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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspoper that makes all North logons neighbors HOME EDITION VOL Aisociated Prew nod United frtu International Full Wins MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 9 Wl 7c Copy Paper Consists of no in Laos rebels refuse to recognize mediators Fear and repression rule Cuba m Communists more obvious By RICHARD VALERIANI MIAMI Fla weeks after the shortlived antiCas tro invasion fear and repres siou still rule Cuba Out of the chaos which now characterizes the sunbathed is land only one pattern emerges clearlythe pattern of CommU nist dictatorship The Batista tyranny toppled more than two years ago by Fidel Castro has been replaced by a new tyranny all the more fearful because of the haphaz ard smanner in which it oper ates Havana today is in the hands of the military All public build ings are sandbagged Soldiers teenaged Young Rebels mili tiamen and militiawomen stand guard around the clock their slung carelessly about them MILITIAMEN frisk all per sons entering any public build ing Womens handbags are searched minutely down to tubes of lipstick Visitors must open cigarette arid match packs before entering hotels and other buildings How long this will go on is Castros decision but anybodys guess It appears that he will maintain the repressive meas ures instituted after the abor tive invasion in order to retain the iron grip he now has on the country Castros police machinery be gan spreading its reign of ter ror within a few hours after the announcement of the invasion April 17 Conservative estimates place the total at 50000 arrest ed throughout the island al though news from the province is scant G2 agents and militiamen apparently working from pre pared lists as well as from tips from governmentorganized spy committees in every neighbor hood began arresting unre liables indiscriminately THE AMERICAN press was a special target Their offices were occupied and looted or both Almost all the American correspondents were arrested or forced into hiding and ref uge AP staffer Robert Berrel lez was arrested the afternoon of the invasion held for more than two weeks by the G2 and then transferred behind the grim walls of La Cabana pris on greatly overcrowded like the rest of the Cuban prisons Churches offered no haven Militiamen surrounded them closed the doors and searched the worshipers inside The jailing of priests was common The arrests have diminished considerably and many of the prisoners are being released But anyone who has ever ut tered a doubtful word about the Caslro regime walks in fear to day THE MASS repression ap pears to have smashed the anti Castro underground Many were nabbed in the roundup Many others took refuge in Latin American embassies which are bulging beyond capacity The underground is depressed and yet angry Some underground members still free told me they were given orders not to move two days before the invasion Arms were distributed Reliable sources estimate that up to 50000 persons within Cuba were prepared to take up arms against Castro They now ask each other in frustration what happened 1YE SURGERY NEW YORK Car dinal Spellman underwent an operation Tuesday for a dc Uched retina of the right eye Ceasefire control group put on spot VIENTIANE Laos Rebel officials refused o deal with members of the International Control Com mission for Laos at an initial meetingat Hin Heup Tuesday a Laotian military authority said This further confused the outlook for the 14nation confer ence on Laos due toopen in Geneva Friday The other side the rebels said they could not recogniz he ICC said Lt Col Udon Sananikone spokesman of the governments military del egation to the ceasefire talks They said they had no instruc tions Indian Canadian and Polish military officers of the threena tion commission which is seek ing tocertify theceasefire pro claimed last Wednesday de Photofax FLOWERS FOR MOTHER OF 1961 Louise Sevier Giddings Currey 58 Lookout Mountain Tenn is handed roses in New York after being named American Mother of 1961 With her is Mrs Daniel A Poling president of the AmericanMothers Com mittee Inc Katanga chief faces es LEOPOLDVILLE Congo a t a n g a President Moise Tshombe was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of trea son against the Congo republic The charges against Tshombe were that he ABUSED POWER and usurped powers of a chief of state Without being regularly in vested proceeded to declare Katanga independent Arbitrarily forced his subordi nates to commit crimes gravely threatening the peace of the country By press and radio intimated he would continue this illegal action Used illegal decision to force the secession of the Katanga forces from those of the na tional Congolese army a move which threatened civil war anc hired mercenaries who killed and maimed citizens of the re public Treasonably refused appeal by the president and members of the legal government to cease these activities DEALT WITH foreign powers without referring to the centra authorities Created his own currency The United Nations mean while dispatched troop rein forcements to the South Kasa province rail center of Pori Francqui where Ghanaian UN troops were reported massacred 12 days ago FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES news paper and press association ex icutives conferred for 70 min utes Tuesday with President Kennedy and later announced arrangements for continuing consultation with the govern ment on national security news A spokesman for the group said however that there was no need at present for any ma chinery voluntary or otherwise to screen news stories in the national security field THE WHITE House confer ence stemmed from Kennedys April 27 speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association in New York In that speech he called for a new measure of selfrestraint in printing stories involving na the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 789 Clear Lake News 11 Sports 1314 North Iowa News 15 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Comics Farm Town Living Pullout Section SAME N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Broadcasters warned WASHINGTON The Chairman of the Fed eral Communications Commission told radioand TV broadcasters they would have to improve the quality of programming if they expect to stay on the air School aid bill OKd WASHINGTON A House Education subcom mittee approved a billion public school aid bill carrying more money than President Kennedy asked and most of his proposed new educational program Portugal criticized OSLO of Portugals allies urged her to revise her African colonial policy one of the issues cracking unity of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO ministers revealed their concern at the bloodshed in Angola a Portuguese territory that could become another Congo 2 Americans banged NASSAU Americans died on the gallows of Nassau Prison for the murder of a Florida charter boat captainvThey were Alvin Table Jr 25 and Billy Wayne Sees23 and were the first Ameri cans ever executed in the Bahamas More Eichmann evidence if JERUSALEM A French scientist who sur vived the Auschwitz death mill told the court trying Adolf Eichmann how the Nazis degraded tiny Jewish children in France before shipping them to the gas chambers President editors in conference tional security Kennedys speech came shortly after the illfated invasion of Cuba The meeting was requested by the officers of the ANPA the American Society of News paper Editors Frank H Bartholomew president of United Press International and Benjamin McKelway president of the Associated Press AT DETROIT meanwhile former vice president Richard Nixon criticized Kennedys re cent appeal for selfcensor ship by the press and said the plea of security could well become a cloak for errors and failures by the administration Nixon said the kindest judg ment that can be made about this scheme is that it was ob viously not thought through by the White House staff He charged that the whole idea of a return to secrecy in peace time demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of the role of a free press as opposed to that of a controlled press Nixon made his remarks at a luncheon at the Detroit Press Club which he called an ap propriate forum for me to com ment on Kennedys appeal The Weather North Iowa Generally fair and cooler Tuesday night scat tered frost lows 3037 Partly cloudy and a little warmer Wednesday chance of light showers northern portion highs 5459 Iowa Fair east partly cloudy and a little warmer west Tues day night lows 30s northeast to 4045 extreme southwest Wednesday partly cloudy with chance of scattered light showers north warmer ex treme south highs 50s north east to 60s southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday clined comment on their return by helicopter from Hin Heup the negotiating site 55 mile north of Vientiane They saic they would make their report t the commissions Indian chair man Samar Sen THE POSSIBILITY that th eneva conference might b postponed was raised by rebe objections to the arrival of thj truce commission Monday Th United States Britain am France have said they will no takepart in the conference unti the commission guarantees th armistice is in effect Sananikone said representa tives of the Communist Pathe Lao and neutralist Prince Sou vanna Phouma even refused letter from the ICC group Vientiane to its ICC counterpar in rebelheld Xieng Khouahgr The colonel said the govern ment requested another meetin for Wednesday and expected a answer later THE INITIAL refusal t Minnesota warmer riear 60 Part 1 y cloudy Highs Wednesday Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 56 Minimum 35 Sunrise Sunset TOTS DIE IN FIRE HALIFAX N S flash fire swept a twostory tenement in North Halifax Tuesday kill ing all of Mr and Mrs John Wagcrmans five children The parents jumped from a second floor window Pathet Laoneutralist group t deal with ICC was not seen as crisis But it did add further de lay and confusion to the situa tion that continues to fluctuat under the touchy de facto cease fire Although no major battle havebeen reported to indicat any allout rebel offensive ther have been serious incidents The most serious is a Pathe Lao attack with artillery o Padong key center for trainin and supply of fierce Meo Moun tain tribesmen who are the bes fighters the government has Padong is a major guerrilla bas located just 20 miles southwes of Xieng Khouang There have been other lesse incidents The commission had asked t sit in the the lagging peace talk between Premier Prince Bou Oums regime and the proCorn munist rebels in an effort t speed up a formal armistice WITH CEASEFIRE TEAMS Brig Nam Lik River separates the opposing Gen Sing Rathansamay hand on hip Laotians In the bottom photo the leader of the loyal Laotian ceasefire chairman of the International Control negotiators and members of his staff Commission for Laos Samarendra Sen wait for troops to repair small strip of India holdsaplanegide news confer bridgeacross the Nam Lik River Top ence upon arrival an Vientiane Photo They were returning from the panied by representatives of Poland and village of Hin Heup 55 miles north of Canada Sen reported the fint task of Vientiane where the peace talks are being held between government and proCommunist Pathet Lao teams The the ICC is to certify the ceasefire in Laos and then supervise it Foot of rain hits parts of Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Damaging thunderstorms which for four days have drenched broad areas the midcontinent causing wide spread flooding tapered off in most sections Tuesday As the wet belt moved east ward floods in the Missouri Mis sissippi and Ohio River basins posed a major problem The overflows from rainfed rivers and streams in at least eight states left hundreds home less spilled over scores of ma jor highways and secondary roads and across thousands of acres of farm lands Rainfall in some parts of the spring storm belt since last Friday was more than a foot THE FLOODS which have caused at least nine deaths menaced areas in Ohio Ken tucky Illinois Missouri Arkan sas Oklahoma Indiana and Kansas The stormrelated deaths to of dollars damage to property and crops Most severe weather was in a belt from eastern Ohio to west ern Tennessee A tornado that struck near Memphis injured five persons and demolished or damaged several homes Two twisters in eastern Ohio caused heavy property damage but no injuries were reported WORKERS PILED sandbags on soft levees along the surging and streams Volunteers im rivers ana streams voiunieers taled 33 The weekend storms and National Guardsmen and floods have caused millions AP Photofax KANSAS FLOOD Flood waters of Sante Fe railroad running diagonally the Verdigris River spread over a wide across this aerial picture from lower area at Coffeyville in southeast Kansas right to upper left are under water lapping around the CoOperative Oil Several hundred families were evacu Refinery and its tank farm The Re ated finery was shut down Tracks of the in the sandbagging operations in some of the floodstricken sec tions in southern Illinois The overflovvs were reported from East St Louis on the Mississippi across Illinois to the Wabash River on the Indiana border vtodianas White River bloat ed by a three months supply of rain in just four days surged toward its greatest height in 24 years The south fork of the Licking River threatened to hit Falmouth Ky with its most powerful crest in years Centralia 111 and other cit ies in the southern Illinois area known as Egypt took the heaviest blows from the flood waters CENTRALIA which was de clared the nations population center only last month was running short of drinking water The waters of Raccoon Lake and Crooked Creek surged into the citys pump station The city borrowed a portable filtration unit from Civil Defense author ties but couldnt get enough wa ter to it Fourday rain totals in Indi ana included 11 inches at Via cennes and 10 inches at Evans ville Both areas have an aver age annual rainfall of only 40 inches In the southland the Mem phis weather bureau warned lowland residents in western Tennessee to prepare for floods The Mississippi was expected to go over flood stage at Cartith ersville Mo Memphis and at St Louis on Thursday ;