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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North lowis Doily Newspaper Edittdfor HW HOME EDITION VOL 192 The newspaper yfhot lowans am iww PWM rull IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBEfe 30 1962 n e i g h b or s 10c Paper of Two 7 tff I B 22S ThantCastro talks to open How they flee over The Wall Average is 20 a week By DON COOK New York Herald Tribune Service BERLIN Across the icy waters of a canal separating East from West in Berlin 10 young people swam to freedom during the week end in the big gest mass escape since Tunnel 29 one month ago How was the escape brought off Like most of the successful operations which continue to bringan average of about 20 persons a week out of East Berlin this was a carefully planned carefully executed af fair of bravery discipline and daring and evidently brought off with some help from the West There were reportswhich to confirm that two East Germans who came out by this same escape route last week went back across to lead the escape of their friends Sunday night True or not it certainly is a fact that most of the escapes in to West Berlin now are being as sisted or organizedfrom this side Because lives are at stake and disclosures can ruin the chances of a repeat operation orrtip theEast police is to tricks and methodsdetails are not very welcome In print Bui there i is a basic to the operation with varying details in each case From the West a possible escape route isspotted or planned It may be a tunnel It may be some point along the wall which carefully observed from the West can be ap proached for a quick climb to freedom It may be some deserted or lightly patrolled area of the barbed wire On the latest escape the 10 persons assembled late last Saturday night at a house in East Berlin within walking dis tance of their chosen crossing point They then made their way singly or in pairs through the empty streets alert for police patrols At the border strip which they must have studied carefully in advance all 10 worked their way under three separate rows of barbed wire then crossec concrete barriers and arrivec at the edge of one of the many canals along the Berlin bound aries Couriers from West usually foreign students or young West Germans who un like West Berliners can ge passes to cross The Wall then enter East Berlin and contac the person who is to make the escape Together they may sur vey the route from the other side and work out minuteby minute details Since there is a security zone along the Wai on the Eastern side it is easier to spot escape opportunities from the West East Berliners cannot get close enough to plan details An escape involve some diversionary action by Wes Berlin friends to pull the border guards away from the poin where the attempted crossing is to take placeIt might be a lad der thrown up against the Wes side of The Wall at a precise moment or a rope thrown ove The Wall at an exact point And of course there are tunne operations These are the sort of details of escapes which never are an nounced when the escapers ge through A bare police repor that a man got over The Wall may conceal endless planning and preparation from the East Planning into the hands of th escapers these days are th longer nights the early mornin fogs and cold weather North Iowa Some cloudiness through Wednesday Colder and windy Tuesday night lows in low 30s Highs Wednesday in upper 50s owa Fair west some cloudi ness east through Wednesday Colder northwest arid north central Tuesday night lows near 45 north to 40 south Mod erate to strong northerly winds Tuesday night Highs Wednes day in low 60s Further out Thursday cold in early morning with moderate daytime temperatures Minnesota Fair and cooler Highs Wednesday in low 50s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 61 Minimum 35 Sunrise Sunset of bases First step under way N ews n a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Vows to fight MIAMI The Cuban Revolutionary representing an e s t i mated 250000 Cubans in exile notified the UN it reserves the Brightto use force to topple Fidel Cas tro regardless of the crisissettling for ra u 1 a worked out in Havana Estes jury set TYLER jury of 11 men and one wom an was chosen fco hear the trial of Billie Sol Es tes on charges he con verted in mort gages on nonexistent fer tilizer equipment to his own use Hails solidarity ident Kennedy hailed the hemispheric solidarity re flected in the Cuban is and declared the US had given first and foremost priority to preserving the freedom of the Americas The President told some 80 students and faculty members of the Brazil ian War College that it was a great source of satisfaction to him that their country and this nation had stood so solid ly together in the cur rent crisis 3 MORE ATESTS UNITED NATIONS NY U Tharit United Nations acting secretarygeneralarrived in Ha vana Tuesday for conferences with Cuban officials Smiling and seemingly confi dent Thant and an 18man UN team landed in a chartered jet He paused to make only abrief statement before boarding the jet at Idlewild Airport It was in response to a single question as to whether he was confident of the success of his mission I am looking forward to a fruitful exchange of jdeas with Premier Fidel Castro anc other Cuban leaders with a view to achieving a speedy and peace ful settlement of the problem he said Thant was accompanied by a UN team as he left to set up machinery for a UN check to make sure Soviet Premier Khrushchev keeps his pledge to remove Soviet missile bases In preparation for his trip Thant held another round of talks Monday with top diplomats of the United States Soviet Union and Cuba The way for Thants visit was smoothed by the White House an nouncemeht that at the secretary generals request it would lift the US naval blockade during his stay Thant released a letter he sen Khrushchev Sunday expressing belief the situation in the Carib bean area would be normalizec when the missiles are pulled out and the bases dismantled Thant still faced ticklish job of winning Prime Minister Fide Castros approval for the UN in spection procedure worked out in conjunction with US and Sovie1 officials Informed sources said Than got President Kennedys permis sibn to convey to Castro the Presi dents pledge not to invade Cuba The United Nations announced there had been a new exchange between Thant and Kennedy bu declined to disclose the contents Thant is going at the invitation of Castro who a week ago loudly rejected the idea of any UN ob servers in Cuba The Cuban lead er apparently backed down afte Khrushchev reversed the Sovie position on the missile bases Deadline at hand forlpwa taxes DES MOINES deadline for making secondhalf payments of state income taxes is midnigh Wednesday The State Tax Com Union has fired three more nu clear 23rd 24th and 25th US sion in thecurrent series to be announced by the Atomic Energy Commis WASHINGTON Soviet mission s a i d Tuesday that o about 80000 persons who elected to pay their taxes in two install ments this year about 40000 have yet to m a k e the second pay ment Workon U THANT LEASES FOR Thant acting secretarygeneral of the United Nations shakes hands with Mario GarciaInchaustegui at Idlewild Airport in New York before boarding a plane Photofax for Cuba In center is Dr Raul Primelles Cuban deputy permanent representative to the UN Garcia Inchaustegui is head of the Cuban UN US British weapons flown in India slows Reds advance mortar fire ahdjaunched protJing stabs Tuesday astbe Red Chinese drive showed signsof slowing leafet temporarily Battles appearedto be shaping up in the Himalayas asboth sides poured in reinforcements For the first the Defense Ministry told of Indian forces usingmor tars and holding their own against setback Major battles to be small militaryoutpost onthe Ti betan border in the center ofthe NortH East Frontier Agency American and British weapons to be rushed here by air a feelingof confidence swept the nation and shookij out of the de by a series of re treats since the Communists launchedtheir offensive Oct 20 monastery ai Walong7250milesto the east near the Burma border Strong Indian forces were being rushed to the Se Passtotry to blunt a Chinese threat to the thickly populated As sanVplains Informed sources said the Indians recaptured Jang four miles east of Chineseheld v Initials lead to his downfall DES MOINES thief forced a coin collectors wife to disrobe while he ran sacked herhome and then was captured by her husband by a strange quirk of fate The man Frank John Evans 29 Chicago was cap tured by Arthur Kagin 45 spotted a man getting out of a taxicab downtown carrying a suitcase bearing Kagins initials1 Kagin had hurried from his downtown office after being told of the incident He said I went up arid told him Evans it was mine Kagin snatched the suitcase from him after the thief put up an argument The thief swung at and startedrunnihg coin collectorin pursuit yeli ing Stop Thief and Help Police The man was finally rounded up by Anthony Maz za 38 about a block from where Kagih had encountered him Henriette Kagin 42 West Des Moines said the man whom she declared as being very nice to her during the ordeal came tothe door and told her he had some coins to deliver When he entered the home he pulled a gun and started to ransack the house The thief ordered Mrs Kagin to call a taxi then di rected her to disrobe and lie on a bed He tied her hands and feet taped her mouth and left when the taxi arrived She said he asked repeated ly if I was all right She said he allowed her to take a pill she takes for high blood pressure The man told me he had me take my clothes off so I wouldnt run out of the house screaming when he left He said it would take me some time to get my clothes back on Mrs Kagin said t Kaginsaid Evans had vis ited his office earlier in the day to inquire whether some old paper money had any value The thief found no coins in the Kagin home but stuffed antique dueling pistols a portable radio and a stamp collection in the suitcase UN again rejects bid by lied China UNITED NATIONS NY UPI The General Assembly Tuesday rejected by a 5642 vote with 12 abstentions Rus sias demand to oust the Chinese Nationalists from the United Na tions and seat the Chinese Com munists The margin in favor of retain Kaisheks government was two votes greater than last years 4836 vote in their favor The Brazzaville group of Afri can countries most of whose 12 votes last year were cast in ab stentions voted solidly for the Nationalists UiiYyear Britain Norway Sweden mark Finland and Pakistan split with the West and voted to seat the Communists India supported a seat for Peiping despite the two coun tries border war Other cpuntries supporting the 10votc Soviet bloc in supporting Russias demand to bring in the ing the representatives of Chiang Peiping regime were Afghani stan Algeria Burma Burundi Cambodia Ceylon Cuba Ethi opia Ghana Guinea Indonesia Iraq Laos Mali Morocco Ne pal Sierra Leone Somalia Su dan Syria Tanganyika Tunis ia Uganda Arab I Republic andYugoslavia EUB approves merger study GRAND RAPIDS Mich Authority for moving1 toward r a possible merger with the Method ist Churchwas granted Monday night by the 40th general confer ence of the Evangelical United Brethren Church As governing lxdy for the EUB denomination the general ence authorized its commission oh church Unioiir to cooperate wjth a similar Methodist body to a plan awi basis of The resolution authorized all steps necessary to the plan and called for a to the next regular session of the EUB general conference in 1966 Iowa unemployment lowest since 1959 DES MOINES Unemploy ment in Iowa in September was the lowest since 1959 the Iowa Employment Security Commis sion said Only 23000 Iowa workers were without in September the commission said The workforce in ithat month was 1101200 the com mission said with nonfarm em ployment totaling 697900 m increase of 5000 over August KAGINS EXAMINE THE DAMAGE Towang which put them in a bet the Chinese were reported still onthe outskirtsof Walong On the Ladakh front 1000 milesto the west the Indian gdv irnment acknowledged the the Blockade ends for two days WASHINGTON 5VThe Unit ed States suspended Tuesday its aerial surveillance and arms blockade of Cuba and was re ported to have received assur ance the Soviet Union has stopped construction of missile bases on the island The US actions were de scribed as temporary and for the two days thatActing UN SecretaryGeneral U Thant Jis conferring in Havana There was no official an nouncement of the assurances that the Soviet Union on its part has stopped work oh the missile bases but highlyplaced informants said such assurances were received Monday T h e channels these assur ances were received were ob scure The Navys ships and planes spread over a wide area of the Atlantic around Cubai jwere Bor dered TtOi lift the sixday arms quarantine for two days starting at 7 am CST They will remain on station ready to resume the quarantine if ordered to do so The White House announced the suspension Monday night and said it was being done at the request of UN Acting SecretaryGeneral U Thant The UN official heads or Havana for talks with Fidel Castro on proposed UN super vision of the missile removal as agreed to by Soviet Premier Khrushchev As a practical matter the lift ing of the quarantine for the time being means little No Soviet ships were reported near the quarantine zone and the Defense indicated that all those of bearing of fen siveweaponStoCuba had already disappeared from the scene Informed government sources reported Monday night that US destroyers and aircraft had de tected and trailed more than two d Saturday A government spokesman t was by and large untrue that ndian troops fighting in 3mile altitude on the Ladakh front were nadequately clothed against win er The government conceded hat the troops there and else vhere lack sufficient rapidfire veapons to repel the Chinese attacks Responding quickly to an Indian plea for assistance the United itates is expectedto startsending modern infantry weapons by the end of this week New demands arose for the res gnation of Defense MinisterVK Krishna Menon blamed by crit cs for the inadequacy of the mili ary equipment with which the Iridian army faced the firstChi nese onslaughts in the 10dayold border wan A year ago Menon blocked ef fortsby topgenerals to turn to the United Slates for weapons Opposition to Menon is becom rig so strong within the ruling Congress party thatsome observ ers think Prime Minister Nehru may have to fire his closest as sociate So far Nehru has pushed Vlenon into the background and taken over most of his duties In a speech Monday Nehru said We had been conditioning ourselves not to think of war and all our operations had been di reeled to the development of our economy In contrast he said Red China prepared for war and has the worlds largest army On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 8 Society News1011 North Iowa News12 Sports1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Comics 18 Farm Features 21 days area week n quaranlim SAME DATEWl534 The Soviet craft were trailed until they surfaced and recharged their batteries then wenttheir way without incident the sources said The Soviet subs weretravel ing separately informants indi cated With a Soviet fleet of some 400 submarines roaming the worlds seas it is not unusual for Ameri can naval units to make contact with them particularly in Atlantic waters off the US East Coast By all the signs the US action has been fully successful in chok ing offthe flow of any more So viet missiles bombers or other offensive weapons into Castroi Cuba Wounded by priest after knife attack CHICAGO knifeweld ing burglar was shot by a priest Tuesday in the rectory of St Patricks Roman Catholic Church after police said he fatally stabbed the housekeeper and seri ously wounded her sister After shooting the burglar priest the Rev Stephen ODon nell 49 tackled him and held him to the floor until police arrived Police identified the burglar as Larry Vernon 22 of San Anlonio Tex They said he broke into the rectory and invaded the first floor room where the two sisters Betty Walsh 44 and Peggy 36 a cook at the rectory were asleep The sisters ranfrom the bed room and shouted to awaken Fa ther ODonnell and the Rev Dan iel Holihan who were asleep on the second floor Vernon carrying two knives stabbed the older sister twice and slashed at the Betty Walsh fell dead at thefoot of the rectory stairs and her sis ter collapsed on the stairway Father ODonnell pastor of the West Side church andFather Holihan told police they saw Ver non ransacking the living room Father ODonnell who had ob tained a pistol when he heard the screams fired once tiitimg yer non in the kft leg V ;