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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                Daily Newspoper far MM newspaper that mokes oil North lowons Home Edition VOL1M Auocltted Fat MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 30 164 UOff Consists of Two SectionsSection i No 42 quts race Alaskans begin giant cleanup job Wes too to campaign ANCHORAGE Alaska AP Shuddering through succes sive1 strong aftershocks Alaska Mondav laboriously dug out of the ruins of an historic earth quake disaster The death toll from Friday evenings record quake was ap proximately 70 an amazingly low figure but the grim reali zation of economic ruin was only beginning to sink in upon a stunned population Gov William A Egan revised Photofax his estimale of property dam SMI LE DESPITE TRAGEDY MrsBob McCreedy a8e upward to a conservative wpnnnof a srmlci i S3SO millinn Other unofficial wearing a smile despite the tragedy moves out her mimon belongings from twisted and wrecked home in the sstimates Turriagaiii r of Anchorage The area was one of the hardest hit m the city SUCCUMBS TOFATIGUE A fenseworkerJin Anchorage exhausted from long hours of helping the citys earthquake victims finally succumbs to fatigue at civil defense headquarters He was back on the job in a short time Attend Easter 5 then right back to work CRESCENT CITY Calif AP was work to do Easter Sunday or not Dozens of men after sharing ih Christendoms most triumph ant went home and exchanged their church fin ery for the grimiest clothes they couldfind Then they out to the rubblestrewn tortured places hit by the tidal Fri days terrible Alaska earth quake and started cleaning up A grim kind of spirit marked their toll They knew the record 11 dead and 15 missing and about 17 hurt More than 300 buildings four streetsdeep on 29 blocks had been demolished And an estimated total of million in damages lost to the waterborne horror v Four waves propelled across the fpm Alaska at hun dreds oi miles an hour struck the at am the fijrst tfiiirmiid The town of 3000 figured that was all North V 1 Weather outlook clauity and warmer mTwrn fair twrmnt cckter hfffa in en They went backtc sleep said a civil defense worker not bad The time was The fourth wave arrived The batteringram force of the advancing and receding tid al wave wrought havoc that tossed cars over like toys breachedconcrete walls wiped out complete inventories in a wink and left some 150 busi nesses as worthless as so much garbage About 350 persons were left homeless but the Red Cross found temporary homes for them Inside The Globe RALPH MILLER Hawk cage coach Page 9 Editorials new Latest markets Masen Ch news Transit timetable Classified eaves To get federal assist Face long hardxhore wcre The governor raised bis esti mate after visiting his home town of Valdez which had 32 dead and suffered heavy de struction Edward A McDermott Pres ident Johnsons personal repre sentative on the scene was fly ing back to Washington Monday to recommend special relic The President already has declared the 49th state a ma jor area McDermott said it was obvious the full dis aster relief program permitted under present law would not be enough At best hejfsaid it would take two to four months to get Alaskan economy into any workable shape nit tors Ernest Gruening and E L Bob Bart lett also Washingtonbound in dicated they would press foran immediate aid grant in Con gress TypicallySeward 60 miles south of Anchorage had only two known but its busi ness was 95 per cent destroyed and few of its nien still haid jobs The Alaskan Railroad vital route from Seward to the inte rior was a jumble of wrecked cars and twisted rails A mile long waterfront area collapsed into the sea AH i ii uiiiers at me uiiy Al alongthe ring of the Gulf or soup insteamingvats r A 13 elro urn atA n t of Alaska where the great quake struck in fury at pm Fri metropolis of tune has brought out the best in The second wave also modthe state with an area population nearlyeveryone and selfless erate struck at and 100000counted 12dead Its become contagious then a third wave at Still business district and its best though the struggle simply to residential sections were totterkeep Pnes own family warm ing heaps of awesome wreckand fed is exhausting ALASKA Continued on 2 SAN ANTONIO Tex Former Astronaut John H Glenn Jr withdrew Monday from the U S Sen ate race in Ohio because he is too iJl to because he said he does not have the right to ask for election just because he was he first American to orbit he earth It is too late for Glenns name o be removed from the Ohio primary ballot but he said that ven if the voters should go ahead and nominate h i m he would not run for the when you withdraw you with draw that terminates it Glenn damaged his inner ear i a fall in his bathroom in Co umbus on Feb 26 The injury affected his balance Glenn hifted his eyes from side to lide without turning his head as he announced his withdrawal iittingln a hospital bed He was pale Glenn a Marine lieutenant olonel said he will remain in the Marine Corps until he is fully recovered and that his doctors said might take many months Glenn said he could not en dorse his Democratic primary opponent US Sen Stephen M Young of Ohio because the Marine Corps prohibits politica statemerits by a man onactive duty CLEANUP UNDER WAY An An chbrage merchant stacks merchandise in the sunken street in front ofhis Photofax store which was shaken torubblein the violent earthquake Eyes dulled by fatigue shock ANCHORAGE Alaska has brought only The melancholy quiet of disasgrand adventure ters aftermath has settled over They melt snow in a big yel this scarred city j low plastic trash basket on the Soldiers guard deserted hearth eat lunch from olive streetsWeary people line up drab tins the night to TirlfrVl i If nfrVi r1 r A with bottles buckets jars cofgether in sleeping bags fee at big watertank neighbor Frank Reed has trucks school Others line building up at a electric stove 50 Mrs Paal is typhoid shots others i at the city park s day it was a similar story of spirits seemV amazingly high low casualties but muhtv m n m Eyes are dull from shock and u fatigue but if voices are low ful minutes that began at The crucibleofcommon misfor At the home of construction V J 1 T t J W IVI Oil UkllWIl Kodiak Island enumerated 12 worker Victor Paal seven chil drcn five of them huddle before the fireplace For them Good Fridays wicked Mason Cityans ask about Alaskan kin Fortytwo inquiries have been handled for residents of Ccrro Gordo and Franklin counties by the North Central Iowa Red Cross chapter to determine the welfare of relatives in earth quake stricken Alaska Glen Haydon Mason City ex ecutive director of the chapter See picture Pate 12 5 said Monday morning six have Society news 47 heard definitely that their rela lives escaped injury He expect tli ed other answers to start noun 11 ing in later x Haydon talked to Pentagon of 1MJ ficials Sunday morning and they CNar Lake M4 emphasized that there no W known cases of service person nel being injured in the quake I just cried But it was a happy cry That was the reac tion of Mrs John NaIan 602 E State to a telephone call Sun day night from her son Army Spec 5 Clayton Nalan Nalan an xray technician told his mother that he his wife and four children were in their car when the quake struck Anchor said they were shook up but not hurt We knew our prayers would be answered said Mrs James Rosa 208 1st NE She had asked the Red Cross to check on her son Richard and daughter and soninlaw Mr and Mrs Jack Humiston in Anchorage Humis ton on the staff of a US Air INQUIRY Continued on Paoe 3 able to cook one hot meal a day As neighbors swapped experi ences it became more clear what it was like during the aw pm Friday you sure it was only minutes said Clarence C o 1 bert an engineer Id swear that damn thing lasted at Jeast a half hour We were all at home At first I thought it was just another small get em all the time here Then I heard a sound like rolling drums and I knew it was big I hollered Lets get out of we Strangely few others recall hearing any sound at all other than glass breaking and furni ture tumbling Jean Miller for instance was at the doctors of fice with two of her seven chil dren and didnt even feel the earth shake at first I started to lean against the wall to talk with Dr Mills Mrs Miller said and the wall moved away from me The doc tor pushed me and the children to the floor and fell down on top ofus When it first happened I thought it was truck going by Out at the fashionable Turna gain section Esther McCreedy knew it was no truck I was in the rear corner of the room fixing ham with pineapple rings and brown sugar Mrs McCreedy said I was just thinking how good it was going to taste tcivv The first shock came It was Shriver a series of quick jumps likethe was stuttering I had felt AP Photofax MOMMY John F Kennedy Jr shouts with ex citement and his smiles at sight of clowns in Easter parade held on ski slope at Stowe Vl Annual parade features weird cos tumes and prizes Jackie leaves children at ski resort The 42yearold former astro naut had intended to retire from the Marines His injury suffered when he fell iin his bathroomand crack ed his head against tub preyented that Then he was expected to retire April lStil he could not The Marine Corps require that a retiring officer must be fit for duty and can retire only on the first day of the month If Glenn had been ableto re tire May 1 he would have been able to campaign only four days before the Ohio primary May 5 made his announce ment at Wilfprd Hall Hospita at Lackland Air where he was brought March 6 His announcement followed a statement read by Dr Richarj Mattson who said there is ri relation between Glenns orbita flight and his present condition As he was wheeled into th room on a bed he cracked to the next several months JOHN GLENN JR S o me re entry snt it He was propped up on the d at about a 45 degree angle His wife Annie who said she was sad about his quitting the race sat on the bed beside him The news conference lasted about an hour It was held in a vacant room larger than ttfe one Glenn is occupying at the hos pital This enabled all of thi newsmen present to attend at one time Earlier hospital of ficials had planned to allow only a few newsmen at one time in Glenns room tests of his cbndi ionby specialists have led to he that the condi ions causing my difficulties will probably not be resolved orat Jeast a number of months Doctors have advised that carrying on in a work status only aggravates the condition and can delay the possibility that would develop into a chronic situation from which recovery might be much more difficult he said To make full recovery most probable they recom mend that I discontinue any plans for activities for at least order from the US Supreme Court to prevent election of Iowa legislators under the tem porary reapportionment plan A threejudge Federal Court panel Friday unanimously ap proved the interim pian for re apportioning the Iowa General Assembly in lime for this years eleclions AUorney J Robert Hard of Osceola said application for the stay was in the mill and prob ably would be mailed to Wash ington later Monday Hard represents the auditors of three small southern Iowa Ringgold and Wayne He tried unsuccessfully Fri STOWE Vt Tha adult day to get a stay order to pre Kenncdys but left a vent election stale legislators To ask stay in Iowas elections OSCEOLA attorney partisan committee supporting for three county auditors said the three county auditors is Monday he would seek a stay working with him group of the young fry at thi ski resort Monday ready for more fun on the snowy slopes The family plane Caroline took off Sunday night from Bur lington Airport with Mrs John F Kennedy Ally Gen Robert F Kennedy and his wife Ethel Sen Edward M Kennedy D Mass and his wife Joan and Eunice Shriver wife of the Peace Corps director Sargent srounu was siuuenng i naa iejt v Caroline Kennedy and John F worse and wasnt alarmed Then Kennedy Jr remained at the re all of a sudden I was being sort with a number of young knocked from one wall to anKennedys and Shriversin care olhcr of some family employes on the new basis this year The plan which has the bless ing of the Federal Court calls for expanding the House from 108 to 124 members and the Sen ale from 50 to 59 members The legislature meeting in special session enacted the interim measure and Gov Harold Hughes has signed it The legis lature now is working on a permanent plan for submission to the 1965 legislature If Hard is successful stale representatives and senators would be elected on the old basis this year Hard said Paul Eggers fof Krioxville chairman ot a bi Eggers issued a statement Monday saying the Supreme Court has set no guidelines for reapportionment whatsoever and that the committee and the county auditors feel that all available legal steps should be pursued Eggers said that the decision to fight the Federal Court ruling was made to insure that the integrity of our legislative acts and the will of the entire people of this state as expressed by our constitutional amendments are not overruled by federal stand ards too obscure to define and too illusive as to be unknown TO RETIRE WASHINGTON Les ter R Johnson DWis an nounced Monday he will retire from Congress at the end of hii term m January He first was elected to the House in 1953 SAME OATflfttW la Put 14 t   

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