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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE i THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH N I I G H I 0 It VOL LXM N HOME EDITION Auoctited Prew United Full Seven CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 8 1954 I This Consists of Four Band Festival Set T Ike Stricken by Stomach Ailment y Huge Loss in Niagara Landslide Power Station Is Wrecked NIAGARA FALLS N Y The most destructive rockfall in the recorded history of the spec tacular Niagara Gorge took one mans life late Thursday and left the huge Schoellkopf hydroelectric station in tumbleddown ruins More than 40 other employes of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp scrambled along the precipitous bank to safety as two of the sta tions three sections roared into the rapids behind them Some kilowatts of power capacity was viped out Charles J Wick administrative vice president in charge of the companys Western division said his only estimate of the loss could be that it was far in excess of 50 million Original cost of the two completely wrecked sections when they were built more than 30 years ago was 36 million dollars No Estimate There was no estimate of the size of the rockfall but the bite from the wall of the gorge was more than 500 feet wide and the weight of the rubble probably ran well into the thousands of tons Richard A Draper 39 of near by Lewiston a machinist was swept away in the cascading rem nants of powerhouse walls His body was covered not immediately re Draper and the others had been working feverishly sandbagging a leak at the base of the station half a mile downstream from the American Falls where a giant rockfall destroyed Prospect Point July 23 1954 The seepage had been discovered only a few hours earlier Walls Cracked The staccato reports of crack ing walls warned the men that the end of the building was near All I know is that the walls and ceiling started to come down and I ran like said Chris Nelson 25 one of the crew I didnt stop for anything I was really The station largest hydro plant in the Niagara Mohawk system was hit by three earthshaking slides which followed each other in rapid order starting just be fore p m When it was over the six turbine generators in the two sections were buried in debris at the bottom of the 220foot gorge defs BRIEFS REPORTERSPresidential Press Secretary James Hagerty i tictmes nagerty ulgncj oriels newsmen at the White House Friday after the announcement that President Eisen hower had been taken ill with a stomach u p s e t The President has been under his pnysicians direct care since 2 a m Picketing at Lehigh Plant Is Extended Union pickets established a 24 10ur watch at the Lehigh Portland Cement Co plant in Mason City Thursday night Meanwhile union eaders said no contract negotia ions are in sight Pickets closed down production at the huge cement plant Thurs day morning after negotiations for a new contract broke down Con struction workers on the mil ion expansion project refused to cross the picket line so work al the plant is at a standstill Union Meeting Ward president of Local 106 United Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers International said Friday morning that a permanent picket organiza tion was set up at a meeting of the union members Thursday night He said neither side in the dis pute has contacted the other on The destroyed generators al used in Niagara Mohawks 25 cycle service for heavy industry had a capacity of kilo watts The loss of power brought much of the areas chemical in dustry to a halt About settlement talks We might get he said but I wouldnt know George Hannaman plant man ager had no comment to make on the strike when contacted Fri day morning I The Weather Mason City Fair and slightly warmer Friday night low 58 62 Continued fair and warm Saturday High 8588 Iowa Clear and a little warmer Friday night low 5866 Contin ued fair and warm Saturday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average near normal Normal highs 79 north to 82 south Normal lows 56 north to 60 south Only minor daily tem perature changes are expected and no definite trend is indi cated A few local showers about Monday are expected to bring rainfall amounting to about onefourth inch or less Fair and mild GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 82 Minimum Thursday night 52 At 8 Friday 72 YEAR AGO Maxiumum 7 Minimum 49 Off Jobs Construction workers stayed off the job Friday a regular payday for the WalshJohnson construc tion crew If the strike drags on the inter national union has a fund to help strikers in need of financial aid according to Ward He said other organizations usually donate ma terial to help the strikebound workers The union and management have agreed on an 18 cent an hour wage increase The union wants the increase and new insurance benefits retroactive to May 1 The union also wants a training and testing program established by the company abolished James P Williams Chicago general representative of the ce ment workers union confirmed Friday that no contacts had been made for future discussion be tween the union and cement com pany He said he would remain in Mason City for some time in an attempt to help clear up the New Medical Program for Gl Families WASHINGTON Eisenhower has signed into law a big new governmentpaid medi cal care program for dependents of military personnel Dependents oi GIs previously lave had free medical and hospi tal care only when facilities were available at military installations The Pentagon said only 60 per cent of the three million depend DRESSED Ei senhower was ready for a hand shake with a wellwisher Thurs day night as he stepped from his car to attend a White House dinner This was only a few hours before he had the stomach upset Soil Bank Payment Will Be Made on Damaged Crops WASHINGTON Secretary of Agriculture Benson in a re versal of policy announced Fri day that soil bank payments will be made this year on basic crop acreages that have been hurt or destroyed by drought or other natural causes Such payments however will be smaller than those allowed on land which has not been planted but which will be kept out of pro duction this year Under the soil bank plan the department may pay farmers lip ents of servicemen are now re ceiving such care Under the new law the Defense Department will contract for health and medical insurance plans under which dependents can receive care from civilian doctors at civilian hospitals when military facilities are notavail able Eisenhower has earmarked 76 million dollars in next years bud get to pay for the new program It is expected to get underway in about six months Ordered to Hospital by Doctor No Sign of Heart Trouble WASHINGTON M President Eisenhowers physician reported Friday that the President has a partial obstruction of the small intestine He summoned four con sultants to Walter Heed Army Hospital including the Boston heart specialist Dr Paul Dudley White James C Hagerty White House press secretary said at the hos pital that the consultants includ ing White were being called in purely as precautionary meas Heart Case Hagerty said the hospital doc tors wanted to emphasize that this is not a heart Asked whether the Presidents condition is critical Hagerty re plied Certainly none of the doc tors have used any such adjective to Eisenhower became ill in the early morning hours An ambu lance took the 65yearold Chief Executive to Walter Reed about Shortly after Hagerty called newsmen together at the hospital and read this statement by Maj Geu Howard M Snyder White House physician and Maj Gen Leonard D Heaton Walter Reed commandant The President arrived at tlie hospital and was taken to the third floor suite in Ward I Exam inations including Xray of the ab domen laboratory tests and elec trocardiogram were made Original Diagnosis All studies confirm the origi diagnosis of an attack of SANDRA KNIGHT Rockford Reigning Queen The program of legislation is a major part Eisenhower re quested to boost morale in the armed services The medical and hospital care will be provided for wives or bands of military personnel their children and their parents or par nal ileitis inflamation of the lower portion of the small intestine The Xray of the abdomen re vealed a partial obstruction in the erminal portion of the small in testine The electrocardiogram showed no change Hagerty said that by no change the doctors meant that the cardiogram showed the Presi dents heart in the same condition as it was when they last examined him in midMay At that time they reported normal and good recov ery of damage done to his heart by his coronary thrombosis of last Sept 24 Continued Aid to Yugoslavia OKd WASHINGTON House voted Friday 12395 to allow con tinued United States aid to Communist Yugoslavia if the President says it should be done The Eisenhower administration and House leaders of both parties scored a major victory on the tentative nonrecord teller vote which Gross Moves to Promote MacNider Legislation to honor one of Iowas most distinguished non professional soldiers Maj Gen Hanford MacNider Mason City with advancement to the rank of lieutenant general retired has been introduced in Congress by Rep H R Gross Gross said the promotion if approved would carry no in crease in pay or retirement bene subject to call fits Gen MacNider is president of Another elect rocarriiogram Northwestern States Portland will be takon Intnr in fho nfimtCpmnnt fn ffn ic n entsiniaw if the parents or parIS entsinlaw are dependent and live in the same household The plan does not cover treatment by private doctors for ailments which normally do not require hospital GETS ROTARY POST PHILADELPHIA UP Dean in the Co He is a veteran of noon i both World Wars He also The Presidents blood border service saw 80 vllse is 90His f i 4j t fc J i ft U L I LJ t ft 11 to a year for reducAllin W Dakin of the University ing acreages of cotton wheatjof Iowa was elected third vice surgeon Dr Brian Blakes corn peanuts nice and of Rotary International below allotments and for putting at the close of its 47th annual land to conservation uses convention here Thursday SAME OATE195S235 House Committee Approves Hike in Veterans Benefits WASHINGTON House Veterans Affairs Committee Friday approved a multibillion doMar bill for increased pay ments to veterans Kicking over the traces on administration opposed mea sures the House group voted to approve a modified form of the American Legions big pension bill plus other major provisions for disabled veterans Spanish War veterans and veterans widows Committee spokesmen in pre liminary estimates figure the bill would cost the first year and rapidly rise in costs over the next 10 years Chairman Olin E Tcaguc D Tex said the committee threw the various bills together be cause the various veterans or ganizations have failed to give leadership as to what measure should be given priority President Eisenhower was re portedly personally opposed to the legion measure which in its original form was estimated by the administration to cost a to tal of more than 77 billion dol lars by the year The measure would give needy veterans and up and with serviceconnected dis abilities a month It also would boost death and disability payment 8 per cent Nonserv ice connected payments to vet erans and widows would be hiked to a month respiration is 20 His temperature is Hagerty announced that Snyder and Heaton had decided to call in four civilian consultant physicians Other Doctors They are in addition to Dr White Dr John H Lyons Washington urgeon Dr Brian Blakes pro fessor of surgery at the George Washington University Medical school and Dr Isador Ravdin professor of surgery at the Uni versity of Pennsylvania Medical School Philadelphia Gen MacNider served as com manding general of the 103rd In fantry Division Organized Re serve from 1946 to 1951 He holds the nations second highest combat military decora tion the Distinguished Service Cross with two clusters He also holds the Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star with two clus ters Legion of Merit Bronze Star with cluster Air Medal Purple Heart with cluster Bronze Arrovvhead Distinguished Unit Badge with two clusters and sev eral decorations awarded by for eign governments Gen MacNider also has ren dered outstanding service as a inicu iiuLsujiiuiiig service as a Asked whether the discovery and high government n of official Gross added He was As a later formal roll There has been strenuous con gressional demands for a com plete ban on further aid to Yugoslavia in view of Premier Titos closer ties visit to Russia The action on Yugoslavia came after the Eisenhower administra tion rebuffed in the House turned to the Senate for support of his protests against a deep cut in his foreign aid request The White House announced Senate leaders of both parties have been summoned to meet with President Eisenhower on Monday in an effort to restore cuts in the multibillion dollar program There was no indication wheth er Eisenhowers illness would force a change in plans for the White House meeting Monday A similar bipartisan conference with House leaders was held last Tuesday but the House Thursday ignored the Presidents plea and uphold a committee cut in his request Admits Robbing at Salem DBS MOINES Junior Jarrett about 35 Friday admitted robbing the State Central Savings Bank of Salem last December R W Nebergall chief of the Iowa of Criminal Investigation said NebergaJI said Sheriff Don RhoJAFB Texas den of Glenwood informed him Jarrelt admitted the hold up after several days of question 94 Queens and Bands on Program Parade Starts at 10 A M Ninetyfour of the prettiest ueen candidates from the horder and of North Iowa and Southern Minnesota will be in Mason City Mesday to vie for the title of Miss North Iowa It will be the 18th annual North owa Band Festival with its two lour long parade in themorning afternoon concerts in the park and grand finale at Roosevelt Stadium n the evening More than high school mu icians a host of bandmasters md officials the United States Air Force WAF Band and many eatured attractions will perform icfore more than specta ors Day Remembered It will be a day to be remem from early dawn when aright yellow school buses begin pouring in over the highways until late evening when Mason ity is really choked with traffic This is the day when Mason Jity pays tribute to high school outh Crowds line the streets for blocks for the spectacular parade of bands floats and special acts Dne hundred bands will march by in the parade this year including the 94 high school bands backing their individual queens It is always an enthusiastic crowd that watches this event year after year Cheers for their special queens clash of cymbals and beat of drams the steady drone of chatter and above all just fun marfa fie flwy Blocked Section Restaurants re crowded and raffic moves at a snaiis pace iut nobody cares for the entire business section is blocked off rom regular traffic While the crowd is gatheringfor he morning parade the Mason City All Grade School Band under he direction of F Stanley Davis conductor will present a concert n Central Park starting at a m The parade of bands queens and floats will start moving south on Federal Avenue sharply at 10 i m from the Hotel Hanford FESTIVAL PROGRAM All Grade School band concert in Central Park Festival Parade for band masters and queen candi dates at Hotel Hanford to 5 Centra Park concerts The WAF Barwl at baseball at Roosevelt Diamond presented in Central Park st Roostvtlt Stadium Sandra Knight Rockford Miss North Iowa of 1955 will be the reigning queen over the parade Queens and Floats Ninetyfour new candidates will follow riding in lowslung con vertibles in front of their high school bands Floats will be inter spersed throughout the parade Heading up the entire parade be the United States Air Force WAF Band from Lackland the Albert Lea School marching High mg band Champion Twirler Patte Genin of St Paul and Cliff Bat Jarrelt was arrested inum of Northwestern University Tuesday who will direct the massed bands only repeat that the Xray of the reveal such an ob a n nil j u y j uirct need sistant Secretary of War fromjat in connection with the in the eveninc couldj to 1928 and U S MinisterPassing of a fraudulent check at Again this i abdomen did struction Hagerty said the hosipta doc it a precautionary a deter Hagerty tors called move Nobody can make mination at said Asked whether Eisenhower has been in any pain Hagerty replied No although he is conscious that he has a partial obstruc All of the Presidents en gagements for the day were post poned These included a morning Cabinet meeting Eisenhower hadplanned fly to his country home at Gettys burg about noon That trip was deferred to Canada from to 1932 He was commander of the Iowa department of the American Le gion in 1920J92T and National Legion Commander in 19211922 ni im of a fraudulent check at Again this year the entire nnn numrt I i ii i Merrill Man Dies in Tractor Accident LEMARS UP Benjamin Simpson 49 Merrill was killed Thursday when the tractor on which he was riding overturned railroad on a Merrill oa v yar e enre oa a Glcnvoodjumbtr said rade will be on television KGLO Two Men Drown in Farm Pond TAMA Two men who were trying out a new outboard motor while fishing drowned late Thurs day when their boat capsized on a pond at the Henry Scdlachek farm three miles south of Vining They were Fred Nauman 49 and Lester Kubik 42 both of Vin rightofway nearjing Kubik was married had no children Nauman was single The accident was discovered by Scdlachek who found the upset boat and saw two hats floating on the wnter He called the Tama rescue squad Both bodies were ACCEPTS POST NEW YORK Helen Hayes has accepted the post of womens finance chairman of the National Citizens for Eisenhower recovered TV will not only televise the morn ing parade on Tuesday but will also present an interview by Ken Kew master of ceremonies at p m Tuesday and a pro gram by the WAF Band at p m Monday on the eve of the big event Radio Stations KR1B and KSMN also will carry news programs of the events of the day QvJeens Luncheon Lunoheon for visiting bandmas ters and their wives and for queen candidates will be served at p at the Hotel Han ford following the morning pa ra rte Director Cliff Bainum will irj the guest of honor Band concerts will start in Cen tra Park at p m The WAF
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