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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspape Ediftd for the CITY GLOBE VOL 100 newspaper that mokes PWM and united Prew mtcmatloaa FuiJ all North I o wans MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 20 W2 HOME EDITION home city destroy mission neighbors 7c Paper Consists o Two SectionsSection 6ne No Astronaut to be feted f By ADRfENNE BLOCK NEW CONCORD Lots of home towns have boys who make good But New Concord Ohio will match its boy against any in the universe He is Marine Lt Col John H Glenn Jr Mercury astronaut who is scheduled to orbit the earth in a few days On the outside New Concord doesnt look any different from what it did before Johnny was selected as one of the seven as tronauts two years ago Tht only outward sign is the highway poster on US 40 attach end of the village 70 miles east of Columbus and 61 miles west of Wheeling w Va The signs read New Concord 0 home town of John H Glenn Jr Mer cury Astronaut Glenns parents Mr and Mrs John H Glenn Sr have lived here 38 years and the Marine officer spent his grade high school and college years here The father is a retired plumbing con tractor The only publicly displayed pic ture of the astronaut is a small one on the calendar published by FOURTH QUARTER expressions of Dr George Truman Carl the East Muskingum Music Spon sors a group of parents whose children study music in the area schools The calendar is an ad vertisement for the local booster club inn bank and pharmacy The excitement and enthusiasm is inside New Concord Its in the comfortable way the people say t i f r i iAUf JLTACLllUUlat Church of Mason City and the Rt Rev Msgr ArthurJ Breen of Holy Family Catholic Church indicate the tide of the battle Msgr Breen mindful of Broth erhobd Week next month invited Dr Carl to the first basketball game be City High School The public high school pulled ahead in the fourthquar ter to win 6249 ond ma in Congo feared Flu but on increase no epidemic for Iowa 1C suborbital try orbital reen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Influenza appears to be making rapid headway throughout Iowa but health officials discount the possibility of a statewide epidem Dr Ralph Heeren chief of the State Health Departments pre ventable diseases division said Saturday that outbreaks of Type B flu presently going around arej sporadic and isolated j Weve no attempt to cap italizeon explains Everett G principal of New School ii There used to be some models of the Atlas missile on the high way signs MayorJames K Tay This differs from the Asian variety Type v A influenza which he said was responsible for a na tionwide epidemic several years ago Dr Heeren emphasized how ever Type B flu is just as seven as its Asian counterpart produc ing high fever coughing head many of the othei symptoms of a1 bad cold Although flu hasnt reached N somebody stole lor said them last week I notice that a lot more of our boys are trying to get into the Marines than before but those are the only changes Ive seen he added The only thing thats really changed our daily routine is the reporters who keep coming to the house explained Glenns mother but weve been at it two years now and I guess were used to it Just imagine people coming into my living room to take pic tures to be sent all over the world Its amazing for quiet folks like us Mrs Glenn remarked With it all mother and fath er maintain a calm and confident attitude The Glenns have accepted their sons flight next week with the calm that governs thenlives Hes sold us on the program Mrs Glenn said Her husband explained John says the drive from Washington over Route 40 to New Concord on a dark Saturday night is more frightening than any trip around the earth Young Glenn has put New Con cord on the map and the people are getting quite a kick out of it according to Mayor Taylor Johns a hero especially to the younger At the high ischool the students many of them sons and daughters of John Glenns friends keep ply ing his former teachers with ques tions re proud that some one from their high school is mak ing said H Al Steele teacher and former principal at New Concord High The Village council been thinking of John Glenn too They want to do something to honor him Theres been talk of naming the new high school John ft Glenn Jr High School Some suggest re naming the street on which the Glenns live Others think the name of the village park should be changed to Glenn But theyve decided to wait untilJohn comes home after the orbital flight be fore they make a decision The villagers plans for the day of the orbital flight are not elab orate Mr and Mrs Glenn will be at home watching their television set with intimate friends Theyve asked for privacy on flight day NO ESCORT NO BUS ALGIERS HVThe citys pub lic transport was paralyzed for the third day Saturday as au thorities refused to provide armed escort on buses ews in a citshell Ftam Omr An HP wind MOSCOW Western diplomats pictured the strange quiet emanating the Kremlin as a mask for a major devel opment in the wind Ex actly where it will blow no Western diplomatwas brash enough to predict but one said he believed it was much more likely to involve Red China than Berlin JFK WASHINGTON Democratic national chairman said President Kennedy and the party were riding a surge of popularity but he called for a stronger organiza tion for the November election As nearly 6000 of the party faithful gathered to honor the President on the first an niversary of his inaugu ration the chairman John M Bailey said the parly mustnt lose its forward look Wants protect ion Ousted Congolese vice premier Antoine Gizenga arrived here from Stan leyville and immediately sought United Nations protection Sukarno agreeable JAKARTA Indone sian President Sukarno informed the U N that despite the explosive na ture of the conflict over Dutch New Guinea he was leaving the door open for a peaceful set tlement honorable for both sides retary of Welfarej Abra ham A Ribicoff said the new American Medical AssociationBlue Shield plan for medical care for the aged misses the prin cipal cost of hospital care Iowa Partly cloudy and not so cold Saturday night lows 5 below to 5 above zero Cloudy and warmer Sunday with oc casional snow spreading over westand north portions GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 2 Minimum jg At 8 am 32 Precipitation trace of snow Sunrise 740 Sunset YEAH AGO Maximum 14 Minimum 5 On the Inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 The Surveyor 5 what health authorities consider epidemic stages it has kept thou sands of Iowa school children at home the past few days At Harlan onethird ofthe stu dents have been ill with flu Har lan health officer Dr Joseph Spearing said the outbreak might be as serious as the Asian flu outbreak of 1958 At Mitchellville 113 of the total enrollment of 323 were absent Friday Schools there were closed Monday because of the outbreak butreopened Thursday Thursday and were dosed At Centerville flu cases hit a peak Tuesday when 389 of2000 students vwere absent but most were back by weeks end Flu this week struck 110pupils at Nevada 576 at Newton 500 at GrinneU 238 at Pella 250 at In dianola and about 20 to 25 per cent of the students in Oskaloosa junior and senior high schools Absences at botfi the Boone and erry schools were reportednor mal Dr J H Sunderbruch Da LEOPOLDVILLE the Cong CAP Maurauding Congoles troops held responsible for th massacre of white missionaries Kongolo in northern Katang Province fired at two UN recon naissance planes Saturday The Indian Canberra jets wer sent in search of the troops wh are also believed to have overrur a Roman Catholic mission ari girls school at Sola 15 mile north of Kongolo The pilotsre ported houses were aflame sout of Sola and that buildings on bot sides of the Lualaba River wer burned out About 200 Congolese troops wer spotted by the Indian jets on th road between Sola and Kongo and fired at the planes apparentl only with rifles Neither plane wa damaged An aerial survey by Ethiopia UN pilots Friday showed house in Sola afire and the mission com deserted of civilians How ever the pilots reported seein two Congolese soldiers run for th cover of achurch and two trucks presumably belonging to the ar my A spokesman saidrthis fseems to the enport city physician said there las been an increase of flu there but no large numbers have been reported At Ottumwa however one chool reported a 20 percent ab entee list Tuesday Iowa Citypublic schools said u was no worse problem than it usually is at midJanuary The ame was reported at Keokuk School officials at Cedar Rapids eported absenteeism running ibout double the normal But they lamed measles and mumps as veil as flu A flu outbreak that the soldiers attacked the mis sion and are now in controlc iet compound The mission staffed b about a dozen white priests and five or six whit nuns of the Franciscan included a teachers training cbi lege for about 40 teenage African girls Sola is on the Lualaba River 15 miles north of Kongolo where 19 European priests and an un known number of African civilians were slaughtered by Congolese troops on New Years Day The same troops are thought to be re sponsible for the slaughter of 13 Italian UN airmen in Kindu last November Since the crews saw no people in the Sola mission compound we have no way of knowing what hap pened to the residents a UN spokesman said There are no UN troops in the vicinity Col Alphonse Pakassa nominal commander of the troops now on rampage was seized Friday with n l uiureas at Burlington Church Features 47 has not reached epidemic propor tions but the situation there prob ably will worsen in the next few days Burlington officials said Burlington schools are reporting up to three times as much absen teeism as usual much of it be Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Sports JTU Cormcs 16 Business News1718 TransitSchedule 18 North Iowa News 20 SAME DA Safely Department Black fitg Means Traffic DeiUt lieved tobe causedby flu Influenza struck about 20 per cent ofthe pupils at theFairfield CommunitySchool District forcing postponementof semester exams until next week Almost 600 of the 3000students were out with flu Thursday There havent been many cases reported in rEstherville but at least one person in every family at nearby Armstrong and Swea City was down with influenza this week Dr Heeren said there is eral shortage of influenza vaccine in Iowa although some communi ties including Cedar Rapids have enough in a half hour of his return to Stanleyville He reportedly rushed from iprth Katanga on learning that iis onetime commander and good friend leftist AntoinS Gizenga had been deposed as deputy pre mier and placed under house ar rest Sledgehammers fly gamblers arrested READING Pa un More than 100 FBI agents drove with sledgehammers into a downtown building Saturday and broke up what they termed oue of the largest gambling setups in the East More than 150 patrons were seized at three dice tables Agents many armed with auto matic weapons ripped the bars hammer to gam entrance SUCCESS STORY President John F tb 0n 6S ls leaves New Yorks 46th after seeing the performance of the HOW to ucceed in Business Without spoof on The f Street s e ent who is rounding out his first year as chief execufave returned 4o Washington Saturday fftel a MONTGOMERY Ala al the faun week Cuba is ta rget ofOAS PUNTA DEL ESTE Uruguay Foreign ministers from 21 American republics were gather ng here Saturday for a conference 0 consider possible diplomatic and economic action against Cuba On the eve of Mondays meet ing some key Latin nations re portedly were threatening to balk at any drastic sanctions against Fidel Castro The United States maintains that his proCommunist regime threatens the security of all Latin America The United States Colombia Venezuela and some Central American countries are expected to ask the Organization of Ameri can States for sanctions to try to curb Cuba The United States warned in a white paper Jan 3 hat Cuba has become a bridge head of SinoSovieL imperialism n the Western Hemisphere and hat Castros prime objective is o his doctrines through propaganda and subversion Mexico Brazil and in a minor key Argentina said to be any sanctions The offi cial explanation of their position was that Latin America should stand squarely behind the hal lowed principles of noninterven tion and selfdetermination rtbr hs fUmln9 hd got homeom City Hair Wednesday fnknd Wth ink andmelted tee bnk blink tee cream was oozing onto the floor r on ft some observers said the ac ual motive for opposing sanctions was fear that they would touch off revolts at home ProCastro antiYankee demonstrations have occurred in past months in a num ber of countries these observers noted x In Uruguay itself about 300 eftist students and workers have tarted walking 100 miles from Montevideo to Punta del Este Leopold Stowkowski con of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra at rehearsal for Saturday nights concert at which Marx will con Photofax in finale ofHaydns The as a soloist i j PES MOINES The pin ball machine may become Atty Gen Evan Hultmans next target m his war against organized gambling in Iowa Huflman said Saturday he con siders the pinball machine one of the primary sources of revenue for the syndicated gambler This is an operation that bor ders on legality most of the time he said The attorney general who has pledged an allout campaign against all forms 6f gambling ranging from punchboards machines next gambling target in Iowa pin to betting on athletic contests niit to betting on athletic contests said the pinball machine will mer it hisspecial attehtipn It is one of the major prod ucts of the gambling syndicates he said And its a device that finds its greatest audience among teenagers The House Interstate Commerce Committee in Washington present ly is considering aproposal to ban gamblingtype pinball machines that cant be touched under cur rent federal laws These are ones that offer free games to players The House committee was told this week that there are 100000 gambling pinball machines in op eration throughout the country bringing in milliofi a year though they are legal only in Ne vada and four Maryland counties US Atty Gen Robert Kenne dy hastold the committee that organized crime is making hun dreds of millions of dollarsa year out of slot machinesand other gambling devices and that it is time to tighten federal laws against them Hultman told The Associated Press that his agents presently are in the process of determining how many coinoperated gambling devices including pinball ma chines are operating in Iowa When an operator wants a pin ball machine in his place he au tomatically sighs a federal appli cation admitting its a gambling device Hultman said We want to know whether that and other coinoperated machines found in taverns and other places are actually being used for gam bling Then were going to hit em Hultman who is vice chairman of the States Attorneys General Committee on Crime said he will meet with Robert Kennedy in Washington early next month to ask for federal help in his gam bling crackdown in Iowa Among other things Hultman is seeking as much documentary in formation as possible on known gamblers in this state The attorney general said he wont start his campaign against pinball and other coin operated machines until after he confers with Kennedy V   

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