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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Ultod far to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI N t W S A P I t THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH I 0 W A N I NII6HIOIS HOME EDITION VOL LXI PrtM Md Ualte4 Pratt nOl CcnU Corf MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY II 19SS Tkto ft Two Claim Sub Sunk in China Sea Battle CAR cushion and the trunk lid lie in the foreground after this latemodel auto driveiLby Lawrence Moncrieff spun out of control on Highway 18 GlobeGazette photo by Musser east of Mason City early Friday Moncrieff was killed and a woman companion injured Cor Leaves Highway 18 Man Dies Ruth Noehl of Mason City in Hospital v Des Hie Is Victim Lawrence Moncrieff Jr26 Des Moines early Friday became Cer ro Gordo Countys third traffic fa tality of 1955 when his car leftthe highway six miles east of Mason City Moncrieff a salesman for the Riverdale Chemical Co Harvey HI died at 5 am at a locaL hos pital of skull fractures and severe brain injuries Miss Ruth Noehl 25 132 1st NW a passenger in the car re ceived chest injuries and multiple bruises She was reported in satis factory condition at the hospital Highway patrolmen said Mon crieffs car was going east on High way 18 at a high rate of speed when it skidded on a patch of frost shaded by a farmers grove Turned Upside Dpwn Patrolmen said the car left the highway turned upside down hit a highline pole and went through a fence and rolled into a plowed field The impact qf the car striking the pole was so tremendous that it shattered the pole and sent splint ers flying into the field more than a 100 feet away Moncrieff wasthrown from the car on impact His body was found in the field 18 feet beyond the point where the car came to rest and 118 feet from the pole Miss Noehl was thrown from the car as it spun around after hitting the pole Car Demolished The patrolmen said nearly every thing was thrown from the 1954 model car which was completely demolished Debris was scattered over the area The cars jack was found beyond Moncrieffs body The spare tire was the only item that remained intact the officers said SnelTs ambulance was called to the mishap which took place about a m i Arnold Olson 40 Latimer died Jan 7 following a twocar collision on Highway 65 near Rockwell and H S Levisay 73 Clear Lake was killed Jan 13 when his truck was struck by a Milwaukee Road pas senger train near Garner Beach Surrender 13 More U S Liquor Stamps DAVENPORT UP Thirteen more federal liquor stamps were surrendered Thursday to Scott County Atty Martin Leu1 He said that brings to 153 the Dumber of the stamps surren dered in Scott County since Atty Gen Dayton Countryman asked county officials to make monthly raids on establishments with the unless the stamps were sur rendered This Guy Is Going to Be the REAL BOSS SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO Italy bride was beautiful in white satin and lace The bridegroom was pensive Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife asked the priest at the ceremony Thursday walked out of the church arid hit bridetobe Massima Siena 23 swooned in her arms Parents and friends rushed to Biases home and found him titling quietly in the parlor I only said No for a warning Biase ex plained I wanted to show her that I wont tolerate any nonsense He returned to the church for the ceremony Brother Weds Sister in Fantastic Mixup HEREFORD England young orphans who feU in love at first sight and were married learned after the birth of their second son that they were brother and sister the tearful mother said Friday The story of the tragedy was told by 24yearold Marjorie Hughes who separated five months ago from her husbandbrother Geoffrey Hughes 23 a timber cutter an anonymous tipster told her of her true identity They have not seen each other since then but Geoffrey said I hope to see her Friday to clear up this whole terrible mess Tie mixup began in 1934 when their mother died and the three sisters and three brothers were sent to separate county homes Marjorie barely 3yearsold at the time was adopted by a family named Stanham and was known from then on as Marjorie Stanham Met at Dance Geoffrey remained in touch with his other brothers and sisters but did not meet Marjorie again until 1948 at a dance when she was a member of the Womens Auxiliary Air Forces She was en gaged to another man but fell in love with Geoffrey and broke the engagement I kept in touch with two of my sisters but I did not hear of Mar jorie until I was 19 young Hughes said I remember the night very well I went to a dance at Hereford and met a very pretty WAF called Marjorie Stanham FeU in Love I got very much interested in the girl we fell very much in love we used to talk much of the past but Marjorie could not tell much of her family because she said she had no near rela tives They were married Sept 13 1951 and had two children Robert 3 now in the Hereford Hospital with bronchitis and Michael who was born five months ago It was at the time of Michaels birth an un known woman telephoned and sug gested they look at their birth cer tificates SOIL REBUILDING TOKYO Wl Pyongyang Radio Friday said North Korea would re ceive 50000 tons of chemical fer tilizer from the Soviet Union this month Approve School Bonds at Rake of the Rake Com munity School District at a special election Thursday approved a school bond issue The vote was 405 in favor and 55 opposed The bonds will be used for con structing and furnishing an addi tion to the main school building now serving the community SAME Senate Group Seeks Gillette as Its Counsel ExSenator Is Not Decided WASHINGTON Sen Guy Gillette DIowa said Friday he has been offered a position as chief counsel of a Senate investi gating subcommittee He told a reporter the position with the Internal Security Subcom mittee of the Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee would be a temporary one of four to six months duration Not Decided Gillette said he had not decided whether to accept The post would pay at the rate of annually The subcommittee would study steps of various agencies under the administrations loyalty pro gram and make recommendations for a uniform policy Earlier this year Gillette had been mentioned as a possible ap pointee to a United Nations or a State Department assignment Not Approached Gillette said he had heard these reports but that he had never been approached Apparently the ad ministration has abandoned the idea of having a Democrat as a liaison man with the U N he said He said friends had informed him he was being considered for appointment to a Democratic va cancy on the Home Lira Bank Board j There have been reports that Iowa Republican Sens Hicken looper and Martin have indicated they would not approve posts for Gillette which require Senate con firmation Hammer Tongs Scrap House Ready to Pass Trade Bill WASHINGTON Eisenhowers embattled program designed to expand free world trade by lowering US tariffs moved toward expected house passage late Friday But protective tariff forces after a surprising show of strength Thursday said prospects were good they could water down the admin istration bill Eisenhower reportedly planned a lastminute appeal for support through a message to be read by House Minority Leader Martin R The tariff issue a political hot House Backs Vote for 18YearOlds DES MOINES Iowa House Friday passed a proposed constitutional amendment to give 18yearolds the right to vote in Iowa The vote was 8617 The bill now goes to the Senate If approved by the Legislature this session it must be approved by the 1957 Legislature and by voters in the 1958 election before it would go into effect Thus 18yearolds could not vote until the 1960 election at the ear liest Kep Henry Stevens RJeffer son said the military leaders of the country are behind the move to let 18yearolds vote so they can justify drafting them Not Old Enough An 18yearold boy is not old enough to fight he said Did you ever take one down to the bus to go to war Rep Dewey Goode RBlootn field said the only argument in favor of the bill is that if youre old enough to fight youre old enough to vote The persons who wrote the U S Constitution apparently didnt think so he said But Rep Frank Thompson R Guthrie Center reminded the law makers the Republican party plat form in Iowa last year contained an 18yearold voting plank We will certainly be very hypocritical and open to much criticism if we do not pass the bill he said Only Suggestion Goode said the platform only suggested the Legislature consider it and said nothing about adopting it Rep Elmer Ver Meer RPella said the 1821 year old group is more interested in politics and government than any other in the state He said the average age of lowans is creeping up and we need younger voters to overbal ance the trend The House also passed a bill to erait individuals to sue the state but permit them to submit claims to the Legislature if they wish Meanwhile the Senate passed 409 a bill to make the threeman Iowa Commerce Commission ap pointive instead of elective Calm Debate Debate on the claim bill was calm Friday in contrast to heated exchanges late Thursday when the ill was first called up The bill would permit state agencies involved to settle dis putes involving less than Jl000 with the individual concerned but provided disputes involving more han be heard by a district court judge potato for over a century had the House locked in a hammerand tongs scrap 3 Roll Calls It took three roll calls within 2Vi hours Thursday merely to estab lish procedure for considering the bill In the windup supporters ol the program succeeded by only one vote 193192 in adopting a rule which limits foes to offering just one amendment But in the tentative first test Thursday supporters of the pro gram were startled by a 28vote licking It appeared then the bill would be opened to a flood of trade restricting amendments The pic ture was reversed only after Speaker of the House Rayburn DTex stepped down from the rostrum to plead for the limitation In each of the three roll calls a majority of Republicans voted against the procedure curbing amendments A majority of Dem ocrats supported it Democrats did most of the shifting to save the day for supporters of the trade program The bill would extend for three more years the Pre s i d e n t s power to nego tiate reciprocal trade agree ments under which the United States cuts tariffs on foreign goods coming into this country in ex RAYBURN change for re ductions in trade barriers to Amer ican products shipped abroad Cut Rates Most of the tariffcutting author ity under the present law has been exhausted The new bill would per mit the President to cut rates an additional five per cent each year for three years He could make even bigger cuts in some cases Eisenhower and his supporters in Congress argue this would help US allies sell more goods here help Americans sell more abroad and knit the free world closer to gether in every way ELECTION 21 Red Vessels Sunk Major Fight Continuing AP Wtrcphoto DEMOCRAT Wayne Morse Oregon independent emerges smiling from the Eu gene Ore courthouse after changing his registration to Dem ocrat Morse bolted the Repub lican party in 1952 and was the Senates only independent up to Friday Snowstorm Headed for North Iowa DES MOINES WVThe van guard of a blizzardlike storm ap proaching from the western plains reached Iowa Friday in the form light rain which caused some icing on highways in the northern and central sec tions of the state The Weather Bureau said the full effect of the storm will not be felt until it hits the western border of Iowa late Friday and moves across the state Friday night and Saturday Precipitation will turn to snow and the storm will be accompa nied by strong northerly winds and cold air the forecast said In advance of the cold front however temperatures were ex pected to warm up during the day Friday and bring an end to rain Lows Friday morning ranged from 24 at Dubuqiyj to 35 at Sioux City Most of the ice coat ing of roads occurred in north central sections around Fort Dodge Mason City and Waterloo The Weather Bureau said south erly winds would send tempera tures into the 40s northwest and the low 50s southeast during the afternoon Mason Citys high temperature reading Thursday was 36 de grees SLIGHT COMPETITION TOKYO tflJapans fledgling air force has 100 3723 applicants officials said Friday Youth Admits Killing Girl While at Play DETROIT WVA distraught father lifted the slashed and battered body of his curlyhaired 9yearold daughter from an icerimmed pond Thursday night Three hours later a wayward youth admitted killing the girl the prosecutor reported The victim was pretty Kathleen McLaughlin Her body was found near her parents spacious suburban home in fashionable Franklin Knolls Prosecutor Fred Ziem of adjoining Oakland County said Floyd Diamond 16 small for his age admitted stabbing the child repeatedly with a jackknife and crushing her skull with a rock in a fit of passion that built up as he mauled her in roughhouse play The boy recently was released after a year in the Wayne County Training School His stepmother Mrs Marge Diamond said he had been a problem child who never got beyond the fourth grade The father John J McLaughlin 42 found the body in the pond during a search about two hours after the child was last seen by her family Ziem said he probably will seek a waiver of juvenile court jurisdic tion so Floyd can be prosecuted for murder The youth told how the incident occurred Together they headed toward a skating pond near the one where the body was found There they began scuffling and tripping each other He knocked her down and she called him a name That angered him He slapped her and began stabbing her with a knife and hitting her with a rock He then dragged her to the pond Waverly Rushes to Aid Negro Family Apartments Offered WAVERLY is a wonderful country said a moisteyed Negro Air Force captain as he pondered Friday which of three dwell ings in Waverly to move his family Capt Virgil A Daniels 37 said Thursday he had run into racial in his attempts to find housing here for his wife and three children This town of 5124 site of an Air Force radar installation rallied to the captain when his story was made known At a ceremony Thursday Dan iels his wife Inez 27 and daugh ter Gwendolyn 2 were presented keys to an apartment which only the day before they had been urged not to rent because some tenants said they didnt want to live with colored people The Daniels who have two other children Joyce 11 and Virgil 9 received keys to two other places Because he could not find ade quate housing Daniels a brother of singer Billy Daniels had to com mute 42 miles round trip daily from Waterloo to his job Now Ill be able to save the expense of that long drive and have more time with my family the captain said TAIPEI Formosa Chi nese Nationalist air force claimed one of its bombers sank a Com iunist submarine of the Redheld aishan Islands Friday afternoon while other planes and warships wreaked havoc on a Chinese Com munist troop supply convoy The air force said the bomber went into a power dive and bombed and strafed the sub scoring direct lits and causing bubbles to rise as t went down Planes patrolled the area for a ong period but found no trace of the undersea craft Battle In the same East China Sea area Nationalist warplanes and ships claimed at least 21 Red vessels sunk with indications the battle would go on through the night If the Nationalist claims are con firmed it would be the most severe defeat they have ever administered the Reds The ministry said the Reds lost eight landing craft five gunboats and eight armed motorized junks ilus other unspecified craft The anding craft were believed to be carrying about 200 soldiers each The ministry said the National ist warplanes also swooped down in an attack on the Redheld Tai shan Islands destroying eight bar racks and causing heavy Commu nist casualties A ministry spokesman said the Red flotilla was cruising south ward toward the Taishans when the Nationalist warships intercept ed it Hit After the Nationalist navy re ported seven landing craft and pos sibly three gun boats sunk Chiang Kaisheks warplanes raced out over the sea to take on the sur vivors The ministry said none of the Nationalist ships was lost The sea battle erupted of the Chekiang province coast about 130 miles lortbwest of Formosa between the Nationalist northern outpost of NTanchishan and Redheld Taishan Island The Red convoy was spotted at am moving southward from the Wenchow Bay area Two war ships and four gunboats were con voying eight landing ships each capable of carrying 200 troops In the first 30 minutes of action seven Red landing craft were sunk Col Lu Ta of the Defense Ministry said He reported three of the four Red gunboats were set afire and possibly sunk Garrison Buildup Lu said the small transports were loaded with troops and sup plies but he refused to speculate on their mission Possibly the Reds were building up their garrison on Taishan 15 miles off the coast for an assault either on Nanchi shan to the north or Matsu to the southf FLOYD DIAMOND KATHLEEN McLAUGHLIN BULLETIN LAS VEGAS Nev atomic bomb dropped from an Air Force bomber exploded over the Nevada proving grounds Fri day to mark the opening of the winterspring nuclear tests About The Weaiher Mason City Snow colder Iowa Much colder sleet turning to snow FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Sat urday through Wednesday will average 4 to 8 degrees below normal Normal highs 34 north to 43 south Normal lows 16 north to 22 south Much colder Satur day with some moderation early next week followed by colder again Precipitation will average onehalf inch northwest to one inch southeast Snow west and rain changing to snow east Fri day night and Saturday dimin ishing to flurries Saturday night or Sunday Snow again early next week Minnesota Cold wave Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 36 29 32 03 45 S3   

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