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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for 7 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOMi EDITION The VOL 98 Associated and United Press International Full Least Wlrei newspaper that makes all North I owans i I MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 1960 neighbors 7c a Copy Paper Consists el Two SectionsSection Ons 2H 1 Wreck west of Hampton fatal to 3 GRANDMA She sees life as she paints it Grandma Moses nears 100 By JOSEPH MORGENSTERN New York Herald Tribune News Service EAGLE BRIDGE N Y At the turn of h e r own century Anna Mary Robertson Moses sees life as she has painted it with the clarity of childhood and the yearning of age On Wednesday Grandma Moses will be 100yearsold and only slightly more of a marvel than she is today She will take a brief vacation from her work and then on Friday she will re turn to the familiar things of her daily life pictures to paint things to read people to greet and questions to answer Anyone who asks questions is a child she said laughingly at her home in Eagle Bridge and Im used to children THAT WAS HER reply to a question about whether she was tired of questions She isnt and the proof of it is that Grandma Moses still looks zestfully for answers to some questions of her own Will you please tell me why people are trying to go to the moon she asked If the Lord wanted us to go to the moon Hed have put it closer Its just foolishness Why dont they spend some of thai money on poor people here W ev e got enormous taxes and hardly enough produce to pay for em They want to get there before the Russians do Well the poor Russians are going to have to fight for their own liv ing The Chinesemen are gettin after them Mrs Moses sat on a sofa in the living room of the cheerful house in which she lives with her Forrest and his wife It was a heavy afternoon with a haze in the air that softened the gentle lines of the hills be yond the Hoosick River NO HAZE softened the glint of Grandma Moses eyes behind her goldrimmed bifocals No discernible weight has settled on her fine sharp features Her fingers are gnarled by arthritis but her hands are steady and her handshake like her grip on life is firm She must be seen to be be lieved In describing an aged man Robert Frost wrote A light he was to no one but him self Grandma Moses however is incandescent Her pink face compels attention Her presence emanating from a frail body fills the room and makes her gay paintings on the walls seem pallid by comparison Im still painting every morn ing she said I get up about in time for coffee bacon and eggs then I work until din ner time and two ears of corn When the sweet corn goes out Ill eat popcorn then And that reminds me she said turning to Forrest what became of my popcorn AFTER LUNCH or dinner as she calls it Grandma Moses takes a nap then talks with vis itors or reads the newspapers Although a good deal of her con versation concerns the past she is very much involved in the present and the life around her Eagle Bridge is about 35 miles from Albany and only a short distance from Greenwich N Y where Mrs Moses was born in 1860 She keeps to the house al most constantly now but oc casionally goes out for an auto mobile ride She has 30 great grandchildren and 11 grandchil dren Two sons of her 10 chil dren are living They run the truck farm on which the nyie yearold house stands On other more mundane birth days Grandma Moses hasdone her best to discourage elaborate celebrations She knows any effort would fail on Wed nesday North Iowa Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday with chance of widely scattered thundershowers Saturday night Turning slightly cooler Saturday night and Sunday Lows Saturday night 63 to 68 Highs Sunday upper 80s Iowa Fair to partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday with chance of widely scattered thundershowers Turning cool er north Saturday night and mostly east and north Sun day Low Saturday night low er 60s northwest to 70 south east High Sunday 80s north east to lower 90s extreme southwest Further outlook Fair to partly cloudy with no large temperature changes Minnesota Partly cloudy cool er Highs Sunday in 80s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 90 Minimum 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 49 Kolonjis forces on move ELISABETHVILLE Katanga Albert Kalonjis volunteer army Saturday invaded Kasa Province in a bid to liberate Kalonjis mineral state from he forces of the central Congo government Kalonji is president of the selfstyled mineral state of southern Kasai His volunteer force of 250 men crossed the River Lubilash from Katanga and headed toward Lu puta Meanwhile opposition to Pre mier Patrice Lumumbas swing toward leftist dictatorship mounted Saturday as he pressed lis campaign to stamp out re Dellion in the eastern Congo As U N officials counted nearly 300 dead in Kasai Prov ince fighting reports reached lere that the Soviet Union had stepped up its aid to Lumumba jy providing him cargo planes Some of the 10 Soviet 1114 planes that arrived in Stanley ville have been repainted with the words Congo Republic on their sides these reports said Stanleyville capital of Oriental Province in the north east is Lumumbas chief base of operations in the eastern Congo About 100 Soviet trucks already are in the interior HAPPY HOLIDAY LEONARDTOWN Md UP President Eisenhower cruising he Potomac River this Labor Day weekend promised his grandchildren a chance to swim water ski and fish i Cuba in tie with Peiping U S pact torn up HAVANA UP Smashing the Western Hemispheres united front against Red China Fide Castro announced Friday nighl that Cuba will establish diplo matic ties with re gime The bearded prime minister broke the news at a rally oi hundreds of thousands of cheer ing followers He climaxed his fiery speech by dramatically tearing up the CubaUS mutual defense treaty of 1952 and throw ing away the pieces Bristling with defiance Castro declared his revolutionary re gime was breaking with the Na tionalist Chinese government and switching ties making Cuba the first nation in the Americas to recognize Communist China FROM THIS moment we end our relations with the regime of Chiang Kai shek he pro claimed to the cheering crowd massed for a socalled assembly of the Cuban people He accused the United States of trying to isolate the Soviet Union and Red China from the Western Hemisphere and served notice his government would es tablish diplomatic relations with all Communist countries The Havana crowd privately estimated atmore than 300000 but officially billed as more than a million was whipped to a frenzy for more than three hours as Castro lashed out at the Or ganization of American States and made his boldest threat yet against the big US naval base at Guantanamo The prime minister flatly re jected the OAS foreign mini sters declaration at San Jose Costa Rica last week which de nounced Soviet Chinese meddling in this hemisphere THE CROWD roared its ap proval and burst into chants of Cuba si Yankees no In taking aim at the U S naval base in southeastern Cuba Castro warned that if the United States engages in ruin ing the economy of our country and attacking us then we will rally the people and demand withdrawal of their naval forces But Castro said we will never attack the base Lashing out at the U SCuban Mutual Defense Pact he charged it gave former dictator Fulgen cio Batista authorization to use U S military forces against ubans Then ripping the docu ment in two Castro shouted By sovereign will of the Cuban people this military treaty be iween the United States and Cuba which cost so much blood is annulled His action in effect pulled Cuba out of the 1947 Rio de Janeiro Treaty binding the hemisphere nations to mutual defense in case of outside attack N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES are dying on the highways at a rate of more than two an hour A count at 1 pm Saturday showed 83 persons dead on the highways since the Labor Day holiday weekend began at 6 pm Friday SAN JUAN Donna is moving closer to the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean with 135 mile an hour winds evidence of a deep rift between Russia and Communist China has been re ceived by the U S government from behind the Iron Curtain They said eyewitness accounts have con firmed that more than 1000 Soviet aid officials tech nicians and their families have been hastily snipped home HELSINKI Finland Nikita S Khrushchev toured a Finnish electric turbine plant and got a standoffish reception Only at the end of Khrush chevs trip through the plant did a relatively large group perhaps a hundred or more gather on a landing and staircase to see him leave They were BLANKETCOVERED BODIES FLANK JAMES KANES SMASHED CAR Photos by Russell Burman Hampton TOP TORN FROM CAR IN WHICH THREE WERE KILLED Kennedy starts stumping in earnest Heads for Alaska By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen John F Kennedy flew to California carrying his presidential campaign from one coast to the other Then its Alaska and Detroit Thats a iair example of the pace the Democratic candidate tias set for himself as the race Calls for probe of antics of Olympic team ROME Tug Wilson president of the United States Olympic Committee Sat urday called a special meeting of all U S Olympic officials to answer charges that U S ath etes have been going too much for wine women and song since they have been in Rome He asked all U S coaches and other officials to attend a fact finding rrieeting on Mon day Lets find out what these charges are all about said Wil son in issuing the order Wilsons action came after a series of charges that U S ath the members of he track and field had been cruising around Rome night spots in the wee hours of he morning Wilson who also is commis sioner of the Western Big Ten Conference was reported very angry about the whole thing As soon as Wilson issued his order for the Monday meeting he team managers and coaches ollowed with ordersfor emerg ency meetings in an attempe to get to the bottom of this matter enters the final two month stretch down to election day Vice President Richard M Nixon still abed with a knee in fection is expected j display similar energy when he starts a 9000mile stumping trip Sept 12 Meanwhile he must be con tent with statements issued from his suite at Walter Reed Hospital FRIDAY NIXON called for support of a Republican plat form pledge for equal rights for On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Church News 45 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News 8 Sports News 910 11 Editorials 12 Building News 1314 North Iowa News 16 HOWS THAT SAN FRANCISCO program for I Am an American Day here Sept 11 will feature a Hong Kong beauty queen a Peruvian soprano and a Japa nese fireworks display SAME Buck Meant in It women It is my hope said the Nixon statement that there will be widespread support for our platform declaration in be half of an equal rights amend ment which will add quality be tween the sexes to the freedoms and liberties guaranteed to all Americans Kennedy got a rousing recep tion in Portland Maine Friday Evening crowds on the side walks thronged around him as he made his way to a TV sta tion for a news interview and police had to force a way through for the smiling 43year old candidate Were hopeful of Maine in November he remarked In Washington Rep Cecil R King DCalif charged that another campaign payoff is being engineered for Richard Nixon in connection with gov ernment seizure of a savings and loan firm in his home dis trict KINGS THESIS was that the government action was unwar ranted and that a Long Beach Calif lawyer active in the Nix on campaign had gotten a lu crative retainer from the gov ernment agency that seized the firm A Nixon aide Robert H Finch called Kings charge absolute nonsense pure politi cal tissue King said it was Finch who had steered the gov srnment business to the Long Beach law firm Republican National Chair man Thruston B Morton said Kennedy had shown himself to be an ineffective leader in the session of Congress that ended his week Morton said the session was resounding fail ure and showed that Kennedy is not major leaguo material Overcharged claims 16th victim GRAFENWOEHR Germany UP A 16th American soldie died Saturday of injuries suf fered when a howitzer shell hi a US Army supply tent An other victim is on the critica list The accident which wouhde 26 other soldiers occurred Fri day during maneuvers 30 mile from the Czechoslovak border US ARMY investigators sai the shell was overcharged wit powder There were also indi cations it was badly aimed The shell struck just after the morning roll call It ripped through one tent exploded in a second and rained fragments on a third Thirteen of the 18 soldiers in the second tent were killed instantly THE VICTIMS were members of the 3rd Reconnaissance Squac of the 3rd Armored Division Maj Gen Frederick J Brown division commander said the in vestigation would be pushed un til completed Preliminary re sults of the probe he said showed that the shell was firec an artillery unit training on the Grafenwoehr range in a test requiring repeated shell fir ings The shell that caused the accident he added was firec by a powder charge of 7 when a charge of 5 should have been used Somber sta rt to holiday Emmetsburg men victims La or Day weekend started iff on a somber note early Saturday when three young Cmmetsburg men were tilled in a onecar accident near here Killed were Patrick Fran ks Ryan 24 his brother William 20 and James E Kane 22 William Ryan and Kane died outright in the crash Patrick Ryan died a few hours later in a Hampton hospital THE ACCIDENT happened at am The car in which they were riding spun off an Scurve on Highway 3 about two miles west of here and smashed into a tree There were no witnesses Patrick Ryan was a former student at the State University of Iowa Kane wfes employed as a linotype operator at the stu dent newspaper The Daily owan William Ryan was work ing as a contract painter in Iowa My Highway Patrolman Carl Con don said the three apparently were returning to Emmetsburg for the Labor Day holidays He said the car in Kanes name was torn in half by the impact Debris was scat tered over a wide area Condon said it appeared the car was traveling at high speed An unidentified truck driver reported the accident in Hamp ton EMMETSBURG authorities said the three were nephews of Emmetsburg Police Chief Jack Ruddy Kane is survived by his ents Mr and Mrs M J Kane Emmetsburg two brothers and three sisters The Ryans are survived by their parents Mr and Mrs Francis R Ryan Emmetsburg and three brothers The three deaths brought to our the number of traffic fatal ities for the holiday weekend which began at 6 pm Friday The first reported death was that of Vernon Fleenor 12 Wa erloo He was lulled Friday night when struck by a car while bicycling on Highway 57 on the north edge of Waterloo TUCKERED OUT HOLLYWOOD VTarilyn Monroe 34 was re ported resting comfortably aturday at Westside Hospital where she was admitted for ex haustion AP Photofas DREAM COMES TRUE Former Pullman porter James Tyler used to dream of hiring his own Pull man car for a trip around the country A first place ticket in the Irish Sweepstakes last May gave him more than the needed to finance such a trip Here Porter Clarence Gordon adjusts a mink cape under Tylers head as the 78yearold Shreveport La native his wife and six friends leave for the grand tour ;