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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the VOL 102 The newspaper Associated Press and United Frew International Full Lease Wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE that makes all North I o w a n s MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28 3962 neighbors 7c a Paper Consists of Four SectionsSection 0ns HOME 1EDITIQN 17 Records fall in Iowa cold wave 36 at No relief in sight Frigid cold pierced Iowa on icy northerly winds Wednesday send ing temperatures to record lows for the date Sibley in northwest Iowa ap parently was the coldest place In the state with 36 below zero Cecil Fitzsimmons the offi cial US Weather Bureau observ er at Sibley reported that a ther mometer at his home a quarter mile away from the reading sta tion showed an unofficial 40 be low The mass of cold air that cov ered the state dropped tempera tures to some of their lowest lev els of any winter in recent years IA battle over new dictionary Critics still on attack By GEORGE W CORNELL NEW YORK big remodeled word book Websters Third New International Diction ary of the English Language is stirring up a storm of words A scandal say some critics Debased verbal currency Accurate say the books edi tors The language that is used Ever since the new 2662page linguistic tome came out last fall it has provided a steady tumult of reaction pro and con What seems to have produced the main outcry is that the dic tionary doesnt classifyas slang or colloquial usage a lot of terms that formerly were put in that category For instance On the lam stick up con softsoap corny All these downgraded in the old dic tionary not in Many terms not included at all in the old as hotrod goon pricewise jalopy yeah gobbledygook elevated to fully respectable Eng lish in the new So is the beat sets disparaging term square which is defined A person who is an outsider or adversary because of the conven tionality conservatism or respect ability of his taste behavior or way of life one who is not in the know unsophisticated This characterization just about sums up the publishers view of North Iowa Wednesday Fair colder night lows 1522 below Fair and cold Thurs day highs 512 Iowa Generally fair and contin ued cold through Thursday Lows Wednesday night 1020 below Highs Thursday 1015 above Further outlook In creasing cloudiness and not so cold Friday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 8 to 10 degrees be low normal Wednesday night through next Monday Norma highs are f r o m the mid 30s north lo the mid 40s south Normal lows are from near 15 north to the mid 20s south It will be quite cold at the first of the period with a warming trend starting by the weekend Pre cipitation will average 15 to 20 of an inch in snow mostly about the first of the week Minnesota Increasing cloudi ness continued very cold Highs above Thursday around 5 Globe Gazette weather upjto8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum 2 pm Wednesday Precipitation Sunrise Sunset data YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 0 20 6 Trace 42 18 Glenn saw stars even in daylight WASHINGTON Lt Col LeMars also in the northwest reported 34 below Cherokee and has the alltime state low of 47 below in 30 below Spencer 29 below Mason City had 20 below the coldest reading for the date The previous record was set in 1899 when it was 12 below Other readings included Sioux City 24 below Storm Lake 23 be low Atlantic 22 below Mason City and Waterloo 20 below Davenport was the warmest place in the state with an over night low temperatures of 2 be low Des Moines 14 below was the coldest Feb 28 in 171 years Clear skies and northerly winds combined to bring Iowa its record low temperatures The Weather Bureau said not much relief from the cold air was expected Wednesday night Lows of 1522 below in the northern part of the state to 815 below in the south were forecast The cold air and heavy snow cover on the ground wont let the bright sunshine do much about warming the state Wednesday High readings of zero to 10 above were expected Some schools remained closed Wednesday because buses were unable to travel snowclogged country roads An inch of new snowfell at some points Tuesday Temperatures during the next five days ate expected to average 8 to 10 degrees below normal Precipitation will average around twotenths of an inch mostly this weekend and the first of next week The Weather Bureau recalled that in I960 there Avas a cold snap f similar magnitude this lateen he winter It gave subzero read ngs to Iowa during the first fewj days of March The cold spell is based in a1 arge high pressure mound ex tending from the Canadian prair ies to Texas U N council quick to quash Cubans UNITEDNATIONS NY AP new Cuban attempt to air charges that the United States is meddling illegally in her affairs vas rejected Tuesday night by he UN Security Council TWO MEN EQUIPPED LIKE AN An FBI agent stands with cache of nearly 30 guns hand grenades and ammunition seized in loft of barn east of Buffalo NYduring hunt for two fugitives sought in series of bank robberies The guns enough to equip small army included antitank machine and submachine guns as well as grenades bulletproof vests One ol men sought Bobby Wilcoxin Delray Beach Fla is on FBIs most wanted list behind the agent Federal factfinders report Let railroads streamline operations unions told WASHINGTON A presi iential commission recommended Wednesday that labor unions give he nations railroads broad lee way to streamline operations and eliminate thousands of jobs found unnecessary to run the trains The commission reporting to President Kennedy conclusions of an exhaustive yearlong study said however the carriers would have to be to ease the blow oh displaced workers by pro viding them with partial pay for periods up to three years as well as schooling for other jobs The report agreed with industry complaints that the railroads have been saddled costly feather bedding rules and practices re quiring pay for unneeded work Most locomotive firemen were found to serve no useful purpose and gradual elimination of thei jobs was recommended But the commission also had much to say about the plight o John H Glenns orbital flight G M C future spacemen has put out Websters dielike a sailor sea and steer tionanes for more than a century j their own course to the moon Kunprf Glenn told congressmen that he was able to observe the stars terms the complaints Superfi rial comments of a few journal ists who are reluctant to admit that our language has changed rapidly in the last few decades The objections have come heatedly from a variety of sources however ranging fromj writers and reference book spej cialists to teachers and a law journal Webster III has thrust upon us a dismaying assortment of the questionable the perverse he un and the downright out rageous says author Wilson Fol lett writing in last At lantic Monthly It has gone over bodily to the school that construes traditions as enslaving the rudimentary prin ciples of syntax as crippling and taste as irrelevant Among other things he protests the dictionarys approval of the during daylightThis means he said that spacemen will not have to depend on automatic guidance equipment The council also defeated a So viet move to let Cuba speak in the proceduraldebate on whether take up the consumer PATIENT TYPE MEMPHIS Tenn Johnson 71 was granted a di vorce Tuesday on ground of de sertion The petitioner said his wife left him more than 50 years ago and never came back Poultry fresh vegetables and On the inside 4 Society News 891011 Sports 2122 North Iowa News 28 Comics 29 Clear Lake News 30 Latest Markets 34 MasonCity News 343S New York prepares B 1 big Glenn greeting NEW YORK takes a J ui jJ i V Cl C D C Transit Schedule 38 steal American hero to make New York turn handsprings in the way of a celebration But thats just what it will have Col John H Glenn Jr andhis fel why Living costs remain stable WASHINGTON UP costs continued unchanged in January as lower prices for clothingoffset higher grocery costs the Labor Department an nounced Wednesday It also said the price index rose by seventenths of one per cent in the 12 months ending in mid January the smallest such increase in six years in ways improper be for be usage of various words widely considered as using like as if and due to for cause of The dictionary the first com pletely unabridged Web sters in a quarter century in cludes 450000 entries Among them the editors say are 100000 new words or new meanings Dr Philip B Govc editorin chief of the new dictionary said the dictionary simply sought to do what Noah Webster did when he brought out his early twovolume work in the cul ture and language of the day Publisher Gallan observed Popular outcry on changes in language is an to dic tionary makers It began with Noah Webster and continues right down to the present day The language belongs to the people who use it not to the critics who try to dictate News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES More rivers leave banks LOIJISVILLE Ky Damaging floodwaters trom rainswollen rivers and streams poured across broad lowland areas in Kentucky and three adjacent states driving hundreds of persons from their homes Vietnamese pilot quiried SAIGON SOUTH VIET of ficials interrogated a south Vietnamese air force Wednesday to determine whether Tuesdays aerial attack on the presidential palace was part of a larger plot against the backed government Bobby on way home I meats creases i GenRobert Kennedy left by plane for New Yorfc at the end of his 28day round theworld tour He will report to President Kennedy on his talks with heads of government in Asia and Jtiiirope Top Reds talk on Berlin MOSCOW Soviet Premier Khrushchev and fcast Germany s Communist leader Walter Ulbricht have had a twoday talk on a German peace treaty and normalization of the situation in West Berlin Tass announced 855 ejection seat tested EDWARDS AFB Calif Edward J Murray 47yearold Air Force parachute tester was rocketed safely from a B58 Hustler bomber flying 565 miles an hour at 20000 feet in the first manned test of a new ejection capsule all showed price in in January Womens and girls clothes some fresh fruits used cars and household textiles were cheaper Ewan Clague commissioner of labor statistics said no size able increase in living costs was in sight during the next few months but that astrengthening of meat prices might bring a in spring There are no signs here of any great buildup in prices Clague told a news conference TO ROTATE TROOPS BERLIN ffi A new battle group of 1500 American soldiers will moveirito West Berlin early next month less than two months after arrival in West Germany from the United States The 2nd Battle Group of the 47lh Infantry stationed in Augsburg since it participated in maneuvers in January will replace the 1st Battle Group of the 19th Infantry as part of the American garrison in the divid ed city other festivities Among the most fantastic dis plays ever put on by New York ers were those in honor of Charles solo 3 Del Gens Dwight D Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur A Lindbergh for his 1927 flight across the Atlantic SAME Safety Department Flag Means Traffic Death In Past it Hours low thats the sky will be the limit Gotham is preparing for one of its biggest blastoffs of all times weather permitting As the New York Times put it a reception fit for a king is be ing planned by the city for Glenn Americas first fleshandblood Buck Rogers and his six fellow astronauts Therell be the traditional tick er tape parade from the Battery to City Hall for formal greetings from Mayor Robert F Wagner and others Afterward there be a procession to the Waldorf Lindy the Lone Eagle the wildest and most spontaneous greeting of all Like astronaut Glenn he was relative ly unknown until 1 achievement grea Glenn and the two suborbifa rocket riders Alan Shepard anc Virgil Grissom appeared before the Senate Space committee Wednesday and plugged for con tinuer emphasis on the space program In his comments Glenn advised young Americans who want to take part in the space program to get the finest general educa tion they can large numbers people to establish US leader in space he told the sena It will require of highlytrained tors For the near future Glenn con AUVUH VJJCIIU UUT1 a luncheon andjtinued astronauts probably will be selected from among test pi lots The space program needs takecharge type of men who can handle emergencies and dif ficulties with the spacecraft he said But when bigger rockets can loft larger capsules into space different skills may be needed for the program he said errors n in tax filings DESMQ1NES Iowa Tax Commission said Wed nesday that some lowans are making Serious errors in the filing of state income taxre turns This is one of the worst years we have experienced said Commission Chairman Andrew George He said there have been a number of farmers enclosing Social Security tax checks along with their no pay state income tax returns These should have been sent to the federal government George added Commission officials said a number of taxpayers have sent the state agency federal income tax checks instead of checks for payment of the state tax If they mail us their fed eral checks along with their state returns they may be forced to pay a delinquency penalty to the federal govern ment later George said The chairman added that some people have sent the commission a personal check for payment of both state and federal income taxes These peopleare just not thinking George said There also have been a number of bad checks sent to the com mission for payment of the state income tax he said George added that he ex pects Sft per of this years returns to be filed after April 1 1 The deadline tcr payment is April 30 the rail workers whose ranks have dwindled from more than two million in 1920 to less than 800000 today The study wascon cerned only with theproblems o the 200000 rail operating employ es manning the moving trains The report brought an angr dissent from he commissions un ion members who said it may lead to a nationwide strike fit was also disappointing to the rail industry which had hoped for greater savings than will be im mediately possible Simon H Rifkind former New York US District judge and the commission chairman expressed confidence that if both sides used the report as a candle to light their way and not as a radiator to heat them up early agree ment could be reached to help put the rail industry back on its feet The commission called on the carriers and engi neers firemen trainmen conduc tors and switchmen begin prompt negotiations on the recom mendations with the view of end ng what it called 19th century abor practices and launching of new rail progress These are the principal recom mendations Abolish firemen gradually be jinning next July i from all Freight and yard service locomo ive crews This alone would wipe out some 35000 jobs within a eventual savings the carriers have estimated at S250 million a year Firemen would continue on passenger train loco motives Give the railroads an unlimit d right to introduce technological hange subject to the continued and other protections provid d lor employes losing their jobs Eliminate crew change require ments at interdivisional termi ials Overhaul the complex operating mploye pay system so workers vill bepaid both for the time nd mileage on their runs The prnmission found widespread pay isparifics and inequities which it ecommended be corrected Shorten work hours for many vorkers The commission found ome employes work only four ours for a days pay others as much as 15 hours It said a pres ent 16hour limit on a work day should be quickly reduced to 14 and eventually to 12 Require more overtime pay to discourage the management from working men long hours This also would help spread jobs Along that line an immediate mandatory retirement for men 70 or older was recommended Over a fiveyear period the mandatory retirement age would be reduced to 65 IOWAN KILLED OLYMPIA Wash UPI Donald Cloyd 25 Ottum wa Iowa was one of two per sons fatally injured when their car overturned seven miles of here Tuesday nighl Powers probe ending Cleared by the CIA WASHINGTON AP U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers may step out of the deep pocket of secrecy within a few days But where or when wasnt made clear Officials said Tuesday a special inquiry board was winding up its questioning of Powers 32 and was reported to have decided he lad conducted himself about as well as possible under the circum itances when he was downed in the Soviet Union Powers the officials said would be available by Thursday to ap pear before any congressional committee that wants to talk to tiim He has been tucked away in seclusion since the Russians freed him Feb 10 President Kennedy said at his news conference last week that the Powers inquiry would be com pleted by the middle of this week and the pilot then would be avail able to Congress and the press Informants indicated Tuesday thatthe flier could talk withthe press after he appears before a congressional committee So far only one congressional group the House Foreign Affairs Committee has said definitely that it plans to question Powers Chairman Thomas E Morgan DPa announced the committee will call Powersat a closed ses sion probably next week The Senate Armed Services Committee will decide whether to hear him after it receives a closeddoor briefing on the case Thursday fromJohn A McCone director of the Central intelli gence Agency Powers presumably was work ing for the CIA when his high flying photoreconnaissance plane went down viet Union May CIA has never publicly Powers wasone of its own CIA officials who reportedly felt thatPowers had let them down by permitting the Russians to capture himand his plane now are understood to have changed their minds sources said the CIA was reported to be satisfied that the U2 pilot had given the Russians only minimal informa tion Powers whom the Russians sentenced to 10 years imprison ment was exchanged in Berlin or Soviet spy Rudolf Abel flown to the UnitedStates and has been under questioning at an undis closed hideaway TRAIN SMASHUP Pa ffl A Pennsylvania Railroad passen ger train Wednesday plowed in o the wreckage of a freight train which had derailed almost simultaneously Three diesel lo comotives and 17 of 18 cars of he passenger train derailed in uring at least nine persons GETS THE KEY Schmidt of Germany the reigning Miss Universe holds the key to the City of Tampa Fla after a mixup found her being chased out of the city council c h a in b e rs Miss Schmidt had been admonished by a spokesman for a veteran group meeting at the hall for being too noisy The mayor later apologized and gave her the key   

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