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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Idittd ftr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper VOL AiiocUUd Preii tnd United Preu Internitloni Full Utit that makes all North lowans MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 3 1961 neighbors 7c a Copy Paper Consists o Two Nt Ill 22 Indiana miners die in ergroun blast I Corps for Peace is unique Nothing like it in Russia By JAMES MAR LOW WASHINGTON WJIt sounded like a cracked Peace Corps Washington 25 BC That was the refrain into tele phones ringing constantly with inquiries at the headquarters of the new Peace Corps launched by President Kennedy The Soviet Union has nothing similar to the Peace Corps Trained young men and women who will help backward peoples develop by living and working them For years the Russians have been sending technicians into backward countries But Ameri can experts on the Russians say the Russians in other lands are clanish and stay by them selves This country too sends technicians abroad but the basic difference between them and the Peace Corps will be this PEACE CORPS members will get no subsistence wages They will speak the language of the backward peo pie to whom they are assigned By example and working side by side with them they will help them do what the techni cal advisers only suggest Kennedy gave examples of the specific programs to which Peace Corps members can con tribute Erbe is cost conscious Orders test of state car pool DES MOINES UPI A plan calling for departmental car pools designed to reduce the cost of travel by state employes was announced Fri day by Gov Norman A Erbe The plan would be in line with Erbes drive for economy in government The practice of assigning separate state cars to several administrative employes working in same department will be abolished the Governor said The pool cars would be used by employes whose work is partly in Des Moines and partly on the road The plan would not affect those state employes who travel most of the time Erbe said He said he felt the car pool plan would be a significant economy for the state be cause Fewer cars may be needed in a pool than now are as signed on an individual basis to administrative offices The cars would remain on state property after working hours and would not be driven to and from the homes of em ployes Department employes who receive only an occasional travel assignment could drive available pool cars rather than their private cars as fre quently happens now This would save money the Gov ernor said because a state owned car can be operated for about four cents a mile while the stale pays out about sev en cents a mile to an employe who drives his own car on state business State car dispatcher William Algood said one state depart ment paid 32 employes 630 in 1960 for 209180 miles of travel for the state in private cars Erbe said If all these trips could have been taken in state cars we would have saved about 56000 in one de partment Teaching in primary and sec ondary schools especially as part of national English Ian guage teaching programs par ticipating on the worldwide pro gram of malaria eradication instruction and operation of public health and sanitation projects aiding in village de vclopmcnt through school con struction helping local farm ers produce better crops by as sisting them in the use of mod ern implements and techniques Kennedy said The initial emphasis on these programs will be on leaching THE PRESIDENT did two Ihings in this field Wednesday Pic established the Peace Corps by executive order on a tem porary basis until Congress by jaw can create a permanent corps He asked Congress to do this By getting started now he explained he thought some of he young men and women could be sent to jobs overseas by late fall Training he sug gested can range from six weeks lo six months He didnt limit the corps to just the young although he said he thought it woulcl be mostly made up of young people The government r addition to giv ing them subsistence wages will take responsibility for their health Private organizations and in stitutions will carry out much of the program with federal financial help THE IDEA OF a Peace Corps was suggested in 1960 by Sen Hubert Humphrey D Minn and Rep Henry S Rcuss D Wis Humphrey introduced leg islation to establish the corps And Kennedy endorsed the idea during the I960 campaign He believes service in the corps will last from two to three years Going into the corps wont make a young man draft proof when he returns home And when they do come home according to Kennedys proposal they will get some sum in severance pay lo holplhcm Jive until they find a job Kennedy is thinking in terms of having perhaps 500 young men and women ready to go abrond by foil If Congress makes the corps permanent it would some thousands of members North Iowa Rain or drizzle oc casionally mixed with wet snow north portion Friday night and extreme north Sat urday Lows Friday night in the 30s Highs Saturday 3843 Iowa Rain or drizzle over the state Friday night and Satur day occasionally mixed with wet snow north Friday night and extreme north Saturday Lows Friday night lower 30 north near 40 south Highs Saturday 30s north to 40s south Further or snow Sunday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednes day Normal highs are from the mid 30s in the northeast to the lower 40s in the south west Normal lows arc from 15 to 20 in the north to the mid 20s in the south Turning colder Saturday and Sunday but warmer again by Monday or Tuesday Precipitation will average 15 to 29 of an inch northwest to about 50 of an inch southeast falling in most areas Saturday and Sunday and again about next Wednes day Minnesota Cloudy light snow Highs Saturday in 40s GlobeGazette weather data up to Friday TRUMAN FOE DIES INDEPENDENCE Mo Henry W Rummel 94 the only man to defeat former President Harry S Truman for political office died Thursday A Repub lican Rummel defeated Truman as judge of the Eastern District of Jackson County in 1924 Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 48 32 33 19 8 Feguer sane say witnesses WATERLOO trial of Victor Harry Feguer moved rapidly through its third day Friday against the background of an attempt by government attorneys lo show that the Michigan exconvict was sane at the time of the kidnapslay ing of a Dubuque physician The first 12 witnesses called by U S Dist Atty F E Van Alstine were questioned about their impres sions of the 25 year old Feguer when they came in contact with him at restauT rant apart ment and oth er jobs F e g u er of St Johns Mich is ac cused of kid naping Dr Edward R Bartels 34 through a fake sick call last July and of making off with his car after leaving him dead in a lonely area in Illinois Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Feguer at Birmingham Ala where is 77223 FEGUER they said he attempted to sell the doctors car The defense claims that Feg uer was insane at the time the physician was lured away from tiishome With 98 persons on the list of witnesses called by the govern ment the trial is expected to last three weeks Although Feguer has been charged only with kidnaping the federal law provides for the death penalty in cases where the abducted victim harmed Van Alstine concentrated his witnesses in an apparent effort to challenge the expected de fense contention that Feguer was insane at the time of the crime With only two exceptions the witnesses answered yes al most automatically when Van Alstine asked whether they con sidered Feguer to be rational during their association with him Gerald Miller 26 Milwaukee who worked with Feguer for a janitorial service said he thought Feguer acted a little suspicious at times N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES GIVE generously to your Mason City GlobeGazette i newspaperboy to keep RADIO FREE EUROPE on the ojr Birth control debate WASHINGTON The Supreme Court took un der consideration a legal challenge to Connecticuts 1879 law barring birth control devices Pro and con arguments on the states contraceptive ban concluded after two days of hearings The court will hand down a ruling on the case later in the term Ground controller blamed NEW YORK A navy court of inquiry blamed the ground controller for an aircraft collision that killed 19 members of the U S Navy Band over Rio De Janeiro on Feb 25 1960 Machine tool sale blocked BOSTON The administration has blocked the sale to Russia of worth of machine tools used in making parts for the guidance systems of missiles and spacecraft Commerce Secretary Luther Hodges announced that the government had perma nently revoked the export license of a Vermont firm to ship the 45 machines Jobless benefits climb WASHINGTON The number of workers drawing unemployment benefits climbed to a record high of 3422300 in the week ended Feb 18 Labor Secretary Arthur J Goldberg disclosed It was the third week in a row that the jobless benefit total has increased to an alltime high The newest totals were 31700 greater than for the preceding week Tunisians spoil for fight LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Angry Tunisian troops of the United Nations command threatened to invade a Congolese army camp to release a Tunisian officer who was being held prisoner but U N offi cers managed to restrain them The Tunisians were in an angry mood and to tangle with Congo lese troops who earlier disarmed 22 Tunisian soldiers and beat up others Inquiry opened at once Others flee to safety TERRE HAUTE Ind W Twentytwo miners died in a flash explosion deep in a coal haft Thursday night Their torn hurned bodies were hauled out by masked workers in a lazardous 10hour operation We dont know what caused the explosion the mine general manager said but were going to start an investigation to find out The 22nd body was carried out in a clattering mine rail car at am Friday It had been about six hours since the first body was found THE BLAST ripped through a shaft deep in the Viking mine about eight miles southwest of Terre Haute Pockets of intense heat and deadly coal gas threatened the operation and forced the res cuers to push forward with the greatest care They said there was danger of another explosion and as they moved forward they sprayed chemicals to prevent it State Police put up rope barriers 15 yards from the shaft to keep grieving relatives from danger The explosion was so far un derground that nobody heard it and mine officials were un able to pinpoint the time JUST WHEN the explosion was discovered was not clear either Apparently the first in dication came about pm when an air pressure gauge on the surface dropped to zero An official attempted to telephone the miners and got no response to repeated frantic ringing Then coal dust was seen bil lowing from the shaft Twenty two other miners in another section were immediately or dered to the surface As soon as the explosion was discovered fresh air was poured into the mine but il had no chance of penetrating the wall of swirling dust smoke and any way all 22 men apparently died in the blast The men were 265 feet be low the surface and about three miles back in the sloping shaft The bleak scene was illumi nated only by two or three floodlights About 200 persons stood in the dark and cold out side the rope barrier manned by State of them families and friends of the trapped miners Russia loses contact with Venus rooket MOSCOW HP Soviet scien tists were trying Friday to re store radio contact with their Venusbound rocket The Soviet news agency Tass reported that radio Contact with the auto matic interplanetary station could not be made last Monday 4 million miles out and 15 days after it was launched from a space vehicle orbiting the earth On the inside Editorials Page 4 CubGazette 5 Society News 67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 North Iowa News 10 Sports 1112 The Maroon 14 Comics 17 Clear Lake News 20 TV Guide Pullout Section IOWAN KILLED HUMBOLDT SD UPI Leroy Puckctt 49 Gays Mills Wis and Abraham Sukct 37 Des Moines were killed Friday when the truck in which they were riding ran off Highway J9 and overturned Names in news AP Photofax QUEENLY APPROACH Queen Mother Elizabeth takes aim as she prepares to make a professional ap proach on a snooker table during a visit to the nor mally malesonly Press Club in London AP Photofax HELPING HANDS Gov Nelson A Rockefeller and a fireman assist Mrs Rockefeller over a rope and to a ladder as she escaped from the flaming executive mansion at Albany N Y Mrs Rockefeller aroused by smoke slipped a housecoat over her irightclothes The governor dressed quickly before helping his wife through a secondfloorwindow to the roof of a car port The governor estimated total damage at about AP Photofax HOSPITAL HUG Madame Jovanka Broz wife of Yugoslavias President Tito hugs a ninemonthold youngster during her visit to an infant hospital in Accra Ghana Madame Broz is accompanying her husband on his fourday forma visit to Ghana AP Pholotax PAYLOAI GOES ON DISPLAY Given to the State Historical Building for an indefinite period is the payload of Explorer 111 sent into orbit throe years ago containing instruments developed by Dr James Van Allen State University of Iowa space scientist Holding parts of the payload are from Jack Musgrove state curator James Wells Van Allens administrative assistant and Gov Nor man Krbe Polaris ship in Scotland Blockade is broken HOLY LOCH Scotland tfl The U S Navy tender Proteus ran a comic blockade by a pacifist canoe armada Friday and moored safely at this new Polaris missile submarine base Thousands of spectators lined the loch as the 18500ton tender for nuclear missile submarines was towed to her anchorage by three tugs While this was going on Brit ish naval and police launches darted around the big River Clyde basin chasing the pacifist canoes In the end all six of the blockading canoes were swamped and the occupants ar rested THE PACIFISTS dont likt the idea of a missile base here The Patrick Henry first of the U S Navy nuclear subs for which the Proteus will act as mother ship is already en route from America Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told Commons Thursday British newspapers predicted the Patrick Henry would arrive here over the weekend as dem onstrators poured into Holy Loch The lively welcome for the Proteus and her crew of 950 had been welladvertised in advance by the pacifists THE VOYAGE from New London Conn took 10 days Six pacifist demonstrators were landed by police and savy launches Police said they will be charged with a breach of the peace First of the Proteus crew ashore was photographer Eu gene Meece Dayton Ohio Meece 32 was happy to find Scots rushing up to shake his hand as he stepped from a launch Some of the boys were a little apprehensive as to the welcome wed get after all we had read he said So you can say were relieved to find everything so friendly Moisture in Iowas air Scattered rain and light snow will hamper lowans who are planning an outdoor weekend the weather bureau said Fri day Cloudy skies will continue throughout most portions of the state at least through Sunday the forecasters said The light rain and snow which fell in many parts of Iowa Friday will aecome more general Saturday This rain will occasionally be mixed with wet snow in north ern Iowa Friday night and in the extreme north on Saturday Rain or snow will continue Sunday with winds switching to a northerly direction Iowa will also have slightly cooler temperatures as a storm system in Texas moves to the east of Hawkcyeland Engine trouble plagues Conrad SINGAPORE UPI Minor engine trouble forced Flying Srandpa Max Conrad to return ro Singapore airport Friday and cost him a precious 90 minutes on his roundtheworld flight Conrad arrived in Singapore tin his twinengine Piper Aztec plane from Manila Less than two hours later he took off for Bombay India But he turned back and landed at the airport in Singapore An hour and 30 minutes after the first takeoff Conrad was back in the air and on the seventh leg of the flight The Winona Minn man says he still has a fighting chance to make it around the world in the small plane in nine which would be a record SAME ;