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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Northwestern to expand building of largest cement kiln in the U S and adjacent to ishgrinding eti moment a TVO J of a multimillion dollar modernization and expansion program at the Northwestern States Port land Ceriient C o m p a h y plant in Mason City was an nounced Thursday by Jack MacNider president The project will require approximately years for completion he said Contracts for the construc tion willbelet this fall The project spread over several years should have no immediate effect upon our present and permanent payroll MacNider said The construction sched ule callsfor installation of the largest dryprocess ce ment kiln in the United States It will be 590 feet long 16 feet in diameter at one tend and 1714 at the other Its location will be of and adjacent to the 400foot kiln completed in 1961 Other major components of the project include mod ern raw grinding and fin ish grinding equipment a new office building includ ing a new laboratory and engineering facilities an expanded control room ex panded mill and new siloa The north section of the present plant which has been in operation since 1906 will be abandoned When the new unit is com pleted the plant will in clude only the two giant kilns Production however will be increased from the pres ent annual capacity of 4 million barrels to mil lion barrels MacNider said The new kiln will have a ca pacity of 3300000 barrels as compared with 2800000 barrels for the 10 small kilns being abandoned The present south plant kiln is operated by IBM computer control It is in tended that the new kiln will be similarly automated by an expanded comouter V NEW PLANT SITE The new plant of the Northwestern StatesPortland Cement Company will be erected on the area between the camera and the plant which was completed in 1961 It will duplicate the structures shown except that it will be nearly half again as largeOld portions of the plant barely visible m thedistance no longer will be used for manufactureof cement The camera viewing the plant is aimed in a northwesterly direction The project will be engi neered by Sverdrup Par cel and Associates St Louis Mb AllisChalmers Manufacturing Co Mil waukee wjll fabricate the major manuf a c t u r i n g equipment Upon of the p r o g r a m Northwestern States manuf a c t u r in g processes and constitute one of the most efficient low cost operations in the United States MacNider stated It is self evident that our modernization plans and the heavy investment involved are based on our confidence in the stability and vigorous economy of this community andthe en tire will en able our full participation in the building and growth The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors of the best part of itiese United States Through the years im proved production facilities at the Mason Gitypianj are reflected in production creases aj tab ulatiori prepared by Robert Campbell vice presidents production y The original plant c pleted in 1908 had a capac ity of inillion barrels annually Production in creased to 1880000 barrels in 1912 with two new kilns Thenfollowed 40 years with no change In 1952 a new 500000barrel kiln w as completed Three kilns were added1 1956 and the six oldest duction to 2y2 million bar rels annually Completion of the last kiln in 1961 brought production to it a present level of 4 million barrels Home Edition votm MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY a OnoUU at Two Section Apollo is in orbit Looks good CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP unmanned model of the Apoilo moonship was rocketed into orbit by a Saturn 1 superr booster Thursday m the first of long series of launchutgs aimed at manned lonaf land ings Although the rocket and spacecraft are only early ver sions of tiie vehicles which will astronauts to the moon the flight was an impressive start for the Apollo program Within two years advanced models of both are scheduled to lift threeman Apollo teams into earth orbit to prepare for moon trips late in this decade The huge Saturn 1 scoring its sixth straight test flight suc cess rumbled skyward at pm under the tremendous force of v 15 million pounds of thrust generated by the worlds greatest known rocket power plant Charles Gity man killed in pnfecqr crash LA PORTE CITY Larry Springer 13 of Charles City waskilled Thursday when his car left HJghway 218 south of here and5 caught fire A Benton County deputy sher iff who was in the area to in vestigate another accident spotted the burning car in a field about 300 feet off the highway Springer was thrown from the car1 The of Mr end Ken neth Springer he was born June 3 1946 in Charles City He was a 1963 graduate of Charles City Community High School He was employed in the office of the J I Cage Company in Davenport and was returning Some for the Memorial Day weekend when the accident oc curred Surviving are his parents two brothers Ronald Reno Nev Robert Traverse AFB Calif a sister Mrs Uoyd Allen 1018 N Washington Ma son City grandparents Mr and Mrs Ernest Zimmer Charles City and Mrs Bert Springer Nashua Funeral wilt be Men day at 10 am in Immaculate Conception Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery Rosary will be recited at 3 pm Sunday and at 8 pm Sunday at the Hauser Funeral Home in Char les City North Iowa Weather outlook Partly clewriy Ihrewfh Fri day Scattered ahewert end apreedtne area Friday alterneen Warmer Thursday night In the Warmer Prhky Weather en 2 200 go back to work i SAFETY PLEA Three of 24 reasns motorists should use caution on West Elm Street in Hampden Me are Pamela 5 Paul 3 and David Good 4 They look over a sign their father Robert erected to warn drivers of the great number of chil dren Irving on the street Thousands at Nehrus rites NEW DELHI India AP Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehrus body was committed to theflames of a funeral pyre Thursday in an ancient Hindu ceremonywatched by hundreds of thousands of mourners on the banks of the sacred Jum na River Ending an era Nehrus 17 year old grandson Sanjaya Gandhi touched a torch to the huge pile of sandal wood on which the prime ministers body lay Feltee had to beat back crowds with clubs when the gun carriage bearing Nehrus body approached the cremation site after a funeral procession through the city Thousands of shuffling feet sent up a dust cloud that obscured even the towering walls of the nearby Red Fort Military officers lifted Nehrus body to their shoulders walked along a freshly laid carpet of redearth spread to the pyre and then up seven steps to thesan dalwood resting place Frenzied mourners shouted Even before the procession started from the prime minis tors official residence a stam NtHRU Continued en Pave 2 Cement strike settled Two hundred employes of the Lehigh Portland Cement Com pany plant went back to work Thursday morning at 73C oclock having been out since May 20 when members of Lo cal 106 of the United Cement lame and Gypsum Workers Un ion struck over contract gnev ance procedure Marvin K president of Local 106 announced that he received word at 11 pm Wed nesday that the strike which involved six plants had been settled in Philadelphia Pa The strike had closed six of the companys12 plants C Harry Yoon9 of the eralMediatjonand Conciliation Service said in Philadelphia The parties made important changes intheir grievance pro cedures which should facilitate their relationship in the hand ling of grievances Details of the settlement were not disclosed Young said It sue was the only one disputed in the contract which had been negotiated last year The un ion struck saying the contract provided a reopener clause to discuss the grievances The company said the compulsory arbitration was adequate Robert A Speidel manager of the Mason City plant said Amendments were made to agreement that did and still do provide for arbitration and still contain the no strike clause Emergency called in strike rift HILLSDALE Mich AP Gov George W Romney re sponding to a plea for help from the citys mayor Thurs day declared a state of public emergency in striketorn Hills dale The National Guard was or dered to move troops in after a night of violence in which some 300 rock throwing demonstra tors virtually stormed the Hills dale jail The mob was protest ing arrest of three pickets The governor also ordered the strikeplagued Essex Wire Co plant here shut down ex cept for skeleton maintenance crews for an indefinite period Except for police officers and troops Romney said no one will STRIKE Continued on Page 2 Y Associated Frew Full Lean A new feature at 40 A starts in7 this issue the Globe Gazetteon the Opinion agei I Robert Peterson is the author 6f the column which aptly enoughshows how those paSU 40 can find new careers and live more excitingly rv Peterson a living to this columns title was just 40 when King Features Syndi cate signed him A George Washington Univer Jity graduate with industrial psychology he taught business management at the University of Illinois His sfde Line as a writer on the prob lems of the aged first appeared in the i New York Journal American Peterson ha s most ofthe best known elders of time including Her bert Hoover Jack Benny MaryPickfordjHe writes w i WARS SLUMBER A solemnfaced Laotian 1She The refugee column arrived in AP Photofax Husband admits he argued with wife before murder DANA County authorities said Thursday that an Air Force sergeant has ad mitted having an argument with his estranged wife who was shot to death in the yard of the Dana elementary school Mrs Edna Deal 29 of Grand Junction went to the school Wednesday afternoon to attend a baby shower for her sons sec ond grade teacher and never re turned Her body with bullet wounds in the head was found outside the schoolhouse Her husband T Sgt Lee Deal 30 who was on leave from Offutt Air Force Base at Oma ha was in the county jail at Jef ferson Sheriff Roland Riley said Deal gave a verbal statement admit ting that he went to the school for a facetoface meeting with his wife to demand that he be allowed to see their children Lorraine 10 Joy 9 Lee Jr 7 and Nancy 5 Mrs Deal who has a divorce action pending said the school was no place to argue and they went outside The sheriff said Deal after hours of questioning related this account His wife told him she was go ing to make an attempt to be sure that he would never see the children again At that point reached un der the seat of his car for a re volver and the rest went vague The sergeant drove off until he came to a gravel road and he vaguely recalled disposing of the gun He then went to Grand Junc tion to see his stepfather Bruce McCollom the town marshall and told McCollom that he want ed to see the sheriff about his children The two went to Jeffer son where Deal was taken into custody Keith Richardson Greene County attorney said that for hours Deal refused to answer any questions but kepi pacing back and forth smoking cigar ettes A search for the missing gun was delayed until Thursday Mtanwhilt ffo surprise baby shower for second grade teach er Mrs Walter ONeal at the Dana school broke up in emo tional confusion Mrs Deal whose son Lee Jr was a member of the second grade class had driven from Grand Junction where she had been living with her father Ralph Crandell Until last Feb ruary when she and her husband were separated they had lived at Omaha The time was shortly before 3 pm mother Mrs Dar win of Grand Junction had been sitting with Mrs Deal in the school lunch room Mrs Scheuermann said Deal entered and started talking with his wife asking Wheres Nan youngest child Mrs Deal said the girl was staying with a friend in Grand Junction Where arc tfe rtst of the kids Deal asked In school Were having a shower for Mrs ONeal his wife said Mrs Scheuermann said Mrs Deal just sat there and looked at me and then walked out the door with her husband follow ing At short time later shots rang out I went to the second grade classroom on the second floor to get my boy Mrs Scheuermann said There was a muddle of teachers there herding the kids away from the doors and win dows By that time the body of Mrs Deal was found in the yard Mrs Scheuermann said she was taking the other Deal chil dren back to Grand Junction ROBERT PETERSON New column in the Globe a keen understanding of the problems of older people Ha hasa knack for finding cblpr ful elders engaged in unusual pursuits As a means of keeping ers abreast he attends all ma jor retirement conferences arid regularly visits the nations leading retirement meccas Ber nard Baruch has complimented him on several of Jiis columns and has written You are ing a splendid service for older generation I want to awaken Peterson says to the myriad opportunities for living more richly as we grow want to encourage people to experi ence all the great adventureif available to them in this won derful world Im not oldage column as such he concluded but rather a coC umnof interest to all folks past 40 who arc interested in getting the most out the 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