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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Uncle Sam to rescue See story on page 2 HOME EDITION Dirksen Mundt get top posts WASHINGTON OR Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois and Sen Karl E Mundt of South Dakota are going to get the prize Senate Ocean still can claim its prey A history of lost ships By FREDERICK M WlNSHIP NEW YORK UPI Vanish ing ships are increasingly rare in this age of advanced marine design wireless communication and improved survival gear but the sea still can claim its prey silently mysteriously and with out trace The disappearance of the 524 ton US tanker Marine Sulphur Queen last week on a routine run between Beaumont Tex and Norfolk Va is the latest sea disaster for which there is no probable explanation Planes and ships have combed sealanes for six days without success for clues to the fate of the tanker and the 39 men aboard Authorities fear that salt water got to the vessels cargo of hot sulphur perhaps as a result of storm damage thereby touching off an explosion Storms explosions fires ice bergs and torpedoes in wartime all have been blamed for the fate of a dozen large ships that have disappeared in the last century without survivors or wreckage The last time the American maritime had a vanishing ship case was during World War II when the US Coast Guard weather observation ship Muskeget disapparead in the North Atlantic an area swarm ing with German submarines Most wartime marine losses can be reliably ascribed to enemy action but the Muskeget vanished as though swallowed by the sea The weather ship sent its last report Sept 9 1942 and could not be found two days later when a relief ship arrived at a prearranged rendezvous spot After a long and unsuccessful search for survivors the 9 of ficers and 11 enlisted men aboard were declared dead The largest of the American vanishing ships was the US t Navy supply ship Cyclops be lieved to be a World War victim The Cyclops carrying a cargo of manganese stopped in Barbados in March 1918 re fueled and sailed into oblivion with 309 men aboard Wireless was not used in a sea rescue until 1909 The gradual introduction of radio to ships thereafter was an im portant step toward eliminat ing sea disasters or at leasl cutting down on casualties The last vanishing ship of the prewireless period was the War atah a British passenger ship which disappeared off the coasi of South Africa July 29 1909 with 300 persons aboard The 17000ton vessel encountered a hurricane which at least 10 other ships survived An inquiry turned up evidence that the War atah was top heavy and hac a tendency to list and roll ex cessively in heavy weather Equally baffling was the dis appearance of the ferry Nanka Maru on Japans inland sea in 1958 with 170 passengers aboard of the French vessel Monique near New Caledonia in the South Pacific in 1953 with 120 aboard and of the retired Brazilian warship Sao Paulo in the Atlantic in 1951 after it slipped its tow line enroute to an English scrapyard with eight British sailors aboard Other vessels that have van ished include an Italian sub marine with 50 sailors aboard off Sicily in 1924 the City of Boston with 191 aboard in the Atlantic in 1870 the United Kingdom with 80 aboard in 1868 the Tempest with 150 aboard in 1857 and the Pacific with 288 aboard in 1856 committee posts open to Repub icans m the 88th Congress This was assured Saturday as he GOPSenate Committee on Committees virtually completed ts work The group expects to meet Monday to make it offi cial Meanwhile on me Democratic ide of the aisle a row was de veloping in the wake of that partys committee assignmentsUer of the US Public Health Serv Thursday Sen Frank E Moss of Utah charged he lost out on a chance lor the Space Commit ee because of Southern irrita ion at his support for a tighter filibuster rule The Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana sought toending Feb 8 quiet his camp with a declaraIn Ohio the Cincinnati Health ion that all Democrats were Department said absenteeism treated fairly by the partys among the citys 82000 public school students jumped to 23 per rv i n i i iL from 15 per cent the Dirlcsen will take the Republiday before Three deaths were Su i Finance blamed onflu which the depart A f JvttlchJ wU1 hndle ment said was caused by an Asian resident Kennedys priority type virus ax and health care for the eld legislation Reports of influenzalike illness Mundt has laid claim to the m Kentucky West Virginia and only GOP place open on ForMissouri indicated a westerly eign Relations This committee will review the whole range of American foreign policy in the next two years ee on Committees said his jroup got to work as soon as he Democrats let Republicans know what the committee ratios would be They were set by the Democratic Steering Commit tee Flu bug moves to Midwest East states hit hard CHICAGO wave of in fluenza which has closed schools and brought high job absenteeism in several Eastern Seaboard states since midJanuary is push ing into the Midwest Asian type flu similar to that which swept the nation in 195758 and again in I960 has been con firmed in several states including Illinois Michigan Ohio and Kan sas Outbreaks of less severe types of influenza have been wide spread The first confirmed cases this winter were reported last month in Robeson County North Carolina The state reported 65 994 new cases last week Communicable Disease Cen ice in Atlanta reported Friday that pneumoniainfluenza deaths have been abovethe epidemic lev el the past five weeks The report based on figures from 108 cities showed a sharp upswing in deaths in the week spread of the disease Hospitals in St Louis reported admissions had doubled because of a flu outbreak An Asian flu outbreak among Great Lakes Navai Sen Frank Carlson of Kansas S u f chairman of the GOP Center reached a peak i pnrllfr thic U70ilr Tf An CLOUDY North Iowa Partly cloudy through Saturday low in mid teens Considerable cloudiness Sunday turning colder with scattered snow flurries north high lows 20s north to upper 20s south Iowa1 Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Low Satur day 15 to 18 High Sunday 20s northeast to 30 to 35 south west Outlook for Monday Mostly cloudy and colder with scattered light snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 39 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 17 Sunrise 7io Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 22 earlier this week It was de scribed as much less severe than a 1957 epidemic Health officials in Tennessee say influenza cases have tripled in Memphis since last week About 500 cases had been reported by Friday and officials said there probably were other cases not re ported In Baltimore health authorities said Friday night that the flu out break apparently had reached a peak and was subsiding Some hospitals in Marylands Eastern Shore area were curtailing visit ing hours to help curb the spread of the disease The possibility of an epidemic in New York State was not dis counted All 10 public schools and two of the three parochial school in Poughkeepsie were closed Fri day Although the flu has been re ported as far north as Maine i apparently has not hit New Eng land as hard as other Eastern areas Nicholas Fiumara a Mass achusetts public health official said he does not expect an epi demic in that state because li million persons have had flu shots The Public Health Service warned earlier this year that fol lowing the normal cycle Asian flu likely would strike the nation hard this winter Asian influenza is one of the A type influenza viruse which seem to strike every two or three years The Pacific Coast Southwesl and Rocky Mountain areas a well as a large part of the Mid west and South have not been in volved so far The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY H lOe g eopy No 7 Hijacked ship spotted CIRCUS PERFORMER FALLSMary The Crown Point Ind let lo Photofax Brazil may be its goal Navy plane tracks it CARACAS Venezuela AP A US Navy search plane spotted the hijacked Venezuelan freighter steaming down the coast of South America Saturday jThe hijackers who have iden jtified themselves as members of Communist terrorist organi jzation appeared to be on a course toward Brazil A Navy P2V based at Jackson ville Fla reported to Washington it sighted the ship about 180 miles north of Dutch Guiana steering a southsoutheasterly course at 12 knots The plane was attempting to make contact with the ship by j blinker light and radio the US defense department reported The terrorist who seized the ship Tuesday apparently gave up any chance of trying to sail through a US and Venezuelan picket of ships and planes guard ing the approach to Cuba Prime Minister Fidel Castros govern ment had offered the nine Com munist gunmen asylum if the ship could reach Cuba Just about two years ago Portu guese Capt Henrique Galvao was granted haven in Brazil after seizing the Portuguese luxury lin er Santa Maria with about 950 passengers and crew Galvao hoped his act would dramatize his opposition to Portugals strong man Premier Antonio de Oliveira Major issues tackled Legislators not gunshy DES MOINES Iowa Legislature by consensus of its members is off to the fastest start in years The number of bills introduced in the first five weeks of the ses sion is fewer than in 1961 The number of bills passed by the House and Senate also lags somewhat behind two years ago But never in the memory of veteran legislative observers has any legislature come to grips so early in the session with major problems At the end of the fifth week of ihe current session 212 bills and joint resolutions had been intro duced in the Senate For the House the figure was 291 At the same point in the 1961 session 257 bills and joint resolu tions had been introduced in the Senate and 351 had been intro duced in the house By the end of five weeks in 1961 the House had passed a whopping 74 Senate 34 At the same point in the current session the House has passed only 48 bills and joint Senate 38 The number of measures passed by both hoases in the first five weeks is the each Among the measures acted upon so far in the 1963 session how ever are these major issues Legislative reapportionment ac cording to a plan sponsored by Sen David Shaff RCHnton has been passed by both houses pav a pie next Dec 3 unless the feder al courts hold in a suit now pending that it is unconstitution al A bill designed to wipe out bru cellosis in cattle has been passed by both houses although a mo tion to reconsider has been filed in the House Rep Casey Loss injured after falling 35 feet from aswinging trapeze at a Shrine Circus performance in Madison Wis the bar and fell to a concrete floor as 2000 spectators looked on on Photofax ORDERED TO LOSE WEIGHT The Air Force is giving Edward J Maguire 34 Holyoke Mass three months to take off 32 overweight pounds A veteran of 17 years military service Maguire was notified to trim down to 193 from his present 225 pounds Hes shown with his wife Abbie who has promised to give him moral support Greene killed squirrel hunt GREENE Emil Henry Ed ler 61 an employe of the Pool ey Ranch southwest of here was killed Friday when a shot gun accidentally discharged Edler was gathering eggs when his dog sighted a squirrel n a tree He went into the house for his 12gauge shotgun As he walked behind a hen house his foot apparently be ame entangled in wire He Tipped and the gun discharged He died of head wounds Born April 18 1901 near Greene he was the son of Ern est and Bertha Koester Edler He was married to Freda Fick at Greene April 18 1926 Surviving are his wife a son Howard Sheffield a daughter Mrs Joe Elaine Korinke Rockford 111 six grandchildren and four sisters Funeral arrangements are pending at the Reid Funeral Home Heavy damage in Sioux City fire SIOUX CITY Damage was estimated at more than in a fire which broke out Friday night in a downtown shoe store about an hour after the store closed The blaze gutted the shoe store on the first floor of the three story building and con siderable smoke and water dam age was suffered by the two upper stories and a business next door Rick Bourctte general man ager of Walkers shoe store said he had just received a ship ment of spring shoes FISHING TRIP PALM DESERT Calif UPI Former President Dwight D Eisenhower leaves here by plane Sunday for a fishing trip to Las Cruces near the tip oj Baja California Mexico Eden has heart attack ST VINCENT Windward Island Lord Avon 65 formerly Sir Anthony Eden suffered a mild heart attack at his home on Bequia Island Aid suspension protested COLOMBO Ceylon Shouting Communist led demonstrators marched through Colombo in a protest against the suspension of U S aid to Ceylon The demonstrators carried placards reading Yankee no Ceylon yes and Peace Corps leave us in peace New post Harriman WASHINGTON Assistant Secretary of State W Averell Harriman is expected to get a new top level job at the State Department under shakeup plans now being considered by President Kennedy Harriman a former ambassador to Russia and Britain would take over the No 3 spot at State undersecretary for political affairs apost now held by George C McGhee who has asked Kennedy for a foreign assignment Cubans complain of pirates HAVANA Counterrevolutionary pirates helped by Americans machinegunned and seized two Cuban fishing boats 93 miles east of Havana and sailed northward with them an Armed Forces Min istry communique said It blamed the seizure on mercenary groups sheltered by North American imperialism Salazar The Venezuelan members of the Armed Forces for National Liberation an nounced their purpose in seizing he Anzoategui on its trip to the United States has to bring their cause against President Romulo Betancourt to the attention of the vorld When seized the government hipping company owners of the Anzoategui said she had enough uel for a 15day journey It said her top speed was 15 knots The Anzoategui sailed out of La Guaira the port of Caracas last Tuesday with a skipper and his rew of 35 The Venezuelan gov irnment said some members of he crew hid the terrorists aboard until the ship was out of Venezue an waters The FALN has declared war on Jetancourt a close friend of the Jnited States and hopes to force lim to cancel his trip to visit President Kennedy in Washington next week He is scheduled to eave Monday FALN terrorists kept up their activity at home Communists were blamed for a blast that destroyed a 30inch pipeline in Northeast Venezuela Gunmen wearing Communist armbands held up a government cashier and escaped with an esti mated in Cagua an agri cultural center about 80 miles west of Caracas On the inside DAlgona sponsor of the recon sideration motion has offered a series of amendments which are likely to come up next week A measure to increase pensions of persons under the Iowa Public Employes Retirement System been passed by the Senate and is up for consideration in the House The Senate also has passed a bill to give the Iowa Commerce Commission authority to regulate the rates and services of public utilities The House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill to increase Communists benefits under the workmens compensation law At the same point in the the only hot issue to pass both houses was a bill to protect merchants and law officers against false arrest suits in de taining and searching suspected shoplifters We introduced a system of pre filing of bills last session says William Kendrick chief clerk of the House That is largely responsible for the fewer individ ual bills introduced Previously bills urged by va rious state departments or agen cies were introduced by individual legislators Under the pre filing system the state departments come over and get their bills drafted before the session starts Then they are introduced as committee bills This cuts down on the number of bills introduced by individuals Consideration of major issues encompassing major floor fights has slowed the passage of bills however Speaker of the House Robert Editorials Page 4 The Surveyor 5 Religious Features 67 Society News 89 Clear Lake News 10 Sports n2 Comics 5 Business News 1617 Mason City News 1819 North Iowa News 22 90 she wants a crown Naden R Webster City noting that the House calendar now con tains some 47 bills said a steering committee will be appointed probably in the week before the legislators take their spring re cess Feb 28MarchlO The steering committee will be given the duty of shuffling the bills on the calendar to give pri ority to pressing legislation and make sure it doesnt get lost in the crush of bills sent to the House calendar by various com mittees VIET NAM MOPUP SAIGON Viet Nam MVMil itary authorities Saturday claimed 38 Communist guer rillas were killed in a mopup operation 10 miles south of here heavily supported by fightev bombers and armed helicop ters DORSET Vt W Mrs Rose L Kent foresees one difficulty in her hid for the Mrs America crown at Miami Beach April 2226 At 90 she asks how will I look in a bathing suit However she confidently listed her other qualifications Friday She has cooked her own bread for 83 years was happily married for 50 years raised two sons who today are 62 and 59 concocted a cookie recipe used for more than 80 years run for the stale legislature and has written many articles and poems for newspapers and periodicals Contest director Bert Nevins ac cepted Mrs Kents application saying This is not a beauty affair Its purpose is to honor American home makers Mrs Kent qualifies SAME 41 Black M ;