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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION HI NEWSFAMft THAT MARIS ALL NO KTH IOWANS NEIGHIOJtS VOL LXI AwocUted Prcu and United Prru Full Lease SevtM OoU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WIONISDAY FEBRUARY 2 If 55 MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday This Consists of Two Ike ReEmphasizes Formosa Protect 99 3 Youths Among 4 New Road Deaths font rttlr WIvA From Our Wire Service Traffic accidtnts in Iowa claimed tht lives of four persons in the past 24 hours boosting the 1955 Iowa traffic death toll to 50 four under the same peri od last year Two men were killed in a head on collision 4A miles north of Carroll on 71 at a m Wednesday and three other per sons were injured and hospi talized at Carroll Killed were George W Fasben der 21 of near Auburn and Richard C Mosman 21 Carroll Hospitalized in Carroll with se vere injuries were Fasbenders mother Mrs William Fasbender his 14yearold sister Ruth and his friend Marvin J Beyerink 23 Auburn Sheriff Al Thorup said it was a near headon collision and both youths were killed outright Fas bender and Mosman were the drivers The sheriff said he understood Mosman was returning from a visit with his girl friend at Lake View and that the Fasbenders were probably enroute home aft er attending a dance in Carroll Charles W Scholtes 18 of near Dubuque died early Wednesday of injuries suffered when his car hit a guard rail and careened into a rock bluff at the south edge of Dubuque as he fled from po lice Police said Scholtes sped away as they attempted to stop him for running a stop light They said they chased Scholtes at speeds up to 90 miles per hour before the youths car failed to make curve and hit the guard rail Police said Scholtes was thrown from his car as it went 243 feet after hitting the guard rail before crashing into the bluff Scholtes landed under the flaming gaso line tank and suffered burns and a possible skull frac ture He died in a hospital about five hours after the accident George Wilson 71 Spencer was fatally injured Tuesday when hit by a car near Spencer 31 Dead in South Tornadoes 100 Injured in Three State Area Many Dead Are Youths MEMPHIS Tenn W Deadly tornadoes ripped through three Midsouth states Tuesday leaving 31 dead and about 100 injured along their haphazard path The storms probing from the furious clouds of a squall line struck in Arkansas and with a bloody jackpot in Missis sippi Extensive property damage was reported Twentyeight were killed near Commerce Landing aboul 30 miles south of here Three per ished in another twister at Olive Branch 18 miles south of Memphis Hop scotching tornadoes also caused considerable damage near and Huntsville but no one was seriously in jured Many Children Many of the Mississippi dead and Injured were school children Each twister had an elementary school dead center in its path Most of the damage at Olive Branch centered at Wiggins Negro elementary school Twentythree students were at their desks when the twister struck A teacher and two children were killed Ambulances from towns in the surrounding delta area moved the injured to hospitals in Memphis and Tunica Miss iThe 25bed hospital at Tunica about 15 miles south of Commerce Landing was soon jammed Volun teers some of them pretty girls in party dresses were organized to help the staff A school was con verted into a makeshift dormitory for the homeless Wide Swath The Commerce Landing tornado cut a swath 200 feet wide through the Leatherman planta tion destroying a row of tenant houses a Negro church a school and a cotton gin W V France said the school was whipped away before his eyes as if a giant hand had snatched it up and tossed both wreckage and bodies into the boiling clouds Afterward men and women came to the he said They would find a child and come crying up the road with it in their arms It doesnt seem possible anybody got out but they say two little boys The school bad an enrollment of 45 No one knew how many of the children were in the schoolwhen the tornado struck The teacher was among the battered dead CHAUNCEY G VIALL Chauncey Viall Past Master of Iowa Dies Funeral services for Chauncey G Viall Clear Lake past grand master of Iowa Odd Fellows will be held at p m Thursday at he Ward Funeral Home in Clear Rites will be held Friday at p m at the Peffer Funeral Home in Belle Plaine his former home The Rev C W Hicks Ma son City will officiate at the Gear Lake services Mr Viall 73 dropped dead at a Clear Lake barbershop Tuesday afternoon He is survived by a niece Lucille Shanda Elberon and a sister at Belle Plaine His wife died Aug 4 1953 He lived alone in Patriarchs Militant Park owned by a branch of the lodge to which he had given nearly 50 years of service He was grand master in 194647 Mr Viall was a railroad conduc Pennsylvania Groundhog Spots Shadow on Ridge PUNXSUTAWNEY Pa UP The Punxsutawney groundhog Wednesday poked out of his burrow through six inches of new snow gave a snort of disgust and scooted underground again to sleep out six more weeks of winter The old fellow made only a brief appearance and was lucky to see shadow at Sam Light SUI Student Is Inventor IOWA CITY University of Iowa graduate student has built an inexpensive roomsized cal culator that can trace on paper be forehand the p a t h a rocket will take after it zooms into the sky the school said Wednesday The student Joseph E Rasper Cedar Rapids submitted the dif ferential analyzer as his thesis president the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club reported Up until almost the very moment the fabled phenomenon occurred at it was still snowing atop nearby Canoe Ridge where the Old Seer of Gobblers Knob makes his home Light a prominent district coal operator who receives the annual reading from the nations most prominent weather forecaster re ported the unexpected a spot of sunshine broke through Jie clouds and almost scared the old boy to As everyone well knows if there on Use of U S Troops Not Committed Refuses to Give Detail From Our Wire Senlets WASHINGTONPresident Eisen IOWCT said Wednesday the fight fwemust Formosa resolution voted by Congress last week serves peace by preventing any Communist miscalculation as to Americas determination The President told a news con crence his immediate aim is to make certain the Reds understand hat the United States is absolutely determined to defend Formosa as art of the great island barrier in the western Pacific He said he thinks the steps which lave been taken certainly have re moved from anyones mind any doubt about that American deter mination Eisenhower said that without rying to put the blame on any one he thinks the Korean conflict broke out in part because the Com munists had not been given to un derstand the United States would PRFVPFQC PITVTVwo rTTAon T nr AP wircphoio acrslana me United States would t REVIEWS GUARDPnncess Margaret radiant in the warm West Indies South Korea against aggres sunshme that greeted her Tuesday on her first visit to the New World reviews an honor guard at Port of Spain Trinidad She will spend a month in British possessions fciivaia WCll AUUWay II tUCJC for his Masters of Science been no shadow an earfv which he will be awarded Saturspring would have been assured day The machine now in use by the university was constructed at a cost of less than to Onehundredth the cost of simi lar computers the school said Its believed to be the least ex pensive machine of its type in the United States The analyzer can solve within half an hour problems which sev eral mathematicians might work on for weeks Even then their answers would only be approxi mate while those of the machine would be more precise Light wore long underwear un der his swallowtail Earmuffs protruded from beneath his tra ditional high silk hat as the club made its annual trek into the foot hills of the Allegheny Mountains The clubs much revered patri arch of Gobblers Knob has for years been the target of barbs from scientists and supporters of other weatherforecasting ground hogs The National Geographic Society went out of its way to say tor until his retirement in 1946 after 44 years of service SIXTH BATTALION WASHINGTON U The in a move to strengthen its atomic striking force overseas said Wednesday it will send a sixth battalion of 280millimeter cannon to Europe in the near future 10Cent Boost in Liquor Price Seen DES MOINES W H Tate RMason City said Wednes day state officials are seriously considering a price increase of 10 to 12 cents a fifth for whisky at state liquor stores as an alterna tive to his proposal for a 10 per cent boost The percentage increase would mean a price rise on a fifth of whisky of from 32 to 60 cents or more depending on the brand Tate said his measure may never the Punxsutawney groundhog did not know what it was whistling thats what groundhogs do about Rival groundhog clubs in Quar reyville and Sun Prairie claimed their beats were the true weather prophets The debate reached the halls of Congress as Western Pennsylvania congress men took up the cudgel on behalf of the original and only accurate groundhog Skies Sunny Overstate DES MOINES m The Weather Bureau said Wednesday that south eastern Iowa escaped rain and snow Tuesday afternoon because somewhat cooler air edged down over Iowa from the north and de flected the storm Partly cloudy skies over much of the state afforded Iowas groundhog to see his shadow early Wednesday Sioux City had Iowas high tem perature of 30 on Tuesday and lows early Wednesday ranged from 7 Slight Dip in 54 Accident Death Record Persons Lost Their Lives CHICAGO toAcddents In the United States last year took a staggering toll killing per sons and injuring The estimated economic loss was near ly billion The nations No 1 accident killer as in the last several years was the motor vehicle The National Safety Council which Wednesday reported the va rious mishaps in 1954 said lost their lives in traffic That was a reduction of 5 per cent from the motor fatalities in 1953 and the lowest total since 1950 The alltime record high was in 1941 Slight Dip Traffic accidents last year also caused about nonfatal in juries The 1954 overall accident death toll compared to in 1953 a decrease of 4 per cent The 1954 death rate for accidents of all Lypes was per popula tion That was the lowest rate on record and 26 per cent under the 1941 rate However the council said one out of every 17 persons in the United States suffered a disabling injury last year Heavy Damage The estimated economic loss of Church Leader Tells of SIN CITIES ATLANTIC CITY N J WUThe Lutheran Church was told Wed neiday it must help servicemen themselves against the tempta tioni and piifalls abounding in Japanese and German sin cities In a report prepared for the annual meeting of the National Lu theran Council Dr Carl f Yeager said the church can no longer put off coming to closer grips with the problems of our youth facino military service He told the council union of eight church groups with 4Vi mil hon members that Lutherans must help prospective servicemen develop Christian leisure patterns and stability of character before they go overseas Yeager is associate secretary of the Lutheran Service Commis sion cooperative agency of the NLC and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod The commission maintains service centers for men end women in the armed forces v i7hl leader as sin cities Tachikawa and Yokosuka m Japan and Munich Kaiserslautern and Furth in Germany Firing of 6 State Employes Argued according to Comm ssioner John M Ropes who opposed the move The employes affected are in the motor transportation division and Ropes said Wednesday that Chairman Carl B Reed and ComSoner above at Mason City to 22 at Dav enport No precipitation from mishaps in 1954 covered both fatal and nonfatal ac cidents The total included wage losses medical expenses and over head costs of insurance produc tion delays damage to equipment in work mishaps and property damage from traffic accidents and fires The value of property destroyed and damaged by 1954 motor ve hicle crashes was estimated at About was reported from the various Weather Bureau reporting points in Iowa during the 24 hours ended at Wed esday except a trace at Dubuque The Weather Bureau said there were several small low pressure centers to the west of Iowa Wed nesday in Arizona one in eastern Colorado and a third in northern Texas Light snow fell Wednesday morning in the eastern The Weather Mason City Cloudy Cold Iowa Continued cold Minnesota Remaining cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Wednes day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum CONTINUED COLO PAYNE ON LIST AH costs including WASHINGTON W The FBI TaJlman didnt give a satis factory reason for the Ordered fired as of March 1 Ropes said were Frank Uietz Cedar Rapids Frank Mace Deb B W Palsey Maynard Eugene Empie Marshalltown am Mrs LaVona Pilmer and John Young both of Des Moincs Dielz and Mace have been with the commission 15 years Empie 13 years and Palsey two years Mrs Pilmer and Mrs Young have Decn employed as for several years Ropes said The four inspectors ordered dis charged were among 20 in the motor transport division Ropes said all six employes were all good competent workers against whom 1 have never heard a He said he con strued it as an antiRopes move medical expense overhead costsjWednesday added to its list of the persons involved ap of insurance and motor vehiclejmost wanted fugitives the nameparcntlv macle tnc mistake of property damage were Flenoy Payne 45yearold contreating me in friendly Afv Tfnnoc hn Dakotas Rockies and northern centra mm VT GlobeGazette photo ty Musser Richard H Norton and J B Davis out new bus tokens at City Transit Inc During get to floor debate because somoj flason tity Dollar Days Thursday Friday and Saturday members feel a 10 per cent rise in bus drivers will give nine rides for instead of the usual price would put Iowa prices above eight provided the passenger has the coupon from the those in neighboring stales result i fag in a rise in bootlegging tin Luuimu iiuni ine GlooeGazette The new tokens are counted into rolls for the drivers Companion of Rubinstein Gets From Estate SAME Blmek Jetth left to Betty Reed a blonde nightclubbing companion in addi tion to providing for his mother two children and employes his wil disclosed Wednesday He left to his secretary Billie Kane and to Miss Mary Payne of Paris a former secretary Simultaneously with the filing of his will police disclosed they in tend to question 10 businessmen considered antagonistic to Ru binstein because of bis financial deals treating me in friendly fashion Ropes and the other two com missioners frequently disagree All arc Republicans Tallman was elected in November as a new commission member Reed asserted that any differ ences which may occasionally ex ist between Ropes and the other two commissioners had nothing to TVFW VnPV in Cl 11 on vnmiiiiaoiuiiciB iiuu iu A r A j r Thc financial wizard provided do with the firings Hopes is aire draftdodger Serge Rubinstein a month each to his inretlv sensitive nnrl month each to his daughjprclly sensitive and anything we ters Diana 8 and but stipulated they were not to re ceive the principal of his estate until they are 50 years old To his mother Mrs Stella Rubinstein 78 he provided a month until her death His will on being filed for pro pate Wednesday in Surrogates do that he doesnt agree with he thinks is an action against Reed said sion No Commitment The President said there has been no commitment to use Amer ican ground forces in defense of Formosa But he declined to go into any details as to how this country intends tb protect that main Chinese Nationalist island and the Pescadores Eisenhower specifically refused o say whether the Nationalists offshore outpost islands of Quemoy and Matsu would be defended by Lhe United States He said he was not going to provide any blueprint for the Reds He steered away froin disclosing whether orders to the 7th Fleet in clude hot This means that ships and planes cotJcl chase attacking Red forces back to the mainland and that planes could range even farther Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek s understood to object strongly to surrendering Quemoy and the Mat stis And he is reported to be balk ng at evacuation of the Tachen slands Later Use The news conference was filmed or possible later use on television nd in theaters The President said that at this noment he sees no reason to alter lans for a cut in Army strength e made that remark in response a request for comment on the atcmcnt by Gen Matthew Ridg ay Army chief of staff that the anned cut of men might opardize national security to a The President said Ridgways ecial interest is the Army and that it mitiit be called a parochial interest He said Ridgway natural ly had to express his convictions before the House Armed Services Committee but that the decision to reduce Army strength has not been altered and he sees no chance at this time of its being altered Indians Get Message on CeaseFire LONDON sources said Wednesday Communist China has delivered a secret message about Formosa ceasefire to Prime Minister Nehru This development came as Red China appeared to be casting about for a face saving way to go to the Security Council to discuss the Formosa situation The Indian informants denied re ports published abroad that the Ieiping message to Nehru de manded the surrender of For mosa the Chinese Nationalist stronghold as the price for a cease fire in the China fighting They would not disclose the contents of the message Peipings top diplomatic repre sentative in London Charge DAffairos Hunn Hsiang called on Wholesale Prices of Food in Decline VEMW tin i T 111 JIMUIIIJ OI Nehru is here for Court Nehru i court formally valued he estate prices as measured bv the Dun confercnro at over although a index declined slight IvlloS prime mi e ness associate has estimated it at L prime n IIIMOI 10 million dollars Rubinsteins children live with his divorced wife The leader neutralist iut iruui i in s neinr three weeks ihn index registeredbloc received Peipinqs amba compared with a weckjdor in New Delhi fust before ago and a year ago for London last week   

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