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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 9 The newspaper that makes all North I owans neighbors Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wire MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 1961 TC Copy of Two Out No 122 Three Congo factions form antirebel front Presidents and their servants Each had his whims By KEERAN McMANUS NEW YORK What presi dent didnt want to see servants about in the White House caus ing them to hide in closets sometimes Which lady was the most considerate Lillian Rogers Parks a veter an of 30 years as a White House maid gives her answers to these questions in a book just published Her account of doings at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave may be one of the last On Thursday it was announced that at the request of chief usher J Bernard West domestic personnel there now were pledged to refrain from publishing memoirs MRS PARKS tells of hundreds of incidents involving the oc cupants during her three de amusing the sad the embarrassing and the good and bad points of those she served Regarding various first ladies I think the behavior of Mrs Truman toward the White House servants set the best example for any futurefirst lady She was neither too sentimental nor too harsh She didnt keep looking over our shoulders as Mrs Eisen hower did and she didnt ignore the work that was done as Mrs Roosevelt did Mrs Truman was the most considerate first lady in recent decades Mrs Hoover kept the White House in the most turmoil Things were always in such a state of flux that it would be quite true to say that she never did get completely settled Al most every room was in a torn up state and as soon as it was fixed one way she would decide it would look better another way MRS ROOSEVELT If you angered her you were a dead duck Let one servant prove himself unable to get along with the rest of the help let him be caught quarrelsome or irritable and out he would go Mrs Eisenhower By com parison Mrs Eisenhower lost her temper frequently but got over it as quickly and did not fire anyone In fact she would be exceptionally nice to make up for it She also order ed that all leftover food be saved for later use The Hoovers were fierce about servants being neither seen nor heard and heaven help you if you were caught in the hall when the president was coming It was a sort of scandal around the White House the way we would dodge into a particular closet Hoovers successor Roosevelt gave the order to stop this and act natural Truman was the most insistent that we be at ease ROOSEVELT He had great personal wealth and gave the impression of great generosity but was a pennypincher on household expenses He also was very sensitive to the feel ings of others a quality that made him most kind to the help Eisenhower had such a hot temper his wife was in constant fear he would bust out at the wrong time but He and the first lady shared an amazing bond that was a joy to behold She was the most feminine of the four first ladies J had worked for and showed the greatest possessiveness to ward her husband TRIAL DATE SET LONDON Iff The trial of five alleged Soviet spies ac cused of tooting a royal navy research station of British Ad miralty secrets was set for March 13 AP Photofax WILLIAMS MEETS Mennen Wil liams US assistant secretary of state for African affairs chats with President Joseph Kasavubu of The Congo in Leopoldville Kasavubu tolcl Williams the Congolese government is not waging a cold war against the United Nations ProWest groups join in effort to put down growing Red opposition LEOPOLDVILLE Congo central Congo government Tuesday signed a military pact with inde pendent Katanga and the Kasai mining state for a united front against the leftist rebels But a rebel threat to this capital seemed to be evaporating As the pact was signed in Katanga President Moise Tshombes capital of Elisabethville the United Nations reported that leftist rebels had pulled out of the Kasai provincial capital of Lulua bourg while their spearhead at the frontier of Leopoldville Prov ince had vanished The pact among the three frequently feuding regimes could lead to a political federation capable of challenging the Com regime of An toine Gizenga the dead Patrice JFK wants heavier tax on trucks N nutshell ews in a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Relief for refugees MIAMI of Cuban refugees were enjoying concrete proof of Uncle Sams relief checks handed out in the first disbursement of federal funds at the Miami Cuban refugee center Heads of families got checks averaging Refugees who got checks may return in two weeks for more assistance Aerospace cooperation and France have agreed to cooperate in aerospace research They are to join in the development of civil communications satellites civil navigation satellites and missiles to destroy or upset the effectiveness of enemy missiles already in orbit m No luck says BenGurion JERUSALEM Minister David Ben Gurion told President Itzhak BenSvi he has been un able to form a new government and asked for the dissolution of parliament Progress at Capitol Senate Banking subcom mittee has ended hearings on the million de pressed areas bill while the Senate Labor subcom mittee got to work on President Kennedys proposal for a higher minimum wage Majority Leader Mike Mansfield DMont said he thought the depressed areas bill should be cleared for floor action next week and that major administration bills should be ready to follow in a steady stream Yes silence is golden AUSTIN Sen Wardlow Lane de cided silence was golden in the Texas Senate There was a discussion of his bill to make it a misdemeanor to beget more than one illegitimate child Lane com plained some people have made a business out of illegi timate children in order to collect state aid Senator if this bill passes it will cause a depression in your area said Sen Gulp Krueger El Campo LIONS HELP LIONS ENID Okla Lions Club project last year was construe tion of a lions cage at the city park GIVE generously to your Mason City GlobeGazette newspoperboy to keep RADIO FREE EUROPE on the air North Iowa Partly cloudy through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 1823 Highs Wednesday 3844 Iowa Partly cloudy through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night in the 20s Highs Wed nesday 3540 Further outlook cloudy and warmer Thursday Minnesota Variable cloudiness continued mild Highs Wed nesday 4046 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 42 Minimum 18 At 8 am vSunrise Sunset YEAR AGf Maximum Minimum 24 29 WASHINGTON Kennedy Tuesday proposed a tax formula for financing super highways by placing a greater share of the burden on big trucks The President in a 3500word special message to Congress said his payasyougo plan would complete 41000 miles of express roads by 1972 at a cost of billion without resort to a higher federal gasoline tax HOWEVER he said Congress should not permit a scheduled June 30 reduction in the gas tax from 4 cents a gallon to 3 cents And he added that if his propo sals for heavier levies on trucks are rejected Congress should be prepared to increase gasoline taxes on all users Kennedys plan would boost taxes and fees on heavy trucks diesel fuel tires tubes and re tread rubber While truckers would bear the brunt of these Kennedy said even so they would not pay their fair share of the cost of this program THE PRESIDENT also wants more control on roadside bill boards which he said tend to detract from both the beauty and safety of the routes they line Under the Kennedy plan the federal truck license fee apply ing to vehicles of more than 26 000 pounds weight when loaded would go up from the present a thousand pounds to a thousand Thus the fee for a 45000pound truck would rise from to S225 The tax on a 100pound truck tire would jump from S8 to S10 and trucks burning diesel fuel would pay a tax of 7 cents a gallon instead of the present 4 cents OPENING DAY SPECIAL SAN FRANCISCO UPI The United California Bank opened for business under its new corporate name and chalked up its first robbery A young bandit escaped with even before a painter fin ished painting the new name on the door heir in jumumbas political itanleyville Premier Joseph Ileo sent by President Joseph Kasavubu to Elisabethville to seek Tshom es help signed for the Leo poldville government President Albert Kalonji signed for his in dependent mining state of Ka sai Province TshOmbe signed for Katanga ONE CLAUSE of the agree ment said the signatories are determined to solve their prob lems themselves and will nol accept any outside interven tion Kasavubu has the most to gain from the agreement Tshombes 5000 wellpaid sol diers are the Cong os best trained and supplied and an led by Belgian officers who can coordinate strategy Kalonji ha about 1000 soldiers and an un determined number of Baluba tribesmen The Leopoldville government 7500 men arc scattered and dis organized Kasavubu called foi general mobilization Monday in an attempt to strengthen his forces Gizengas soldiers numbering between 5000 and 7000 are spread out in the sections of the than onethird of the regime con trols TENSION IN Leopoldville continued high after the out jreak of violence and rape by ongolese soldiers Sunday night against UN personnel Two Moroccan members oi the UN staff were arrested on the LeopoldvilleMatadi road JN soldiers remained on the alert through the night The use of UN vehicles for pleasure trips in the city was barred The United Nations said Gi zengas soldiers who reached Luluabourg were estimated at 350 SAME DATE196069 Black Flag Means Traffic Death in Past 24 Hours Iowa luck holds No letup seen for pleasant weather It might well become known as the Iowa luck While many other parts of the nation repeatedly have been belted with monumental snowfalls and frigid tempera tures this season Iowa has remained a relative oasis of good weather The excellent fortune con tinued Tuesday The weather bureau had predicted southeastern Iowa would get possibly up to 4 inches of snow from a storm moving across the southern part of the nation But it failed to materialize and balmy weather took over Only minor temperature changes were forecast through Wednesday A few lower read ings were predicted for north eastern Iowa during the night but marks should remain in the 20s over all of the state Highs Wednesday were fore cast to remain in the upper 30s and mid 40s as a weak low pressure trough moves across the state Winds will shift to the northwest Wed nesday but cause little tem perature change because most of the air is from the warm Pacific Even warmer temperatures were predicted for Thursday HEIGHHO Prince Hiro really is a bouncing baby in the arms of his mother Princess Michiko at the ripe age of one The son of Crown AP Photofax Prince Akihito celebrated his first birthday anniversary in Tokyo where the imperial family released this pic ture Living costs decline first time in year WASHINGTON ffi Living costs declined slightly in Febru first drop in 12 months The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday its consumers price index dropped by a tenth of one per cent because of lower prices for clothing used cars eggs milk fresh fruits The index fell to 1274 from Decembers record level of 1275 In the av erage prices iri194749 Despite the drop from Decem ser January prices were 16 per cent higher than in January 1960 The index rose in every month last year except August when it held steady Because prices did not rise in January there will be no change in wages of about a million workers in the auto industry am related fields whose pay is ad justed to the living cost index Bulletin WASHINGTON government charged Tuesday that former world heavy weight champion Ingemar Johansson of Sweden owes the United States in back taxes Admits hes killer of New York girl FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES TOMS RIVER N Thompson chief suspect in the New York slaying of 4yearold Edith Googie Kiegorius was seized by state police Tuesday after being spotted by an alert chicken farmer Police said Thompson confessed the crime after lis fingerprints marked him as the killer The sixday drama of the nationwide manhunt for the slay er of the beautiful child ended on the farm of Max Pesko at nearby Ridgeway N J Thompson was sent there Monday by Philadelphia employm e n t agency Pesko recognized him rom newspaper pictures Authorities said Thompson 59 a Londonborn drifter at irst denied the crime and de nied that he ever had been in New York But after his finger Drints were taken and were nalched with those found on jeer cans in the room where the girl was killed last Wednesday Thompson signed a confession The arrest of the man who once attacked his own daughter while on a drinking spree ap parently ended the search which urned up suspects in such varied places as Maine Illi nois and Maryland The toothless ill dressed Thompson apparently made a meager living as a restaurant or lotel dishwasher or a porter ie had been living in New Yorks Chelsea neighborhood for only a short time before he met ittle Edith who was known as on the street and ured her to his filthy room The child had been left alone by her uncle for only 10 minutes vhile he went to buy a pack of cigarets At first police be ieved she had been the vrc im of a sex criminal But when hey failed to find her body af er a combined search of streets acklots sewers roofs and the there was a growing be ief that she was kidnaped by a frustrated wouldbe mother Then Googies ravished body was found in Thompsons aban doned locked room on Sunday On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 89 North Iowa News 10 Sports 1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Clear Lake News 19 Comics 20 Farm News 21 Robert J Myers BLS deputy commissioner attributed much of the January price drop to weather conditions although adding that a recession decline in demand doubtless had some effect MYERS SAID the weather cur tailed clothing sales in Decem ber and that department stores because of large January inven tories offered sharp price re ductions in womens suits and coats There also were some price cuts in shoes and other clothing items Average clothing prices dropped by 11 per cent from December to January Used car prices were down 25 per cent and Myers said this development was influenced too by the weather Food prices on the average were down a tenth of 1 per cent AS FOR THE February out ook Myers said he would ex pect little change although a drop between January and Feb ruary is normal In a separate report the bu reau said the spendable earn ings and buying power of fac ory workers were virtually un changed in January Spendable pay after taxes for a factory worker with three dependents amount ed to a week the same as in December AP PhototaX CRACKS GAMBLING US Atty Ar lyne Hassett with Police Officer Harold Bidder ex amine cache beneath secret trap door following raid on an expensive house in Revere Mass Miss Hassett 36 led the 26 armed US Treasury agents raid Seven men were charged with failure to pay the federal gambling tax Authori ties said the alleged gambling ring operated a million business since 1953 I ;