Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE k T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NE1GHIORS HOME EDITION VOL Associated Press and Unlled Prtis Internationa Full Lease Wlrei tie a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 13 1958 Tli11 Coniltts ol Two Second Term Election Judged Iowas Top News Story of 1958 By CY DOUGLASS DES M01NES Jet Iowa turned a sharp political corner in 1958 giving Democratic Herschcl Loveless a second term as governor and providing him with a Jot of Democrats for company on Capitol Hill and in other state government high spots This the sharpeyed news editors of Iowa Associated Press newspapers radio and television stations voted top state story of the year giving it 425 voles Loveless first Democrat to do so since the 1930s won re election by more than voles Nov 4 pacing a Demo cratic victory in Iowa which in cluded the elcclion of Ed Me Manus Keokuk as lieutenant governor in succession lo in cumbent Republican William Nicholas Ihe election of two Democratic commerce commis sioners two slate Supreme Court justices and four of the states eight members of the national House of Representa tives The Democrats also sharply increased their strength in both houses of the Iowa legislature defeating some of the wheels of recent sessions The story ranked No 2 403 vo t e s by he Associated Press news men was the sad dest of the devastat ing and death dealing Nislma botna River valley flood Nine teen persons lost heir lives in flooded western and southwes tern areas Property loss ran to millions of dollars April 1 was a dale w h i c h many Iowa motorists will re member On that day Iowas new point system for suspend ing the licenses of habitual and intentional traffic law violators went into effect Thousands of drivers felt the bite of the ac companying crackdowns which Acting State Safely Commis sioner Russell Brown put into effect Brown credited Hie plan and other accompanying measures with bringing the first month of 1958 in which the stales traf fic accidents and fatalities were lower than the same month in 1957 Iowa AC newsmen ranked the story No voles and the prospects seemed strong lhal the stale would end with a substantial decrease in highway fatalities from last years total On Nov 28 Ihe highway deaths wen running 100 behind lasl years No 201 votes in lliu 10 best stories list recognized Ihe great part State University of Iowa space physicist James Van Allen and his associates played in Ihe progress of Unit ed Slates on the satellite front Instruments and analyses de veloped by the Iowa us figured heavily in the discovery of Hie doughnutshaped belt of radia tion surrounding the earth The ousting of Jake More llarlan from the Democratic state diairmanship an office he had held for 17 years got 151 voles and spot No 5 on the 10 best lisl Irom Ihe 47 A news men participating in the news story rankings for The second five top stories were j Recession hi Is industrial areas of but Iowa escapes major business dip 7 President and Mrs Eisen hower again visit Iowa IOCs ireenlease kidnap money statement stirs lively controversy 9 Amateur Dr William 0 Murray defeats the old pro Lt Gov William Nicholas in pri mary election battle 10 Iowa Slate College beauty Joanne MacDonald wins sec ond place la Miss America contest 1958 was a year of wonders in Iowa and many other inter esting events transpired in Ihe slate in Ibis first full year of the Space Age Not hilling the lop ten but each an item of prime interest were The inlernational wedding of Jean Scberg Marshalltown starlet lo a Parisian in her home town the great road building program which set1 new slale records and saw sub stantial start for the great In terstate system in Iowa the alltime record 1958 crop and banner farm year pay ment of the bonus lo Korean War veterans state income tax drive bringing Judge resignation the conlrovcrsy surrounding Dr Alfred Sasser at Glen wood Stale School Kidnap Atte m pt Foiled Ambush in Washington WASHINGTON W Four gun men one of them disguised as a priest stormed the home of a welltodo building contraclor Fri day night They ran into a police ambush and a barrage of bullets One gunman was killed Two others their bodies praclicallj riddled were wounded crilically The fourlh escaped Dep Police Chief Edgar Scott said the four men had intended to kidnap Felix Marchegiani 61 A tip from the FBI foiled Ihe plot SCOTT TOLD this story About the FBI lipped police that a gang would try to kidnap Machegiani Without elab orating or revealing the source of the information the FBI said the gang planned to take the con tractor to his office in suburban Coral Hills and force him to open his safe Scott promptly sent a squad of detectives and patrolmen to the Machegiani home Two deteclives took Marchegianis wife and the couples only child Antoinette 19 upstairs and then hid ina bed room Three other detectives crouched behind living room fur nilure Four patrolmen were de ployed in scout cars near the house ALMOST FOUR hours slipped by and nothing happened We were about to believe the plans had been called Scot said when the kidnapers showed up in two cars They cir cied the block a couple of times before parking their cars in fron of the A gunman dressed as a pries knocked on the door Marchegia ni opened it This is a the intrud er said Where is your money Jabbing his gun in Marchegi anis back the hoodlum and companion marched Ihe conlrac tor up the stair and into t h bedroom wher Mrs Marcheg ani and t h daughter h a IU5S CHEEK FUND PREVIOUSLY REPORTED For Silita MJ Ralph Sally Doug i Scott flenerolenl and Protective Order of Elks Club Sluclr Club Mrs Fred W Krueger Monkey Used in Space Test uALot Club orth Side Jolly Club Ventura asun City Fire Fighters Assn ciatlou UK DAYS TOTAL OTAL TO DATE MOUNT STILL NEEDED DAYS LEFT Need Speedup in Cheer Fund Giving generous contribu tion from the B P W Club helped raise the total Sat urday to in the Christmas Cheer Fund With o n 1 j nine giving left it is days evident that the rate of giving has been slow All of us need to give a thought to the deserving boys and girls and grownups of out community who are in need 0 help Family Service which is administering the Cheer Fund has already slarled Ihe purchas ing of goods lhat will be distrib uted at Christmas time food clothing shoes bedding loys am other articles Doris Bruce executive secre tary of this marvelous agency and Ruth Dougall her assistant are proceeding with confidence Leaders of GOP Chosen DES M01NES W Rep Vern Lisle Clarinda was named Speaker of the House and Sen Jack Schrocder Davenport as Senate majority leader as Repub licans held caucuses in advance of the 1959 legislative session The Legislature will convene Jan 12 Lisle defealed Rep LeRoy Cha lupa Pleasant Plain by a vole of 4611 bul Chalupa then suc cessfully moved lhat Lisle be named unanimously A MOVE was made by Rep cwey Goode Bloomfield a re iring member of the House lo cplace William J Kendrick as hief clerk of Ihe House but it ailed On a vole Kendrick was reelected 4316 Rep Clark McNeal Belmond was named floor leader with Rep A L Mensing Lowden as assis ant floor leader The two were candidates for floor leader and McNeal won 3820 under an ar rangement in which the loser be came the assistant Rep J Henry J Lucken Ak ron was named speaker pro lem of the House in a threeway race with Reps Neil Johns Tama and Paul Waller Union THE SENATE caucus also cre ated a Committee on Committees which will take over the appoint thai the reached goal Thai is Ihe will be amount been sent where the and two needed for their Christmas distri bution Wont you join in helping with this project Bring or send your gift to the c e r s fearing they might hit one of the fam MARCHEGIANI ily if they opened fire remained hidden THE GUNMEN ordered March egianis wife and daughter to lie on a bed Id hate to shoot your heads one said At that moment one of the two gunmen remaining downstairs spotted detective Sgt Leonard j Kragh crouching behind living room furniture He fired at Kragh As Kragh and the other officers began shooting all four gunmen dashed for the door Police bul lets dropped three of them The fourth an unidentified Negro escaped detectives were GlobeGazette Send it to hiding The offi CHRISTMAS CHEER Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa SHOPPING DAYSUEFT ive power presently resting in the lieutenant governor The liculen governorelect Edward J McManus Keokuk is a Demo crat Named president prolem of th i Senate was J Kendall Lyncs Plainficld The caucus Commit tee on Committees after hearing a report orf the failure of a spc cial GOP Senate Republican group to come lo agreement wit McManus on the appointment o standing committees for the 195 session McManus met with the specia committee a week ago He hadi suggested lhat Democrats be giv en contro of at least five of the 15 major committees on the basis r PRINCIPALS IN SPACE TEST the squir AR rel monkey used in the Armys latest space experiment The monkey was a passenger in the cone of the glares at the camera before being placed into a lupiter Jupiior which is shown at right MS it started its liit missile for a jaunt over the South Atlantic ofT from Cape Canaveral Vanguard of lowans to Head West DES MOINES will busy Ihemselves next week in getting ready for what might be Lhcir last trip west to watch an Iowa football team in the Rose Bowl The current agreement between the Big Ten Conference and the defunct Pacific Coast Conference ends wilh Ihe playing of the 1960 Rose Bowl game Since Iowa is not eligible to re turn to the bowl in January of I960 under the no repeat rule this conceivably mighl be Ihe last ap pearance for the Hawkeyes in the Pasadena New Years Day clas sic of onethird Democratic member ship in the Senate MORE THAN lowans will take in the game wilh he Cali fornia Bears in the seat Rose Bowl The bulk of Ihe migra We Need a News Correspondent in KENSETT Do You Have a Nose for News Do Ypu Like to Write If interested please get in touch with State Editor GlobeGazette We will send you all details HOWEVER the committee turned down this proposal con tending that the Republicans should dominate committees in proportion to their 3217 control Schrocder said Saturday that McManus proposal would amount to capitulation and complete con lion will be on special trains iolhers will drive the several thou Cold Snap in Its 8th Day of most intense December cold in Iowa history numbed lowans Saturday The temperature dropped to 22 below zero at Sibley Satur day and it was 20 below at Elkader Mason City had 19 below Spencer 18 Dubuque 16 and Waterloo 15 Lamoni was the warmest spot in the state with an overnight low of 2 below Saturday was the eighth straight day in Mason Cily during which mercury was below zero The warmest its been during this period was 14 midday on Dec k The lowest reading was 21 on Dec 9 Another frigid night is ahead The Weather Bureau said tem peratures will be well below zero over much of the state by Sunday morning Lows are expected to be from around zero in the southwest to 15 below in the northeast There is a prospect of slowly moderating temperatures Sun day and the Weather Bureau expects a little warmer tempera tures Monday Fail in Recovery Attempt FROM OUR WIIlK SERVICES CAPE CANAVERAL Fia A smart little monkey wilh plenly of stamina was shot miles through space Saturday but ap parently died in the interest of science inlhc wasles of the South Atlantic Ocean The mission was en lied com pletely successful despite tho loss of the space traveler The monkey named after the comic page hero Piash was a passenger in lha nose cone of a Jupiter inter mediate range missile that 300 miles high and then ilumrncled back into the earths atmosphere at miles an hour SHIPS AND planes criss crossed the ocean in the designat ed impact area south of Mar tinique for hours looking for the nose cone and the little monkey but finally the soarch was given up Instruments lied to Lhc monkey and which relayed information to earth proved lhat pro longed weightlessness is of little harm to living creatures Brig Gen J A Barclay com mander of the Army Ballis tic Missile Agency at Huntsville announced lhat the search for Ihe monkey had been aban doned There appears lo have been a he said in re Complicated Equipment for Monkey WASHINGTON Saturdays firing inlo space of a squirrel monkey was the first allempt by Ihe Unilcd Stales 10 put a primate higher type of space lo start a delcrmination of the effects of space travel upon mnn The lest from Cape Canaveral to the target area was labeled by the Defense Department as the monkeys heart action covery gear with which the nose cone was fitted BARCLAY SAID Army Navy doctors reported they ob tained highly useful data on the monkeys physical reactions during the flight Telemetered data was received for minutes of the brief flighl Measurements were taken miles and still others will fly trol Named to Committees Lyncs David Eight Business Places Destroyed in Waterloo Fire WATERLOO firc 000 of he total never go tojmcn battled a major blaze in the lowans They arc allotted lo othercasL business district SaluriMason City Occasional light Big Ten schools and the The fire destroyed a 2sloryj snow Saturday night and Sun fft Ft t IT t r i i i The State University of Iowa actually was allotted tick ets for distribution But about ence commissioners office andjbrick building which housed eight the Committee onjscveral otncr sources jbusincss places i were SchrocdcrJ BUT docsnt mean tnatj It was discovered shortly aflerj O Shaff Clinton arc eft Thcy can gctUo a m when the area was day Continued cold Low Sat urday night 1015 below High Sundav 1015 tne two special trains wilh Considerable cloudiness r Saturday night and Sunday with scattered light snow north west spreading across state late Alumni available Waterloo firei imcn were scnl out to battle the1 Ringgcnbcrg Ames Guy Butler by the Rolfe Jim Henry Carson andijor cxarnplc J T Dykchousc Rock Rapids There are also package n belowzero weather offered by travel agencies and the The roof of the building hadi Saturday night and Sunday End of Celebrity Road for Holy Cow to Come Monday CHICAGO end of thelsent lo Charles and Gregory celebrity road will come MondaylWood Spencer Iowa brothers for Holy the Iowa bred Charles 17 exhibited the steer i like Game tickets arc providetjicollapsed and firemen were fear by the sponsors and do not comeful that some of the walls also1 out of the SUl allotment imighl collapse The westward trek gets rollingj The burned out business places next Wednesday when the 4lmanjncludc the Martin cigar football Icam leaves Cedar Rapjthc Uhlig jewelry store Service Continued cold Lows Saturday night 15 below northeast to ze ro southwest Highs Sunday 10 20 Outlook Partly cloudy a scientificbiological project di rected by the Army and Navy medical corps Experts of those divisions said measurements taken by instru ments in he cone registered a wide varicly of reactions includ ing Heart action blood pressure respiration pulse rate voice re sponse and the lempcralurc and pressure within he monkeys cozy cabin in the nose cone of the missile The monkey wore a helmet of molded electrical potting com nound over chamois It was strap ped face up in Ihe cylinder wilh its knees drnwn up This position provides the best resistance to the strains imposed by gravity as a missile blasts off Extending from he helmet were nylon straps tied to rubber posts embedded in the rubber bed o which the monkey was strapped Thermometers were placed un der armpits to record body temperatures Over its chest was a pad of foam rubber containing for little warmer a microphone lo listen to the heart beats T ids by chartered airliner for Los Optical Co the Black Ansclcs Iowa xvill work out daily groccryt the Walker shoe 1 rand championship steer of theiand the Howard Johnson res International Live Stock Exposijtaurant chain paid a pound lo lion He will be slaughtered on brolhers lhat day with runofthelot A Howard Johnson spokesman Proposals to display the 950isaid choice cuts of meal will be pound Aberdeen Angus steer in the Rose Bowl and on New York television programs failed to ma terialize where After Monday the hide will sent to President Eisenhower Iowa Gov Herschel Loveless and ithe Governor of Massachusetts Ihe chain has headquar at East Los Angeles Junior will shop the J J cold High above zcro tonSheraton Hotel HuntingiM lailor shop the Sewing Chinc Mart and nne vacant busi jness place STRIKE CONTINUES j First reports were thai the fire NEW YORK W New Yorkbroke out in the jewelry store GlobeGazelle weather data to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum ers Saturday faced the covered the main portion At 8 a m of a weekend without local lhc East Waterloo business papers as a deliverers strike overjlricland smokc damage was exjYtAK fi If 16 a new conlfacl was in its fourlh ilcnsivc day I No one was injured Maximum Minimum SAME 21 traffic In past lood pressure respiration pulse ale and voice response and of he temperature and pressure in he capsule in which the monkey ode Barclay offered no explanation or the failure of the recovery ystem lie said that it had func ioncd perfectly on three previous flights dating hack lo August 957 The failure in the nose cone ipparently sent it to the bottom of the ocean wilh ils simian pas cngcr Barclay said earlier the nose cone landed about 15 minutes after its 3 cst blastoff IN A STATEMENT relwstd by he Defense Department Navy rapt Norman Lee Barr said the nonkcys breathing was slower han normal and slightly irregu ar during the takeoff Pulse rate picked up as the rocket acceler ated But Barr said that after the missile soared beyond the pull of earths gravity the monkeys breathing and pulse rate returned lo normal Barr said the most significant finding from the monkeys flight recorded through instruments at tached lo the little beasts body was that the prolonged gravity free state docs not produce sig nificant adverse physiological The United States previously has fired mice into space and Russia has put up a dog Army doctors said the passen ger was a male squirrel monkey a small intelligent creature which has the same anatomical make up as a man and undergoes much the same Saturdays launching was per 14 hours jfect The missile rose straight up
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.