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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Sewn Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 22 1954 This Paper Consists u Two Ona No 37 After Beardsley Is Killed in Highway Accident Near Capital Leo Elthon Takes Oath as Governor One Mans Opinion A Radie Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGoxette Editor This That and the Other Thing IVE sort of been saving up for this little Visit with you I have a number of things in mind all of them rather hope but none of them important enough to justify a fulllength commen tary So it will be touchandgo on a widely varying field of subject matter And Im going to start off with some observations Ive made in recent months by reason of my contacts with students and other visitors from other countries Ive played host to some and visited with several others And Ive found all of them most stimulating One of the facts about every one of them I could discuss at some length is their attitude toward Communism and the peril it pre sents to the free world Not one of them T must report has been as much concerned about this prob lem as I Im not one who sees Communist around every corner or under every bed Do We Worry Too Much You Americans do too much worrying about the nearly every one of these visitors from other lands has suggested And some of them have added Its a good thing you dont live as close to the Russians as WE do Whether we are overanxious or our allies in the free world top apathetic remains to be seen Im not trying in this commentary to judge Im just reporting And while Im it I must report too that baseball isnt about to become the national pas time of any country other than ours unless perhaps it be Japan These visitors who had seen our diamond sport for the first time had this one reaction almost with out exception Your baseball is too slow Its Slow Motion One of my foreign friends he had a wonderful sense of humor described for me with suitable pantomime how the behavior of our baseball pitchers had impressed him rosin bag look at the bases check and doublecheck on catchers signals much nodding of the head the deliberate stretch and at long last the throw And by this time like as not the batter has become weary of waiting and stepped out of the batters box That means the whole performance has to be re peated That may be fun for the pitcher and the my new friend suggested with a smile But I should think it would bore the other players say nothing of those in the stands who should be watch ing some Americans accept all this be cause weve grown up on But it isnt easy to sell to those who have been accustomed to fastmov ing sports such as soccer hockey la crosse and a dozen other games that could be named Soccer Leads Them All Incidentally at least three of my friends of other lands had a like criticism to lodge against the American brand of football Here again they insisted theres far more waiting than watching Only basketball among our team gports could measure up to the de mand for constant action and in our court game there would be more than a little criticism of the piccolo solo which some officials seem bent on playing While Im on the subject of sports it may surprise you to learn that neither baseball nor football not even basketball is the worlds most popular sport from the spectator standpoint Soc cer has this distinction A recent match in Rio dc Janeiro Brazil drew fans There have been turnouts almost as large at soccer games in England and Sweden and in the nearly 50 other countries where it is played Soccer contains elements of foot ball basketball hockey and other games liked by Americans One wonders therefore why it has never managed to make the grade here fci the United States Ftirt Owtdraw Speaking of box office appeal it surprise you to learn that COMTTNUID ON f ACI 2 AP Wiccphoto ELTHON TAKES Gov Leo Elfchon Fertile right Monday morning was sworn in as governor of Iowa by Chief Justice T G Garfield of the Iowa Supreme Court in ceremonies at the Statehouse Elthon will serve until Jan 13 when Leo Hoegh is in augurated governor Heart Attack Claims Life of Vishinsky UNITED NATIONS UP Andrei Y Vishinsky the once ob scure Russian lawyer who became a foremost mouthpiece for the So viet Union died Monday The Soviet deputy foreign minis ter Moscows chief delegate to the United Nations would have been 71 Dec 10 Eelco Van Kleffens of the Neth erlands president of the United Nations an nounced the Soviet diplomat died of a heart attack In bad health for sev eral years Vi shinsky remain ed in the thick of storms here to the end All United Na VISHINSKY tions meetings were suspended for the day and thus debate in the Political Committee on President Eisenhow ers atomsforpeace plan was postponed A Soviet source said Vishinsky ollapsed and died early Monday morning at Soviet delegation head quarters on Park Avenue Once a member of the right wing VMenshevik minority faction of revolutionaires afaction hated by the Bolsheviks Vishinsky fitted himself to the Bolshevik line and never deviated from the day he was accepted into the Communist Party some three decades ago Vishinsky surrendered the top post of the ForeignMinistry to 1953 SEA BATTLE TAIPEH Formosa China claimed it sank1 Red Chinese warships and routed 11 In sea battle 12 miles southeast of the strategic Tachen Islands Monday morning The Defense Ministry did not say what type of Red warships was involved but they could have been armored of which the Communists possess a great number In Tokyo the Japanese coast guard reported that two Japanese fishing boats were machinegunned and sunk by two unidentified gun boats about 20 miles eastsoutheast of the Tachens Monday Three Japanese fishermen were killed and three injured Former Convict Is New Clue in Murder Trial of Sheppard CLEVELAND the murder trial of Dr Samuel H Shep pard entered its sixth week Monday police investigated a former con victs story that his burglar pal may have slain the osteopaths wife Frail mildmannered Henry Fuehrer 51 walked into a police station in a Cincinnati suburb day and announced Ive something on my Then officers he told of go ing to Bay Village on a burglary diplomaticmission the night of July 3 and fleeing in panic after he heard yells cursing and scuffling come from behind a house his companion had entered Pregnant Marilyn Sheppard was found bludgeoned to death in her bed early in the morn ing of July 4 Fuehrer was brought to Cleve land Monday for further question ing and to see whether he can iden tify the Sheppard house and a Cleveland bar in which he said he met his companion He said he knew the other man only as Dr Sheppard on trial for his life has contended his wife was killed by a tall bushyhaired man who twice knocked him unconscious in a battle that raged tfirbugh the house and down an outside stair way to the Lake Erie beach below it The state accuses the osteopath of bludgeoning her to death during a quarrel over his affairs with other women Youth Hurt by Gunblast A 15yearold Mason City youth was reported in fair condition at Mercy Hospital Monday following a hunting mishap Sunday in which he was hit In the right thigh by a shotgun blast The attending physician said David Duenos 1731 Hampshire S son of Mr and Mrs David Due nos was hit by a number of pel lets in the front of the thigh The accident occurred about 2 p m Sunday while David and a teenage companion were hunting pheasants on land adjoining the southeastcity limits He was hit when his companion raised his gun to fire at a bird as it rose from cover David was hit at a from 10 to 15 feet according to his sister Mrs Walter Ketchum who lives at the same address North lowan to Serve to Jan 13 DES MOINES W Lieut Gov Leo Elthon 56 farmer and quarry operator near Fertile was sworn in Monday as the 32nd governor of Iowa He had automatically suc ceeded Gov William S Beardsley who was killed in aii autotruck col lision Sunday night After the brief swearing in cere mony conducted in the Iowa Su preme Court chamber Elthon is sued a statement which said The sudden death of Gov 7 Others Added to Road Toll By the United Press Eight persons died in Iowa dur ing the weekend as a result of highway accidents including Gov William S Beardsley Mrs Melvin Sobotka 30 of near Cromwell was killed and three others injured late Sunday in a twocar collision at a county road intersection four miles west of Clearfield Critical Condition Mrs Sobotkas children Bale 5 and Linda 7 were hospitalized at Creston in critical condition Her husband apparently suffered only shock Russell Lingquist 28 Corning was hospitalized al Corning Mrs Sobotka was a rural school teacher in RinggoldCounty Charlene Sohn 21 Harlan died early Sunday in Moines hospital of injuries suffered a short time earlier when the car rin which she was riding collided with a truck at a Des Moines intersection Police said Miss Sohn an Iowa State College senior was in a car driven by Robert Gubser 22 Adel also attending Iowa State Officers said Gubser drove through a stop sign and the car collided with a truck driven by Paul Webb 31 Des Moines Webb was not hurt Gubser was charged with reck less driving and failure to stop at a stop sign Science Major Miss Sohn daughter of Mr and Mrs A J Sohn was a science major She was active in music pep and athletic groups at Iowa State Mrs Lottie Bach 72 Sioux City died Sunday of injuries suffered when she was struck by a car at a Sioux City intersection Beverly Fyock 29 Sioux City was identified as the driver of the car Henry E Buckingham 85 Ot tumwa died Sunday of injuries suffered when he was hit by a car being backed out of a driveway in Ottumwa Nov 9 Robert Williams 27 Ottumwa driver of the car told police he saw Buckingham and thought Buckingham noticed the car Po lice said Buckingham had lost the sight of one eye and could not see very well out of the other Three airmen stationed at Offutt Air Force Base at Omaha none of them from Iowa were killed Sat urday night when their car plunged off U S 75 north of Loveland They were W A Hobbs 27 of Augusta Robert D Rice 21 Lincoln and James R Park er 19 Roanoke Va Beardsley has saddened me and all of Iowa Every head is bowed and every heart is filled with grief This sudden tragedy places upon me grave responsibilities 1 appreciate them fully It is my plan to immediately enter upon my duties and without delay to dis charge the many burdens which now come to me during this short tenure of Elthon will serve as governor un til Jan 13 when Attyi Gen Leo A GOV BEAROSLEY Elthon to Start Second Term as Lieut Governor FERTILE Elthon new governor of is native of this communjty He was born here June 1898 VHe was elected lieutenentgov ernor in November 1952 and was reelected to that office Nov 2 Previous to his election tenantgovernor Elthon had served 10 terms in the Iowa Sen He was graduated from Fertile High School in 1917 and attended Augsburg Seminary Minneapolis Iowa State Teachers College Ce dar Falls Hamiltons Univer sity of Commerce Mason City He taught manual training and athletics at Clear Lake in 1918 and later Was high school princi pal et Fertile He has been en gaged in farming and quarrying The new governor It married to the former Synneva Hjelmelind of Fertile They are the parents of two sons and four daughters loegh who was chosen to succeed he retiring Beardsley on the Re publican ticket will be inaugu rated Attending the ceremony con ducted by Chief Justice T ield of the Supreme Court at a m were about 30 state officials egislators and close associates of he governor Immediately after Elthon was sworn in Secretary of Stale Melvin S y n h o r s t who succeeded Beardsley Funeral on Wednesday DES MOINES IMFuneral serv ices for Gov William S Beardsley will be conducted at the Methodisl Church at New Virginia at Wednesday the family an nounced Monday Interment be in the cemetery at New Vir ginia The body will lie in state at the governors office in the Statehouse from 2 to 4 Tuesday and there will be a short service at the Statehouse at 4 tha day On Wednesday the body will lie in state at the church at New Virginia from 11 to 1 The announcement did not in elude the selection of honorary and active pallbearers Allen Whitfield Des Moines at torney and Beardsleys campaign manager in his lasttwo cam paigns said it has not yet been determined whether Mrs Beards ley will be able to attend the serv ices Mrs Beardsley was re ported in good condition at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines The State Executive Council sait the Statehouse and surroundinf state office buildings will be closec in respect to the governor from Tuesday noon through Wednesday night Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and the council decided pre viously to close the buildings thai dqy Secretary of State Melvih D Synhorst said that state business will be conducted on Friday but there will be attention given to a state of mourning if one should be declared later by Lt Gov Leo Elthon who was sworn in Monday morning to succeed Beardsley Balloon Tracked by Plane Helicopter An Air Force weather balloon had a twocraft escort in the air lanes over Mason City Monday The balloon believed re leased at Minneapolis earlier was being tracked by a University of Minnesota plane and an Air Force helicopter The helicopter a re cent innovation in tracking such objects is used for picking up the balloon once it lands SAME DATEWJ5W Beardsley temporarily as chairman f the State Executive Council topped up to Elthon and said I want to offer you all of lelp 1 I certainly will need Elthon replied Later other state officials re ieated Synhorsts statement to El hon Highway patrolmen said tha Beardsley car crashed into the rear if a pickup truck driven by John Gardner 54 of Des Moines The time of the accident was and the exact scene was about a halfmile north of tele ision tower on highway 60 which s ah extension of Second Avenue in es Moines Dr Lester Powell said the gov ernors death was caused by chest njuries Mrs Beardsley suffered back and injuries in addition to shock She also had cuts and com plained of pain in her shoulder A report on her Xray examination was not expected until later Mon day Visit to Ames The governor and Mrs Beards ley had gone to Ames to visit their youngest son Dan 20 a student at Iowa State College They were re turning to Des Moines when lha accident occurred Ironically they failed to find Dan at Ames as ho was attending a movie The boy said he first learned of his fatherfi death from a news broadcast Beardsley 53 one of the early supporters of Dwight Eisenhower for the Republican presidential nomination in 1952 was the first ITS JOES TURN SAN FRANCISCO Di Maggio was hospitalized Monday for treatment of a duoderfal ulcer that has troubled him for severa years Ahout The Weather Mason City Continued fair Iowa Cloudy little warmer Minnesota Fair pleasant Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 45 Minimum 31 At 8 31 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Mipmum 25 ClOUOY Ike Shocked1 WASHINGTON si dent Eisenhower Monday said was shocked at the accidental death in traffic of Gov William S Beardsley of Iowa The people of have lost a devoted public servant whom they elected three times as chief executive of their he said Mrs Eisenhower and I extend to Mrs Beardsley our deep sympathy in the great per sonal loss she has Iowa chief executive to die in of fice He was only the fourth in Iowas 108 year history to serve three terms Beardsleys administration was active in promoting highway safe ty He had formed the governors official Traffic Safety Committee which included the heads of state departments having to do with safety law enforcement and edu cation and promoted a statewide meeting of teenagers last April to draft a safety program for young people Highway Patrolman Glenn Mc Dolc first officer to arrive on the accident scene said he found Gov Beardsley lying with his Head in his wifes lap Bill hasnt he quoted Mrs Beardsley as saying Dead on Arrival An ambulance took the governor and Mrs Beardsley to Iowa Luth eran Hospital where Beardsley was pronounced dead on arrival McDole said the only mark that could be seen on the governor was a horizontal welt across the bridge of the nose where he apparently had struck the windshield Gardner and two passengers in the pickup daughter Janice 20 and a stepdaughter Lois Evans taken to THE JOHN GARDNER TRUCK Governors Car Crashed Into It GOV BEARDSLEYS AUTO Body Crushed by Steering Column WRECKER HAULS CAR AWAY Heavy Damage to the Front End   

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