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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edtttd lot rr N ewspop VOL M Press and United nternatimai ruH er that Makes A 11 North I owans Neighbors Copy Paper Two HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 Ifjf 3t GIs come to defense of Gooney Navy wants to rid Midway of socalled pest By JAY MILNER New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK Whenever two former servicemen who served on Midway Island get together one of them eventually gets around to mentioning gooney birds The gooneys are about the only things worth remembering on Midway and these days theres a certain urgency in the talk about them The word is going around that the gooneys are being threat ened by mere man and his ma chines It seems that the United States Navy has decided the great birds must leave their Pacific island home or die The Navy which has an air strip on Midway still claims the gooneys cause damage a year to aircraft here They fly into pro pellers the Navy says They crash into expensive radomes MORE THAN HALF a million gooney birds live on Midway several months of the year They go there to mate and hatch their eggs During World War II while performing these do mestic functions they provided more entertainment for thou sands of sailors and Marines than Bob Hope or even Tokyo Rose The gooney bird is a member of the albatross family But he is defined by personality from the ordinary sea guli as vivid ly as a genius clown is from the usual run of human The goon eys sevenfoot wing spread car ries him oii the peaks and val leys of the air currents as grace fully as a ballet once he touches the ground he becomes as comically awkwarc as a newborn colt trying to walk This awkwardnesses ex aggerated during the first day of the gooneys return to Mid way Scientists say he has re the air for and have become too weak to carry his heavy body DURING THE no doubt since although this writ er can testify only for wartime activities of the gooneys were therapeutic for thousands of sailors and Marines It was common out there then to hear a bullnecked Marine declare Id go rock happy if it wasnt for the gooney The big black and white birds performed their ritualistic mat ing dances They carefully taught their young to fly They sang and pranced and gossiped and tangled with volley ball nets and radar screens And the uni formed boys from Texas and Vermont watched and forgot for hours at a time that they were on a tiny coral sand island thousands of miles from moms apple pie Thats why the current predic ament of the friendly gooneys should arouse sympathies from coast to coast f r s t TURNED BACK BY Hyde 14 accompanied by her parents is watched by her schoolmates at Lon don after she was turned away for the third time School authorities dismissed AP Photofai her because she wears high heels and grown up clothes Her parents plan to take legal action charging the school is depriving Wendy of her Towner unseats Ravenstad Shire Ludemon returned won the councilmanatlarge seat in Tuesdays Mason City election and will succeed Jacob Raven stad Jan 2 Incumbents Dan H Shire 3ra and Paul H Ludeman 1st Ward had their council positions insured for another four years Towner received 888 votes as PAUL H LUDEMAN THE NAVY it is reported has tried to lure the birdsto nearby Kure Island by redecorating the place to make it look like Mid way But the old buddies would have none of that At latest word orders were out to break the eggs and crack the skulls of every gooney in sight It is said that it will take five years because of their mi gratory habits to dispose oE all the gooneys by this crude meth od Meantime many former sailors and Marines will write irate letters to their Congress men Let the Navy move to Kure the boys who were once stalast June 10 tioned on Midway will declare Before sentencing Karp Federal Juclge Henry N Cra KALI FOR jven overruled a motionfor a SALT LAKE CITY Utah new trial Edward Flattery Karps attorney indicated he would file an appeal In remarks prior to the sen liajul Lllt tietencing Karp contended he phant at the Hogle Zoo received failed to receive a fair trial Karp given 15 years FORT DODGE Karp 62 Hartland Wednesday was sentenced to 15 years in the State Penitentiary for bank robbery Karp was convicted Oct 22 of robbing the Lakota branch of the Farmers Trust and Savings Bank of Buffalo Center of compared with 812 for Raven stad Other losingcandidates for councilmanatlarge were Mrs Ward Hamilton with 641 votes and Phillip Sfcipton with 504 Shire easily defeated Fred J Wagner his only opponent 679 to 436 Ludeman received 329 votes from 1st Ward citizens VOTES FOR the losing can didates for the 1st Ward seat xwere 200 for Ray Randall 153 Sam C Poulos and 63 for Mrs T Henry Hvattum There were no writein votes and only one vote was spoiled by improper use of a voting machine The total number of people voting was That is the largest vote in a city election here since 1953 and is higher than in 1957 LUOEMAN Ravenstad and Wagner were nominated by the Associated Citizens Party and all other candidates were nominated independently Shire is completing his first term on the council and Lude man has been on the council since last summer when he was appointed to succeed James R Brown who became city attorney Ravenstad the defeated in cumbent has been on the council since 1953 when the present system of terms was a twoyear short term and was reelected in 1955 Now all councilmen are elected for fouryear terms Towner is a newcomer to city politics Now retired he was for 37 years the local dis trict office manager for the International Harvester Co Cancer claims Iowa Rep Carter dead at 44 WASHINGTON UP Rep Steven V Carter died early Wednesday First stricken by cancer in 1957 he had been gradually losing ground in his battle with the disease and was un der treatment in the Navy Medical Center at Bethesda Md Carter 44 was sworn into January as a first term member of the House The first Democrat elected from his district he was named to the seat formerly held by Karl M Lecompte who retired after serving 20 years in the House First treated for cancer in Carter suffered a second attack shortly after taking of fice in January Death came shortly after 2 from the hospital took the in the Bethesda hospital House floor on Feb 25 to an Carter born Oct 8 1915 drew nationwideattention soon after coming to Washington when he became involved in a controversy s u r r ouhding of rel atives by persons on govern ment payrolls There is noth ing illegal about the practice Carter hired his son Ste ven Anthony 19 to workin his office at an annual salary of He said the youth carried the brunt of his work load while he was hospitalized with cancer Young Carter also attended George Wash ington University as a fresh man prelaw student while working in his dads office Carter after his release STEVEN B CARTER nounce that he was cutting his sons salary back to a year Carter first was treated for cancer on the back of his tongue in 1957 The disease then attacked his lympth sys tem and he underwent treat ment early this year He prac ticed law in Leon for 19 years before his election to Con gress Carter had been active for many years ia Democratic politics Carters funeral tentatively was set for 3 Sunday at Leon with possible brief serv ices in Washington Thursday afternoon His body will be returned by train accom panied by his family Big tour planned by Ike Will visit 19 nations WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower announced Wednes day he will visit nine countries in Europe Asia starting Dec 4 Eisenhower told and Africa a news con DAN H SHIRE ference the 19day goodwill tour will to Rome Italy Ankara Turkey Karachi Pak istan Kabul Afghanistan New Delhi India Teheran Iran Athens Greece Paris France and Rabat Morocco The tour to three continents will start in Rome with two days of talks there beginning Dec 4 with Italian government offi Eisenhower also said he hopes to call on Pope John XXIII EISENHOWER p I a n s to turn to the United States Dec 22 three days before Christmas The President will be in Paris three or four days starting Dec 19 for the Western summit con ference He said Wednesday he will visit Rabat Morocco on his way home after leaving Paris The only other detail Eisen hower provided was that he will be in New Delhi Dec 11 for the opening of the American exhibit at the International Agricultural Fair there The visit to India is expected to provide an opportunity for the President to make a major speech THE TOUR TO three conti nents will be the most extensive overseas trip Eisenhower ever has undertaken iii a a i i In response to questions he ed temperatures of 35 degrees said the purpose of the particularly the visit to to build better understanding of the United States and goodwill or this country Eisenhower noted that no nesday made his first arrest and American president ever Feels responsible Young priest offers lite in exchange for 750 youths NEW YORK ff A young Roman Catholic priest who fought in the Hungarian revolution offered his life Wednesday in ex change for the lives of 150 Hungarian teenagers he says are awaiting execution The Rev Vazul Vegvary 30 of the Holy Ascension Church Roeblin N said those kids followed me because I am a priest and he feels responsible for their fate Father Vegvary marched with 130 other Hungarian refugees who demonstrated for an hour early Wednesday outside the Park Ave headquarters of the Soviet delegation to the United Nations The refugees marched silently with black flags and the Hungarian colors on the third anniversary the Hungarian uprising Dr Bela Fabian chairman of the Federation of Hungarian Former Political Prisonerssaid the youngsters were sentenced to death at secret trials for part in the revolt when they were 13 and 14 years old He said they are to be executed as they reach 18 since Hungarian law forbids the execution of any one under 18 Fabian said he got his information from letters smuggled from Hungary One voter in Salt Lake Citys municipal election Tuesday didnt like either of the two can didates for mayor Kali the ele one writein vote SAM that government witnesses lied and that the government seizure of his records prevented him from proving his innocence TAKING NO CHANCES LONDON Aae Sub 19 Pusan South Korea ar rived Tuesday for the Miss World Beauty contest Nov 10 and disclosed she was bringing two chaperons with her I am a long way from she and there is night as well Court studies strike issues WASHINGTON Su preme Court listened Tuesday as government and steel union lawyers debated the legality of a backtowork order Then itjwouid be missinga chance If he began pondering a decision that will influence the course of the historic steel strike and the fu HERVE A TOWNER Bulletin HOLLYWOOD Nine yearold Evelyn Rudie prominent television actress vanished from her ear ly Wednesday and was dis covered hours later aboard a jet plane apparently hoping to vitit the Rain could become snow The rains which heavily soaked many places in Iowa Tues day night continued Wednesday with little indication of a letup And it could change to light snow by Thursday By early morning Newton had received inches of rain Grinnell and Cedar Rapids about 2 inches Des Moines had nearly 2 inches and Waterloo Dubuque and Council Bluffs nearly an inch Many other points reported substantial amounts including 38 at Mason City The Weather Bureau said oc casional rain would continue over the state during the day and cooler weather could be ex pected to follow The temperatures remained well up in the 40s and 50s over much of the state Wednesday morning but as colder air be gan moving into the northwest Spencer and Mason City report BEGINNERS LUCK LOS ANGELES WJ Rookie patrolman John W Ensign Wed has visited Asia He said the coun tries of that continent are im portant to America particularly in view of the fact that a great portion of the worlds population is Centered there The President recalled he has said many times he would like to visit India He pictured India as a country struggling to realize its human ambitions And since he is going to India Eisenhower said he feels he recovered his first stolen car t was his own ture of the TaftHartley law There was no indication when the high court may hand down its decision but it was not ex pected to delay long with the steelmill shutdown 112daysold Fighting the backtowork or der issued by a lower court un ion counsel Arthur J Goldberg said that in enacting the Taft Hartley law Congress passed the buck to the Supreme Court to break He claimed there is no national emergency Replying for the government Solicitor General J Lee Rankin said that in passing the law with its strikeending emerg ency machinery Congress sought to protect the interest of all the nation rather than either labor or management Their arguments took more than four hours did not also go to such other countries in the general area as Pakistan Afghanistan and Iran On the inside Society News Pages 910 Clear Lake 10 1314 North Iowa News 16 Editorials 21 Mason City 2223 24 Latest 25 arrests Cubas former air chief MIAMI Fla Pedro Diaz Lanz former chief of Fi del Castros air force was ar rested Wednesday on Cuban government charges of murder and attempted murder He was taken into custody dep uty marshals on a Cuban extra dition warrant ers and thunderstorms and east snow and Mason City Showers arid thun derstorms and colder with strong shifting winds Wednes day night lows 2530 Thurs day snow with high winds and colder highs 3540 Iowa Cloudy southwest show north much colder extreme northwest cor ner Wednesday night lows 25 northwest to 45 southeast Strong shifting winds reaching a maximum of 50 miles an hour from the north in ex treme northwest Thursday snow and high winds north partly cloudy with slowly di minishing winds south cold er with highs 35 northwest to 45 southeast Further out and continued cold Friday Minnesota Flurries windy colder Highs Thursday low 30s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum 63 Minimum 35 Precipitation 33 Protest made to Panama Troops called out PANAMA was off limits for Americans living ia the Canal Zone Wednesday fol lowing violent demon strations during the 56th anni versary Panamas indepen dence At least 82 persons were injured three seriousty Crowds of demonstrators pro testing control of the canal Lore down the American flag at the Embassy Tuesday stoned the embassy and the Information Service office over turned American autos and bat tled canal police for four hours THE MOBS finally w e r routed by Panamanian National Guardsmen Canal Zone police and firemen and U S Army troops armed with rifles bayon ets and machineguns The Canal Zone police arrested six demoa strators AntiAmerican demonstrations also took place in Colon Pana mas second largest city at the Caribbean and of the canal v TROOPS FROM the Armys Caribbean Command stood guard along the Canal Zones borders The Americans living in the Zone were ordered to stay inside the 500 square miles of territory The Army cancelled plans for units in march in a Panamanian flag day parade in ihe capital Wed nesday The target of Tuesdays out off by Pana manian nationalists was the unusual hold the United States has over the zone The United States was granted control of the zone in perpetuity after it helped the Panamanians win their independence from Colom bia In recent years Panamani an nationalists have been da manding that their government establish its sovereignty U S TROOPS QUELL RIOTERS Photota Bayonet id rifles held by U S Army Canal Zone The troops were called in to troops are pointed at demonstrators in join Panama police after the situation the antiAmerican riots at the Panama got out of hand ;