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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 23, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North I ovans neighbors VOL 99 HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 23 1961 7c a Paper Consists of Four No 221 Continue bartering on tractors Castro asks Last gaps in Pan Am highway Ready by the end of 1962 By FOLEY McMANUS WASHINGTON Since the de velopment of automobiles West ern Hemisphere leaders have dreamed of an unbroken highway from the Arctic Circle to the Strait of Magellan The dream is now approaching fulfillment Only two oftenim passable stretches remain to be conquered along the 19nation Pan American Highway System says the National Geographic Society Construction is being pushed on one of the in Costa Rica and western with the expectation that allw e a t h e r transport south to the Panama Canal will be possible by the end of 1962 THE SECOND and tougher sec tiou lies beyond in the jungles and hills of the eastern Isthmus of Panama and northwest Colom bia There preliminary work is finally getting under way Wheels broke the Isthmian bar rier for the first time in the spring of 1960 Sponsored by the Pan American Highway Congress a Jeep and LandRover expedi tion followed earlier foot explor ers to chart the highways course through Panamas Darien and Colombias rChoco provinces The mission included Panaman ian Colombian and United States representatives plus a crew of woodsmen Among un official members who joined the group for at least part of the way were a European newswoman and a woman anthropologist from Pan ama who made the journey to study the regions Indians IT WAS A rugged trip involv ing emergency bridge building hacking paths through dense elation and at times hauling th vehicles over steep ridges b steel cableandpulley rigs B official count the party crosse 26 rivers 180 creeks and ravines and built 125 palmlog bridges The travelers required mor than three months to grind 27 miles from Chepo Panama t the Colombian border Sorneda cars will make the trip in hours But before they do bulldozer will widen the passage grader will smooth sections shovels wi cut and fill the ridges and ra a great deal of mone will be required Much money skill and energ already have been expended t build the Pan American Highway Reaching some 19000miles froir northern Alaska to southern Chile it climbs mountains leaps river pushes through swamps deserts jungles and forests TO THE HEMISPHERE as whole the highway stands as tangible avenue of internationa commerce mutual defense anc understanding To individuals Es kimo to Patagonian it brings higher living standards In the jungle heart of the Isth mus of Panama the i960 Trans Darien expedition came to the chief river port El Real All inhabitants seemed to be on hanc to greet the party with flags anc cheers no wonder For the trail breaking achievement promised that eventually El Real will be on the Pan American Highway Instead of shipping their bananas and plantains by canoe and slow river freighter the people of this longundeveloped region will be able to export their products and import modern necessities in timesaving trucks On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics S North Iowa News 6 Sports 1 910 Clear Lake News 13 Society News 1314 Band Features 23 Latest Markets 24 Mason City News 2425 SEN B B HICKENLOOPER Hickenlooper to address VFW here Between 1200 and 1500 dele gates are expected for the three day Iowa convention of the Vet erans of Foreign Wars and Aux iliary this weekend in Mason ity Registration opened Fri day morning at the VFW Club for veterans and at the Hotel Hanford for the Auxiliary mem bers Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper of Iowa will arrive m Mason ity Saturday from Washington Cj by special plane to ad dress the convention and is ex pected in time for the conven tion parade at pm THIRTYTWO UN ITS will be m the parade which will start at the Hotel Hanford and will move south on Federal Avenue to 4th SW A National Guard mit including military tanks and other modern warfare iquipment will be in the pa rade A 30girl drill team of the VFW of Spencer and another drill team from Garner will be featured in the parade as well as a band from Columbus Junc tion home town of Department Commander John F Gabriel who is presiding over the con vention Business meetings and pro gramming filled the morning sessions Friday The comman ders luncheon was held Friday noon at the VFW Club Sessions got under way Friday afternoon MEMORIAL services have been planned for Friday evening at the VFW Club with Tyler P Stewart chairman and Ed Johnson cochairman Arnold Rasmussen commander of Posl 753 is master of ceremonies The banuqet and the grand en campment ball will be held Sat urday evening at the VFW Club The Weather North Iowa Generally fair through Saturday Lows Fri day night 52 to 56 Warmer Saturday highs in lower 80s owa Fair through Saturday Lows Friday night in the 50s Warmer west and north Sat urday highs in the 80s Further outlook Partly cloudy warmer Sunday owa Temperatures for five day period Saturday through Wednesday will average 5 to 8 degrees below the seasonal normals Warmer first part of the period and turning cooler about Tuesday The highs will be in the lower 80s in northern Iowa to the mic 80s in the South The norma lows will be near 60 degrees in the north to the lower 60s in the south Rainfall wil average 15 to 25 occurring as scattered showers and thund erstorms mostly in the middle of the period Minnesota Mostly fair through Saturday highs 7585 Globe Gazette weather data p to 8 am Friday Maximum 74 Minimum 49 Seamen reject truce NEW YORK UPI Two striking maritime unions Fri dayturneddownanadministra tion plea for a 60day truce forcing an indefinite extension of a strike that threatens to beach m o s t U S merchant ships Shipowners earlier Friday ac cepted Labor Secretary Arthur J Goldbergs proposal that a threeman presidential commis sion study the tangled issues and propose a settlement of the eightday strike BUT LESS than three hours after the shipowners sent Gold berg an 11word telegram of ac ceptance two key unions sent tiim 700word refusals No mat ter what the other three unions decided ships could not sail There was no immediate indi cation whether the administration would turn to the TaftHartley Act and seek an 80day injunction GOLDBERG WARNED in mak ng his truce proposal Thursday nigHt that a prolonged stoppage would cause serious shortages of vital industrial and consumer LEO SWEESY 3rd District GOP post to Sweesy CHARLES Sweesy 62 district credit manager for Jacob E Decker SonMason City Thursday night was named 3rd District Republican commi eemanat a meeting at Club low here Sweesy will fill a vacancy ere Would send delegation back to U S Stands pat omoffer goods The Seafarers I n t ernational Union the Marine En gineers Benevolent Association MEBA said they were turning down Goldbergs proposal in the interest of preserving the prin ciple of free collective bargaining ated by the resignation of E Henke Charles City His appoin ment will run until the distil caucus is held before the 196 state convention when state com mittee members will be name on the basis of the new district State chairman George Nagl was unable to attend the meetin and the rights of the union to Tyson Des Moines executiv gotiate anci protect the validity secretary attended in his place c agreements already negotiMrs L L Welden Iowa Falls district vice chairman preside at the meeting Sweesy has served as Cerr Gordo Republican chairman fo 10 years Previous to that he wa county finance chairman and 01 ganization director of the party Twelve of the 14 counties in th district were represented at th meeting of ated Sports Bulletin ST PAUL Minn Lavagetto has been fired as manager of the Min nesota Twins Twins owner Cai Griffith has named ccsch Sam Mele to succeed Lava getto Sunrise Sunset 757 Photofnx MUGGED AND MUGGER A Boston detective checks the unconscious Evelyn Cramer 44 a mug ging victim while his partner holds a suspect prone in background A waitress IVjIiss Cramer was walk ing home when the detectives heard screams The suspect Albert Potter was nabbed with a flying tackle The woman was hospitalized and Potter booked for assault with intent to rob KEY WEST Fla Minister Fidel Castro Friday rejectedthe latest offer of the Tractors for Freedom Commit tee but said he would send a delegation captured rebels back to the United States to ex plain his position to the Ameri can public In the rejection reported by Havana radio Castro charged that the committee lied when it accused Castro of changing his position He said the com mittee tried to confuse public opinion The Tractors for Freedom ommittee had set a noon dead line Friday in a takeitorleave it ultimatum that capped near ly a month of negotiations THE COMMITTEES final of fer was to exchange the prison ers for 500 machines of various typesmostly farm tractors It said that if Castro failed to ac cept money received from con tributors to the tractor fund would be returned to the senders The radio quoted Castro as saying that from the very be ginning he had clearly specified the number and type of trac tors he wanted The bearded Cuban leader said his government was de manding one of three things Five hundred bulldozers and tractors with spare parts and extras A number of small farm trac tors whose total value would equal the proposed 500 kingsize bulldozers An exchange of an equa number of political prisoner held by the US Spain Puer to Rico Guatemala and Nica ragua for the invaders his gov eminent holds CASTRO ORIGINALLY of fered to exchange the men cap tured in the April 18 invasion of Cuba for 500 bulldozers After meeting in Havana with representatives of the Tractors for Freedom Committee Cas ro said he would accept small er types of tractors but stipu ated that he would have to get 1000 of them instead of 100 Castro told the committee that if we were prepared to accept smaller tractors theii had to be equal to that f the 500 super V8s with at achments originally request ed the radio reported The of the heavy equipment las been estimated by Castro as million IN HIS REPLY to the com mittee Friday the radio quoted Castro as saying the commit ee had been silent about the alternative proposals The committee however has saic t is powerless to act on the alternatives since they would equire congressional action The committee had asked Jastro for a list of prisoners vho would be subject to the ex hange The original number vas 1214 but Castros list in luded only 1167 The radio quoted Castro as saying the 167 were the only ones of fie group who were innocent f crimes against the Cuban eople QUEENS AND Melinda Mindy Wagner holds her trophy and a bouquet of roses after be ing crowned Miss Mason City of 1961 Miss Barbara Naifeh right was first runnerup and Miss Nancy Phillips sec ond runnerup SAME Safely Department Fifnrti Black King Means Traftlo Dtath rait 31 Houri MISS contestants in the Miss Mason City Pageant chose Miss Con nie Hillas Miss Congeniality Miss Hill was also one of five finalists Dance specialty Mindy Wagner is Miss Mason City Melinda Wagner is Miss Ma son City of 1961 Melinda 18 better known a Mindy the daughter of Mr anc Mrs William R Wagner 102 Linden Drive received her title Thursday night at the Mis Mason City Pageant in the high school auditorium First runnerup was Barbara Naifeh daughter of Mr and Mrs Sude Naifeh 417 Vermon SE Second runnerup was Nancy Phillips daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold L Phillips 1511 Delaware SE A 1961 GRADUATE of Ma son City High School Miss Wag ner was sponsored in the con test by the Federal Land Bank N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Red party gets reprieve WASHINGTON Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter has given the Communist party a re prieve until at least next fall from the recent decision requiring registration of its membership with the government Frankfurter did so by granting the partys petition for reconsideration of the courts June 9 ruling which he himself had written Scarbeck defends action NEW YORK Former U S diplomat Irvin C Scarbeck 41 said he passed political information to Communist agents in Warsaw to save the life of his blonde Polish sweetheart but that the information had no security value Scarbeck former second sec retary of the U S embassy in Warsaw told his side of the story through his lawyer at arraignment on the charge Stevenson makes report WASHINGTON Adlai Stevenson told Presi dent Kennedy the problem of communism in Latin America has increased appreciably in the past year But he said Kennedys alliance for progress program was attracting universal enthusiasm and approval The U N ambassador reported after completinghis 19day 6647mile air tour of 10 South American capitals Actress daughter appears SANTA MONICA Turners daugh ter Cheryl Crane who went into hiding 11 days ago showed up with the actress in court to answer charges she is in danger of leading a lewd and disso lute life The tall 17yearold girl who fatally stabbed Miss Turners boy friend Johnny Stompanato in 1958 disappeared the day after she and two other teenage girls were arrested for partying at her grandmothers house One of the girls wasdressed in mannish clothes Defense budget approved WASHINGTON President Kennedys beefecl up billion defense budget was approvedalmost to the letter by the House Appropriations Committee as it painted a dismal picture of world conditions She is 5 feet 7 inches tall weighs 129 pounds and has light brown hair green eyes and 35 2536 measurements She will represent Mason City in the Miss Iowa Pageant July 2023 at Clear Lake Miss Wagner did not have too much time to glory in her new title forit was back to work for her Friday morning She is a counselor at Camp Gaywood the Girl Scout camp at Clear Lake This is her third year serving in this position Her first official duty will come Tuesday when she will jresent trophies to the winners of the state Junior Jaycee golf ournament at the Mason City Country Club THE NEW QUEEN has had ipecial training i n dancing i w i m m i n g dramatics and peech She has done modeling vas a majorette in the high chool band plays the drums was a cheerleader and is a Red Iross lifeguard Miss Wagner will enroll this all at William Woods womens ollege in Fulton 3o In the talent competition Miss iVagner dressed in a top hat nd tails and with a cane in and gave an interpretative dance Miss Naifeh played the piano and sang for her talent while Miss Phillips did a modern jazz dance ALMOST IN tears when responded to the announcement of her being chosen queen Miss Wagner was able however to thank her dancing instructor her costume seamstress the sponsoring Junior Chamber of Commerce and the nine other contestants Previously the contestants had chosen Miss Connie Hill daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Hill 123 12th NW as Miss Con geniality The other contestants were Gloria Cook Priscilla Songer Kem Kay Grouse Pam Smith Shirley Rullestad Toni Ann Stanton and the Misses Naifeh Phillips and Hill JUDGES WERE Mrs Roger Jensen Mankato Minn who was Miss Iowa of 1956 and Mrs Art Reynolds and Mr and Mrs Merle Dickinson all of Mason City The cont e s t a n t s were judged on good character poise charm personality intelligence and beauty of face and figure Following a parade of the con testants inevening gowns the talent review was held After a parade of the girls in swim suits the five finalists were asked three questions They were If by a misunderstanding first arrival at a formal iring of which you were a host iss appears dressed informally ;