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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited hi DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL Press United Full Ltast Wires 7c copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21 ThU Pajir Ciwilsli of Two Russians Cant Push Us Aroun Cecil DeMille 77 Film Pioneer Dies of Heart Attack HOLLWOOD UPI Movie titan Cecil B DeMille 77 one of the founding fathers of Hollywood and a leader in its development for nearly half a century died Wed nesday of a heart attack The slight balding tycoon known throughout the world for his Biblical epics such as The Ten produced 70 films since opening Hollywoods first feature movie studio with Sam Goldwyn and Jesse L Lasky in 1913 With the famed movie man when he passed away at were his physician Dr Hans Schiff his daughter Cecelia and soninlaw Joseph Harper De Milles widow Constance has been ill recently and was resting DeMille who remained at the lop of motion picture hierarchy from the days of its infancy until the present had just returned from extensive travels on behalf CECIL B DeMILLE was Accountants to Audit Gas Tax Records DESMOINES three man group appointed by Gov Herschel Loveless had been set lip Wednes day to audit of the embattled stale gastax division Loveless named Clifford Rug ger Mason Cily Albert Augus tine Des Moincs and Dean Sid ney Winters of the University Samson and of the movie The when he became ill He also had traveled widely in Europe recently plugging his mighty epic The Ten Command which stands as one of his greatest pictures IN ADDITION to his and his daughter Cecelia he leaves two sons John and Richard and another daughter Kalheriiie DeMille started with T h e Squaw the first movie ever made in Hollwoocl The o u n g actorturned direclor ihned it for the Jesse Lasky Fea ure Play which he Lasky nd Goldwyn formed in 1912 vilh Dustin Farnum a Broadway in Ihe lead The Squaw cost far cry from the multimillion ollar productions DeMille ventually to make WATCH THOSE TEMPERS City noted for its usually mild and dry winters has had anything but that so far this season Another nine inches of snow was dumped on the city closing schools and snarling A Iliotofax traffic This motorist is trying his danidest to get mov ing again but he could just as well relax The line of cars behind him is tied up too HE MADE his first version of The Ten Commandments in 923 pouring nearly S1V2 million nipit The movie held the box ffice record for Paramounl tudio for 25 years Oilier DeMille pictures on the grand scale were Reap he Wild Iowa college of commerce to ex amine the office All are certified public accountants THE GOVERNOR acted quick ly late Tuesday under aseclibn of law which empowers him lo es tablish a commission of inquiry and gives him aulhorily lo sus pend any officials found at fault in Ihe conduct of state business This slep met with tacit approv of Republican leaders of the Iowa Legislature Although they had not been con sulted and were unaware of Love Jess action the GOP legislators held a csticus Tuesday afternoon and decided lhat Ihe law of which the Governor made use was the proper procedure The accountants will be paid on a per diem basis but the exact amount of their pay probably will have to be determined by islalure LOVELESS had asked the law makers lo appropriate to employ private accountants but Republican leaders said they did not believe this was now neces sary The situation in the state motor vehicle fuel tax division of the state treasurers office reached a climax two days ago when Treas urer M L Abrahamson fired George Marchi the division di rcclor These officials bolh Republi cans had been at odds over mat ters pertaining to collection of unpaid taxes due the slale Mar ch claimed the slale had losl large sums through inefficient collection procedures he had not been able lo correct and Abra hamson said Marchi failed lo per form his duties properly and The Greatest Show on The second Ten Command made in 1956 was Bureau said snow cold biggest of all however It cost nearly S12 million used thousands in its cast and ranks as one of the greatest box office attrac tions picture history DeMille was born Aug 12 1881 in Ashfield Mass was a teacher who studied for the min istry at one time It was from his fathers habit of reading he Bible aloud each night that DeMille ab sorbed his feeling for the epic qualities of religion that marked his moviemaking career Giant Storm Lashes Much of Nation KANSAS CITY Mo giant storm lashed the nation with snow freezing rain billcr cold and even thundcrshowers in the Southas it crept across the mid continent Wednesday The storm area stretched from northern New Mexico to Cape Cod on the coast of New England and from the southern Greal Lakes into the Mississippi Valley AS IT MOVED slowly north eastward it deall ils harshest blows to the Missouri Iowa Nebraska and Illi nois Twelve deaths have been attri buted to the storm All of the NEAR CLINTON four Perish in Farm Fire CLINTON im Four members of a Low Moor farm family burned to death in a fire that trapped them asleep n their house early Wednesday Although Ihc bodies were nearly charred Ihey were identifier as Mr and Mrs Ralph Greve both 43 a and a daughter Joyce 15 The fire broke out about 3aim while a near blizzardKowle through the countryside The blaze was noticed by some men who werereturning home from work They said they Iricd In gel inlo the couldnt and then called Ihe Low fire department Fire Chief Don Fuller said thai victims were killed in traffic acciltwo pumpers and three trucks ol dents on ice or snow covered the department made the trip to roads In a special summary OLDEST LION DIES SUNNYVALE Calif Wi Fred Banke 100 the oldest of the Lions Club in Ihe United Slates died Tuesday Mason City Drifting and blowing snow gradually ending and clearing by evening Fair and considerably colder Wednesday nighl lows 1520 below Partly cloudy and cold Thursday high 3 below Iowa Diminishing snow extreme northeast Wednesday night gradually clearing elsewhere Partly cloudy Thursday Strong northerly winds blowing and drifting snow diminishing Wed nesday evening Colder Wcd and high winds kicked up blizzard conditions in Nebraska Iowa anc the flallands of cenlral Kansas Immediately ahead of Ihc snow there was a narrow band of freez ing rain In Ihc showers accompanied spring tem peratures THERE WAS even tornado Tuesday night in Mississippi The funnel touched the ground near Vicksburg but apparently did no damage The heaviest snowfall was in eastern Kansas and northern Mis souri Kansas City lay in the cen ter of thearea The Weather Bu reau said it would reach eight inches there Ihe farm located aboul hrec the miles southwest of Low Moor in seven BY THE TIME they arrived he said Ihe two story frame house was enveloped in flames The family apparently was asleep in upstairs bedrooms Three of the bodies were found close logelher in Ihe bascmcnl Firemen searched Ihe ruins for he fourlh body Cause of the fire was notde ermined immediately but fire men theorized it might have started from an overheated fur lace Authorities said the house had an oil burning furnace and an electric stove CHOMP FULLER SAID nothing could be done to save the house which Southern Michigan slill diggingjcoilapscd inlo Ihc bascmcnl cxca a heavy snow Tuesday vation Only a chimney remained out of braced same itself for more of Alcorn Rallies Republicans for Election in 60 the slanding Four other buildings on farm were not damaged a DES MOINES GOP Na SAMS nesday night and extreme southeast Thursday Low Wed nesday night 510 below cast 1020 below west High Thurs day 5 below lo 5 above FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 10 to 15 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs 25 north lo 35 soulh Normal lows 6 norlh to 14 south Continued cold until a slow warming trend about Saturday or Sunday Di minishing light snow extreme east Thursday otherwise little lional Chairman Meacle Alcorn called on Republicans Wednesday for fulllime efforts lo elect a president and win back Congress in 1960 Alcorn said in a rcporl pre Ihe The two children were students at DeWitt High School He was a junior and she a sophomore The family had lived on the farm about three years Low Moor is located approxi matcly six miles southwest of Clinlon DALLAS Tex Doug Har ris was bragging Wednesday about how tough his son can be The Ray aged 15 picked up a garter snake that promptly curled around the boys arm Doug stammered a warning Timmy Ray gurgled patted the snake then bent over and bit it in two Fiery Death for U Big Atlas Satellite CAMBRIDGE Mass UFTAllas he American satellite which roadcast President Eisenhow ers Christmas message of peace to Ihe world was to have plunged to its fiery death Wednesday in Winds Whip Snow Across South Iowa Near blizzard conditions gripped the southern twothirds of Iowa Wednesday Temperatures were near or bc ow zero Readings were not ex pected to rise above Ihe big 0 mark in the northwest during the day And in the southeast the outlook was for steadily falling temperatures wjlh readings of about 5 above by nightfall STRONG northerly were driving and blowing the stillfall ng snow which had reached as nuch as JO inches at Davenport Snow plows were battling the Jrifls but visibility wds reduced the storm The Weather Bureau warned o idclitjonal heavy snow espccialli n the extreme eastern counties hat section could expect anpthci inches of snow Ihe bureau said Kcokuk also reported 10inches f snow Davenport and Red Oak inches Clinton 7inches DCS loines Burlington Otlumwa and Lamoni fi inches Cedar Rapids 5 Waterloo Council Sioux Cily H Mason City and Spencer had an inch i Many rural roads were blocked THE WINDS were whipping across the slale at 20 lo 30 miles per hour and were due lo in crease lo 25 lo 40 Drivers were urged lo use extreme care BURNSJ HOURS Huge Loss in Fire at Sioux City SIOUX CITY UVA half mil lion dollar fire which authori ties said may have started around a restaurant kilchcn destroyed i business building in Uic heart of downtown Sioux Cily early Wednesday and gulled n modern llircoslory building next door Most of the citys fire fight ing equipment WHS called oul o fighl Ihc spectacular blaze in zero weather Several fire men were overcome by smoke bul no serious injuries were reported THE TWOSTORY building destroyed housed Johns Cafe a popular eating place the new Standard Clothing Store owned by the Wcidcrl Bros and the second floor quarteVs of the Knights of Columbus The fire ate into the new Graysons Clothing Store lo cated at the corner of Fourth and Douglas The first alarm was turned in about Tuesday and tlin blaze continued for five hours OPERATORS of Graysons a chain clothing store estimated the loss at around on Ihe building and on the stock Other losses were es timated at on Johns Cafe on the New Stand ard store and on the Knights of Columbus quarters These were exclusive of the building itself owned by Ihe which was Northwestern The snow was expected Really Co Milton Mushkin manager of he realty firm suid loss on the building would be Three Killed in Redfield Crash RED FIELDMJ Two persons were killed outright in nn auto accident on an icccovcred hill near here Tuesday afternoon and another person died of injuries Wednesday Mr and Mrs Ronnie Simpson Rcdfield were killed in the two car collision Mrs Simpsons fa ther Frank Parks j5 died of in juries was 25ycarsold and his wife 22 Their twoyearold son Stephen remained in serious ondilion in a Rcdfield hospital Driver of the other car Sam Knapp 61 Rcdfield also was hos pitalized Restates Vow for Peace Third Term Ban Opposed WASHINGTON President Eisenhower said Wednesday tht Soviet Union must come to stmul that the United States sim ply wont be pushed around IB working for world peace Eisenhower told a news confer cnce thai was the purport of his message o Anaslas I Mikoyan the Soviet deputy premier as he left for homo nflcr his visit This was Eisenhowers first regular news conference sines Dc 10 and only the second since Nov 5 a I thoughhe did answer reporters questions at a National Cress Club luncheon a week ago THE VISIT by Mikoyan was much on the minds of the news men and brought early ques tions Eisenhower said Kremlin leader offered no new proposals for relief of world tensions at their meeting in the While House last Saturday Referring then to the farewell message he sent Mikoyan Tues day Eisenhower said the deputy premier must be sure thai Amer ica wants peace This country is willing to con ciliate and negotiate Eisenhower went on bn the Soviets must un derstand 1hat the Unilcd Stales simply wont be pushed around On a domestic political matter Eisenhower said he would favor repeal of ho Lional bun on presidents EISENHOWER taid pcaledly thai he would not be in because of liis third term There was no indication in what he said Wednesday that he has changed present cdnslitu third term for PIANIST SENTENCED DES MOiNES Ml Wilbur C Sonny Brown 27 a nighlclu the vicinity of the Hawaiian Isgradually in the west Wednesday lands Scientists said ihc falling afternoon and in he oast Wed j nncflnir niryVil nr TVl llrcfln ijanist who has appeared her satellite presented little danger to anyone because it would disinte grate when still 50 miles aloft AUas the rocket was Americas biggest nrtificial moon It completed just under 500 trips around the earth since it was launched Dec J8 ncsciay night or Thursday Thursday mornings tempera tures were due lo be fromabout 15 below zero in the northwest to zero in Ihe southeast Thursdays highs will be only around zero to 5 above ind at Sioux City and other low cilins was sentenced to six year here Tuesday Judge Edwin Hick in gave him three years on a charge of forging a stolen govern ment check for and also re vokcd Browns probation am sentenced him to three additiona years on a charge of interstate transportation of a stolen car pared for the partys Executive if any precipitation is likely during the period Minnesota Fair and continued cold Highs 10 below to 5 above GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Ifi Minimum 0 At 8 0 Precipitation 1 snow Committee that the National Com mittee plans to draw on every population group for an alloul drive to recruit a vast army of Republicans who will march to victory in I am Alcorn said that we can no longer afford the luxury of parttime dabbling in politics This applies to us as in dividuals and as a The national chairman spoke out as the subcommittee to pick a site for the presidential nomi nating convention next year ap peared to its selec tion to three cities These includ ed Chicago Philadelphia and San Francisco New Governor of Alaska in 5050 Fight tor Life SEATTLE Wash William A Egan of Alaska re mained in critical condition Wed nesday in his fight for life He is desperately said Dr Joel W Baker Gov Egan has a 5050 chance to survive It will be five days to a week before we know if Ihe crisis js Baker chief of surgery at Vir ginia Mason Hospital here per formed a twohour emergency op eration on Egan Tuesday to re move an intestinal block Egans wife Neva was at his bedside and the couples 11yearold son Dennis arrived here by plane 11 BAIL OUT Tuesday to be with his stricken OLATHE Kan A flaming father engine on a Navy patrol bomber Egan 44 look his oath of office forced 11 men to bail oul in chief executiveof the 49th A RAFT OF TROUBLES Aw shucks Their parents towed them to classes in a snowstorm safely Tuesday All landed state only in days ago He wasj These French youngsters couldnt use rubber raftafter the floodingSeine Riv hpspitalizcd four hours later grounds as an excuse to miss school er inundated their Paris suburb his mind about that The subject came up when newsman recalled that Eisen bower once said he thought it not wholly wise for the third term ban lo have been written into the Constitution In reply the President said he still thinks it was not a particu larly wise decision He added that if the American people want to make any man their president then it should be up to them and he sees no objection to more than two terms Then he went on to say he wouldrather see the constitution al amendment repealed than kept The news conference touched on these other main topics CIVIL for the bill of Sen Lyndon B Johnson D Tcx to create a federal ttion service lo handle civil rights disputes Eisenhower said he cant see that such a govern ment unit would be fruitful But ic added he is keeping an open mind on the matter Eisenhower called again for ex cnsion of the life of the Civil lights Commission now ilcd lo go out of business in Sep cmber Johnsons bill provides or such an extension BUDGET In comment on Democratic contentions that hii 77biIlion budget is a propaganda document drafted for political profit Eisenhower said budget ary schizophrenia must be affectr ing the critics because they are on all sides of the matter There has been criticism he said that the budget is loo large and that it is not large enough When you get down lo the mat ter who is using the budget for a political football Eisenhower added he wants to assure one that it is not he Eisenhower said he is not running for any Ihing but is trying to do his besf for the United States CALLING CARD TOKYO UPI Japanese po lice Wednesday arrested a 17 yearold youth who sent an ex to 13yearold movie actress Tomoko Malsushima de jmanding yen Po7 lice had little trouble the sender He included his rcct return address on the   

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