Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 98 The newspaper that makes all North I owans neighbors Associated Pres United Press International FuU Lesa Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 13 1960 7e Copy ThU Paper Conlts of Two SectionsSection No 261 Birthday for Social Security Program enacted 25 years ago By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau Presi dent Franklin D Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act 25 years ago coverage was pro vided for only 25 million although eventual uni versal coverage was contem plated As of today some 81 million citizens are covered and al most 14262000 are receiving benefits ranging up to a month for the retired worker alone Average benefit for the retired worker alone is THE SOCIAL Security bill of 25 years ago had been intro duced in what its drafter Thomas H Eliot now of Wash ington University in St Louis recently called an atmosphere of importunate enthusiasm of aggressive confidence too There was one great exception a general uncertainty as to the Supreme Courts view as to the constitutionality of New Deal legislation in general The bill was introduced on Jan 17 1935 though its author now recalls that it was not JOHN McNAMARAS CAR AT LEFT JERRY CAMPBELLS AUTO AT RIGHT WELDED TOGETHER IMPACT ready for introduction The Presidents Committee on Eco nomic Security headed by Sec retary of Labor Perkins helped to plan the original system A member of the advisory coun cil to the Committee was Mar ion B Folsom who was to be come Secretary of Health Ed ucation and Welfare under President Eisenhower Despite the general feeling of all of the state legislatures were in ses sion in 1935 and most of the provisions of the bill depended on complementary state action bill did not reach the floor of the House until April after weeks of tedious hearings by the Ways and Means Commit tee When it came up for a vote on passage the division in the House was 371 to 33 TWO MONTHS later the Sen ate voted 76 to 6 for adoption The final conference report was accepted by the House and the Senate without record votes The Social Security bill re ceived the largest majorities cast for any leading measure during the 1935 session of Con gress In the House it was sup ported by 918 per cent of those present and voting in the Sen ate by 927 per cent of the mem bers recorded on the roll call More radical measures for social insurance proposing ben efits largely in excess of those offered in the Roosevelt admin istration bill coupled with turnover taxes or confiscatory taxes on wealth were defeated in both houses without record votes Senate for example re jected by voice vote sharethe Just one big explosion yo By JIM COLLI50N GlobeGazette Staff Writer There wasnt a screech o brakes or any other sound jus this one big explosion The everything was quiet This is the way J B Pete Conroy described the first sec onds of a twocar collision tha caused the deaths of two youth in front of his farm home abou three miles south of Mason City Jerry Lee Campbell 17 son of Mr and Mrs Alvin Camp bell 709 Washington NW wa killed instantly The car he was driving was headed north John Harry McNamara 17 son of Mrs Anna McNamara Rockwell Route 1 died several hours later at a Mason City hospital His car was headed south The accident occurred about pm Friday Campbell and McNamara were alone in their cars McNamara was returning lome from a date in Mason and had promised his mother he would be home by midnight An announcement just one week ago had told of McNa maras wedding plans He was planning to marry Jane Cath erine Stengel daughter of Mfr and Mrs La Verne Kafer 825 S Federal The collision occurred on the west half of the highway The impact was so forceful that the tops of the two cars were only two feet apart after the colli sion Crowbars were used to get Campbells body from the wreckage The transmission from one car fell off when it was pulled from the scene We were sitting in the house here sitting around talking about we heard this sound It was like just one big explosion Conroy explained CONROY AND his fatherin law left the house to investigate the cause of the noise It sounded like someone had shot off a shotgun neaj the house The dog started barking over by the highway We didnt see anything around It was still and quiet We couldnt imagine what had happened lowan involved JOHN MCNAMARA Voters turn down school bond issue wealth amendments offered by HUPV LOUP the Louisiana Kin ROCKFORD The proposed 9 lose in Minnesota Photo on Page 2 WORTHINGTON Minn W Two cars met in a grinding eadon crash early Saturday killing nine of the 10 occupants in le two machines Six of the victims were mothers survived by a total of 38 hildren One of the victims was from Sibley Iowa and another ormerly lived in Sibley The Iowa car caught fire after the collision burning one occupant beyond recognition The only survivor Mrs Ernie Lueck Wilmont Minn was brought to a hospital here serious condition The two cars crashed on a straight stretch of highway about 7 miles northwest of here at 3 am Bodies of aE the vic tims were badly broken Pulver ized glass and bits of metal and car parts littered the highway for a 200foot stretch Huey Long the Louisiana King fish THE SOCIAL security omn bus measure of 25 years ag was described at the time more complex than any other ever considered by Congress and as the most comprehen sive single piece of social leg islation ever enacted by the leg islature of any country Bu its status remained in doubt fo almost two years The Suprem Court decision upholding tb Social Security Act was handei down in May 1937 Since then coverage has been expanded regularly Social Se curity sweeteners have been enacted in each of the past five years The medical care bill adopted by the House last June 23 takes the form of an amendment to the Social Security Act And whatever the shape of the fina measure worked out by Con gress it will almost certainly embody Social Security changes On the inside 2Minute Mystery Page 3 Church News 45 Society News 67 Clear Lake News 7 Band Page8 Sports910 Editorials 11 Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Comics 14 Building Naws 1516 North Iowa News 18 school bond issue for was defeated at a special elec tion in the RockfordMarble RockRudd Commounity Schoo District Friday Of the 1190 votes cast 599 voted yes 585 no A majority of 60 per cent was necessary to carry the proposal The bond was to have been for construction of a new high school in Rockford The breakdown of votes in the three sections of the district shows Marble Rock had 365 votes cast 99 yes 259 no Rudd had 223 votes 88 yes and 132 no Rockford voters cast 611 votes 412 yes 193 no Mrs Ardis Nicewarmer Rock ord secretary of the school board said a routine recount would be made Monday It was assumed that there will be an other electionat a time to be decided later Powers relatives arrive in Moscow MOSCOW UP Francis Gary owers parents arrived in Mos ow Saturday weary from their rip but hopeful of seeing their on before he goes on trial Wed esday on charges of espionage IT and Mrs Oliver Powers ound Va were greeted at the irport by an official of the US mbassy after a jet flight from ondon Their sons wife Bar ara Moore Powers Milledge ille Ga was flying to Moscow eparately with her mother ONE CAR bound for Wilmont 14 miles northwest of here car ried six women and a man all night workers at a Worthington canning plant The cars top was sheared away apparently as the second car hurtled over it after the impact Victims in the Wilmont car were Mrs John Schroer 39 Mrs Larry Bunker 43 Mrs Ted Voss 48 Mrs Matt Gerber 57 Mrs John Voss 38 and her lusband 43 Dead in the second car were Robert Joe Buckman 21 Sibley owa Mrs James Buckner 21 Worthington formerly of Sibley and Jack Clark 17 Worthington CLARKS BODY was burned eyond recognition Identifica ion was based on the initials J C in a class ring and the act that the boy was missing rom his home Buchman discharged from he Navy about a month ago lad said he was going on a fish ing trip when he left Sibley Sheriff Harry Nackerud said the car owned by Buchman was traveling as fast as it could go on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy through Sunday widely scattered showers and thunderstorms west and north A little warmer Saturday night turn ing colder west and north Sun day Low Saturday night in 60s High Sunday near 80 northwest to lower 90s south east Minnesota Showers cooler Highs Sunday in 80s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday We walked down toward the highway and then we could see the steam and smoke rising up Conroy said his daughter was in bed reading and heard one of the cars go by The point of impact was about 50 yards north of the gate leading into the Con roy farm ILL NEVER forget it Con roy said There was just one explosion and then everything was so quiet Conroy said there had been several accidents near the farm home and that before he had heard the sound of brakes be ing applied He said that prior to this brakes accident he heard no Maximum Minimum Precipitation 84 60 trace AP Photolax ANOTHER BEAUTY Miss Colombia Stella Marquez 21 who placed sixth in the Miss Universe beauty pageant last inonth reigns as Miss Interna tional Beauty of 1961 The brownhaired browneyed psy hology major edged out the Vlisses India Iceland Eng and and United States at Long Beach Calif to capture the title and the first place prize money that went with it CERRO GORDO County Sher iff Jerry Allen said McNamara was in a nopassing zone and Campbell had just left a no passing zone in his lane The roadway is straight but has a small hill The sheriff said investigating officers have made no deter First telephone call made via new satellite HOLMDEL N J UP A telephone call through space Saturday established the first twoway conver sation via an artificial satellite The feat using the new Echo I giant balloon satellite came just two hours after the scientists successfully held the first way communication with recordings a spokesman said The brief conversation at am wasnt much of a con versation the spokcman said but there were live voices both ways between Hokndel and Goldstone Calif The conversation opened the way to a possible age of person to person communication by manmade satellite The first twoway communica tion two hours earlier had fea Iowa firm uses Echo for tests CEDAR RAPIDS UP1 A edar Rapids electronics corn Saturday used Echo I commu pany early Americas new nications satellite to exchange messages with its subsid ary in Dallas Tex and at the same lime established an apparent first in connection vith the orbiting balloon The here Collins Radio Co began bouncing live voice test counts off the aluminum soated sphere to the Alpha orp in Dallas about 700 miles distant and Alpha returned dentical radio messages IN ADDITION to the live r a n s missions the first claimed by Collins was that the exchange was the first north south transmission via Echo I he worlds first communica ions satellite Collins began its tracking and ransmission efforts am Friday shortly after Echo I achieved orbit but the company ailed to contact Dallas in that and several subsequent attempts until Saturdays success Col lins was using a 28foot dish CRASH VICTIM GALENA 111 as Woodward 17 the son of the Robert Woodward general man ager of the Dubuque Iowa Telegraph Herald was killed in a onecar accident three miles west of here Friday night N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES BONUS BABY RICHMOND Calif Richmond hospital administra tor George Wacker who knows a good customer when he sees one told Eveline Goodman 35 she would not have to pay her hospital costs Have one on is Wacker said after the birth of Mrs Goodmans 12th child Friday j ELIZABETHVILLE Congo United Nations troops have begun relieving Belgian troops in seces sionbent Katanga province signalling the first bloom of success by U N SecretaryGeneral Dag Hammar skjold in his talks with provincial Premier Moise Tshombe SAIGON Viet Nam Vientiane Radio reported that the proWestern government of Laotian Pre mier Tiao Samsonith has agreed to rebel demands that he resign WASHINGTON The Senate Finance Commit tee approved a limited medical care plan for the aged after beating down efforts to link the program di rectly to the social security system The plan simi lar to one adopted by the House would set up a sys tem of federal and state grants to help aged persons unable to meet medical expenses The United States spectacular new aerial triumphs raised confidence in Western Europe that the West may beat the Russians in the race into space Newspapers in France Britain and West Germany all acclaimed the American feats mination of the cause of the accident He said the mishap vas hard to believe Allen said the cars must have col Ided straight on both were go ng about the same speed both boys suffered the same type of injuries Both youths suffered neck and lead injuries and received com pound fractures of their legs JOHN HARRY McNamara was born Oct 7 1942 in Mason City son of Gerald and Ann Andersen McNamara He was a lifetime resident of Cerro Gor do County a senior in the Rock veil High School and a member f St Peter Lutheran Church Rockwell Surviving are his mother three brothers Robert Mason City Gerald Marble Rock and Lanny at home Rockwell three sisters Mrs Cecil Kath leen Hansen Rockwell Mrs Wayne Margaret P r a z a k Nora Springs and Mrs Charles Audrey Warner Mason City He was preceded in death by his father Oct 17 1957 Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Monday at St Peters Lutheran Church Rockwell The Rev 0 W Ihnen pastor of the church will officiate Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemej tery Mason City A prayer service at pm at the Pat tersonJames Rockwell Chapel will precede the church service JERRY LEE Campbell wa born Oct 31 1942 in Mason City son of Alvin and Ros Cahalan Campbell He was a lifetime resident of Cerro Gord County a senior in the Mason City High School a member o the Explorers Post 8 of the Boy Scouts the Quintilian Club o Mason City High School and Holy Family Catholic Chwch Surviving are his parents wo brothers Frederick and Steven and a sister Rose Mary at home and a grand mother Mrs Fred Cahalan Hason City Requiem high Mass will be celebrated at 9 am Tuesday at he Holy Family Catholic Church The Rt Rev Msgr A Breen will officiate Burial vill be in ElmwoodSt Joseph Catholic Cemetery The Hogan McKce Colonial Funeral Home s in charge ype antenna and Alpha a 40 boter THE COLLINS tracking sta ion is actually located on a arm site about five miles north f Marion While the sphere was passing over the state about every two hours during the night at least three Iowa cities reported see ing it with the naked eye Ob servers in Dubuque Sioux City and Cedar Rapids said the space balloon appeared in the sky as a fairly bright star The satellite may be seen in Iowa Saturday night on a south west to northeast course at ap proximate times of and tured recorded messages by President Eisenhower and Sen ate Majority Leader Lyndon B Johnson The latest attempt was a live phone conversation AS MONITORED on tape is how it sounded Hello this is Bill Jakes call ing Phil Tardani at Jet Propul sion Laboratory the project manager for Bell said Are you reading me out there were reading you loud and clear came the reply Ah hah Were reading you loud and clear said Jakes Sounds pretty good At that point the balloon traveling at 18000 miles an hour over the horizon and contact was lost But the scientists in the coast tocoast communications try achieving a bitmore with each attempt were confident that they could expand on that brief conversation The transmission from to am was clear on both ends except for a couple of moments The Texas senators Southwestern twang came through distinctly as did the familiar voice of the President the spokesman said JOHNSON SAID Americans should work to see that these new means of communication replace suspicion with under standing hostility and isolation with cooperation and ignorance with free exchange of knowl edge The Senate majority leader added The Congress sends its congratulations to all those who have made this possible The Presidents message which was successfully sent a few hours after the satellite was launched from a rocket Friday invited all countries to make similar experiments with the balloon Johnson the Democratic vice presidential candidate was se SAME IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FfGUEES lected to record the second space message because of his role as chairman of the Senate Space Committee the Bell Laboratories spokesman said Scientists have already accom plished twoway live tion via Earths natural satellite the Moon EQUAL TREATMENT DES MOINES promotions must be made avail able to all cigarette wholesalers and retailers not just to super markets the attorney generals office rilled Friday HOLMDEL Jtrtty GOLDSTONE California I South Pah AP Pbotofu PHONE CALL THROUGH shows how first telephone call through space via an artifk cial satellite was made between Holmdel N J and Goldstone Calif The twoway conversation utfed the Echo 1 giant balloon satellite
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.