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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 98 The newspaper that makes alt North I owans neighbors Associated Press ind United Press Internationa FuU teas Wire MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 18 1960 7c a Copy of Two SectionsSection On No 24t gium ignores Con matum Accident near Tripoli fatal to four lowans TRIPOLI W A semitrailer truck jackknifing after being sideswiped toppled over and smashed a car early Monday Four members of a Cedar Rap ids family were killed and a fifth was critically injured Dead are Merlin Ruchotzke 35 his wife Virginia 36 an their daughters Connie 13 an Rene 10 A third daughter Joan 6 was in critical cond tion at a Waterloo hospital Authorities said a car drive by Gunter Tuchel 24 Ceda Rapids apparently sideswipe One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE EGLO 1300 pm Sunday WOI AMES S40 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy 930 pm Thurs WSUL lows City S10 am Sat Its realist versus idealist CHANGE of RAIN O N CAPITOL HILL in Wash ington theres a disposition to judge a senator or represen tative on a basis of his personal attributes The man with an outstanding intellect or genius for leadership is pretty likley to be set apart from his more ordinary colleagues But at a national party convention the one dominant criterion for judg ing a person is contained in this one simple question How many votes does he control This was the rule at the Democratic convention in Los Angeles from which I have just returned It will be the rule at the Republican convention in Chicago Its been the rule at all 16 nominating conventions Ive covered as a reporter since 1928 whenHerbert Hoover was nominated at Kansas City Mo North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness with scattered thunder showers Monday night lows 6065 Partly cloudy Tuesday highs 8288 owa Partly cloudy west con siderable cloudiness and scat tered thundershowers east Monday night lows in the 60s Partly cloudy Tuesday highs 80s east to around 90 west Further outlook Partly cloudy little temperature change Wednesday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures for the fiveday period Tues day through Saturday will average from near normal in the northwest to 2 to 4 de grees below normal in the an empty semitrailer truck dri en by George Joyce 27 Tampa Fla The car carrying Tuchel an a passenger Ralph Trimble 19 Cedar Rapids then went into ditch The Ruchotzke family follow ing the other Cedar Rapids men lad nearly slowed to a stop when he truck jackknifed and fell on their car The truck rolled over two ant one half more times after squashing the car before it came o rest THE RUCHOTZKES Toche and Trimble were returning lome after having competed in lie Aquatennial water show a1 Minneapolis Sunday Ruchotzke eportedly won high honors in lie water skiing The surviving Ruchotzke gir uffered compound fractures of kull and jaw and possible in ernal injuries Tuchel and Trimble were reated at a Waverly hospital nd released JOYCE WAS IN fair condition a Waterloo hospital The accident occurred at the Tripoli junction of Highway 63 about 20 miles north of Water loo HAIL STRIPS FIELD Hartwig Olson right and Noreen Groe lookover some corn on Olsoris farm two miles east of Joice that was stripped by a hail storm Sunday afternoon Groes farm three miles southeast of Joice also was hit by the storm GlobeGazette photo by Walk which caused nearly total crop damage in a strip two miles wide and three miles long Groe says this years corn was the best he has had in 14 years be fore the storm struck about 3 pm The two dead children were in the back seat of the car The parents were in the front seat with Joan The surviving and Al Smith two weeks later at Houston Tex My function at these con claves has been that of reporter not editor And may I venture the opinion here and now that good reporting is at once more important and more difficult than being a mere editor Good reporting is at the very heart of mag azine and this more recent elec tronic medium known as radio and television THE POINT I am trying to make about judging standards at a nominating convention is perhaps best exemplified in the case of New York In Washing eastern and southern parts of the state Daytime highs will average from the mid 80s in Eastern Iowa t6 the upper 80s in western Iowa and lows will average mostly around the mid 60s Only minor day to day changes will occur Precipitation will average from 25 to 50 inches in the form of showers and thunder storms throughout Minnesota Fair and warm Highs Tuesday in 80s GlobeGazette Weather Data girl was found on the floor of the right front seat ews in a utshell up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 61 75 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum 81 57 Lake City infant victim of accident CARROLL Timothy ton and Roosevelt nationally and Sen Eleanor Herbert Lehman command highest re spect Theirs is a great pres tige But at Los Angeles Mayor Richard Wagner was top and solely because he had New Yorks 100 votes in his vest pocket Not even the mayors best friends would bracket him with the former First Lady or with the venerable exNew York gov ernor and senator for intellec tual or statesmanship achieve ments Butat the partys nom inating conclave he was the New Yorker who spoke with the heavy voice of authority Mrs Roosevelt on her visits to numerous state caucuses in behalf of her candidate Adlai Stevenson was most impres sive She left the especially the women dele with her earnest appeal for a Stevenson Kennedy ticket Lehman oldest delegate in the convention ex cept for Rhode Islands 90 year old Sen Theodore Green was similarly effective BUT WHEN THE VOTES were counted in that single roll call that brought nomination to John F Kennedy out at Sports Arena Stevenson had a scant 75 votes as contrasted with the 806 rolled up for Mayor Wag ners candidate Lyndon John son had nearly six times as many votes as the former Illi nois governor who had carried the banner for his party on two previous occasions And this brings me to a little Continued on Pago 2 Owen 8monthold son of Mr and Mrs Robert Owen Lake City died Monday of injuries received in an auto accident Sunday night Authorities said Owen apparently drove his car into a ditch to avoid another car during a rainstorm Mrs Owen was in serious condition Monday Owen also was badly hurt Their other son Ronald 3 was brought to a Carroll hos pital for treatment FEOM DUE WISE SERVICES WASHINGTON United States plans 11 small underground nu clear explosions and pos sibly 21 blasts with con ventional explosives dur ing the next two years WASHINGTON Housing Administra tor Norman P Mason or dered a fast start on the new federal program of direct loans for housing for the aged signed into law by President Eisen hower last week HUBBARD Iowa Two Eldora training school parolebreakers es caped from Harrison County deputy sheriff Galen Hornbeck here but were recaptured within an hour Harry D Page 84 pioneer f Mason City businessman died Monday in a Mason City hospital where he was admitted Sunday evening after being injured in a car accident in front of 1021 E State Page retired president of the former L A Page Lumber Co here lived at 115 Connecticut S E and had a summer home at 709 S Shore Dr Clear Lake SAME MOSCOW Moscow has a new bestseller the citys first telephone directory in six years Moscovites snapped up all 15000 copies put on sale for 13 rubles Among the unlisted Khrushchev Nikita S WASHINGTON Cubas swing toward the Soviet Union appears to be slowing under pres sure from its Latin American neighbors dip lomats say On page 5 Show youre a whiz tackle our news quiz Just back from Timbuktu Then you may not have heard about our weekly news quiz published on page 5 But folks around will tell you that the quiz is not only fun to take It lets you find out if you are uptodate in your news reading The quiz is part of the educational program of The Globe Gazette which also sponsors tht wellknown weekly VEC News filmstrip school year in some 55 schools in this area during the Students too will benefit from the quiz especially if they clip it and save it so they will be prepared for their school work in current events this fall Answers are en page 6 IT STILL WAS not determined whether the death will be listed as a traffic fatality An autopsy is to be performed The death followed surgery for injuries re ceived in the accident Police said a car Page was driving east on State hit a parked car owned by Orville A Thorne 1021 E State That car was pushed into a parked one owned by Dean W Smith Shades Mobile Court The accident happened about pm Both parked cars were pushed ahead about 45 feet There was major damage to the right front of the Page car and the left rear of Thomes car There was also some damage to the rear of the Smith auto IF THE DEATH is determined to be a traffic fatality it would be the first in Mason City this year The last fatal auto acci dent in the city occured last Dec 30 one of three during 1959 Page was born Oct 10 1875 at Plymouth He came to Mason from Plymouth in 1830 and had been engaged in the build ing material and fuel business as one of Mason Citys pioneer businessmen He was a graduate of the Ma son City High School and the State University of Iowa where he was affiliated with the Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity One of the oldest members of the Iowa chapter Page was in itiated in 1894 He was a member of the Eu chre and Cycle Club the Elks Lodge the Lions Club the board of the Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Assn and served several years as secre tary of the library board He was married to Marian Mark ley Dec 30 1920 who preceded him in death in 1952 Funeral arrangements are in complete The MajorErickson Funeral Home is in charge HARRY D PAGE Some injuries when 12 cars derail Milwaukee streamliner ST Road PAUL A passenger derailed 12 of its 14 cars south On the inside Editorials Page 4 News Quiz 5 Society News 89 Sports 1112 Comics 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City NewsT41S Clear Lake News 16 North Iowa News 22 Mitchell backed for vice president NEWPORT HT Rhode Island Gov Chrislophei Del Sesto Monday strongly en dorsed Secretary of Laboi ijames P Mitchell for the Re publican vice presidential nom ination The Governor said Mitchell would give party added strength in the nations indus trial areas that could mean the difference between victory and deefat for the party in a close election Dubuque boy is drowning victim EAST DUBUQUE 111 Leon Roe 17 Dubuque drowned in the Mississippi River Sunday Authorities said the youth could not swim He was wading along a sandbar about two miles south Heavy rain some hail across Iowa Light to heavy rainfall spottec Natives threaten Russ aid UN force builds up scattered areas in Iowa over the weekend as the mercury scarce of here Monday About 20 perjof here when he stepped in a sons were injured not criticallylhole police said info the 90s The Joice area was hit hare Sunday afternoon with up to three inches of rain and heavy hail Corn fields were stripped in several areas Mason City had nearly a half inch of rain in a heavy down pour before midnight Up to 119 inches of rain fell at West Okoboji in a two hour period Council Bluffs recorded 110 inches Cherokee about an nch and Spencer 70 of an inch Lesser amounts fell in the northwest and then skipped over o the northeast and southern parts of the state Additional showers were ex pected in the eastern and ex reme southern portions of the tate Monday night A few cattered thunderstorms will re ume over the state on Wednes day Cooler weather was due in th esl and generally fair weathe Isewhere AUDREY IS MOTHER LUCERNE Switzerland UP British actress Audrey Hep burn 31 gave birth to her first child Sunday a 9pound boy Her husband actor Mel Ferrer said the boy will be named Sean U N CONFERENCE ON CONGO Dr Ralph Bunche second from United Nations representative in Congo and FouTchin Liu a member of AP Photofnx at the Leopoldville Airport Col Lasmar is commander of the Tunisian contin gent of U N troops now in the Congo his staff greet Col Bouxaten capital Man in center is not identified BULLETIN BRUSSELS Belgium African soldiers fired on Mor occan troops in the Congo Monday and killed several the Belgian radio said The Moroccan troops were part of a UN contingent FEOM OUK WIRE SERVICES Belgium announced Monday t would ignore a Congolese ultimatum to withdraw its roops from the Congo or face he threat of a request for Soviet military aid The Belgian cabinet met in emergency session in Brussels o discuss Congolese Premier atrice Lumumbas demand hat Belgium pull out by Tues day or face the possibility of oviet intervention The Congolese Senate how ever rebelled against Lumumba and went on record opposing ny Soviet interference Government spokesman Paul Meyers the minister of health nnounced afterwards There tre no new elements Our posi ion remains unchanged THAT MEANT Belgian continue confronting mu inous Congolese troops in the former Belgian colony until the safety of tens of thousands of Europeans is assured by build ing of the United Nations peace force Already heavilyarmed Bel gian infantry units were pour ng into Elisahethville by air while paratroop units there were regrouping to be used as a mo bile strike force wherever they may be needed The situation of Europeans and some Americans was re ported desperate in scattered areas of the Congo where the mutinous troops have carried out rape murder and pillage Several hundred UN troops from other African nations were trying to restore order but there were far too few of them to cope with the disorders TROOPS FROM the African nations of Tunisia Ghana Mo rocco and Ethiopia were on hand It was reported in New York UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was appeal ing for forces from nonAfrican nations Yugoslavia Ireland Sweden Burma and Haiti Tens of thousands were believed needed to maintain order Prodded by the Soviet Union the UN Security Council is expected to meet Tuesday for a report on implementation of its resolution calling on Belgium to withdraw its troops Belgian paratroopers con tinued to occupy the airport at Leopoldville about 12 miles east of the city Tunisians patrolled Leopold villes main streets A 20maa unit from Ghana was sent to Stanleyville in Oriental Prov ince where Lumumba and President Joseph Kasavubu have been for several days American transport planes continued unloading steelhel meted Moroccan infantrymen most of them from the US trained crack intervention bat alion THE US threw another two dozen C124 Globemaster trans ports into the refugee airlift n addition to the planes it al ready had in operation carrying ood into the Congo and whites 3Ut The exodus of whites has all mt paralyzed business and gov rnment operations in the Congo which was a Belgian ter itory until June 30 While bakers were using the irst shipment of emergency upplies of flour flown in by he US on the Soviet nion announced it would start irlifting 10000 tons of food into he country The US is lying 18000 tons Three US helicopters flew he town of Meerbeke neat1 eopoldville torescue46 whiter based from the Interior ;