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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdiUd for ON CITY GLOBE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors E HOME EDITION VOL 7 Associated UnHed Press International Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY To Copy Purer ConnUtt ol Two No 1M 22 Dead 265 Injured in St Louis Tornado i Iowa Engulfed by First Snowstorm of Season Planes Lured by Russ Ike Tells of Orders WASHINGTON UP P r c s i dcnt Eisenhower Tuesday voiced belief that some Airieri can planes have been lured across Iron Curtain country bor ders by false radio signals Eisenhower told a news con ference that American pilots have strict orders not to play a fox and hound game by flying along Soviet borders in order to gain intelligence information The President was asked whether there had been occa sions in which planes such as the unarmed transport re ported shot down by the So viets last September had been trying to draw Soviet fighters into the air THE PRESIDENT replied firmly he had issued very strict orders sometime ago against any such tactics He went on to say that American planes sometimes crossed the border due to navi gational errors And he added he believes false radio signals once in a while have drawn planes over Soviet or satellite terri tory But for American planes to do anything to cause Soviet fighters to scramble in defense is strictly against orders he said It was Eisenhowers 150th news conference since he took office six years ago He touched onthese other matters DULLES President praised ailing Secretary of State Dulles as the most val uable man he has ever known in the foreign affairs field Eisenhower said that despite Dulles new illness he looks for in negotiations be Western Allies and Union regarding no delay tween the the Soviet Berlin As he intends to devote more personal attention to foreign policy because of Dulles illness Eisenhower said he cant imagination how he could give more time to inter national problems than he al ready is giving He said that if he devoted more attention to that field it would have to be at the expense of neglecting other fields HES HEAVY EVEN IF HE IS MY Its a big brother to the rescue as it appears that Ma son Citys first bigsnowstorm of the season caught Bobby Ashby 10 bysurprise It could be that Bobby lost his boots in the nineinch snow on the way to classes at Washington School but in any event Doug 12 was there to see that his younger brother made it with dry feet The boys are the sons of Mr and Mrs Robert Ashby 933 Madison Traffic Slowed Halted High Winds Cause Drifts North lowans plodded through drifts spun their car wheels try ing 1o get lo work and shoveled heir way out of more than 10 inches of snow T u e s d a y morning The snow swept across North rn Iowa and Southern Minne sota during the night and early morning It was a surprise storm since he forecast was for only light snow It began snowing heavily again in midforcnoon after hav ng halted after daylight NORTHEASTERLY winds of rom 20 to 10 miles an hour caused considerable blowing and drifting Motorists were warned o drive carefully because oficc slcct under the snow and ccause of heavy drifting The temperature at 1 p m ucsday in Mason City was 15 Icgrces and the snow wasto iubside Tuesday afternoon be of a low pressure center moving into the area northeast jf the Great Lakes The storm which was moving nto Wisconsin and upper Michi an left Northern irst re a grip of far s snow is concerned Dulles in Hospital for More Surgery WASHINGTON of State John Foster Dulles walking siowly but smiling went into the hospital Tuesday for i lernia operation He entered the Armys Walter Reed Medical Center and wai met by the hospital commandant Maj Gen Leonard D Heaton Heaton a surgeon who will do the operation told newsmen he expected it would be done either Friday or early next week He said there was no rush it is not an emergency Good Dulles said io Heaton This is getting to be familiar Dulles laughed heartily at his own joke about his recently fre quent trips to Waller Reed He underwent surgery for cancer of the lower intestine two years ago was treated for a colon in KHRUSHCHEV Eisenhow er continued to cold shoulder the informal invitation by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush chev that he visit the Soviet The President said the invifalion set forth in a speech by the Kremlin leader was linked with criticism of leaders Certainly Eisenhower said he would want a more official flammation in December and for Cast Ballots on School Issue Difficult driving and parking ary invitation than that and a more persuasive one EMPLOYMENT Despite a recent increase in joblessness Eisenhower said he looks for a business pickup later in the year He said the situation which started with last years recession is slow in improving and there still is a good bit of spotty unemployment Eisenhower challenged a re porters remark that unemploy ment has climbed back to about five million The President said joblessness totals about or about a virus infection in in Juesdays special school There were only 621 ballots cast when a check was made at 2 This compares with votes at the same hour a year ago on Jan 20 when Mason Cityans defeated a school bond issue and thepro posal to sell part of the Admin HEATON SAID it would take about two weeks for Dulles to recuperate from the operation He said Dulles also will be treated for his colon inflamma tion which has resisted medi cation The secretary is worn Heaton said He needs a His ailmenl kcpl secret more lhan a month was dis closed by President Eisenhower Monday night as Dulles asked and got a formal leave of ab sence It immediately posed Iwo big queslions Will Dulles who will be 71 on Feb 25 return to his post WILL THE WEST with an ailing Dulles or without him at all revise its just aborning pol icy toward new Soviet threats and demands on Germany Both Dulles and presidential istration Buildings grounds On Dec IT 1950 there were voles at bond Roads throughout north Iowa vere snow packed and slippery ccording to G W Fiddick di isiou maintenance engineer foi the Iowa Highway Commission HE SAID no roads w e re blocked but added that roads are not good He said roads in the county are drifting over but traffic can still move but slowly Roads across Northern Iowa were cov ered with from six to eight nches of snow There was some oneway traffic Connie Kendrew maintenance orcman for the Cerro Gordo lounly engineering department said traffic was getting through on the county roads He said some eastwest roads were blow ng clear on the north side Snow on the northsouth roads wasnt TORNADO HITS ST LOUIS ARENA of the huge St Louis Arena were ripped off or punctured by the tor Photntnx toppled was the 500ioot Lower ol KBViTV left which nado that hit Alsocrashed across a rv apartment house ing oh as visual although many employes had to walk b work in the early morning hours All Mason City equipment foi cindering salting re moval was in operation By 1 Tuesday one towing service reported ajiproxhnatelj GO calls as motorists tried to get cars out of snow banks in the city Police at notified the street department lhat snow was nearing curb level and falling icavily If was after 6 how ever before all equipment was on the street Some of the street vorkers themselveshad trouble getting lo work Sailing and cindering had been under way earlier in the evening hours oo deep Roads were very ilippcry The Jefferson Transportation which had only one schcd ilcd early morning bus incom ng said the bus from Minnea olis wns an hour late The river said he encountered no rouble until he reached Owa onria where he ran into the torm Buses were sent east and orth from Mason City Tuesday norning and the bus left Spen er for Mason THE CITY Transit Lines buses ere operating about on sched le but the Yellow Cab Co was o swamped with calls it had to anccl service unlil Ihe cabs aught up with previous calls No air servicewas expected m on a Tuesday night at the Ma Nov 27 son City Municipal Airport al COMPLAINTS OF blocked driveways were being received at the City Hall but City Engi neer Calvin G Brown said all equipment was needed in the attempt to keep streets open The city not open driveways One area particularly hard hit was that at Cedar Rapids Ice coated power lines snapped in numerous places and blocked roads kept crews from making quick repairs In some places the wind drifted highways closed as fast as plows could open them Spencer had 2 inches of snow LeMars Sioux City 7 Daven port and Burlington meanwhile were having rain Mason City Heavy snow ending Tuesday night Becoming gen orally fair Wednesday Lows zero to 5 above High J5 to 20 Iowa Clearing west Tuesday night snow ending cast Tucs day night Lows zero to 5 be low northwest to about 15 southeast Wednesday gener ally little temperature change Highs 10 to 15 north west to mid 20s southeast Further outlook Increasing cloudiness not so cold Thurs day Minnesota Clearing locally colder Highs Wednesday zero north 10 above south weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum 20 Minimum M At 8 14 Precipitation 8 snow YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum 8 WEDDING DATE TOKYO 10 has been chosen as the wedding dale for Crown Prince Akihilo and Mi chiko Shod a Election Results Not Expected Before p m Because of two propositions being voted on one paper bal lot results of Tuesdays spec ial school election will take some time to tubulate The voting machines are lacked because of the state Supreme court election contest and can not be used The GlobeGazette will have available to telephone callers the results as quickly as they known The polls close at 7 B L Main secretary to the board of education said he did not expect any results before The GlobeGazette telephone number is GA 34270 The lines will be manned until II Fire Destroys Key Club at Des Moines DKS second floor of a building just off the downtown section in DCS Moines Funnel Hits at Night May Uncover More Bodies was gutted by fire early Tues day The fire burned out th second floor quarters of th Casino Key Club and causci considerable smoke and wnlc damage West Grand Taj Room located on floor 1951 there were votes alr2jlhough conditions at the airport on the School bond issue Hooverwoukl allow landing planes Run iways were being kept clear for THE POLLS close at 7 for school elcclions The volers Tuesday were giv ing Yes or No answers lo Iwo proposals Bolh required a Yes vole in order for Mason City to finance the building of a new junior high school The Iwo amounts would fi nance the construction andi Mason Citys five railroads all were operating about on sched ule with no trouble from the slonn Only one train was as much as 20 minutes off sched ule The rest were practically on time Mason City schools were open but the school buses were nol Ull U4IU J i tt I VJI LA IU I g press secretary James C Hagequipment of the junior SAME PATEW867 fllf means raffle deith In 14 bourn erly sought to give assurances on those questions Dulles said he would be gone for a few weeks only Hagerty said Dul les would not only return but would represent the United States in any talks with the So viet Union on the Berlin crisis Dulles ability to shrug off ill ness and put in a grinding day is aiinSst legend But on Capitol Hill there was less optimism about Dulles power to snap back completely from his third illness in as many months building to house 700 students THE EIGHT voting places with the 2 vole a year ago in parentheses and Tuesdays vote are as follows First precinct School Admin istration Building 183 110scc ond Water Works 400 223 third Courthouse 291 216 fourth McKinlcy School 216 the Mason City area more than 70 schools were closed for the day All adult education classes at Mason City Junior College Tuesday evening were canceled MANY MEETINGS were can celled but Mason Citys school bond special election was being held despite weather conditions 109 fifth City Hall 450 plows were clearing sixth Roosevelt Junior Highjslrecls in Mason Cily as fasl as 282 20G seventh S R garjpossible Ihc main slrcels being age 354 250 cigiilh Madison cleared first School 169 109 I Mason City business was go ilLEI HIGH Police and firemen searching debris of homes for possible tornado victims are partly framed by the wreckage as daylight breaks over the ruins ST LOUIS Mo WA tornado slniik a d cadi y blow al the of St Louis Tuesday willi oul wnruing Twenlylwn were known dead Another 2li5 were injured 55 se rinusty N u m c r o u s persons were trapped in homes and apart ments which crumpled under Ihe slorms blows The slorm look the same path of this citys worst to r n a d o which killed more than 100 in 1H27 Men worked throughout Ihe night searching thefallen bricks concrete and lumber THE TORNADO hit at First it hit two suburbs Hrcnlwood and Crcstwoocl in soulhwcsl SI Louis County moved northeast inlo St Louis It took ils loll in an urea bound ed roughly by Olive street Grand Boulevard Ncwstead ami SI Louis jivenues This is a mile of downtown St Louis St Louis wns lashed by lorren linl rains for hours before Ihe tornado struck The tornado delivered ifs hard est blows in a section of tene ment houses occupied moslly by Negroes All but throe of Ifi bodies tak en lo the city morgue were Ihose of Ncgrotis Seven of the dead were children under the age of II FIVE DEAD from 4802 Dclmnr where 14 were rapped in a threestory house which caved in Four dead were Milled from the wreckage at 3862 Blvd On all sides there was tragedy uid destruction One father was lulled from the rubble his dead on in his arms Both City Hospital nnd Ho ner G Phillips Hospital were with the injured Thirteen were dead upon ar ivnl at City Hospital and four t Homer G Phillips All police and fire equipment vas rushed into the area trccls were barricaded Live Icclrical wires curled in Ihe trccls Power was cut off lo ic stricken Police pa the darkened slreels ilh flashlights THE 575FOOT tower i s i o n slalion KTV1 was opplcd in St Louis ft fell cross two houses but no one was reported injured The 385 foot lower at radio station KXWL also crashed It fell on part of Ihc slalion where Bob Helhcringlon Ihc general man Grand Tap nger and four olhers had gone Ihe ground lo inspect flood damage William McAllister was just closing up a filling station when he was caught in the path of the tornado There was a terrific glow of ligh as if a cloud was illumi nated and there was a sound ike the roar of a Iremendous automobile racing its ic said Within two minutes the sound of Ihc slorm had passed ind t n e r e was a terrific si THE CIVIL DEFENSE wtnt nlo fullscale operation for the irst lime since it was organized ere in 1951 Brig Gen Francis vay St Louis Civil De ense head pushed coordination of both rescue and rehabilitation work Hardaway reported some looting Eighty National Guards men were ordered to stand by A brick chimney toppled at McAulcy Hall a Roman Catho lic home for women workers where 150 persons were asleep I It fell onto a separate structure lo Ihe rear killing two main tenance men employed by the home The area around Busch1 Sta dium home of the St Louii AP   

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