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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for the VOL 102 The news pa pe r AuoctaUd ud United Prtu raternitlOBaJ Full Leaw Wlrtf that makes 1 i BEGAZETTE all North lowans i MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10 HOME EDITION neighbors 7e Paper Consists ot Two SMUonjSectloij On Ntt New look at patent procedure Bachelor is young boss By JOSEPH RSLEVJN New York Herald Newt Service WASHINGTON One of the governments most tradition en crusted agencies is being run these days fay a 35iyearold Mid Western bachelor and it never will be the same again The young bachelor is shirt sleeved David L Ladd the Chi cago lawyer that President Kennedy for commis sioner of patents He operates from a modernistic office one floor above the patent offices blocklong search room and spends much of his time trying figure out how the agency can cut the three andonehalf years that it now takes to get a patent I was excited by the oppor tunity when I first came here and one year later t though somewhat tired Im still ex cited Ladd said the other day I cannot conceive of a more exciting job in government The needshere are very great and you can see the results of your own efforts Ladd said He found no djffl culty in shifting from a patent law practice to the primarily administrative job of running an agency that has a mil u ij w vji 2 LLiiiliUcL r T v an agency that has a lead to the Domination for lion budget and 1050 patentpresident ln l964 a PossibUity examiners already mentioned by such Re CLOUDY I ow v Cloudy throughif Sunday with scattered light snowjor freezing Vdrizzie mostly west and Central through Saturday night arid over most of state Saturday night generally in 20s High Sunday 2532 Outlook for Monday Cloudy with rain s h o w turning colder northwest North Iowa Cloudy with occa sional scattered light snow or freezing drizzle through Sun day High Sunday 2835 GiobesGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21 14 36 23 says hell be candidate DETROIT st George Romney ended nohths of speculation Saturday y announcing he is a candi date for the Republican nomina 1t was Romheys first big step nto a political career that his supporters hope to the nomination for pilo dedf vrv plications year Im satisfied with our prog ress in the first year he said Our big job has been an edu cational to make all parts of the bar and the business community aware of what I call the crisis in the patents sys tem The patent office has a back log of 200000 cations that its corps of exami ners must work through It grants 1000 ew patents a week rejects a large number of other applications and will receive close to 86000 new ap during the current r The number of applications used to fluctuate but now a stable trend lias set in Ladd said They increase each year T h commissioner blamed the steady rise in applications on the heavy research and de velopment expenditures that in dustry has been making Research and development no longer is a luxury carried on just by giants he Said Small aid medium corporations have to do it to stay in business It means more inventions and the net result is were going to re ceive more applications The country has not yet realized the impact of this The Patent Offices troubles are compounded by the techni cal sophistication of the inven tions it is being asked to pass up Chemistry electronics phar maceutical some of these examiners are examining cases on what we call the Ph D level Mrv Ladd said The level of art is so complex that you need a man with a PhD in that branch of science to handle it The 54yearold board chairman publican leaders as f o r m e r President Eisenhower and I960 GOP nominee Richard Nixon The announcement came as no surprise president and of American Motors Corp has indicated by word and deed over the several months that he wouldjtosshis hat into the governors face and spear head a GOP drive to end 14 years of Democratic rule in the Michigan statehouse Romney is the first Republi can to announce as a candidate to oppose Democratic Gov John Swainson who has said he ex pects to seek a second twoyear term Swainson succeeded Dem ocrat G Mennen Williams now an assistant secretary of state who held the governorship for six terms 19491960 s Romney in 1954 became pres ident of ASIC form ed by the merger of faltering Nash and Hudson and built the redink company into a profit maker in LJSSId d spy chie i x On way home after dramatic on Berlin bridge Saturday en o e rap or master Soviet spy Rudolf Abel made at House at 3 in an early morning exchange at am to a corp oTnewsmen route the middle of a bridge between out of bed newsmen route East Germany and West Berlin President A second American was freedFrederic Leroy Pryor an fore in his American student who had been held by the Communist East Ger JNVOLVED IN EXCHANGE are the pawnsin the high stween th Francis Gary Atlft AC lett and Mercury climbs but is in forecast Southerly winds and rising tern peratures gave a boost to Iowa gray weather Saturday But more rain and snow is i prospect for Sunday Light freezing drizzle fell ove much of the state early Saturda and put a thin coat of ice o highways in the southern part o TTO AP Photofax spy plane shot down over Russia At left is Rudelof Abel who once headed the Russian spy work in this country five years commissioner said he has discontinued the seniority sys tem of promotion The last batch of promotions included E 35yearold chief examiner To a larger extent we are allow ing younger members to sign their own actions with only a spotcheck by supervisory em ployes Ladd has brought in an ex pert from the Bureau of Stand ards to devise electronic infor mation retrieval systems to handle the 10 million documents in the patent offices vast files Ladd called it machineas s i s t ed searching and he stressed that the phrase is very important It seems that the patent office DOW is facing the same machine vs man struggle that it has been abetting throughout the na tion for the past 125 years Vet eran examiners are leery of the impact that the new equipment will have on their jobs A lot of people think the ex aminers are going to be re placed Ladd said That can never be done The men are al ways going to be here The ma chines can never replace them GEORGE ROMNEY 7 BELIEVED DEAD HAMILTON Bermuda Hi A U S Air Force KB50 tanker plane with seven men aboard exploded in the air and crashed into the Atlantic Friday An Air Force spokesman said no para chutes were seen and it was as sumed none of the the state The warmingtrend should con inue Saturday night with lows in the 20s Dubuque had the low o 6 Friday night and temperaturev rangea up to 24at Council Bluffs Highs Sunday should be mucl like Saturday On f he inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Edifonals 4 Comics 5 Church Features 67 Mason City News 89 The Surveyor 10 Sports VV Society News 15 Business News 117 North Iowa News 20 0 AS set to formally kick out Cuba WASHINGTON AP Formal ouster of Cuba from the inter American system xis Wednesday at of the Council of the Organization of American States The hemi spheres foreign ministers meet ing last month at Punta del Este Uruguay directed the council to expel Communist Cuba After the council takes its expected action he US government plans to re quest the Cuban delegation to leave the country bailed out EYES SENATE NEW HAVEN Conn WCIose political associates Welfare in a nutshell FROM OUR SERVICES Russ pilots hit over Laos VIENTIANE Laos Two Russian pilots were wounded when the Soviet Ilyushin transport they were flying was fired on by an unidentified jet plane RHf ian chpiomats said A U S embassy spokesman said We have heard this only from Communist sourcesbut if it is true the United States is not in U S jet aircraft have been in or over Violence in Buenos Aires TT 0BUENOS AIRES McCHntock the new U b ambassador to Argentina flew here to take charge of an embassy threatened by Communists and supporters of Cuban Premier Fidel Castro Castroites Argentinas diplomatic break with Cuba attacked theembassy building and two American business firms here with tar and fire bombs Bob Kennedy in Hong Kong HONG KONG U S Atty Gen Robert Ken nedy arrived m this refugeecrammed city on the rim of Communist China and said the tide of the cold waiMs running in the United States favor He the Communist world faces problems which are far worse than ours Groceries can sell aspirins Minn The Minnesota Supreme Court refused to grant the State Board of Pharmacy an injunction to prevent sale of aspirin and 17 other prepackaged drug items by giocery stores Arms seized in Algiers V More than 3000 French raided a teeming European workingclass dis tuct and weapons in a fivehour houseto residents were arrested raid in an effort to curb the DROPS IN VALUE JERUSALEM UPI The Is aeli pound dropped in value Sat urday through a government de ountrys trading prospects with he European Common Market AUTHOR DIES MONTEREY nman wfto as Rev Samuel Charts Spalding me of each author of more than 100 Nick wTtnesses mans since he was arrested in East Berlin Aug 25 was liberated shortly before Powers Pilots wife calls her hairdresser BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A wife whose heart i bursting parents who were just jus to death and sisters who beUeve their ears were Saturday at the news of the release of U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers Im so happy Believe me My heart is just bursting Im so elated I can hardly speak Im just overjoyed said the pilots wife at Milledgeville Ga Mrs Powers put in an excited predawn call to her er Hes on his way I cant sleep she enthused Im too excited She was awakened Saturday by a call telling her of Powers release in exchange for convicted Soviet spy Rudolf Abel Mrs Powers said she knew the American people would be happy at the news She said she planned to remain in Milledgeville until she received her husband by Sunday At Norton Powers father said Were just tickled to death1 His would least four or five years much longer than that We didn either said Oliver Vorton cobbler apparently didnt Powers a when the big word came but it t wncii me uig word came but its gymnasu not very hard to keep awake by fire last Nov 4 nmv After eliminating three of the i i i now hesaid The father said letters had been coming regularly from his son but none of them gave any hint of im pending release Fined on charge of cruelty to animals Dallas County farm er was free on appeal bond Saturday after being fined a to al of Friday on charges of crueltyrto animals and failure to remove dead animals within 24 lours Maurice Neff 60 of near Dexter was found guilty on both counts by Justice of the Peace R E Horan who assessed a charge testified 80 of the trade was had gotte A US spokesman in Berlin sai xut 2 hours after the Whit House announcement that Power left Berlin There was n word on when the pilot was du DRtj W YLVISAKER Dr Ylvisaker resigns as Luther prexy DECORAH AP Dr J W Ylvisaker stricken with Parkin sons Disease has resigned a PresWent of Luther College His resignation effective Sept by Dr Ylvisaker has served a president of the college shici 1948 He was pastor of Our Savie if Lutheran Church in Minneapolis a much longer from 1937 to 1948 served as pastorof a parish The took no action on The regents considered five pro AUUUCI Posals for sites for a new fieic My wife and I were asleep house auditorium chapel to BTI thp hitf TOnrvl nirnn i rCDlaCC C K PrPMC avmnofliim proposals the regents decided to wait until March 5 for final selection The regents also announced an insurance settlement of more than one million dollars had been ac cepted for the loss in the gymna sium fire SAME 48 Safety Department Black Flay Traffic Death in Past 34 Hours he Powers had been in Russian custody since his highaltitude camera plane was downed on So viet soil in May 1960 After a spectacular public trial in to W3S he left Russia Powers was quoted as saying I will neveragain fly over Soviet Rus 111 f This was second release of Sovietheld US fliers since President Kennedy took office At his first presidential news conference in January 1961 Ken nedy announced the release of two imprisoned RB47 crewmen Capt John R McKone Topeka Kan and Capt Freeman B Olmstead of EJmira NY The fliers had been held captive by the Russians for almost sev en months after their recon naissance plane was shot down over arctic waters July l i960 The spy plane incident led to the collapse it the Big Four sum mit meeting in Paris where Soviet Premier Khrushchev ranted at President Dwight D Eisenhower and called him a fishy friend Abel had been described as Russias chief spy in the United States when he was arrested in Manhattan June 21 1957 The exchange went off with cloak and dagger secrecy The White House fixed the time of the PowersAbel swap at am Berlin time Government pot to gether this description the mid Dridge trade and the background that led up to it The darkhaired Powers and he gaunt Abel were escorted simultaneously onto Glienicker Bridge connecting Potsdam with Wannsee in the US sector of Berlin Abel had been taken by plane from the federal penitentiary at Atlanta to New York early Wednesday Then on Thursday he was flown from McGuire Air Force Base at Ft Dix NJ to Templehof Airdrome in Berlin where he arrived Friday after noon He spent his time in a West Berlin cell The walk to freedom on the Bridge for Powers ended weeks of SovietUS negotiations Edwin Guthman a Justice De mrtment spokesman said James B Donovan a New York lawyer played a key role in the swap Guthman said it began late in 960 when Abels wife in East Jermany sent a letter to Dono ran who had been Abels defense ney asking if he could get clemency for her husband After talks with the Justice lartment he suggested she ad ress her appeal directly to Pres dent Kennedy after he took of ice About a month or six weeks go when at looked like there grounds for conferences Donovan was authorized by the overnment to make the trip to ast Berlin and explore the ituation He arrived there about wo weeks ago When negotiations neared the xint of success the President igned a commutation order for Vbel drafted so that the commu ation became effectivethe mo ment the swap actually took lace OUQI V O UU11 ucdtj m in Past tM Hours laCC things went right but Algona couple DID qet married M IUmGa Gwen Egel and James Kildow were married in Algona recently almost every thing went awry Originally they planned to be married in March Both are from this area and both are employed in Kansas City Mo They changed their plans and decided to be married earlier First indication that the event might turn into something of a comedy of errors came at the re hearsal last Saturday night There Was a mixup on time the bridal party was about an hour latev On Monday things really start ed to happen Kildow thought he had plenty of time to get a hair cut and Miss Egel was going to contact a photographer Both es tablishments are closed on Mon days Finally a barber and a photog rapher were rounded up and they obliged on their day off was to be a doublering affair The couple had arranged with a Kansas City jew eler to make matching rings However when the wedding date was advanced the rings were not ready So Miss Egels mother lent her a family ring At a counseling session with the minister it was found that the couple had a wedding permit but no license A quick check with a doctor revealed that the results of the couples blood test had been lost in the mail between Algona and Iowa City Miss Egels father then went to Mason City to get the results He was in a hurry and was charged with failure to dim his car lights properly A wedding guest who also made the trip was charged with speeding The blood test papers finally in hand Miss Egel and Kildow went to a court clerk at 7 pm for their marriage license Guests were assembling in the church and the minister went to his study to see if the ceremony could start He found the best man comforting Miss Egel who was in tears The minister thought this was natural confu sion But the bride said she had dropped her wedding gown in the mud The minister went to the church kitchen got lemon and tried to bleach out the mud stains It didnt work So Miss Egel washed the muddy part in a sink and ironed the dress About an hour after the cere mony was to start it finally got under way But halfway down the aisle Miss Egel said to her father I forgot my bouquet You cant go hack after it now her father replied a bit impatient The reception went off very well but the parents of the bride said they hoped their younger daugh ter decides to elope ;