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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper tdittd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION VOL Associated Press tnd United Press International Full Lease MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 mi 7c Copy Ptper Consists of Two ffe 114 First big Sheldon not to lose industry SHELDON city looked forward with re lief Saturday to an end of the nightmare caused by Burnice Geiger There was a promise that it will not lose its principal indus try which foundered in the ruins of the Sheldon National Bank from which Mrs Geiger 58 embezzled million While she waited in jail at Sioux City to be taken to a federa prison to serve 15 years there was even a revival of talk aboui opening a new bank Elliott Roosevelt son of the late President Franklin D Roose velt plans to move into town with his family to take up perm a residence as he helps Shel don get back on its industrial JFK has everyone on alert Hes a good party crasher By DICK WEST WASHINGTON UPI Pres ident Kennedy as you know has been darting around town a lot going out unannounced to movies and parties and things like that Well sir we were planning a small dinner party at our house the other night and the conversation went some thing like this 0kay you stop off at the delicatessen on your way home from work and pick up the cheese dip That will take care of everythingexcept the band The band What band I thought we ought to hire e band for the evening HIRE A BAND Thats ridi culous Why should we hire a band Well if we dont hire a band whos going to play hail to the Chief Just a sec ond Im not tuned in on your channel Why should we need some one to play Hail to the Chief JFK Because thats what they al ways play for him isnt it Who You know who t No I dont know who There 5s only one person that Hail to the Chief is played for and you couldnt be talking about him Thats who I mean AND WHAT may I ask has he got to do with our having a dinner party Well I just wanted to be prepared in case he decides to drop in on us Listen pet I know you get some weird ideas sometimes but where did you ever get that one Well he keeps dropping in on those parties that those other newspapermen have Whats to keep him from dropping in on ours For one thing those people live in Georgetown They used to be his neighbors We live way out here in the suburbs YOU CANT tell me that any man who has enough energy to play touch football is going to let a 10mile drive stop him1 But he doesnt even know we are having this party Any man who has the whole Secret Service at his disposal could find out easily enough Sweetheart be realistic There are hundreds of news papermen in Washington He couldnt possibly drop in on all of their parties Okay bright eyes If thats the way you feel about it well skip the band But Im going to have an extra place setting ready just in case On the inside Editorials Comics Mi ion City News Latest Church Ntws Society Ntw y SiMirti Building News Ntrth Iowa Ntws 11 on and economic feet Roosevelt announced Friday night he has obtained assurance from groups of financial back ers in Chicago and Minneapolis that they will put up in new capital to reorganize North ern Biochemical Corp under a new name and under strong management ROOSEVELT a fiscal adviser from Denver has been chief op erating officer of the chemical firm in the interim between the collapse of the bank about month ago and the present ef forts to save the company Government officials say that nearly half of the huge sum Mrs Geiger stole from the bank went to buy in Northern Biochemical and to cash checks that were not debited at the bank A federal grand jury at Sioux City which for four days has been investigating past opera tions of the corporation re turned a secret indictment Fri day U S Atty F E Van Al stine said Van Alstinc refused to disclose at this time who had been indicted saying there were too many complexities involved He said other investigations still are being made by the Fed eralBureau of Investigation the Securities Exchange Commis sion and the Federal Deposit In surance Corp THE SEC IS involved it was reported in the stock financing of Northern Biochemical The FDIC in liquidating the defunct bank became principal owner of the chemical company be cause of Mrs Geigers interest in it The company was the proces sing and marketing agent for a formula of enzymes used as ad ditives for livestock and poultry feed Roosevelt said Friday night that there is a big potential market for the products It may well be that what began as the greatest tragedy ever to be fall this community will lead to a new era of growth and pros perity he said To a town of only a little more than 4000 the 125 jobs that the chemical company furnished be fore the bank failure meant a lot The firm now has some 55 employes An FDIC official had asked the company to go into bank duptcy Roosevelt said only that the firm is about ready to fold under its present structure but expects the new company to rise within a couple of weeks The tentative name he said will be the Sheldon Chemical Co Des Moines lawyer surrenders license DES MOINES W Paul W Walters 63 Des Moines attor ney and civic leader has sur rendered his license to prac tice law as a result of alleged mishandling of clients funds according to the Polk County 3ar Association The association said in a letter to the Iowa Su jreme Court that it had facts sufficient to bring disbarment proceedings but that Walters re quested instead that he be al owed to surrender his license voluntarily First big snow for Southern Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS Fri day night Southern Minnesota lad little or no snow About the most that had fallen at any one ime to date was two inches Jut the skies opened up and rom 3 to 12 inches were report ed at various places in the bot om third of the state Blue larth had a foot and Twin ities and Rochester 5 inches North Iowa Drifts and ice snarl traffic AND THIS WAS HIS DAY Swanson 742 15th NE had looked forward to Saturday as it GlobeGazette photos by Jo Moore Mrs Swansons broad hint that the walks need shoveling as he watches a neighbor at work with a North Iowa basketball teams are iced in Highway travel is possible but discouraged Meetings and other events planned for Saturday are cancelled or postponed This is the situation Saturday as Old Man Winter dumps nowdrifts and sheets of ice into the weekend plans of many Jorth lowans Arlie Christensen Mason City assistant district engineer jr the Iowa Highway Commission reported snowfall in the orthern counties ranging from 11 inches in the northwest to one lalf inch in the eastern counties of the state Garner reported 9 nches of snow at 10 am There is snow sleet and rain over the entire northern coun ies of Iowa Christensen said All highways Saturday are snow packed and ice packed Driving conditions are poor all over he district There is bad drifting on the highways Christensen reported but all roads are open at the present time Christensen dis all attempts at high way travel Seven inches of snow was the report from the Mason City air port driven by winds that peaked at 35 miles an hour Telephone and power lines in central the Marshall town Boone and Nevada areas down broken by the weight of ice But telephone company and power company officials in Mason City reported no lines down Saturday morning was a day off from his regular job Then the skies roto snowplow Daughters Eileen 2 and Janet 5 also opened up and the seasons heaviest snowfall en Moto o i VPS gulfed North Iowa Here he does his best to ignore chime in with the chant Make us a snowrrtan 1 Yes it WAS going to be a restful day Ice storm preceded snow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A coat of ice covered much of Iowa Saturday after the state was battered by heavy rain and snow Thirteen inches of snow fell at Spencer Friday night and Satur day and Marshalltown reported 191 inches of rain before the precipitation turned to snow at midmorning Saturday The storm was traveling slow ly eastward and was expected to end in eastern Iowa Saturday night But another storm poised in the west is expected to dump more snow on the state Sunday Telephone and power lines were down in many sections of central and southwest Iowa The lines were snapped by the weight of the ice which collected from the snow and rain Authorities said the little town of Colo in central Iowa was with out power since 1 am when six lines were broken by the ice MarshaDtown telephone offi cials said service from that city to 21 neighboring communities had been interrupted by line failures The Boone and Nevada areas were reportedly among those hardest hit by telephone and power failures Boone was reported to be com pletely isolated by the ice storm Boone officials notified Des Moines by ham radio that 90 of 92 longdistance telephone cir cuits were out and more than N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES v Air shipment probed UNITED NATIONS N Y Ambassador Adlai E Stevenson said the United States is investigating a report that an Americanoperated charter airline de livered one and perhaps three Frenchbuilt jet train ing planes to the Congos Katanga Province If the report is true Stevenson said the airline is acting against the interests of the United States and we have in mind taking whatever legal action may be called for against those responsible Arms inquiry ordered WASHINGTON The United States has ex pressed serious concern over reports that modern U S arms have found their way to isolated Chinese Nationalist soldiers still operating in the northern hills of Burma An inquiry was ordered and the U S government again offered to evacuate these Chinese who are the remnants of Chiang Kaisheks army that was driven out of mainland China into Burma in 1949 Protest US base LONDON Thousands of demonstrators assem bled in the heart of London to stage a massive sit down strike in protest of the granting of a U S nu clear submarine base in Scotland 45 bodies identified BRUSSELS Belgian and American experts have identified 45 of the 73 persons killed in the crash of a Belgian jetliner Wednesday Among those posi tively identified were 25 of the 49 Americans killed in the crash Admission by Russ MILAN Italy A Soviet woman Sputnik scien tist acknowledged that the United States the Soviet Union in some phases of the space race But She said the Soviets have a more efficient program SAME DATE19W5S Black FUf Trutflt Otittk U ti Hour Nita Naldi silent screen star dies NEW YORK UPI Nita Naldi sultry siren of the silent screen died Friday in the se clusion of her New York hotel room where she had resided for the past 25 years She was 63 Born Donna Dooley Miss Naldi swept to fame playing opposite Rudolph Valentino in such torrid films as Cobra1 Blood and Sand and North Iowa Snow diminishing Saturday night drifting di minishing colder lows 5 to 15 Mostly cloudy and colder Sunday highs 15 to 23 Iowa Snow east and south Sat urday night blowing and drifting diminishing northeast lows 5 above northwest to 15 to 20 above southeast Mostly cloudy Sunday highs 15 to 20 north in 20s south Further outlook Partly cloudy con tinued quite cold Monday chance of snow west Minnesota Heavy snow in south blowing drifting Con tinued cold highs Sunday 0 to 15 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 28 Minimum 14 Precipitation 4 snow Sunrise Sunset Salvation Armys former head dies ASBURY PARK NJ W Edward J Parker 91 former national commander of the Sal vation Army and one of the founders of the United Service Organization died Friday at the retired officers residence He served the Salvation Army a total of 58 years including su pervision of all its activities during World War II Pleads guilty to having secret data ALEXANDRIA Va UP A former Pentagon mathematician has pleaded guilty to unauthor ized possession of a secret de fense document After Arthur Rogers Roddey 38 entered the plea Friday the government in dicated it would drop the other 11 counts of a 12count indict ment The government never contended that Roddey who lives in Falls Church Va was working for foreign power 300 local Boone telephones were out More than 100 Boone homes were without power at noon Sat urday Fallen trees and tree by the heavy ice blocked traffic on many streets POWER WAS off at many homes in Ames Saturday Ra dio Station WOI at Ames was one and onehalf hours late get ting on the air because of pow er failures Lightning which accompanied he storm in central Iowa struck St Johns Catholic Church in Des Moines and started a fi which caused heavy damage Many Des Moines homes also were without power during the night when falling limbs and heavy ice accumulations broke power lines The weather conditions also lampered firemen fighting a Dlaze at a Des Moines shopping center THE RAINFALL was heaviest n central Iowa with Van Meter reporting 17 inches Osceola 168 Des Moines 146 Ames 121 Knoxville 118 Toledo 115 Pella 101 Williams 96 Cedar Rap ds 74 Walford and Donnellson 72 Waterloo 68 Lansing 62 and Dubuque 52 Many other cities and towns in the area re ported rainfall of half an inch The heavy rain in the Mar shalltown area flooded lowlands and threatened to stop traffic on Highway 14 M W Sandvig Des Moines district manager of Northwest ern Bell Telephone Co said about 600 longdistance circuits were out and 63 Iowa towns without longdistance serv ce Most of the Jongdistance ailure was in the Creston Greenfield Winterset Des Moines Marshalltown Perry and Boone areas Sandvig said Charles City bank steno is paroled Roy was FORT DODGE Lewis 25 Charles City sentenced by Federal District Judge Henry N Graven Satur day to one year in prison but vas placed immediately on pa ole for 30 months She had pleaded guilty Thursday in Wat erloo to embezzling from he First Security Trust Co Dharles City Authorities said that Mrs Lewis had made restitution to the bank where she has been employed as a stenographer to W A Herbrechtmeyer vice president FEDERAL authorities h a charged her specifically wit taking on or about last Sept 29 on another occasion anc a little more than in all Herbrechtmeyer collected pay ments on mortgage loans and sometimes these were made in cash at his desk investigators said Merten Klaus president of he bank said the Lewis em Dezzlement did not involve tam pering with bank records THE YOUNG mother who has a yearold infant had put he money in her own account at the bank Authorities said that plans were being made to permit her o join her husband a service man in South Carolina She was married to him last Dec 17 It her second marriage As Jeanne Wiltse she was an honor graduate of Charles ity High School in 1954 Heavy loss in Fort Dodge fire FORT DODGE Amer can Legion building in down own Fort Dodge was destroyed by a rapidly spreading fire about midnight Friday The posts well known drum and bugle corps The Lanciers ost all of its drums and uni orms in the blazewhich caused damage estimated at many thousands of dollars The onestory building only wo blocks from the fire station vas engulfed in flames when iremen arrived Officials said he blaze apparently started in he kitchen off the ballroom and eaking gas was suspected HUMAN SARDINES LIVERPOOL England UPI University students claimed a record Saturday by tuffing 203 of themselves into a bus that had 37 seats RUSS TO RESCUE PUSAN South Korea WThe Coast Guard reported Saturday a Soviet ship rescued seven crewmen from a crippled South Korean fishing boat in the Sea of Japan 100 miles off the east coast of Korea Drunk congratulated A real fine story MINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis judge congratulated a drunk for a real fine story Fri day and then stayed a 30day sentence for a month The inebriated man said he had been on the wagon since he left the workhouse recently But he explained a pair of friends followed him into a rest room at an unnamed establishment grabbed him tilted his head and poured brandy into his mouth Then the man explained to the judge the friends worked his Adams apple up and down to force the brandy down my unwilling throat in North Iowa AIR SERVICE was cancelled nit at the Mason City Municipal Airport Saturday morning inow and ice covered the run ways and visibility was from a quarter of a mile to zero The last plane by Ozark Air ines Inc into Mason City was at pm Friday from Minne apolis Its flight was cancelled at Mason City and the plane re turned to the Minneapolis hang ar The morning bus from Minne apolis by the Jefferson Trans portation Co arrived in Mason City about am It was due here at am Other morn ing buses were operating but the company was not sure as to low late they would be THE FOREMAN at the Cerro lordo County garage on Asbury Rd reported all county roads aturday morning were open to ravel He added driving isnt oo good Visibility was poor during snow fall The county oad crews had cleared all tha lack top in the county The oads were covered with ice lowever Passenger service on the Rock sland Lines was about on chedule The early morning rain to Minneapolis was late ut the Rockets scheduled for 28 pm south and pm orth were scheduled on time WEATHER CLOSED down tha Building and Home Furnishings how Saturday at the North owa Fairgrounds Weather per mitting snow plows will clear he roads and parking area for Sunday showing according to d Corless chairman Hours for the Sunday showing ill be extended from 1 pm to pm instead of the scheduled 1 pm to 5 pm The Sunday show will be on only if the weather permits Fridays attendance registra ions were over 2500 according o Corless The afternoon was good but the evening crowd dwindled as weather conditions jecame worse Winners of the hourly rizes Friday were Joe Gashel Caroline Megorden Lloyd Helb ing Nellie McaLughlin Howard ance George Schamber and Mrs Frank Free Mason Citys snowplow crews ivent onto the streets in force at 1 am By the time one round of all city streets was completed however the first treets done were drifting in again The street department rews were continuing through he day in an attempt to keep ahead of the new snow and aced prospects of working hrough Saturday night Even before the major snow all street workers had been preading sand and salt at in ersections starting at about 7 m Friday when streets began o become slippery The Mason City Junior College asketball team Friday night tayed at Webster City The earn was to play again Satur ay but had planned to return o Mason City for the night The Holy Family game with it EdmondFort Dodge set for laturday night at the Roosevelt was cancelled Also ;