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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Hit MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that nuikes all North I owans neighbors VOL 99 AisocUted and United International Full Uaso Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 26 1961 To 3 Copy Paper Consists of Four Oni No 24f 250000 Reserves wanted Congress backs JFK rushes buildup plan Hills Graphic photo by Bill Bakken A TOWER OF FLAMES THREATENS LAKE MILLS 000 Bipartisanship is stressed in wake of Berlin threats FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Congressional leaders of both parties Wednesday pledged rush action on President Kennedys requests for the money and manpower au thority he needs to build U S military strength to deal with the Berlin crisis In a series of messages the President asked for an addi tional S35 billion in defense funds and legislation empowering him to call up as many as 250000 ready reserves for a year of active duty and to extend draft terms enlistments and other military service by 12 months Simultaneously Defense Secretary Robert S McNamara told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that the Army will boost draft calls and officer procurement to at least 20000 in September The draft call alone will be 13000 The August call was 8000 Both Republican and Democratic leaders promised to send the defense appropriation bill to the president by Tuesday at the latest They assigned top priority action to his other requests The House was set shout ringing approval of the Presi dents stand on Berlin in the form of a resolution sponsored by Rep Cornelius E GaUegher DNJ The resolution voices U S determination to defend American rights The bipartisan congressional support of the Presidents ac tions was voiced even though many senators and House mem bers foresaw the possibility in Lake Mills blaze By JIM OWENS GlobeGazette Staff Writer LAKE MILLS Two large Goods from some of the said that there was a blaze by buildings were carried outj like a bonfire in the rear of side including liquor storethe pool hall when he arrived storeroom wares Liquor aljwithin minutes however heat North Iowa Considerable cloud iness with occasional showers and thunderstorms Wednes day night and Thursday Lows Wednesday night 6370 Highs I Thursday 8288 j Iowa Considerable cloudj iness with occasional showersJFRQM flDK mRE SERVICES nS Sf Srsdlv Si WASHINGTON President Kennedy Tuesday callv heavy rains of up tojnight announced a military buildup to several inches likely the Communist threat against Berlin and other Wednesday night Lows Wedj free world areas nesday night 60s northeast toj new taxes to support the mili tary buildup Kennedy also sought authority until July 1 to hold any officer or well as to our friends the strong position we have taken We have made it clear we mean to carry out our commit LAKE MILLS TWO large storeroom wares Liquor aiwmuu uumuca ihflHnn warrants buildings on the main L a k eiready uncased and on shelves blew out the front plate glass Mills business street were dejwas not carried out In thewindow and the ventilated fire proved by fire early WednesAmcrican Legion building thejflashcd through the main floor day but in spite of a heat blastjdamage included water fire apparently from the that cracked windows acrossllo the furniture on the lower two buildings common base the street the adjoining as well as fire and waterjment roared up into the drug were saved idamage to the upstairs Calls for aid went to fire unlit f illCdli LU Cell 1 j enlisted man on active duty Dirksen added There is extra periods ol up to 12 months g0jng to be no fooling and permission to extend the Congressional leaders of botl training period of reserve units parties praised Kennedys blunt McNAMARA announced that the administration plans to strengthen US forces in Europe by bringing units of the 7th Army to their full authorized strength and by send ing additional support units if the lie reaction to Kennedys somber speech was unprecedented in the six months of this administra the speech all in favor of the More photos on Page 33 Presidents stand Sen Everett M Dirksen of structural damagejand many Lake Mjlls residcnts appliance tures that housed the Forumjhardly damaged by fire itself pool hall and Slensrud Drugjwas follnd to have suffered con Store Lake Mills Mayor Trusiderable man Helgeson estimated that1 the loss would be well UvCi in Us cocklol me Urcj y k f buildinas was ls ai u cinn nno T i U1C enilre U1ULK Ul uuiiumao wdcs i thnrn trill hp nn SIOOOUU next door Firemen tneie De uo It was the worst fire in methat the blast was due to backj iT r for tne Presidents requests morv at Lake Mills idraft a condition in which salvation of the business iflash occurs when fresh airdistnct Probably was the new ifrom an explosion that occurred r in its cocklofl during the fire at the scene thought House press secretary warning to Russia by words and deeds that America will fight for Berlin if necessary State claim against aged lowan RAIN J Its time for sacrifices is Kennedys coll In a somber RadioTV report on the state of world affairs Kennedy asked for an increase in the authorized strength of the Army from 875000 to ap proximately a million men He ordered draft calls doubled and tripled in com ing months GlobeGazette Weather Dataj He also announced will ask Congress for up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 86 Minimum 60 Sunrise Sunset lower 70s southwest Highs Thursday in the 80s Minnesota Partly cloudy showers Highs Thursday in 80s Pioneer family Carl Parker dead at 88 Carl Arthur Parker 88 re tired vice presidentof the First died i morning at his home 130 DBS MOINES wouldJNW following a long illness Hej YV111LC jnuuae JJICOS jciiviaij IVlUUVfiO W 1 VV LUllUWlUg a nnivao Pierre Salinger reported that pubjuke very much wrote William had 54 years of service witht Ashby 95 to the Polk County the bank Board of Supervisors to getj this claim settled if possible Parker was born March 1873 in the Parker home e s cam see p 1373 n te arer ome tion Salinger said close to l000ifore j pass away The board stead inMason City which was telegrams reached the White votecj Tuesday to settle the S2located on Third NE between House in the first 12 hours after 536 claim for SI An unidenti fied county official then paid the dollar Ashby owed the county 56138 for treatment of ij vj i VJ Illinois Senate Republican minorjjijs jate wife Bessie at a state ity leader told reporters hospital He had paid is an emergency situation and Ijss602 THE CAUSE of the fire be ixes witb lieved to have started in a baseair ment that extended under bothj buildings was not determined NO SERIOUS injuries were Lake Mills Fire Chief Jerry reported although seven or Mocn had command of a force eight persons were treated for oxygendepleled 200000gallon water lower tank and pump recently added to the Lake Mills water system Outoftown fire departments represented at the scene were from Emmoris and Albert Lea that included men from nine smoke inhalation or shock Minn and JoiceBristol Thomp area fire departments for thej Police Chief Adolph Grunson Forest City Northwood battle in which the entire Lakehovcl who look the original fireiScarville and Mason City Mills business district was atj stake At one time 17 fire trucks were counted at the scene In addition to regular firemen of volunteers a good many in their teens helped man the hoses in the fire fight ing that began just after 1 am In addition to the loss of the two buildings there was some fire and water damage in roof areas to the Peterson Furni ture Store building and the Shei mo Appliances building The furniture store building the old Opera House Block belongs to the American Legion post at Lake Mills The furni ture store rents space there and was the actual owner of the pool hall building Blanche Stcnsrud daughter pioneer Lake Mills druggist Albert Stcnsrud owned the drug store THE ONLY ONES living in the buildings concerned were Mr and Mrs Adolph Skar who operated the pool hall They dis covered smoke coming into their apartment above the pool hall about 20 minutes after Skar had finished work in the pool hall after closing it They called in an alarm at am then felt their way out of the build ing through heavy smoke Upstairs in the other building were the offices of Dr Walter Helgeson optometrist There also was some unoccupied S ONLY DEBRIS REMAINS The Forum poo hall ings and Stensrud Drug Store are nothing but debris as SEN STYLES Bridges of New Hampshire chairman of the GOP Policy Committee agreed with Dirksen and said Kennedy spoke frankly and forthrightly the American people and the world as well Tuesday night He said Kennedys talk was firm and I believe and I hope it is now clear to our enemies as Federal and Delaware where the city parking lot is today HE WAS the son of Horace G and Mary Parker Hisi father was one of the pioneeri settlers of Iowa having settled here in 1854 comingto lowaj from Tvcvv York state The I father was the editor of the Cerro Gordo County Republican and the mother was a school1 teacher Mr Parker was one of five children three sisters Laura authority to call up certain Reserve units and Individ lual Reservists A number of air transport squadrons and air National Guard tactical air squadrons will be jordered to active duty to give us the airlift capacity and protection we may need Kennedy called on the Amer can people for sacrifices cour age and perseverance for many years to come And in a sober warning to the Communist world the Pres ident said WE DO NOT want to fight but we have fought before Kennedy called for no imme diate tax increases but said one will be requested should improving business fail to pro vide enough revenue to balance the budget He said that if necessary he would ask for higher taxes next January when he hopes to sub mit a balanced budget for fis cal 1963 The President said that while increased taxes are never pop ular he was sure every Ameri ican wants to pay his fair share and not leave the burden of defending freedom entirely on those who bear arms The Presidents formal re quests which go to Congress Wednesday will be in a brief budget outline rather t h a n a fulldress message HE MADE HIS address to Americans against a back ground of world trouble and tension which lie said had its source in Moscow and not Ber lin If war begins the presi dent said it will have begun in Moscow not Berlin Kennedy said the freedom of tion He was a p a s t grand fon p a paS Madge and Gertrude and a reasurer Of the Masonic hrnthnr Hnrarp Karl Hf at j j lable was not brother Horace Earl He at tended elementary school and high school in the old stone building that preceded the j present Administration Building He was graduated from Mason and for many years was a trus1 tee and treasurer of the First Congregational Church of Mason City He also was trcas tirer of a number of fraternal organizations But he added that the United States was willing to consider any arrangement or treaty in Germany consistent with the Mr Parker was a charter City High School in the class oi1891 i member of the Moose Lodge AFTER GRADUATION and Kiwanis Club He was was employed at the Commeractive in Benevolence Lodge cial Savings Bank when I RjMS AF AM Benevolence Kirk was president A vcar laterChapter 46 Mason City Coun ci 45 Antioch Commandry 43 PKOlo firemen continue to pour water on remains of the structures Nearby buildings also were damaged he resigned and became as sociated with the First National Bank when H I Smith was president and C H MacNider cashier W G C Bagley and Burr Kcelcr were associated with him in the bank at that time He held various positions in the bank until he became vice president which position he held upon his retirement in 1947 He continued to serve as director of the bank how ever until January of 1958 For a number of years he was treasurer and director of Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association He also started the First State Bank of Thornton in 1907 For many years Mr Parker was president of the Mason City Cemetery Association Dur ing his service more land was acquired for the cemetery and the stone fence was erected at Elm wood Cemetery He also was finance chairman for the North Iowa Band Festival for1 many years FOR A TIME he was direc tor of Northwest Bancorpora and El Kahir Temple Since his retirement from the bank Mr Parker engaged in the real estate business un 1954 He had remained at his home since his illness MR PAPKER was married to Sarah Annette Greer in June 1897 in St Johns Epis copal Church Surviving arc his wife a son Horace G Mason City a n d a sister Madge Gilman Seattle Wash Funeralarrangements are in complete The service will be at the First Congregational church and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery The Ma jorErickson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements On the inside Editorials 4 Society News 6789 North News 18 Sports 1MO Mason City News 2425 maintenance of peace and free dom and the legitimate secur ity interests of all nations WHILE WE ARE ready to de fend our interests we shall also be ready to search for peace in quiet exploratory talks in formal or informal meetings he added The Chief Executive declared flatly that the West could not per mit Soviet Russia to end the legal rights of the West in Berlin At the same time he warned that the actions he outlined would 1eouire immediate sacrifice on the part of many citizens And he said more sacrifices would be required in the future to honor this countrys commitments to the two million West Berliners The President said strategic air power will be increased by delaying the retirement of B47 bombers And many ships and planes once headed for retire ment will be kept in service or reactivated to increase tactical air power and sealift airlift and antisubmarine warfare capability FINALLY the President said billion is needed for buying nonnuclear weapons ammunition and equipment This is about half of the total extra money he is seeking The endangered frontier of Latest IS freedom runs through divided Ber Clear Lake News 2427 ilin he said We want it to if 32 main a frontier of peace   

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