Thursday, December 26, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AL L NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME VOL LXJV Auoclcted Press tnd United Press Pull Lease Seven Cenu copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 1957 This Paper Consists of Four Ono No Million Highway Program Set MAN OF YEAR Nikila S Khrushchev the now grim now amiable now reckless former peasant who appears to have carved his way to the top spot in the Communist world has claimed another ditsinction He is the first leader of an Iron Curtain country to be named Man of the Year in the annual Associated Press poll of news paper radio and television edi tors He received nearly four times as many votes as hi nearest rival President Eisen hower who was the winner in four of the last five years Cheer Fund Total Hit Additional gifts over Christnias pushed ihejtotal for the Christ mas Cheer Fund to in cash and in arid merchandise Meanwhile reports from the office of Family Service Inc were that hundreds of persons received help to make this a hap pier Christmas 335 Dinners Doris Bruce executive secre tary and Ruth Dougall her as si slant provided 335 Christmas dinner orders for families They gave 28 orders for cloth ing that included garments of al kinds for children and grownups Restaurant meals were pro vicied for 23 persons Cash gift given to 49 nursing horn patients and toys were providet for 64 children In addition iiu merous baskets were provide by organizations and sent throug Family Service Final Gifts The final gifts to the Chee Fund winding up the 1957 cam paign arc The Keith Anonymous 10 From a friend 10 George E Patton 10 Again Ihc Globe Gazette e presses its thanks to the thoi sands who helped make he 1957 10 Killed in Yule Crashes Record Pace Set in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED TKESS With six more days to go in 1957 the death toll on losva high ways stood al 718 Thursday jus 10 behind the alltime record fig ure of 728 traffic fatalities last year Ten more names were added to the death list over the mas holiday period Highways in northcentral cen tral and some parts of eastern Iowa were made treacherous by a wet snow storm that started Christmas Eve and continued in some areas the fore part of Christmas Day State Patrol Chief David Her rick said that officers have done everything possible to hold down the highway death rate but many people just arent paying atten tion to their driving LaVerne A Rathjen 21 of near Idridge a rural school bus river was fatally injured Wed csday afternoon when his car ddded on slippery US 61 about 2 miles north of Davenport and it a telephone said he car skidded about GO feet and roke off the pole four feet from he ground Maurice Glass 37 Arcadia vas killed late Tuesday when his ractor overturned on a rural oad j Benjanvn C Turner 24r Cedar Rapids and his 21 7787 Miles in Iowa Due fo Be Improved The Iowa Highway Commission Thursday announced a building pro primary highway gram for 1958 to improve 1187 miles of highways However the commission didnt include the plans for federal inter state and farmtomarkct highway building These plans will be re leased later The 1958 program includes 201 miles of grading and bridging at an estimated cost of 256 miles of gravel and crushed rock surfacing and primary roads at a cost of and 388 miles of paving at a cost of 826737300 The commission will also let con tracts calling for widening of 262 miles of highway at an estimated cost of Commission officials said the 1958 program will include 426000 worth of contract letting eft over from the 195657 pro ram Many of the projects will not be completed until 1959 or pos sibly 1960 This primary letting program plus the interstate work is a chal lenge to all of us Commission Chairman Chris Larsen Jr Sioux City said The commission said that on July 1 1955 the primary road fund had cash available of 504493 As of last Dec 12 this balance had been reduced to 603 This means that primary road construction now is on a payas yougo basis The 1958 program calls for putting to use all feder al aid funds Mason City Projects Mason City will benefit in the statewide program through com mission letting of contracts for a half mile of pavement on High way 65 and continued work on the Highway 18 relocation project The half mile to be paved on U S 65 extends north from the south city limits Two and a half miles of work in paving and in A TRAGIC CHRISTMAS Unwrapped Christmas presents encircled provide mute testimony to festive Christmas plans which were ruined for the occupants of these cars which collided on Highway 149 south of Waiforcl Wednesday Killed AP Photofax were Benjamin Turner 24 and his wife Betty 21 who were riding in the over turned car Donald Griffin 18 Williams burg driver of the second car is in criti cal condition at a Cedar Rapids hospital Smoke Fatal to Boy at Jefferson vere killed Christmas morning n a threecar accident south of Valford on Iowa 149 The Turners ormerly lived in Marengo Don ald Griffin 18 Williamsburg was lospitalized in Cedar Rapids with njuries from the same collision William Rimmer 33 Mount Peasant was trapped in his car and drowned when the vehicle eft U S 218 and fell into a creek about six miles north of Mount Pleasant The accident apparent Faces Congress Next Month Christmas Cheer Fund such immense success an occurred during the night but was not discovered until Wednes day morning Near Creston early Wednesday Robert A Perry 32 Council Bluffs was killed when his car left U S 34 at the west edge of Creston and struck a tree His parents Mr and Mrs Guy Per ry are Creston residents At Sioux City the Dec 15th twocar crash on the socalled roller coaster road claimed its fifth victim when 16yearold Helen Kay Pas died in a hos pital early Wednesday Four other teenage girls were killed outright in the crash A Christmas eve accident on Highway 69 south of Jewell claimed Die iife of 31yearold Richard McCarrigle MinneapolisHY THK IRKSS WASHINGTON Congress returning to work on Jan 7 faces some of the most politic ally distasteful tasks ever to confront an electionyear ses sion The prospect is for sharply increased defense spending in the light of Russias military scientific advances This has virtually washed out any chance of general tax reductions Furthermore increased de fense demands probably will force Congress to boost the 275 billion dollar ceiling on the na tional debt These prospects are enough to give the jitters to senators and representatives facing reelec tion battles next year The vot ers will elect all 435 House members and 32 senators next November There probably will be some tax adjustments but not enough to have widespread voter appeal To keep the budget in balance despite mounting defense spending President Eisenhower has said some entire categories of governmentactivity may have to be eliminated How ever the administration is re ported considering proposing a multimillion dollar aid to edu cation program with emphasis on science and mathematics And there are growing de mands ior pay raises for gov ernment workers The government already is perilously close to the legal debt limit Any substantial increase in federal spending is certain to force Congress to vote to raise the debt ceiling While direct taxes as such arent likely to be increased there is a strong likelihood that Congress will vote to broaden social security coverage and boost social security taxes at the same time All in all its a combination of factors which politically minded congressmen dont rel ish As one veteran House member put it Its goingto be tough on all of us this year but there doesnt seem to be anything we can do about it U S Traffic Toll on Highways Is Tragically Heavy Eisenhowers to Spend Week at Gettysburg Farm WASHINGTON President and Mrs Eisenhower will leave Friday to spend about a week at their Gettysburg Pa farm The White House said the Presi dent will work there on the State of the Union and other messages to be sent to Congress the session beginning apolis Arthur nis car and one driven by Ivan E Wurr 20 Lidderdale collided on a county road crossing be tween Carroll and Glidden Wurr was not hurt seriously but his stepson Danny Carlsen 12 was Taken in Breakins at Garner GARNER Several brcakins a widelyviolent accidents took a heavy reported by Hancock County icd when toll during the Christmas holiday Shprif T Rrmvp Black crepe replaced the green I60 of ncaiholly wreaths in many homes hdden who was killed in a two car crash near Carroll Tuesdayjacross thc uatlon Thursday as afternoon Juergcns a Known cattle raiser died taken to a Carroll hospital with serious head injuries j Gene Terrell 29 Laiirens died More than 200 persons lost their lives in motor vehicle the 180 pre dicted by the safety experts The traffic death toll for the 30 Sheriff L M Brower here early Christmas Day The Schoncman Service Station and Aces DX Service Station were robbed shortly after mid hour period from 6 pm rear door was forced ly to midnight Wednesday store but the cal lime was 219 and final fig Wednesday of injuries suffered I in a threecar collision on U S ures were expected to boost the total Fires took a toll of 27 and 30 south of Woodbine Sunday Hisi 26 other persons lost their lives early in Jan 1 Press Secretary James C Hag crty said the President will be away over the N7ew Years holi day in keeping with his custom of getting away from official rou tine so that he can concentrate on his legislative program The President was in his of fice Thursday working with staff members mainly on the State of the Union message which he will give Congress Jan 9 He also conferred with Secre tary of Stale Dulles Hagcrty said Eisenhower is feeling fine and has got some rest after last weeks NATO con ference PATHE DfES MONACO Wi Charles Patbe JM oncvet thc founders of the French movie industry dice here Wednesday 28yearold wife and their daughl ler Mary Arlcne 6 and Dwanc in miscellaneous accidents for McHugh 24 Dunlay also werci killed in thc accident an overtotal of 272 The National iwhich estimated Ihc death loll described thieves were unable to force en try into the main building A rear window was broken at Blank Drug Store and Gilles Pool Hall was broken into Approximately S350 was taken at the DX Station and SnO at ISO CONFERENCE OPENS DES MOINES Vom eight Midwest states con vened here Thursday for the lunior Achievement Midwinter Conference Ihc holiday rcporled a loss of 2 Iowa Airmen Die in Crash in Italy WIESBADEN Germany Two US Air Force officers from Iowa were killed when their T33 jet training plane crashed against fogshrouded Mt Cae mela near Brindisi Italy Mon day night A US Air Force spokesman identified them Thursday ars 1st Lt Robert Stanley Eldred and 1st Lt Robert H Cone both sta tioned at Furstenfeldbnick near Munich Germany Eldreds par ents Mr and Mrs Stanley E Eldred live in Davenport The parents of Cone Mr and Mrs Virgil K Cone live near Farm in glon Creston Farmer Is Victim of Shotgun CRESTON Brown 39i JEFFERSON W Rickie Brock 10yearold son of Mrs Francis Brock widowed mother four children suffocated Wed nesday night in a fire that raced through part of the family home here Firemen found the boy dead in an upstairs bedroom with his chin resting ori the sill0f a dow which he had vainly tried to Open J Maximum The motherher motherinlaw Minimum1 Anna Brock about 80 and her Precipitation three other children Barbara 12 Jane 12 and Teresta 5 were downstairs when the fire broke out All of them got out of the house safely but none could find Rickie Rickie had gone to bed early and took with him a toy train en gine he received for Christmas The only access to the upper floor of the house vas by a stair way leading off a porch at the back There were two upstairs rooms one in the southeast part of the house and one on the southwest Rickie was sleeping in the southwest room The firemen were summoned about pm and found Rickie with the toy train within reach of his finger tips Authori ties said the boy apparently had been so overcome that he did not have strength to open the window or to grab the toy and use it to smash the glass Menshikov to Be Russ Ambassador WASHINGTON A Menshikov a foreign trade spe cialist with a reputation as a tough negotiator has been se lected by Russia to be its new ambassador to the United States The Soviet Embassy reported Tuesday night that Menshikov until recently Russian ambassa dor to India has been named to replace blackbrowed Georgi Za rubin An embassy spokesman said Zarubin Russian envoy here for more than five years would re turn to Moscow Thc spokesman said Zarubin might become a deputy foreign minister NEW INSPECTOR WATERLOO t a n 1 c y The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and mild Thursday night and Fri day Low Thursday night 30 High Friday 4245 Iowa Clear to partly cloudy Thursday night low 2836 Mostly cloudy little change Fri day Minnesota Flurries warmer GlobeGazette weather data up Lo 8 a m Thursday Maximum 34 Minimum 16 At 8 a ml 16 YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum 13 GlobeGazette weather dataup to 8 am Wednesday 42 29 2 in snow Temperatures in Iowa Due toMove Up Generally clear skies over Iowa were expected to permit the tem peratures to move up Thursday and Friday and the surprise Christmas snow was due to melt but not entirely disappear Grinnell got 6 inches of snow from the fastmoving storm which started late Christmas Eve Tole do Traer and Clutier had about 5 inches Oilman 4 Waterloo and Charles City 3 and Mason City 2 inches C E Lamoureaux chief mete orologist at the Weather Bureau in Des Moines said the sudden snow which had not been fore cast developed from a situation which could not have been fore told He related that an unexpected cidental grading on the new High way 18 project also is to be con tracted for Also in Mason City the High way Commission will let contracts for work oa the district office building The major project in Cerro Gordo County outside Mason City will be 67 miles of paving from Meservey to Thornton on Highway 107 Pavement on Highway 65 will be resurfaced seven miles north from the Franklin County line ex cept for seventenths of a mile at the Beaver Dam Creek Anoth er 1958 Highway Commission let ing for work in this county will be for railroad crossing signals at the Chicago Great Western crossing on Highway 28S four miles west of Plymouth Other Plans The commission outlined plans for 1958 letlings for the following North Iowa countiesalso CriiekasaW County Thiee pave ment resurfacing projects are planned One wjll be on 32 miles of Highway 18 west from New Hampton In New Hampton itself the portion of Highway 63 from U S 18 to Iowa 24 will be resur faced Also 850 feet of pavement on Highway 218 north from the Bremer County line will be re surfaced In addition to that resurfacing on 218 the complete 44 miles the highway runs in Chickasaw Coun ty will have grading and paving work done The resurfacing the highway in Chicfcasaw County is the northern end of a resurfac ing and shouldering job that will begin at Waverly Other commission work in Chickasaw County will have grad ing and paving work done The resurfacing of the highway in Chickasaw County will be a grad ing drainage and pavement proj ect a quarter mile from Nashua west to the relocation of 218 This job and the grading and pave r ment on 218 are projects carried over froir this year Also planned in Chickasaw is a 10mile erosion control project from the Little Brown Church to US 63 Floyd Counfy In Floyd County chilling of air by a jet stream tne Highway 18 work from the deaths on the highways as trai gicaily heavy Navy Ends Search for Crash Survivors s Sheriff Craig Arnold SAME who had just returned from asshanc former mayor here was spoiled the thieves as they sped Christinas party wilh his family named new city sanitary inspec Othcr North Iowa law cnforcc HONOLULU Navy gavcjment agencies were called in to up its search Wednesday for morehelp search for the car and its survivors of the flying radanoccupants station airplane that crashed into the Pacific Monday 25 miles north of Oahu Island i The search was abandoned aft er Navy Air Force and Coast Gviard surface vessels and planesj combed the area for two and two davs Four men out of town and said he fired five1was killed by a blast from hisjlor by Mayorelect Edward shots at their car He said he bcjown shotgun early Wednesday as Jochumscn Wednesday hcvecl he hit the car searched for prowlers on his times before the thieves northwest of here awa i Brown apparently stumbled A high over Iowa Christmas Eve led to the snow Lamoureaux said the snow caught thc fore casters by surprise too but that if he had to make the forecast over again he would have said the same thing Wednesdays high temperatures ranged from 34 degrees at Mason City and Spencer to 52 at Council Bluffs But the readings fell rap idly during the night and lows Thursday ranged from IB at Ma son City to 34 at Atlantic Bowling Alleys and Theaters Checked DES MOINES UP Don Lowe Department of Labor com missioner said Thursday the de partment is checking theaters and bowling alleys in the state to enforce child labor laws Lowe said the check is a gen eral investigathion 14 Lost in Sinking of Ship Off Brazil SALVADOR Brazil nighljcoastal vessel Cisne Blanco car were rjing a cargo of benzine ex saved but 17 others includingjploded and burned off Aviation Technician JanreTCjcoaslal cify Tuesday night Rush Dubuque Iowa w c r ejporls said 14 passengers Btack flag means traffic in pasl j 24 hours Killed crewmen perished and the 12gnugc shotgun dis charged striking him in the chest said Dr A Fisher deputy county coroner The vic linrs body was discovered by his wife and three children who searched for him after he failed to return 300 FLEE THEATER NORFOLK Va UP Police Rudd Meat Market Grocery Damaged by Flames Smoke RUDD A fire at the The fire was the result of an Lockers early Thursday oil burner the interior and the contents of the meat market Gerbers Grocery store next door reported everything hut the canned goods destroyed by the thisiand firemen led about 300 thealcrismoke and ammonia fumes Reipatrons to safety when a SSOOOOo Contents of the rental lockers and fire raced through block a downtown in another section of the building were thought to be intact The blaze was discovered about 7 am Trucks of the Rudd Fire Department brought the fire un der control but flames broke out again about 9 am The trucks continued to stand by throughout he morning to prevent another breakout south will be continued A carry over from 1957 89 miles of high way reconstruction and widening is being done from the Chicka County line to the Chicago Great Western crossing in Charles City In the city widening of the 218 pavement is planned from the crossing to Freeman Street Another Highway Commission project in Floyd County to be let in 1958 is 2JA miles of work in grading drainage and paving on the relocation of U S 18 from northwest of Rudd to east of Rudd The only other worlc planned in Floyd County by the commis sion is the carryover project on Rockford north Grading drainage and temporary surfacing is to be done Franklin County The seven miles of Highway 65 resurfacing planned in Ccrro Gordo County has its origin in Franklin County There 17 miles at Sheffield will be resurfaced from the Bailey Creek Bridge north to the county line n Hampton nearly a mile of city streets on highways 3 and 65 will be widened and resurfaced The work will be done on Central Avenue from 5th Street West to 8th Street East and on 4th Street East from 1st Avenue South to 1st Avenue North Hancock County Grading bridge and erosion control work is planned on 8M miles of Highway 18 from the Kossuth Countv line to Britt Grading and pavement is to be set for letting on JL