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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper for Horn SON CITY VOL Preii ud United fxeu International FuULeiM Wiiei I Thi that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESPAY NOVEMBER 1 1WO 7e copy Cotuliu of Two On October one of worst on rdads Hunt goes on for Snowman Hillary leads expedition By TOBY KING Edmund Hillary and his team of 18 mountahT climbers from New Zealand Britain and the United States have begun their search for traces of the Abominable Snowman legendary inhabi tant of the Himalayas The expedition arrived in Nepals mountain capital of Ka tmandu in early September The party then began the toil some march up the mountains where members will camp for three months at an altitude of 14000 to 18000 feet Later they will move to 18000 or 20000 feet for another threemonth period Such acclimatization may make it possible for them to climb 27824foot Mount Mak alu without oxygen next spring THOUGH WATCHING for ihe Snowman expedition members will concentrate on other pro jects Barry Bishop a National Geographic Society glaciologist will study ice and weather con ditions Dr Griffiths Pugh of the British Medical Research Council will investigate physi ological reactions to high alti tudes The explorers are carrying air guns equipped with hypojman Oskaloosa was killed dermic syringes If a Snowmanjwhen he was struck by a car is sighted it can be teniporarijdriven by Leslie Winkleman 18 iy paiaiyzed for examination j also of Oskaloosa Tonjes Kruse 89 Parkers burg was dead on arrival at a Waterloo hospital after being struck by a car in front of Po lice Chief Kenneth Cooks home on U S 20 in Parkersburg The car was driven by William Mul der 61 also of Parkersburg Witnesses said Kruse had walked past a popcorn stand along the highway and ex changed greetings with the op erators then stepped into the path of the Mulder car On f he inside By UNITED PKESS INTERNATIONAL October 1960 has earned an unenvied place in Iowa motor ing history with one of the worst traffic death tolls on record Six fatalities three of them in a twocar crash near Wal cott Monday night boosted the October figure to 82 just 5 short of the 87 deaths in the corres ponding month last year which set an alltime single month record For the first 10 months of this year Iowa has counted 496 fa talities compared with 562 for the same period of 1959 WITH START of a new month state safety officials appealed to motorists not to try to match the November score of 48 fa talities last year There were four traffic deaths on the first day of November 19591 Although the 82 fatalities last month were five short of the tragic record ofa year ago they were far off the savea lifeaday mark set by the Iowa Safety Department De spite a series of allout law en forcement drives peace officers were unable to reduce the Oc tober toll this year to the goal of 56 In Mondays toll a twocar crash at night on raindrenched U S 6 one mile east of Walcott claimed the lives of Robert M u t h 25 rural Davenport Margorie Ralfs 40 rural Wal cott and Mrs Rose Klindt 68 Dixon Two hours later and two miles away Robert Shaner Jr 34 Walcott was killed when his car was shattered by a Rock Island Railroad Rocket pas senger train OTHER VICTIMS Monday were a 5yearold boy and an 89yearold man Terry 5 a son of Mr and Mrs James Brenne FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DBS John Poor tingas days of employment in the state auditors office are ap parently numbered even though he has withdrawn his court suit against Auditor Chet B Akers and another employe who oper ated a flower fund for cam paign purposes Poortinga 23 Ames an em ploye of the auditors office metjsidering firing Poortinga with Akers Tuesday just a few Poortinga who withdrew the OPPOSITE Sen John Kennedy knows he has at least one real supporter who will bet his house on the outcome of next weeks presidential election Kennedy delivers a nation AP Photofax him Taking an opposite stand at right is Perle Mesta Washington partygiver and onetime staunch Democrat The former minister to Luxembourg and the hostess with the mostest says she wide address from a jammed auditori still is a Democrat but she wants Re uni at Philadelphia as a solid booster publican Richard Nixon in the White raises a sign from a balcony behind House Both parties confident of winning big states A similar technique is used to m ark grizzly bears in Yellow stone Park in a project support ed by National Geographic The Snowman or Yeti has intrigued Himalaya adventurers since it was first reported by Colonel Howard Bury in 1921 Colonel Bury leader of a Mt Everest reconnaissance party said he came across a track1 that looked like a human foot The terrified native por ters said it was a Metohkangmi a word translated as Abomin able Snowman IN 1937 A mountaineer named Frank Smythe found odd tracks at 16000 feet Wing Commander E B Beauman found others not far away The possibility of a fleshandblood Snow man came to be affirmed by such wellknown mountaineers a s Eric Shipton and Sir John Hunt leader of the expedition that conquered Everest Himalaya residents v have ofI fered strange tales to explain the tracks A Tibetan lamai claimed he meditated atop a peak with speechless eightfoot Nepalese Sherpasj FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES The election is only seven days away and the tempo of the campaigning of the presidential aspirants Tuesday reflected the closeness of the race Vice President Richard M Nixon predicted he would win in a majority of seven of the nations largest states Cali fornia Texas Michigan Illinois Ohio Pennsylvania and New next weeks presiden tial election Woman dies in Red Oak fire RED OAK UPI Mrs Paul Richards 83 widow of a former Iowa Supreme Court justice died early Tuesday in a fire that caused extensive damage to her home here First Chief Neil Frank said Society News Pages 67 the fire had gained consider Editorials 8 able headway when discovered jby a passerby Frank said the fire started from a cigarette in a living room chair Mrs Richards body was found at the foot of the stairs in the twostory house he rated New Yorkfinanced through the Social Se Michigan Pennsylvania system and Illinois about 5050 and sawj himself leading in Texas and California Nixon said he is willing to take on the whole family of Sen John F Kennedy his Dem ocratic opponent in a national television debate He charged his rival of making a juvenile schoolboy comment in saying he would be glad to have Nixon Clear Lake News 9 Sports 1112 Farm News 15 Mason City News1819 Latest Markets 19 North Iowa News 22 Tpwboat sinks in Mississippi during storm FORT MADISON tow boat John Paul sank on the L1C W UUJU UC CJau LU V JlAAWii bring President Eisenhower stormswept Mississippi River along with him if a fifth teleMonday without a loss of Me ews n a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Great Britain has agreed to have described the Snowman as provide a base for U S submarines a r m e d with Polaris missiles It is the first such arrangement made with any free world ally WASHINGTON The government announced a speedup in Project Rover to develop a nuclear rocket for manned missions to the moon and planets It is expected to be ready for tests before 1965 having long reddishbrown hair all over its body The Snowman is said to stand like a human being howl horribly at night and lope like an ape through snow Tribesmen near the IndoTi betan border once claimed to have killed and eaten a Snow man they trapped while hunt ing deer Abominable HOUSTON Ashworth 46 an gered at being brought into court for trial on his 114 parking tickets demanded a separate hearing on each one Judge Joseph Harris agreed and scheduled one Snowmen have come in from as tiia wgek the get for April 1963 Hell have many busy days in court It has been suggested that the seieilcly REPORTS OF Harris said Snowman might be a hideous halfhuman monster perhaps a relic of a prehistoric race forming a link between man and ape But scientists are skeptical They offer many pos sible explanations for the tracks and visions The Snowman might be noth ing more than a Himalayan red bear Bear prints are frequent ly mistaken for those of men Furthermore the word NEW YORK Three News week and U S News and World Report have con cluded on the basis of surveys that Sen John F Ken nedy is in the lead in the presidential race The tide has turned and my opponent is practically running out of gas said Nixon as he took off from Philadelphia for campaign appearances at Lan caster and Erie Pa In reply to a question as to how he felt the election was Auditorv wont fireff employe who filed then dropped suit hours after he had withdrawn his suit which charged the vet eran auditor and a of collecting for the fund and using it for campaign ing for office Akers said he told Poortinga I suggest that you go out and look for another job because you wont be happy here But he said later he was not con shire Rhode Island Maine and Massachusetts Kennedy made a point by point criticism of Nixons recently is sued position paper on Social Security He said most amaz ing of all in the Nixon paper was the statement We must Russ claim another US spy nabbed MOSCOW Soviet news agency Tass said Tuesday an American spy named Mikhail Platovsky has been arrested in the Soviet Union The Tass account which also was carried by Moscow radio said Platovsky alias Andrei Kreps and Pyotf Sosnovsky was smuggled into the Soviet Union with another allegedly named V M Slovnov In Washington the state de partment said Platovsky al legedly trained in West Ger many is a Soviet citizen Spokes man Lincoln White had no other comment The announcement camefive days after the arrest in New shaping up Nixon said To make it possiblefor our senior win my opponent has to take citizens to receive adequate six of the seven big states andjmedical services he cant do it NIXONS PREDICTION o victory in at least four of the seven carried him a step fur ther than bis position last Sun Kennedy said This is the f same Mr Nixon who only last spring led the fight to defeat Democratic efforts to pass a sound program of medical aid chief of the Soviet section of U N document translations on a charge of espionage Arrested with Melekh by the FBI was Willie Hirsch 52 a German medical illustrator Platovsky was instructed by the American intelligence serv ice to take up residence in Minsk and start collecting sec ret information the Tass an nouncement said When ar rested he was found to possess two radio transmitters ciphers codes duplicating equipment for printing antiSoviet leaflets and other espionage gear vision debate could be ar ranged Ill be glad to debate him and his whole family anytime Nixon said KENNEDY meanwhile was equally confident after polls by The Coast Guard which at first reported a possible drown ing later said that all the crew of 10 was accounted for The John Paul out of Par sons Tenn was pushing four barges loaded with 7000 tons of coal when it sank at the north several leading magaznes end o Lake near Nau showed him ahead in states with large electoral votes Kennedy forces stepped up voo their already almost impossible schedule After two days in Los Angeles and in San Francisco Kennedy will hit Arizona New Mexico Texas Oklahoma Vir ginia Ohio Michigan Illinois New York Connecticut New Jersey Vermont New Hamp SAME Safety Department Fijurei b fe k loose and downstream with the crewmen aboard The men were taken off by small boats The towboat sank about 1000 feet offshore Heir to throne of Iran healthy TEHRAN Iran in fant heir to the throne of this kingdom has his mothers eyeSj his fathers imperial smile and a small scratch on one cheek Iranian court doctors said Tues day The baby is very healthy and active in every way Dr Jahanshah Salem said al though he bears a slight scratch on one cheek caused by instru ments during his birth Monday York of Igor Melek 47 CLOUD North Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Wednes day Cooler Tuesday night lows 3034 Scattered showers likely northwest part Wednes day highs in lower 50s I owa Considerable northeast and partly cloudy elsewhere through Wednesday Scattered light rain likelyex treme north central Wednes day Lows Tuesday nightnear 30 northeast to the 30if else where Highs Wednesday 40s northeast to upper 50s south west Fourther ly cloudy with little tempera ture change Thursday Minnesota Cloudy light rain Highs Wednesday in 40s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 41 Minimum 34 At 8 am 35 EVANGELIST DIES TRENTON NJ Rev Dr Percy Crawford 58 a pio neer in radio evangelism and founder and president of Kings College died Monday night aft er a heart attack AP Photofax BACK TO FACE TRIAL Joseph Corbett Jr 32 is returned to Colorado to await trial in Golden for the kidnapmurder of Adolph Coors III 44 wealthy brewer Corbett was arrested last Saturday in Van couver B C and was flown to Denver from Seattle suit from Polk County District Jourt late Monday was quoted as saying I made a bad mis f But Akers when contacted about whether ie planned to fire the young worker said Hes just a kid He has a wife and toee children and one on the way and Christmas is only weeks away What would you do Poortingas salary is a year The auditor said he told Poor tinga I dont know whether or not you destroyed your useful ness here Deputy State Auditor Ray Yenter said Poortinga came to him Monday and said I think I talked into something and then said he wanted to withdraw the suit he filed Friday Yenter paid the S1550 court costs in volved in the suit but Poortinga said he would repay Yenter POORTINGA S A I D Akers Democratic opponent Robert Hutte Indianola and William Jones an attorney from Max well asked him to file the suit They just talked me into signing it and I was fool enough to do it Poortinga said He said Hutte and Jones discussed the matter with him a month ago and brought Mm the peti tion to sign last week Poortinga said he was not pressured into dismissing the charge against Akers I had no contact with my of fice or anyone else on the de cisioq to drop the charge he said It was my own decision reached after about 48 hours of hard thinking He said he had satisfied him self that the accounting of the flower fluid was in order and decided I was wrong on the whole deal5 HE SAID ALL contribution to the flower fund are voluntary arid that he now understands t n a t is the maximum amount an employe is expect ed to give each year but is not the required amount His original suit had charged that money paid into the fund by office employes was being used to finance the political campaign of Akers during the 22 years Akers has been in of fice Poortinga had estimated that was paid into the fund each year Hutte declined comment on whether he and Jones had vis ited Poortinga about filing the suit Jones said he and Hutte had visited Foortinga on two occasions The lawsuit for an account ing is immaterial Hutte said Akers admitted the fund ex isted and he used it for cam paign purposes It is morally wrong Jones said so far as Poor tinga voluntarily dismissing the suit it would appear to have all the symptoms of being just as voluntary as the contribu tions made to tfee flower fund Chet Akers must have taken lira to the woodshed Exenvoy indicted on dope charge NEW YORK W A former Guatemalan ambassador arid eight other persons have been indicted on charges of conspir ing to smuggle millions of dol lars worth of heroin into this country since 1952 The Guate malan Mauricio Rosal 47 was dismissed as ambassador to Bel gium and the Netherlands after his arrest here Oct 3 He did not have diplomatic immunityis he was not accredited to this coun try at the time of his arrest Algerian rebellion still raging had its beginning six years ago m in tho aft allow the Algerians tO ChOOSl abom inable may be a mistranslation of a Nepalese word meaning manbcar Another possible Snowman is the langur an ape tliat lives in the Himalayas Scientists point out that foot prints in the snow are subject to enlargement and deforma tion due to the heat of the sun ALGIERS It was a calm All Saints Day sunny sx armed band of 15 Moslems stopped it and made Monner ont and his wife get out A Moslem jumped from the bus and shouted I am an officer in the French Army A burst of submachinegun fire cut him down The band then swung its guns toward the French couple Mrs Monnerot though and troni tfndT An Indian onlya few weeks Shortly after wounded lived But her bus scholai reported that the snow n am hey boarded a whecz band and Ben Had Sadok the prints of a pilgrim grew loj ing bus crowded with Moslems nearly 21 inches in 25 days i for the bumpy ride But the mystery remains years ago and a young French teacher in the east Algerian village of Tiefelfel decided to take his pretty wife on a holi day trip to the neighboring town of Arris Guy Monnerot 26 and his wife 21 had been in Algeria As the bus topped anse an Moslem officer in the French army were the first victims of the Algerian rebellion Others died that day in raids on isolated farms and am on lonely roads Such hitandrun attacks became a part of the pattern of life in This rebellion is not a war where territories can be neat ly outlined ona map It swirls in secret eddies across the sunscorched land a grenade thrown into a packed cafe a French patrol attack against a nationalist hideout in the mountains In a of nine million Moslems dominated by one million settlers it is a slow struggle hardened by nailed hatred marked by brief fierce combat The French maintain an army of 500000 men in Al geria but seldom does it enter battle at greater than com pany strength The army of nationalist rebels is estimated by the French at 35000 Supplied and trained at basis in Tuni sia just across the border small bands harass the French over a territory as large as Texas and Alaska combined More than 150000 persons have lost their lives Neither side scenis able to win a per manent victory The French hold the cities and most of the wander in the countryside aft er dusk The echoes go far beyond Africa In May 1958 the army and French settlers fed up with a government that could not crush the rebellion revolt ed in Algiers and toppled the Fourth French Republic Now because he has not been able to halt the blood letting opposition is growing UUtU VAwIw r r countryside in daytime But against the man that upheaval despite a vast military opera brought to power Gen tion that costs the French Charles dc Gaulle million a day it is not safe to De Gaulle has promised to allow the Algerians to choose their own future once peace is restored But he has been unable to negotiate a cease fire with the suspicious rebel leadership On the other hand he beset by frustrated couatry from rightwing crs determined to keep Al geria French at all cost to moderates and anxious to sec an end to war even if the Algerian choose ;