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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EOITFON VOL LXIII AiwoUted and United Prew Full Lease Wires Seven Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 13 1957 This Paper ContUU of Two Ons No 134 1 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO moo WTAD Qulncjr 050 WOI Ames WSUI la City BIO pm pm Sunday pm Thursday pm Saturday It Wasnt by Accident A Princeton biologist of greal renownProf Edwin Conk lin once made this thoughtpro voking observation The probability of life origi nating from accident is compar able to the probability of the un abridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop Thats obviously a pretty strong statement and yet I dont think it is in any sense an overstate ment The fact remains that no scientist m all history has ever been able to originate even one simple life cell The start must be with life Only life begets life This is reducing the whole mat ter to its simplest and ihpst un derstandable terms If we wanted to portray our atheists agnostics and unbelievers generally for the pgymy intellects that they are we would need only to turn from Ithis single life cell to the universe about us as Doctor O A Battista eminent research chemist did in an article for the magazine of the International Lions Clubs last month This Makes You Dizzy In his article titled MCan a Scientist Believe in God the scholar asked his readers to con template these facts That the stars and planets are constantly hovering above us in the daytime when we cannot see them Y That the sun brings us refresh ing daylight warmth and health through space That of miles of i the earth is no larger than a dust particle floating in the sunlight compared with millions of Astronomers be prowfor you that the warms our earth is just one of AFTER 31 YEARS Air Force to Reopen Billy Mitchell Case WASHINGTON UP Air Forct has agreed to re open this week the sensational 31yearold courtmartial case of the late Gen William L Billy Mitchell called by many of his admirers the father of the US Air Force A spokesman said the Air Force Corrections and Review Board will begin reviewing the case Tuesday Mitchell was courtmarrialled in 1926 by a board of nine Army generals following his vigorous fight in support of his view that air power should be the first line of Americas defense He was charged with insubor dination after he had accused the Army of incompetency and inefficiency andurged creation of a separate air arm Mitchell who at the time of thecase held the permanent rank of colonel was suspended from his rank command and duty and de prived of pay and allowances Many of Mitchells views were regarded as visionary at the time but later turned out o be correct Parts of Iowa Struck by Winds Hail Rainy weather of mixed va riety continued in Iowa Monday following thunderstorms late Sun day in the central area The thunderstorms were ac companied in some areas by bail and high winds Monday morning weather in cluded rain fog drizzle and thundershowers TheWeather Bu reau said precipitation averag ing from half an inch to an inch could be expected through Wed nesday A steady drizzle fell throughout North Iowa Sundaybut it meas ured only about a tenth of an inchfor the 24hour period Lampasas Tex Is 90 Destroyed Dik rea General Dedicates Tank at Forest City Armed Forces Day MRS AMERICA Winner of the Mrs contest is statuesque Mrs Lind wood Findleysouthern beauty from the District of Columbia The new queen is the mother of four children wife of an Air Force lieutenant colonel and does all her own housework in their sevenroom home in Ar lington Va the100 trillion a million Among points struck by violent million suns in our galaxy alone and there are at least a trillion galaxies These within the limits of the socalled observable uni he explained are somewhere in ai band of space which extends outward from the earth 12 sextrillion miles For your information but not think it will help you any in your comprehension of this pic ture of our universe there are 21 weather Sunday evening was Des Moines Hail fell in the north west section of the city and some of the were larger than Winds ranged up to 60 miles an h p u r snapping some trees and many limbs At Urbandale just northwest of Des Moines hail up to two inches i dth was reported Gardens were damaged consid erably hi the area of heaviest haO 3 Tractors Car and Machinery Lost in Blaze disastrous fire of un known origin destroyed a large machine shed and its contents early Sunday at the Herman Kon ke farm just west of Mona in ciphers in that last figure the 12 sextilliqn miles Spiritual Experience Whether one is an amateur as tronomer or an expert manipu lating the greatest of all lenses atop Mt Palomar in California this business of gazing through a telescope is a spiritual experi ence in which you seem to be in communion with God the Creator of the universe according to Doctor Battista One cannot he insists in his article view the majesty of the heavens and remain an atheist The order of the star systems is too precise to be the result of mere accident Contemplation of the heavens the research chemist asserts can change your outlook toward the trivialities of your own ma terialistic world More people should study the universe in which they live It is enlightening and spiritually uplifting Another commentator on this general subject the late Gretta Palmer once expressed her pity for the nonbeliever in these words He lives in a universe withou direction It has no stable compass points North and South and East and West are apt t change and merge and disappea entirely whenever a new book i issued from the press From Slime to Slime The unbelievers is a worli without goals in which man ha evolved from primeval slime only to return to eternal slime Hi life is one in which kindness an love are senseless reflexes wit our thinking merely the noise o a locomotive plunging into th night without engineer or desti nation on rails which sheer co incidence has created out of noth ingness and mud Men of lasting greatness down through the centuries have a most without exception beer God fearing A few examples draw from the Battista piece Benjamin Franklin once God governs in the affairs of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Rainfall reports included 140 at Carroll 125 at Lenox 68 at Sioux City and 46 at Spencer Three Injured in Crash at Clarion Mitchell County Lost in theblaze were three tractors a pickup a car a new combine two row cornpicfcer power lawn mower new bicycle and all farm implements and gar den tools The Lyle Fire Department man aged to save the hen house and granary which had already started to burn The loss is par tially covered by insurance The fire was discovered at 5 am when Mrs Konke was awak enedby the sound of the flames Winnebago Co War Dead Are Honored Photos on Inside Page By BILL WEBB GlobeGazette Staff Writer FOREST Gen Jo seph M Colby father of the mod ern tank program Saturday re turned home to Winnebago Coun ty lo help Forest City observe Armed Forces Day Gen Colby born at Lake Mills recently was reassigned to the Ordnance Ammunition Comrtiand at Joliet 111 Saturday after rid ing in the position of honor in a milelong military parade he dedicated an M4 Sherman tank in the courthouse square to the memory of the countys war dead During 1940 and 1941 Gen Col by was in charge of the Arpiy ordnance group which designed the renewed Lee Sherman Pat ton and Grant Jtanks He was pri marily responsible for the design of the M4 which played an im portant role in the SouthPacific and European campaigns during World War IIas well as in stop ping the Communist advance in Korea in 1952 Without Authority In his dedication address Gen Colby said the M4 actually was designed without authority He revealed that in the spring of 1941 after the M3 was in produc tion he had redesigned it and had made a mockup or wooden model of the M4 AP Wlrcplioio BEFORE DEATH TOOK OVER THE WHEEL The Marquis Alfonso de Portugo Spanish millionaire and famous race driver and his codriver Edmund Nel son Beloit Wis sit in their racer at the start of the Mille Migiia classic at Brescia Italy The two together with 11 spectators were killed when their machine blew atire and smashed into a crowd Deaths of 13 May Spell Doom of Racing Classic One of looked over two generals who the model said that CLAHION and Mrs Roy Olmstead Webster City were reported in critical condition Monday following a twocar colli Erich von Stroherm Longtime Actor sion in which three persona were injured Olmstead 47 and his wife 41 were injured when the two cars I collided at a country road intersection three miles south of here Walter 37 Clarion also was injured but was reported in fair condition despite face cuts and a concussion Deputy Sheriff Dale Walrod said the force of the collision mocked both cars into a Erich von Stroheim he film most noted porjrayer of Prussian army officers lied of cancer Sunday night at his lome hear Paris He was 71 The noted film actor and director hadbeen ill for six months with a spinal ailment at his in Maurepas some 25 miles southwest of Paris Death was attributed to a generalized cancer the French News Agency reported He had lived in France the last eight years since his last American movie Sunset Boulevard In that film he portrayed a faithful retainer to a faded film star depicted by Gloria Swanson PROTEST ATOM TESTS LONDON UP Several hunIred women many of them pushing baby carriages marched in a pouring rain Sunday to protest against nuclear Freshman Che Poisoning of 2 PARKVILLE Mo W Platte County authorities Sunday charged an 18yearold Park College freshman with mixing arsenic poisoning in food with intent to kill or injure The boy was identified as Hubert Fulkerson 18 of Muskogee Okla Fulkerson had been a patient a the Kansas City Neurologica Hospital since Thursday when s nurse and two students who a meal at the college health cen ter that day were found to b suffering from arsenic With the J at College lege capped a hectic week in which six fires broke out on the campus Only the first fire Mon day night at Alumni causec extensive damage Dr Robert E Long president Friday told student he fires were of an incendiarj origin Sheriff John Lowmiller refusec to say whether Fulkerson migh h a v e any connection with th fires The Ihree victims of the pois onings were all in goo condition They are Mrs Luell it was one which Capt Colby would have to ipay for out of his own pocket The other how ever asked him to prepare armor casting drawings These were completed in April 1941 and the M4 was born The parade startedat 10 am and was made up of National Guard marching and mobile units from Mason City Charles City and Des Moines plus Army Air Force and marine units from over the state Included in the line of march were a number of high school bands headed by the Stra tegic Air Command band which was airlifted in from Offutt Field at Omaha Drill Teams Four drill teams parlicipaled i the event the Drake Univer sity ROTC team one from the Waverly Air Force Base the 1st Marine Reserve unit from Des Moines and a National Guard team from Mason City The Des Moines unit took first place in drill competition in a contest held during the afternoon Gen Colbys address was in terrupted temporarily at 11 am when four Iowa National Guard F84 jets made two lowlevel passes over Forest City The four planes made their appearance by permission of the Air Force Com BRESCIA Italy Uti The death knell may have sounded for the Mille Migiia last of the great European open road races as the result of Sundays tragic toll of 13 lives lost in the 1957 renewal Twelve died when the Ferrari driven by Spains millionaire playboy sportsman Marquis Al fonso De Portago 28 blew a tire while roaring along at 150 miles per hour and careened into crowds lining the highway near Mantua about 40 miles from here rAII About The Weather De Portago and his driving com panion were crushed to death Later in the day the race claimed its 13lh victim as Dutch driver Josef Goettgens car skid ded on wet pavement near Flor ence and spun into a road guard He died of a fractured skull De Portagos powerful 3800 C C car was hurtling at 150 miles an hour when it blew a tire and careened wildly to the side of the road Crushing the two occupants and instantly killing 10 Spectators Several others were injured De Portago was the estranged husband of the former Carl Mc Daniel GreenviHe S C His 2 Drown Several Missing Heavy Rains Continuing LAMPASAS Tex A flash flood roared through this town Sunday night drowning two per sons and leaving 5 still unac counted for Monday by Red Cross figures The flood wiped out the busi ness section and damaged 150 90 por cent the town The Red Cross at one lime officially listed 25 persons as missing The area was being searched for possibly more bod ies County Red Cross Chairman Joe H Bozarth said the flood did between 3 and 5 million dollars damage to homes and businesses New downpours struck Lampas as and nearby areas Monday Most of the flash flood had re cdcd but the fresh rams brought cars of new flooding Lampasns is in central Texas about 130 miles south and slight vest of Fort Worth It is a rich igricultural area and the towa las 4689 population Levee Breaks The flood hit when a ijroke under an estimated 7 inches of rain Water from Sulphur Creek poured 6feet high into the business section Burleson Creek water joined the flood lligh yater also othtif parts of itie state on slaught of heavy rains The first flood producing rains of the spring occurred April 18 and there has been little relief since About 30 persons have operation on his leg She also left by plane Monday for Paris where her husbands body was being shipped The toll boosted lo 18 the num ber of fatalities in the race in the last two years and newspa Matthews a nurse at the health the hospital a n d taken to the center and Shirley Flint Dows Platte County Jail Sunday Iowa and The poison illnesses at the col field Mo John Porter Green mand A National Guard helicopter also added to the show by land ing in the schoolyard Served Luncheon During the noon hour the more than 300 military personnel were guests of the Chamber of Com merce and the Forest City Ameri can Legion in a luncheon in the Methodist Church dining room The adjutant general of Iowa Maj Gen Fred C Tandy of DCS Moines outlined the importance of the National Guard in the na tions defense in a pm ad dress The program was sponsored jointly by the Forest City Pos 121 of the American Legion and the Forest City Chamber of Com merce Henry C Nelson Winne bago County state representative was master of ceremonies E Booker was parade chair man and A R Totten past com mander of the Legion post was chairman of the event Mason City Considerable cloudi ness with scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday Warmer TuesdayI Lows Monday night 5257 Highs Tuesday 6368 IOWA Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday Little change in temperature Highs Tuesday mid 70s north to mid 70s south Lows Monday night low 50s north to near 60 south Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Tues day through Saturday Normal highs 71 north to 73 south Nor mal lows 45 north to 48 south Somewhat cooler Wednesday and Thursday Warmer about Saturday Precipitation will be moderate to heavy average onehalf inch to one inch in widow and their two children left New Yorks International Airport and were expected here Tuesday Leg Operation Edmund Eddy Nelson a na ve of Beloil Wis was the co river He lived with his wife in aris but she had been in New ork for the past month so their yearold son could undergo an pers immediately predicted new demands would be made in the Italian Parliament to cancel the Classic The Mille Migiia has been the last big open road race in Europe since the Le Mans race was dropped after the 90 death tragedy in 1955 This years race was approved only after officials pledged strict enforcement of safety regulations Curves along the routewere banked with straw bales police showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday Saturday and again Minnesota Cloudy showers GlobeGazette weather data up 0 8 am Monday Maximum Sunday 59 Minimum Sunday night 52 At 8 am Monday 55 Precipitation 11 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 60 GlobeGazette weather data u to 8 am Sunday Maximum Saturday 66 Minimum Saturday night 48 At 8 am Sunday 52 drowned in floods 9000 or more have evacuated their homes at one time or another and federal agencies estimated that at least 85 million dollars in damage was this figure is expect ed lo go much higher A near cloudburst closed of streets in Dallas Sunday night and drove ICOfamilies from their tiomes The Waco Weather Bureau is sued flash flood warnings Monday onthe Brazos ahd Bosque riveri in central Texas Tornadoes Strike Tornadoes struck with varying amounts morning of and damage Sunday Monday night in Sight Wreckage of Lost Airliner MONTREAL UP The vreckage of a TransCanada Air ines North Star aircraft miss ng since last December with 62 persons aboard was reported sighted in the mountains near lope B C Ihe airline announced Monday No olljer details were immedi ately disclosed One of the victims of the crash was Cal Jones 23 one of the greatest linemen in University of xnva football history were stationed along the roads to hold back crpwds and the en tries cut nearly in 60C to 350 ThirdPlace De P o r I a g o international ly known in hobsledding as well as auto racing was running in third place behind Piero Taruffi of Italy the eventual winner and Wolgang Von Tripps of Germany He had been informed of his standing during a brief stopover at Mantua and gunned his flam ingred car at maximum speed in an attempt to overtake the leaders scattered parts of ing Garland near Fort Wealhcrford west of Fort Worttf Crawford in north central Texas Witnesses said the car leaped over a canal to the left of the highway crushed several spec tators then careened back over the canal across the road and into the crowd there Two of the children killed were struck by a and near Dallas and between Greenville and Commerce in east Texas and near Big Spring in west Texas At Lampasas City Manager D D Nixon said 75 per cent of the stock and facilities in downtown business stores has been de stroyed on the average1 Some businesses were complete ly destroyed Ill have to start all over again Sam Miller a fairly typical businessman said The water turned over my gasoline pumps and washed out the inside of the office The water just gutted my house five blocks from his filling station and turned over my practically new car Nixon said several furniture concrete milestone which the carisorcs and onc automobile dis uprooted and hurled into crowd St Paul Girl 18 is Miss Minnesota ALBERT LEA Minn A St Paul girl was chosen Miss Min nesota of 1957 Sunday night Ard yce Gustafson 18 will represenl the state in the Miss America competition at Atlantic City NJ next fall A Rochester beauty June Polls 20 was runncrup Power Line Break Affects 3 Towns and TV Station FRESH AND TASTY PITLOCHRY Scotland local grocer Monday advertisedj an olfseason clearance Christmas puddings at 20 cents each Power Electric to Peoples lines north Gas and of Mason room were swept away by the flood Walls and ceilings and all stock were swept away and only the concrete floors remained Food Water Short The town at one time was down lo 14 loaves of bread and the water supply was contaminated But relief food was brought in from Killcen and Austin and tank trucks brought in 30000 gallons of SAME DATE1956214 City was cut off for an hour and 45 minutes Sunday afternoon The line was the one supplying KGLOTV which was off the air from the time of the break at p m until p m The line was repaired at p m and power restored for Kensett Manly and Northwood Repairmen reported that some1 one had shot several insulators off the poles with a rifle and the power line dropped and shorted i The resulting fire burned off a cross arm and the top of the power pole safe water from Austin The Red Cross ordered 3000 typhoid shots delivered Some 30 to 35 persons were trapped for a time in the down town area Some had to chop their way through roofs to escape Sports Bulletin Substate baseball tourna ment games slated at Roose velt Field Monday night have been postponed because of rain The games were rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 and pm Earlier story on sports page   

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