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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN5 NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2 1954 This Pajier Consists of Two Ono No 20 Nations Voting Unexpectedly Heavy FIRST TOWN IN GOES Location traditionally is the first town in for election reports and Tuesday was no exception Mrs Thomas Sweeney writes the results of the midnight election with the aid of Carl Drew Voters of the tmy mountain village went 6 to 4 in favor of the Democrats AP Wirephotos MIDNIGHT Cornelius Griffin and Mrs Florence Morey prepare oil lamps for the election at Harts Location Cider and cookies wereserved to the 10 eligible voters in Mrs Griffins home before balloting started at the stroke of 9 Boys Fined in Dike Hydrant Escapade DIKE teenage Cedar Falls boys fined a total of in mayors court Monday night after they admitted turning on fire hydrants whichreleased more than half Dikes water A 10th boy implicated did not appear in court The boys also admitted turning on hydrants in Cedar Falls They were to appear in justice of the peace court in Cedar Falls on open charges later Tuesday The boys denied turning on Batista Wins Cuban Voting drants at Oelwein JanesviUe Mar shalltown and Waterloo with tampering with municipal property were Gordon Neaman 18 Reinhard Voss 17 Dick Voss Pat Starbeck 16 Bob Starbeck 19 Robert Hughs 17 Ronnie TeUinghuisen 19 Terry Stukenbuirg 17 and Dick Weick ert The Starbecksare sons of the football coach Clyde Buck Star beck of Iowa State Col lege Reinhard Voss TeUinghuisen and the Starbeck brothers were fined each turning on hydrants here Saturday and Sunday night The others were fined each for taking part in the escapade only one of the nights About gallons of water were released here Saturday night and gallons more in the re turn trip Sunday night At Cedar FsIIs gallons of water gushed into streets when 13 hydrants were opened The boys were seen turning on hydrants at Dike Sunday night and 230 persons turned out to search for them fled into a corn field theboys surrendered when Dike Town Marshal Buster Posekany fired a shotgun blast PARfWTSOFYfAR DES MOINES and Don Shawver of Davenport have been named Drake University parents of the to reigtt Drakes annual Parents Week Friday and Saturday Cuba WVMaj Gen Fulgencio Batista and his support ers celebratedvictory early Tues day as election returns gave the former army sergeant a command ing lead in his presidential race against the opponent who quit the fight at the llth hour The official count reported at 2 by the electoral tribunal showed Batista with votes from Mondays balloting to for exPresident Ramon Grau San Martin Grau withdrew Sunday night and ordered his followers to boycott the election official returns were from only 647 of the polling places Semiofficial returns announced same time from army head quarters credited Batista with votes to Grau This count was based on poll ing places Army headquarters said Batista was carrying with him to victory most of the candidates of his four party coalition for congressional provincial and municipal offices including vice presidential candi date Rafael Guas Inclan The Cuban strong man accused Grau of withdrawing because he felt he would Grau in quitting accused the Batista regime ol using terrorism to intimidate voters but his name still appeared m the Neighbor Held in Death of Karen Mauk 6 JOHNSTOWN Pa Jjftnes A Blair of the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday a one time merchant Marine seamanen gineer wuTbe charged with murder in the Halloween trickortreat slaying of 6yearold Karen Mauk He was identified as Harry Gos sard 39 Blair said he lived in the Immediate vicinity of the Mauk home inGonemaugh a community of about on the outskirts of Johnstown No Comment Asked about widespread reports that Gossard had admitted the slaying Blair replied No Blair said Gossard is being held on a charge of suspicion in con nection with the Karens nude body was discov ered early last Friday in a ceme tery about two miles from her home She had left home the pre vious evening on a trickortreat tour of the neighborhood Blair said Gossard was arrested Sunday night in Tay lor Township We bad him as a good Blair said and were making all efforts to pick him up We learned where he might be apprehended and stopped his car on a Refuses Test Blair said that Gossard refused Monday to take a lie detector test State police said Gossards auto has been impounded as possible evidence They saidtire marks were discovered near the cemetery where unclothed body was foundearly last Friday about six hours after she left home The cemetery was miles from the Mauk residence Karen left home in one of her mothers old dresses a false face and an old hat Part of her cos tume was found in a private garage near her home a short timebefore her body was discovered Small Return lay a pitifully small return from her trick or treat tour a bag of candy and an apple The little girls body was bruised A coroners report said she had not been assaulted died of suffocation Student Loses Hand in Picker CHARLES CITYJames Hein selman Iowa State Teachers Col lege sophomore was recovering in the Cedar Valley Hospital Tuesday after losing his right hand in a corn picker accidentat his par ents home at Clarksville Satur day MM Results of Iowas Senate Battle May Hinge on Farmers DES MOINES prices in this important agri cultural state were the top issue on which the outcome in a prime senatorial contest was riding in Tuesdays general election GOP leaders in normally Republican Iowaclaimed the levels ol hog poultry dairy and egg prices are basically the result of the still effective Democratic farm program But they claimed E continuing economic upturn Democrats answered that the Republican flexible support program which is to become the law next year will cause prices to sag even more They blamed the tration for not doing something to improve the farm price structure Sen Guy M Gillette the Demo cratic nominee was challenged by Rep Thomas E Martin Republi can Gillette claimed Martin was riding on President Eisenhowers coat Martin declared Gil lette blocked the administration on vital issues and would continue to do so Crucial Both state arid national GOP headers have said the outcome of the GilletteMartin battle might de cide which partycontrols the Sen ate The contest has been the long est and most intensive of an off year campaign in years Towans also will decide whether o continue an allGOP delegation of eight in the lower house of Con Mercury Dips DES MOINES by rtal of winter they went to polls Tutsday Tht to 13 during early morning and of tht statt had lows ranging up to 24 at Davtnportt 1t Wnthtr Burtau said ttmptraturtr fltfitr ally hovering around tht ing mark or btlow wtrt during Hitafttrnoon the successor to retir Gov William S ing Republican Beardsley The candidates for governor are Arty Gen Leo A Hoegh Republi can and Clyde E Herring Demo crat son of a former Democratic governor and senator Scattered reports over the state shortly after noon indicated voting may be as heavy as in the offyear of 1950 and in some counties may be well above the total of four years ago Heavier Balloting Davenport reported that ballot ing in Scott County was heavier ban in 1950 when votes were ast Tuesdays total in Scott Coun y is expected to run between 00 and a m Ottumwa had what ooked like a record offyear vote jut the comparative total fell off iy noon and at that time was bout half of that in the 1952 presi ential year The turnout still was leavy for an offyear but not a ecord At Estherville the city turnout uring the forenoon was running iretty close to that of twjp years ago Up to a m a total of 80 votes had been cast in the ity compared with 575 in 1952 At Charles City the voting was he heaviest for an offyear election in 10 years with 871 cast by noon ompared with 848 four years ago Edwin Crofoot Former City Manager Dies Funeral services for Edwin H Crofoot 81 former city manager of Mason City were held Friday at Sacramento according to word received in Mason City He was treasurer of the PepsiCola Bottling Company of Sacramento at the time of his death Wednes day Crofoot had moved to Sacra mento eight years ago from Bay City where he had been a rancher many Surviving are Ms wife Martha and two sons Gerald G and Edwin both of Sacramento He was preceded in death by a son Ralph in 1917 Born at Utica N 6 1873 he was the son of William and Mary Crofoot He attended country schools and was married to Martha Bolger They located in Mason City in 1916 An apprenticeship in a machine shop fitted him for construction work and he spent 13 years as master mecJianic and erecting en gineer His appointment as city manager of Mason City foUrnvtid 10 years as superintendent si the Mason City waterworks He was On the building and zoning committee and was a member of the legisla tive committee of the American Waterworks Association He was a member of Benevolence Lodge 145 A F and A and the lOOF Weather Is No Problem to Masses Both Parties See Victory By JACK BELL WASHINGTON unexpect edly heavy early vote was rolled up in the election Tuesday Americans choosing between Republican and Democrats to control the new Congress showed none of the apathy that both sides hail said thej And in much of us East and parts of the Midwest the voters had to face bad or get to polls Just how the weather might af fect the outcome was a question the politicians were pondering Bad weather ordinarily tends to cut down rural voting more than it does city voting and tradition ally the GOP has been stronger in ruial sections than in trig cities FJjt returnsof any consequence came from normally Republican Kansas which has a system of counting through the day instead of until the polls close as is most states These roturns seat GOE candidate governor No Compsritont c first from scattered Kansas precincts too isragmen i s ha any sub photo as her nd 620 in 1946 but years still behind Brick Tossed Into GOP Chief s Home COUNCIL BLUFFS WiA brick was hurled through a front window of the home of Robert Stuart Council Bluffs Pottawattamie County Republican chairman Mon day night Id prefer to believe this was just vandalism and not connected with Stuart said But it is mighty peculiar that it would happen on election Stuart said he and his wife were watching television in a backroom when they heard a crash and splintering of glass Reaching the living room he said they found a cement sack resting on the radio The brick was inside MISSING CORALVTLLE UP Thieves took in three burglaries here Monday night Van Johnson Shocked by Support Suit From Mother Lfl Actor Van ohnson says he is terribly hocked and hurt by the suit filed gainst him Monday by his mother or Mrs Loretta Neumann asked 900 a month asserting the actor i a d promised iut failed to upport her She gave her age as ver 61 Her omplaint said they had differ nces in 1946 nd Johnson greed to pay er enough money to net a year ohnson said JOHMfOM through a spokesman I have al ways been willinf to support my mother ultboogk I have sever known her as a son has a right to know his mother She has received approximately tax free since 1946 I paid the taxes on this amount She has since been offered a most substan tial amount which her attorney re fuses to accept His attorney Greg Bautzer add ed He is willing to pay her a reasonable amount but he cannot afford a week It must be re membered too that she and his father were divorced 32 years ago when Van was 3 years old His father brought him up and he did not see hi mother until RITIS WEDNESDAY KEOKUK serv will held Wednesday for Phil Glaser 73 lifelong Kepkuk resident and past state president of Utc Eagles who died Sunday takes a peek inqther Pete Hasapopoulos votes Mrs Q Weida tHii eiection judge sniiles instead policCj as ghe rrilght If it had been someone 01 the voting booth Mason City Vote May Be Under 1950 Tofa available for1 iat the sajrte piisdncts did in v r last minute get by President Stevenson other sides hapt rto vcss purveys geSred heavy bailot vboxesi insisted in advance that be good had Mason City voters despite Presif dent Eisenhowers lasvminute ap peal for a large turnout at the polls Tuesday cast less votes as of 2 than they did in the 1950 off year election However County Auditor Ward B Hammond in a check of one third of the rural polls as of indicated rural voters were turning out in just slightly above normal numbers Reports from veteran observers at certain points noted votersstart ed out with a gradually slacked off The total number of votes cast in Mason City was above that of 1942 and 194G but far below other years In only one precinct the of the third did voters turn oiit in greater strength than in 1950 There 908 persons had voted com pared with 869 in 1950 Meanwhile the auditors office reported 311 absentee ballots been cast just slightly above aver age for a nonpresidential year In 1952 ballots were reported Here is the precinctbyprecinct vole in Mason City Tuesday and in 1952 and 1950 Free 1P1W 2P1W 1P2W 2P2W 1P3W 2P3W 1P4W 2P4W Totals 1954 494 642 383 908 292 630 175 1952 752 932 956 712 718 915 416 1958 487 506 705 428 869 328 703 194 Communists Step Up Air Attacks TAIPEH Formosa W Chinese Reds Tuesday delivered the latest ilow in the new vest pocket war laring up around the Nationalist icld Tachen afternoon air attack in which four bombs were dropped It was noteworthy not because of its size but because it was the second straight day Communist planes have attacked Nationalist territory The Red bombers hit Yikiang shan One River Mountain Island after a predawn Nationalist air raid on Totimen Head Gate Island The islands are about five miles apart and lie close to the Chekiang coast northwest of the Tachem and some 300 miles north of For mosa Continue Hunt for Transport NEW YORK of planes ard ships Tuesday continued to scour the North for a missing Navy plane carrying 42 persons amid unconfirmed reports of flare and debris sightings There also were what radio listeners believed to be SO callsivbut as in the purported flare sightings Navy officials emphasized there was little to raise hopes Many other ships and planes lis tening on the radio distress fre quency heard nothing resembling an SOS Authorities also explained that there floatingdebris to be found and this meant noth ing until it be studied care fully Eager searchers also some times think they see flares when none are there The lost plane left Patuxent Saturday night for North Africa with many scrvinemcri and some wives and children All About The Weather City Fair and lowi Clearing and cold Fivtdiy owa Temperatures Wed nesday through Sunday will av erage 3 to 7 degrees below nor mal Normal highs 49 north to 56 south Normal lows 29 north to 34 south No immediate tempera ture changes are expected dur the period Precipitation will average twohundredths to one tenth of an inch as light snow flurries late Wednesday and Thursday Minntieta Fair warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Tues day Maximum 23 Minimum 18 At 8 a m n YEAR AGO Maximum 66 CCMf Minimum 37 Actaslly there was no certainty that even the heat of the closing Drives by the two parties with All there had some observers whi the voters Iljirtheir minds and were only to the politicians pleas Whatever the reason there were indications a heavier than an ticipated vote in Eastern popula tion centers soon after the polls opened And the trend appeared to be running that Way westward across the country In New York Citys Manhattan and Bronx districts 30 per cent of the registered voters had cast ballots by 11 although it wag raining and was the same as had voted ai that hour in ideal weather in last years mayoralty election In Brooklyn voting started at a slower pace but soon picked up speed No Effect Lcading figures in both parties took the view that disagreeable weather throughout New York State would not affect the voting materially Extremely heavy was the port on early voting in the Mary land and Virginia suburbs Wash ington The capital itself is vote less In Chicago the first hours vot ing brought predictions of a very heavy turnout Similarly Ohio cities had an early rush to the polls New Jer sey officials called the voting there normal but increasing in intensity The forenoon brought a few scat tering returns from small precincts which had polled their entire reg istered vote First in with a count was Harts Location always an early runner The little moun tain community gave Democratic candidates in major races 6 votes to 4 for Republicans Two years ago the village voted Republican 54 Republicans as they have in the past mopped up the 14 votes of Point aux Barques Mich Early Bailor Among the early voters was for mer President Truman Putting in his ballot at Independence Truman said It will be the right answer President Eisenhower a New York voter cast an absentee balr lot long ago In addition to choosing the nevr Congress voters are picking ernors in 33 statesand of local and state officials   

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