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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKSS ALU NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME VOL LXI1I Associated tnd United Press Full LtaM Seven Cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 14 1957 Thin Paper Conslits ol Two No 211 Hoegh Named USCivil Defense Boss RGIs Killed in Accident Truck Falls Into Creek FT CAMPBELL Ky Four teen soldiers were killed and nine injured Thursday when a 2V2tpn truck failed to make a curve and overturned on this Army base home of the 101st Airborne Di An official announcement said the big truck careened off a gravel road straddled the steel guard rail of a bridge over Piney Fork Creek and landed in the shallow water 20 feet below The soldiers all paratroopers were pinned beneath the vehicle Injured Removed The casualties were members of the 101st Airborne Battle Group of the 327th Infantry An H34 helicopter sped to the scene It lifted thetruck enab ling removal of the bodies The helicopter took the injured to the base hospital All the victims were believed to have been enlisted men Pvt J B Cooper Co A 37th Infantry from Gatesville Tex who received but was not badly gave this eyewitness account I was fourth or fifth man from the tail gate on the drivers side It seemed we swerved to the right and the next thing I knew therewas a sudden stop Body Pinned moveywas trying to Rains Bring Flood Threat By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Torrential rains which pelted parts of Iowa during the nigh brought a threat of flooding Friday on the Raccoon River in the western and central portions of the stale Iowa remained in the grip of a storm area which spread ovc the south central and extreme southeast counties after dumping heavy rainfall in areas around Sioux City and Carroll About five inches of rain was reported unofficially north and east of Carroll and from three to four inches fell at Sioux City Anthon Sao City and Jefferson The heavy rain and accompanying thunderstorms caused con siderable damage to crops and property in Woodbury County where small creeks overflowed banks Several feet of water closed Highway 141 a half mile southeast of Sioux City The Arrow a Milwaukee Road passenger train was stalled by a washout at an underpass near Highway 141 just Sioux CityThe train pulled back to the station and its passengers Were AP Wirephoto DEATH TRAP FOR 14 Eighteen of 25 paratroopers who rodethis truck off the bridge in background are still trapped under it in this photo taken by an officer who was waiting for a helicopter tovlift the machine The men beside the truck are holding the heads of victims out of the shallow water Fourteen of the men were killed taken to Manilla by bus Milwau kee officials said the train would travel only between Sioux City and Sioux Falls S D until the washout could be repaired CentenniciI of Little Brown Church Song to Be Noted in Ceremonies on Sunday keep head out water I one man ly ing on hisback He was uncon iciotis arid urideV water I put a rock under his head to hold him up but I couldnt move him be cause he was pinned I crawled out on my own There had been intermittent showers just prior to the acci dent Sgt Eugene M Perry Taun ton Mass from Hdqrs CO 326th Airborrie Engineer Bn said he was riding along Palmyra R o ad which crosses over the creek He said he saw a couple of men coming up the banks with their eyes bloodied saw the situ ation and hurried to his nearby unit for help They then called NASHUA The centennial of a songand the love story behind celebrated this the Little Brown Church intthe Valef It was 100 years ago June 14 Dr William S Eitts satdown and dashed off the song for which the little country church near here is named church in 18S4 The Little Brown Church in has been sung times by Protestant music groups throughout the world river N W States Judgment Is Upheld The Weather Bureau warned that flooding could be expected on the Raccoon River in the up per reaches of the stream which flows southeasterly in the ion of Des Moines The to 88 feet Friday morning at Jefferson where bankful is 10 leet and the Weather Bureau ooked for a crest there of 13 lo 14 feetpn Sunday In northwestern Iowa heavy rain sent the west branch of the A judgment against the Northwestern States Portland Ce mentCo Mason City was handed down Friday by the Minnesota Supreme Court The court ruled that the com pany must pay that amount in income taxes penalties and 5n erest for the years 1033 through 948 The 52 split decision upheld IB Minnesota law imposing a on a foreign corporations ncome on business conducted in linnesota Sales Office Northwestern Slates has a sales Little Sioux River out of its banks at Climbing Hill A small creek Fredericksburg 15 miles east o verflowed at Carroll and an intoseveral homes Wate so part of Highway 7 was on the way to visit girl Warren and askHer parents permission to wed when Its universal appeal says the he first saw the place where the Rev Glenn Utterback present minister of the small country church near this northeast Iowa church now stands Sincejts public performcommunity lies in its warmth suggestive of serene and solid re ance at the dedication of the for the helicopters personnel Ft Campbell is and medical a sprawling base where thousands of troops trained in World War II on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee just north of Clarks ville Tenn Waterloo Lawyer Former Judge Killed in Crash Loveless Comes UnderFire From GOP Chairman DES MOINES CR Gov Her schei Loveless who called Dwight Eisenhower a failure as pres ident was under Republican fire Friday L L Jurgemeyer Iowa GOP state chairman said in a state ment Thursday night that Love less now is ready to launch his campaign for president The Governor made h is re marks in a speech to Washington State Democrats in Seattle Wed nesday night Jurgemeyer igious faith Itmakes us think of our church and and draws us a little closer to the things that are real and eternal the Rev Mr Utterback says Observance Sunday The centennial observance will be held SundayIt will be a day long series ofreligious services prayer and music The Rev Douglas Fox Sidney Australia hes to be summer pastor for Mason Citys First Congregational Church will de liver the morning sermon and among other ministers slated to participate is Dr Robert Tinker Chicago Theological l Seminary Weddings will be performed fol lowing the afternoon service spot was a setting n ofrare beauty Dr Pitts wrote m later life1 There was no church there but the spot was it my home I This was June 14 1857 I put the manu script away In the spring of 1862 I returned to Iowa and settled at Fredericksburg At that time the site which in spired Dr Pitts was in the here waiting for When back wrote the song settlement of Bradford which has now largely disappeared Dr Pitts conducted a singing schoo at Bradford Academy Sang at Dedication When the church was pleted in 1864 Pitts sang said Loveless has LjGov and Mrs WiHiam failed to solve the problems ofjNicnolas Mason City who were the state or to provide leader married at the shrine are ex ship in Iowa A man who cam WATERLOO UP Ben Butpaigned against high ler 70 Waterloo attorney and former district judge died Fri day of injuries suffered in an ac corn The Little Brown Church in the Vale atits dedication Soon afterward the song was published by H M Higgins in Chicago Tradition says Pitts received only for the song and tha he used the money to help pa for his entrance to a Chicag medical school While he was in school hi cident at a residentialintersec tion about 11 pm Thursday Butler was riding in a car driv en by Ray Paul 61 Waterloo vice president of the Rath Pack ing Co when it was hit broad side by another vehicle driven by Laurel Wilson 18 Waterloo Butler suffered a fractured skull Paul was listed in good condition at a local hospital with rib injuries and the girl in fair ly good condition with a broken jaw Miss Wilson was issued a traf fic summons following the acci dent in which she was charged with reckless driving Authorities said she apparently ran a stop sign j Butler and Paul were on their way home from a Boy Scout rec ognition dinner at a Scout camp near Waverly paignea against mgn expenses be among tbe stayed home in Fredericks and high taxes and who since hashonored guestsat the ceremomesjburg and saving recommended the highest budget Dr Pitts might never n in Iowas history could well rewritten the song if a girl he met main silent the Republican Party leader said Madison Wis hadnt moved the tiny frontier settlement of Bricelyn Host to Norwegian Festival BRICELYN annual meeting of the Nordfjordlag will be held at Bricelyn Saturday and Sunday The organization is com posed of settlers and their de scendants from the Nord Fjord in Norway The meeting has at tracted visitors from Alaska British Columbia Canada Nor way and the state of Washington Gov Orville Freeman will ad dress the group Saturday night t f southwest br Canoft ut traffic was able to g hrough Inches office in Minneapolis but Its lome office is in Mason City II las customers in Minnesota North and South Dakota Nebra ska and Wisconsin as well a The company had denied the tax liability on the grounds that it was a foreign corporation and all its business was interstale the cement being shipped in from Iowa i Net Income Associate Justice Leroy Mat About three inches of rain fe a hah hour an Anthon about 0 miles southeast of Sioux City Fater rose to some doorways and je Little Sioux was at flood tage there Bronson wasall but isolated hursday night as 15 inches of covered Highway 141 r Farmers in the Anthon area reMinnesota even though its busi son said in the majority decision that the state has a right to lax that portion of the companys net total income which is allocable to t i i orted their crops suffered a te al loss from hailwhich accom anied the storm Alfalfa and ats fields were flattened bythe torm near Pierson Rainfall amounts over the state ncluded Sioux City 388 inches Sac City 315 Jefferson 297 JeW ell 157 Fort Dodge 180 Popejoy 34 Kanawha 102 Mason City 95 and Council Bluffs 55 Rowlings Rumored in Line for Moyers Job DES MOINES W Reliable sources in Des Moines said Friday ness within the state consists ex clusively of interstate commerce majority of the court also accident ruled the tax does not violate the due process constitutional provi sion or conflict with interstate commerce laws The company had refused to file the lax returns but the Min nesota tax commissioner pre pared the returns and caused them to be filed for the years 1933 fo 1948 inclusive Knoxville Youth Is Victim of Tractor KNOXVILLE Mt Elmo Know Auto Crash Claims Its 2nd Victim Forrest Rubendall 45 Sac City died in a Mason City hospital Thursday night as a result of in juries received in a twocar crash June 4 Rubendall is the second to die as a result of the accident on the Cerro GordoWorlh County line 2Vi miles east of Highway 65 Carl Oli Anderson 58 23A 1st S E cited four hours after the Denmark Post to i Peterson New Jobs for ExGovernors WASHINGTON President Kiscnhower Friday nominated Leo A Hoegh former Republican Governor Iowa to succeed Val Peterson as federal civil defense administrator Peterson former GOP gov ernor of Nebraska was chosento be ambassador to Denmark Both nominations are subject to Senate confirmation Petersonformer GQFgovernor of Nebraska has been chief of the Civil Defense Administration since February 1953 For a few weeks prior to that he served aa an administrative assistant to El senhower Lost Bid Hoegh 49 was governor of Iowa from 1954 through 1956 He was defeated in a bid for reelec tion c Before his electionas governor he served as Iowas attorney gen eral from 1953 to 1054 Lately he has been engaged in private jaw practice Asked about any background Jn civil dcfenge While House Press Secretary James C Hagerty said Hoegh organized the civil de fense program in Iowa Hoegh served inthe Army dur ing World War II rising from platoon leader to lieutenant col onel in the infantry He got a battlefield promotion to that rank The salary of the civil defense administrator is a year As ambassador to Denmark Pe terson will step up to Ha will succeed Ambassador Robert D Coe whp resigned May 6 Father Was Dane Petersonwho will be 54 July 18 is a native of Oakland Neb and of Scandinavian descent was governor of Nebraska from 1947 Jo 1933 His father was a Dane hii mother a Swede Crushed Chest Rubendall like Anderson suf fered a crushed chest in the crash and had been listed in critical condition from the time of his hospitalization He also had suf fered head injuries A third man Goering 26 of involved Ivan near Chariton hat Gov Herschel Loveless hasler 12 son of Mr and Mrs Floyd offered the state JKnowler Knoxvillc was killed make ends meet On his gradu tionhe returned to Fredericks urg where he practiced med ine until 1906 Five Children Dr and Mrs Pitts had fiv hildren three of whom died ir nfancy and one in the teen rtrs Pitts died in 1886 at th age of 50 She is buried vit icr children in an old and now neglected cemetery at redericksburg Dr Pitts lived until 1918 when he died at the home of his son William Stanley Pitts at Brook yn NY His body now lies in i different cemetery atFrod ericksburg Some say the church was painted brown for want of money lo buy a better paint Neverthe less the song and the church safety commissioner post to Mau rice Rawlings Sioux City Demo crat Reports said Rawlings has not yet made up his mind whether Lo accept Loveless declined to late Thursday when he was crushed under an overturned trac tor comment Rawlings would succeed Com missioner Clinton Moyer who has announced he will resign to re turn to law practice at Marion suffered only a leg injury in the crash Cars driven by Goering and the Mason City man came together at a gravel road intersection ac cording to officers who reported the accidentBoth cars were thrown off the road Rubendall had been a passenger in the Goering auto NO MILK DELIVERIES ST PAUL drivers and plant workers at eight St Paul area dairies went on strike Friday cutting off milk deliveries to home and retail stores Bridge Crew Rubendall and Goering hac been working with a crew build ing a bridge on Highway 288 east of Highway 65 They and their families were living in trailer homes at the Edwin Buss farm farther south on Highway 65 Funeral arrangements for Rub endall are incomplete at thej Bride Funeral Home at Manly Hoegh said at his home at Chariton Friday that he to bo called before a Senate com mittee within two weeks con cerning his appointment by Pres ident Eisenhower as federal civil defense ambassador It was my good fortune to serve under President Eisenhow er as a soldier and Twill con sider it an tumor and priyilegt to serve under him as civil de fense administrator Hoegh said The Hoeghs plan to move Washington soon after the nom ination is confirmed The appointment of the former governor defeated last Novem ber for reelection by Democratic Gov Herschel Loveless had been rumored in Republican circles He was one of the first in the nation put for Eisenhow ers nomination for his first term as president Stephen Vician Held for Theft of in Wolf Co Merchandise Stephen Vician 54 231 6th Nj The store official said that three Wa stock clerk at Mier Wolf or follr weeks ago a used 169 and About Tallmans Injured in CarTruck Collision PERRY Iowa Commerce Commissioner and Mrs John A Tallman Des Moines Friday re ceived minor shoulder and knee Sons furniture store waived pre iess ine sonfe duu tic Hminary hearing Thursday af became forever linked after the o6 dedication ceremonies in 1864 More than 100000 persons visit the church annually and more than 1000 couples are wed there each year ternoon in C R Servisons Jus tice Court on a charge of stealing NATIONAL SHRINE This is the Little Brown Church in the Vale near Nashua which has become a national shrine through the popularity of Dr William Pitts beloved song room was jjrougni to the store i 141 here The Tallmans were by a customer for a tradein on a new one When newer sets did treated at a hospital and re leased Blue Earth rer a 5 year period isalesman said he would have ther cnnrl for Vician was held to the Septemiuscd set sold at the aucHon r term of the grand jury under and give the customer the to naU at a MOF ber a S2500 bond He is being held in county jail for failure to pro vide bond Joe Simon secretary of Mieri ceeds The salesman went to the auc Uion house later to find out how much the used set sold for the official said and noticed other Wolf and Sons Inc filed the charge He said Vician has ad mitted that for five years he hasj Mier Wolf merchandise The store jtakcii articles of furniture andofficial said Vician readily adobserve daylight saving time this Dubuque to Go on Daylight Saving DUBUQUE The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Saturday occasional showers or thunderstorms Fri day night cooler Friday night low 5559 Warmer Saturday high 7882 Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Friday night and south east Saturday Cooler except east Friday night low 5666 Cooler southeast Saturday Fiveday I ow a Temperatures will average near normal Fri day night through next Wednes day Normal highs 81 north to 84 south Normal lows 58 north to 61 south Cool during the weekend Warmer about Mon day Rainfall is expected to av erage more than one inch in scattered showers throughout the period will SAME DATE 1956 appliances from the store lo the milled his guilt to store officialsjyear from June Ib lo Sept 29 us 8 JLane auction house 341 S to the bonding company The City Council Thursday unan M eral where the items were foldsince he is the only person whoiimcusly approved daylight time and Vician pocketed the proconsigns merchandise to the aucJmaking Dubuquc the only commu ceetis jtion house in Iowa observing fast time Minnesota Partly cloudy ers High Saturday 6575 GlobeGazette weather data up a m Friday Maximum Thursday 81 Minimum Thursday night 61 At 8 a m Friday 65 Precipitation 95 inch 1
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