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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Doily Newspaper Edited far to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE H I NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL HOITH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI WlTM MASON MONDAY APRIL 4 19SS Two 151 14 lowans Perish in Fires Cars ane One Mans Opinion A Commtnttry W EARL HALL Editor Just One Drink From Disaster AN estimated men and women in 48 countries and each of our 48 states are joined together today in the unique fel lowship called Alcoholics Anony In Iowa by way of ex ample there are active mem bers with groups doing business in 78 communities You I believe you interested in knowing the story back of this remarkable en terprise designed to salvage hu man beings from the tragic conse quences of what has come to be accepted and dealt with as a dis disease called alcoholism Once before I made this the sub ject of a commentary But I could only tell you what I had read in the books and magazines It was a secondhand report This time however I have something ever so much better to offer I have with do most of the man who knows alcoholism not as an abstract social problem but as something which came desperately close to wrecking beyond repair his life and that of his family An Anonymous Guest My guest across the table must be anonymous But I can tell you that he is my friend of long stand ing I knew him as a fine high school athlete I know him now as a business man in my community interested and active in all worth while civic causes But above all else I think he has dedicated his life to Alcoholics Anonymous shortened to AA Night or day near or far hes open to call to give of his time means and counsel Hes everlast ingly grateful for what AA did for him when he came so close to the point of no return in his drink Ing Enough from me Now lets turn to my guest And I think Ill call him that ISNT his name My first question You wont will you Jack If I IMITI to bt a little personal Jack Earl I am not shy Nor I proud of the personal prob lems associated with my alcohol ism One thing we learn in AA is to face the truth Accept it and the things we cannot change Then to go forward living life the best we can This is directly opposite from our drinking thinking Those were the days in which I admitted noth had no drinking problem I had no personality weak nesses the other fellow got all the I was then an expert diagnostician of other peoples ills but couldnt see my own Wert Considerate And how could I be an alco holic After all I supported my family in comfort and people seemed to like me although now I can see why they avoided me when I was drinking They were considerate enough not to want to be a party of my excessive drink Ing No Earl I am not sensitive about personal questions I didnt fool my friends when drinking Now I have no reason to try to fool anyone Go right What convinced you that you were an how can others determine whether or not they are alcoholic Jack Earl I had secretly tried to stop drinking for some years But I succeeded only in spacing my binges with unhappy lonesome periods in between I constantly de luded myself with the assumption that I could quit anytime I wanted But as my efforts to stop grew more desperate my rationalize tions became more until even I realized that they were not valid and I knew that I could rot stop by myself This was a ter rifying thought because at that time 1942 AA was practically un known There were few places to turn for How did you get in contact with AA Jack I continued the pattern of trying to quit These eventually ended in a binge fol lowed by another dry period lomctimcs of several months dur ation Then the inevitable depress CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Man Dies in Algona Accident Roads Claim Five Lives Algona man was instantly killed and two others were injured when their car over turned onthe blacktop road a mile south of here shortly after 7 Sunday Killed was Ralph B Shipler 65 who suffered a compound skull fracture Injured were Dean Hungate 32 who was believed to be driving andLeon Arend 31 owner of the car which was going south on the highway which connects with Iowa Highway 9 Cuts and Bruises Hungate and Arend were taken to St Ann Hospital at Algona ap parently suffering from cuts and bruises A deputy from the office of Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst said the car rolled over completely and landed on its wheels on the trav eled portion of the road The car was described as a total loss Coroner John Schutter AJgona pronounced death due to accidental causes Other Deaths Ted Hamman 48 Ida Grove was killed early Sunday when his car and a truck collided on High way 59 about six miles south of here Franklin T Grohmann 32 Battle Creek Iowa driver of the escaped injury Jo Ann Garriott 23 Keosauqua school teacher died in a Brook field hospital Sunday of in juries suffered in a car accident near Brookfield Saturday Other traffic deaths Saturday were Steve Englebreck 16 Chi cago and Isadore Mere 77 Ana mosa Mac Wants Full Record NEW YORK Douglas MacArthur says he favors release of documents dealing with re sponsibility for the Yalta decis ions only if the record is re leased in full I would be wholeheartedly in to have published all documents which bear upon re sponsibility for the Yalta deci sions deprecate most unequivo cally a partial and selective re The wartime Far Eastern mili tary chief referred to the re quested release of certain Army documents and messages dealing with the war against Japan Publication of these records was sought after MacArthur denied statements that his advice had prompted concessions to the Soviet Union in order to enlist that nation in the Pacific War These conces sions were made by the United States and England at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 The Army on Saturday an nounced it bad boosted the secur ity classification of MacArthurs wartime message file and other documents and was leaving a de cision on their release to the De partment of Defense PRACTICAL THIEF OMAHA Neb burglar at the Seaborn McGinnis home took a gas stove a chest of drawers a bookcase bed springs and a mat tress and a set of childrens books About The Weather Mason City Showers cooler lowi Cloudy cooler Cloudy windy Globe Gazette rv weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 62 Minimum 39 At 8 45 Prccip 11 YEAR AGO Maximum 2ft Minimum 22 Oc aool AP Wirephoto CANYON OF DEATH The ar row locates the place where a holidaypacked passenger train enroute to Manzanillo f r o m Guardalajara Mexico plunged over the rim of Colima States Canyon of Death Sunday night Nine persons were known dead and 78 injured April Storms Rock Plains New England By the United An April blizzard whipped the northern Great Plains Monday and the worst spring snowstorm in 20 years created havoc in New England Meanwhile new dust cloudt swirled over eroded Southwest farmlands and Colorado county agent taid This all but finishes The Western blizxard roared into Wyoming Sunday isolating Sheridan with 18 inches of wind blown snow Monday it whipped eastern Montana with blizzard conditions while snow and blow ing snow hit the rest of Montana Wyoming western South Dakota and Nebraska The sudden New England storm was more concentrated but it piled up two feet of snow in Connecticut and marooned near ly 100 skiers in lodges when high ways in the Mt Snow area be came impassable In the West a vast storm sys tem sent galeforce winds into the Southwest churning up a solid blanket of dust in part of Nebraska Colorado New Mex ico Texas and Oklahoma Dust was svill blowing in Colorado and New Mexico Monday Winds hit 56 miles an hour at Sheridan at the bliizards height and were only down to SO miles per hour Monday Only light snow continued but the lashing winds rapidly piled the snow into drifts Dust Pall Suspended Over Most of Iowa DES MOINES dust pall remained suspended about a mile above ground in the air over Iowa Monday as a result of a strong storm system over the Centra Plains Sunday The storm system which brought a spring blizzard to parts of Wyom ing and Montana and severe dust storms to the Southwest states brought gusty southeasterly winds to Iowa Sunday Crash in Colorado Kills 3 New Hampton Trio Victims HOLYOKE New Hampton Iowa people were killed and a fourth critically injured as he result of a plane crash that turned a pleasure trip into tragedy near here Killed in the crash were M X Htndrixton 43 plumbing and heating contractor His wife Bttty Joan 38 Robtrt Poncelot 26 partner with iis father in the Silo New Hampton The fourth member of the party and pilot of the plane Louis Rausch was listed in critical con dition in a hospital here Bound for Dtnvtr The four were bound for Denver to visit friends when their plane cracked up in an open field in an isolated section about 11 miles west of this small northeastern lolorado town The accident happened some time Saturday night but the wreck age was not found until noon Sun Damage in Winthrop Fire WINTHROP Minn W Fire which may have been started by lightning caused an estimated damage early Monday to four business places and an apart ment here HARGER DIES ABILENE Kan CIVCharles M Harger 92 newspaper publisher and founder of the Eisenhower Foundation died Sunday SAME DATEW4133 day Rausch 31 who operates a New Elampton trucking firm with his the wreckage for and was reported when found Be brother lie in some 15 hours semiconscious sides multiple head arm and leg injuries he suffered from deep shock The four left New Hampton about 11 Saturday and stopped at North Platte for refueling at Over Colorado they ran into a severe dust storm according to Dr Robert Ralson Holyoke cor oner Rausch was attempting a landing when the plane smashed into a big drainage ditch of Accident The planes clock had stopped at and it was presumed that was the time of the accident The wreckage was discovered about a half mile from the crash scene He was bringing his chil dren home from Sunday School Doctors at the Holyoke hospital where Rausch was taken said they were amazed he was able to live after remaining so long unattend ed The plane was a Piper Clipper owned by the Chickasaw Fliers a flying club with headquar ters at New Hampton Social Director Mrs Hendrixson was Chickasaw County social welfare director be fore her marriage They have two children John 8 and Patricia 6 Poncelot was unmarried The bodies of Mr and Mrs Hendrixson will be brought to the Perry Funeral Chapel in New Hampton Poncelots remains will be taken to the Larken Funeral Chapel New Hampton SAN TAKE THAT SIMEON Calif Marine taking part in maneuvers near here was bitten on the arm by an irritated skunk just under the tatooed word AP Wlrcphoto WRECKAGE OF NEW HAMPTON of the plane in which the three New Hampton Iowa people were killed Saturday night was found in an open field at Holyoke near the ColoradoNebraska border It wasnt until Sunday that the de molished craft was spotted 22 Youths Among Dead in Belgian Theater Blaze SCLESSIN Belgium UP Weep ing relatives filed through a make shift morgue Monday to identify a row of charred bodies victims of a movie house fire Sunday that killed 39 persons including 22 chil dren Belgiums King Baudouin arrived in this grieving industrial suburb of Liege Monday morning to visit the scene of the disaster in the tiny theater Rio and to talk to the victims families Officials announced that 38 of the 39 bodies had been identified They were part of the matinee was trapped in the theater when the fire broke out Many were trampled to death in the mad rush for the exits Police said the blaze was be lieved to have been started by an oil stove set near the screen which either exploded or heated the screen to the firing point 7624 HOUSE VOTE Beer Cigarettes Face Sales Tax DES MOINES House Monday passed 7624 and sent to the governor a bill to apply the twocent sales tax t jeer and cigarettes despite pleas not to overtax the work mg mans It was estimated such a tax would bring in in additiona revenue each year Before debate began Rep Jack Milroy DVinton withdrew a amendment that would have tacked a liquorbythedrink bill on the ta as a rider Members ob jected because the House had dis posed of that subject matte earlier Rep Dewey Goode RBloom said this is the same tax as on bread and butter and bread Executive Council Decides to Buy Cars on Low Bids DES MOINES State Ex ecutive Council decided Monday to continue its present policy of ac cepting the low bid on auto pur chases rather than letting state de partments specify the make they prefer The council voted to accept low bids on 24 cars for which bids were taken last week It also authorized the state car dispatcher to seek bids for 21 more cars for various state departments and agencies The council last Wednesday had decided tentatively to purchase 24 Chevrolets instead of Fords even though the bid on the Fords was slightly lower The difference in the two bids was for Chevro lets and for Fords At its meeting Monday however Secretary of State Melvin D Syn horst declared he thought the state should accept the low bid Ted Gerard wife of the owner of Teds Supermarket Emmetsburp and Joe Crowley assist ant manager look at the stores safe which was emptied by burglars over the weekend The door was blown off and in cash and checks was stolen Reds Purge Kao and Jao TOKYO Radio said Tuesday the Chinese Communist Party had purged from its ranks Kao Kang boss of the fiveyear plan who then committed sui Also purged at a full dress meet ing of the partys Central Commit tee in Peiping last month was Jao Shushih Shanghai and East China political leader He is still alive The Red radio said he refused to repent and now persists in an attitude of attacking the The downfall of Kao and Jao was not entirely unexpected Both had vanished from the news for more than a year and there was speculation they were in disfavor Believe Churchill to Be Host to Royalty Last Time LONDON tf S i r Winston Churchill made ready to entertain Queen Elizabeth II at dinner Mon day night Most Britons believed it was the last time the 80yearold statesman would be host to his young sovereign as Britains prime minister Observers and members of Par liament generally expected tne vet eran Conservative chief to drive to Buckingham Palace Tuesday or Wednesday and hand his resigna tion to the Queen She is consid ered certain to summon Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden to take over the top post for which he has waited so long Monday night the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will dine with Churchill and his wife at the Prime Ministers official residence No 10 Downing St The rarity of the oc casion was viewed as still more evidence that the old man finally was stepping down Malenkov Shows Up at Red Party MOSCOW WVFormer Premier Gcorgi Malenkov showed up with the rest of the Soviet government at a party Monday night The party was given at the So vietskaya Hotel to mark the 10th anniversary of the liberation of Hungary It was the first public function at which Malenkov had been seen by Westerners in Moscow in 12 days and there had been wide spread speculation as to his where abouts and butter are more essential than beer and The increase which will go inti effect July 4 was bitterly oppose by Rep Tom Frey whi said how slaphappy can you ge on this tax He pointe out beer is already subject to a S per barrel federal tax and per barrel state tax A barrel hold 31 gallons Upon Lets go through our budge first and decide whether we neei the Frey said Rep Willard Freed DGowrie called the proposal a tax upon Rep John L Duffy DDubuque called beer a champagne of th poor He said such a ta will do away with the efforts o the poor He said such tax will do away with the efforts of the WCTU Lets not encourage intemperance in Iowa by making the price of beer Duffy said wives would rather have their husbands drinking beer and light wine than hard liquor In Challenge Rep Carl Ringgenberg R Flames Fatal to 6 People Father Son Die Together By The Associated Preu Fires took six lives in Iowa ovef he weekend Two little boys died in an apart ment house blaze at Cedar Rapids early Sunday morning a Steam oat Rock woman succumbedto burns she received in a gas explo ion in her home Saturday an el ierly southwest Iowa businessman died as the result of a fire that de troyed his hardware store and i tenant farmer near Greenfield and his son were killed in a farm ire Sunday night List of The victims Robtrt Coghltn son of Mrs Wanda Coghlan Cedar Rapids Roger Coghlan IVi brother of Robert MM Alfred Uhlken 43 Steam oat Rock Charles Fornty 80 Thurman Chet Williams of near Greenfield and his son Jimmy la the apartment house fire Mrs Coghlan carried her 6months old son Ronald to safety Firemen saved her other son Roger and another child Sharon Kay Douglas 2 Roger however died of bums Monday noon The fire believed to have start ed in the apartment of Albert Henderson 29 who also suffered injuries burned out two down stairs units of the twostory build ing Mrs Uhlken died in an Eldora hospital Saturday night of burns suffered when a bottle gas water heater in the basement of her home exploded as she was trying to light it Forney had been overcome by smoke in a fire that destroyed his hardware store and two other buildings at Thurman last Friday He died Sunday in a hospital at Hamburg Forney lived in the rear of his store Wrecked The fire which brought death to Chet Williams and his son Jimmy destroyed the interior of a two story farmhouse two miles north east of Greenfield The farmer and his son apparently were asphyxi ated A daughter Barbara Williams 11 who had been upstairs asleep awakened about Sun day discovered the fire in prog ress and jumped to the ground from a porch roof Her screams of the house three months attracted neighbors Williams and his were found lying on the floor in two separate rooms on the first story Williams wife died ago Three other children Russell of Council Bluffs Mrs Charles Timmons Phoenix and Mrs Kenneth Moore In diaola also survive Teacher at Ottumwa Shot OTTUMWA WSheriff Cliff W Ames challenged Duffys state ment He said during prohibition Story County did not send a single inebriate to a state institution but in 1934 and 1935 after passage of the Iowa beer law the county sent 2 inebriates to institutions Rep Howard Reppert DDes Moines said the state should crack down on income tax viola tors rather than raise the price of beer and cigarets He said a re cent audit of returns showedJRiley said Monday he is investi in tax owed to the state gating a shooting in which an Gov Leo A Hoegh who urged Ottumwa teacher was wounded The sheriff said Dr J A Thatch er an optometrist shot and wound ed William Eells art supervisor in Ottumwa elementary schools Eells was struck in the lower back by shotgun pellets and is hospitalized with painful but noncritical wounds Rilcy said the shooting occurred about 11 p m Sunday in the Thatcher yard The sheriff said when he arrived Thatcher and about half a dozen neighbors were in the yard all armed with shot guns The sheriff said the group told him thev had been on the lookout the beer and cigaret tax was ex pected to sign the measure vation of the old stone structure The commission would consider treatment or building a new ex terior If the latter is recom mended plans should be included the bill said for providing addi tional space and such improve ments as air conditioning The commission is asked to report to the governor by Nov Statehouse Repair Survey Proposed DES MOINES bill intro duced in the House Monday calls for appointment of a Statehouse Improvement Commission and sug gests study of the advisability of building a new outer wall around the present structure The measure sponsored by the Public Lands Committee has as its principal objective the preserfor prowlers He said he was shown footprints under the Thatcher bed room window Rilcy said he interviewed Eells at the hospital Monday He said Eells told him he was chasing out of his garden throwing at them as he ran He said when the shot was fired he ran hone and called a doctor No charge had been filed   

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