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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI N W S f A l I II THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I G H 0 K J VOL LXI Associated ind United Presi Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER U 1754 MASON CITY STORES Open Friday and Saturday Nights December 1718 Until 9 Oclock This Paper Consists at Two No SI Northwood Man Lone Iowa SD Victim 2250 rBEVIOUSLY REPORTED S Cirll Wur Union Vtt WomiiTi AuxllUry Locul SOS N A Friend Eatons Employes L K Construction St Oleion Realtors Office Kilmer Club Ktlph Sally rrltchard Motor Co Employes Skiron Jean ft Janet Oleson 10 Wi Madison School Second Grade Bad Bet Maion City WaTanYe Club Sam Ralies Dept Store rnt B Terhark Kanawha Samuel C Wrlcht Los Aurelei 25 Hi Holy Family Guild She Wish It Could Be More Friendly Birthday Clnb Midland Brownie Scout Troop No 137 take Mills A Maion C it Federation of Mn ilciani Companion Injured in Accident Bakken Died at P M By Tht Associated Prcsi Iowas hopes of a fatalityfree highway record on Safe Driving day were dashed at only a half hour to a car skidded on ice near Northwood Eldrin R Bakken 24 of near Northwood was killed Iowa safety officials regarded the day as a success however and noted that on Dec 15 a year ago there were six highway deaths in Iowa Only about 50 accidents most of them minor were reported in he state for the 25 hour period from midnight Tuesday to mid night Wednesday On the same day last year there were 197 ac cidents TUB DAIS f TOTAL TO I CASH STILL What If We Said No to Needy People FFHAND CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING that Wolff Hurt would deeper cast a shadow over our com munitys Christ mas t h an to have it heralded that the known needs of our needy people had been neg lected Thats a somber but its one that must be faced in a forthright way The addition to the Christmas Cheer Fund listed above is the greatest of any single day thus far in the 1954 solicitation But is isnt up to the average daily total that Why Not You Among n u m e r o u s groups of workers a so licitation for the Christ mas Cheer Fund is now under way How about the place where YOU work If the ball isnt already rolling why dont YOU start it William H Wolff 24 Northwood was injured in Wednesdays lone fatal which happened seven miles west of Nortbwood on Highway 105 Bakken the victim suffered a skull fracture when the car driven by Wolff went out of control after hitting an icy spot at a curve in the highway went off the road rolled over and me to rest on its wheels in a cornfield Both Bakken and Wolff were thrown out of the car Bakken died on the way to a doctors office at Northwood Wolff suffered cuts above the left eye the left ear and the left cheek bone He was treated by a Northwood doctor and was not hospitalized The young men were on their way to Northwood when the acci dent occurred in the car which Wolff had purchased only recently It was practically demolished ac cording to Sheriff A J Conner who investigated the accident Inqutft Slattd The sheriff said that an inquest into the accident would probably be called by Coroner Robert Bride Manly N The body was taken to the Bakke Funeral Home where rites were pending Thursday Besides bis parents Bakken is survived by seven sisters and two PULPIT The Rev George Arting minister at the North Shore Methodist Church in Black pool England demonstrates the use of an oldfashioned sling shot from the pulpit He says this and other visual aids help to keep the interest of youngsters during his sermons County Shed Sale Appeal Dismissed The Iowa Supreme Court has sustained a motion by the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors to dismiss the appeal of a grou of farmers from a lower court decision upholding sale of county main tenance garages on theold fairgrounds to Marigold for The high courts ruling was in the form of a journal entry and no must be maintained between now and Saturday Dec 24 if the cash goal is to be reached It would be a sad mistake for anybody to assume that he or she can remain aloof and let the task be done by somebody elses generosity If you have the impulse to help Why not act on it RIGHT NOW Either bring your gift to the GlobeGazette business office or nail it to City Itwa 09P1N6 MV5UFT brothers all single and living at the farm home The Wednesday record in Iowa was achieved despite slippery high ways over three fourths of the state as a result of Tuesday nights snow and freezing rain Driving conditions largely were back to normal Thursday except in the northeast section where roads re mained icy and snowpacked Most of Wednesdays accidents in Iowa were due in part to the hazardous driving conditions These same conditions however also reduced the volume of traf fic And drivers who were involved in accidents or convicted of traffic violations Wednesday are going to come under state scrutiny This de cision was made Thursday when the Governors Official Traffic Safety Committee met with Gov Leo Elthon We want to try and get an un derstanding of the kind of person who was unable to respond to the SD Day a committee spokesman said A second lowan also was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday but the mishap accurred in New Mexico The victim was Georgia Lee Radestock of Bonaparte Iowa She was one of four persons killed when a car driven by Harley B Radestock Topeka crashed into a tree near Data The driver and two other persons in the car also were Wiled 15 Reduction in U S Average Pren The nations motorists cut traffic fatalities by 10 to 15 per cent on SD Day Safety experts praised the achievement tven though it fell far below their earlier expec tations A United Press tabulation during the 24hour period that ended at midnight showed that 48 persons were killed and were injured in traffic accidents On Wednesday Dec 18 the comparative day last persons were killed in auto acci injured written opinion was filed The motion to dismiss the appea was filed by Edward R Boyl Clear Lake attorney for the Boar of Supervisors With this dismissal the ruling o District Judge T A Beardmor last Aug 6 upholding the right o the Board of Supervisors to se the county maintenance shed stands This decision not only gave th green light to the sale of the prop erty to Marigold Dairies bu to the construction of a new she on the new fairgrounds west o Mason City Construction had bee halted pending the cases outcome The decision also paves the wa for the sale of the old fairgrounds action on which was held up penc ing the outcome of the legal action Fitzgerald Quits IESC Position DES MOINES Iowa Employment Security Commission Thursday said Edward R Fitzger aid 52 appointed general counse for the commisison Monday has resigned effective Dec 31 Fitzgerald a Democrat had re signed as first assistant to Polk County Atty Clyde E Herring to accept the post It was reported the Republican controlled commission was under lieavy fire from Republican state officials and party leaders for naming Fitzgerald to the post Earthquake Again Hits West Coast RENO rolling earthquake of high intensity shook Nevada anc California early Thursday but only minor damage was reported The quake described as the heaviest of three that have jarred this area since last July was fel as far as Elko 200 miles east of here and throughout most of California to the west Fallon a small agricul tural community approximately 60 miles east of Reno and the center of two recent quakes was believed to be the center of Thursdays quake DATimS7t Snow Headed for State DES MOINES accom panied by strong winds was mov ing toward Iowa from the west Thursday the Iowa Weather Bu reau said The agency said indications were that the snow beginning in the western portion of the state Thurs day afternoon and spreading to other sections during the night probably will not be heavy But the bureau warned that strong northerly winds Thursday night and Friday may cause some drifting Temperatures Thursday afternoon were expected to climb near 40 in the southwest before the snow arrives and hover in the mid 305 elsewhere Temperatures Wednesday ranged from 25 at Spencer to 42 at Council Bluffs The lowest reading reported o the Weather Bureau during the night was 20 degrees at Spencer and Davenport All About The Weather Maton City Cloudy snow Iowa Cloudy rather windy Occasional snow Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 29 22 23 21 9 Rates 1st in Poll Braniff Crash Is 4th Tom Martin Tops News in 54 By CY DOUGLASS DES M01NES UBIowas biggest news story of 1951 It was one in which an estimated residents of this state could have participated but in which only a few thousand more than half that number actually did If you did your part on Nov and perhaps prob ably will agree with the selection in the feature race of the general of the news executives of Associ ated Press newspapers and radio stations that Rep Thomas E Mar tins upset of U S Sen Guy M Gillette and the solid Republican victory up and down the state of fice line last month was Iowas No l news story of the year Tom Martin of Iowa City won election to for Guy Gillette of Cherokee top vote get ter for many years for the Demo crats and favorite of most prog nosticators in preelection fore casts The figures are official In the even closer contest for the governorship Leo A Hoegh of Chariton defeated Clyde E Her Rioting Greek Students Burn Photo of Ike Statue of Liberty Replica Is Smashed ATHENS Greece treeft students s h o u t i n g anti American slogans Thursday jurned a picture of President Eis enhower shattered a Statue of jiberty replica smashed their way nto a Information Service of fice and wrecked its film library The violent demonstrations pro testing American support of Brit ainss claim to the strategic island of Cyprus erupted in Salonika and Katerini Greece and at Famagusta on the island of Cyprus Eisenhowers picture was burned during a riot in the town of Kater ini near Salonika Officts Stormtd More than shouting banner waving students stormed the USIS offices at Salonika and wrecked the film library They also shat ered a replicaof the Statue of liberty amid jeers and shouts of ntiAmerican slogans At Famagusta students marched from their classrooms nd paraded through the streets houting Down With America nd Britain Get Police in Famagusta ringed th entral square and prevented an iolence But at Salonika students battle olice for hours Scores of persons have been in ured in the antiAmerican riot nd Americanoccupied building ave been damaged 25 Injurtd At least 25 battered student vere carried away from the seen f the Salonika rioting to nearb rst aid stations About GO persons were injure n riots earlier this week followin he American announcement o nited States support of Britain ir dispute in the United Nation ver control of strategic Cyprus Greece has laid claim to th land that has become Britain rincipal strategic military base in he Mediterranean ring Democrat of Des Moines to unofficially for another Republican triumph governor vote will be canvassed of ficially after the legislature con venes next month The GOP elected all eight con gressmen including Rep Fred Schwerigel of First District Davenport to the seat vacated by C E Hooper Radio Executive Is Killed SALT LAKE CITY IB C E ooper nationally known radio ex cutive who founded the Hooper stem of rating radio and tele sion programs was killed Wednesday when he fell into the hirling blades of an air boat pro eller while duck hunting on Grea alt Lake He was 56 He died a few minutes after he as brought to a Salt Lake City ospital his body almost cut in wo by the propeller SIRI OTTAWA UP A new fishing egulation says fishermen who atch blue whales under 70 feet ng must throw them back Buffalo Schools Reopen on Emergency Aid From State BUFFALO Iowa Buffalos hree schools reopened Thursday fter a stopgap state aid provided temporary solution to the ichool istricts financial troubles The state Wednesday speeded recessing of in general tate aid to Buffalo with another llotment of in supplemen tal aid due in about a week The school board ordered the cbools closed Tuesday night at n emergency meeting after re porting it had a operating eficit The achools 17 teachers and three janitors were paid OR sched ule Wednesday through an anon ymous Buffalo man who under wrote the payroll Buffalo 12 miles southwest of Davenport has 475 pupils in the three schools If wt hadnt gotten action Wednesday at the state level we would have kept the schools closed until after Christmas at said Edwin H Rauch school board president Ranch said the allotment of state funds is no permanent solu tion He looks to the 1955 Legis lature for further help TOPS STATE Tom Martin whose victory over Guy Gillette in Novembers general election was rated Iowas best news story of is1 greeted by another candidate elect Leo Hpegh Martin from Iowa City will take over his neif duties next month Western Europe Needs Atom Protection US PARIS United States feels Western Europeans must rely on atomic weapons if they want to be defended from Communist attack instead of being liberated from an occupation later a reliable source said Thursday The American government is thus putting itself squarely behind defense plans drafted by the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Organization which come up before NATO foreign defense and finance ministers here Friday U S Secretary of State John Foster Dulles French Premier Pierre McndesFrance and British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden were to meet on this and other subjects Thursday afternoon in advance of the Nato Council session The informant gave this as the American position American diplomats will oppose any rigid procedure restricting use of atomic weapons including small tactical arms on the ground that this would reduce the deterrent value of Allied arms and to this 3 50 Attending Drainage Meet The Ma Jon City Brick and Tile Co is playing host to by far the argest crowd in the 10year history of the annual drainage conference More than 350 tile drainage con ractors SCS people extension jersons and farm managers from Qwa Minnesota Illinois and Wis consin checked into Hotel Hanford n Mason City Thursday for the annual event The number is espe cially high this year said C H sales manager of the host irm because many drainage con ractors are bringing an employe for the first time Scheduled for Thursday after noon is a conducted tour of the lost companys manufacturing fa cilities and inspection of tiling and earth moving equipment in the lotel lobby and on a lot outside Thursday evening the Midwest rainage and Soil Conservation lontractors Association will hold heir annual business meeting at Martin Dayton Countryman of Ne vada was chosen to succeed Hoegh as attorneygeneral That important election event in Iowas history was chosen first news story of 54 by the votes of 30 Iowa newspaper and radio sta tion news executives They gave the general election a total of 251 votes to 219 for runnerup That was the death of Gov Wil liam S Beardsley in a Sunday night Nov 21 traffic accident just north of Des Moines One of the most affecting stata news stories in years there was an unusually poignant Beardsley whose car ran into 4 truck on the outskirts of this city had been a foremost advocate for highway safety He had been plan ning to do some traveling after turning over his high office to Leo Hoegh next month but had been looking forward most to enjoying the pleasures of life on his New Virginia farm He was buried iti that community after memorial such in the states the Iowa Capitol Mrs Beardsley was seriously hurt in the accident which took her husbands life and brought Leo Elthon to the governorship lor 53 days Gov Bqardsleys death occurred as the Iowa AP newsmen were voting on the 10 top stories of the year Had the balloting come later it might have affected the final re sults But the Beardsley tragedy was accorded more firsts than any other story though the vote aggre gate for Martins election upset was greater Voting was in this manner 10 for first 9 for second place 8 for third and so on Third The floods took third place Heavy rains began falling in northwest and north central Iowa in midJune The tempo increased from June 18 through June 21 bringing more than eight inches of rain in the space of a few hours to some points such as Britt and causing record floods in much of the northern half of the state Ma son City Fort Dodge and Webster City were among the cities where extensive flooding developed But Sioux City where 14 lives were lost in the flash flood of 1953 held its levees against a major crest on the Floyd River Drama surged highest at Des Moines where the Des Moines River swelled to an all time peak of feet nearly four feet over the high water mark of the disas trous 1947 flood An estimated 500 persons were moved in pre cautionary emergency evacuation But again major levees all held While flood excitement was high est in the urban centers crop lands under water hit pocketbooks a heavy blow Flood destruction in the state was estimated to cost extent make aggression more million by Army engineers half ly in losses Some acres the Hanford The agenda Friday includes ddrcsses by C H Koplen Elmer Miller SCS Albert Lea len 0 Schwab Ames Iowa State College A J Wojta Madison University of Wisconsin and W Manson St Paul Univer ity of Minnesota A banquet and vaudeville pro gram Friday evening the onvention to a close TOTS PIRISH HOOSrCK FALLS N Y WFive ftildren from 1 to 8 years old were Mirned to death Thursday when re destroyed a twostory frame touse at Waltoonuae about four aortbejjt of here The political and military think ing which the United States sup ports is based on two main prem ises The first is that Western Eu rope cannot be successfully defend ed against Communist di visions with conventional weapons alone The second is that Western Europeans want to be defended not liberated NATO military leaders have worked out a new look plan which they believe can defend Eu rope It involves the use of atomic arms of crop land were inundated Two lives were lost Erosion from floods stole away an estimated 55 million tons of Iowa soil Braniff Crash On a Sunday GIRL STRANGLED WARWICK AVM a u r een Dorgan 6 was strangled Wednes day when a rope of the swing she was riding in her back yard broke and tangled abound her neck BULLETIN NfW YORK m CHarln i kn tf Svllfvwv Thwri WM WMnifTMIMlr int Mw Farm a violent thunderstorm a Braniff airliner crashed near Mason City resulting in the death of 12 of the 19 persons aboard This was voted fourth best story of the year 18S The plane was northbound for Minneapolis when it ran into turbulent weather and crashed just 10 minutes away from Mason City airport A weekend of suffering and sor row was SaturdaySunday Sept 1112 when 20 persons were killed on Iowa highways blackest week end of a year fraught with dis couragement to fighters for high way safety Included in the of fatalities were six young per sons killed in a twocar collision near Denison Highest number of highway deathp previously on a twoday weekend in Iowa was IS in July 1112 1953 and on Aug 3031 1941 Ranking sixth place with votes was the sixman Republican for governor in the Jane primary 7th with 93 was Former l   

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