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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspapei rh Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper Prcu utd United International Full that mokes all North lowons neighbors MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER U mi 10c Piper of Two Jtt Worst cold snap in South Citrus losses mount rapidly George is still No 1 in stamps Hell be on his 70th By GREGG DEBATER WASHINGTONGeorge Wash Ington first in war first in peace will soon be first again on the tongues of his country men The most abundantly uset American postage stamp the fourcent lavender Lincoln for firstclass ntail will be replaced Jan 7 with a fivecent stamp bearing Washingtons portrait Increased postal fates also will boost airmail stamps from seven cents to eight cents post card from three cents to four cents and airpostcards from five cents to six cents George Washington historical ly has been first in the hearts of the Post Office Department At least 70 different postage stamps have borne the likeness of toe first President says the National Geographic Society The first stamps issued in 1847 were a fivecent stamp with the portrait of Benjamin Frank lin and a tencent George Wash ington Washingtons stern face has gazed from 15 different threecent stamps including the first threecenter issued in 1851 Commemorative stamps have marked Washingtons birthday bicentennial the end of the Rev olution his first inauguration and the Battle of Brooklyn He appeared on a Mount Rushmore issue and a commemorative for Washington and Lee Uni versitys 200th anniversary in 1949 United States postage stamps have honored men and women glorified animals illustrated history provoked criticism and stirred imaginations around the world Recent comm emorative stamps have honored the late Rep Sam Rayburn DTexas the Seattle Worlds Fair the centennial of the Battle of Shiloh and the chicken as sym bol of the 1948 centennial of the American poultry industry The Project Mercury four cent Feb 201962 within minutes after Lt Col John H Glenn Jr completed his orbital the first stamp offered for sale almost simultaneously with the event it memorialized The 1962 Christ mas Stamp a wreathandcandle design in red and green is the first to mark a holiday season There is no lack of subject matter for stamps Requests re ceived by the postmaster gen eral call for stamps bearing the likenesses of people as diverse as the late Marilyn Monroe and Hooda Tom a champion Ten nessee hog caller Letter writers who object to the tasteless postage gum have suggested these flavors Strawberry tangerine tutti frutti chocolate maple syrup and beer Both Democratic and Repub lican administrations have tended to put their patron heroes on the mostused firstclass stamp Franklin D Roosevelt put Jefferson on the threecent replacing the Lincoln of the Hoover administration During Eisenhowers years Lincoln was restored Now the Post Office is on a different tack Apparently the department feels that what this country needs is a good five cent nonpolitical stamp SAME PALM TREE ICICLES Marie Higham lookshover an iciclecovered palm tree in the front yard of her home after the temperature at St Petersburg Fla dropped to 22 degrees The ice covering on the tree and plants was caused by the sprinkling of the yard throughout the night in an effort to save them from the killing freeze Tax sale booboo He owns part of Des Moines DES MOINES flAn invest ment banker was stiil chuckling Thursday over the fact that Des Moines will have to buy back from him a lot of municipal property inadvertently put on the block at a tax sale Paul Ashby Des Moines real tor and banker has a sense of humor and a good eye for busi ness He regularly attends the Polk County treasurers annual sale of property on which delin quent taxes are due Through a city bookkeeping foulup Ashby acquired lien rights to part of the Des Moines Municipal Airport some city parks the main library a ceme tery a parking lot and an ex panse of urban renewal prop erty The city simply forgot to pay its own taxes Under a legal ruling city property from which income is derived is listed on the books as special assessment property The holdings which Ashby bid on are that kind When the owner doesnt pay the assessment is reported to the county treasurer as delin quent Ashby bought at a county tax sale last week 78 parcels on which assessments totaled 337 The city has three years to redeem the property All it has to do is to pay the taxes and of course a four per cent pen alty and interest of M per cent a month The extra charges go to Ashby From the legal descriptions at the tax sale Ashby knew valu able property was involved When asked if he knew the city certainly would redeem the property he said Lord yes N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Tulane to admit Negroes NEW ORLEANS Tulane University will be gin admitting qualified Negro students in February It was another in a series of defeats for segregation in Louisiana education In November I960 the court ordered integration of two New Orleans public schools and last September church authorities or dered integration of Catholic schools in the 10par ish New Orleans diocese Wanted Higher morale BERLIN The Communists sought to boost the flagging morale of policemen forced to shoot down unarmed fleeing refugees by urging East Ber liners to invite their loved border guards to Christ mas dinner According to the Red propaganda cam paign the guards are worthy of love and respect from young and old for preventing Western Militarists and imperialists from disrupting East Germanys merry and properous holiday season Pauling criticizes probe WASHINGTON Nobel Prizewinning scientist Linus C Pauling said the House Committee on Un American Activities had chosen the Christmas sea son to crucify a group of women peace workers The atomic scientist said the investigation of peace organizations for possible Communist ties was an outrageous violation of the right of freedom of speech guaranteed by our Constitution Florida is hit hardest More cold on way FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES One of the greatest Cuid waves on record dealt a crippling blow to Floridas citrus vegetable and tour ist industries Thursday and froze the Southland with temperatures far belowthe freezing mark The death count from more than a week of arctic blasts and driving snows in the na tions eastern half soared past 130 Subzero temperatures ranged northward to the Great Lakes although Chicagos low tem perature of 6 above was warm er than the 1 above at Atlanta Relief in the north such as it was was shortlived A fresh tide of arctic air was pouring southward from Canada and blizzardlike snows swirled over Great Lakes states with depth of more than a foot The cold wave was the worst of the century in Florida and the most severe ever for De cember in many parts of Dixie Records which had stood for decades tumbled along with the temperature The weather news was grim for Florida farmers Most o the states million citrus crop was frozen by tempera tures which fell as low as 10 above Both tender and hardy winter vegetable crops had been wiped out in all areas ex cept along the lower east coast Final estimates of the damage depended on how long the cold lasts and how much of the frozen fruit can still be sal vaged A spokesman for Florida Citrus Mutual a producers or ganization said a preliminary estimate indicated damage was greater than the disastrous win ter of 195758 when the citrus industry suffered a blow from which it took years to recover The chilly prediction was for another night of hard freeze and scattered frost in most areas Farmers near Tampa reported their fields were solid sheets of ice Miami resort owners were no happier The temperature stayed above freezing at Miami Beach but it was a chilly 37 degrees and vacationers sported warm sweaters and topcoats instead of bikinis Resort officials said it could lave been worse since the big ourist rush at Miami does not begin until after the first of the year The heart of the cold wave was centered smack over Ken ucky and Tennessee plunging the temperature to 18 below at f Crossville Tenn and 17 below at London Ky The two Dixie communities ranked as the cold est in the nation at Pensacola 12 at Jackson at Miami 7 below Tenn 1 at Atlanta 9 at value Ion SC 1 below at Windsor Conn 5 below at Pitts burgh 9 at Richmond Va Ala 5 at Montgomery 6 at Asheville Georgias unofficial low was 9 below zero at Blairsville Russia has its troubles No talks now Rusk FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES PARIS Secretary of State Dean Rusk said Thursday the United States will undertake no new negotiations with Rus sia until the Cuban crisis is CHEER GOAL United Packinghouse Workeri Local North Iowa Writers Club Bath Farm Women Geneseo Homemakers 050 BernJce Chrjii Friendly Neighbor Club Meservey Mr and Mrs W E Smith Maseia Club State Street Club Navy Mothers Club Jefferson Brownie Troop No 11 Brownie Troop JliO Roosevelt Iowa State Policemens Assn Unit 18 W It M Barbers Local No 818 Unidentified friend Gleaners Sunday School Class Plymouth In memory of Larry Dean Ritter Lynn Eilen IOtO 1000 a oo 200 1110 ano soo 1000 100 500 100 THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATEJl01601 STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT 7 i Labor in boost to Cheer Fund EADING thelist of donors this day is the generous con tribution of the United Pack i n g house Workers Lo cal 38 This is an example oE h o w organized labor has given its support for this cause Many of its members have had contacts with families helped by the Cheer Fund They are glad to support it Equally strong in support of the Cheer Fund are other organ izations the enclosed chtck helps your Christmas Cheer Fund accomplish its fine pur pose wrote an officer of the Mason City unit of the Iowa State Policemens Association Lynn Ellen sent a gift with he hope it will go to a needy boy or girl The Geneseo Homemakers Jlub treasurer stated she was lappy to have the organization give to this worthycause Contributions are also coming n as memorials Mr and Mrs Larry Ritlcr of Clear Lake sent a gift in memory of Iheir son arry Dean Ritter Doris Bruce executive secre manufacturing and agriculture He told the delegates that when such topics as Berlin came up during he Cuban negotia ions U S representatives rc iHed with positions previously taken by Ihc Kennedy adminis tration The Weather VU1VI IflClUUCCl 1U V yit at Tallahassee 18 at Tampa 14 haPper Christmas for aw Cons d c r a b at Pensarnla 12 at thosc less fortunate and at the cloudiness Thursday n i e h me temperature lo 18 below at were Crossville Tenn and 17 below Service which T administers the fund is now jusy preparing for the giant ask of distributing food cloth I In the name of those who will jencfit we again want to thank are so generously making funds available for this ng your gift to the Globe razette Send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER Care GlobeCazette Mason City On the inside Page 4 1415U Sports 1711 Iowa News if Latest Markets 20 Mason City News Clear Lake News n 24 fully settled Rusk specifically ruled out any EastWest negotiations on Berlin at this time He reaf firmed the Wests determination to defend isolated West Berlin and to maintain Allied rights on the lifeline routes linking the city to West Germany In a cautiously optimistic re port to the annual NATO winter ministerial meeting Rusk said the outcome of the Cuban crisis and weaknesses developing in the Communist bloc offered the opportunities The world may be arriving he explained at a time when the East instead of the West wil do a greater part of the worry ing Rusk also assured America NATO allies the United States government is not negotiating with the SovierUriibn on an other subjectthan Cuba He proposed w i d eranging Western studies of major diplo matic problems to consolidate advantages now flowing toward the Atlantic community And he warned the Soviet Un ion the United States has given all the concessions it intends to offer in the negotiations for treaty to ban nuclear tests Rusk spoke for nearly an hour at the opening session of a three day ministerial review of NATO problems in the Paris headquar ters of the 15nation alliance He said the Soviet Union is bumping into serious problems including troubles inside the country itself within the Com munist bloc and in relations with the rest of the world He described Premier Khrush chevs differ ences with Pe king as serious and predicted more trouble pro b a b 1 y j coming At home he add ed Khrush chevs govern rnent is beset with serious RUSK economic prob Icms both in cloudiness Thursday nigh scattered light snow ending warmer lows 1215 Partly cloudy and turning colder Friday highs near 20 owa Partly cloudy through Friday Warmer Thursday night lows 1520 Turning colder northeast Friday highs 20s northeast Tb near 40 south west Further outlook Part ly cloudy and continued cold Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair con tinued cold Highs Friday around 20 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 10 Minimum Sunrise 737 Sunset 438 YEAR AGO Maximum 7 Minimum 20 APPROACHES shows II launched last August 27 from Cape Canaveral Fla solid is scheduled to pass at pm Friday some 20000 miles from Venus Mariner II the frail buglike explorer is to measure radio and heat radiations from below the dense clouds that hide Venus from sight Mariner nears rim of Venus Will scan planet on Friday WASHINGTON II now approaches its magic mo ment in space The frail bugiike by the nearnes of the ready for a first close look at a neighbor planet earths cloudveiled sister Venus At pm CST Friday Mariner is to pass some 20000 miles from or take a few thousand miles For half an hour its instruments will measure radio and heat radi ations from below the dense clouds that hide the planet from sight It is an historic moment in mans probing farther and farther into his solar system Even now a Soviet space probe is pushing toward Mars for a closer look at that planet Mariner has weathered a series of troubles but with one of its solar panels out of operation it is about to complete its mission Mariner is already holder of all records for long distance radio communication through space REELECTED The Nation al Farmers Organization NFO Thursday reelected Oren Lee Staley lo his eighth consecutive term as president at the annual convention in DCS Moines He polled 2651 votes Robert Casper Winter set Iowa polled 1606 votes while Harold Woodward Both any Mo received only 362 CRASH VICTIM NEW HIGHLAND Minn UPI Henclrickscn 37 Albert Lea was killed Wednesday when a new car he was test driving went out of control and crashed He was thrown from Ihe car When it reports back from Venus it will set a new signals from a manmade device 36 million miles away This all began on Aug 27 when an AtlasAgena B rocket complex boosted Mariner into space On Oct 31 almost 12 million miles from earth Mariner radi A rare sight North lowans will find it worth while to get up at or am Friday to see Venus our morning star in all its majesty Look into the southern star of a most unbelievable brightness will be Venus It is inside the earths orbit For that reason it comes between us and the sun or the sun comes be tween us and Venus We see it by reflected light from the sun oed that its power production had dropped Technicians guessed that one of the solar panels which convert sunlight into electricity had developed a short circuit They commanded Mariner to cease its electricityconsuming science experiments while they pondered the problem On Nov 7 they decided to re new the experiments since they seemed to be getting enough pow er from the remaining solar pan el Suddenly the shortsolar panel began operating again and tech nicians decided the shortcircuit had corrected itself The next day they turned the experiments on again On Nov 1SN solar panel went out again Mariner continues on one solar panel Toward the end of November temperatures on the sunward face of the solar panels were up to 200 degrees Fahrenheight with spacecraft temperatures 100 de grees on the shady side By Fri day experts estimate temper atures on the solar panels will reach 250 degrees In spite of all the troubles Mari ner has already earned its keep It has measured the climate of space on its 182million journey Instruments showed that there is a continual wind of sparse but astmoving particles blowing ironi the sun Most of the solar were traveling between 850000 and 1550000 miles an lour A few particles were found to be traveling nearly three million miles an hour   

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