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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper fdlttd for GLOBEGAZETTE HOM VOL 19 Tht newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Associated fttu ind United Prtii lutentttional Pull UIM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1961 a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One No 281 More Army men will go to Europe Blundered his way to success Sarnoff opened wrongdoor By DICK WEST WASHINGTON UPI Most men who open the wrong door wind up in a broom closet or in the ladies powder room or fall ing down an elevator shaft Very few wind up as chairman of the board of the Kadio Corpor ation of America In fact Brig Gen David Sarnoff is the only man I know of who can claim that distinction I heard the story of Sarnoffs wrong door adventures at a lunch eon given here in his honor by a group of on the occa sion of his 55th anniversary s in the communications business To fay that Sarnoff entered the communications field 55 years ago would be a bit blundered into it might be more accurate As a lad Sarnoff sold newspapers on the sidewalks of New York and that gave him ambitions to become a newspa perman So in 1906 at the age of 15 he set out for the old New York Herald to apply for a job as a copy boy Upon reaching Herald Square Sarnoff walked through the wrong door arid found himself in a com mercial cable office Being the kind of boy who knew a fateful mistake when he made one he stayed on there as a messenger Later he got a job with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Photofax HUSBAND CALLING CHAMP Linda Harwood 19 Ionia Mich is the husbandcalling champion at the Michigan State Fair and she was married only last Jan 1 Her name was entered in the contest by friends and she quickly justified their faith in her vocal chords by outcalling Jtier three rivals in finalcompetiiion Linda also exhibited a lamb which won a first place ribbon Co as a a week office boy It is safe to say that Sarnoffs in come now exceeds a week After advancing from office boy to wireless toying with operator he began the idea of using a radio music box to broadcast programs into homes It is un necessary for me to relate what that led to For one thing it led to Elvis Presley but in view of Sarnoffs other achievements in the broad casting field we can forgive him for that Long recognized as one of the world leaders in radio television and other electronics Sarnoff at the age of 70 is still going strong I dont know what his next achievement will be but Sen George D Aiken who presided at the testimonial luncheon pre dicted that man will not reach the moon until David Sarnoff gets the equipment set up to re cord the event Sarnoff who dsecribed himself as deeply moved by the trib ute recalled that he arrived in this country at the age of 9 on a slow boat from Russia What happened after that he said could happen only in America He was referring of course lo the opportunities available in the United States and not to the pos sibility that in another country the doors would have been mark ed better Had he not entered the wrong door that long ago day Sarnoff might now be a newspaper ty coon instead of a broadcasting tycoon At any rate I doubt he would still be working as a copy boy The newspaper business that day lost a likely prospect so let be a lesson to all publishers make certain you have a sign on the door Twojowans among Illinois crash dead EAST DUBUQUE 111 WA car containing four teenagers who had been joy riding slammed into a power pole Fri day night and three of them in cluding two girls died in the burning wreckage Killed were Judith Ann Kuntz 14 and Jan is Krueger 16 both of Dubuque Iowa and Donald Emerson Jr 17 of East Dubuque The fourth member of the group Michael ORourke 16 of Dubuque got out of the car and went for help ARCHAEOLOGIST DIES STOCKTON Calif JP Dr John 0 Kinnaman 84 lecturer on Biblical archaeology and last survivor among 20 arch aeologists who discovered the omb of the Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamen died Friday of a heart attack HUMID IOWA Fair to partly cloud through Sunday with a few iso lated late afternoon or evenin thundershowers Outlook fo Monday Partly cloudy an cooler scattered showers south east Little temperature change Low Saturday around 70 Hig Sunday 8590 GlobeGazette weather dat up to 8 a m Saturday Sept 9 Maximum 88 Minimum At 8 a m a Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 56 66 0 68 52 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SAME DATEIWfr370 Otptrtncnt riii Triffto WkIM In Put M Hrari Thumbs down by Nikita MOSCOW Soviet Premier Khrushchev has formally rejected the U SBritish appeal for a ban on nuclear tests in the earths atmosphere He sug gested a big power study of major world problems to stave offthe threat of nuclear war and accused the West of trying to divorce the question of weapon testing from the overallproblem of disarmament Castro foes executed KEY WEST Fla Five members of the anti Castro invasion forcethat landed in Cuba April 17 have been executed for crimes committed during the Batista regime Havana radio reported Wants rightto WASHINGTON The Civil Rights Commission has recommended thatCongress enact legislation to ensure the right of all qualified Americans to vote It said six years of schooling should meet any state literacy requirement Evidence of balloting discrimi nation has been found in eight Southern the commission reported Britain girds defenses WOKING England Defense Minister Harold Watkinson announced that Britain is forming a new reserve division for its army of the Rhine and said it would be held in ahigh state of readiness to go to Germany if the situation worsens Disarm agency approved WASHINGTON The Senate has passed 73 14 a modified version of President Kennedys pro posal to set up a permanent disarmament agency Opponents argued that it would be wrong to approve such a move when the nation is beefing up its mili tary preparedness in light of the world crisis Families must stay at home Travel ban also OKd WASHINGTON of Defense Robert S McNamara announced Saturday that aboui 40000 additional regular Army troops would be sent to Europe in the immediate future Most of them will go to Ger many to strengthen combat be cause of forces in the Soviet Un ions threat to West Berlin The Pentagon also announced that transportation of dependents to Europe would be suspended beginning Oct 9 The suspension covers all means of travel and applies to travel to the following countries Belgium Denmark France West Germany Greece Italy Luxembourg Neth erlands Norway Portugal Spain Turkey and the United Kingdom The suspension of travel applies to dependents of both comba troops and civilian employes o the Defense Department It doe not apply to West Berlin The Pen tagon said West Berlin was special case but did not explain 40000 men being sen are all regular Army Officials would not name this The abroad troops the units or tell exactly where they are coming from An announcement said these re inforcements would bring the 7th Army stationed in Germany anc other US units committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion to full combat strength They will also provide additional com bat combatsupport and logistical units for US Army forces in Eu rope The 40000 includes 3000 men the Army had previously an nounced were going Gen George H Decker said Fri day that each of the three infantry divisions in the critical German area was being given 1000 addi tional men Present strength of US forces n Germany includes five divisions infantry and two armored GOULART WITH CABINET HEAD IN BRAZIL Brazilian President Joao Goiilart meets in Brasilia with Tancredo Neves who was chosen to head the coalition cabinet established Photofax by L Goulart to operate the countrys new parliamentarytype government Neves won overwhelming congressional approval for the top post of Premier Thousands flee as Carla nears coast NEW ORLEANS ricane Carla packing 135 mile anhour winds at its center Sat urday aimed its full fury toward the upper TexasWest Louisiana Gulf coast Advance winds and rising tides sent shoreline dwel lers fleeing inland Hurricane warnings w er e hoisted from Freeport Tex southof Houston toGrandIsle La on the edge of the Missis sippi delta south of New Or leans The stormwas so vast with a center eye 50 miles wide that gale warnings went up across the Gulf of Mexico from Corpus Christi Tex to Pensacola Fla Large anddangerous Hur ricane Carla was traveling at J an hour in a northwesterly direction some 380 miles south east of Galveston But weather men predicted it would turn on a more northerly course with the center of the storm moving inland on the upper Texas or extreme western Louisiana coast sometime Sunday In the general path of the storm lay the town of Cameron La devastsated with 500 dead when Hurricane Audrey struck DeGaulle escapes bomb try on life There are about 250000 troops n Germany Explaining the cutoff of travel or dependents officials said it was due to logistic require ments for the movement of the roops which apparently means hat transportation is overbur dened The flow of dependents of mili ary personnel and civilian work ers of the Defens Department has been running at about 7000 to i000 a month The secretaries of the Army 4avy and A Force were ordered o 1 Stop completely on Oct 9 lovernmentsponnred travel of dr ndents to Europe 2 Discontinue immediately all port calls for the transportation f dependents to Europe A port all is notice for a dependent to how up at a certain port for ransportation 3 Cancel authority for concur ent travel of dependents in all ases where the military man or ivilian employe has not departed rom his last duty station This means that if the man is still on uty in the United States his de endents cannot go to Europe vith him 4 Explain the situation to hold rs of port calls or concurrent ravel orders and encourage de pendents to forego travel in those ases where the travel is sched led prior to Oct 9 5 Advise all concerned about he right of dependents orbidden go to Europe to be moved to ome other location along with icir household goods For exam le in the case of a soldier going Europe his wife and children might want to go to live with in aws Exceptions to the ban on travel may be made by high authorities here the presence of dependents in the national interest PARIS AP President De taulle escaped injury in a bizarre assassination attempt with fire and explosives on a country road Friday night official sources said Saturday The old soldier shrugged off the incident This was just a little joke in bad taste De Gaulle said The presidential limousine had sped safely through a wall of flame from an inflammable mix ture apparently touched off to serve as the fuse for a plastic bomb The plastic charge weigh ing eight pounds had failed to go off Police quickly arrested a man There was no immediate indica tion whether he had anything to do with the incident Plastic explosives are frequent cars in his party they had passed settlers in acts of terrorism against De Gaulles Algerian pol icies Official sources said De Gaulle ordered the halted after through the flames He got out hunched his shoulders and said scoffingly This was just a little joke in bad taste Then the 70yearold president got back into his limousine and resumed the trip to his country home about 150 miles east of Paris De Gaulle at first insisted that the incident not be made public because he considered it of importance at all government sources said Later he relented when his advisors told him word in 1957 Carla classified as a major hurricane potentially more powerful than Audrey Residents of Cameron fled to safety on higher groundThurs day Some 500 residents of Sabine Pass Tex also were removec during the night The center winds increased in the storm said Carla Earlier seethed advisorie with 125 mileanhour winds at its center The latest advisory increasec the speed to 135 milesanhour winds Tides were running four feet above normal at scene just 61 years ago of the worst natural disaster in US history Some 5000 to 8000 per sons died on the night of Sept 89 1900 when Galveston was struck by a hurricane and tidal wave On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Church Features 45 Mason City News 67 Sports 910 Editorials 13 Comics 14 Business News 1516 Transit Schedule 16 North Iowa News 18 BRIDGE STILL BUGGED NANCY France A bridge n the BouzonvilleSarrelouis lailroad line has been booby xapped for 17 years iiscovered Friday They believe he explosives were hidden in he structure by American en gineers during the battle of the 1944 Eyes on pilotless airplane Burlington in tizzy BURLINGTON AP Dorett Sumgardner planned a short air plane flight around Burlington Fri day He didnt make the plane did The plane a Civil Air Patrql rl6 jumped its mooring blocks at Municipal Airport after Bumgard ner started the engine Then the shiny silver craft tried ts wings withouta pilot on an erratic twohour flight that ended n an Illinois bean field I sure hope it doesnt happen o me again said the 29yearold pilot a member of the Burlington AS squadron The planes unusual behavier eft this city of 34000 persons in a tizzy for an hour as it circled azily at 1200 feet over downtown mildings and outlying residential areas Finally the plane straightened out on a northeasterly course climbed to 12000 feet ran out of as and plunged onto the J L farmer farm four miles west of Aledo 111 The only damage was o the to he bean field When that engine started it started real fast said Bumgard ner a rated pilot for six years He said he ran to the side of the plane grabbed the control stick but couldnt get inside I tried to do everything in my power to hold her down he said I just couldnt I had to let go plane dragged Bumgardner around on the grass and then headed onto the concrete taxiway where it turned around several more times Bumgardner suffered a skinned right side from ankle to hip Ha was taken to a hospital As the plane climbed into the gray haze over the city police and firemen scurried about town notifying people of the possible danger I was hoping the plane wouldnt land in the city Bum I was worried crash into some ardner said hat it might louses Bumgardner married and the ather of one child said flown the same plane he had several imes When told by The Associated press in a telephone interview hat the plane had crashed Bum ardner replied from his hospital ed I feel a little better now I vas worried that someone else would get hurt Bumgardrrs wife who also ikes to fly said she was glad her husband didnt get hurt any more than he did As the plane banked steeply iver the city police ordered chool children to remain in their juildings until an all clear was iven Burlington Community College vacuated its 450 students and acuity The planes early path carried t over two hospitals and Burling on High School But none of the atients in the hospitals or the tudents in the school were re moved WRECKAGE OF PILOTLESS PLANE INSPECTED AP t f ;