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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edifcd for CITY GLOBE VOL 102 The newspaper AssociatedPress arid United Press International Full Lease Wires that makes all North I o wans MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 17 1962 neigh bors1 HOME EDITION ClOc a Paper Consists of Two No 5t Kennedy image is painted Unique status with press By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau EDITORS NOTE Presi dent Kennedy is scheduled to address the American Society of Newspaper Editors on Wed nesday the first day of a threeday convention in New Orleans nations newspaper and magazine read ers are suddenly being informed in great detail of a story which the Washington press corps had been keeping pretty well to it self The story is that the Ken nedy administration from the Chief Executive to the prairie of the New Frontier is showing an energy in and a genius for public relations totally new to Washington Almost simultaneously the magazines US News World Report and The Reporter ap peared on newstands in early April witharticles on the Presi dent and the press that might well have been written by the same reporters Slightly earlier the The Saturday Evening Post carried a lengthy personal in terview with the President by Stewart Alsop which not only contained copious direct quota tion but was publicized by a photograph of the reporter and the President made during their talk And on April 8 a Sunday news magazine carried a full weekendwith story on the Pres ident these if iso lated would be worthy of com mentv Comingiasthey did in v less than there were other similar stories almost inspired What isunclear is a motivation for inspiration President Kennedys own flair for imagebuilding is certain to be demonstrated When he ap pears before the American So ciety of Newspaper Editors This is an ideal forum The con ventions of the editors sOme limcs succeed in making news too Most notable perhaps was the supposedly offtherecprd talk by Richard M Nixon in April 1954 in which the former vice president suggested that American troops might have to be sent to fight in IndoChina This raised an outcry that seems strange at the moment when the death of American soldiers in Viet Nam is dis cussed without great emotion in the Presidents very much on therecord press conference The President has cultivated a friendship amongthe Wash ington presscorps such as the nations capital had never he fore seen Reporters and editors and publishers are frequent White House social as well as professional guests The Presi dent has been known to drop in casually at the homes of his newspaper friends And the ex clusive interview has become almost a commonplace The presidential aptitude for talent which might have made the late George Washington Hilj envious ob viously is shared by the Ken nedy family even to the in laws The Peace Corps headed by brotherinlaw R Sargent Shriver for example is an avid seeker of newspaper space And it seems to he spreading out through the ranks Backgrounders offthe cuff briefing sessions by Cab inet or agency heads have always been standard operating procedure in Washington The Kennedys and their assistants have not neglected the device Indeedthey have taken it one step further Early in the new administration the State De partment began inviting outof town newspaper radio and tele vision news people for kaffee Matches at which a whole spectrum of topdrawer admin istration brass was displayed this innovation was picked up by Pierre Salinger if he was not behind the scenes the in ventor and others in high of fice including of all people Labor Secretary Goldberg Finally as has been pointed out elsewhere television is a special favorite of the Kennedy administration a medium the President uses deftly and care fully at every opportunity for The Eadmar Hotel and Cecil Theaterbuildings were purchased Tuesday morning for by Vince R Jorgensen Mason City businessman The buildings were sold at a partition sale in Dis trict Court by the A LRule estate V that J6rgensenalso has purchased Ine Cerro Hotel which would complete rvi Oliver s output HOW OLD DID YOU West made a sur prise visit to Hollywoods Friars stag testimonial for Harry Richman and stole the show I like the odds she said when told she was the only woman present among 500 men Here she sings while Richman plays Its difficult to believe but the veteran showgal is 70yearsqld Eadmar Cecil the halfblock area facing Cen tral Park on Washington NW Jorgensen could not be reached Tuesday to confirm thepurchase of the Cerro Gordo Hotel orfor comment on buildings his plans for the Thesale of the Eadmar Hotel building did not include the fur nishings which were bought by the Rule estate at a sheriffs sale last week The sheriffs sale was a result of a judgment against Joseph Gillam operator of the Eadmar Hotel Harley Klemas vice president of the Cecil Theater said it will continue to operate as usual The theater owners have a lease which is in effect for three more years Mrs Tom Arthur is the president of the theater Jorgensen is owner of the Col lege Inn 12 6th SE and of the Jorgensen Music Co juke boxes cigaret and piriball machines and other amusement devices SAME at high CHICAGO Oliver Corp reported Tuesday its farm trac tor production for March anc April is at its highest level in three years and its total farm equipment output will be up 23 per cent for the period Fiftysix per cent more trac tors are being built in March and April than in the corresponding months of 1961 the firm said Em ployment totals 3500 persons up 20 per cent from April 1961 At Charles City Iowa where the tractors are built the plant has its largest work force since early 1959 with more than 1600 on the job the company said Employment is up also at other plants Sentences of two inmates commuted DES MOINES ffi Life sen tences of two inmates one of them convicted of poi soning her daughter were com muted to 90 years Tuesday by Gov Norman Erbe They are Mrs Jessie Hopkins 69 c Guthrie Centerwho is servin her sentence at the Womenj Reformatory and Carroll Ber res 46 of Milwaukee who is at the State Penitentiary The com mutationsto a term of years makes Mrs Hopkins and Ber res eligible for parole of blast in East 25 injured Loss heavy BRANDENBURG Ky An explosion ripped through sev jral buildings and injured more han employes at the Olin tfathieson Chemical Corp plant Tuesday Damage was estimated in the millions of dollars Several fires broke out after the blast occurred Nineteen persons were hospital ized Doctors said none was be ieved critically hurt Poe Street employe relations manager for the firm said the noise of the explosion awoke him at his home in Elizabethtown 30 miles away Street said 50 men were in the plant at the time of the explosion Several of the 20 concrete block buildings on the companys 100 acre layout were destroyed or heavilydamaged The cause of the explosion was not immediately determined occurred am A 10000gallon tank of ethylene oxide blew up and three similar tanks exploded later at the million plant Street said The compound is used in making anti freeze and a number of other products We dont know whether con tamination or overheating or what set it Street said At New York an Olin Mathie son spokesman said serious dam age was limitedto a minor por tion of theplant andthat most of it is expected tobe back in opera tion within 48 hours Theforce of the explosion blew out windows in Brandenburg 1 miles away Power was disruptec in the area Street said q tne ant walked away man listed as missing for three hoursshowed up at the personnel office with cuts and bruises and somewhat dazed The accident was the first at the plant sinceit went into opera tion in this Ohio River community 11 years ago It employs 550 per sons Moore named to Iowa high court SIGNS POLICY AT Ellen Elizabeth Perry White River Junction Vt puts her signature to a hospitaliza tipn policy as she approaches her 102nd birthday Witnessing the policy signing is I J Davis agent for the in surance company and Alfred Guarine Photofax the womans guardian Mrs Perry is believed tobe the oldest holder of a hospitalization policy in North Amer icaDavis said We had no grounds to refuse her a policy She apparently has no medical history and we consider her an excellent risk FAI Rahd WARMER North Iowa Mostly fair through Wednesday Locally cooler Tuesday night with chance of frost lows 2833 Warmer Wed nesday highs 5864 Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Cooler Tuesday night with frost likely lows near 30 Highs Wednesday near 60 east to near 70 west Further and mild Thursday Minnesota Mostly fair and warmer Highs Wednesday near 70 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 49 Minimum 30 Precipitation 01 Sunrise Sunset FORT DODGE Two con struction workers were electro uted late Monday while rigging ines for a crane in a building project at the Fort Dodge plant of Iowa Beef Packing Inc Dick Balkenende 21 Marble Rock was dead on arrival at a hospital and Tom Austin 29 Mason City died a half hour later The foreman on the project VATICAN SUPPORTS Vatican Tuesday said it firmly backs the action of Archbishop Joseph Rum melI of New Orleans in the excommuni cation of three prominent lay people for their opposition to churchordered Photofax desegregation of church schools in his archdiocese Those affected by the order are left to right Mrs B J Gaillot Jr Jackson Ricau and Leander Perez Story on Page 2 on construction project On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 121314 Sports 1516 North Iowa News 17 18 Clear Lake News 20 Farm Features 21 Mason City News222324 Latest Markets 23 said Balkenende and Austin were standing on the ground ad justing the rigging on a crane when a cable came in contact with a high voltage power line The operator of the rubber tired crane J C Lowe Mason City was not affected The two men were employes of A M Prestress Co a Clear Lake cement contractor one of several working on the remodel ing and expansion of the plant which has been involved in A GOOD TURN WASHINGTON tfl The House sent to the Senate Mon day a bill to allow the Defense Department to lend some of its equipment to the Boy Scouts of America in connection with the world jamboree of Boy Scouts to be held in Greece in 1963 roubles with building trade unions The Iowa Beef Packers firm of Denison is the new owner of the plant acquired severa months ago from the Fort Dodg Packing Co Building trades unions have been picketing the plant on the claim that nonunion worker were being used Iowa Beef Packers has filed njunction proceedings to halt the picketing One such action was brought Monday agains Local 20 of the Bricklayers Plasterers and Masons Union The company also filed suit for damages N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WJRE SERVICES Mexicans have complaints UNITED NATIONS A group of 75 Mexican military and professional menthreatened to plunge Mexico into revolution in 10 days unless the United Nations hears their complaints against the Adolfo Lopez Mateos regime Hoffa aide is indicted NEW YORK George Roxburgh 49 a business agent of Teamsters Union president James R Hoffas home local in Detroit was indicted on charges of ex torting more than from a trucking Tell of copper windfalls investigators have been told copper mining companies under contract to the government were allowed to divert their ship ments and sell to industry at high profits As a re sult witnesses told a Senate subcommittee the min ing companies reaped nearly million in windfall profits Steel industry probe WASHINGTON A proposal that President Kennedy set up a commission to look into steel indus try policies and needs in the aftermath of the can celed price increase was discussed at the weekly meeting of Democratic congressional leaders with the President There was nothing to indicate however that any priority tag was put on the plan Will fill Blisss chair Sworn in by Erbe ecil and Florence Ward Austin He had lived his entire life in Mason City and was making his home with a sister at 1625 Hampshire SE Surviving are a son Terry Lee Austin Mason City three brothers Harvey and James Austin Alden and Richard Austin Sheffield four sisters Mrs Louis Raprager Mrs Charles Colombo and Mrs Simon Rinnells all of Mason City and Miss Thelma Austin Sheffield and his mother Florence Austin Sheffield He was preceded in death by his father Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Thursday at the Mc Auley Scanlan McKasson Chapel The Rev Stanley L Carlsen pastor of Our Saviors Lutheran Church will officiate Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery Funeral services for Balken ende will be held at Marble Rock The Mass will be said at St Marys Catholic Church Wed nesday at 1C am There will be a Rosary at ReidHamilton Fu neral Chapel Marble Rock Wed nesday at 8 pm A burial serv ice will be held in St Marys Church Thursday at 10 am with interment in the church cemetery Surviving are his parents Mr and Mrs William Balkenende Marble Rock four brothers James Jack Robert and Donald all at home four sisters Jane Fort Dodge Judy Charles City Sandra and Nancy at home lican and Judge Clay LeGrand 51 LeClaire Democrat A Supreme Court justice re ceives a year Judge Moore who was sworn in by the governor will serve full tenure on the high court if the judicial reform amendment is ap proved in the June 4 primary If the amendment is defeated Judge Moore will serve until the Nov 4 general election A native of Des Moines Moore was admitted to the Iowa Bar Associa tion in 1927 and practiced law until 1934 when he w a s ap pointed assist ant Polk ty attorney In March 1936 he was elected to the Municipal Court Judge Moore served for seven years MOORE as secretary of the Iowa District Court Judges Association and was its president for one year He is a widower His wife died in 1959 The governor said Moores ap pointment was a difficult choice to make because rarely have there been three candidates with such high qualifications The governor said Judge Moore has had an outstanding career on the bench Judge Moores long judicial ex perience as both a municipal and District Court judge probably weighed most heavily in my de cision Erbe said DES MOINES AP District udge C Edwin Moore of Des VIoines was named a justice on he Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday iy Gov Norman Erbe Judge Moore 58 a Republican ucceeds Justice William L Bliss 5 who retired Monday Moore called the appointment one of those dreams that came rue Judge Moores appointment was he first to the Iowa high court iy Erbe who chose him from a ist of three district judges rec immended by the governors 11 man nominating committee Moore thanked the selection committee and praised Erbe as a real pioneer in making the selection with the help of an ad visory committee which he said took partisan politics out of the choice Judge Moore has served on tha Polk County District Court bench for 19 years He was a Des Moines Municipal Court judge for six years before his election to District Court in 1943 graduate of Drake University Law School JudgeMoore was a candidate for the Iowa Supreme Court in 1960 but failed to win in the Republican judicial nominat ng convention The appointment of Judge Moore maintains the heavy Re publican structure of the Iowa Su preme Court Justice Bliss also vas a Republican Other Republican members in clude Chief Justice Theodore G Garfield of Ames Justice Nor man R Hays of Knoxvilie Jus ice G K Thompson of Cedar Rapids Justice Ralph A Oliver of Sioux City Justice Robert L arson of Iowa City Justice Hen ry K Peterson of Council Bluffs and Justice Bruce M Snell of Ida Irove The only Democratic member of the high court is Justice T lugene Thornton of Waterloo Judge Moore is the first Polk County man to serve on the Su preme Court since 1946 when Jus tice Frederick M Miller left the court The governor selected Judge   

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