Monday, May 11, 1959

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1959, Mason City, Iowa m North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for to LOBEVjAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL AwociaUd aid The Newspaptr That Makes All North I o wans Neighbors rtii MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 11 TC Paper roar OK 10 Big Four Talks Off to Creaky Start One Mans Opinion A Radio By W EARL HALL Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO W01 WTAO KM WIDL U CU iW 45 Than Why Reds Want All of Berlin FOR ANYBODY WHO HAS been in postwar Germany it is no secret why the Kremlin is so desperately eager to gain control over West Berlin More than anything else unless it be the Hungarian uprising of 1956 West Berlin is throwing a white light on the fraudulent nature of Communism Berlin has been a twoway peephole Free people can look through the Brandenburg gate and see the scurvy conditions which prevail under Marxism At the same time the East Ger man victims of Marxism can look west through that same portal and see the blessings of freedom and free enterprise Actually of course East Ger mans have been specially favored by the Kremlin a compared with the 55 million other people caught in the Rec trap in the nations of middle Czecho slovakia Hungary Romania Bulgaria Albania along with Titos1 Yugoslavia of course that the Russian masters like the Ger mans Quite the opposite is true goes double so far as the Germans are con cerned There are two reasons one of which would be somewhat lessened if WestBerlin could be broughtinto the Soviet camp THE FIRST OF is that the Germans under the Kaiser then later under Hit ler were accustomed toa rath er high standard of living Their enterprise and ingenuity are such that they can make the most of things even under the handicaps imposed by a dead ening economy such as Com But the more important rea son for the Kremlins preferen tial treatment of East Germany is its awareness that this part of the satellite bloc is under special scrutiny It must be maintained asa showpiece so long as the spotlight is beaming in on East Berlin Military authorities in Mos cow are reported to regard East Germany as more vitalto the than any other part of their empire and I use the word empire advisedly At best as one has pointed out they see it as a potential springboard for expansion west ward at worst it would serve as their most potent bargaining weapon for negotiating a global settlement with the West WHEN GERMANY W A S carved up into occupation zones there was a hope at least and I think an assumption that free elections would some day de cide the fate of what was Ger many under Hitler But that prospect could not be said to be a bright one at the moment Most assuredly the Kremlin wantsBO part of such a pro cedure The signs are all too obvious that the West Germans would oppose Communism al most 100 to 1 as they did in the West Berlin vote a few months ago And its no secret that rankandfile East Germans except those who have re ceived favors of course are overwhelmingly hostile to Com munism Theyve seen it at close range and theyve not liked what they saw HOW WEST GERMANS about reunification even Kon rad Adenauer himself is by no means certain West German recovery supported in the first instance by Marshall Plan funds and more recently by the in herent strength of a relatively free economy has been nothing of spectacular History contains no precedent for it Tii 1952 I had my first look at postwar Germany including the two Berlins Ninetenths of the rubble had been cleared away and in hundreds of cases and finer structures had CONTINUID ON FA6I I A REAL MYSTERY GUEST It Happens in Spring NEW YORK television show that spoculizos in mys tery had Sunday Toward tho of tho Whats My Lino program a panol show in which tho aim Is to guoss tho occupation of a man in studio of 5SO lefthis scat walked to and ap proached official guest comedian Milton man shook hands with then announced finally made it on Mothers Without another word the man walked Police later identified him as Cor nelius McConnel 44 a New York City postal worker He was sent to Hospital for psychiatric examination Bennett Cerf of four panelists asked Whos that as walked off My manager is getting in the act cracked Berle Was that Jim Hagerty persisted Cerf Urbane moderator John Daly brushed off the subject with I dont know who it is Its just of those things that happen in the Open Probe on Charge of Red Lie WASHINGTON UPI The Flbuse SpaceCommittee opened an investigation Mondayto find out if Russia told a big Red ie when it claimed its Lu nik rocket soared past the moon and into an orbit around the sun The first witness was writer Lloyd Mailan who sparked the nquiry when he labeled Lu nik a gigantic hoax in a True Magazine article He called Moscows claims a big Red Top space experts were ready to tell the1 committee hey think Millan is all They said they had scientific data authenticating the Soviet feat Other STRAUSS The Senate Com merce Committee began whal could be the last week of its ong hearings r on Lewis L Strauss appointment as com merce secretary Chairman Warren G Magnuson DWash las said he hopedto end the hreemonth inquiryTuesday or Wednesday SOCIAL SECURITY Sen Joseph S Clark DPa pro josed legislation which would ermit persons who continued q work afterage 65 to pile up Social Security benefits for use after retirement Under pres ent law persons between 65 and 2 who earn more than a pear must forfeit Social Secur iy benefits Clarks plan would e paid for by a VI of one per cent hike in the Social Security ax on workers and employers SAME Mason City Partly cloudy M6n day night and Tuesday A lit tie cooler Monday night Lows in upper 30s Continued cool Tuesday Highs in mid 60s Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Cooler Southeast Monday night Con tinued quite cool Tuesday Highs Tuesday generally in the 60s Lows Monday night upper 30s north to lower 40s south Further ly cloudy and cool with chance of showers Wednesday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 6degrees be low normal Normal high71 Normal low 46 to 49 Cool beginning of period Warming trend at week Precipitation total to 30in showers mostly abou midweek Minnesota Clearing cool Highs Tuesday 5565 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum 77 Minimum 41 At 8 55 Precipitation 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 52 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 63 Minimum 52 Precipitation 3 Lonesome for His Mother Flees Jail FARMINGTON Mo W I just lonesome for That was the way redhaired Billy Glenn Newhouse 22 ac cused of murder kidnaping and his escape from the ancient St Francois Coun ty jail on Mothers Day New house came back to jail of his own accord flanked by his mother two aunts about nine hours after the escape was dis covered Three men who fled with him are at large Delayed by Russ Tactics Argue Seating of E Germany GENEVA UP The Big Fgur foreign ministers Monday opened their conference on col war problems 2V6 hours late after gunning aground for a lime on the question1 of how the East German government should participate The first session lasted an hour The first session of the con ference was scheduled for the Palace of Nations Instead Sec retary of ter and his Soviet British and French counterparts got togeth er informally at a British villa From this meeting Soviet For eign Minister Andrei A Gromy ko emerged with the announce ment the formal session wasTset for 6 noon Iowa THERE HASBEEN a com plete agreement on all proced uiral and administrative mat he said adding that this included the question of Ger man participation Gromyko left the informal par ley first He was followed by Herter French Foreign Minis ter Maurice Couve de Murville British Foreign Secretary Selwyn v s Lloyd designaled to prissid at the opening led th efforts to resolve the dispute in volving the whole issue of th status of the Red East J decided upon for theformai opening session wa as follows THE EAST AND Car mans sit at separate tables ministers sit at a round table but all on one side leaving one side va cant The West German table is closer to the seat occupied by Herter the East Germans clos er to Gromyko The two Ger man delegations are separated by a third small table for the conference secretariat Asst Secretary of State Andrew H Bcrding held up a diagram of the sealing arrange ment for reporters to see Asked if the West had made any concession to the Russians Berding said We havent giv en way on WESTERN SPOKESMEN said he separate tables idea met the original Western objections to laving the meeting at a round able The West had feared that f only a round table was used he Russians would try to queeze in first lnc East Ger mans and later the Poles and Izccnoslovaks as full partici pants Under the agreed upon formu a the Germans are advisers and not full participants at de manded by the Russians GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE This mafsive and lofty modernistic shaft near Tempelhof Airfield in downtown West Berlin is in heartfelt appreciation of the service performed a decade ago by Western pilots in the historic Berlin airlift Editor Earl Hall in his commentary in an adjoining column deals with the possibility that another airlift is now in the making as the foreign ministers conference preparatory to a summit got under way in Geneva Unemployment Fell in Last Month WASHINGTON UPI Un mploymcnt fell by in April to lowest evel since December government reported Monday The number of people work ng climbed to a record April high of Brisk hiring in construction and manufacturing and a sea sonal pickup in farm work lifted the April employment total by from March Both changes were twice as jood as was expected on a sea sonal basis They dropped the proportion of the labor force out of work from per cent In March to per cent In April The Commerce and Labor de partments said in a joint re port the job recovery ac celerated in April and the fa developments meant hat twothirds of the unemploy ment bulge attributed to the 9575S business recession was wiped out HEATS ON ALREADY Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko right turns away and wipes his brow at a preconference luncheon for repre sentatives of the Big Four at Geneva Others from left are U N Secretary AP Photoiax Dag Hammarskjold Selwyn Lloyd of Britain Maurice Couve deMurville of France of tlieU and Max Petitpierre representing the host country of Harassed by Tornadoes 2 Injured 2Day Toll in Iowa 13 North lowans Among Dead Thirteen persons 11 of them lowans perished in weekend traffic accidents Eight of victims were killed Sunday The toll was the highest for a weekend thus far this year The dead Julius Oiterhoui 53 Dyers ville Elrie C Ruckdaschel 51 Postville Dav By THE ASSOCIATED Apparently only one person lowans were busy digging out was injured in the tornado Sun Monday after day which flattened or damaged of the debris southwest southeast and cen in Guthrie County tral sections of the state were clobbered by weekend lorhaout a fourbuilding community does Severe weather warning were issued all over the state Sunday and residentsgenerallj spent the afternoon craning their necksat the sky whil dodging raindrops Other States Also Rocked by Storms 0r THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rains swept wide areas of the midcontinent Monday on the teels of tornadoes which slashed hrough six stales over the weekend killing six persons injuring at least 21 and causing icavy property damage Tornadoes whipped through Oklahoma both Saturday and Sunday with roars which sound ed lo a farm wife like a thou and winds blowing in all dircc ions same was n the Oklahoma town of Frisco hat a twister killed five per ons and injured nine By stales this was torna dodrawn picture TEXAS Ten tornadoes danced through Texas injuring at least six persons and caus ng an estimated prop trty damage One smashed into residential and industrial area n northern Austin and another ashed a rural area seven miles outh of the community of Hcarne It was in that rural irea that the six persons were lurt WISCONSIN A tornado cut hrough of Green Bay nd the suburbs of Preble and Ashwaubenom injuring three arsons demolishing six homes and heavily damaging 50 others Roofs were ripped from two pa company warehouses and our industrial buildings were emolished High voltage wires were downed KANSAS MISSOURI Small ornadoes causing minor proper y damage in Elwood cross the Missouri River from it Joseph and at Elmo in he northwest corner of Mis ouri At St Joseph winds un roofed an old theater MICHIGAN A small torna do hit the University of Michi gan campus at Ann Arbor Mon day ripping part of the roof rom Yost Fleldhouse and dam ging the press box at the foot ball stadium One woman was illed by a fallen electric line Rossville Former Drowns in River LANSING WVVernon Kelly 26 farmer from near Rossville rowned in the Mississippi Riv r near here Sunday evening when he fell out of the boat from he was fishing Kelly was 1th his wife and two couples Dccorah when acci ent occurred least a dozen farms killed ivestock and poultry and wiped ANOTHER battered the SUNDAY twister Avon Lake rcsi south of Dei Two tprnadoes c consid u able damage Saturday nighl damaging six farms near Rich land in the southeast and fiv homes near Des Moines RTiri ously injured nea Richland She was thrown d6wr the basement steps intheBond farm home when the tornado hit She suffered a head injury and bruises The Sunday storm in the southwesl was first spotted near Guthrie Center when the twist er struck lie was found at the base of n unrooted tree and was hos ilalized with numerous gashes and possible fractures My wife and 1 came up from our basement and his home was said neighbor Roy Snel er We started looking forhim and my wife found him by the tree about 30 feet his Sneller R L Wine owner of the Villisca and an 80mile before it was over Most or the damage was dono in the ittle community of Fansler and near Guthrie Center Yale Rip pey and Baley INJURED WAS William Pratt 82 who was sleeping in his home In Fansler a few miles east of Iowa Boy Struck by Lightning and Lives to Tell of It PRAIRIE CITY Myron an Houweling 36yearold farm youth was struck by lightning Saturday night and lived The boy son of Mr and Mrs arf Houweling had taken refuge in a hog house when it started to rain A bolt at lightning struck the house and Houweling His par ents found him semiconscious a few minutes later Four hogs were killed The youth suffered only a patch of singed hair and some burns on lis back George Heckerman 18 enport Thomas Cavanauflh 19 Peo sla Btnny Sweeney 19 Epworth Harlan J 28 Algona Mrs Esser 60 Whitte more Arnold Paasch 47 and his wife Dorothy May 44 Daven port Alvah Ford 52 Dubuque Edward 39 Indepen dence Darrtll K Kindig 22 and hit wife Betty also 22 Omaha K Osterhous a Highway Com mission employe had been called out late Sunday night to remove a tree which had been blown across Highway 151 about 2Vi miles north of Luxemburg in north Dubuque County As he was working he was struck and a car driven by Wil Pansier general store said he was watching a baseball game on television when the storm hit about The lights wen Wine said and I glanced out of the window and saw the unncl coming at mewjth lum ber flying in every direction WINE SAID after he hrcw himself on the floor the ornado lifted the twostory louse from its foundation and tossed him 25 fcpt in back rard He was still wearing his lasses and suffered only a mall cut on the right arm His car was hurled against a tree lundrcds of feet away Mrs Wine who was visiting he Sncllers lost a purse con aining during the storm he found the money and the later hundreds of feet iurse way Several farms near Yale ap jarcntly were hardest hit by he tornado Ardean Winters wned one of the farms Every luilding was demolished He vas alone and hovered In the inscmcnl of the house until the lorm passed There were rees on my farm I had never ecn Winters said after icwing the destruction Heavy rainfall accompanied he storm in many areas In Du uque no tornadoes were report d but 71mile an hour1 winds nd inchesof rain lashed area in a threehour period unday night liam C Sherrlll RUCKDASCHEL was killed at 11 Sunday as the result of a twocar crash on the Wiliiams town Corner at the junction of Highways 18 and 63 six miles south of New Hampton The two occupants of the other car involved CletuS C Meier 34 and liis wife Darlene 33 of rural Fredericksburg were reported in fair condition at a New Hampton Hospital with severe cuts and bruises Mrs Ruckdaschcl 51 was treated at the same hospital and released later According to investigating of ficer Ray Sisson Chickasaw County deputy sheriff the two cars met head on at the inter section of two curves with the Meier car traveling southwest and the Ruckdaschel vehicle moving southwest Both autos received extensive damage to front ends Pompe and Mrs Esser killed in a twocar collision on rural road northeast of West Bend POMPES WIFE and Ewer were hospitalized in Fort Dodge as was the driver of the other car Donald Sanders 17 West Bend Sanders was alone in his car enrovite to a church rally Mr and Mrs Esser were pas sengers in the Pompc auto Es a possible skull internal injuries 1T ONCE WAS A STORE R L Wine looks over the spot where he wns when a tornado hit his two story general store at Fansler in Guthrie County The wind carried him 25 feet but he wasnt injured didnt even lose his glasses ser suffered fracture and while Mrs suffered a fractured collar bone and in ternal injuries The Sanders boy also suffered internal injuries along with severe chest injuries Ford died Saturday of injur ies received when a motorcycle he was riding went out of con trol on Highway 20 near Du buquc and crashed into a ditch Mr and Mrs Kindig were killed Saturday in a collision with a semitrailer truck oa Highway 59 north of Avoca They had been married only month CAVANAUOH AND died early Sunday when their car apparently missed a curve on Highway 25 north of East Dubuque 111 Authorities said the driver of the car Melvern Nauman 23 of Peosta escaped injury Mr and Mrs Paasch were killed Sunday when their car collided with a panel truck on Highway 36 near Shelbina Mo Jhcir son Glenn 12 was in jured The truck driver Robert Quigley 37 Shelbina w a treated and relefcsed Hcckerman son of Davenport police chief Clyde Heckerman died in an Iowa City hospital Saturday of injuries suffered when the car in which he was riding skidded on wet Highway 6 and struck near Ataliwa