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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON ETTE HOME EDITION SPAFIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Prtn ud United Preu Full UMvra Oaw a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 1 TUs Paper Coocuts ol Two Nt 255 Detained After Korean War for Spying Red Ch lease U One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULi KGLO UM WTAD Qilmej MM WOl Water Is Major Problem of Man T think Im a bit more tolerant some other people of the weather man on occasions when the picnic Im planning to attend gets rained out But I dont deserve any particular credit for this Im merely reflecting a sort of builtin fear that our old world is going to dry up and blow away some time There are those who would say Its something of an obsession with me Others might even go a step further and refer to it as a phobia Which ever it is or whatever it is I have to admit that the matter does cause me more than a little anxiety Ive lived my entire life in that part of the United States often re ferred to as the meaning the agricultural midwest Ive never witnessed anything even approaching a complete crop fail ure in my own area although two years 1934 and 1936 brought something pretty close to that for other sections of my state An Annual In the face of all this record of ample moisture theres a period every summer when I begin to wonder and worry about what lies than when its raining after the grow ing season starts even as Ive suggested if it means calling off AP Winphoto ONE HAPPY FAMILY Capt and Mrs Harold Fischer Jr em brace their children after the two were married Saturday at Max well AFB Ala Made one in the ceremony were the families by previous marriages of Jet Ace Fischer formerly of Swea City Iowa and Mary Jane Peterson Des Mones The boy is Harold Fischer 111 5 and the girl Dana Lynn Peterson 6 Two Perish in Accident at Montezuma MONTEZUMA tfi Hoyt WDd man 45 farmer near New Sharon and his 12yearild daughter Jean were killed Monday in the headon crash of his car and a semitrans port loaded with cattle Wildmans wife Grace and an a picnic In this anxiety science is on my side at least to some considerother daughter 15 were hospital able extent Theres a recognition ized at Oskaloosa in serious condi tion The wifes condition was de scribed as critical The car driven by Wildman was in collision with a transport of the Grinnell Transport Co driven by Ernest Courtney of Grinnell The accident occurred on Highway 63 about three miles south of Monte zuma The side of the Wildman car was virtually sheered off and it was demolished Courtney escaped with minor cuts The Wildman Is Cause for Joy Ike Says Release of Men Lauded WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower said Monday Red Chinas announcement that 11 American airmen are to be re eased is a cause for nationwide relief and joy The White House issued a state ment by the President less than an hour after Peiping Radio broad cast word that the imprisoned liers had been ordered freed Press Secretary James C Hager y said the government had re ceived advance word early Mon day morning from the British military attache at Peiping that the announcement might be forth coming i of Rtliif Eisenhowers statement said The entire country will feel a sense of relief and hail with joy the announcement that the 11 United States airmen held in Comi munist China since 1953 are atj last to be released Our first thoughts go to the men and their families who have been separated for so long The government will use every approi priate facility to insure the speedy j reunion of these families The United States extends IOWA BEAUTIES WITH Leo Hoegh center poses with four of Iowas most beautiful girls duringthe coronation ball Sunday night at Clear Lake Kay Taylor 20 representing Cedar Rapids was picked Miss Iowa by five judges The beauties are left to right Kerin Kae OKerlin Miss Clarinda Miss Taylor Janice Ames Miss Sioux City and Donna Rae Isaacson Miss Charles City Sill Student Is New Miss Iowa By DRAKE MABRY IHoegh during the coronation ballj She represented Cedar Rapids injgreeted by squeals of delight from Midwest Men Are Included All Captured Early in 53 TOKYO China Mon day announced the release of 11 airmen held in Communist jails for years for spying and said they should reach freedom in Hong Kong by Thursday The 11 men were the crew of a B29 Superfort shot down near the end of the Korean War Red Chinas refusal to treat them as war prisoners and repatriate them with other Korean War prisoners had been the source of major ten sion between the United States and Red China The unexpected announcement jby Peiping Radio said the Supreme Peoples Court of China on July 31 decided to release these 11 crim inals before the completion of their terms and notified the authorities in charge to carry out immediately the release procedures and to send them out of Not Specified The announcement did not say whether the airmen have as yet CLEAR LAKE Kay Taylor alhere Five judges picked Miss Tayithe pageant jher supporters Gov Hoegh planted State University of Iowa nursinglor from a field of 20 candidates 1 Her court consists of Kerin Kaeja firm kiss on Miss Tavlors cheek student from Tulsa will rep resent Iowa beauty pageant Miss Taylor is the daughter of i i a t c a thanks to all who have contributed later this summer at the Miss America Mr and Mrs Fnmk Taylor Tulsa ant at Atlantic by scientists that water more than anything else is likely to be the ultimate determiner of Californias population Theres a limit beyond which that fabulous state cant go unless a way can be found to pro vide more water Right now theres a great deal of dissatisfaction and unhappiness on the part of neighboring states with respect to the amount of wa ter allocated to California out of the Colorado River The Colorado it can be noted is not only the larg est but the only stream which flows through the southwestern arid sec tion of our country Californians themselves congen itally optimistic are confident that a way will be found to solve this problem They look out on the broad Pacific and envision a proc ess yet to be perfected by which the salt can be removed from the ocean water to make it usable by man Problem It Distribution And this leads into what is prob ably the one most important fact about the worlds water supply The problem is one of distribution Theres undoubtedly enough water on our land areas to supply all our needs for centuries to come if it could all be utilized The task is getting it from where it is to where it is needed Unlike some to this humanitarian results par ticularly to the United Nations and its secretary general who actively sought this result on behalf of the United Nations Command in which these 11 fliers served The UN secretary Dag Ham marskjold made a trip to Red China earlier this year in an effort to get the fliers released and has been continuing to seek their re lease in negotiations through dip jHer mother watched while beauty the crow and congratu iwas crowned Miss Iowa of l955Jlations from the crowd and other Sunday night by Governor Leocontestants lomatic channels No Details Hagerty said there has not been time to work out details of how the airmen will be reunited with their families He added however he expected the Air Force would fly relatives at least part way to T tl JLtUJUlCUJ T1 j girl was killed outright and henlthe Far East as was done m father died a short time later The Wildmans bad left their farm borne west of New Sharon a short time before the accident and were northbound on No 63 other natural re sources too water isnt in dimin ishing supply over the long swing of years Nature is constantly re plenishing it Precipitation may be lighter in some years and in some places than in previous years but this factor has a tendency to level off in time Every barrel of pe troleum taken out of the earth means one barrel less in the total supply Fortunately that isnt true with respect to water It is the view of competent water authorities that Americas water resources as replenished by con tinuing precipitation will exceed the foreseeable total demand for at least a century But thats just a guess They cant know how great will be the increased demand for water in the years ahead Its this that complicates the issue A Fallacious Assumption Once there was a glib assump tion on the part of enthusiastic conservationists that draining the ponds and sloughs of the u p p e r Mississippi Valley would mean a diminishing annual precipitation Now its fairly well established that such an effect of drainage is infinitesimal and probably wholly CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 case of three airmen released pre viously In any case Hagerty said the government will see to it the airmen join their families as soon as is humanly In Congress also there were gen eral expressions of joy Some members said it raised hopes that other Americans held in Red China may be released Some 40 civilians are in China Secretary of State Dulles had in dicated even before Hagertys Mason Cityans were asked statement that the United States Lawn Sprinkling Restricted From Noon to 9 before he placed the crown on her head OKerlin Miss Clarinda Janice Ames Miss Sioux City and Donna Rae Isaacson Miss Charles City Ajbout people watched Hoegh open the sealed to everybody concerned with and announce Miss Taylor as the winner The announcement was 20 Deaths in State as Heat Wave Boils on By The Associated Prtsj Iowas most severe spell of heat and humidity since 1936 was in itsj seventh day Monday and the numj ber of heatrelated deaths in the state stood at 20 for the weeklong i period The mercury rose to 109 at Sac Sty for the second consecutive day Sunday and readings of more than 100 degrees were common over much of the state The Sac City reading was the highest in the na tion Widely scattered thundershowers fell Sunday and some of these were marked by extreme turbu lence Lightning bolts caused sev eral fires The weather front which brought the thundershowers caused temp day to refrain from received direct word fromjerature drops of as much as 30 de lawns from noon to 9 dailyJPeiPing prior to the Red broadcastjgrees at some points Wind dam During the present hot spell gave the news to the worldiage was reported in the Postville son Cityans are using more than can be pumped from the wells Mayor George Mendon said This increased use of water ex plained C W Hamblin city engi neer has lowered the pumping level in the wells resulting in a loss of efficiency Mayor Mendon said he was ap pealing to the people and was not issuing an emergency order at this time because Mason Cityans re sponded well to recent restrictions while a pump was being repaired and can be depended upon to co operate Loss in Fire of Jefferson Store JEFFERSON UP A fire at the Safeway Super Market Sunday did at least damage fore it was brought under control by firemen Most of the damage was to the interior The building 50 by 120 feet was apparently struck by lightning The blaze was reported by Joe Buckmiller city mailman after a front window blew out and Calmar areas Latest deaths attributed to thei heat included those of James ONeill 74 Des Moines S Brous 95 Runnells Elizabeth Flaj herty about 60 Cedar Rapids and Francis Hall 44 Keokuk Postville Jefferson and Webster City had pelting rains which meas Actor Robert Francis Dies in Hollywood Plane Crash HOLLYWOOD UP Seretn actor Robert Francis 25 and two companions ditd instantly Sun day night whtn thtir sirtglttn gint crashed and burntd near Lockheed Air Terminal Francis who achieved stardom in his role as Ensign Willie Keith in the film version of The Caine was identified by Bur bank police as the pilot of the four seat Beechcraft Bonanza which crashed shortly aftir off The other two victims were identified as actress Ann Russell 24 and Hollywood agent Irving G Meyers Airport officials said Francis a fledgling pilot borrowed the plane owned by actor Joe Kirk wood the Joe Palooka of the movies Tower operators in nearby Burbank said it appeared from Francis handling of the plane that he was inexperi Witnesses said the planes gine began to sputter shortly aft er takeoff The pilot circled and attempted to glide to a landing they said But the plane suddenly nosed over and crashed from lew altitude ured about more than IVi an inches inch Charles City and parts Newton Clarion of Des Moines about half an inch each Mason City had a trace Water Accidents in State Claim 3 Lives on Weekend By The Associated PRU Three men drowned in Iowa in separate accidents during the past weekend Clarence Collins 23 Chicago drowned Sunday at a Des Moines I swimming beach He had jumped from a diving board and was at tempting to swim from the deep water when he went down Larry J Lechty 51 Iowa City drowned Saturday night in the Iowa River near Iowa City when the boat which he was in capsized Two companions swam to shore Charles Hadley about 40 Oma iia drowned Saturday while swim ming at Lske Manawa He appar ently stepped from a ledge and into deep water Physicians to Get Batch of Polio Vaccine WASHINGTON tfrPrivate physi been released from jail or just when they will be returned to the free world But it was presumed from the wording of the announce ment that there will be little delay with the qrder to send them out of Normally Americans and other the contest Westerners who are released by Miss Taylor was selected on a the Chinese Reds are handed over combination of personality inteljat the British Crown Colony of lect talent and beauty She is 5Hong Kong which has a frontier feet inches tall weighs 110 with Red China pounds and measures 3521r234 in places where beauty is expected to excel The men to be released are Maj William H Baumer Lewis burg Airman Steve R She was awarded two evening Kiba Ohio airman dresses and a bathing suit w Thompson m Orange other things for use at the Atlantic Va CaDt Eu2ene j Vaadi Clav City pageant She also received a huge trophy An hour after the crowning she was still excitedly First Reaction cians and public health agencies i clutching the trophy will start getting Salk polio cine this month for inoculation of children 59 years of age The Public Health Service an nounced Sundav it has allocated enough for shots ThatjTavlor said she was packedj and readv to return to Iowa Citv c iioise ldano Her first reaction after the an nouncement I just kinda stood there and she said Miss Capt Eugene J Vaadi Clay ton N Col John K Arnold Montgomery Lt Wallace L Brown Montgomery Lt John W Buck Armathwaite Airman Harry M Benjamin Worthington Sgt How ard W Brown St Paul Capt Elmer F Llewellyn Mis soula Airman Daniel immediately after the crowning She obviously didnt think she amount will become available as soon as individual states report how much is to go to health agen cies and how much to physicians More vaccine will be apportioned i as it is manufactured and Independent Monthly Magazine in Tulsa He was would win The 11 were the last of 15 United States airmen admittedly held by for use The distribution is the first under the departments voluntary pro gram for placing the vaccine where it is most needed Except for lim ited supplies which moved into Oil not present for the crowning but both Kay and her mother planned to call him as soon as the excitement wore off a bit At SUT Miss Taylor was picked Red China Four others all Korean War veterans were ordered de and released by Red China May 31 No Mention of Others The action by Communist China followed a mildlyworded foreign policy broadcast on Saturday by Red Chinas Premier and Foreign juuuuco wiiivii uiuvcu iiliui V commercial channels last Jowa Press Chou Enlai the vaccine is the first to go tolof Perfect Proflle andj No mention was made by the private physician reigned over the 1954 Homebroadcast of the status of 40 Arner Iowa will receive 12204 cc at tlle as Dolphinjican civilians who are detained in the vaccine Dr Edmund G ZimQueen Sne is a member of Pi Beta Red China and whose status is to be Phi sorority discussed in the negotiations which opened on Monday in Geneva Switzerland The representatives of the two Alexis merer state health commissioner said 90 per cent will go to phar macists for distribution by physi cians prescriptions The remaining 10 per cent wiL be kept by the state for indigenl persons state wards and in case jof emergency He said this allot ment has nothing to do with vac cine already received from the INational Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for second shots for first and second grade pupils BATHING SUIT FORM Miss Iowa for 1955 Kay Taylor poses in a bathing suit on the shores of Clear Lake The 20 contestants for the title were judged in eve ning dresses bathing suits for their talent and SAME BUek flif arulb in put 24 fcovriJ Free Polio Serum for Needy Given Approval in House WASHINGTON angry row the After an House Mondav aassed a bill to provide free polio vaccine for the nations needy estimated 24 million of them The bill passed on a voice vote vould authorize up to 45 million dollars to vaccinate roughly one Ymrth of unvaccinated children un der 20 A far more liberal bill passed y the Senate would give free vac cine to all children under 20 if the states asked for it This could cost up to 130 million dollars The louse immediately sent the bill to Judges of the contest were Gor don Gammack Des Moines Tri bune columnist Carleton Stewart and Jean Cady Mason City Frank Hill head of the music department at Iowa State Teachers College and John Ross Winnie professor of drama and TV instruction at the State University of Iowa Mrs Taylor was about as ex cited as her daughter I didnt get much sleep last Saturday she said but Kay did pretty well Shes a good ambassador to and Wang Ping Big Hug Kay had a Johnson Czechoslovakia nan Chinese Communist ambassa dor to in a spacious conference room at the Palace of Nations European headquarters of the United Nations Wang hinted that a settlement on the civilian prisoners might be near He said if both sides ap proached the talks in a spirit of sincerity it should be possible to reach first of all a reasonable big hug for on the question of mother after the crowning Both vere beaming and still hanging on to the trophy When somebody offered to hold it for her she said Oh I cant let go of The other contestants came up to congratulate the new queen and wish her luck in the contest at At antic City After the session with the pho tographers Kay and her mother stopped to chat with Gov and Mrs Hoegh I guess its OK that shes from the governor said After all they are close to After the excitement had died down Miss Taylor suddenly re membered that she has final exams next week Oh my she ex onference to compromise differclaimed How do you suppose Ill ences lever be able to study repatriation of About The Weaiher Mason City Continued hot Iowa Hot and humid Minntsota No change HOT Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 99 Minimum 69 At 8 81 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum   

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