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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor HOME EDITION Newspaper fhat Makes All North Jowans Neighbors VOL 97 Prtii ud United Prew full LeaWire JITV IAUIA SATURDAY MAY U MASON CITY IOWA SATUKOAT wiAT IT37 7c Copy SecUwuJkeUoa In Nearly Ready to oh Mill Building Program DBS MOINES may be taken next month on proj ects launching the biggest building program in several decades at state educational institutions The IowaBoard of Regents wasted no time getting started on its drive to catch up critical building needs after the Leg islature provided the money It has approved the layout and budget and selected architects for several projects After the plans are set they must be approved by the Leg islative Interim Committee be fore the board advertises for bids David Dancer executive sec retary of the board said it is hoped the interim committee will approve the plans in time for bids to be taken the latter part of June That would be a considerable speed up over earlier estimates of the time needed to get the building pro gram under way After the Legislature passed the bill last February the Regents for cap ital improvements board members estimated it would be some time in the fall before bids could be taken The appropriation the big gest single chunk of building funds handed to any state agency by the Legislature in to provide a start on the million worth of major construction the board says w01 be needed at educational institutions in the next 10 years The Regents hope the Legis lalure in 1961 will give them authority to issue bonds to finance the rest of the new buildings they say will be necessary to cope with ex pected enrollment increases A bill to give them this author ity was introduced this year but wasnt passed by either house The bill authorizing the start on the construction program set up a tentative list of priori ties but provided that the board could change both the order of priority and the amount to be spent on various projects if the interim commit tee approves The melon is split this way amongthe var ibus institutions under the bill State University of Iowa Iowa State College Iowa State Teach ers College lowk Braille and Sight Saving School Iowa School for the Deaf Oak dale Sanatorium and central office Dancer said it is difficult at this time lo say which of the several projects will be ready for bidding first But here are some that are being given high priority State University of Iowa Library addition chemistry building addition law center comple tion pharmacy build ing heating and utilities improvement 500 Iowa State College Library addition and ejuiprnenl classroom building and equipment heat and power plant expan sion Iowa State Teachers Col lege Student health service building industrial arts building remodeling 250 heating plant improve ments Braille and Sight Saving School Physical education building Iowa School for the Deaf Remodel primary hall dormi tory Other projects for which money was appropriated n cluded State University of Iowa Volatile storage Lake side Laboratory land purchases student infirmary Psycho pathic Hospital addition 000 special repairs major al terations and equipment 000 Iowa State College Food processing building land and minor structions for Agricultural Experiment Sta tion service building additional instru mentation research labora tory special repairs jiiajor alterations and equip ment Iowa State teachers Col lege Land purchases 000 music education building special repairs Radiation Test for You Sir Youll Even Get Djpldmo If You Just Volunteer r By WARREN ROGERS JR New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON Radioactiv ity test anyone Theyre giving them away free at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and you even get a diploma saying you passed I passed but if my 10yearold wrist watch was me Id be locked up behind seven inches of battleship armorplate They call it a liquid scintilla tion and they piit you in it for three 20 seconds But it was more like being bolted into a r6cket ship for 200 seconds or being Jhe philanderer entotabed in Edgar Allan Cask of Ainon ONLYTHING pens is nothing Iv studied the smooth tough cylinder that cased me A tentative of the fingerhere and there if felt solid enough vitsJsviinch thick armor weighing about 12 they had told me It reduces back ground My fingers stole over the 20 inch door It was locked all right Fiye and a half inches thick to reduce the background radiation But there was still ra diation in there I could here it clicking on the computer out side It was coming from me Then they trundled me out like a hot dog bun emerging from an electric oven Your 200 seconds are they said Congratulations We knew you wouldnt need the pan ic Only then did I remember the electric button resting on my chest The radiologist in charge had put it there with the com ment THiS IS THE chicken out button It tells us you want out ahead of time But we know you wont use As I put on paper scuff slip pers he handed over a diploma looking paper headed Walter Reed Army institute of Re search Division of Nuclear It said I was radio actively okay 90 pulses per second of potassium40 activity While I got into radioactive street clothes my wrist watch which hasnt glowed in the dark since before rock n roll took the treatment It flunked 1 652 pulses per second If you were the Dr CJaypool advised wed lock you up in the iron HE POINTED to a door It was a seveninchthick door weighing seven tons Behind it was a room 12 by 6 by 7 feet Door walls ceiling and floor were of armorplate taken from a prfeWorld War II battleship to make sure it contained no manmade radioactivity The spectrometer identified the radioactive materials Walter Reed spent for the setup The problem is to get enough people to spend 15 minutes giv ing brief weight age ever exposed to radiation gelling into and out of pajamas and lying for 200 seconds in the cylinder The hospital wants to log 000 patients a year from as many parts of the country and the world as possible Without volunteers such as the mil of Washington tourists UM program may flop Just 10 UM hospital AP PEEKABOO 4 Johii Shea 35 New York City policeman peeks from charged a year ago on a behind his hand after he was arrested charge said he committed at gunpoint and charged with robbing crime so I could feed my wife and a finance company of Shea dlsseven kids Doctors Say Condition of DullesWorse WASHINGTON condi tion of former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has worsened the State Department said Friday Dulles suffering from can cer developed last weekend what was described as a mild case of pneumonia The State Department press officer Lincoln White reported late Friday Mr Dulles pneumonia has not completely resolved There has been some further decline in The former Cab officer is in Walter Reed Army Hospital Dulles family has gathered here in the city lo be close to him In addition to his wife and brother Allen who heads the Central Intelligence Agency they include his Jthree children and three sisters Boy Touches Power Line and Lives to Tell About It ALBERT LEA Minn A shortcircuit in a power line saved the life of Ben Walker 5 Friday The boy touched a 800 volt power line and lived to tell about it Interstate Power Co officials say the boy caused a circuit breaker to short out the line when he touched It Otherwise hed have been elec trocuted Ben is in good doodi tion at an Albert Lea hospital where hes being treated for third degree burns EJECTION SET KEOKUK W An advisory election on whether to adopt daylight saving Unie bert will held May 26 Mason City Mostly cloudy and warmer Saturday night lows in upper 40s Cloudy and mild Sunday highs in upper 60s Iowa Mostly warmer Saturday night upper 40s northeast to 50s elsewhere Cloudy and mild Sunday scat tered showers and thunder storms southwest highs 6672 Minnesota Mostly cloudy mild Highs 6575 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 59 Minimum 37 At 8 a m 52 Stage Comedian Joe Cook Dies at 69 POUGHKEEPSIE Joe Cook Americas legendary stage comedian died Friday night at his home near here the victim of a paralysis with which he had been afflicted for 17 years He was 69 Cook whose merry career was cut short when he was 52 by Par kinsons disease was famous for his four mythical Hawaiians routine as well as an extra ordinary collection of juggling and zany antics SAME OOWA New Labor Bill Has Weaknesses DES MOINES Ken nedyErvm bill passed by the Senate is far short of deal ing with abuses in segments o organized labor in the opinion of the Iowa Manufacturer Assn In a resolution adopted at it convention here Friday the as sociation called on the House to strengthen the bill The manufacturers approved the objectives of labor reform legislation but said the Senate passed bill is woefully inade quate to deal with the abuse and misconduct by certain la bor unions their officials and leaders and by certain employ ers disclosed by the McClellan committee THE ASSOCIATION tkctti G W Bird CharlcsCity as it new president to succeed Irwin A Rose Newton Bird is vie president and general manage of the Oliver Corp The manufacturers adopteda series of resolutions one o which commended the Iowa Legislature folr retaining th righilowvk law and for con tinuing protection of the free dom of working people from compulsory union member AMONG PROVISIONS KennedyErwte bill which the association opposed was one permitting prohire labor con tracts in the building and con struction industry It said ikis would have he effect of com pclling a to jgin a un ion The association also opposcc an amendment of the Naliona Labor Relations Act permitting strikers who have been re placed in theirjobs to vole in representation clcclions at the plants whore they formerly ft ss Interested n in Parts Plan But Hope to Keep Talks Alive FROM WIEE SERVICES GENEVA Premier Nikita Khrushchev Saturday rejectee he Western package plan for lermany as a whole but said i contained spm tha t could e discussed The Soviet leader spoke ata ceremony in Moscow at which ie received the Lenin Peace Prize The peace prize award came ess than two weeks from the day 27 expiration date o ultimatum to the Western allies to get out of Western Berlin His rejection of the package plan came as the Big Four For eign ministers Avho have beer meeting here were recess and scattered among the capitals of Europe BUT IT BORE out previous predictions that the Russians were so anxious for a summi meeting with President hower that they would not re ject hand Western pro posals and would keep the talks going American sources said the West would be willing to dis cuss Berlin as a separate issue but still would insist any settle menl of the crisis over the for mer German capital must b lied in with the sweeping West ern package plan Khrushchev said the Western powers knew their package plan for Germany linking the Berlin problem German reunification and European security was un acceptable to Russia But he said they submitted it because they wanted to proyokc sharp Soviet criticism and then blame the Russians for failure of the Geneva conference THE SOVIET UNION will not be provoked into sharp criticism of the Western package plan Khrushchev said and will try to explain what it cannot agree to in the proposal which was sub mitted to the foreign ministers conference by Secretary of Stale Christian A Herter earlier this week Khrushchev reiterated t h e Soviet position that a German peace treaty must be discussed first and then the problem of West Berlin Unification is some thing the German people can de cide for themselves he said Khrushchev said the plan was inspired by advocates of the cold war and by a man who is not even in German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer Herter meanwhile flew to Rome for a quick oneday good will visit French Foreign Min ister Couve dc Murvillc wont o Paris for consultations with President Charles dc Gaulle Soviet Foreigfi Minister Andrei A Gromyko and British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd stayed in Geneva PROBLEMS SURROUND IOWAS Center for the Blind officials are pondering the wave of administrative pr o b 1 c m s which arose after the Iowa Leg slaturc decided to spend Rain May Follow Higher Mercury Southerly breezes were ex pected to boost Iowa tempera lures into the 60s Saturday bu cooler weather is forecast for Sunday v VA band of scattered showers khd lhundcrstormsr Is due to reach western aYeasSaturday night cover the state By Sun day night and continue in the east Monday Temperatures Saturday niglil will range from the upper 40s in the northeast to the 50s in the southwest according lo the FAILS TO FLY CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Wl powerful engines of an in tercontinentalrange Atlas mis sile ignited Friday night but the rocket failed to fly on its 24lh launching attempt The 80foot Atlas remained locked on thc pad engulfed in billows of black smoke 000 to set up an Iowa rehabilita ion center for the blind The Senate and House action on an appropriation to buy and equip the sixstory YMCA build ing here as a blind center hai created more problems than it solved For instance slate of ficials arent sure Where the money to staff thi qualified personne is coming from OTHER STATE ny are to office in th building there is enoug money to both remodel an 7 Youths Returning From Prom Killed MAITOON HI teenagers driving home from their high school prom were killed early Saturday when a passenger train struck their car broadside at an unguarded country crossing near here An other teenagegirl wa in critical condition and was not expected to live All were resi dents of Shelbyvillc and were wearing their party for mals and dinner jackets when the southbound Illinois Cenlra passenger train struck their car 500 Expected Here for Iowa Lions Convention Industrious planning of scveri al months bv Henry T Paine and some 50 other Mason City Lions will bear fruit Sunday The day marks the opening of the 39lh annual convention of Iowa Lions clubs at Hotel Han ford More than 500 Lions and Lions wives from all parts of the state are expected liere for the threeday conclave The 1959 convention is the first to be held in Mason City by Ihc Lions inj 20 years REGISTRATION IS sched uled lo begin al the hotel al 9 Sunday A prcconvcntion meeting however is set Satur day night for the governors of Iowas six districts according lo Paine chairman for the con clave Paine said Saturday morning that the conventions honored guest and featured speaker is to arrive here by air Sunday noon He is Clarence L Sturm Mana wa first vice president of Lions International Sturm will address the con vention delegates al Ihc Lions International banquet Monday evening at which Iowa Gov Hcrschel Loveless will be a guest Sturm will become presi dent of Lions Internalional on July I I960 Highlights of will include a Sunday afternoon golf clinfc and exhibition by Patty Berg nationally famous profes sional from Minneapolis The program begins at p m at the country club A Monday parade at a m will tht marching band CLARENCE L STURM from the Vinlon School for Ihc Blind AMONG THE HIGH points on Ihe business agenda for Ihe Lions will be a report Tuesday morning by their Sight Conser vnlion Foundation and election of new dislrict governors Official opening session of the convention comes at 9 a m Monday The meeting will be opened by Dr Jerome F Bie bcshcimcr president of the Ma son City club Delegates will be welcomed by Mayor George Mendon and Chamber of Com mcrcc Secretary Lester Milli gan Chairman Paine and some 50 other members of the loca Lions Club have been actively preparing for Ihe conclave for tho last several months Paine is the immediate past distric president Kenneth Jernigan the direc or of the Iowa Commission for he Blind conferred with Gov lerschel C Loveless late Frl day concerning ways ofrgetting more money for the The Legislature increased the appropriation for the commis sion from year during the 195759 fiscal period to 000 a year for the next two years But Jernigan said thaj appropriation wasnt for use oh such a new rehabilitation center he might need as much as a year to run toe center JERNIGAN ALSO IS when it comes tohow much of the building he wants for the center He told the United Press International flatly that he wants it all However the Legislature left it up lo the Iowa Executive Council to decide how much of the space goes to the blind cen ter and how much is used for other stale purposes Loveless is loying with the idea of moving other state of fices which are located in the downtown area as the YMCA building is into the new build ing Jernigan has plans for a five stage rehabilitation center which would use the entire building in cluding the gymnasium and the swimming pool in the basement He wants to have an orienta tion and adjustment section to teach newlyblind people how to learn again the basic skills of walking grooming and feeling able to live a useful life He also wants the regular commis sion offices in the building a home industry workshop and a fullyequipped wood and metal workshop with auto and elec trical mechanic equipment A STATE LIBRARY for blind complete with talking books records also figures in Ihc plans Together with all this Jernigan wants the blind to have living rooms at the cen ler He said Ihere are more than blind people in Iowa and his program calls for teaching 60 a year in the orientation and adjuslment section with others being trained in other sections of the center But the pressure to put other State offices in the building will be great The sixstory building lias 120 sleeping rooms on the top four floors as well as of fice space on the first two floors and athletic facilities in the basement Some state officials feel thats a lot of room for just a blind center THE BUILDING itself will purchased with the additional for use in equipping the building So far both the blind commission and the state executive council have Uieir eyes on the money The Legislature put up money for changing the build ing into a rehabilitation center But to one group it means buy ing equipment and to the other it means remodeling the build ing On top of that there is no provision in other appropriation bills for even the salary for janitor to sweep the floors let alone for a complete staff   

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