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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Ml W I W t A f I t THAT M A K I S ALL N 0 I T M IOWANS N I I 0 H I 0 I HOME EDITION VOL LXI MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH It IfSS Twe rr Snow Makes Highways Hazardous Missouri Air Crash Kills 72 One Afans Opinion A Commentary By W EARL HALL Editor The Religious Note in Safety WITH increasing frequency Im hearing it suggested that the concern for ones fellow man which Is at the core of anything worthy of being called a religion should for all who profess a faith guide us into the practice of safety For a long time Ive been per luaded that the one greatest need of the safety cause is a dynamic evangelism Would that we could have another John the Baptist an other Apostle Paul even another Billy Sunday or another Billy Gra ham to lay safety upon our hearts In a talk before the building con tractors of Illinois at Springfield not so long ago I touched on this matter at some length Mostly up to that time in their sessions they had been concerned with matters which could be measured in square feet or dollars and they gave my comments along this line a won derful attention I no longer think the acquisi tion of more knowledge is the most important thing in I told them Whats ever so much more vital is that people be induced to make use of the knowledge already possessed Basic Good Citizenship A way must be found to con vert people to the idea that prac ticing the recognized rules of safety Is an indispensable element of good citizenship A way must be found to drive home the idea that observ ing the rules of safety in every day life is a cardinal tenet of the Christian ethic which keeps re minding us I am my brothers I may be wrong but it seems to me that weve now gone just about as far as we can with a safety appeal which is addressed mainly if not solely to the mind The appeal from this point on if were to get anywhere must also be aimed at the heart and soul and spirit of man What Im really suggesting is that the motivating force back of the safety program be lifted to a higher level given a loftier key note if you please Man does not live by bread alone Ripples From a From that pebble tossed into the pond at Springfield have come some interesting ripples As a case in point I have a letter from a safety engineer in Kansas City Howard J Schulte I dip into it for this I met you and heard your ad dress at he writes You spoke of the need for evan gelism That among other state ments made by you hit pay dirt Consequently Im trying to do a little part of the big job we all should do wrote Mr Schulte the safety director for the corps of engineers is a copy of a letter Mrs Schulte and I have sent to more than ministers in the greater Kansas City area You will find thoughts quite a few incorporated of in your this This last suggestion the one to the effect that my ideas went into the Schulte letter was indeed a pretty compliment because the Schultes went on from the point where I left off and dealt in spe cifics whereas I had confined my self to abstractions In Troublt Htlp Needed The wrote the Schultes look to you our spirit ual leaders Ministers of God when in trouble We are in great trouble help And here was the specific call for help May we suggest that for just five minutes before your sermon Sunday morning that you speak about accident prevention Call attention to the fact that fathers who ask mothers in the presence of a child to watch out the back window for a traffic po liccman are wrongly influencing the child Point out that if Pop shows the flvcycar old how he can pass CONTINUED ON PACE 2 23 Injured When American Airlines Convair Falls to Ground Near Springfield SPRINGFIELD Mo American Airlines plane threading its way through darkness and rain toward a land ing field crashed Sunday night killing 12 persons and in juring 23 The twinengine Convair crashed in a pasture about two miles north of the Springfield airport Wreckage was scattered more than GLENN WALKER Diad Whittemore Girl Dies on Highway By The Aiioelated Frtu Five persons died as the result of Iowa highway accidents over the weekend two of them in Sunday crashes attributed to slippery pave ments The deaths raised Iowas high way toll so far this year to 106 compared with 108 on the same date a year ago The latest victims Margaret Ptrtl 19 Whittemore Mrs Gale OtboriM 61 Oakland Charles Swift 39 Sioux City John Healy 49 Grand River Gmbntr elderly Breda resi dent Miss Pert and Mrs Osborne were killed in Sunday mishaps when cars in which they were rid ing skidded on icy roads The accident which took the life of the Whittemore girl was a two car crash Sunday afternoon about 5V4 miles west of Algona Striout Condition Mrs Frank S Truesdell Alta Vista who was riding in the sec ond car driven by her husband is in serious condition at St Ann Hos pital in Algona with two broken legs and internal injuries Her son William 16 also suffered serious injuries Truesdell also was hurt but not seriously The driver of the car in which Miss Pertl was riding Marilyn Ost wald Whittemore also was in the hospital with serious injuries in the accident which occurred five miles west of Algona at 4 Sun day Officers investigating the crash said the Ostwald car slipped on the Speed Limit DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh Monday celled for en actment of e stete highway speed limit after six persons were killed in Iowa traffic accidents during the weekend Weve got to do something about it because the heavy driving season is el most upon he told his news conference ice and turned crossways on the highway and the Truesdell car crashed into it Truesdell has been superinten dent of schools at Alta Vista for seven years Prior to that he was superintendent at Woden for six years Out of Control Mrs Osborne was riding with her husband when their car went out of control about two miles east of Atlantic Sunday morning and landed in a ditch The body of Swift who was thought to have been driving home from Westficld Saturday night was found in a ditch along a road near LcMars Sunday morning Plym outh County Sheriff Frank Scholer said Swifts car missed a curve and hurtled about 90 feet Hcaly was killed when a car went into a ditch along a gravel road near Grand River Another man in the car James Hartzinger 18 also of Grand River was hos pitalized Grabner died in a Carroll hos pital of injuries suffered Saturday evening when his car rolled into a deep ditch Breda four miles west oi Nations Accept Russ Finance Aid UNITED NATIONS IB Russia finally has found takers for two million dollars in aid she has offered for the last two years through the technical assis tance program Six countries were reported Monday to have accepted Soviet help this year in improving their economies They will be sent Russian technicians or equip ment or will send their own ex perts to Russia for training Three of the nations were iden tified as Burma India and Indo nesia Two others were under stood to be in the Middle East and the third in Latin America Some 10 projects were reported involved They include machine tools and technicians for an elec tronic calculating machine fac tory in India equipment for wa ter development in the same country and a lowcost housing exhibit in Latin America Russia gave the technical as sistance program four million rubles for 1953 and another four million for equivalent at the official rate of two mil lion dollars all told She first attached strings to the money Then they were un tied and she waited for some body to show interest Now the leftover 195354 rubles are going fast and the Soviet government has pledged another four mil lion for this year Van Eaton Hurt in Highway Crash DES MOINES Charles Van Eaton RSioux City was in jured in an accident near Dunlap Sunday night when his car skidded on an icecovered stretch of high way and left the road The car was demolished The senator was brought on to Des Moines by a State Highway Patrol car He planned to have an examina tion Monday morning of a stiff neck suffered in the accident He did not attend the Monday fore noon Senate session feet The plane carried a 3member crew and 32 passengers All the survivors were injured Jack Pripish Chicago the pilot was the only member of the crew to survive Stewardess Rita Mada and Copilot Glenn Walker both of Chicago died in the wreckage Five Stops The plane was enroute from Newark to Tulsa and had made stops at Syracuse Roch ester Detroit Chicago and St Louis The airport control tower hac given final clearance for the land ing As the craft approached Car McCrary in the tower saw a flash Then the plane disappeared and he gave the alarm Sheriff Glenn Hendrix one of the first to reach the scene made muddy by an allday rain said There was no fire In the dark ness I found it hard to find the plane and I lost my shoes in the mud as I crossed the farm field Then I heard a woman call anc I found her sitting on the ground I gave her my coat and then saw three persons walking aroum dazed I finally could see the plan in the darkness Its wings were sheared off bu the fuselage was intact except fo the nose Two ambulances came near th scene but got stuck in the mud We started taking out the injurei as other ambulanoes arrived bu it was close to 1 before w got them all Crashed at The plane crashed at p m Robert Browning 15 Chappa qua an injured passenger said there was a terrible vibra tion before the crash Mrs 0 W Peebles who lives near the scene reported hearing an explosion jus before the crash At New York an American Air lines spokesman said Official emphasize that there is no way o knowing at this time what causec the accident Because there was no res cuers had difficulty finding the plane in the darkness Then the mud stopped approaching vehicles and the rescuers bad to walk A highway patrol car finally reachet the plane and its radio was used to call for ambulances and doc tors But the cars motor gave out adding to difficulties It was 2M hours before the first ambulance reached a hospital with some victims Fifteen ambulances were used A big American SAME BUck I traffic 24 hounl death In put Airlines plane with 60 passengers and 6 crewmen nosed into the ground in an emer gency landing at Chicago Sunday No one was injured The nose wheel of the DC7 collapsed The passengers killed were Stanley Grazankowski 64 Detroit Richard Padek 3 Tulsa Dr Elroy Stromberg Shaker Heights Ohio John Davis St Louis Jake Miller Coffeyville Wayne Slankard Neosho Mrs C C Van Noy Joplin Quentin G Holtz 28 Pitts burgh Mark Purser Roches Betty Kiely St Louis GlobeGazette photo by Musser SNOW first day of spring Monday brought thoughts of the Easter Bunny to Alison Swift 3 but the snow made the holiday seem a long way off Alison draws a nose and mouth on the huge snow bunny which she and her parents Mr and Mrs Charles Swift 106 10th N made Sunday night Six North Iowa 6 Schools Closed Residents of North Iowa Monday found themselves dig ging out of five inches of snow when the calendar indicated hey should be basking in the spring sun and planning picnics Heavy and drifting snow caused schools at Lakota Consolidated Hayfield Consolidated Thompson Woden Titonka and Mitchell to close for the first day of Spring The highway patrol in Mason City said Monday morning that driv ing in the area was generally hazardous North and south roads were per cent ice and snowpacked M wnile the east west roads were 292 Signatures Support Liquor by the Drink Bill D E S MOINES pe titions listing a total of signa tures of residents of Dubuque and Muscatine Counties were presented to the House Monday in support of a bill to legalize the sale of liquor by the drink Rep Riley Dietz chief sponsor of the measure said the measure wouldnt be brought up again Monday and possibly not this week Last Friday the House refused by a vote of 5348 to kill the bill At that time further ac tion was deferred indefinitely The three petitions presented Monday included two from Du buque County and one from Mus catine County One of the Dubuque County petitions contained 870 sig natures and the other 776 Musca tine County petition was signed by 646 persons Call for Big Four Parley 7n Line With GOP Plans Congressmen Laud Atomic Sub Nautilus GROTON Conn UP The Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Commission Monday said the very high speeds and un limited endurance of the atomic powered submarine Nautilus mark the beginning of a new approach to naval warfare The statement was issued after 13 members of the committee com pleted a 20hour cruise aboard the Nautilus They were the first lay men ever permitted aboard the craft We are enthusiastic about her the committee said We were impressed with the fundamental simplicity of controls of the nuclear reactor and with the very high speeds the Nautilus can maintain for unlimited time under sustained operating condi The Nautilus docked at the Elec tric Boat Division of General Dynamics here at The cruise which took the con gressmen to Long Island Sound and later into the Atlantic Ocean started early Sunday afternoon Rep Melvin Price said The Nautilus heralds a revolution in every aspect of naval He is chairman of the Committee on Research of the joint commit tee AP Wlrephoto FUSELAGE apart by the force of the impact an American Airlines Convair lies in a rainsoaked field near Springfield Mo Rescue workers are shown treat ing an injured victim AP WLraphoto SEA like a queer sea monster charging towards the depths the Navys experimental sub the Albacore rushes through the water off Long Island The sub is the fastest in the even than the atomicpowered Nauti lus for short periods of time Sticking up at either side are two bow planes which steer the craft Waterloo Airman Is Missing at Guam GUAM ft Military authorities said Monday that Darrell D Lar son 20yearold Airman 1 C from Waterloo Iowa is one of two men missing since Sunday after a swim ming party on the north side of Guam Also missing was Airman 2 C Herbert A Dye 22 Leavenworth Wash Three other men in the party were rescued All About W W t The Weather Meson City Light snow cold lowe Cloudy colder Minnesota Snow warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum Minimum At 8 Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 20 COiO Real Hope of Avoiding War George Says WASHINGTON LBState Depart ment officials say a call by Sen George DGa for a toplevel Big Four meeting is in line with the thinking of the Republican admin istration But like George they said cer tain conditions should be met in advance of active efforts to bring together President Eisenhower anc the chiefs of Russia Britain anc France The department itself had no of ficial comment News Conferences James C Hagerty White House press secretary was asked abou Georges proposal Monday He would only refer newsmen to com ments President Eisenhower has made in news conferences on the subject of a Big Four meeting The President in exchanges with reporters has shied away from the idea of such a session under pres ent conditions He has set up evi dences of Soviet good faith cs a precondition mentioning an Aus trian peace treaty and agreemeni to free German elections as areas where the Reds might demonstrate such a new approach More recently he has made i plain he would not be interested in a Big Four session with the Ger man rearmament pacts still pend ing Rial George as chairman of the Sen ate Foreign Relations Committee is influential in the developmem of foreign policy He sug gested Sunday night a fourpower conference offers the real hope oi avoiding He said it possibly should be held this year At the moment a meeting oi Big Four foreign that held in Berlin a year seems more likely than a confer ence of chiefs of government Sec retary of State Dulles and leaders of Britain and France have talked of this possibility in positive terms once German rearmament is ap proved Prospects for American support of a toplevel conference doubtless would be brightened should a foreign ministers session produce constructive results nowpacked to normal The patrol office received about wo or three calls a minute be ween 8 and 10 Monday checking on road conditions offi cers reported Streets Cltir Snow plows started clearing streets in Mason City at 2 Monday and work was continuing at 10 The streets were re ported generally clear by Mon day noon Most of the icy spots on hills and near stop signs have been sanded but officials warned some streets were still icy in spots The Cerro Gordo County sher iffs office reported nine cars had been pulled out of ditches or off road shoulders as a result of the snow storm At the Mason City airport offi cials said that all flights were still operating with two flights running on time one an hour late and the other two hours behind schedule Delays were due to weather The late March storm dumped two to seven inches of snow on other portions of the state Strong northerly winds caused drifting More snow was expected during the day gradually overspreading most of the state the Weather Bu reau said 45 Spencer reported four to five inches of blowingsnow a 30 mile wind and 72 schools closed in a ninecounty northwest area Roads were not blocked shut but the Highway Patrol advised against unnecessary travel due to drifting and low visibility Carroll reported about seven inches of new snow up to Monday morning Other snow measure ments as of Monday in cluded Estherville and Fort Dodge inches Sioux City and Webster City four inches Williams three inches Schools were closed in Sioux City Monday morning and about 50 town and country schools also were SCHULMAN DIES NEW HAVEN Conn WiHarry Schulman 51 dean of the Yale University Law School died Sun day at his home Warning KANSAS CITY after noon Monday Kansas City Weather Burtau issutd fol lowing heavy snow warning Heavy snow warning for ern Kansas Northwestern Mis souri and Central Iowa Heavy snow is expected to develop dur ing the next 12 hours in a 50 miles on either side of a running from the vicinity of Wichita St Joseph Moines and Mason City with 3 to e inch es of snow accumulating in that band by midnight closed in the Sioux City area The figure involved some duplication of schools included in the Spencer count A half inch or more of rain fell at many points in the southeast half of Iowa Sunday and Sunday night butstrong winds caused rath er rapid drying I Above Zero The temperature dropped to S above zero at Estherville during the early morning hours Monday Lows ranged up to 40 at Burling ton Highs Sunday ranged from 25 at Spencer and Council Bluffs to 49 at Davenport Precipitation reports to a m Monday included Des Moines 57 of an inch Lamoni 42 Council Bluffs 46 Cedar Rapids 21 Dubuque 50 Burlington 30 Ottumwa 27 Mon tezuma 66 Zearing 37 Traer 52 Brooklyn 38 Winterset 79 Heaviest Snowfall The Highway Patrol said the heaviest snowfall was in District which includes Monona Harri son Crawford Carroll Audubon Guthrie and Greene counties High ways in that area were 5075 snow packed and in the Carroll area ex tensive drifting was reported Highways in District 1 Moines 2 11 Cedar 12 Davenport and 13 BurlingtonOttumwa were report ed normal In all other districts patrol reported snow or ice or both on the highways and poor driving conditions   

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