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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans Aitocltted Pren tnd United PWM Full Usw Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA TUISDAY MARCH 28 1961 neighbors 7c Copy Paper Consists of Two Nt Ill Dike pumps protect Mason City waterworks Dam at Greene covered by water Slow traffic over Taylor Bridge Iowa flood crests pour downstream Bigger defense budget wanted WASHINGTON President Kennedy asked Congress Tuesday for a boost of nearly billion in the nations defense program primarily to beef up Po laris missile submarine and Minuteman missile projects Kennedy said he asked this step up in the defense budget he inherited from the Eisenhower administration because the United States must continue to have the ability to survive first blow and respond with devastating power The President said his requests stemmed from the reap praisal of the U S defense posture he requested Secretary oi Defense Robert S McNamara to make last January While the review is many months of completion Kennedy saic circumstances do not permit postponement of all further a tion There was only the briefcs mention in Kennedys messag to comparable USSoviet mi sile strength and whether th Soviet Union enjoys a socalle missile gap advantage ove this country IT HAS BEEN publicly ack nowledged for several years Kennedy said that this natio has not led the world in missil strength During last years presidcntia campaign Kennedy said ther was a missile gap This wa challenged by Republica n s Last month Kennedy said i would be premature to reac a judgment as to whether ther is a gap or not a gap until th McNamara study was com plcted In Tuesdays message Ken nedy said deterrent strength di not depend upon a simple com parison of missiles on hand be fore an attack Rather he said it depends not only on th number of our missiles am bombers but on their state o readiness their ability to sur vive attack and the flexibilitj and sureness with which we can control them to achieve oti nalional purpose and strategic objectives THE SHIFTS in Hie Pentagon budget recommended hy Ken ncdy would produce these ne changes in financing The total of new obligationa authority authorizing the serv ices to order equipment to be paid in the next and subsequent years would go up bil lion from the billion proposed in the Eisenhower budget to billion Spending or actual money to pay defense bills would go up about million of which million would be during the coming fiscal year 1962 Thc Eisenhower spending proposal was billion Kennedys was billion Rains brings quiet to Laos warfront VIENTIANE Laos DPI Heavy rains brought the Lao tian war nearly to a standstill Tuesday while the major world powers deliberated the little kingdoms future U S military observers said there were only a few probing maneuvers in the area around Van Vieng about 65 miles north of here and Tha Thorn to the north cast in Xieng Khouang province PLANS SERIES PALM SPRINGS Calif UPI President Eisenhower has revealed hell write a sc ries of articles on current af fairs and a book oh his eight years in the White House Strong magnetic fields found by Explorer X WASHINGTON tists said that the Explorer X satellite has discovered mag netic fields in space consider ably stronger than expected The 78pound miniature lab oratory launched from Cape Canaveral Fla Saturday com pleted its researches in deep space at about am CST Tuesday when its transmitter went dead The batteries had been designed for 55 hours of data transmission Actually scientists got 60 hours of re porting out of the little probe Explorer X reached its great est distance from earth 112500 miles at about am and jegan its return toward earth t will reach the lowest point of ts orbit 110 miles at about 9 pm Tuesday Scientists do not enow whether the probe will urn up as it dashes through the atmosphere at 110 miles or vhether it will whip out into space again On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 789 Mason City News1011 Latest Markets 11 North Iowa Comics 16 Clear Lake News 18 Farm News 20 12 believed dead in Tennessee house blaze CLARKSVILLE Tenn W Officials believe Mr and Mrs Alex Whitehead and their nine children perished in an early morning fire which destroyec their frame home in the nearb Dotsonvillc community of upper middle Tennessee Embers from the burning de bris prevented firemen from searching the ruins immediately but Montgomery County Sheriff Kenneth Albright said the entire family is missing along will Mrs Whiteheads father Alber ibbs who lived with them I wish I could say some of them didnt die Sheriff Al bright said indicating he feared he toll would reach 12 The children ranged in age rom 13 years to 9 months NEW DEPUTY DES MOINES ItfRep Neal Pierce RRusscll was named leputy secretary of state Tues day by Secretary of State Mel vin D Synhorst SAME N ews in a nutshell Waterloo girds for onslaught By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A record flood crest rolled down the Cedar River toward Cedar FallsWaterloo Tuesday as flood threats eased somewhat in other parts of the state The Cedar swirled above the 16foot limit on the river gauge at Cedar Falls Tuesday morn ing and future flood stages will be guess work The river was feet above flood highest ever recorded there Adjoining Waterloo also braced for its worst flood in re corded history A crest of feet was expected Tuesday night which would be more than a foot over the previous high water mark reached in 1929 ABOUT 200 families have been evacuated from lowlying areas in Waterloo Cedar Falls residents also were moving out ahead of the flood waters Water was flowing over Stale Street one block from the main Dusiness section Sandbags were jeing placed around the city electric plant in an effort to ceep electrical service going The Viking Pump Co one lock from the Cedar Falls Main Street was surrounded by water on three sides Authorities were trying to res cue 125 head of hogs and 98 lead of cattle standing in wa er at the Beaver Valley Farm FAIRandWARMER about five miles Cedar Falls northwest of FIVE FEET of water covers U S 20 between the two north ast Iowa cities and U S 218 was closed north of Cedar Falls More than 200000 sandbags illed during the night by volun eers and city workmen were tacked in threatened areas of iVaterloo North Iowa Decreasing cloudi ness and colder Tuesday night lows 2025 Generally fair and warmer Wednesday highs in the 40s Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night colder east and central lows in the 20s Fair anc slightly warmer Wednesday highs ip the 40s Further out look Partly cl o u d y and warmer Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy cold er Highs Wednesday in 30s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 51 27 34 51 29 Woman in China to visit ailing husband HONG KONG Rob ert McCann crossed into Com munist China Tuesday enroute to see her 60yearold husband an American prisoner of the Communists who is reported dying of lung cancer The Red government gave the Pasa dena Calif woman a two week visa to visit her husband McCann a former business man in North China has been n Tientsin jail since June 1951 serving a 15year sent ence for unspecified crimes against the state MRS CHIANG IS 60 TAIPEI Formosa Jhiang Kaishek observed her FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Aerial survey by Erbe WATERLOO Gov Norman Erbe Tuesday made an aerial survey of the rampaging Cedar River flood here Hopeful for ceasefire WASHINGTON Democratic leaders of Con gress left a meeting with President Kennedy express ing hope of a ceasefire in Laos and neutralization of that Communistmenaced nation House Speaker Sam Rayburn DTex told reporters the President and all of us looked at the situation as hopefully as possible under the circumstances Strong resolution seen BANGKOK Secretary of State Dean Rusk declared he is confident a strong unani mous resolution on Laos will be approved by the Southeast Asia Treaty Organizations council of min isters Collegians on rampage FORT LAUDERDALE laboriously bookeda big new batch of college boys while city fathers pondered how to head off more mob revelry by thousands of student vacationists An estimated 3000 to 5000 beerdrinking hooting collegians have kept the entire Fort Lauderdale police department on the jump JFKs budget dishonest Republican National Com mittee has accused President Kennedy of submitting dishonest budget to Congress last Friday Rath Packing Co one of Waieoth birthday Tuesday terloos largest employers with a normal workforce of 6000 was virtually idle Tuesday National guardsmen from Oel wein and students from Iowa State Teachers College and Wa terloo high schools were on the sandbagging lines The Iowa Highway Commis sion said the following high ways were closed by high wa ter Tuesday US 20 east of Cedar Falls US 218 a mile north of Cedar Falls Iowa 3 near Shell Rock Iowa 346 near Nashua The commission reported wa ter over the pavement but traf fic going through on US 69 at Belmond US 18 north of Al gona Iowa 17 south of Emmets aurg and Iowa 3 and 5 near herokee IN WISCONSIN Gov Gaylord Nelson declared a state of emer gency in Crawford and Vernon counties in the southwest part of the state The floodingKicka poo River has driven hundreds of residents from their homes Rivers and streams also caused flooding in parts of Min nesota Dynamite was used to jreak ice jams and save bridges over streams along the north shore running into Lake Su perior Water recedes here 213 homes affected By JIM OWENS GlobeGazette Staff Writer Mason Cityans were facing a giant cleanup job Tuesday as flood waters were receding ap parently for good after three days of flooding on all streams In the final battle with the waters Monday eveniijg work ers continued to hold the dikes at the city water plant and Marstons Addition in northeast Mason City The American Red Cross chapter here is making ar rangements for the rehabilita tion project to help out thos who suffered flood losses y housetohouse survey of flooi areas was started Tuesday witJ a volunteer home building man to assist in cost estimating A preliminary survey Mon day afternoon showed that 2K homes had been directly af fected by flood water at leas to some extent According to that Red Cross count 99 homes were affected in the large Parkers Addition by Willow Creek area floodec in northwes Charles City and Greene now safe CHARLES CITY The worst was over in the flood of the Cedar River here Tuesday as the rampaging waters of the river dropped several feet from Monday night By Tuesday the river stood at 1964 feet after cresting late Monday at a new record high of 2161 feet The old record was 2102 feet set in 1933 According to the official re lease from the U S Corps of Engineers in Rock Island 111 between 100 and 150 Charles Jity homes were flooded and families were evacuated One of the citys wells was out of operation Monday CHARLES CITY officials loped to have most of the water off the streets by late Tuesday Downstream on the Cedar Plainfield and WaverlyShel Rock were closed Tuesday be cause of flood conditions The Cedar had spread out to between onehalf a mile and a mile in width along the seven miles stretch between Nashua and Plainfield Iowa 3 wa closed by flood waters west of Shell Rock At Waverly the Cedar was 94 feet Tuesday morning more than a foot over flood stage About a dozen Waverly fami lies were moved out Upper Iowa University students from Fayette helped fill sandbags during the night AT GREENE the Shell Rock River reached its crest about midnight Monday and by Tues day morning the water wa down considerably The crest SUB BOARDED DUNOON Scotland Three London beatnik pacifists scrambled aboard the US nu clear submarine Patrick Henry Monday and one of them squat ted defiantly for 45 minutes un il police yanked him off schools at Nashua at Greene inches higher than record Highway 14 which was the six 1933 had been Closed to traffic Monday was open again The bridge across the highway was believed to have been damaged in the flood and engineers from the Iowa Highway Commission were be ing called in to inspect the span around places threatened by the flood Monday were being taken down and placed on trucks for transport for use at Cedar Falls Mason City and another 36 homes suffered in the Willow brook area In northeast Mason City 34 homes were affected when the Winnebago River raised to the highest point in memory Various fringe areas includ ing West Haven which was hit by Chesale Creek flooding ac counted for the final 44 homes tallied in the survey The Red Cross aid here so far has been on a temporary basis to cover immediate neces sities of families hurt by the flood The rehabilitation work will be in the form of money grants on the basis of individual need GLEN HAYDON executive secretary of the Cerro Gordo ounty Red Cross chapter said hat those in need of flood re labilitation may apply now at the chapter house at 232 2nd SE The chapter has been author zed to make lists of losses and o set up a committee of volun teer workers to assess the amount of needs in individual cases Grants will be made as soon as possible with special effort for quick help in replacing essentials such as beds and bed ding Although needs are deter PINCH WATCHES CONVICTED MIS TRESS LEAVE R Ber nard Finch follows Carole Tregoff with his eyes as she heads for jail after a lurry convicted them in Los Angeles of the murder of Finchs wife Barbara AP Pholofnx Jean Standing between them Miss Tregoffs attorney David Bringgold The same jury which convicted them will determine their fate next week Story on page 3 mined on the local level the money will be from national Red ross disaster funds to which money is assigned from local annual fund drives such as the ne in progress here The national Red Cross now las one field representative as isting at Charles City and Ma on City Two more national Red ross personnel are being as igned to the flood areas in the orthern part of Iowa and a eadquarters for the flood aid is eing set up at Waterloo THE DROP in the water evels came in the evening ith the Winnebago River in articular dropping rapidly aft r 6 pm However it had opped the crest of Sunday night jy a fraction of an inch ac cording to one measurement before finally receding Once again the bulk of the volunteers answering the Red Cross call for help in holding the Marstons Addition dike were high school boys The Na tional Guard and 60 Army re serve members also were on hand for the job of bagging sand and relaying it to of need along the dike Unlike Sunday night however when work continued until mid night the battle was over fair ly early By 9 pm the young people mostly had been sent home and the military men were putting in a share of their work in bagging new sand for possible further emergencies at the dike BOTH THE waterworks and Marstons Addition had a fair amount of water accumulating behind dikes as a result seepage At the water plant pumps were used to keep that at a minimum In the Marslon area a small secondary dike sandbags was thrown up around the houses to keep the seepage water from Retting directly to them The North Iowa ;