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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 30 1958 This Paper Consists of Two Onu No t7 Wyoming May Prosecute Killer of 10 Pressure Being Applied to U S on Summit Talk By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON UPJ The United States faces mounting diffi culties in holding to its position that a summit conference should be held only if there is advance proof it will be successful State Department officials are worried over reports from West ern Europe that public opinion increasingly favors a toplevel con ference with Russian leaders on Soviet terms if it cannot be ar ranged on Western terms Officials report that there is so far no basic difference of view among Allied governments on their demand for careful prepara tion in advance of a toplevel session That preparation would have to afford proof that such a meeting can achieve agreements on important issues But public opinion in countries like Britain exerts a powerful pressure on government policies as it does here In the weeks ahead this may make it for the Allies to maintain a solid front on the matter Despite denials elsewhere of any current change of attitude two London newspapers reported already have de cided to accept Moscows bid with a conference to be held in Geneva in May or June The Daily Herald quoting par liamentary sources said the Americans have agreed to sum mit talks with Russia without a preliminary conference of foreign secretaries on which Mr Secre tary of State Dulles had pre viously insisted The Daily Mail also reported agreement on the plan Exploitation Seen The Soviets are expected to ex ploit to the limit the European in terest in a meeting Soviet Pre mier Bulganins next letter to President Eisenhower on East West talks will afford the Bus sians a hew opportunity to press their view The State Department has re ceived a steady stream of reports this week from embassies abroac on European press reaction to comments made by White House News Secretary James Hagerty Hagerty said in substance that the only thing necessary was to agree on an agenda He also said however that rfe was merely try ing to express what Eisenhower had already said in a note to Bui Tribute Paid Lincoln Back to Normal Doors Again Are Unlocked By ELLIS LINCOLN Neb UP How does a city act when a mad dog gunman is running amuck in its streets How does it relax when the crisis is over This normally placid state capi tal city of 129000 learned Wed nesday Its residents were haunted with fear when they were told that Charles Starkweather 19yearold tough guy on a murder rampage was loose in the city They unlocked their doors and began to think of beer business and a good nights sleep when SQMBER Caril Fugrte 14 they learned that Rep Robinson final tribute to Thomas J B Robinson one of his communitys outstanding citi zens of all time was spoken Wed nesday afternoon in the First Methodist Church which he helped to plan and build a half century ago or so Burial was on a snowcovered rillside of the cemetery looking out on the prosperous little city which over a period of almost nine decades he saw develop from a trading post on an expanse of waving prairie grass Iowa Booster Speaking as a longtime frienc and neighbor V B Hamilton stressed Mr Robinsons abiding affection for Iowas black soi and everything related to it This he said manifested itself in hi days as a merchantas a banker then as a member of Congress Much of the tribute by Mr Rob uisons pastor centered about his outstanding contribution to tin church over a period of some 6 years To sacrificial giving wa joined sacrificial service it wa observed ganin And after the broadcast he specifically denied that he meant in any way to modify the Presi dents stated ambitions for a meeting Modification Hinted Nevertheless reports to the State Department show that his original remarks were interpreted as indicating a modification and in the last three days the depart ment has been making public statements trying to knock down this idea The latest came from Lincoln White Committal Service Mrs Charles Quaife was at th organ and Mrs Wilmer Ander son sang The Lords Prayer by Melott G R McCuUougt gave the Masonic committal serv ice at the grave Pallbearers were Dwight Pur cell A J Hobson J M Boots Charles Harrison Delos Mott an Dallas Harrison The list of honorary pallbearer included the names of Lloy Thurston the Rev Earl A Baker the Rev F C Witzigman AP Photofax sits expressionless in the sher iffs office at Douglas Wyo after she was picked up with accused slayer Charles Stark weather Authorities have not made any disposition in the girls case although Stark weather says she had nothing to do with his rampage Press Officer Wednesday White told reporters it shouidJDana Brarmvell Judge HarveyjWestern Iowa be abundantly clear that L E Gray Arthur Tates Post to Be Filled in November The seat vacated when State Sen W H Tate RMason City resigned recently will be filled at the regular general election 4 the attorney generals fice said Wednesday Nominations for the vacant Senate seat must be made in the primary election next June 2 the opinion held The ruling was called for by Rep Curtis Riehm Riehms request about Tates seat seemed to indicate he might run for it but Riehm denied this Tm not interested in it myself I asked the question for a couple of others who are Riehm said there was a possi bility that a successor to Tate might be chosen in a special elec tion but Erbes opinion ruled that out Riehm has announced plans to run against Robert Waggoner Fort Dodge and State Sen Jacob Grimstead RLake Mills for the 6th congressional district in the primary election June 2 Tate was forced to give up his office last November when he be had been captured 525 miles west of here in Wyoming It was sort of like everyone was holding his breath said George Kaiser a parking lot at tendant Now theyve let it out AllOut Emergency The city alarmed since Monday when three victims of the murder rampage were found organized for an allout emergency Wednes day When C Lauer Ward his wife and their maid were found shot to death in the Wards fash ionable home in the country club district Mayor Bennett Martin ordered the city sealed off and with neigh toring cities and towns to send yery policeman and police cruis er they couldspare for ohouse blocktoblock search Nervous houseowners locked heir doors Mothers took their of school Jumpy citi zens jammed telephone lines and Gunman Absolves Girl 14 Starkweather Finally Nabbed BULLETIN DOUGLAS Wyo Eu gene Heninger of the Lincoln Neb police department Thurs day said Charles Starkweather has admitted murdering a Lin coln service station operator last Dec 1 This ties him him to at least 11 in Nebraska and 1 in Wyoming FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DOUGLAS Wyo One of the Wests worst murder orgies ended in a small town jail Wednesday with the capture of Charles Stark weather 19 mad dog killer of at least 10 persons Wyoming authorities indicated Earl Hall Ralph Stuart V Bjcame the Post Office Depart Hamilton Dr L RandallIments real estate officer for United States wants to move to ward a summit meeting under conditions which give promise of success This requirement of ad vance evidence of success was one of the major points in Eisen howers letter to Bulganin A More Snow in Forecast Dense fog formed over much of Iowa early Thursday and light snow began falling at some points in the northern portion of the state Fog reduced visibility to near zero at some places The snowfall was expected to be light in the northern part of the state Thursday but the Weather Bureau warned that more snow would enter western Iowa Thursday night and move across the state ending in the east Friday night The new snow fall was expected to amount to an inch or two in wetsern Iowa High temperatures Wednesday ranged from 17 degrees at Mason City to 37 at Council Bluffs Ma son Citys high was only 21 FILM STARS WED LAS VEGAS Nev UrVFilm ac tor Paul Newman 33 act ress Joanne Woodward 27 were married Wednesday night The wedding was held at the home of a Las Vegas hotel owner Bel don Katlcman Rankin DeWitt Wolf Lavine Jones and the Rev John D Clin ton Avoca Man Killed in OneCar Accident AVOCA Peter sen 25 Avoca was killed and two other persons injured Thurs day in a onecar accident on Iowa 83 at the edge of here Authorities said Peterson ap parently lost control of his car on the foggy iceslicked stretch of highway Injured in the crash were Amasa Pope 25 and Clar ence Renfeld 21 both of Avoca Pope suffered cuts while Renfeld suffered shock and bruises Bayard Woman Hit by Train Is killed BAYARD UP Miss Ella Beardsley 80 was killed by a freight train Wednesday at a Milwaukee Railroad crossing near her home here Officers said they were told the elderly woman was hard of hearing Ralph Tudd of Perry engineer of the train said he rang the bell and sounded the horn 35 Miss Beardsley approached th crossing HMMMMM SEATTLE winds out the R in the big Port o Seattle sign atop the port head quarters during a storm ESCAPE SINKING CAR SPIRIT LAKE Robert Nord uist 25 and Robert Dolan 45 toth of Fort Dodge had a narrow scape Wednesday when they os heir station wagon in 20 feet o vater after they drove out on Ipirit Lake for a day of ice fish ng They managed to scrambl o safety before the car broki hrough CHOW TIME FOR Young Charles Starkweather made short work of a hamburger after he was cap tured in the Wyoming badlands near AP Photofaic Douglas The accused murderer of 10 per sons was fed shortly after he was lodged in the Converse County jail Douglas orced authorities to appeal that people use their phones only in emergencies Homes Searched Many residents called police to earch their homes Police with riot guns shotguns and rifles pa rolled the streets and all roads out of the city Private citizens carried rifles and shotguns on the streets In the rolling farm country southeast of Lincoln hundreds of searchers continued a houseby louse check of the area where hree other victims two men and a girl were found slain Tuesday George Strashein Jr a liquor store clerk said There were marking places standing idle for lours in downtown Lincoln for he first time I can remember Then came news of the capture Grinning pedestrians waved and If HrHad Won Id Be Man Who Fought Killer Says CASPER Wyo knew that if he won I would be dead Softspoken 29y e a rold Joe Sprinkle thus summed up his struggle with Charles Stark weather 19y e a rold Nebraska youth sought in 10 slayings They fought for a 22 caliber rifle Sprinkle said he was on his w a y from Casper to Cheyenne and Douglas on business for his company an oil firm He said About 15 miles east of Dougi las I noticed cars parked on opposite sides of the highway As I passed I couldnt see anyone in either car He went to a side road turned around and pulled up behind the westbound car saw a young man open the Winds Holding Up JupiterC Firing CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Hurricaneforce winds in upper altitudes made uncertain Thurs day the time when the Army will fire its JupiterC satellite launch ing vehicle The Air Force reported shouted I hear they got winds of 140 milcs an hour A woman patron in a tavern the grounci wjnfis Of 20 tolMinnesota Cloudy snow dered a glass of beer and said 30 miles an hour were forecast The Weather Mason City Light snow Thurs day night and Friday slight accumulation Low Thursday night 1418 High Friday 1822 Iowa Light snow Thursday night and Friday little temper ature change Low Thursday ighway side of the car and sked if I could help He straightened up with a ifle he had hidden behind him nd said Raise your hands lelp me release the emergency rake kill you Then I noticed the dead man ehind the wheel As I approached him I grabbed the gun We fought for t in the middle of the road I if he won I would be dead managed to wrestle it away rom him He then ran for the other car acing toward Douglas My clothes were torn As he Now maybe this joint will liven up Everyone can relax 4 MEN KILLED PORT ARTHUR Tex Four men were killed and seven injured Wednesday when one end of a construction scaffold snapped loose hurling the men and equipment ground 123 feet to the Thursday afternoon and there was a chance of even higher winds in squalls along this por tion of the Florida coast The new siege of bad weather after several pleasant days hit Florida at a time when the Army was believed to be approaching the zero hour for its effort to hurl a 30pound moon into or bit PEARL HARBOR WELCOMES welcome the destroyer Harukaze aTit The Japanese Navy is paying its first prepares to dock Three other ships are call to Pearl Harbor Hawaii since the in in the visiting squadron famous attack in 1941 Here hula girls GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Wednesday Maximum 21 Minimum 17 At 8 am 18 Precipitation W snow YEAR AGO Maximum 1 Minimum 14 Crawford Seeks Lt Governorship DES MOINES UP Corbin Crawford Ainsworth obtained papers from the secretary o states office Wednesday to run or the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor Crawford is president of the Iowa National Farmers Organiza tion and is one of the leaders in a move to have members o the group switch membership to the National Farmers Union ran a trucker pulled stopped I ran o his true k Then I saw the from he Collison car o Deputy Sheriff Bill Romers car Then he sped away I had no dea who the ellow was I only knew that SAME Black meani traffic death a pas li hours they wanted to prosecute the con fessed killer for one of the slay ings that of a shoe salesman murdered shortly before Stark veathers arrest In an upstairs jail cell suffer ng from shock and groggy with edatives was Starkweathers 14 rearold sweetheart Caril Fugate vho babbled that he had held her captive since the mass murder rampage began last Saturday with the slaying of her family But her state of shock seemed giving way to hysteria She re peatedly called Mom Mom from her jail cell Caught in Chase Starkweather sought by hun dreds of police in seven states and armed National Guardsmen was caught near this southeast Wyo ming town after a 110milean iiour highway chase County Attorney William Dixon said Starkweather spent an hour aboriously writing out a state and SPRINKLE tie had a gun and was going to kill me Sprinkle said he drove into Dougias returned the rifle to Ro mer and returned to his home in Casper Sprinkle a Navy veteran is a native of Wichita Falls Tex He and his wife recently observed their first wedding anniversary ment on his crimes Wednesday night Dixon called the Nebraska sharpshooters statement a con cession but he refused to divulge is contents or let newsmen talk to youth until Starkweather gets an attorney At the same time Dixon said ie would file charges accusing Starkweather of the murder of Merle Collison 34 a Great Falls Mont shoe salesman found slain in his car about 10 miles from here Death Penalties Dixon said he would decide later Thursday whether to press the charge or turn Starkweather over to Nebraska authorities who want him for the slaughter of nine per sons in the Lincoln area Wyoming and Nebraska have death penalties Wyoming Gov Mihvard Simpsonsaid hiw ever that if Starkweather is sen tenced to death in his state he will commute it to life imprison ment because of his personal aversion to capital punishment Starkweather who had dyed his bright red hair black with shoe polish and worn glasses as a disguise indicated he would plead selfdefense although evi dence indicated at least three ot his victims were killed in their sleep and a fourth was a 3year old girl Self Defense I shot them all in self de fense he was quoted as telling a deputy sheriff He also absolved his girl friend of any connection with the trail of murders in his twostate 525 The car he stopped behind bemile flight from Lincoln in cars longed to Merle Collison 37year old shoe salesman from Great Falls Mont Collison w a s the dead man behind the wheel The girl in the car was Caril Ann Fugate Neal Smith Enters Congressional Race DES MOINES W Neal E stolen from his victims The girl had no part in it Starkweather said of his dark haired sweetheart Dont get rough with her I had her as a hostage I did all the work Police Chief Bob Ainslay who helped capture Starkweather said the stocky 5foot10inch youth was a real smart alec after the arrest However in jail later Starkweather turned sullen and cowered in a corner of his Smith 37 Des Moines nttorneyjceu part of the time and lay on and former president of Young his cell bunk hiding his face at Democratic Clubs of America Bother times announced Thursday he will Small Nick seek the Democratic nomination The bandylegged little gun for Congress in Iowas 5th Disjtoter mostly of a small nick in his ear suffered trict Smith is the fourth candidate to enter the June 2 primary election race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Rep Paul when a sheriffs bullet shattered glass in his stolen sedan At Lii coin Starkweathers grieving parents were relieved to Cunningham Republican incumjhear he had been captured aliva bent iu the general election nextjand claimed he went bcrscrk November jbecause he faced blindness with   

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