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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBE t Newspaper That Makes All North I o wans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 97 Associated Frew aad United tetenuUoaml FuU LeaM MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY II Cow Paper ConiUU rf Two No lit Suggest Separate on Berlin One Afons Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLU I13WM p a WOI Amti WTAD Quinejr 930 Than WSUI U City Smt Credit Where Its NOT Due 1UTORE THAN ONCE in the A past I have enlisted the help of listeners and readers in what could be referred to as my little lowpressure cam paigns Im back again with an appeal or rather a couple of appeals Neither of them could by any stretch of the imagina tion be called important False attribution is involved in both of them In the case of one Mark Twain is being cred ited with something he never wrote and in the other case the mistaken credit has been given to Abraham Lincoln If I dipped a little deeper Im quite sure I would find that Shakespeare is listed as the author of a hundred things he never wrote Plato Socrates Aristotle and Cicero have often been cited as the source of say ings drummed up by others oi far more recent vintage Once I worked for a publisher who took afling at public life His ambition led to the speak ership of the house in the Iowa legislature but it missed fire in his quest fora seat in Con gress As an of Chautauqiia entertainers he had only one peer within my memory span That peer was Doctor Benjamin F Sham baugh longtime headof the department at the University of Iowa ONE TIME more than 45 years this much admired boss of mine Paul E Stillman was summoned to the taskof giving the keynote address for his party assembled in slate convention He waxed eloquent but he made one mistake which might have gone unnoticed ex cept for the eagle eye of Bert Leston Taylor better known to the midwestern public as B L conductor of the Line Type column in the Chi cago Tribune At this memory fails me I cant recall the exact quotalion used by Mr Stillman to clinch his point Im sure it was precise as to the words used The mistake was in identifying the quotation as hav Elevateds Collide in i j Chicago ny Injured ng been uttered by the It probably wouldnt be noted today but this was in the days when people were still trying to give precise meaning to words or maybe I should say some people were including B L T of the Trib The words quoted were actually from By ron Pope or Browning This is where my memory fails me They were not from King David or any of those associated with LADY THE LION Patty Minneapolis professional gives advice to Leo C Vanderham president of son Lions CHub Vanderham was among sorrie 400 golf devotees theMason City Country CUub and Ann Johnstone Mason City amateur The pro gram was arranged as an entertainment feature of the Iowa Lions state convention now in a threeday run here LionsParade Has 16 Bands More Photos on Page 8 The old saying Everybody loves a still rings true Hundreds of North lowans lined the streets of downtown Ma son Cily under raihlhrealening skies Monday morning for Ihe Iowa Lions allstar parade One of the highlights of the second day of the Lions 39th annual state convention the halfhour parade featured some 16 schools bands floats and open cars for dignitaries Top feature of the precessionwas the marching bancl from the Vinton School for Ihe Blind Over 400 persons from all parts of the state already had registered at convention CHICAGO UP Two down town bound Logan Square elevated trains jammed with riders crashed in a headtail collision during the morning rush hour Monday injuring at least 119 persons several seriously The impact telescoped a fourfoot section of the trains and threw standing passen gers to the floor like tenpins Many persons were Irealed al Ihe scene and many more were laken to hospitals for ex aminations The collisions of the two six coach trains of all sleel construction occurred when the first train stopped after leaving a station and was rammed by the second A passenger Jerry Rogus was in the rear car of Ihe trainthat was hit He saidhe turned his head and saw the other train approaching There was a big bang and sparks were he said All the people started run ning for the front of the car One girl who had been standing near me started screaming for her mother God help she cried Her leg was cut off near the bot The crash occurred at 1800 Milwaukee at the high est point of the northwest ele vated route and between the Da men and Western Avenue stalions The El structure there is as high as a three story building The motorman of the rear train Dominick Paris was trapped in his cab for more than a half hour Passengers said the rear Irain had just pulled away from the Western Avenue sta tion and was traveling slowly when the collision occurred The first coach of the second train telescoped about four feel Frank Thiclmann second deputy fire marshal in charge of rescue operations esti mated a tolal of 800 passen gers were on the two trains Minnesota i Fasrtime Bill Set ST PAUL Minne sota Senate Monday gave pre iminary approval to statewide daylight saving time Final voting is expected Tuesday or Wednesday If the law passes Minnesota will go on daylight lime from the fourth Sunday of May untl Labor Day every summer Amendments were defeated which have an April starling ime and which would put the issue before I960 Cu Arguments for the de feated amendments went like his An April startingtime would place Minnesota on fas time same date as the rest of a referendum would let the people settle the issue for once and for all One amendment was passed which would allow Minnesota cities on the borders to adopt time consistent with the neigh boring state It refers primar ily to communities along the North Dakota border The vote marked a dramatic turnaboutin the Senate Until now the rural and conservative dominated upper chamber has fought daylight saving time him in the Old Book of Psalms Testaments IN THE PERIOD of our his tory from which I recall there was less of elasticity in the use of such words as psalms or Both had a Biblical background and connotation Usage hadnt yet given sanction to applying these two words to something that merely sounded like a psalm or a proverb All my first newspaper boss could say in his own defense was that the author of the rhetorical gem quoted by Byron Pope Browning or whoever he might be was something of a psalmist in his quarters at Hotel Hanford by Monday morning Another 100 or so were due in by Tuesday the conclaves final day AMONG THE dignitaries rid ing in the parade Monday was Clarence L Sturm Manawa first vice president of Lions International and hon ored guestat the conclave He is to become president of the organization July 1 1960 Sturm will be the featured speaker at the Lions Interna tional banquet at the hotel at Monday Iowa Gov Herschel Loveless will be a guest at the banquet which will be followed by a district gover nors ball featuring the Bobby Thompson orchestra Perform ing at the banquet will be the Chamber of Commerce Barber shop Chorus Included in the Lions Mon own effective as recall it And it wasnt too a comeback as I Now lets move on to another and somewhat related subject This time its Abraham Lincoln who gets credited or blamed as you view it for something he never spoke or wrote It came to my attention most re cently in some literature from Hartville Ohio seeking my edi torial support for a movement to do away with the socialistic of the countrys so called Social Security pro AT THf HEAD hSe peti tion nsking Congress immedi CONTINUf O ON PACE 2 day afternoon business session were invitations for the i960 and 1961 state conclaves a fi nal call for resolutions and a concert by the Vinton band Tuesday the delegates among other things will hear a report by their Sight Foundation Con servation Foundation elect new district governors and consider various resolutions DOZENS OF delegates were in the crowd of 400 gathering at the country club Sunday aft emoon for a golf clinic and nine hole exhibition match between Patty Berg Minneapolis profes sional and Ann Jobnstone Mason City amateur Other highlights of the con claves opening day included luricheon for some 40 interna tional counselors a necrology service honoring Lions who died in the last year a buffet din ner and evening entertainment progra m Lions Will Have South Pole Club Lions International will char ter a new club from of all places the South Pole at its New York City convention next month Thats what delegates to the 39th annual slaje convention of Iowa Lions were told here Mon day by Clarence L Sturm first vice president of Lions Interna The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Mon day night Occasional showers and thunderstorms Monday night decreasing cloudiness Tuesday No important tem perature changes High Tues day 6870 Low Monday night middle 50s Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday night with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing westportion Monday evening spreading over the stale Mon day night Tuesday decreas ing cloudiness west mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms east most ly in the forenoon No impor tant temperature changes Highs Tuesday 6572 Lows Monday in the 50s Outlook for Wednesday Scattered showers east cooler west Minnesota Cloudy showers Highs Tuesday 6070 Gat es Chosen as Successor to Quarles WASHINGTON Thomas S Gates 53 retiring sec retary of the Navy was picked Monday to be trie new deputy secretary of defense He will succeed Hie late Donald A Quarles who died earlier this month Gates had planned to return to private business at the end this month Instead Presi dent Eisenhower picked him the No 2 man in the Department The choice promptly touched off speculation as to whether Gates later this year will be named to succeed Neil H Me Elroy as secretary defense days ago McElroy had said several times that he would iike to resign by tfie end of this year SAME Bleachers Collapse 150 Hurt MAYETTA Kan OR A ro deo arena bleachers buckled Sunday in this eastern Kansas hamlet injuring 150 persons There was one fatality Twentythree of the victims required hospitalization The others were released after treat mentat hospitals in Topeka Holton and Lawrence There was a pop and a bang and it said C W Lawson of Perry Kan There was no warning that i was going Lawson was one of about 50C persons in the recently installed bleachers when it crashed to the ground He was not hurt Witnesses said the spectators lad just started to file out af er the last performance of Die ourday rodeo when the acci dent occurred Performers and other fans in the crowd of about plunged inlo the wreckage the victims Cause of the accident hasnt een determined The bleachers had been built for this years odeo They were constructed if a metal frame and wooden eats AP Phoiofax KINGSIZE fool nine inch Jean Cachran 21 is crowned Miss Tall Philadel phia by Edward DAngelo who needs a chair lo put him on equal footing Miss Cach ran will compete for the na tional title Angeles Mrs Truman Has Removed UP Surgeons emovcji a breast tumor Mon ay from Bess Wallace Truman 4yearold wife of the former resident A Research Hospital spokes nan described Mrs Trumans condition as very satisfactory tfter Ihe two hour and 45 minute peralion The spokesman said I would be two or three days efore it is determined whether he tumor was malignant Earlier her husband Harry S ruman told newsmen the op ration was not as serious as e DIES OF CANCER HOLLYWOOD W Marjoric anlor 44 eldest of comedian Iddie Cantors five daughters icd of cancer Sunday in Cedars Lebanon Hospital lional THE SOUTH Club dubbed the being sponsored by1 the Vagas POLE Liens is Las who helped get the club started A Las Vegas Lion who is a ham radio operator sold a fellow ham at the South Pole oh Lion ism Sturm said From that point it was a mat ter of application blanks being dropped to the potential South Pole Lions by air The new club which has is made up of civilian employes of the federal government atthe Pole Sturm told convention delegates THE SOUTH POLE ready has started a club project one of making shortwave radio broadcasts lo crippled children in hospitals The new Lions hope to encourage the recovery by letting data GlobeGazette weather up to 8 Monday Maximum 74 Minimum 55 At 8 67 Precipitation Trace GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Minimum 72 42 them know of their interest in them Sturm from Manawa said that chartering of the new group will mark the 93rd geo graphical location in which Lions International is established He also called it a first in serv ice club Lions at the South Pole he said will become affiliated with clubs in their hometowns when they return to the Slates Offi cers of the club were installed four weeks ago Allies in c New Bid to Russ But No Shift in Policy GENEVA ft The Westers powers offered Monday to dis cuss the Berlin crisis with the Soviet Union apart from other German issues But they de clared the Berlin issue cannot be settled in isolation from German reunification and Euro pean security problems The Western offer was made in a statement issued in an ap parent effort to calm a stormy dispute within the Western camp over whether to seek a stopgap a range nent on Berlin The row ranged the United States and Britain against France and West Germany THE AND British dele gallons let it be known over the weekend they felt the Soviet Unions adamant rejection of the Western package proposal for German reunification and a European security system ne cessitated negotiaions on the immediately pressing question of Berlin French and West German offi cials insisted on continued firm support for the package pro gram and a very tough linein negotiating with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko The joint Western statement denied that the Allies had de cided to brea up the Western package plan said the Western powers hadalready silted that the various questions included in the plan can be discussed one by one But as they are in fact all connected they cannot settled in v AS TO the state ment said the Western foreign ministers expect to discuss this problem along the line of the proposals on Berlin contained in Phase I of the Western peace The plan proposes that West and East Berlin be united by free elections and the unified city beguaranteed by the Big Four This would be the first VIEW FROM NOSE These are the first photos ever made from a rock ets nose cone after its separation from the first stage while in flight At top Ap the nose cone speeds along its colirse toward a height of 300 miles A 16mm camera took the phptos through a left is the interior of an Air Force Thpr quartz window in a capsule picked up missile just after the separation 125 miles up Following photos show the first stage dropping farther behind M from the ocean some miles from Cape Canaveral where the missile was launched last week step toward German reunifica tion The statement was issued aft er Secretary of Stale Christian A Herter and other Western foreign ministers met at Her lers headquarters to line up their strategy for he second week of the conference Their immediate problem in advance of the afternoon session at the Palace of Nations was to close ranks on the issue of Ber lin negotiations The joint statement indicated that fer the lini being at least they had overcome their diffi culties The statement said the West ern ministers expect to ex plore in greater detail the sig nificance of the Western peace plan and to demonstrate to ths Soviet government that the Western proposals have gone far toward meeting its WHAT THE STATEMENT did not say was what the Western position will be ex pectedithe Berlin proposal in the package plan is rejected by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko The problem will remain what to do about Berlin to avoid a possible military showdown with Russia Some stopgap so li tion will have to be worked out if possible West German Foreign Minis ter Helnrich von Brentano said on going into the session at Her ters office the whole affair is nothing Other points of difference be tween French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murviile and the other Western ministers also are becoming apparent French informants say their govern ment is decidedly against hold ing a summit meeting in San Francisco because it shoud in a neutral place like Geneva Britain has favored San Fran because it thinks this would appeal to Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev and make a summit conference more certain The United States is willing to agree on San Fran cisco if theothers insist
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