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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowa Daily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North lo vans neighbors Ajsocltted Prest tod United Preii Internationa Full Wirei MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 5 1961 7e Copy Papw Consists of Four SectionsSection Oaa No 231 I In defense of TVs Westerns Innocent mayhem By HY GARDNER New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW go along all the way with Robert Sarnoffs intelli gent soundoff including the ad mission that he likes Westerns because they are relaxing The TV Western of today is visual tranquilizer Its a lazy mans way of drifting comfort ably into another world withoul ruining his eyes reading the small print in those pulp detective books The flickeringmedium also makes it possible to fall into a snooze maybe wake up in the middle of the next Western epic and resume watching without los ing any part of the plot West erns are like can munch and munch without ever quite satiating your appetite IF YOU MUST have violence on TV and there must be some reflection of the world we live in I prefer the good cowboys and bad cowboys destroying each other to watching the gangsters and pretty boy heroes engage in their sadistic brawling and killing Its a healthier kind of violence if there is such a thing to expose children to because cowboys and Indians are makebelieve people to them while the other hooligans and heroes are realistic civilians or law enforcement officials Jack Dempsey when theres no fight being telecast switches to the nearest Western Jimmy Durante comes right out bluntly and blurbs I gotta admit it widout shame me I go for the Westerns Mamie Eisenhower is another who gets great relaxation out of watching her husband relax with a Western ABOUT ALL of the Western stars watch Westerns they tel me not for enjoyment as much as to study what the competition is doing A majority of these fel lows who were nonentities until NUCLEAR CRUISER STARTS SEA worlds first nuclearpowered cruiser the 721foot USS Long Beach leaves Fore River shipyard of Beth lehem Steel Co Quincy Mass for three days of sea trials off the coast The big boxlike structure amid AP Photofax ships houses radar equipment and looms large be cause vessel lacks conventional stack and other super structure Terrier missiles are in racks on deck and captains gig on davits 2 deadly marks set on holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS jbeen established in the fourday C H I C A G extended celebration of Christmas in Fourth of July holiday week1956 It was 884 During that end set two deadly records isame period traffic deaths Traffic deaths climbed to aisoared to 706 a standing rec record height The overall for anv holiday period The death rate on the highways U S death toll Traffic 508 Boating 63 Drowning 204 Miscellaneous 148 from all causes also was an all time mark Late reports boosted the mo tor vehicle fatality total beyond the 500 mark It passed the previous high of 491 set during a fourday observance of Inde pendence Day in 1950 That had been the top mark for any summer holiday period And it went far beyond the National Safety Councils ad vance estimate that 450 Ameri cans might die in traffic acci dents during the 102hour period between 6 pm Friday and midnight Tuesday The previous record deaths in accidents of various kinds including traffic had Total 923 slackened late Tuesday Council officials s a d the homeward THE COUNCIL in a preholiday statement had estimated a traf fic death toll of 450 This years Fourth of July holi day traffic count compared to 462 for the recent fourday Memorial Day period a record for that holiday In last years threeday observance of Independence Day traffic deaths totaled 442 Three deaths in fireworks were reported during the count of vio jlent accident deaths frbm 6 pm last Friday to midnight Tuesday ia period of 102 hours That was the largest total since four died ia j1954 BOATING and drowning acci dents also were frequent For comparative purposes The bound traffic was the heaviest in Associated Press made a survey for the final hours of accidents in a nonholiday pe j holiday They said the fatality riod of 102 hours from 6 pm for rate dropped from an hourly avFriday June 16 to midnight Tues erage of between five to six to about two to three We like Teamsters delegates cry they galloped into fame astride a stately steed are now seeking pastures they think greener role in dramatic shows and even musi cais J Edgar Hoover is an other fan who divides what little viewing time he finds between Westerns and onthespot sporting Richard Nixon too events is a Western fan Whenever you drop into either the Lambs the Friars or the Masquers youll find actormembers tuned into the shootemups Its great therapy for an actor to look in on a West ern because he can concentrate on enjoying a makebelieve pro gram without taking the script or acting apart to determine what makes either click or fail to jell The wardens of most prisons where television is permitted as a bonus for good behavior make no attempt to censor the programs j and mix the Westerns with rugged fare About showing stories j with violence within the walls o San Quentin prison for example Warden Fred Dickenson once tol me The very fact that these men are behind bars is the bes evidence that crime only pays ii the movies and on TV not in rea life GLORIA SWANSON Raymond Massey Loretta Young and Perry Como are Western watchers Rocky Graziano as you migh expect likes the oat burners bu is quick to switch to anothei channel if a fine concert is sched ulccl Jack Webb the Dragnet man prefers to watch a Western thar to tune in on another cops n Lawns and crops gulp heavy rain Heavy showers and thunder storms skipped across North Iowa ate Tuesday and early Wednes day giving muchneeded moisture o crops gardens and lawns in nany areas The heaviest rainfall reported or the 24 hours ended early Wednesday was 255 inches at lear Lake Forest City had 216 inches Marble Rock 201 Mason City and Shell Rock 150 Dubuque 149 Bellevue 119 There was hail reported near Clear Lake and Thornton The downpour forced postpone ment of many fireworks displays including the one at Clear Lake The Weather Bureau said the shower activity was likely to con tinue into Saturday It was cooler over the state Wednesday For the next five days temperatures should average near normal Rainfall is expected to average one to two inches Other overnight rainfall reports included Dumont 87 of an inch Charles City 86 Buckeye 85 Hubbard 80 Haverhill 76 Water loo 74 Des Moines 56 Cascade 55 Popejoy 33 and Zearing 28 Photofax IN CHURCH CONTEST Dr James E Wagner of Philadelphia who has been nominated by rankandfile forces of the newlyconstituted United Church of Christ for the groups presidency opposing the nominating committee choice of Dr Ben M Herbster Norwood Ohio at right The new twomil lion member church organization is set to ballot at its convention in Philadelphia The church was formed through the merger of the Congregational Christian and Evangelical and Reformed churches CLOUDY o a N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES robbers show because he know the finish right at the start Dr Norman Vincent Pealc no preacher of violence says he loves Westerns as a relaxer Others voting for Westerns in clude Charles Laughton Bing Crosby Groucho Marx Leo Car illo Joe E Brown Myles Lane Mrs John F Kennedy and 8C million other Americans I guess theyll be around for a while North Iowa Mostly cloudy with showers and thunder storms Wednesday night lows in lower 60s Partly cloudy Thursday highs in the 80s Iowa Considerable cloudiness scattered showers and thun derstorms Wednesday night and in southeast and extreme south central Thursday Lo cally heavy rains likely cen tral portion Cooler south Low Wednesday night in the 60s High Thursday in the 80s Further outlook Partly cloudy Friday with moderate temperatures Minnesota Partly cloudy con tinued warm High Thursday in 80s Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs are from 85 to 90 and nor mal lows from 60 to 65 degrees Cooler Thursday then warmer Saturday or Sunday Rainfall will be moderate to heavy in showers or t h u n d e rslorms Thursday and possibly Friday and again by Monday with amounts ranging1 from one to two inches GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Wednesday Maximum 81 Minimum 61 Precipitation 150 Sunrise Siinscl YKAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 54 Gunman tricks vacationers MOAB gunman tricked three Con necticut vacationers into stopping their car in the Utah Badlands Tuesday night then fatally shot a woman wounded a man and kidnaped a 14yearold girl Roadblocks were thrown up around the rocky canyon cut area in an effort to catch the darkhaired stocky slayer Wonts chug price competition Estes Kefauver DTenn told the drug industry that the peoples patience with pricegouging is wearing thin Kefauver ques tioned why arthritic sufferers must pay 30 cents for a tablet of meticorten which costs a drug manu facturer only 15 cents to produce Kefauvers com ments came at a public hearing by his subcommittee on legislation designed to promote competition among large drug manufacturers Two mouthy bandits LOS ANGELES Two gunmen celebrated the Fourth of July robbing1 a liquor storeof S800 and tying the hands of proprietor Harry Greely 53 As they fled one of them yelled back Weve got our independence but you aint got yours Plan was mine Eichmann JERUSALEM Adolf Eichmann asserted that he dreamed up a plan to trade one million Jewish lives for 10000 trucks because another Nazi official was horning in on his Jewish emigration preserve and anyhow I had no work to do Spectators in the packed Jerusalem courtroom laughed incredulously as Eichmann grimacing and gesturing claimed his whole idea was to restore his own slipping standing with his Nazi bosses Talks held on Kuwait KUWAIT Arab League SecretaryGeneral Abdcl Khalek Hassouna conferred with Kuwaits ruler bout Iraqs claim to the oilrich little sheikdom and said he thought a peaceful solution could be found to the crisis Rackets charges are shouted down FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES MIAMI 2000 delegates to the Teamsters Union convention Wednesday unanimous ly rejected all corruption charges against Union president James R Hoffa and gave him a full vote of confidence The delegates shouted their ap proval of a resolution that hailed the integrity loyalty and devo tion of Hoffa and the unions high command No dissenting voice was heard The resolution reviewed ihe charges made by the Senate R a c kets committee courtap pointed monitors and federal in dictments during the past four years It said that Hoffa and his top aides had the wholehearted rati fication and approbation of the union for all their activities and conduct while in HOFFA WHO has clinched re election for another fiveyear j term appeared to be certain t win sweeping powers to contro the nations largest union althoug opposition developed to his mult million dollar dues increase pro posal W L Williams a delegate fron Seattle Wash Local 117 intro duced the approval resolution I think it is high time we wen down the road to support our of ficers Williams said There wa no debate Moslems on a rampage in Algeria ALGIERS Wl Moslems staged a 24hour general strike and battled French riot squads n many communities of Algeria Wednesday to show support for the rebel government and pro est against a French threat to artition the country Unofficial sources said 80 per sons were killed and about 266 vounded Arabs and other North Afri cans some armed with clubs and knives fought French po ice and soldiers who responded vith rifle fire and tear gas Moslems were enraged at the dea that they might be rele ated to the arid interior of his North African territory vhile the million European sel lers took over all the rich and ertile coast As the demonstrations welled it appeared certain the eath toll would rise to dim the rospect of negotiations be ween the rebels and the French vhich a French spokesman said ad been tentatively scheduled o resume next Monday lowan to face murder charge WATERLOO UPI Jethro pates 46 was charged with lurder Wednesday in connec ion with the fatal shooting of nother man Tuesday Spates was accused of fatally Silas Nunn 40 also f Waterloo Nunn died about an our after he was hit in the ight side by a bullet from a JIMMY HOFFA Tshombes pact rejected by Katanga body ELISABETHVILLE Katanga UP Parliament Tuesday dealt a new blow to hopes of a unified Congo by rejecting Presi dent Moise Tshombes agreements o cooperate with the central gov ernment Parliament declared Katanga vill not send delegates to a re convened Congo Parliament in Leopoldville regardless of the agreements Tshombe signed June 24 when the centra government him from two months j under arrest j The agreements provided for closer political lies between the central government and this se cessionist province and closer control of Katangas army by Leopoldville officers There has been wide speculation the independenceminded Tshombe signed the agreements only to gain Before the convention gave Hof fa a clean bill Teamsters general counsel Edward Bennett Williams said the unions leaders were vic tims of guilt by accusation in recent years WILLIAMS SAID the Senate in vestigation led by Sen John L McClellan DArk trampled on the Bill of Rights and used tto motto anything goes in its in quiry into the unions affairs One subpoena issued by the committee would have requirec the union to fill 100 freight cars at a cost of million to supply the records demanded Williams said He said the tide has turned so hat now captains of industry are being investigated instead of the union leaders Williams one of the nations eading criminal lawyers said the eamsters should make preserva ion of civil liberties one of their lighest goals day June 20 The count showed 62 traffic 33 boating 80 drown ngs 99 miscellaneous a total of 374 Californias 47 traffic fatali ies represented nearly 9 per cent of the nations total Texas lad 33 highway victims and here were 28 in Ohio 24 in New York and 21 in Florida Illinois ounted 18 traffic deaths and here were 17 each in Alabama and Missouri 16 each in North and South Carolina and 15 in Minnesota The worst of the nations traf ic accidents was an 11fatality collision in Nevada a few hours after the holiday period began It wiped out three generations of a vacationing California fam ily Iowa deafh toll hits 10 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ten persons lost their lives in accidents on Iowa highways dur ng the long holiday period In addition one boating dent one drowning and two mis cellaneous accidents raised the states fatality toll from all ac idental causes to 14 The last reported victim ia he traffic toll died Tuesday but OTHER CONVENTION dehad been injured in an accident felopments included a resolu ion censuring the Miami Her ald for an editorial comparing Hoffas conduct with Hitlers nd other dictators The editorial brought renewed harp criticism from Hoffa of ewspapers generally which he c c u s e d of irresponsibility Hoffa also attacked J o h S night Miami Herald editor nd publisher The editorial said the Team ters convention is carefully rranged so that at the proper me things will go click click lick to give Hoffa a per onal pay boost higher dues rev nues and a new fiveyear term s Teamsters president Hoffa said newspapers speak s if they had the wisdom of the orld yet the articles are writ en by men employed at wages ess than earned by Teamsters ruck drivers on Highway 30 just outside the city limits of Cedar Rapids Saturday She was Mrs Tru man Clapp 67 Fort Lauder dale Fla A Wisconsin youth who had been visiting his uncle at Du buque Tuesday Roger Hardin 18 LaCrosse was swimming with companions at OLearys Lake in Wisconsin north of Du buque His body was recovered Series of blasts rock Richmond Va RICHMOND Va W A se fireballs through a gasoline stor age area on the citys water front Monday Homes across the street blazed from the intense heat and the James River was turned into an oil inferno At least six persons were injured one critically More than 60 Referring to the Herald edipersons were evacuated safely orial as pure rot and garfrom the Mock of homes facing age Hoffa said about storage area in the citys Let him write his dirty stinkJEast End Seven of the houses ing editorials well go right were heavily damaged and only ahead with the business of the shells of three were left stand convention ing his freedom The Central ifle Police Chief Harry Jjgovernment arrested him in April Crieg said the shooting he tried to walk out of a ed at Spates home on thcjunity meeting of Congolese poli citys north side ticians in Coquilhatville When Nunn and at least one other man tried to stop Spates from taking the gun outside the house a scuffle occurred and Nunn was shot On t he Inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 101112 Sports 2122 Clear Lake News 2526 North News 32 Latest Markets 34 ifool trailer and hijacked 20 lonsi Mason City News 3435 of watermelons valued at ipolice were told JUICY THEFT LOS ANGELES UPI Thieves hooked their own ImctoMruck onto a parked 3i Comics Transit Schedule 36 38 Fhotofax WORDS TO THE J Cimino owner of u Des Moines service station has put up a new sign at his place of business This is it The only other thingCimino has to say is that he has no idea how much has been taken over the years ;