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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes all North I owens neighbors VOL 99 MM ITes tnUrnttton ruU feu wm MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 5 SectionsSect On No 74 Punsters fighting for lives Playing for big steaks By ALBIN KREBS NEW YORK UPI A band of hardy and embattled souls are seeking to enlist the support of millions in their fight for a highminded cause saving the pun as a respectable form of humor Upun my soul well do it vowed the pun lovers leader George Q Lewis executive dir ector of the National Associa tion of Gagwriters Lewis said the highlight of the National Observance would be a con vention Society in New for the York of Revival the and Preservation of the Pun as a Form of Humor We punsters will take our stand sitting down Lewis said solemnly Pust like a girl who flirts with the butcher were playing for big steaks LEWIS SAID he had to admit that most people groaned and squirmed when they heard re marks like that but that deep down they really appreciate a the leadership pun good or otherwise This appreciation of the pun applies to everyone Lewis said psychiatrists girls who like to drink comedians and even Com munists who like to wash Heading for A practical joker DALLAS Tex UPI Roy Cowan is guy who likes to see the startled look on the face of a service station attendant In short Roy Cowan is a practical joker He has been working on one for quite awhile and so far it hasnt gotten him in trouble with the federal authorities He carries a stack of bills and after every fourth or fifth bill he inserts a sheet of white paper just the size of the currency When he buys gasoline he peels off a couple of the bills until he runs onto a piece of white paper Gosh he says Thats one I forgot to print So far Roy says he hasnt missed Every time he has left a victim the attendant is busily writing down his license number Goldwater will keep his post FROM OCR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Re publicans Thursday unanimous ly renamed Sen Barry Gold water of Arizona as their cam paign chairman He was reelected after an airclearing exchange with Sen Jacob Javits of New York Javits told newsmen that he is sat isfied that un der the ground rules Sen Goldwater and laid down we will get along G o 1 d w a t GOLDWATER their dirty Lenin in public Lewis said all this with a straight face thus compelling one listener to remind him sternly that the dictionary de fines a pun as a play on words of the same sound but differ ent meaning or on different meanings of the same word always for the sake of ludicrous effect Agreed said Lewis and then he told a story about for mer Korean President Syngman Rhees brother who fell in love with a girl researcher for Life magazine for which Rhee also worked RHEE DISAPPEARED and his sweetheart looked for him everywhere and finally they were reunited Ah sweet Mr Rhee of Life at last Ive found you she said For those who consider that an unpunny joke and a puny at tempt at humor the following story is offered A merchant named Chan who dealt hi teakwood figurines one day hid out in his shop to learn who was stealing his wares To his surprise a strangelooking bear walked in on feet that looked oddly hunvan As the animal snapped up a figurine Mr Chan leaped forward and cried Stop you boyfoot bear with teak of Chan EVAN ESAR who bills him er said that the party session cleared the air and all of the GOP senators agreed that the Republicans should go out and elect Republicans and beat Democrats No opposition candidate to Goldwater was nominated The Arizonian is his partys most outspoken conservative and at Thursdays session criticized New York States poor elec tion showing for Republicans under Gov Nelson Rockefeller Javits said the exchange boiled down to the fact that a record of what rules will be used in conduct of the 1962 cam paign now has been made in the presence of all Republican senators The Republicans also re named Sen Andrew Schoeppel of Kansas as chairman of their Committee on Committees which makes assignments to Senate committees At the same time Senate GOP leader Everett Dirksen said Re publican Congressional chiefs expect to call President Eisen hower in from his retirement to help pep up future conferences after Jan 20 He said Republi cans probably will hold a week ly joint meeting on Capitol Hill as a substitute for their present White House sessions Red planes evacuating some troops VIENTIANE Laos IBWest ern military sources said Thurs day they have had reports Soviet planes are taking some personnel out of Xieng Khouang Province on the plain north of this capital EDYTHE KLUMPP Governor spares life of slayer of lovers wife COLUMBUS Ohio UPI The self a pun encyclopedist said ijfe of Edythe Klumpp 42 con we hope to get some of the headlines now that the election is over That reminds me I know a man who voted for Kennedy because he objected to changing the name of the White House to Nixon Lodge Esar was stopped before fur ther damnage to the funny bone could be done and he consented to define types of puns There is the safety pun not fto be confused with what keeps up a babys diapers Examples Drive like hell and youll get there Gossips dont run down nearly so many people as drivers do If you want to live to see 90 dont look for it on your speedometer The punnut is a brand of wit that plays on the word nut Esar explained The miser is a dough nut a lifeguard is a beach nut ESAR DOESNT approve of wiseacre puns like the one about the girl whos so homely she has to wait for winter be fore she can get a chap on her hands But he giggles gleefully over the inferential pun based on misinterpretation of a Thats like the one about the lady who heard a young man had become a naval surgeon and concluded that doctors certainly do specialize these days Modern puns are a far cry from the type immortalized by 19lh century English poet Thomas Hood parson told the sextott ind the sexton tolled tht i demned to die Friday for the slaying of her lovers wife has been spared Gov Michael V DiSalle an nounced Wednesday night that justice could not be served by her execution and commuted the Cincinnati womans sent ence to life imprisonment The announcement came af ter an afternoon interview in which DiSalle questioned Mrs Klumpp while she was under the influence of a truth serum Mrs Klumpp was convicted of firstdegree murder for shooting Louise Bergen to death and then burning her body The slaying took place in Cin cinnati Oct 29 1958 The burned body was found on the shore of Lake Cowan in Clinton County Mrs Klumpp admitted the killing When she was convicted of firstdegree murder she asked for a new trial When this was denied she blamed the vic tims estranged husband Wil liam Bergen for the killing Mrs Klumpp had been living with Bergen SAM I DATI1HO4 But it was emphasized it is LOO early to say whether the Russians are easing up on their airlifts to the proCommunist rebels in Laos because of mount ing international opposition By these accounts those being flown out are technicians ar tillerymen and military advis ers but their nationality is in dispute They have been various ly described as from Commu nist North Viet Nam or even the Soviet Union The proCommunist Pathet Lao and Capt Kong Les leftist para troopers areknown to have re ceived Soviet airdrops of sup plies Washington insists Soviet planes also have dropped sub stantial numbers of men from North Viet Nam There were no reliable reports of any military action in the last 48 hours besides skirmishes DIES AT 74 VIENNA Prof Erich Schroedinger 74 who won the Nobel prize for physics in 1933 died Wednesday Hopeful for 3rd judge Iowa solons file bills WASHINGTON Wi Reps Charles B Hoeven RIowa and Neal Smith DIowa seek an ad ditional federal judgeship for their state They introduced Th u r s d a y identical bills which would au thorize the position designed to be a roving judge to work in both the present Northern and Southern Districts A third judge is needed Hoeven said in support of the proposal he has sponsored for the fourth time It is fully ap proved all along the way SMITH SAID he had received assurances from key members of the House Judiciary Commit tee that the proposal would re ceive very sympathetic consid eration I feel sure it will pass Smith said either by itself or i in an omnibus type bill for the nation as a whole The additional Iowa judgeship was included in such an omni bus bill last year which was not acted upon by the House Hoeven expressed the opinion that this bill bogged down in the last Congress because the Democratic majority may have been a little reluctant to see Republican judges appointed even though President Eisen hower had agreed to divide these new posts equally from a politi cal standpoint I would think there is a bet ter chance of having the bill en acted now Hoeven said in re ferring to the change in admin istration HOEVEN SAID court now is held in Cedar Rapids Dubuque Waterloo Sioux City Fort Dodge and Mason City in the Northern District and in Des Moines Keokuk Council Bluffs Creston Davenport and Ottum wa in the Southern District It is about 300 miles from Dubuque to Sioux City and an equal distance from Davenport to Council Bluffs in the two dis tricts He said each judge now must make at least two trips through his district each year to handle regular business plus special trips for additional sessions when the work requires It is generally recognized by those acquainted with the situ ation Hoeven said that the judges are overburdened and in need of relief and assistance The two present judges are Henry N Graven Greene and Roy L Stephenson Des Moines Good to be Iowa income tax chief DES MOINES L Good 54 Des Moines Republi can Thursday was named state income tax director by the Iowa Tax Commission Good has been supervisor of the audit sec tion of the state income tax di vision since 1953 Good suc ceeds George Eischeid Nor walk who resigned Wednesday because of poor health Goods appointment is effective Jan 16 The commission said his salary will be a year AP Photofax NEW APPOINTEES W Macy Jr vice president of Wesleyan University at Middletown Conn and Roger Jones right chairman of the U S Civil Service Commission were named to posts in the Kennedy administration Macy will succeed Jones in the civil service position and Jones will be deputy un dersecretary of state for administration Cuba arms coast as Yanks depart AP Photofax MILITIAWOMAN WATCHES DE PARTING AMERICANS Roxanna and other American embassy personnel Smith Mountain View Calif exbojird it to evacuation ship The changes looks with a Cuban militiaCastro militiawoman carries an auto woman guarding bus in Havana as she matic weapon Personnel of US Embassy happy to escape tensions WEST PALM BEACH Fla i Sixtyseven US Embassy personnel given 48 hours by Fi del Castro to get out of Cuba arrived Thursday aboard a car ierry apparently happy to escape the tensions of Havana It was a scramble to get out n two days said Eugene A FAIRandWARMER Gilmore counselor for economic affairs and No 2 man in the Havana embassy The tension is very high We have been passing the word ac tively to Americans remaining in Cuba suggesting that they leave We got out of Havana too fast to gauge the response GILMORE SAID the departure was smooth no incidents at all He said the embassy would be closed and the 10 Americans who stayed would come home in two or three days as soon as arrangements can be completed for the Swiss to take over North Iowa Generally fair and warmer Thursday night lows in lower 20s Fair to partly cloudy and continued mild Friday highs in the 40s Iowa Generally fair through Friday Warmer North Thurs day night lows in the 20s Highs Friday 40s north to 50s south Further outlook Fair and mild southwest partly cloudy and a little colder northeast Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Friday in 30s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 25 Minimum 0 At 8 am 10 Hunting golf in Ikes future plans WASHINGTON Eisenhowers plans after he the White House Jan 20 include quail shooting in Geor gia and a month or two in a California house overlooking a olf course The White House that immediately after the inauguration of John F Kenne dy Mr and Mrs Eisenhower will attend a luncheon with members of his Cabinet at a private club here Prescott man dies in 2car collision FONTANELLE UPI Rex Campbell 16 rural Prescott was killed and two other per sons were injured Thursday when two cars collided at the crest of a hill near here Mother seven tots perish in flames LYNN Mass moth er and seven children six of them hers perished in a house fire Thursday Ten other per Counsul General J a m e s E Brown Jr another of the ar rivals was asked if he believec the 2000 Americans remaining in Cuba were in any real danger as a result of the U S break in diplomatic relations with the Russiansupported Castrodicta torship Not in a general way Brown replied I dont think any of them are expecting any immediate trouble except those whose personal ac tivities might endanger them I will be uncomfortable for them all however They ought to get out if there is no compelling reason to stay GILMORE SAID he was under orders to report to Washington immediately and would leave here on the first available plane The rest of the group will go to Washington proceed to their next posts or go on home leave Embassy records that weren destroyed were sent on aheac sons escaped the flames in the twofamily house Dead are Ann Amerault and six of a laM to Rey Wegt Man seven children and the the embassy workers left Ha son ofBarbara Hollmgsworth homes and property the couldnt take along 14 SLAIN Two employes who went to a ELISABETHVILLE Congo Wl Havana police station in con UN troops with a complaint of theft guard on a pay train drove off of household goods were jailed a band of attacking Balubajthemselve and not released un tribesmen and killed 14 of them til the day the ferry was due to the UN announced Thursday leave N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Management and union lead ers of the vital steel industry held an unusual huddle Thursday to seek some way of getting their idle mills back into full production LEOPOLDVILLE Congo A mob of 100 Con golese rioted outside United Nations headquarters where U N Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was conferring with Congolese officials The rioters demanded the immediate release from jail of deposed premier Patrice Lumumba CASABLANCA Morocco King Mohammed V of Morocco and President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana were standing firm against a proposal by U A R President Gamal Abdel Nasser to send a joint African military force to the aid of deposed Premier Patrice Lumumba of the Congo WASHINGTON The Council of the Organiza tion of American States OAS has voted to impose limited economic sanctions against the Dominican Re public It was the first time the council ever invoked an economic boycott against a member nation Heavy guns in place Crack down on espionage ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES HAVANA Cuba Cuba start d installing coastal defense uns along the famed Malecoa ea drive Thursday and de lared the area a military one The restricted area reaches rom the junction of Galiano treet and the Malecon west vard to the suburban Vedado ocation of the now abandoned United States Embassy building Army crews immed i a t e 1 y tarted rolling heavy guns into he area and by 11 am They lad been emplaced for roughly a mile between Galiano Street nd Maceo Park the start of he Vedado suburb TH E FIRST GUNS to be rolled nto position were howitzers and antiaircraft pom pom can non Eyewitnesses to the sur prise move said quite a lot were being emplaced There was no prior announce ment of the government decision to fortify what hitherto has been a lovers promenade People were permitted to walk through the area but all vehicu lar traffic was detoured away from the sea wall The Malecon overlooks the Gulf of Mexico along its approximately 10mile expanse Cuba blamed the Eisenhower administration for its break in elations with the US and im plied that things might improve inder Presidentelect John Ken nedy A cabinet statement along the propaganda line laid down by VIoscow that the main trouble with the United States was the isenhower pressed hope that relations vould be restored at some un disclosed future date The statement came after a nightlong cabinet session which made mandatory firing squad deaths for antiCastro terror sts within 72 hours of their conviction KENNEDY DURING the pres dential campaign criticized the Castro regime harshly and the Duban prime minister in turn called the Democratic candidate an ignorant illiterate beard ess kid The US decision to break dip omatic relations with Havana is not expected to set off any quick chain reaction in other Latin capitals But those jwho favored the break are opti mistic that the eventual result will be a more widespread with drawal by other LatinAmeri cans of their envoys to Havana Panama called home Wednes day its ambassador to Cuba for consultation giving rise to speculation that the Central American country may break with Castro The Panamanian government declined comment At United Nations N Y meanwhile the U S was ex jpccted to insist that the U N Security Council formal charge that the U S plans to invade Cuba The 11nation council con tinued debate on the Cuban charge which the United States called false and ridiculous On the inside Society News 5678 Latest Markets 10 Mason City News 1011 Clear Lake News 12 Sports 1516 North Iowa News 17 Comics 18 Editorials 24 CRASH KILLS 4 PEASE AIR FORCE BASE jNH thundering ex plosion demolished a B47 Strato jet on takeoff Wednesday night killing all four men aboard ;