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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                Teenoge drinking queston Is it really a problem By SELDEN D BACON New York rtoraldTribwiM Ntws Isnt it awful and can we do about it are two re actions frequently voiced in any discussion of teenage drinking But these questions assume that l We already know a good deal about how and why teenagers drink and 2 That what we know clearly suggests that we HAVE a problem Actually there is a great scarcity of facts on and very little fact based understanding of teenage drinking But what we now have in the way of verified knowledge en ables us to make at least some definite statements about teen age drinking Is teenage drinking a single thing No it is not There are all sorts and styles among those in their teens who do drink and most of them do Some drink beer some wine some distilled spirits Of the drinkers some drink at home with their parents Some drink in cars or relatively secret places without the knowledge perhaps even against the ex press orders of their parents Some drink infrequently but on those occasions they do so with the conscious attempt to get high or to get plastered Others drink frequently but carefully avoid ever drinking to the point where they suspect it is affecting their judgment or behavior Some drink only in situations in which drinking is clearly an expected accompaniment of some other organized activity Others hardly ever drink ex cept for situations which mid dleclass adults would think of in terms as unsupervised unde sirable and perhaps dangerous Do many adults feel that all of this drinking usually means problem behavior Or do they feel that all such drinking is usually accompanied by prob lem behaviors The answer is emphatically NO By the age of 18 large ma jority of boys and almost 50 per cent of the girls use alcoholic beverages In most cases their parents know of it In most cases the very first drinking ex periences took place at home There is nothing new about this except perhaps our knowl edge of the fact Drinking in America starts in the teen ages How many adults approve is a very difficult question to pose let alone to answer it is hard to define approval But that any majority of adults strongly dis approve of all teenage drinking is obviously not case What is called teenage drink ing then is not one thing but many things The problem isnt the single sweeping black and white phenomenon persons at first talked about It isnt that easy Is it possible that even those parts of teenage drinking that might be agreed upon by a good majority to be problems are really the results of factors quite distinct from use of alco hol It is not only possible it is highly probable What are the behaviors other than manifest signs of physio logic drunkenness which under lie complaints Reckless driv ing and any consequent viola tions or accidents are clear ex amples Others may concern types of sexual behavior fight ing noise disrespect of others careless or wanton property damage or the failure to be doing other things highly valued by the complainers We dont have certain knowl edge but we have reasonable grounds for believing that other factors may be of considerable importance The amounts of available cash for recreation possessed by 16 to 1 year olds in the 1960s compared with what they had hi DRINKING Continued en Page 2 Calls for fight on teen drinking CEDAR RAPIDS Gene Needles law enforcement direc tor of the Iowa Liquor Control Commission called Thursday for an all out fight against drinking by juveniles He said that schools may be asked to help in the battle to acquaint minors with problems that can be brought on by drink ing North Weather outlook Partly ctourfy with diminish ing winds md cetder Thurs day rnfht 3442 Partly cloudy with littto ture Friday highs in low 5fc Wtathar DrtulU 2 The newspaper that makes all North lowons neighbors1 Home Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12 1H4 10c i Piper of Two AMoclteil Ftttt full No 237 To push excise tax cut Guests of doomed hotel lowans get 2nd honeymoon after 45 years MR AND MRS REECE By PHILIP J MCGUIRE CHICAGO Reeces from Iowa were just as happy Thursday as they were on their honeymoon in Chicago 45 years that was about the on ly thing that had not changed The skyline of the city has mushroomed Russell Reeces waistline has expanded and his wifes hair has turned gray The Morrison Hotel where the couple honeymooned in 1919 had been will be demolished beginning next month The idea of Russell and Lillian Reece returning to their honey moon place was far from Reeces mind until last week when he learned from a news paper in his home town New Providence Iowa that the Mor rison was to be razed to make room for expansion for the First National Bank of Chicago He wrote the hotel and asked for a memento such as a towel or ash tray carefully pointing out that while on his honey moon he and his wife had not followed the custom of taking souvenirs without permission The letter attracted the atten tion of Lester and Samuel Win ternitz president and vice pres ident of Samuel L Wintcrnitz and Co an auctioneering firm disposing of the hotels furnish ings They invited the Recces to be their guests the last to leave when the hotel closes to the public Saturday morning 1 was shocked when they called us Mrs Recce said The tears just rolled down my husbands checks After the other guests have left Lester Winternitz said the Reeces will tour the 46story hotel and have their choice of furnishings as their memento They havent decided they said Wednesday night what they will choose On their honeymoon Reece said they occupied a small room on the fifth floor As guests of the management they Japan protest falters U S Asub visits port SASEBO Japan AP Crewmen from the US nuclear submarine Sea Dragon went sightseeing unmolested in Sase bo Thursday shortly after Japa nese riot police broke up a left ist sitdown protest that fell far short of its organizers esti mates The only violence was a grap pling match between some 200 leftist students and police who dispersed the sitdown attempt No incidents involving Ameri cans were reported Police maintained a strong guard at the US Navy base in the southern Japanese port They were uncertain whether the demonstrators had with drawn to regroup or had aban doned their protest because they failed to draw the 10000 to 15 000 persons their leaders had predicted The Sea Dragon first nuclear powered warship to visit the only nation ever atombombed arrived Thursday morning for a threeday recreational visit The Japanese government admitted the sub only after extensive tests to make certain that it brought no danger of radioac tive contamination The visit brought strong reac tion from opponents of the con servative government Public demonstrations however have been minor compared to those that swept the country when the government concluded the US Japan security treaty in 1960 As the Sea Dragon moved to its mooring buoy about 2000 demonstrators marched to the US Navy base in a cold drizzle and milled around in front of its gates They pulled back at noon for lunch then came back for an afternoon sitdown demon stration About 200 members of the ul traleft Zengakuren Students Association charged when police began forcibly hauling them off the fourlane street leading to the big American base Many of the students wore crash hel mets and injuries apparently were limited to bloody noses bruises and scratches The major part of the demon strators mostly Socialists and leftist labor unionists watched the studentpolice struggle but did not join in now occupy a twobedroom suite on the 12th floor complete with bar Lobster supper on their wed ding night cost Reece said quite a sum for 1919 and enough to set Mrs Recces newfound wifely thrift into operation Well probably need that HONEYMOON Continued on Page 2 Photolax Bucky Welch who lost both arms in a railroad accident in August embraces the puppy that figured in the accident The 7year old boy was injured when he reached beneath a train to pull Smokey away from the wheels Worst Viet flood in last 60 years DA NANG South Viet Nam AP Seven thousand square miles of South Viet Nam have been swept bare and isolated from the rest of the nation in the wake of the most disastrous floods here in more than 60 years Relief officials estimated Thursday that 5000 or more persons have died in the floods of the past three days although accurate figures probably never will be available The nations only railroad line and only arterial road in the area were destroyed over a disr tance of about 200 miles andisoon US officials estimated it would take years to rebuild these life lines to their former capacity Headquarters of the Vietnam ese armys beleaguered 2nd Di vision on an island opposite the city of Da Nang was cut off as the result of a big steel bridge washout Engineers say it will take at least six months to re store the bridge MAYO IMPROVES WASHINGTON Charles W Mayo retired surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn is expected o he able to leave Georgetown Hospital Senate scramble for jobs Many contests are shaping up By JACK BELL WASHINGTON AP Al ready involved in a sectional scrap over one of their leader ship jobs Democrats appear to be heading toward a freeforall scramble for prestige posts in the new Senate What committee assignments to give Senelect Robert F Kennedy of New York and other newcomers may prove more perplexing than the choice of an assistant leader to succeed Sen Hubert H Humphrey of Minne sota when he quits the Senate to become vice president A contest between Sens John 0 Pastore of Rhode Island Russell B Long of Louisiana and Mike Monroney of Oklaho ma for Humphreys old job seems to be shaping up into a sectional battle Pastore generally credited with being President Johnsons favorite for the job appears likely to get the support of East ern and New England members who lean toward liberalism Longs basic backing ft among conservative Southern ers He claims to have pledges in one form or another from 39 colleagues There will be either 67 or 68 Democrats depending on the outcome of a recheck in Nevada But Longs bid has been damaged by his states Republican majority in the presidential contest and his own opposition to civil rights legisla tion This contest may go down to the wire as a threeman race to be settled by a caucus vote ear ly in January But what to do about posts Humphrey is leaving on the in fluential Foreign Relations and Appropriations committees may provide a giantsize headache for the Democratic steering committee It is headed by Democratic Leader Mike Mans field of Montana Under the socalled Johnson rule each new Democrat will get one major committee as signment There are five new faces among the majority Ken nedy Ross Bass of Tennessee Joseph D Tydings of Maryland Fred R Harris of Oklahoma and Joseph M Monloya of New Mexico New jury next June Mistrial in old hitrun death CELINA Tcnn MP A sons 100000mile 18year search for his fathers killer came to an other temporary Head end Thursday when the second de gree murder trial of Grover Jones ended in a mistrial Judge John A Mitchelldej clared the mistrial at the states request on grounds that two character witnesses for the 55 yearold Indianapolis handyman were related to members of the jury U aint fair to me said Jones They the state knew how it was going I wish it had ended said Welby Lee 51 Tompkinsville Ky whose investigation of his fathers death led to the trial This is not the end A juror Jack Butler said the jury had decided on an inno cent verdict Judge Mitchell said the case would be heard again next June In his motion Dist Ally Gen Baxter Key Jr said Mrs Eldon Long is a sister of juror Robert Jackson and Lester Brown is a brotherinlaw to juror Eula Co pais Defense Attorney William Mcrcuri told newsmen that both were subpoenaed as witnesses two weeks ago The case presented to the all male jury in the threeday trial was based on the work of the son of Newt Lee 64 who was struck down by a car Dec 31 1944 In the small Clay County courtroom where Cordell Hull the late wartime secretary of state once held court the jugy received the case late Wednes day It was unable to reach a verdict in an hour of deliberat ing and was instructed by the judge to work on it overnight The mistrial motion came when il returned Thursday Wclby Lee testified that he 18 suspects before centering his amateur sleuthing efforts on Jones in January 1962 He said he confronted Jones with his evidence three times before presenting it to a grand jury As he did to Lee in person Jones denied he was the driver said he had never seen the elder Lee and wasnt even in Tennes see when he was killed His divorced wife who for merly lived in this Cumberland Mountain country backed up his testimony Jones blamed his indictment on trouble with his who had told Lee lhat Jones wai the driver FIREMEN BATTLE HOLYOKE MASS FIRE Seven die in fire Five are children Officials sure arsonist set it HOLYOKE Mass Sevenpersons five of them when a gen eral alarm midnight blaxc hc lieved set destroyed a five story tenement Thursday Officials said the fire which apparently started on wooden rear porches was the worst in the history of this industrial city Four of the victims were members of one family The other three dead were two small brothers and a little gir from a third family Five persons were hospital ized Some 50 to 60 persons ci ther fled the building or were rescued down ladders None of the five injured was reported on i the danger list r Phottifix Fir Chif William w Ma INJURED IN attendant aids honey said the fastspreading man injured in blaze that swept through a four story fire definitely was set A voltenement block in Holyoke Mass The man writhes in untccr rescue worker quoted a pain firstfloor tenant as saying heard what he thinks was an in truder in the cellar of the build ing shortly before the fire was discovered Ronald N Langlois 19 a vol unteer worker said he made four entries to rescue several persons but on his final try was beaten back by flames as he tried to reach crying children told Northwood boy dies of wounds A 17yearold Northwood boy not in a hunting accident first floor Sunday licrl Thursday at a Ma family out of the first kicked in a door to rescue two son Clty hosPta children from the second floor evacuated some children from the third floor and then re turned to the burning building Back upstairs Langlois said I could bear children crying and screaming The fire began circling me from behind I had io get out to myself Arlo Ellingson son of Mr and Mrs Aclolph Ellingson died of head injuries received when his 410 shotgun accidentally dis charged while he was hunting with a friend northwest of Norlhwoocl Sunday about 4 pm Officials reported that Elling son and his friend were riding on a tractor when Ellingson gun fell and discharged Pellets from the shell struck Ellingson in the head Ellingson was given emer gency treatment by Dr B H Osten Worth County medical examiner in Northwood before being transferred to a Mason City hospital Sunday evening Arrangements for the funeral are pending at the Conner Fu ncral Home Northwood STAMP OUT SUMMER ANN ARBOR Mich Wl A sign over a shop in Ann Arbor reads Help Stamp Out Sum mer The shop sells ski equip ment An Indian summer tem perature of 70 was hit Wednes day To seek slash of 2 billion Would aid all taxpayers JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnson has ccitlcd to recommend a 1965 xcise tax cut that may ap roach billion It would trctch the spending money of Imost every citizen in the land Secretary of the Treasury ouglas Dillon an overnight ucst at the LBJ Ranch near ere reported late Wednesday hat Johnson had just agreed to a basic decision first of all to abolish all million of excise axes added to the retail prica f cosmetics and toilet goods cwelry furs luggage and pock tbooks These warborn taxes boost purchase prices by 10 per cent In addition Dillon told a news onfcrence Johnson will ask Congress in January to repeal or reduce still other excise tax es that would add a good bit more to the total size of the proposed tax cut Dillon said the maximum sible tax saving would be bil lion And he emphasized that such a figure was sure to prove loo high At another point hit spoke of possible action on 65 to 70 differ ent excise levies that net Uncle Sam nearly billion a year Most experts believed the to tal tax cut to be recommended by Johnson and this decision still was up in the air would amount to somewhere between billion and billion Dillon said a final presidential decision would be delayed pend ing a lastminute reading of tha economic outlook and possible inflationary influences Dillon said he thought this would be a rather easy bill to pass in Congress and he ex pected the proposed tax cuts to ake effect next July 1 Dillon who talked to news men at the White House press center in Austin 65 miles cast of here said repeal of all ex cises on retail sales Johnson agreed that was the minimum of what we should do would save shopkeepers a lot of book keeping Dillon wouldnt commit tlia administration on specific man ufacturing excises collected Tom manufacturers and passed on to consumers that might be repealed or cut 34 judges go to prison LEWISBURG Pa AP Thirtyfour federal judges went o prison Thursday to take a ong hard look at the way they put a man behind bars and tha effect of the punishment The judges are participating n a threeday sentencing insti uc and Thursdays agenda was o take them on a tour of the federal penitentiary at Lewis burg With Warden OG Blackwell as host they began the day with a briefing on the fa cilities at the institution and fin ish by sitting in on an actual sarole hearing Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Mason City news i7 Latest markets 7 Society news 8910 Sports news 1112 North Iowa news 13 Comics H 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