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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for tht Homt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 9 The newspaper that makes all North I o a n s neighbors eoiriAV IAMI1APY M 7c Copy Consists of Two Associated Press and United International Full MASON CITf IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY a w If dy rn in as new president if if if if if if if if if if if 8inch blizzard fails to dampen inauguration parade Flames wreck home Family loses all The rural Lawrence Lawson home north of MasOn City burned to the ground late Fri day morning with the loss of all the family belongings in it The twostory seven room home was on the west side of Highway 65 a mile north of Winnebago Heights The owner of the farm is Wil liam France Chicago Joe M Fritz farms the land and Law son rented the house Firemen from Mason City Plymouth and Manly were at the scene but were unable to save the house which was com pletely engulfed when the first firemen arrived THE CAUSE OF the fire was not determined The Lawson family was not at home when the fire started The family includes six children one of them recently born Lawsons children had been staying at the home of his wifes parents the John Schutters who live about 2Yz miles from the Lawson home Mrs Lawson was also there after leaving the hos pital with the new baby The fife broke out when Law son was bringing his wife from the Schutter home to ready the Lawson home for bringing the family all home later Friday Before leaving to get his wife Lawson said he had turned down the heat in the two wood burning heating stoves THE TRIP took only 20 min utes or so but when Lawson ar rived home there was fire throughout the house It had al ready been discovered by Joe J Fritz son of Joe M and Wil liam Harrington who were doing some chores nearby By the time they ran to turn in the alarm the fire was gain ing ground Mason City firemen called at 11 am arrived to find fire starting out the roof They attempted to fight the fire for a short time but gave up after it became apparent that the house was lost ALL THREE departments stood by in the 10degree tem perature while winds up to 30 miles an hour brought the blaze to a roar and leveled the house within minutes Firemen did put out embers that blew into a barn south of the house and prevented it from catching fire The barn contained baled hay and straw and a pickup baler Lawson is a cement plant worker but had been on vaca tion to take care of family af fairs until his wife and new baby came home AP Photofax WHITE HOUSE Eisenhower extends his hand to Mrs John Kennedy as she and her husband arrive at the White House It was the outgoing Presidents last official act at the mansion before he turned it over to the youthful Democratic Presidentelect and his attractive even younger wife North Iowa Partly cloudycold er and windy Friday night lows zero to 10 below Mostly cloudy chance of snow flur ries and continued cold highs 510 Iowa Mostly cloudy with snow flurries and turning consider Capital streets cleared Jam caused by snow FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES miracle of toil won Washingtons allnight battle against an eightinch snowstorm which had threat ened to bog down the presiden tial inaugural ceremonies for John F Kennedy An unsung army of workers had cleared all traces of snow from the historic parade route down Pennsylvania Avenue by dawn The work crews then switched to the swearingin site at the Capitol plaza for back breaking dig out operations there Inaugural day dawned sunny and bright after a nightmarish night of toil by work crews of laborers and army troops to clear the snow deposited by the severe storm THE STORM had passed by but the temperatures were in the low 30s and a bitter cold wind swept through the city t 6 am the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route from the Kennedy starts his day at church WASHINGTON UPI John had Fitzgerald Kennedy knelt in fa JQ cleared with chemicals prayer Friday at a special mass in honor of the Holy Spirit three hours before his inaugura tion as 35th president of the United States The 43yearold Bostonian youngest man and first Catholic ever elected to the nations highest office rose at 8 am after only four hours sleep and at 9 am attended a 30minute service at Holy Trin ably colder Friday night lows jty Church 21A blocks from his near 10 below extreme north home Some 400 other parishion zero to 5 above south attended the service erly winds 20 to 30 miles an1 hour decreasing toward Satur day morning Partly cloudy and continued cold Saturday highs 510 north 1015 south Further outlook Partly cloudy and quite cold Sunday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 10 to 15 degrees below normal Saturday through next Wednesday Nor mal highs in 20s north to near 30 south Normal lows 5 above zero north to 15 south Turn ing quite cold at first of period with no large daily tempera ture changes thereafter No precipitation of any conse quence is indicated Minnesota Fair continued cold Highs Saturday 1222 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 34 Minimum 5 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum 1 Short circuit cause of platform smoke WASHINGTON U A short circuit in an electric motor sent wisps of smoke soaring from the platform on which President Kennedy took his oath of office Friday The incident caused a small flurry of excitement but interrupted the ceremonies only briefly For a time the source of the smoke remained a mys tery Then it was traced to the electric motor that operates an elevating mechanism in the lec tern which holds the speakers text 2 MORE EXECUTED snow equipment and sheer hard work A force of 3000 laborers and troops 500 dump trucks 200 snowplows dozens of wreck ers and army graders and tons of salt and sand were thrown into the allnight struggle An estimated 10000 cars were stalled and abandoned in Wash ington Fortytwo vehicles were mauled away from one block of the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route Five hundred cars were removed from the parade staging area on capitol hill THE SNOW removers had simple orders on what to do with abandoned cars Get em out of the way Put em any where Thousands of cars were pushed or towed to side streets parking lots or any cleared area Many Washing tonians will spend a lot of time looking for their autos The capitol plaza looked like a scene from a nightmare with garish floodlights illuminating the area for thousands of work men removing the snow from the streets and the stands for 20000 spectators Other labor ers swept snow from seats along the parade route The snow began to fall about noon Thursday and hit its peak gan dismantling some of its de fenses after 20 hectic days of alert against the invasion that never came FIRE RAGES Strong winds fan a roaring fire at the Lawrence Larry Lawson home north of Mason City which was burned to the ground in less than an hour after firemen arrived to HAVANA W Fidel Castrosjat the evening rush hour firing squads executed two morejThousands of workers struggled Cubans Friday His regime when their cais or front of them stalled TYPICAL OF every hotel In the city was the big Sheraton Park which set up 1500 cots in banquet halls and offices You couldnt buy a table in the dining room for love or money a spokesman said The streets all were in gooc shape when Kennedy called a the executive mansion at am to pick up President Ei senhower who in contrast to his young successor is the old est man ever to serve in the white house Together they rode the 2V miles to the capitol The 70 yearold Eisenhower for yet a few minutes still president wa greeted by Hail to the Chief played by the Marine Corps band which shortly thereafter played the same stirring music for the new chief BILL PASSED DES MOINES W A Hous bill to assure a month pen sions to certain retired schoo teachers not covered by th state retirement system was o its way to the Iowa Senate Fri find the house completely engulfed day by the House Thurs One fireman said the fire was a raging day the measure covers cer inferno when the first fire truck came tain teachers who retired bcfor on the scene July 4 1953 after 25 years o service TAKES OATH OF OFFICE Chief Justice Earl Warren administers the oath of office to John F Kennedy the AP Phototax new president Holding Bible at center is James R Browning clerk of the Su preme Court On the inside Page 4 The Maroon5 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News 8 Sports 910 CubGazette 11 Clear Lake News12 Comics15 North Iowa News 18 Burns prove fatal to Storm Lake woman STORM LAKE W Mrs Earl Trickel died of burns Thursday when her clothing cauglit fire at he home of a sister with whom she and her husband had been staying Officials said Mrs Prickel was lighting a burner on stove SAME N ri a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES HAVANA Cuba Premier Fidel Castro has suspended mass militaiy trials of terrorists in an apparent good will gesture to President John F Ken nedy DETROIT Sol Dann a Detroit attorney and stockholder already involved in four lawsuits with Chrysler Corp has asked the Chrysler board of direc tors to investigate half its own membership for con flicting outside interests DES MOINES Senate Democrats introduced four bills to carry out their party platform including two which would aid Iowa college students The bills would create a one million dollar college loan fund establish a state merit scholarship system authorize the governor to reorganize the executive branch ot the government and prohibit labor unions from exer cising labor discrimination NEW howling midwinter snowstorm has swirled down on a vast area of the east forcing millions to stay home New York City had 12 inches in places while other parts of the Gotham state had as much as 25 inches LEOPOLDVILLE Congo The Kivu Province followers of expremier Patrice Lumumba have begun new terror attacks against whites and more than 100 Europeans have fled to a United Nations camp for safety TOPPERS PREVAIL Retiring Presi dent Eisenhower and his successor John Kennedy leave the White House to ride together to the Capitol for the AP Photofax inauguration ceremony Eisenhower re fused to wear a top hat when he was inaugurated but bowed to conformity when Kennedy chose to follow custom Repeats plea for peace Challenges Communists Text on Page 3 WASHINGTON If ohn F Kennedy took the ath of office Friday with he solemn pledge that this ation will defend liberty t all costs and with an loquent plea to the Com nunists to join in a new uest for peace Kennedy took the oath of of ce at am It was a blustery cold raw ay and Kennedy looked out on apitol grounds blanketed with n 8inch snow Let every nation know Cennedy said in his inaugural ddress whether it wish us ell or ill that we shall pay ny price bear any burden any hardship support any riend or oppose any foe in or ler to assure the survival and success of liberty Then without mentioning the Communists by name he said TO THOSE nations who would make themselves our ad versary we offer not a pledge but a request That both sides begin anew the quest for peace before the dark powers of des truction unleased by science en gulf all humanity in planned or accidental selfdestruction In this frigid setting youd have to go back to the blizzard f 1909 at William Howard Tafts inauguration for a worse held out warm tvords for the future If a beachhead of coopera ion can be made in the jungles of suspicion let both sides join n the next task Creating not i new balance of power but a Just a citizen WASHINGTON DPI Dwight D Eisenhower becama a private citizen Friday He said it felt wonderful won derful fine Ike so expressed himself after John F Kennedy was sworn in as his successor in the White House new world of law where the strong are just and the weak ecure and the peace preserved forever Kennedy said Kennedy had worked hard on this speech hoping to make it memorable American docu ment He pruned it down to 1348 words brief by presiden tial inauguration standards NO INAUGURAL address and few presidential speeches at any time ever were devoted so exclusively to foreign affairs Kennedy 43 the youngest man ever elected president be gan by looking back on this countrys heritage The same revolutionary be liefs he said for which our forbears fought are still at is sue around the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hands of God We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike that the torch has been passed to a new genera tion of Americans born in this century tempered by war disciplined by a cold and bitter peace proud of our ancient heri tage and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoings of those human rights to which this nation has always been com mitted and to which we are committed today KENNEDY STOOD birthead ed as he delivered his inaugural address from the open wind swept stand on the cast side of the Capitol Building Before Kennedy was sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren f ;