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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL W The newspaper that makes all North I ovans Associated Presi tnd United International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 29 1961 neighbors 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Four No 221 New success in W 9 II I multispace s hot By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL Fla United States has hurled the first atomic bat tery into space as part of a spectacular skyhigh triple play in which one rocket rammed three satellites into orbit The successful orbiting of the nuclear device in one of the satellites gives American scientists a significant lead over the Soviet Union in the race to harness atomic power for space exploration A ThorAbleS t a r rocket blasted off from Cape Canav eral Wednesday night with the satellites stacked in its nose like a threescoop ice cream cone Both stages of the 50ton rocket clicked with drilllike precision and flung the entire package into orbit Almost immediately spring devices kicked the payloads apart and they continued to circle the globe on separate paths nearly 600 miles above the earth Officials reported Thursday the atomic battery was func tioning and that clear signals were being transmitted by all three packages This was the first time the triple payload technique was attempted It raised to 43 the number of US satellites placed in orbit since the first went aloft 41 months ago Another ThorAbleStar pushed two satellites up a year ago The United States scored a historic beat over the Soviet Union in sending the first nu clear power unit into space Once perfected these atomic batteries will provide satellites with unlimited power supply and permit communication with vehicles fired deep into the universe Speeches and articles by Soviet scientists report they are pushing development of nuclear units as being neces sary for future space explora tion Starring roles to lowans Apower ATOM POWER FOR SATELLITE Technicians fasten the atomic power battery white ball to the base of the Transit 4A navigation satellite which is Photofax one of a cluster launched into orbit from Cape Canav eral Fla Wealthy man left odd gift Aids couples in financing WHEELING W Va UPI Certain folk who live in the Wheeling area of West Vir g i n i as highlyindustrialized northern Panhandle can make use of one of the most unusual methods of home financing in the country They can move into their o w n homes financed with money borrowed from the George A Laughlin Trust Fund And they pay no inter est Its all possible because of the generosity of George A Laughlin a prominentfigure in the iron and steel industry in the early part of this century Laughlin died in 1936 at the age of 74 But he left dollars in a trust fund to be used to help those who other wise would be unable to have the comfort and respectability of their own home And the help was to come with no fan fare Iowa Lutherans order study of state welfare DECORAH The Iowa district of the American Luther an Church has ordered a five member committee to study ef fects of a cut in state welfare funds ordered by the 1961 legis lature The convention of pastors and was less than was pro vided in 1959 and several hun dred thousand dollars less than Gov Norman Erbe recom mended The resolution avoided sug gested wordage that was more critical of the effects on aid to laymen adopted a resolutionldependent children Wednesday expressing geniiwelfare aids ine concern about the forsee able result from the action and or lack of action to meet the and other THE REV MR MEYER said it was agreed that only a few MARION HALL Iowa cities in victory on freedom DES MOINES iff Spokes men for Iowa municipalities Thursday counted as a victory tor cities and towns a District Court decision that the State Appeal Board had no authority i rtt n COAH basic welfare needs of the were sufficiently in dren and aged THE DISTRICT committee on social action and research was directed to make the study and report back to next years meet ing The resolution was offered by Rev Paul T Meyer of West Union chairman of the com mittee on charities The state budget for social welfare was fixed at mil lion by the last legislature It formed about what the cut in funds would mean Marion 0 Hall of Hanlon town was elected new district treasurer Reelected to the executive committee were Rev Owen Gangstead of Forest City and laymen E Fruehling of Cedar Rapids A proposal for a fund raising program for the Luther an Childrens Home at Waverly was referred for further study CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Where did Americas new space triplets get their names Transit was a logical selection but Injun was a second choice and Greb the result of a typists error When the Navy began launch ing test navigation satellites near ly two years ago it called the program Transit after the time honored mariners instrument for plotting position by the stars INJUNS A 40pound drum shaped parcel to measure intense radiation in the Van Allen radia tion belts and to report on auror al phenomena such as the north ern lights The starring role goes to the grapefruitsized atomic unit whose hot core contains a small amount of plutonium 238 a radiosotope which generated heat up to 1000 degrees fahrenheit Thermoelec tric rods convert the heat to Injun was developed by Univerjelectric energy which sends 25 sity of Iowa scientists who want ed tox name it Hawkeye the school nickname But it was felt there might be some confusion because of a missile program des ignated Hawkeye A James Fen nimore Cooper fan came to the recalled one of the authors injuns was called Hawkeye and the substitute name was adopted WHEN THE NAVAL research laboratory first attached a piggy back payload to a Transit satel lite a year ago officials picked the nickname gaactic radiation background which it was to measure However a typist making up he press kits misspelled it Greb The moniker stuck and has been applied to both subsequent re watts of power to two of four radio transmitters and some in struments in Transit 4A Katanga head vows opposition ELISABETHVILLE Katanga Iff President Moise Tshombe reversed himself Wednesday and proclaimed that he will jkeep this copperrich land inde pendent from the rest of the Congo come what may We shall defend an inde pendent Katanga at all cost search laboratory piggyback will do everything to main to overryle a street paving project at Mechanics villc in eastern Iowa Liberal housing law headed for enactment WASHINGTON W The S56 jbillion omnibus housing bill has THE FUND HAS these stipujprovement project is strictly a matter for the local governing eared Congress carrying eas lations Borrowers must be residents of Ohio County They must be sober industri ous and of good moral charac ter They must have three or more dependent children The head of the family must be insurable And the family must not be in a position to obtain a home through any other means Names of those who receive the loans never are Tevealet unless they consent in writing The fund now has grown to over one million dollars So far 18 families have taken advantage of the funds provi sions the 1958 last of these in the ONE OF THESE was family of Louis Filius a lab orer in a Wheeling industrial plant Mrs Filius mother of six termed the fund a God send to us The fund now has matured to the point where additional loans can be made So this year three or four more Ohio County families will move into their ownhomes financed with the money borrowed from the Laughlin fund Their dreams will come true thanks to the generosity of a man who helped foster the steel industry that made the upper Ohio Valley famous body to decide Judge Ray C Fountain of the Polk County Distract Court held in aruling Wednesday MECHANICSVILLE proposed to pave its streets mostly through assessments against abutting property The state board composed of Comptroller Marvin P Seldeh Jr Treasurer M L Abraham son and Auditor Chet Akers held that the assessments in the town of 1010 were too much for property owners to bear JUDGE FOUNTAIN called at ier terms for buyers of FHA insured homes A 5338 Senate vote followed by a 221175 House tally sent the bill to President Kennedy late Wednesday giving him an other victory on one of his big five domestic proposals of the 1961 session The housing bill includes billion for urban renewal by far the largest amount ever voted for the slum clearance and redevelopment projects UNDER THE moderatein come family section a new ad ministration devised program homes that cost up to em designed to provide ships planes and submarines with ac curate allweather navigation Greb carries two detectors to measure Xray radiation from the sun Rites not complete for Mrs Weitzel Funeral arrangements were in complete Thursday for Elizabeth Weitzel 82 who became Mason Citys first traffic fatality of 1961 Mrs Weitzel a resident of the The down payment on a SISOOOJSchiff Nursing Home 16 14th j Place was killed Wednesday when struck by a 2ton dump itain our nation in the face of Transit 4A is a 175pound forei a 11 opposition the Negro unner of the Navy satellite sysjleader told his National Assem The longer the mortgage the lower the monthly payment home would be The bill also extends the max imum mortgage term on FHA insured loans for all family in come levels from 30 to 35 years and raises from to 000 the mortgage ceiling on one family homes AND THE BILL puts in an easier downpayment schedule truck The McAuleyScanlanPeterson Funeral Home is in charge of fu neral arrangements Mrs Weitzel was born May 9 1879 at Norka Russia daughter of John and Elizabeth Brill She was married to Con rad Weitzel in 1902 in Russia under the general FHA pro gram 3 per cent on the first 10 per cent on the next and 25 per cent on the remaining Another provision would per mit sale of land to developers in urban renewal areas at low er prices so they could build tention to a previous decision can be bought on 35year middleincome housing There rti I n I Auro wi rtiniTf i i of the Iowa Supreme Court that the appealboard is not the su pervisor of or a court of ap peal in the administration of municipal affairs Charles F lies of Des Moines president of the League of Iowa Municipalities called Judge Fountains ruling an important victory for all local govern ments SENTENCE MOLINA NEW YORK Francisco he Hook Molina a former sol dier in Fidel Castros Cuban army was sentenced to 20 years to life Thursday in the death of girl caught in gunfire between uban factions gages and on up to 40year mortgages if the buyers income is too low for the 35year plan have been charges such projects result in homes only for the wealthy and the poor Sports Bulletin NEW YORK Dist Atty Frank S Hogan announced Thursday the indictment of another alleged collegebas ketball fixer Charles Tucker a Yonkers N Y lawyer Ho gan also injected the names of the universities of Oregon and Detroit into the New York probe for the first time Ho gan said two Detroit players to accept a game each for shaving points in four games Withdraws nomination WASHINGTON M President Kennedy has withdrawn the nomination of Frank D Reeves Negro attorney for membership on the District of Columbia Board of Com missioners Reeves nomination as the dis tricts first Negro commission er came under fire when mem bers of the Senate District Com mittee questioned him on his failure to pay his taxes on lime She came to the United States in 1911 and had lived in Mason City since 1923 Surviving are two sons Peter Weitzel Mason City and Conrad Weitzel Jr Hollandale Minn three daughters Mrs Kuzman Elizabeth Vilenoff Mason City Mrs Andy Mary Reed Des Moines and Mrs Roy A Omie Smith Route 2 Mason City 32 grandchil dren and 22 great grandchil dren and a brother John Brill St Paul She was pre ceded in death by her husband Conrad Sr in April 1943 and by a son Henry in June 1938 lowans elected to church board ST PAUL Minn W Two lowans have been elected to boards of the Baptist General Conference of America and Canj ada Elected Wednesday were Wallace Olson Des Moines loi the Board of Home Missions Lloyd Olson Forest City o the Board of Education bly Tshombe was home again after two months of imprison ment by President Joseph Kas avubus central Congolese gov ernment in Leopoldville Tshombe said events since his arrest last April as he sought to leave the Coquilhat ville conference of Congolese political chieftains have taught him a lesson and now I shall work only for Katangas people and the nation CLOUDY o 0 O Iowa Partly cloudy scattered showers or thunderstorms m o st 1 y west and north through Friday Continued hot and humid except not so hot northwest Friday Lows Thursday night 7075 Highs Friday 9095 Further outlook Little Saturday change indicated Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thun derstorms south and central through Friday cooler Lows Thursday night 55 extreme north to 60s south Highs Fri day 70s extreme north to 80s south and central GlobeGazette weather up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Lost chance Liquor to up price DES MOINES data 95 66 81 82 58 Peace agency outlined By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON Kennedy proposed Thursday the establishment of a permanent U S disarmament agency It would have sweeping pow ers to draw up disarmament plans negotiate and handle en forcement if any international arms control agreement is reached Administration aides contend the new US of its kind in the under score the importance the United States attachesto the disarma ment problem Kennedy sent his proposal to Congress in the form of a bill to set up a United States dis armament agency for world peace and security The basic idea is to create a longterm agency to deal with a longterm coldwar problem How to check the arms race THE NEW autonomous fed eral bureau would replace the US Disarmament Administra tion which now operates in the State Department under John J McCloy Kennedys spe cial adviser on disarmament A White House statement said Kennedys plan would carry out 1960 Democratic platform promise The statement said the 3ill also included elements of a SAME Iowa Safety Department Figures BIack Flag Means Traffic Death in Past 24 Hours a senator day is the last day for lowans bill for an arrascontrol research to buy liquor from state liquor institute Kennedy proposed as stores at present prices The stores close Friday for inventory and open Saturday with liquor selling at higher prices Fifths of liquor will go up 8 to 11 cents pints will rise 4 to 6 cents and wines 2 cents a bottle Customers will need new liq uor permit books Saturday to make purchases mission raised prices on the spirits because of a tight oper ating budget On the inside THE NEW AGENCY would expand on the disarmament ad ministration that former Presi dent Dwight D Eisenhower set up last October Kennedy wants the new agen cy to be headed by a year subcabinetlevel director who would be the presidents disarmament adviser and would The Iowa liquor control com t both to the president and tQ the secretary of state wmiam c Foster whfl hag held important disarmament foreign affairs and defense jobs under the past two administra tions and is assisting McCloy now has been mentioned for the top post McCloy intends to re tire Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 8 Comics 9 Society News 1012 Sports 1314 North Iowa News 15 Latest Markets 16 PRELIMINARY plans call for stepping up the 80man disarma ment staff to some 200 the first year raising its budget from Mason City News 1617 to or million EXAMINE DEATH SCENE ;