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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Gone are the famed old trains Victims of the times By ROGER LANE NEW YORK AP Phoebe Snow has died Phoebe Snow you ask Well sir Phoebe Snow was a train a passenger train whose name was a byword among railroad buffs for elegance and good living Her passing was mourned as another casualty among the fa mous old passenger trains that have passed from the tracks in recent years Besides Phoebe the Zephyr Rockets disappeared in 1962 and only a ruling by a government agency spared the passing of the temporarily Already chiseled on the tomb stone of deluxe railroad travel are the Royal Blue the Black Diamond the Commodore Van derbilt the Nellie Ely and oth er sentimental favorites Behind the disappearance of the famous trains are Mr and Mrs Average American who have de serted the rails for the more flex ible automobile and the speedier airplane Take the onceflourishing 400 the Chicago and North Western Railway prestige train between Chicago and the twin cities of St Paul and Minneapolis As its riders switched to the highways and the air operating losses mounted to in 1959 climbed up to the following year and about the same in 1961 Last spring the Interstate Com merce Commission refused abandonment petition Wait another year was the edict The Nellie Bly disappeared in 1961 after 71 years on the 143mile New YorkAtlantic City run as a joint venture of the Pennsylvania Reading and Sea Shore railroads Other famous names which have disappeared include ttie Royal Blue of the Baltimore and Ohio the Gulf Coast Rebel the Morning Star the Meadow lark and the Ann Rutledge Some disappeared the Lehigh Valley Railroads Black Diamond an allparlor car train that Carried honeymoon ers from New York to Buffalo from 196 until the Lehigh went out of the passenger business al in 1959 Others forfeited their identity Jn consolidations like the Com modore i Vanderbilt which was merged by the New York Central into its famed 20th Century Limited on New YorkChicago runs The Commodore as it was known familiarly was named for the most famed railroad baron of them all Cornelius Vanderbilt founder of the Central in the 1850s Still the deluxe intercity pas senger train hasnt altogether gone the way of the stage coach Many still thrive Among the leaders is the New York Centrals 20th Century Limited The 20th Century celebrated her 60th anniversary last year and by recent report returns a tidy profit to her operators The Pennsylvania Railroad still has the Broadway Limited on the same 16hour run the Union Pacific its City of Los Angeles the Santa Fe its Super Chief the Great Northern its Empire Builder the Southern Railway its Crescent the Illinois Cen tral its Panama Limited and the its Capitol Limited and the Rock Island its Rocket Heavy loss in port strike NEW YORK of the East Coast dock strike work ers at a West Germany automo bile factory will get an enforced twoday vacation next week Fifty thousand banana farmers In Ecuador lacking insurance on their perishable crop half of which is sold in the United States are threatened with ruinous losses A million tons of US food con signed as aid to foreign nations is dammed up in nearly paralyzed ports from Maine to Texas Losses to the domestic economy alone are estimated at beyond million and rising to million a day These are some of the effects of the work stoppage that has tied up general cargo at 41 Atlantic and Gulf coast ports since Dec 23 Talks continued here Thursday hi efforts to settle the dispute be tween the dock union and the New York Shipping Association which represents 145 shipping and steve doring companies over the No shift in jobs picture Growth not apparent Photpfax beehive hair do puffed socks slacks and other outoftheroutine attire as worn by this Philadelphia school girl homeward bound from her classes have been ordered discontinued by school authorities The new code is intended to bring more dignity to the class room The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 102 No 234 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 10 UOc a Paper oi Two Home of Meg is damaged LONDON broke out Thursday at Kensington Pal ace the home of Princess Margaret and brought part of the roof crashing down near an apartment being prepared for her The princess watched fire men train hoses at the top of the palace as smoke gushed from upper story windows WASHINGTON gov ernment reported Thursday the nations job situation remainet virtually unchanged in December Employment declined seasonally by 420000 and unemployment in creased by 16000 Government spokesmen said the obless rate was disappointing The usual cold weather effec employment brought the tpta umber of workers holding job 67561000 compared with 67 J81000 in November Unemployment roce to Ml ompared with the 3801000 in No ember The December idle in rease was considerably less than tie 100000 normally expected in December The seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment to the work force was 56 per cent in December compared with 58 per cent in No vember and 55 per cent in Oc ober The jobless rate has been n this range through most of 1962 Harold Goldstein assistant la jor statistics commissioner sak the December figures reflected no aasic change in the job situation He said it has remained much the same since early 1962 Nonfarm employment rose sea sonally in December to 635 mil lion or about 15 million above year earlier Farm employment droppec more than seasonally between No ember and December to 41 mil ion This was believed due to ex remely cold weather Farm em ployment however is on a con inuing decline Amish want laws bent Isolate Cubans fully U S will ask neighbors The blaze started in the pal ace rafters near the 20room apartment being prepared for the princess and her hus b a n d Antony Armstrong Jones When it broke out Margaret was in her present quarters at the other end of the palace Damage was mostly con fined to a section of roof over the servants quarters in the apartment of Princess Marina Duchess of Kent This adjoins the home being readied for Margaret Servants fled from the build ing as flames crackled through the roof Princess Marina came out with Princess Margaret to watch the fire They were joined by Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael Marinas son and daughter A fire brigade spokesman said the servants quarters in Princess Marinas residence were badly damaged DES MOINES UPI Five bearded Amishmen battling to preserve the rudimentary edu cation provided in their privately operated one room schools Thursday ran into a solid wal of minimum standards set by I state law The five men who form th school committee of the Amis settlement near Hazellon con erred for about an hour with W T Edgren assistant stat superintendent of public instruc tion J J Jorgensen Buchana ounty school superintendent said the Amish attitude was tha county and state school author ities should bend a little an not require the religious sect t tiire state certified teachers fo their two oneroom rural schools They were told that Iowa made it mandatory that all chi dren receive elementary educa tion from certified teachers is not discretionary Jorgen sen said The Amish who refuse to us modern conveniences and m chinery accepted an auto ric to Des Moines with Jorgensen on Photofax LOOT RECOVERED Sheriff Lester Hay Albu querque N Mex happily displays he recov ered when he arrested two men in connection with the robbery of a supermarket Within three hours after the robbery Hay had the two men in jail a signed confession from one and the loot recovered and counted Rules victory argue House posts FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Administration Democrats in the House began feuding among themselves Thursday after routing President Kennedys conservative foes in the first struggle of the new Congress The intraparty strife erupted over the filling of Democratic vacancies on the House Ways Means committee The outcome could determine the fate of Kennedys program for the aged The issvie will be settled at a caucus of the 258 House Dem ocrats Monday a few hours before the President delivers his StateoftheUnion address controversial Medicare Tshombe on move again Kennedy triumphed at the opening Wednesday when the House down an attempt by conserva ives to seize control of its legis lative machinery The White House said the of the 88th Congress ELISABETHVILLE Katanga his army disintegrat ing and his control over Katanga shattered President M o i s e Tshombe yielded a bit Thursday to the United Nations after a brief period of house arrest Accompanied by a police jeep he set out ahead of a UN column to urge his scattered troops not to resist a movement to Sakania an important border point about 120 miles southeast of this Katangan capital In ordering his house arrest the United Nations had demanded that the president guarantee fre dom of movement through the se cessionist province Apparently he was released however after giv ing assurances only for the Saka nia movement I am authorized to declare said British Consul Derek Dodson that President Tshombe grant to the United Nations complete freedom of movement on the roai to Sakania Remnants of Tshombes disor ganized forces have fled to th Sakania area a crossing poin into Northern Rhodesia Wednesday night by UN Secre taryGeneral U Thant after th Katangan leader renewed hi herelthreat to blow up the big indus traditionally set a pattern for trial installations and hydroelec settlements in other ports trie dam at Kolwezi years contract terms reached between the two groups Tshombes Elisabethville house was arrest i ordere The Weather A UN spokesman said Tshom e was released from house ar est early Thursday and immedi teiy set out with a UN column or the towns of Kasembulesa and akania southeast of Elisabeth ille on the border of Northern Ihodesta There was no immedate ex ilanalion why Tshombe and the olumn did not move northwest oward Kolwezi the scene of the reaVest threat from Tshombes President was most gratified by the results By a 39vote margin the House approved an administra tion proposal which permanent ly established its powerful Rules Committee as a 15member body The move was designed to nail down administration con trol of the committee The vote was 235 to 196 giving the President and his congres sional leaders a far bigger vic tory than they had counted on It also was way above the 5vote cliffhanger margin by which ihe President and late Speaker Sam Rayburn won a similar victory two years ago On the showdown vote 207 Democrats and 28 Republicans most of them regarded as liber als supported the administra North Iowa Cold wave with temperatures falling to zero to 10 below by Friday morn ing and holding to near zero or under throughout Friday Intermittent light snow Thurs day night may accumulate one or two inches Northerly winds 1525 miles per hour Thursday night Continued cloudy Friday Minnesota Cloudy snow flur ries much colder windy Highs Friday around zero GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Snow and cold in forecast Low of 15 possible Snow swirled into Iowa the wings of a blast of frigid Arctic air Thursday putting an abrupt end to a midwinter warm spell One to three inches of snow was expected to accumulate over the state by Friday with brisk winds and cold wave warnings Readings as low as 15 below zero were predicted Thursday night The mass of cold air pushed into the state during the early morning starting temperatures on their downward plunge and bringing snow By midmorn ing snow had slicked highways in parts of the state Forecasters said one to three inches of snow would accumu late over the state with north erly winds of 20 to 35 MPH causing some drifting Temperatures which ranged from highs of 33 at Spencer to 52 at L a m o n i Wednesday dropped sharply The mercury was expected to fall to 10 to 15 below zero northwest and to zero to 5 above southeast by Friday morning Forecasters added that the readings probably would hold near those overnight figures throughout the day Friday The outlook for Saturday was con tinued quite cold and cloudy with scattered snow in the east The sudden surge of cold air into Iowa came from an exten sive mound of Arctic air piled over the Canadian Rockies It was gradually spreading over the northwestern United States Photofax READS THE NEWSBritish Prime Minister Harold Mac millan shown reading a news paper aboard a train in Lon don began his seventh year at the head of Britains gov ernment Macmillan 68 was to meet with members of his cabinet and was to consult with his senior ministers but no ceremony to mark his an niversary was planned Powers in fair condition after heart attack DES MOINES AP Glen G Powers 52 Iowa conservation di rector was reported in fair con dition at a hospital Thursday after suffering a heart attack as he was leaving his office late Wednesday The directors administrative assistant William Boswell Jr said Powers was preparing to leave for Hampton for a speaking engagement when he was strick Would cut links that still exist Move readied forOAS WASHINGTON UPI The United States will ask American hemisphere nations to consider a policy of almost total isola tion of Communist Cuba of ficial sources said Thursday Among measures being dis cussed are a complete ban on trade with Cuba except for food and medicine by members of he Organization of American States severing commu nications including telephone and telegraph and halting air and sea travel to Cuba This became known following talks between President Kenne dy and Soviet first deputy for eign minister Vasily V Kuznet sov Wednesday which included a discussion of the recent Cuban missile crisis White House sources said Ken nedy1 and Kuznetsov who is re turning to Moscow after more than two months of Cuba nego tiations in New York also brief ly ran down a list of other US Soviet issues including Berlin and disarmament The White House session was described as very cordial en blanketing the eastern slopes of the Rockies and adjacent high plains region with snow loldout forces The UN spokesman said the column had encountered no re istance after advancing 40 miles The UN spokesman said the operation was going according to plan Katangan sources said TsSombe tried to leave his presidential palace Wednesday night UN Tu lisian troops stopped him enforc ing the house arrest order It was understood Tshombe then contacted the British consul in Elisabethville and through him of fered UN troops freedom oi movement to Sakania UN au thorities then agreed Tshombe could go free Thant ordered the crackdown on Tshombe after another day of vacillation during which the Katanga president alternately pledged peaceful aims and threat ened again to apply the scorchet earth policy if the UN commant tried to take Kolwezi tion Joining in opposition were 148 Republicans and 48 Demo crats chiefly from the South Powers an employe of the State Conservation Commission since 1940 has been director since 1959 He lives at Indianola with his wife and four children Maximum Minimum 35 14 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES He wants to buy the Queen Mary LONDON tfi Holiday camp millionaire Billy Butlin has of fered a million mil the liner Queen Mary Prior to 1961 the committee vhen she is retired in five years was a 12man body controlled by 6man RepublicanSouthern Democratic coalition headed by chairman Howard Smith DVa The administration charged that oo many of its key bills were bottled up by the committee Discrimination in DES MOINES the Governors Commission on Civil Rights saying discrimination in employment does exist said it is recommending a fair employ ment practices law for Iowa The commission said about 60 per cent of the problem lies in Polk and Black Hawk counties But it said longterm solution of the problem is beyond the power of such localities and it is incumbent on the state to provide a solution SAME 1fiwi Sufttj ncptrtment Buck FUf Meaini Traffic Detth 21 Butlin said Wednesday night he wants to turn the 81237ton lunard ship into a floating holi day camp off the English south coast Cunard chairman Sir John Brocklebank said Tuesday he would like to convert the now 27 years old into a luxury lotel in the Caribbean On the inside Editorials Page 4 CubGazette 6 Clear Lake News7 Society News 89 Sports 1112 North Iowa News 13 Latest Markets14 Mason City News 1415 Comics SUI may train Peace Corps IOWA CITY The University of Iowa is nego tiating with the Peace Corps toward training a Peace Corps unit for work in Indonesia The spokesman said negotiations with the federal government are near the point of signing a contract to train about 30 Peace Corps members to work in physical education and coaching in Indonesia Insulation still smolders NEW YORK Firemen were summoned to the 31st floor of the Empire State Building again and found evidence of smoldering insulation similar to the type that caused a smoky fire Wednesday An attendant on the floor phoned an alarm when he found a wall hot The fires were attributed tentative ly to a carelessly thrown cigarette Cant cut up stamps ATLANTA The Atlanta Post Office ruled that letter writers lacking new 5cent stamps cannot post their mail with a 4cent stamp and onequarter of a 4cent stamp It was replying to a writer who said in a note on an envelope that he had a 4cent stamp but no 1cent stamp so I cut a 4cent stamp into four pieces V Secretary of State Dean Rusk arranged another meeting Thursday with Kuznetsov and will give a lunch for him U S sources said Kennedy did not discuss with Kuznetsov the question of some 16000 to 17000 Soviet military personnel remaining in Cuba 6000 of whom are in combat units But they said the United States still is concerned about their pres ence there and will raise tho issue with the Kremlin Officials here said for further economic isolation of Cuba have not yet received pres idential approval but were be ing urged within the State De partment In any case they are expected to be raised for dis cussion purposes in the OAS in a week or two The United States banned ex ports to Cuba except for medi al supplies and certain foods in October 1960 and halted US imports from Cuba in February 1962 Officials estimated that Latin American trade with Cuba is running at million a year A large part of this trade is in food but Cuba recently attempt ed to purchase in Latin America industrial machinery and parts which it can no longer procure from the United States How the proposed communica tions cutoff would affect press contact with Havana was not clear According to one official only communications within the hemisphere would be affected not those between Cuba and Europe A related proposal being dis cussed is to ask the OAS itself to take over measures which the United States had planned to invoke unilaterally to dis courage shipping by other mari time nations to Cuba The Kennedy administration last fall prepared a fourpoint plan to discourage such ship ping including chartering of vessels to the Soviet Union for rade with Cuba The plan which would have involved denial of US Port fa cilities and US aid cargocs was shelved when the Cuban missile crisis came along in Oc tober It since has been worked ovev and revised
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