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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 104 Associated Press and United Pitts Internationa Full Ixsc MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 1H4 10c a Paper Consists of Two 1 Formosa France break Lee P Loo mis dies at 79 Rites set Wednesday Was chairman of Lee newspapers Lee P Loomis 79 cnairman of the board of Lee Enterprises including 10 Midwest daily newspapers and those in six Montana cities died about am Monday at his home at 321 1st SE He had been ill foi several years A requiem Holy Communion will be held at St Johns Episcopal Church in Mason City at 11 am Wed nesday with the Rev Franklin J Klohn officiating Fu neral services will be at 2 pm Thursday in Trinuit and chairman of the board ity Episcopal Church in Muscatine The Rev H P Auffrey will officiate with Father Klohn assisting Interment will be in the family plot in Cemetery at Greenwood Muscatine The MajorBrickson Funer al Home is in charge of ar rangements Friends may call at the chapel from 3 pm Tuesday un til 10 am Wednesday Mr Loomis 61 years as newspaperman saw him ad vance from a subscription solici f Mail0Graph Inc Kewanee Mr Loomis served as chief xecutive of these corporations vhich comprised the Lee Group until a merger in 1960 brought nlo being Lee Enterprises Inc Philip D Adler son of E P Adler became president and VIr Loomis chairman of the board He also served as chairman of he board of Lee Newspapers of Montana which were acquired by the Lee Group in 1959 Mr Loomis was holder of an Iowa Master Editor and Publish LEE P LOOMIS Saboteurs of train sought tor to the chairmanship of th board of Lee Enterprises Inc an organization of newspaper in six states with interests in ra dio television and printing fields His newspaper career began in 1902 with the Ottumvva Cour ier as a subscription solicitor at the age of 18 and he advanced cub reporter to city edi tor of the paper In 1907 he went o Muscatine as managing edi tor of the Journal In 1915 at 31 he became pub lisher as successor to the late Frank D Throop who then was named publisher of the Daven port Democrat Three years lat er the Muscatine Journal pur chased the competing newspa per the NewsTribune and fa MIAMI Fla AP luvesti1 gators sought Monday to track down saboteurs who dynamited a 91car freight train and a work train derrick of the strike irected ailroad harassed Railway No one Florida East Coast was injured in the blasts Sunday which caused 10 miles damage estimat ed by WL Thornton the car riers chief operating officer at more than It was definitely sabotage Thornton said I am not imply ing the unions are to blame No one knows at this lime who die this George Leighty chief negoti ator for the 11 striking unions said we know absolutely noth ing about it He said union members had been warned no to resort to violence The sabotage was the wors against which the 577mile operates be wecn Jacksonville and Florida ity south of Miami since the nonoperating unions struck Jan 3 1963 Railroad officials said here have been 146 incidents About 1200 union employes struck idling about 800 others They demanded the 1028 cents anhour pay raise agreed to by nearly all class one railroads on a national level The Florida East Coast line which was not a party to the negotiations said it couldnt afford the raise and wanted to bargain separately There has been no passenger service since the strike bul freight service has been built up to four trains each way daily using supervisory personnel and nonunion workers The railroad now has a work force of about 700 cilities of the two papers were consolidated When the Mason City Globe Gazette became affiliated with the Lee Group April 1 1925 Mr Loomis was appointed as the newspapers business man ager He succeeded the publisher William F Muse when the lat ter died in 1931 Mr Loomis re tired from the post Sept 30 1962 He remained however as president of the GlobeGazette management board While still active head of the GlobeGazette Mr Loomis be came vice president of the Lee Group succeeding Mr Throop who died March 4 1943 He took over the presidency upon the er Award conferred by the Iowa Daily Press Assn one of a number of newspaper organiza ions with which he was activel affiliated He received the 1961 Un versity of Minnesota Award for Distinguished Service in Jour nalism This is one of the most prized recognitions in the Mid dle West In 193637 he served as presi dent of the Iowa Daily Press Association He was long active as a member of the American Newspaper Publishers Assn the Inland Daily Press Assn and the Northwest Daily Press Assn For nine years he was a di rector of the Bureau of Adver tising of the American News paper Publishers Assn and he was a key figure in building associations membership in the Midwest For more than 25 years Mr BOMBS SHATTER STADIUM Sol diers view damage to bleachers in a stadium in Saigon Viet Nam after two bombs exploded duringa softball game Two United States servicemen were killed and more than 20 other Ameri Photofax cans were injured in the explosions Bombs had been planted under six inches of earth about 20 feet apart be neath the stands and presumably were set off electrically by Communist Viet Cong terrorists Chinese drop the French Effective immediately TAIPEI Formosa UPI Nationalist China broke diplo matic relations with France Monday The government information office said the break was effec tive immediately The move was in obvious re taliation for Frances diplo matic recognition of Red China two weeks ago At his Jan 31 news confer ence French President Charles e Gaulle explained that he had ecognized Red China because was the effective government f the entire Chinese mainland He paid a warm personaLtrib te to Nationalist Chinese Presi ent Chiang Kaishek at the ime But he left completely ip in the air the problem of rec ognizing two Chinas or the ossibility of breaking with the Nationalists and the question of Chinese representation in the United Nations Arrest 3 in Viet bombing Two dead Last weekend however in formed quarters in Paris indi cated that relations between Paris and Taipei would be sev ered before complete diplomatic relations were set up between the French and Peking within three months Nationalist China which still holds Chinas seat in the Security Council had held off breaking relations with Paris until now SAIGON Viet Nam AP Two bombs planted by terror ists destroyed bleachers dur ing a softball game in Pershing Stadium Sunday night Two US servicemen were killed death of E P Adler of Daven orl in 1949 During this period he was resident of the following firms Loomis pioneered and developed radio and television stations He became interested in the radio field in 1937 with the launching of KGLO then a 100watt sta tion at Mason City These interests subsequently were expanded to include WTAD Quincy 111 KGLOFM and KGLOTV Mason City KHQATV Hannibal Mo and Quincy 111 KEYCTV Man kato Minn and WMTV Madi son Wis He served as president of Lee Radio Inc Mason City and Lee Broadcasting Inc Quincy 111 and 23 other Americans were injured Vietnamese police reported they had arrested three sus pects in the bombing An entire American family was injured The father was kept in the hospital but his wife and their young daughter The bombs had been planted under six inches of earth about 20 feet apart beneath the bleachers and presumably were set off electrically by Commu nist Viet Cong terrorists from some distance away Names of the victims have not been released pending noti fication of their next of kin In Washington the State De partment issued a statement saying This is the most serious of the series of incidents which were released after treatmentjthe Viet Cong have perpetrated Three other women also were wounded slightly Red defects to United States WASHINGTON State Department said Monday that Yuri I Nossenko 36yearold officer of the KGB top Soviet Security agency has requested political asylum in the United Stales Nossenko disappeared from Soviet circles at Geneva last week Soviet officials notifying the Swiss authorities indicated he was a member of the Rus sian delegation at the 17nation disarmament conference Dispatches from Geneva said his disappearance had appar ently created considerable con cern at Soviet headquarters North Iowa Weather outlook Clearing and colder Monday night lows 510 Partly cloudy and continued cold Tuesday highs in ttie 20s dttails on 2 We do not believe he has met with an accident a Soviet source was quoted as sayin It is beginning to look as though he may have defected State Department press offi cer Richard I Phillips gave lit tle information to clear up the question of why Nossenko de cided to request asylum in the United States Phillips said that according to Nosscnkos own statements he is a staff officer of the KGB and until Feb 4 the dale of his disappearance he was assignee to Geneva on temporary duty from KGB headquarters in Moscow Phillips identified the initials as designating the Soviet gov ernments Committee for Stat Security EXERT RIGHTS BERLIN UPI The US Army Monday sent four largi convoys over the East German highway without interference b the Soviets avenport davenport Newspapers Inc GlobeGazette Pub slung Co Mason City Journal rinting Co Muscatine Cour er Printing Co Ottumwa Star Co Lincoln Neb Visconsin State Journal Co ladison Wis and the La rosse Tribune Co LaCrosse He also was vice president of he Star Courier Co Kewanee Wherever his career led him he took an important part in community life as a leader for civic betterment Although the responsibilities of the newspaper groups presidency were heavy he continued active participation in Mason City civic affairs and in programs of his church For a time he served as senior warden of St Johns Episcopal Church in Mason City LEE LOOMIS Please turn to page 2 On the inside Editorials 4 Society news 101112 Sports news 1314 Bowling news 15 Latest markets 16 Mason City news81617 Comics Clear Lake news 18 20 Transit timetable 22 Classified pages 2223 against the Americans starting in 1957 We are resolved to con tinue extending full assistance to the government and people of Viet Nam in their struggle to put an end to such Communist terrorism The carefully prepared bomb ing brought to three the toll of US servicemens deaths and to more than 27 the number of Americans wounded by Viet Cong guerrilla action in the Saigon area in a week It was feared more such bombings would be dircctec against Americans in a cam paign of The scene of the bombing was Pershing Field an athletic field near Saigon Airport used ex clusively by US service teams Authorities said the bombs appeared to be USmade 20 pound aerial fragmentation bombs There was speculation that the guerrillas had warned Viet namese residents that the bombs would be set off during the game In another development Com munist North Vietnamese lead ers visiting Moscow conferred over the weekend with Premier Khrushchev in talks that Prav da said displayed comradely frankness and friendship First Lady has the flu WASHINGTON Lyn dori B Johnson is ili in bed with 24hour virus the White House said Monday Lees door was always open Lee P Loomis and the GlobeGazette were almost synonymous for the years in which he headed this newspaper His person ality has so infiltrated its operations that it will be the guiding influence for its execu tives for all time to come Lee Loomis was Lee to all of his em ployes His door was always open to all of them to that employe who sought to practice something cute or shabby in the performance of his duties He was a the writer of these lines The areas in which his hand is missed are too numerous to mention Ray N Rorick Publisher Senate House conference hits accord on 14 per cent WASHINGTON Senate House conferees on the tax cut bill agreed Monday to President Johnsons request for a speedy cut in the wage and salary with holding rate to 14 per cent The effect will be to pour an additional million a month into the economy as soon as the new rate takes effect The pres ent withholding level is 18 per cent The Senate had amended the bill to establish a 14 per cent rate for this year instead of the 15 per cent voted by the House The Senate and House conferees agreed at Friday ahead Mondays initial conference to go along with this The conferees did not settle the time for the 14 per cent rate to go into effect The Senate voted to make it one week after the bill was signed Although the Senate and House are million apart on overall reductions most ol their differences are considerec minor Not in controversy are thej cuts for individual and corpo rate taxpayers Taxpayers subject to with uolding deductions will have an estimated million more in their pay envelopes every month The extra money fcr 80 mil lion individuals and 550000 busi ness taxpayers is expected by the administration to give the national economy a shot in the arm to inoculate it against a business slump passed the of schedule version called for an bil It bil reduction The House measure passed Sept 25 provided for cuts o about billion Most reductions in both plan would be effective retroactively to Jan 1 of this year Somewhere between the tw figures the conferees hope t reach agreement before Feb 22 which would leave the Sen te and the House six working ays to consider the compro mise and send it to the Presi ent before March 1 The President wants quicker ction He would like to have he lower withholding rates go nto effect as soon as possible he bookkeeping machinery to o this takes an estimated two veeks or more to get into high ear Smofcy to get raccoon helper KANSAS CITY W Smoky the Besr inveterate foe of for fires is going to be joined m his conservation work by a forest friend the raccoon ENGINEER DIES SOUTHAMPTON NY W Finley Robertson Porter 92 pi oneer plane and auto engineer died Saturday drain in London case LONDON AP The depar ture of a leading British re search team for the United States stirred new charges Mon day that the government is not giving the nations best brains enough money for research The latest loss through the brain dram to America was confirmed Sunday night by Sir Robert Aitken vice chanceil or of Birmingham University He said Prof Ian Bush and nine of his research workers are leav ing this fall to continue their work at the Worcester Institute in Massachusetts Dr Priscilla Hele a member of Bushs staff said he has been worried over the years over the size of grants for his research into the chemistry oC the body during mental illness Start firing Cubans at Guantanamo WASHINGTON h e De fense Department announced Monday that the services of a number of civilian workers are being terminated at the Guan tana mo Naval Base and a new permanent water production plant will be installed there The statement was issued after a special Navy survey group had returned from a fly ing visit to Guantanamo and submitted its recommendations to Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara SAM ru to FM4 M   

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