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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for ITY GLOBE HOME EDITION VOL f7 Baited The Newspaper MenttfeM FuB That Makes All North I o wan s Neighbor s MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 19 CwiUU Hi Pi lots of Gondolas Motorboats on Venice Canals One of Problems j By BARRETTMcGURN New York Herald Tribune News Service VENICE seems 80 romantic and untouched by the cares of this century as the life of a gondolier but to hear the officers of their union tell it you can be sure it is not that way at all The wives and p of gondoliers and Jhe gondola pi lots are tired of damp centuriesold flats with heating and tubs as much as any oh the average gondoliers income of a year his family is if next summers income is not spent before spring Ugo merin head of the Gondoliers Union has a stack of promis sory notes four inches thick representing loans he took out with banks as advances for members totide them through the past winter THE GONDOLIERS know hovr to make a tourist pay once he settles down on the cushions at the bottom of the long sleek canoes Two dollars goes fast for the shortest ride But not enough tourists are willing to hire the gondoliers services To meet that Palmerin has father desperate ideas all of them with one thing in common the banning of motor boats on threemilelong Grand Canal There are motprboats now of just about every description although the United States amphibious duckssea going with the last traces of World War II The largest of the only 12 cents for a swift 15nrinute trip the length of the Grand GanaL It is too study all the beau ty of the centuriesold Venetian Gothic palaces on the main canal but it is a1 far faster service to the hotels and cer tainly undercuts the most gen erous of gondolier prices One idea of the Gondoliers Union is tocompel motprboats to circle outside the island cdmplei from the railroad sta tions and automobile car park to St Marks Plaza using the broad Giudecca would take twice as much gasoline but the iriotorboats could rush along at 12 twice as fast as they can manage now on the Grand Canal ANOTHER IDEA it even more drastic A tunnel could be built from Venices present causeway entrance to St Marks Plaza and to the Lido beyond Venice so that automobilists who must now park their cars at the islandcitys entrance could go straight to their hotels near St Marks or at the beach resort City buses using the tunnel could replace the Grand Canal ferries which are now Venices sole cheap rapid tran sit facility Each of the ideas has been answered with eloquent silence from authorities The gondoliers as Pal carioers the FATHER OF THE ternational banquet held at Hotel Han T Juffer Iretbn deceives a ford as part of the 39th annual state ings bond fromIowa Gov Herschel convention of IowaLions Juffer was Loveless at the Monday night Lions Innamed National Father of the Year wo Lion Fromlreton National Father of Year An low afather of 11 Gerrit T Juffer Ireton has been named National Father of the Year by the Fathers Day Com mittee Juffer a Lion and a bank president was the Lions International banquet Monday night part of the 39th annual state convention of Iowa Lions at Hotel Hanford The new Father of the Year received a savings bond arid congratulations from the people of Iowa from Gov Her schelLoveless alspaLion and an honoredguest at the banquet Lion Juffer has sent eight sons and two daughters through col lege He also has another daugh ter in high school FEATURED SPEAKER at banquet was Clarence L Sturm can guess why but merin points out the are desperate Wakes from motorboats not only are cor roding the foundations of the old Grand Canal palaces a subject of worry for all Venice art lov ers but are wearing out the gondolas at the rate oi one every 10 years compared with a previous years life expectancy of 30 TWICE SINCE war gondoliers have gone on strike In protest once for as long as seven days On another occa sion Palmerin helped organize the funeral of the A hearse barge carrying a crepe draped gondola in imitation xf a typical Venetian funeral moved down the Grand Canal accompanied by every gondola hi town Palmerin wrote a month ago to the President of Italy Gio vanni Gronchi Bureaucracy being what it is the discouraged Palmerin was not surprised that four weeks have gone by with no reply They are hard times inoVed for the gondola If friends of the ninecenturyold Venetian transportation system can tnink of any way to save it the gon are eager to know Vote of Approval for Strauss WASHINGTON UPI Lewis L Strauss nomination to be secre tary of commerce won Senate committee approval Tuesday by a 98 vote The committee action send the nomination on to the Senate with arecommendation for ap proval A Senatevote may come ater this week THREE DEMOCRATS on the Commerce Committee joinec with six Republicans to vole in favor of Strauss nomination Eight Democrats voted against confirmation D the committee chairman announced the outcome after a closed meeting that climaxed 16 days hearing on Pres ident Eisenhowers choice of Strauss for the Cabinet post The committee division was in doubt untiljust before Tuesdays meeting when Sen Frank J Lausche DOhio announced he would vote for HEWAS THE third to come out in favor of confirma tion One of the Democrats Sen John 0 Pastore indicated that he would file a separate re port to the Senate favoring Strauss approval rather than join the other members who voted to confirm him MAGGIE TO WED HOLLYWOOD W Actress Margaret OBrien has set Aug 8 for her wedding to art student Robert Allen SAM Mason City Showers or thunder storms Tuesday night becom ing occasional showers Wed nesday Cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday Lows 46 to 54 High Wednesday 67 to 72 Iowa Considerable cloudiness showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night becoming less numerous Wednesday Copier northwest Tuesday night and most of state Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 40snofth west to near 60 southeast Highs Wednesday 60s north west 70s southeast Further outlook Thursday partly cloudy and cooler Minnesota Showers cool e r High Wedneseday near 65 GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum 65 Minimum 49 At 8 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 41 Voters Approve GarnerHayfield School District GARNER Garner Commu nity School District and Hay field Consolidated School Dis rict w i 11 be merged making district with a total valua tion of more than At a special election here Monday the proposed merger was passed 53253 There werej 92 yotes cast with seven bal ots spoiled i Voters In the Garner district otcd 426 yes to 15 no Hay ield vote was 106 yes to 38 no 15 ESCAPE CARLISLE Iowa UPI A chool bus rolled over into a itch near here Tuesday but 14 tudcnls and the driver escaped ith minor Manawa first vice presi dent of Lions International Sturm who will become the next president of the organization paid tribute to Iowa Lions for the services they have rendered to those less 0 Sturm declared that members of Lions Clubs throughout the world in helping others dont look for the good that comes back Good does come back to them however in the satisfac tion of knowing that they have done good unto The services of the Iowa Lions Sight Conservation Foundation are known throughout the world Sturm told the many occasions he said he has been called on to tell of the Iowa Lions eye program in his trav els Other eye programs else where too are fashioned after the one here STURM NOTED that in hit travels abroad he has seen the worth of Lions Internationals association with the CARE pro gram Lions in nations receiving CARE packages make the dis tributions to the n e d y he pointed out Last activity of the threeday onclave for the 500 delegates and wives comes Tuesday night when they will attend a district governors banquet at the hotel At a Tuesday morning district governors breakfast Sturm told delegates of plans for the 1962 convention of Lions International n Nice France He said it is wped that some U S take their message of goodwill to Europe and help in he breaking down of national boundaries even as America is undivided by its states Storm Damage in Iowa Shenandoah Hit Hardest BY THE ASSOCIATED FEKSS A severe wind and rain storm struck southwest Iowa Monday afternoon and swept eastward across the southern part of the state One of the hardest hit areas was the northwest edge of Shen andoah in x extreme southwest Sheriff Stanley Edgar said the wind guage at the May Seed Co there recorded gusts up to 80 miles an hour No injuries were reported THE SHERIFF SAID the storm m o s e d northeastward across Shenandoah it knocked down roofs off build ings and broke out windows Radio station KM A at Shen andoah said its 488foot tower was blown down The 22year old tower apparently struck the guy wires of a nearby 244foo directional lower as it fell am pulled it down too The towers were located one mile northeast of one was around when they fell The radio station was off the several hours but resumed broadcasting with its one re maining 244foot tower At the Shenandoah airport about 11 planes were damaged Nearly a half dozen smal planes in the public hangar were stacked on top of each other when the end of the build ing was blown out One hangar housing a pri vately owned Cessna was de molished along with the plane THE PUMPHOUSE of Shenandoah caved in and six empty grain bins oh the north edge of low n were One bin was blown a quarter of a mile and smashed The Iowa Highway Patrol De ported four lo oi rain in the Sidney area Hail the size of golf balls was re ported near Red Oak Edgar said that a Shenan doah man reported he thought tie saw a tornado funnel but it could not be confirmed by any other eyewitness A barn on the Walter Muller farm southwest of Clarinda was blown in Clarinda received an inch of rain and approximately two inches fell at Shenandoah As the storm advanced it picked up a garage and threw it several feet at the Adams County farm 1V4 miles cast of Coming Heavy damage to RE A power lines was reported in Adams County WINDS WITH tornadolike fury bashed in the roof of the Sunset Motel in Corning and blew part of it away There was extensive furniture damage lo the motel Fire Chief Dean Rodgers said The winds blew away a ga rage at the Corning Gas and tore down telephone lines An emergency line from Red Oak was open for a few calls Creston 20 miles away from Corning got 71 inch of rain in 40 minutes but had nowind the was Some storm hail accompanied the McElroy Not to Resign Office Now OPERATIONCLEANUP Lunneen employes at a St Joseph supermarket start the tremendous job of cleaning up after a flash flood smashed the busineSsplace Slime aO mches deepmade ashambJes of counters and displays of Water Smashes City ST JOSEPH Mo WIA torrent of water 8 to 10 feet deep gushed down the main street of St Josephs north side Monday night when a cloudburst caused a flash flood iii M rpL Thomas was out of his car killed The body of William M found four blocks from where the water swept him Decision by Gates i Defense Dept Now Intact WASHINGTON Neil H McElroy said Tuesday he will stay on indefinitely as secretary of defense McElroy made the announce ment to newsmen at the WHile House his new deputy ThomusS Gates Jr standing at They had just conferred with President Eisenhower I have suspended my plans McElroy said I dont know willbe leaving Cabinet McElfpy replied to Eisenhower is retiring df Nayyratr thefend fof iSe month loP succeed Hie 1 ate Donald A Quarlcs as deputy There had been speculation Eisenhower had r s u a d e d Gates toslay on at the Pentagon At least one person was housetohous As dawn broke teams of policemen began a search for other victims Other city employes began cleann away mud and debris Properly damage was huge The downpour on the nortl slopes of St Joseph a city o population in northwest crn Missouri was measured a four one hour Tire Blows Iowa Motorist Killed DEWITT UPI Evcret lansen 46 Independence was atally injured near here Mon day night when he lost contro of his car after a lire blew out as he tried to pass another ve hide MANDELL DIES TACOMA Wash W Brig Gen Harold Chiltendcn Man dell 66 senior Army officer on the staff of Fleet Adm Chester W Nimitz in the Pacific thea er during World War II died Monday FERTILE DUCKS FOIL WRECKERS Otto Reichardt San Francisco lounges with some of the little mothers he has con his farm as yers wreckers contractors and deputy sheriffs wonder to do about Moth er Nature Reichardti property AP been condemned to make way for a new high school If I move the ducks now theyll stop laying eggs and He wants them left in peace until Septem ber when the laying season will finished IT WAS ONE of o thunderstorms which produced at least two tornadoes acros the Missouri River in northeast ern Kansas No one was in jured v The St Joseph flood followe the Great Western Railroad tracks through an older section of the city The area Is a com binalion business andresiden tlal dislfict police estimated the flow zone was two or three blocks wide and about four miles long There was speculation that clogged sewers contributed to Ihe flood The water receded rapidly ST JOSEPH main street in the district roughly parallels the railroad Parked automobiles were tum bled along the avenue by the rushing water The flood smashed the win dows of the big Green Hills su pefmarket just as eight clerks were closing the store Trapped nsidc they fled to the roof Mrs Glenn Case wife of one of the clerks arrived in a car to pick up her husband just as the water hit She and their three small children were trapped in he car Alfred Dougal one of the clerks reached the car and assed the woman and children ip to the other men on the roof POOR POLICY DENVER Frank B tcGinnis 27 on parole after erving more than eight months or larceny was back in jail tuesday He got into a fist fight Sionday with his two parole of MCELROY GATES by telling him he is in line to take over behind McElroy He had been planning to step out June 1 as secretary of the Navy Prior to Quarles death McEl roy had said several times that he wanted to leave his Cabinet post by the end of the year to return to private business EVEN IN HIS statement Tues day the defense chief did not rule out the possibility of his resigning before the end of Ei senhowers tenure in office He simply said that as of now he has suspended plans to leave Gates had been planning to re turn to his investment banking jusiness in Philadelphia As for his change of plans Gates remarked with a smile I couldnt think of any reason not to do it except that I didnt want to and that wasnt good McElroy and Gates conferred vith Eisenhower as McElroy made ready to leave to attend the Geneva foreign ministers onference GATES 53 has been under ecrelaryandsecretary of the for nearly six years He as taken part in top Defense Department policy making for everal years Eisenhowers choice for the xacting deputy job won a warm eception from Senate Demo rats Gates nomination is ex acted to be submitted formally the Senate later this week Chairman Richard B Russell DGa of the Senate Armed Cervices Committee described ates as admirably qualified or the job v Sen Everett M Dirksen of H nots the Senate Republics cader said he regards Gates as an able man who will do a EXPIORER DIES LONDON tfrApsley Cherry arrard Poitr sxptortr ied Monday I   

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