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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Study ways of making liquor sales profitable The newspaper that mokes alt North lowons neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 8 1W3 10e Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection Associated Prtet and United International Full Lease No 103 Baby killer stumps doctors WASHINGTON team of medical a ghostly and epidemic killer of baffled and looking for help The epidemic of birth defects struck last fall in Atlanta Ga and laid 16 newborn vulnerable to death Only two survived The defect was a ballooning of spinal cord tissue at the base of the spine a meningomyelocele It leaves a child open to infec tion of the nervous system and to hydrocephalus the trapping of fluid in the cranium causing en largement of the head and some times brain damage Doctors knew that the spinal cord forms in the first 28 days of pregnancy often before a wom an knows she is pregnant before she has seen a doctor The question that haunted doc tors was Did some common fac drug or in all the cases got on the case early in September while the trail was still hot They took blood sam ples from victims and from mothers Nothing proved out said Dr Marvin Boris US Public Health Service epidemiologist He worked closely with Dr Richard Blumberg head of pediatrics at Emory University They then sat down with the mothers asked them to remem ber back to the critical periods of their pregnancies back to the last month of 1961 the first two months of 1962 All too aware of the explosion of deformed babies caused by the tranquilizer thalidomide in Eu rope they charted drug histories What tranquilizers cough syr ups vitamins pills did you take Again nothing added up An influenza epidemic had hit Atlanta about the critical period Was the influenza virus the cul prit Any other virus disease Was anyone else in the family sick with anything smallpox po lio measles mononucleosis any thing Again there was no answer The women had come from va rious parts of Atlanta the babies were born in various hospitals the mothers didnt know each other used different food sources The birth defects were occur ring at a rate of 421 per 100000 births The normal rate was a sixth of this about 75 per 100000 births Oddly the nonwhite birth rate was normal with the defects occurring in about 30 of every 100000 births After the epidemic had passed the rate returned to normal Bui the doctors looking back on 14 young deaths want to know what ghostly killer passed this way Iowa acts to foil liquor syndicates Des Moines rocked by explosion DES MOINES section of north Des Moines was rocked safeguard Iowa from infiltration by the explosion of ia liquid by Ilcluor syndicates and hoodlums petroleum gas tanks late Friday when the by the drink i law goes into effect are being taken by state officials llltu An attorney generals opinion The blast occurred at a work Friday said a licuor license aP yard of the Eagle Iron Works automatically be dlsquaMied lf he has anv rnru Two large tanks more than 16 feet long were hurled distances of about 200 feet One landed only a short distance from busy Second Avenue Three large tanks were torn off their concrete bases and nine smaller ones exploded Robert Patterson told firemen he was loading one small tank with gas and as he shut off the pump switch a sheet of flame arose He said he lost no time getting out of there Fire set off explosions in a row Two boys in the area John Coxe and Gary Gieffer said they were knocked to the ground Two firemen fighting the blaze in 92degree weather were nearly overcome Officials gave no estimate of the damage Prepare for conclave of Cardinals VATICAN CITY M The car dinals of the Roman Catholic Church named two commissions Saturday to supervise arrange ments for the conclave that wil meet June 19 to choose the suc cessor to Pope John XXIII As the cardinals met for their fourth daily session since the Popes death workmen haulec bedding plumbing and building materials into the area of the Sistine Chanel where the secrei conclave will be sealed in for the voting disqualified if he has any con nection businesswise with a per son who has been convicted of a felony An applicant also will be re quired to furnish a detailed per sonal or corporate financila state ment to local authorities and the Iowa Liquor Control Commission to be eligible for a license at the meeting They decided to meet again Sunday even though it is the major religious feasl day of Trinity Sunday CRUSHED FEELING NEW CASTLE Ind The Henry County Circuit Court was in new quarters Saturday because the ceiling of the court house fell in North Iowa Weather outlook Hot Saturday with tvres courting the 100 mark relief expected Saturday when low should be HI of spotty skewers Wetfher dotailf en 2 DES MOINES to Barricades go up on the Alabama campus TUSCALOOSA Ala AP Bright yellow barricades isolated the University of Alabama cam pus Saturday as segregationist leaders urged their followers to combat integration with dollars1 instead of violence Eugene Bull Connor the mili tant former Birmingham police commissioner called for a mas sive boycott of white merchants who advocate racial equality or erase the color line in their stores Hundreds of 1 a wenforcement officers under orders to prevent trouble when two Negroes arrive to enroll at the university Tues day put the campus off limits to all but students faculty mem bers and authorized visitors in cluding scores of newsmen At the State Capitol in Mont gomery Gov George C Wallace who has sworn to bar the Ne groes from he university but has asked others to keep away worked on another in a series of Under the new law names anc addresses of the license applicant and all partners and managers must be filed Persons or corpor ations receiving licenses must have been residents of Iowa for at least two years Commission officials said they asked the attorney generals opin ion and set up the requirement for financial statements by license applicants because we want to make sure there are no under ground owners of bars The new liquor law says no per son is eligible for a license if he has been convicted of a felony The attorney generals opinion interprets this to mean that con nection of any person who has a felony conviction with a license applicant either in a partnership or as an officer or stockholder of a corporation would disqualify the applicant We dont want syndicates mov ing into the Iowa liquor business We want to know exactly who is connected with a bar regardless of how slight the connection will be a liquor control commission spokesman said Charge that Capitol cops look common WASHINGTON AP The po lice who patrol the halls of Con gress and the men who run it elevators are catching a bit p criticism about their appearance Some senators feel theyre sim ply not dressy enough consider ing the splendor of their place o work The Capitol policemen look pretty much like any other men in blue with neither plumes nor breastplates And some say you cant tell the elevator operators from the tourists unless you pus the up buzzer Sen Mike Monroney DOklaT noted at a hearing Friday he has received complaints from severa senators that the police have the worst dress uniforms of any cap ital in the world Lack of enthusiasm seen on part of JFK LONDON AP No British of ficial will admit it but diplomat here believe President Kennedy i much less keen than Prime Min ister Harold Macmillan abou their meeting in Britain June 29 Buyers may get discount Complaints heard by many DES MOINES possi ility of making the liquor busi ness more profitable for bar own ers when the sale of liquor by the drink becomes legal July 4 is be ng studied by the State Liquor Control Commission Persons and clubs planning to apply for licenses have com plained that regulations now planned will make it difficult to operate at a profit The new liquor law requires holders of licenses to buy their stock from state liquor stores The commission has planned to charge regular prices for its liquor to al purchasers regardless of how much liquor they buy or whether hey have a liquor license However the law provides that the commission could allow dis counts on large purchases if the discount was made available to everyone and not just license lolders Homer A d c o c k commission chairman said Saturday that the commission studying the possi jility of making discounts when arge quantities of liquor are purchased at one time If we want to we could give a discount for purchases in large lots Adcock said For instance we could give 10 per cent off the regular price for purchases of cases or more of liquor Private citixens also would be able to buy liquor at this dis count rate if they bought 1 cases at a time Adcock said However this would be unlikely so the benefit generally would be to bar owners Adcock said that no decisio has been reached yet and saL we are still studying the matter along with a lot of others We plan to proceed with cau tion studying all aspects of th price situation Adcock said the commission ha received several inquiries from persons planning to apply for liq uor licenses asking if it would be possible to buy large quantities o liquor at discount rates A few private clubs also hav inquired Adcock said ceived complaints that the cost o liquor at regular rates plus th 10 per cent sales tax on drinks will make it difficult to operate a a profit Most of the complaints Please turn to page 2 PRESIDENT DIDNT of the Congress of Racial Equality tar rytheir signs outside the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles the T L 1 L r hotel at which President Kennedy landed at midafternoon The Presi dents helicopter landed on the hotel roof so he missed seeing the pickets and their signs Electrical pricefixing settlement is approved CHICAGO AP A federal udge has approved the first set lement in 226 pending civil dam age suits against major electrical equipment manufacturers convict ed of conspiring to fix prices The amount of the settlement approved in US District Court Friday by Judge Edwin A Rob son was not disclosed The settlement was in a suit brought by Interstate Power Co of Dubuque Iowa and involvec million worth of electrica equipment purchased by the utili ty between 1956 and 1961 There was a possibility the set ttement would offer a pattern foi outofcourt negotiations to dis pose of many of the other pend ing suits Those in Chicago are Vote to end discrimination INDIANOLA AP Youths of the South Iowa Methodist Confer ence urged Friday that their pro dis sta among more than 1800 filed in ederal courts across the nation H E Chaffetz Westinghouse at orney said the settlement given he Dubuque utility is based on a ormula offered other private equipment buyers He said it dif ered slightly from settlement of ers made to the federal govern ment for equipment it purchased The suits stemmed from a con viction in 1961 6f 29 electrical firms on charges of conspiring to fix prices during the fiveyear pe riod ending in 1961 They were convicted in Federal Court in Philadelphia General Electric and Westing house the countrys two top etec trical suppliers and the other 27 firms involved were fined a tota of after pleading guilty or no contest Seven executives also were sentenced to 30day jai terms The Philadelphia convictions tus both by spirit and word The Youth Fellowship Council of the conference ended its annual meeting with unanimous adoption led earlier to a million set Jement of federal price fixing damage suits against Generai Electric Many of the other suits pending involve state and local governments Gov Harold Hughes also has reof a resolution to end discrimina tion It also adopted a multiphased program of study in the field of racial relations for each local church Youth Fellowship Mary Steffenson of Ottumwa Most of the complaints have mary 01 uuumwa come to me from people along the was president of the coun cil succeeding Terry R Rossiter of Burlington There were 41 stayathome appeals He will the total of the Sacred make a statewide radiotelevision broadcast Sunday night GOV GEORGE WALL AC I Joey SAN DIEGO Calif ft A blind boy stood by the heli copter waiting for President Kennedy Im Fred Korth said a tall man with a gentle voice Im the secretary of the Navy How do you do Mr Korth said Joey Renzi age 11 Is he coming Is the President coming No not yet said Korth Dont worry We wont let him get away without seeing you He wants to meet you It was a letter in that Joey wrote to Kennedy which attracted the Presi dents attention In it Joey told how he wanted to shake the Presidents hand because it wouldnt do me any good to stand on the roadside while all the other kids are watch ing Thats how it was that a blind boy was waiting at the Marine Corps recruit depot with the highranking officials alongside the helicopter which was to take Kennedy away to an aircraft carrier at sea The prematurely been blind virtually all his life Doctors say an over rich oxygen mixture in an in cubator caused hemorrhages which destroyed his sight But he can see a great deal sees the president Interstate Power was one of ight Midwest utilities filing 56 uits in US District Court in hicago in January 1962 Named defendants in virtually all the omplaints were General Electric and Westinghouse The civil damage suits sought reble damages of undetermined amounts for alleged on purchases of equipment All the suits allege the plaintiffs were charged artifically high prices for products as a result of a conspiracy among the defendant firms to fix and maintain prices in restraint of trade in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act The other utilities joining in filing the 56 suits with Interstate Power were Iowa Southern Utili ties Co Centerville Iowa Lake Superior District Power Co Ash land Wis Madison Gas and Electric Co Madison Wis Northern States Power Co Minn espta Minneapolis Northern States Power Co Wisconsin Eau Claire Wis Northwestern Public Service Co Huron SD and Wisconsin Power and light Co Madison Hughes to make some surprise prison visits DES MOINES HarState he plan H Hmf Vnif o tui old Hughes said Saturday the w o wiiici yciial surface has barely been scratched stitutions as well as the various in the search for methods of remental health i n s t i t u t e s and habitation for prisoners in our penal institutions The governor who last week in erviewed several inmates of the with his hands as he did Thursday when in his minds own bright pictures he saw the President All Joey heard was a big car stop he felt a large hand reach for his and another touched his shoulder SEES PRESIDENT Joey Renzi touches President Kennedy Joeys brother Johnny 9 watches in the center He told afterwards what was said He said he enjoyed seeing me and I told him what an honor it was to meet him and he gave me a tie clasp and I gave him my letter And he said I hope you can come to the White House and visit me sometime The tie clasp was a gold miniature PT boat with the word Kennedy on it The boys letter told he President I will treasure this experience all my life What could Joeys bands tell him about the President Hes kind of tall said Joey Hes real neat looking He has kind of like an English I guess its a New Eng And he has a strong grip A real strong grip for a big important man like the President After their brief talk the President climbed into the waiting helicopter the engine roared and dust flew G o o d b y Mr Kennedy Joey shouted into the wind blast Goodby sir Can he sec me he asked Did he wave back Yes Joey was told he waved listened the helicopter out of sight This has been the best day in my he said Inside The Globe DEMOCRATS control state offices Page 2 RUMORS CLOUD facts in Albert Lea killing Page 2 CHURCHES FACE urgen cy of racial issues Page 6 MASON CITY Braves open season against Albert Lea Colonels Page 11 TOMCO SEED Co merges with Steckley Inc Page 20 Editorials 4 Comics 5 Church 47 Society News to visit the states other penal in homes for dependent children In some cases my visits will not be announced in advance to institution officials Hughes said It is not my intention that these visits be swift guided tours Hughes said I want to talk not only with administrative officials but also with the people who live and work in these insti tutions Hughes said he feels that his responsibility as governor is not only with the problems of the ablebodied normal and mentally sound taxpayer and voter but also with the persons walking through the dark caverns of mental illness with the mentally retarded child the convict the blind the handi capped and the abandoned young ster Programs of rehabilitation that further this development are not starryeyed dogoodism Hughes said They are the very essence of good Iowa common sense Such programs have an ectv nomic rationale for they return great numbers of ly dependent upon charity and j nwi y government normal Spcrts News 1112 living Wa8e earning Hughes Picture Page n said Latest Markets 14 Mason City 1415 Classified Pages IMJ North lewa News 70 MILK VS CIGARETTES MADISON Wis UPI Pro grams for University of Wiscon sin football games this fall will carry advertisements for milk in place of the usual two page for cigarettes SAME DATE 1H2 ;