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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowat Newspaper fee th THE NEWSPAFER TH AT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I G M O R I HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Associated Prtst and United Press International Full Wirei 7c a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 5 IKS TfeU Paper CouiiU tf ai De Gaulle Solemn After Talks 3 Fliers e n From Sea Five Others Still Missing HONOLULU ft Planes and combed themidPacific 600 miles southwest ofhere Saturday forfive men still missing after the crash of an AirForce C124 Globemaster with nine m aboard early Friday Three men were picked up in apparently good condition after nearly 12 hours in the water and one body was recovered shortlj after noon The body was not im mediately identified Those rescued were the planes commander Capt Jonathan W JBrown of Travis Air Force Base Calif wherethe big plane was based the flight engineer T Sgt James M Phillipsof Vacaville Calif and the second flight en gineer S Sgt C van Derre of San Rafael Calif Three of the crewmen still miss ing were identified as Lt Gerald J Bona Vacaville the naviga tor Airman lC Charles E En trekin Atlantic City NJ load master and S Sgt Thomas Pas co Fairfield Calif Flood Th reats Ended President OKsAid CENTER OF ATTRACTION A giant KC97 a flying tanker to refuel the Air Forces largest jets in midair isthe center of attraction at the Mason City Municipal Airport The plane arrived in advance of Sun days Aviation Days activities It istheheaviest and one of thelargest planes ever to land atthe local ter minal ONE CREWMAN remained un identified because his family could not be located in the Travis AFB area One of two couriers whojoined the Tokyobound flight in Hono lulu was identified as Capt Charles Spears whose wife El sie lives in Honolulu YncU whose Mrs RussjllE Spears live in Irpnton Ohio The was identified only as a Navy chief petty officer The three survjivors aboard the carrier Boxer told investigating officers that two of their com rades died in the sea prior to the arrival of help The survivors said they knew nothing of the fate of the others except that shortly after the crash they heard a voice cry out and saw a flashing light briefly at a distance but they couldnt make contact again EARLY FRIDAYthe big 700000 plane radioed it had a runaway engine could not feath er the prop was losing oil and asked permission to land at tiny Johnston Island 200miles ahead It was not heard from again A search con verged on the spot organized by the aircraft carrier Boxer en Eniwetok to Pearl route from Harbor A search plane from the famed Hawaiibased 765th Air Rescue Squadron made the first sighting We were flying at about 700 feet when one of the crew saw some debris said Capt Robert M McCully We immediately turned and we saw a mirror flashing and some sea water dye We notified the Boxer and she sent over four choppers Within minutes the three men were lifted from the packing crate to which they had been clinging and hoisted into a heli copter which put them aboard the Boxer They were treated for minor injuries The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Sunday Cooler Satur day night low 5053 Sunday 7478 Iowa Partly cioudy through Sun day Chance of a few showers and thunderstorms southeasl Saturday night No important temperature changes Low Sat urday night mid 50s north to mid 60s south Minnesota Partly cloudy warm er High Sunday 7280 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 73 Minimum 58 At 8 am 65 Precipitation trace KING DIES WASHINGTON George Judson King director of the Na tiona Popular Governmen League died of a heart attack Friday He was 86 Crash Drill Highlight of Aviation Day Aviation Day Sunday will have special significance for Albert Albert is the 125pound dum my that will experience his 100th rescue in a demonstration of air plane crash rescue work under the direction of Fire Chief Har old Mulcrone of the St 1 rThe demonstration is of an extensive aviation program planned at the Mason City Mu nicipal Airport OFFICIALLY Aviation Day be gins Saturday night when Bill Robb Wilson speaks at a faanquel at the airport Wilson is editor and publisher of Flying Maga zine and past president of the AirForce Assn First activity Sunday will be the Flight Breakfast from to a m at the airport Fliers from parts of Iowa and neighboring states are en couraged to attend Anyone else who wants to come is emphasized Dr John B Dixon chairman for the event The Strategic Air Command is sending two entertainment units that will appear on the forma program The SAC Headquarters Band from Offut Air Force Base at Omaha will give a concert SACs Elite Guarc drill team will perform dril manuvers at Record Speed TKE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic deaths piled up at a record clip Saturday as the ialfway mark was passed in the threeday Independence Day weekend Safety officials saw a glim mer of hopehovveverjinthe The deathrate in a light plane crash Friday Vic Ellis Rockton III was rilled Friday when his racer overturned during a racing gram at Cedar Rapids The NSC has forecasta rec ord high 410 deaths during the llne a4 little after racing through thefFpurth at V pace far above estimates madeby the National Safety Council As of 1 pm Saturday there were 185 traffic fatalities 71 drownings 42 deaths from mis cellaneous causes fora total of 298 Iowa has had two traffic deaths to date And there were two Iowa deaths from miscel laneous causes Marvin Ren shaw Clear Lake was killed Deaths are tragical Dearborn NSC president But as huge as the death toll is it is running at a rate slightly lower than during the early hours of the holiday We urge drivers to continue to use every possible precaution to bring thV Some 45 million cars were expected to roll up 12 billion miles highways for the holiday period Sports Bulletin ST ANNESONSEA Eng land Wl Refer Thomson of Aus tralia staged strong finish Saturday and won his fourth British Open Golf Champion ship by four strokes n a 36 MANY LARGE transports am et planes for public inspectio vill be provided by the Strategi Air Command for display Als on display will be civil aircraf ncluding several types used b Businessmen The aircraft and other display vill be ready for inspection b midmorning The public will b allowed to go through the plane all day Sunday Everything but the flight breai ast is free Sunday afternoon there also i model plane contest Delinquent Sales Tax Audits Bring in More DES MOINES UPI Fiel auditors for the Iowa Tax Com mission collected a near record 51214549 from delinquent sales tax accounts during the fiscal year which ended June 30 it was announced Saturday Don Cunningham head of the sales and use tax division of the Iowa Tax Commission said the money was collected following 1566 audits of merchants who had failed to turn in sales tax col lections The record for collections in a single year wasset in 1957 when the auditors collected after 1493 audits However the Northern Natural Gas Co Omaha Neb has protested its levy of S300000 The company in a court suit contended the commission had no authority to collect tha money and sued for a refund hole playoff with Dave Thomas of Wales Thomson shot 6871 139 and Thomas 6974143 aft er tieing for the title Friday with 278 SAME Black flat meani traffic it hours fireworks Plant Blows Up in West PORTLAND Ore fire yorks plant exploded with the ury of a bomb on the outskirts of Portland early Saturday One childwas killed more than 20 persons were injured and a score of homes were wrecked by the blrfst in the1 wreckage iome of and Mrs Howe The Howes who lived di rectly behind the big storage plant were hospitalized for treat ment of cuts aridburnSi OF TH E 22 hospitalized eight including the held for treatment The others were given first aid and released The Signal Fireworks Costorr age buildings 100 feet up with a thunderous roar that awakened most of the city at am The explosion wrecked two houses Itsmashed doors and win dows of a nearby motel and lifted off part of the roof Debris from the wrecked plant and houses covered the streets around them THE HEAVIEST damage was confined to a twoblock area around the fireworks plant But smashed windows were reported 30 blocks away Elderly residents of a nursing home a block away were removed temporarily from the building Some were in a state of shock BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The swirling Nishnabotna River which wrought havoc in the upper reaches of the watershed appar ently crested at Hamburg in the extreme southwest corner of Iowa and now was moving out of th state The river reached a stage o 214 feet at midnight at Hamburg although a crest of 27 feet wa expected The river dropped t 212 by 5 am Saturday and riv er observers felt the crest wa reached PRESIDENT EISENHOWER Saturday declared the flood stricken sections major disaster areas Under the Presidents dec laration the areas will become eligible for federal grants of money There was no allocation of specific funds at this time The White House said the sizeof the grants would be determined after field inspections Crews had been working for several days piling sandbags on leveesto meet the expected 27 foot feet above flood stage The levees prevented any flooding along the west side of the river where Hamburg is lo cated But thousands of acres of flooded on river s north Lflbpn County rescue workers had France tK I VU1411VJ 1GOVUO J14U recovered bodies of all but wunam 0ne Of the19persons Hvho per ished earlier in the week when cloudbursts sent branches of the Nishnabotna on a rampage THAT COUNTY search con tinued for the body of Miss Len ora Parsons presumed swept to her death last Wednesday with her parentsMr and Mrs John Parsons Exira Mrs Parson had been taken dead from the river earlier ant the receding water gave up th body of the father Friday morn ing Then later in the day two more bodies were recovered They were those of Mrs Mad Marcussen and Mrs Charle Wilkins Exira whose husband also perished Rolling down the Nishnabotna also was a second crest createc by heavy rainfall which followec in the wake of downpours tha measured up to 1235 inches las Tuesday night and early Wednes day However rauvhad practical ly ceased over the state and no danger was second rise expected from th IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA the crest of the Raccoon River flooc had swept past the south edge o Des Moines and spilled into th Des Moines River This prom ised higher flood stages in th lower Des Moines valley but of ficials felt the outlook was no too severe in that region The Red Cross rechecked re ports from local authorities am gave these new figures on the ex tent of property damage Audubon County Twenty thre houses destroyed 43 with majo damage and 140 with mnor dam age 30 farm buildings destroyec 10 with major and 21 with mino damage Guthrie County Two homes de stroyed 22 with major and with minor damage 6 farm build ings destroyed 10 with major an 15 with minor damage Cass County Six homes de stroyed 55 with major and with minor damage 35 farm buildings destroyed and 65 wit major damage These figures did not includ ithe extensive damage done t business places in towns an damage to utilities and highway Some 68400 acres of farmlan were flooded and 15150 head livestock destroyed STRIKE ENDS KANSAS CITY Mo UPI PREMIER GAULLE Best Crowd Yet at Lake Celebration CLEAR larges to attend a ClearLTaki celebration gatherei t the lake Friday evening fo the sKdw on th tage on the lake The city park andmidway wer ammed until after 11 pm Mos fthecrqwdTemamed in the cil areasince cool weather was un avorable for water sports THROUGHOUT THE DAY th crowd remained near the mid vay A large crowd was out t ee the morning parade whic astedabout 45 There were numerous lost chi dren and a few minor accident during the day v Paul Hegberg Mason City wa master of ceremonies for th evening show which consisted preliminaries for the amateu alent contest FINALISTS ARE Becky Beck Torest City a vocal trio from Garner Pat Greiman Kay Ham pel and Rosemary Josten larice number Diggins Debs lampton Linda and Ricke Heinecke Mason City and Barber Shop Quartet consislin of Wilbur Hollatz Gene Gallogly 3ene Holt and Dick Farmer The finalists will compete i he evening show on the stage o he lake Saturday night Ther vill also be fireworks on the lak Saturday night Identical Quad Girls Born to Minnesota Pair MANKATO Minn W Th young wife of a Mankalo schoo teacher gave birth to identica quadruplet girls here Saturda and all were reported doing wcl The quads were born to Mr an Mrs Gerald Hansen With the son David Lee 10 months th couple has been living in a traile house Were going to have to get v a house said the father Noth ing anything like this ever hap pened in our families before said he knew of no multiple birth in his family but twins were one born in his wifes family The tiny babies all placed i incubators were named Rebecc Christine Penelope and Deboral Several hours after the babies a rived Hansen had trouble remem bering the names given the girls Because the infants weighed only about two pounds each and AData Many Topics Covered PARIS of State Dulles and Premier de completed their formal confer ences Saturday with a halfhour private conversation at the Pre miers official residence Both men were grave faced when theysaid goodbye De Gaulle walked with Dulles to theautomobilewaiting to take thesecretary back to the U S Embassy The Premier hold ing his spec tacles in his hand gestured em phatically Dulles looked extreme lyseriqus i The morning conference attend ed by aides of both men covered number of de elopments in Europe and the tuation in the Middle East mong others Dulles remaining appointments ere with Maurice Couve de Mur ille French foreign minister nd PaulHenri Spaak secretary eneral of the North Atlantic reaty Organization THEREAFTER he was to be uest of honor at a dinner by U Ambassador Amory Houghton e Gaulle was not scheduled to e present but the foreign min ster and other government offi ials were invited t Dulles and De Gaulle firstcon erred aijout three hours Satur day morning their aide Then dismissed heir aides and held a private talk afterlunch NEIGHBORS PITCH IN Theres a job for everyone as neighbors pitch in to help Mr and Mrs Art Sorry Bray ton washing their clothing AP Pholofax bedding and curtains in a 200gallon stock tank Five feet of water flowed into the Berry farm home during the flooding of the Nisnabotna River resumed Saturday at all but two of 16 grain elevators idled since Tuesday when American Federation of Grain Millers Local 16 struck sidelining almost 5000 cars of wheat and placing an em bargo on further shipments were 2Va months premature Han sen said he and his wife had them baptized shortly after they were born Mrs Hansen is 26 Her 28year old husband a fifth grade teacher at Washington Elementary School here is a native of Paullina Iowa Trench spokesmen said Dullei had opened the meeting by con veying President Eisenhowers best personal regards to De Gaulle THE DIPLOMAT and thesol dier had no fixed for their meeting but i n f o r m e d sources said both men had upper mostin their minds the question of how soon France might test a homemade atomic bomb Persistent reports from reliable quarters say France will set off an Abomb soon in the Sahara This would admit the nation to the Atomic Club now composed of the United States Britainand the Soviet Union De Gaulie was expected to ask for US help on nuclear de velopment But with US laws in mind anAmerican spokesman commented We got much to offer yWE WANTED to find out what they want and make a complete survey with them of the world situation the spokesman said The French have been letting it be known unofficially that they want a lot of secrets but we havent heard anything on the record The MacMahon act is as far as we can go anyway the spokesman added In the MacMahon act Congress barred sHaring of nuclear secrets with American allies It has re cently been modified to permit some secret exchanges with Britain since that country al ready has developed atomic and hydrogen bombs The French hopt that exploding their own Abomb will get them in on this deal Fredericksburg Girl Thrown Off Horse Injured Georgia M Mikes 20 Fredericksburg re ceived serious head injuries Fri day when the horse she was rid ing bolted into the side of a car on Highway 18 just west of here Authorities said the girl was treated at a New Hampton hos pital and then taken to Rochester Minn Patrolmen said Miss Mikes at tempted to halt the horse before it ran into the side of the car operated by William Kinstler La Crosse Wis The girl was thrown from the animal The horse owned by Jerry Gitch Fredericksburg received a cut leg   

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