Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITIQN VOL LVIII Associated Tress and United Press Full Lease Wires lve Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 4 1952 This 1nper CouslsU of Two Suction One No 257 At Least 28 Perish in Flaming Crash of Two Buses One Mans Opinion A RaJio Commentary By W EARL Managing Editor Looking Back on Two Conventions TT would be my guess that no question has been put to me quite as many times as this one since my return from covering the Democratic convention Is it true that the Democrats are belter showmen than the Re publicans And my answer has been a hesitant and qualified yes Ils been that because even with the Repub lican shortcomings before them for their guidance the Democrats did a pretty ham my job of it Any body who stayed glued to either radio or television throughout their convention will I think agree with me on this I sat in on both conventions as a reporter It could be of course that allthe novelty of affairs had worn off by the lime the Dem ocrats went into their act But the fact is that I didnt see a great deal of difference between the two con claves judged solely on a basis of showmanship The Democrals went out a little more for Convention Hall decora tions than their rival parly had There was an emphasis on pictures pictures of President Truman and the lale FranklinD Roosevelt much smaller pictures of Woodrow Wilson G rover Cleve land Andrew Jackson and Thom as Jefferson Slogans Were Displayed Then around Lhe edge of the balcony there was an exhibit of conspicuously displayed slogans One great line across the entire front of the Convention Hall iden tified Ihe Democratic Party as being for all the people and aseries of shields circling the delegate section contrasted conditions under the New Deal and Fair Deal with conditions prevailing in the coun try when the Republicans were voted out of power For Ihe first day or two o the Democratic meeting there were thousands of empty seats which certainly didnt look good lo the TV audience But those in charge did something about that They opened the auditorium to the pub lic up to the point of filling the empty scats That reflected a bit of showmanship The attention given to speakers was no betler during the Demo cralic convention than it had been during the Republican gathering But I am quite sure Ihe radio pub lic wasnt aware of that fact Let Cat Out of Bag At times when the din became too pronounced George Guy Ga briclson chairman of the national GOP committee or Joe Martin permanent chairman of the con vention often would interrupt the speaker and bang for order with the gavel The crosvd would pay little or no attention But radio listeners and TV viewers were made aware thai the speaker wasnt in command of the situa tion Faced with exactly the same HOLDS E Hill left Cedar Falls Miss Iowa of 1952 holds court after her coronation Sunday night with the three girls who also placed in the contest GlobcCtuetus photo ly Mnsser Left to right are Barbara McWhorter Miss Algona sec ond Maureen Guggisberg Miss Iowa Falls third Lea Lawhorn Miss Garner fourth Waterloo Entry Named Miss Iowa Confusion in the Family TAZEWELL Va of his own soninlaw you say Now aint that something Lets see now how was that again Well tiicy got married here about a week ago 1 II Hall of Mercer County W Va who is 93 and Roxie Bailey Rutherford of Bristol Va who is only 63 You see Roxie is the stepdaughter of J IT Halls daughter Annie who married Koxies father John W Bailey K you keep that straight its simple Hall is a soninlaw of his own daughter and also a soninlaw of his own soninlaw He is Baileys fatherinlaw which makes Bailey a fatherinlaw of his own falheriniaw Further the new Mrs Hall is now motherinlaw to her own fa ther and Mrs Ball and Mrs Bailey are each others stepmother Mr Hall and Mr Bailey arc stepsons to one anolher and the two wives are stepdaughters to each other NextThree Placfes Awarded to Girls From North Iowa CLEAR beauty with brains considered th deal American girl is Miss Iowa of 1952 Carolyn E Hill 19 of Cedar Falls a greeneyed brown ette became Iowas entry in the Miss America pageant a Atlantic City when she was crowned Sunday night at th Surf Ballroom Adlai Denies Being Captive Candidate vSPRTNGFJELD 111 Adlai Stevenson sharply denied Monday that he was a captive presidential candi date of the Liberal Americans for Democratic Action The Democratic presidential nominee told a news con problem and at times it was even more aggravated the Democratic presiding officers would make no siicc receiving the Democratic ference I have been my own mas ter so far and I will continue to be A reporter told Stevenson there were reports he had been taken over by he ADA group of liber als Nonsense I will respond in two syllables ho retorted The question of ADAs influence in the Stevenson camp arose after the governor named Wilson Wyall of Louisville head of the his personal cam paign manager Stevenson also said he had asked historian Arthur M Schlesingcr of Harvard lo help him in his cam paign and Ihat Schlesingcr had agreed The professor also is a member of the ADA Second Conference In liis second news conference attempt to still the crowd They ac cepted the inevitable Usually the speakers voice at close range to the microphone would pretty well drown out the din from the dele gate section below and the gallery crowds above so far as radio and TV wore concerned That I suspect is one of the things that the Democrats clinical study of the Republican convention revealed As for the convention programs themselves judged on an enter tainment basis there wasnt a great deal of difference Both had their highlights and both had their dreary hours of yacketyyak Both him nomination Stevenson made these points 1 Letters and telegrams since his nomination have convinced him the people want a refreshening of the federal government and not a sharp Inleration of the pol icies which have meant strength and prosperity for the past two decades 1 He has reached no conclusion on whether the slates or thefed eral government should control the rich offshore Tidelands oil de posits He has asked Texas Gov Allan Shivers to come to Spring field and discuss the matter with conventions were geared to TV which is another way of saying that whenever it was possible the best acts were reserved for Ihe evening sessions and maximum lislening Why So Much Oratory Many people have raised Ihc question Why do they give us so many lengthy speeches by persons who are neither well known nor particularly gifted as speakers And it isnt possible lo answer that In a sentence First of all its to bo recalled ttat practically nil of the speeches CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 3 He will not adjust my con victions to make any sectiona appeal for votes in the coming he thinks the Dem ocratic civil rights plank which some southerners dont like is a good one 4 He thinks it a good idea if he and his GOP D Eisenhower could agree on fix ing a limit on the amount of money lo be spent in the coming cam paign 5 He is opposed to loans by individuals or companies to f nance his campaign unless they arc bona fide loans and not jusl a means of writing off taxes Beckwith Dies on Gallows FORT MADISON 1 Buddy Beckwith paid with his ife Monday morning for the mu tilation slaying of a young Morri son mother The trap of the gallows at Fort Madison was sprung at am Death Row Beckwith had spent more than 27 nonths in death row at the old jrey stone prison He was twice ried by a jury and twice convicted if the June 22 1049 murder of Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhnt Her slashed mutilated body was found in he wnlkin cooler of the beer tav ern she and her husband operated Harvey Stahlhut 20 of Waterloo husband of the slain woman was among the 12 official witnesses of the hanging Stahlhut who has re married said he asked to be a witness not in a spirit of revenge hut because I wanted to sec the fi nal chapter written Remains Calm Beckwith remained calm lo the end hist before the black hood was placed over his head Beck with was asked by Sheriff It T Wagner of Waterloo whether he had anything to say In a voice inaudible lo those not on the gallows platform Beckwith said he hoped people would not hold what he did against his mother two sisters and two broth ers Clear Lake Man Witnesses Hanging Among those who witnessed he Beckwith hanging at Fort Madison Monday was James B Wolf ol Clear Lake who was with Herbert Goo d highway patrolman ol Tama Wolf said he took his death bravely without saying a word to the witnesses Wolf was formerly owner of the Pantry in Mason City The new Miss Iowa is an honor student at the University of Indiana where she is studying music on a scholarship She en ercd the contest as Miss Water loo Cedar Fails and Waterloo are in Black Hawk County Theres no other experience like it Carolyn told a huge throng at the Surf after the crown Was placed on her head by Nancy Nor man of Shenanfloah last years Miss Iowa Weak But Wonderful Later she said I feel weak but ivondcrful The Cedar Falls girl was picked five judges from a group of 12 contestants The judges however lidnt know who Miss Iowa was going to be until Miss Hills name was announced to the crosvd The reason was a complicated system of secret by Ihc Clear Lake Tim or Chamber of Commerce to keep the contest on the level The names of Miss Hill and the other winners vcrc in scaled envelopes Their point lolals were added up by a certified public accountant Keith Jacobson of Clear Lake North lowans As it turned out the three run icrsup all were North Iowa girls n second place wasBarbara Mc Whorter Algona Maureen Gug isbcrg Iowa Falls was third and ea Lawhorn Garner fourth Miss McWhorter also was a runncrup asl year Each contestant received a tro phy Lt Gov W H Nicholas Ma son City presented the trophies to the four winners He acted for ov William S Bcardsley who was unable to attend because of a previous speaking engagement Miss Hill is the daughlcr of Mr ind Mrs F W Hill 1215 W 20th Cedar Fails Her father has been a nacher in the music department of Iowa State Teachers College for some 23 years Both of Carolyns parents were on hand Her mother was as thrilled as Carolyn She said Carolyn loves beauty contests Carolyns father said his 5 foot daughter is an honor student at the University of Indiana where she will be a sophomore this fall She is studying voice and piano and is a soprano Carolyn is a graduate ol the high school at Iowa State Teachers College Loor Night Sunday night was a loot night for all the contestants Miss Iowa of course received a huge number of gifts So did the other con testants Miss Iowa also will re ceive an allexpense trip to Atlantic City Immediately after the contesi some of the girls were observec busily exchanging nylons to get the correct The Clear Lake Jaycees made plans for Carolyn lo have a get Reds Accept U N Wording on POWs PANMUNJOM Korea nunist slaff officers accepted Mor lay the United Nations wording o i paragraph in the proposed armls ice draft dealing with war prison crs but the problem of repalrialior vas still unsolved ogclher with Miss Norman for niefing on Atlantic City Ill do everything I can lo hcl icr said Miss Norman Carolyns mother said her daugl tarmight change her talent offc rig at AUnntia City from singing t nterprctivf dancing Incidentally Darolyn sang Romance in th talent contest this year t was th same song selected by Miss Not man a year ago Miss Norman sang Scplcmbc Song before Ihc winner was at nounced Bob Cavanatigh of KHIi was master of ceremonies Julc Hermans orcheslra played REDS YIELD BERLIN Russians bowc Monday lo British insistence tlia Soviet troops be subject to Brilisl nililary police control when ihi Soviets approach their Radio Bet ing building All About The Weaiher Mason City Becoming parti cloudy with occasional light show crs ending Monday aftcrnooi high 7r to 77 Clearing and coole Monday night with chance of l cal fog by morning low 50 to 12 Fair southwest part cloudy northeast Monday afte noon high 70 to 82 Mostly fa Afonday night and Tuesday Coo cr east and south Monday night Minnesota Clearing and cool Mon day night Tuesday fair an warmer High Tuesday 78 to 85 GlobcGazettewcalhcr data up t 8 a in Monday Maximum 71 Minimum GO At 8 n m Precipitation 28 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 81 U N Bombers Smash Key Red Headquarters SEOUL Korea UP The US 5th AhForce said UN ighterbombcra atruck in two massive waves Monday at a oy North Korean military headquarters near the Red cap al of Pyongyang and left it a flaming wreckage Air Force and Marine wiirnlanea hit the headquarters ear Pyongyang with han 275 sorties The Air orce said US Sabre jet pilots in erceplcd elomcnls of fH Russian lade M1G15 jet fighters iuuldos royed one Hod fighter and dain gcd another 1002 Destroyed This raised to 1002 the number f MIGs destroyed probably des royed or since the start f the war the Air Force reported TheAir Force said the first wave f fighterbombers dropped ir00 gallons of flaming gasoline and 85 tons of high explosives on he leadciuarlcrs area Pilots then prayed the area with liUOO rounds f SO caliber and 20 millimeter unimmition 39 Buildings This first strike of 190 sorties re tried destruction of 39 buildings me antiaircraft gun and four ma chine guns The Air Force said 12 niiidings were damaged and many ires started There wns no report on the re sults of the second rait On the ground US 2nd Division troops smashed a Chinese charge ngainst heavily fortified positions ilon Old Bahly Hill Halt the at acking Reds were killed Too Little Too Late Rain Pelts Parched Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scattered and generally jigh showerspulledin vain Monday a the drought which has grippcc Southern and Eastern U n i t e Stales New England a waited rain prc diclcd for Monday hopefu Lhat the weather bureau is wront in its estimate of not to cxcecc an inch of moisture Where it came the rain was tot iltle and to a considerable ex lent too late to wipe out croi psses which might surpass nbll ion dollars Eslimnlcs from only our of the doxcn or more liard hi southern states put their losses a iome million Consensus was that only a three or four day soaking rain woulc restore the fading remnants on crop nnd pasture lands But the agriculture commissioner in Mas sachusells said even that wouldn c enough in his stale The US Department of Agri cullure has designated two New England slates Maine and Mas sacluisoUs six southern slates South Carolina Georgia Alabama Mississippi Tennessee and Ken ucky and parts of two Arkansas and Missouri as disaslcr ireas The designation expedite1 cderal financial nnd dairymen aid to farmers GILLETTE TO SPEAK DKS MOINES Sen Guy M Gillette of Cherokee will ad lress the 31 Ih summer commence incnl exercises at Drake University Aug 22 Dr Henry G Harmon of the university present diplomas lo about 235 grad State Polio Death Total Now at 31 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Polio falalilies for the year In owa Monday totaled HI Two deaths from tho disease verc reported Sunday ono at own Jily and one at DCS Moincs William James Molt 10 of Jesur lied early Sunday at Unlversiti lospitals in Iowa fourth loath this year at thai iiistitulion DCS Moincs also recorded it mirth polio fatality with the dcatl early Sunday of Jerry McGuirc 44 f DCS Moincs Thirtysix polio patients 30 o hem active cnses remained un lui treatment at University Hospi nls Sunday Three new palicnls ncluding the Moll boy were ad nltted and nine others dischargee Saturday at the close of the big esl polio week of the year a Iowa City About R8 polio cases ihyc been trcaled at Iowa CH liis year Two new polio cases wore ad milled at Lutheran Hospital in DC Moincs Saturday Blank Memorla ilospitar reported four new cases The number of victims under trea ment at DCS Moiiies since June 3 now stands at 90 Vanech Wants to Replace McMahdh WASHINGTON WDoputy Atloi ncy General A Devllt Vance Monday announced his candidac for Ihe US Senate seat left vacai by the death of Democratic Sei Brien McMnhonpf Connecticut Voncch a Ifiyoarold Dcmocra wliose home is at Stamford Conn told reporters that he had subini led his resignation as deputy attoi ney general to President Truma Monday morning He requested Ihat it be acceptc as early as possible so that h 7iight go to Connecticut and mak an active campaign for the nom nation Red Cross Asks for Polio Nurses ST LOUIS Midwester area office of the American Re Cross Monday made a plea fo registered nurses to bolster hos pita staffs in the treatment of in creases in polio cases in six stales A Red Cross spokesman said Ih slates wore Illinois Iowa Wiscon sin Oklahoma Texas and Mexico OBSERVES BIRTHDAY WINDSOR England W Qucc Mother Elizabeth observed he 52nc birthday cjiiielly Monday a thir royal lodge here Death Toll May Be 33 in Texas Bodies Are Burned Beyond Identity WACO Tex Grcyhouni uses collided headon Monday riipled in flnines and becama moral pyros for at least 28 per onsi The toll may go to 33 The big vehicles smashed to cthcr seven miles south of here list before dnwn A death count was difficult bc ause many bodies wereso badly in mod tiiey fell to pieces Fu idral homes which had reported 4 bodies revised the total down o 28 Servicemen Many servicemen to heir bases from weekend leaves verc among the dead and injured Twenty four passengers were rought to Waco hospitals many critically hurt Five of the 57 cngcrs were missing The buses themselves burned nl nost lo rubbish Burned shoes Worst Crash CHICAGO crash two Greyhound buses near Waco Monday was the worst bus accident In National Safety Council records parts of purses aiid their scorched contents luggage tags andolher chics lo identify the victims were sifted from the blackened wreck age Survivors told of graydawn horror when t h c buses met at about 4 am on Highway 81 heav ilytraveled route between Dallas and Austin Couldnt Find Exit It vyas horribie people wera screaming and knocking each oth er down trying to get out Mrs Dora Daniels 37 Waco said from a hospital bed They couldnt find the exit door Exploding fuel tanks sounded like thunder said the pretty jrowncyed Waco girl It would blow up and then plow up again one after another She said a Negro soldier whowas thrown lo safely w a s brave enough to come back and pull us out The name of her rescuer was not learned Out on the pavement she and other maimed and dazed passen gers stumbled around in a daze looking at a scene of horror Baby Burning There was a little baby Mrs Daniels recalled It was Jying in he middle of the pavement burn ng Nobody could help Authorities were at a loss to ex plain the accident It occurred on a straight stretch of highway The southbound bus carrying 3T persons had left Dallas at am cnroule to Brownsville at Texas southern tip The north bound bus was about lo reach Wa co The drivers were both M B Herring of Waco who hart licon driving about a year at ha wheel of the norlhbound vehicle SAME Jllack fUf means traffic death fn past houri WORKERSREMOVE HOWESRescue workers lift the charred bodies killed Monday morning near Waco Texas when two Greyhound busses collided The bodies were HO badly burned in the resulting fire that it was difficult to determine just now many had died
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.