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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                                North lows Newspaper for Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 102 The newspaper Associated Preti ind United International Full Wires that makes all North I o wans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 7 1M2 HOME EDITION UOc Paper ConilsU of Two No Hope fading for trapped miners Accent is on sports at Pearl Anniversary is quiet By ROBERT MYERS PEARL HARBOR Hawaii AP Day of Infamy was marked quietly and without cere mony Friday while the Navy at Pearl Harbor turned its attention to sports On Ford Island less than a mile from the blackscarred coast where the Japanese attack of Dec 7 1941 was centered a nine hole golf course was dedicated A boxing program at Bloch Gym nasium across the water from the sunken hulk of the USS Arizona featured five amateur Japanese fighters There was po official recogni tion of the 21st anniversary of the darkest moment in US naval history A small boat shuttled between the shore and the memorial as it has done daily since last Me morial Day when the shrine was completed A Navy official said largerthanusual crowds were ex pected to make the trip Other wise activity in the busy harbor was normal Veterans groups other patriotic organizations and individuals planned to take flowers to honor the 1102 men entombed in the Arizona Although it has done so in other years theNavy scheduled no speeches or ceremonies above the battleship A new policy of the Navy Department specifies that tributes to the dead of battle may be held only on Memorial Day The American Flag was raised over the Arizona at daily ritual The Arizona is considered still in commission by the Navy because her crew is aboard Gi ant aircraft carriers nuclear sub marines and other modern war ships pipe a salute as they move by her berth The carrier est in the alongside the Arizona Thursday and 4000 members of her crew lined the deck to pay homage to the fallen warship The Arizona Memorial honors all dead of the Japanese attack A total of 2403 men perished in the terrible moments of a Sunday morning that marked Americas entry into World War II The Arizona died eight minutes after taking a bomb down her stack Four battleships were sunk one was heavily damaged and three sustained light damage ifornia Maryland Nevada Ten nessee Pennsylvania and West to carry the war to Japan Only the Arizona and the Oklahoma which sank while being towed to the West Coast ended their battles at Pearl Harbor A former battleship the target vessel Utah was sent to the bot tom in the attack The Utahs rusting hulk still rests in the mud a tomb for 54 men P WHERE MINERS ARE TRAPPED Watch it Plain patrol cars in use DES MOINES of 68 unmarked Iowa Highway Patrol cars went into service Friday in an effort to allow pa trolmen to move in closer to violators of traffic laws am curb the rising highway death toll Safety Commissioner Car Pesch who announced the firs use of plain clothes patro cars in Iowa in years said sev en more cars will be stripped of their markings and principa telltale equipment and join the fleet by Saturday The commissioner also de fended his move by saying it didnt cost the state any money to switch 75 cars from uni formed to plain clothes duty Democratic Govelect Harold Hughes said at Sioux City Thurs day he hoped Pesch would talk to him before going to much txpense of reconstructing these autos Pesch said the work is being done by highway patrol em ployes and all they have to do is remove the identifying shield from the doors and the red light from the roofs of the patrol cars He said the shield comes off easily and the dome lights can be removed by unfastening one bolt He added that the cruisers chosen for unmarked car duty are all slated to be traded in at the first of the year and that markings would have to be re moved at that time anyway Pesch said mail response to his decision has been running about 41 in favor of using un marked cars On the inside EditorialsPage 4 Society News 47 Mason City NewsJ Latest North Iowa News 10 1M2 Clear Lake News IS Comics U Deadly smog lifts 106 die LONDON AP The worst smog in a decade loosened its lethal fourday grip on London Fri day leaving 106 known dead and more than 1000 in hospitals Dense patches persisted in parts of the British capital but in most places the son finally seeped wan ly through a thin blue haze in midmorning London is like an oasis com pletely ringed by a slowly clear ing fog belt said a spokesman for the British Automobile Asso ciation Visibility rose to 150 yards at London Airport and weather men said it should increase to an operational 2000 yards later At midday not one civil aircraft had been able to get in or out of the airport in 88 hours Still fogbound in the Thames Estuary downriver from London were more than 170 ships many carrying Christmas foodstuffs bad ly needed in the nations shops Scotland Yard attributed 30 more cases of sudden death in the London area on Thursday to the sulphurous smog Some 1050 other smog cases were hospitalized Recalling prc jvious years authorities feared Ithat many of them would die 53000 FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Home Builders Auxiliary City Board of Realtors Evening Pmstimr Club Kensett Mr and Mrs W Sheka A Doutherty Friend HFB F F A Chapter Mason City Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union A Friend V H Glab Mason City Chapter No 810 Women of the Moose Lori Ann Tim Fredericksbnrc ZflO Union Dozen Club Ventura 100 Maria Mitchell Clnb 1000 Brealon Stewart 300 joOO THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT 30157 5 BO S500 QO 500 500 500 o oO 500 SlOO 38557 Cheer Fund for needy N the task of ad ministering the Christmas Cheer Fund to the needy of the commu nity care is ex ercised in giving people an oppor unity to make choices We dont want to take topics responsibilities from them said Doris Bruce exec utive secretary of Family Service which is administering he fund Parents like the re sponsibility and the satisfac tion of selecting things for their children Contributions to the fund Fri day came from a wide field in cluding several from other com nunities who want a hand of lelping the needy here Clubs odges farm groups and in dividuals joined the procession If the Cheer Fund contribu ions follows the pattern of other years we will soon be get ing donations from employes of various business and industrial places in our community You can join in this worth while cause by sending or bringing your contribution to he GlobeGazette Send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER GlobeGazette City Iowa Rescuers slowed by et gas pock 37 caught in blast CARMICHAELS Pa Rescue workers slowed by deadly gases wormed their way through tons of rubble Friday toward 37 men trapped 650 feet underground by a shattering mine blast As a team of 60 men inched their way within 5000 feet of the area where the men are believed call went out for ministers to report to the disaster area to comfort miners families The blast second in the 16year history of US Steel Corps Ro bena Pit buckled concrete walls and left shoring hanging like burnt matches Thursday at pm Fortyfour others working in an other section of the mine escaped unhurt There had been no contact with the trapped men Lewis Evans Pennsylvanias secretary of mines directing the rescue work called the situation desperate but held out hope We hope the men built barri cades to stop the flow of gas he said Evans blamed the blast on z combination of gas and coal dust He described it as tremendous The mine largest soft one of the worlds coal operations is told US Cuba about 50 miles southwest of Pitts burgh It produces coal for US Steels Clairton Pa Works The mine shaft drops straight down 525 feet from the surface At that point there is a sloping tunnel without branches extending two miles to the working face The tunnel drops gradually from 525 feet to 650 feet Thats the point where the men are trapped There is only one exit to the surface Mine officials said air coming up from the mine shaftcontains large amounts of carbon dioxide indicating there is fire in the blast area The first indication of anything wrong was the reported failure of an electric exhaust fan It blew out but was repaired in 10 min utes Five minutes later it conked lewa out again James Girod an assistant mine superintendent said the first crews down the shaft detected dust coming from all directions Indicating an explosion or fire The major problem for the res cue teams was to pump bad air out and clean air in SAME MIDWEST WELCOMES JFK Presi dent Kennedy shakes hands with fam ilies of servicemen at the Offutt Air Force Base at Omaha He was being driven to the Strategic Air Command Phototax headquarters building on the base when he asked that the car be stopped so he could greet a group of the families who had turned out to welcome him Next act on Cuba Oust Russ troops WASHINGTON au thorities expect the Soviet Union to withdraw thousands of troops from Cubanow that Red bombers and missiles have been pulled from the island American intelligence sources estimate there are 9000 to 15000 Soviet troope in Cuba Many were assigned to install and man the offensive weapons The Pentagon said Thursday Navy patrol planes had counted 42 bombers aboard Soviet ships outbound from Cuba This is the number of bombers the Russians officials they had in somewhat more than American experts had estimated Kennedy last month that Russian This apparently completes the removal of Soviet offensive weap ons from Cuba Nearly a month ago the US Navy counted 42 Soviet missiles on their way out US author tjes said they know of none re maining in Cuba They said US negotiators wil press in discussions with Sovie representatives in New York for removal of the Soviet troops The Soviet Union the authorities said is expected to pull the men out It was Khrushchev understood informed Premier President North Iowa Cloudy Friday night with occasional light snow warmer lows in the 20s Most ly cloudy and warmer Satur day highs in 30s Mostly cloudy Friday night with scattered light snow north central and east lows in the 20s Considerable cloudiness warmer southeast highs 30s east to 40s west Further cloudy and turning a little colder Sun day Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered snow Highs Saturday 1525 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 26 10 12 37 15 RESCUE WORKERS Members of a leave an elevator after working long hours at the Robena mine in an effort to reach the trapped min ers On the wall at left is a sign wishing ail a Merry Christmas N ews in a utshell FROM OCB WIRE SERVICES Fallout thins WASHINGTON fallout shower from Rus sias latest nuclear weap ons tests is thinning over most of U S cities in eluding Des Moines the Public Health Service said Des Moines is one of only seven cities which had 12month accumula tions of radioactive io d i n e through October that amounted to more than half of the accept able annual total Raps Acheson LONDON Prime Minister Macmillan said that former U S Secre tary of State Dean Ache son had fallen into er when he saidBrit ains role as an independ ent power was about played out GOP eyes South WASHINGTON Re publican National Chair man William E Miller pledged an allout GOP campaign in 1964 for Southern electoral votes and congressional seats Bid by Soviets Soviet Union condit i o n a 1 y promised to permit inter n a t i o nal inspection of electronic black boxes it has proposed to install in its territory for con trolling a nuclear test ban The Russians pro posed to allow the in spection only if the West agreed to drop demands for international onsite inspection of suspected underground nuclear blasts ground troops associated with th weapons would be withdrawn last news conference weapons At his Nov 20 Kennedy said a numbe of Soviet ground combat units were in Cuba We are informed he these and othe Soviet units were associated wit the protection of offensive weap ons systems and will also be will drawn in due course Some of the Soviet troops wer said to have been used to protcc the missile site positions and t man the estimated two dozen ant aircraft missile installations tha US experts believe the Soviet set up to defend their offensiv weapons complex The antiaircraft installation Mature 20 to 25mile range sur facetoair missiles Washington wants these dismantled too hough there is no current repor he Soviets are doing so So far officials said severa hundred Soviet soldiers have been een aboard ships leaving Cuba V largescale troop withdrawal US strategists believe would no only weaken the Kremlin hold on Cuba but lessen the chance of i USSoviet clash should the Unit ed States decide to move against complete Cuba in the future The Soviet bombers and mis sites were the offensive weapon ennedy demanded the Soviet Un on remove from Cuba Prospects of a formal diplomatic accord growing out of the New York negotiations appear nil Ken iedy is opposed to giving the for mal noinvasion pledge which Khrushchev wants until there is iffcctive international inspection af Cuba which the Reds refuse Kennedy touring nation Omaha is first stop ROM OUS WIRE SERVICES OMAHA Neb President iennedy flew Friday to Offutt ir Force Base headquarters f the nations global Strategic iir Command SAC on the tart of a swift weekend tour f atomic and missile installa ons It was reported Kennedy might take the opportunity of lis visits to make an announce ment that the Minuteman mis Lie will become operational ext week The Presidents Air jet arrying him from Andrews Air Base landed at Offutt at 52 am CST It was a gray murky day and a light snow vas falling The hatless president walked tetween a double file of the SAC ilite honor guard and shook lands with SAC commander ien Thomas S Power and with ice President Lyndon B John on who had flown into Offutt a ew minutes earlier The President departed from he prearranged script almost mmediately He left the official welcoming iroup to stroll over to the SAC band and shook hands with the director A few minutes later ic stopped the open car carry ng him to SAC headquarters got out and shook hands with members of the families of Air Force personnel Kennedy is to visit bases in New Mexico and Nevada before finishing up the weekend at the Palm Desert Calif home of singer BingCrosby A E Rankin Hampton mayor dies Hampton Mayor A E Rankin i former state representative died in a Mason City hospital Friday after a brief illness Rankin 74 had been mayor of Hampton since November 1961 He also was superintendent of schools at Hampton from 193444 He served two terms in the owa General Assembly and was a former superintendent of schools at Garner and Mitchell ville He is survived by his widow Mabel and two daughters Funeral arrangements are in Rough road for any liquor bill By WILLIAM L EBERLINE DES MOINES f the 1963 Iowa Legislature seem more disposed than in past years o favor legalizing liquor by the drink Many reserve the right to change their minds and virtually say the way they vote will be determined by the he bill presented provisions of But among legislators answer ng an Associated Press question laire a small majority in each louse favors legalizing liquor by the drink in some form They indicate that atneral dis satisfaction with the present liq uor situation in Iowa and the need for additional state revenue which many believe would be produced by liquor by the drink influences their decision larve majority scoff at the ii i it 11 owaoiun a met wonci lhat the election of Demobut only once in the past cralic was Govelcct Harold Hughes a mandate from the people campaign predicted by the drink would vnv for hquor by the drink Hughes during his that liquor produce around million a year in additional state revenue and end what he called hypocrisy in law enforcement Hughes also has pledged strict enforcement of liquor laws on the books until they are changed He promises to use state agents where necessary to accomplish this Theres a big margin in both nouses among those answering the questionnaire in favor of tighter restrictions on key clubs and substantial support for an implied consent law in drunken driving cases Liquor by the drink bills have been introduced in every legisla tive session since World War II   

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