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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 6, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Warning to avert shipwreck j Its automatic y and effective By WALTER HAMSHAR New York Herald Ntws Service NEW YORK A ship is steaming through the night on course full speed ahead The watch officer and lockout are scanning the seas but not a light is visible Suddenly a voice booms out on the darkened bridge This is an alert The ship is ap proaching an object This is an alert The ship is approaching an object The voice comes from a tape recorder activated by the ships radar which has detected through an unnoticed fog patch that another ship is on a pos sible collision course The voice warning continues until the mate comes to the radarscope anc turns the recorder off Fortunately there is ample time for each ship to maneuver and avert a crash The im portant factor in this imaginary situation is that the watch of ficer has been alerted in time to the possibility of an accident Such alarms actually will be warning seafarers soon The Sperry Gyroscope Co is de vcloping lookout assists under a research contract with the Maritime Administration A de vice is already in such an ad vanced stage of developmen that it will be ready for prac tical sea tests soon according to R H Michael Quinn projec chief for ship automation The device will be an attach mcnt for the radar that will ring buzzers or bells or activate a tape recorder It may do al three in stages as an approach ing object increases the threa of a collision Such a device is expected to more than pay its installation and operating costs not only bj warning of impending accident but by eliminating costly anc unnecessary maneuvers when two ships approach each othe on 4he high seas While Sperrys e 1 e c t r o ni engineers have been busy devis ing the alarm gadget its com puling department has been making an exhaustive study o accident situations under separate contract with the Mari time Administration Strangely the mathematica study has proven that unde existing practices it can cos more for a ship to make un necessary maneuvers than i does for an accident The rea soning is based on a study o possible accident situations tha arise during a year in th heavily traveled English Chan ncl By feeding all the data ac cumulated into electronic com puters Sperry engineers dis covered That common practice fo lowed for centuries by nav igators of holding course an speed in the face of possible co lision situations is the correc procedure That the principal concer is to be sure that the navigate is conscious of the fact that collision situation is developing If he is a competent navigate can be depended upon to tak the correct steps to avert crash As an illustration of the firs point the investigators note that on any voyage through th English channel a vessel is e posed to a large number o possible collision situations he were to make a maneuve for each situation before tha maneuver were absolutel necessary it could add mile and hours to his voyage B waiting until the last minute is determined that a maneuve is not necessary that the ship will pass at a safe distanc Thus the extra cost of makin the maneuver is saved Quinn a former shipmaste estimated that in one ocea crossing as many as 10 a preaching ships might be en countered If 2 jittery watc officer made a fivemile mane1 vcr for each possibility it wou add 100 miles to the crossin and almost five hours of steam ing By having an alarm system that could determine when an approaching ship is in a danger zone of less than 3Vi miles away watch officers would be spared the uncertainty of decid ing whether to seek permission from the captain to make a maneuver MORGAN DIES PHILADELPHIA Ralph Morgan 81 a New York invest ment broker and a founder of the Ivy League died Tuesday after a brief illness North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy fog and freez ing drinle Wednesday night and early Thursday A litfle warmer Wednesday night lows fn the Thurs day in mid 30s The newspaper that makes alt North I o wans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6 1965 tide Fipvr CoaiUU X Two Atfociated Prett Full LeiM WIrei No 284 Between Russia and Red China Indonesian war Photofax STOOL PIGEON BournBourn a trained pi geon sits in his chair as he prepares to eat from his own miniature dining set His owner Dr Wendell Hanson of Noblesville Ind places a bib around his chest to allow for sloppy table manners Sales are good He publishes Awful Books LONDON AP The man who published the Awful Spell ers Dictionary says his sales lave been so good that hes oing to publish a series of Aw ful Books We have done phenomenally well with the dictionary for Aw ful Spellers said Peter Wolfe Its now well on its way to 100 000 copies All this has made us realize there is one incredible gap in publishing Everyone seems to assume that people are either beginnfiri competent or ad vanced in a subject Since Im so bad atso many things myself this is something very dear to my heart So Ive commissioned a series of Awful Books designed specially for people who are baa at doing things The first three to be pub lished in March will be called The Awful Cooks Book The Awful D smakers Book The Awful H a n d y m a ns Book All these tell you what not to do and what if anything you can do if youve already made an awful mess of something said Wolfe The title and the concept may be funny but the books themselves are deadly serious and we hope will be of use in an emergency when for instance the sponge cake goes flat the pancakes have been ruined or perhaps you have split the beautifui plank youve bought The Awful Spellers Dictionary was designed for those who spell so badly they cant find the words in an ordinary dictionary The words are arranged PETER WOLFE phonetically You look up word the way it sounds If you want to spell phenom enal vou look up fenominal 14 DIE IN KARACHI KARACHI Pakistan Lifts oak chair 3 times Sandburg exercises on 87th CHARLOTTE NC AP arl Sandburg the whitehaired oet and Lincoln biographer elebrated his 87th birthday Wednesday by lifting a heavy ak armchair over his head for xercise He spreads his feet wide part and lifts a big heavy oak rmchair over his head three mes said Harry Golden andburgs friend and biograph r Thats his exercise and he oes it every day Golden said birthday tele rams had been sent to Sand burgs mountain home in Flat Rock NC by the President Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall Ambassador Adlai E Stevenson Sen Paul Douglas DI11 and all that Chicago crowd President Johnson also had a gift for Sandburg It was a color photograph inscribed by John son of the President Sandburg and Sandburgs brothcrinlaw photographer Edward Steichen Johnson arranged for William Friday president of the Univer sity of North Carolina to visit Flat Rjck to present the gift to Sandburg Golden who edits and pub lishes the Carolina Israelite and has written several best selling books said his telegram to Sandburg read May you live to be 120 just like Moses Sandburg who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for his lengthy Lin coln biography and in 1951 for his Complete Poems has pre dicted that hell die at an age divisible by 11 Its inevitable its inexora ble its written in the book of ate the poet told a newsman when he turned 80 I had two greatgrandfathers and a grand father who died in years divisi ble by 1L If I dont die at 88 Ill go on to 99 Golden who visits the Sand burgs about once a month says Sandburg still reading and is does a lot of working on the second volume of his autobiog rohy The first Always the SANDBURG Continued on Page 2 CARL SANDBURG Volachi book is rare one Reads like crime fiction By JOSEPH E MOHBAT WASHINGTON AP The Justice Department has on its lands what might be considered a rare manuscript but it cant figure outwhat to do with it The title is The Real Thing and the author of the 1200page jook is Joseph Valachi 60 new o the writing game While its contents are alleged y solid fact it reads like crime fiction The convicted murderer anc narcotics pusher wrote his memoirs during long months in he District of Columbia Jail He has resided there since Sep ember 1963 when he spilled to federal authorities and a Senate committee the secrets of the underworld syndicate he callec the Cosa Nostra A Justice Department spokes man said department lawyers are scrutinizing the book to de termine whether its contents may be made public and if so tiow William heads the G Hundley wh departments organ ized crime section and who shepherded revelations Valachi during his said the Valach book generally tends to confirm and amplify what he told the department and the Senate com mittee Theres nothing especially new in the thing Hundley said But its pretty interesting and fairly well written Hundleys boss Asst Atty Gen Herbert J Miller has a different view I couldnt get through the thing he said The department still has no decided whether to take Valach from his solitary cell in the Dis trict jail They stii think i would be dangerous for him t mix with the population of fee prisons It was reported i 1963 that the underworld ha Fourteen persons have been killed and 50 injured in political violence which continues in thelplaced a bounty or mm wake of Pakistans presidential election for breaking its blood oath o secrecy Crash on way school injures 8 to ALTA children on their way to school Wednes day were injured three serious ly in an automobile collision at a country road intersection two miles south and five west of Al ta Vista One of the school children Timothy J Cox 16 of rural Ionia was driving westward when his car collided with that of Vincent T Glaser which was southbound Richard Cox 8 w a s trans ferred to a Rochester Minn hospital with a concussion broken hip and pelvis Eileen Cox 13 with a crushed pelvis and Jane Cox 8 with internal injuries arc in a New Hamp ton hospital INDONESIAN PARATROOPERS Troops of a paratroop unit of the Indonesian Army march in a recent parade Jn Jakarta Indonesia has about 250000 Photofax men under arms President Sukarno has promised to crush the 16monthold Malaysian Federation In donesias neighbor to the south Control board has hard time in filling penal post By RON SPEER DES MOINES AP The State Board of Control appar ently is having trouble hiring a man with the qualifications needed to fill the vacant post of director of Iowas correctional It is particularly important There were several inmate no major incidents Wilson said that the director disturbances at the State Restitutions have experience as the head of formatory at Anamosa and the Henrv who a prison or similar institution State Penitentiary at Fort Madjected Baers so he understands the need of ison in the year before Baer discipline and wont break quit Sinre then there have been down administration policy at the in claim re hamstrung by that when a that the board director is Split onUN decision Pekingyes Sovietsno JAKARTA Indonesia AP The Soviet Union and Commu nist hina were locked in a dip lomatic tugofwar Wednesday over Indonesias decision to withdraw from the United Na tions Peking approved Moscow didnt Soviet Ambassador Nikolai A Mikhailov met Tuesday with Indonesian Foreign Minis ter Subandrio Reliable diplo matic sources said the Russian told Subandrio the Kremlin be lieves Indonesian withdrawal from the United Nations will aggravate the tense situation in IBBMB eastern Asia Red Chinese Ambassador Yao Chungming called on Subandrio twice Wednesday to communi cate Pekings solid backing for President Sukarnos decision Peking radio earlier Wednesday expressed firm support of the Indonesian action and the of ficial Peking Peoples Daily called the United Nations a vile place for a few powers to share the spoils It was the first expression of support from a foreign govern ment for Sukarnos decision US Ambassador Howard P Jones and the envoys of Pakis tan Czechoslovakia and Poland also called on Subandrio Their meetings all were reported re lated to Indonesias withdrawal from the world organization Subandrio is scheduled to meet Thursday with he ambas sadors from the United Arab Republic Algeria and the Phil ippines The Soviets also are known to fear the threat of Communist Chinese domination over this part of the woril and have re peatedly sought to discourage Asian Communist parties from associating closely with Peking Political observers in Jakarta have expressed concern that withdrawal from the United Na ions would force Indonesia closer to Communist China The Soviet Union has supplied Indonesia with most of its mili tary hardware since 1960 but is reported to have slowed down The other five children a were treated at the New Hamp ton hospital and then releasec They are Mary L Cox 17 Lou Ann Cox 11 Roger Paulus 11 and Jean Paulus 14 Glaser also was treated and released Mr and Mrs Lee Cox are the parents of the six Cox children and Mr and Mrs John Paulus Jr of the two Paulus children uibiiiuiiuns The job has been open since Benjamin F Baer resigned last June after charging that the board deliberately and subtly undermined his job Board Chairman Jim Henry said Wednesday that several prospects have been interviewed for the job which paid Baer a year We are actively looking for a director Henry said in an interview But there is no way we can say how long it is going to take us to find the right man The salary sought by qualified applicants for the job often poses problems Henry said One of the top prospects considered by the board Henry said was the head of a California institution Then we learned he was already getting a year Henry said Russell Wilson a board memher said we may have to go to to find a director Wilson said the man hired will have to be a top administrator with experience as a warden or superintendent of an institution and with advanced training in should also be vitally nterested in rehabilitation programs for prisoners Actually they go hand in land Wilson raid You must lave control of an institution efore you can start rehabilitation While Baer was director from 1960 until he resigned there were complaints by some members of the board that he emJhasized rehabilitation of prisoners at the expense of discipline In return Baer accused the board of refusing to allow him to carry out his duties and refusing to listen to his i The Globe MAY PAVE entire Kentucky Ave in 65 Page 28 Editorials u uuues ana responsioiliues provided by Iowa law Sinccs Baers resignation his duties have been handled by wo staff members for the Doard Nolan Ellandson and Fred Aikcn There has been speculation hat Aiken who was one of Baers assistants may be given the job 1GIRL CREW HOBART Australia Lee Quinn the San Francisco sailor who prefers girls for his crew aboard the yacht Neophyte says hell leave Hobart soon tor Antarctica with only a girl and a cat aboard Society news news Lake news 1617 Latest markets City news 1819 North Iowa news timetable pages office o DES MOINES AP State Auditor Lome Worthington is looking for a set of work sheets he said disappeared from the auditors office shortly before he took over He said Wednesday the previous auditor Republican C B Akcrs called the matter regrettable Both Akers and Worthington reported the matter to the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation Worthington said the only loss is in he estimated worth The work sheets were a com pilation of statistics on all f state c tics for 1962 and 1963 The information still is in the auditors office but must be compiled again Worthington said He said the main effort is directed to getting the work sheets back and not toward punishing whoever took them He said Mrs Helena Watson who compiled the work sheets found them missing Dec 21 although they had been on her desk when she last was at work the previous week Also missing is one copy ol the current Dallas County audit There are other copies in the from luditor Worthington said the only motive he could see for taking the work sheets was to harass him He is the first Democrat to be elected state auditor since the 1930s It is regrettable that things such as this take place and thai the taxpayers of the state are forced to suffer the consequences of someones vindic tiveness Worthington said 1 want to say however that firmly believe that this unwise act was done without either the knowledge or consent of mj nrcdcpfissnr Mr Akprs t j 1 SAME hired we will delegate to him in the past year since Indonesia showed increasing sympathy with Pekings poli cies At UN headquarters in New was speculation would reconsider I York there that Sukarno his decision to pull out One wellinformed source there said Sukarno acted on his own that his top ministers were dis mayed Indonesians chief UN dele gate L N Palar planned to fly home from New York tonight for instructions to finalize the home from New York Wednes day night for instructions to finalize the action that we have taken so far his deputy Su marjo Sosrowardojo said Tues iay night The Indonesian delegation has notified UN officials orally of ntentions to withdraw in protest against Malaysias election to he Security Council Sosrowar dojo asked if a formal notica would be submitted later said That could be He refused to comment on speculation that Palar hoped to get Sukarno to reconsider Military preparations contin ued in Malaysia which fears Indonesia is preparing a major offensive against the British backed federation RUSSIAN CHINESE TALK MOSCOW tf Soviet Min ister of Foreign Trade Nickolal Batolichev had a warm and friendly talk Wednesday with Communist Chinese experts here to discuss 1965 trade tha official Soviet news agency Tass reported ;