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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Preis and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Ctmts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 25 1956 Thli Paper Consists of Two 14t The World Around Us Norway Is Fairyland in Winter Number 109 EDITORS is of a series of daily reports by our editor on trip by air around the world How people live and how they feel toward America are more em phasized by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL NORWAY Nor AP Wirephoto NEW ENVOY Llewellyn E Thompson who speaks Rus sian fluently and who served in the Moscow embassy during World War II is scheduled to become the new ambas sador to Russia succeeding Charles E Bohlen It is ex pected that Bohlen will be as signed to the Philippines OSLO NORWAY My vvegian friends havent been exaggerating a bit If anything theyve understated the case Norway IS about as beautiful a land as youll find anywhere in this rounc world of ours Ive seen it un der a fresh mantle of snow it was fairyland And I can im agine that its even lovelier during the grow ing season W EARL HALL The fact tha Oslos airport at the end of a 70mile fjord was fogshroudec and not open to our giant SAS plane from Stockholm turned ou to be a blessing in disguise I1 meant sitting down at Garde moen 35 miles to the northeast and a trip by motor through rura Norway Thats even more beau slatn Process catiuthe Storm Delays Session of Legislature DBS MOINES the first time in the memory of veteran members of the House it was unable Monday to begin the leg tiful than mans works Lofty Pines Land not suitable for cultiva tion is given over to trees includ ing the loftiest pines Ive seen thus far in Scandinavia Although it was almost 11 oclock the sun had scarcely started its fivehour trip across the sky What its slant ing rays did to the filmy snow on those evergreen trees is some thing that could be best described by a Bjornson or an Ibsen Nor ways most celebrated writers After a smorgasbord type of noon meal at the Grand Hotel here in Oslo afternoon of we set out on an sightseeing You Southern Iowa Locked in Worst of Season have to start early if youre going to beat the darkness which starts closing in at around 4 oclock particularly on a cloudy day City Hall Visit Our course led us to the City Hall even more pretentious I thought than the one we had seen the previous day in Stockholm to the exhibit of Viking ships fea turing one years old and an other of the type used by Leif Erikson on his too little publicized visit to America nearly 500 years ahead of Columbus then to the palace of venerable King Haakon whose health since a hip fracture two years ago is of concern to his three and a half million sub jects In Bergen King Haakon lives in the home bequeathed to Norway by Edward Grieg the Beyond the palace up a twist ing mountainous road is a foot elevation with a worldfamous ski slide and amphitheater It was here in 1952 that the Olympic win ter games were held ahead of the summer competition in Helsinki At that height we were in the bright sunshine and could look down on Oslo Fjords foggy finger which obscured a city of almost half a million Used Once Yearly The ski slide is used just oncei a year Athletes are attracted here for a week in the latter part of March for a competition so im portant that the royal family takes up residence in traditional quarters close by So that com petitive conditions will be fair to all no skier is permitted to prac tice on the slide before or after this special week The record jump to date is 210 feet Thats a long way to travel gravitypro pelled Trygve Lie former Sec retaryGeneral is back in Oslo administering the affairs of Nor ways Labor Party He lives in a penthouse atop Norways tallest apartment house 14 Americas embassy least ade quate of any Ive visited on this jaunt is presided over by Corrin L Strong a New Yorker who has lived most of his adult life in Washington Ground has been broken however for a new em bassy building The Strongs soon to leave here after four pleasurable years live in a home built by Alfred Nobel of peaceprize fame He was a Swede but Mrs Nobe was a Nor wegian and the mansion was built for a daughter in 1900 when Norway was still a part of Sweden ime because of the absence of many members due to the storm However the House opened at the appointed time went through some of the routine then discov ered that only 56 of the 108 mem iers were present then The rlouse then stood at ease for more ban an hour until another rol call showed that 72 members were present Then the session re sumed and the House took these actions Adopted Senate amendments and sent a House bill on to the governor It provides that the al owance for district judges serv ing away from home be increased from to per day The mea sure as it went to the governor re tains the mileage allowance at seven cents a mile Voted to send back to commit tee a bill which had been recom mended for indefinite postpone ment The measure would permit the state gasoline tax division to pay both federal and state gas oline tax refunds and then the federal government would reim burse the state for its share of the refund The Senate meanwhile decided not to go into session until after noon because only 29 of 50 mem bers were on hand at the sched uled morning opening time VIGOROUS VETERAN BRANTFORD Ont Wilson 83 who retired from farming 20 years ago goes ice skating every day in winter I dont want to get he says Sports Bulletin PINEHURST N C UP Barbara Mclntyre Toledo Ohio won the 55th annual North and South Womens Amateur golf championship Monday defeat ing Mrs Les Johnstons Mason City Iowa 3 and 2 in a cold rain Britain to Get Missiles Ike Returns to Capitol WASHINGTON Eisenhower tanned and rid of his cold but not his cough put his advisers to work Monday to back up new agreements reached with Americas old ally Britain Military sources indicated one of the first results of the Bermuda conference with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan wili be steppedup planning for turn ing over missiles to the British These sources said preliminary discussions already have been held and something tangible is expected within the next few by the end of the the framework of the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization No Atomic Warheads The sources indicated the most likely missiles to be given the British for the present at least will be shorterrange battlefield1 types like the Honest John 20 mile rocket the Corporal mis sile with a 75mile range and pos sible antiaircraft missiles like the Navys Talos They said any move to give the British socalled intermediate bal listic as the pro posed Thor or Jupiter with an es Limated z little ways They pointed out this country itself has no such missile ready for use yet Forbidden by Law The sources emphasized that any missiles handed the British would be without atomic war lieads since the President is for bidden by law to part with these save in time of war Another subject that will occu py the newlyreturned President will be efforts to expand the ap parent new Bermudaborn under standing on the Mideast into united BritishAmerican front for dealing with the stilltroublesome area Meanwhile the Eisenhower MacmiUan offer to exchange nu clear test observers with Russia had little apparent prospect of re alization Diplomatic sources in Moscow said Russia probably will turn it down Eisenhower returned to Wash ington by plane Sunday afternoon Bclmond Independent Photo VICTIMS BODY REMOVED Volunteers remove the body of Roy L ShHermann 47 Ames from his wrecked car after it collided with another on Highway 69 north of Goodell The second machine carrying six teenagers wound up on the other side of the highway SEED CORN BURNED RED OAK corn worth about was destroyed Sun day by a fire at the McNeilly Seed Co here The loss did not include damage to the building Many Iowa Highways Are Blocked District Moines All highways blocked southwest District Most highways blocked south central but some oneway traffic District Oak High way 6 blocked between Anita and Adair and east of Council Bluffs Highway 10 blocked west of Trey nor Highway 71 blocked south of Atlantic Highway 34 blocked east of Red Oak District 4 Denison Highway 6 blocked from Stuart to Dexter Highway 59 blocked at junction with 37 Traffic tieups in the vi cinity of Hamlin on Highways 71 and 64 Travel not recommended Districts 5 6 8 9 and 10 Cher okee Spencer Mason City Allison and West Union Highways nor mal skies overcast District 7 HumboldO Moder ate snow extreme southeast high ways snow covered visibility 500 feet Highways normal rest of dis trict j District o d erate snow highways 75100 per cent snow covered visibility about onehalf mile District to moderate snow south highways 100 per cent snow covered plows out Rest of district overcast highways normal District o d erate to heavy snow highways 100 per cent snow packed All About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Tuesday High Tuesday 3640 Low Monday night 2428 Iowa Snow except extreme northwest heavy snow with ac cumulation 8 to 10 inches or more and some drifting south of line Council Bluffs to Dubuque Snow gradually ending west Monday afternoon and east Monday night Partly cloudy west Monday night and over state Tuesday Low Monday night 2430 Minnesota Cloudy cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 41 Minimum Sunday night 27 At 8 Monday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 24 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 46 Minimum Saturday night 26 At 8 Sunday 35 AUTHOR DIES PARIS UP Author CamiUe Robert 85 died Sunday home here at his and a mile west ioulter on a hill Mrs Vernon Pralle and Mr and Mrs DeVVight Olsen all of Couller were taken to the Lutheran Hospital at rCampton but none was injured seriously Mrs Olsen had a dis ocated hip and all suffered lac erations WORLDFAMOUS SKI SLIDE Scene of the 1952 Olympic winter games is the towering ski slide near Oslo Norway As described by Editor Earl Hall in the column at left the slide is complete with its own restaurant Seating accommoda tions for thousands flank both sides of the long slope at the base of the runway 3 Hospitalized After TwoCar Crash at Coulter COULTER persons 1 Killed 5 Injured in Accident One man w killed a teenager is in critica condition three other youths ar in serious condition and one ma is in good condition as the resu of a headon crash which occurre about Sunday two mile north of Goodell on Highway 69 Roy L Shuermann 47 Ame was killed in the crash A passen ger in the Shuermann car Virg Erbe 24 also of Ames is in goo condition at Belmond Communit Hospital Jerry Eckhard 17 Clear Lak driver of the other car is critical condition He suffered critical spine fracture compoun fractures of the left leg and fractured left thigh His brothe Keith 15 is in serious with leg injuries Serious Condition Two other passengers in the Eckhard car who were hospital ized arc also in serious condition They arc Bruce Kaasa 14 Han lontown who has a fractured legi and wrist and Malcolm Colby 14 also of Hanlantown who suffered a bruin injury James Gilberlson 16 and Ger ald Furness 16 both of Hanlon toun who were riding in the AFTER 51 YEARS Iowa Woman Marries Her French Beau HERBEUVAL France Anna Beck 12yearold great grandmoher from Marshall town Iowa married Camille Lambert 73 Monday in this tiny village where their ro mance began half a century ago To make the occasion more romantic it was the first wed ding the little border haplet of Herbeuvat had seen in seven years All 169 Herbeuvallians gathered outside the stone if Ft Michel for the re ligious service which was pre ceded by a brief civil ceremony required by French law in the whitewashed town hall Civil Rights Mrs Beck who migrated from Luxembourg in 1906 and now has 7 children 25 grai d children and 5 greatgrandchil dren in the United States clutched a pink rosary in her hands as Mayor Lucien Theo dore solemnly read the civil ceremony Then she and Camille once partners at Saturday dances at the village inn walked in bril liant sunshine across the muddy street to the church as bells pealed villagers cheered and local hunters fired saluti with shotguns Plans Disrupted The two had planned to marry in the same church exactly 51 years ago But Camille was drafted into the French army and Anna went to the United States Later they both mar ried Her husband a Kansas farmer died in 1941 Lambert became a widower in 1946 Last year Anna came back on a visit saw Camille and returned to the United States with her mind all made She and her groom are plan ning to leave for the United States as soon as possible She wants to settle in Denver Man Killed in Car Crash Near Lucas LUCAS E Crawford 60 Des Moines was killed Satur day when the car he was driving overturned on Highway 65 abou five miles south of here Sheriff Wayne Swanson said a rear tire apparently blew out causing the car to go out of con trol were hospitalized after a twocar accident about noon Sunday a mile south Driving South Shuermann was driving south and crashed headon with the car carrying the six teenagers who were reluming from the slate basketball tournament in DCS Moines Hancock County Coroner Ken neth Boughton said that officials are undecided whether to hold an inquest They are continuing the Mrs Pralle was a passenger in investigation car driven by her husband Their two children were unhurt The Pralle family lives on a arm six miles southeast of Coul er and Olsen runs a welding shop in Coulter Both cars were demolished Radio Commentary Carried on Page 2 One Mans Earl Hails weekly radio commentary usually car ried on page 1 for this edition can be found on page 2 The feature will re turn to its customary posi tion on completion of Edi tor Halls series of articles about his world trip Thieves Break Into Shannon City Bank 200 Including 25 Sick Snowbound on Train SHANNON CITY federal authorities Monday were seeking robbers who broke into the Shannon City branch of the First State Bank of Diagonal Stolen were in silver and between and in un issued travelers checks About 33 costomers deposit boxes were broken into Just what was taken from them will not be known un til each customer completes his own check LIBERAL Kan A Rock Island passenger train carrying 200 passengers 25 of them ill and and under doctors care re MRS MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS UP Mrs Donna Hustad 27 brunette from Alexandria is the now Mrs Min nesota mained stuck Monday in snow drifts near Meade with no immediate prospects of res cue Earlier reports that the pas sengers numbered only 92 and had been removed from the train proved erroneous when an emergency telephone circuit to the stalled train was established from here early Monday A doctor and sufficient medi cal supplies to care for the sick passengers reached the train late Sunday night on a Nation al Guard weasel snow A Liberal pilot equipped his light plane with makeshift skiet Monday morning and took off with food supplies planning to attempt to land near the train Clear skies and winds that had dropped to 20 miles an hour fav ored the irtempt the pilot George Githens told newsmen The erroneous report that the trains passengers and crew had been rescued apparently re sulted from garbled accounts of the weasels trip to the train with the doctor and return of the equipment to Mineola where it had been sent from Hutchinson on a flatcar Communications throughout this area have been disrupted for two days The passengers who were un der treatment had become ill from carbon monoxide poison 14Inch Snowfall at Bluffs Storm Moves to Northeast BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The itorm which has been weeping the Central Plains moved into Iowa from the south vest Sunday night and by Mon day it had partially paralyzed much of the area south of U S 0 and west of U S 63 The storm continued to move northeastward across the state The snow piled up to a depth of about 14 inches in the Council fluffs area 10 inches around Shenandoah and seven inches at es Moines Lenox and Fairfield Winds of 25 to 35 miles an hour vere causing considerable drift ng The heavy snow and high mapped countless power and tele Dhone lines Roads Blacked Numerous stretches of main lighways were blocked including U S 6 east of Council Bluffs and near Anita U S 71 south of At lantic and U S 34 east of Red Oak The northern third of Iowa how ever was expected to escape tha blow The only signs of the mas sive storm front in that area were moderate winds partly cloudy skies and belownormal tempera tures Most country schools and soma town schools in southwest and south central Iowa were closed Hundreds of cars were stalled in western Iowa Where roads were open driving was extreme ly hazardous Relatively moder ate around freezing eased conditions for stalled motorists Hamburg in the southwestern corner of Iowa had been without power overnight after utility serv ice went off at Sunday Lines Down At Shenandoah all rural tele phone extensions out of that city were out and 50 circuits within Shenandoah were down Hard winds and heavy snow at Shenan doah caused wires to snap and tree limbs to break Towns without long distince tel ephone service Monday morning included Hamburg Northboro College Springs Bedford Sham baugh Braddyvillc Sidney Ta bor Thurman Farragut New Market Coin Blanchard and Yorktown At Red Oak some 250 rural tel ephones were reported out of or der and three large power lines were out All traffic was stopped at Red Oak Nine inches of snow had fallen there Twenty motorists were reported marooned in a single farmhouse near Red Oak Approximately 100 other persons whose cars stalled on 34 east of Red Oak were also slaying at various farm houses The Weather Bureau said whole area south of a line from Council Bluffs to Dubuque prob ably would have 8 to 10 inches or more of snow before the storm ends Eleven Deaths Southwestern states mean while started to dig out from tha terrific spring storm Eleven deaths were directly attributed to Ihc weather The snow tailed off in western Kansas and Oklahoma but strong winds still whistled it through the air and piled up househigh drifts It was nothing like the blinding fury of the full blown blizzard which stung southwest Nebraska eastern Colorado western Kan sas the Panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas and the northeast tip of New Mexico over the weekend Highway crews national guardsmen and Civil Air Patrol pilots went to work again at dawa seeking out the marooned Searchers feared they would find some dead in cars buried under mountainous drifts Temperatures were not little below   

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