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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Idittd for tht VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The that makes all North I owans neighbors Auoclated Presi tnd UniUd Pwt Internatlon Full Wire MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY W1 7c t Copy Pptr Consist of Two SeetlouSectloa On HOME EDITION Final briefing for JFK on inaugural eve WASHINGTON Ifl Thursday was John F Ken nedys last as a private citizen for at least four years and he made it a busy one First on the agenda A sec ond White House conference with President Eisenhower When he came outof the threehour conference Kennedy told reporters that he and three of his top appointees had had the opportunity to get the thinking of the President and the re jsponsible officers of the govern ment on some of the major problems facing the United States Kennedy bronzed and smiling was asked how he feels with his inauguration as president scheduled Friday Plenty of if wanted Expresident list grows By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON The na tion will have three ex presidents and three former vice presidents but will prob ably find little or nothing for them to do when Dwight D Eisenhower steps out of the White House Friday The three former presidents Eisenhower 70 Truman 76 and Hoover 86 have had vast governmental experience It has been argued the country could well use that experience But President Kennedy almost certainly wont call on the three former vice presidents Richard M Nixon 47 Henry Wallace 72 and John Nance Garner 92 His reasons in each case would be different KENNEDY a practical poli tician who may be looking for reelection in 1964 is not likely to build up the prestige of Nixon who ran against him in 1960 and may run again Wallace who served one term under President Roosevelt has been unattractive to Democrats since he broke with them in 1948 to run on the Progressive ticket for president against Tru man Garner too old for strenuous activity has been out of the political picture since 1941 when he retired to his Texas farm after two terms under Roose velt Both Truman and Eisenhower used Hoover to head commis sions for reorganizing the gov ernment Both men got on well with him But neither assign ment required any advice from Hoover on broad White House problems Eisenhower not only made no use of Truman who blasted him in the 1952 presidential cam paign but carefully avoided any contact with him KENNEDY MAY ask Eisen hower to undertake some good will missions abroad But he can hardly ask advice from the man whose two administrations he called inept It is doubtful because of Hoovers advanced age that Kennedy will want to burden him anymore As for Truman Kennedy has no particular reason to love the man from Missouri Truman rooted for him in the later stages of the 1960 cam paign But the former president tried to wreck Kennedys White House Chances before the Democratic convention Still theres the question Shouldnt some v ay be found to use the experience of expresi dents There has been a sug gestion that they should auto matically become senators THEY WOULD have no vote but could speak their minds since they would have insight into government which the ex perience of no senator could match Nothing ever came of this no tion There are arguments on the other side That when a man becomes an expresident the nation should thank him for his services but say goodbye to his opinion By putting a twoterm limit on the presidency the nation has shown it wants a limit on the guidance of any one man Further an expresident may be and probably is miles apart from the new presidents thinking The Northwestern States Port land Cement Co reported a loss ofat least Wednesday evening in a fire in the plants large No 1 bag house building Firemen are investigating to attempt to determine the cause of the fire Company president Jack Mac Nider said the quick response and rapid work of the Mason City fire department prevented a general plant fire A whole Very good he replied A reporter asked if he was excited Interested Kennedy replied witha broad grin A JOINT statement issued by the press secretaries of the out going and incoming presidents said that world areas discussed at the conference included the Ear East Africa Western Eu rope and the Caribbean Eisenhower and Kennedy met alone first in the Presidents of fice Then they met in the Cabi net Room with the incoming and outgoing secretaries of state Treasury and defense for continuation of their discussions The statement said that during their discussions the president elect and the incoming Cabinet members were brought up to date on a number of matters affecting the security of the United States It was the second time Eisen hower and Kennedy had met for preinaugural discussion They conferred for nearly three hours Dec 6 FRIDAY THEIR roles will be reversed Eisenhower will be come a private citizen and Ken nedy will step into the White House Kennedy had a tight sched ule for the rest of the day Later in the morning he conferred with Gen Lemnitzer chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and with Najeeb Halava deputy chief of Federal Aviation Ad ministration In the afternoon were con ferences with Arthur J Gold berg secretary of labordesig nate and with the AFLCIO Executive Council also a gov ernors reception The evening will be taken up with social events one a party in honor of Eleanor Roosevelt Then he attends an inaugural concert and a mammoth gala at the Armory staged by Frank Sinatra and Kennedys brother inlaw Peter Lawford Snow and cold for inaugural predicted WASHINGTON be gan falling in Washington Thurs day morning and the weather man gave the crowded city this glum news Several inches of mixed snow and sleet may ac cumulate along with cold winds before the hour of President elect John F Kennedys inauguCanterbury to meet with a ration Friday But come snow or sleet the capital was squared away for one of its biggest cele brations FIREMEN AT WORK Firemen direct hoses onto roof areas of the No 1 bag house which caught fire Wednesday evening at the Northwestern States Port land Cement Co Spectators are Tom MacNider far Photos by Musser company executive vice president and with him plant superintendent Robert Campbell Another photo on page 2 NW States blaze investigated Plants fire loss line of buildings he said could have become involved had the fire spread from the original building The large Lshaped concrete building was used for storage of new cement sacks in one sec tion and for storage of electric motors in another The fire was centered in two offices and in a large area of roof and support ing members above the motor storage area Roof and sup ports above the bag storage area also had considerable damage About 5000 of the 450000 sacks were ruined by water Four of the approximately 75 electric motors were burned The motors ranged in size from 5 to 300 horsepower The estimate at pres ent could go considerably high er if the water damage to mo tors is considerable All of them were wet from the water used in fighting the fire Canterbury u post to Dr Ramsey LONDON UPI Queen Elizabeth Thursday named Dr Arthur Ramsey Archbishop of York and an advocate of Chris tian unity as the new Arch bishop of Canterbury He will succeed the Right Hon and Most Rev Dr Geoffrey F Wisher who announced his re tirement earlier this week Dr Ramsey has long enjoyed considerable public popularity or what admirers call his common touch and he occa sionally has been known to have a pint of ale in the village pub while in animated discussion with farmers Dr Ramsey will take the church office from the 73year old Dr Fisher who has been Archbishop of Canterbury and primate of all England since 1945 Dr Fisher who was the first Anglican Archbishop of Roman Catholic pope since the split centuries ago last Tues day announced his decision to Iretire on May 31 AP Photofax INFLIGHT PREPARATION Presidentelect John F Kennedy reads his inaugural speech as his plane flew him from New York City to Washington D C for his second and last conference with President Eisenhower N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES NEW YORK Striking harbor craft crewmen threw pickets at giant Pennsylvania Station in a fast spreading action which could knock out virtually all New York rail service Such a tieup would quickly pose staggering travel woes for more than 200000 commuters WASHINGTON House Republican leaders have taken a unanimous stand against a Democratic plan to liberalize the House Rules committee by en larging its membership WASHINGTON Undersecretary of Statedes ignate Chester Bowles told inquiring senators the United States is going to defend Formosa at what ever the cost and whatever the risks SPRINGFIELD 111 Nathan Leopold greying thrill killer convicted in 1924 of the slaying of a 14yearold boy has won permission of his parole board to wed a Puerto Rican widow The board how ever refused to reduce his parole period MOST OF THE damage Mac Sfider said is represented by the ruining of roof and supports One section of the building is about 50 by 100 feet and the other section is about 30 by 15C feet Practically all the roof will have to be replaced The fire was discovered by a plant watchman Gerald Fish on his rounds It was about 7 It pm The fire department respond ed with five trucks and 17 me and arrived ina few minute after the alarm was given I the meantime a prearrangei fire signal given ons the plan whistle notified plant personne of the fire location and all avail able men went to the scene The fire department reporl said that the help of the plant 25 of was considerable THE FIRE department called n its offduty shift men some of whom added to the manpower at the scene and some of whom stood by at the fire station in case of other calls The No 1 bag house one of he older buildings at the plant was one of the few that escaped damage in a fire just 20 years 31 took off the roofs of a number of buildings The loss in that fire was in the construction jrices of two decades ago Senators also push judgeship WASHINGTON iff Creation of one additional federal judge ship in Iowa was urged Thurs day by the states Republican senators Bourke B Hickenloop er and Jack Miller Iowa now has two federal judges with the state divided into northern and southern dis tricts Hickenlooper introduced a bill cosponsored by Miller which would authorize the new post Similar legislation has been pro posed in the House by Iowa Reps Charles B Hoeven R and Neal Smith D On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 6 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets 11 Sports 1314 Comics North Iowa News17 SAME DATE19M30 Black Plat Meani Truffle Deatk Fnit 14 Hcmri CON North Iowa Partly cloudy cold er with occasional light snow flurries through Friday Lows Thursday night 5 to 10 Highs Friday in the teens Iowa Partly cloudy through Friday Snow flurries north east Thursday night and over east Friday Lows Thursday night generally near 10 above Highs Friday 15 to 20 north 25 to 30 south Further out look Partly cloudy and cold Saturday Minnesota Variable cloudiness snow flurries Highs Friday 5 to 15 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 27 Minimum 12 Precipitation A snow Halabay chosen to be aviation chief WASHINGTON WVPresident elect John F Kennedy Thursday chose Najeeb Halabay 45 Los Angeles to be chief of the Fed eral Aviation Agency Halaby now is deputy chief Halaby will succeed E R Quesada who re cently became partowner of the new Washington baseball club and resigned his federal post I Sheldon firms sale of stock to be probed SHELDON UP Sale of stock in Northern Bio hemical Corp employer of Elliott Roosevelt and an nvestment outlet for an admitted million embez ler will be investigated Iowa officials said Thursday The State Bureau of Investigation said it was requested by ie securities division Of the Iowa Insurance Department to send n agent to Sheldon to question all principals about the stock ransactions Sale of unregistered stocks in Iowa is illegal Roosevelt Denver Colo finance expert and son of the late resident of the United States made a flying trip here late Wed participated in a midnight news conference where he isclosed that Mrs Burnice Iverson Geiger 58 had bought about nethird of Northern Biochemical stock Mrs Geiger is in jail ai Sioux City after admitting the near ccord embezzlement from the Sheldon National Bank of which er father W P Iverson 83 is iresident With Roosevelts announce ment official attention focused n Northern Biochemical organ zed over a year ago to deal in rie manufacture and sale of pecial animal feeds Harold Eugene Kistner Jr 35 s president of the corporation vhich started with and is ow capitalized at MRS GEIGER assistant ashier and a member of the oard of Sheldon National until t collapsed Tuesday had held controlling interest in North rn Biochemical The sheriff of Kearney Neb Aoyd Frank said Thursday hat a Harold Eugene Kistner r of Sheldon pleaded guilty here on Aug 7 1958 to 14 ounts of unauthorized sale of securities OBrien County authorities at Primghar said they had served a Nebraska warrant on the Kist ROOSEVELT KISTNER ner who heads Northern Bio chemical in 1957 They declined to say if it related to the se curities case Sheriff Frank said the charge against Kistner was in connec tion with the sale of undivided fractional working interests in an oil and gas lease in Crook County Wyo in 1956 He said the sale had not been authorized by the Nebraska State Banking Department KISTNER PLEADED guilty on Aug 7 1958 and was given a oneyear parole He was re leased from parole on Aug 21 1959 The extent of Mrs Geiger s The loss Wednes day night is more than half as much as the entire loss by fire holdinSs in the C0mpany A n Mason City last year Allthe first concrete figure turned though the 1960 loss total is inup during an investigation of complete it will be below she did with the 000 losing of the bank Held in jail t Sioux City the towns promi ent citizen and philanthropist as remained silent Although substantial the in estment in the chemical firm tock represents only a part of ic embezzled funds Mrs Gei er paid for the stock in excess f with blocks at nd a share Roosevelt said Mrs Geiger ought about onethird of the orporations capital stock of 50000 shares with cash Records indicate that in the arly months of the corporation utstanding shares totaled only bout 200000 and Mrs Geiger eld 65 per cent The firm also as two subsidiaries UNCONFIRMED reports cir ulated here hinted that the ompany may have obligations o the bank running up to 500000 Kistner said the corporation will meet this weeks payroll for 135 employes and will continue in operation without interrup tion MERCHANTS WHO were de positors in the Sheldon National Bank tried to smile in the knowledge that their cheeks on the bank were bouncing House wives with cash or ready credit iclped those who didnt have t and businessmen who banked at the Sheldon went to the Se urity State Bank to get relief If Mrs Geiger pleads guilty he will go before a federal udge at Sioux City Jan 26 She vould probably receive a man atory sentence of five years n the specific charge of em ezzling from a federally nsured bank She made her home in a jail ell shared by a former Sheldon oman charged with child neg lect She wore the same tartan dress she put On the last day she went to the bank Although her husband Wallace 58 begged her to let him put up her bond she refused She did not want to come back to Sheldon to face her neighbors Mrs Geigers courtappointed attorney Stanley Corbett said shes there she knows shell be there for quite a while defalcation that resulted in shes resigned to it Cancer takes life of famed jungle doctor Tom Dooley NEW YORK W Thomas Dooley lionhearted young doc tor who battled disease in the Laos jungle even when he him self became ravaged by crip pling cancer died in his sleep Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital Death came just one day af ter his 34th birthday Dooley a bachelor brought o the hospital Dec 27 wearing a arace from shoulder to hips in sisted he was going to continue his work if his iron maiden enabled him to get around and characteristically added I am not going to quit I will continue to guide and lead my hospitals until my back my brain my blood and my bones collapse Dooleys dedication to reliev ing the plight of the underprivi leged and ailing began seven years ago while he was a Navy doctor In May 1954 Dooley was as signed to help in the exchange of persons who wanted to leave lommunist North Viet Nam for free South Viet Nam after the Indochina settlement More than 600000 refugees were processed through his camp and Dooley decided then to help those people as much as he could With the proceeds from his first of three bestselling books Deliver Us From Evil he set up a hospital in Man Tha Laos five miles from Red China DR THOMAS DOOLEY in 1956 Other primitive hospi tals followed He then estab lished Medico Inc with Dr Peter D Comanduras Wash ington D C and guided the organization to its present op erations in 12 countries Dooley was the youngest of ficer in the history of the medi cal corps to receive the Legion of Merit for his work with the Navy He also was awarded the National Order of Viet Nam that nations highest decoration He received the worlds praise In 1959 a annual award Dooley received from Mutual of Omaha an insurance firm went to another MEDICO hospital m Kenya But that same year he learned that a tumor on his chest was malignant A New York operation was termed suc cessful and he went back over seas Even though told by some doc tors his cancer was arrested he remarked to newsmen that his type of cancer was the fast growing kind but added I fig ure that what I have crammed into my life makes me really 65 He managed to get his own plane and flew back and forth I ;