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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor BOOM VOL 17 BE Tht Ntwipaptr That Mokes XXM North I owans Neighbors HOME EDITION Preet ud UtmatioaaJ MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11 IMf i Copy Paper CoedsU at Two One Drivers Are Key to Safety Chief Gives His Views on Poor Record By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Assn Writer DBS MOINES IDPA We have just been through a tragic weekend on Iowa high ways with 21 deaths recorded for the Labor DaV weekend I visited with Donald Stratton Iowas new State Safety Com missioner about Iowas safety program and here are the re sults of that interview HOW COULD these fatal acci dents have been prevented There would probably be a different answer for each acci dent Most of the answers would concern something a driver did or failed to do that took him over the margin of safety In nearly every case the accidents could have been prevented by at least one of the drivers in volved In addition I think we might have had a better rec ord if we could have put more enforcement on the highways As it was we thadevery patrol man on duty We even d i s missed the highway patrol re cruit training school on Mon day in order to get the instruc tors on the highways and we called out the drivers license examiners We had all 275 of our men on the roads but there were not enough The patrol CHOU ENLAI War Wont Result in NEW DELHI India Prime Minister Nehru said did not believe In dias dispute with Red China would lead to war not even a small He said India would accept mediation or arbitration of some small territorial dis putes along her northern fron tiers FataI to 6 Tots Mother Also Is Victim WASECA Minn children and their mother were killed Friday in a cartrain col lision here The children were being driy en to school by their mother when the car collided with a Minneapolis and St Louis freight train at a crossing less than a half block from the school THE children of Mr andMrs James Zimmerman Waseca were 12 Michael 10 Constance 9 Barbara 7 Jim my 4 and Jan 2 They were enrolled in the is simply outnumbered We need more men WHAT CAN lowans do to be better drivers We can begin by giving the law the voluntary obedience it deserves Im afraid most of us think of the traffic laws as a sort of minor code that neednt be taken too seriously The La bor Day weekend record shows how wrong that attitude is At the veryleast drivers should consider the trafficvulvavw guide lines within which they can operate with comparative safety WHAT CAN state do to have a better driving record That depends on just how far the driving public is willing to go in additional limitations on driving freedom and in addi tional expenditures The public willing more restrictive laws and a patrol large enough to en force them would help An ex tension of limited access high ways would help more realistic legislation curbing drunken drivers is needed and stiffer more uniform penalties by th courts for all driving offenses These things and many others would improve our driving rec ord but they cannot be accomp lished by departmental decree The public must give us these tools through the legislature WHAT ARE the principle fac tors responsible for traffic acci dents I think the simple volume of traffic is the basic factor re sponsible for accidents Congest ed traffic moves the driver clos er tothe possibility of an acci dent restricts his area of move ment reduces his margin of er ror At the same time we have the driver trying to move BUT I AM of bigger of large areas being claimed on Chi nese the prime min ister told a news conference The seriousness of the sit uation is not that bor Nehru maintained but of the growth of feeling of estrangement irritation and anger on But Nehru told Parliament that the latest letter from Premier Chou Enlai of Com munist China added to the gravity of the border crisis because Red has step by more Chinas policy step become INDIA AND Red China have accused each otherof aggres sion Each has demanded that the other withdraw itsmili tary forces from border areas whose ownership is being questioned Nehru earlier declared that a few miles of were not worth a war but that a treaty was a different thing He said the MacMahon line defining the border be tweenTibet and India should be accepted by China Movie Veteran Douglas Dies HOLLYWOOD Sacred Heart Parochial School Mrs Zimmerman 39 died in three hours after the crash Another child Robert Szyszka 15 was injured by flying debris as he was passingthe crossing while walking to the school He was in poor condition WITNESSES SAID Hie train struck the station wagon broad side The vehicle was pushed about half a block down the tracks and crushed it against the freight depot loading plat form and a standing boxcar The mother and four of the children were thrown out ofthe car The Zimmermans live on a farm just outside of Waseca Mrs Zimmermans husband was hospitalized for shock after a priest told him of the tragedy OFFICIALS SAID the flasher lights at the crossing were op erating and that the locomotive engineer Glen Fairbanks Min neapolis had sounded the whis tle and bell AP Fhotofax IOWA FARM GETS Garst extra polish on and grounds which for his wife and their son Dave 32 stand in front of several years have been the showplace for visit framp Vinnco r flio IfiAanra riaraf faim ino Holonratirmo frnrn oil nirav fVia T iioaioo their white frame on the 160acre Garst farm near Coon Rapids The Garsts have been putting ing delegations from all over the world Russias Premier Khrushchev will be next IKE SAYS OF KHRUSHCHEV MEETING Summit Talks Could Result through this thickening volume of traffic with some speed we have his often casual regard for traffic laws his strange feeling of immunity from accidents The environment of traffic be comes worse daily but we do not become better drivers HAVE YOU considered re fresher courses for drivers li cense renewal applicants The safety department has considered this for some time but the truth is we havent the men or facilities to do it We have 25 license examiners who must renew nearly licenses every year give exam inations to all new license appli cants give reexaminations and hearings We havent the man power to reexamine all renewal applicants no matter how desir able it might be DO YOU BELIEVE drivers li cense examination standards should be revised upward to eliminate some of the bad driv ers The sistarit pastor of Sacred Hear parish ran to the scene from the school and administered the sacraments to the dead and dy ing The students at the schoo spent the morning in prayers for their dead classmates The school was described by Father Olsen as a somber place a silent the worst cartrain ac cident in Minnesota history WASHINGTON Eisenhower held open Friday the that his manto man talks with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev beginning Tuesday may lead to a sum mit conference That could mean negotiations on future of Germany and other world is sues In a radioTV report loathe nation Thursday night Eisen hower called on come to Washington structive ideas and suggestions that could provide the basis for responsible negotiations on the SCHEDULE SET issues that And he expressed carefully guarded op timism about the possibility of moving toward better under standing between the Soviet Union andthe West It is my profound he declared that some real prog ress will be even though no one would be so bold as to predict such anf THROUGHPUT HIS speech empliasized to abandon any of policy vih his search for new approaches to solution of East West problems Any argreement for a later summit meeting he said must be based upon the cer tainty ofSoviet respect for the position of the Western powers in Berlin In addition he said there must be some clear So viet indication no matter how given that serious negotiations will bring about real promise oi reducing the causes of world support of fun EisenhoVyer said flexibility in tactics and methods is the key to any hope of progress in star Paul Douglas 52 died Fri day of a heart attack Fi r er men were called to the Douglas home in Hollywood Hills by Doug las wife act ress Jan Ster ling but res cue squad members said Douglas was dead when they arrived Douglas who atfound the cash in the envelopes Thank Boss Says as He Hands Out Huge Bonuses CAMBRIDGE Mass Harmon P Elliott 72 head of the Elliott Addessing Machine is enjoying the fun of giv ing while living to the hilt Thursday he handed out in cash to 578 employes as his thank you for their years of faithful service They N i kit as First 9 Daysjn America WASHINGTON coasttocoast whirl of white Hack tie arid business suit dinners has been lined up for Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchevs American tour Also on the docket is a lunch in the employes cafeteria of an industrial plant Details for the first nine days of the visit were announced Thursday by the White House They cover his tour through Washington New York Los Angeles San Francisco and Des Moines Schedules for his visit to Pittsburgh and a second stay in Washington willbe announced later President Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M Nixon The Weather Mason City Generally fair with THE PRESIDENTS report covered both his recent Euro pean trip and his forthcoming talks with Khrushchev who will arrive here next Tuesday on a 12day visit to the United States At the outset of the visit Khrush chev will spend two days in Washington He will wind up his coasttocoast tour with three more days of discussions here In Europe Eisenhower con ferred with the leaders of Brit ainj France West Germany Italy and the Atlanti Treaty Organization and said h outlined to them his reasons fo inviting Khrushchev here as fol lows FIRST TO GIVE him the op portunity to see what America and Americans are like To let and Mrs Nixon will greet tended Yale had been a radio announcer and professional foot all player in his younger days ie was a veteran of movies and iad appeared in numerous dra matic television shows SAUVE NAMED QUEBEC HVPaul Sauve 52 has been named premier of Que bec to succeed the late Maurice Duplessis who died Monday SAME containing their regular pay checks The money came from a trust fund Elliott established 20 years ago He recently sold the plant to Bessemer Securities Corp of New York but only with the un derstanding that all his present workers would be kept on Employes with only three years of service got plus for each year Those with of employment re ceived as much as FATAL DAY BROKEN ARROW Okla Frank R Duggan drowned Thursday 15 minutes short of retirement The Tulsa cement finisher was 65 Thursday Just before the end of his last day of work at a sewer plant proj ect here he toppled from a scaffold into a fivefoot deep pit half filled with water Soviet leader and his party when his big jet airliner ar rives at next Tues day at nearby Andrews Air Force Base V Khrushchev will have a private luncheon at the Presidents guest house before going White House for a midafternoon conference with Eisenhower The Eisenhowers will entertain at a white tie dinner that night at White House for the Khrushchevs WEDNESDAYS SCHEDULE calls for a visit to theagricul tural experiment station at Beltsville an address to the Washington press corps at a National Press Club luncheon and a motor tour through th capital The Khrushchevs will give dinner that night at the Sovie embassy in honor of the Eisen bowers Other highlights of the tour in Head of Cattle Net Strands total of head of Montana feeder cattle were sold at auction here Thursday think licensing standards The cattle were should be high but Im afraid this would not eliminate a sig nificant number of bad drivers Almost anyone can bone up to a test especially when is given several tries no matter how difficult it mar be sold at the 35th annual sale of Oswald Strand and Sen Strand a Manly sale barn owner and hisson imported the cattle from their ranches and other ranches in the vicinity of Harlontown Mont Buyers from Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin attended the sale which was clerked by the First National Bank of Mason City Steer calves averaging 290 pounds went for a hun dredweight One group of steers averaging 621 pounds sold at and heifers ranging from 500 to 700 pounds went for prices averaging between and elude Sept trip to New York a luncheon given by Mayor Robert F a reception by former Ambassa dor W Averell Harriman a black die dinner given by the Economic Club of New York Sept trip by car to Hyde Park to visit Mrs Frank lin D Roosevelt an address to the General Assembly a tour of New York a dinner giv en by Dag Hammarskjold sec retary general of the United Na tions SEPT 19tPfarw trip to Los Angeles a lunch with motion picture industry leaders a tour of the Los Angeles area a din ner given by Mayor Norris Poul son Sept trip to San Francisco meeting and dinner with a group of union leaders Sept tour of San Francisco tour of harbor by ship visit to the International Business Machine computer plant at San Jose with luncheon in the employes cafeteria visit to Stanford Research Institute at Menlo Park dinner given by Mayor George Christopher Sept trip to Des Moines Arrival at Des Moines Municipal Airport The party will proceed to the Hotel Fort Des Moines Khrushchev will make a motor tour of points ofinterestin the Des Moines area Charles F lies and the Des Moines Cham ber of Commerce will give a dinner in the grand ballroom of the Fort Des Moines Sept chev and parly will visit the Pi warming trend through Sat urday Low Friday night low er 50s Highs Saturday 80 to 85 Generally fair with warm ing trend through Saturday Friday night 46 to 52 east 52 to 56 west Highs Sat urday 77 to 87 Outlook for Sunday Partly cloudy little temperature change except possibly cooler north portion Minnesota Fair and pleasant Highs Saturday 7080 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday nm see and feel a great and thriving nation living in real freedom Second to give him face to face the basic conviction of our people on the major issues of the day including West Berlin and o hear from him directly his own views on those He renewed assurances that he vill not negotiate with Khrush chev on subjects directly involv ng the interests of other nations Maximum Minimum At 8 68 34 53 On the Inside General News Page 2 North Iowa Features 3 Editorials 4 7 Mason City News 89 Cub Sports 1112 Society News 15 Latest 17 Clear Lake News North Iowa News Pullout Section I DR THOMAS QOOLEY Ned rat I Capital Final Spurt by Congress WASHINGTON W Congresi turned itsvattention Friday to relatively matters after its first vetovictory over Presi dent Eisenhower in his 6Va uToffice goes back into high gear Sat lirday in a final spurt for hoped for adjournment next Monday the Washington ar rival of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Two major matters and many lesser ones were disposed of IThursday Both houses overrode Eisen howers objections and passed finally a money bill to finance flood harbor and other public works In doing so Congress upset the first Eisenhower veto of the 146 he has issued since 1953 THE HOUSE completed con gressional action on a thirdtry billion dollar housing bill which the White House has indicated Eisenhower will sign He had vetoed two earlier measures The Senate passed a bill which would make it easier for this country to extend aid to Poland and other Iron Curtain countries seeking a measure of independ ence from Moscow But Sen Styles Bridges whose opposition helped defeat a sim ilar bill by a single vote last year called for reconsideration before sending it to the House The House may act on a com promise version of a farm sur plus disposal Worked out Thursday night by a conference committee the measure would extend for two years the present program of selling surplus crops overseas in return for foreign THE CONFEREES agreed on a twoyear extension with au thority tb sell 1M billion dollars worth of products a year and to give away iip to 300 millions more a year for emergency re ief The bill also would permit ut not compel the Agriculture Department to set up a food lamp plan to supply commodi ies to needy persons in this country Another conference group though apparently deadlocked tries again Friday to reach agreement on a bill to permit raising the interest rates on series E and H savings bonds Thursdays action left one major hurdle between Congress and adjournment The Senate Saturday takes up a House passed foreign aid appropria tion bill providing about in new aid funds and about 400 million more for mis cellaneous other purposes SCHEDULED TO BE added to it on the Senate floor is an amendment to extend for two years the life of the Civil Rights Commission which otherwise would expire next November Southern senators plan a token filibuster against the amend ment and might delay a final vote until Monday The skids are greased in the House to accept the civil rights amendment and compromise the money matters That would pave the way for final adjournment of the ses sion sometime Monday oncer Hibred Corn Co at John ston So viet leader will visit the farms of RosweJI Garst at Coon Rap ds and the Garsts will give a uncheon for the Russian party will visit the Iowa State University and Jts experimental station at Ames from the cs Moines Airport for Pitts burgh Thomas A Dooley Jungle Doctor Gets Criss Award FEW WITHOUT JOBS BERN Switzerland he government said Friday iat Switzerland with a popula on of had only 812 ersons unemployed during the month of August The figure as an alltime low for August NEW YORK CITY Dr Thomas A Dooley youthful American jungle doctor noted for his work in Laos has been announced as recipient of the Mutual of Omaha Criss Award The award given for outstand ing contributions in the field of health safety consists of and a gold medal Dr Charles W Mayo of the Mayo Clinic and chairman of the Mutual of Omaha Criss Award board of judges said that the selection was made last spring Dr Dooley received word of the award Thursday in New York City He commented Im first really direct award Ive ever received as a doctor I feel very honored to be in the company ol such men as Dr Jonas Salk who won the award in DR MAYO EXPLAINED that Dr Dooley whose home is in St Louis received the Mutual of Criss Award for his outstanding contributions to the peoples of the free world Dr Mayo cited the fact that Dr Dooley has with Dr Peter Commanduras been a driving force in the founding of Medico Medical International Coop eration vw h i c h las brought medical aid to mil lions of people throughout the world M a y o said Dr Dooley1 s devotion to this cause s a truly remarkable manifes tation of a free man helping other free men on a personto person The Mutual of Omaha Criss Award was established by Mu tual President V J Skutt to honor the late Dr C C Criss who founded Mutual of Omaha in 1909 Past recipients include Dr Salk for the vaccine which bears h i s name Dr Howard Rusk for his work in rehabili tation W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City Iowa Globe Gazette for traffic safety and Drs Edward C Kendall and Philip S H e n c h of the Mayo Clinic for their work on cortisone DR DOOLEY FIRST nterested in the work in Laos when after the fall of Dienbi   

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