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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for Hit MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes a North lowans neighbors VOL 99 Associated and United Press Internationil Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 27 1961 7e a Copy Paper Consists ol Two H How best to digest a sermon 20 minutes at stake r By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International Every Sunday morning 250 000 ministers stand in the pul pits of Americas churches and preach 500 million words of sermons at 50 million pairs of ears This vast outpouring of ser monology ought to have a great impact It is the most con centrated dose of exhortation and instruction to which church members are exposed For many it is the only 20minute period in the entire week which is consciously set aside for serious religious thought Unfortunately as every real istic clergyman knows only a small percentage of any con gregation actually absorbs the message the preacher is trying to deliver For the rest the carefullyprepared sermon goes in one ear and out the other barely brushing the brain IT IS CUSTOMARY to blame the minister for this breakdown of communication between pul pit and pew The churchgoer who didnt get anything out of the sermon rarely stops to think that he may have failed rather than the preacher But there is a dual responsi bility in all forms of human communication No writer can communicate an idea without the help of a thoughtful and in telligent reader And no preach er can get his thought across without the active cooperation of a congregation which is really listening Modern psychological re search has exploded the notion that listening is a natural en dowment possessed by every one except the small minority who are deaf It shows that genuine listening is an art that has to be learned Like writing or preaching it calls for practice and concentration And most people dont work very hard at it in church or else where IN A RECENT article for Presbyterian Life magazine Prof George S Odiorne of the University of Michigan offered some practical suggestions to churchgoers on how to become better listeners to sermons He pointed out that the average minister delivers a sermon at a rate of about 100 words a minute But the human mind can think in words at a rate of 500 words a minute or better This disparity between speakingpace and thinkingpace means that the listener has plenty of time for diversions for tuning in and out of a sermon The trouble is once you let your mind wander from the sermon it may never get back One way to keep your at tention concentrated on the sermon is to listen for ideas and concepts rather than for facts and illustrations Why did the preacher choose this particular text What was the basic point of that anecdote Toward what conclusion what spiritual insight is he trying to lead the congregation If you keep asking yourself ques tions like this youll have to think about the sermon And there are very few sermons however dull their presentation which do not offer some food for thought IT ALSO HELPS if you per sonalize the sermon How does this apply to me Is a question that can open the door of your mind to whatever word of God the preacher is trying to relay If the applications suggested by the minister seem irrelevant to your life think of other ways in which this message might be meaningful not to your neighbor but to you Another basic rule of good listening is to appraise the mes sage rather than the man A final suggestion which is perhaps the most important of all Keep clear in your own mind the true relationship which exists between you and the man in the pulpit He is not a salesman trying to talk you into something and you are not a customer trying to resist his pitch He is t servant of God able or inept as the case may be And you are a child of God in need of spiritual nourishment A story on ice Good turn backfires DALLAS Tex UPI Neliine Howard and Martha Koger had chains on their car Friday to drive to work over ice that glazed the city streets They remarked about the trouble other drivers were hav ing slipping and sliding on Ihe slick pavement Then they saw a woman in a car apparently stalled in the middle of the block They were in such good spirits that without being asked they decided to help her Neliine eased up behind the car and gave it a push The lady in the car up ahead looked back and waved As they eased along the woman kept turning waving obviously thankful for Ihe help Neliine and Martha waved in return Finally the woman drove over to the curb Neliine and Martha pulled along side and rolled down their window Thanks a lot the woman said with a cheerful smile but I was trying to back into that driveway back there Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday not so cold Lows Friday night zero to 5 below Highs Saturday 12 18 Further outlook Chance of snow and turning colder Sunday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average about 10 degrees below normal Saturday through next Wednesday Nor mal highs are from the upper 20s in the northeast to the lower 30s in the southwest Normal lows are from about 5 above in the northwest to 15 in the southeast A warm ing trend is expected at the beginning of the period but turning colder again by the first of next week Precipita tion will average 10 of an inch or less occurring as snow Saturday or Sunday Minnesota Variable cloudiness and scattered snow flurries Turning colder day highs 515 north Satur data GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Friday Maximum 8 Minimum 13 Precipitation tr snow Dougherty airman on lost plane A native of Dougherty is among 23 Americans aboard a Military Air Transport Service plane which vanished Thursday over Canadas frozen Atlantic coastline A search is under way The transport was carrying 13 passengers and 10 crewmen from Morocco to its home base at Norfolk Va via the Azores and Newfoundland It was due to land at Argentina early in the morning but is presumed down in the frigid waters ONE Of the crewmen aboard is Machinists Mate lC Donald P Smith son of Mrs Ida Al den originally of Dougherty but who now lives at Norfolk Smiths wife Betty also lives at Norfolk Smiths stepbrother Hartley Alden lives at Dougherty Hartley Alden said Smith 36 is a 19year veteran of the Navy enlisting immediately after Pearl Harbor He served in a number of assignments before transferring to the Navy air corps where he became a flight Hassle develops in House Dr Hanchers views hit PROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DBS MOINES A virtual ulti matum handed to the Iowa leg islature by Dr Virgil M Hancher resulted in a sharp hassle in the Iowa legislature Friday The House devoted most of its attention to the passage of eight minor bills before adjourning until Monday The Senate was in session for only 15 minutes receiving eight bills including a plan for redistricting the state into seven instead of the present freeci RB47 fliers Friday re ITS A BIG DAY President John Kennedy was among the top dignitaries on hand to greet the two American fliers who arrived at Andrews AFB Wash ington after their flight from Moscow With him are Greeted by President wives AP Photofax left to Capt Freeman Olmstead and his wife Mrs James Olmstead the airmans mother and Capt John McKone and his wife Another photo on page 2 Yank fliers home rr eight districts One legislator Rep Eugene Hailing ROrient said during a verbal clash that Hancher talked himself out of about million not elaborate to Hanchers HALLING DID but he referred engineer Smith attended H a n s e 1 1 High School joining the Navy before graduation He finished his education while in uniform FOURTEEN AIRCRAFT and a half dozen ships were or dered out Friday to scour the area where the fourengine C118 from only four it was due at was last heard minutes before Argentia The planes last contact was with a U S Navy patrol plane that sighted the C118 on its radar and talked with the crew The Navy plane said that 35 minutes later it saw an explo sion in the air about 27 miles northeast of Argentia apparent ly above Newfoundlands Ava lon Peninsula and near the city of St Johns across the penin sula from Argentia But search officials said the Navy pilot could have seen a flare PROTESTS TACTICS CHICAGO Levin 38 has filed suit to recover in trousseau money from his exwife Levin said his for mer spouse Elaine 33 bought the finery on his charge account a week before she divorced him and married Edwin Horwich warning that the present legis lature must provide adequate funds to launch aproposed million 10year building pro gram at the University of Iowa Iowa State University and Iowa State Teachers College Hancher made his remarks here Thursday night at a ban quet for members of the general assembly by the alumni associa tions of the three state collegiate institutions Strangely it was not Hanch ers virtual demand for huge appropriations that aroused some of the legislators Rather it was his comments on the status of the United States as a world power Hancher linked the need for rapid expansion of facilities for higher education with what he called the decline of US power prestige and influence in the last 15 years Rep John B Rockwell R Mount Pleasant kicked off the controversy when he said he was not ready to accept Dr Hanchers thesis that the United States is a secondrate power or has deteriorated to the point at which we are about to suffer any defeat BUT DEMOCRATIC lawmak er William Denman Des Moines countered in defense of Hancher that we are a free people and we must know the truth Rockwell who had risen on a point of personal privilege said he did so with reluctance but felt it is about time somebody spoke up on this matter The Mount Pleasant Republi can a secondterm member of the House said I dont think it iis wise to run down the very government from which one ex pects to receive huge funds He said he was getting tired of hearing leaders in various places and levels run down the state and the US Denman replied that he re spected Rockwells right to be heard but the people of this country are free adult and ma can stand the truth The Des Moines Democrat said Dr Hancher told the His speech was an eye WASHINGTON UP The twojZuckert Air Force Chief of Staff1 Gen Thomas D White and Richard H Davis deputy assist ant secretary of state for Euro pean affairs President Kennedy who an nounced the fliers release dra matically two days ago flew out the 15 miles from the White House to Andrew Air Force Base to greet the homecomers He went by helicopter And as usual he wore no hat on the field despite the chill McKone was the first down the ramp of the Constellation plane which carried the fliers on the last leg of their trip from turned to America and a quiet 3 u t heartwarming reception from President Kennedy and their families Capts John R McKone 28 and Freeman B Olmstead 25 landed at am at Andrews Air Force Base Md after a sevenmonth ordeal of imprison ment by the Russians An icy wind blew sharp gusts and the thermometer hovered at 20 degrees as the fliers stepped into the arms of their loved ones Other welcomers included Sec retary of the Air Force Eugene Goose Bay Labrador to An drews Field McKone saluted then shook Kennedys hand Olmstead fol owed right behind McKone He did not salute but grasped the Presidents hand too The Presidents word as he greeted each of the fliers How do you do Captain glad to see you Kennedy smiling shyly im mediately backed away to make way for the officers wives AFTER THE two fliers had had some moments with their wives the President approached them again and said a few words in low tones Reporters N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES truth opener and certainly was noth ing that should not have been said or has not been said in the past SAME DATE1W40 CHICAGO Directors of the Northern Pacific the Chicago Burlington and Quincy and the Great Northern railroads have agreed to merge their lines into one of the largest if not the largest railroad systems in the nation NEW YORK The New York Times says the Laotian government has admitted it cried wolf in protesting to the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization and the United States against Communist invasion UNITED NATIONS N Y Seven nations have asked that the U N Security Council meet to examine alarming recent developments in the Congo The nations are Ceylon Ghana Guinea Mali Morocco the United Arab Republic and Yugoslavia All support deposed Premier Patrice Lumumba NEW YORK A vast snow and ice storm dealt crippling blows to the South and East as winters longest stretch of severe weather held fast over most of the eastern twothirds of the nation On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 5 CubGazette 6 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 10 Sports 1H2 Comics 16 The BlueJ 17 North Iowa News 20 TV Guide Pullout Section Government troops gaining in Laos PHA TANG Laos A bat talion of government troops captured Thursday sector of the VientianeLuang Prabang road still held by projtween Washington and Moscow Communist rebel forces to about 30 miles Forward elements of AP Photofax MacARTHUR IS 81 Gen Douglas MacArthur cuts into the birthday cake during parly celebrating his 81st birthday at New Yorks Wal dorfAstoria Starlight Roof Thursday night SUSPECT QUESTIONED OMAHA Neb Friday were questioning an ex convict about the slaying Mon day of town marshal William L Meadows Plainfield Iowa Cold covers all of South Iowa too Temperatures dropped to well below zero in Iowa Friday and to the lowest levels of the sea son at some places in the south ern part of the state Council Bluffs reported a low of 16 below Lamoni and Spen cer had 14 below Mason City and Lenox 13 below Des Moines and Ottumwa 12 below and Waterloo and Sioux City 10 below zero Burlington was the warmest spot with 8 below Highest temperatures Friday were from 5 to 10 degrees above zero Top readings Thurs day ranged from 3 above at Sioux City to 17 at Burlington It wont be quite so cold Sat urday morning when lows are expected to be from zero to 5 below HOW TRUE DALLAS Tex man Andy Sword arrested a burglar who lamented If you make enough noise youll al ways get caught ol Oudone Sananikones col umn which is moving north along the road occupied Muong Kassy after three T6 govern ment fighters made a late aft ernoon strafing raid Appeal made to pirates But vessel sails on vere held behind a rope severa vards away and could not he a Kennedys words after th greeting He appeared to be in quiring about their trip The fliers were dressed in smart winter blues new Air Force uniforms which they picked up at Goose Bay Their faces were soon smeared with lipstick from the long and lov ing embraces of their wives Two enlisted members of the Constellation crew brought arm loads of gailywrapped packages from the plane They looked like presents for the fliers SAN JUAN Dapt Henrique Galvao has ex ressed readiness to accept a J S Navy escort for the hi acked ship Santa Maria and n return release the 588 pas engers on board the Navj an nounced Friday The escort would be aimed at irotecting the Maria igainst any action by Portu guese warships which have been put on the trail of the Portu guese liner Galvao in a message inter epted in San Juan said he was villing to land his passengers near Southi Amer i c a at a West Af ican p o i n 11 But he s a i d I ic was giving preference to J he idea of I anding them n Africa with ll guarantees as political in ur gen This referred GALVAO 0 his insistence on recognition as a political revolutionary act ng against the Salazar dictator ship in Portugal This word reached San Juan as the Santa Maria continued its voyage into the Atlantic with the west African colony Angola as its announced des still within strik ing distance of the Brazilian wives There were no interviews with the fliers in line with a White House policy that talk at this joint might not be in the na ional interest To further emphasize the na ions interest in their return he President invited the two captains and their wives to the Muong night Kassy village reducing the White House for coffee later in the day his WHEN HE started for helicopter photographers im plored the President to return shook coast THE SHIP was still on a course to Angola and proceed ing at 15 knots a cruising speed for the vessel Galvao said he was willing to meet with U S authorities either aboard his ship or at the port where passengers would be disembarked The passengers including 42 Americans have n effect been prisoners since last Sunday when Galvao and three score asso o v e r the Santa fliers but the President his head and said No they want to be their families Both wives wore yellow his band of ciates took Maria Thursday night Adm Robert L Dennison commander of the U S Atlantic Fleet appealed to Galvao to free the passen gers on this side of the Atlantic Dennison urged Galvao to change his course and head to ward Belem at the mouth of the Amazon River AM SURE YOU agree it best to accomplish transfer of pas sengers as soon as possible on this side of Atlantic Dennison Isaid with If this agreeable to you will have US Navy ship meet you and blue corsages and were dressed in bright red coats and boots The men are the sole known survivors of the American plane whose destruction has off port to assist in transfer of passengers if necessary The US task force of four destroyers and 18 planes chasing the runaway cruise ship are un der direct orders from Presi been the nub of a dispute bejdent Kennedy not to force a The Russians contended it was over their territory on a spy mission followup to the U2 in cident This country took the stand it was shot down over international waters while on an innocent magnetic mapping operation boarding of the 20960ton liner MOVIE MUNICH OPPORTUNIST Germany ffi A Munich film company Friday announced plans movie about the to make hijacking a of the liner Santa Maria Morfft Atlantic POSSIBLE SANTA MARIA ROUTES lines show possible routes of captive ship Santa Maria To neutral African port on the bulge to announced AP Photofax Angola destination or to Belem Brazil as requested by U S Solid line shows route to date ;