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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Doily Newspaper Edttod for tk Hoaw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Associated United Full Sevca OnU Copjr MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5 1955 ThU 1ajxr Consists of Two One in Sabres Down 2 Migs Over Yellow Sea Dayton Area Incident Nab ExHusband in Twin Slaying From Our Wire Service FORT Brown 49 Saturday shot his former wife and her husband to death on their farm home and called it the best days work Ive ever authorities said The victims were Mr and Mrs Clifford Anderson Webster County Sheriff Joe McMahon Fort Dodge picked up Brown about four miles away from the scene of the crime as the sheriff was to the Anderson farm home in answer to a call from the town marshal at Stratford Boone County Sheriff Steve Beaulieu of Boone joined in the in vestigation Beaulieu said Brown admitted the killings I made a promise to kill him and I never back down on my Beaulieu quoted Brown as saying Tenant House Anderson was 42 and his wife Press Hunt for Lament Bank Thug LAMONT WVA twogun bandit who herded nine persons into the vault of the Lament bank and es caped with in coins was still at large Saturday The holdup occurred just before dosing time Friday in the Lamont office of the Farmers State Sav ings Bank of Independence Bank officials said the amount of loot had not been determined but indicated it probably amounted to around The unmasked gunman chomped on an unligbted cigar as he car ried out the holdup Check Cashed Bank Manager Emil Barz and Cashier Betty Cook were alone in the bank when the bandit entered about After asking if he could cash a check he drew two pistols and announced This is a stickup No damned monkey business or Ill shoot to The bandit went behind the coun ter and ordered Barz to open the safe inside the vault He threat ened to shoot when Barz explained the safe had a time lock Miss Cook convinced the gun man that Barz was telling the truth The bandit then ordered her to place all counter cash arid cur rency in a feed sack he had with him He directed her to carry the sack of loot to the bank lobby but it was so weighted with silver that Miss Cook couldnt carry it While the holdup was in prog gress seven customers entered the bank One by one the bandit herd ed them into the vault Then he forced Barz and Miss Cook into the vault and locked the door Not Seen No one in this northeastern Iowa town of about 600 reported seeing the bandit leave town He was de scribed as about 30yearsold 6 feet tall and wearing black and white striped overalls a zipper jacket and cap with earflaps down Barz and Kenny Tennis a bank patron managed within a half hour to escape from the vault by forcing an opening over metal grill work at its rear This led into a back room and it then was pos sible to go around and open the vault door was 37 They lived in a tenant house on the farm of Mrs Andersons parents southeast of Dayton in the extreme southeastern corner of Webster County Sheriff Beaulieu said Brown sur rendered a arrested and readily ad when mitted the killings Webster County authorities kept him in custody while they investigated at the scene of the slayings He told this story Brown stayed overnight about 7 miles from the Anderson farm arose at 4 and arrived there on foot about Brown kicked on the door and Anderson appeared gun in hand Brown fired twice and Anderson fell Mrs Anderson then came to the door also armed Brown fired twice more and she fell Brown then left on foot Mean time Mrs Andersons father dis covered the Andersons Mrs And erson apparently was dead and Anderson was dying The father had to walk half a mile to reach a telephone Both Dead A physician came to the farm and both Mr and Mrs Anderson were dead A gun was lying beside each Beaulieu said Brown related that he and his wife lived in Wisconsin and had five children When they were divorced Brown gained cus tody of the children but subse quently Mrs Anderson got custody of them and brought them to Iowa Brown said he had a letter from Mrs Anderson granting him per mission to visit the children when he wished to do so The five children of Mrs Ander son were asleep upstairs in the ten ant house Mrs Andersons maiden name was Ivy Osborn Menlo Man Dies in Highway Crash MENLO UP Joseph James 33 Menlo was killed Friday when his car collidedjwitb a semitrailer truck on U S 6 Vh miles east of here TELL OF County Sheriff Ernery Hart right hears from Emil Barz and Betty Cook about the holdup at their Lamont bank Friday afternoon Up turned stool center was placed in front of the vault door fn which nine persons were locked AP Wlrcphoto SABRES TALK Sabrejets like this one parked on a Formosa air strip shot down the Red MIGs over the Yellow Sea The Sabrejet force in the Far East has been doubled in recent weeks Jefs Were Covering 845 TOKYO F8G Sabre jets shot down two of eight attack ing Communist M1G sweplwing jet fighters Saturday in the biggest air battle since the end of the Korean war in July 1953 The Air Force in a terse announcement reported the Rus sianbuilt fighters attacked a RB45 reconnaissance bomber and its covering flight of Sabres over the Yellow Sei between Korea and Red China The announcement issued by Gen Earle E Partridge Far East Air Forces commander did not identify by nationality the Red jets Presumably they were Chinese Communist There was no word on possibletacked the escorting jet fighters American injuries in the battle oriflying top on the exact location but the Air Force said no planes were lost The Air Force said the Commu nist jets attacked over interna tional waters west of Korea this The other six attackers returned to Communist presum ably Red China said the terse an nouncement The Air Force said the RB45 was on a reconnaissance mission over the Yellow Sea when the fouren gincd jet bomber was attacked by four Russianbuilt MlGl5s At the same time four other MIGs at Hunt Successor to Mendes France PARIS French Nalional Assembly Sal urday Ibrew Premier Pierre MendesFrance out of office and began a search for a less stormy leader But political observers predicted it would take a long time to find an acceptable successor Deputies toppled the fiery little Premiers Cab 20th government since the Allies drove the Germans out of Paris in voting 319273 against him on a confidence issue It was one of the biggest tallies by which a Premier has been ousted since the war The ballot came after a threeday debate on lhe question of home rule for Tunisia and quick re forms for the rest of French North Africa But personal animosities and traditional Assembly opposition to any strong leader played a big part in the ouster Even after his defeat was announced Mendes France defied Assembly tradition by taking the speakers tribune to defend bis policy Most of his remarks were drowned out by deputies who shouted and banged their desktops in protest against the speech The defeated Premier stalked out of the Assem bly followed by his ministers and drove through the rain to the palace of President Rene Coty lo resign 26 Average Snow Covers Most of Iowa Lamoni Reports Nine Inches Bj The Associated Press Except for scattered light snow in eastern Iowa the major snow storm which moved across Iowa Friday appeared Saturday to be about over The general area of precipitation which passedthrough Iowa moved eastward more rapidly than had been expected and had almost en tirely passed east of the Mississippi pi River by Saturdays dawn the Weather Bureau said Southwest In Iowa the snowfall was heavi est in the southwest corner rang ing up to 9 inches of new snow at Lamoni for a total of 14 inches on the ground at that point Average snowfall across the state was 2 to 6 inches Skies began clearing in western Iowa Friday night and the Weath er Bureau said clearing skies were progressing eastward in Iowa Saturday morning and with them have colder temperatures in the western Roads Improving Highway conditions meantime were improving rapidly The State Highway Commission at Ames gave this report Saturday Highways covered with thin ice east and south of a line through Bedford Montezuma Waterloo Oelwein and Riceville Highways west of this line are normal ex cept for snow in towns and shel tered The heavy snowfall in the wesf ern sections of the Midwest slowed travel and forced the closing of many schools in Kansas Missouri 2Vz miles for help with the lower part of his right leg broken in Tnwa and Nebraska Drifts were nlarps Adams The ouster of MendesFrance was no surprise Many deputies had been gunning for him for weeks Twice within lhe past few days they piled up large voles against him on incidental issues more to show their spiril of opposilion lhan to expresspar liamenlary decision Who might succeed him was hard lo say Coty announced he would slart his consultalions wilh parliamcnlary leaders Ihis morning But it was be lieved unlikely that they would come up quickly with a successor who could get lhe support of a majority in the Assembly Among Ihose menlioned as possible choices were exPremier Anloine Pinay who managed lo stop Frances spiraling inflalion when he was in office Iwo years ago and Edgar Faure also a former Premier Faure was named foreign min ister by MendesFrance only last week Pinay is considered a conservative and is cer tain to draw the opposition of the Socialists whose 105 members make them the largesl single faclion lhe chamber Some of Pinays followers insist he will not accept a bid at lime preferring lo wait unlil anolher man has piloled thf Paris accords on Wesl German rearmament through the Senate Informants Say Stevens May Be Next to Resign Office WONT BUDGE DES MOINES Iowa House Rules Committee Friday turned down a resolution to open committee meetings to the press A proposal to end secret balloting on bills in committee also was voted Rep William Denman DDes who offered both resolu tions said six or seven of the 10 committee members were present but he was the only one that voted for them Mason Cityan Drives 2i Miles With Leg Broken in 3 Places Don W Schaffer 609 Jefferson S Friday night drove his truck Army Counsel Aflams Quits No Mention of Running Fight WASHINGTON WThe resigna tion of Army Counselor John G Adams a key figure in Ihe Mc CarthyArmy row stirred fresh speculation Saturday thatSecre tary of the Army Stevens also may be on the way out Stevens announced Friday as he U S Military Advisers Back on Tachens Evacuation May Be at Hand The Sabres which ran up a 121 edge over MIGs in the Korean war were from the 4th FighterInter ceptor Wing transferred from Japan to forward bases in Korea during the present Formosa crisis The incident was similar to one slightly over a year ago when abres escorting another HB45 over he Yellow Sea shot down one MIG fter a flight of MIGs attacked The RB45 is a fast medium jet ombcr converted into a reconnais ance plane loaded with cameras nd radar search equipment The planes have been flying up he coasts of Korea outside the hree mile limit for more than two ears They or similar aircraft be gan such patrols immediately af er the Korean armistice iir the ummer of 1953 after the end of the war agreement barred the Allies rom flying over North Korea it elf Saturdays air battle was the first iir incident in the Far East Com mand since two Soviet MIGs based either on the Kurilcs or the Habo mais shot down a slower American TAIPEH Formosa WVMaj Gen William C Chase said Saturday American military observers and advisers had returned to lhe Com munislmenaced Tachens afler hav ing just recently left those offshore islands Chase head of the M Hilary As sislance and Advisory Group did nol indicale whether this mean that an evacuation of the two is lands was imminent He said at a news conference only that the group would aid and advise a the command level in any opera tion lhal might come Earlier Nationalist China and the United Stales were reportec near agreemcnl on cvacualing lhe Tachens focal poinl of air and seai aclions and subjecl of inlensivc dip lomalic maneuvering since YikiRB29 of east coast of Hok angshanonly eight miles to Ihe kaido on Nov71954 One crewmen BATTLE plane sym bol indicates the Yellow Sea area west of Korea where Sabre jets shot down two attacking MIGs to the Chinese Reds Iwo weeks Dawn Attacks Nalionalisl fighler bombers roared out again in the predawn darkness from Iheir Formosan base against Communist shipping 50 miles north of the Tachens in thcj Easl China Sea Pilols claimed Uicy sank one ves sel and damaged three The air raiders were out to slow down the buildup of Communisl manpower for invasion of lhe miles north of For aboard the reconnaissance bomber was killed in parachuting The Stale Department grimly commented that the inci dent shows that U S planes are carrying out orders to defend themselves and will continue to do so in the current and supplies Tachens 200 mosa The reports on a Tachcn agree ment came in the wake of onehour Jury Unable td Reach Verdict in Dawson Case A hung1 jury criminal case in the first in a District Court Iowa and Nebraska Drifts were four feet high in many areas But the snow broke a long drought in wide sections of the Plains and was welcomed by wheat farmers Start Legal Work on Zone Change for Mercy Addition Legal steps to avoid delay in the construction of an addition to St Toseph Mercy Hospital got under way Saturday Worktin the 000 project is scheduled to start Vlarch 15 The hospital is located in a dis trict zoned for single family resi dences This would not permit con struction of an addition since the building does not conform o the zoning Application for a change in zon ng to business district was filed aturday by the Star Engineering Detroit general contractors The zoning commissions public icaring on the application has been set for p m Feb 24 at City Hall If the commission approves the application it must also be passed the city council Meanwhile Robert T Allen city building in spector is not authorized to grant the construction permit places Schaffer was standing on a 20foot scaffold putting in a block ceiling the Portland Community in when the scaffold collapsed He fell on to a pile of lumber When he regained consciousness he managed to drag himself to his truck Schaffer drove 1V4 miles to ward Mason City before turning in at a farm house He drove Into the Raymond Joos farm and honked his horn Joos then went a halfmile down the road to the Roy Smith farm to call Snells ambulance There is no phone at the Joos farm Mrs Joos said Schaffer drove into the yard at about 7 p m Schaffer said he must Iftve fallen from the scaffold about Schaffer was resting Salurday in Mercy Hospilal Xrays were laken of his chest and stomach which he said pained him also Doctors have not as yet asser tained that he suffered any in juries other than his leg fractures About OPENING SET IOWA CITY new addition o the Stale University of Iowa Memorial Union which includes aj 16Jane bowling alley and gamei room will be opened to students Feb H The Weather Mason City Occasional snow Ipwa Snow flurries Minnesota Clearing cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Satur day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Prccip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Monoxide Fumes Fatal to North Iowa Trucker TIFFIN Ohio Iruck driver from Mitchell Iowa whose frozen body was found here Friday ap parently died of carbon monoxide poisoning Coroner Q B Smith said Walter Breckenridge was discovered in was starling his own Ihird year between jn more tnan years was office lhal he was accepting dor Karl L Rankin and William P JAdams resignation e f f e c li v Acting Foreign Minister 1145 pniftpriday night March 31 Changhuan I Tnc jury scvetl women and Adams letter of resignation anclj Sought Assurances mcn rcportccl no verdict in lhe Slevens reply made no menlion of Nalionalisl government rjawson drunk driving case the running fight which eruptedjsaid agreement was near and onejaftcr sem hours and 45 nan tr o a in n Q H11 lhe cab of his Iruck which parked on a Jot nearly a year ago in pressure I even suggested an announcement and blackmail c h a r g e s ex imighl come within hours The changed by Stevens and Adams onJTth Fleet was maneuvering in For one hand and by Sen McCarthy mosan walers while awailing or and Roy Cohn Ihen McCarthys ders to cvacuale Nalionalisl lop aide on lhe olher troops and civilians AP Corres of deliberalion County Attorney William Pappas said a new trial will probably not be held until the April term of court wrole lhat with which have occupied my allcnlionjfleel reported Air a are now well advanced and I Ihcrelsabrcjcls learned wilh Navy Lake police on his parents t in rrvt n 1wiii i vl i I ttc n fit fore would like to leave my post as the Armys top civilian lawyer Slevens wrote back acccpling lhe same spiril craft Saturday in training exer cises The order for a Tachen pullout farm about 31miles north of Clear Lake last April j NEW DESTROYER Irucks motor was idle and lhe gas lank was emply Breckenridge was hauling frozen poullry lo Washington D C Breckenridge is a nalive of New ton Iowa Funeral services there were incomplete Brother of Hoover Dies in California reportedly was delayed because He said vvhich you havc offered ThciPresidcnl Chiang Kaishek first BATH Maine USS For Army secretary also said he assurances thai the Unitcdrest P Sherman first in a new predated Adams loyal and help lo defend twoW of allpurpose Navy destroy f a 1n mo i t it r 1 fasl support to me After his resignation was an nounced Adams told a news con ference I presume Mr Stevens other small oulposls near lhe RedLTS slid down the ways at the Bath China mainland liron Works Saturday Hoeghs Stand on Education Endorsed at ISEA Meeting intends to stay in the Al lhe While House Press Secre lary James C Hagerty referred newsmen who sought information on Stevens stalus lo the secre tarys statement of Jan 7 in which SANTA CRUZ Calif WVTnco stcvens said I am not DES MOINES The delegate dent to succeed Frank L Hildrelh dore Jesse Hoover brother of for Bul Pcnlafon fricnds of StcvcnsJasscmbly of lhe Iowa State EducaIDcs next Julv mer President Herbert Hoover said prjvalcly they expect the secjtion Assn was on record Saturdavi In an election race Harold W uicci rrioay mgnt at nis tasd to rcturn to pnvatc busiwith a unanimous endorsement of Weber principal of Clinton High uro ranch lo miles florin ol ncrc ncss aftcr a nev Scnatc investiGOV Leo Hoeghs stand on cducaSchool won out over Herbert gallon 6f lhe Armys handling oftjon NOW lhe case of Maj Irving a prime issue in lhe Army conlrovcrsy McCarthy won out over Adams of Ames High School as the In a resolution adoplcd Friday new 1SKA vicepresident By cus Ihe delegalcs SAME DATE1954S7 heartily c o mjlom Weber probably will be mended the governor for his named a year from now as ISEA courageous support of public edupresident LESS MUSIC cation in his inaugural address and Supt D R Lilian of Wintcrset NEW YORK WVThe New Yorklin budget won out over Supt F N Reppe of City Fire Ocpartmcnl announced At Saturday mornings concludNew London as rncmbcratlarge Friday it wns celling its 80man ing session the delegate assembly of the ISEA executive board Yerl down to 50 members to put elected L L Woodruff Burlington Crow Sioux City teacher was un firemen back on firefight superintendent of Des Moines opposed for election as National liny tCounty schools as new ISEA prcsijEducation Assn director for Iowa   

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