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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for to LOBE HOME TH I N i WSP AEA T N AT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBOR V 11 VOL LXiV Associated Precctnd United Preu InternationalFull Lease ITc Copyj MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 4 1951 ThU of Two Ml H8 rs t Photos and Layout by GlobeGazette Photographer Elwin JMusser Flood Threats Continue Crest Passes Red Oak Area BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Authorities and forewarned townspeople kept a careful watch against any new flood threats Fri day as the crests of the Nishna botna River which has claimed 19 lives rolled slowly toward the southwest corner of Iowa The watershed over the upper reaches of the river received more heavy rain Thursday with down pours that started during the day and continued through the night New downpours measured up to four inches The main crest of the flood that took a heavy toll of life at three towns in Audubon County on the east branch of the Nishnabotna covered 100 city blocks at Red Oak 50 miles downstream BUT THE CITY was braced for the situation and the200 families forced out of their homes had moved out The water crept slow ly into basements andJutp the up per floors of some homes The river started dropping at Red Oak and moved on its next town of Hamburg 50 miles further down on the Iowa Missouri border This city of 2500 accustomed to floods had made diligent prep arations Under the direction of Sheriff Al Christopher crews had added several feet of sandbags to the 18foot dikes in hopes the crest would be held back when it reaches there Saturday Meanwhile the Raccoon River in rain swollen central Iowa forced about 250 persons to evacu ate their homes in Des Moines and West Des Moines when it crested there Thursday night at about 19 feet a little under the record level of the disastrous floods of 1947 THE RACCOON flows through a limited residential and indus trial section and dumps into the Des Moines River at the capitol city The Raccoon closed Fleur Drive a main artery for south bound traffic out of Des Moines Most of the families evacuated live in the south part of West Des Moines The Nishnabotna carries the tor rents dropped by a cloudburst in Another Band of Showers Pushes Across Iowa New shower activity pushed into Iowa Friday on the heels of torrential rains which caused flood havoc across wide sec tions of the southwest S Additional rainfalls of one to 2 inches fell over much of cen tral and southwestern sections Thursday and Thursday Anight with locally heavy falls re ported at scattered points Hamburg reportedly got 3 more inches of rain while there were unconfirmed reports of up to 4 inches north of Hamburg and Audubon The shower activity is con tinuing due mainly to southerly wind feeding in moisture the Bureau said Other points receiving consid erable moisture included Waterloo 159 Lamoni 109 Des Moines 101 103 in the Council Bluffs area Cedar Rapids 97 Mason City 83 Burlington 79 Dubuque 55 and Ottumwa 44 Very little change in the weather pattern is expected in the next few days Highs will range generally from the mid 70s to mid 80s with lows in the 60s Bomb Threat Note Called Just Hoax LONDON UP Russia and Britain wrote off Friday as jus a hoax a letter purportedly writ ten by a US Air Force pilo saying he planned to drop an A bomb off the English coast am then take refuge in the So vie Union It was signed only witr the initial W A spokesman for the Britis Roreign Office told a news con ference today that a photographs copy of the letter had been turnec over to the Foreign Office Thurs day night by M N Rbschin No 2 man at the Soviet Embassy He said it was probably hoax the spokesman said Thi s a view which we share We d not take this letter very seriou ly The State Department in Wash ington however termed the lei ter the fifth of such forgeries it has seen clearly emanating from Soviet sources The State Department said it C Plane Hits Field Lake Farmer Dies Marvyn S Renshaw Victim Crashes in Heavy Fog Marvyn S Renshaw farmer on Route 3 north of Clear Lake vas crushed in the wreckage of his plane Friday morning It dived to the ground on the Virgil Ashland farm 3 miles south of ilear Lake on Highway 107 short y after 7 am Ashland and another neighbor Jail Hakes heard the pilot speed ng up the motor as the plane came down through a low hang ng cloud bank Then they heard he crash as the craft dug a treefoot hole in the soft ground of a cornfield and scattered Xreckage about a 50 foot radius SHERIFF JERRY ALLEN and Deputy an ex perienced pilot said the plarie had hit the ground at about a 45 degree angle They believe that Renshaw was trying to level off after speeding up the motor when he saw the ground but was too near it to pull up Hakes and Ashland hurried to the scene about a quarter mile east of their two homes Hakes carried a fire extinguisher but said there was no fire although the plane was not out offuel Ashland said he heard the crash and looked below a fog bank down the slope east of his home He could just see the wreckage of the plane from his yard It was a twoplace Cessna 170 AUTHORITIES CHECK WRECKAGE OF MARVYN RENSHAWS PLANE RENSHAW was on his way Audubon County Tuesday night and heavy rain from a nine county area It was estimated that about 1000 persons were made homeless by the flash floods in Audubon County Gov Loveless sent a telegram to President Eisenhower asking for aid in Audubon Cass Gwhrie and Montgomery counties and portions of Pottawattamie Fre mont and Page counties IN ADDITION to the damage done in city areas Loveless re ceived reports from local officials and the Slate Highway Commis sion giving these estimates of other losses head lost in Audubon Montgomery Guthrie and east Pottawattamie counties Crops About 35600 acres de stroyed in the same counties Highways Total damages es timated at including four bridges on the primary sys tem and to the second ary roads including 35 bridges washed out was a new and particularly ir responsible move in the campaign of fright whichthe Soviet Union has launched with its recent charges in the U N Security Council about alleged flights of American military aircraft toward the Soviet Union Describing himself as an Amer ican stationed in England the writer said he would drop the bomb during a routine flight not very far from the English coast so too many people wont be killed Our DDay will be some time after July 1 home from Des Moines where he had been granted his commercial pilots license Thursday Pilots at the Mason City Municipal Air port said the ceiling was less than 500 feet and there were scattered fog and rain showers at the time They did not consider the weath er safe for flying Clear Lake police were called and were first on the scene fol lowed by the sheriff and Dr J E Christopoherson Cerro G o r d o County coroner Renshaw was 51 years old He is survived by his wife a daugh ter Mrs Jerry Lee Millard To peka Kan and two sons Fred Q Renshaw Lake Mills and Robert at home The body was taken to the Wil cox Funeral Home in Clear Lake Funeral arrangements are not yet made Holiday Death Toll Higher Than Anticipated BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Multiple deaths marked the early hours of the Fourth of July holiday weekend as millions of motorists jammed the nations highways First reports disclosed deaths on the highways running far ahead of the comparable period on Memorial Day also on a Fri day In the early morning of May 30 the survey showed seven traf fic deaths By 11 am there were 55 traf fic fatalities 2 drownings and 3 deaths from miscellaneous caus es making a total of 60 The traffic death toll for the 78 hour holiday period starting at 6 pm Thursday and ending al midnight Sunday may reach 410 the National Safety Council has predicted The final traffic count for Lhe threeday MemorialDay hol iday was 371 plus 132 deaths b drowning and 88 from various other accidental causes The ov all total was 591 The record traffic toll for a threeday Fourth of July holiday period is 407 set in 1955 The all accident death toll high for the same holiday is 805 also set in 1955 US New Red Proposal WASHINGTON Wi The United States and its NATO allies ppeared likely to accept with conditions a Soviet proposal that military experts study ways of preventing a surprise attack The proposal for a conference was made by Soviet Premier vlikita Khrushchev in a letter to President Eisenhower Wednesday HOLIDAY ON FARM GETTYSBURG Pa dent Eisenhower is spending the Independence Day weekend at his Gettysburg farm home Air Force Transport Feared Lost Near Johnston Island WELL CHICAGO clerk in the secretary of states office Friday said it easy on the eyes fill ing a young womans request for auto license number 342432 The Air Force Base Hawaii HONOLULU UPI An Air Force C124 transport plarie was unreported Friday after radioing that one of its four engines was running wild 200 miles west of Johnston Island It was not immediately known how many were aboard the air craft which normally carries a crew of eight or nine The Navy reported that the plane was last heard from at am CST while en route from the Far East to Hickam cessful The engine was running wild the pilot reported and the plane would try to reach the Johnston Island air strip 500 miles southwest of Honolulu The Military Air Transport service plane was traveling about 200 miles an hour and it would normally lake an hour to reach figures the woman told the clerk represented her bust waist and hip It said its No 3 acting up and at tempts to feather it were unsuc Johnslon But no further word was heard from it The attack carrier Boxer en route from the Far East with helicopter and planes was only 50 miles from the planes last reported position and steamed to the scene to act as search head quarters The Weather Iowa Considerable cloudines with scattered showers a n c thunderstorms through Satur day Low Friday in 60s Hig Saturday in 70s FiveDay fowa Temperature will average from 5 to 10 de grees below normal throug next Wednesday Normal high 86 north to 88 south Norm a lows 61 north to 64 south Onl minor day to day changes ar expected Precipitation wi average one to 2 inches local heavier from showers an thunderstorms mostly Frida night through Monday Globe Gazette weather data u to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 81 65 67 83 83 66 Teamsters in Bid for Expansion Mutual Aid Pact Sought WASHINGTON R Hoffa whose Teamsters Union has been cast out of the AFLCIO is rapidly wooing otherunions to his side and furtherbuilding his already tremendous power Hoffas new partners include some of the same AFLCiO lead ers who voted only alittle more ban six months ago to oust the loffaled truck union from the ederation on sensational corrup ion chajges If there were any doubts of iHoffa is of aplan to link all thenations transportation unions into a mu tual aidalliance V ALREADY IN a position with his IVimillionmember Teams ters Union to call the shots pa the vital trucking industry from coast to coast Hoffa envisioned the new alliance as embracing all Uscnhower is expected to romptly after completion of con ultations already started with nations Advance indications of condi lonal agreement came both from ecretary of State Dulles and rom unofficial comments by British officials Both Eisenhower nd British Foreign Secretary Sel vyn Lloyd have made similar uggeslions in thepast THEY HOPE that Soviet lead rs are seriously interested in oming to some practical agree ments on a problem the solution f which would go a long way to vard reducing the dangers of an outbreak of war and marking the 3Cginning on disarmament However authorities do not rule iut the possibility that the Soviet tovernment may be trying to re pair its peace propaganda posi ion This has been badly dam aged in the last few weeks by such things as the breakoff of summit conference negotiations n Moscow the execution of for ner Hungarian Premier Imre Nagy and the threat not to attenc nuclear test talks at Geneva ANOTHER PURPOSE officials said may be to inject new steam into Khrushchevs eighlmontholc drive for a summit conference Dulles told reporters that the long exchange between Eisenhow er and Soviet leaders over the need to about pre venting surprise attack might now result in technical talks on the question of what practical steps can be taken Dulles arrived Friday in Paris for consultations with Premier De Gaulle of France 43 Americans Stil Held by Cuban Rebels HAVANA Cuba Americans spent the Fourth of July in rebel camps of eastern Cuba Friday waitjng for their own Independence Day There was no indication when it might come First Showdown May Be at Hand in Geneva GENEVA UPI The Geneva nuclear conference faced its first major showdown Friday that may showwhether Russia is genuinely prepared to negotiate a workable f ILA like the Teamsters Union workers in airlandsea transport Hoffa counted as initial mem bers of the alliance the Interna tional Longshoremens Assn and National Maritime Union The scheme for policing nuclear test explosions Scientists of the Western and Soviet blocs met again after a 48hour recess to resume work on a nuclear inspection scheme They do so in an atmosphere made tense ments by these develop The US Embassy said it had no word that the Americans and The Soviets Thursday renewed their demands for pledges by the U S to call off nuclear test ex plosions immediately Russia hinted she may pull out of the Geneva conference alto gether if the U S does not com ply was exiled from the main body of organized labor on grounds it was infested with hoodlums THE NMU is headed by Joe Curran an AFLCIO vice presi dent and member of the federa tions Ethical Practices Commit tee Curran said he couldnt re call whether the AFLCIO rules prohibit as they do an affiliated union from dealing with ousted unions like the Teamsters and ILA Hoffa said he was confident of another alliance signer in Paul Hall president of the AFLCIOi Seafarers International Union SAME wo Canadians kidnaped by the rebels were being freed Inform ants said the rebels appeared now to be hedging on their release after turning loose four Ameri cans and one Canadian A US Navy helicopter flew the five captives to the naval base at Guantanamo Bay Wednesday after US Consul Park Wollam conferred with the rebels Informed sources said a snag developed in the negotiations and rebel leader Fidel Castro had de cided to hold out for further talks What he wanted to talk about was not known The embassy here was believed awaiting new in structions from Washington There appeared to be some sort of perhaps a Breakdown in between Castro and his brother Raul who engineered the kid napings Firecracker Causes Damage to Truck NEVADA W A truck loaded with eggs was severely damaged Thursday night when an unidenti fied motorist threw a lighted fire cracker at the vehicle while it was taking on gas at the Hunter Oil Co near here on U S 30 Of ficials said Ed Reilly an Ames youth employed at the station was putting gas into the tank and the explosion of the firecracker ignited the fumes INSIDE RUSSIA TODAY Big Changes Since Josef Stalins Era EDITORS NOTE This is the last in a series of articles based on John Gunthers new book Inside Russia Today By JOHN GUNTHER Little remains to be said in the final summary of Russia today The following factors might be mentioned or reiterated First todays Russia is radi cally different from what pre ceded it although basic and es sential charac teristics of the system remain the same Mo mentous and pointed changes have come since the death of Stalin served to This fling doors violently open and no one knows what may emerge GUNTHER more dynamic more fluid and experimental The pace of events oday is inordinately fast SECOND the regime is so far as any man can tell stable al hough there may be serious riv alries and dissensions within it But there are no indications whatever of counterrevolution But third no dictatorship is ikely to be eternal if only be cause history is based on people Few dictatorships die a natural death Fourth dissent certainly exists in the Soviet Union and strong fermentations are at work There is discontent in any jail but this does not mean that a jailbreak is imminent Fifth what has gone on since Stalins death cannot be fully un derstood without grasping that one aim of the regime is to insti lutionalize itself that is reestab lish the party not the leader as At A the primary center of power Already the rigor mortis charac tcristic of the previous era hasj SIXTH we do not need to becn replaced by something muchipeat countless items in deStalin
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