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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Prca Full Lease Wlrei MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI HIWIPAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 C H 0 ft S HOME EDITION Centa a Copy MASOK CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21 1959 This Paper Consists ol Two If Troops Take Border Town PANTHER TALE GETS methods of hunting Icnvas itinerant panther are being Revised daily But Bill Brozik and Cliff Riehm Hancockcounty farmers seenvtohave found the clincherBrozik deciding that whats good for M3iegoose is goodfor the panther is about to apply somesalton the panthers tail while Kiehm mystery beast reported seen several times in an area about one miles northwest of Iowas largest city When the fox was sighted the nearly 30 riflebearing members of the posse opaaed up with a barrage decribed by one reporter as like the Battle of the Bulge The fusillade of shots brought downthe fleeing animal Jones lost a couple of teeth and taken to a Des Moines hospital where his condition was reported not serious The hunters armed with every thing from pistols and shotguns to rifles with telescopicsights closed inon theJrightened fox when an overhead began waggling its wings and diving frantically A defputy in the plane reported by radio he saw some thing There he goes someone shout ed Thats him all right Guns began popping and 30 or 40 shots rang out as the lox raced1 along the edge of a cornfield Otherwise the so hunters and a score of dogs failed to flush anything but a rabbit The big hunt was ordered by the sheriffs office after Coon Hunter T L Mike Lester reported that his prize hound had come out 2nd best ina battlewith a big black shiny beast Charles Austin 27 civilian radio operator for the state high way patrol said he hoped to stop the panther in his tracks and end the forays that have baffled and alarmed residents of the De Moines area for days He unlimbered his bow and ar row after Angry Coon Hunter T L Lester reported that hi prize hound had come out 2nd best in a battlewith a bigblacl shiny beast to have nis camera handy arid gives pictorial proof of thepanthers existence Editor s note The snow is real Hancock county had that much last week Posse Bags 1 Fox 1 Hunter No Panther By WILLIAM LOVELL Des Moines horde hunters crashing through wpods and fields near Des Moines killec a fox and wounded a fellow huntec Tuesday but failed to find Polk countys prowling panther Orville Jones 46 was hit in the mouth by stray shotgun pellets when a group of hunters opened up on what they thought was the RITES FOR SPENCER MAN Spencer services will be held here Wednesday for Paul Moroney 54 owner of the Mormiey clothing store Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Wednesday Low Tuesday abou 20 High Wednesday 46 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and WednesdayWarmer Wednesday Low Tuesday might 1824 nvthe north 2530 in the south portion High Wednesday 3542 northeast 4555 south west Windsbecoming souther ly 2025 MPH on Wednesday Further Low Wednes day night 2832 Light rain in the southeast andextreme easl Wednesday night and possible few snow flurries in east half of state on Thursday otherwise partly cloudy to cloudy Colder Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday snow flurries north portion Wednes day Colder east Friday night Temporary warming Wednesday but falling temperatures again setting in in north and west por tionsby late Wednesday Low Tuesday night zero to10 above northeast to around 20 south west High Wednesday 2025 northwest to 3040southeast IN MASONCITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 27 Minimum 17 At 8 a m 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 17 WomenPickets Assist Union in Deere Strike Des Moines pick ets again assisted C I O United Auto Workers Union members Tuesday in their continuing move to nullify a company backto work invitation at the Des Moines Deere Works The women pickets relatives of union members carried signs near gatesof the plant one of 7 in Iowa and Illinois which have been strikebound since Sept 1 ina con tract dispute The union said picketing was peaceful atthe Des Moinesplant butA GSlade plant manager said men pickets had dented one car with astorie and hurled a1 half brick at a company movie camera man who was taking pictures of the picket At Waterloo where the Deere Tractor Works also has reopened picketing was reported as peaceful Tuesday Mass picketing in the immediate vicinityof plant gates has been Moines and Waterloo bytemporary injunction In Moline 111 negotiations toward settlement of the strike at all 7 Deere plants continued Tues day with a federal conciliator present but no progress was re sorted Plant Manager Slade who re ported Monday that 277 factory vbrkers returned to their jobs yesterday said substantially more men returned to work to day A unionspokesman said the lumber was down Neither man gave exact figures There are 600 CIOUAW employes on trike at the Des Moines plant At Waterloo where the union laims 5nly about 90 of more ban 5000 employes affected by he strike have returned to their obs there were no figures today n the status of the backtowork novement Not a Shot Is Fired by Americans Seoul U S infantrymen walked into de serted Hyesanjin on the Man churian border Tuesday Not a shot was fired Only the narrow icecoated Yalu river lay between them and red Chinese territory Thetroops the 17th regimental combat the 1st Americans to reach the Manchurian boundary U S war planes swoopedover the smouldering bombwrecked town as w e a r y infantrymen slogged the last two miles through snow Bow to Yanks The only humans around were 15 villagers garbed in black They stood outside the town and bowed low as the unsmiling Americans marched by Hyesanjin itself was deserted Buildings that hadsurvived the bombing were boarded up Commanding generals were jub ilant But the infantrymen who reached the banks of the much talkedabout Yalu river boundary were not impressed One GI cocked aneye at the narrow stream and exclaimed Well Ill be damned So this is the Yalu Well how do you like that Gen Edward M Almond 10th corps commander who was with his men when they reached the border jubilantly announced the drive to the Yalu boundary through snowcovered mountain passes has divided enemy held territory and isolated all signifi cant forces east of the 127th meridian east longitude Reds Have Foothold However the communists still have a great network of military highways and railways in the northeast linked with Manchuria where Korean red armies were reported being reorganized Maj Gen David G Barr 7th division commander accompanied his 17th regimental combat team as it slogged down out of the mountains to the Yalu river banks bear Hyesanjin Dogtired infantrymen had completed a 20 mile march through melting snow and a van ishing enemy tp Teachtheborder in fantrymen and antiaircraft bat teries led the column Veterans of Attu Col Herbert B Powell com mandingthe 17th said red Man churia was within easy artillery range but his guns would not fire across the river unlessthey fire at us first V The weary infantrymen vet erans of an outfit which fought on Attu in the Aleutians during the 2nd World Avar reached the bor der just 22 days after they made an unopposed amphibious landing in Korea The border was the end of a 100mile march over treach Flood Sends Thousands From Western Homes Torrent Ruins Renos Plush CosmdS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Torrents of mountainfed flood waters ripped through northern and central California and west ern Nevada Tuesday morning driving thousands of persons from their homes and doing untold amounts of property damage At least 9 persons are deal from the floods which started on its 3rd day of rampage with added force from mountain rains and melting snow Here is how the situation stacks up at the moment main section of Reno isa tumbled mass of mud debris and torn paving after the swirling Truckee 3 to 4 feet deep at this time of 20 feet deep and 3 bjocks wide through the center of The Biggest Little City inthe World River Bursts Bank The Truckee burst its banks with crushing force flooding swank hotels and gambling ca sinos For hours the downtown section was under 6 to 8 feet of water but the flood was receding Tuesday One death was attributed to the racing waters Earl War AP Wircpboto and Robert Jr center walk the plank to safe in Reno Monday over rapidly rising Truckee river waters The helping hand istheir fathers Robert Modell Sr The youngsters were playing m an abandoned river bank house when the Truckee backed into the yard erous mountain roads and across a 6000fbot mountain range and in temperatures that sometimes droppedbelow zerq Almond announced his corps has School Board Pledges Hearing on Sites If Bonds Are Voted The members of the Mason City school board went on record a the monthly meeting Monday eve i GlobcGazcttc photo by Sorlien NO CORONER Kenneth Boughton Britt was called to the scene of this wreck at Goodell Monday evening but found his services not needed Asa J Hut ton 31 Ankeny above whose car the coroner is leaning went to the Belmond hospital but his injuries were reported there as not critical He suffered lacerations of the scalp and leg anc possible broken ribs Hutton was northbound on highway 69 when his car crashed into the Goodell school bus in the background as the driver Leroy Berhow was making a left turn toward the east The bus crashed into the gasoline pump of the Donald Sellers service station but Berhow was unhurt liberated 23000 miles of North Korea in less than a month There was no hint of the next move of the 17th regimental com batteam Its position at Hyesan jin cuts a highway and rail net work that Japanese militarists built along the border when they ruled Korea The communists still can put men across the border on either side of this point They could take advantage of uncut sections of the military road network or seldom used mountain passes over which Chinese communist divisions trav eled when they 1st poured into Korea Paralleling the 17ths advance the South Korean Capital division pushed 10 miles up the east coast Monday capturing Chuchonhu jang 75 miles east of Hyesanjin This put the Koreans just 85 miles front the soviet Siberian border Timber Ahead Ahead of them lay a heavily timbered mountain area dotted with solid rock and concrete forti fications built by the Japanese Beyond the northernmost tip of Korea in the Tumen area of Man churia North Korean units were reported to be reorganizing and recruiting to slip back again into Korea ning favoring the two bond issues which an election has been called Dec 11 The board also pledged itself to make no decisions on sites unti public hearings have been held and the public hashad a chance to express opinions The site fav ored by the most persons then will be purchased the board stated The resolution passed unani mously by those present was pro posed by Director R F discussion of sites at the present is beside the point he declared because the board will not face problem until after the bond election Voters Decision First We want to know first1 ifthe voters are willing to necessary schools for the children that we already have in Mason City Clough pointed out He then proposed the following reso lution The boardstates as its judg ment that the needs of Mason City children required an improvement ofthe schools such as is contem plated in the proposed bond is sues and if the voters approve the bond issues pledges itself to hold public hearings before any sites are determined and that no sites will be decided until after such hearing and a complete study Board members voting for the resolution were Dr George M I Crabb president Raymond Zack Curtis Amen Jay Decker F J Ol sonandClough Notes Heal Issue Cloughs discussion emphasized that any discussion of sites at this time is only confusing the real is sue What are the needs of the school children living in Mason City today He caUed attention to the school census madein Junewhich shows 2 675 children less than 5 years old living in the city When all of these children are in elementary school the enrollment will be 423 more than this year according to the citizens central survey com mittee report The report states that85per cent of the elementary school children attend public schools The census showed 450 children now 4 years old who will1 start schoohnext September 590 now 3 years old and will start in 1952 579 now 2 years old who will start in 1953 530 now 1 year old who will start in 1954 and 526 less than I year old who willstart in 1955 Will Total 3010 Adding the children now in kin dergarten and 1st grade who in 1955 will be in the 5th and 6th grades respectively the report rstablishes that there are now 3010 children living in Mason City who will be in the public elementary schools Sn September iber 1955 The enrollment xvas 2587 The survey report on which the jroposed bond issues are based Septem also contemplates replacing the Washington school which has been partially condemned and aban doned and building anew Roose velt elementaiy school Children aie now attending schoolin base ment classrooms at Roosevelt The building would be turned over to the umoi college a use for which it is bettei adapted having been erected originally as Memorial nrversity Sees No Foul Ploy in Home Explosion Ames Sam Long says there is no reason to suspect foul play in an explosion which wiecked the house of an Iowa State college professor Long said Monday he had not determined the cause of the blast but wouldmake a further inquiry Tuesday The blew the home of Dr A R Laueroff its foundation blew out one wall and caused other damage Dr and Mrs Lauer were attend ing a meeting in Cincinnati Ohio and were due back Tuesday The gas line into the house had been shut off and no one was in the tiouse at the time of the blast SAME IVhitc flsj means no traffic death in 24 hours Herds Runowoy Bus Over Mountain Pass Death Takes a Holiday at 110 Miles an Hour Salida Colo bus driver who guided a runaway bus with 33 football players aboard around nearperpendicular mountain cliffs at a 110mileanhour clip said Monday he never wanted to do that again Jerry Tobin 44yearold driver or Western State college of Gun nison Colo shook his head as he told of a 17minute nearbrush with death We had just started down Monarch passwhen I noticed my air pressure had dropped from 15 pounds to 30 pounds and I didnt have any brakes he said Joe Thomas Western State coach tried to kick the sear shift back into second after H snapped into neutral but he broke it off at the floor Then we diflnt have We kept rolling and gaining speed and I kept pumping my brakes to try to get some pres sure but he couldnt Appar ently when I braked before one of the brakes stayed open and let the air out of the line The perspiring driver pulled on the emergency handbrake but that was like trying to stop it with a toothpick My big concern was a railroad track at the bottom of the pass that usually is blocked on Sat urday by ore trains snaking up the mountain he said I yelled at the guys to start shifting when the bus came to a curve I told them to shift to the left at a left turn and to the right at a right turn They did but at every curve the bus was swaying so much the fenders were rubbing the tires When we came to the rail road track there was nothing on it I looked at the speedom eter It registered 110 miles an hour I never looked at the speedometer apain Once I heard something whiz past my head said Later one of the players said it was one of those sexy pocketbooks he had been reading but threw it away because he didnt want to be found dead with a book like that in his hand Tobin said the players appealed to him to smash the bus into the side of a mountain but he refused because he was going too fast and such a move would have killed most of the passengers Tobin managed to bring the bus to a safe halt at Salida But just before that I met two cars on the road he said I guess I was praying when I man aged to slip between them One went off on the shoulder thank God After the bus was repaired at a Salida garage the team went on to Canon City Colo and won over Adams State college 35 to 141 terinj the valley ren declared a stateof emergency over the ragtagfloodsinstheeeii tral valley The sheriffs office orderedthe evacu ation of an estimated 3500 resi dents from East Linda near Marysville in the face of the threat of the flooding Bear rivers The muddy which has already smashed through levees in 3 places and dn undated the towns of Harnmontpn and Marigold continues to rise The American River bank near Sacramento ahdHooded thousands of acres oft land driving 1000peoplefrom their homes Eight California deaths were at tributed directly or indirectly ttf the floods The U S Weather bureau at San Francisco predicted mod erate to heavy for Sierra 9th straight day of storms Reno gaudy little city of casi nos f and quickie divorces reeled under the impact flood Muddy water raced through business district in H stream 3 blocks wide sweeping trees benches cars in its rage The plush Riverside hotel had 5 feet of water on its main floor The ultra swank Mapes hotel measured 6 feet of water in lobby Merchants reported thou sands of dollars of damage to Christmas merchandise stored in flooded basements United Air Lines scheduled m special plane to evacuate stranded travelers but canceled it because only two wanted out The Nevada national guard was called out to prevent lootingand keep residents fromdanger zones The bridges across Truckee were completely under water Sewers Break Two big sewer mains over river on the east side of Reno were broken died as a ot the Reno flood Anunidentified died of a heart attack while attempting to save stock basement of a department store Another unidentified man com mitted suicide by jumping into the flood waters Reno flood was reported to have crested at a m andit was hoped the waters would begin receding However uncon fumed report said thecrest still was 25 miles upriver The biggest threat in California was in the SutterYuba county area Dikes along1 the flooding Bear river broke sending streams of water into the towns oLHam monton and Marigold Scores Stranded Sheriffs t officers reported a number of Hammonton residents had huddled in the upper stories of an office building there They were inno immediate dangerl In the Marigold district scores of persons were stranded on gold dredging piles along the river They were reported to be safe No casualties were reported in the HammontonMarigold area The current was too strong for boats to maintain rescue opera tions At Sacramento the American river spilled over levees late Mon day night chasing some 700 rest dents from homes along the river The weather bureau warned hundredsofresidents in the Sac ramento area that the riled river might goto feet The alltime high is 4403 feet recorded Sunday At Visalia the Kaweah river ate hungrily at sandbag barricades as army engineers and civilian volun teers worked in desperation to stem the rivers inroads on flood dikes The townof Three Rivers on the Kaweah above Visalia re ported heavy rain increasing the tons of water in the already gorged river channel In Visalia 4 perished in a fire thatr burned Henry I Jor dans frame house as fire engines struggled to keep waters from floodingstore Jordans wife their twin sonsand Mrs Jordansmother died in the flames Million Army engineersin San Francis co estimated California flood dam age would exceed Estimates by areas included Kern river Tule river S2000000 Kings river Tulare lake Kaweah river and1 the can river area Ranchers and livestock produc ers reported heavy losses includ ing 75000 to 100000 turkeys ready for market Corn and feed losses of were reported by one rancher in the Bakersfield area Hesaid workers were building coffer dazns around a 15000 acre tract planted mcotton The state Kern river fish hatchery was completely washed out Yosemite National Park still WM isolated by rockslides and wash outs that closed all highways   

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