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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for Hw CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 99 t The newspaper that makes all North I owans neighbors Associated Press and United Press Internationa Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 10 1961 7e a Copy Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No 231 car Riceville smashup fatal to Three men sought in patrolmans abduction One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO UoOUi pm Sunday KULC Oecorab ilSJOl pm Sun W01 Ames i640 am Tuesday WTA0 Quincj 9301 pm Thurs IVSDI low City 9101 am Sit What Nikita Khrushchev WARM didnt see I F NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV were not such a despicable character on all other counts I could al most bring myself to feel sorry for him in his disappointment over not getting to visit Disney North Iowa Partly cloudy through Tuesday Slightly warmer Lows Monday night 6065 Highs Tues day 8590 Officer was pushed from moving auto LAMONI and fed leral authorities Monday probed jlhe abduction theory in the dis lowa Partly cloudy scattered appearance of an Iowa highway showers or thunderstorms northjpatrolman west Monday night or Tuesday The patrolman Robert Herj Warmer Monday night lows 60jman Wilke stationed at Chari 65 High Tuesday 8590 Furtherton stumbled up to a farm outlook Widely scattered showj house near here Sunday night ers and thunderstorms Wednesj after being unheard from since day Friday night Wilke told residents at the Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 6 to 8 degrees below normal Tuesday through Saturday with only minor daily changes Normal highs are from 85 to 90 and normal lows from 65 to 70 de grees Rainfall will average 30 to 50 of an inch inocca sional scattered thunderstorms showers or Minnesota Cloudy showers Highs Tuesday near 90 GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Monday Maximum 82 Minimum 52 At 8 am 71 Sunrise Sunset GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 78 Minimum 51 N ews in a utshell land when he was in California two years ago He made a noise like a wounded bull moose Re member With Mrs Hall her sister and a brotherinlaw I recently spent a full day in that unbelievable fairyland We were special guests of Walt Disney but Meredith Willson and the Warner Brothers had something to do with the red carpet treatment accorded us Ive had a hard time coming out of orbit since that royal hospital ity we had on the Warner Broth ers lot and in Disneyland In one and only one respect is Disneyland like a circus Itsj supposed to be for children butj grownups like myself enjoy it fully as much maybe morejFROM Oun WIRE SERVICES My day there is etched in mem ory as an unforgettable exper ience And I havent the slightest doubt that nine out of ten who chance to be listening in on this visit would have a like appraisal of the place AS THE FOUR OF US motored back to Pasadena that evening driven by a Warner Brothers chauffeur we compared notes on what Constituted the highspot of our day For me it was the sub marine cruise for my brotherin law it was the quaint town square for the women it was something more classifiable as art subjects On the approach to Disneyland its a part of the object which first Catches your eye is a replica of Switzerlands famed Matterhorn Coming closer you notice a couple of mountain climbers nearing the snowcovered data Riders backed JACKSON M i s The U S Justice Depart ment entered a suit chal lenging Mississippi bus term inal segregation laws and asked that local authorities be restrained from arresting freedom riders challenging them Defenses reviewed WASHINGTON r President Kennedy has ordered a new review of the nations defenses in the light of Soviet threats to Berlin Red rift growing WASHINGTON farm where he sought help that you can call it an abduction It was reported he told question ing officers that he was ab ducted after he stopped to check a stalled car Safety Commissioner Carl Pesch who took charge in the field during a weekend search for Wilke said Monday AS FOR THE abduction the ory in this case at this time I personally have founud nothin to indicate anything to the con trary Pesch Highway Patrol Chief David Herrick T A Thompson head of the State Bureau of In vestigation and a federal agent planned to question the hospital ized Wilke later Monday Dr Elmo Garnet said Wilke would be held overnight Monday at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon Dr Garnet described Wilke as upset Meanwhile state agents checked out an area on a coun ty road three miles south and two miles east of L a m o n i where an offi cial said there WHERE 5 PERSONS LOST THEIR LIVES AT INTERSECTION NEAR RICEVILLE car in foreground Firsching auto in background August Gehler is victim Mason Cityan killed in crash IOWA FALLS A Mason were indicaCity manAugust J Gus Geh t i o n s of 4tn sw was killed they found footprints in the mud indi cating some WILKE one had crawl ed up through tall weeds from a stream Wilke purportedly was pushed unharmed from his abductors car Wearing only his patrol trous ers and a teeshirt Wilke stum bled into the farmyard of A L Keen about pm Sunday He was muddy and wet and asked for a glass of water after calling his wife MRS KEEN said Wilke ap parently was thrown from a rnov dump o u Hearlv Sunday when the car he near a bridge iwas driving went out of control Officials said intersection of Highways northeast of here Gehlers body was recovered about am by Russell Hen sing Iowa Falls while delivering newspapers Sgt Harvey Lown Iowa According to Lown Gehlerl The car was thrown end ovcriJosephs Cemetery The Rev was traveling south on Highway end over the driveway coming P J Maguire pastor will offi 65 when he asleep at the apparently wheel His felljtprest on its top Gehler was thrown clear when the car hit car crossed the intersection of thethe driveway two highways and onto a gravel road THE CAR traveled about 80 yards down the gravel road be Fore slipping into a sixfoot ditch on the left It traveled Falls Iowa Highway Patrolanother 25 yards in the ditch said the accident probably hapbefore striking a farm drive pened about 2 am way peak ropes spiked shoes and Secretary of State Dean i ing car onto the gravel road which using all the techniques known for j Rusk said the Russian fuoes paf the Keen farmhouse this sport The two lads Chinese cornrnunist bloc south of this southein is about 45 miles j the peak just as we reached the ig d b increasing tn Tno dissension and a grow ing demand for freedom among some of the satel lites entrance to Disneyland The rep lica mountain is 14 stories high One of the first things to catch our eye after we arrived and presented our credentials was a Monorail train which later we boarded for a trip around one section of the 63 acre tract which is Disneyland But for the over all view of the place I Calif The United mend the miniature Santa Fc and States first attempt to Disneyland trains which pretty launch much circle the fairyland and provide you with a perspective1 for j subsequent adventures Satellite delayed POINT ARGUELLO IN PURSUIT of the objective of making Disneyland the happi est place on earth Walt Disney and his associates thought in terms of adventures for youthful visitors Theres a Main Street designed to recall the America of 60 years ago theres Tomorrow land theres Fantasyland theres Frontierland and theres Adven tureland The creator sums up his Main Street USA concept in this manner Many of us fondly remember our home town and its friendly j way of life at the turn of century To me this era repre sents an important part of our heritage We have endeavored to recapture those years Here is thc America of 1890 to 1910 at he crossroads of a missilealarm satellite into an orbit that would have taken it over Russia was post poned when a malfunc tion was detected and the rocket motors were cut off just before liftoff Probe endorsed WASHINGTON American Stock Ex c nge President Ed ward T McCormick en dorsed a proposed 000 investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC to make sure shareholders are getting a square deal NEW CONSTITUTION Iowa town The farm southwest of where Wilkes patrol car gunbelt cap and ticket book were found early Saturday Until he walked into the Keen farm house he had not been heard from since late Friday and nearly 1000 men probed southern Iowa and northern Missouri Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to lo cate him A doctor who examined Wilke said the 31yearold patrolman was dazed and suffering from shock but had not been beaten Thc doctor said however that Wilke complained of a pain in his chest SHERIFF GALE McClure said Wilke was vague about happenings in the past two days and was not able to tell where he had been thrown from the car However McClure said Wilke apparently had been tossed out of the car about 9 pm He said there were no indications that jWilke had been doped or lied Wilke spent the night in the hospital after being given a sedative and liquid food His wife was driven here from their home in Chariton to be with him Mrs Wilke had started the Also investigating the mishap was Hardin County Deputy Sheriff John Petrie Eldora Surviving are Gehlers wife Janice and two children A REQUIEM Mass is planned for am Wednesday at the St Josephs Catholic Church Burial will be in the St At state hospital ExMason Cityan held in slaying WOODWARD Jessie Mason City said young Clty Mrs ii T 4 53 a cook at the Wood State Hospital was Photofax GOES actress Mai Britt wife of Negro enter tainer Sammy Davis Jr holds their 5dayold daughter as she leaves Cedars of Lebanon Hos pital at Hollywood The girl has been named Tracey Hillivi Zenor ward stabbed to death with a 10inch butcher knife early Sunday by an 18yearold patient Hospital authorities said Mich ael Faught formerly of Mason City admitted the stabbing Faught was quoted as saying he had thought about doing it be fore because Mrs Zenor had had been sent to Woodward twice The boy has had consid erable difficulty with his con dition H a n s e n reported and had he been healthy he would have been committed to the El dora training school Faught had done such things as stealing a car to go joyrid ing and stealing bakery goods Dr James Cromwell state said ISTANBUL Turkey ifft Uniscarch when she called aulhori rcuirns Monday showedtics to find why her husband era where the gas lamp is gradthc maiorty of votcrsjliad not come home at 1 am ually being replaced by the dec Continued on Paje 2 approved thc new conslitutiorfjSafurday His parlol car was in he first such referendum injfound parked along a gravel Turkeys history road 50 yards off Highway GSicanccr Cant ignore urgency of hour Graham ST PAUL Minn UPI Evangelist Billy Graham opened the final phase of his Upper Midwest crusade Sunday night with a warning that the world is too small for Americans to ignore the urgency of the hour Dr Graham told an au dience of more than 40000 per sons at the Minnesota state fairgrounds that many officials believe waris possible over Berlin Yet we feel we can cs cape it that it wont happen here But its here The clouds are gathering on thc horizon A NOVELIST DIES CHARLOTTE N C ian Sims 62 novelist and short story writer died Sunday of been critical of the way heimentai health director pared vegetables and cleaned jp a u g j t previously had not shown violent tendencies Ho isaid the seizures had been con ithe floor THE slaying occurred in the basement of Hemlock Cottage where Mrs Zenor was prepar ing breakfast Authorities said Fa with Mrs Zenor at the time Hospital authorities quoted Faught as saying he grabbed the woman from behind and plunged the knife into her chest Faught was sent to the hospi tal with epilepsy from Mason City in 1959 He had not shown violent tendencies while at the hospital authorities said He is the son of Mr and Mrs Elvis Faught 502 4th NE MRS ZENOR had worked at the hospital for several years She lived at Madrid with her husband R B Zenor and their four sons Faught was taken to he max imum security ward at the State Reformatory at Anamosa Ccrro Gordo County proba tion officer Volney Hanscn in y since he has been in Woodward Faught said he had wanted to kill Mrs Zenor on previous occasions when she had criti cized him officials said Dr Cromwell said Faughts impulse to kill the woman did not necessarily arise from his epilepsy He said the youth ap parently is not mentally re tarded Charge may be pressed Outings end in tragedy RICEVILLE Five persons three from one family and two I from killed and three others were injured Sun day morning In a twocar acci d e n t nine miles northeast of here at a rural intersection with Highway 312 The road junction is known as the Jesse James intersection Dead were Mr and Mrs Wal ter Koch 48 and 46 and their son Lynn 9 of Reinbeck and Donna Firsching 16 and her sister Irma 18 daughters of Mr and Mrs George Firsching Stacyville Injured and hospitalized at an Osage hospital are Jeanine Koch 13yearold daughter of the Kochs and Daniel Thome 21 and Karen Firsching 10 sis ter of the dead girls AUTHORITIES said the were driving north to LeEoy Minn to visit relatives the Merle Lamons when their car collided with one driven by Thome also of Stacyville Mrs Koch and Lamons are cousins The Thome car was traveling jeast on a gravel road and failed to stop for the intersec AP photofax tion with the blacktopped high way Mrs Martin Bennett whose farm home is situated at the intersection said she saw the Thome car approach the inter section at a speed too fast to stop There is a stop sign for traffic approaching the blacktop from the gravel road The Firsching girls were in the Thome the way to a picnic when the mishap oc curred Thome and Miss Koch were isted in fair condition in the ilitchell County Memorial Hos pital in Osage Monday morn ng Miss Firsching was still isted in critical condition al hough slightly improved may conThome suffered a fractured leg and a concussion Miss Koch ias a fractured leg concussion and multiple bruises and lac rations and Miss Firsching uffered multiple fractures a oncussion and severe head in uries FUNERAL arrangements for lie Firsching girls are incom lete at the Hatten Funeral Home in Stacyville Rites will e conducted at the Visitation latholic Church in Stacyville Funeral services for the will be held at the rench Funeral Home in Rein beck Also surviving the Kochs arc two sons Ronald in the Army in Denver Colo and Donald at home Officials investigating the mishap included Sgts Richard Hahn Mason City and Leland Sellers Osage of the Iowa Highway Patrol and Howard County Deputy Sheriff Don Pow ers Monday Sellers said charges possibly would be filed against Thome following further investi gation T The crash was the second this CLEAR LAKE According year fa Iowa which daimed five ciate The parish Rosary is set for 8 pm Tuesday at the Mc Auley Scanlan and Peterson Funeral Home chapel Friends may call at the chapel after 4 pm Tuesday Persons who wish tribute to a memorial fund Mr Gehler was born Oct 5 1936 at Clarion the son of Au gust C and Florentine Vogel Gehler He was a resident of Mason City since 1941 He at tended St Josephs school and St Josephs church He was a member of the Knights of Co lumbus and was dock foreman or Thompson Motor Freight Mason City He married Janice Marie Milleman April 4 1959 at Spen He is survived by his wife two sons Daniel J 2 and Christopher Jon 4 months his parents three sisters Mrs Harland Betty Thompson Ma Carl Ethel Clarion Mrs Floyd Kathlene Bruce Omaha Neb Search for body of Lake man to the latest report received Monday searchers at Leech Lake Minn arc still looking for the body of a Clear Lake man G F Nelson 65 Nelson was presumed to have drowned in the lake Saturday evening after setting out in his launch to go across the lake from Horseshoe Bay to Portage Bay to bring a friend back to his summer place on Horse shoe Bay Nelson and his wife were at their summer home They live at 1607 N Shore Drive They formerly were from Des Moines where he was with the Ford Motor Co SAME Iowa Sufflj Department nfurei Black FUf Menni Truffle IB 21 Hours STRIKE ENDS MINNEAPOLIS UPI All Minneapolis grocery stores are I doing business Monday follow ing acceptance of a new three year contract by members of Teamsters Local 544 Thc rati fication of the contract ended a 13day walkout A lives The first occurred this spring in Eastern Iowa on a rural road On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 7 Society News 8f Sports 1112 North Iowa News 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Clear Lake News 17 Transit Schedule II HEADS ELKS MIAMI BEACH Fla Wall 56 West Palm Beach Fla businessman Monday was elected grand exalted ruler of thc Benevolent and Protective Or der of Elks Grand Treasurer Ar thur M Umlandt Muscatine was reelected ;