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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Idittd for the Homt MASON CITY GLOBE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North Iowa us Auoclated tnd United FuU Uase Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 20 1961 neighbors f 7c Paper Consists of Two No Ill Three indicted in stock sale fraud One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm Sundi KWLC Decorah 1240 pm Sun WOI Ames 640 pm Tuesda WTAD Quincy 930 pm Thur WSUI Iowa City 910 Sa That youth corps plan gets study ONE THING that can b said with certainty about th Youth Peace Corps suggestioi made rather casually by John F Kennedy during the campaign last fall is that it has stirred up a lot of interest The idea of creating an agency made up of American youth t serve in underdeveloped coun tries was broached by Sen Ken nedy in a statement from Wash ington on Oct 5 It wasnt new of course Rep Henry S Reuss a Wisconsin Democrat is cred ited with having drummed up the plan Hubert Humphrey and the late Richard L Neuberger carried the ball in the Senate All Kennedy did in that Oct 5 statement was promise to ex plore the possibilities of the pro posal A couple weeks latersa the University of Michigan he brought up the subject again Students in his audience were s fired up over the plan that thej formed an organization to hel prepare themselves for overseas service THIS RECEPTION at Ann Ar bor caused the nominee to re peat his proposal more in detai at San Francisco five days be fore the election Since then support for the idea has snow balled not only among students and teachers but among church es foundations and unions Meanwhile problems p r e sented by growing numbers of idle outofschool teenagers have added urgency to calls for the creation of a Youth Conser vation Corps which is some thing quite a little different from the Youth Peace Corps concept Incidentally the Youth Conservation Corps proposa gained Senate approval in 1959 but was not brought to a vote in the House of Representatives In spelling out his plan during the campaign Kennedy sug gested that our trained anc qualified young people should give from three to five years oJ their lives to the cause of world peace by forming themselves into the Youth Peace Corps going to the places that really need them and doing the sort of jobs that need doing SUCH SERVICE Kennedy said would be so much in the national interest that young men who enrolled in the corps might be excused from the military draft That for many youngsters was a strong selling point for enlistment but this same fea ture substitution for the draft is characterized by others as an unwarranted escape hatch Shortly after the election Harlems Rep Adam Clayton Powell due to become chairman of the House labor and educa tion committee put members to work studying legislative propos als looking to both a peace corps and a conservation corps ONE OBVIOUS APPEAL of the peace corps plan comes from a widespread belief that our for eign aid program costly and farflung as it has been has not made friends for America in the assisted countries Vice Presi dent Johnson as Senate major ity leader two years ago made reference to the burgeoning hostility between Americans who foot the bill and peoples of the recipient nations who dis tinct from their governments see little benefit from the bil lions poured into their lands Every congressman ni N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Johnsons plane crashes AUSTIN Texas Department of Pub lic Safety reported that it has found the wreckage of Vice President Lyndon B Johnsons private Cpn vair plane and that both of the pilots aboard are dead Johnson was not on board although he was at his ranch The plane disappeared in a rainstorm Sun day night between the Johnson ranch and Austin 65 miles away Minimum pay argued US Chamber of Com merce told a House Committee that President Ken nedys proposal to boost the minimum wage would force employers to raise prices lay off workers and buy more foreign goods But Walter Reuther presi dent of the AFLCIO industrial union department denied that a an hour minimum wage would be inflationary and said it was needed to spur industries toward greater efficiency Diefenbgcker arrives Prime Minister John Diefenbaker flew here for conferences with President Kennedy and immediately asserted Canada would not reduce its role in North American air defense Carpeting brings hassle DES procedures by the Iowa Executive Council brought about an ex change of sharp words before approval was given for in carpeting the south office of the governors suite at the Statehouse Secretary of State Melvin D Synhorst said specifications for the carpeting stipu lated a certain brand name automatically eliminating bidding by other carpet makers or their distributors m f Airline strike continues NEW big airlines ordered a com plete shutdown under the impact of a wildcat strike by the engineers union Operations of four other lines layoffs American Airlines and Trans World Airlines were heavily curtailed About 74000 employes faced two of the nations biggest air carriers announced they will halt all flight operations at midnight Major repairs to phone power lines FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES More than 000 telephone and power com any linemen were still at work Monday repairing lines broken during the severe ice and snow storm of Friday and Saturday Several towns were still with out long distance telephone serv ce Monday and many homes n both urban and rural areas vere lacking telephone or elec rical service or both Northwestern Bell Telephone o said it would be Tuesday light before some long distance ervice could be restored and ome rural lines might be out if service until Wednesday or possibly Thursday Iowa Power Light Co pokesmen here said all cus omers in its central Iowa serv e area should have service by Tuesday Northwestern Bell officials aid that at the peak of the torm 1100 long distance lines vere knocked out and about 600 f them were still out of service Monday A total of 107 ex changes were cut off from the outside world but that number had been reduced to about 40 One still out was Winterset one of the hardest hit towns dur ing the storm However eight or ten exchanges probably will still be without long distance connections until Tuesday they said The telephone company report said about 4500 rural customers and 1800 urban users were with out service Monday morning Northwestern Bell has 900 men at work in its service area 160 of them in Des Moines and the immediate vicinity of the capital City Local Crews were rein forced over the weekend by 112 men from Minnesota who were assigned to northeast Iowa and 69 from Nebraska who are work ing in southwestern counties New Hampton was all but iso lated until Sunday after the snow and ice storm Mason City had a total of 10 inches of snow but Spencer had 15 Kistner is arrested at Sheldon Action by grand jury FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SIOUX CITY Harold E Kistner Jr 35 former president of the Northern Biochemical Corp of Shel don was arrested Monday in connection with a federal grand jury investigation of the company Kistner reportedly was indict ed for violation of the Security and Exchange Commission regulations in the alleged sale of Northern Biochemical stock Attorney Frank Margolin oJ Sioux City said Mrs Kistner called him Monday and said Deputy US Marshal Robert Daly had arrested her husband He was taken to Sioux City from bis Sheldon home ALSO NAMED in the indict ment were A M Mike Bider man a member of Northerns accounting department and Robert Smith a former sales man Kistner dismissed as North ern president last month was accused in January of aiding and abetting a million em bezzlement at the Sheldon Na tional Bank US Commissioner W M Forker dismissed the charge on Jan 25 after a preliminar hearing on grounds of insuffi cient evidence That charge was the out growth of the embezzlement which closed h e Sheldon a n k Mrs Burnice Gei er 58 former ashier at the jank was sen enced to 15 fears in prison a s t Friday after pleading u i 11 y to a charge of em jezzlement KISTNER TRAGEDY AT RAIL CROSSING The motor foreground of a car in which Janet Swansiger Nashua was fatally injured lies some distance from the rest of the auto after the cartrain accident south of Mason City One of the injured told ambulance personnel that the westbound car had hit the fourth car from the end of an freight train at the gravel road train crossing The car here is seen look ing south from the crossing where the accident oc curred Nashua girl dies in crash said Continued on Pagt 2 War games result in record claims NUERNBERG Germany UPI US Armys recent seven ay Winter Shield war games et a new record in claims for maneuver damage payments Uthough final reports are not n claims are expected to reach total of million double the um of last year Thawing eather which softened roads nd turned fields into swamps ncreased damage On the inside Editorials 4 Clear Lake S Society Newi 89 Sports 1M2 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Comics If North Iowa News II HEART AILMENT FATAL CHICAGO Casper W Ooms 58 widely known patent attorney and US commissioner of patents from 1945 to 1947 died Sunday of a heart ailment Margolin won dismissal of the irst charge against Kistner contending the government showing was entirely inade quate to connect Kistner to the Dank shortage The government lad charged Kistner had over drawn his account by about AT THE JANUARY hearing an FBI agent testified that he ound checks totaling about were written against the Cistner account that had de posits of The agent said that on the night of Jan 16 when Mrs Gei er was arrested she handed lim some of the checks written jy the Kistner s Smith who now works for an owa feed company said he has jeen associated with Kistner for several years He worked or Kistner in Nebraska and vas formerly married to the twin sister of Kistners first wife Saturday night while Kistner waited at his home for possible arrest Smith and with their wives were playing cards at the Smith home They asked a visiting reporter smil ingly Have you come to see us arrested Auto hits train Two are injured Janet Swansiger 18 Nashua died Monday morning at Mason City hospital of injurie received in a cartrain acciden at a rural crossing The auto was torn apart whe it hit the Minneapolis and SI LiOuis train at a crossing si miles south of Mason City an hreequarters of a mile east o Highway 65 on the road to Rock ford Two others hurt in the car ar in satisfactory condition in Mason City hospital They ar Sharon Kay Croatt 18 S and Jane Marie Haml ton 20 of rural Rockford owner and the driver of the car The victim was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Donald Swan iger She was 1959 homecom ng queen at Nashua High ichool and had been attending Hamilton College in Mason Sty THE DEATH was at a m about 30 minutes after the oung womans admission to the ospital Death was due to ex ensive brain injury resulting from skull fracture Highway patrolmen and the Look under headline Read the story too Headlines save time for newspaper readers But reading only the headlines wont give an adequate knowledge of the important news Its the story be low the headline that counts Test your knowledge of the news with our week ly news quiz found on page 5 Answers are on page 6 The quiz is printed in connection with the weekly VEC NEWS Filmstrip program provided without charge to 59 schools in this area by the GlobeGa zette Other readers find the quiz an interesting fea ture Cerro Gordo County sheriffs of fice investigated The car was going west on the snowpacked road as the train was going south The car struck the side of the freight train at some point un een by the train crew THE FRONT END of the car including the motor was torn off and the car thrown south eastward 50 feet or more from the crossing Those at the scene later said that pieces of the car were strung as far as 15C feet from the point of impact and the woman who died was 100 feet away The train continued on its way and its crewmen were not aware of the accident having occurred The accident happened about am The surviving car passengers told patrolmen that they had not seen the train until just before the accident Officers said the car slid about 75 feet before hit ting the train The two less seriously injured women were able to walk and they contacted Frank Smith at his farm west of the crossing He called authorities He later took the St Lucas woman the least seriously injured to the hospital in his car after Snell Ambulance Service had taken the other two The ambulance service was hampered on its first call by an improper description of the lo cation SAME FAIRandWARMER North Iowa Generally fair anc warmer through Tuesday Lows Monday night 1015 Highs Tuesday in the 30s Iowa Generally fair and warmer through Tuesday Lows Monday night 101 north to the upper 20s south Highs Tuesday 30s northeas to the upper 40s southwesi Further outlook Parti cloudy and continued mil Wednesday Fiveday Iowa Temperature will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal Rising trenc at beginning of period Con tinued mild thereafter with only minor day to day tern perature changes Normal minimum 1Q to 15 north to 16 to 22 south normal maxi mum 30s Precipitation will average below normal with little if any indicated during this 5day period Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Tuesday 2540 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Monday Maximum 20 Minimum 1 At 8 am 15 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum 11 GlobeGazette weather data ip to 8 am Sunday Maximum 28 Minimum 4 Precipitation in snow VAN ALLEN HONORED MOUNT PLEASANT Iff Dr ames Van Allen State Univer ity of Iowa physicist returned o his alma mater Sunday to ake part in Iowa Wesleyans ounders Day program 3 die m blaze at Blairsburg BLAIRSBURG persons were killed early Sunday when fire swept through a bunkhouse at a ruck stop near this northcentral Iowa town About 20 persons were in the twos t o r y corrugated iron building when the fire broke out about 4 am The three victims were identified as Kenneth McCullough 15 Alice Kelvig 3 and Robert Davis 24 3 found dead in car wreckage LOGAN Iffi Three persons missing since Sunday were found dead in the wreckage o heir car in a deep creek abou 10 miles east of Logan Mondaj morning The three were identified bj he Harrison County sheriffs ffice as Fred Riddle Jr 24 nd Joe Riddle 21 both of Omaha and Mrs Fred Riddle r who lives on a farm near ortsrnouth The car apparent y missed a bridge and plunged nto the ditch The three left Council Bluffs Sunday morning or Mrs Riddles farm home ear Portsmouth Negro maid inherits mansion fortune GARDEN CITY NY maid who lives in a Tu or mansion in this virtually all j while suburb of New York City has inherited a fortune of almost one million dollars Ravella Hughes 64 was given the for tune and the mansion in the will of Evelyn Adams spinster daughter of the founder of the Adams Chewing Gum Co Mis Adams left all her estate to Miss Hughes who had been her maid and companion for 39 years The Kelvig girl was the granddaughter of Harold Kra mer operator of the truck stop at the intersection of highways 20 and 69 just north of here 6 followers of Lumumba slain UNITED NATIONS NY UPI Six followers of slain atrice Lumumba were exe uted after their deportation by ongo President Joseph Kasa ubu into the Congos violently nti Lumumbist Kasai Prov nce SecretaryGeneral Dag ammarskjold told the Secur y Council Monday Soviet AmbassadorValerian Zorin charged that the Kasa ubu government is carrying ut a campaign of systematic xtcrmination of the national eadcrs of the Congo He put full blame on Ham Mobutu Zorin demanded the arrest of Tshombe and Mobutu The council adjourned almost at once after hearing Hammar skjolds announcement Hammarskjold protested the transfer of the political pris oners late last week in a stern note to Joseph Ileo premier of the government headed by Kasavubu Hammarskjold said the United Nations was powerless in the face of such policies He said it was humiliating to be confronted with such acts by the Leopoldville government marskjold and Belgium for supand said it was for the council ort of the Congo regime ofjto judge how these latest dc asavubu secessionist leader oise Tshombe rongman Maj and army Gen Joseph vclopments should influence UN actions in relation to the Congo DAVIS WAS a mechanic at garage which adjoined the junkhouse McCullough was the son of Robert McCullough an employe at the garage Authorities were probing the ruins to determine if any others were killed in the blaze but said apparently the rest of the persons sleeping in the 40by130 oot building escaped Three persons were hospital zed with burns received in the fire The Kramer family lived on he first floor of the building The second floor was used as a Dunkhouse The Kramers twu granddaughters were sleeping m a secondfloor room Their parents Mr and Mrs Elmer Kelvig live in a trailer near ruck stop HOSPITALIZED for burnt were Carolyn Kelvig 6 whose sister died in the fire Dennis Kramer 16 a son of the truck stop owner and Robert McCul lough burned while trying to rescue his son who died in tha fire The truck stop owners two other sons Larry 17 and Mar vin 19 suffered minor burns Dennis Kramer was burned when he was carrying Carolyn Kelvig out of the upper floor He was overcome by smoke and ossed her to safety down a way His brothers were lightly 3urned when they broke through wall into a storage room to safety CURTISS NICKELL a trucker rom Milan Mich said he bare y managed to get out of the up stairs roomwhere he had been sleeping His helper Roy Whit more of West Bend Mich also escaped Damage to the buildings istimated by Kramer at between 30000 and Reapportionment to be aired Wednesday DES MOINES UPI owa Senate set 10 am Wed icsday as a special order of Business for the second round debate on reapportionment n the upper chamber The ial order came after a ite Republican caucus which lources said was relatively quiet Sen J Kendall Lynes RPlainficld majority floor eader asked unanimous sent for debate on a reappor ionmcnt plan offered by Sen Jack Schroeder RDavenport ;