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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 5, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the t i MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL IW The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors f Pww n5 united Presi nternOonai Full Ies Wiro MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5 scricmtstK 1762 UOc a Paper of Two No 17t Want L ordered to resume operations I WCTU waging a P tough war 60 million are tipplers By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Fully 876 per cent of the US population lives in areas where it is legal to purchase alcoholic bever ages Per capita consumption in 1961 was 132 gallons accord ing to the Distilled Spirits In stitute Of the 50 states only Mississippi is technically dry and it is not idle rumor that cocktail lounges however il legal run around the clock in the Magnolia State A Yale University study pub lished several years ago indi cated that 60 million Ameri cans or about 55 per cent of the adult population of that time drank some form of al coholic beverage These are just a few of the statistics that confront the Womens Christian Temperance Union as its members gather for the 88th annual convention held this year in Miami Yet the organization has a mem bership of upwards of 250000 This is considerably less than at its peak but the numerical strength recently has been hold ing steady The WCTU is not the political power it once was but it continues to combat vigorously not only drinking but also gambling narcotics and juvenile The WCTU has seenboth of its major goals attained Woman suffrage and national prohibition The unhappy end of the latter noble experi ment of the 1920s has in no way daunted the ladies Anti slavery also was an early cause of temperance advocates By 1874 when the WCTU was founded liquor interests had already organized nation ally to oppose prohibition candi dates for office It was an easy step to extend their opposition to equal suffrage which might insure the adoption of prohi bition In 1912 the president of the National Retail Liquor Dealers Association said we need to fear the WCTU and the ballot in the hands of women Therefore gentlemen fight woman suf frage As a matter of fact both fears were realized eight years later in 1920 Today the is con centrating its immediate efforts on legislation to prohibit na tional liquor advertising For more than a decade the Union has sponsored bills in Congress to eliminate beer and wine commercials from radio and television So far no commit tee of the Senate or House has reported the legislation to the floor The Christian in WCTU does not mean that a member must profess the Christian faith though most of bership comes from Protestant fundamentalist churches The Roman Catholic Churchhas its own Catholic Total Abstinence Society Nor is WCTU exclusively feminine Men may become hon orary members without the right to hold office Customer ily some 200 men join 700 or 800 women at the annual con vention Local temperance unions hold meetings picnics orator ical contests and summer camps in most of the states The WCTU operates in 71 countries One last statistic the WCTU must find most dis Per capita con sumption of liquor today is well below the 194 gallons per cap ita in the dry era according to a Columbia University Study This perhaps reflects a wal loping sobering federal tax Even so it must bo sad to realize that in the days of prohibition fond to the memory of WCTU we drank more proportionately than we do today Photofax AN A R M F U Carl Mooney Davenport holds her triplet daughters who weighed in at a total of 19 pounds The threesome doubles the number of children in the Mooney family The newcomers are Mary Colleen MargaTet Maureen and Madonna Eileen iveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees be low normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs are in the upper 70s and nor mal lows in the upper 50s Warming atthe beginning b the period turning cooler again around the weekend Rainfall will average 50 to 7J of an inch in rain mostly the weekend North Iowa Fair through Thurs day Lows Wednesday night in low 40s Wanner Thursday highs in upper 60s Iowa Fair through Thursday Warmer northwest Wednesday night and over the state Thurs day Lows Wednesday night in the 40s Highs Thursday mid 70s west to upper 60s east Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Friday except turning cooler north Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Thursday 6878 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 61 Minimum 37 Shippers in request to commission DES MOINES Iowa Commerce Commission had under study Wednesday requests of about 25 shippers to require the1 Minneapolis and St Louis Rail road to resume operations The shippers were supported in heir requests by seven Iowa rail brotherhoods which service he M St L The shippers and railroad men ontended Tuesday that the M St L was closed down by its parent company the Chicago and forth Western Railway which has been idled by a strike of rail telegraphers They contend that the M St L has been exempted from the strike against the North Western and there was no reason to close it down The petitioning shippers includ ed firms from Gilmore City RolfeHumboldt Fort Dodge Cal lender Moorland Pioneer Clare and Manson State Commerce Commission lhairman Bernard J Martin said he commission will decide short y what action to take Meanwhile Vaughn R Ward of Marshalltown general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen and Enginemen on the M St L met in Marshalltown Tuesday with the railroads em ployes from Fort Dodge and Mar shalltown The group issued a statement saying there is no rhyme or rea son to what they termed the lockout of M St L employes by the North Western Ward said the group will con tact shippers in Marshalltown and ask them to join in the protest to the commission about 180 North West era employes in the Marshalltown area are out of work and he be lieves of them could be working despite the strike There were layoffs and shut downs in construction projectsih the Sioux City area as a result 61 the strike on the North Western The US Army Engineers saic work has stopped on Missouri River bank stabilization work be low Sioux City because rock need ed for the project is tied up in 125 to 135 cars that are stranded on a siding The strike also has delayed blacktopping at a new shopping center and forced the shutdown of the D A Hutchinson grain el evator in Sioux City Other such projects over the state also have been curtailed The most hardship is being ex perienced at points served only by the or the L Governor re to stay execution N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES ordered out LONDON Britain rejected Robert A Soblens final plea for clemency and ordered the fugitive spy deported to the United States on Thursday Soblen who faces a life sentence in the United States for wartime spying for the Soviet Union has been on the run since June Patrols to continue WASHINGTON Administration officials said U S planes would continue to patrol international waters near the Soviet Union but with added pre cautions against straying off course This was their reaction to the latest U2 incident in which Russia charged that a U2 flew over Sovietheld Sakhalin Island north of Japan and the United States said the plane might have unintentionally violated Russian air space Substitute for prayer LEVITTOWN N Y The Levittown School Board has adopted a formula for school opening ex ercises as a substitute for prayer The program lists the pledge of allegiance with the teacher having the option of calling for recitations from the Bible read ing or singing the fourth stanza of America or reading spiritually oriented excerpts from documents Claims Estes was cleared Sol Estes attorney said that an Agriculture Department official later found dead under mysterious circumstances had okayed the Texas farm tycoons cotton allotment dealings Loqd of cement proves fatal LOS ANGELES A cement truck dumped a load of cement on six men working on a construction project killing five of them and injuring two DES MOINES Nor man Erbe denied Wednesday a stay of execution to Charles Ed ward Kelley 21 of Minneapolis Kelley convicted of killing a man in Council Bluffs last year is scheduled to hang at am CHARLES E KELLEY CST Thursday at the State Peni hope left tentiary in Fort Madison John E Bennett warden of the claim that the young man suf penitentiary also denied Kelley a stay Wednesday The appeal was delivered to the governor Tuesday by Kelleys courtappointed attorney Robert C Heithoff of Council Bluffs It was based largely on the fered from epilepsy Heithoff said the condition had oeen diagnosed by Dr Hewitt B Hannah Minneapolis neurologist and psychiatrist But he said Kel ley had been taking anticonvul sive drugs since 1956 and this had affected the diagnosis of the youth PICKET GOVERNORS Minneapolis More students Four State University of Iowa students to join the group and the protest will march in protest of hang continue through the night until Kelley ing of Charles Edward Kelley 21 is executed as Amputee is charged in Iowa slaying SIOUX CITY elderly semiinvalid woman was fatally beaten late Tuesday night with a hammer wielded authofiles said by her husband a double ampu tee who is confined to a wheel chair Mrs Mabel McLaughlin 71 died at a hospital about ail hour afterthe beating Her husband Frank 71 was be ing held under police guard at the hospital Dr Thomas L Coridcn county medical examiner said Mrs Mc Laughlin died of compound frac tures of the skull and brain inju ries inflicted by the hammer He said McLaughlin had admitted beating his wife with the hammer Mrs McLaughlin who could get around only with the aid of a cane or crutch and her husband returned to their homein subur an Riverside about 10 days ago after livingfor several months in a home for the aged Authorities said that McLaugh linv a retired suffer from diabetes Both his legs hav been amputated and he is con at the State Psychopathic Hospi tal in Iowa City before hisi trial In his denial Erbe said the five point appeal by the attorney was without merit The governor said Kelley had not been taking certain as outlined by Heithoff but had been taking other drugs for treatment of tension and headaches Erbe further saidthat aLee County Commission on Hospitali zation had examined Kelley last June 1 and found him to be sane There is no lack ofjudicial fairness no injustice and no doubt as to the guilt of the accused the governor said Under such circumstances thereis no valid reason for over ruling the sentence prescribed by the legislature and determined by the judicial procedure he added Kelleys mother Mrs Arthur Kelley of Minneapolismade two personal appeals to Erbe to com mute hersonsdeath sentence to life imprisonment Kelley also has admitted slay ing a man in Minneapolis and another in Omaha before he and a companion killed Alvin Koehr sen 54 of Walnut Iowa in down town CouncilBluffs pushes holding action v fined to a wheel chair Police saidT they receivedacal from Ive Me jus The companion Charles Noel Brown of Bedford Ind was hanged in Iowa last July for his art in the Koehrsen slaying 6r R L Feightner a physi ian at the prison said Kelley las received the drug thorazine our times daily while at the enitentiary He said it was to elieve tension The doctor also said that Kelley has received medication for an occasional headache and acidity Keightner said Kelley has also been on a regular ulcer because hehas a history of duo denal ulcer chaplain carried the grimmessage to Kelley in his death row cell at the peni tentiary The Rev Lester Peter an occasional for stomach Hog trading was slow and prices werehigher throughout ihe Alidwest again Tuesday Something is affecting the mar National Farmers Or ganization claimed its the re sult of a holding action while processors stated its due to any number of reasons Market officials generally re anything but general com ment on what effect if any the MFO action is having Buyers in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota did not at tribute the 50 cents to 75 cents rise in price to the holding ac ion president said he preferred to make no comment on the mar ket activities C E Richard Son meat packing company in Muscatine said it noticed no effect Things are a one buyer said airly normal little slow but for this that time same Iowa town said receipts were down but felt that one day was not sufficient to tell much about the holding action The Heinold West Liberty hog and Mayer hog buying station in the t Bill Rutondo manager of the market at Oscar Mayor plant at Davcn the Oscar port said receipts were light again Wednesday but addeda great many things influence late Tuesday night Laughlin who said lily ttA JL v tCiL County Attorney Edward Sa a minister planned to more said McLaughlin told himpend of the remaining Typhoon Amy socks coast of Formosa TAIPEI Amy one of the most powerful storms of the season caused heavy damage Wednesday asit struck Formosa with 150mile anhour winds Amy moved in land along the northeast coast and slashed diagonally across year The spring pigs have Nationalist Chinese island yet made market weight and The storms winds were clocked at115 miles an hour when it reached this capital city Heavy rains which accompanied the storm caused rivers and canals to overflow their banks pushing at recently constructed brick and mud dikes marketing He declined furthj er comment The Des tyoines County NFO chairman Bill Bierling of Mediapolis said more than 400 members attended a commu nity livestock sale at Wapello it is just slump a betweenseasons No evidence of NFO members was reported at Jacob E Deck er Sons packing plant in Ma son City Wilsons at Albert Lea said there were two men sit ting in a car in front of the plant but they were making no attempt to stop incoming trucks Buyers at both plants said some farmers seem to have a wait and see attitude but re ported no direct action from the NFO Hormels buyer alAustin said there were cars with NFO mem bers at the outside gates but apparently they were just keep ing track and not interfering with anyone Fay Sherman vice SAME Tuesday Sales were slighiy be Low normal he said If we would have tried to close the sale nonNFO farm ers would probably load up what theyve got at home and sell to spite us Bierling said NFO checkers were at the Swift Co plant in Marshall town Wednesday No incidents were reported and only a few trucks entered the plant Hog prices were 50 cents higher We are not getting sufficient rercelpts to operate the scheduled capacity a Swift official said He said he knew of no other reason than the NFO action for the decrease NFO President Orcn Lee Staley of Rea Mo said mem bers are taking steps to tight en down their holding action to induce more farmers to keep their livestock on the farm until processors agree to pay prices specified by the NFO the couple had been discussing fi nancial problems On the inside Editorials 1 Page 4 Society News 101112 Clear Lake News7415 Sports 1718 Latest Markets20 Mason City News 2021 Comics 24 North Iowa News 26 Elderly pair dies in Cedar Rapids crash CEDAR RAPIDS Iff An el derly Paton couple died in a car truck crash at the junction of Highways 30 and 218 here Wed nesday Raymond E Trafton 75 was dead on arrival at a hos pital His wife Bess 72 died about an hour after the accident hours with the condemned man and will walk with him to the gallows Prison authorities said Kelley hadspent Tuesday night and the early morning hours Wednesday calmly and apparently was pretty well prepared for Erbes decision Utah shaken by anotherquake SALT LAKE CITY W A sharp earthquake rocked Salt Lake City at am Wednes day six days after a damaging tremor shook northern Utah The shock rocked buildings in downtown Salt Lake and was felt throughout the Salt Lake Valley The tremor last week caused damage estimated at between and million but no onewas hurt But smooth in 2 states Integration road still rocky FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Louisiana and New Jersey caught the lions share of the nations school integration troubles Wednesday Tennessee and Delaware de segregated more of their schools without incident Bomb scares forced the evacuation of two newlyinte grated Roman Catholic schools in New Orleans and a noisy demonstration was staged by whites at another parochial school just outside the city The bomb scares occurred at St Rose of Lima and St Leo the Great elementary schools Some anxious par ents at St Rose of Lima school snatched their children out of line as they were marched from the building A crowd gathered at Our Lady of Prompt Succor pare chial school on the outskirts of New Orleans where two Negroes were enrolled Tues day A nun said the whites were picketing and giving demonstrations as though they were wild savages Some stones were hurled In the deU town of Buras La 60 miles south of New Orleans whites continued boy cotting the Our Lady of Good Harbor School The boycott was touched off last Wednes day when five Negro children were admitted to the school for the first time In Englewood NJ about half of the 500 children as signed to predominantly Negro Lincoln School stayed home in protest against what they have termed de facto segre gation The schools 15 white students reported for classes along with about 235 of the 535 Negro pupils WARM President Lyndon John son receives a welcome hug from a little girl as he walks through a group of Americans in Rome John son winding up a sixnation tour arrived in Italy with a plea for more economic support from that nation   

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