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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Reds nab WUK SEEYICEI MOSCOW r The Russian an nounced Tuesday the arrest of Prof Fredq Barghoornof Yale University on a charge of first such case in volving an American since the recent cold war thaw The U S Embassy got the news from the Foreign Office which refused to give any in formation oniwhere he is being held The embassy was press ing for details of the charge against him The author of several books on the Soviet Union the 52year pld professor formerly was on the staff of the US Embassy in Moscow He arrived in the Soviet Union about Oct 1 on a months tourist visa The For eign Ministry said he was ar rested several days ago Washington the State De partment said it had no report on Barghoorn from the embassy in Moscow There was ho formal com ment immediately but one offi cial expressed some surprise that Barghoorn had obtained a Soviet visa in view of his criti e prof 1 i HI on cal assessments of that country Barghoorn went to Alma Ata capital of the Central Asian re public of Kazakhstan at the time of an exhibition of Ameri can graphic arts there early in October An embassy official said he last saw Barghoorn Oct 12 at Tbilisi Tiflis capital of the Georgian republic That is the last time he was reported seen by any Westerner If the charge follows the us ual pattern in cases of foreign tourists accused of espionagea camera might Ihave gotten Barghoorn in trouble The usual charge is photographing mili tary installations and in the So viet Union that can mean al most anything such as a bridge Barghoorn is a resident of New Haven Conn He is a brother of Prof Elso Sterren berg Barghoorn a Harvard bot anist He is a professor in the Po litical Science Department at Yale He was on the staff of the American Embassy in Moscow from 1942 to 1947 with the State Department in Germany from 1949 to 1951 and has been a lec turer at several universities The arrest of Barghoorn was the first Soviet spy charge in volving an American since the signing last July of the limited treaty on banning nuclear tests The signing was followed by an easing of international ten the release of two Americans imprisoned in the Soviet Union A statement from Yale Uni versity said that the detention of Prof Barghoorn was en ch tirely inconsistent with the re cent improvements in relations between Russianand US aca demic institutions Howard S Weaver a spokes man for the university said in a prepared statement We have asked the State Department and the American Embassy in Mos cow to take all possible steps to arrange the immediate re lease of Barghoorn He is a scholar known throughout the world for his studies of Soviet affairs and has been associated with Yale since 1947 The arge Weaver said the bachelor pro fessor has been welcomed in Russia in recent years He said Barghoorn participated in 1961 in the arrangements for the present program of exchange of scholars between Yale and the University of Kiev Barghoorn was engaged in writing a book on Soviet politi cal institutions while on1 a reg ular sabbatical leave he said We shall press every effort to get him released so that he may resume work in his schol arly field Weaver said North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the newspaper that makes all North 1 o w a n s n e i g h b o r s GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 103 Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 1963 10c a Paper Consists of Three One No 237 SHINGTON Supreme Court plunged deeply Tuesday into the thicket of state legislative and congressional apportionments The tribunal has scheduled arguments in eight appeals that will be debated for morethan 17 hours through this weeks sessions and winding up quests may be deferred pending early next week final decisions in the cases now The centraltheme in the casUP for argument allegation that metro politan area voters are discrim inated against by divisions fa voring rural areas Out of the group of cases is expected to come an understanding of what is necessary under the Constitu tion to provide fair representa tion to all citizens MRS VERLIN HEPKER Hey mother ILII meet you at the drag strip CEDAR RAPIDS their kicks last summer out of did Mrs Verlin Hepker of Cedar dragging TJ vsT ft 1 n rr Mrs Hepker was the Rapidsget for Mothers Day A motorcycle And what has she woman done with it She has parlayed the t VA u J UCU it into a shelf full of dragstrip that they couldnt ease up ji trophies Both she and her husband the parents of two children got Etolleffs stop 2 escapees LEAVENWORTH Kan UPI Two convicts made an unsuc cessful attempt to escape from the federal penitentiary Tues day both reaching the top of a wall before bullets from a guards rifle stopped them Robert Robbins 28 a con victed kidnaper from San An tonio Tex was shot in both legs as he the wall reached the top of Whenhe fell his companion Quitman Strickland 28 stopped and grabbed Robbins to keep him from falling off the wall Strickland a convicted bank robber from Jacksonville Fla surrendered without resistance Father 4 sons die in flames CHICAGO A father and his four small sons perished Monday night in a fire flashed through a West apartment Three other sons were reported hurt The dead were identified that Side per as Alfred Similton 27 and his sons Michael 6 Anthony 5 Timothy 3 and Ken 2 all Negroes North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy and colder Tuesday night lows in low 20s Partly cloudy and con tinued cool Wednesday highs In low 40s Weather details on 2 e e Maryland and Virginia They involve legislative district ing Next week cases involving congressional apportionment in Georgia and New York will be heard Still another legislative districting case Dela ware will be argued Dec 9 Other requests for hearings are pending in cases from Mich igan Florida Washington Ohio Oklahoma Colorado and New York Citys borough of Queens Action on these re only cyclist competing but male riders soon learned against her She hit 103 miles an hour from a dead stop on the quartermile at Cordova 111 Another time she attained 88 miles ah hour on the eight hofamile stretch at Kahoka Mo She woundup with four tro phies this year and her husband won three trophies and a leather jacket We plan to tear down our motorcycles this whiter Mrs Hepker said Were going to do some changing valves and some other and next year well be in different classes of drag competition Mrs Hepker isnt Just using words rshe heard somebody else use whenshe talks about motor cycle parts She can tear down a car or a motorcycle engine and put it back together with out having any of the ordinary persons problems of too many parts left over the the dad me I Ive had my fingers in grease pie for years said 29yearold mother My and my uncle used to take riding on motorcycles when was 2 years old My mother was death on them then Mrs Hepker got her start in racing in powder puff derbies for girls only She won all of the stock car races she of them at Waterloo and Des Moines She has had only one acci dent She said she used someone elses motorcycle and didnt handle it right In the flip which resulted she suffered hand lac erations and a small cut on upper lip Theres no danger in drag ging if you do it right and know your business she said Peo pie often think dragsters are j bunch of speedcrazy teenagers But the truth is that most oi them are young adults But Ive seen men of 60 or 7C in car drag races her Crash fat Court apportionment t ll m to heard Inside The Globe SIR HOME embarks on campaign Page 2 FARM BUREAU chief to retire 3 LIQUOR LICENSE fees distributed Page 12 WHAT IS the Shaff Plan Page 20 Editorials4 Clear Lake news 6 Society news89 North Iowa news 12 Sports news J314 Latest markets T6 Mason City news 1417 Comics is Transit timetable 20 Classified pages 2021 CourtMardi 26 1962 Jn a Tennessee reappor tiqnment case ruled for the first time that state legislative dis tricting was subject to constitu tional challenge in federal courts The ruling gave no hint as to what degree of equality the Constitution requires With the fdobr thus opened to apportionment suits a flood of in lower courts Imbalances in district ing have been attacked in suits in more than 30 states Lower courts have given seem to require eventual resolution by the Su preme Court While all this litigation is utf der way numerous states have changed or are hi process of changing the representation of urban and suburban areas in their legislatures In the confusedsituation a Justice Department friend of the court brief filed with the Supreme Court contended that population must bethe basic standard for districting It said gross inequalities exist that vi olate the equal protection guar antee of the Constitutions 14th Amendment The brief was signed by Solic itor General Archibald Cox who will present the depart ments views during the argu ments this week and next ROBERT SPIEGEL The Shaff Plan for reappor tioning the IowaLegislature un derwent a searching examina tion Tuesday noon before some 200 members of the Rotary Ki wanis and Exchange Clubs of Mason City The hourlong debate was be tween State Sen David Shaff of Clinton author of the plan and Duane Dewel of Algona chair Against the Bulletin WASHINGTON Agriculture Department Tues day predicted Iowas 1963 corn crop would total a rec ord 834082000 bushels on a record yield of 79 bushels per acre It was the same as the prediction issued a month ago man of lowans Shaff Plan It was a vigorous informed exchange of views on the plan that is to be submitted to the voters on Dec 3 Shaff opened by saying the real question before the voters is how far to go in transferring control in the legislature He noted that the Iowa Farm Bureau a well organized group has been able to 1ead and sometimes dominate the Her mother angered work of the legislature in the Shaff saidthat apportioning both houses purely on popula tion could result in too big a transfer of power to other groups As a result he said the use of both populationand area is desirable in any reapportion mentplan The Shaff Plan an swers this description calling for a 58member Senate based on population and a House with 99 members one from each county Dewel an editor and former state senator scored the Shaff Plan as wrong because 1 It is founded on mistrust on suspicion and on fear 2 Its base is against the prin ciple on which this nation was founded and has right of the majority to gov ern 3 Its whole approach is negative 4 It is based oh the idea that people who dont dive on farms somehow are an irresponsible selfcentered inferior kind of for a couple of generations thats where our rural children have had to go to find opportunity Shaff contended that his plan willanswer the needs of Iowa business and agri culture Hesaid it is a plan where people according to numbers will control one house of the legislature the T h e primary challenge said Shaff is asking what plan properly will do any more than this one Deweldenied that the Shaff Plan is the answer to Iowas problems He opposed the Shaff Plan a one which even its advocates SHAFF Please turn to page 2 in car Rites set on Thursday ROCKWELL Mrs Fred Anna Eilers67 lifelong resi dent of Rockwell was killed Monday night when the car she was driving went off the road seven miles east of here Two passengers in the car were reported in good condi ion Tuesday in a Mason City hospital They are Mrs Leon ard Sturges 54 and Mrs Eu gene Mullih 52 both of Rock well Christine trades her leg for life n CLEVELAND AP Blonde Mrs Lily Simko was confused brokenhearted but most of all she was bitter at everyone Three floors up in an operating room surgeons were amputat ing the right leg of Christine her 14yearold daughter Seated in a corridor of Metro politan General Hospital Mrs Simko remained unreconciled to the facts What kind of life can my daughter have now she asked as sobs broke her voice Christine had a lifeordeath question hanging over her She had a malignant tumor in her right hip Doctors agreed that only removal of the leg in cluding the save the girls life Otherwise life ex pectancy was reduced to 618 months Now Christine has a reason able chance to be cured over a fiveyear period Every week and month brings added hope doctors say Four surgeons completed the operation in five hoursMonday All went smoothly Christine will be out of bed in a few days She will walk first with crutch es and then under physical ther apy treatment with an artificial limb Since her hip is gone the limb will be attached from a strap around the waist Mrs Simko never consented to the operation Doctors said they believe she feared Chris tine would one day blame her for the loss of the leg The girl was a ward of juve nile court She had run away from home several times and was a behavior problem The mother who is on state aicllo dependent relief does not work When doctors couldnt getper mission from Mrs Simko they asked juvenile court last week to allow the operation Judge Walter G Whitlach gave per mission for the operation Because everyone kept bug ging me about the operation the frightened Christine ran away from the hospital in her bedroom gown last Tuesday night She was found across town in her east Cleveland home the next niorning Christine returned to the hos pital saying shelwas ready to face her fate Bilt Mrs Simko still blamed the court the doc tors social workers and every one connected with her daugh ters case Oh why did everyone keep the facts from her and from me Mrs Simko asked They said she always ran away and got into trouble The doctors op erated on her leg so she wont be able to run anymore Theyll always know where to find her always be in a chair Oh shell just fret and fret During the past week mail from wellwishers has poured into the hospital from almost every state and some foreign countries I know Christine will feel better when she reads the letters Mrs Simko said Mrs Simko is a divorcee Christines father disappeared six years ago The blonde woman from Lei cester England married a GI She came to America and had two children a son who now is 15 and Christine A patrolman said Mrs fillers tar was coming off a county blacktop road onto a gravel intersection and appar ently was goingtob fast to make the turn The car went into a ditch and slammed into the bank The women were going to a shower Mrs Eilers was born March 2 1896 on a farm near Rock well daughter of William and Cora Brown Ryburn She was married to Fred Eilers Sept 3 1920 in the First Congrega tional Church in Rockwell Surviving are her husband three daughters Mrs George Eldena Fischer Middleton Wis Mrs Donald Elaine Forry Plover and Mrs Joseph Marion Whalen Mason City Twelve grandchildren and a brother Monroe Ryburn Rock well also survive She was pre ceded in death by her parents a son a brother and a sister Mrs Eilers was a member of the First Congregational Church the Ladies Aid and the Auxiliaryof the America n Legion Gallagher Post 208 of Rockwell The funeral will be at 2 pm Thursday in the First Congre gational Church Rockwell pre ceded by a family prayer serv ice at 11 am at the Patterson JamesMurphy Chapel in Rock well The Rev Herman A Craw ford pastor of the church will officiate Burial will be in the Rockwell Cemetery Visitation at the Rockwell chapel will be from 3 pm Wednesday until 1 pm Thursday and from then until the time of services at the church Wont block Hoffa trial WASHINGTON UPI The Supreme Court Tuesday cleared the way for the trial of teamster president James R Hoffa on charges of trying to buy acquit tal by a Tennessee jury The high court rejected Hof fas claim that the grand jury which indicted him on jury tam pering charges was not prop erly impaneled SAME DATE ;