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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 99 v The newspaper that makes all North I ovans Associated Press tad United Press Internttlonal FuU Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 10 1961 7e a Paper Consists ot Four SectlonsSecUon No lit Congress busy with 4 probes A popular j sport at capital House hunting tough chore By CATHERINE EVANS New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON Democrat buy houses Republicans rent Those are the gleeful words of one of the most successful real estate women in Washing ton Real estate telephones al over town started ringing the day after the election and theyve been going steadily ever since Housebuying Demo crats have set the real estate merrygoround spinning faster in the last six months It was al ready whirling at a dizzy clip in this houseconscious town According to my real estate friend new Frontiersmen buy but they are discriminating buyers Some of them feel so strongly about restrictive cove nants that they wont even look at houses in areas that require them That eliminates one or two of the fancier suburbs and it concentrates the demand in parts of town like Georgetown which are already bulging REAL ESTATE has always been a fascinating business in Washington because everyone here is more or less in the house market more or less all of the time House hunting is a re spectable hobby and everybodys been at it for so longthat youre apt to know as much about the boards that creak in the house around the corner as you about your own What makes realestate lively is the constant turnover in this critical city After each election and particularly after a presi dential election like 1960 when the party in power is turned out a whole new crew of house hunters come flocking to town The trouble is that there arent enough houses to go around whether youre in the or price range Exoffice holders dont leave Washington RICHARD NIXON New Nixon quick with wisecracks DETROIT is a nev Richard M Nixon politicking about the land Its a Nixon most people never saw a Nixon relaxed and quick with a wisecrack Nixon moved on to Columbus Ohio to wind up his weeklong tour Although he will continue o whack away at Democrats le may occasionally drop the deadly seriousness that has be come almost a Nixon trade mark YOU WILL remember the one of the last presidential campaign Grim was the word or John Kennedy even the way they used to They stayjcarnpaign talk Or if they leave they hold onto their houses in hopes that an other election will bring them back rimmer werev the words for Richard M Nixon Tuesday at a Detroit Presi lub news conference Nixon vas asked the inevitable ques ion Has he closed the door on running for governor of Cali ornia in 1962 The answer is yes Nixon aid with a grin but many people in California are saying Open the door Richard THIS IS the title of a vaude ille song popular a dozen or more years ago It brought an appreciative laugh Nixon is fresh from defeat He ays he isnt running for any liing The next presidential race s far off There are no bands for Nixon ew banners no parades But tie crowds have been large and tie talks sound like midseason MOST PEOPLE want to live in or near town The men of government work hard and late and have the extra burden of official social life in the even ing In Washington says one real estate agent you go out Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday nights and slay home on Saturday So the demand for houses in town is booming but the supplj stays the same and even an innocent at economics knows what happens then Prices go into orbit Look at Georgetown which is only 10 blocks square It got such a shot of publicity during the election and inaug uration that some arriving Frontiersmen think its the only place a good Democrat can live In Georgetown a stones throw from the fire station theres a threebedroom house that sold in 1959 for It has just been sold again for 851500 Or take the new George town house most of them are old and less re modelled that went for in 1959 and has just been sole again for Its enough to make a Frontiersman wish he could head back to the wide open spaces of Cambridge NO MATTER how frustrating house hunting gives you some thing to talk about at those parties on Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Fri day nights And strangely enough everyone is fascinated Theres an old adage that real estate is the only interesting scandal in Washington It must be true Nothing raises eye brows or produces outraged cries like an overpriced house an underpriced sale or a bad remodelling job On the inside Editorials 4 Society News 5678 Sports 2122 Clear Lake News 29 Latest Markets 34 Mason City News 3435 Comics 36 Electrical bigwigs under fire Wide range of topics FROMOUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Four major committee investigations dom inated Congress Wednesday They involved price fixing strikes at missile bases wire tapping and the disaster of the Texas Tower radar station The Senate Antitrust subcom mittee heard electrical industry executives testify about price fixing in their business John K Hodnette Westinghouse ex ecutive vice president appealed for a breathing spell during which the manufacturers can demonstrate their loyalty to free enterprise and their de termination to wipe out price fixing HODNETTE ASKED the sub committee not to tamper with present antitrust statutes on grounds that these laws are adequate I think theyre good aws All we need to do is apply and enforce these laws There were these other in vestigative developments Missile Bases C J Hag gerty president of the AFL JIO building trades depart ment said organized labor was not responsible for the major delays in construction of US space and missile bases He contended before a Senate in stigations subcommittee that nefficient management and multiple changes in construc ion plans caused the lag in lompleting the bases The AFLCIO he said does not condone unauthorized irre sponsible and unjustified strikes at the bases WIRETAPPING A New York witness urged the Senate institutional Rights subcom mittee to recommend some orm of federal wiretapping aw to eliminate present legal onfusion Prof Alan F Westin if Columbia University said unauthorized tapping or avesdropping should be made crime Texas Tower The Senate reparedness subcommittee re umed its investigation of the ccident last Jan 15 which cost 8 lives on the radar tower off le New Jersey coast Cmdr dmund Foster a Navy en ineer traced some of the roubles with the tower back to 957 when it was anchored to HMMMMM ITS SOAP ALL RIGHT MAKES GOOD BUBBLES TOO PIPE SURE IS MESSY SIS REALLY KNOWS HOW TO DO IT BUBBLES ARE Iowas weather of ILL HUFF AND ILL PUFFS photos by Jo Moore Here Jose 3 and Delia 5 children of Dr and Mrs late hasnt been the best for youngsters and their Jose Amorin Jr 220 15th SE make like bandlead outdoor activities But blowing bubbles is good anyer Lawrence Welks bubble machine as they while high winds rains or chilly temperatures away a lazy afternoon North Iowa Partly cloudy with slight chance of occasional light rain Wednesday night and Thursday Warmer Wed nesday night lows 4552 Con tinued mild Thursday highs the 70s Iowa Fair southwest partly Thousands homeless in i costly Midwest floods By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Thousands of families in the Midwest were homeless Wednes day in the wake of costly spring floods which inundated parts of Indiana Kentucky Missouri Kansas and southern Illinois cloudy elsewhere Wednesday Darnage was COUnted in the night with scattered light ram River town dwellers likely extreme northeast and and looci crews continued to extreme north central lowsjfighl he rampaging waters 40s northeast to 50s southwest Hundreds of schools were closed Thursday partly cloudy with in the natjons midlands corn chance of scattered light ram along warmer northern border North Iowa News 40 the ocean floor N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Promise by NATO OSLO Norway North Atlantic Treaty Organ ization foreign ministers promised to preserve the freedom of the million residents of West Berlin and to meet the Communist blocs challenge through out the world In a communique ending their three day spring meeting the ministers expressed confi dence that the combined resources of NATO are ade quate to prevent Communist aggression First South Africa president CAPETOWN South Africa Charles Roberts Swart the candidate of SouthAfricas white suprem acy government was elected first president of the new South African republic 1 000th P2V delivered BURBANK Calif The 1000th Lockheed built P2V Neptune antisubmarine patrol bomber was delivered to the Navy almost 16 years to the day after its first flight Seven different models of the fourengined plane have been produced since its first flight May 17 1945 increasing its horsepower from an initial 4600 to 7500 plus 6800 pounds of jet thrust asks for rocket WASHINGTON The American Telephone and Telegraph Co has asked the civilian space agency for a rocket to launch an experimental communications satellite Under the proposal AT T would reimburse NASA for the cost of the rocket south highs 657 northeast 8085 southwest Fiveday Iowa Temperature will average near norma north to 3 to 5 degrees above normal south Thursday through next Monday Norma highs are from 70 north tc the lower 70s south Norma lows are from the mid 40 north to 50 south Warmin trend at first of period with little change thereafter Pre cipitation will range from little or none west and south to about 25 of an inch north east occurring as showers the first of the period and again about the weekend Minnesota Cloudy showers warmer Highs Thursday near 70 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 56 Minimum 34 At 8 am 50 Sunrise Sunset Legislature is formally closed DES MOINES tffi The 1961 Iowa Legislature formally ad journed at am Wednes day Final gavels marking the end of the recordlong session came down almost simultaneously in both the House and the Senate Only a handful of legislators was present The session actually came to a close at noon last Saturday But the formal closing is usual ly several days later so that en rolling of bills and other cler ical details may be completed munities were isolated and some major and secondary roads were impassable Officials in some communities feared outbreaks of typhoid fever from contam inated water Red Cross shelters were kept busy aiding the home less NEAR WASHINGTON Ind the west fork of the White Riv er spilled over an earthen levee but weary workers hoped that a twofoot wallof s a n d b a g s would hold the flood crest Thir ty National Guardsmen and vol unteers filled breaks as they dejpersonnel from Crane Naval De veloped The sandbagging crew totaled almost 400 during the night as Algerian talks scheduled PARIS French gov ernment and the leaders of the over in some sections pot helped volunteers Flood conditions paralyzed business operations in many Midwest towns and hamlets But there were a few bright spots in the murky water picture No rain splashed across the drenched flood belt and fair weather was the immediate out look for most areas The worst Algerian nationalist rebellion Wednesday agreed to begin their longawaited peace negotiations May 20 The announcement was made simultaneously by the French government in Paris and the rebel governmentinexile in Tunis Tunisia The talks will be held in EvianlasBains on the French side of Lake Geneva They were to have begun there April 7 but heAlgerians balked at attend ing THOUSANDS OF acres of farm land are inundated In Il linois the Easkaskia River which is fed by many streams in the central part of the state burst through weakened levees near Vandalia The water spilled over more than 40000 acres of land Hardesthit in the St Louis area were Cahokia 111 the Mer amec Valley region in south St Louis County and the bottom lands of the Missouri River in St Charles County north of St Louis Test reveals exgrid star drugged Frameupcharged NEWPORT Ky Ratterman former Notre Dame and pro football quar terback tapped by reform groups as candidate for Camp bell County sheriff calls his arrest with a woman in a Newport hotel a frameup Ratterman 38 said the de cent citizens cannot help but deplore those underworld tac tics His own group the Commit tee of 500 announced its sup port after Ratterman was charged Tuesday with breach GEORGE RATTERMAN APRIL FLOWERS of the peace resisting arrest and disorderly conduct Ratterman claimed he was drugged in the apartment of a former friend Tito Carinci manager of the hotel He said he had never before met April Flowers 26 Houston Tex a stripteaser in whose com panyhe was arrested Tests made by Laboratories Cincinnati indi cated Ratterman had been given chloral hydrate com monly called knockout drops The Rev Dudley Pomeroy head of the Social Action Com mittee of the Newport Min isterial Association another reform group rallied toRat termans support Ratterman is the father of eight children His wife Anna Ratterman said she was with him all the way There have been charges of gambling prostitution and li quor law violations in Gimp bell County for many years Will try again on truce Geneva talks at hand VIENTIANE Laos cials of the control commission flew to the rebelheld Plaines des Jarres Wednesday in an ef fort to get the Laotian cease fire on firm footing before opening of the Geneva confer ence on Laos Friday Before leaving Chairman Samar Sen of India said he has found the situation in Laos con fused but there are encourag ing signs Sen declined to say however when he felt the commission could verify a trustworthy condition Western powers have laid down for at tending the 14nation Geneva meeting WE ARE GOING up to make contact and find out how the situation is he said Ha added that an observer group had not yet reached the rebel capital at Xieng Khouang Accompanying Sen aboard a French airline plane to Xieng Khouang were two other com missioners Canadas Leon Mayrand and Polands Albert Morski plus a Polish major to act as interpreter They were expected to return to Vientiane Thursday Both sides in the Laotian civil war proclaimed a ceasefire a week ago but negotiations for a permanent armistice and a coalition government have been delayed by failure of the rivat factions to agree ona meeting place THE UNITED STATES and Britain have stated the cease fire must be verified by the truce commission before they will sit down at Geneva There have been a number of minor clashes On the various fighting fronts during the past week some with serious impli cations but generally the cease ire has been considered live Informed sources said the top commission leaders were in vited to Xieng Khouang by tha rebels They were snubbed Tues day in a meeting with lesser ebel negotiators at Hin Heup n the front 55 miles north of At Geneva the first top evel Communist delegations to lie Laos conference arrived Wednesday Soviet Foreign Min ster Andrei A Gromyko came with a party of about 25 ad visers Although Soviet Red Chinese and other Asian delegations were pouring into this Swiss city there was still some doubt that the projected 14nationpar ley will open Friday as scheduled lowan found guilty on tax agent threat SIOUX CITY Iowa farmer angered by inquiries about his income tax returns was convicted Wednesday of hreatening an Internal Rev enue Service agent with a pick axe A district court jury here took just 90 minutes to decide on the guilty verdict against Asa Johnston 52 rural Turin He was charged with intimidat ing agent Charles B Coe Sioux Ziiy last December Sentenc ng was deferred pending a pro bation officers report Thieves enjoy selfs before leaving bar appar ently enjoyed themselves during a visit to Bill and Wandas tav ern after hours early Wed nesday Authorities said the in ruders left evidence that they sat around for a time consum ing several bottles of beer be fore leaving with cash and mer chandise valued at about SAMIDATI1MO1M ;