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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newsjpapei Edited for the VOL 102 The newspaper r Associated Press and United Press rnlernaHonal FuU Lease Wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE that makes ail North I o wans MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY u mi HOME EDITION neighbor s 7o a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One Nt IS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE fGLO ILSWi 1244 m Sl How drivers can maintain Buffer Zone7 tEFORE ME AS 1 START this little visit with you is a dozenpage booklet of the fold er type which drew this com ment from a former commis sioner of public safety for the state of Iowa If Iowa drivers had operated their vehicles on Buffer Zone principles during 1959 we would have eliminated 75 per cent of the motor vehicle accidents and over naif of the fatal injuries D M Station was tie author ily behind that impressive claim Prof Amos E Neyhart direc tor of the Institute of Public Safety at Pennsylvania as well respected as any authority on traffic safety known to me had this to say The Buffer Zone driving ap proach is excellent and should help drivers avoid being trapped by others With recommendations such as these how could anybody with even a normal interest in the subject of highway safety restrain himself from peering into the little booklet Thats a rhetorical question I couldnt But before I fell you what greeted me within I think I should take time out to tell you a little fait about the man who spawned this ingenious approach to traffic safety He is A W Gaines known as Al to just about everybody and he has been safety supervisor for North western Bells Iowa Area these past seven years Prior to that he was an engi neer construction foreman in staller lineman and cable splic ers helper He made his start in the telephone business fay digging holes for poles and hes pretty much run the gamut of jobs as its easy to see Our paths had crossed a num ber of times by reason of a mu tual interest in traffic safety It was this which prompted him to forward to me a copy of his new approach to safety which incidentally is distinguished enough to rate a copyright and to have brought sizable orders for reprints of the booklet from large industries in other states I thought you would be in terested he stated in a note And I was Perhaps later well return to Al Gaines and what caused him to develop his Buffer Zone ap proach to traffic safety But now lets turn our attention to the contents of that little 12page booklet A HEROS WELCOME Rain gear was much in evidence as Washington turned out to give astronaut John Glenn a heros welcome Glenn and his Photofax wile Annie wave from their open car as Mrs Glenn converses with Vice President Johnson In front are the Glenn children Lyn 14 and David 16 Mason City girl wins Iowas Miss Wool title Another Photo on Page 3 DES MOINES Melinda Mindy Wagner 19yearold Mason City beauty Saturday was named Iowa Miss Wool of 1962 Miss AVagner specializes in water ballet in Woods College Fulton Mo where she is She defeated 20 other candi dates for the right to compete for the national title at San Ah gelo Tex April 17 Second was Anette Sedgleyi 19 Storm Lake a junior at Iowa1 Stale Lyn Sears 19 and Marcia Loyd 79 Climbing Hill were other finalists j Mindy is the daughter of Mr and Mrs William R Wagner 102 Linden Dr A 1961 graduate of Mason City High School Mindy represented Mason City in the Miss Iowa pageant at Clear Lake last sum mer She has been a Girl Scout counselor and has had special training in dancing dramatics and speech besides swimming MINDY WAGNER The contest was held in con junction with the annual meet ing of the Iowa Sheep and Wool Growers Assn News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES au t h o rexplains in his pref atory pages is a new look at an old to get from here to there in an auto mobile without collision It is a practical and proved ap proach for avoiding or evading moving objects which threaten movement of a ve Menon takes the lead NEW DELHI V K Krishna Menon contro versial defense minister in Prime Minister Nehrus cabinet took a strong early lead in his bid for reelec Buffer rone driving the tion to parliament First unofficial returns from the weeklong elections gave Menon a 27000 vote lead over his opponent Acharya J B Kripalani a former Fraja bociahst leader running as an independent Court rules on bias Supreme Court instructed a federal court in Jackson Miss to overturn the states travel segregation laws as unconstitutional The high court said it has settled beyond question that no state may require racial segregation of inter state or intrastate transportation facilities No decisive battles SAIGON South Viet Nam U S Ambassador Frederick E Nolting Jr cautioned against expecting any decisive battles in South Viet Nams shadowy war agamst Communist Viet Cong guerrillas Nolting told a news conference such type of action was most unlikely r Steel rtalks not so optimisticr BAL HARBOUR Fla Labor union sources reported that steel negotiations in Pittsburgh have not progressed nearly so well as it is generally be lieved The basic terms for a new labor contract sim ply have not yet been determined according to in formed reports circulated here at the winter meeting of the AFLCIO Executive Council New Guinea war unlikely now THE HAGUE Gen Robert Ken nedy said Indonesia has no intention of attacking Dutch New Guinea in the near future More terrorism in Algiers ALGIERS Algeria Armored cars and riot troops swarmed into the heart of Algiers but Euro pean terrorists killed 10 more Moslems virtually under the eyes of police On the inside Editorials Page 4 North Iowa News 5 Society News 789 Mason Cify News 1011 Latest Markets11 Sports1314 Clear Lake News15 Comics 16 Transit Schedule 18 Wants boost in sugar beet output DES MOINES sota sugar company informed Gov Norman Erbe Monday it is interested in the possibility of in creasing the sugar beet acreage in Iowa The American Crystal Co with offices in Chaska Minn and Ma son City presently is actively contracting sugar beets from Cer ro Gordo Hancock Kossuth and Winnebago counties E G Kidder the firms dis trict manager told Erbe that it presently has receiving stations at Mason City Britt Corwith Buf falo Center Ledyard and Woden Kidder said his farm last year contracted almost 12000 acres for the Mason City plant This included almost 2000 acres in Iowa and about 10000 acres in southern Minnesota Kidder said the firms interest Feb r ruarys snow total reaches 25 rr John Glenn Day at capital Just short of record set in 36 Central Iowa hit hardest Weary lowans grabbed shovels and manned snowplows once again Monday as they began dig ging out of another storm which walloped the state with up to 10 inches of snow Sunday night Central sections of the state were hardest hit with six inches of snow at Des Moines leaving 15 inches of snow on the ground Seven inches fell at Waterloo piling on top of 11 inches already covering the area Ten inches of new snow was reported at Mar shalltown The Mason City area had arroth er ZV inches but it was carried by gusty winds that piled it up into goodsized drifts in places espe cially on rural roads Plows were out all over the area and transpor tation was picking up rapidly Once again howevera host o schools were closed because buses could not make the appointee rounds The new snow brought Mason itys total for the month to 25 inches only inches short of the alltime February mark set in 1936 The average for February a Mason City is 76 inches The brunt of the storm hit a strip from s o u t h we s t of Des Moines northeastward to the Cedar Rapids and Waterloo areas Mar shalltpwn was among the hardes hit by the storm the latest o several in Iowa this month For the first time in more than 25 years all schools were ciosec n Marshall County including those in Marshalltown City bus service in Marshall own was suspended and streets were almost impassable Schools also were closed at sev eral other areas including at schools in Boone County The Iowa Highway Commis sion said that southeast of a ine from Council Bluffs to Car roll Fort Dodge Hampton and Congress gives honor Crowds cheer in rain FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES the free hide The driver who accepts and practices buffer zone princi ples Gaines assures readers of his little booklet can go for a lifetime without causing a collision and he has ah excel lent chance of going for years without involvement in a col lision caused by others And this lastmentioned con sideration protecting y o u r self against the other is vastly important in the field of highway safety as I learned some 35 years ago when I was much newer as an advocate of safety practices than I am today Buffer zone driving its creator admits early in his lit tle treatise is no cureall It does not deal with the prob lems involved in avoiding sta tionary objects overturning ve hicles on curves parking on city streets and the like It is concerned with seeing habits and stopping distances However Gaines was quick to add it is a fact that drivers who become sold on buffer zone principles will have less trou ble with these other problems than the average motorist Then tothe question What Turn to Page 2 Please in expanding the sugar beet City highways are 50 to lagc in Iowa stems from a state100 per ccnt snow packed rnent by the Iowa Agricultural Nortnwest of this line highways Products Utilization CommitteeJarc ncar normal There is light which plans to hold a meeting to heavv drifting throughout the at Council Bluffs Wednesday on sugar beet production in Iowa Erbe said the government is in terested in increased production because of its severed ties with Cuba which had supplied the United States with much of its sugar Erbe said he will meet with Kidder Tuesday 3 SKINDIVERS DIE KINGSTON NY skindivers died Sunday when a mud slide trapped them 130 feet under water in an abandoned stone quarry and their air sup plies ran out GIVE generously to your newspaperboy to keep RADIO FREE EUROPE on the air state particularly on eastwest roads Northwesterly winds of 15 to 20 miles an hour were causing con siderable drifting and highway conditions were reported hazard ous Motorists were urged to use ex treme caution while traveling Eastwest highways in many areas were drifting shut as rapid ly as they were opened Light snow was continuing at some points in Iowa Monday but the Weather Bureau said the worst of the storm is over The longrange forecast calls for temperatures to average 8 to 15 degrees below normal through the week with snow likely again Wednesday and Friday Arctic air from Canada spread into Wyoming Montana and North Dakota In Montana tern peratures fell to 26 below zero in Butte 20 in Drummond 19 in Lewiston and 17 in Cut Bank The snow belt extended from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior into Kansas Nebraska and south ern South Dakota SAME tits Meant Traffic Death to Fill 24 Hours North Iowa Clearing colder Monday night lows 5 to 10 below Fair colder Tuesday highs 5 to 10 Iowa Clearing cold Monday night lows 5 to 10 below Gen erally fair continued cold Tuesday highs 5 to 15 above Further outlook Snow warm er Wednesday Minnesota Fair and colder Highs Tuesday zero to 10 above FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 8 to 15 degrees be low normal for the period Tues day through Saturday Normal highs are 33 to 43 and normal lows 15 to 23 Temperatures will be somewhat warmer Tues day and Wednesday but colder again Friday Precipitation will average moderate to heavy oc curring as snow Wednesday and again about Friday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday T fc WASHINGTON President Kennedy brought John Glenn home Monday and quickly faded into the receive a background to allow the space explorer to wet but tumultuous heros acclaim After a twohour flight from Palm Beach Fla in the Glenn and his family finally will get some seclusion at their nearby Arlington Va home late Monday Glenn literally got a redcarpet welcome at the airport A length of red carpet was placed just inside a hangar which and the President entered on their way to the cars for the 25minute ride to the White House arriving shortly before noon During the flight from Palm 21 g 13 2Ww show Maximum Minimum Precipitation Sunrise Sunset GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 21 Minimum 12 BARN DESTROYED FORT DODGE UPI Fire destroyed a barn onthe John Bamvell farm about 8 mi 1 e s west of here near Moorland early Monday and the Astronaut the Shell Rock man killed in Kansas Kan UPDTwo per sons one of them an lowan were killed and three injured in a high way crashnear here Sunday The highway patrol identified the victims as William M Bolin 52 Shell Rock Iowa and Hazel Anderson 51 Warren Mich Bo lins wife and Mr and Mrs Jus tin Winfcy Shell Rock were hos pitalized but attendants said they were notseriously injured The crash occurred 15 miles west of here on US54 Sports bulletin FORT LAUDERDALE Fla the New York Yankees home run king signed his 1962 baseball contract Monday for a re ported cutting short the possibility that he might become a holdout Several state agencies say they cant reduce expenses DES MOINES AP Several state agencies notified Gov Nor man Erbe Monday that it would x virtually impossible for them p consolidate some of theirfunc tions or reduce personnel The governor had issued an ex ecutive order last week asking ail state departments and agencies to review their operations with an aim toward consolidation to re duce costs J F Rabe director of the Nar cotics Division of the Iowa Phar macy Examiners said his depart ment presently is operating with two less persons than authorized and he could not reduce his man power William H Greiner director of he State Soil Conservation Com mittee said his organization ad Beach the President engaged in shirtsleeves chitchat in his private cabin with Glenn and suborbital astronauts Alan Shepard and Virgil Grissom Kennedy also gave Glenn folder of information on foreign reaction to his flight gathered from monitored overseas broad casts crowd was on hand at Andrews air base to greet the nations newest hero Others stood six deep in the rain at various spots along the route of the motor caravan into Wash ington to wave and cheer Glenn told Congress his earth orbital flight foreshadowed ac complishments beyond descrip tion or comprehension at this time Addressing a joint meeting of Congress following a triumphant ride down Pennsylvania Ave the Marine officer said Our ministers a state program involv ing 100 soil conservation dis tricts We are desperately in need of another person to work more closely with the districts through out the state as it is not possible for our present force to giver enough personal attention to thej various districts Greiner said I do not believe it would be pos sible for the committee to reor ganize the department since it is quite small and only employs six persons William Timmons director of the State Insurance Department told the governor that because of the growth of the department and its limited budget consolidation and streamlining was necessary prior to Erbcs executive order VWieres Enos WASH I N GTON Wheres the monkey that was Caroline Kennedys un awed comment Monday when she was introduced to astro naut John Glenn Jr aboard her fathers presidential air plane Hes eating bananas Glenn replied with a big laugh He got a kick out of the question a reference to the chimpanzee named Enos who orbited the earth on a trial run last year to pave the way for the Marines flight last Tuesday efforts today arc but small build ing blocks in a huge pyramid He said he was aware of tremendous honor being shown us by this joint session and added ADDRESSES CONGRESS Astronaut John Glenn waves his hand during his address before both houses of Congress in Washington He said his exploit fore shadowed accomplishments beyond comprehension at this time When I think of past sessions that involved heads of state and equally notable persons I can lonly say I am most humble to know that you consider our ef forts to be in the same class Glenn told Congress that the cheers of thousands of persons along the parade route from the White House to the capitol gave him the same hardtodefine feeling inside that he still gets when the American flag goes by He was interrupted by lengthy applause when he noted that the j rocket which fired him into space was launched openly and with news media representatives from around the world in attendance Furthermore he said complete information was released as it was evaluated and validated In obvious reference to secrecy surrounding Soviet rocket launch fngs he said Americas open pol icy was in sharp contrast with jsimilar programs conducted else I where in the world and elevates the peaceful Intent of our pro jgram As was to be expected he said not everything worked per fectly on his flight but its suc cess showed that the mercury ;