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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                                North Daily Newspaper Edited for ttw BEVJAZETTE VOL1W Preu and United Inlersalional Full that mokes all North Iowa fa neighbors HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE It 1M2 lOc Paper of Two SecUoasSecUeB OM Ill One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GtobeGoxefte Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KCtO 1SW WOI Amci CM 1345 CHj Sal Youll be sorry if you quit TTS VACATION TIME FOR millions of school children For most of them eagerness to get out of classes for the sum mer will be matched by in eagerness to resumeschool nexl September The sad fact however is that all too many youngsters who left school in May will not be back at their desks next fall Past the age when they are re quired by law to attend classes they will be joining the ranks of the who have not finished high school and who in a great nuniberVof cases are not going r to be able to find jobs Because they are and o f ten emotionally unstable these bbys and girls will be likely i for Hrbubie instead of becoming assets to a communityt they become a liability All in all they con stitute one of the troublesome problems of our day Its estimated that 4 out of 10 children in the United States fail to complete high school According to the U S Office of Education 25 million of the 108 million pupils enrolled in grades 9 through 12 when school opened were destined to drop out before graduation At that rate 75 million young people will have left school without diplomas during the 60s There already 57 ImilfionPadull Americans who not com plete the12 grades The the dropouts come from homes that are eco nomically or culturallysubnor mal were told These condi tions put a serious handicap on the children in tfieir school work Most of them quit when they reach the age of 16 The law can no longer force them to go to school then Some dropouls are so re tarded that they reach the legal age for leaving school without getting beyond grade6 Because compulsory school attendance laws are not rigidly enforced everywhere some children quit as young as 14 Others remain in schoolpast age 19 but are far behind in their work Poor at tendance and low grades are the rule for them1 In Iowa and our neighboring states the dropout problem not as serious as in other parts country Sluniareas fin our big cities and impoverished of rural America have far more than i their share of these unfortunate youngsters The Educational Policies Com mission of the National Educa tion Association in a recent report cited five main streams of for Whom public schools neededit said to provide a newform of edu cation f r o in kindergarten through high sciooLTlio groups thus chancterizedywere Negroes from the rural South hifl whites from the Appalachiaa uplands Puerto Ricans MeiicanAineri cans and reservationIndians Uprooted from the simple so cieties in which they once lived members of these groups have migrated to cities where they suffer the tragic inadequacy of old cultures for new needs1 Poverty poor housing unem ployment and the hostility of other Americans magnify their problems of adjustment Par ents and children alike become hostile to public agencies In cluding the schools that have only one wish that to be help ful Such homes tend to produce children who are tired hungry ill and emotionally unstable Where physical punishment is it is in many such socalled disadvantaged homes children may learn that violence is theirmost effective weapon Children thus handi capped therefore often have dif ficulty in concentrating on learning and show indifference or outright hostility to the school There is however one en couraging sign in these other Turn to Pago 2 Pleaw PRODUCER Da Costa producerdirector of Meredith Willsons The Music Man Shakes hands with Jack MacNider Mason City Chamber of Commerce president at the Mason City airport Also greeting DaCosta is R L Currie transportation cochairman fOKvthe Mu Gelebritjes arriving sic Man Marching Band Competition Festival which will be in Mason City Tuesday along with the press premiere of the movie TheMusic Da Cpsta was the first of the visiting ce lebrities to arrive for the festival and premiere Man director to see first premiere Fcwwpuld suspect that Music Man director and producer Morton DaCosta would come to Mason City to view his first movie premiere but that is1 just what he is doing DaCosta who arrived here Sunday for participation in the Music Man Marching Band Fes tival and the press premiere of the snow at Tuesday nights showing he will be attending his first movie premiere I was in Greece when my other Mame opened he explained Ive at tended a number of Broadway openings but this is my first movie premiere DaCosta was the first Of a host of movieand press cple brities to arrive in Mason City for the premiere and festival DaCosta onhis arrival was greeted at the airport Sunday by Jack MacNider president of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and R L Currie transportation cochairman for the band festival DaCosta who also directed the stage version of Willsonsshow about River City and its inhabi tants is in Mason City enroute to Greece where he will begin work on another picture Not on Your Life That movie stars Robert Preston who also plays the title role in The Music Man j DaCosta about the film version of Man Sunday Wehave made some changes in it he said to make the picture more ex pansive Most of the changes came in reorganization of the scenes In the stage version for ex ample he continued the Shi poopi number built around an ice cream social came at the opening of the second act It is much nearer the end of the show in the movie version DaCosta also notedone song switch movie A new number Being in Love re places the chorus of My White Knight he explained With the changes in the show DaCosta believes that themovie is superior to the stage ver sion DaCosta began work on Music Man film in 1960 After some preliminary prep arations in New York he went to Hollywood where he worked for a year directing various as pects of the filming DaCosta will Tuesday nights premiere but inthemeantime he has a full schedule planned He appeared on tworadio shows in Mason City Sunday afternoon Monday morning DaCosta checked the theater where The Music Man will premiere to see that proper lighting and film projection tech niques are set up Atnobn Mondayhe spoke at the Mason City Rotary Club and Monday afternoon he was to meet the Music Man stars flying in for the premiere Tuesday DaCosta along with the rest of the celebrities will take partin the parade and oth er activities scheduled before the premiere Parade to open big day Weatherman cooperates By PHIL CURRIE GlobeGazette Staff Writer While there was trouble outside River City Monday the Mason City banners which proclaim No Trou ble in River City Today seem to still hold true The Sturgis Mich High School band arrived in Mason City Monday morning only aft er its train was delayed by two derailments and the Dodge City Kan High School band will be forced to play without its giant 8foot drum The Big Boomer which was blown off a trailer into a Kansas ditch But on the local scene things were moving smoothly as the 30 outofstate bands were arriving and River City inhabitants could be cheered by the weathermans predictions for Tuesdays parade with temperatures in the 80s with only a possibility of scat tered showers in Jowa Achartered plane from Chi I o w Temperatures through Saturday will average hear normal in Iowa with only minor day to day changes Nor mal lows 50s extreme north to 60s south Normal highs in the 80s Rainfall will average one fourth to onehalf inchand lo cally threefourths of an inch occurring as occasional thun dershowers North Partly cloudy through Tuesday Scattered shbwers or t h u nderstorms Monday night cooler east lows 50s northwest to 60s southeastHighs Tuesday in the 80s Further outlook Partly cloudy with little tem perature change Wednesday Iowa Partly cloudy through Tuesday Scattered showers and thunderstorms east Mon day night cooler lows in up per 50s Highs Tuesday in the 80S Clearing continued warmHighs Tuesday in 70s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 90 Minimum 59 Precipitation 173 Sunrise Sunset At 8 am 69 On the inside Editorials 4 Comics s Mason City News 47 Latest Markets I 7 5ocwTy NRWS Norm Iowa News T3 Ckar Lake News1415 f N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES TWAis unions target T r WASHINGTON Secretary of Labor Arthur J Goldberg opened peace talks aimed at avert ing a threatened flight engineers strike Tuesday aft ernoon on Trans World Airlines Sunday the engi neers withdrew strike threats on Pan American World Airways and Eastern Air Lines and decided to concentrate for the moment on TWA dead in prison riot of convictsat a Ca to burn the sprawling island to the conclusion of ari in mates baseball game It took police the Army and militiamen tojput down the riot but not until Vman was killed and 26 injured Acceptspartial blame for Estes Kennedy said the administration has to take responsibility for the Billie Sol Estes case because some of the officials involved by it said the administration must also be given credit fbr taking the lead in the investigation of Estes and his finan cial empire Screenwriters denied hearing WASHINGTON The Supreme Court denied a hearing to five Hollywood screenwriters whp sued to stop what they claim is moyie industry blacklisting of persons identified with communism SAME DATElfcl2M Blctk FUf Mcani Death to 24 Ohio man and son victims of crash OSKALOOSA UPI An Ohioan and his teenage son were killed Monday and three other persons were injured in a headon crash of two autos two miles west of here Dead are Harry Benson 59 Cleve land Ohio and his son Ron ald Bensons wife Fern and another son Robert 18 were reported in critical condition Thousands arrive for band festival The Music press members here for the press premiere tothe City airportat 3 Monday after Included on that flight were Robert Preston star of The Music Man title1 role The Mason City High School band was to greet the plane and the three successive flights expected to bring celebrities to River City Mason Citys Meredith Will son author of the book andmu sic of the Broadway hit will arrive on a flight from Los Angeles with a number of Hol lywood personalities Arthur Godfrey master of ceremonies at the press Tuesday night is scheduled to arrive in his pri vate plane at Monday arid a second flight from Chicago comes in at 7 pm Iowas Senators Jack MiEer and Bourke Hicknelooper will also be on hand for the festivi ties Miller wuVarrive Monday night and Hickenlooper is scheduled to come in on the Ozark flight Tuesday morning They will stayat the CE Stricklands residence in Clear Lake A motorcade of celebrities through downtown Mason City will take place sometime be tween arid 7 Monday night The motorcade will move down Federal Avenue to1 the Hotel Hanford at isfd JW and Fed eral In themotorcade willbe Willsbn and his wife Rini Pres ton Shirley Jones Ronny How ard Arthur Godfrey Morton Da Costa and members of the nationwide press here for the premiere The Bossier High School Band of Bossier La was the first outofstate band to ar rive for the festival it arrived at the Lakeshore Hotel in Clear Lake Sunday and went through a rehearsal the same day Other bands to reach Mason City early Monday were the Milnor ND band staying at the Eadmar Hotel the Madi son SD group staying at Adams Junior High the Du rangb Colo band taking tem porary residence at the Clear Lake Methodist Camp the Sturgis Mich musicians stay ing at Charles City and the Warwick R I band living in the Roosevelt area In other band festival pre liminaries Henry Pendcrgraft postmaster Mason City an nounced Monday that there would no downtown mail de livery Tuesday morning The Pilot Club also an nounced that it would have an information and rest center Tuesday during the parade at FIRST IN Practicing on LionsField at Clear Lake is the Bossier City La band first to arrive for the Music Man National Marching Band Competition Tuesday Theband is housedat the Lakeshore Hotel in Clear Lake and ar rived at 11 am Sunday 30 injured as storms least SOpersons wereinjured Sunday when winds of total gale strength lashed northeast Iowa during severe thunderstorms Of 20 persons injured at Water oo eight remained in hospitals after the wind smashed the boat house in Waterloos recreational area in Cedar River Park and caused other damage in the city Three young girls Pal Shannon Jean Marsden and Sherry Segger manall about 12 were hospital izedat injuries suEj fered when a tree toppled over on a car in which they were riding They were believed not hurt seri ously One of the Waterloo storm vic tims Vernon Gigl 60 was report ed in serious condition at St Francis Hospital there He had in ternal chest injuries and possible headinjuries Others on the injury list includ ed Mrs Ed Borntrager and her two children of the Amish colony Heavy rain and lightning pound Mason City area An inch and threequarters of rain bucketed down on the Ma son City area Sunday night after thunderstorms had dodged the vicinity earlier in the day Themercury reached 90 de grees here in the afternoon The rain was accompanied by vicious lightning and resulting thunder that rocked the windows and delayed the goingtobcd rituals formany a child Some quite likely said their prayers a little more fervently than usual There was little ever Lightning struck at several pointsin the city knocking out power service at some places for as long as two hours At Earls Fruit Market on South Federal the loot was set afire but the fiamcs ultimately were extinguished by the rain The violent weather was part of a band of storms that skipped across the state during the day the Old Etks Building 2nd NW and Federal iWhile things went smoothly in Mason City trouble occurred outside1 thecity The Sturgis Mich School Band made it here safe ly but had to wait out two train derailments in the proc ess Jack Bittle Sturgis hand di rector explained the problem Monday The band leftSturgis at am Sunday by buses to Elkhart Ind There the 120 membcr Sturgis group boarded hree specially chartered New York Central Railroad cars for Mason City E v e r y t h ing was stilt on s c h e d u 1 e when the group reached Chicago but 120 miles outside that city the bands train reached its first obstacle A 30car freight train had de railed scattering debris along he countryside and on the Jlurgis train track The Sturgis band waited hours until the rack was cleared so that its rain could proceed The train pulled into Des Moincs at am Monday morning and the three Sturgis cars were moved to a siding expecting to connect to the northbound Rock Island train at am But somewhere south of Des Moines Biddle said an other derailment took place and the Bockct scheduled to make the pickup didnt arrive in Des Moines until about 6 The Sturgis band scheduled to arrive in Mason City at am left for here at It finally reached Mason City at Monday morning Dodge City giant drum which made it all the way to the Rose Bowl parade in Pasa dena last December couldnt make the trip this time from Kansas George Jerry Dacsch ncr Dodge City fire chief had the 8feet 4inch drum tied on a trailer which he was pulling to the band festival Only 35 miles from home a 40 mileperhour wind came up Dacschner looked out theside of his window just in time to see the drum and trailer blown loose by the wind saQ past him and into a ditch VVe were able to transport the drum to California in an open end boxcar Daeschner explained But there are only six available in the United States and we couldnt get one for thistrip I was to pull the drum in a trailer The drum is too large to load in a conven tional sideloading boxcar I dont feel so badly though said Daeschner When we reached Ames we had a much stronger wind I would have hated to make it that far and then lose it there near JHazeltbn and M Robert Reirihart of Mrs Borntragers horsedrawn buggy was blown off the road southwestof1 Oelwein The Rein harts were in acar crushed by a fallentreeThey were taken to a Decorah hospital f Starting shortly before 3 pm Sunday in Hardin County the saV age surface winds w h i p p ed through a sevencounty area to the northeast and reached near hurricane force in the Oelwein area It was followed by another storm system roaring in from the west and causing damage at Den isori arid Ames A countless number of fallen trees and power lines demolished barns andfarm outbuildings was left in the quake of the big blow that went from Eldora north of Grundy Center through Cedar Falls Waterloo and Evansdale in Black Hawk County through Oel wein in Fayette County and through Clayton and Winneshiek counties At Waverly the wind derailed an Illinois Central freight train by ticking up two flatcars hurling hem off the tracks and dragging 11 other cars with them Of the many farms damaged in Irundy County one was the Manne Petersen place where the wind smashed into a bedroom and lied some mens tiesinlo knots Business places in cities also were heavily hit including Oel wein where plate glass windows were smashed The wind hadan especial liking or ripping off roofs of buildings The Clark Super Market and the Castle Hill School in Waterloo lost heir roofs Also unroofed was the double garage behind the City Hall at Evansdale a Waterloo suburb Dick Schott of Oelwein reported caught1 with his family on Highway 150 south of the city and said the wind picked up their car and carried it about 100 feet However the car did not over turn Scholt his wife and their four children escaped injury About 35 persons took refuge in the boating and bathing house of Cedar River Park in Waterloo When the roof was torn off the frame building the sides caved in A number went to their cars and some were hit by flying debris Mr and Mrs Edwin Tennyson and their daughter Kristi of Washburn were driving through the storm when a tree fell on Ihcir car They were treated at Allen Memorial Hospital in Wa terloo and released Much of the storm area was without power service for hours The radio and television stations at Waterloo were knocked off air   

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