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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE UK fcJ M A A K THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOW AN 1 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Unlttd Prew Full Lew Sevea Cenu Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14 Paper Consists oi Two SwtioMSectloB Road Fatalities Push Toll to 522 Mason City Boy Is Gun Victim One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Quinoy S30 Sunday U300 115 StmeUy WOI Ames 640 Thursda WSUI Cltj 9X0 Saturda Our Churchmen Did All Right HTHEN it was announced last February that a group of nine American churchmen rep resenting the National Council of Churches were going to pay a visit to Russia I felt and ex pressed just a little concern lest they be taken in by a spe cially prepared line of propaganda dreamed up in the Kremlin In my anxiety about the matter I had in mind my meeting with Germanys famed Pastor Martin Niemoller immediately after his return to Wiesbaden from a simi lar journey to Moscow in 1952 He got sucked in and hes no dummy His overall conclusion based on his brief visit in Russia was that Stalin and his associates in the Kremlin were essentially men oi peace and wholly without aggres sive designs on the free world In shprt Pastor Niemoller was saying precisely what the Com munists would have him say if they could have written the script for him He iet me make this doubly tak en over by the Reds It was just that he was too may be gullible is a better word for it In my commentary on the eve of the national church council deputations departure last March I recalled my interview with Nie moller rather fully and expressed a hope that our representatives would be on guard against the kind of indoctrination which had been so successful in the West German clergymans case They Did All Right This is to without any reservations or qualifications that my anxiety was without basis Ive just spent a couple of evenings with the condensed re port turned in by our nine visitors to Russia and Im ready to say they took care of themselves in a masterful way They werent duped The Russians in June returned the call Later I may cover this in one of my weekly visits with you But this time Ill be confin ing myself to the American churchmens experiences and ob servations in Russia While extending the hand of Christian fellowship in a full hearted way to their Russian hosts our countrymen were not blind to the obstacles and re straints being imposed on organ ized worship by a Marxist regime which preaches atheism and re gards Christianity as a supersti tion and an opiate for the ignorant At the risk of being looked upon as ungracious guests the Ameri cans in the exchange of view points with the Russian clergy men who operate by sufferance from the Kremlin insisted that there be no misinterpretation of the free worlds brand of Chris tianity Stood Their Ground At one point for example Met ropolitan Nickolai top spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church made what was intended to be an answer to a statement by Dr Walter W Van Kirk Mt Vernon N executive director of the National Councils Department oj International Affairs Obviously because the things to which the Moscow prelate was assenting were not precisely what Dr Van Kirk had stated there was this polite but pointed sug gestion We ask that the statement of the Metropolitan and that which we presented to the Metropolitan along with these notes always be published together We covenant among ourse vas to do that and we ask that you covenant among yourselves to do the More than once during the of exchanges between CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Poll Indicates Ike May Have Lost FARM BELT STRENGTH NEW YORK m The New York Times said Monday PresI dent Eisenhower seems to have lost strength in the Farm Belt In a dispatch from DCS Moines the newspaper said it took a sampling poll among crowds gathered at the National Plowing Contest at Newton Iowa when Eisenhower spoke last Friday and Adlai E Stevenson the next day The Times said the poll showed per Cent of who said Eisenhower in 1952 now say they will shift to Stevenson the Democratic presi dential nominee next November 2 That per cent who said they voted for Eisenhower four years ago now say they are undecided The Times said the main reasons given for the loss of Eisen hower strength were lower farm prices and resentment against his retention of Ezra Taft Benson as secretary of agriculture Both Ike and Adlai in a Good Showing By ROBERT HOGAN DES MOINES IDPA Iowa politicos are still trying to de ermine which of the two presidential candidates made the mos political hay here No one in the crowd at the national plowing contest sit near Colfax or in the tremendous throng on downtown De Moines streets could now discount the great popularity of Presi dent Eisenhower Upwards of turned out to see Ike in hi 24hour stay here But Adlai Stevenson his Democratic opponent didnt fare bad rom the crowd standpoint He walked into a tough spot following ike by one day Stevenson Jack Stevens Conservation Officer Dies Had Been in Poor Health Since March CLEAR LAKEJack Z Stev ns 57 veteran Clear Lake con ervation officer died Monday a Mason City hospital following cerebral hemorrhage He hac een in poor health since March 3 when he suffered a heart at ack Funeral services will be at 2 m Wednesday at the Methodis hurch in Clear Lake The Ward uneral Home is in charge Surviving Mr Stevens are his wife Helen 100 N Shore Drive sister Mrs Claude Waring loone one brother Boyd Lund 3est Moines and a niece Mrs udd Thompson Ames The game warden started work ng for the State Fish and Game department in 1929 Prior to that e operated a small printing shop n Des Moines and assisted his tepfather in publishing the Odgen Reporter at Odgen He served with the State Fish nd Game Department in south rn Iowa until July 1933 when he vas assigned a permanent terri ory in Lyon Sioux and OBrien ounties The next year he weni o Boone County When the old tate Fish and Game Dept came nder the State Conservation com mission he continued with the or anization Stevens came to Clear Lake in 335 and since then has been in barge of several surrounding ounties from time to time in ad ition to Cerro Gordo County He arried state badge No 1 and for many years had been a deputy S game warden JACK Z STEVENS GODWIN DIES WASHINGTON W Earl God win 75 dean of Washington radio correspondents died Monday play crowds estimated at 80 000 to in his oneday cen tral Iowa appearance Thats a good hay day for any politician anytime But whatabout votes Reporters found the two farm crowds that heard Eisenhower and Stevenson were somewha partisan In other words the Re publicans turned out one day the Democrats the next No Decision Yet However a good number of the farmers told reporters theyd no a decision until after Eisen howers farm speech Tuesday in Peoria Will the popularity of Presiden Eisenhower carry the Republican state ticket to victory State GOP officials were sure the demonstration meant added votes for Sen Hickenlooper Gov Hoegh and other candidates Bu they also found much discontent with farm prices and with the presidents insistence on keeping Secretary of Benson who rural Iowa There remains Agriculture Ezr is not popular in the possibility Democratic leader boos heard at men that the farmer may vote for Ike and cross over to the Democratic side of the ballot elsewhere One Downcast One prominent organization Democratic was downcast We lost ground I figure tha huge downtown Des Moines crowc won Ike votes right in Polk County alone from folks who were wavering or But other felt that the tion of Bensons name the desire on the part of many farmers to wait for Ikes major farm speech the discontent over the farm prices plus the good turnout for Stevenson indicate the farmers will go Democratic They reason a president will draw a larger crowd anytime so they temper the Ike crowds from a vote stand point Another prominent Democra said Wait until Estes Kefauver finishes campaigning here Hel have Nixon whittled down to size and will have Iowa in the Demo cratic This week campaigning at the state level gets deadly earnest Lisbon Youth Is Drowning Victim WEST BRANCH MB Louis Wehde 19 Lisbon drowned in a farm pond Sunday while hunting with a companion near his grand fathers farm seven miles north east of here Fire Chief Murray Gibson said the other youth Larry Briggs 15 also of Lisbon told authorities he and Wehde were hunting squir rels when Wehde shot a mud hen which fell into a pond on the Lee Krouth farm Briggs said Wehde went iii af er the bird which was about 30 eet out and went down when he apparently suffered cramp in tha cold water Group Was Hunting at Clay Pits Joseph Kloster Killed Outright A 410 caliber shotgun with a hair trigger caused the death o Joseph Kloster 12 in a hunting accident Young Kloster anc three other boys were hunting near the clay pits of the Mason City Brick and Tile Co in the west part of the city Saturday afternoon when the accident hap pened The boy was the son o Mr and Mrs George Kloster 1209 6th It was the turn of Louis Huff 12 to use the gun the boys tolc police and Dr J E Christopher son Cerro Gordo County coroner Two pigeons flew over and he raised the gun to shoot Too slow to fire he lowered the gun and as it a horizontal position i discharged The charge struck Joseph in the face as he was standing abou 15 feet away Run for Help Roger Kipper 11 and Rober Ivanovitch 16 the two other boys in the party went to the Kloster home for help An emergency call was traced to the Kloster resi dence by a telephone operator and Snells ambulance was dis patched But the lad already was dead Dr Christopherson who termed he shooting accidental said that death had been immediate After the accident young Huff ladgone to the home of a rela ive in southwest Mason City of iicers said He was located by po ice some time later Dr Christopherson said the joys told him they knew the gun was light on the trigger because it had discharged accidentally early in the day nearly striking one of them in the foot It be onged to Joseph and they were taking turns shooting with the one gun Born in 1943 Police were called to the scene y the ambulance driver who re ayed the message through the sheriffs office Joseph Joey Kloster was born Oct 15 1943 at Davenport the son of George and MarceUa Mon son Kloster The family moved o Mason City several years ago The boy was attending 7th grade at Roosevelt School Surviving are his parents two rothers George Jr and Jackie Kloster three sisters Mrs Fran ks Mary Ann Kurash Mason ity Mrs Gene Vlason City and Margaret at home and his grandmother Mar faret Kloster Chicago 111 Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 Tuesday at St Josephs Catholic Church The It Rev Msgr P F Malone V will officiate Burial will be n St Josephs Catholic Ceme ery The Colonial Funeral Home s in charge FOREST FIRE ROARS UNCHECKED A lone firefighter waits with as from a forest fire continues to burn out of control Monday in the gen eral area of famed Lake Arrowhead in California At least 20 swank homes and 8 500 acres of brush and timber have been destroyed since the flames broke out Friday Some men are fighting the blaze Suez Canal Dispute Laid Before Security Council Two Injured in Accident West of City Two persons were hospitalized as a result of a three car col ision which occurred early Sun day morning one and a half miles vest of Mason C it y on High vay 18 The accident happened about when a west bound car driven by Jacob Spratt Clear Lake sideswiped a car headed east being driven by Sharon Thornton Mason City The Spratt ar then careened into a third rehicle being driven east by Ray rispin 1104 Adams Spratt was thrown from his ar by the impact of the crash nd landed on the pavement The ar came to rest in the ditch acing the opposite direction from lis line of travel Crispins wife who was a pas enger in his car was taken to rtercy Hospital where she re eived treatment for facial lac rations and severe bruises Spratt suffered a possible back njury and severe bruises He was aken to Mercy Hospital where is condition was described as air A passenger in the Thorn on car Dolly Pearson Mason ity was uninjured Hurricane Drives Many From Homes Alon Gulf NEW ORLEANS Hurri cane Flossy packing 100 mile an hour winds swept toward northwestern Florida Monday leaving 3 men reported dead and 42 missing after it lashed southeastern Louisiana The New Orleans Weather Bu reau in its latest advisory said the storm sixth of the season was centered about 80 miles southwest of Pensacola and moving toward the east northeast about 12 miles an hour Movement is expected to continue toward the eastnorth east at the same rate bringing the center inland between Pen sacola and Apalachicola Fla Monday the advisory said The hurricane had winds esti mated at 100 miles per hour near the center at 10 and gales extended outward 150 to 200 miles from the center The Weather Bureau reported a large squally area off the ex treme northwestern Florida coast was causing winds to blow offshore and hold back the tide This creates a dangerous sit the Weather Bureau said since the hurricane winds will suddenly shift and may cause a rapid rise in the tide to about eight Residents of lowlying areas in the southern Alabama and northwestern Florida areas were moved to emergency shel ters while hundreds in southern Louisiana began moving back to their homes The storm originally pointed toward the New Orleans area but took a northeasterly course early Monday Most of the missing were men reported stranded on boats and oil rigiL off southern Louisiana f All About rrtlf rHJUW The Weather Mason City Clear to partly cloudy through Tuesday Warmer Monday night low 50 53 Mild Tuesday high 7882 Iowa Partly cloudy througl Tuesday Warmer Monday night low 50 northeast to 62 southwest Continued mile Tuesday FiveDay Iowa Temperature through Saturday will averag 3 to 8 degrees below normal normal highs 68 north to 72 south Normal lows 45 north to 49 south A little cooler Tues day and Wednesday Warmer Thursday and Friday Cooler again Saturday Rainfall wil average onetenth of an inch to onehalf inch east and north to little if any in extreme south west occurring as scattered showers about Friday Partly cloudy Minnesota warmer GlobeGazette Weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 72 Minimum Sunday night 36 At 8 Monday 58 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 36 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 67 Minimum Saturday night 40 Sunday 58 Secretary Wilson Has Prostate Operation WASHINGTON W Secretary of Defense Charles E Wilson un derwent surgery Monday for benign prostatic at Walter Reed Army Hospital The Pentagon said the 66yearold de fense chief was expected to be back at days office in about 20 A spokesman said the decision o operate was reached late last Thursday after conference Wilsons news Th operation was officially de scribed as a transurethrai SEVEN SLAIN ALGIERS gun men slipped into troopfilled Al fiers Monday and in prebreak ast attacks shot down seven persons before vanishing into the morning haxe Britain and France in Surprise Bid UNITED NATIONS N Y W The U N Security Council will meet Wednesday to take up the Suez Canal dispute at the reques of Britain and France A full airing of the bitter wran gle with Egypt is expected to de velop after the arrival of British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd and other high officials by the end of the week Diplomatic quar ters said French Foreign Minis ter Christian Pineau and Secre tary of State Dulles were expect ed to take part in the council dis cussion Britain and France put their surprise demand before the 11 nation council in a letter to its president Emilio NunezPortuon do of Cuba They did not say what action they would seek International Control A British spokesman in London indicated the two nations would ask the 103mile waterway be put under international control Egyp tian President Nasser already has rejected that proposal and West irn diplomates feared Russia would veto any council action op posed by Egypt Dulles indicated the United States would seek to delay the major debate The American sec retary in a television appearance endorsed the BritishFrench ap peal to the U N but said he hought substantive discussion1 Defore the council should wait un il formation of the Suez Canal Users agreed on at the 18nation London conference last week The association Is scheduled to je set up at another London con ference beginning Oct 1 It is supposed to work up a proposal o the for international con rol of the canal and to approach directly for a role for the user nations in the operation of he waterway Action Welcomed Egyptian sources in Cairo said their government welcomed ref erence of the canal dispute to the feeling that the issue should have been taken to the United Nations in the first The Arab Big Three mean while wound up a threeday con erence in Saudi Arabia Monday ind broadcast a communique an nouncing full support for Egypt Suez Canal crisis 3 Killed in Single Accident Pace Is 78 Ahead of 55 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa had nine weekend high way fatalities bo os t i n g tha states motor vehicle death toll to 522 as compared with 440 oa this date a year ago One accident early Monday took three lives when a car and truck sideswiped near New Sharon Another late Saturday night brought death to two teen age Clinton boys Killed in the New Sharon acci dent were Earl G Walker 45 and Roy B Worrall 44 both of Oskaloosa and Ellston P Cook 30 truck driver from Marshfield Mo The Clinton youths who died in Saturday nights crash were Jerry Stahl 16 and Richard Blount 15 At Newton 14yearold Marvel Daqmeier of the nearby village of Metz died early Monday of in juries suffered when the car in which she and seven other per sons were riding struck a rail road underpass in Newton Other Fatalities Other weekend traffic fatalities included Louis Rupp 39 of near Cher okee Richard Jensen 22 Avoca John Johnson about SO Wa peJlo The Stahl and Blount youths were killed and two companions injured critically late Saturday night when the car in which they were riding ran off Highway 67 and crashed into a dry creek bfed about seven miles north of Clin Injured were Don McMahon 15 and Allen Stahl also 15 a cousin of Jerry Sheriff Marvin Bruhn quoted young McMahon as saying tha four decided to go for a ride after leaving a local bowling alley where they were employed as pin setters McMahon told the sheriff he ob tained the keys to his fathers car and his companions helped him roll it from the garage McMahon said they had driven to Sabula V18 miles away and were returning home when the ac cident happened He said Allan Stahl was driving the car at tht time None Had License The sheriff said none of the four had a drivers license Rupp was killed Sunday when struck by a car on a county road about seven miles southwest of Cherokee Authorities said he ap parently was changing a tire on his car when struck by a car driv en by Robert Benson of near herokee Jensen was killed Sunday morn ing when his car left Highway 71 about five miles south of Avoca and struck a bridge Authorities said they believed Jensen who was alone in the car dozed at the vheel Johnson was killed Saturday afternoon when his car was struck by a Rock Island train at a Highway 61 crossing north of Mediapolis Johnson was alone ia the car Jordan Soldier Runs Amuck Three Slain JERUSALEM UH U N offi cials Monday investigated new border violence in which Jordan gunfire killed three Israelis in an archaeological party and wounded 18 others Jordan blamed the in cident on one of her soldiers suddenly taken by and voiced regret   

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