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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THf THAT M A K E S A L L NORTH IOWANS N E I G H O R S HOME EDITION Aswciatcd and United Full Ltaso Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 19 1955 MAKE EVERY DAf SAFE DRIVING DAY One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qulnoy Sunday KCLO 1300 Sunday WOI Ames gw Thundij WSUI City 810 Saturd Vigilance Idea Draws a Veto one best way I know fo you to get set right on some thing is to open your mouth found this out anew not s long ago when I passed along wit at least a qualified indorsement a proposal by an Ohio mayor t create a body of volunteer vigil antes on bur highways This particular approach wa different from and I though better than the mine run of vig ilance proposals It called fo screening and utilizing members of families in which there has been a traffic accident death A specia dedication to the cause of safctj could be assumed in such persons it was reasoned Well Ive been hearing from those who either heard the com mentary on the air or from those who read it after it was printed in the newspaper over which I pre side as editor Only one was wha could be described as favorable All the others were skeptical or downright critical Some of the reactions were stated in a few well chosen words One from a safety friend of long stand ing ran to four singlespaced type written pages Just about every body Ive concluded has some pretty well defined ideas on thi particular subject Two Main Objections Two main objections runthrough most of the letters Ive receivec about the matter One is that the vigilantes plan has been tried and found wanting The other is that the whole idea is out of conson ance with the American ideal o fairplay etc Now to get down to From Karl M man ager of the field service depart ment of the Automobile Manufac turers I have notice that my commentary aroused a storm of protest from members of my he explained they are pretty much of the opinion that the vigilante suggestion is born of an attitude of unwarranted des The constant improvement in traffic safety is multiplying the evidence that the most encourag ing results can be obtained by put ting into practice demonstrated programsthat have been effec he added An Ohio friend James Hays secretary of the State Safety Coun cil comments on the fact that the vigilante plan has failed in the past and concludes that the principal reason for the failures is that someone always liked to play po Questions This Paper Consists Two One No I am he observed why the survivor of a traffic ac cident or the relative of someone who met death in traffic would be any nobler than his fellowman Might there not be a tendency to ward retaliation in the pursuit of activities as a vigilante I am he added Ihal surviving a fatal accident or hav ing a fatality in the family would have a catalytic effect which would change the tendencies of the I have never heard of any way in which a vigilante group could be screened to assure a high devotion to duty with no personalities in my Cleveland friend con cluded on this point i A plan at least distantly re lembling the vigilantes plan de scribed in my commentary was re ferred to by the Ohio State Safety official It has to do with railroad crossings To quote from the Hays letter We are having observations of crossings made by responsible of ficials of the railroads who report either outstandingly good perform ance of the crossing law by mo torists orpoor No Eriforctmcnf Involved There is no enforcement as pect to this Mr Hays has tened to We simply write to the owner of the violating vehi cle present the case for greater caution and ask him to pass it on to others who drive his We have used this method for four Mr Hayes pointed out had no ad reactions to it The railroad cbseryers i report that a vastma jority of jthe motorists properly our crossing law and they CONTINUED OM PAGE 2 ORE TRAIN cars of a 29 car ore train special were derailed early Monday at 12th N W on the mainline used jointly through Mason City by the Rock Mf A j Three Cars of Special Ore Train Derailed Tracks Blocked at 12th Three cars of a 29car aluminum ore train special were derailed at 12th on the Chicago Great Western Railroad tracks at Monday when a bolster broke on one of the cars The bolster holds the wheel trucks together and when this broke it let the car down Two cars tipped over and one went off the track but remained upright The cars weighed 85 ton each loaded Three crawler trac tors put into action could hot budge he end of one car which blbckec he mainline of the road through Mason City The train was being hauled by he Rock Island Lines which uses he Chicago Great Western tracks through City The entire Vtrain tons oaded and beinghauled from rleriry to Montana for the AnacondaCopper Co A wrecker from Des Moines ar rived in Mason City about mid morning to clear the mainline racks C L Connell Des Moines vas the engineer train anc J C Acela Des Moines conduc or i GlobeGazette photos by Gibbs Islatnd Lines and the Chicago and Great Western Railroad The special was being hauledby the Rock Island Lines 2 Held Here Implicated in Airline Thefts One of the men picked up hear Mason City patrolmen aturday morning has admitted to terro Gordo County sheriffs of icials taking part in two robberies Hie at a Winona airport and another at the LaCrosse Wis airport Robert Mancini 25 who gives his address as Hibbing ad mitted to authorities that he par icipated in robberiesat the twb airports A money bag found in he car when they were arrested ias been connected with the WK nona robbery Cigarettes in the mens posses ion were taken from a cigarette machine at the LaCrosse airport authorities The two men were arrested by highway patrolmen early last Sat urday after they were stopped be ause one headlight was out Man ini was carrying a loaded 32 aliber revolver A quantity of afecracking tools was found in he trunk of the car Algona Men Hurt in Truck Crash HANNIBAL Mo tf Adelbert ishcr and Virgil Shackleford of Algona were in a hospital ere Monday with serious injuries uffered when their semitrailer ruck was crowded off the highway y another semitrailer near Pal myra Mb The lowans truck went through bridge rail on Highway 61 and lunged about 20 feet into a ditch SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Fight TOO MUCH FOR one end of a car of aluminum ore proved toomuch f01three crawler tractors Each car weighed 85 tons The derailment was caused by a broken bolster on one of the cars The 12th N W crossing is in the foreground Mason City Lone Rock Report 20 lowans shivered Moncfay in the grip of the coldest Arcticair mass of the season and the Weather Bureau said no relief is immedi ately in sight The frigid air mass which sent the mercury plunging to 26 degrees below zero at Sibley Sunday pushed the thermometer down tc 20 below zero at Lone Rock in Kossuth County and at Mason City early Monday Other low readings included 17 jelow at Spencer and Waterloo 12 Cedar Jlapids 3 below at Sioux City 6 below at Des Moines and Dubuque Other mini mums ranged up to zero at Burl The Weather Bureau said it wont warm up much during the day and the mercury is expected o drop to zero to 20 below again Monday night Highs forecast for VIonday are zero to 10 above The lighs Sunday varied from 6 above at Mason City and Waterloo to 21 at Lamohi Occasional light snow in western and northern Iowa Tuesday is pre dicted and some warming is ex pected but not much The outlook is for highs ranging rom 5 to 20 above zero Tuesday TheWeather Bureau that hough the warming trend will con tinue Wednesday temperatures vill remain below normalfor this ime of year 6 Young Persons Burn to Death in Ohio SPRINGFIELD Ohio W Six persons burned to death early Monday when fire swept hrough a fourroom frame bunga ow three miles southwest of here lobert McDaniel 44 who was liv ng in the house with his children and some other relatives escaped he blaze and managed to save his 5yearold son Wayne Richard Hamcs stopped him from rcach ng the houses othersix occupants ranging in age from 2 to 20 Adenauer Plans Visit to Country in 1956 BONN Germany Conrad Adenauer plans to visit the United States in the springor early summer of 1956 a Foreign Office pokesman announced Monday The spokesman said that no de ails the trip had yet been ar ranged last was in the United States in June when he had talks with President Eisenhower and other Western leaders Chirstmas 1955 Ike Says in Message WASHINGTON dcnlEisenhower told the world Sunday that Christmas 1955 is brighter in its background and in its promise than any we have known in recent It is even brighter than last and that was the first Christmas in m a n y ye a r s not marred by the tragic incident of This was Eisen howers message of Yuletide cheer as he pressed a gold telegraph key in Gettysburg lighting a huge Christmas tree in the Pageant of Peace exhibit at White House in Washington Dial Phones Operate at Clear Lake CLEAR first loll call on the new dial telephone system was placed by Mayor Hintzman at 12 Saturday less than a min ite after the actual changeover ook place He called his sister Mrs Leonard Mathers Portland Ore Helpers working with actual changeover were Doug Thomp son Mrs James Connell Mr and E Ashland Mr and Mrs Bob Halford Peterson Frank Flusek Bob Novak and Mrs Ben Krall At the old office were Chan Lysnc Frank Swanson Aibcrt Christensen Keith Huntley and Ed Nelson A crowd of about 75 watched vhat telephone officials described as a smooth and successful op eration Highway Toll Rises to 608 OverWeekend By The Associated Press Four persons were kilted in mo tor vehicle accidents Saturday and in two separate col lisions with trains boosting the L955 traffic death toll to 608 The toll stood at 616 on Dec 19 1954 a record year Dead were Willard G Sevvard 45 Storm Lake Robert Ehardt 21 Fanfield La Verne von Sprech Hale and Jackie McCam mant 24 Olin Seward was killed Sunday when the car he was driving was struck at a Storm Lake crossing by an Illinois Central passenger train Also in the car were Sewards son Richard 21 and his fatherinlaw and motherinlaw Mr and Mrs Charles Swearingen of Alta They escaped with minor injuries Ehardt died at a Mount Pleasant hospital early Sunday of injuries suffered about two hours earlier n a twocar accident on Highway 218 south of Mount Pleasant Von Sprechen and McCammant were killed Saturday when the pickup truck in which they were riding was struck by a Milwaukee Road streamliner at a private farm crossing a mile east of Hale The road was on a farm rented by Von Sprechen in ProGermans Are Elected SAARBRUECKEN Saar ers of the strategic Saar Valley Sunday took another long stride to ward reunion with West Germany The Germanspeaking Saariand cent of those eligible to out to elect a Par liament dominated by three big proGerman parties The three groups the Christian Democrats the Democratic party and the German Socialist party are pledged as a coalition to make this 991squaremile frontier indus trial basin the 10th state in the Bonn Republic tThe three parties got per cent of the total vote Party leaders promptly vowed they will now un erringly pursue the goal of return ing Saarlanders to the Five Short Their jubilation was tempered however by their failure to win 7J per cent of the vote required to permit them to scrap the Saars autonomous constitution immedi ately They won 33 of the 50 seats 5 short of their goal Since the end of 1947 the Saar ias been nominally an autonomous state but subject to French eco nomic law currency and customs The new Parliament replaces a proFrench legislative assembly elected in 1952 Caretaker Premier Seinrich Welsh was expected to take over the formation of a new government The results of Sundays ballot ing will force the big three pro German parties to work with the Christian Peoples Party CVP o former Premier Johannes Hoff maim to amend constitution The CVP has collaborated witti th in ruling the Saar bu Hoffmanns party and five smalle factions have said they will not tr to block the constitutional change necessary for returning the borde state to Germany The proGerman parties had labeled the CVP traitorous be fore they ended its rule two months ago in a plebiscite rejecting Euro peanization of the valley Final Results Final official results Sunday showed Christian Democrats per 14 seats Democratic Party 12 seats Christian Peoples Party 13 scats German Socialist Party 7 seats Com munists 2 seats Saar Socialist Party 2 seats The remainder of the votes were scattered among three splinter par ties which won no seats After the final returns were in exNazi Heinrich Schneider chair man of the Democratic Party and eaders of the other twobig pro German parties appeared before scores of newsmen in the Saar Parliament Building Schneider who had bitterly as sailed the French during his cam paign and had hoped to become premier with his nationalistic ap leals appeared subdued saying It will take time to unite the Saar vith Germany Much depends on TrenchGerman PREVIOUSLY REPORTED WIND STORM SAN FRANCISCO glass windows were shattered trees lop pled houses unroofed and televi sion stations closed clown by a storm with gusts howling up to 60 niles an hour throughout the San Francisco Bay area Sunday night SAME 10 BUck mtani lrmo 3i hfiurt In DIAL PHONIES L Ei Ashland her James Connell and DougThompson start reeling inclines as switches were connected at mid night Saturday for new dial at Clear Lake Only was neededfor the cutting over from man ual to dial operations GlobeGazefte ComposingRoom GlobeGazelle Business Office Deckers Curing Northwestern Kell Telephone Op IK jr JustaClub Fertile Wally Dean Mark David ChrU tensen Mrs James Novak The of Houston United Clay Workers Local Cheer Barbara i Tom T G Peterson ucpl ilascla HelpaLot Club lotel Cerro Gordo Employes 3501 Dlok Hllbridte Quarry Rockwell In Memory of Mark Tbmmle Marie David Katliy Herbert Group I Congregational Womans Guild Mason City Booster Boys J C St James Lutheran Confirmation Neighbors in Memory of Wayne McGowan THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE CASH CASH NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY FIVE Cheer Funds Success Will RestWithYou T isnt mere because were proud of we most as suredly are that we he a dona t i o Christmas Ghee Fund with gift from the severa departments o our organization Its so you may know that webelieve in our own cause Were not asking others to do what were not willing to do ourselves Year after year a tenth or more of the total cash raised comes from our own ranks With that explained we move on o the otherbusiness at hand Anc he principal item before us is tha ve have only five days in which to bring in if the cash goal of is to be reached A glance at the list above wil reveal that group giving has start Outbreak at Gaza Reported New Trouble in Holy Land JERUSALEM Mon day reported one Egyptian and four sraeli soldiers were slain in an hourlong clash in the tense Gaza trip The neighboring state of Jordan orn by riots over reports its new government plans to join the Bagh dad pact meanwhile clamped dusk to dawn curfew on the city of Bethlehem where Christ was born The new EgyptIsrael clash was reported by an Egyptian military spokesman at Gaza It was the first ncident in which fatalities were reported since Egyptian Premier Carnal Abdel Nasser warned that Syria and Egypt would retaliate on two fronts against any Israeli ag First Report The first report said Israeli and igyptian troops clashed in the aza Valley south of the Egyptian strongpoint at Gaza New trouble was breaking out n the Holy Land just as thousands of travelers were flocking toward he shrines of Christendom on ihristmas pilgrimages Jordans government ordered a curfew on Bethlehem until further presumably to quell dis order spread by opponents of the Baghdad If the curfew continues through out the week the historic Christ mas Eve mass at the crypt that marks Christs birthplace would lave tobe cancelled More Rioting The holy city of Jerusalem it self was rocked by more rioting today Israelis watching fromvantage points on their side of Ihe divided city said troops of the British trained Arab Legion opened on demonstrators Israeli reports said rioting took place in the Sheikh Jarah quarter of Jordanian Jerusalem and inside the old city itself After an hour the area was re ported quiet Israeli authorities took no pre cautions on their side of the city since the Jordanian unrest was be ieved to be an internal matter not connected with the Arab Israeli dispute A Suggestion is to suggest that individuals and or ganizations planning Christmas baskets get in touch with Family Serv ice administrator of the Christmas Cheer uncl for a clearance of names This will protect against both duplication and omission Either call No or drop in at J9 West State Street cd in a spirited way From re orts filtering in it would appear hat like solicitations are under vay in just about every place in rur community where sizable numbers gather Has somebody started the ball rolling where you work or play f not perhaps theyre waiting for you to do it Theres no time to waste Either bring your gift to the GlobeGa zettes business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Two Yanks Acquitted on Conduct Charge BERLIN U S court acquitted two Ameri an soldiers Monday of disonlcr y conduct charges based on their rrcsl in the Soviet sector of Ber n The court ruled that Pvts Wil e J Holden Popularvillc nd Richard L Calbert Kansas ity were innocent in a rawl which led o their arrest y Communist 3ast German po cc and their subsequent release y the Russians ACTOR WEDS LAS VEGAS Ncv WActor Jeff lichards 31 has married Vicki Taxman 23 after a twomonth ourlship Falls Under Tractor Dies SHEFFIELDDonald Schroeder 31 died Monday of injuries re ceived wlicn he was run over by a tractor Sunday evening Schroeder was riding on a tractor being driven by Charles Siefken They were taking the tractor to Siefkens stalled car when he fell under the wheels of the machine He was taken to Lutheran Hos pital Hampton where he died He never regained consciousness A farmer near here Schroeder was the father of three children He was the son of Mr and Mrs W fr Schroeder No funeral arrangements been made FIRE QUINCY III Mon day poured water on the smoulder ing ruins of the McCormicfc garage where a fire caused an estimated damage The Weather Mason Cify Cloudy through Tues day Occasional light snow be ginning Monday night or early Tuesday and continuing through Tuesday Cold moderating late Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 515 below High Tuesday 1523 above Iowa Partly cloudy and continued very cold Monday night Increas ing cloudiness Tuesday with ris ing temperatures and occasional light snow northwest portion Low Monday night 1020 below northeast zero to 10 below south west Minnesota Light snow warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 10 Minimum 20 At 8 18 Prec 1 in sn YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 18 CONTDCOtD   

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