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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tfw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The Newspaper That Makes AllNorth lowans Neighbors United Press International Full Wire MASON CITY IOWAFRIDAY MARCH 4 t 7c a Copy ConirfU On Northeast hit by one of its worst storms NEW YORK Iff Winters most vicious storm tile worst in many years for some areas piled up mountainous snowdrifts and staggered the activities of millions in the Northeastern states Friday As it swept through the Northeast with the same fury pro viously unleashed on much of the country it left a trail of ai least 65 deaths across the country Thousands of schools were closed Hundreds of businesses were forced to shut down Auto bus rail and air travel was hi hard Stalled cars many buried under mounting drifts dotted roads and highways and made snowplow work difficult The storm began to let up around dawn Friday after a 24 hour siege in the New York Cit area one of the hardest hit New York got its worst wallopinj since 1948 when nearly 17 inche University degrees for cash Ghost writers get paid for assignments NEW YORK UB Ghost writ ers the scribes who turn out prose under the names of their clients are under investiga tion here for reported w i d e spread collusion with candidates for University degrees Evidence so far indicates that students at many schools across the country have had college work done by professionals One of them at Indiana Uni versity was suspended and an other at Columbia University Teachers College faces similar penalty The probe was touched off when the New York WorldTele gram and Sun last week bgan printing a series by reporter Alex Benson describing how he posed as a ghost writer and did college assignments for paying customers ACTING ON HIS tips Man hattan Dist Atty Frank D Ho gans office has raided eight ghostwriting agencies seizing files and records of transactions students It was reported that just one firms books showed hundreds of theses necessary for obtain ing masters degrees had been done for students throughout the nation Names were withheld Fees were said to range from a few hundred dollars to more than depending on the lengths of the academic manu scripts and amount of research required Undergraduates could get a term paper done for of snowfell in the third wors storm on record The official New York meas urement was 142 inches BUT MILLIONS of New York ers who went through a grin struggle to get home from work late Thursday faced almos equal troubles trying to ge back on the job Crowdsfa greater than could be handlei sought to board buses and sub ways To add to the difficulties parts of all three New York sub ways were out of operation dur ing the morning rush hours Similar tribulations were ex perienced by both city and coun try people all over the North east In the New York metropolita area thousands who couldn make it home spent the nigh in hotel rooms when they coul get them Cots in Red Cross she ters and benches in crowde railroad stations also were usec Others dozed fitfully in thei marooned cars Some places as far south a Pennsylvania measured 30 in ches Drifts four and five fee high were not uncommon THE FAMOUS blizzard 1888 dumped 219 inches of sno on New York The worst recorc ed snowfall in the city 258 in ches came in 1947 The current storm was sli howling through New Englan Maine anticipated as much a 15 inches of snow before tl end Vf FIREMEN CONFINE FLAMES TO BILLS PLACE CltAPTON WALLS OF ADJOINING BUILDING HOSED DOWN Administrators large institution in e v e r y in America have been fighting this prob lem commented Dr Hollis L Casewell president of Columbia Teachers College It is one of the basic this country more illustration moral problem faces SCORES OF ghostwriting agencies operate in New York City and many of them adver tise nationally The telephone directory lists nearly 70 of them They turn out articles speeches fiction and other material both rewriting and doing original work with clients credited with authorship New York State law provides that anyone obtaining college course credits or degrees by fraudulent means can be im prisoned three years and fined Reporter Benson in re counting his experiences as a ghost writer told how he was assigned to write a doctoral dis sertation for a local psychologist for He also for took a classroom examination for a Columbia Teachers College stu dent and gol him a high grade BENSON WHO is 32 became a parlner in one agency and from the files took notes about these other cases with identifi cations omitted 1 A college professor in Okla homa paid for his doctoral dissertation and sent a thank you note saying he had received his Ph D on schedule in August 1958 2 Another Ph D candidate at Columbia University paid nearly during 195759 for most of a dissertation on Eliza bethan actors 3 A former Fulbright fellow contracted for a paper on The educational ideals of Robert Hutchins paid and was threatened with exposure if he did not pay an additional 025 The mountains of West Vir ginia got as much as 20 inches of snow Maryland got 12 in ches in some areas At Washing ton D C sessions of five House committees had to be postponed because members or witnesses were snowbound away from the Capitol Nearly two feet of snow plas tered portions of New Jersey making it one of the worst storms to hit the state in years Much of the South shivered in freezing weather The mer cury edged near zero in Louis ville Ky and it was around freezing in Jacksonville Fla Temperatures were in the teens and lower in parts of Kentucky and Tennessee The cold air dipped into south ern sections of Florida with Miamis 52 mark more than 20 degrees lower than Thursday It was 35 in Tallahassee 39 in Daytona Beach 44 in Tampa and 50 in Fort Myers New Italian premier sought by Leone ROME Wi President Gio vanni Gronchi Friday asked Giovanni Leone president ol the Chamber of Deputies to find a new premier for Italy Gronchi said his own talks with party leaders since Premier Antonio Segni resigned Feb 24 showed a deeper examina tion of party views was need ed He asked Leone to sounc out parliamentary leaders TO VISIT LIBERIA MOSCOW Premier Nikita Khrushchev has accepted an invitation to visit Liberia Tass news agencyannounced Thursday H would be the wide ly traveled Khrushchevs first venture into Africa Probers start study WASHINGTON UPI The chairman of the Federal Trad Commission told House payola investigators Friday that recor companies made payments to 255 disc jockeys and other broad casting personnel in more than 56 cities He also cited numerou cases of Phrguiin Earl W Kintner also said at least seven stations themselve received similar payments He testified that the FTC has turne over this data to the Federal Communications Commission an the Internal Revenue Service Kintner was called to tell what his agency has done to comba payola or underthetable payments to radio and television sta ion personnel as a way of ling favored treatment for cer tain records Kinlner did not immediately name any names at the hear ing 255 slalion states were He said the payments to the employes uncovered in in 26 60 cases in which the commission las handed down payola com plaints against record manu aclurers and distributors charging them with deceptive practices Kinlner said 95 more investigations of similar prac tices have been initiated Kintner said the FTC also is looking into plugola He defined this as the praclice of hidden commercials or surreptitious payments to persons connected with television programs plug ging products other than those of the sponsoring company Kintner revealed that the FTC has docketed for formal investigation eight firms which appear to solicit a cross seg ment of American industry to buy hidden plugs or com mercials on regularly sponsored television programs He did not name the com panies suspected of plugola The FTC chairman said the secret commercials are sold for to S270 per plug and are planted on shows through TV writers prop men producers entertainers directors camera men nnd others Graf ton tavern burns Continued Filibuster on civil rights sets record KKOM OUR WIKK SKIIVICKS WASHINGTON The Senate set a record for aroundtheclock sessions Friday during a debate in which tempers flared briefly over a proposal to gag the Southern filibuster against civil rights legislation Afler Ihc dispute was resolved with apparent good feelings ail around Senate Democratic leader Lyndon B Johnson said he would like to wail at least until next week before trying to choke off the talkathon with a rarelyused clolure petition At am the Senate had been in session day and night for 85 hours and 2A minutes except for a 15minule recess equalling Ihc record sel a 195i filibuster on atomic en ergy Thai debate was broken by a 21miiHile recess The civil rights talkathon will sel the record for a continuous session unbroken by any tem porary recess if its still going at pm The old mark 54 hours and 10 minutes was sel iNorth Iowa Fair and continued Ike suffering from irritation caused by dust DORADO BEACH Puerto Rico Eisen hower is suffering from Ihroat irritations caused by dust on his justcompleted South American tour and he had lo apologize for Ihe hoarseness in speaking be fore Ihe Caribbean Assembly here Friday In his speech he reported lhal Latin American leaders wanl no part of any United Slates mas ter plan for raising living standards throughout Ihe hemij early morn tig fire in below zero tempcra urc Friday destroyed Bills lace a tavern restaurant and hall here Bill Rappath is the owner and operator of the business The fire was discovered aboul 5 am by Orland Walk a neigh bor who investigated after smelling smoke It was reported y some that a light explosion had been heard earlier It is houghl lhal a faulty furnace night have started Ihc fire THE FIRE departments from Manly Plymouth and Carpenter were called to aid Graflon fire men Graflon firemen Kermil Kunt and Jack Venechck went into the burning building and savec in cash from a refrigeralor where Rappath kepi reccipls since a recent burglary Rappalh said he was covered by insurance Equipment and records were moved out of ihe Iwo adjacen buildings Ihe Kridcr Barber shop on the wesl and Ihe Kuehn Brusswilz garage office on In easl Byslanders helped carry office records from Ihe garage which was separaled from Ih tavern by a walkway FIREMEN ON the roof of the barbershop for several hours played water over the wall close lo the burning building It was badly scorched and firemen were nol sure it could be saved There was some smoke dam age in both adjoining buildings very cold Friday night lows 816 below Partly cloudy con tinued cold Saturday high mid leens owa Fair and continued very cold Friday night lows 81C below Partly cloudy Satur day somewhat warmer wesl highs mid teens easl lo lower 20s wesl Further Partly cloudy slight modera tion in temperatures Sunday Five Day Iowa Temperatures will continue uiucli below nor mal Saturday through next Wednesday Only minor daily temperature changes are ex pected but a very slow warm ing trend is indicated After noon highs will average from the lower lo mid 20s in the north am from he mid lo upper 20s in Ihe south Over night lows will average from zero lo 5 above in the north and from 5 lo 10 above in Ihc soulh Precipitation will aver age around 30 of an inch or less occurring as intermitlent snow about Tuesday Minnesota Fair slightly warm er Highs Salurclay 1825 Globe Gazelle wcalher data up to 8 am Friday during a 1915 dcbalc on Presi dent Wilsons ship purchase act THE GAG RULE flareup started when Sun Wayne Morse DOrc placed a clolure peli lion on the senate clerks desk and Sen Thruston B Morion RKy lore Ihe paper lo shreds and dropped it inlo a wasle basket The lawmakers later shook hands and dismissed Ihe inci dent with smiles Morse vainly sought suppor for his clolure pclition after bolh Republicans and libera Democrats gave a cold shoul tier lo Johnsons attempt lo cm the filibuster with a compro mise civil righls plan The Morse move was vicwct as having little significance T succeed any effort lo shut of the talkalhon would have lo b backed by Ihe Democratic an Republican leaders in order I win the necessary two third majority Johnson said he v i e w e Morses move as extreme said he wa to ever vot premature He very reluctant cloturc There was no estimate of dam age Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 16 6 4 30 2 loss in Fairfield fire FAFRFIELD A QUORUM CALL at m brought civil rights support ers into the Senate looking lire and more Ihnn usually dishev eled Sen Erncsl Gruening DAla ka was in shirtsleeves with a open collar Sen Kenneth F Keating RNY wore a jacke over pa jama tops Many wer tielcss or wearing bedroom slip Sen George A Smalhers D Fla asked if there wasnt som rule about suitable attire of sen alors Sen Philip A Hart D acling as presiding off cer said Ihere was no such rul A quorum was obtained at am and Smathers took up Ih Seven PcrSouthern sneaking chore sons escaped safely inlo subzero cold lale Thursday after fire broke oul in a downtown row of On the inside Editorials Page 4 ibusincss buildings which housedj North Iowa 6 their apartmenls on Ihe second CubGazette 7 i The American Legion build Society News 89 iing where the fire started shorl Clear Lake News 9 iy before midnight was de North Iowa News 11 islroycd Two adjoining plumbing BOGUS MONEY FOUND DES MOINES ties Friday picked up one coun terfeit S5 and three S10 bills here and they warn there may more circulating sphere His voice cracked several times during the early portion of the speech and he slopped to clear his throat repeatedly Fi n a 11 y Eisenhower departed from his prepared text to say If I have to apologize for my voice I could do so by saying that I sleft most of it in South America Eisenhower did nol seem to be suffering anything more than hoarseness because he went oul lo play golf on Ihe Dorado Beach golf club course shortly after Ihe iunch Sports Bulletin COLUMBUS Ohio ff The Big Ten Friday severed all relations with the Rosebowl football game on a contrac tural as well as individual basis Sports 1314 ianc healing shops were damaged ias was a lavern Mason City News1819 I I Damage was estimated at Latest Markets 19 JOOQ including at least 550000 to TV Guide Puflout Section the Legionjbuiding Mercury slumps across Iowa Iowa was locked in subzero temperatures Friday with rec ord lows for the date reported in all sections of the state The mercury skidded to 18 below at LeMars in the north west with other lows includ ing U below at Sioux City IS below at Atlantic and Sib ley 14 below at Spencer 1J below at Council Bluffs and 10 below at Boone and La moni Mason City had 6 below only 1 degree warmer than the record March 4 low set in 1917 The warmest spot in the siate was at Davenport where it was 1 below Clear skies and the foot or more of snow which blankets the southern half of the state aided the plunging mercury The Weather Bureau said slightly warmer weither is on tap for the weekend with Sat urday morning lows ranging from zero to 10 below IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FIGURES IKES TROUBLESOME JET The jet on three engines over engine which failed in flight with Pres jungles when an oil leak developed Ikes AP Photofax wild Amazon ident Eisenhower aboard is pointed out at Paramaribo Dutch Surinam by Capt Jack Bivkenstock The plawe flew V party shifted to another jet to complete the trip from Buenos Aires to Puerto Rico AP Photofax HAPPIER Arnar and Lucille Ball are shown in happier days with their chil dren Lucy Diseree now 9 and Desi IV now 7 Now in divorce court they are pic tured here as they returned from London lasl year DesiLucy decide to call it quits HOLLYWOOD W Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz televisions mosl popular married couple are in the divorce courts Fri day The redhaired comedienne often called the greatest femi nine clown sued her Cuban ty coon in nearby Santa Monica Her charge was the usual Holly wood cruel ty Her action confirmed a fact which had been well known in the movie colony for months In her suit she said the couple sep araled Feb 26 1959 after 19 years and three months of mar ried life DURING THE year of separa lion the two denied any rift in the marriage One close friend explained why The Desilu television empire is so vast that its taken a team of Philadelphia lawyers a year to work out a settlement There was nothing else they couid do hul deny that Ihere was a breakup The two even fiimed several I Love Lucy shows together in that time The last was ilmed only in January ARNAZ at 43 five years than his wife has been iving in Palm Springs Miss Ball has been living in the cou ples Beverly Hills mansion with heir two children Lucy De siree 9 and Desi IV 7 Ive tried so hard to be fair and solve our I ind it impossible to go on she said She added that the two will share joint custody of the chil dren Arnaz said the divorce will be an amicable one He will not contest it Herter lauds Ikes Latin America trip WASHINGTON 3VSecretary of State Herter said on his re turn from Latin America Friday that President Eisenhowers tour was extraordinarily success ful Pulling his coat around him against the extreme cold at the airport Herter told news men The warmth of the greeting we received in every one of the countries we vis ited was extremely heartwarm ing to all of us The reception of the President in every one of the capitals was reported to us as the greatest ever received by any t ;