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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for The CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 102 AtfocUUd tnd UnltM newspaper ruU that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUUY 14 1962 10c a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No 134 Dog Days are with A us again Humidity at its highest By JULIE GEEGER WASHINGTONThe dog day of ancient Greece and Rome af feet people today muchas thej did 3000 years ago Early astronomers noticed tha Sirius the most radiant star in the sky rose with the sun in mid summer They believed its hea intensified that of the sun thi National Geographic Society says Since Sirius is in the constella tion of Canis Major the Large Dog ancients called the hottes period dog days People are still inclined to fol low the advice of the poet Hesiod When Sirius parches head anc knees and the body is dried up by reason of the heat then si in the shade and drink Weathermen have long known of course that summers discom fort is caused not by a star bu by a combination of heat anc humidity the amount of wate vapor in the air By July and August oceans have lost theii winter chill Days are still long and the sun beats down fiercely from high in the sky As temperatures rise more moisture evaporates The air be comes muggy From every pond ocean river and stream water is drawn into the air at the rate of 16 million tons a second Event ually it will return as rain snow or some other form of precipita tion but while it is retained i can cause considerable misery The amount of moisture the air can hold varies according to tern perature The quantity of vapor present in proportion to the maxi mum possible is called the rela live humidity Relative humidify often is high er in winter than in summer Bu it is less noticeable because cold er air can hold less moisture Thus a relative humidity of 50 per cent on a 90degree day re suits in far greater discomfort from mugginess than a relative humidity of 90 per cent on a 50 degree day Evaporation slows down on a muggy summer day as the air becomes more and more satu rated Cold drinks as well as peo ple perspire Humidity can be costly It warps wood and Dwells leather rusts iron and spreads mold II makes people tired and tense Research has shown that sick ness death and crime increase in humid weather It aggravate heart and respiratory diseases and ulcers The Greeks had good reason to complain of the heat for the hot test areas in the world are jusl across the Mediterranean Sea in the deserts of North Africa One summer day in 1922 the mercury in the little town of El Azizia soared to 1364 degrees the high est ever recorded Before the advent of air condi lioning passengers sailing through the Suez Canal and Red Sea dreaded the searing heat The only relief was a gentle westerly breeze Travelers would beg and bribe their ticket agents for a cabin on the port side going out and the starboard on return The agents would stamp these tickets with the abbreviation of Port Out Starboard Home adding a new word to the English posh REACHES IRELAND DUBLIN Ireland UP UN Acting Secretary General U Thant arrived from Geneva Fri day night for a 3day visit Only the Newspaper ONLY THE NEWSPAPER lets you catch up with the days without harassment You can Into the news disturbs you S Several feet over sections City Saturday as heavy rains sent Ralston Creek out of its banks Police reported that more than Creek damaged bridges in east i persons had been evacuated ern sections of Iowa City Up to from flooded homes There were three feet of water poured into IT WAS FRIDAY THE 13TH This black cat was an unwanted guest as it stalked unidentified com petitors in the Iowa Amateur Golf Tournament which opened Friday the 13th at Dubuque Its not Phatofax known how much of a whammy the feline put on the scores but one thing was certain there was plenty of rain and the day was far from purrrrrrfect Celebrezze is choice for Gobi net HYANNIS PORT Mass UPI Kennedy Saturday selected Cleveland Mayor An thony J Celebrezze 51 a strong exponent of civil rights as sec retary of health education and welfare succeeding Abraham A Ribicpff Kennedys nomination which is expected to go to the Senate for confirmation early in the week came as a surprise in that speculation among govern ment officials and members of Congress had centered around a number of other persons Kennedys choice had been kept under close wraps but one aide said earlier the nominee would be a surprise who has not been mentioned Jn the spec ulation since Ribicoff formally resigned Thursday to run for the Senate in Connecticut A former member of the Ohio Senate Celebrezze has been mayor of Cleveland since 1953 and was reelected to an un precedented fifth term last November carrying every ward in the city and obtaining a 738 per cent plurality He was president of the American Municipal Association n 195859 and is now president of the US Conference of mayors Celebrezze a Democrat and son of Italian immigrants has Dcen a political supporter of Kennedys since 1956 when he was among delegates to the partys Chicago convention who voted for Kennedy to receive the vice presidential nomination Celebrezze was born Sept 4 1910 at Anzi Italy one of 13 children of parents who were re visiting their homeland after having become American citi zens Ribicoff the first member of Kennedys original cabinet to resign said he was pleased with he Presidents choice Celebrezze a Catholic will be come the second member of that aith in the Cabinet The other s Atty Gen Robert Kennedy brother of the President Heavy loss in Bettendorf fire BETTENDORF UP Light ning struck the Plaza Bowl sarly Saturday and started a ire which caused at least a halfmillion dollars damage Police Officer Jim Freund aw the lightning strike and ailed firefighters The bowling alley and a restaurant both on he second floor of the twostory lUilding were gutted by the blaze Several offices on the round floor including the Bet endorf bank received consid rable water damage It took firefighters from Bet endorf and nearby towns near y two hours to control the fire Among those watching the build ng burn was the bowling alley wncr Elmer t N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Animals sent up in test WASHINGTON The Space Agency launched a giant balloon carrying monkeys and hamsters on a 25mile flight into space to check the effects of radiation Launching took place at a site near Goose Bay Labrador Estes officially bankrupt EL PASO Tex Billie Sol Estes 37 the boy wonder who parlayed fertilizer tanks grain storage and cotton allotments into a multimilliondollar em pire hasbeen officially declared bankruptFederal District Judge REwing Thomason saidno satis factory plan had been submitted for continuing opera tion of Estes assets which are exceeded by liabilities of more than million under a receivership Just checking thank you REDWOOD CITY Calif This is the court house may I help you asked an operator at the ban Mateo County courthouse I guess not an un identified woman replied just found this number m my husbands pocket and I was checking it E Germans move up tanks BERLIN West Berlin police said three East German tanks moved up near the Red wall dividing Berlin but withdrew after three hours There was no explanation Police said they knew of no incident in the vicinity Georgia Negroes on move ALBANY Ga A major thrust against segre gation gained momentum in this south Georgia city with the Rev Martin Luther King Jr the rallying force for sustained drives on three fronts The mag nitude of the nonviolent offensive was evidenced as a growing number of Negro civil rights leaders at a mass rally urged a steppedup economic boycott A US Army captain and at more showers However the s a least 23 Vietnamese soldiers were tion deals withwitherinforma tion only within a few hours for pilot safety not forecasts for longer periods killed Saturday when a govern ment convoy was ambushed by Communist Viet Cong forces 40 miles north of Saigon The Red guerrillas fled after the attack carried out in battalion strength U S officer Deluges swamp BY THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS of of I night Several other sections of water surged j the state also reported heavy rain eastern Iowa including the Marshalllown area which had more than six inches The flood waters from Ralston no reports of injuries Unofficial rainfall reports Iowa City was hit by more than Police reported five inches of rain during theparked on streets were submerged in the flood wa ters Rescue workers reportedly waded in water over their shoul ders to save some stranded resi dents Water poured into the basement of the new City Hall at Iowa City which is located just west of Ral I many homes in the residential Creek The Iowa City saidareas J some in the SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US Army captain and at Air show weather not But hope for clear skies The Aviation Day weather out look was not encouraging Satur day at the Mason City airport but the days planners were still hopeful for learing Sunday Mason City had about an inch of moisture Saturday as part of a general rain front that cov ered Iowa The Federal Aviation Agency flight service station which will have one of the days biggest jobs had short range weather advice that included fog and i1 sd owa Mostly cloudy with oc casional showers and thunder storms through Sunday Local ly heavy thunderstorms and rain west and south Not much temperature change Low Sat urday night near 60 north to about 70 extreme south High Sunday in the 60s north to the 70s south Outlook for Mon day Few showers eastern por tion otherwise partly cloudy and mild GlobeGazette Weather Data ip to 8 am Saturday Maximum g6 Minimum 59 At 8 am 59 Precipitation jg Sunrise Sunset 752 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 55 NEW CRUSADE FRESNO Calif gelist Billy Graham arrived in Fresno Saturday for the open oir iport was closed by flood waters cars j and the National Guard Armory surrounded by water Ir I Flood waters were lapping the doorsteps of expensive homes in the Bel Air district in north east Iowa City Flood waters from other streams in the area blocked High way 213 two miles south of Iowa City and Interstate 80 where it crosses Highway 6 west of Iowa City with mud Road crews used snowplows to clear the highways The evacuated families in Iowa Government paratroopers were Pilots on Sunday There will be dropped at the site an hour after actual control tower opera the ambush to aid a relief battaJtlon this year Jn which plane ion that arrived by road Besides the dead 20 Vietnamese troops were wounded and four TL a iui uie open The flight service stahon still ing of an eightday crusade his badly cramped for space in its only scheduled app old quarters will be using al California bis year available men to give advice to appearance in movements are directed from the terminal Because of space and work LIUUJJS WCIK wouiiuea ana lour r ami were missing The fight reportedly f roiblems tiie men will have Lii TO KPPn noAma m if n asted only a few minutes before government soldiers were over whelmed The name of the dead American was withheld pending notification of his family His death brought to seven the tion Day activities number of American servicemen oiled in combat with the Viet Cong since the buildup of US xtrces began here last December Sixteen others have died in acci dents US authorities reported that he Viet Cong ambush force was under air observation and was be ng pursued by fighter planes US Army helicopters loadedx with south Vietnamese troops and ransport planes carrying para roops PITY POOR POP Where junior goes mama goes At least she did in this British army experiment Mrs G Cul nngworth one of three mothers invited to accompany their recruit sons to training camp gets the feel of an au ImuoYax tomatic weapon at a Hampshire Royal Engineers base Lending a hand to mom is her rookie son James The mothers will spend a week at the camp to see how the army treats their sons to keep people out of their area of the old building including the catwalk area that can be reached Station Military and civilian aircraft were arriving Saturday for Avia The Blue Angels precision jet flying team which landed Friday led the list of arrivals Chuting Stars parachutists were scheduled to arrive just after the Blue An gels but were delayed Art Hartman pioneer aviator with his World War I Jenny was to appear at an air show in his home town of Burl ington before coming here for the Sunday events In spite of damp weather Cham ber of Commerce and airport workers were making the final arrangements for the big day on the airport Kyhl nominated for legislature ALLISON AP Vernon H Kyhl of Parkersburg was named Friday night as the Republican candidate for the unexpired por tion of the Iowa Senate seat left vacant by the recent death of Sen Kendall Lynes of Piainfield longtime GOP leader in the legis lature Kyhl was nominated by party members of the slate senatorial district He is Butler County Re publican chairman The term to be filled at the general election runs to 1964 Kyhl defeated State Rep Charles Grassley New Hartford 236 15 reach finals of V Universe contest MIAMI BEACH Fia Wl A glamorous international beau ty parade has been narrowed to 15 queens from five continents and one of them will be crowned Miss Universe Saturday night Representatives from the United Slates and Canada in North America Argentina Br a z i 1 Columbia and Haiti fn Latin America Korea and Formosa in the Orient and England Austria and Finland in Europe were among those tapped by an international panel of fudges Also chosen Lebanon and Israel without thought of Mid SAME City were taken in by friends and relatives Newsmen at he Iowa City PressCitizen building reported flood waters from Ralston Creek were about a block east of tha plant Marshalltown authorities report ed an official 658 inchesof rain which sent the Iowa River over its banks in lowland areas The river rose about five feet after the rain started late Friday Highway 14 north of Marshall own was covered with floodwa ers but traffic was not halted county road one mile east of MarshaHtown was covered by about two feet of water Some basement flooding was reported in the City of Marshall town The water caused a bank on Highway 30 to give way tempor arily making oneway traffic nec essary until the road was cleared A farmer near Mackey north east of Boone reported more tfian five inches of rain Other areas reporting heavy rain included Ce dar Rapids with 347 inches Sioux ity 211 Boone U8 Grinnell 118 Spencer 74 and Des Moines 60 RRE DAMAGE SAN FRANCISCO UPI ire destroyed a part of tha vorJdfamous ferry building on he San Francisco waterfront Saturday but the blaze was quickly brought under control MISSHACKENBERGER Story of blind date REGINALD WIKE HOLLYWOOD Calif AP to the box number shed west political rivalries Zealand and Iceland New Reginald A was excited as called him up and he entered the Hollywood bowling He spotted her She was wear alley and looked about for the coat She had the rose blind date he found her very attractive He wore a grey suit as hed indeed promised She was to have on a yellow shortie coat They hit It off at once The dis What if there are two girls parity in their ages was a trifle with yellow shortie coats hed 53 and she 33 asked anxiously when she tele1101 natne was Lu yeUowjhim he was so distinguished look ing she thought he was a doctor I felt and bashful just smiled Reginald told a CI3ncY4 W lidJ SLIU nj phoned him It was good hed ciie Hackenbcrgcr thought of that for there were uTney took n a movie She told indeed two girls with shortie coats He was glad hed suggested she carry a red rose as he searched for the girl whod inserted this ad in the personal column of a met ropolitan newspaper Attractive brunette 5 ft 6Vi in 135 Ibs affectionate would like to meet nice man with prop erty I friend She proved to be affectionate too She kissed him that night something of a surprise I ordinarily dont kiss n per son on the first date explained Reginald That memorable blind date was t Reginald a welltodo landscape on Dec 14 1953 They saw a lot wv contractor had liked that Hed jcach other from then on On New ;