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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL N O R T H I O W A N S NEIGHBORS VOL LXII Associated PreM and United Full LeaM Wire Seven Cents a Copy YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT BAD He Has Bum Luck by the Truck Load MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 20 1956 This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection No W DENVER WYoure a truck driver by profes sion married and the father of five childrenthree girfs and two boys Fires have burned you out of your home three times in a 17month period and not one was cov ered by insurance Youve spent 31 months of the past five years in hospitals Youve had 13 operalionslhe most re cent ironically on Friday Jan 13 Your left foot is paralyzed A nerve was pinched in one of three auto accidents in which youve been battered You have nojob You walk pamtully and with crutches Money is running low What do you do AII uOUPray George C Thomas He knows All this happened to him And the ordeal still is not over Thomas first hint of what was to come was in 1950 when he awakened in the night ill and called his wife He was bleeding from stomach ulcers After recovering from emergency surgery in the fgllowing years he has Again had a ruptured ulcer slipped six discs in his spine when a stairway collapsed had a bone graft operation to repair the spine damage suf fered severe burns on his left arm when he ignited fuelsoaked papers in an incinerator dislocated his neck twice in auto accidents broken a bone in his knee in a falland in still a third auto mishap suf lered a fractured hip two fractures of the knee broken ribs and a splintered shin bone Thomas a Navy veteran complains only of the pinched nerve in his left foot The doctors say it will be three or four months at the earliest before Thomas can return to work Killer Is Hunted in Midwest Irvin Escapes Indiana Jail PRINCETON Ind Friday stood guard with sawedof shotguns and tommyguns over tht officials and witnesses who helpec convict an escaped Chinese execu tion killer of six persons The condemned killer Leslie Ir vin slipped out of an escape proof county jail here Thursday Police said he probably is armec and wont hesitate to kill again since he has a date with the elec trie chair if he is captured The manhunt for Irvin spread across the Midwest with specia emphasis on Indiana Illinois anc Kentucky Indiana and Kentucky are the scenes of his crimes called Chinese executions because he forced his victims to kneel before sending a bullet through the back of their heads Illinois Cities Police had no positive leads on Irvins re ports streamed in that he had been seen in the Illinois cities of Wat seka Olney and Mount Vernon The escaped terrified citiiens of nearby Evansville home of two schoolboy members of the junior sheriffs patrol who had linked Irvins car to the murder of three KentuckJans and led to his capture Frightened Evansville citizens bought practically every available gun in town Store owners had to set up waiting lists and there were angry complaints at a state law requiring fingerprints and a one day waiting period for gun pur chases Roadblocks surrounded Evans ville and Princeton but the man hunt appeared to be centering in Illinois Liquor Store Irvins killing spree began in December 1954 when he murdered an Evansville filling station attend ant W Wesley Kerr and a woman who operated a liquor store there He was sentenced to die last month for the Kerr slaying He was accused of killing Mount Vernon farm wife on March 21 Seven days later it was charged he went into Kentucky and killed a prominent Henderson area farmer his son and daughter inlaw The motive for all six murders was robbery But Irvins money totaled only blood Despite hopes they had picked up Irvins trail police admitted they had not yet solved the mys tery of his escape in a snowstorm They knew he had to have out side aid since someone had un locked his jail cell door and two other doors while the sheriff and his family slept nearby Ship Crashes Into the Texas Tower BOSTON ship crashed into the Texas Tower radar island 100 miles off Cape Cod Friday suf fering serious damage but the tal tripod structure was unscathed There were BO casualties The ship was the Military Sea Transport Services Sagitta which had gone out to the tower with fresh water and other supplies She Is a 269foot vessel While servicing the tower her side crashed the struc ture tearing a hole in tanks in the Sagittas No 2 hold admitting an inrush of water which quickly caused such a severe list that members of her crew stood by life boats This precaution proved un necessary as pumps took control el the wnter and the Sagitta pro ceeded for Boston under her own power Wlrephoto Bonomi Friday was taken to the Massa chusetts state prison after being convicted of first degree murder in the slaying of his wife Mil dred last year Bonomi a con tractor was accused of hiding his wifes body under several tons of rock at a construction site Welcome Snow Covers Much of East U S By The Associated Press The seasons heaviest snow storm n the Eastern half of the nation draping a welcome blanket of white across the parched farm amis of Ihe Soulhern Plains and Midwest Friday moved inlo the Atlantic Coast Snowfell from the lower Great Lakes region eastward to the mid AUantic states southward as far as Vest Virginia and Maryland Four inches were reported at Baltimore and three inches at Phil adelphia The storm headed into New York and the New England egion 10 Inches Snow measured up to 10 inches n some areas hit by the midJan lary storm Thursday The storm center weakening as itmoved rom the Gulf northeastward along he western slopes of the Appala chians dumped snow over most Df the Ohio Valley and the MidAt anlic stales There was rain sleet ir freezing rain in the Carolinas ind Virginia Traffic was disrupted in many Hies and driving conditions were lazardous on the snowslickened ughways But to farmers in areas where here has been litlle precipitation his winter Ihe snow was hailed as vclcome relief lo dry farm lands n Texas a stale official described he snow as worth millions and millions lo farmers suffering rom winler drought Four Deaths In SI Louis where there had not eer measurable precipitation in 7 days thelongest drought in the reas history snow measured more than 2 inches Four deaths vere attributed to the storm in Tissouri In nearby southern Illinois vhere lands also were in need of noislurc the fall was to a depth f eight inches in some places The heaviest snowfall in several 10 Cin cinnati Thursday Some schools closed the city airport was shut down and traffic was snarled Seven inches of snow fell in sec lions of Pennsylvania 4th Year in Office for Ike DinnersSet in Nation WASHINGTON Wl Presides Eisenhower started his fourth year in office Friday still facing the big decision on whether to seek re election He addresses Salute to Eisen bower dinners Friday night in his first appearance before a Re publican Party group since Sep tember His remarks to be piped by closed circuit television to an estimated persons at fund raising dinners in 53 cities are not expected to shed any definite light on whether he will run again The Republican National Com mittee forecast a lurnout of here to hear talks by Eisenhower Cabinet members and others 52V2 Million SAME Blurk UK I dtitki in 21 hnurnl Sen Goldwater of Arizona who heads the GOP Senatorial Cam paign Committee said he think national Republican will net about 2ft million dollars from the dinners ranging up to State and local or ganzialions would get the same amount Sen Knowland of California is isted as the speaker for a dinner at Palm Beach Fla Vice Presi dent Nixon will speak in Chicago Secretary of Defense Wilson in Los Angeles Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey in New York Secretary of Agriculture Benson in Houston and Poslmaster General Summerfield in Portland Ore Chief Factor Eisenhowers second term deci iion he promised Thursday will e announced as soon as it is firmly fixed in my He in dicated at his news conference thai Ihe chief factor is the degree of recovery he makes from a Sept 24 heart allack It would be the 65year old President said to pretend that my health can be wholly re stored to the excellent state in which the doctors believed it to be in Expect at Dinner in Des Moines DES Re publican officials are in high spirits over the advance sale for Friday nights fund raising dinner In their original planning GOP finance leaders set their sights on serving persons This most of them figured was sizing the affair up most optimistically Twentyfour hours ahead of the dinner Caterer Phillip Dorff was asked to increase the order to box dinners with the possi bility of adding another halfa thousand by serving lime Dorff estimated that by the time the last porkchop bone was slicked off the GOP faithful would con sume pounds of pork The chops were cut halfapound per person from the center of the loin The bone remained with the chop in the dinner box purposely Par ty planners figured the bone would permit easier handling of the chop by the diners In addition to the pork some 400 fish dinners were readied Those folks who dont care for pork or are unable to eat meat on Friday will find four shrimp and two fish sticks as the main course in their dinner boxes SERVICES FOR UNKNOWN Friday carry the flagdraped casket of an unknown American serviceman aboard the light cruiser Manchester at Yoko suka Naval Base Japan It was the first of 852 unidentified AP Wirephoto Korean War dead to be placed aboard ship for the trip to Honolulu and reburial in the Punchbowl National Ceme tery The pallbearers included men from all four military services 2 Young Jail Escapees Held in Illinois ROCKFORD III UP Two members of a teenaged Illinois gang escaped from an Iowa lail early Thursday were caplurec here Friday Robert Wright 16 Rockford and David Jenkins 18 of nearby Forreston were arrested al Wrighls home a few minutes after they showed up They told polic they had been hiding out in city for nearly a day after fleeing Manchester Iowa authorities The two had locked seven other prisoners in their cells and then broke out through the roof of the ail They stole a countyowned car drove to Rockford and put Ilinois license plates on it Authorities said the two would be returned to Manchester where hey had been scheduled for ar Friday on charges of ireaking inlo a filling slation at 2arlville in part of a crime spree vhich was climaxed by the killing f an Iowa policeman A companion Warren Nutter 8 Freeport pleaded innocent t Independence Thursday to a harge of killing the officer Har kl Pierce 52 Pierce had picked up the three oys and two girls with Ihcm on suspicion of drunken driving and had laken Ihcm lo Ihe Buchanan Counly sheriffs office for question ing when he was shot Counly Alty William Klolzbach said he has made arrangemenls for the two girls Joan Saur Rock ford and Betty Sweikel Freeport both 16 to be transferred to Winne Arms for the Middle East Debated in Three Countries By Tht Associated Press Arms for the Middle East be came a matter of concern in three countries Friday in the wake of the U N Security Councils censure of the Israeli attack on Syrian out posts last month In London the Foreign Office confirmed Israeli Ambassador Eli aim Elaths statement that he had Daughter Born to Couple High Over the Pacific SAN FRANCISCO Ml A Pan American Air Lines Clipper turned ack from a flight to Honolulu Friday after a passenger gave birth to a daughter two months premature The Clipper with 55 passengers vas about 200 miles out over the Pacific when Purser Sue M Sar ent rapped on PilotCapt Henry Kristoffersons cabin door and announced One of the passengers s going to have a With the aid of another er Mrs Robert Henderson Nashivlle gave birth in an made an urgent plea Thursday for weapons for defensive and deter rent purposes to Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd But a ministry spokesman said it was not true that El a th told Lloyd as the ambassador reported that the Big Western Powers are evading their obligation to treat Israel on an equal footing with the Arab states If he had done so the spokesman said his accusation would have been repudiatec strongly The spokesman also said Elath was wrong to disclose any of his confidential interview with the bago juvenile court Kristofferson returned o San Francisco where the plane was met by a physician who said both mother and baby appeared to be in fine condition Her husband a Marine sergeant said he was of no help at The Clipper minus the Hender sons left again for Honolulu Intestinal Flu Still Making Rounds at SUI IOWA CITY of owa students were still coming down with intestinal flu Friday Barbara Behrens head counsel or at the Commons Womens Dor mitory said 62 of the 156 girls at he dorm had become ill since Monday Martha Van Nostrand housemother at the Hillcrest Mens lorm where the epidemic first broke out Jan 3 said about 300 oul of the 679 resident population of the dorm have had the flu since that time GOOD ADVERTISING McALESTER Okla tors of the National Bank of Mc Alester feel their new colleague is a natural They named to board membership Paul T Million Jr foreign secretary had been told so and has expressed regret A government informant in Ot tawa said an export permit for worth of ammunition for Israel has been granted but has not yet been shipped An officia said the amount was peanuts and could be shot up by the Can adian army m a tice j Prime Minister Louis St Laur ent has called for a report on a export permits for military equip ment This was as the result of dis closure that the Canadian govern ment approved an Egyptian order for 15 training planes the first of which were shipped last week end A Tel Aviv newspaper said Syria has contracted for 10 tanks and other weapons from Communisl Czechoslovakia In Washington the State Department must make a decision on an Israeli request for American arms made late last year Consid eration of this request was SUST pended while the Security Council debated the Syrian charges againsl Israel An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman in Jerusalem protested the Security Councils unanimous adoption of a resolution condemn ing Israel for the Dec 11 attack on Syrian positions on the Sea of Gal ilee He said the councils vote dis regarded the unceasing campaign of assault and siege against Is The tensioninPalestine the spokesman claimed is the respon sibility of Israels Arab neighbors who he said are ignoring their U N charter obligations in conduct ing uninterrupted attacks on the life and property of Israeli citizens and in encroachments on the slates sovereign Woman Succumbs to Car Injuries ATLANTIC Mrs George Kir cher 62 Olivia died Fritlaj morning at an Atlantic hospital o injuries received Tuesday in a two car accident Three other persons were in jured including her husband 67 who was reported in good condition Friday Harold Krausc Rockwel City and his companion Irva Ol son 18 Fonda were released from Ihe hospital Wednesday Mr and Mrs Kircher were on Iheir way lo a funeral in Missour al the time of the accident south of Brayton on Highway 71 Davis to Answer Charges Mining Probe Is Continued WASHINGTON top Interior Department official gets his chance next week to answer on the record Democratic charges that he department gave away valu able Oregon timber lands under the guise of mining patents The HouseSenate inquiry into department handling of Ihe pat mis oblained by Al Sarena Mines nc in the Rogue River National Forest was in recess Friday But Sen Neuberger acting chairman announced that Clar nce A Davis undersecretary of he interior would be a witness vhen Ihe hearing resumes next Thursday U was Davis then department solicitor who issued instruclions in 1953 for the taking of new assay samples trom tne 15 disputes rena claims in order to settle the companys appeal from the Bureau of Land Managements denial of he patents Davis approved the patenls after the new assay was made Decision Criticized Democrats have criticized the de cision and the instructions which called for the samples to be taken by the Bureau of Mines and sent to an assay firm mutually accept able to the bureau and the Sarena firm When a mining claim is patented the holder gets title to the timber which stands oh the land Sen Scolt DNC maintains the timber was the real objective of the Sarena company all along He says the Firm has cut a lot of Umber but has done little mining Republicans deny the give away charge which they say Democratic fishing for an issue to use in the say the department had no al ternative under mining laws but to grant the patents if the com pany showed the land contained enough minerals for profitable mining operations a Ton The committee recessed Thurs lay after hearing George B Hol ierer a staff engineer testify hat in his opinion Ihe Sarena properties could not be oper aled profilably with values less han per Assay resulls from 142 samples aken from the claims al varying imes he said ranged from ton to zero The property certainly could not be operated now at a profit nor do I believe that it could ever have been operated at a profit even in Ihe days when abor was said to be per hifl which it has not been for many he declared Holderer who formerly worked or Ihe War Production Board and he Defense Minerals Produclion Ldministmtion said he has been connected with almost every ihase of mining over a period of 0 rAll About The Weather MANCHESTER ESCAPE SCENEThia photo shows the Delaware Co u n tysheriffs residence right and iai left from which David Jenkins and Robert WriKht escaped Ihursciay The arrow points to the hole in the roof which the cut to make their escape Earl Hall Recovering Satisfactorily From Surgery at Rochester W Earl Hall GlobeGazctle managing editor is making satis factory progress in recovering from surgery which he underwent at the Melhoclisl Hospital at Rochester Minn His many friends here have manifested concern over his progress lie is in Room 358 of he Methodist Hospital Ihcre rtason City Clearing and cold Friday night low 1015 below Increasing cloudiness and cold Saturday high 58 above owa Generally cloudy Friday night with occasional light snow or snow flurries mostly north portion Cloudy with light snow Saturday Warmer southwest and central Friday night colder west Saturday Low Friday night 5 below to 10 above FiveDay owa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average 4 to 6 degrees below normal Normal highs 25 north to 34 south Normal lows 6 north to 14 south Ralher fre quent but mostly minor daily temperature changes Precipita tion will total onetenth to one fourth of an inch in frequent pe riod of light snow or snow flur ries through the first of next week Minnesota Very cold Globe Gazelle wcalher dala up o 8 Maximum Minimum At 8 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 13 SNOW   

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