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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NO RTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Pressand United Press Full LeaseWires Seven Cents a copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 1958 Weathei Miseries Conti This Paper Consists of Two One No 115 mue But Mercury Starts Up Hf THE UNITED PRKSS The East thawed slowly Thurs day from two weeks of record cold and snows but a Pacific storm whipped the West and touched off serious flooding in southern California Although temperatures mod erated vby as much as 10 to 20 degrees in the eastern twothirds of the naiion the crippling ef fects of the marathonsubzero cold wave lingered The death count in weathercaused acci dents neared 500 Indiana Gov Harold Handley Wednesday night declared snow buried sections of northwestern Indiana a disaster area and called for civil defense teams to rescue marooned farm families Handley asked or helicopters to supply stranded families with food fuel and medicine and to re move the sick He also sought planes to drop feed to starving dairy cattle TheGovernor said farmers who have been snowbound since lasl Saturday were in a desperate situation Ice Jam Blocks River In a dramatic rescue Wednes day an Army tank broke through 10foot drifts to lead a convoy carrying supplies to 30 families near South Bend Ind At Hudson Lake Ind two po licemen waded one half mile through towering drifts to reach an 18yearold boy stricken with pneumonia then carried the youth through the snow on stretcher to their squad car A 36mile ice jam blocked the Mississippi River North of Cairo 111 halting scores of boats anc barges Three powerful tugs were inching their way through th pack ice ranging up to eight fee thick in an effort to open a chan neJ Traffic also was stalled on the Ohio River which was frozen over at Gallipolis Ohio Dam 4 at Louisville Ky was closed in an effort to hold back the river and prevent formation of an ice gorge Floods Threaten West Army tanks helicopters and snowcats also were pressed int service in the East to take food and fuel to rural families boggec down in a sea of snow in upstatt New York and Pennsylvania Parts of Pennsylvania were un der a state of emergency In the Far West a forecast o partly cloudy skies eased threat of further serious flood ing following a deluge whic dumped more than five inches o rain in the Los Angeles foothill Wednesday Nearly 100 school and the University of Souther California were closed by flooc waters and fallen trees an landslides blocked traffic o many roads About 1200 persons were take from Hamilton City Wednesda night where the Sacramento Riv er levee was reported shot full of ratholes All roads leading into the city were flooded and authorities warned things can break wide open at any mo ment Two Killed Six Injured in Crash North of Clinton CLINTON and Mrs Clifton Johnson Green Island were killed and six persons were injured Wednesday night in a cartruck collision on US 67 north of here The left side of the Johnson car was sheared off by the impact Johnson driver of the car and his wife Hazel who was in the back seat behindhim were sit ting on the left side Authorities said the truck load ed with eggs apparently skidded on some ice The tnick over turned in a ditch and spilled out its cargo The Johnsons daughter Joyce 5 was injured critically The oth ers less seriously injured were Wesley Johnson 13yearold son of the dead couple and Mr and Mrs Vernon Schwartz Sabula and their two children Carol 9 and Ronald AH were taken to a Clinton hospital The truck driver was Kenneth Shipma Polo III He was not hart SEEKS OFFICE AT 98 Judge A R Alexander Plattsburg Mo has filed for his third term as judge of probate and magistrate court at the age of 98 His clerk says in magistrate court alone the judge may have as many as 80 cases a month Hes in his office Monday through Saturday HAS BOTH PNEUMONIA AND PLEURISY Churchills Condition Still Is Unchanged BOM OUK UIBE SERVICES ROQUEBRUNE CAP MAR TIN Winston Churchills fever from pneu and pleurisy has dropped but his condition otherwise has not greatly changed his sec retary said Thursday Speaking to reporters Monta gue Browne Churchills private secretary gave this official bul letin on the 83yearold Church ills health Sir Winstons condition is not greatly changed since Wed nesday He is comfortable His strength is maintained and the fever is a little lower The bulletin was signed by Lord Moran Churchills per sonal physician who flew here from London Wednesday and Dr David M Roberts his phy sician on the Riviera The diagnosis of pneumonia at the base of the lung and pieurisy was given by Lord Mo ran and Dr Roberts late Wed nesday Churchill came to the Riviera Jan 15 for his annual winter visit Monday he visited the yacht of Greek millionaire Aris totle Onassis Browne said Sir Winston apparently suffereda chill during the visit He was put to bed Tuesday and Lord Moran was summoned Friends said Churchill svas re sponding to treatment appar ently with antibiotics but in view of his past medical history his illness is causing them some anxiety This is the fifth time he has been stricken with pneu monia Since his last attack of pneu monia 10 years ago he has suf fered two strokes Friends said his fighting spirit was undiminished and he in sisted on chatting with his wife Lady Churchill and his daugh ter Sarah He even smoked a cigar ThrilkKiller Leopold Freed Point Plan for Revoking Licenses of Drivers to Be Adopted in Iowa DES M01NES IDPA The Iowa Public Safety Depart ment plans to adopt a point system forrevoking and suspending drivers licenses Under such a system demerits are given for various offenses The number of demerits points given for violating a traffic law varies according to the seriousness of the violation For example a driver amassing 12 points within a threeyear period in Kentucky which has a point system would have his drivers license suspended for six monthsNine points may result in a GOday suspension ofthe drivers license Points are given on the following basis in Kentucky Misrepresenting or falsifying applications 12 points Racing 6 points Reckless driving 4 points Passing on hill or curve in no passing 4 points Violation contributing fo an accident 4 points Exceeding speed limits 3 points Other moving hazardous violations 3 points Naturally Iowa will not have the same point values as those used in Kentucky For one thing a person having a second speed ing violation will probably draw a suspension of bis drivers li cense under the Iowa point system It is understood that Iowa is considering a 10point base In other words if a driver accumulated 10 points his drivers license would either be revoked or suspended depending upon the cir cumstances For many years Iowa has employed the internal system Under this method the various offenses are given different values in considering what action is warranted by a given operating record Four states have point systems as the result of legislative en actments Ten states and the District of Columbia have adopted the system by regulation under statutory authority given the ad ministrators Iowa would fall under this latter category Touhy Is Also Paroled FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SPRINGFIELD 111 Nathan Leopold sentenced to both 99 years and life for the crime of he century77 slaying of Bobbj Franks in 1924 Thursday was ranted his freedom The state Parole Board made ihis decision despite the injunc tion of the trial judge that he was never to be released Leopold and Richard brilliant rich youths killed neighbor boy Franks of Chicago for a thrill They used a chisel The board also granted a pa role to prohibition era gangster Roger Touhy but for Touhy the board action meant only another step toward possible freedom in August 1959 Not Unanimous The board three times previous ly had denied Leopold a parole The board said its decision to free Leopold was not unanimous It declined to disclose the vote Leopold pleaded for liberty on these grounds He had been re habilitated He had spent hi years in prison in bitter remorse He felt that his talents and train ing as a hospital technician woul enable him to do more good on th outside He also pleaded Show me the mercy I did no show Give me a chance to justifj my existence Hospital Job Plow soon Leopold walks ou from the Stateville Prison that ha held him since Sept 11 1924 de pends on how soon the division o parole supervision investigate and approves his housing and em ployment plans Leopold now 53 had asked th board to be permitted to take hospital job in the mountains c Puerto Rico at a month an Ames Girl Chosen Teacher of Year JEAN LISTEBARGER 44 Lives Lost in Explosion on Ship BAHREIN Persian Gulf CUP A dynamite explosion which blew up the new 7440ton British freighter Seistan Sitra took 44 lives officials announced Thurs day The ship had 63 persons aboard Britons 50 Indians and its cargo of dyna mite blew up Wednesday night Capt W A Chappell was among the casualties but the 11 other Britons survived AMES Jean Listebar ger 28 a second grade teacher said here has been cited as Teacher of 1958 Walter L room and board At Stateville Penitentiary smiling Warden Joseph Rage announced the paroles to a wai ing crowd of 75 newsmen Ragen walked up to both Leo pold and Touhy who had been waiting together in a prison of fice and said You boys have some good news Thank the Lord they both CONSTRUCTION SHED BURNS A storage and mill wright shed used by workers of the WalshJohnson Con struction Co at the Lehigh cement plant burns as Ma son City firemen pour on water Several thousand dol lars of damage was done Included in the fire were the tools owned by 30 carpenters as well as other tools owned by the company Firemen blamed a defective oil heater for the blaze which was discovered Wednesday evening Hetzel Ames superintendent of schools said Wednesday The designation was by Mc Calls Magazineandthe US Of fice of Education in Washing ton Miss Listebarger was chosen as Iowa Teacher of the Year last fall and she competed with other state winners for the na tional citation Miss Listebarger is a 1951 grad uate of Cornell College at Mount VernoK She taught in Newton two years then came to Ames in 1953 where she has 30 pupils at David Edwards School and teaches all of the subjects given The daughter of Mr and Mrs Ernest Listebarger Fairfax Miss Listebarger attended Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids Her father is manager of a lum ber yard She was nominated for the state designation by parents of pupils in her grade led by Mrs E T Swanson BULLETIN WASHINGTON US Navy Constellation carrying up to 25 men has vanished on an Atlantic flight Air rescue units are searching the storm whipped seas between the Aiores and Newfoundland for plane Principals Dead Most of the principals in the Leopold case are dead the judge the chief prosecutor and defender Clarence Darrow Leo polds partner in the wanton kill ing Loeb was slashed to death by a fellow convict in prison in 1936 Touhys parole applied to a 99year term for the 1933 kidnap inig of John Jake the Barber Factor which earlier had been reduced to 85 years by clemency action of Gov William G Strat ton Touhy must still serve a third of a threeyear term for his part in a 1942 prison escape before he can get his freedom Atlas Again Explodes in Test Flight CAPE CANAVERAL Fia UP second Atlas intercontin ental missile in a row exploded in the sky Thursday two min utes after it was launched from the Air Force missile test cen ter here The Air Force announced that the twomilliondollar missile ex actly as its predecessor did 13 days ago blew up shortly after completion of the propulsion phase of its flight Cause of the malfunction is not available the Air Force said The announcement indicated that the missiles two engines performed as they should and that the trouble developed after the engines burned out high above the Atlantic Ocean Iowas Warming Trend Continues Damage Estimated at in BLAZE AT BAYARD BAYARD UP Fire destroyed two downtown business buildings during the night with damage estimated at 5250000 The fire which was discovered about pm threatened for a time the fire station adjacent to the burning structures The flames destroyed a twostory building housing Nances Sundries drug store and the local Lions Club and a onestory structure con taining the Baux Market Mr and Mrs Victor Baux who lived in the back of the store escaped the flames but the family dog was killed Five fire departments battled the flames throughout the night but the debris still was smouldering at noon Thursday The fire men were from Bayard Guthrie Center Bagley Scranton and Coon Rapids Beck Jr Fined Ordered to Repay Money to Union BULLETIN SEATTLE Dave Beck re tired and wealthy president of the Teamsters Union Thursday was sentenced up to 15 years in prison for stealing from bis union SEATTLE Sentencing1 of The Weather Mason City Cloudy and warmer through Friday Low Thursday night 1520 High Friday in 30s Senate Group OK7s Postal Rate Boost WASHINGTON UP The Sen ate Post Office Committee voted Thursday to raise postal rates by about 750 million dollars a year including a 5cent charge for non local letters for the next threa years The committee voted to rec ommend to the Senate a consid erably higher total rate boost than the 527milliondollar in crease passed by the House last year Nearly all of the extra revenue would come from boosting the Iowa Increasing cloudiness andrate on intercity letters to five warmer Thursday night loivjcents instead of four cents on near 10 northeast to lower letters as the House provided southwest Friday partly cloudy with high in 30s Minnesota Cloudy not so cold Snow flurries GlobeGazette weather data no Dave Beck Jr for stealing to 8 am Thursday from the Teamsters Union was Mxlmum Iowas weather continued itsjdcfCrrcd three years Thursday on warming trend Thursday with a Al b am prospect of above freezing peratures in parts of the state for and make restitution of the the first time in about two weeks money Warmer air pushed into west Becks father was in court wait ern Iowa during the night for lhc tncft ranged from 16 atof Sl900 from the limon he once Sioux City to 10 below at loo Mason City had 5 below Superior Court Judge George H Much of eastern Iowa had beiRevellc also ordered Beck Jr to low zero readings pay court costs and to sever all YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 5 7 24 9 Air Guard fo Make Low Passes DES MOINES Air Na The present letter rate of 3 cents has been in effect 26 years The committee vote was a vic tory for President Eisenhower who asked the Senate to amend the House bill to include the five cent nonlocal rate However tha administration asked thatthis be made permanent and not for just three years as the Senate group voted The vote in favor of the five cent stamp on such mail was 78 and chairman Olin D Johnston who opposed the move told reporters a fight would be made on the floor to hold tha letter stamp to four cents connections with labor organizationai Guard jet pianos will flyj Ij Lows Thursday night will be from near 10 in the northeast to the 20s in the southwest Read ings will be in the 30s across the state Friday Des Moines Man Killed in Accident V1NTON Slaninger to his falner in the belief thej More Loan Money WASHINGTON h e Fed 29 Des Moines was killed Wed nesday night when his car ran into the rear of a truck on U S 218 south of here LOAN RATE CUT OMAHA Nob UP Omaha NATHAN LEOPOLD tion either as an employe or an over a number of Iowa cities at officer He said the restitution of ow lcvei in observance of Mus the i4650 should come from theter Day Saturday the Iowa ad 3yearold labor leaders ownivitnnt generals office said Tlurs funds jday Included in the flyovers The younger Beck had testifiedibetween noon and 3 pm are Majeral Reserve Board Wednesday during his trial that he had turned son City Charles City Algeria i reduced by onehalf of one per the derived from the saleEagle Grove and Humboldt cent the reserves which must be of two unionowned Cadillacs ovcrj maintained by its member banks against demand deposits The action another crediteas ing and antideflationary move will release about 500 million dol lars from the legally frozen funds of the systems 6400 member banks This means a theoretical additional three billion dollars in lending capacity in the reserve banking system Officials said the reserve rc jquironionl reduction could interest rates by making jmorc money available for lend jintf money would be returned to the union The father steadfastly de nied taking the monev claiming it was turned in to the union aid that track of it was lost through involved bookkeeping procedures Beck reputedly worth more than a million dollars rccentlv Ioclcral and Bank President retired from his a year job Thomas Maxwell said Wednesday as president of the Teamsters jlhc interest rate on farm rcaljLnion He receives a S5000ft estate loans in Iowa and threcjyoar pension and resides in a lav other Midwestern slates has bcenish homo owned by the Team lowered from 5Vi to 5 per centlstors   

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