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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North bwai Daily Newspaper for rh Horn TV CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 100 newspaper that rew Full makes all North lowans MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13 1961 HOME EDITION neighbors a Copy Thi5 Paper of Four SecltonsSecUon On No Si Mercury in North Iowa slumps to record 20 A wave of numbing cold air sent the mercury skidding to a record low for the date in North Iowa early Wednesday The weatherman had pre dicted 20 readingsfor tins por tion of the state and he hit 51 right on the nose The low read coldest spot however with 25 below The overnight lows ing was recorded just before dawn By 8 am it had warmed up to 19 The previous record was 16 in 1932 LeMars apparently was the To arms Army tells musicians Rougher days are ahead By DICK WEST WASHINGTON UPI if the Soviets have any doubts that we mean business in our defensi preparations here is a bit of new that should set them straight I have just learned that mem bers of the US Army band are being outfitted with full field equipment Obviously this means that we are prepared to defend our rights right down to the last piccolo player The bandsmen soon wil be geared to lay down horns ant Pick up arms should the neec arise Or if worse comes to worst they stand ready to charge into battle with unsheathed clarinets I have of course no way of knowing whether the issuance of combat equipment to the band will cause consternation in the Communist camp But I under stand it has caused some conster nation among the bandsmen Y According tosources close to other sources some of the musi cians are concerned that rehears als might be interrupted by hikes and maneuvers and other soldierly pursuits However a spokesman forthe Military District of Washington told me there are no plans at present to intensify the band military training which consist of an annual trip to the rifle range He explained that field equip ment for the band has long been authorized but was kept in stand by stock Recently it was decided to issue the gear so the bands men would know bow to use it just in case The equipment consists of such things as cartridge belts field packs mess kits steel helmets and gas masks Frankly I dont envy them the task of relearning how to roll a field pack A field pack is a lot harder to master than a Sousa march Dur ing World War II I spent weeks learning how to roll a pack that ilrlrOf C11 i ciui a pan L HI UlXJSl wouldn t fall apart as soon as I ing the fund for those less for t t rtTl WIV v li r Ji II got it on my back 1961 CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND GOAL S3000W PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 66216 Employes officers and di rectors of First Natl Bank TAE Club Western Bohemian Fraternal Assii Candi Laine Peper Piano Study Alpha Chapter Wally Dean stark David and Debbie Clear Lake As You Like It Club Thornton Daughters of the Land 4BU Ventura UOIIII 1015 10110 100 noo 100 ranged up to 6 below at Burling ton Other subzero readings in cluded Waterloo 24 Charles City 22 Elkader 20 Sibiey 19 Spencer andSioux City 17 Boone 16 Dubuque 15 Des Moines and Council Bluffs 14 Cedar Rapids 13 Lamoni and Lenox 12 Fort Dodge 11 Ottum wa 10 and Davenport 8 Its Christmas weather all right but many a moloris found himself in the frame of mind when his car re fused to start The 14 below at Des Moines wa just one degree shy of the all time low for December recorded in 1939 Iowa had the coldest tempera ture readings in the nation Wednesday There was hope for shivering lowans that the weather woulc uarm somewhat ThursdayT Light southwesterly winds were expected to bring temperatures up to from 14 to 23 degrees The warming trend was likely to continue into Friday Cloudiness will increase Thurs day and the Weather Bureau fore cast light snow for the weekend The swirling snowstorm which dumped up to 9Va inches of snow on the state Monday and Tuesday THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE s 185 STILL NEEDED 52211 IB GIVING DAYS LEFT 9 Cheer Func gets help from many IPTS large an small are com ing in for th Christmas Chee Fund They arc all a part of a program in which everyone gets the satisfy ng opportunity to help those les ortunate in this Christmas sea on Heading the list of contribu ions is a gift from the em loyes officers and director f the First National Bank imilar projects are under way other business establish is voicec atiu j llcoUaV 200 jwas blamed for the deaths of sev soo 611 elderly men who collapsed while shoveling snow Dr Edmund G Zimmerer Iowa health commissioner warned that persons over 40 should be cau tious about shoveling snow anc those over 50 should not shove at all He said it was unlikely that person on the verge of a heart attack would have an advance arning Dr Zimmerer who is 72 saic he isnt going to shovel any more The shoveling victims were A Scott Wiltsey 76 and Peter Gor la 73 both of Des Moines George G Gardiner 61 Sioux City Hugo Roehlk 69 Eldridge Hillert F Janssen 77 Tiffin Harry Parks 62 Ottumwa and Harlan Shirk 73 Evansdale Concern for those who need elp this Christmas y donors Our membership is small ut we do want a part in boost unate wrote an officer of the f lunate wroce an omcer of th Then when I was sent to a com iano Study Club Alpha chap bat zone I turned the pack in sending in the contribu finrl HPVPr cnnrit frrt and never saw it again There may be an attempt on the part of Soviet propagandists to brand the new outfitting of the Army band as a sabrerattling gesture on the part of the United States If so the US Information Agency should make it clear that most Americans would rather have the band rattle castanets Its just that we have to be pre jtion from that group A glance through the list wil reveal organizations and indi viduals who have been regular donors to this cause year after year This includes groups and clubs in other communities Doris Bruce executive JWV retary of the Family Service Inc which administers this fund and her assistant Mrs S Jacobson aire now busy preparing for the giant task that tin IT V UXi IJL C wwiMy C4JV AllJVV UUS pared for anything from missiles Preparing for the giant task tha to Mozart jwill be theirs in distributing With the Communists building foodclothing and other articles walls in Berlin we need to have a trumpet player who can pro duce a Jericholike effect GRAHAM VISITS JFK J WASHINGTON Rev Send it to o ai Lit lei at Christmas time Their office is room 619 First National Bank Building You can have a part in this project by bringing or sending your gift to the GlobeGazette Billy Graham paid a courtesy call on President Kennedy Tues day CHRISTMAS CHEER Care GlobeGiietti Mason City Iowa M Erbe stares at icicles in bedroom North Iowa Increasing cloudiness and not so cold Wednesday night lows zero to 5 below Mostly cloudy and warmer Thursday highs near 20 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night lows near zero Mostly cloudy Thursday with scattered light snow likely extreme north west highs near 20 Further outlook Mostly cloudy and a little warmer with chance of some light snow along northern border Friday Five day towa Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs are 30 to 36 and normal lows 13 to 20 degrees Tem peratures will be rising until turning colder Sunday or Mon day Precipitation generally will average less than 10 of an inch in snow Saturday or Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy light snow Warmer Highs Thursday Globe Gazette weather data ngo ceasefire pposed by US f up to 8am Wednesday Maximum 7 Minimum 20 Stump free on appeal bond DBS MOiNES UPI Con victed slayer Ronald M Stump sentenced to 75 years in prison tor the slaying of his exsweet hearts fiance was released from jail on bond pend ing a ruling on his appeal to the Iowa SupremeCourt The PhiBeta Kap pa graduate was freed from jail for the first time since his ar vestsix months and three days ago on charges of slaying Michael Daly 22 Des Moines His release came less than 24 lours before he was to have been transferred to the state penitentiary at Fort Madison to begin serving his sentence Stump carrying a large card board box containing his posses sions walked out of the Polk ounty jail about two hours fter the Iowa Supreme Court manimously accepted 3f property and municipal bonds as backing for his bond The backing was put up by 22 Dusinessmen and bankers in rwc Stumps hometown of Keokuk DES MOINES UPDThe govand consists of in prop rnor s mansion leaks and Gov Ol1 An Norman A Erbe found himself staring up at icicles on the ceil ng as the mercury plunged to 14 below zero Tuesday night The governor reported he was orced off his sleeping porch by he leaks which left icicles dan lling over his bed Erbe normally sleeps on unheated porch in summer vmter although in cold weather he opens the door to the main part of the mansion to get some heat jnto the enclosed porch Erbe said he went to bed on the Tuesday evening but then agrees on plan f o Incl internal wars BAi HAKBUUH Fla AP Leaders of organized labor announced jubilantly early Wednesday their complete agreement on a plan for settling labors internal was obvious that George Meany 67yearold AFLCIO pres ident considered the pact a crowning achievement of his embattled union career His voice shook as he outlined the peace terms the and Rail launch pads abandoned VT JE U A i J 1 it 6 TX d I JPrMrivO I f t i F isii aw I rlJ n Otl ji erty and of municipal bonds Stump walked out of the jail where he was greeted by rela tives and friends and strolled down the alley and around the corner into a hotel where his father has been staying U N grinds on in debate over seating China j uccucfy cvtimiH OtlC ttlsn oticed water drippingfrom the UNITED NATIONS NY AP oiling He tried putting pans Assembly drove ler the leaks but finally had to Wednesday to wind up its mara etreat inside the mansion whether to seat The governor said he plans to vith the UnUed states the porch roof confldent ll has the votes to bar Peiping With only 12 more speakers to be heard the 103nation assembly plunged into afternoon and night sessions to speed the ballot on whether the Nationalists or the Communists should have Chinas UN seat The United States and the So viet Union staking their prestige on the outcome of the longstand ing cold war issue both planned to speak again at the close of debate expected late Wednesday night Y US Ambassador Adlai E Ste venson has voiced confidence Red China wil be barred from the world body for at least another year f SAME DATE1WO579 Defense Department an nounced Wednesday that it is cancelling a program for using railroad cars as missile launchingplatforms in favor of an increase in fixed under ground missile bases Approximately million has been spent on the mobile railways program for the Min uteman intercontinental bal listic missiles Steps are be ing taken to cancel contracts million for ils a Defense De partment spokesman said An increase in the number of stationary m i n u t e m e n launchers to be placed under ground will be substituted in budget recommendations to the new Congress he said The Kennedy administra tion soon after taking office postponed steps to install the rail roadtype Minuteman squadrons At the lime this was described av a years de lay rather than a cancellation The new move represents a permanent decision that sta tionary Minutemen employed underground offer more for the defense dollar The old program called for deployment of 600 stationary mmutemen The new recom mendation is expected to in crease this to 900 of the mis siles A spokesman said the in crease in missile numbers would more than compen sate for the cancellation of the mobile program News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Tariffcutting pact seen WASHINGTON The United States and West ern Europe are about to make a major tariffcutting agreement according to informed sources The agree ment would probably make a 20 per cent cut virtually across the board in the external tariff barriers that Europe s new common market is erecting on indus trial products Ai Must maintain Soviet contacts PARIS Secretary of State Dean Rusk told the The pact won unanimous ap proval of the AFLCIO Executive Council in a hot debate dur ing a marathon eighthour session Quick approval by the AFLCIO convention was assured Meany whose reelection as the eclcration president was a fore gone conclusion is expected to wait a while to sec that the peace plan he worked out is functioning smoothly then probably lay down the mantle of top leader of the merged labor movement to some designated successor Agreement on the peace plan n must be ready to make and keep up contacts with the Soviets on Berlin Rusk said that in the nuclear age every opportunity must be exhausted to find a peaceful solution Incident at US consulate f DMTUNG0 DR Police threw tear gas and noise bombs and fired volleys of shots into gathered in front of the fai1 hereThe crowd gathered to for spies seeking U S visas to flee the coun Rejects plan by Britain Objectives not met WASHINGTON United States disagreed Wednesday with Britains call for an immediate cease fire in the Congo It said there should be no cease ire until minimum objectives of he United Nations have been reached in the African trouble spot Undersecretary of State George W Ball set forth what he termed hesc honest differences of opin on at a special news conference on the Congo crisis Ball isact ng foreign affairs chief inthe absence of Secretary of State Dean Rusk who is in Paris The British government has an nounced that it will ask UN Sec retary General U Thant to seek an immediate cease fire in Ka tanga between UN forces there and those of secessionist Katan gan leader Moise Tshombe We want a ceasefire as soon as feasible Ball said But we do not believe any cease fire is feasible until the minimum ob jectives of the UN have been at tained The United Nations Ball told a crowded news conference has lot only the need but the right to protect itself to maintain its free dom of movement and communi cations in order to discharge the mission given it by the Security Council and the General Assem bly He said that once the UNj bjectives are achieved however the United States would urgo m immediate ceasefire We hope and believe these objectives will be attained quickly and with a ninimum of loss of 1ifc and dam age to property vii i IE treawc IJlall wipes out any threat of secession Informed sources said the 49 by some unions as had ben nauon AfroAsian group ha nterunion warfare had been al owed to remain unresolved Walter Reuther head of the old TO and the United Auto Workers Union had said only a few weeks lot hold together years The agrcedupon plan is a blend of the opposing peace formulas More Negroes arrested A A of 74 hymnsinging Negroes knelt in prayer on the courthouse steps to piotest the trial of 11 freedom riders About 35 adult demonstrators were haled into court and their leader cited for contempt y some unons as had been n rosan group had speculated might happen if the lmanimously agreed on a com nterunion wnrfnro hnH honr mcndation of the United Statoc ft ncndation of the United States ror its firm stand on Katanga in ipposition to the British posi ion The AfroA s i a n statement group which is the most numer two ous in the United Nations and is often at odds with US policy t also was the first time that 27 African members of the had been in facet of the on r0 1V1UJU1CJ3 an Airican i advanced by the rival building United Nations tiades and industrial unions agreement longtime foes over job rights and Congo policy other problems plan in a 1 Disputes over raiding rival union memberships over unethi cal organizing tactics and work unsdiction will first be me liatod 2 If Were is no settlement the case is to go to an umpire for an award 3 The loser of the award can appeal to a threeman committee of Executive Council members They arc required to throw shopping days left any obviously erroneous award Maurice Bofavu Canada quite a task The Boisverts shown here avelho vn fc The statement informed sources said backed U Thants Congo policy completely as well as commending the US stand At Elisabethville Katanga meanwhile four Swedish UN jets blasted the Lido Hotel with bombs and rockets in an ap parent attempt to flush out Ka tanga troops occupying the building Katangas mission in Brussels said UN forces launched a gen eral attack in Elisabethville and that President Moisc Tshombes government had wired the mis sion It is feared that the Ka langan forces will not be able to resist Giant US Air Force Globe masters had poured fresh troops and equipment into Elisabeth villc to strengthen the UN cam bat forces The transports brought in 700 Ethiopian troops ions of ammunition and supplies and 14 jeeps Another 105 Ethiopians arrived from jKindu and informed sources said 250 Swedish troops were brought in Tuesday night to double the size of the Swedish contingent On the Inside Editorials pagc 4 Clear Lake News 12 Society News 141SU17 North News ij20 Comics 24 Latest Markets 30 Masprt City News 3037 Trnjit Schtdult 34 ;