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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Nortfi lowot Doily Newspaper CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ft VOL LVH Aitociated and United Full Lease Wires Five Cents Cow MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 21 1151 This Paper of Two One Windstorm Lashes Dakota Minnesota Minneapolis roaring windstorm accompanied by torrential rains and lightning ripped through parts of Minnesota and South Dakota Friday night Four persons were killed Scores were injured Proper ty and crop damage was extensive Power and telephone lines were knocked out The lashing storm Collapsed the roof of a crowded super market food store in suburban Minneapolis ing two persons Toppled a brick chimney through the roof of a St Pau home fatally injuring a 4month old baby Blacked out wide areas as up rooted trees ripped out powerand telephone lines Swept away a revival tent in Minneapolis s p r e a d i ng panic among the 700 worshippers Turned Over Halted or interrupted streetcar service in Minneapolis and St Paul Lifted one streetcar from its tracks and turned it upside down Demolished a grain elevator a house and 3 trailer homes in Wa tertown S Flattened ripen ing grain crops in the area Disrupted and delayed railroac and high way traffic especially in southeastern Minnesota where to 41 inches of rain caused wash outs and landslides Victims of were Michael Brinda 38 of Minneapolis clerk in the damaged supermarket an unidentified woman shopper about 60 and Terrarice Malm the Infant Mt in the cWrnney collapse The weather bureau called the storm the worst ever to strike the MinneapolisSt Paul area Winds were measured at 100 miles an hour at the WoldChamberlain air port weather station in Min neapolis before the wind gauge blew away Nearly 3 inches of rain fell be tween 8 p m when the storm hit and 2 a m More than an inch and a half fell during one 60 minute period Ripped Away At the revivalmeeting the tent was ripped away before volun teers could carry out orders of the Eev Russell H Olson to hold on to the tent poles Amid screams of members of the congregation which included many elderly persons the 100 by 50 loot canvas was picked up and tossed on m a nearby parking lot SScpersons were hurt but none was believed serious At Long Lake 21 miles west of Minneapolis 50 persons were evacuated from their lowlying homes when the sudden deluge flooded 13 houses to a depth of 3 feet At WoldChamberlain airport hangarswere unroofed and tied down army and navy planes ripped loose and tossed about the field At least two ships owned by conir tnercial airlines were damaged Seventyfive storminjured were treated at Minneapolis general hospital and a score at St Pauls Ancker Most of them were suffering from cuts and bruises Call Oklahoma Disaster Area Washington JP President Truman Saturday declared Okla homa a disaster area and allo cated for the relief of flood distress Mr Truman notified Gov John ston Murray at Oklahoma City of his action Previous allocations of each have been made for the other floodstricken states Missouri and Kansas The money was made available Mississippi Near Record at St Louis Predicted Crest of 40i Feet St Louis Fed by the dev astating flood crest of the Missouri river the Mississippi is expected to climb late Saturday night to its highest level at St Louis in 107 years vr The predicted crest of 40i feet at midnight Saturday night would be just 9 of a foot under the all time record set June 27 1844 The Missouri was swollen to a width of 5 miles in many places It smashed one dike after another as the crest moved across the state from Kansas City in the hardest hit area to the point where it is emptying its grimy burden into the Mississippi 15 miles north of here Out of Reach Most of St Louis is on high jround out of reach of the flood t precautions were taken again a watershortage and contamina ion of the supply from sewer AP Wirephoto HELD IN Webster Salyer 32 right is shown with Sheriff JiniSmith of Linn county as he was booked on a murder charge early Saturday at Alburnett The charge came after Salyer allegedly shot and killed his brotherinlaw late Friday night after an argument ieepage As the Missouri crest passed nto the Mississippi Maj Gen Lewis A Pick chief of the army engineers reported the billion dol lar flood had cost 41 lives in Kan as Reporting to a senate subcom mittee in Washington after an on hespot survey Pick gave the fol owing breakdown covering the wo state area for the period up to last Tuesday Two million acres flooded 1 074000 in Kansas and 926000 in dis and Missouri 518000 persons laced 368500 in Kansas 50000 in Missouri 17 bridgesjjtf swept away in Kansas All Barriers The Missouri smashed nearly all the flood barriers near its mouth spilling the flood over thousands of additional acres in the area vhere nearly 60000 acres already was flooded Although the long battle to keep he waters out of the town of Wesl Alton had been lost most of the 00 residents stubbornly stuck to their homes The water had pushed its way into at least half the homes and was running 3 feet deep on some the streets But the town people n the village near the Missouris mouth merely moved to second floors Twentyseven miles upstream ower company trouble crews oiled through the night in an ef oct to save the only source of electricity for St Charles Mo a city of 15000 One pole supporting a 33000volt line was washed out Friday Workers on a barge cut iff the pole to relieve the strain m the wires Two more poles began to settle is the fight to save the powerline Continued With the worst yet to come on he Mississippi airmen at nearby Scott aur force base HI were lerted for possible flood duty All military personnel at the big base except married men and officers from the appropriation whose families live in the immedi approved by congress and signed by Mr Truman earlier this week ate area were restricted to the base Armed Forces Build Plans on Billion Washington The house armed services committee Satur day approved a 35767000000 mil itary construction program aimed at shoring up defenses at home and abroad against any soviet ag gression The air force gets the biggest around in cluding about to build a chain of overseas secret bases girdling Approximately is earmarked for the army and S786 267000 for the navy and marines other installations in this country Secret projects are included also programs Chairman Vinson DGa told reporters he plans to call up the legislation for house action within a few weeks In submitting the program to congress a month ago Secretary of Defense Marshall said thework is urgently needed and called for fast action He also warned it will be neces sary to ask approval later of still more projects As it stands now biggest since World war II Saturdays committee action simply authorizes the work The actual money will have to be pro vided later The defense department origin ally sought approval for a 56561 262000 program at home and abroad But itasked that only S4j 500000000 be appropriated now to pay for construction planned be ore next July Fight Rages Over Jordan ThroneChoice Abdullahs Eldest Son Not Selected Cairo Prince Tallal th antiBritish eldest dered King Abdullah of Jordan was reported to be furious Satur day because his younger brother Prince Naif has been named re gent and thus the apparent sue cessbr to Jordans throne The Egyptian news magazin Akhbar El Yom reporting this i a dispatch from Geneva Switzer mostly for work on camps and land predicted Tallal would mak a surprise visit to Jordan If h does so a dynastic struggle migh trih whole middle east into strife Nervous State The magazine declared how ever that Tallal 40 would no succeed to the throne because o his nervous state even though members of Ms entourage wer addressing him as his majesty the king Some weeks ago the Israel press declared Prince Tallal hat oeen taken to a hospital in Beiru after shooting Brig John Glubb the construction program is the Pasha British born commander SAME Blck traffic ieiih past 24 CHILDREN RESCUED AS REVIVAL TENT IS BLOWN face of this fireman with flashlight as he carried one tot leads the mother and father irith two more children after the collapse of a large revival tent during a fierce wind storm Friday night in Minneapolis All are unidentified The children suffered shock of the crack Arab legion Offi cials in Amman denied the at tack After Abdullahs assassina tion in Jerusalem Friday it be came known that Tallal had lef Beirut for a vacation in Switzer and Another fearsome possibility in the explosive middle east was renewal of the Palestinewar And to the north Soviet Russia watched the whole scene with great inter est The Jordan legation here an nounced that is was forbidden for newspaper cor respondents to go to Jordan which always has had one of the tightest censorships in the middle east Mufti Exiled Reports reaching Cairo from Jordans capital of Amman have attributed King Abdullahs death to a follower the exiled mufti of Jerusalem Arab league in formants said the mufti Haj Amin El Husseini was in Cairo but re porters were unable to find him for comment The 69yearold Abdullah was shot by an Arab Friday noon as he entered the mosque of Omar iri the Arabheld old city here to pray at the tomb of his father The mosque marks the spot from which the Prophet Mohammed is said to have ascended to heaven on his white horse Abdullah claimed direct descent from the prophet An official announcement identi fied the assassin who was shot down immediately by the kings bodyguards as a 21yearold Jerusalem Moslem tailor named Mustapha Shukry Ashsho The Arab news agency said he was a member of the sabotage squad of an underground terrorist group called the sacred struggle organi Spanish Loan Granted by U S Washington days aft er the state department disclosed the United States is negotiating with Spain for naval andair bases he U S granted Spain a 000 loan for railway improvement This raised to about S30500000 credits granted Spain out of a 500000 special appropriation made by congress But officials of the governments exportimport bank said none of the money has ac tually been spent or paid out The new credit bears 3 per ccntj nterest payable each 6 months ind is to be paid off in 25 ycarsi Allies Say Final No to Withdrawal Demands Census Shows North Iowa Town Growth Des North Iowa towns showed population gains between1940 and 1950 official census figures revealed Friday Official census figures for a number of North Iowa towns were received Friday Others obtained Saturday included 1950 Ackley 1608 Alden 829 Alexander 278 Alta Vista 312 Aldington r 661 Ayrshire 334 Bancroft 901 Belmond 2169 3ristow 313 Buffalo Center 1087 Burt 572 Calmar 937 Carpenter 165 Chester 226 Clarion 3150 Clarksville 1210 Colwell 122 Corwith 482 Coulter 271 Cresco 3638 Crystal Lake 286 Dougherty 212 Dows 948 3umont 718 Sagle 4176 3dora 3107 Slma 731 Fenton 446 Fertile 317 Floyd 440 Forest City 2766 Fort Atkinson 273 Fredericksburg 701 alt 117 Gamer 1696 242 665 241 278 1347 257 190 301 4900 244 747 425 555 Lake Mills 1560 Geneva Goldfield GoodeHit rrafton Greene 3ansell fonia owa Falls Joice Sanawha Sensett flemme 1940 1586 682 324 333 675 391 959 2109 318 588 613 903 156 234 2971 1240 93 481 236 3530 301 215 945 762 402 3553 790 38 276 35 2545 261 649 156 1549 268 715 Dakota jedyard Springs one Rock juyerne ttclhtire 443 434 539 327 209 551 188 553 300 1303 260 183 283 4425 263 767 392 528 167 457 416 542 317 235 567 170 576 300 lanly 1473 1445 Warble Rock Jeservey Mitchell Nashua Hampton Vora Springs 470 297 168 1609 3323 1257 660 282 161 1439 2933 1198 1767 1724 Orchard Osage 3ssian arkersburg lymputh opejoy laddiffe lake iceville 114 3436 804 1300 395 201 283 638 351 962 Udgewav 307 lock Falls lockford lockwell owan ludd Ansgar carvflle heffield hell Rock pillville tacyville waledale wea City hompson Thornton itonka 139 979 753 304 398 981 105 1163 1013 363 544 205 869 698 441 589 Vaverly 5124 Veslev 509 Vest Mitchell 112 Vest Union Whittemore bden Voolstock 2141 678 272 255 126 3196 822 1260 427 199 290 631 329 910 323 153 1054 779 316 410 934 136 1060 925 329 533 204 735 664 398 574 4156 468 108 2059 671 305 271 DEATH Oelkers Sheffield driver of the car in top picture and llrs Elmer Weber Sheffield a passen ger were killed in a twocar collision at an 6 miles north of Latimer Friday night Mrs K pTStee hard Chapina passenger in the pic the accident Six otherpersons in the two vehicles were injured The force of the collision threw the Oelkers car from the road across a ditch and 15 feet into a field 3 Killed 6 Injured at Hampton persons wen killed and 6 others injured Fridaj night hi a twocar collision at at intersection 6 miles north of Lati mer The dead were Fred Oelkers 30 35 Sheffield Mrs ElmerWeber Sheffield and Mrs K Steenhard 53 Chapin The Mason City boyt was re ported in serious condition Satur day attheHampton Lutheran lospitaL The others were reportec ess seriously injured Injured are Mrs Oelkers El mer Weber Sheffield Keith Web er 5 Judy Weber 3 Kenneth feve 14 son of Mr and Mrs Ber nard Neve 1634 N Jefferson Ma on City and Vernon Butson of Chapin Oelkers his wife and the Web er lamily were traveling from Sheffield to a night ball game a atimer when the accident oc curred about p m The car driven by Oelkers collided with 3ne driven by Butson Both cars went into aditch and theOelkers machine on through a Lake Mills Man Elected Official t Louis S Grotewold ake Mills has been elected first ice president of the International aby Chick association whichhas ust completed its annual conven on here RATE INCREASE Red Oak with the ugust meter readings residential cctric power rates will be in reased 7 per cent in Red Oak F OMalley district manager of Iowa Power and Light com any has announced It is the first ate increase in thecompanys his iry he said j fence and overturned Authort tiessaid the Oelkers car was southbound and the Butson car was Riding with Butson were Mrs Steenhard who was emplojed on the1 Butson farm and Kenneth Neve her grandson Britain Halts Moscow Bound Scientist London announced Saturday site had cancelled the passports of a British atomic ex pert who had planned a trip to Moscow and of a foreign office of ficial A foreign office spokesman in dicated the action came as a re sult of a strict rescreening by British security officials after the iisappearance of two British dip lomats last May The spokesman said the scien tist a lecturer at a university and the foreign office official were Britishborn Airlift Plane Is Missing Near Alaska Vancouver B C JKo DC4 bound for Toky with 38 persons aboard vanishe Saturday while skirting the Gulf of Alaska on a 1348mile fligh from Vancouver C to Anchor age The plane carriet a crew of 7 and 31 passengers most of them American military menAt least two were civilians attached to the army at Tort Law ton Seattle Wash s JKrst reports listed 3 of th passengers as United Nations of Hcials but UN headquartersin ffew York said later that no mem bers of the UN secretariat or other officials were aboard theplanel The DC4 operated by the Can adian Pacific airlines on charter or the Korean airlift disappeared after radioing a position report a a m PST CST off Cape Spencer about 80 miles due west of Juneau Alaska The missing plane had a fuel supply lor only 5J hours more in the air Its route was along ine of the Gulf of Alaska over Yakutat to Whittier arid thenin and to Elmendbrfair force base Anchorage AII About The Weather KILLED ON HIGHWAY Omaha S Boaz of Council Bluffs was killed Friday in the crash of a gasoline transport and a semitrailer truck on high way 31 at the outskirts of Elkhorn Ncbr Boaz was buried under the wreckage of the two trucks I City Partly cloudy rwith occasional showers night Low Saturday night 58 Partly doudy cooler and less humid Sunday High Sunday 80 owa Mostly cloudy and cooler with showers and thunderstorms in south and east central por tions Saturday night Lows Sat urday night 55 to 60 north 60 to 65 south Sunday partly cloudy a Little cooler extreme south Highs Sunday 80 to 85 Further Outlook Mostly fair and warmer Monday Scattered showers or thunderstorms Tues day Minnesota partly cloudy and cooler northeast mostly fair and cooler southwest Saturday night Sunday mostly fair Low Satur day night 5055 north 5458 south High Sunday 7580 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 85 Minimum 67 At 8 a m 63 Precipitation 15 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78 56 Reds Seek Word From Moscow By EARNEST HOBERECHT UN Advance Betnr toat Korea United Na tions gave a final no Saturday to communist demands for drawalof foreign troops as a price for peace in Korea andthereds were granted a 4day recess to study the ultimatum It seemed obvious reds would seek advice from Peiping and possibly Moscow before jiv ing the answer that may break oft ceasefiretalks and plunge Korean war intothe bloody com bat of new to Recess The UN agreed to therecess un til Wednesday after allied chief delegate VicerAdmiral C Turner Joy putthe issue squarely to the reds and toldthem with an air of finality that the agenda itemsal ready approved should be accept ed conference can get on with the job of ending the war United Press Vice President Frank HBartholomew reported fronr Kaesong IB The correspondents were wag ering evenmoney that there would be nomore ceasefire sessions in Bartholomew the feeling there was that the high commands of both sides might handle mat jters directly unless the commu nists decided to recede from their stated positions But he reported a communistChinesenews agency representative negotiators were adamant in their demand for withdrawal of foreign troops as aj condition forL peace Back m i Informed sources in Washington predicted that the Korean talks will get back an the tack after the reds consultthe minds rin kremlin Officials saidthey were notalarmed bjRjha red move for a postponement and one said he was confidentthe deadlock over the foreign troops issue would be broken The showdown jneeting ended after 1 hour and llminutes of talk which JoucL the delegates could be heard by newsmen 25 feet v The communist led North Korean showed strain while Chinese delegates took a leading role InJthe talks lor first time prepared to leave lor Pyongyang fee North Korean capital Joy had an finality to his manner as lie said he sawno eal need for the recess UN spokesman Brig William Nuckols said z But there was some11progress made Saturday and Nuckols said that reason able tone in the discussion1 Be warned being too the com munist attitude ot Its very fine shading x v NotBombastic Nuckols said No tangible progress was made yet I thinlclt would beeroneous to say that jio progress was made There general air of reasonableness from he North KoreanChinese delega tion Nam Ils reply was cast in slightly more reasonable terms It vas not bombastic Admiral Joy Nuckols said spoke 5 minutes in opening Satur days crucial meeting He proposed that the agenda items so far agreed upon be accepted as a complete program for formal armistice talks These have been announced previously as calling for a truce on an as is where is basis This would leave the UN holding its present front line Some places 20 miles north of the 38th parallel and would rule out any debate on he reds desire for withdrawaTof oreign troops UnderStress ivT Nam n read his answer on this cey point from a paper prepared n advance He played with a acket of pencils smoked more ban usual and seemed under greater inner stress than before The brief UN communique on vhe conference said At 1138 hours p m Fri ay the North Korean and Chinese communist senior dele ate requested a recess until 1100 uly 25 7 p m Tuesday July 24 to enable both sides to tudy the proposals thus far pre ented The UN command delegation greed to this although it sees no eed for such a recess in view of he agreement reached thus far on oints it considers necessary for t n agenda The senior UN command dele ate requested that ons between the two delegations e maintained in order to fadU te a meeting at an earlier han July 25 if at all possible   

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