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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home VOL 102 The newspaper that Associated Press and Uciled Press International Full Lease Wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27 1962 HOME EDITION 7c a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No U Viet Nam leader apes bombing I Glenn puts i j new look on aging A hero to middleaged By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK Itfi At last the country has what it Jong needed a good middleaged hero Astronaut John H Glenn Jr fills the bill perfectly By orbiting the earth three times last week he did more than merely lift Americas scientific prestige in the eyes of the rest of the globe He made every middleaged man in the nation stand half a head and feel like there was a place in the world for him after all Yes sir Lt Col Glenn of the US Marines made middle age downright respectable in a land which for too long has placed me ra too much emphasis on the valuepello County Board of Supervi nf vnuna SOFS askprl flov TTVVia Palace blasted by guns and rockets SAIGON South Viet Nam AP diers guarding street corners Ngo Dinh Diems palThere was no sign of a revolt to ace was bombed Tuesday but the add to the difficulties of the South 61yearold antiCommunist presiViet Nam nation already fighting dent escaped harm The government said the attack u T was carried out by two air force side Saigon shot down one of the officers acting on their own two Americanmade fighterbomb Tne planes swept in low just ers which blasted the palace Its after dawn and attacked the palpilot Lt Pham Quoc was cap ace with fire bombs rockets and tured alive Civic Action Minister machine guns One pilot was Ngo Trong Hieu announced captured The pilot of the second plane PREMIER DIEM JLJ JIUL 111CLL UUL ward appearance except for sol Cold sweeps in Flood threat seen DES MOINES U5t The Wa tm JJIdllc bix hours after the attack this was identified by the minister as capital resumed its normal outNguyen Van Cu a sublieutenant His plane riddled with antiair craft fire was reported to have crash landed at PhnomPenh air port in neighboring Cambodia Cambodian authorities arrested the pilot The civic action minister told a news conference the two rebel officers stationed at the big mil itary airfield at Bien Hoa 20 miles northeast of Saigon staged an isolated action He said North Iowa Lightsnow through Wednesday colder Lows Tuesday night 5 to 10 below Highs Wednesday above of being young sors asked Gov Norman Erbe J Tuesday to take immediate John Glenn has been dry besteps to curb a flood threat on hind the ears for some time the Des Moines River between now He is 40 has acquired ajOttumwa and Eidon p board told the governor wa Occasional scalp by letter that an ice jam 2V If two weeks ago he had miles long and up to 2 feel sought a new job many firms would have automatically zero to 5 jected him because of his age Many have v hi ring men a 40 policy against or over Such men are regarded as too old Too old At 40John Glenn who still conditions himself by running two miles a day made the greatest leap into space of any American in history He gave us all a badly needed les the judgment and above Eldon light snow continued cold through Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 5 to 10 below High Wednesday zero to 10 above Further out The ice extends ta the bot tom of the river in spots and leaves no room for the exodus of water the supervisors said Our one concern is that the gorge be leveled immediately they said The county engineer indicates that a temperature of above 40 degrees for a period a 11 u utgjces lur 3 DGriOa skill which come with maturity of 48 to 72 hours would cause are at least as important as the the same flood conditions we blind selfconfidence and raw had in 1947 courage that go with youth j Meanwhile Iowas weather Traditionally from Alexander pilcd The Weather the Great to Romeo we have eau said two more incnes of tended to except our heroes was Ilkely in central and hmh var u western Iowa Tuesday Numbing cold also moved into both war and love to be young men At least those who win re nown by action VB10 ai50 moved individual feats in the state and plunged tempera jtures to 15 below zero at I P Even Thomas Stonewall JackJMars during the night Spencer son one of the most admirediBoone and Waterloo had 12 be leaders of the Civil War was low Fort Dodge 11 below Ma dead at 39 son city 10 below Sgt Alvin C York the most Snenrer nac c ibllweri hom bPfncer nas 33 inches of snow on the ground Cedar Rapids 24 Mason City 22 and Dubuque 2o In contrast Burlington has only publicized hero of the first World War was a young man In the second World War Audie Murphy had won about every combat medal in before he was old vote j Perhaps because we still think of ourselves as a young people the accent on youth has day the books enough to 6 inches of snow ORBIT IS HIS NAME OGDEN UtahHVA son snow Thurs day not so coid Minnesota Light snow contin ued cold Highs Wednesday5 above Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum l Minimum Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 8 10 40 20 and Justice Minister Bernard narnese air force Chenot Kennedy will leave for Wash hnrn 7 M son mgton Wednesday winding up i tour that hasin been almost as pronounced in peace as in war in this countrylname We have blindly venerated the young at the expense of the middleaged and the elderly Thus parents come to stand in awe of their own children and many of us begin to think that growing old is the worst of all diseases if not a crime We cling desperately and often ridiculously to youth as though it were a salvation in itself and all beyond it dark ness And the rest of the world sensibly laughs at us for this national obsession At 40 Glenndid more than prove himself He opened a new vista of hope to millions of timefearful men and women byshowing them that achieve ment and heroism arc not the property of youth but are avail able at any age From now onany teenager who doesnt show proper re spect to our years and gray hairs is likely to get himself hopped JPor in all us middleaged there is a hero trying to get he can only find the way John H Glenn circled the globe in space Orbit cluded stops at Tokyo Hong Kong Taipei Jakarta Berlin and surSents The Hague a war with Communist guerrillas Naval antiaircraft gunsjust out nothing was known yet as to their motives The US Embassy announced that one American died as an in from the roof of his apartment while watching planes swooping at treelevel height He was identi fied as Sidney Ambrose 59 a con tractor from Portland Ore Shortly after the attack Diem went on the air and broadcast that Thanks to divine protection I myself and my close collabora tors were not in danger Two of Diems brothers Roman Catholic archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc and Ngo Dinh Miu and arm injury Ngo Dinh Nho is a close adviser accused by critics of running a family dictatorship SPACEMEN trio from among Americas seven astronauts including John Glenn who orbited the earth three times last week ina flightfrom Cape Canaveral Fla sign autographs at the witness table before testifying at a House Science and Astro Photofax nautics Committee hearing in Washington Fromleft are Virgil Gus Grissom Alan Shepard and Glenn Grjsspm and Shepard have made suborbital space flights Some ventures will fail Glenn Dont lose tells solons FROM OOR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Astronaut John H Glenn warned Congress Tuesday that some future U S direct result of the attack He fell space flights will fail possibly from tnP rrmf nf hie Vi TT i with loss of life He urged the lawmakers not to lose faith in the space program We dont envision every flight coming as success fully as the three so far Glenn told a jampacked hear ing the House Space committee There will be failures There will be sacrifices I hope we will all continue Nhuswife who acts as thebachto nave the same confidence in the program that we have now despite the fact there will be elor presidents first lady were in the palace at the time She was reported to have suffered a slight umes when we are not riding sucn a crest of hjppiness and success as we are right now n j Glenn complimented bv a member for his down to earth space talk to had the situation completely un der control throughout the nation 1 i L group Americas multibillion al territory came safely through a short dollar space exploration work hved uprising by five paratroop la months ago But ed with any general uprising or ground action The planes used by the two reb from the who have Communist infiltrated north was as making progress WONT WALK AGAIN DETROIT Mich wire performer Mario Wallenda who buffered serious back in juries in a plunge at the Shrine circus here that killed two members his act will never walk again a doctor said Tues day PALACE BURNS AFTER BOMBING and tanks move into position at gate of burning presidential palace in Siagon South Viet Nam after fight er bombers rocked and strafed the build ing in an unsuccessful attempt to kill i VT Photofax President Ngo Dinh Diem or members of his family Attack appeared to be an isolated move by a few antiDiem members of the South Vietnamese air force was in the space fi The astronaut who Bob Kennedy and De Gaulle confer PARIS S Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy met with o astronaut French President Charles de there was no sign that the air atforced to operate Gaulle Tuesday Their talk ran 15 on nis palace was coordinat minutes longer than scheduled Kennedy described his 45min ute meeting with De Gaulle as very very friendly He also e officers were described as ADS paid brief visits to Foreign MinSkyraiders former US Navy ari ister Maurice Couve de Murville craft suPPlled to the South Viet TL air force Diem has been widely criticized for failing to carry out demo cratic reforms but in recent months his Americanaided fight against the estimated 20000 in was manually and semimanually during much of the threeorbit flight said one thing his trip proved was that future space ventures could get tiy with con siderably less automatic equip ment He said more dependence could be placed on the pilot This in itself he said should speed up US efforts in space it no longer will be nec essary to experiment with fully automated equipment first be fore sending a man on an orbi tal trip One of Glenns fellow astjo nauts Alan B Shepard told the committee the space men make their own said one of the questions he was asked most often was whether the United States has been lucky in its first three space shots make our own luck the softspoken Navy commander said Shepard and Glenn were ac companied to the Capitol by the nations third space explorer Virgil I Gus Grissom to help kick off the committees hearing on the administrations new billion space budget On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 7 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets n North Iowa News 12 Sports 1314 Comics 15 Farm Features17 News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Berserk farmer slain WAUSAU A berserk farmer burst from a flamingbarn with guns blazing and was shot and killed by deputies who had waged a nightlong gun battle with him Farmer Fred Schmidt 45 father of 12 was wanted for shooting a bartender and beating a tavern customer Solar satellite delayed CAPE CANAVERAL Fla An attempt to launch an orbiting solar observatory has been post poned because of troubles during a rocket testfiring in Maryland The launching of the 440pound satel lite nicknamed OSO will be delayed several days Rebels approve pact f Libya The Algerian rebel parlia ment has accepted a peace agreement with France to end the Algerian war Well informed sources said the National Council for Algerian Revo lution the rebel met here to draft an announcement of its acceptance of the accord worked out by French and rebel representatives in secret negotiations in Switzerland Wants Peace Corps trebled WASHINGTON President Kennedy says the Peace Corps must be trebled to meet a big demand and he asked Congress for more money to do it Stock market boss faces tax charge NEW YORK W J Truman Bidwell chairman of the Board of Governors of the New York Stock Exchange indicted Tuesday on charges of evading federal income taxes A federal grand jury returned a twocount indictment Bidwell 58 was accused of filing a fraudulent joint return for 1955 on behalfof himself and his wifein which he listed tax dueas when it should have been Again in 1957 the complaint charged Bidwell falsely listed taxes due of when he actually owed The government contended thatBidweli reported a total taxable income for the two years of when liis ac tual joint income totaled 202 US Atty Robert M Morgen thau saidBidwell failed to re port capital gains and listed false expenses for travel bo nuses charitable contributions andentertainment 20 Iowa convicts lose weight in survival test EDITORS NOTE This is the second in a series of stories about a fallout survival test program under way at the State Penitentiary The following arti cle was written for The Asso ciated Press by Don Reynolds editor of the prison magazine The Presidio by arrangement with State Penal Director Ben Baer Reynolds is serving fiveyear term for embezzle FORT MADISON AP I dont mind the jelly bar diet but Down south we eat a little differquart of water daily One group ent than this I have lost four is testing a jelly bartype survival test program under way at the formula diet State Penitentiary was offered by I am just a little bit hungry Pounds This assessment ration another is living on spe of a survival ca crackers and a third is on a George Bennett O 4vr i u vt LV11VIC11J OUlLI LI It 1 ilC 11 Bennett is one of 20 volunteer arc cooperating and all diets at prisoners testing a t h r e cweck fallout shelter survival program conducted by the State University of Iowa Little if any complications were reported as the program en tered its second week Each prisoner is limited to a PAINTS AWAY HUNGER PANGS tentiary inmate Ed Larbitzki one of 20 volunteer prisoners testing a fallout shelter survival program says he paints away his hunger pangs with a picture of food including a bottle of wine Miss Joanne Spaide University of Iowa dietician said the men this time are still adequate as far as satisfying the appetite SUI Medical Technician Ray mond Davenport reported that ths volunteers lost weight steadily as expected but that the loss rate has leveled off and a few men are even gaining slightly The test thus far has drawn mixed reactions from the prison ers participating in it I am not hungry and the wa ter is sufficient said Jack Nut ter But it sure gets old eating nothing but sweets Nutter who is on a jelly bar diet added it is just like eating candy at Christmas time Prisoner Arllie Elliott who also is on a jelly bar diet comment ed I am not hungry or thirsty But f have had to change from a size 36 to a size 34 trouscr be cause I have lost six pounds Charles Oliver who is on a cracker diet had this to say I am not feeling any hunger but I could use a little more wa ter Im catching up on my read ing and sure do appreciate the extra magazine privileges Each prisoner is confined to an individual cell for the dura tion of the Prisoner James Price added Im qn the cracker diet and I am not hungry although I am losing about 1 pounds a which 1 can sure I ;