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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT HI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKI S ALL E NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL LXIII Auociated Presi acd United Press Full Wires Seven Copy MASON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24 1956 33 Killed in Crash of U S Bound Transport This Paper Consists of Two Ons No PARIS New York bound Italian airliner crashed and burs into flames on a village near Paris Saturday killing all but 2 of the 35 persons aboard Fourteen of the passengers were believed to have been Americans but identification of victims was difficult Many bodies were badly burned or were smashed in the terrific impact of the crash Miraculously only one youth in The World Around Us i Defenses of Hawaii Kept on the Alert Number Eight EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world in 80 days for our editor unless unrest in cer tain areas precludes air travel This is one in a series of re ports on his experiences and ob By W EARL HALL TTONOLULU My second visr Pearl Harbor within a per iod of five years strengthened m confidence that our country wil never be caught repeating the mistake which came so close on Dec 1 1941 to spelling irrepar able disaster On that early morning our shipi were tied up at anchor in a neat row the perfect target for sneak attack And to make the picture of studied unpreparedness complete our planes on neighbor ing fields were huddled in close forma tion E perfect targe for strafing Not so today The only shipin the capital class was an aircraf carrier and i was all by itself with what ap W EARL HALL peared to be a full crew ready for come what may Such smaller craft as there were had been well spaced in their berths at the drydocks or elsewhere Fuel Supply Its no secret that the major source of fuel supply has been concealed not alone from the en emy eye but from the enemy bomb however powerful Planes in ample number patrol the skies Radar defenses represent the last word in scientific advancement As we cruised about the harbor our thoughts turned back to that black Sunday 15 years ago when radio programs were interrupted with the terrifying announcement The Japs have bombed Pearl In two or three hellish hours American lives were snuffed out in that small hand shaped body of water and another thousand died elsewhere on the island Greatest Setback It was by long odds the great est setback ever suffered by the American military Fortunately the Japanese didnt fully compre hend how devastating their sneak attack was If they had they most assuredly would have followed through with landing operations on these islands and perhaps even on our mainland Enemy intelligence it has been definitely established was pro vided by a Japanese spy working through the Japanese consulate Equipped with fieldgl asses he took his post each day at a tea house overlooking Pearl Harbor No islander of Japanese extrac tion was ever linked with the matter Great as the disaster was it could have been made infinitely worse with a half dozen well placed bombs one for a central power plant at the edge of Pearl Harbor about three for the harbors ship repair facilities the remainder for the vast gaso line tanks centered in one area the village was injured although burning gasoline sprayed build ings and the countryside He was asleep in a house hit by the plane Among the victims was Guido Cantelli 34 noted young Italian orchestra director and a protege of Arturo Toscanini He was en route to New York to conduct Philharmonic Symphony after a visit in his native land The plane was a new fouren jine DC6B purchased by the Ital ian Airlines LAI only a month ago at a cost of offi cials said It had just taken off from Orly Field The scene of the crash the village of Paray Vieille Poste is only two miles from the airporl runway Suddenly it pitched downward toward the village The airliner first grazed a twostory building East Digs Out of Big Snowfall By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Workers labored in a giant snow removal job in the storm swept areas in the eastern Great Lakes region Saturday Biting cold and snow squalls hampered the work in Western New York However only ligh flurries were reported in most other areas of the storm belt Army tanks bulldozers and snow plows were pressed into service in removing the tons oi snow from highways and streets and restoring transportation anc business to normal operation The cold weather spread the snow belt which stretchec across the northeastern corner o Ohio the northwestern section o Pennsylvania and eastward into upstate New York Cars Stranded Train and bus service was no operating on schedule in many cities Thousands of cars re mained stranded on snowclogged highways Many communities were isolated In western New York at least four deaths were attributed to the storm Drifts of 10 feet were reported in western New York which was lit by the storm which swept in off lakes Erie and Ontario A blizzard was reported moving south toward the Mohawk Valley Saturday Up to 20 inches of snow was reported and tempera ures were below zero in some areas Erie one of the hardest hit cities with 33 inches of snow con inued in a state of emergency Mayor Arthur Gardner who de clared the emergency after the Thanksgiving Day storm said he icped to end it within 24 hours Some 500 OIRNAL Guard troops oined in the cleanup operations n the lakeport city of Dropped by Air Opening two main Buffalo Cleveland highways routes 5 and 0 was a job undertaken by high way crews of Pennsylvania Ohio and New York One of the towns isolated West Springfield Ohio got food sup plies dropped from two helicop ters flown from Pittsburgh More drops were planned Saturday Generally fair weather pre vailed in most of the country ex cept the upper and middle Mis sissippi valleys eastward to the Atlantic Coast Showers how ever were forecast for New Mex ico and Arizona Eastern and central sections of the country were the coldest spots with freezing weather as far south as northern Florida Readings near zero were indi cated in some of the snowcov ered areas in western New York Then it plunged burning into a residence Spewing flames destroyed an other small building nearby The two survivors were identi fied as Mr and Mrs Nicodemo Finamore members of the air lines staff stationed at Shannon Both suffered severe burns and their condition was described as critical Officials said 30 bodies were re covered from the wreckage and taken to thevillage town hall to await identification Investigators said the plane was still in radio contact with the Orly control tower then the airliner crashed The tower log showed nothing unusual in the remarks by the plane pilot Capt Attilio Vazzoler an experienced trans Atlantic pilot and veteran of many takeoffs and landings at Oriy Two explosions waked the sleep ing resident of the suburban area The villagers clad in night clothes pulled one family from the smashed home hit by the plane then tried to aid the planes occupants But the flames were too hot to approach The flaming gasoline from the planes gallons of high oc tane fuel drenched the country side The village rescuers began working by candlelight but the burning gasoline soon lighted up the sky and could be seen from Paris The plane was smashed almos beyond recognition As daylight broke over the smoldering wreckage French and Italian investigators began the arduous task of attempting to identify the blackened bodies anc fix the cause of the mishap Light snow the first of the falling Furniture Store Telephone Office Burn at Ossian OSSIAN Schmitz furni ture store and funeral home were destroyed in a fire Fri day The threestory building al so housed the Ossian telephone exchange Authorities said the fire appar ently broke out in a top flooi apartment occupied by the owner Phillip Schmitz Miss Delores La veil the tele phone operator leaped from a third floor window on to the roof of the adjoining post office after being trapped by flames She said she just had time to notify the volunteer fire depart ment before she leaped For a time the entire block in which the building is situated was before firemen from Calmar Decorah Casalia and Postville brought it under con STOLEN DES MOINES were ooking for a thief Saturday who stole locked inside a filing cabinet at the Varsity Theater here Police said the filing cabi net could be opened by shaking CROSSING TO A FREE LAND Fleeing Reddominated Hungry gees some carrying children make a difficult crossing over bridge spanning a canal on the Austrian border A wooden bridge over the water was dyna mited by Russian troops in an attempt to halt the flow of Hungarians to the West which has risen to an average of about a day Yugoslavs to Protest Kidnaping of Nagy FROM OUR WIEE SERVICES VIENNA Yugoslavia was ex pected Saturday to register a formal protest with Moscow at the brazen kidnaping by armed So viet troops of expremier Imre Nagy of Hungary Strong reaction also is antici pated from Hungarian workers already locked in a death struggle with Janos Kadar regime and its Soviet masters Reports from Belgrade Yugo slavia said the Soviet disregard of a safeconduct pledge for Nagy obtained by Yugoslav diplomats before he left the Yugoslav Em bassy in Budapest put a new strain on the deteriorating Yugo SlavSoviet relations The reports said there were clear indications that Marshal Titos government regarded the abduction of Nagy as a serious breach of international law Nagy andsome 50 other Hun garians were granted asylum in the Yugoslav Embassy in Buda Warmer Air Pushes Across Iowa Flurries Predicted Warmer air pushed eastward across Iowa Saturday boosting temperatures into the mid 20s northeast and the upper 30s south west Skies remained cloudy and a few snow flurries were expected during the day Temperatures began rising steadily in western Iowa during he night and early morning read ngs already were above freezing at some points along the western jorder It stayed cold in north and east ern Iowa where Mason City and Dubuque reported the state low f 9 But both areas reported apidly rising temperatures Sat irday morning Snow flurries and colder tem ern Iowa Saturday night Sunday will be cloudy with scattered snow flurries Saturdays rising temperatures were expected to continue the im provement in highway conditions which began Friday Highways in that section of the state north of a line through Al gona Hampton Waterloo and Du buque still are about 50 per cent snow packed and slippery except for Highways 69 and 65 which are normal Highway 69 from Ames north for about 39 miles is 50 per cent snow packed Highway 65 from Highway 64 north about 40 miles also is 50 per cent snow packed Otherwise highways over the pest when the Soviet armored forces launched their new offen sive on Nov 4 They left the em bassy Wednesday night ostensibly for but never arrived Budapest padio made no men tion of the Yugloslav charges tha Nagy and his colleagues wen taken at gunpoint by the Russian when they stepped out of the Yu goslav embassy in Budapest Wee nesday night The puppet government an nounced that Nagy and his com panions left Budapest for Ro mania after he had expressed his desire to live in a peoples democratic It said Ro mania agreed to accept Nagy anc his party and that they had ar rived in Romanian territory Knew Nothing The chief editor of the Roman an official news agency reached telephone in Bucharest said knew nothing of Nagys re ported arrival Observers here expressed doubt at the Kadar regimes explana ion for Nagys disappearance They said there was every indi cation that former Titoist premier lad been doublecrossed again by he Russians Nagys disappearance threat ened to bring another explosion nside revoltshattered Hungary ind disrupt relations between Yu goslavia and the other Commu nist nations leratures are expected in northstate are practically normal Bombs Wasted Two ships sunk by the Japs are still where they rolled over One the Utah is a monument to the enemys stupidity Precious bombs were wasted on a vessel already decommissioned as obso lete The second the Arizona is a monument of another kind A flag floats over it each day It still rates as a commissioned ship Tlicre wiii never be another Arizona In its ugly wreckage are the bodies of Americans They will have died in vain if our nation should ever forget how and why they died Three Persons With Means Found Starving PHILADELPHIA UP An el derly Philadelphia couple and their daughter were found Friday near starvation and suffering from exposure in their unheated home Scattered about the house was in cash and another in bank deposits and sav ings bonds The parents Meyer Golob 75 a retired pants presser and his wife Fannie 73 were taken to Philadelphia General Hospital Their daughter Rose 50 was ad mitted to Beberry State Mental Hospital Police said all three suf fered from malnutrition and ex posure Account Given The Yugoslav Communist news iaper Borba and government or an Politika gave this account of vhat happened when the Nagy roup left the embassy The Hungarians accompanied by two Yugoslav diplomats en tered a bus provided by the Ka dar government A Soviet officer the bus in front of the jembassy A car with Soviet se curity officials pulled in front of the bus and another to its side I The two cars escorted the bus to Soviet headquarters The Yugoslav diplomats pro tested the Russians were violating the YugoslavHungarian agree ment The Russian officer or dered them from the bus At the Soviet headquarters two armored cars replaced the security automobiles and Nagy and his friends were taken to an unknown destination Move to End Dock Walkout Ike Receives Board Report WASHINGTON an President Eisenhower Saturday received a board of inquirys report on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast longshore mens strike and immediately moved to halt the walkout by court injunction The White House said Assistant Atty Gen George Doub has left for New York to apply for an in junction under the TaftHartley Act which would end the strikej for an 80day cooling off pe riod Doub was scheduled to appeal in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York Manhattan at noon The strik ing union the International Long shoremens Assn already has said it will abide by any court order Return to Work This would mean that some 000 longshoremen in ports from Maine to Texas presumably would return to work Monday if the court issued an injunction Satur day Shipping in east coast and gulf ports has been paralyzed for nine days by the walkout The White House said the ac iou taken in the federal court in New York would cover the whole meaning the dispute in all he Atlantic and Gulf ports The battery of government at lorneys and labor relations ex perts working on the case were aiming to get the struck ports back working again Monday However Louis Waldman ILA attorney said he planned to be in court when government attorneys arrive and to enter objections to an injunction any broader than should be Labor Relations Waldman contended that th stevedore employers were seek ing to win their lebor relation battles by government court in junctions He said it was a throwback of 30 years in laboi The walkout has idled longshoremen in East and Gulf Coast ports tied up some 200 ships and caused a tremendous 3ileup of cargo The railroads lave put an embargo on further freight movement to the struck port areas until the strike is end ed The strike has cost an esti mated 20 million dollars a day lowans Place High in Feeding Contest CHICAGO UP Two lowans placed high in the final standings f the junior livestock feeding ontest at the International Live Stock Exposition here Saturday Joyce 14 Crcston vas fourth and Donna Kay Oweni rluscatine fifth Janice Hullinger Manly who howed the grand champion at he exposition placed first n the Angus steer division of the enior calf classification of the ceding contest Doran Pollman ulaski was second and Robert FIRST LOOK AT Susie Holmes one of two Ko reanAmerican tots adopted by Mr and Mrs William Holmes Fort Wayne gets her first look at Santa Claus from the window of a railroad car She was one of youngsters who rode the Santa Claus Spe cial to a secret rendezvous with Santa at Columbia City Ind WHERE IS IT Deer hunters William McLaughlin and Wayne Foit Buffalo dig into a snowbank near SprimrviMe N Y in search of their car whiqh they parked beside U S 219 Several feet of snow which fell in a 36hour period buried the ma chine except for the radio antenna Tractor Overturns Farmer Is Killed PRAIRIE CITY UP John Clymer 51 farmer five miles northeast of here was killed Fri day when the tractor he was driv ing overturned along a road near his farm MURALS UNVEILED ABILENE Kan thou sand dollars worth of murals il lustrating President Eisenhow ers life from boyhood to the presidency were to be unveiled Saturday in the main lobby of the Eisenhower Museum Domar Stanwood third by Train Is Killed Cedar Rapids Crash Fatal to 3 lowans CEDAR RAPIDS wife of a State University of Iowa official her daughter and a third owa City person were killed Fri day in a twocar collision south of here Killed were Mrs Arlyn Char lotte Marks 42 her daughter Harriet 12 and Harold James Arnold 35 a carpenter Mrs Marks husband is personnel di rector at the state The headon collision occurred on new Highway 218 six miles south of Cedar Rapids Deputy Coroner Les Burianek said Arnold was passing sever al cars at what witnesses stated vas a high rate of speed when ha collided with Mrs Marks auto The two cars smashed headon m the shoulder where Mrs Marks had swerved to avoid the incoming Arnold car Authorities aid his car skidded several hun dred feet and apparently went out of control as he tried to pull back into his own lane of traffic Authorities said the force of the rash was so terrific that even he safety belts Mrs Marks and Harriet had fastened about them vere of no use in saving their ives It took rescue workers nore than an hour to free Mrs larks body Mrs Marks was a receptionist in state university registrars of fice Another child Richard 14 also survives 2 Missing 14 Hurt in Elevator Blast DALLAS Two men were missing and 14 others were in jured when an early morning ex plosion and fire razed the South land Feed Mills elevator here Saturday The shattering blast believed auaiieiing uiasi oeuevea WAVERLY UP Theodore to have been caused by dust rautisan 77 PlamftMH Hiori i i Brautigan 77 Plainficld died Saturday of injuries he received when he was hit by a Illinois Cen tral express train as he walked along the tracks at Plainfield Fri day evening Officials said Brautigan who was slightly deaf was walking with his back to the train and was just about to turn onto a sidewalk when the train hit rocked a large section of north Dallas and sparked the fire that turned the 135foothigh elevator into a flaming torch Zellerbach Is Named Ambassador to Italy WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower Saturday named James D Zellerbach San Fran cisco industrialist as the new I ambasador to Italy bach who guided the Marshall Plan program in Italy following World War II succeeds Mrs Clare Boothe Luce who resigned for reasons of health SAME AH About I The Weather Mason City Cloudy with light snow Saturday night and Sun day low Saturday night 2227 High Sunday in lower 30s Iowa Cloudy with scattered snow flurries and colder north Sat urday night low in 20s Sunday cloudy with snow flurries and colder Minnesota Partly cloudy and warmer west cloudy with oc casional light snows east Satur day night Sunday partly cloudy litUe change in temperature Low Saturday night 1520 east 2030 west High Sunday 2530 east 3040 west GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 24 Minimum Friday night 9 At 8 Saturday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum g 1   

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