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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper fdittd tor Hit CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 99 The newspaper that makes all North I owans neighbors Prext ind United InUrnatlonal mi MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 1961 o Paper Consists of Two No 291 Katanga force threatens UN Tunnels prepared for Atest New life for little town By ROBERT W FLICK RAINIER MESA Nev UPD An underground nuclear explosion has jarred this mesa nestled in the center of a 1123square mile area known as the Nevada test N Pholofax ar and plane symbol show where two companies of Swed ish United Nations troops were flown from Leopoldville to reinforce UN garrison at embattled Katanga capital of site Elisabethville Also underlined A small cloud of sand wasi are Kamina and Jadotville up into the air j where UN and Katanga forces Touched off was the sixth are fighting derground nuclear explosion the history of the United States There was no flash There was no sound and no release of tion into the atmosphere i The first underground shot was set off Sept 19 1957 Called Rain ier it was detonated at a spot about 900 feet below the top of the mesa in a tunnel The blast equal to nearly 2000 tons of TNT was contained in a cavity about 120 feet in diameter Spokesmen said 5000 tons of rock about the ground zero point were pulverized and heat and pressure produced for a few sec onds a glass ball which upon cooling returned to rock So intense was the heat pro duced by the Rainier shot one of 103 full scale explosions con ducted here between Jan 27 1951 and Oct 30 1958 that today areas near ground zero maintain temp eratures in excess of 110 degrees Slight radioactivity is still pres ent in the cavern Four other similar tests have been conducted in the tunnels but the results are still unknown to man The tunnels have not been excavated and the findings j are still buried in tons of rock ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Sitter charged INDIANAPOLIS Ind reveal e d they are investigating the deaths of three ba bies Avho were entrusted to the care of the same baby sitter County pros ecutor Phillip L Bayt said he would present several witnesses to a grand jury in connection with the case Bayt did not reveal the identity of the baby sitter except to say that she was 23 yearsold Victory for JFK WASHINGTON The Senate handed Pres ident Kennedy a prelim inary victory by defeat i n g an effort to slash Resumption of tests will produce million from the crifn il avnlncinnc fall fn r T 1 similarexplosions all under ground so as to contain radiation Others in the fullscale tests con ducted here in the past years in cluded balloon explosions air to air detonations tower even one atomic bomb which was fired from a cannon billion military aid section of the foreign aid appropriations bill 5cenf stamp WASHINGTON A bill to provide a five No newsmen are permitted on f an oth IP test site now the eate of cent Stamp and laise Otn er postal rates was ex the test site now the gate of which is 65 miles to the north west of Las Vegas on US 95 The nearest community of any size at all is Indian the first clump of trees you pass driving out the highway from Las Vegas The population is about pected to pass the House despite widespread agreement that its terms are unfair The chief crit icism was that the meas ure would levy a sharper 300 civilian and a classified numj percentage rate increase on ordinary mailers than on heavy users her of airmen and dependents on Indian Springs Air Force Base nearby There is a general storepost office a filling station and gar age a bar and a television repair shop facing on a boardwalk along the highway Here at least everybody is happy about the resumption of tests Atomic testing is the liveli hood of Indian Springs A new sign is already up in front of the general store Painted in large red letters is On this site will be built a large and modern supermarketin a nut Interim Committee shell a prediction of boom in has no authority to regulate more ways than one for Indian Springs Pressure remains on Irish units Situation is worsening LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo Moise Tshombes Katanga army threw planes ar mored cars and hundreds of troops into widely scattered attacks on UN forces throughout the Congos secessionist province Friday Tribal chiefs in the hinterland and white settlers in the Katanga capital Elisabethville rose to Tshombes call for a war to the last bullet against the United Na tions and to keep the province in dependent of the Leopoldville gov ernment tshombe himself vowing to re sist to the death directed the blows in his mineralrich province The UN mission said the fight ing started Wednesday when it moved to establish its security in Elisabethville because white mer cenaries in Tshombes hire were disrupting Congolese unity and threatening to bring on a civil war At the big UN airfield and mil itary base at Kamina Battle weary Swedish troops fought repeated onslaughts by Katanga forces led by white officers anc backed by armored cars Mortar and machinegun fire raked the north Katanga base o Kamina and the radio station there was knocked out Since then all communications with the UN Kamina garrison have been cul off Two companies of Swedish troops were flown Leopold ville Friday morning to reinforce the UN garrison They were flying to an area swarming with Katanga soldiers based only a few miles from the sprawling UN installations taken over from the Belgians at Ka mina Some reports reaching Leo poldville said Katanga forces have an armored train which is shelling the UN base Wild girls beat senior after dance DBS MOINES gang of teenage girls beat and kicked a pretty 17yearold high school senior like a bunch of wild ani COmmercial mals after a ballroom teen hop Thursday night police said Informal opinion on salaries DES MOINES Atty Gen Evan Hultman ruled in formally Friday that the Leg Friday Officers said four girls had been arrested in connection with the attack and they were looking for a fifth girl believed to have been involved The victim of the attack Su san Reed an East High School senior was listed in satisfactory condition at a hospital although the full extent of her injuries were not determined pending re AFRICA AS SEEN FROM ORBIT The National Aeronautics and Space Administration released this picture which it described as showing the west coast of Africa photographed from 158 miles up by the Mercury spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral AP Photofax Wednesday The view looking north was made by a special camera shooting through a porthole dur ing the capsules almost flawless orbital flight At left is the Atlantic Ocean White areas at right cen ter are clouds over the Sahara Desert Leaving N Y for small town A better chance of survival SMITHTOWN NY The vanguard of about 50 families in this Lpng Island community seek ing a better chance of survival in case of nuclear warfare leaves this weekend to take up residence in Chico Calif Alvin Bauman 43 spokesman for the group married and the father of two children said Thurs day Weve been thinking this over for some time now What fi nally provoked us to action was the present war scare Some peo ple may think its foolish but we see nothing foolish in facing a real situation Bauman said Chico had been chosen after exhaustive research as one of the few areas in the United States that would remain habitable after atomic attacks Other areas considered were else where in Northern California Ore gon and Montana About 30 persons including sev eral children will make up the initial contingent A Chico real es tate firm has leased 12 houses to the New Yorkers Many of those joining in the exodus are members of the Oh sawa Foundation which Bauman a member describes as a philo sophical group interested in in creasing knowledge betvveen the Orient and the West The society was founded by Japanese scien tistphilosopher George Ohsawa Those going to Chico include at torneys artists actors teachers and businessmen Some are sin gle some married Bauman has worked as a musi cian college music teacher and most recently as head of a non profit organization He commented Were rather excited by the move Those who own their homes are selling them and were all looking forward to integrating into the life of our new community Move to end Decker differences First step in settling differ nces between management of facob E Decker and Sons and suspended workers in the hog kill department at the plant was aken Friday by E L Lunde plant superintendent In a telegram to M Douglas M c M a nnes president and Charles Kranz chief steward of Local 38 of the United Packing house Workers Lunde said We are ready and willing to meet with your union commit tee at a mutually agreed time and place to discuss the suspen i suits of xrays Uion i Police said the attack camciand of the hog kill employes the circumstances under Names like Yucca Flats Jack ass Flats and Frenchman Flats are all part of the site Rainier Mesa the leastknown will be come the most famous Here are two tunnel complexes the longest of which is about 15400 feet long and has branches off the main line Another bores 5100 feet into the side of a hill There are about 10 underground locations in the two complexes that could be used for tests on short notice At the end of one shaft there is a low firing cham ber 70 inches high 76 inches wide and 65 feet long This vault is ready to go with the exception of a nuclear testing device It is equipped with ply wood and gravel flooring ventila tion lighting instrumentation and power lines And the main shaft salaries of employes at state mental institutions Sen John Sheoman RAt lantic said he had been told by Hultman that the legisla ture cannot delegate authority to one of its committees to take over an executive func tion of government However Shoeman said a after Miss Reed complained to civilian special officers at the which we are willing to return them to work VaIAir Ballroom in suburban The telegram also spelled out West Des Moines that she had ibcen bumped and pushed by reasons why manag e m e n t Thursday noon suspended the some girls as she was dancing 115 employes in the hog kill de When Miss Reed left theballlpartment Jt stated that the mas room some time later with Judy ter agreement between the un Sparks 18 witnesses said a gang of five girls jumped on Miss Reed knocking her down All five of the girls beat and opinion would be the Reed Officers sued sometime next week and I presume other mem bers of the Interim Committee would abide by it The salary controversy went to the attorney general after the Interim Committee recent ly blocked the hiring of a psy chiatrist for the Clarinda Mental Health Institute at a salary of 20100 a year said FROST Frost paid its first call of runs straight into Rainier Mesathe season on Iowa Friday morn for about a mile then curvcsjing and Atlantic had an ovcrj gently to the right for an overall night low temperature of only length of a mile and a half degrees I Bulletin BONN DPI A govern ment spokesman said an at tempt was made on Chancel lor Konrad Adenauers life Friday with a bomb mailed in a package The spokesman said the package was inter cepted and the explosive made harmless Officials said the package was mailed from Munich SUNNY Iowa Fair through Saturday Continued quite cold Friday night lows 38 to 45 Warmer Saturday highs 68 to 75 Fur ther fair warmer Sunday Minnesota Generally fair through Saturday Warmer west and south Saturday highs 52 to 62 northeast 62 to 72 west and south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum 58 Minimum 40 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 44 Proper atmosphere College goes into tavern business ion and Armour of which Deck er is a division provides order ly procedure for handling a 11 grievances without interruption of work scheduled slowdowns or suspension of work Throughout the last two days employes in the hog killing gangs have failed to live up to these responsibilities and thereby acted in violation of the contract result ing in serious losses in product Consequently they were indef initely suspended for these ac tions as of yesterday Before receiving this telegram the union had reported it is tak ing the dispute to the Mason City Ministerial Association and to Mayor George Mcndon j McMannes said Pridey that the union will appear at the minis terial association meeting Tues day noon at the Dinner Bell Res taurant to present its side of the ase The union president said it was suggested to both the ministers and the mayor that it would be acceptable to invite the Decker management to appear at the sessions Other departments of the Deck er plant have continued in opera tion despite the suspension of the liog kill department They have been processing meat already on hand WASHINGTON AP Fully aware that alcohol is not unknown to college students staid old Georgetown University has an nounced plans for a student rath skeller near campus Indoctrination in theproper use of alcohol is part of the edu cation of modern young men The Rev T Byron Collins a uni versity vice president said Thurs day in revealing school sponsor ship of the tavernrestaurant Theres no use saying the stu dents shouldnt drink said Fath er Collins We preferto provide la place with proper atmosphere where they can go for relaxation Therell be more than beer and pretzels for student patrons when the rathskeller opens in early winter Besides a bar and pub the establishment will contain a coffee shop a dining room and an outside diningterrace Presumably Georgetown stu dents greeted the plans with fa vor But neighboring property owners werent so sure it was a good idea They even hired an at torney Charles R Richey to rep resent them Richey was ready with several objections Among them was that the rathskeller would be within a block or two of a parochial ele mentary school and of the church President Kennedy attends Atests by US resumed A lowyield blast in West FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The United States Friday resumed nuclear testing for the first time since 1958 with an underground explo sion in Nevada at 11 am Iowa time President Kennedy announced the US test resumption in a special White House statement He again called on Russia to negotiate a test ban agreement The White House said the Ne vada blast was low yield and produced no fallout A little less than 10 minutes after the test prompted by sias atmospheric tests White House press secretary Pierre Salinger called reporters into his office and informed them Thedetonation has produced no fallout This is in marked contrast to Soviet nuclear tests in the atmosphere The White House earlier had signalled the test resumption by announcing the ground rules for release on information on such shots Salinger said the tests would not be announced in Advance He said then he thought the first test would be announced after it had been conducted Part of the tests the an nouncement said would be an effort to improve means of de tecting and identifying nuclear explosions for possible use in an international nuclear test con trol system Another purpose of the test the announcement said was to study the use of nuclear detona tions for peaceful purposes The White House said the test conducted jointly by the Atomic Energy Commission and the De fense Department was designed to strengthen the defense of the free world The explosion was not felt in Indian Springs the closest community of any size to the test site Newsmen were not allowed on the test site Wont meet under ultimatum JFK WASHINGTON Kennedy has told the nonaligned nations the United States does not intend to enter into negotia tions with the Soviet Union un der ultimata or threats The White House made public Fri day a letter Kennedy gave to the president of the Republic of Mali and the president of Indo nesia at the White House Thursday The letter replied to the message they brought from the conference of nonaligned na tions in the proposal for direct negotiations between Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev SAME On the inside Editorials Page 4 Cub Gazette 5 Maton City News 47 Lattst Markets 7 North Iowa News 8 Sports MO Socltty News 1M2 Cltar Lake News 12 Comics 15 Transit Schedule U TV Guide Pullout Section AP Photofax OFF TO BERLIN President Kennedy and Gen Lucius Clay confer at the White House Clay short ly to leave for Berlin as the Presidents personal representative later told reporters he believes the Berlin crisis can be resolved without war and with out losing the freedom of Berlin ;