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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the i i MASON CITY GLOBE ETTE HOME EDITION VOL 102 7 he newspaper that makes all North lowans Associated Pres and United Press International Wlrti MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 1962 neighbors UOc B Paper Consists of Two No Ill JFKs request a new warning WASHINGTON AP Con Primary concern in high official gressional leaders predict speedy approval of President Kennedys request for standby power to call 150000 military reservists to ac tive duty if necessary to deal with a new EastWest crisis A ribbon across Canada New highway is opened By RICHARD L ORNAUER New York Herald Tribune News OTTAWA The last gap in the scenic TransCanada Highway has been closed and ceremonies held to officially open the 4860mile road Until now the only con venient way to cross the nation was by train or plane A 92mile section known as the Rogers Pass route linking Revelstoke and Golden British Columbia was the remaining un completed link in Canadas first allweather coasttocoast road the longest national highway in the world One of the most spectacular and beautiful drives in North America the Rogers Pass was paved a few weeks ago Follow ing the deep valley of the Illecil lewaet River the Rogers Pass section runs east from Revelstoke skirts the Revelstoke National Park crosses picturesque Alberl Canyon cuts through 27 miles o rugged Glacier National Park and skims the southern tier of Ham ber Provincial British Columbja Park before reaching Donald BC quarters here centers on the pos ibility of new Soviet moves in Berlin But officials recognize that Kennedys request may also be regarded in Moscow and Havana as a goslow warning for the mili ary buildup in Cuba The President sent his request 0 Congress Friday without any prior public hints of such action although the White House said the plan was discussed with Republi can and Democratic congressional eaders when they met with the President Tuesday for a fillin on iuba This tiein with Cuba quickly created speculation that Kennedy and his top advisers may be more worried than they have appeared to be about the recent substantial deliveries of Soviet arms to the Castro regime Well informed officials said this was not the case although they said Kennedy would like to have the standby power in the event of unexpected developments in the uban situation The more serious problem and he far greater danger according Ask Kennedy to act in rail strike in Here the highway swings sout along an existing highway t Golden BC The Rogers Pass route replace 22yearold Big Bend Highway slicing 100 miles in travel distance between Revelstoke and Donald Big Bend was unsatisfactorj because it has never been paved and the high cost of snow remova kept it closed all but four month of the year As early as the turn of the cen tury snows created problems i Rogers Pass and the famed Con naught Tunnel burrowing unde towering Mt MacDonald was built Modern engineering equipment and knowhow coupled with ad vanced snowremoval devices and defenses made construction of the pass route possible Snow sheds artillery guns and an uptodate snow alert system helped conquer the winter ele ments Made of heavy reinforced concrete and steel the sheds are manmade tunnels that allow snowslides to tumble over them to the valley below About 35 of the more trouble some slide areas are kept in check by cannon fire from loaned by the Royal Canadian Artillery each winter As snows build up to the hazard point they are shelled The bombardment artificially induces avalanches before they can be come dangerous Running parallel for the most part to the CanadianPacific Rail way tracks the motorist can cover the 92 miles of Rogers Pass route in about two hours But is doubtful that the drive can be made uninterrupted The highway is dotted with overlooks and turnouts for those who want to drink in the un touched grandeur of the Rockies The camera fan will have a field day particularly with color film with the spectacle before th lens The 275 miles through Glacie National Park is the most irre sistible It is one of the oldest o Canadas 18 national parks and certainly one of the most un spoiled Since the late 1880s has attractedAlpine climbers an skiers Of all of Canadas towering mountain ranges few have the natural attraction of the Selkirks which run through the national park Older than the more rugged Rockies their peaks reach to the 10000foot level with a unique softness among the lofty Construction of the Canada Highway was begun in 1950 It is estimated that the total cost will run to SI billion o these informants lies in Berlin here there has been a steady uildup of EastWest tensions In ecent months Soviet Premier Chrushchev has made repeated hreats to sign a separate peace reaty with East Germany claim ng this would give the East Ger man regime power over Western ccess to West Berlin American officials are by no neans certain what Khrushchev vill do in the next few months vhile Congress is out of session Nor are they clear on what steps he Communists may take with respect to West Berlin if a peace reaty is signed soon But Kennedy Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of De ense Robert S McNamara re portedly agreed that it would be important for the President to have additional resources of mili tary authority The new authority would run from the time Congress adjourns now expected some time next month until next Feb 28 which would be about two months after the next session begins Sen Jack Miller RIowa how ever said Khrushchev would not be impressed at all by such action He added that Kennedy has not seen fit to match sacrifice domestic spending with the CHICAGO AP Three Mid western senators have asked President Kennedy to intervene in the 10dayold strike that has shut down the Chicago North Western Railway The Order of Railroad Teleg raphers struck the Aug 30 in a dispute over job security for its 1000 members employed mainly as station agents Since then a ninestate Midwest ern area serviced by the nations third longest rail been caught in a grow ing transportation crisis Food stuffs such as grain are piling up on loading docks and shortages of railshipped materials are slowing or halting numerous construction projects including at least one missile site In Washington Sen Karl E Mundt RSD said the strike is adversely affecting the nations defense buildup and urged Presi dent Kennedy to show the same concern and determination he showed to reverse the increase in steel prices Sens Bourke B Hickenlooper and Jack Miller Iowa Republi cans sent a telegram to Kennedy stating that the strike is seriously affecting many Iowa businesses and their employes Federal mediator Francis A ONeill Jr plans to continue hold ng separate meetings with repre sentatives of the union and man agement in an attempt to work out an agreement But ONeill said after Fridays round of sep arate discussions that no prog ress has been made The union insists on having a voice in any cutback of jobs for its members and wants the job level returned to the number em ployed as of Dec 3 1957 The which as abolished about 600 telegrapher jobs since that date insists upon following the recommendations of a presiden tial board which urged the union to drop its job freeze demands in exchange for liberal severence sacrifices of military preparation Photofax BEST BY TEST Three beautieswho have won swim suit honors in preliminary contests of the Miss America pageant at Atlantic City N J pose with their trophies From left The Misses Wisconsin Joan Mary Engh Illinois Pamela Gilbert Michigan Carol Jean VanValin Tonights forecast Smiles tears Iowa Occasional showers thun derstorms Saturday and Satur day night with locally heavy rain likely west and central Turning colder northwest Sat urday and spreading over state Saturday night Much colder ATLANTIC CITY NJ A week of frantic activity by 54 talented beauty queens will end Saturday night in smiles and tears when judges select a new Miss America The task confronting the judges is this cloudy with occasional ram east pick 10 from and south Sunday Highs SaturLlamorous contestants From the day 70 northwest to 80s southin plp fp T1pri Winners in the preliminary rounds receive scholarships1 but they do not necessarily ad vance to the semifinals The winner of the swim suit competition Friday was Miss Wis thought she was too thin and has been drinkingchoc sodas to round out her theatc 352235 figure She is Joan Mary east Lows Saturday nujht 40s northwest to near 60 southeast Globe Gazette weather data p to 8 am Saturday Maximum 70 Minimum 55 At 8 am 60 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum 65 2 men chisel their way out of jail TIPTON prison ers one a trusty walked away from the Cedar County jai here Friday after chiseling open a maximum security cell The fugitives were identified as Lloyd Drahos 28 Walker and John Houston 36 Cambria Wis formerly of Des Moines Drahos a trusty apparently obtained a blacksmiths ham select five finalists Then Engh21 of La Crosse wis J10 name the girl who will reign as Miss America 1963 The girl who will succeed Maria Beale Fletcher of Asheville NC as the nations queen of beauty is expected to be crowned shortly refore midnight The ceremony will climax a se ries of preliminary judging that began Monday in the nations old est beauty pageant Competing are representatives from every state Canada the District of Co There was a tie in Fridays talent contest when the judges were unable to decide between he fiery baton twirling of Miss Nebraska Mary Lee Jepsen 18 of Paillion Neb and the organ and piano playing of Miss Mary lumbia Chicago and New York City Seven girls have won trophies in the three rounds of talent and swim suit preliminaries Judging Prices up but meat supply OK CORNING AP Supplies of slaughter livestock in the Mid west were running low Saturday and retail meat prices already were on the increase during a juildup of the National Farmers Organization withholding action After a full week of NFO action o keep beef hogs and sheep of he market until processors agree o price contracts packinghous lants in Iowa and some neigh wring states were laying of workers because of the lack supplies There no reports of counters running short of fresh meat anywhere but many stores boosted prices from 5 to 10 cents a pound The US Department of Agricul ture in Chicago also said that the lag in livestock receipts this week may cause prices to go up fur ther next week NFO national headquarters here said price adjustments since La bor Day were an indication of the effectiveness of its holding action but that retail boosts were not necessarily caused by it Sensitive to possible consumer reaction NFO officials said they were checking up to see if price rises were justified More than 600 employes most ly in hog processing departments have been laid off by Iowa pack ing plants Rath at Waterloo Morrell at Ottumwa and Decker an Armour subsidiary at Mason City Dubuque Iowa Packing Co also ordered a cutback Armour Son said 175 were being laid off at Kansas City and Wilson Co said some workers in hog departments of its plants at Omaha Neb Cedar Rapids Iowa and Minneapolis were be ing laid off Wilson did not pro vide any total figures Herbert Wiggs manager of the Swift Co plant at Kansas City said retail meat prices normally decline at this time but boosts of four cents a pound on choice beef and eight cents a pound on pork loins have occurred in the past N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES shows improvement LONDON Soviet spy Dr Robert Sobleh has jegiin to emerge from the deep coma in which he has ain for two days and his condition is improving At he time the announcement was made Soblen had been unconscious for more than 48 hours from a self administered heavy dose of barbiturates rehiring and job training benefits The Iowa senators telegram said North Western railroad strike is seriously affecting many Iowa businesses and their employes Moreover employes of Minneapo lis St Louis Railroad division of the North Western have not struck but are without work causing hardship to them and their families Entire situation is grave to both management andlabor and it appearsthat mediation on your part oryour recommendation to Congress for appropriate legisla tion is required We urge you to givethis matter your immediate personal attention Pleas by lowans rejected Famed cathedral destroyed SAN FRANCISCO St Marys Cathedral a landmark in the city for 75 years is in ruins and ah arsonist is being hunted The big brickwalled church which survived the earthquake and fire of 1906 col lapsed in flames with the loss at mil lioru Johnson reports on WASHINGTON Vice President Johnson returned from a 17day goodwill toiir qf six nations arid said he came away feeling quite opti mistic about the future and the job that has been On hand to greet the Vice President Mrs Johnson and their daughter Lynda Bird were about 175 persons including Secretary of State Dean Rusk Secretary of Defense Robert S and dip lomats from the nations Johnson visited Seventh Russian Atest UPPSALA Sweden A new Soviet atmospheric nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya was registered by the Seismological Institution of the University here The test was estimated to have a power of eight megatons and was the seventh in the present Russian test series Estes appearance delayed WASHINGTON Continuation of stormy testi mony by an Agriculture Department employe is likely to delay Billie Sol Estes appearance before a Senate subcommittee investigating his cottonallotment deals Estes had been scheduled to testify next Wed nesday when the hearings resume but Sen Karl E Mundt of South Dakota senior GOP member of the subcommittee said it might take two more days to complete the quizzing of N Battle Hales a former Agriculture Department investigator CHICAGO Ben W Heineman of the Chicago and Western Railway Satur day refused pleas by Iowa of ficials to stop the shutdown of he Minneapolis St Louis Railway during the telegra phers strike against North Western Gov Norman Erbe had ac used the L out employes during the strike and had asked President Ken nedy lor help L a gainst the lock out The Iowa Commerce Com mission aslb asked Heineman to permit the L to resume separate operation In atelegram to Erbe Heine man Said the L is a fullyintegrated and insepar able the North Western system Its shutdown was carefully considered by management be ore the strike he said He added that in managements udgment independent operation f the M St L is impossible employes picketing here Employes of the Minneapolis and St Louis Railway are helping with picketing of the Chicago and North Western C in Mason City A spokesman for the Order of Railroad Telegraphers ORT in Mason City K B Lane said Saturday that em ployes are not officially strik ing but are helping out with the picketing against the N W land Beverly Ann Smith 18 of Baltimore They join the four girls who won the talent and swim suit competition in earlier rounds The four girls who won in ear lier rounds are Patricia Lei An derson Miss Hawaii and Char lotte Ann Carroll Miss Missis sippi in the talent and Miss Michigan Carole Jean Van Valin and Pamela Gilbert Miss Illinois week also has been completed in the in the swim suit evening gown division but those winners are never announced Khrushchev mum horse trade on MOSCOW UPI American poet Robert Frost said Satur day he had suggested a horse trade to settle the Berlin prob lem during a chat with Soviet Premier Khrushchev GALS ARE SENSITIVE LONDON in the Essex village of Ugley have changed the name of the Ugley Womens Institute to the Wom mer and heavy chisel some unknown source working on the jail grounds Fri day i GETS NEW POST MINNEAPOLIS UPI A Rochester physician has been elected president of the Minne sota State Automobile Associa tion Dr William G Sauer was named to fill the unexpired term the late E Ray Cory Austin who was killed in a traffic accident near Hastings Sept 1 Institute Ugley while SAME Iowa Safety Department IBlackFlac Means Traffic Death la Part 24 Bftvn On the inside Clear Lake News 3 Editorials4 Religious Features 67 Society News 8 Sports News 910 Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Comics 14 Business News 1516 North Iowa News 18 MORE COMPENSATION WASHINGTON dent Kennedy Friday signed into law a bill giving nearly two million disabled veterans an average 94 per cent increase in compensation payments AT T T r ir r i j He didnt say anything the Miss Iowa Joleen Wolf failed poet added to place in the various divisions v tallad politics Frost told reporters here in describ ing his meeting with Khrushj chev at the premiers vacation retreat near the Black Sea re sort of Gagra More German laurels i to Charles De Gaulle MUNICH Germany French President Charles del Gaulle was greeted here Satur1 day as a historic personality who has come to erase the shadows of the past Bavarian provincial premier Hans Erhard nailed the French presidentas a man able to master the pres ent and form the future with visionary scope De Gaulle vis ited southern Germany on the fifth day of a German tour IN LEGAL TUG0WAR Edie Adams walks handinhand with the daughters of her late husband ErnieKovacs to attend a Superior Court hearing in Los Angeles over their custody The girls are Kippie Raleigh Photofax 13 and Bette Lee 15 Their mother Mrs Bette Kovacs who was Kovacs first wife is seeking their cus tody Miss Adams wants to be ap pointed their guardian At the hearing the girls ignored their mother ;