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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Thursday Is SD DAY VOL LXII Mani Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30 1955 This Paper Consists Two One No 45 ac Davenport Slaying La Prensa Returned to Paz Family PeroiVs Action Righted Inventory to Come First BUENOS AIRES Argentina The government Wednesday issued a decree restoring the newspaper La Prensa to the Paz family At the same time it ordered dissolu tion the Peronista Party The decree of provisional Presi dent Pedro Aramburu spelled a finish to the totalitarian political machine which Juan D Peron or ganized six years ago to smother the opposition and tighten his reign Expropriation of La Prensa in was one of the steps Peron took to clamp his control on the nation 18 Days Later The return of the newspaper to its rightful owners came only 18 days after Aramburu took office Almost five years ago the Peron government engineered its exprop prialion by Congress and handed it over to his organized labor sup porters Its publisher before expropria tion Dr Alberto Gainza Paz is expected to return from exile Thursday to resume control of the newspaper Drop Proceedings The Aramburu decree ordered Maj Francisco Sanchez federal administrator at the paper to turn over all properties to Gainza Paz abolished the expropriation law of 1950 and ordered all legal proceed ings against the Paz family dropped Since Aramburus first week in office La Prensa has been under control of a government adminis trator named after the visional government had smashed the Peronista leadership of the General Confederation of Labor It is expected that the newspaper will be closed down for inventory for several days before it resumes publication Gainza Pazs di rection ikiIT mec mm at me tram at Nora Nick Lewchuck said Wednesday Springs shortly before 4 and That was his explanation ot why cjrove mm to Mason city Des Moines Sailor Dies in Accident DES MOINES UP Jerold R Norris 23 Des Moines on leave from the Navy was killed Tuesday night when the car in which he was riding overturned on a Des Moines street Daniel McCarney 24 also of Des Moines was injured and hos pitalized Authorities said the car appar ently swerved to make a slight jog in the street skidded and over turned several times before com ing to rest against the porch of a residence SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Htlp Fight TB Buy Christmas J FREE AT Herman Krmdson right looks on as Nick Lewchuck center is congratulated by Leslie L Boomhower Mason City attorney on his pardon granted by Gov Leo Hoegh It fulfills the Polish immigrants desire to be able to die as a free man Lewchuck Learns to Wear a Tie on Return to Mason City By BILL WEBB into the morning at a Mason City 1X nursing home Boomhower said he You dont wear a tie in mpi him th he did not know how to tie one vyyiii uuu ucuu uruc Someone had to show him Then county welfare office he was ready to be photographed Fort Madison Leslie L Boomhower rie uuesu L Kiiuw qmie wnac ne with the two men who had done wants to do tne attorney said the most in securing his release from the Iowa State Penitentiary Saved Money attorney said Lewchuck had City attorney and Sen Herman S0me money he had saved during Knudson RClear had been his years in prison He is think Mason working for his release for the i n s past seven years Boomhower s fabut has this operation coming piete plete wltn ther was Lcwchucks defense at j ution iiiuiiigLtsiiL iniiue governo torney in the 62yearold Polish imknown his intentions Tuesday to his back migrants trial for a murder comreturn to Mason City in a telegram mitted in Mason City April 15 1915 Lewchuck was released from prison Tuesday on a pardon signed by Gov Leo Hoegh Thought a Joke When the pardon came thought it was a Lewchuck said with difficulty His neck still is stiff from an operation he un derwent 13 years ago for cancer of the thyroid gland And then all my friends from all over Fort Madison came to see me and I had to walk and walk to get my clothes They make all of these right there at the he indicated the tweed suit he was wearing Even the he said as he tugged at his collar which was two sizes too big My legs really got tired from all that walking to the different The former prison inmate spent several months in University Hos pitals this fall where he was under treatment for prostatic disease of the legs He recently was released but still is ill and has trouble walking He expects to go back to Iowa City for another operation Dec 20 Lewchuck Wednesday slept well DIES IN CRASH GRUNDY CENTER Lt Tom Long 31 was killed in a jet plane crash at the Pensacola naval air base Tuesday his parents said Wont Be Any Mass Walkout at Hospital Burma Remarks DES MOINES Wl There isnt going to be any mass walkout at Chairman Henry Burma of the State Board of Con trol said Wednesday Burma made the remark in com menting ona telegraphed warning to the Legislative Interim Com mittee Tuesday that a mass walk out of State Mental Health Institute employes might occur at Independ ence if Dr Donald D Kyer was not retained as We knew there wouldnt be a walkout but we had survey made to satisfy ourselves about the Burma said He added that the only new resigna tion was that of Dr Kyers sister Dr Kyer himself with the words There seems to be nothing more I can seemed ready to step out Dec 4 and indicated he may enter private practice as a psy chiatrist in loya said his sister Miss Marguerite Kyer has resigned as acting head of psychology at the hospital He said resignation oi other is likely had been procured by the Pie doesnt know quite what he to Boomhower He asked tha someone meet him at the Nora Springs station where he would otherwise have to change trains to continue to Mason City Lewchuck said he thought he re membered seeing the old post of fice on coming into town on High way 18 That was the Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance Boom hower corrected him It used to the city After 40 years a man forgets a ng ofigeUing a room on his The Polish immigrant made Work Stoppage at Rath Plant Ended WATERLOO UP Suspended union workers Wednesday agreed o submit their work load com plaint to regular grievance pro cedures and the Rath Packing Co told the employes to return to work ending a twoday work stop page The workers members of Local 46 of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers Union were suspended Tuesday after they stopped work and asked for an immediate settle ment of their complaints about working conditions in the pork cut department The suspensions affected about employes and took the plant out of the hog market Tuesday and Wednesday Company and union of ficials announced normal opera tions would resume Thursday The pardon was signed last Fri day at the request of Boomhower and Sen Knudson On Police Force James C Buchanan 84 is the only living official directly con nected with the case lie was an officer on the Mason City police at the time of the murder Lewchuck was employed by a packing plant here Buchanan re calls and lived with eight or 10 others in a North Federal rooming louse operated by Alex Koslofsky a Russian and his wife Anna Koslofsky was shot through the head after passing out at a of flame drinking party engaged in by the second floor apartment in which he roomers and those of a neighbor ing rooming house out the window sash an the shooting He contended he was uul llie W1I10HW sasn an influenced by Mrs Koslofsky and explosion blew him out the window thnf shP hnri hoinoHhim buy the to the ground below BUS CAR CRASH ROCKWELL Tex A Conti nental Trailways bus and an auto mobile collided near here Tues day night killing the automobile driver and injuring an estimated 24 of the 28 persons on the bus All About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and not so cold Wednesday night Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday Lows Wednesday night zero to 5 above Highs Thursday 2328 Iowa Fair not so cold Wednesday night Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday Low Wednesday night 812 cast 1216 west Minnesota Clearing warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 17 Minimum 4 At 8 a m 1 YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 15 ot But Lewchuck hadnt forgotten gold seal and the He had it in revolver according to the records 111 II11JU trial evidence showed Mrs Kosnumerous bruises lofsky wanted to marry another 15 Dead in Crash at Base Plane Rams Into Homes FAIRBANKS Alaska Wl A jet lighter plane which roared out of control on a takeoff mowed a deadly firestrewn path through six big Eilson Air Force Base lousing units Tuesday and wiped out at least 13 lives Two more persons were believed among the mostly civilian dead Yearold triplets whose parents and two brothers were spared were isted as missing The death toll announced by Maj John Orr base public infor mation officer included the pilot Six of eight persons treated after the crash and fire received critical injuries Possibly a score of fire men and volunteers suffered from frostbite in the 16belowzero weather Roaring along a few feet above the ground at an estimated 150 miles an hour the F84 piloted by 1st Lt Alfred F Pounders 28 Mohticello veered at al most a 90degree angle as it left the runway witnesses said Housing It soared over installations of the base for about a quarter mile then plowed into the housing area Rudy Hammer an electrical engi neer employed at the air base saw the plane thundering toward the six 8unit apartment houses The plane bounced on one build ing throwing it all into Hammer recounted later Then it bounced on another building and a wing flew off Then it ripped down a hightension power line F r o m there it smashed right through an apartment house and scat everywhere crashing into a parking lot and wrecking Debris from the smashed build ing covered the whole twoblock area in which they stood Confu sion was compounded as residents and volunteers ran about attempt ing to save from the build ings An explosion after the crash lift ed Herb Porter right out a window to safety Blown Out The Eilson Air Force Base car penter was working alone in Apart rtll rilllia ment G of building 725 when the Lewchuck then was 2lyearsold crash occurred Porter said he and had been in this country only heard the plane coming and the hrnp whole building was The next thing he know a sheet AP Wirephoto HAPPY WINNER Tur ner 16 Champaign has a big smile as she holds on to her Aberdeen Angus steer winner of the grand champioa steer award at the International Live Stock Exposition in Chicago She is the third straight teen ager to win the coveted prize Pharmacy Scene of Attacks Wife of Owner Is Victim DAVENPORT WI Several sus iccts in the brutal holdupslaying f Lucille Bacher 50 will be irought to the hospital room o ier critically wounded husband in in effort to determine if one o hem was the killer Davenport police said Henry Jacher 59 would be asked to view he suspects as soon as his condi ion late Wednes lay Bacher was beaten and cut 01 he throat hands and face The bandit armed with a revol er and knife entered the Bachers jeighborhood drug store here Tues day afternoon He beat Mrs Bacher and slashed her throat then robbed and slashed Bacher when the drug 1st came down from the couples ipstairs apartment He fled with broke the wall in was working It was suicide to go down the T i i i i ii JL n auiuiuu lu tju uuwil inu Lewchuck pleaded guilty records he said so he ran to the show to first degree murder in window and opened it As he was uninjured except for The triplets children of Sgt and nijJitLiTjUiiiiuiuu ui og immigrant occupant of the rooming Mrs William Fimplc occupied a front room in the first building She left Mason City after the trial struck No trace of them was found and never was heard of again hours after the plane struck Tenneson Set toComeHome HONG KONG UP The Brit ish Embassy in Peiping Wednesdaj informed the United States govern ment that turncoat war prisoner Richard R Tenneson 22 Aldcn will be released by the Communist Chinese The message from Peiping said Tenneson would cross the border from Red China to Hong Kong Wednesday He did not appear but observers said he may show up Thursday The consul general here had no other in formation about Tcnnesons re ported plans other than that relayed by the Hong Kong gov ernment and the British Jlec Cross The lat ter also re ceived informa TENNESON tion from Peip ing concerning Tenneson Ticket on Airline Waiting for Him ALDEN Minn UP Im so thankful I dont know what to Portia Howe said Wednesday when she learned her turncoat sol dier son Richard Tenneson 22 will be coming home from Rcc China In a letter she received Tuesday Richard didnt speak of coming home although he ended the letter Be seeing Theres a airline ticket waiting for him in Hong Mrs Howe said Its been there since Sept AP Wlrcphuto JET CRASH rises from the remains of a housing unit which was sot afire Tuesday by a disabled jet at Eielson APE Alaska Firemen worked several hours in 16belowzero weather to extinguish the day S90 Same Man Police here and in Lebanon checked the possibility that the roughly dressed bandit who at acked the Bachers might be the same man who apparently made a maniacal assault on a Lebanon car penter and his wife Sunday night Harold Smith 30 and his wife Arlene 35 are missing from the bloodspattered Lebanon home am authorities think their bodies ma have been carried off by the slaye in his car SAFE DRIVING DAY DECEMBER North lowans Set for Safe Driving Day North lowans have less than a day to prepare for Thursdays na tional Safe Driving Day SD The challenge to North Iowa is to pass the 25hour period without a traffic fatality or accident SD Day is not a day off hbli ay Most North lowans will be riving to work as Normal raffic will be on the roads And he normal day sees more than wo accidents in Mason City alone Worst Month Safe Driving Day falls on the irst day of the worst month for raffic accidents Street and road conditions may be bad Snow is possible by Thursday night Poor visibility and snowy streets boost the chances of collision December brings shorter day light hours Less than 11 hours SD Day will be light enough for safe driving without the use of headlights The sun will set be fore 5 and most drivers will be going home after dusk It could be the same man wh turned up in Davenport and thi bodies of the Smiths could still be in his Chief Officer Deputy Leo McCoy of East St Louis near Davenport po ice Wednesday All Davenport police meantime continued to work on the Bacher case combing hobo jungles and cheap rooming houses for men an swering the general description of he Bacher assailant Gone to Lunch Police Chief Harvey Smith said he attacker could have been in search of narcotics as well as money when he invaded the Bach ers Lincoln Avenue Pharmacy in a west end residential district Bacher had gone to lunch in their apartment above the drugstore about Tuesday leaving his wife alone to tend the store Around George Conk lin stopped in the place for some tobacco As he left he noticed an old car parked nearby and saw a man walking toward the store About 2 Bacher returned from lunch and hoard his wife moaning in the prescription room at the rear of the store As he hurried back find otil what was wrong the bandit emerged from behind the prescrip tion counter He pulled a gun on me and or dered me to open the cash regis Bacher told police from his hospital bed I opened the cash register he ordered me to crawl on my hnnds and knees to the rear of the store and made me get some adhesive tape I got some tape and he tied my hands behind my back Then he beat me with the gun and slashcc me with the Money Taken The bandit look between S30 ant from the cash register and from Bachcrs wallet Bacher managed lo free himscll and stumbled to the door to oil for help Doris Rchcier who oper atcs a dry cleaning place across Ihc street saw Bnchcr in the doorway streaming with blood and called police She did not immcdiatclj recognize him When police arrived a few min utes later they found Mrs Bacher dead There was a hole in her right temple which officers said appeared to have been inflicted with a hnpri mer or hatchet Her hands were tied with a sash cord and her feet were bound with twine believed to have been taken from the store A head scarf hanging around her neck apparently had been used to gag her Mrs Bachcrs jugular vein had been severed by an eightinch knife cut from under her right enr across I he bollom of her throat She lay in a pool of blood Appeal GETTYSBURG Pa fUPJ President Eisenhower Wednes day appealed to all Americans to drive Thurs day which has been designated safe driving The need is obvious and Eisen hower said in a statement A majority of fatal accidents oc ur after dark although most driv ng is done in ne daylight The only fatality in the state on SD 3ay last year occurred near Nprthwood shortly before mid night School Day SD Day is a school day Chil dren will be on the streets along with other pedestrians Autope destrian collisions nearly always result in injury often in death Thursday is the second annual 3D Day Sponsored on the na tional level by the Presidents committee for Traffic Safety ils purpose is to demonstrate that raffic accidents can be reduced by individual action Dead on Highways CHICAGO UP N e a r I y Americans were killed on high ways in the first 10 months of this 7 per cent increase over the snme period in 1954 The National Safety Council hopes the high traffic death toll will drive home to all motorists he necessity of driving carefully Thursday Safe Driving Day and every day The snfcty council issued these igurcs on the eve of SD Day From Jan 1 through Oct 31 1955 persons were killed in traffic This is an nvcr TRC 101 deaths a day But since it ncluclcs persons killer on holidays when more motorists are on the liflhways and those who die from njurics after accidents a count on iny one day like Thursday probably vould not approach that 101 figure The traffic death toll for October vas 12 per cent over Octo ber 1954 and the largest toll for month since the record high month of December 1941 SAME V   

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