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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Ike Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE THAT MAKES ALL NO R T H IOWANS N I i 0 H O R S HOME EDITION VOL LXI United Full Sevtn Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 11 This Paper Conslita oi Two One No Loss to Winds Counted Sioux City Bears Brunt FBOHT OUR WIRE SERVICES Hurricane force winds reach ing gusts of 106 miles per hour at Sioux City shrieked across Iowa Thursday night causing consider able damage in some areas One woman Fanny Rice 66 Des Moines was critically burned when fire starting when a large tree fell across a power line bad ly damaged her home The heavy winds were accom panied by thundershowers which left rainfall ranging from 95 of an inch to just a trace Heavy Toll The storms took a heavy toll of plate windows as they moved from west to east across the state There also were re ports of many telephone and power lines down and large limbs twisted from trees At Waverly the violent wind slammed a double garage against the side of a house occupied by Highway Patrolman Stanley Kuch tearing a hole 15 by 20 feet in the side of the house The Kuch family including three chil dren sleeping upstairs escaped In northwest Iowa near Linn Grove the storm wrecked a ma chine shed moved a hog house and a large grain bin twisted a cattle shed and uprooted trees on the Leonard Anderson farm Anderson was enroute home in his car during the storm and was met by a water tank rolling down the road He escaped injury and his car was not damaged Blown Over Outbuildings also were dam aged on the Melvin Nelson and Bob Anderson farms near Linn Grove In that small Buena Vista County town the electricity was knocked out for two hours Some instruments were blown Two British Soldiers Hung in Reprisal Cypriots Say NICOSIA Cyprus distributed anonymously in Nico sia Friday said two British soldiers had been hanged in re prisal for Britains execution of wo Greek Cypriot rebels The leaflets bore the typed sig tion of Cypriot fighters move ment fighting for union of Cyprus with Greece They said Cpls Gordon HiU and Ronnie Shilton were hanged Thursday but did not say where or at what hour nature of Dighenis leader of the Hiil has been missing from his underground national organizaunit since last November EOKA had previously claimed him prisoner Shilton has missing siince last month There have been no previous claims by EOKA about him The leaflets were thrown about the streets of Nicosia by small boys at noon During the afternoon a soldier AP Wirephoto EXECUTED Verne Braasch 30 Reinbeck Iowa left and Melvin Sullivan 25 Kansas City pose at the Utah State Prison Friday a few hours before they were shot to death by a firing squad No photos of the execu tion were permitted lowan Friend Die Before Firing Squad at Utah State Prison over at iffie Weather Bureau and in the down town area a plate glass window in a store was smashed and some limbs Were torn from trees De spite the heavy winds of up to 106 miles per hour however most of the damage in Sioux City was minor The Northwestern Bell Tele phone Co in Des Moines said an estimated 800 telephones were out of order at the peak of the storm in the Sioux City area Service was being restored as rapidly as possible Friday Numerous other telephone wires were blown down in other parts of the state but the company said damage in most places was rela tively minor Hard Rain The Weather Bureau said the heaviest rainfall reported was 95 of an inch at Storm Lake Sioux City had 76 Conrad in southern Grundy County 77 Estherville 65 Des Moines 41 Jewell 46 Cedar Rapids and Zearing 34 Spencer 44 Fort Dodge 16 Win terset 63 and Brooklyn 32 There was only a trace at Lamoni Bur lington and Ottumwa Mason City had 06 At Davenport firemen rescued a couple from the second floor of their home here late Thursday after lightning set a blaze that caused between and 000 damage L M Rishell said he and his wife were asleep when the bolt hit the roof They tried to get out through a bedroom door but were forced back by smoke and fire Rishell said Mrs Rishell suffered a cut hand when she smashed out a window POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN Utah o 1 u n t e e r firing squads executed two Midwest ern men at dawn Friday for a murder they committed more than six years ago The riflemen fired at a m A doctor pronounced Verne Alfred Braasch and Mel vin LeRoy Sullivan dead one minute later Braasch 30 Reinbeck Iowa and Sullivan 25 Kansas City were convictedof the Oct 22 1949 slaying of a Bgayer Legal action delayed three previously scheduled e x e c u tions The execution took place at the Utah State Prison located in a rural area 20 miles south of Salt Lake City Shaking hands betrayed the taut nerves of the two killers as they were strapped side by side in execution chairs in the prison compound A shot of morphine administered by a doctor quieted A black hood was placed over the head of each and black heart shaped targets pinned over their hearts Deputy Sheriff Charles Wells from Iron County where the pair was convicted read the death He then asked the condemned men if they had anything to say They both said Wells waved his hat as a sig nal and 10 in each exe cution in uni son Four bullets drilled into the targets pinned to each of the killers One rifle in each squad contained a blank no one knew which Braaschs body lurched for ward as far as the strap would allow and then it was stilled Sullivan uttered a sharp cry and slumped in his seat Only a few hours before their execution the two condemned men issued a statement saying May our tragic lives and end ing serve as a warning to young and This was the first double exe cution in Utah since two In dians were hanged in 1858 Braasch and Sullivan were the 41st and 42nd persons executed in this state where a con demned man has a choice of shooting or hanging Sullivans mother Mrs Grace Agnew Kansas City claimed her sons body after the execu tion No one claimed Braaschs body and it was turned over to Catholic charities which will take the body to Reinbeck for burial Embassy Clerk Vanishes From Home in Washington About The Weather so she and her husband reach fire ladders could 22 Rebels Slain in Algeria Fight ALGIERS Algeria W French Foreign Legionnaires swooped down Friday on a rebel unit burn ing French farms in western Al geria and killed 22 of them in a bloody running battle Dispatches said the legion naires supported by colonial in fantry hit the Algerian national ists after three farms were put to the torch in raids southwest of Cran French troop reinforcements were pouring into the Oran trict as rebels stepped up their terror fire raids against isolated French settlements Officials dis tributed arms to French farmers to enable them to defend their families who are sticking to the land in the face of mounting reb el terrorism FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Washington Daily News said Friday that Vladimir Mikheev the Soviet embassy clerk who tried to get secret information from governmentworkers has vanished from his home The State Department has been checking Mikheevs actions to determine whether he should be sent back to Russia Rep Francis E Walter whose House Committee on UnAmerican Activi ties has been Investigating the Mikheev case late Thursday de manded that the department ex pel the Russian Walter said it had not been de termined yet whether Mikheev actually committed espionage But he said he definitely violated his diplomatic immunity by seek ing strategic information from two Hatkin a suspended Air Force employe and Richard S Cutter an armed forces medical librarian Both men spurned Mikheevs attempts and reported him to authorities The News said Mikheev packed his wife his small son several suitcases and oundles of clothing and other belongings into a dark blue sedan in front of his home Thursday night and drove off A Russian air force attache in plain clothes followed in another car Just before Mikheev drove off Don MacLean of the Daily News asked him if he were leaving the country or just moving some whtire else in the city No Im not going he replied Hike in Money Bill OrCd WASHINGTON W The House Appropriations Committee recom mended Friday that Congress boost by more than one billion dollars the budget of the Agricul ture Department as compared with this year Most of this amount would go to make up losses on price sup port programs The committee sent to the House for consideration early next week a bill to provide in new money to fi nance farm programs in the bookkeeping year which starts July In a formal report accompany ing the bill the committee com plained of trying times for American agriculture and com mented that for three consecutive years prior to this year President Eisenhower had urged what it termed drastic cuts in depart ment funds In all three years the commit tee added Congress restored most of the funds cut from the departments budget by Eisen hower In the new bill it cut his requests slightly The committee recommended numerous switches in allotments for yafioUs department aptiyiUes For the Soil Conservation Serv ice the committee recommend ed a budget increase of for the school lunch program 100 million dol lars a boost for re search a cut of for the Extension Serv ice a cut for the Marketing Service 000 an increase of Jets Collide Airmen Saved HUBBARD W Two F86D allweather jet planes col lided above Hubbard Fri day but both pilots parachuted safely and were uninjured The public information officer at the Sioux City Air Force Base said the two pilots were 1st Lt Francis P Bennett and 2nd Lt Kenneth W Gero attached to the 13th Fighter Squadron They were on a routine training flight The crash occurred at One plane fell two miles west of Hubbard 10 miles west Ike Gets Checkup qt Walter Reed WASHINGTON Iff President Eisenhower slimmed down to 168 pounds is in Walter Reed Army Hospital for an annual checkup and a new study of con dition A rjeport on the tain to have political significance because of his reelection will be made public by the White House Saturday afternoon shortly it held I shot down a running civilian in s been Nicosias Central Metaxas Square Eyewitnesses said the victim apparently it may have been distributing the leaf lots One witness suld he had been killed EOKAs claim was the first sign of nny reprisal against Britains milling Thursday of the two Cy iriol Michael kimiolls and Andreas Dernetriou The pair were convicted of mur der and attempted murder re spectively They were the first Greek Cypriots executed in the IBmonthold campaign of vio lence islarulers of Greek descent are waging for union of Cyprus with Greece EOKAs bronclside said Hill and Shilton were hanged as u necessary reprisal for these judicial Addressed To British the EOKA leaflets said the under SENATOR CHAVEZ after the President leaves tho hospital He entered late Thursday for an overnight rest The scries of examinations began Friday morn ing He is occupying the three roomandbath Presidential Suite Ask Showdown in Defense Weapons WASHINGTON UP Sen Chavez DNM said Friday he will insist on decisive tests to show whether Nike guided missiles n mainstay in antiaircraft defenses are as potent as the Army contends Chave heads a Senate Appropriations subcommittee conducting ublic hearings on the armed orces multibilliondolhir budget or the coming year This biggest money bill of the ear passed the House Thursday Armed Might Still Great WASHINGTON Nathan F Twining Air Force chief o staff testified Friday he cohsid ers U S armed might is still so great no nation would dare at tack us this Sen Saltonstall ques tioning Twining at a public hear ing before a Senate Appropria tions Subcommittee asked him Will the Air Force that we now the money that is now provided for the next fis cal an Air Force to gether with our Navy and Army that will be a sufficient deterrent so that no nation would dare at tack us Before replying Twining paused thoughtfully and called i a very difficult question To this Saltonstall retorted that h had hoped the answer would be Twining said FARMER KILLED OWATONNA Minn UP A 60yearold rural Claremont man died in Owalonna City Hospita Friday of chest injuries suffere in a tractor accident Thursday Thevictim was William Dunker I feel that fo Force will add B52 long range that th some 80 bombers mor to it atomic knockout punch in th coming year Quarles said he is far mor worried about a shortage o skilled personnel to keep th planes flying then he is abou the number of planes available Mason City Fair and cooler Fri day night low 4044 Saturday increasing cloudiness and warm high in upper 70s owa through Sat urday Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely south late Saturday Mild Saturday Cooler Friday night Low 40s north west 50s southeast iveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Friday night through Wednesday with frequent but mostly minor daily changes Normal high tempera tures 69 north to 72 in the south Normal lows from 4550 The average precipitation will range from about onehalf inch north west to one inch southeast from showers occurring mostly about Sunday and Wednesday Minnesota Continued mild GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 64 Minimum Thursday night 51 At 8 Friday 64 Precipitation 06 inch YEAR AGO of Sioux City Wreckage of the other plane had not been re ported sighted two hours later Several p e r s o n st including ground observers attached to the Omaha Filter Center reported the Emory Foreshoe farmer liv ing between Dakota City and Hubbard said he saw the two vapor trails infcrsect high in HEADS COMMITTEE FORT DODGE MVMax Swiren Chicago attorney was electc chairman of the executive com mittee of the Minneapolis and S Louis Railway at a meeting o the directors here Thursday 3770 vole sent to the Senate a defense budget containing exactly what Presi dent Eisenhower recommendet or procurement of new airplanes Led Fight Rep Flood DPa led a figli o add a billion dollars to the fig ure but lost by a resounding voice vote Chairman McMahon DTex of he subcommittee that handled he bill said it would give the Air orce 18 billion dollars for spend ng counting balances from earli r appropriations Rep Scrivner RKan cau ioned against putting all military ippes in the longrange B52 bom which Flood intended the extra funds Scrivner said the Air Force already is working on a bigger and better longrange somber Closed Hearing Sen Chavez said he will call a closed hearing perhaps late next week to explore with top Air Force and Army officials the Talos guided missile de veloped by the Navy is a more potent weapon than the Nike as the Air Force believes Sen Stennis DMiss demand ed a showdown test Thursday after Secretary of the Army Brucker had described the Nike as powerful enough to knock down any Russian bomber we have heard Chavez said he has heard the Talos has a longer range re quires less manpower to fire it and is cheaper He said he will tell the Army and Air Force he wants a competitive test of the ground fighters would answer hanging with hanging torture with They added Supported by over Greeks of Cyprus we shall fight clay and night Cor the application to Cyprus of the right of self The pamphlet added that the two British corporals were bur ied in secrecy and are not being returned to their people follow ing the example occupa tion forces toward the murdered Greek Knraolis and Dcmetriou were buried behind the walls of Nicosia Central Prison where they wore hanged A Greek orthodox priest rcud n funeral service over their bodies but was not present at the burial Nicosia remained for the second day since the hanging but spontaneous strike gripped the capital of the British island col ony in the east Mediterranean The shutdown was nearly com AP Wlrephoto DOG Actress Susan Hay ward left argues with a flight attendant at London Airport Friday after she wns forced to leave behind her pet Yorkshire terrier before flying lo Paris Miss Hayward who Thursday won tho top act ing award at the world film fes tival at Cannes allegedly car ried the pet under a fur as walked to the plane plelo among places operated by Cypriots of Greek descent News papers failed to publish factories were idle nnd Greekowned stores cafes and shuttered restaurants rcmaincc Jim Hutzell 73 Killed by Tractor Jim Hutzeli 73 1331 Virginia 73 was killed about Friday when he was pinned under an overturned tractor on a farm north of Mason City Hutzcll was returning from the field when the tractor hit a bale of wire and overturned accord ing to C R Servison acting coroner 3 Youths Granted Parole One of the three Clear youths who wrecked a school near Clear Lnkc and a nearby farm wns given a suspended sen tence of one year in the Slnta Training School for Boys at EI clora Thursday by District Willinm P Butler The other two were paroled to County Probation officer Volney Hanson Judge Butler suspended the EUlora sentence and paroled the boy to Hansen Larry Spilman 15 will report to Hanson once a week in lieu of spending a year at the Eldora training school The other two Donald Lenning 16 and Michael K Davis now 17 will report to the Rev George Strum pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake Mass of Wreckage The youths admitted leaving Eden School south of Clear Laka a mass of wreckage March 31 They also did several hundred dollars of damage to the nearby John Kowalsky farm The boys could give no for thoir actions when Cerro Gor do County sheriffs deputies ar rested them the following Mon day The school was closed for the year but most of the equipment had been left in it At the school the youths ripped down partitions tore books and records smashed a phonograph the plumbing A retired farmer been working at two missiles able within a reason Hulzell had the Walter Koehler farm two miles east of Highway 65 on the Freeman Road where the accident oc curred Surviving are his wife and a number of sons and daughters Funeral arrangements are in complete The Colonial Funeral Home is in charge Trumcms Sail for European Vacation NEW YORK flVFormer Presi dent Harry S Truman find his wife sailed from here Friday for a tour of Europe They will be gone for seven weeks the air and a puff of smoke at the point of Sits for 3rd Day in Office of Bennett DES MOINES W The Rev Sam Morris ousted insurance company sitting for his third day Friday in the outer office of State Insurance Commissioner 0 P Bennett He has said he will sit there until the commissioner takes action in Morris controversy with officials of the Preferred Mutual Insurance been president but was fired Monday Bisk Co He had of the company from the office Maximum Minimum 72 41 Walker Convicted in Beauty Queen Attack SANTA ANA Calif jury Thursday night convicted Jack James Walker 25 of twice kid naping and attacking Miss ifornia of last years Miss Uni verse Pageant now Donna Schnurr Brett 19 furnace and all the windows Car Darruged Damage at the Kowalsky farm south of Clear Lake State Park included broken windows and lights car and tractor damaged batteries stolen from both cars later a dog badly beaten windows and furniture damaged in the house and pic tures smashed with a sledgeham mer The Kowalskys were on vaca tion at the time of the vandalism He did not press charges against the youths The boys reportedly have made full resti tution for the damage Total damage was estimated at several hundred dollars Three Die in Crash of British Bomber SHOREHAM England W A Vickers Valiant jet Britains new Hbomb carrier crashed near here Friday Three of its four crew members were reported missing and believed dead Police said the copilot parachuted and was taken to a hospital Six persons on the ground were slightly injured by flying debris BOND ISSUE OKD LOHRVILLE ffl A bond issue to finance additions to the Lohrville Community School was approved by voters Thursday 404 to 229 AP Wlrephoto TITO CLOSELY motorcyclists ride close herd on the open state car carrying Yugoslavias Marshal Tito and French President Rene Coty through streets of Paris Friday Tito and Coty ride in the rear of the car behind bulletproof glass windows SAME IrmMM to M V t   

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