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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1962, Mason City, Iowa j North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tht LOBE VOL 102 The newspaper th o t m a k es o 11 N o r th towans Asociaed Press rnterBStlOBiJ uase Wlres MASON IOWA MARCJ v 1962 4HOME EDITION neighbors 7c CopyjThis Paper Consists of Two ScctlonsStclion Nftlt irli arner h Nicholas views on tax relief Says Erbe is in trouble By DONALD R FINLEY DESMOINES UPI Gov Norman A Erbe must come up with a positive property tax relief program this year or face a lot of difficulty in get ting reelected to a second term This is the conclusion reached from a statewide private sur vey conducted for former Lt Gov William H Nicholas now a member of the highway com mission and a possible candi date to oppose Erbe for the Re publican gubernatorial nomina tion in the June primaries Nicholas said the survey in which about 10000 persons were interviewed showed that any gubernatorial candidate regard less of his political party would stand a good chance of winning both in the primary and general elections if he campaigned on a good property tax relief plan Property Tax relief will be the vital issue in the 1962 elec tions Nicholas 69 Clear Lake said Nicholas who finished third in a close race behind Erbe and State Sen Jack Schroeder Dav enport in the i960 GOP pri mary is a veteran political cam paigner in Iowa He also failed in GOP primaries for governor in 19521954 and 1958 Despite earlier setbacks Nich olas iseager on one hand and reluctant into the again He admittedly iwouldlike to be come gbverhdrbuthesitates to oppose a GOP incumbent Nicholas tanned and hearty after a threeweek vacation in Florida said he willprobably make his political plans known sometime before the middle of March He said however thatif he did not run for the governors he would not seek some other public office The Clear Lake turkey pro ducer declined to disclose what firm conducted the survey but said about 25 per cent of those interviewed were Republicans andthe other of undetermined political affiliation Nicholas said he had the study done to help him decide how good his chances were for being elected governor but he would not elaborate on how the survey was designed to do that He said property tax relief seemed to be on the minds of many of the interviewees i Time after time after time North Iowa Fair To partly cloudy and not so cold Thurs day night lows 510 below Partly cloudy and warmer Friday highs in the teens Iowa Fair and not so cold Thursday night lows be low extreme east to zero west Partly cloudy north fair south with increasing southerly winjds and warm er Fnday high 10 east to 20s west Further cloudy and slightjy warmer Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday near FAIRandWARMER warmer Highs 20 in south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset 5 29 29 here The same weather conditions hat pushed temperatures to sub ero levels Wednesday were re urns 95 i M V r accident mars astronauts reception A wild day for Glenn Shower of tickertape NEW YORK UB Ji John Glenn Americas hero of outerspace rode up space less Manhattan Thursday in a titanic thunder of cheers and torrent of con fetti Up the canyons of lower Broadway where Charles Lindbergh and Byrd and Ederle had gone before the beaming freckled Marine The blueeyed freckled hero of Americas first manned orbit landed at LaGuardia Airport at Iowa a few min utes after his six fellow astro nauts arrived The weather was 3right and the mood of the city was marred About an hour before the astronauts landed a huge American Air lines j e t crashed at Idlewild with 95 aboard The news of the tragedy spread by w o r d of mouth Record lows in Iowa The month of March was ush Broadway In addition to his wife and fel low astronauts Glenn came to cuiicauay were reM V n sponsible for Thursdays frigid V ork mih hjs ChildrenCaro Ivn sad David anH readings The Weather Bureau attributed it to clear skies northerly winds and the heavy snow cover Waterloos 34 below zero read ing was an alltime low there for any month The previous low was 33 below in January 1930 Atlantic and Marshalitown had 32 below Mason City had 29 below the lowest reading in years and the coldest on record for the date The previous low mark for March 1 was13 below in 1913 There were unofficial reports of even lower temperatures La moille near Marshalltown had an unofficial 40 i below and a farm near Knoxville recorded a 35 be low Other low readings included Spencer 25 below Boone 22 below Knoxville an unofficial 26 below About half the homes in Du kuuui nan me uumes in LIU the property tax question came buque were without electri u m the ntervews Nicholas up m the ntervews said but only occasionally did those questioned mention such things as tourism and curb re The h i g h w a y commission member refused to make an all out direct attack on Erbe but he obviously referred to the gov ernors tourism in Iowa promo tion program and Erbes propo sal adopted by the highway commission for test projects to remove curbs from the states narrow highways As a member of the commisj sion Nicholas opposed the curb removal projects unless the highways would be widened at the same time Without referring directly to Erbe the former lieutenant gov ernor said he had not been able to find a constructive tax program being advanced by any of the announced guberna torial candidates Erbe has al ready announced he will seek a second term Many of those interviewed in the survey also showed concern over the dwindling of the states surplus funds since Erbe took office Nicholas said There was a million dollar surplus in the state treasury when former Democratic Gov Herschel Loveless left office and Erbe took over State Comp troller Marvin Sclden late last year estimated the state have a surplus of million at the end of Erbes first term for an hour and 25 minutes early Thursday A blast on a highline 2Mmiles north of Du buque knocked out the power Temperatures in the affected area ranged from 28 to 34 below The severe weather was be lieved responsible for abreak in a 10inch water main in the Ot tumwa business district Water spread over a 16block area and the 18 below zero cold quickly froze the water and David and Dr Robert Gilruth director of Project Mer cury which orbited the first American around the earth The space pilots were officially welcomed to the city by Richard G Patterson Jr commissioner of the Department of Public Events who said All our hearts are light er today At the time the com missioner did not know about the plane crash an hour earlier I salute I greet you I wel come you Patterson added Thank you very much an swered the beaming Glenn We appreciateyour welcome It is al ways a pleasure to come to New York A few minutes later the official party headed for Manhattan in 26 cars led by 50 motorcycle police In one there was Sir Harry How ard lord mayor of the city of Perth Australia whose people turned on their lights for Glenn as he soared overhead in the dark phase of his flight The city that is used to big crowds got one that was esti mated to be bigger those which turned out for Charles A Lindbergh in 1927 Gen Dwight D Eisenhower after World War II and Gen Douglas MacAr thur in 1951 One highranking official said the massed humanity along t s TICKER TAPE BLIZZARbAstronaUt John Glenn APphotorax fetti falling on them in New York They were in paper as they rode along Broadway t On the inside Editorials 4 Society News 678 North Jowa News 10 Clear 13 Mason City News 1415 Comics j16 JFK to reveal Atest plans W ASHING T 0 N itfVWcll informed officials said Thursday President Kennedy has decided to go ahead with a series of nu clear weapons tests in the atmo sphere They indicated the shots will not start until April Ken nedy these informants said will announce his basic decision in a reportto the nation Friday night over national television and radio networks The plans were worked out Wednesday and were re portedholdin girm SAME ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Ponts rnustgiye liptstock federal cttetiict judge ordered the Pont Co and its family interests to give up its 34billiori worth of stocks and voting rights in Gen eral Motors Corp Federal Judge Walter J La Buy enjoined officers of E I du Pont de Nemours and Co and of its holding company Christiana Securities giant automotive concern No steel talks progress PITTSBURGH steel industry and union negotiators reported no concrete progress for two weeks of bargaining on the eve of the selfimposed agreement deadline Bargaining started Feb 14 al though the present contract does not expire until June 30 Another avalanche in Peru LIMA and relief teams hurried to the remote Andean town of Conchucos where from 60 to 100 persons were reported killed and dozens in jured by an avalanche i More blood spilled in Algiers final round of Algerian peace talks is expected to open this weekend but a bloody stepup of European terrorism promised continuing violence in the North African territory long after and the Algerian rebels proclaim a ceasefire Man injured in Thompson gas jstqtiqir blast explosion in side the Station 01 Highway 9 at town Thursday afternoon causec a fire which destroyed the build ing and all contents Keith Halversoh who farm Craft in All aboard lose lives building changing the tires on his car With him was Milford Hanna an emplye When the explosion occurred bricks from the walls blew both inward arid outward Halversons leg was broken when struck by bricks and he was cut abut the face Hanna pulled him out of the building and he was taken to the Buffalo Center Hospital According to Albert Anderson Thompson manager the build ing was constructed in 1948 An derson said all records were in side the office and were de stroyed The cause of the explosion has not been determined CRIME WASHINGTON rising crime rate stiil plagued the na tions cities last year It went J about 2 per cent over increasing in all categories ex cept robbery which dropped l per cent NEW YORK UP An American Airlines jet liner bound for Los Angeles rashed and burned in a marsh off Long Islands south shore Thursday with oss of all 95 persons aboard The airline listed one of the passengers as W Alton Jones oard chairman of the Cities Service Co and a golfing and quail shooting companion of for mer President Eisenhower Jones was on his way to Cali fornia for a golfing date with Eisenhower Also killed were Adm Rich ard L Close In Conolly re tired hero of World WarII who was President of Long Island University and HoUywood pro ducer Irving Rubine 51 who worked on The Guns of Nav arone t It was the worst singleplane accident in commercial service in the United States The pre vious high for single crash fa talities was 79 killed in TWA Constellation accident in Chi cago Sept 1 I960 v A twoplane collision over New York cost 134 lives in 1960 IronieaUy foe million plane crashed in sparkling clear weather the first fair day after almost aweek of rainand fog that had delayed or canceled hundreds of flights Coast Guardsmen said they found no trace Of survivors The tragedy came just as the city was about to give a joyful welcome to Marine Lt Col BOEING 707 JET John H Glenn Jr the astro naut who orbited the earth The plane with 87 passengers and 8 crew members aboard had taken off from Idlewild Airport for Los Angeles at aim Glenn was due here at nearby La Guardia Airport at am The aircraft a modernized Boe ing 707 known as an Astrojct crashed in a swampy area known as Broad Channel in Jamaica Bay leSreet50 A deep in ice The police department de The Weather Bureau said thedined to estimate the numbers pressure mound centeredBut veteran officers said this move the biggest It ran into the later Thursday bringing southermillions of persons extending in iy winds and a break in the bitter Jams down sidestreets a n d alghg the route of the motor cade At the parades end at the WaldorfAstoria Hotel Mayor Robert F Wagner draped the New York City Gold Medal of Honor on a ribbon around Col ENCINO Calif necfc and said it was ing comedian Roscoe Ates diedltne first time he had given it to Roscoe Ates 67 comedian dies Thursday at the age of 67 MWMJ Ulr j J VF Lurig cancer claimed the of the man with the rubber face who provided comedy relief in scores of movies during his hey daj but lapsed into obscurity in his declining years His last movie was Errand Boy with Jerry Lewis HEAVY STORM TOLL LONDON least a score anyone other than a head of N Many persons were conof dead and hundreds of in cerned whether the state will benured were reported Thursday able to keep any surplus in the on the Indian Ocean islands of treasury even at the end of Erbes first year Nicholas said in office Mauritius and Reunion after hurricane miles an Hes the head of state to day Wagner said The celebration that turned heroes canyon into astronaut alley was in a sense muted by the air crash i Marty spectators waved flags and carried huge photographs of Glenn cut from the newspapers The thousands massed in city hall plaza could see a huge sign on a Broadway building under construction across from the hall FIREMEN SEARCH PLANE WRECKAGE ;