite and two satellites areunel ;