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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Tlit Ntwspoptr that All North I owa its N e ighVorV wW MASON CITY SATURDAY JUNE IWf Te cw CowW Two Russ Plan Rocket Bases in Ba HOME EDITION m ns Ike Made a Crucial Decision Allies Bridged English Channel 75 Years Ago By RICHARD SPONG Editorial Research Bureau force under the command of Gen Eis enhowec crossed the Englisl Channel and invaded Naziheic France 15 years ago on June S 1944 The mighty host was tense as a coiled spring and indeed that is exactly what it was a great human spring coiled for the moment when i t s energy should be released and it would vault the English Channel in the greatest amphibious assault ev er Dwight D Eisenhower in his book Cru sade in v THERE MAY BE many more fateful military decisions to come prayerfully as we may wish that they do not but no man will ever again have to play the cards Gen Dwight D Eisenhower 15 years The Rubicon was just a tiny river separating Roman It aly from cisalpine Gaul Harry Trumans decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima called for than one faced earlier fay Eisenhower bu it was of different character Eisenhowers by his own computation the fate oJ more than 2 million men of his own troops t Thegamble was brie which Gen Eisenhowersnaval aide Capt Harry C Butcher has pointed out only Ike coulc lake and Recounting one phase of the momentous deci1 sion involving airborne troops Eisenhower has written I went to my tent alone and sat down to and over I reviewed each step ized of if I dcliber atejy disregarded the adviceof my technical expert and his predictions should prove ac curate then I would carry to my grave the unbearable bur den of a conscience justly accus ing me of the stupid blind sac rifice of thousands of the flower of our youth Outweighing any personal burden however was the possibility that if he were right theeffect of the disaster would be far more than local it would be likely to spread to the entire GEN EISENHOWER did d cide to send his two fine air borne divisions into what h i s British adviser had said could amount to futile just as he had pressed fora crossChannel invasion over the doubts of Prime Minister Win ston Churchill And he did make the final decision to launch the great Allied armada on June 6 1944 after a days postpone ment because of weather the face of less than satisfactory meteorological Indeed the sea proved still high and seasickness clutched the troops One historian re calls Absolutely everything was organized but the The crossChannel invasion Operation Overlord was aided by sagging Nazi morale a drain on German troops inexplicable errors of Wehrmacht intelli gence and stralegy Even so the fate of the invaders particular ly the American troops storm ing Omaha Beach was hours in the balance THE CHANNEL was by some ships and small craft Churchill told the House of Commons soon after the land i n g in Normandy that firstline airplanes had been used for cover and transport Under the command of Gen Bernard L Montgomery men and vehicles were put ashore on the first two days The beachhead was fully es tablished by the end of June But the Germans under Gen Erwin Rommel continued to put up a durable resistance and it was not until July 25 seven weeks after DDay that the first great attack was launched and the breakout began The great gamble was a suc AP Photofax GREETS FIANCEE Prince Albert of Belgium younger brother of King Baudouin greets his financee Princess Paola di Calabria of Italy on her arrival in Brussels for their wedding July 2 They had planned to be married in Rome by Pope John XXIII but the marriage site was shifted to Brussels after Bel gians charged the heir appar ent to the throne should do his marrying at home Integration Ordered at Atlanta ATLANTA Wl A 11 a n t a school officials have been or dered to stop operating gated public schools and to present a plan for integration within a reasonable time The U S District Court rul ing Friday said segregated schools are illegal but it did not set date for the end of segregation in Georgias largest school system JUDGE FRANK A Hooper indicated that any final order would not mean integration next September in Atlanta seat of the government of one of the very few stales without integration at any public edu cational level The decision brought a step nearer the showdown on whether Atlantas be integrated or any school ordered integrated would automatic ally lose state fundsand could be shut down by the governor Hooper specifically granted an injunction sought by 10 Ne gro parents of 27 children ask ing an end to public school se gregation in the city IN A STATEMENT issued at the end of the daylong hear ing the judge said his final order would cover these three points 1 That racial discrimination has and does exist in Atlantas schools 2 That the plaintiffs would be granted an injunction pro hibiting the Atlanta Board of Education from operating pub lic schools on a segregated basis 3 That the Atlanta school of ficials would be allowed a reasonable time to submit a plan for integration INJURIES FATAL CHARITON Iowa est Thonas 49 Russell died Friday in Yocon Hospital in Cnariton from injuries received n a car accident Thursday Bairds Greeted in City Prepare for Band Festival Bil and Cora Baird honored guests of the 21st North Iowa Band Festival arrived Friday night at the Municipal Airport Mason City from New York City via Ozark Lines Americas foremost leers brought along their rea life family1 consisting of son Peter 7 and daughter Laura just 4 who will visit at grand mothers home Mrs W MH H Baird 804 Adams dur ing festival days Some of the huge family o puppets who perform under lh Baird banner also were brough along but these are being kep under wraps until festival day THE BAIRDS completed the hop from New York in one day on two planes As Peter said when he came down the ramp from the Ozark plane at Mason ity Im full of Bils mother was at the air port to greet her son and family So was Key Seney chairman o the North Iowa Band Festival Richard Casey president of the Mason City Chamber Com merce Lester Milligan secre tary of the Chamber of Com merce and other officials of the festival Earl Hall editor of the Globe Gazette andmember of Lions luh honor Bil am the puppet lion at heir regular luncheon also here to greet the Bairds MANY OLD TIME and classmates met the famed pup jeteer as he descended from the jlane An honor guard ofTroop 3 of the Boy Scouts of America orrried a double row for the Bairds to pass through as they came up to the gate at the air port Troop 3 of Washington School was thetroop of which Bil was member when he was in Ma son City It was then the Pres byterian Church Troop and was one of the original troops in Mason City Deputy Sheriff Duane May ield was in charge of arrange ments for the contingent of ap proximately a dozen cars thai escorted the Bairds through Ma on City to the home of Bils mother WITH SIRENS screaming and ights flashing on each of the heriffs cars one leading and jne closing the procession the grceters gave the Bairds a early welcome to Mason City All the way up Federal Av nuci cars were double parked an both sides of the street as all traffic stopped until the wel bming party had It was a great start for four days of festivities for the Bairds parades TV appearances pecial shows and dinners The icnorcd guests will find Mason ity their host through the 21st orth Iowa Band Festival until Bil crowns the new Miss North owa in the big finale Tuesday night J Packinghouse Unions to Ask Big Pay Boosts CHICAGO United ackinghouse Workers will call or substantial wage increases n contracl talks with meal ackers it was revealed Salur Five hundred delegates rep esenting Ihe nion ended a wage and con jracl policy Friday y voling unanimously to call or Ihe wage raises Several majqr UPW contracts xpire Aug 31 The conference 0hour work week redictable future also urged a within Ihe Automation nd mechanization have re uced the number of work wurs required per unit oi pro a conference report said Other bargaining points voted include improved pension bene fits increased severance pay employment security and a one year contract to replace the present threeyear pact Another crs union packinghouse work the AFLCIO Amal gamated Meat Cullers and Butcher open a three day conference Monday to prepare for coming wage ne gotiations The union expects to begin contract lalks with Swift Arm our Wilson and Cudahy in July Current three year contracts ex pire Sept 1 THE jgAIRDS IN MASON CITY B i L fan Cora their children Peter Laura 4 New York are reunited with Bils mother Mrs W H Baird Mason Gity The famed puppeteers arrived Fridayevening to be honored guests at the 21st North Iowa Band Festival Tuesday Many 6f their famous puppets will appear in the huge two hour parade ITS MISSING OUT IN CALIFORNIA Has Anyone Found DOS ANGELES are exporing every said the FBI The money cant be miss ing but it said the po lice Somebody a i d the Bank of America Where oh where can missing be The two deliverymes en trusted w i t h the armored truck from which the money vanished Thursday arent saying to m lie detector Police said they submitted voluntarily to a lie detector test Friday and their account was verified Records show deliverymen Louis Weiss and Bob Kitchen loaded cash into their truck from the Bank of America vault ThursdajraVmorning Then they started on a hour cash at Bank 61 America branches and other business concerns A five of the 17 stops on their route the vehicle was left unguarded for periods varying from two to five minutes But investigators said there isnt the slightest evidence that the truck was robbed at any of these stops At the end of the route when the truck rolled up to the Bank of Americas Slauson avenue branch Hie money was gone The FBI said it couldntre call such a large sum just vanishing from an armored car Agcnls are checking each slop on the route Jf the money was delivered by accident to one of branch banks a bank spokes man said its sure to turn up soon But if it went by mis lake o a business concern he added it may take a lit tle longer to find it insured and so are the armored truck he said Actually its their The and insured with the Federal Deposit In surance Corp The Weather Mason City Generally fair and continued warm through Sun day high in upper 80s Low SalurdaynighlIower 60s owa Generally fair and contin ued warni through Sunday high 8490 Low Saturday night lower 60s Further partly cloudy with no import ant change and chance of a few scattered thundershowers Monday Minnetota Mostly fair conlin ued hot Highs Sunday 8595 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Saturday Maximuin 85 Minimum 63 At 8 74 Third Atlas in Row Explodes CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Uf streamlined new model of h e intercontinental ballistic missDe exploded Saturday about iree minutes after launching It the third time in as many tries that a new D se ries AUas had blown up shortly fter blastoff The is prototype of the operational missile that the Air Force hopes o turn over to troops some time lis summer The Atlas made an apparent mooth takeoff ai p ut the Department of Defense announced about 15 minutes later that the missile exploded after completion of the initial propulsion of iU flight AP Pbotottx MAN WHO CHANGED HIS MIND tfonrad Ade nauer gestures happily on leaving a meeting of his Christian Democratic Union party in Bonn West Germany He said the party was unanimous in en dorsing his decision to remain as chancellor but other of disharmony Lewjs Man Killed in Atlantic Crash ATLANTIC jpan killed and three youths wore in jured in a twocar collision at Ihe intersection of Highways 414 and 71 nine miles south of here Friday night Dead was Ira Wcppler 55 of near who alNM la car Race Car Smashes Bleachers 22 Hurt ST JOSEPH Mo race car smashed into the bleachers Injuring 22 persons among a crowd of 500 at a small dirt track Friday night The accident occurred during the first race on the program for a purse of Big Four Ministers Stalemated GENEVA tnAndrei Gromy ko and the foreign ministers of the United Stales Britain and France debated the fulure of Berlin for two hours Saturday Informants said they got ab solutcly In a secret session at the residence ot Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd of Britain Gro myko stood pat on the Soviets demand that Ihe Western pow ers give up their occupation rights in West Berlin Lloyd Secretary of State Christian A Herter and Mau rice Couvc de Murville of France were understood to have told him they would never give in or compromise on this issue Another secret meeting was set for Monday afternoon EastWest negotiations over the future of Berlin appeared stalled at the end of four weeks of sparring both out in the open and in private sessions Western diplomats believe So viet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko probably will make his rock bottom offer for a Ber lin agreement and a summit meeting in the last 48 hours of the conference They think Gromyko isa wait ing new instructions direct from Premier Nikita Khrushchev Nikita in New Threat NonAtomic Zone Asked LONDON LftNikita Khrush hev declared Saturday Soviet ockct bases will be set up in Albania and Bulgaria unless the Balkans are turned into a rock etfree nonatomic zone under mutual The Soviet Premier address ng a big Moscow rally after fly ng home from a visit to Alban a and Hungary said the bases vould cover any rocket sites hat Italy and Greece allow on heir territory The two nations already have authorized bases or built rockets It was Khrushchevs first nention of Bulgaria as a pos sible base for Spviet missiles although he has previouslay hrcalened to establish them in Albania Khrushchev said any attack on Albania would be an attack on the Soviet Union it self declared n remarks relayed by Mos cow radio if anybody tried to attack Albania or another cialist country a destructive alow would be dealt to the ag gressor by all means at tha disposal of the countries of the Warsasv Krushchev said Romanian pro posals for an atomfree Balkans zone have been supported by Yugoslavia as well as Com munist nations inthe area It would he said that the most favorable condi tions have been created for con solidation of peace in the Bal kans But unfortunately these sensible peaceloving Romanian proposals did not meet with sup jort from the governments of he hbnSocialisL countries of ho Balkan Peninsula THE SOVIET governmtnt elieves it would be most sen sible to set up in the Balkans a ockelfree nonatomic zone un der mutual control If this proposal meets with 10 support and the aggressive policy of the Western powers is arried on in the Balkans the Soviet Union together with all he countries of the Warsaw act will be forced to set up ocket bases closer to the bases f the Khrushchev also told crowd Of course we can shoot at en my rocket sites from the Soviet the Soviet Premier add d But why shoot from fai if they can be set up on Albanian soil These were however almost he only menacing words used Khrushchev in the iMoscow adio version of his 45minute ddrcss The generally mild tone of hii pcech surprised Westerners who had expected him to use he occasion for yet another Mistering attack on the nstead Khrushchev told tha ally all people of good will re striving for the strengthen ng of peace throughout tha On the Inside Central Ntws 2 Church Editorials Band Clear Lake 7 Sports Local Bulding Ntws Latest Markets North Iowa Ntws SAMS Slack fa w ;