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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowot Daily Newspaper for Hw CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The hews pa per that makes all North I o wans neighbors Aiiocliua Pmi ind United Prei Full wirw MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH Wl HOME IIDITIOM 7o a Copy of Four 25year home loan program urged by JFK WASHINGTON UP President Kennedy Wed nesday proposed government insurance of 25year home loans as a new way of rebuilding rundown neighbor hoods without federal handouts This was the surprise item in a housing bil which Kennedy sent to Congress Also called for were stepups in lowcost public housing urban renewal and housing for the elderly plus experimenta 40year nondownpayment FHA mortgages for families of mod erate income Most of the items were spelled out in Kennedys specia housing message to Congress on March 9 However only a vague was given them of the far j rr reaching character of the im A Look be sharpend J get ahead Clothes DO make the man By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK W If your hoping for a step up the execu tive ladder choose that nev spring suit with care A gaggle of corporate chief say that personal appearanc and grooming are the firs things they note about a jol applicant More than half of 88 execu lives from many different in dustries baring their souls or the matter concede appearanc had a good deal to do with thei own success And nearly half admit their wives have a role big or little in the selection o their clothes Almost all deny that the status symbols of big car big house or big expense accounts influence them when hiring a man for a responsible position ABOUT HALF find the tend cncy toward standard or uni form clothes of the Ivy or bank er type depresses bul only a handful go as far as actually to approve of mucl individuality The 88 were filling out a ques tionnaire on the part grooming plays in landing and holding top job The minority reporl has such features as these Seven prize most the facial expression while three look first at the eyes and hands two watch for alertness and seven for poise Others list a healthy look modesty size age and if the applicants shoes are shined Most of the 88 are outspoken about what they dont like when a top job seeker is ushered into their office clashing colors sloppy socks scuffed shoes bad or overdue haircuts impressed pants illfitting suits extreme styles carelessly knotted neck ties rundown heels TWOTHIRDS of the execu tives arc convinced that man agemenl makes a belter appear ance today than the bosses o yesteryear Fortyseven of the 88 slate flatly their wives dont influ ence the selection of their clothes But one says she tries desperately and another says both his wife and daughter are in there pitching A thirc says his wifes approach very subtle The head of a machine too company says She doesnt in fluence my selection as much as I do hers her clothes must meet my approval In fact 25 assert they influ ence their wifes choice of her own apparel provement loan proposal The 25year loan would carry a maximum interest rate of 6 per cent and could total up to per family living unit Present improvement loans in sured by the Federal Housing Administration run for only five years carry a rate of 94 per cent and are subject to ceiling IMPROVEMENT funds could be advanced in the form of first or second mortgages or other types of loans and would be available in all sections al though basic terms would be the same everywhere Officials are hopeful that if ongress approves the pro gram will become the major weapon in attacking urban alight without federal subsidy Housing Administrator Rob ert C Weaver in a memo to Kennedy said We sorely lack today the financing devices that are needed to support and en courage the upgrading good homes and neighborhoods to jreserve our cities and protect he living standards of our peo ple WEAVER SAID the entire housing bill emphasizes the mprovement of our existing lousing supply instead of re ying primarily on new housing construction for better homes Wide flood crest rolls by Waterloo AP Photofax MRS BOWMAN AND SON CHARLES 10hour walk Mothers plight 28mile fo reach son as we have been doing WINSTONSALEM NC Thedoctors said Charles was ready to come home said May Bowman 46 So she set out to walk 37 miles from her tenant farm home in Surry County to Bap tist Hospital in WinstonSalem her 9yearoldson Kennedys special jut no price tag on ousing program Weaver said he bill calls for new spending uthority of billion Of hat amount billion would e spent by June 30 1965 and 311 million in the 1962 fiscal car which begins July 1 to bring home message I didnt know what else to the total do She left home about 9 am The day was overcast and walking wasnt too hard for a woman who farms to care for five children and an aging mother Ten hours later she had cov The proposed 40year loans for ered 28 miles when a neigh moderate income families would bor saw her and gave her a epresent a broadening of the resent program available only those displaced by urban re cwal projects or other govern nent action lift the rest of the way I had to get down to that hospital Mrs Bowman said He hadnt never been away from home that long He might have been crying all night down there Charles a thirdgrader had measles when he was 3 and the childhood disease caused the muscles of one eye to con tract making him crosseyed A welfare worker arranged for corrective surgery and family took Charles to the hos pital Sunday But Monday the doctors sent word to come and get Charles He was too anemic and gener ally run down for an operation now He would have to come back at another time Mrs Bowman tried to call the welfare worker but she wasnt in She hiked along the narrow dirt road near her home checking her neighbors but nobody was going to Wins tonSalem There wasnt nothing to do but walk she said So she walked Mrs Bowman said people at the hospital were real nice They gave her a room for the night and arranged for her and Charles to ride home in an ambulance that had come to the hospital from their neigh borhood They were back home at dusk Cedar smashes levee Thousands homeless By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A long flat muddy crest of the flooding Cedar River surged past Waterloo Wed nesday leaving several thousand persons tempo rarily homeless and one third of suburban Evans dale under water The river had held steady at 2186 feet for several hours and observers hoped it had reached its high point This reading was nearly a foot and a half over the previous high of 2045 feet re corded in 1929 The more than 1000 persons on flood duty strained through out the night to hold back the surging river in this northeas Iowa industrial area Two downtown bridges were closed o traffic in Waterloo HIGH SCHOOL students again were excused from classes Wednesday to help in he fight Officials were high n their praise of the students some of whom had worked nearly continuously for the past three days and nights Working in favor of the flood fighters was Iowas weather which promises to be dry the remainder of the week Evansdale a town of 3561 is a suburb southeast of Waterloo where the Cedar had reached an alltime flood stage The city itself fought feverishly hrough the night to hold back he river with two of its four downtown raffic bridges closed to N ews in a nutshell SHORTLY BEFORE nightfall Tuesday the water broke through an emergency dike of andbags at Evansdale and jsent water pouring into about 500 homes from which the people had been evacuated The water stood six feet deep in houses closest to the river Another sandbag dike had been thrown up around the Ev ansdale business district which was on higher ground While FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES ONLY 23 OF the 88 think the other executives in their cam pany would welcome expert ad vice on how to dress One dis misses the subject this way Today we have too much ex pert advice siven to others One comment harking back to other days on the national scene A vicuna coat will al ways get attention and com ments And one dissenter to the whole idea of overrating per sonal appearance says Clothes do not the man make cer tainly not for top management It probably helps clerks bar flies and those who must keep up with the Joneses generally at others expense orth Iowa Partly cloudy through Thursday Lows Wednesday night 2530 WarmSpOCG patrol Wanted er Thursday highs 4047 GENEVA The United States has asked the wa Partly cloudy through Soviet Union to join in the launchingof a space patrol Thursday Lows Wednesday of a dozen satellites to prevent secret nuclear testing night 2530 Warmer extreme high above the earth or behind the moon Thursday north south to 40s highs 30s north Further cloudi ness and mild chance showers south Friday of Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Senate holding firm DES first conference committee of the 1961 Iowa legislative session was automatically created when the Senate refused to back down from normals with a slow warmi ing trend through next Monj day Normal highs arc from 50 north to the upper 50s ex treme south Normal lows are from 30 north to the mid 30s extreme south Little precipi lation of consequence is in dicated Minnesota Clearing warmer Highs Thursday 3550 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday nef its amendments to a Houseapproved bill which would permit counties to establish public dumping grounds Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 23 43 35 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 678 Mason City News 1415 Latest Markets 15 Clear Lake Newt 14 Sports 1718 North Iowa News 24 Comiti 24 Ingemar con leave Ingemar Johansson won per mission to leave the United States with the under standing he would leave a lot of his money behind and return whenever the tax courts need him Ultimatum by Congo UNITED NATIONS The Congo told the United Nations that if the world organization cannot help it financially the country must knock at other doors Spycatching probe ordered LONDON The government has ordered a sweeping investigation to find out whats wrong with Britains secret services and their information exchange with American spycatching agencies in the wake of the recent spy trials No major fighting in Laos WASHINGTON The State Department re ported that no major fighting is going on in Laos and that the Communist side is not attempting a major puah But it refused to speculate whether this reduced military abtivity to a ceasefire FRONT LINE INFILTRATED A major enemy of flood fighters seep age here as thousands of Waterloo residents attempt to hold the line against the swollen Cedar River AP Photofax This hastily thrown up dike in the Con ger Street area shows water infiltrat ing through sandbags and up the en circled sewer at right Senate its passes own redistrict bill DES MOINES Iowa Senate by a 3115 straight party ine vote Wednesday passed a Republican sponsored plan to redistrict Iowa to seven from its present eight congressional districts measure that would cut one of Iowas two Democratic con gressional districts out of ex istence The bill labeled stupidity and gerrymandering by Demo jcratic opponents was passed The Republican majority tookj after the Senate had knocked only about 50 minutes to over ride Democratic protests of the Expected triplets mother gives birth to quads HOLYOKE Mass ruplets were born Wednesdayl down three amendments The committee plan achieves the placement of both Demo cratic congressmen in the same district and according to the op posing Democrats and assures give the people of Iowa a raw deal He pointed out that the ap proved plan allows a population deviation of 175432 between the the small But Sen Clifford Vance R Mount Pleasant chairman of the committee which drew up the plan pointed out that the present population variation in Iowas eight congressional dis tricts was 229243 continued Republican domina tion of the states congressional delegation o Mrs Raymond J Feyre 35 ncreasing the family children o 10 The 114pound wife kept on thisj prepared for triplets ex claimed Youre kidding when her doctor gave her the news levee a house in the flood area blew up about 2 am Officials said the blast probably had been caused by escaping gas This area had been on the alert since the Cedar fed by melting snow and heavy rains went on a rampage Monday about 50 miles upstream at Charles City NO LOSS OF LIFE has been reported Officials said they were not certain that all persons had obeyed orders to move out of their homes in the Riverview section of Waterloo a low in come class housing area which was surrounded by floodwaters Nearly 1000 persons who vacuated Evansdale took up temporary shelter in three churches and a YMCA building or had moved in with relatives or friends It will not be known until the water recedes whether the San Souci auto bridge and a rail road bridge still stand They are n the western part of the city near the National Dairy Con gress grounds We cant sec any of the rail ings We dont know whether they have collapsed or are just completely covered by water an official said The father 38 a House Wednesday passed insurance agent was told to sit 8715 down before the doctor gave him the news j Wonderful How arc housing the father asked I The babies two boys and two NO STRIKE PLANS IOWA IS required to realign its 99 counties into seven instead of eight districts this year be SEN M E L V I N WOLF Dcause the 1960 census showed Waterloo who sponsored one ofjlhe states population had failed to keep pace with the average national growth Iowa will elect seven con gressmen from the new districts next year The approved plan now goes to the House Here arc the districts and pop fi ulations under the Senate plan DES MOINES M Dislricl defeated amendments called the plan black magic and asked the senators dont Bulletin cities and towns to participate in federal aid for low cost Louisa Washington Muscaline Scott Cedar John ison and Iowa 2nd District 442406 Winne Ishiek Allainakce Fayettc Clay jton Buchanan Delaware Du girls from 3 pounds 5 ounces WASHINGTON itf A rcbeljbuquc Linn Jones Jackson and up to 3 pounds 13 ounces had band of flight engineers been expected in May Doctors described the conditions of all and the mother as excelelnt abandoned temporarily its threat to resume a wildcat strike against major airlines Amendment OKd D of C residents now have right to vote 3RD DISTRICT SAME WASHINGTON dents of the District of Colum bia the nations capital Wednesday gained the right to vote for president and vice president with ratification of the 23rd amendment to the Constitution Kansas made it official by becoming the 38th state to ratify the measure The amendment gives District resi dents the right to cast three electoral college votes The final action was taken by the Kansas legislature which called an emergency session quickly after New Hampshire became the 37th state to approve the resolu tion In reaching the total of twothirds of the itattt 161 Winnebago Worth Mitchell Howard Hancock Ccrro Gordo Floy d Chickasaw Wright Franklin Butler Brehier Black Hawk Grundy Marshall Har din Hamilton and Webster j 4th District 328 135 Tama B c n t p n Powoshiek Jasper War ren Marion Mahaska Keokuk Wapello Monroe Lucas Clarke Union Ringgold Decatur Wayne Appanoose and Davis 5th District 382181 Polk Dallas Story Boonc and jGrocne District 307877 Lyon Dickinson Emmet Kossuth Palo Alto CI a y iOBricn Sioux Plymouth Cher voteless years in national elec tions came to an end for resi dents here The District never has had vote rights since it was carved OstPOla out of portions of Maryland and Virginia in 1800 The amendment was subioke0 Blicna VlslaPocahonlas mitted to the states last June Humboldl Calhoun Sac I ci a and Woodhury when congress passed a joint resolution proposing the amendment Now that it has been ratified Congress which governs the District has to enact voting laws for the na tions capital The action by the states was comparatively swift The only other amendment ratified faster was the 12th which presidential election proce 7lh Monona Crawford Carroll Gulhrie Ait dubon Shelby Harrison Pot tawattamie Class Aciair Madi son Adams Montgomery Mills Fremont Page and Taylor ART EXPERT DIBS FLORENCE Italy tfi Prof rGiovanni Potffii 82 Italian art iexpert who found the Mona Lisa dures it went through in 230 after tlic minting was stolon a days halfcentury ago died Tuesday ;