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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper for N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HENEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII AMocUUd PrtM United Presi Full MAKE EVERY SAFE DRIVING DAY Seven Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 27 1955 778 Die on Yule Holiday Roads Claim 605 Lives By The Associated Prtsi The nations motorists raced and rammed their way to an alltime record number of traffic deaths over the long Christmas holiday weekend The final tabulation Tuesday in cluding delayed reports showed COS traffic deaths There were 68 deaths in fires and 105 from vari ous otheraccidental causes The overall total was 778 The previous record traffic death toll for any holiday was 556 in the fourday Christmas holiday period in 1952 The overall total this year also was a record for a three day Christmas holiday The previous high was 734 in 1950 The record overall toll for any holiday was 805 in the threeday Fourth of July holiday period in 1955 Black Record i The National Safety Council had predicted 560 Americans would be killed in motor mishaps during the 1955 Christmas holiday period Said Council President Ned H Dearborn We may have dreamed of a white Christmas but we have made it black with a record of death de struction and disaster on the high way by which no American can be anything but depressed ashamed and frightened We can only hope that the shock of this tragic and needless toll will have a sobering effect over the New Years holiday and throughout On Dec 1 when the nation ob served the second annual Safe Driving Day there were 69 traffic deaths in 24 hours In the first 10 months this year traffic fatalities have averaged 102 per day Survey The Associated Press for pur poses of comparison made a sur vey of traffic deaths during a non holiday period the weekend of Dec 912 The count showed 364 motor fatalities in the 78 hour period In the twoday Christmas holiday in a period of 54 hours there were 392 traffic deaths 63 killed in fires and 60 killed in miscellaneous types of accidents an overall total of 515 Weather conditions at the start of the long weekend made driving hazardous in many sections of the country The death list mounted steadily with around 150 fatalities Jn the final 24 hours In Chicago where 14 were killed there were more than auto accidents and 92 per sons were arrested for drunken driving In Los Angeles 8 persons were killed and 644 injured as police reported 919 accidents Seventeen persons were arrested for felony drunk driving and 151 arrested for misdeameanor drunk driving Paper Consists rf Two SectionsSection Hi tt About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday night with in creasing southerly winds low 2832 Mostly cloudy windy and a little warmer Wednesday with high 4550 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday nigh t Considerable cloudiness warmer east and central turning colder extreme northwest Wednesday Low Tues day night 28 northeast to 38 southwest Fiveday Iowa For the period through Sunday temperatures will average 48 degrees above normal Normal maximum 27 north to 34 south Normal mini mums 8 north to 15 south Turn ing colder late Wednesday and Wednesday night Cold Friday but rising temperatures Satur day and Sunday Precipitation will average one half to one inch as snow west and rain or snow east Thursday and again around Sunday Minnesota Cloudy colder weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 38 Minimum 22 At 8 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 23 FIREMAN INJURED IN TREE RESCUEChicago Fireman Frank OShea 37 arrow falls to the ground Tuesday when an aerial ladder broke as he tried to reach a man who was stranded m a tree m front of his home while cutting limbs OShea fell onto the front steps of the house located on Chicagos south side Red Party Target of New Booklet Senate Group Expose in WASHINGTON Wi The Senate Internal Security subcommittee Tuesday described the Communist party of the United States as a Russianinspired Moscowdomin ated antiAmerican quasimilitary conspiracy against our govern ment our ideals and our free The description was provided in 100page booklet A Handbook for put out by the sub committee with the avowed aim of exposing what communism really is The subcommittee quoted the Subversive Activities Control Boards finding in 1953 that the Communist party is sub stantially directed dominated and controlled by the Soviet Greatest Effect Chairman Eastland DMiss said in a foreword The average American is un aware of the amount of misin rormation about the Communist Party which appears in the iublic press in books and in ut erances of public speakers In sart this misinformation is plant ed consciously by members of the party using ways and means cal culated to have the greatest effect n poisoning the channels of Amer can public opinion In part it is due to our igno rance of the problem of the existence in our midst of a mass conspiratorial organization controlled by a foreign power The Communist problem is unique in our history We earnestly believe that given a more accurate knowledge of the Communist conspiracy fewer Americans will fall victim to its The handbook quotes from Com munist doctrinal writings testi mony in hearings before SACB its own subversive investigations and those of the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities to differ entiate the Communist party from bona fide political parties in the United Commando Force In this country it said the Communist party regards itself as a commando force operating in enemy territory in behalf of the Soviet The document quotes as typical an oath it said the Reds in 1935 exacted from party members I pledge v myself to rally the masses to defend the the land of victorious pledge remain at all times a vigilant and firm defender of the of the party the only line that insured the tri umph of Soviet Power in the United The Communist party the subcommittee said still is hostile to our form of government and dedicated to its overthrow It said the Communist party has amended its constitution pledging member to defend this country against ene mies from without or wilhin OUTSIDERS BLAMED Surviving Quints Ignore Kin at Christmastime NORTHBAY Ont MVThe parents of the Dionne quintuplets said Tuesday they didnt get even a Christmas card from the four surviving girls this year All our other children either came home or called us on Christ mas said Oliva Dionne the father But not the quints They didnt even send Christmas FIRE AID FOR firemen aList oShea after calling an ambulance He received a skuil fracture broken left arm and wrist as well as facial cuts and bruises ngs to their brothers and A lot of people have asked me1 why the girls are not home for Christmas Mrs Dionne and I have given this thing a lot of thought and we decided it would be better f we didnt try to camouflage hings any longer We have seen it growing for a ong time now We suspected that outsiders were trying to influence he quints some years ago and we were sure of it by the way they acted after they left home and hen more so when they reached heir 21st birthday and came into heir Dionne declined to identify the Two of the quintuplets Yvonne and Cccile are training as nurses at Montreal Marie and Annette have been undergoing hospital checkups lately but the father said he was informed they are fully re covered Each came into almdst when she reached 21 last May Dionne said his wife was heart broken over the turn of events but blames the outsiders and not the girJs Declining to identify those he said were trying to influence his daughters Dionne said The quints know who they are and we know who they are bul thats all Im going to say aboul Dionne made no attempt to hide his grief They didnt write they didnt phone They did nothing to tell us where or how they planned to spend he said Authorities at the Hospital dc Notre Dame PEsperance in i Montreal suburb reported last Fri day Marie and had been discharged after their checkups 6 Hospitalized After Crash people were hos itaiized following a twocar crash Ihree miles south of Klemme Mon iay afternoon The crash occurred at a rural intersection Cecil Larson 17 and his four Drothers were riding in one car They are sons of Mr and Mrs Blmer Larson Ventura Cecils in uries were undetermined Keith 14 received a severely aceratcd tongue and lip John 12 a fractured thigh and possible pel vie fracture Gerald 10 concus sion and lacerated lip Wayne 7 was not hurt Harold Albers 34 Klemme driver of the other car suffered contusions of the chest and left arm Mrs Albers 25 has a lac erated scalp and fractured ribs Vfinor injuries were suffered by heir daughters Cheryl 5 and Charlene 21 months and two nephews Milo Miller 7 Mason City and Stephen Albers 6 Klemme The Larson car was heading north and the Albers vehicle was driving east Flood Danger Area Shifts to Stockton TV Gets All RKO i Movies Largest Film Sale to Date NEW YORK entire film ibrary of RKO Studios has been sold for use on television to C C Super Corp of New York which said the price was C C announced its purchase Monday and said the deal covers the full output of RKO Radio Pic ures over the last 30 years said this includes 740 feature ength films and more than short subjects The library was sold by General Teleradio which bought RKO ast summer for 25 million dollars general Teleradio major stock lolder in the Mutual Broadcasting System and owner of a number oi elevision and radio stations re fined the right to use all feature films on its stations in six cities Small Percentage RKO also reserved the right no to release any film for television until it has been exhibited in tht theaters for three years RKO ha made only a few pictures in thi past three years however and th threey r clause will apply t only a Smallpercentage of the brary The films include such classic as Citizen The Hunch back of Notre The Se Around Gunga anc eight musicals starring Free Astair and Ginger Rogers C C which said about 80 to 85 per cent of the films will be avail able immediately confirmed that t has already started active ne gotiations with television stations Four Months Negotiations for the sale lasted four months The key negotiators were Thomas F ONeil president of General Teleradio which is a subsidiary of the General Tire nnd Matthew Fox president of C C Television Corp a subsidiary of C C Super Corp The RKO sale is believed to be the largest television film trans action ever made and was ex pected by some industry spokes men to step up competition in the elevision film market C C said the original cost ol he RKO films was estimated at 750 million dollars RKO officials said it would take at least to make the films today JONES DIES CEDAR RAPIDS Wl Richard Jones 64 Cedar Rapids parks commissioner for 10 years dieci at his home Monday of a heart at tack his doctor said was brought on by a fit of coughing Russ Laud Porgy and Bess 10MINUTE OVATION LENINGRAD first major American theatrical troupe to visit Russia since the Bolshevik Revolution won a 10 minute ovation Monday night the end of their opening perform ance of Porgy and All seats ofthe Palace of Culture were filled for the Negro companys first performance in Russia of the American folk opera by George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward The production already has been acclaimed throughout Western Europe Ambassador Charles Bohlen and his wife came up from Moscow for the opening which included such unusual aspects as the American and Soviet flags draped above the stage and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner and the Soviet anthem Programs failed to arrive in time from Moscow but most spec tators managed to follow the plot The musical score was described by many as AFTER ACCIDENT YubaCity Situation Improved 41 Perish 19 Missing Soldier Disappears in East Germany BERLIN American Air Force sergeant from Paris who visited Berlin over Christmas has disappeared in the Soviet sector of Berlin after an automobile accident officials disclosed Tuesday The Army said M Sgt Mike Kliman Brooklyn N was involved n a crash Monday night and was last seen being taken from a hospital Probe Death of Two in Greenhouse AMES mysterious death of a young airman and an Ame greenhouse operator were untie intensive investigation here Tues day The airman Ronald Abbott 25 Ames was found dead Christmas Sve in the greenhouse operated y Lester Erickson 51 Ames Po ice said Erickson was in another poom at the greenhouse when Ab botts body wasfound by his fa her Red Abbott At Nevada County Attorney Don kelson said Erickson was found cad or dying on the floor Tues ay morning when Sheriff Ivan halley and his deputy svent to he greenhouse to question Erick on further regarding Abbotts ieath An autopsy was performed Mon lay in an effort to determine the ause of Abbotts death but results iad not been made known up to afternoon An autopsy vas in progress in an effort to de ermine the cause of Ericksons eath The county attorney said Sheriff halley reported he and his deputy ound the greenhouse locked when hey arrived Tuesday morning hey said they peered through a rack and could see Erickson tretched out on the floor They aid there were indications he was ilive at that moment A doctor vas summoned and entrance was orced Communist police Preliminary inquiry failed to lo cate Klimans whereabouts A re SAN FRANCISCO MWThe flood danger area in California Tuesday shifted to the San Joaquin River delta region near the inland port of Stockton 70 miles east of San Francisco as the toll in the Cali forniaand Oregon floods reached 41 Nineteen others were pre sumed dead Conditions were reported critical in the sparsely populated lowly ing delta region Two Empire Tract and Venice were ndated Army engineers at Sacramento aid the del t a area came trough Monday night as far as hey knew but theyre going to e against it again An Army spokesman saidthere vere danger spots all through the He added that the high tide vould be higher than Mondays uest is being sent to the Russians to look into the case Kliman on duty at Orly Field in Paris visited his Berlinborn wife over the holidays and drov with her to visit friends in Eas Berlin vin his American car The East German governmen news agency ADN said Klima was drove through stop sign and caused a collisio witjj an East German car An American investigation showed the Army said that sev ral people riding with KJiman vere given first aid at an East Berlin hospital and were then re eased An Army spokesman said East Berlin Communist police told Kli man he could recover his car by ccompanying them to the police eadquarters He has not been een since the official added East Berlin Communists have een assailing personnel of the Vestern armed forces since two J S soldiers were involved in a rawl several weeks ago Though le Russians turned the men back o the Americans the East Ger nans demanded that in future Western soldiers face trial y an East German court Marshalltown Man Perishes in Fire MARSHALLTOWN UP William erkins 75 was dead on arrival t a hospital with burns suffered vhen fire badly damaged his house railer Monday night Fire Chief Richard Ellis said Perkins may have been trying to tart a fire in the coal stove with eroscne when the kerosene ex ploded SAMS DATf 154679 A SLIGHTLY USED sedan twisted and battered lies in the Crux after being 300 foot by raging flood waters from the San Lorenzo Biver The wrockprl heart of tho city as The Yuba City flood situation meanwhile eased with the Feather Riyer dropping Fair Weather And the Weather Bureau pre dicted fair the first time since Dec 15 California had 29 idead least 19 others presumed dead Oregon had 12 dead including a family of 5 killed by a mudslide at the coastal town of Remote and 3 missing At Yuba City a peach growing community about iOO miles north east of San Francisco the Feather River sent water about a nto the southern portion of the ity Tuesday Some residents were driv n from Yuba City last week and one had returned Crest of the Feather River ar ived earlier than expected Tues ay but was not as severe as an cipatcd Construction companies mean while toiled to repair a halfmile ong break in the Feather River cvcc and a weakened portion in ie levee five miles north of Yuba ity Other flooding was feared in the ich delta area just east of San rancisco Bay where record flood aters from the mighty Sacra nento and San Joaquin Rivers are acing to the sea 41 Dead There were at least 41 dead be ause of high water 29 in Califor ia and 12 in Oregon In addition t least 19 more were presumed ead in California Three were lissing in Oregon Damage was estimated conserv atively at 150 million dollars Ellsworth Bunker national Red ross president predicted between 000 and families would look o his organization for long time id He said he had assigned 115 ained disaster staff men to the ood district The delta area where the Saa oaquin and Sacramento Rivers oin cast of San Francisco Bay nd Yuba City were the remaining anger spots The intensivelyf armed delta aced with small streams is the ast stretch before flood waters our into the bay and on to the acific Ocean So strongly have he floods been running that the was brown Monday hree islands were flooded in the clta Monday levees were sand agged to save others Val Peterson federal Civil De cnse administrator and high rmy officials set out on a twoday utr three northern California rcas ravaged by floods 1 intenti to go out and get my ct Peterson told Gov night Monday at a conference ailed to discuss federal aid The party using an Air Force plane will fly up the atersoaked Sacramento Valley ir an onthespot survey of Marys ille which escaped heavy dam ge and its neighbor Yuba City hich was flooded Continuing to ureka the group plans a helicop r tour of the HumboldtDel Nortc rea   

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