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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper tdttvd for MM CITY GLOBE VOL 100 The newspaper that makes all North lowans preu United Pnn mil MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 23 1961 neighbors CopyThis Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection On No It One Mans Opinion A Radio Commtftary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KG 1O U3UOJ pm Sun KWLC 11240 pm Sun WO1 Ames 640 Xuei WTAD Quincj 930 pm Thun WSUI Iowa City 9101 am Future of UN rests in balance NEXT TWO MONTHS are going to be crucial ones for the United Nations They could bring a stronger organization they could bring an end to the organization they could bring a substantially changed organ ization No session of UN since its inception 16 years ago has been faced with as many lifeand death questions The first of these of course is dealing with Russias troika proposal which unquestionably has but one purpose Thats to kill UN as a vital force in world affairs Unless this challenge is met headon and scotched once and for all the other questions fac ing this General Assembly will be no more than academic These other questions The problem of Red Chinas admittance to UN the stale mate in Congo disarmament including the cessation of nu clear tests collecting dues from such international deadbeats as Russia insuring peaceful uses of outer space and providing an expanded program of technical assistance to the underdeveloped nations of the world many of which are now on the UN roster Whether the crisis created by the Kremlins closing off East Berlin will come up for UN ac tion is undecided at this mo ment None of the parties most importantly connected with the matter has been pushing for UN intervention This includes both United States and Russia A proposal often mentioned but never advocated with much vigor is that Berlin be made an international territory under UN government At the mo ment however this would ap pear to be a last resort to be turned to after other plans of action have been considered and discarded Its no secret that many Americans who consistently have contended for greater au thority and power in UN are watching this session of the General Assembly with an anxi ous interest The big question mark of course is the vastly expanded AfroAsian bloc now within three or four votes of majority in a UN roll call Our anxiety was heightened two months ago when quite a few of these countries con vening in Belgrade Yugoslavia under the fuzzy banner of un aligned nations lacked the GIS ESCORT US Allan Lightner Jr top State Department official in Berlin sits at Photofax press spokesman for US mission in Berlin The American soldiers were sent in to free Lightner right behind wheel of his auto as US troops with whose car had been held up by East Berlin police fixed bayonets escort him from Soviet sector of Lightner is deputy chief of the US mission m Berlin With Lightner in car is Albert E Hemsing Berlin with the rank minister Troops enter Soviet zone US tanks poised in Berlin BERLIN AP Three Ameri can Patton tanks stood on the alert near the East Berlin border through the night after an East West flareup involving a top of ficial of the US mission in West Berlin Steelhelmeted American mili tary police with bayonets fixed tvice marched 200 yards into Communistcontrolled territory in support of E Allan Lightner Jr deputy chief of the US mission Lightner driving to an East Berlin theater with his wife was stopped by East German Vopos Peoples when he re fused to show his identification papers The Western powers do not rec ognize the East German regime and maintain the Vopos have no right to check vehicles with Allied license plates The Vopo captain in charge of the Friedrichstrasse checkpoint charged Lightner had been drink ing and deliberately injured a Vopo guard by ramming him against another car A US spokesman gave this ac count of Sunday nights events At pm Lightner accom panied by his wife arrived at the American checkpoint on Fried richstrasse in his privately owned Americanlicensed sedan The Vopos refused to let him into the East zone unless he showed Hampton crash kills 2 Photo on Page 3 youths from near Iowa Falls were killed early Sunday when their Highway 65 about car ran off three miles south of here and struck a tree Maurice G Aldinger 17 was dlled outright Robert A Chaplin 18 identi fied as the driver of the car died stamina and courage to speak about two hours later at a Hamp their minds about Russias flaglton hospital rant violation of her pledge not Young Aldinger was the son of to engage in open skies nuclearJMr and Mrs Frank Aldinger bomb testing i Chaplins car was registered Up to this time United States and the free world have not lost even one clearcut contest with world communism in the UNs General Assembly In the beginning the roster contained about half a hundred Now its and the free world have never past the 100 mark Quite a few new members havent as yet shown their hand A nephew of former Mason City banker E Allan Lightner is a nephew of Dean H Lightner president of the Northwest Savings Bank of Mason City Collins who was driving behind from Jan 1 1936 until its con in the name of his father Leon Both families farm near Iowa Falls The accident happened on a straight stretch of Highway 65 about am near the Merlin Dehn farm There was some fog at the time A witness was Eugene Hess I E ALLAN LIGHTNER JR Center of flareup N Hampton fire forces 13 to flee N E W HAMPTON Thirteen patients were evacuated from the Golden Age Nursing Home Sunday night when a fire in the base ment filled the building with smoke Firemen and civilian volun teers led or carried the patients from the two upper floors of the structure Some were taken to hospitals and others lodged with relatives and in private homes until the nursing home could be his identification Lightner re fused and asked for a Soviet o ficer to be called By 8 pm no Soviet officer ha appeared Lightner drove past th Vopo guards and through a zig zag barrier beyond the Commu nist checkpoint There he wa stopped again At 9 pm eight American MP led by Lt Claude L Stults Jr of Livingston T e n n movei across the border and formed Speculation on size of Russ Abomb blast Superbomb say some experts 2 blasts in one day BULLETIN WASHINGTON Monday exploded two nuclear devices one a superbomb with a possible force of 50 megatons the US Atomic Energy Com mission confirmed BX THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Soviet Union set off a giant nuclear explosion Monday A Swedish expert said there is reason to believe the bomb was1 at or near the 50megaton range promised by Premier Khrush chev A spokesman for the US Atom ic Energy Commission suggested caution in speculating about the explosion until more information becomes available The observatory at Uppsala Sweden said Mondays explosion was twice as heavy as any re corded for previous Soviet tests in the series that began last month The explosion also was record ed in France and Japan Premier Khrushchev told the Communist party congress last week that the current series f Soviet tests probably would con clude at the end of this month with the testing of a thermonu Lightner andclear device equivalent to 50 mil his wife who drove forward to lion tons of TNT Leipzigerstrasse round the first Some versions of Khrushchevs POLAND Uninorod r KY MOSCOW UC C D aired out Mr and block and back into the American sector At pm Lightner alone in his car drove in a second time again escorted by armed MPs After five minutes they returned to the US sector At the US provost mar shal Lt Col Robert A Sabolyk crossed the border to make a personal protest to the Soviet of ficer who had meanwhile ap peared at the Communist check point At pm a convoy of American British and French cars including Lightner drove in to and out of East Berlin without escort and without hindrance Three Patton tanks and two speech had the explosion pegged for Oct 30 or 31 A storm of protest against plans for the blast has been building up in the United Nations and else where in the world Thus the So viet Union conceivably could have decided to go ahead with the test ahead of the scheduled time There was no confirmation of this however from Moscow or any other source within the first few hours after Mondays blast went ofi Dr Arthur Baath of Upp sala Seismological Institute said he found reason to believe Mon days explosion was of a 50mega ton bomb But in Washington an AEC spokesman said Photofax SUPERBOMB REPORTEDLY locates Novaya Zemlya in area of estimated epicenter of explosion of Soviet superbomb recorded by the Uppsala University Observatory at Uppsala Sweden Cross locates area of earlier Russian atomic experi ments N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Mrs Bernard Mc Geough who have operated the home about two years said the fire apparently was caused by faulty wiring Mrs McGeough credited a fire detection system with sounding a warning in time to remove the patients and sum mon firemen before the blaze got much headway The fire was confined to the basement Damage was not im mediately estimated According to Mrs McGeough US armored personnel earnersj It takes a certain amount of drove into Mehrmg Square to analyze this thing From yards from the checkpoint we some caution ly after the MPs marched over the border Until and unless those emerg ing republics admitted to UN some before theyve even estab lished a stable government at home disclose that they are neither the tools of communism nor afraid of communism the United States be reluctant to subject itself to UN decisions JFirst the Chaplin car an ambulance and authorities from the Dehn farm The impact forced the cars engine into the front seat of the car Both boys were pinned in side Chaplin under the steering w h e e 1 the Franklin County sheriffs office said wiving the building which is leased He summoned solidation with the First Na tional Bank From that time to his retirement in 1949 Dean Lightner was a vice president of the First National Bank He now makes his summer home at the Outing Club Clear Lake and his winter home in Pompano Beach Fla from the complete ly rewired only recently There will be a clue to future in the first item on the UN agenda namely selecting a successor to Dag Hammarsk jold If there is even substantial favor among nations outside the Communist bloc for the Krem lins threeheaded monster ap proach we will stand fully warned There mustnt be even the slightest temporizing on this fundamental principle Even the least perceptive of those sitting in on the UN ses sions should be able to sense that having three secretaries or Funeral services for Chaplin at 2 pm Tuesday at the Congregational Church Burial will be at North Lawn Memory Garden The Anderson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements Chaplin was a senior in the Iowa Falls High School A brother Gary also survives Services for Aldinger are pending at the Anderson Home for Funerals Besides his father and stepmother he is survived by a sister Marilyn Iowa City a brother Dale at home a step brother Jerry Price Iowa Falls MR SAM WEAKER DALLAS Tex W House their equivalent with veto powr a uuat wnn ri slfrilize ihfi nrMni7a Speaker Sam Rayburn was re er would sterilize the organiza tion in the same manner that Turn to 2 ported Monday to be weaker and less alert than he has been recently ONLY THE NEWSPAPER tells you so many fascinating stories about people The newspaper likes people like the newspaper SAME DATE1960480 needs to be exercised concerning the Swedish report insofar as a 50megaton device is concerned Japanese sources had estimated at 10 megatons the strength of a previous Soviet test bomb in September The observatory at Uppsala said the explosion was twice as heavy as any recorded for pre vious Soviet tests in the current series The effect of the blast reached Sweden several hours before it was felt in Japan Italian liner burns PORT OF SPAIN Trinidad An engineroom explosion and fire wrecked the 18427ton Italian liner Bianca C in Grenada killingtwo and seriously injur ing eight of the 669 passengers and crewmen aboard The ship exploded and caught fire as it was entering the harbor of St George on the British Island of Grenada Passengers and crewmen were ferried to shore by lifeboats and local launches New Polaris tested CAPE CANAVERAL The Navy has fired an advanced model Polaris rocket from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean for the first time The USS Ethan Allen Americas largest missilelaunching nuclear submarine triggered the 30foottall Polaris A2 rocket from a firing tube in its deck Hoffa files suit DETROIT James R Hoffa and his Teamsters Union filed a milliondollar libel and slander suit against AFLCIO President George Meany and 24 other top AFLCIO officers The suit brought by Teamsters President Hoffa in US District Court charged Meany with trying to lie and steal away members of the Teamsters Union Hunters marooned BURLEY Idaho A sudden snowstorm marooned hundreds of hunters south of here on the first weekend of deer season Scores were feared still stranded by fourfoot drifts Another rocket tested MOSCOW The Soviet Union has launched an other multistage rocket nearly 7500 miles into the central Pacific the official Soviet news agency Tass said The weather North Iowa Generally fair through Tuesday Colder with frost Monday night lows 25 30 Warmer Tuesday highs 6065 Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday Colder Monday night with frost lows 2530 Turning warmer Tues day highs in the 60s Further outlook Partly cloudy Wed nesday Minnesota Fair continued Cool Highs Tuesday in 50s Fivtday Iowa Temperatures for the fiveday period Tues day through Saturday will average from 3 to 6 degress above normal Cool at the be ginning of the period and a warming trend midwcck Mild weather will be continuing the rest of the week with only minor daytoday changes Normal highs will range from the upper 50s in the north to the low 60s in the south Nor mal lows will range from the mid 30s in the north to around 40 degrees in the south Rain fall will be below normal with none of consequence indicated during this fiveday period GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 55 Minimum 33 At 8 am 37 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 71 31 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum 63 31 CHEST Mason City Community Chest hit 68V2 per cent at the end of the sec ond week of the general soli citation The East Side Colo nels lead the West Side 158 points to 102 as the war goes into its third week Pledges to dale total against the quota Of Nobel prize to Dog Luthuli OSLO late United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold Monday won the 1961 Nobel Peace Prize the first time the award has gone to a dead man Swedish kroner and the prize for 1961 is 25023288 Swedish kroner The Congo mission which was his last was part of the long and arduous struggle for peace that At the same time the Nobelimarked Hammarskjolds days Peace Prize committee awarded its previously vacant 1960 award to South Africas Albert Luthuli the native nationalist leader Hammarskjold was killed along with 15 other persons in a plane crash in Ndola North ern Rhodesia last Sept 18 while on a peace mission to the Con go His name which had been mentioned for the peace prize in the past came strongly into contention in the wake of his death The communique said The prize money for 1961 will be placed at the disposal of Dag Hammarskjolds estate The prize for 1960 is 22598676 as secretary general In November 1960 his quiet diplomacy accomplished t h 9 virtually impossible in a mo ment of life and death for tho United Nations when he man aged to get the first troops of a UN emergency force into positions along the truce lino between Egypt and Israel Before Hammarskjold diplomacy had arranged a cease fire between the two Then he followed up by obtain ing permission from a sovcr eign estab lishment of UN troops on its soil Before that he had made ;