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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Newspaper That Mokes AN North lowant Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL PrtM lad United Full LeiM MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 24 7o a Copy of OM Student Dies in Crevice Attempts to Rescue Fail BUXTON England HVAn Ox ford freshman trapped for near ly two days in a rock crevice feet underground died Tuesday after rescuers repeat edly had failed in a desperate struggle to free him The 20yearold student and amateur explorer Neil Moss fell feet first Sunday afternoon into the Devils Hole of Brit ains deepest cave He had been unconscious since Sunday night but early Tuesday had been re ported breathing quite well with the aid of oxygen admin istered to him at intervals Police announced his death as Britain tensely followed the heartbreaking rescue attempt here in the English Midlands THE HUSKY 170pound col legians shoulders were wedged so tight 40 feet down in shaped rock shaft that four at tempts to pullhim free Monday failed A rope slipped under his limp arms broke each time Rescuers tried to work from ends of the hollow shaft holding Moss captive June Bailey a 5foot blonde weighing only 106 pounds wrig gied her way down into the fun nel but gave up after six hours She said she got within sight of Moss but was driven back by foul air ANOTHER ROUTE to the trapped student was sought by Bob Leakey a cave expert for 30 years Wearing a frogman suit he searched for a subter ranean through which he might approach the bottom of the shaft to help work Mossi free from below Moss is stuck in a sort of hollow one rescue worker explained The only way to free him will be tp re ARGUMENT ENDS IN lice officers Joseph Hearity left and Glen Wilson cover the bodies of Mr and Mrs Earl Downs lying in a pool of blood under a sign reading Have Faith GlobeGazette Photo by Gibhs in Downs shot his wife of only four months and then took his own life during an argument at a local nursing home IMMATURE BULLY ANTISOCIAL Showoff Drivers MOSS BAILEY volve his body in the unscrew Moss son of a cotton execu tive went exploring in the cave with several friends on Sunday but strayed from the party The cave is under a Derbyshire hill side owned by the royal family Some of the tunnels are only a foot around an underground lake Moss cries of Help me Im stuck at 1 Sunday brought others in the party to the crevice in which he had fallen Sioux Cityan Held on Charge of Attempt to Extort SIOUX CITY A Sioux City man was being held in Woodbury County jail Tuesday awaiting transfer to the state penitentiary after pleading guil ty to a charge of malicious threats to extort LOS ANGELES you a showoff driver Maybe youre showing more than you what makes you tick If youre always taking cor ners on two wheels or burning rubber in sensational get aways look out Folks in the know believe they can spot you for what you are An immature anti social sexually inferior an gry bully And maybe a budding crim inal A Los Angeles psychiatrist says you maynot be all of those things Theres a good chance though that youre some of them Deep down you probably know it your self Reckless drivers often use their car as an outlet for an gry aggressive feelings says Dr Jerome M Kummer Kummer is with the UCLA Medical Center He spoke at a safety meeting Monday Are you a hotrod type Then Kummer says it may bt yourrtrying to cover up feelings of sexual inadequacy This applies both with teen age boys and their fathers gunning what Kummer calls hotrods of a more sophisti cated cars Many of the qualities lead ing to persistent showoff driv ing are of a criminal nature the psychiatrist believes And lets face Kum mer says Reckless driving is a criminal Sunday Auto Sales Banned DES MOINES Senate Tuesday completed action on a measure prohibiting sale of new or used cars on Sunday in Iowa j Passage of the bill which some senators said was a return to the blue came on a 3512 vote It was then senl to the Governor Backers of the bill contended it would amend the law to protect the public from hazards of driving in congested Sunday traffic with possible unsafe cars and when mechanics are not on duty They also cited risks of being involved in improper sale of a vehicle due to Two More Added to Highway Toll bility of some legal documents such as liability insurance SEN CARROLL PRICE R Knoxville said it would not John Beach 39 former editorper cent of auto dealers in Iowa of the Sioux City Press Disare in favor of this legislation patch Monday pleaded guilty to the charge in District Court and was sentenced to not more than five years in the peniten tiary Beach had attempted to close anyone up More than 95 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two more lowans have been added to the states toll of traf pro vide protection for a woman operator of a key club here but she cooperated with the police and withthe aid of 3250 in marked money and a tape re cording Beach was arrested Saturday night Beach had a long record in cluding 25 arrests and several convictions He is wanted in De troit for parole violation He had beecn editor of the Press Dispatch from last Feb ruary until Saturday his discharge last GETS 7 YEARS WATERLOO Van Aresdale 28 Waterloo Monday was sentenced to seven years in the slate penitentiary it Fort Madison on charges of passing bad checks We havent had any serious problem of circus type of auto selling at this time but dealers feel the situation should be cor rected before it Sen Robert R Rigler R New Hampton offered an amendment which would permit Sunday sales but not Sunday delivery of vehicles The amendi ment lost 3314 Rigler said it is a shame Jhat Black Hawk County Supervisor Proves Point Hard Way WATERLOO Iff B 1 a c k Hawk County Supervisor Earl Wary went to consider able expense Tuesday to prove a point Wray has been after the city to pave a strecl because he said it is full of deep ruts While driving downtown Tuesday his car went into one of the ruts Both headlights were broken and the fronl axle was bent he said Hus Shoots Self Success Seen by Mmi I Ian Heads Back to Britain WASHINGTON iff British Prime Minister Harold Macmil Ian headed for home after his talks with President Eisenhower Tuesday predicting we shal succeed in negotiations ovei Berlin He conceded the West faces a tough task in dealing with the Soviet Union Macmillan left in apparen confidence that the strategy foi negotiations leading toward summit conference worked out with Eisenhower will avert a military showdown over Berlin IN A DEPARTURE statement at the airport he recalled tha tie had said on arrival here Thursday that disputes between the Soviet Union and the West ern powers should be settlec by negotiations and not by I have no he said Tuesday that so long as we stand firmly by our we shall free worlc has everything to gain from be to said he was grate ful to Eisenhower for his hos pitality and that he considered Jie informality of Camp David a better background for discussing world problems than the more formal surroundings of most conferences The main talks were held over the weekend at the seclud ed and guarded presidential re peat in the Catcoctin Moun ains The plans call for a meeting of foreign ministers in May and a later summit conference 0 direct negotiations with Sovi et Premier Nikita Khrushchev IN HIS DISCUSSIONS with Eisenhower Macmillan outlined personal view that Western eaders should look forward to not just one but a number of astWest summit conferences However he concentrated on etting the Presidents agree ment to project a summit ses sion for the summer following up an EastWest foreign minis ers meeting which now seems irlually certain to open at Ge neva May 11 PROPOSAL STUDIED DES MOINES HVDCS Moines City Council members Tuesday were studying a proposed ordi nance on the fluoridation of the i citys water DEATH CARTRIDGE Police officer William Palenyk holds a 38 caliber cartridge next to holes in the front door of theNorris Nursing Home The cartridge is from one of several bullets Earl Downs fired at his wife In Palenyks left hand is an unspent cartridge taken from Downs revolver Mason City Occasional ligh rain or snow andcolder Tiies day and Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 2832 Highs Wednesday Iowa Occasional light rain or snow and colder Tuesday night and Wednesday Lows Tues day night 28 north to Highs Wednesday 38 north to 48 south Further Thursday cool partly cloudy and Rain or snow show ers colder Highs Wednesday 3845 GlobeGazelle wealher data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum 52 Minimum 31 At 8 38 YEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum 24 SAME Blick flu meini traffic in hours Colder Front to Hit Iowa Fear Floods Iowas pleasant spring wealhe of the last few days may b coming to an abrupt end The Weather Bureau sail colder air is due to enter thi northwest Tuesday and spread on across the stale Tuesday night and Wednesday SCATTERED LIGHT rain or even snow may be expectec Tuesday night changing to snow Wednesday Meanwhile Council Bluffs anc Burlington shared thestate high Monday a reading of 72 de grees Mason City was the cool est with a high of 52 Lows Wednesday morning are expected to be from 28 to 38 de grees Mason City had the low of 31 Tuesday morning Other ows ranged up to 48 at Daven port and DCS Moines IN NORTHEAST Iowa severe flooding has been forecast as melting of the heavy snow coy er fills rivers and creeks with runoff River at Garber n Clayton County was expected o go about 16 feet over flood stage by Saturday At Charles City the Cedar liver was due to go as much as 10 feel over flood stage by Vednesday That crest will flat en out as it moves ownslream lowever and no serious flood ng was expected at Waterloo fie viclims Elmer Palmer 59 Smithland and Charles Fred Savage 26 of near Searsboro both were killed Monday in one vehicle acci dents Palmer died when his car ran into a supporting pier beneath a railroad underpass in Maple ton Savage was killed when his pickup truck overturned on a gravel road two miles southwest of Searsboro and pinned himj we have to pass laws to makeurder it people observe the Conductors Action Soothes SEN D C NOLAN Rlowa City contended Ihe bill was piecemeal He said if were going to close down the car dealers on Sunday leis close all retail Meanwhile the House which last week killed a bill lo lega lize cigarette vending machines mcnl came on a 7229 vote against a motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was defeated SEATTLE Wash ft Not a cough in a concert hall when Milton Katims conducted the Seattle Symphony orchestra Monday night Pretty girls passed out free cough drops to Murder Suicide Verdict Earl Downs Goes Berserk A Mason City nurse and her estranged husband were dead Tuesday after an argument which ended with his shooting and kill ing her and turning his gun on himself Dead were Earl Downs 29 and his wife Wanda 28 head nurse at the Rose Norris Nursing Home 220 5th Dr Ralph E Smiley acting Cerro Gordo County coroner ruled he deaths murder and suicide The couple died sidebyside n the kitchen doorway at the nursing home after Downs had jursued his wife through the louse firing at least two shots at her and then shooting self with a 38 caliber pistol Downs lived at 627 8th THE TRAGEDY occurred about with the nurs ing home full of some 22 elderly patients and several employes Rose Warner a nurse there who said she had known Mrs Downs for some six years said that thecouple had been mar ried last Novi 14 and separated about a month ago Mrs Downs she said had been living on a farm near Dougherty with her mother Mrs Harold Froning Downs last words as he knelt at the side ofhis dying wife were Wanda I love according to Mrs Don Wickwire at work as a cook buried it Tuesday The interrpatrons courtesy of rival manu facfurers who supplied six de licious flavors The idea was Katims1 He was t i r e d of coughers y tr U I This is not the tvne of Ullh IS I1OU lllL UJ photo Mrs Fred VanDolan Nashville had in mind when she started out to have a portrait made of her son Ricky JLee 6 months But her car went AP Photofax off the road and climbed a guy wire on a roadside pole A news photographer arrived in time to pose mother and son with the car still in launching posi tion n the kitchen when the twin shootings happened Mrs Norris said Mrs Downi lad worked for her at the nurs ng home for eight The dead man also had worked there as an orderly until about a year ago MISS WARNER explained that Downs came to the house short y before and went to he basement with his wife They argued there and then a shot was heard from the base m ent Mrs Downs ran from the asement she said and Warner answering her scream met Downs on the1 steps They struggled there as Mrs Downs ran to hide in the louse As Downs forced his way up he basement steps and through he house to the front door Miss Earner yelled to Mrs Downs o run outside Mrs Downs ran out the back loor and around the house to he front There she and her msband quarreled again Two bullet holes in the front storm door showed that Downs had ired twice at his wife SHE CAME running into house and through the hallway yelling that she had been Miss Warner added She then ran into the kitchen Mrs Wickwire was in the1 kitchen She said she saw blood coming from Mrs Downs mouth Then she swung around and dropped to the Mrs Wickwire her description of the murder suicide Then he Downs came and knelt there by her and said Wanda I love And then I heard the shot that killed Mrs Downs was found lying on her back with her husband at her right side and his right arm across her neck The pistol was in his right hand The body of Downs was taken o the Colonial Funeral Chapel The body of Mrs Downs was taken to the Wartnaby Funeral Home at Sheffield Funeral ar rangements are incomplete GIFT OF FARM DES M01NES UPI State College has received 254 acres of Jand in Boone Couafjr as an experimental farm   

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