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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowag Daily Newspaper Edittd for i CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 100 Associated Press and United Press Internationa Full Lease Wires The newspaper that makes a 11 N o r t h I o w a n s MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16 1961 neighbors 7c a Paper Consists of Two Cancer claims Ray burn at 79 BONHAM Tex Rayburn who served longer as House speaker than any man died Thursday in the home town he and its complications caused his death He would have loved Cancer been 80 on Jan 6 The White House was notified Burglars now love the arts No demand for abstracts By HARRY FERGUSON This is an attempt to shed some light on the puzzling question of why burglars suddenly have art lovers Interpol the international po lice organization in Paris has a map on its wall showing that more than million worth of art treasurers have been stolen this year Gone are the days when Brit ish peerage had to worry about jewels and family heirlooms immediately So was Rep John W McCormack of Massachusetts the Democratic leader of the House x McCormack was the man Ray burn chose to serve temporarily as speaker when Mr Sam had to leave Congress before it closed because of what he called lum bago SAM RAYBURN JFK leads tributes to Rayburn WASHINGTON ident Kennedy said Thursday the Thisi correspondent was ponddeath of Speaker Sam Rayburn ering the problem the other evening while strolling along Baker Street the section of Lon don usedby the immortal Sher lock Holmes as his base of oper ations in the days he was confounding kings of the under world Suddenly there came an intuitive flash worthy of Holmes at the peak of his powers People who own valuable paintings do not Relieve any body wants to stealthem so the door is always wide open for an art thief Confirmation of this theory portrait of the Bedford The now has arrived from the town bearing the name Leighton Buz zard Before Leighton Buzzards magistrate appeared one Ed ward Cox charged with enter ing Woburn Abbey in broad day light and walking out with a fourth Duke of contrary said William Hummerston a laborer who testified about what hap pened when Cox allegedly strolled of Woburn Abbey carryfflf the portrait I asked him where he had got it said Hummerston He said Inside He asked me for a cig arette so Irolled him one and lit it He was so open about it I thought he was taking the paint ing away to have it renovated orsomething The value of the portrait of the fourth Duke of Bedford was esti mated at only about It is impossible for an art thief to dispose of a famous painting worth say through legit imate art channels It would be recognized immediately and the thief would be turned in How about holding a painting for ransom Not in Great Bri tain as Hugh Agnew this na tions leading art dealer ex plained To pay such a ransom so far as this country is concerned is illegal Agnew said We cer tainly would never agree to it Even when the Gainsborough portrait of the Duchess of Devon shire was stolen from us we held out against that kind of blackmail and got the portrait years later But in France it apparently is not illegal and blackmailers can get huge sums My theory is that the thieves are always cranks of some kind Someone a little rocky with bombs in the brain or something Theres the element of exhibitionism in it One has cost the United States devoted servant and the citi zens of this country an unflinch ing friend Sorrow over the Texans death of cancer erased all poli ticfl animosities as Republicans and Democrats alike eulogized the veteran legislative leader The nations three living ex presidents cabinet members and congressional colleagues joined in a bipartisan tribute Similar expressions came from old frienX and neighbors Kennedy in a statement is sued by the White House said Rayburn had an instinctive un derstanding of the American system and was a loyal coun sellor and friend of of both parties on the great presidents matters which affected our na tional interest and security He said His public service stretched from the administra tion of Woodrow Wilson to the Dwight D Eisenhower similar tribute But even then his doctor be lieves he knew he had cancer The physician Dr Joe A Ris ser and members of the speakers family and staff stood by the bed side in Risser Hospital as Ray burn faded away It was a very easy death for a very great man Dr Risser told reporters Asked about the immediate cause of death Risser said simply that He just quit breathing Then in more formal language he put it this svay At this morning Mr Sam passed away He died quietly He showed ho evidence of pain lines in the face He seemed to be as one in sleep Rayburn had been unconscious for about 36 hours before his death The doctor and family had spent two nearsleepless nights at the Authorities here said the funeral will be at pm CST Satur day at the First Baptist Church in Bonham The body will lie in state from am Friday until 9 am Sat urday in the Sam Rayburn Memo rial Library The burial will be in the family plot perhaps threequarters of a mile from the center of this north ern Texas town of 7000 President Kennedy is expected generally to attend the services He will have to shuffle arrange ments for a fourday Western trip todo so The first telephone call from the little yellow brick hospital after Rayburn died went from Dr Risser to Kennedys physician in Washington Dr Janet Travell This was by longstanding pre arrangement The President had asked that he be kept in touch with Rayburns condition The sergeantatarms of the House Zeake Johnsonwas told promptly that the man who wield ed the gavel there more than twice as long as any other was dead and it was for him that the first word of Rayburns death came out At Rayburns bedside here when he yielded to cancer were mem bers of his family doctors on the hospital staff and several nurses His records were not only thosc served in the House more than 48 consecu tive years and was its speaker more than twice as long as the North Iowa Clearing and cold If ST J 1 1 CL with diminishing winds Thursday night lows in the 20s Mostly fair and cold Fri day highs in the 30s Iowa Gradual clearing from No 31 VIGIL FOR PEACE AT WHITE HOUSE A group of students from Grinnell College in Iowa start a 72 hour vigil for peace at the White House in Washing The students Photofajc they plan to take no solid nourishment duringthe vigil period In theback ground the Executive Manc sion flagflies at half staff in tribute to HOUSP Knpjik to House Speak 73 Italians slain by Congolese UN airmen victims in Congo DAT TYI7TT LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo United Nations Thursday announced that insurgent Congo lese troops had brutally mur dered 13 Italian UN airmen at the Kivu Province town of Kiridu A UN spokesman said the un armed fliers were shot by unruly troops shortly after their arrest last Saturday afternoon fcM dO CUU previous recordholder Henrv Clay He left his imprint on far Federal Communications voiced Act and antitrust laws were among his legislative children toon showing two Soviet soldiers firing cannonballs tfirough a statue of Stalin with the caption About time we had a bit of modern art around the place anyway EXCUSESl EXCUSES LONDON o h n Read 43 sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for stealing an empty beer barrel lold the judge I thought it was s fuii DOG KIDNAPED FOR RANSOM Caches at his La Puente home after the dog was returned by napers who demanded and got ransom The pup was snatched from Tonys arms by two unknovvn teenagers and returned to Tonys mother at a park ing lot rendezvous Another boy who said he was act SS iJ a betvveen Delivered the dog and collected P wfs go to the abductors Tonys father has offered reward for arrest of the dognapers Some of their bodies were dis memberecl and hurled into the Lualaba River the spokesman added by soldiers who apparent ly suspected Bel gian paratroopers The UN spokesman George Ivan Smith said the UN com mand was presenting specific proposals to the central Congo government for forceful action to being flown to reinforce the 200 investigate and punish those re m sponsible for the murder and to prevent a repetition If the government response seems insufficient Smith said the UN is prepared to act im mediately on its own He added that Malayan troops prepared for any necessary action already are the west with diminishin winds and colder Thursday night lows 1045 northwest to middle 20s southeast Gener ally fair and cold Friday highs in the 30s Further out fair and warmer Saturday Minnesota Fair and Highs Friday in 30s GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset colder data 31 32 46 II N Communist party balks WASHINGTONThe government girded for an Ct fight with the US Communist n H T ns paity I he party has vowed it would not obey an or der to register as a tool of the Soviet Union Macapagal claims victory NILA The Liberal Party has formally vTctoiy for Vice President Diosdaclo Mac r i Wd to unseat Nacionalista in Carlos P Garcia as president of the Philip pines Garcia doggedly refuses to concede defeat Eichmdnn decision near Airliner loses one of engines over Mason City CHICAGO AP An American Airlines 707 jet plane with only three of four engines operating landed safely Wednesday night at OHarc International Airport on a flight from San Francisco The big jet carried a crew of eight and 41 passengers The pilot Capt W R Swain of San Francisco said he stopped the right inbroad engine because R began to vibrate excessively as the plane passed over Mason City Iowa A spokesman for American said the plane landed on schedule Passengers who continued to De troit the flights destination left on time aboard other planes HUMAN OR ANIMAL KANSAS CITY Kan WVRob ers R Osborne police dispatch er sent a prowl car to the aid of a housewife in distress Wed the lady doesnt answer your knock on the door she says it fill tx i F The three Israeli judges who Adolf Eichmann on charges of slaughtering six S Tn JSP rPPeal t0 reachcd a verdictTeams of English French and German translators have SboStUnVZ Stfml by The about 300 pages long s expected to be stenciled in Hebrew beginning next week JFK leaves for West Coast by Kennedy saddened Dy the death of House Speaker Sam Rayburn has set out on a fourday Western trip The trip v 11 be part ly political but j probably will open witrTa eign policy talk The schedule might be altered so that Kennedy could attend Rayburns funeral Satur More planes to Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam The U S Embassy confirmed that eight advanced T28 l C4 have South Viet Nam under the U S Air Force aerial be man Malayan UN garrison in Kindu The UN already had threat ened military action if the rebel lious of a disorder ly command of more than 2000 claiming allegiance to leftist Vice Premier Antoine o give up the1 Italians UN headquarters here was in eletypc consultation with Acting SecretaryGeneral U Thant in New York throughout the night to lecidc on the next steps to taken by the worid body The murder of the Italians wa announced after word that Con golese Gen Victor Limekiln had returned to Kindu for another at lempt to secure the Italians re lease and to quell what was de scribed as an open mutiny against the authority of the cen tral government Diplomats in Leopoldville said Gizenga himself was responsible for the mutiny The 13 Italian airmen had flown into Kindu in two C1I9 transports on a routine mission Saturday Congolese troops attacked the air men in the UN Malayan offi cers mess manhandled and beat them and took them off to the town prison Eyewitness reports o the UN said the men were shot before i crowd When UN officials later confronted the local Congolese commander he pleaded igno rance of the events and intimated his men were beyond his control You know how soldiers are he reportedly told the UN offi cials Slushy mess in Iowa Narrow belt of snow By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Snow heavy rain and strong northerly winds turned Iowa into a slushy and soggy mess Thurs day Four inches of snow fell at Council Bluffs and Fort Dodge The greatest snow accumulation appeared in a narrow band from near Council Bluffs to Mason City South and east of the snow area more than three inches of rain fell although rainfall amounts generally were one to three inch es Highway conditions varied from vet to snowpacked and travel on he open road should be conducted at cautious speeds Other snowfall amounts includ 1 2i inches at Estherville two nches at Boone and Spencer and one inch at Sioux City Mason ity Des Moines and LeMars Strong northerly winds which ause some drifting of snow also rought colder air Into the state ligh temperatures Thursday were ixpectecl to range from freezing a the northwest to the lower 40s the southeast It should be much colder Thurs day night with low readings from 015 in the northwest to the 20s n the southeast Near Ottumwa which had 281 nches of rain up to 6 am two riighways were closed by high wa cr Avery Creek left its banks 13 niles west o Ottumwa and blocked US 34 US 63 north of Oltumwa was closed temporarily by water ac cumulating in a low place Iowa 92 also was reported closed both east and west of Sigourney TheHighway Commission said US 52 at Dubuque and Iowa 138 at Mystic were closed by high Safely Department HJUI Trffle Dea In Puff leads to huff at school SACRAMENTO Calif w rlitutc teacher Ernest Bury 30 thought the most scientific demonstrate the evils of tobacco to eighth graders would be to let them puff a cigarette Bury who doesnt smoke bor rowed a cigarette from a stu dent at Jonas Salk School and suggested each child take a puff HnurM Ih rain started falling noon Dubuque has will be because the rat is Iwcen her and the door be half the class of 30 tried it One girl got queasy and com plained to the principal who called the superintendent Fred J Kicsel He fired Bury it ter The Northwestern Bell Tele phone Co in Des Moines said 60 long distance circuits between At lantic and Harlan were out leav ing seven towns without phone service They are Defiance Ear ling Harlan Jacksonville Kirk man Mindcn and Ncola Apart of Boxholm in northern Boonc County was without power Thursday morning Heavy wet snow accumulated on wires and snapped them Electric power also failed for a time in parts of Boone In Council Bfuffs Iowa Power Light Co said 20 primary pow er lines volts each were broken in the city by a combina ion of snow wind and tree branches Northwestern Bell said 200 homes in Council Bluffs were without telephone service Since the Wednesday had 372 inches Clinton 275 Ce dar Rapids 258 Davenport 257 Clarence 241 North English 240 nVashinglon 235 Fairfiekl 226 Al bia 221 Charilon 210 Williams nirg 208 Tracy 207 and Oska oosa 202 Skies had begun o clear in western Iowa at midmorning Thursday but rain and snow were expected to continue in the east ern part of the state Generally fair and cold1 weather was forecast for Friday On the inside Fallout Feature Page 3 Editorials 4 Society News 78910 Comics jj Sports 1SU North Iowa News 17 Latest Markets g Mason City News 1819 Clear Lake News 22 Transit Schedule 24 War in Chicago 8th gang slaying in week CHICAGO plumb er with a long record as a burglar was fatally shot gunned in front of his home Thursday the Uth gangland style assassination in Chicago In a year and eighth in the area In a week The body of John Hennigan 43 was found sprawled half out of his 1956model yellow and black car parked across the street from his home He had shot shotgun One charge struck him in the left shoulder and neck andthe fatal charge hit him in the groin and right thigh Hcnnigan was found by a fire department ambulance crew summoned by the vic tims blonde wife Sophia 43 who said she saw her husband sprawled in the car and thought him drunk Firemen thought Hcnnigan had been hurt in an auto accident and called traffic police w h a found the victim had been shot An empty shotgun shell was found in the street near car A police expert said Hen nigan had been shot at close range Pellets from one of the charges shattered the right front window of the car and traveled across the street Some were found lodged in a picktt fence in front of Henrti red brick ;