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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for c T L The news p a pe r VOL 102 Associated Press and United Press Intelnational Full Lease Wires that makes all North I o wans MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 23 1962 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE 130U pm Suu KIVLC Decurah pm Sun BIO lOiflj am lues John Glenn was a boon to our world JT WOULD BE DIFFICULT I think to overestimate the lift Astronaut John Glenn brought to the Eastertide in this old world of ours He is a most impressive answer to those among us including the Com munists who so glibly assume that atheism or agnosticism constitute the wave of the fu ture He has been as a fresh breeze wafted across our earth John Glenn was reared in a Godfearing home He is now head of a Christian home His is a rather simple faith His ex tended contacts with science and with outer space have not given him any reason for de parting from the lessons he learned from his parents in a wholesome Ohio home To John Glenn and his people religion has been a highly per sonal thing not something to be bandied about in the cheap gaudy manner of a Tin Pan Alley song plugger Except for the fact that he has become a public figure he would continue in his modest ways Overnight however all this changed Even the Senate committee with a designated responsibility for outer space matters ex hibited an interest in the spiritual aspects of his experi ence Some hold these to be as important as the scientific in formation he brought back with him from space There have jeen people Co Glenn pointed out who havetried to put words in my mouth to the effect that at a certain time I suddenly lapsed into a prayerful state or some thing like that This just isnt the case With this he explained that his religion is not a fireen gine type of thing to be used only in emergencies Long ago he added he made his peace with his Maker and he tries to live every day as best he can While orbiting the earth he freely admits he was busy with the controls and the instru ments Little time was left for praying Oldfashioned patriotism still has a practitioner in John H Glenn tod He still gels a hardtodefine feeling down in side when the flag goes by As he rode down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the Capitol he was visited by that same feeling all over again And lets hope that none ofi us ever loses it he told the joint session of Congress with that magnificent boyish grin of his In my stress on John Glenn and his fidelity to religion li would not wish to leave the im pression that he stands alone among those who have dipped deeply into the fountain of sci ence I can say in all honesty that without exception the great scientists known to me by per sonal contact have been believ ers in much the same way John Glenn is Not long ago Dr George Wells Beadle president of the University of Chicago and win ner of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in genetics launched his talk to Chicagos famous Sunday Eve ning Club in Orchestra Hall with this broad observation Many people seem to feel that one cannot accept the find ings of science and at the same time retain faith in the exist ence of God As a scientist 1 disagree I see no conflict be tween science and religion In support of this generaliza tion he drew on specific cases in his own field of specialized competence for examples It may be the University of Chicago administrator con cluded that the scientists does not invoke faith at the same level as the priest But his faith may be equally in listent The problems of ulti Turn 2 Please n e ig h b o rs 10c Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection HOME EDITION No HOLE BURNED IN Capt Clifford Pierce looks into the basement through a hole burned in the floor at the Lorene Okland home 807 Elm Dr The fire inwhich Mrs Ok land died apparently started in a chair and then burned through the flooring The remains of the chair fell into the basement Mason City teacher T J Geneva Lorene Okland 46 a Mrs Okland was found on the ifthgrade teacher at Roosevelt floor not far from the chair lo School died of asphyxiation Satcation It appeared she may irday afternoon when fire filled have been a nearby dav ler house at 807 Elm Drive withenport and was attempting to smPke teave but unable to go more than Although the fire only involved a few feet an overstuffed chair and its imThere were first and second mediate area the house was so degree burns on the body which filled with intense heat and apparently were the result of the smoke that firemen used masks intense heat Actual flame did to work not reach Mrs Okland Fire Chief A Boyd Arnold said Sunday that a cigarette dropped same probable cause was ast Sept 15 when Mrs escaped from her smokefilled louse after a chair in the same iving room location caught fire Firemen attempted resuscita don until an ambulance arrived at the fire scene but their work was unsuccessful Mrs Okland was pronounced dead by Dr J E Christopherson medical examj ner on arrival at the hospital Dr Christopherson police fire inspectors and Electrical Inspector H F Waychus took part in the investigation at the fire scene It was determined that the fire was not caused by wiring Some furniture in the house where Mrs Okland lived S set to start big Atest series Polaris warhead included First blast Wednesday ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The United States plans to fire a Polaris mis sile with a live nuclear warhead iom a submarine during the atomic tests expected to start in he Pacific this week Wellinformed sources said that i new type antisubmarine weapon with an atomic warhead also would be tested in an under water shot as part of the con templated tests The new US tests including atmospheric blasts will go ahead unless Russia agrees to a test 3an with adequate inspection The US tests tentatively have been set to begin Wednesday y If the present plans are car ried out the Polaris warhead and the antisubmarine device will be the first missilecarried nu clear weapons tested by this ountry The Polaris missile has a war head equal in destructive force to more than 500000 tons of TNT The missile has a range of 1 200 miles but this will be greatly shortened in the Pacific tests by exploding the warhead at a higher altitude The Polarisandthe landbased Minuteman missile are said to have the same or at least a very similarwarhead Therefore the Pacific Polaris tests will serve a double purpose It was believed that the Solaris and underwatershots may be the only two in the series designed to prooftest actual weapons The other tests in the atmospheric shots are expected to be aimed at gather ing knowledge on effects of nu clear explosions especially in the area of missile defense There will be at least one ex plosion under present plans several hundred miles high Scientists want to know the The weather North Iowa Fair through Tues day Lows Monday night near 40 Increasing southerly winds warmer Tuesday highs in 70s Iowa Fair through Tuesday Lows Monday night near 40 Increasing southerly winds warmer Tuesday highs in 70s Further outlook Continued fair and warmer Wednesday iveDay Iowa Temperatures through Saturday willaverage ejghtto15 degrees above nor mal It willbe warmer at the beginning of the periodand continue quite mild through the week with only minor day to day Normal lows 30s in extreme i northern Iowa tothe 40s in the south Nor mal highs in1 the 60s Rainfall will be below normal with lit tle if any likely 20 cows lost in fire at sheds in Forest City FOREST CITY About 20 cows destroyed in a fire in the yards of the Cow Palace sales barn near here Monday afternoon The fire started as a grass fire The cows were in sheds in the yard The barn iti self did not burn Forest City firemen called oh the Garner department to send its tanker to the scene The origin of the fire is not known Kennedys to visit Mexico in June PALM BEACH Fia1 dent and Mrs Kennedy will visit Mexico from June 29 to July l the Palm Beach White IJouse an nounced Dates for the previously reported visit were given with a statement expressing cordial relations between the United States and Mexico Firemen said that the chair must have been smoldering for a long period of time to generate the heat evident in the house The fire burned completely through hardwood flooring directly be neath the chair that remained of the on the basement hole floor beneath the SAME Iowa Safety Department Black Flat Means Traffic Death In Fist 21 Ilouri Tuesday is Vaccine Day The Type III oral polio vac cine will be distributed in Ma son City Tuesday The down town clinic at 2nd and N Federal is open from am to 9 pm The public clime at Roosevelt Junior High School is open from to 9 pm Other school clinics are open to Jhe public in the early afternoon The fire was discovered short ly after 4 pm when Mrs Rich ard Ennis 841 12thNE Mrs Oklands niece went to the house The house was locked but Mrs Oklands car wasin front of it Smoke was detected by Mrs Ennis and a neighbor Firemen were called and re ceived thealarm at pm Dr Christopherson estimated death occurred about 4 pm i Mrs Okland had been seen at shortly before noon It j was not unusual those investi gating were told for her to be jin the house with the doors locked Mrs Okland in the past also taught at Jefferson School here jShe normally used her middle name of Lorene rather than her first name She was divorced i Funeral s c r v i c e s will be Thursday at 2 pm at the Pilot J Knob Lutheran Church east of Forest City preceded by prayer service at at the Olson Funeral Home Forest City Officiating will be the Rev William Oslroot the Rev Owen Gangsted of the theran Church Forest City and the Rev Lavern Hanson of Trin ity Lutheran Church Mason City Burial will be in the church cemetery Friends may call at the Olson Funeral Home after noon Tuesday Mrs Okland was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Peter Johnson of Forest City Surviv ing arc a son Steven a daugh ter Lavonne both of Columbia SC two brothers Leonard Johnson Forest City Ernest Johnson Ventura two sisters Mrs Clifford Agnes Larson Garner Mrs Otto Geneva Anderson Ventura Also surviving arc two half sisters Mrs Ingolf Selma Strand Forest City Mrs Mel vin Tillie Wing Wis Severson P o r t explosions They also want to study in particular the effects that ionized particles would have on defense radars Another purpose is to find out whether a nuclear burst in space or high in the atmosphere could serve as a penetration aid blinding warning radar and paving the way for missile at tack The first new American test may be a hydrogen explosion over Johnston Island a dot of land about 800 statute miles from Honolulu Or it could be staged over Christmas Island a British possession about 1300 miles south of Honolulu in the South Pacific Altogether this country is ex pected to set off perhaps two dozen nuclear blasts over a two month period some of them fairly big ones but none compar able to the Russian shot Oct 30 which yielded 58 megatons force equal to 58 million tons of TNT It is understood the biggest of the American weapons will be in the neighborhood of 10 megaj tons Minnesota Mostly fair and warmer Highs Tuesday 6575 GlobeGazette weather1 data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 66 Minimum 37 At 8 am 45 Sunrise Sunset 705 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Maximum 74 Minimum 43 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Michigan courts to rule WASHINGTON The Supreme Court told the Michigan courts to rule on the question whether state legislative districts violate the federal Constitution The high tribunal directed that the state court re consider complaints by some voters against legisla tive redistricting in view of the March26 ruling of the U S SupremeCourt that voters who say their votes are diluted by unfair apportionment may be heard mfederal courts Argentina unsettled BUENOS Unofficial sources said President Jose Maria Guido will declare nulland void elections since Dec 17 eliminating posts won by Peronists on March 18 Naval forces announced they were demanding such action by the president whoon Saturday had arranged a truce be tween opposing army factions that had appeared on the verge of a shooting war Iowa Day at Worlds Fair VDES MOINES 12 has been officially designated as State of Iowa Day at the Seattle Worlds Fair in honor of one of the nations richest farm states No traceof students TRENTON Ga A team of cave experts com pleted a search of every passageway of a cave in Lookout Mountain without finding three college stu dents believed lost in the underground hollow The group concluded that the youths either were not in the cave or had drowned in a 100footwide lake in the cavern injunction stops strike CHICAGO Judge Michael Igoe issued an in junction barring a nationwide strike of conductors against the Pullman Co Nab youths after they hit store Flee Lake with loot CLEAR LAKETwo 17year old boys welldressed in cloth ng taken Sunday evening from Reids Clothing Store were ap prehended early Monday in Hot SpringSi SD The breakin here was reported o have occurred sometime be ween 10 and 12 pm Their ar at Hot Springs 510 miles rom Clear Lake was made ometime before am Mon day The unidentified boys esca pees from a Milwaukee training chool are being held on fed ral charges of transporting tolen cars across two state ines They have admitted to Hot iprings authorities the theft of our cars The first car was aken in Milwaukee Charges were filed as a result of their crossing the WisconsinIowa and IowaSouth Dakota borders Entrance to Reids Store was through a back door which they unlocked after breakinga win dow About worth of mer chandise taken Harlen the loot included 12 suits 4 all weather coats several hats one belt 8 pairs of slacks cuff link and tie bar jewelry sets 6 white shirts 2 packages of teeshirts 2 packages of briefs and S920 in change from the cash register Refd said several suits on which alterations had been made apparently had been tried on and were left in a heap on he floor of the store Reid Jlanned to leave by chartered plane to return the merchan dise He said all of the suits He had in stock carry the ston abel The 1962mode car in which he boys were apprehended earned license plates stolen at am in St Ansgar Hot Springs police caught the boys after they were first spotted near a liquor store The police car was demolished in the pur uit BACK TO EAST PALM DESERT Calif UPI Dwight D Eisenhower and his wife Mamie will leave heir winter vacation cottage at the Eldorado Country Club next veekend and return to the East On the inside Editorials Page 4 News Quiz 5 Society News 111213 Sports 15lfi Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 Comics 20 Clear Lake News21 North Iowa News22 Transit Schedule 24 BIG EASTER PARADE NEW YORK UPI You couldnt tell the New Yorkers From the tourists Sunday in a Fifth Ave Easter parade that had everything from bejeweled Chihuahuas to the highest tern perature fo since 1871 the annual stroll SUNRISE SERVICES AT The Waldorf Junior College choir of ullcv iiviim umwmg wncia jm Forest City was featured at the Easter Chocallo 13months and dad E sunnse services in the famed Holly wood Segundo Calif above right Bowl Hollywood Calif Some 20000 worshipers were on hand f ditional ritual including Linda Jill   

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