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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newsjkiper Edited for The I CITY GLOBEGAZETTE newspaper th a t a k cs VOL 100 and State of Union Hewiiibe less gloomy By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON If inchar acter President Kennedy will deliver a State of the Union messageThursday that is short and pithy i Like his predecessor and like Woodrow Wilson Presi dent Kennedy last year hit only the high spots in his initial State of the Union Message It took him only 43 minutes to deliver despite 37 interruptions by ap pbuse Last year the President chal lenged Congress and the nation to faceup to grave perils abroad and aworsening econom ic recession at home I speak today in anhourijof national peril and nationalopportunity he declared Before my term has ended wes shall have to test anew whether a nation organ ized and governed such as ours can endure The mood was far different from that of the final State of the Union message his prede cessor had sent to Congress three weeks earlier President Eisenhower wjrile recognizing the fact of had emphasized progress made by the nation during his eight years in office The State of the Union mes sage which in the past had in accurately been called the an nual message is required of the President by the Constitu tion but he is free to choose bis own time and occasion for it Art II Sec 3 provides that He rime to time give to theCon gress information of thestate of the union and recommend to their considerationsuch mea sures ashe shall judge neces sary With the advent of radio and more particularly of television the message has come to be a report to the people even more than a report to Congress Last year President Eisenhosver had his State of the Union Message read to Congress by a clerk in the House of Representatives but spoke his own farewell to the nation in a radioTV broad cast four days later PresidentWilson revived the custom of earlier chief execu tives of delivering the State of the Union Message in person Jefferson and the 24 Presidents followed him had sent in their messages in writing messages delivered in personare usually shorter than the written messages had been The shortest one President Eis enhower delivered in person that of 1957 took him only 32 minutes to read and the longest in 1953 only 57 minutes Like the last Eisenhower message that df 1958 was readiby legis lative clerks At that time the President was still in Key West recuperating from his Sept 22 1955 heart attack He did how ever record a sevenminute telecast report to the people which essentially was a sum mary of the State of the Union Message The graveness of President Kennedys first State of the Union Message equaledthe war time messages of Harry S Tru man and the depression and war messages of Franklin D Roosevelt We cannot escape our dang ers Kennedy declared Nei ther must we let them drive us Into panic or narrow isolation In many areas of the world where the balance of power al ready rests with our adversar ies the forces of freedom are sharply divided Prophetically as it turned out in Cuba and other areas the President said There will be further setbacks before the tide is turned But turn it must Despite his fathers stroke and his own back troubles the Pres ident today appears in a mel lower mood This years Stale of the Union Message should be less gloomy than the one a year ago EXDIPLOMAT WED NEW YORK Former Irish diplomat Conor Cruise OBrien was married Tuesday to Maire MacEntee daughter of Irelands deputy Prime Minister Scan MacEntee all North lowans neighbors CJTY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10 HOME EDITION No II ICY cold spell in the midwest is staggering enough to most look at the predicament of Ed Smith of Morr ill in northeast Kan sas A nearby water tower overflowed leaving this thick coating of ice on his yard house The water tower pumps r Photbtex wereleft running during the nightto prevent a freezeup in the riser Smith was awakened at 5 oclock in the rhorriing by chunks of ice falling on the house and went out to see what had happened Cheer up seen FAIR and WARMER for lowans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Intense cold weather hung on across Ipwa Wednes day buf temperatures did not dropas low as expected The cold and drifting snow which blocked rural roads kept many schools closed again Wednesday Diminishingnortherly winds cloudiness kept the mercury from going as low as had been forecast i Boone Spencer Mason City Newton and LeMarslibelowFort Dodge Carroll and Waterloo 13 below Ottumwa Kebkuk Cedar Rapids andDubuque 12 below Moines Lamoni and Burling ton 11 below Sioux Citys 9 be low was the warmest low A wanning trend was expected Thursday but not before femper atures drop to 1015 below Wed nesdav night High readings Wednesday were expected around zero The Iowa Highway Commission said Wednesday that primary roads are practically normal with little drifting The cold wave was felt over most of the nation Drummdnd Won had the lowest below The mercury plunged to zero orbelow in at least 19 states Low marks that had stood for as long as 81 years were erased from the weather books The arctic air m a s s moved south aihd eastbringing shud ders and suffering mil ions Only Florida and sections of the Carolines and he West Coast escaped the big freeze v V Buffalo and Watertown and sur rounding areasin upstate New York still floundered in wind whipped snow off Lakes Erie and Ontario TheDeep South struggled against a s n o w cover which reached almost to the Gulf of Mexico Elders bent to the task of clearing walks and driveways while children were thrilled North Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday Continued c old Wednesday night lows lOlS below Not so cold Thursday highs 1015 I owa Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday Con tinued cold Wednesday night lows 1015 below Not so cold Thursday highs 2025 Further outlookGenerally fair with moderating temperatures Fri day Minnesota Fair not so cold HighsThursday 1525 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 13 14 10 35 9 TAKES STAND WITH Labor member of Parliament carries water to his trailer parked in a gypsy encampment at Darenth England Dodds 58 set up housekeeping with the group of 300 gypsiesand helped with an 11day prieve from an eviction order Local government which has purchased the sfte for house building says the eviction order will be effected If AP Phdffifai COFFEE BREAKiDes Moiiies Fireman Lainny Shultlceis3 itakes a coffee break while firein 10 de grees temperatures His icecoated uniform gives evidence of the cold weather misery prevalent over the nation above rubs it in but wait til summer DES MOINES The Des Moines Weather Bureau received a telephone call from Phoenix Ariz Chamber of Commerce Tuesday inquiring how far the Des Moinestemperature had drop Advised it was 3 below rero the caller informed the weath er forecaster it was 72 in Phoemxl A short time later the Iowa weather teletype carried the fallowing Phoenix calls Des Moines To see what the tempera is We are cold compared to his But maybe they called too soon see what Phoenix has next June A new warning on flu outbreak DES MOINES AP State health officials warned Wednes day that isolated influenza out breaks at Mapleton and Hazleton could become widespread over Iowa during the next few weeks Were expecting a lot more of it said Dr Ralph Heeren direc tor of the State v Health Depart ments division on preventable diseases Dr Heeren warned several weeks ago that he expected a siege of flu in central Missouri and southern Illinois to spread in to Iowa SAME DATEW111 Major Senate job to Hickenlooper Congress opens 8 7th term Defeats SaltonstalI for GOP policy assignment Harmony wont last for long Trade tax issues set FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The 87th Congress reconvened snow covered Capitol Hill Wednesday to confront President Kennedy with his sternest legislative task yet getting his program en acted in a politicallycharged election year On the harmonious note of renewed friendships thegavels fell at noon in the Senate and House to open the new session But hot political warfare was ahead With a n e w and untested leadership in the House Kennedy has given top priority to proposals more con troversial than any which squeaked to passage in last years Honeymoon session For the moment however legislativeissues were putaside Senators and representatives mingled on the floor to exchange pleasantries and to discuss the overnight snow which left the city white and icy in 17degree cold There were four new faces and one conspicuous and sad omission In the House Missing from the Speakers chair was Sam Rayburn whose death from cancer came after C o n gress recessed last year It was the first time in decades that Mr Sam hadnt gaveled a Democraticcontrotted House to order The first real order of business was to elect Rep John W McCormack DMass as Speaker A Senate newcomer was Sen Maurice J Murphy RNH whowas appointed to succeed the late GOP policy leader Sen Styles Bridges On the House side were three new Democrats Henry B Gonzales of Texas Lucien N Nedzi of Michigan and Joe D Waggonner of Louisi ana The President will appear personally before a joint session Thursday to deliver his State of the Union message He will spell out then some of the meas ures he wants liberalized trade todeal with the European Common market tax revision to spur industrial investment and medical care for the aged under the Social Security sys tern The first item of Senate busi ness will be the socalled Du Pont bill a measure to ea e the tax impact of the courtor dered sale of General Motors loldings by DuPont Senate Democratic leaders decided to take up this measure Monday Republicans expect to make a key political issue of budget bal ancing They hope their in formal coalition with Southern Democratic conservatives will operate to defeat the Social Se urity medical plan Adenauer agrees to more Berlin talks BONN Germany OR Prime Minister Harold Macmillan of Britain has won Chancellor Kon cad Adenauers support for West ern probes in to deter mine whether negotiations with the Russians on Berlin have any chance of success Adenauer also agreed to ease the burden of maintaining British forces in West Germany by buying more British arms Adenauer said earlier he could not see that U S Ambassador Llewellyn Thomp sons exploratory talks in Moscow were getting anywhere SEN HICKENLOOPER FIRE VICTIM WAUKON UPI Joseph Sweeny 64 rural Lansing was seriously burned Wednesday as fire destroyed his home WASHINGTON UPI Sen Bourke B R lowa Wednesdaywas elected chairman of the influential sen ate GOP policy committee over Sen Leverett Saltonstall R Mass The vote was 21 to 14 Hickenlobpers victory was an nouncedby Senate GOP leader Everett MDirksen midway in the conference of Republican members Sen An drew F Schoeppelj Kansas was the only absentee Saltonstall who continues as the GOP conference chairman offered a motion which made the election unanimous following the secret ballot which defeated him inckehlooper takes over the policy post held by the late Sen Styles Bridges NH Bridges died last November News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Korean gets death sentence Chane DO Young former South Korean army chief of staff was sen tenced to death as the result of a power struggle stemming nfrom the overthrow of Premier John Changs government last year 18 new hepatitis cases Eighteen new cases of infectious hepatitis have been reported at the Glemvood State bchool as a followup of a number of similar cases re ported there a month ago Troops to take arctic route WASHINGTON A few hundred of the 6000 American troops being flown to Europe for maneu vers next week will be taken across the arctic by jet the first movement of its kind ever attempted Russia Cuba sign pact HAVANA Soviet Russia and Cuba signed a new trade barter agreement for 1962 No dollar vol ume was mentioned but Cuba wall get oil chemical derivatives cotton wheat and machinery in exchange for sugar nickel tobacco rum fruits andjuices Steel union ponders Kennedy admihistrafcioriV plea for a nostrike settlement of midyear steel ne gotiations confronted the high command of the steel workers union before the start of a twoday meet ing But Labor Secretary Arthur J Goldbergs as sertion that a walkout in the basic steel industry would make no sense at all in 1962 seemed sure to draw the fire of union leaders The outcome of the contest lbsely paralleled the conserva tivelibefal test of threeyears ago when Dirksen also a mid westerner arid a veteran in con servative ranks was elected floor leader over Sen John S Cooper Ky by a 2014 vote Hickenlooper Was nominated for the policy post by Sen Jack Miller his1 Iowa colleague Sal tonstall was nominated by Sen Hugh Scott Pa Liberals backing Saltohstall kept him in the contest despite an expected defeat They sought in this way to assure socalled moderates and other liberals in the party that their cause was not going by default in the Sen ate The vote was conducted by secret written baliot and no areakdown was available But Hickenloopers nomination was seconded by Sens Carl T Cur Us RNeb and Wallace F Ben nett RUtah Seconding Saltonstalls nomin ation were Sens Prescott Bush RConn and John Shermaa ooper RKy succession to Bridges position by also claiming the late sena tors historic seat in the Senate chamber The new chairmans desk was usedby Daniel Web ster inthe early days of the re public The new policy chairman told reporters he was complimented by the election and appreciated the fine courtesy displayed by Saltonstall who presided over the closeddoor election session No partysplitting decision was involved in the tion Both Saltonstall and Hick enlooper were regarded as mod erates with the lowan generally Viewed as the more conserva tive But Hickenlooper was able to draw support on a broader geo graphic base as a midwesterner and1 sparked from the larger bloc of Senate conserva tives On the inside Society News North Iowa News 14 1718 Latest Markets 20 Mason City News 2021 Comics 22 Clear Lake News 24 Transit Schedule 30 HOW DOES HE DO IT Indian ma gician Ytisultim and his wife and part ner Faeeza perform their levitation act on a beach near Durban South Af rica Yusultini says there is a gihimick to the act but he wont disclose it He became tired of criticism about the act Pholofax which normally is performed on a the ater stage and took up the challenge to do it in the open air to disprove the gen erally accepted theory that he relies on thin supporting wires hidden on the stage
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