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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1952, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 23 1952 ruin Paper Consists ol Two Ona NO in 2 Die in California Quake Damage to Buildings Great BAKERSFIELD Calif major earthquake jarred this city Friday killing two persons in juring 32 and shattering buildings Another sharp jolt rocked Los An geles early Saturday but was not even fet Here Fridays tremblor was the sec ond big one in 32 days to hit Bakersfield The 10sccond quake cascaded masonry and glass into the streets Some highways buckled Walls fell roofs collapsed and parapets crumbled Dust clouds boiled up blotting out the sun Damage is expected to be about 100 million dollars On the other hand Saturdays shock in Los Angeles 125 miles south of here apparently caused no damage although it was strong enough to awaken hundreds of res idents The shock started at a m While Bakersfields business dis tricts were heavily damaged resi dential sections for the most part escaped unscathed Police patrolled blocked off downtown sections through the AP Wirtphoto SEARCH FOR VICTIMS rescue workers search through the rubble at the entrance ofa store in Bakersfield Calif after an earthquake hit there Friday One of the two persons who were killed by falling debris was taken from this area Searchers continued Saturday searching for possibly more victims Costly Ft Madison Fire Destroys Three Buildings FT MADISON which raged for more thai three hours early Saturday destroyed two 3 story brick buildings and an adjoining 1story bowling alley Firemen estimated the damage at to The fire of unknown gutted the two 3story build ings one housing an A P gro cery store and the other the Home Furniture Store Walt Falls Part of the grocery building wall fell at the height of the Maze and collapsed the roof of the Pastime Bowling Alley next door thus spreading he flames to that build ing The two top floors of he grocery store building were used as stor age space by the A Shcaffcr Pen Company The contents of both the grocery store building and the furniture store structure were destroyed Damaged The second floor of the Moose Lodge next door to the furniture store was damaged by fire as was the Ochsner Motor Company building across an alley lo the rear of the grocery store High tension power lines in the alley were torn down by falling brick when the grocery store wall collapsed Several other firms in the area suffered water and smoke damage Soviets Seize Free Soldiers BERLIN Soviets dis Reds Reply to Note on German Issue ambassador of the United States France an Britain were called to the Forcig Ministry Saturday afternoon an given similar notes which in jn formed source said was the Sovic reply to the Western Powers las note on the German question The Western Big Three son identical notes July Chsple six in a diplomatic exchange whic started with a Russian propose last March that they get togcthc on a peace treaty with a unifie Germany T h e Western Allic agreed lo meet with sibly on a lower diplomatic for the specific purpose of creatin an impartial commission to de tcrminc whether free elections ca be held throughout divided Gc many The Russians thus far have re pcatcdly rejected Western propo als for any kind of inspection o Sovietcontrolled East German on the election question But the have said that free AllGerma elections should be held for United German government whic closed Saturday that they have could sign a finalpeace seized and released three members with her former enemies of the American Military Mission in Potsdam as spy suspects Their names were not disclosed ADN Soviet licensed news agen cy said the offi cers and an enlisted man were treat arrested on the grounds of a Soviet military installation ADN said Soviet Gen Vassily Chuikov made a written protest to American military authorities in Germany demanding that the three be recalled An American Army spokesman said the three Americans arrested Friday were released Monday He said at the time of their ar rest the Soviets indicated the Americans had been arrester in retaliation for the arrest of a Soviet lieutenant colonel in West Germany by U S military police The Soviet officer was charged with speeding rAII About ght to prevent looting of stores imaged by the two major quakes nd dozens of aftershocks The dead arc Mrs Edna Lcd etter 2G of nearby McFarland aught under the collapsing roof of store in which she was shopping nd George Palman G7 a outhern Pacific Railroad engine of Bakersfield He w a s rapped in the wreckage of the ern County Equipment Company In the business districts of akersfield and East Bakersfield OG city blocks were roped off to veryonc except those with busi css there Hardly a business block the entire city of 50000 popu ition escaped damage Brick and metal cornidcs top led from many business build igs and the walls of othcis rashed down into the streets 01 n to nearby structures At least four churches some o icm already damaged in the July uake suffered from Fridays hock Two spires on St Francis Catholic Church built nearly hal century ago were badly cracked he brick front of the Presbyterian Church even older foil into the treet The Congregational Churcl nd St Pauls Episcopal Churcl vere damaged Editor Tells Experience in Earthquake By JIM DAY Managing Editor Bakersfield California BAKERSFIELD Calif ffl VAS IN THE PRECISE CENTER OF Bakersfield when the earth luakc struck Friday Thats wher t hit the hardest And despite the seismograph re ports as far as we of this city are concerned it was a much mor icvere quake than that of July 21 Autos Bounce I remember first of all the auto mobiles bouncing up and down or he streets the people bouncin as they walked along canopies an signs on stores shaking cornice and windows shattering and fal in the background a rum le low and deadly I knew what it was immediate and looked at my watch By th vatch it lasted just 10 seconds I was standing at the interscc tion of 19th street and ooking down Chester the Mai street of town Ours is a busy city ami ther were literally thousands of peopl n the downtown area Traffic Stops Automobile traffic stopped al most immediately People left heir cars to stand in the street and look around them saw no hysteria I heard no screams People streamed from the side walks and from stores and other i lioto by CJlhba SEE EISENHOWER Hugh Shepard Clear Lake and J B Pete Conroy Bath Township return to Mason City by plane Saturday after conferring with Dwight D Eisenhower at Denver Colo They invited Eisenhower to speak at Mason City this fall and said he and his advisers told them they were definitely interested Allies Down 26 Red Planes During August SEOUL Korea TJ S Fifth Air Force jubilnnUi tnnotmced Saturday that in the first 22 days of August U N Saber jet pilots shot down 2G Russianbuilt jets in acria battles over North Korea in which only one Allied plane wa downed An Air Force spokesman said the record reprc Pace Given 17 Years in State Pen ents what is probably th iiost cleancut victory of th Korean War The nearest thin find to it is for the entire mont t last June when 22 MIGs wer hot down and only one Saber jc vas sliot down The new total followed Satui lays report that Saber pilots sho Jown three MIGs the past wee The Weather buildings and raced to the center ot the street There they stopped and looked around waited Bricks were falling and broken glass was spraying from shattered store windows I dont think I saw anybody hit by falling or in jured Not at that moment Injured Stagger A Cow seconds later when the tremblor had stopped and the rum bling was an echo f saw injured people stagger into the street By then the dust had begun to rise It was a great pall of gray itself a terrifying thing This had been a bright sunny day and this dust rose and blotted out the sun and sky By then f could hear the distant sirens of ambulances And the police were at work by that time clearing the streets of automobiles and the jam of people so that the ambulances could come through DES MOINES DCS Moines accountant who moved to Mason City two months ago was sen tenccd Saturday in Polk County District Court to 17 years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison after admitting that he took 000 from two employers accounts Donald J Pace 43 before he was sentenced by District Judge Tom K MUITOW admitted taking about 40000 from Wood Brothers Inc Des Moines and IowaSoya Company Rctlficld Statement In a statement by his attorney Ray Fountain to the court Pace said he had obtained he money in the last 18 months through intri cate transactions of funds whiJc he was serving as chief accountant for the two companies He was chief accountant for Wood Brothers four years resign in March 1951 when he went o the IowaSoya firm Two months ago be resigned rorn the IowaSoya Company to novc lo Mason City where he be came associated with Chemical roods Incorporated on Highway 00 west of the city Adopted Child Pace who is married and has in 8ycarold adopted child toici he court he had used the money or medical expenses for bis fami y for improving his home for aying off loans on his life insur incc and general living He said through his attorney bat he had spent thousands of lollars in an effort to save the life a second adopted child vilhotit losing if single plane Si Communist jets were damagcx naking a total oC 29 MIGs crip lcd during August The iAir Force suid however wo Sabres and four other U N ilancs failed lo return from mis sions the past week Two propcllor Irivcn planes were downed by itntl nircraft fire Loss of the others vas unexplained This made a to st 1 of 17 U N planes lost during August but only one in air com bat The swift Sabres kept Communist ighters from interfering with U air strikes against Ited stock lilcs all along the front Friday lie bomb raids were part of a lopped up campaign disclosed inly this week by the chief of the rar East Naval Forces to hit he Reds where it hurts most Mason City Fair lo partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Saturday night and Sunday High Sunday 82 to Iowa Generally fair and little warmer Saturday afternoon high 76 northeast to 88 southwest Sunday mostly cloudy and warm er Minnesota Mostly fair Saturday night not so cool south and east portions Sunday partly cloudy GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 72 48 58 ALBRIZIO LEAVES IOWA CITY Hubert Al head of the State University of Iowa division of sculpture since 1942 has accepted appointment tc n similar post at the University o Wisconsin SAME k CrarMo dtalli In hours pat The GlobeGazette Saturday aft ernoon was unnbJc lo reach any of the officials of Chemical Foods ncorporalcd for comment 2 Men Injured at Nashua Fair men were injtirec during the races at the Big Font Fair here late Friday Simon Hoffcr of Toledo was in the Cedar Valley Hospital a Charles City with a brain concus sion aftnr he was hit by one of the horses on the track Hoffor had a horse entered in tht race When ho became excited a the animals were rounding a curve he stepped out on to the track anc backed into a boy on a horso Th boy fell from his horse but was no hurt Russell Filloon of Waterloo wa standing at the starting gate whei one of the horses kicked the gat back on to him breaking all th bones across the back of the righ hand MAY MOVE MUNSAN Korea stale mated Korean armistice already in their second may move from a battered tent I more permanent quarters a wood en house built by the Communists Ike Considering Mason City for Big Farm Speech Qualified Support of McCarthy Draws Blast Hy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dwight Eisenhowers qualified pledge of support for Sen Joseph McCarthy drew a blast from a Democrat Satnr lay that he places party responsibility above any ques tions right or wrong The accusation made by Rep Michael J Kinvnn of hio chairman of the cratic National CongTCssion Committee Principals The three principals at the core of the presidential campaign dls nttc GOP Nominee Eisenhower Sen McCarthy seeking H o p u b ican renomituitton and reelection n Wisconsin and Gen George C Vlitrsliall onetime Secretary of State Eisenhowers Army bcnefae or and a target of McCarthys criticism In separate statements Friday Eisenhower anil his viccprosiden tial running Richard M Nixon oC California said they would back McCarthy if he is rc nominalcd Nixon told a reporter in Wash Sports Bulletin By early Saturday afternoon the lowest qualifier in the Iowa Open was Don Narveson of Wa terloo with a 6 under par 66 Second lowest was Neil Plopper of Waverly with a 67 Narveson is an amateur Plopper formerly of Mason City is a professional Next lowest was Loddle Kempa southpaw Kansas City Kan professional with a 68 There were three 69s They were by Todd Tischer of Fort Dodge Jack Webb of Spirit Lake amateurs and Johnny Jacobs Cedar Rap ids professional ington he and Eisenhower by back ing McCarthy would not neces sarily be endorsing the antiCoin munis m crusaders views anc methods Comment 1 At a news conference in Denver later Eisenhower was asked for comment on Nixons statement He gave it I would say to you that I woult support him McCarthy as a member of the Republican or ganization I am not fining to cam paign for or give blanket endorse ment lo any man who does any thing that I believe to be un American in its methods and pro cedures But newsmen were not satisfied with that They asked for details The general was asked whether he intends to support McCarthy who as the reporter put it had in ef fect accused Marshall of being n traitor At that Eisenhower got to his feet and in apparent anger said Now look Gen Marshall is one of the patriots of Ibis country and anyone who has lived with him worked with him as I hnvc knows that he is a man of real selfless ness I have no patience with any one who can find in his record o service for this country anything lo LOW BIDDER OMAHA Army engineer here reported Friday that Alhcr Lehman Sioux City In was the apparent low bidder on construe tion of an administrative building at Gavins Ioint Yanklori S Reservoir neai Des Moines Emergency Polio Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1952 polio case lists con Liiuicd to grow Saturday as Dck Moines was declared n polio cmer gcncy area Dr Ralph J Heercn director o the Division of Preventable Dis cases of the Iowa Stale Health DC partmcnt said recognition of apo Io emergency in a city makes tha areaeligible for certain military aid and qualifies Jt to apply fo Reel Cross nurses There arc 1109 polio cases linde treatment in Des Moines hospitals and the total in Council Bluff climbed to 18J with five new case there At Waterloo a boy attendinga polio benefit show put on by th children of one neighborhood be came was hospitalized Hii Illness was diagnosed as a light at tack of polio Dubuquc County reported fourth and fifth cases both takci to University at Iowa City and Clayton County addcc one more case to its total Rush Iron Lung to Fort Dodge on Mercy Trip CIIAKLES local firn and two of its employes carric out an emergency mercy missioi by rushing an iron lung from the Cedar Valley Hospital to a hos pital in Fort Dodge for a polic patient Hospital Administrator Ronalc ft Knoscalled he CordJo Cartag Company Charles City and asko I he company if if woulrl rush th iron lung to Port Dodge The KIGmile trip was made in two hours and 15 minutes by EC Vanflcventcr and Ken Conner boll of Charles City employes of llu Cordle Cartage Company Th company arid the two men rcfuscc to accept pay for Hit trip AP Wircpliolo ROCK CREEK LAKE Largest artificial lake in the United States buiit exclusively for recreational purposes will be dedicated Sunday at a new state park three miles north of KelloKfr in Jasper County Sailboat races between boating clubs from Clear Lake and Council Bluffs will precede dedication ceremonies The lake covers i80 acres is nearly threemiles and lhreecinarters of a mile wide Form Field Day Would Be Occasion 2 Cerro Gordo Residents Confer Dwight D Eisenhower is defi nitely considering Mason City as he place to make a major farm speech Thats the Word brought from Denver Colo the Republican ircsidcntial nominees hcadquar ers by two Ccrro Gordo County who conferred with tho general The two arc f B Pete Con roy of Bath Township and Mrs Hugh Shcpurd Clear Lake Llkei the Globe Gazette that Eisenhower likes the idea of speaking in Mason City andhad Mason City in mind as a good spot Id make a major farm speech The general remombercd Ma son City as a mealpacking and ccmpnt manufacturing center and also us the home oC his good friend Gen Ilanford MacNider with whom he served in the War Department during the Coolutgo administra Conroy said MacNider was then assistant secretary of war and Ike was on his staff Meantime in DCS Moines lames Schramm state GOP chairman cautioned against any lowacom munity getting overly nbotit the possibility of having7 Elsenhower or Richard Nixon the vice presidential nominee as a speaker Schramm said that Eisenhower definitely will speak in Iowa but he did not know whether a major speech would he made In the state Conroy said he and Mrs Shepf ard talked with Eisenhower at some length and showed him plans or a farmers field day at which they want the general to speak Original plans were to hold the field day in connection with a con vention in Maaon City of the Pi oncer Butter Makers of America andthe Iowa Creamery Operators Association Oct 1718 Conroy said however that the farmers field day date was left open so that it could conform with Eisenhowers itiner ary if he decided to come to Mason City After looking over the plans for the field day Eisenhower turned hem over to Sen Frank Seaton of Nebraska who is mapping Ikes itinerary Ike said planning of the itinerary definitely includes Iowa as a key state and Mason City appeared to him to be an excellent place to make a major farm speech Con roy said Conroy who is heading the GOP drive for Ike in Ccrro Gordo Coun tys rural areas and Mrs Shepard president of the Third District Re publican Womens Clubs brought back one other piece of informa tion directly involving North Iowa McKinley Territory They quoted Ike as saying that Harold McKinley of St Ansgar would be very much in the picture on planning of all GOP farm policy McKinley heads the na tional Republican Farm Council Because North Iowa is McKin ley territory Eisenhower saw this as another good reason for speak ing in Mason City Conroy said Conroy and Mrs Shepard ar rived in Denver Friday afternoon and saw Ike about an hour later At first they were blocked by an obstinate secretary who told them Eisenhower was not the man to see about speaking at Mason City Mrs Shepard and Conroy said they insisted on seeing Ike how ever and finally were admitted MacNiders Home Town When I told Ike we were from Mason City he said Oh yes Jack MacNiders home town Conroy recalled The general then told me that he considered MacNider the ideal conscientious public servant when the two were in Washington D C Eisenhower said that before com ing into contact with MacNider thought that most political   

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