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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tot DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THi THAT M A K I S A L L NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION It VOL ind United Press Intelnational Full Leate Wires 7c copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1951 Thli Payer ol Tour OM Elkader Bears Brunt of Iowa Storm 16Inch Snowfall in South Dakota Mercury in Sharp Decline IN FOR A pound crane ended up in the Shell Rock River five miles east of Manly on Highway 9 when it was torn from a Weaver Con struction Co lowboy trailer When the boom caught the bridges cross beam the crane was dashed onto the concrete floor ing of the bridge LOW RIVER VERY LOW The bridge over the Shell Rock River on Highway 9 east of Manly rests in the shallow river This picture was taken north The terrific force of the heavy crane falling from the lowboy and pulling out the bridges first support cap sized the bridge Crane Collapses Bridge East of Manly Traffic ReRouted Storm Heads for Canada KANSAS CITY Mo UP Bliz zard conditions crippled the north ern plains Tuesday as a storm oiled slowly into Canada leaving much of midAmerica covered vith drifted snow tornado litter and rainswollen streams At least 10 deaths were iillrib ited to one of the earliest major vintcr storms in Weather Bureau turbulence that swept rom Texas and Louisiana to Min nesota and Wisconsin from the slopes of the Rockies to the Mis sissippi River The storm center moved to the MinnesotaCanadian border ovcr lighl and was expected to pass nlo western Ontario by Wednes day resulting in diminishing winds and generally improving conditions over the northern Plains HEAVY SNOW drifting was re ported over the Dakotas and northwest Minnesota making road travel hazardous Temperatures dropped to21 be low at Alamosa in south enlral Colorado 12 below at Flagstaff and at Zuni N M and Bryce Canyon Utah Unusually thistime of year the storm deposited as much as 16 inches of snow Mon ay at Lcmmon S D Generally the depths were six q eight inches across western Throughout the blizzard rea wind giists of as much as 0 miles an hour whipped the snow nto roadclogging drifts and made Iriving hazardous Roads from Cansas southward however were enerally open to travel IN THE TEXAS and Oklahoma panhandles the snow turned to slush then froze again Monday night making driving treacher ous In Arizona the storm left two inches of snow on the desert de ROOFS TOKN bulk of the business places at Elkader are minus their roofs which were ripped off by high winds Debris atop this building includes AT Ihatofnx rafters and beams from other structures a block away giving evidence of the vel ocity of the winds A pound crane Monday fell from a lowboy trailer and caved in the 100foot b d g e crossing t h e Shell Rock River five miles east of Manly on High way 9 The Highway Commission late ing west of the bridge The route goes two miles south to the north ern edge of Plymouth east about a mile and then north two miles The detour enters Highway 9 again west of the railroad cross Monday set a detour starting just Atlas Missile in an Apparent Successful Firing CAPE CANAVERAL Fla spectacular and ap parehtJy successful halfway flight of another intercontinental Atlas has brought the powerful missile a step closer to the oceanhopping capability for which it was de signed The Air Force did not disclose whether the Atlas the nations first ICBM achieved the lives desired in the shoot late Monday night But if it did the next firing is expected to be an aJIlheway shot of miles It was the 14th Atlas firing and the fifth launching with the power of all three engines which generatesome pounds of thrust Monday nights Atlas was the first fired since Sept when an attempt to send the sile miles to the south At1 lantic ended in explosion after only 80 seconds of flight The accident happened at BOTH THE crane and the low boy are owned by Construction the Weaver Alden Or ville L Pippin 39 rural New Providence was driving the truck tractor He escaped in jury There was nodamage to the Iruck Damage to the crane is not known Pippin was driving west on Highway 9 He estimated hi speed at 35 miles an hour ac cording to Sgt Dick Hahn of Ih Highway Patrol As the truck and crane started across thebridge the boom caught the first cross beam of the bridge This impact pulled that support in and at the same posited inches at normally warm Tucson and 14 inches at Flagstaff Tornadoes and high winds caused damage in Texas Okla homa Kansas Missouri anc Iowa as the storm system ap proached Hopes faded in Arizona for the safety of three Boy Scouts mis sing since Saturday in the snow covered and bitter cold Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson More than 150 posscmcn through deepsnow drifts Mon day in search of Mike Early 16 Michael Lanouc 13 and David Power Lines Hit Hardest in Mason City V Storm damage reported in Ma son City Monday night was mi nor Principal damage was to owcr lines which were snapped n the 80mile an hour gusts Re air work kept the Interstate ower Co crews busy all night nd on the power cing off intermittently in near y all parts of Mason City during he night A large tree fell on the George Jolbuff home at 140 14th ED BRENILSON 73 was lown by the wind as he walked n the 300 block on N Federal n the early evening A police cai ook him to his home at 17 filh A number of signs were blown down including those of Webb Auto 26 4th and the Gild ner store 15 N Federal The door of the Town House cafe was blown out shortly after midnight and was Covered with canvas by the police The police had 19 calls con cerning power lines down and the fire department answered two Mason City Clearing colder ant diminishing winds Tuesday night lows 1822 Mostly fail not so cold Wednesday high Iowa Colder Tuesday and Tucs day night much colder east Partly cloudy and windy Tiics day with occasional fight snow northwest Clearing and dim inishing winds Tuesday night Fair continued cold Wcclnes day High Tuesday 30s west 40s cast Low Tuesday night 15 25 Minnesota Partly cloudy colder High Wednesday GlobeGazette weather data ii to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 63 No Hope for Agreement at Geneva such calls The temperature dropped from a high of 63 Monday to a low of 28 at 8 Tuesday The wind storm followed Mondays rain which tolalcd 85 inch time yanked the crane off IhefGreenberg 12 all of Tucson lowboy I THE STORM also did some IN OTHER PARTS of Arizona damage in Plymouth Manly PIPPIN WAS traveling fastabout 10 hunters were trapped enough to clear the bridge beforebut believed safe in cabins near the cranes pounds hit the Flagstaff Three others were ibridge The shovel of the crane snowbound near Prescolt A doz bridge with such forcejen hunters and campers were I that it dug through the Clear Lake and Ventura Height where the wind struck witb ex ceptional velocity Minimum At 8 a in Prccipilalion YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 28 85 32 25 LAW MINDED BURLINGTON UPI The James Ewing family here is really tied up with the law bus ness James Ewing a Former railroad man has been named GENEVA UPI The We virtually abandoned hope Ttie day of agreement with the Sov cts in the Geneva surprise attack talks and saw no immediate way out of the deadlock in he paral lel EastWest nuclear parley But both the West and Russia appeared reluctant to break up either meeting for fear of a rup ture being used for propaganda purposes against Both seemed to be playing for lime to keep the talks alive for some time longer THE CONFERENCE on pre vention of surprise attacks held its seventh formal session during the morning while the nuclear lest ban conferences tenth ses sion was set for the afternoon Of the two the surprise attacks conference appeared to be in the more hopeless stale The West has insisted from the starl and continues to insist thai it has come here only for tech nical discussions between ex perts The Soviets have persisted in trying to turn this into a cold war debate on disarmament and other political issues IN A TACTICAL move appar ently designed to raise a political issue the Soviets Monday pro iposed a ban on flights of bomb Tornadic Winds Strike s Farms Also Targets TUB ASSOCIATED 1RKSS Icy winds whipped Iowa Tues day in the wake of one of the slates worst late autumn storms The winds from the fringe of a blizzard that lashed the central plains reached tornado velocity as they pounded three widely sep arated areas of Iowa Monday afternoon One of the hardest hit sections was the downlosvn business dis trict of Klkadcr in northeast Iowa Nearly a dozen brick buildings ere battered in Klkuder while mildings on more than 12 farms he Grinnell and Otttimwa were damaged by violent ind storms THERE WERE no known fatt ies and only minor injuries to our persons were reported The lornadic winds developed car the end of a day of soaking a ins which ended one of the most cvcrc dry spells on record in own At Elkader one eyewitness who saw the storm approach said it ookcd like two winds came to gether from different directions and swept down onto the Turkey River Valley town Sheriff Forrest Fischer said the storm came down took the roofs off and tookoff the roofs were sheared off of about a 75 dozen places in per cent of the as taller at the Des Motrnscrs wjth atomic and hydrogen County jail here His wife ovcr foreign countries and lopen seas This is an old Russian James proposal Hint has been batted Ewing who is a member around in the United Nations and of the local police departmsnt in EastWest exchanges of notes appointed matron They have a son con1 blocked in mountain snow near crcte flooring The driver estimated thcj Rains posed Ihreats of over weight of the lowboy at Hows in parts of eastern pounds and Missouri Nearly a score of Pippin said thc reason Greatest damage reported was to the new Clear Lake High School which is under construc tion A newly erected concrete tile DETROIT UPI The United BENDIX STRIKE GARAGE DESTROYED was blown down but theAuto Workers Union didnt check t h e height of his inches of rain ORVILLE PIPPIN load before crossing the in an nour near Frcemont ANITA Iowa Tuesdayjstroycd Shaffers Garage was unable to estimatecalled out on strike workdowntown Anita Tuesday Fire the cost of the damage The at Bcndix Aviation from nine communities one side of the gymwhen negotiators failed to rcachbaltlcd to keep it from spreading on a new contract to other businesses nasium Driver of Truckwas because the crane had been lMo milcs southeast of Mosl thc damage in City was in thc rorcst Park Continue Lost Airman hauled throiigi the bridge beforciLouis without any trouble Damage cstimaled in Ihc wmch IS wooded and thc lions of dollars resulted from tor nadoes and hurricaneforce winds crane and that he assumed itin northern Texas The damage Pippin told Sgt Hahn that someone cise had loaded the would go through the bridge FORCE BASE Utah A p Pi For the fourth frigid day anldisric from to Wichita Gainesville west and north to the and between and Vermont mil T ovvnvu XII Oil ll The Air Force declined to dissearchers in jecps andi planes commission close why the latest shot was0 horseback headed into the only a halfway flight But it was learned the intricate plumb ing system of the missile has been giving trouble and Monday nights test was aimed at solving this problem TO VISIT INDIA NEW DELHI India The Indian government said Tues day that Soviet President Klim Voroshilov and Yugoslav President Tito would make state visits to India early next year f IV 8 c it lake two or n the new mountains looking for the last of jyc j eight men who parachuted from hrcc a crippled air force plane bridge The ncw be The dim hope that Capt Chrislcnscn assumed the Liggett 40 Indianapolis is detour would be in affect through1 still alive drove exhausted resout the winter cucrs into the hills cast of here Chrislensen said trucks have after a badly needed nights rest hit any number of high beams Earlier the men had found chela cross bridges in Iowa causing vi luuiiu nn voo in vaUoUlf frozen body of one of Liggetts bridges to fall in Mondays in southeast part of lhc city espec ially in the wooded area between 5lh and 10th Pennsylvania Lines servicing thc street lights were bvirning so badly in several sections that F E McDonald superintendent of electrical dis Vollnogel Bound Over on Auto Theft Charge lames Earl Vollnogel 22 Har risvillc Monday afternoon sion with a car driven by James Peterson 20 rural Hampton A passenger in Petersons car John ordered the lights turned offiforeYJ s7Commissioner Robert 15 Hampton was in about 11 Repairs arc being H Shcpard on a federal chargejurcd and Vollnogel es tribution of thc Interstate Power waived preliminary hearing be ItfjKtc TT i made on these lines Tuesday Of stealing a Minnesota car caped with minor bruises The car Vollnogel was driving MUCH OF the same condition He Post a bond was rcporlcd slolcnfrom as was encountered in Mason uas over to the U Albcrl Lca Minn c third to be re covered Four other members of the crew were rescued cidenl was the first he knew of where a crane had caused the damage jis lound in the rural sections RejDislricl Cmir in Dodgcjurday night The pairmcn had been unable to is in temporary cus IB t 4llA Yl n A SAME WMe flat mfini no traffic death hi 21 hoars to these areas until Tuesday At Manly some minor damage was caused by the high wind The Murray Hill district of town tody at the Mason City jail A U S marshal is expected to take him into custody Wednesday Vollnogel was apprenendedSun was without lights for most of when the stolen car he was jdriving was involved in a colli cafe Sat car was reg istered to Kichard Wong of Al Lea Vofinogel told Sheriff Jerry Al len he was on parole from Cali fornia for car theft He also said he was on parole from Kansas for forgery business establishments in El kader THE WINDS swept a roof as big as a basketball floor from tho Hyde Building and planted it across thc Turkey River in the Congregational Church yard The sides of olhcr structures were caved in plate glass win dows were blown out and the town thrown into darkness when power lines were ripped down Iowa Highway 13 Ihrough Elka der was blocked by a large trea which had blown across the high way and another tree with roots 10 feet across smashed a parked car Thc roof of the Clayton County jail was blown off Thc storm in the Grinnell area cut a 50foot wide swath north c a s I w a r d across Poweshiek County ONE OF THE most miraculous escapes was by Mrs R J Pools who clung lo a washing machine as winds pounded away at her farm home south of Grinnell AH the outbuildings on the farmwere demolished A farm home of Mrs Dave Lincoln also was hard hit and twisted from thc foundation Thc storm sent a roof of a largo barn sailing a quarter of a mile and destroyed a corn crib chick en house and machine shed A third violent windstorm vhipped across the Blain Rupe farm about seven miles south of tlc Ottumwa and demolished an un jn occupied tenant house It then moved on to thc John Mart chings farm where it deslroyed or damaged all structures on the place In Des Moincs power was dis rupted across the city as winds with gusts up lo 60 miles an hour tore about a thousand lines down and kept workmen busy making repairs throughout the night AT MARSHALLTOWN 50 tele phone circuits in town and 5 long distance circuits were dis rupted Radio Station KFJB was off the air when lightning struck its transmitting tower In the Independence area a driver was injured when high winds blew his car off the road Elsewhere in the state storms dumped torrential rains across wide sections Nearly five inches were reported north Fairfield in southeastern Iowa and the rains sent its banks Crow Creek flooding a out of trailer camp at the north edge of town Other amounts included inches at Traer at Toledo   

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