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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home i MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE r u r u E c i THI THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Prett tod United Prtw Full cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 1957 Paper ConsUU of Two SectionsSection No Dr Teller Leads Off Missiles Inquiry v TV if One Mans Opinion A Ridio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO U300 p 6t0 Thursday WTAD Quiucj 930 pm Thurday WSUI Im 910 pm For All of This They Give Thanks K CROSS the land this week hymns and prayers o thanksgiving will be offered up for he manifold blessings be stowed upon our favored people And we ARE a favored people a fact impressed upon me by a visit to 30 countries since lasi Thanksgiving Day rolled around But for at least 50000 Ameri can families these manifesta tions of gratitude to a kind provu dence will be laced with memor ies of terror and tragedy of pain ful recovery from catastrophe of despair turned to hope Some of these homes Ive seen myself It fell to me in my re portorial capacity to visit the path of death and destruction left by Hurricane Audrey at Cameron La last June But in this visit with you I am going to draw mostly on a report from a good friend of mine Roy S Popkin assistant executive director of the Brooklyn N Y Red Cross Chapter Mr Popkin with whom worked as a news reporter In the flood areas of California in January of 1956 made a tour of the nations principal disaster sites of 1957 and distilled his im pressions into a report specially appropriate to this Thanksgiving season Followed Disasters Path His travels took him not only to the trail of destruction left by Hurricane Audrey in the Gulf coast region of Louisiana but to Texas Missouri North Dakota and other regions where Natures fury was felt in one form or an other Tornadoes and floods struck with disaster dimensions in 75 different communities most ly 0 the south of us last spring Survivors of these catas trophes as Popkin points out are giving thanks for the very fact that they are alive and able to eat Thanksgiving dinner And they are grateful too for the that came from Red Cross the civil defense the National Guard rescue crews the police the fire men the soldiers sailors and coast guardsmen who came with helping hand There will Popkin thinks and so do I be a few extra words of thanks to the Red Cross For without the assistance from that organization the disaster would still be with them months after wards Red Cross Disaster Serv ice has walked with these fami lies along the disaster trail and then along the path to recovery giving current meaning to that key phrase in the best known Thanskgiving hymn All is safely gathered in Fargo Case Traced As a case in point Roy Popkin cited Charles Kaufmann of Far go N D a blind newsdealer at the Fargo Posloffice tall gray haired and taciturn as much a part of the American scene as a Norman Rockwell magazine cover He and his family were victims of the much publicized tornado last summer When the tornado played hop skip and smash with 66 square blocks of Fargo last June Pop kin recalled Kaufmann and his wife huddled in their basement while the raging winds battered his home and crumbled his be longings shot planks through his walls like arrows and twisted into nothingness the tall shaply elms he loved to see even though he was blind When it was all over Pop kin continued Charles Kauf mann like others in Fargo be gan to pick up the pieces But like many disaster victims the country over he soon found his own determination to come back was not enough Thats where the Red Cross came into the picture with its rehabilitation program designed to fill the JTap between a disaster victims own resources and his CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NICK LEWCHUCK Lewchuck ExLifer Dies at 67 DES MOINES Comp troller Glenn Sarsfield said Mon day he is applying extraordi nary checks to in office supplies ordered by the assist ant state purchasing agent since December 1956 Sarsfield said preliminary checks indicate the normal pro cedure for prior approval of the State Executive Council for the purchases had not been obtained The least that can be said Nick Lewchuck after two about tne administrative proce years freedom died Saturday dure on tie part of the and evening at the Mason City nursing the is that it has been home where he has lived since his pardon in 1955 by Gov Leo Hoegh from a life murder sen tence Apparently Mr Lewchuck left no survivors in this country Koslofsky Case He was sentenced to life im prisonment after pleading guilty tothe murder of Alex Koslofsky another immigrant in 1915 For a number of years before his re lease from prison interested North lowyans had been seeking ins release from the State Pen iteniary at Fort Madison The governors pardon made it possible for the elderly prisoner to continue his life in this coun try If released on parole after commutation of sentence he would have been subject to de portation as an alien Only 21 At the time of the Koslofsky murder Mr Lewchuck was only 21 and had been only three years in America Nicolas F Lewchuck was born Sept 8 1890 in Russia He came to the United States at the age of 19 and lived first in New York and then Mason City where he was employed by Jacob E Decker and Sons Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday at the Mc AuleyScanlan Funeral Chapel Dr Paul A Peterson pastor of help5 Wesley Methodist Church will officiate Burial will be in Elm wood Cemetery Sputnik Rocket Still in Space Behind Schedule WASHINGTON ttf American scientists prepared Monday to feed new sighting data into an electronic brain in an effort to predict more accurately when Sputnik Us rocket carrier fall will 5lgl skywatchers over northeastern United States Dr John White staff scientist at the Smithsonian Vstrophysical Observatory in lambridge Mass said those and other sighting reports would ae used in a new computation of the rockets present orbit While said the new data fed vrtl take its fatal plunge Estimates of top US scientists earlier set the date for the rock ets disintegration about Dec 11 BIRTH REPORT Launch Supplies Probe Sarsfield Cites Sloppy Tactics exceedingly sloppy Sarsfield commented Meanwhile Council Secretary Grant Cunningham said John B Darrah of Des Moines who has been assistant purchasing agent resigned voluntarily effective Monday Cunningham said Har old L Cooper an assistant in the Department of Buildings and Grounds was put in charge as assistant purchasing agent a cou ple of weeks ago Smoke Screen The situation was made public in comments by Gov Herschel Loveless at his news conference Asked about the reported situa tion concerning purchases of of fice supplies Loveless said The state auditors recent re quest that I make an itemizecL accounting of expenditure of a a year allowance granted the governor is a pure smoke screen to obscureoffice supply purchases The Governor described the re quest by State Auditor C B Ak ers foran accounting as pure politics Akers when asked whether pol itics is involved commented I dont o w what hes talking about Loveless is a Democrat and Akers a Republican Akers office is making an au dit of purchasing agent activities and declined to comment on it Extra Expenses As to itemizing the ac count for the governors office Loveless said he intended to abide by an attorney generals ruling that he need not give an account ing of the funds Loveless commented that the fund is for extra expenses of the governor and that he is actually spending more than the fund cov ers As to the purchase of office sup plies governor said It ap pears to be a question of proce dure rather than whether some one profited Sarsfield said the purchasing agent situation came to light about Oct 15 when suppliers be jan seeking payment He said he didnt know the number of claims concerned but described them as stacks of claims The comptroller said he is at tempting to determine which are proper claims He added that un the Jaw any bill over 90 days FATAL CRASH A car driven by Alex AP the the other side of the house Hamil 25 I Hajmllton the ton was killed and his wife critically hurt night The car plowed into a front bed The crib of their infant daughter was wTifTng h Wife Smashed but the tot escaped with it as it smashed the bed and rolled Magas was booked for drunk driving 5 Predictions during the week end that the rockets fall was im minent were not borne out One British astronomer who had made such a prediction revised t to say the rocket is expected to last for several days Sunday night the rocket was uaa hted far behind schedule by old WOUW have to be presented to the Legislature as a claim Prince George of Greece 88 Dies PARIS WJ Prince George of Greece died Monday at his home n suburban St Cloud He was 88 The second son of the late Kin nto an electronic brain at MasGeorge I of Greece he was an sachusetts Institute of Technoluncle of the present King Paul of ogy may permit a more accuGreece and was linked to the roy forecast of when the rocket al houses of Denmark and Ene IT til f i t and and the preCommunist mon Some scientists have expressed archs of Russia His widow a belief that Sputnik I a 184Princess Marie Bonaparte and xund sphere will stay on course two children Prince Pierre and for several weeks longer than its Princess Eugenie were at his earner rocket because the drag bedside when he died on it is much less than on the rocket Evansdaie Boy 5 Hunting Victim WATERLOO UP Steven Gardner 5 Evansdaie died Sun nrvTrc iTr day in an IndcPendcnce hospital K S total a bullet wound he received 281 babicsthc highest in ISjSaturday while hunting with his were born to unwed and two uncles The bov 1 1 i on Weekend BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five lowans died in motor ve hicle accidents over the weekend boostingthe states 1957 fatality toll to 634 compared to 658 a year ago The latest victims included Larry Moeller 16 Dixon who was killed Sunday when he lost control of his car on a curve a mile north of Dixon and was pinned beneath the wreckage Paul Prins 8 son of Mr and Mrs John W Prins Sanborn who was killed Sunday in a two car crash at a county road inter section about four miles south west of Sanborn Gerry McVay 17 West Liberty who was killed Sunday when his car struck a tree and overturned on a county road two miles south iast of Atalissa George Dewey Johnston 52 and Ralph D Torgeson 31 both of Estherville who were killed late Saturday in a cartruck crash at a county road intersection and owa 9 about 11 miles east of Estherville lowan Escapes Crash of Military Plane ST LEONARD NB UP An Air Force staff sergeant from Iowa was one of 11 servicemen who escaped injury when a C47 transport plane crashlanded 10 miles north of here late Sunday He is SSgt Richard Bash 24 Burlington Iowa OPPENHEIMER DIES JOHANNESBURG tf Ernest Oppenheimer 72 South African The Weather Mason City Generally fair Monday night 2428 High Tues day 4550 Iowa Partly cloudy north most ly fair south through Tuesday Warmer low Monday night 26 36 FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will 3 to 5 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday Only minor day to day temperature changes are expected highs 36 north to 42 south Normal lows 19 north to 25 south Precipitation will be light averaging about onetenth of ah inch in occasion al snow flurries Minnesota Cloudy light snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 29 Minimum 14 At 8 am 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 26 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 43 Minimum is At 8 am jg Precipitation trace Davenport Man to Face Murder Count DAVENPORT UP Margetta Dan Griffin 27 Davenport was charged with first degree murder Monday in the fatal shooting of his girl friend Jean May Jackson 25 Sunday Miss Jackson was shot and killed in her apartment here riffin admitted the shooting when he turned himself in to the police two hours after the inci dent occurred Griffin told police vHjiiiijtijiiii ouuui wican ucni occurred jrmin told police mining magnate and one of thejthat Miss Jackson was killed in worlds richest men died Mona struggle for possession of a gun fi day after a quarrel in Iowa last year the State hild Welfare Division reported Monday was accidentally shot in Ihe back when a rifle believed to have been unloaded discharged Brunette Proves That Gents Prefer Blondes BERLIN UP A shapely brunette dancer put on a wig and proved gentlemen prefer blondes i Marion Peterhansel a 19yearold runnerup in this years Miss Berlin beauty contest tested the old saying by appealing to men for aid first as a brunette and then as a blonde In her natural hair she dropped a valise on the street scat tering its contents She had to pick up her belongings herself She pretended her automobile broken down No one offered to push it She begged a man to break off his conversation in a public phone booth because she had to make an urgent call She was told to wait Then she tried the same test with a blond wig Men jumped to ptck up her scattered clothing They pushed her automobile And she got in phone booth immediately Greene Truck Driver Dies of Burns GREENE Witwer 51 Greene truck driver diec Sunday night at a Rochester Minn hospital of burns veceivec in an accident Nov 8 Witwer was pinned beneath hL truck when it overturned on a county road near Clarksville Wilwers predecessor in business Darrell Munson also was burned to death when a spark set fire to his tank truck while filling it at a bulk plant here in 1937 He is survived by his parents his wife two daughters Mrs Gerald Mary Anne Starin Des Moines and Jane at home one son Richard one grandchild and one sister Gladys Strong Oma ha Neb He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy from 194 to 1945 He was a member of the First Methodist Church a past commander of the American Le gion a member of the VFW and of the Masonic Lodge and the Greene Commercial Club Funeral services will be Wed nesday at 2 pm at Williams Mortuary with burial in the Rose hill Cemetery The Rev Clayton Becker will conduct the funeral service Nicholas Appoints Butler to Committee Post Held by Tate DES MOINES WVLt Gov WiJ liam Nicholas Monday announced he was appointing Sen Guy But ler RRolfc to succeed former State Sen Tale on the Council of State Governments rep resenting the Senate Butler a veteran legislator will attend the next meeting of the council Dec 57 in Hot Springs Ark Nicholas said Tate from Mason City has re signed his office after accepting a position as real estate agent for he US Post Office Depart ment in western Iowa Under the law a legislator cannot hold an other paid governmental office SAME Gains by Russians Attested Urges Speedup in Research WASHINGTON WJ Dr Ed ward Teller said Monday that if Joth countries maintain their present pace of missile develop ment there is no doubt that Rus sia will leave us behind and way behind And already he said he be lieves the Soviets have or wiL have in a short time the abiiity to hit major industrial centers in this country with an intercontinen tal ballistic missile Specifically he said he believed the Russians could hit such a distant target as Houston Tex Teller an expert on nuclear weapons was the opening witness in a broad Senate inquiry into the U S missile program Major Points Among the major points of his testimony 1 Russia has been able to make such tremendous advances be cause of willingness to take risks to gamble in untried fields where there was no certainty the money spentwould bring concrete re suits 2 In1946 the United States could have decided to proceec with missile development at top speed but at that time there wa extreme doubt that an effectiv long range missile could be de veloped It was years later Telle said before the value of such a missile could be demonstrated He said when this became clear quite a bit of energy was pu into the program since then the work has been excellentlj managed but it came too late SpeedierResults 3 He does not believe the Rus sians have caught up with the United States in nuclear weapons but in bombers radar and other developments the Russians ap parently know as much as we do 4 In his opinion there are many places where additiona money could bring speedier re suits in U S programs and this country should be more generou in defense spending 5 The U S program for the de velopment of missiles and other scientific needs can be accelerat ed by closer cooperation among the armed services among com panies working on the missile pro grams and companies which coulc be brought into the program anc by cooperation and sharingof secrets not only with Great Brit ain but with other NATO coun tries and with other allies Teller said there was some danger in sharing secrets with other countries but said that in view of Russian advances and sci entific knowledge this was not a danger such as might be the case in a field in which the United States has a monopoly We must accept the danger he said The danger of not co operating would be greater Opening Statement Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson of Texas chair man of the Preparedness Sub committee conducting the hear ings said in his opening state ment that the United States has lost an important battle of tech nology to the Soviets But he declared the lost bat was asked by Counsel Edwin L Weisl Then you believe Russia now botjy an intercontinental ballistic missile the stage that they have con structed it and tested it DR EDWARD TELLER Graves Found Looted PLAINFIELD Wis UP thorities Monday dug into two graves which butcherkiller Ed Gein said he robbed and found hem empty Bones were found on top of one Basket Diggers found no body in the grave of Eleanore Adams In the second grave that of Mabel Ever son the casket also was empty but there were top of it Both women died in 1951 Dist Atty Earl Kileen told newsmen whowere blocked off from the digging area that there was nothing in the first cas ket opened Secrecy at Exhuming Gein 51 who admits killing two women saia he obtained at least eight other skulls death masks and other parts of human anato my during moonlight raids on fresh graves Kileen previously had said tha digging wouldnt start until Tues day The secrecy was necessary Ki leen said because some resi wentsof the stunnedvillage did not want the graves opened In the cemetery with Kileen and oth er officials was the husband of the late Mrs Adams Other residents however have demanded the graves be opened because they doubt Geinraided the cemeteries and therefore must be a mass murderer Sent to Hospital Geinmeamvhile was confined to Central State Hospital for the criminallyinsane at Waupun where he will be tested to deter mine if he is sane enough to stand trial for murder Gein was charged with the butcher slayings of Bernice Wor den 58 Plainfield hardware store operator whose dissected body was found hanging in a woodshed at his farm Nov 16 The bache lor farmer also has confessed slaying Mary Hogan a Pine Grove tavern operator who dis appeared three years ago Sheriff Herbert Wanserski said ic and six other men dug into a giant pile of ashes where Gein said he had placed the cremated remains 6f Mrs Hogan and found a number of bones and teeth The remains which Wanserski said appeared to be from more than one person were sent to the state crime laboratory for investiga tion Retired Farmer Shot Wounded by Wife CRESTON retired farm er Charles Thomas 73 Afton vho authorities said was shot by j WMI omjc u v tie represented by Russias nis remained in serious con launching of two satellites is dition at a hospital here Monday not a is a chalwith a bullet wound in his back n8e Sheriff Scott Duckworth said After Teller had described to Thomas was shot by his wife the subcommittee the conclusions Mae 70 as he lay in bed at his he drew from the launching of Saturday The bullet from a the second Russian satellite he 22 pistol entered Thomas back n fV t J v under the left shoulder and assed completely through his The shooting followed a family argument the sheriff said No I certainly cannot say with charges have been filed against complete certainty Teller reMrs Thomas who is staying with plied But they have said they relatives until the sheriffs office do There is every reason to becompletes its investigation icvc they have it at least at HOME DESTROYED ATLANTIC fire of un t i iMrtiinv uiu OI what extent they have opknown origin swept through crational capacity I do not know nineroom farm house of John I certainly hope they do not Leader west of here Sunday   

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