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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home GlTYGlOBE VOL 102 i The newspaper Associated Press ana United Press International Full Lease Wires that mokes all North lowans MAS9N CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 19 T9tt n e ig h b o r s 7c a paper Consists ofTwo SectionsSection HOME EDITION One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeCJarette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLU KWLODeeorah Yes there is something you can do IJOW MANY TIMES IN THE past two months have you heard or seen it suggested that the East Berlin Wall be adopted throughout the free world as a symbol of Communist tyranny A dozen times maybe 20 I ven ture Strangely enough the Iron Cur tain separating Western Europe from the satellite countries un der Russian enslavement has been the symbol for Radio Free Europe for about a decade The wall separating East Berlin from West Berlin of course is but an extension of that Iron Curtain Four or five years ago at a tiny hamlet in Bavaria I spent an hour or so alongside that Iron Curtain In my report I described it in some detail lofty guard towers every half mile or so dragons teeth to block vehicular traffic guards armed with rifles and cameras giant floodlights electrically charged barbed wire and a No Mans Land with a central area of plowed land for registering footprints All of this as is true of that ugly wall in Berlin has just one 1 purpose That purpose is to keep 1 people IN not to prevent an at tack from outside The people in Poland Czechoslovakia Hun gary Romania and Bulgaria are indeed captives prisoners of Russian communism I am in dulging in no picturesque Ian guage A dozen years ago at the sug gestion of Dwight p Eisenhower as head of NATO Radio Free Europe came into being as a voluntary and privately financed agency It had one and only one mission That to get the truth to those 70 million people behind the Iron Curtain in the five satellite countries Ive men tioned In this fact of being privately operated Radio Free Europe differed from the Voice of America an official and govern mentally operated arm of the United States Information Agency USIA is affiliated with our State Department It has its own field There is no overlapping In the working out of things RadioFree Europe has a con siderably greater Voice of America While equal standards of truth and li ability are maintained RFE is not should it be reflect our official foreign policy Herein lies its greatest effectiveness as I shall explain later Every now and happened to me several times youll hear somebody report that he spent a week1 a month or six months in Russia and never once hear Radio Free Europe And by that comment a person reveals that he isnt conversant with the RFE setup Actually of course RFE con cerns itself only with the five principal satellite countries Poland Czechoslovakia Hun gary Romania and Bulgaria Albania would be included on the list except that it has too few radio receiving sets RFE has 28 powerful trans mitters and relay1 stations Some are in West Germany around Munich and the others are in Portugal near Lisbon Each country has its own news edu cational and entertainment pro grams in its own language The individual signals are beamed so strongly and so accurately that the programs dont slop over into areas where they would not be understood or ap This leads me to the observa tion that if RFE programs were being heard in Russia it would mean that somebody connected with Radio Free Europe was falling down on the job inex cusably Remember this the next time you hear the comment in question Russians dont hear RFE for the simple reason that Turn to Page 2 Please WHO THREW THAT miniature Statue in Mason Citys Central Park stands as as ever despite a stormy snowball tossed face by the weekend blizzard top Motorists fared even worse however as evi dence by a typical drift in the usually heavilytraf ficked alley beside the GlobeGazette building lower Optimism prevails for Glenns earth orbiting CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP brightening weather picture juoyed hopes Monday that astro laut John H Glenn Jr will be aunched toward a roundthe arth orbit Tuesday after months f delays At a morningbriefing Project Mercury officialsreported gen rally improvedconditions in the Atlantic recovery areas where Ma ine Lt CoL Glenns capsule voiild descend The first half of a split twoday ountdown was started at 230 m The precount was finished it 6 am withboth the Atlas xjoster rocket and Friendship 7 pacecraft described as in go condition Canaveral vicinity gave officials some concern A cold front pre cededby a squall line was ad vancing into northern Florida this morning ThisP could leave linger ing cloudiness in the cape area possibly delaying the shot for the llth time However officials were hopeful holes could be found in the clouds through which the rocket could be fired Acomplete check of the weath er was due for about midnight Monday night after which offi cials were to make a preliminary decision We feel a lot more optimistic today than we did Sunday said Lt Col John A Powers riff Ji uuuii rvmci Officials were shooting for aispokesman for the astronauts launch between pmTuesday am and Conservatively I would say The weather outlook in the Cape favor the odds are at least 6040 in our News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Senate honors Carl Hayden WASHINGTON The Senate displayed its af fection for a modest man and a beloved 84yearold Sen Carl Hayden DAviz Exaclly 50 years ago Hayden was sworn in as a member of Con gress just five days after his native Arizona was ad mitted to the union as the 48th state He has been there ever since serving jSeven terms in the House and six in the a record unmatched by any other man J Rules against local option lay WASHINGTON The Supreme Court ruled un constitutional Louisianas local option law which public schools to aSJid dSegrega Want photo ban relaxed CHICAGO The American Bar Association been urged to relax its ban judges to determine whether photographers and broadcasters may cover courtrooms during a trial The chauman of the Federal Communications Com mission and representatives of radio teleSn aSi press joined m urging revision of Canon 35 a 25 yearold rule of judicial ethics Sea son s con big storm engulfs Iowa 20inch fall at places Made worse by winds The mercury was skidding tc cold levels Monday as light snov continued in the wake of th states second big snowstorm o the year which closed schools in most of northern Iowa Forecasters warned more snov is expected by Wednesday Snov in moderate amounts was ex pected to spread across the en tire state beginning in the south west part Tuesday night Temperatures of around zerc were likely Monday night ii snowcovered areas which report ed up to nearly two feet of snow Rock Rapids reported more than 20 inches of snow in the storm which lashed the state Sat urday Saturday night and Sun day Other heavy snow reports in eluded Spencer 19 inches Esther ville 17 Cedar Rapids 13 Dubuque 13 Forest City 12 Osage 12 Al gona 12 Mason City and Sioux City 11 and Lone Rock 3 Sioux Citys storm brought the heaviest 24hour snowfallsince 1946 but plows opened main streets and busesand planes were moving Monday schedule L AILschools jn Sioux City however were closed excep for Morningside College The storm stranded 50 Esther ville basketball rooters who wen to Sioux City for a game Saturday night Monday most of them stil were in Sioux City although i few made it to Sibleybefore they were forced to seek shelter County roads in the northwest and north were blocked but main highways apparently were gener ally open for at least oneway raffle The snow laid about a sixinch jlanket across central Iowa and freezing rain and sleet made roads almost impassable over most of the state Hundreds of motorists were stranded at farmhouses and in parked cars over the weekend While northern Iowa was bat ling to free itself from the para yzing snowstorm he National Suard was being called on to re lieve a flood threat in central towa Gov Norman Erbe said Mon day the National Guard was con emplating using dynamite to jlast loose a huge ice jam on the Des Moines River between Ottum wa and Eldon which was consid red a flood threat to the Ottum wa area The weekend snowstorm was similar to the pre Christmas storm which dumped about 15 inches of snow on the state At one time Sunday afternoon reports from the Iowa Highway Datrol and the State Highway Commission listed more than 30 places where the roads were closed or blocked At Rock Rapids drifts six feet high piled up on Main Street Most lowans had taken cover Sunday but there were reports of people being stranded Saturday night and on the highways stalled cars interfered with the opera ions of snowplows tarry Leydens and his wife had started out for the hospital in GrinneH to keep a date with the stork When their car got stuck in he snow about a mile and a half north of Mai com a snowplow and wo highway patrol cars went to heir aid Mrs Leydens reached he hospital and gave birth to a baby girl at 9 amSunday Eight persons who had gone nto Estherville Saturday night couldnt get home and spent the night in a restaurant Mr and Mrs Glen Hildebrand vere driving across the Milwau kee Road railroad tracks in Algo na when their car stalled They eaped to safety only minutes be ore the car was demolished by a freight train A barber shop quartet program had attracted many visitors to At ona Saturday night They had lo HAIL THE CHAMPS City Junior College starting team in basketball and coach Zeke Hogeland are in the hardware department in a big way These are the trophies they brought home from Webster Cityafter capturing the1 Iowa J C tourney by beating Webster City 9280 inthe title game Saturday At left is the trophy for topping the regular season Iowa standings The other is the tournament title award From left to right Kich Morton Gene ParrDave Warner Joe Cahalan Ken Hansen and Hogeland A receptionforthe team the student interested fans was held Mqn iieidhouse withabout450 on hand to cheer the champs the tournament stories onsports page spend the night in hotels and mo tels fore tne storm D had 31 inchesrsilghtly les ser amounts were common in North Dakota and Nebraska while Minnesota Wisconsin 11 linois and Michigan had heavy amounts too Worthington in southwestern Minnesota had 27 inches The snowfall scaled downward to 8 inches at the Twin Cities Most roads were open however hanks to roundtheclock work by highway crews Some 700 ice fishermen in cluding women and children were trapped for several hours Sunday on Lake Poygan near Oshkosh Wis as a blinding snowstorm struck the area They were brought to safety by State Conservation Depart ment workers and volunteers SAME North Partly cloudy throughTuesday Colder Mon day night snow flurries ending 8 to 12 Highs Tuesday low20s Iowa Partly cloudy through Tuesday Lows Monday night 5 to 10 northwest near 15 south east Highs Tuesday 15 to 20 northwest to 20s southeast Further outlook Snow spread ing over state Tuesday night and Wednesday slightly warmer Minnesota Fair and colder Highs Tuesday around 15 GlobeGazette sveather data up to S am Monday Maximum 23 Minimum 14 Precipitation 55 snow Sunrise Sunset 549 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Sunday Maximum 27 Minimum ig Precipitation 44 4 snow Roundhouse at Clarion CLARIONThe Chicagoand Great Western Railways round house her e burned to the groun Monday Two highway trucks a trac torah upgrader and all repai equipment was destroyedin tiu blaze which took more than two hours to put out A diesel engim unit in the brick roundhouse wa removed before the fire reachec it The Clarion fire departmen responded to the call at 3 am but was unable to stop The fire was discovered by 2 laborer working nights The ob servation tower at the switch at the southwest edge of Clarion which obtained its electricity and heat from the roundhouse was without power Monday mofhing The brick building was built n 1902 when Clarion was a main terminal on the iine Since he advent of diesel engines the rains have changed crews here but not engines The roundhouse vas used as a repair shop in re cent years in Roads NIowa opened Oneway at some places All highways in North Iowa were reported openMonday al though some to oneway traffic only and all were 50 to 75 per ent snow and ice packed Arlie P Christensen Highway Commission District 8 main tenance engineer said the main routes were open for twoway traffic by noon and the others as soon as possible Every highway in North Iowa was blocked at one time or an other since the beginning of the torm Saturday Highway 69 was blocked at places all the way across the district from time to time Portions of Highway 65 be tween Mason City and North wood were rutted and oneway for a time Sunday night Other major routes blocked for a period of 12 hours or more were Highway 111 in Hancock County the western sector of Highway 44 Highway 373 irx AUamakee County1 and most of Highway 188 Christensen said every avail able man and piece of equip ment has been at work to re move snow since the storm broke Blowing snow made the work of it would drift in behind them There was quiteVbifcof diffi culty with stalled carsand jack knifed trucks too he said No planes were operated by Ozark Airlines Sunday and there were no flights at the airport until noon Monday The Jefferson Transportation Company had no buses operat ing Sunday until 4 pm From then on buses left on schedule both north and south The morn ing bus from Minneapolis was on time and all buses started out of Mason City on time Mon day Reports were that all buses along the line were operating Monday The Rock Island Lines Rock its were about an hour and a lalf late Sunday and the north ound Rock Island was an hour ate Monday morning but everything was normal Monday The Chicago Great Westerns outhbound was two hours late unday but the northbound was nly 20t minutes late Starting a new series Helping your child succeed in school EDITORS NOTE Parents every bit as important as teach ers in the education of their children Tfiis is the first in series of 15 articles by an edu cational authority detailing what you can do to help your child succeed in school By LESLIE J MASON Professor of Education University of Southern California How can I get my child to want to learn That question is uppermost in the minds of good parents a ques tion most frequently asked when parents and teachers meet to dis cuss education The problem is not one for teachers alone to solye Parents themselves have an perhaps the most in stimulating their childs thirst for knowledge In this series of articles we going to outline some of the ways in which you can help your child to succeed in school by creating and enhancing his desire to learn Parents are the most important people on earth to children Fathers political party or 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