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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Income tax return tips See story on page 3 HOME EDITION Mystery of Maine unsolved Blast led to 98 war By W B RA6SOALE JR WASHINGTON AP In 1898 Congressmen were demanding the ouster of Spain from Cuba in much the same way they now de mand Russia be chased out Then years ago situa tion exploded into war with the sinking of the battleship Maine At pm massive explosions shattered the Maine sending her to the bottom of Havana Harbor Exactly what caused the explo sions still is a mystery But many newspapers and poli ticians quickly placed the blame on Spain Public opinion was in flamed On April 19 Congress passed a resolution declaring Cuba inde pendent and directing President McKinley to use force to compel Spains withdrawal from the is land Six days later war was de clared Spain lost the war and was fin ished as a world power The Unit ed States emerged for the first time as a major power The United States quickly grant ed Cuba independence and began a close friendship that lasted un til Fidel Castro came to power four years ago The crisis had been building for months over measures taken by Spain to suppress Cuban rebels Historians say the Maine com missioned only three years earli er had been standing by in the Key West area since Dec 15 for possible duty in Cuba So it was no surprise to her Charles D Sigsbee when he got orders to head for Havana He was received cordial ly by Spanish authorities and only minor tensions developed while he was there The Maine had 370 men and 26 officers Some of them were ashore Those aboard not already fatally injured from the blast were saved with the help of boats from nearby Spanish vessels Some 252 men were killed in the blast and eight died later Only 17 Navy men were killed during all the action of the Span ishAmerican war that followed notified Washington of the tragedy and urged Public opinion should be suspended until further report He asked his commanding offi cer for help but specified Dont send war vessels if others avail able s In a code message a few days later the captain said The Maine was probably destroyed by a mine It may have been done by accident I presume her berth was planted previous to her ar rival but perhaps long ago I can only surmise this A naval court of inquiry con firmed his judgment finding that the explosion came from outside the vessel It did not attempt to fix blame for the explosion In 1911 after the hulk was raised a second US court of in quiry confirmed substantially the decision of the first DOCTOR DIES NEW YORK un Dr Basil MacLean 67 president of the Blue Cross Association from 19571960 and onetime hospital commissioner of New York City died Thursday Approve new high school by 74 Photofax CONTENTED RE This young Cuban refugee twoyearold Albert Diaz re laxes with a cup of milk and a sandwich shortly after land ing at Port Everglades Fla The youngster and his par ents were among the 746 ref ugees that arrived on the SS Santo Cerro No liquor in 78 new checkups DES MOINES AP State jagents were unable to buy liquor by the drink in 78 taverns and clubs during a recent check Gov Harold Hughes said Friday The governor told a news con ference the checks were made during the period of Jan 28 through Feb 4 He said 13 places were checked after requests were made from county attorneys I think Iowa is about as dry as it will ever be under existing circumstances Hughes said But if we dont change the liq uor laws the problem will increase hundredfold Then it will depend on how efficient state and local authori ties are in controlling the prob lem because I feel sure taverns and clubs will open up again if liquor laws arent changed Hughes said he gets several re ports a week about violations of liquor laws but he said many of the reports are turned in over the telephone by drunks One woman who was obviously plas tered to the ears called up four nights in a row complaining about a place that was selling liquor illegally I think she was mad because they were throwing her out every night the governor said SAME Department BIack Means Traffic Death In Past Bonn Little bigspenders A spree by femalesSand 10 Vessel headed to Cuba Hijackers in control CARACAS Venezuela Communist hijackers of a Vene zuelan freighter were believed reading for the Cuban port of Santiago Friday as Venezuelan de stroyers and jet bombers chased he fugitive vessel across the Caribbean Three Venezuelan destroyers were reported on the track of the 3127ton Anzoategui But if the captive ships position was known it was kept secret by Venezuelan authorities Reliable sources said US Navy planes spotted the freighter Thursday midway between Vene zuela and the Dominican Repub lic Shipping circles in Caracas said the motorship Sucre later reported sighting the Anzoategui in about the same position This would have placed the freighter about 450 miles south east of Santiago which is 40 miles from the big US naval base at Guantanamo Some observers believed the hi jackers had not decided whether to try for the Cuban port or for Mexico The freighter has a top speed of 15 knotsconsiderably less than the pursuing destroyers But it had a considerable start on the pursuers President Romulo Betancourt ordered an allout effort to inter cept the hijackers identified as nine members of the Armed Forces for National Liberation a Communist organization with links to Fidel Castros regime Betancourt called on friendly na tions in the area to help The Communist boasted of seizing the freighter Wednesday to dramatize their fight against Betancourt and to force him to call off a trip to Washington next week for talks with President Kennedy Betancourt showed no inclination to cancel his trip even though the sea action was accom panied by mounting terrorism in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities A Caracas radio station an nounced that US warships from Guantanamo joined in the search for the Anzoategui but diplomats here doubted it They interpreted Betancourts appeal for help from nations around the Caribbean as meaning he wanted them to keep watch on the freighter Informants in Washington said if US ships or planes sight the freighter they will report her position to Caracas These sources suggested a Venezuelan request to intercept the ship will be hon ored but the State Department and the Navy were silent on this point The US Coast Guard picked up a radio message from the freight er Thursday night which said Crew is well Officers and men under arrest All are well A Venezuelan radio operator who contacted the ship asked her position Cannot give position Am be ing threatened came the reply The ship was en route to Hous ton and New Orleans to pick up cargo when it was seized It had sailed Tuesday its hold empty from La Guaira the port of Caracas Flu outbreaks in 13 states NORWICH Conn A pair of females on a shop ping spree is nothing new un less one is 8 and the other 10 years of age A merchant Thursday no ticed two little girls flashing a lot of money and buying many expensive items Puz zled he called police Officers began searching stores in the area and when they found them the little shoppers had a new typewrit er a tape recorder luggage tnd clothing The 10yearold girl told of ficers that she had spent but had left Police took the 10yearold girl to her home where her mother informed them she had withdrawn from the girls bank account and given it to her to spend The mother told officers that her daughter had in herited the money and decided that she wanted to spend some of it Police declined to identify the youthful shoppers nor the mother ATLANTA Ga breaks of influenzalike illness re mained most active last week in Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic states the US Public Health Services communicable disease center reported Friday The outbreaks have been report ed in 13 states and the District of Columbia but not in Iowa The agency said that during the week ending Feb 9 there were 705 pneumoniainfluenza deaths in the 108 US cities covered in its week ly report This represents 157 more deaths than had been ex pected the report said DEATH RATE CUT CHICAGO death rate from heart and blood ves sel diseases among middle aged men has decreased 6 per cent in the last 12 years Dr James Warren president of the Amer ican Heart Association said Friday This drop is the first relatively sustained improve ment we have seen in the car diovascular mortality picture as it affects the middle aged man he said The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 1963 10c a copy No 6 Smash antiDe Gaulle plot Work to begin in 1964 million in bonds OKd Mason City gets a new school Voters in the Mason ity school district Thurs day gave overwhelming approval to a financial plan to construct a million school on the John Adams Junior High School site at the east edge of the city The total yes vote on the million bond issue repre sents 741 per cent of all ballots cast There was a total vote of 7 474 ballots There were 5416 yes votes and 1892 no votes There were 166 blank or defective ballots This break down is for the proposal to is sue million in bonds to help finance the new high school This issue for passage needed 60 per cent of the vote A second issue on the ballot authorizing the district to use Police reports said the officer from the special school planned to kill the 72yearold house fund for the new high 4th try in 17 months PARIS highranking army officers were arrested earl rriday and accused of plotting t cill President Charles de Gaulle I vas the fourth assassination plo against the president ir 17 months TONGUE ON CHIN Flora a threemonthold black poodle licks chin of Prince Georg of Denmark on t h e princes arrival in Thotford England to attend parade of Danish Photofax army regiment The prince is military attache of the Danish embassy in Lon don Flora has been adopted as the reg iments mascot The Danish troops are training in Britain To probe Red subversion WASHINGTON Congressional investigators said they wilJ launch a series of hearings in an effort to uncoverwhat they fear is a Communist plot to use Cuba as a base for fomenting revolutions and un rest in Latin America The announcement followed President Kennedys assertion that o u r primary mission for the hemisphere this winter is reducing Communist subversion from Cuba Nikita tells of solidarity MOSCOW Soviet Premier Khrushchev staged a show of great friendship for Communist China and said Russians and the Chinese would throw the last shovelfuls of earth on the grave of capitalism In high spirits at a Laotian embassy reception the pre mier went out of his way to make a point of Soviet Chinese solidarity Racial bias in Bulgaria VIENNA A Group of Ghanaian students charged that racial prejudice was widespread in Bul garia and actively encouraged by the Communist government The group left Bulgaria following bloody street fighting with armed Bulgarian militia Gets pay raise HOBOKEN N J Anthony Tony Fro iro venzano president of a 14000member Teamsters local has been voted a pay sec ond salary hike in three months Provenzano under indictment in a labor peace bribe case reportedly overruled three attempts by the rankandfile to pre vent the salary rise to a year Rockys aides enter talks NEW YORK Two aides of Gov Nelson Rocke feller returned to New York after a thorough dis cussion of the citys 70dayold newspaper shutdown with officials of the striking printers union in Colo rado Springs Colo New fighting in Iraq BAGHDAD Iraq Machinegun fire indicating new fighting between the revolutionary regime and supporters of slain Premier Kassem broke out for half an hour shortly after the 11 pm curfew CLOUDY chief of state with a rifle fitted vith a telescopic sight when he visited a military school Friday morning Some unconfirmed reports said one or more generals were among hose arrested and that one offi cer detained was on the official re ception committee for the presi dents visit De Gaulle visited the school on schedule A French woman who taught English at the school also was ar rested in the series of night raids that rounded up the alleged ring leaders police reports said The Interior Ministry refused to issue any detailed information but details began leaking out from unofficial sources as the investiga tion went into high gear These sources said a rifle with a telescopic sight was seized during the raids A reinforced security guard was on duty at the the Left Bank of the Seine in the shadow ol the Eiffel De Gaulle made his visit He stayed two hours 20 minutes inspecting in tallations and addressing stu dents and teachers There were no incidents Unofficial sources said the plot ters were in contact with a man named as The is accused of tak ing part in the unsuccessful ma chine gun attack on De Gaulles life last August This would link the plotters with rightists who op posed his policy of independence for Algeria A hint that something was afoot ichool needed 51 per cent of he votes for passage This is ue received 743 per cent of the cast in Thursdays special election Every precinct gave approval o the bond issue The lowest Jercentage of approval was in e eighth precinct National uard Armory voting place which gave 662 per cent yes votes The highest percentage of approval was in the fifth pre cmct Pritchard Motor Co vot ing which gave 798 per cent yes votes Following is a precinct break down of the total vote Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average about 5 degrees below normal Saturday through next Wednesday Nor mal highs are from 31 north to 38 south Normal lows arc from 10 north to 20 south A slow warming trend will con tinue through the weekend turning colder about Tuesday Precipitation will average 05 to 10 of an inch in snow early inthe period and rain or snow Tuesday or Wednesday North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness and continued cold through Saturday Lows Fri day night zero to 10 below Highs Saturday near 10 above Iowa Considerable cloudiness continued cold through Satur day with occasional light snow southwest and extreme west Friday night Lows Fri day night zero to 10 below northeast to near 10 above southwest Highs Saturday near 10 northeast to near 20 southwest Further Partly cloudy with slowly Scngers were taken of as moderating temperatures Suncautlonarv measure day scheduled visit by De swarms of gendarme Precinct 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Tot 721 995 914 911 994 1383 945 611 Yes 516 752 670 650 780 981 669 398 No 188 232 219 240 197 363 250 203 Yes 733 764 754 73 798 73 728 662 TOTAL 7474 5416 192 74T The 741 per cent approval in Thursdays election is slightly higher than the 733 per cent ap proval given in 1959 to the John Adams Junior High School bond issue The total voter turnout Thursday was 7474 compared with 5166 votes in Feb 10 1959 However inclement weather conditions in 1959 discouraged some voter turnout Leo Benson president of Mason City board of education said Thursday this is over came Thursday night when prior said he is very tn u enthusiastic after the outcome of the bond issue vote and to the Gaulle searched the school building and added rooftopsi 30 taken off vessel BREMERHAVEN Germany Dutch passenger liner Maasdam struck an underwater wreck in fog at the mouth of the Weser River Friday Her 230 pas sengers were taken off in life boats to take them into Bremer haven which is at the head of the Weser Estuary The owner of the 15024ton ship the HollandAmerica Line said the Maasham was leaking in tanks of its double bottom and developed a slight list But the line said the ship was expected to steam slowly into Bremerhaven under its own rfcwer for repairs Tugs were out to assist the ship if needed The shipping line said the pas a pre Holland America said buoys marking the wreck which the ship Minnesota Cloudy light snow hit probably had been torn away warmer Highs Saturday 1525 by heavy ice The liner was enroute from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven to in augurate direct service between the West German port and the United States GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 7 Minimum ic Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 26 RED FACE DEPT COPPER CITY Mich This tiny Upper Peninsula com munity lost its fire hall fire trucks and fircfighting equip ment Thursday night They were destroyed by fire On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News Mason City News 89 Latest Markets North Iowa News 10 Sports 1M2 CotWcs 15 Clear Lake News 18 It proves something Ive been confident of for a long time that Mason Cityans want the best for their children I am very happy and you can say that work already has start ed on final plans for the new high school Benson said he called the architects Friday morning for consultation The two Mason City architect firms will take from 12 to 14 months to complete final plans Construction of the new school is set to start in 1964 The high school students should be able to move into the new building in September 1965 By then the high school enroll ment will be up from 1240 stu dents during this term to 1600 students The new high school general ly will conform to the architect ural style established for John Adams The architects have not prepared specific plans They now will study latest develop ments in high school construc tion to guarantee that Mason City taxpayers get the most for their dollar invested Benson said The new school will serve 1 800 students will have at least 72 classrooms a library a cafeteria a gymnasium sci ence laboratories and shops for the trade and mechanical edu cation programs The project does not include an auditorium because the school district at this time does not have the legal financial au thority to raise more than is needed to complete the high school building The site is large enough however to serve an auditorium if the school district or city decides to construct 1 TV Guide 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