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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT u m1 v THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL IOWANS NEIGHB E 0 R S VOL LXIV end United Full WlrM CtEU cop MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 1957 Paper CoasisU of Two SeeUoasSectioa Ont 13 Die 200 Hurt in Midwest Storms I97 CIIKKR FUND GOAL PKEVIOUSLV RETORTED Troop 98 Brownies Roosevelt racntarj Ted Evy and Debbie FFA of Mason City FJrst Melhodlst Prayer Group Petersons China Center 1aledaStudy Club foramle Kathy Herbert Occident Club St Vincent de Paul Society Holy Family Marshall and Swift employes Ladies Encampment Auxiliary Three GIs Thornlon fith prade Lutheran Sunday School Oencsco Clovercttes Rockwell John Roger Jerry Jimmy Julie LaVonne IVass by Grand ma Wass Jane Ann and Mary Lee Friim Bill J und Mark Beryl Lark Kiestcr Minn From Little Snooky Santa with best wishes Hannah larsen Amy aud Lon Brownie Troop 1 Madison School Arlianne W Beckjordcn Sir und Mrs Leonard Olson Britt THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE S300000 WKMSl I 10 100 4rU 500 930 SOO 500 to 3000 200 oo soo 200 inft inn ioo itoo ioo ioo joo CASH STML NKR I ED 5 GIVING DAYS LEFT Only Cheer Fund r Total Now HE Christmas Cheer Fund is at the two thirds mark with only four giving days left before Christ m a s This means that the tempo of giving in u st be in creased in the clays ahead in order to have suf ficient funds for the Family Services care of the needy this holiday season Gifts flowed in the past 24 hours from many organizations and of them from outside the city Even Santa sent a gift with best wishes for the success of the Cheer Fund Memory of Daughter Mr and Mrs Leonard Olson Brilt mailed a contribution in memory of the birthday of their daughter Idcllys Ann A Thornton Sunday school class sent a contribution for the needy The Gencseo Clovcrettcs from Rockwell made a contribu tion Worthy Cause In this most heartening man ner the residents of this city and environs are responding to this opportunity to give to this cause of helping those who need it most But many more must join the procession to make this project a success It has been customary for years to pass the hat around in busi ness offices stores and factories Has someone started the ball rolling in the place you work or at meetings you attended If not perhaps someone is waiting for you to start Mail or bring the contributions to the GlobeGazette offices This is the addrcss Christmas Cheer Fund Cart Mason City Iowa Conclude Parley at Paris Communique Is Released PARIS 15nation At lantic summit conference Thurs d a y offered Moscow a foreign ministers meeting on disarma ment and formally accepted President Eisenhowers offer ol ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads for arming Western Europe The heads of government said the Allies cannot accept the So viet idea that Russia should have a monopoly on nuclear weapons and missiles in Europe pending disarmament These key decisions an nounced in a 3500word commu nique wound up NATOs four day conference President Eisenhower said the results should make war less likely peace more sure Victory Strategy Secretary of State Dulles said the conference had gone a long way toward accepting a strategy of over Soviet threats The final communique worked out in a session of almost three hours and put the blame on Rus sia for the need to bring West Europes defenses into the age of pushbutton warfare In the Soviet view the com munique said all Europeon na tions except the USSR should without waiting for general dis armament renounce nuclear weapons and missiles and rely on arms of the preatomic age But Russia itself is awning with the most modern and destructive weapons so the NATO summit council decided that we have no alternative but to remain vigilant and to look to our defenses Readily Available To this end NATO has decided to establish stocks of nuclear war heads which will be readily avail able for the defense of the alli ance in case of need the com munique said In view of the present Soviet policies in the field of new weap ons the council has also decided that intermediate range ballistic missiles will have to be put at he disposal of the supreme Al ied commander in Europe The tone of the whole com clear weapons and missiles At Auuctai aci vitca JiC lilcullILUt he same time it kept open the at the Roe Community Chapel ifinr tn r door to negotiation Eisenhower arranged to return terS Lodema Snvder and o on his plane the iene hoth at hn Columbine III late Thursday He is due in the U S capital about SOBERING UP Ted Grapes right and DonS appear to be going through the agonizing stages of sobering up as they sit in the Dubuque County jail following the bank robbery at New Vienna The two were nabbed in a drunken condition with the loot still on them BOTH TIPSY 2 Men Held in Bank Holdup DUBUQUE UP County Attorney Robert Oeth filed charges Thursday against two Cedar Rapids men nabbed in a rapidfire solution of a holdup of the New Vienna Savings bank 25 miles west of here About an hour and a half after two armed men robbed the bank at pm Wednesday Donald Roloff 38 a house painter and Theodore Grapes 45 a factory worker were in custody They were found in a lumber storage building four blocks from the bank where arresting officers said they had hidden to divide the robbery loot Sheriff Leo Martin said the men admitted having planned the but that they had been drinking beforehand and were highly intoxicated when they were apprehended Anton Klostermann 51 a farmer of near New Vienna identified Roloff and Grapesas the men who Iowa Falls Woman Dies in Accident IOWA FALLS Mrs Clifford Marjorie Brown 52 Iowa Falls was fatally injured Wednesday night when the car she was driv ing skidded on a curve five miles west of Alden on Highway 20 The car was demolished when it struck a bridge abutment Mrs Brown alonein the car was thrown from the car down a lill to a creek bed according to Hardin County Sheriff Paul Hodg the back seat when they reached stones the size of eggs oueiiLi r am nuus mumque was defiant of Russian son She died two hours later in threats and warnings about nuthe Iowa Falls Hospital Funeral services are incomplete She is survived by two daugh am Friday The President and Secretary of j State Dulles who is going home by way of Spain are scheduled to make a 30minute radioTV re port to the American people on the conference Monday night STORE DESTROYED JEFFERSON CITY Mo downtown variety store quickly cleared of Christmas shoppers was destroyed Wednesday night by fire One fireman was killed and two others were injured Brunt Is Borne by Illinois Homes Are Torn Apart MURPHYSBORO I1J W The death toll from unseasonal torna does which tore through southern llinois and eastern Missouri rose to 13 Thursday with the finding of another body in the ruins The vicious twisters which struck late Wednesday left a high oll of injuries and destruction The big cleanup job started Thursday Twelve fatalities were reported in this southern Illinois area and another in Missouri More than 200 persons were hurt at least 80 in Murphysboro and Mount Vern on 111 alone Scores of homes were flattened and unofficial estimates put prop erty damage in the millions of dollars Hit Hardest Destruction was greatest in Mount Vernon as the twisters slammed through the Tornado Alley of southern Illinois Be tween 75 and 100 homes were destroyed or badly damaged in Mount Vernon But Murphysboro had the great est human misery Here nine persons died the ninth victim was as yet unidenti fied and workers dug through debris in search of others At least 35 were hospitalized and 30 homes destroyed 15 by fires which followed the winds The tornado which struck Mur physboro shortly before 5 pm was described by a journalism professor as a giant fist smash ing through the city killing maiming destroying Black Cloud James L C Ford of Southern son cil in Illinois University in Carbondale Mr and Mn him up with wire and left him in New Vienna A victim of the holdup episode was Hugo Abler 71 New Vienna businessman who entered the bank while the holdup was in progress and was slugged over the head with a gun by one of the bandits Ahler was not seriously injured Alone in Bank E K Smith the bank cashier was alone when the men ap peared They were wearing new coveralls and had on gloves but no masks Each carried a 45 au tomatic Theydid not appear to be a bit nervous Smith said After telling Smith This is a holdup they started scooping currency into a paper shopping bag and told the cashier to open the vault Smith said he couldnt do that Then the cashier ducked behind an enclosure and yelled for help The bandits fled Smith called State Patrolman Lloyd Etschied at Dyersville and soon Etschied joined Deputy Sher R J JOHN PENNEY R J Penney Is Elected Principal R J John Penney vice prin cipal of Mason City High School was elected principal for the re mainder of the current schoo year at a special meeting of the school board Wednesday after noon He was elected upon recommen dation of Perley 0 Brunsvold newlyelected superintendent 01 schools Penney will start as prin cipal of Mason City High Schoo Jan l Brunsvold will not star as superintendent of schools until Jan 15 Penney who is 47 and a naliv of Osage was graduated from Osage High School in 1930 He received his B A degree a Drake University in 1934 and his M A degree at the University of Iowa in 1946 He was principal teacher and coach at Hiilsboro Blairsburg and Van Meter coach and teacher at Newton and came to Mason City as coach and teacher in 1947 He became vice principal in Ma viA tiiiu LUC SItCil WLIU ni iswiiucm u kidnaped him while he was sitting said he watched the black23 12tn N E A daughter Sue funnelshaped cloud form there IS a sophomore at the University came a roaring like an express f IowaA sonRobert isa sen Klostermann said they trussed train lor at A hailstorm followed with Ford said Suddenly trees were smashed like tenpins I saw a row of five houses crushed as though by a giant fist As soon as the road of the storm passed there was another blast of sound wailing of fire engines In addition to the Murphysboro dead there was one fatality near Du Quoin ill and one near Farmington Mo Twisters also churned through Chaffee and McBride Mo and Gorham Chester Boyd and Wood River III More Rain and Snow Seen in Iowa Forecast Skies cleared over much of Iowa Thursday erasing t h e gloomy mixture of drizzle fog rain and thunderstorms that en veloped the state Wednesday The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy throiigh Friday Low Thursday night mid 20c high Friday mid 40s Iowa Rain or snow Thursday A 4 i iuujm jjiccs Bitten by WiUson himself Iowa McManus to Seek Demo Bid for Lt Governor nvjii n n LI Dt KEOKUK Sen EdIowa in next Junes primary m ms slory tha lne light in the northwest but could ard McManus Kcokulc tion ibandns still were in New Vienna lamnimt n rr i iff Matt Kostle and other officers who organized a manhunt j jiigiii d 1UW Meamime farmer Klostermann sure disturbance moving toward freed himself and reported the Iowa from southwest Kansas The kidnaping incident Officers conprecipitation was expected to be rt M 1 fnA fnn lJ Meanwhile the Weather Bureau predicted more rain and snow for Thursday night from a low prcs ward Thursday announced his candi tion HcManus is lhc first to jnounce he will seek the lieutenant governorship on the Democratic ticket The only announced candi date for the Republican nomina tion for this post so far is State Sen Alan Vest of Sac City McManus served as state sena tor in the 1955 and 1957 sessions of the Legislature Previously he had been Keokuk city attorney for five terms He is presently a member of the Iowa Development Commission Born in Keokuk in 1920 Mc Manus attended St Ambrose Col lege in Davenport and then went to the State University of Iowa EDWARD MCMANUS to a fourth of an inch or an1 VH search wasmore in Hie southeast d i t Burlington got more than an Ebchicd was attracted by foot inch and a half of rain Wedncs m soft mud leading to thejday Clutier Marble Rock Clar iTVua an Walford Williams story loft He figuredburg Charles City North Eng Osceola all to them to surrender Roloff emerged first The pa trolman said he was carrying the 45 automatic but dropped it when ordered to do so Other officers appeared on the scene and Grapes finally surrendered The officers said the men had divided the bank loot and Roloff had his in the paper bag Grapes when he gave up left his gun and his share of the money in the had half an inch or more liberal arts shed All of the money was re where he received and law degrees covered Married and the father of five sons McManus is a member ofl SEEK SCHOLARSHIPS the American and Iowa GR1NNELL W M Laurence1 Assns Knights of Columbus andiPopofsky 21 Oskaloosa and Dan American Brookhnrt 21 DCS Moines i During World War If he been selected as Iowas rcp a U S naval aviator from rescntalives in district compeli 10 1946 I tion for Rhodes scholarships No Paper Christmas Day In order to give its em ployes an opportunity to observe Christmas Day with their families The GlobeGazette will not publish a newspaper Wednesday Two sels of comics will be found in the Tuesday Dec 24 edition in order that there be no break in the continuity Mrs Penney live at 101at Mason City High School Penney is a member of the Meth odist Church 2 Des Moines Boys Drown in Gravel Pif DES MOINES ffi Two young Des Moines brothers who failed to return home from school Wednesday were found drowned Thursday in a gravel pit at the southeast edge of Des Moines They are Michael Joe 9 and Kenneth Lee 7 sons of Mr and Mrs Joe Gomez little temperature change Fri day Minnesota Cloudy light snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 30 30 29 15 OPENtNG NIGHT Broadway Awaits The Music Man7 By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor NEW YORKThis is Mere dith Willsons big night on New Yorks Broadway His musical play The Music Man is having its premiere at the Ma jestic Theater In the twenties the Mason City boy faced New York au diences as a flute soloist in the famous Sousa band later with the elite New York Philhar monic orchestra still later as conductor of his own nationally known orchestra But on this occasion he and his wife Rini will be seated in a remote section of the the ater and near an exit watch EZRA TAFT BENSON Dairy States Attack Price Support Guts WASHINGTON ffi ing the initial Broadway per senators Thursday promised an Yri n I 1 TI n i formance of a play which Phil adelphia critics have given rave reviews Another Oklahoma We could very well have an other Oklahoma on our hands one of them predicted But Willson told this writer in a telephone conver Im not buying that sation appraisal of my show until Ive had it from New Yorks hardertoplease theater re viewers Thats why Meredith and Rini will be seated near an exit at the opening performance They may want to take a walk as Meredith expressed it Theres a sellout for this debut and the Majestic man agement reports that never in its history has it had as heavy a demand in advance for tickets to subsequent performances New Years Eve reservations are selling at premium prices Long Run Seen This would seem to presage a long and successful run for The Music Man But the wary lowan still wants to see what Broadways hardboiled critics have to say about his first musical comedy So the Willsons will stay up all Thursday night waiting for the reviews of The Music Man in the four major morn ing dailies headed by the Times and Herald Tribune Weve ironed out wrinkles during our dry run in Philadelphia the Mason Cityan observed in our chat Its as good as I know how to make it If it doesnt please the critics Ill just have to accept it Advance Notices Prompted perhaps by the ec static reviews from Philadel phia critics New Yorks pap ers have given The Music man some extensive advance notices In a Herald Tribune piece all the months was identified as the general setting for his play but the characters and events he in sisted were composites rath er than specifically drawn from the Mason City of 1912 In the opening night audience will be a number of lowans including Bil Baird and Doug las Swale who while here will present a special plaque of ap preciation to Willson from the Mason City Chamber of Com merce allout battle against the deci sion of Secretary of Agriculture Benson to lower price supports on milk and other dairy products next April l Benson told a news conference dairy supports willbe cut to the legal minimum of 75 per cent of parity These supports now are at 86 rjfer cent of parity for milk and 80 per cent for butterfat The secretary said supports have been so high that dairy sur pluses recently have cost tax payers 375 million dollars annu ally And he bid for consumer backing for the reduction bysay ing themove would cut retailbut ter prices by about 2Vz cents a pound andreduce the cost of milk by about half a cent a quart Blunt Statement Sen Wiley usually an administration supporter bluntly told Benson he would ask the Sen ate Agriculture Committee to veto the cutback Sen Proxmire DWis prom ised a finish fight against what le called a shocking injustice He said he would ask Congress to set the support level at 90 per ent of parity Sen Humphrey a member of the Agriculture Com mittee said that if Benson thinks the new order will work he is an economic illiterate Refer ring to the nearness of Christmas Humphrey added Mr Benson has taken the place of Scrooge GOP Criticism Two House Burdick of North Dakota and Jen sen of the Benson order Burdick said when Benson went to Europe we made a mis take by buying him a return ticket The secretary recently made a trip abroad Jensen cant under stand how be justified in reducing dairymens income un der present economic BUYCHRISTMATSEALS With Intense Curiosity for Detail Luke Launches His Historic Search Editors Note Until Luke wrote the gospel bearing his name the story of the Nativity had not been committed to print Here is a recounting of how the systematic physician may have set out to erase the unknowns about Christs arrival on earth By GEORGE CORNELL J Associated Press Religion Writer i chance and he was is the spur to knowljhome territory There was a store of docu reporting assignment of all time He was out to probe a divine advent of his Lord During a period while his com rade and spiritual mentor Paul was a prisoner in Caesarea on the Mediterranean east coast from about 57 to 59 AD Luke had the time to pursue his monu u no bcltcr had undertaken to compile narrative of Jesus But to Luke a doctor trained in factual analy sis they were far from complete None gave a precise descrip tion of the Lords adequate explanation of an occur rence that would amaze men ever after Luke the polished observant physician went to work What rp i c ud More ot dOcu This was the compelling call mcnts for his preliminary scru that drew Luke into the greatesttiny Many persons as he wrote Jesus he was to learn would be through the centuries at Christ mas Tn earnest prayer devotion and with a clinical scrupulous
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