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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited fot VOL 91 Firearms control debated Hunters possess bulk of some million guns By HELEN B SHAFFER GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau and the legislatures of New York and other states will consider as a matfer of urgency at their 1960 sessions new legislation for more effective control of fire arms A principal purpose will be to keep guns out of the hands of juvenile gangs Means will be sought at the same time to re duce the number of didntknow itwasloaded deaths from weap ons in the homes of lawabiding citizens No one knows how iriany guns are in the hands of private own ers in the United States What is known is that many of these are weapons possessed by young hoodlums in large cities others are owned by known criminals incompetents and emotionally unstable individuals The num ber of guns in private ownership is believed to have increased sharply in recent years MANY THOUSANDS of guns were brought home as souvenirs by servicemen in World War II and Korean conflict One troop ship from Europe is said to have carried smuggled weap ons The British government is The Newspaper That Makes AM N o r th I owans Neighbors Awociated Prtu and United Preu International Full MASON CITY IOWA SATUBDAY UOVPURER 11 IQce T SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14 195 7c Copy rf Two SectionsSection HOME 1D1TIOM hand weapons has been slim ulated by western dramas on TV sales Colt firearms dou bled in a twoyear period No 31 To seize Oregon berries WASHINGTON Wel fare Department has recom mended seizure in California of another shipment of Oregon cranberries found to be tainted with aminothiazole the weed killer that produces cancer in rats Welfare Secretary Arthur S Flemming said Saturday no evi uu tu reported to have sold 1 million dence has turned up that any surplus small arms during recranberries are contaminated cent months mostly to Ameriexcept some of those from can dealers The demand for Washington and Oregon FLEMMING WAS out by au Associated Press check 17 regional Food and Drug Administration 4 J auu rvuumnbirauon Au educated guess is that which is testing the entire cur Americans now own no fewer than 50 million firearms of var ious kinds Many of these are kept by the countrys 15 million hunting enthusiasts each of whom is likely to own more than one weapon A recent poll in dicated that at least half of all American households are equip ped with guns While most of the agitation for better control of firearms and most of the existing legislation aims to keep them out of the hands of criminals and juvenile delinquents only a small pro portion of the countrys firearms casualties can be laid to these groups The vast majority of deaths and injuries result from careless handling of weapons by their lawful owners THE FASTDRAW fad brought on by the rash of TV westerns has been responsible for many tragedies The National Rifle Assn urges members of fast draw clubs lo use only blanks but there is nothing to prevent use of live cartridges Family rent cranberry crop Aside from the San Francisco office which turned up the sec ond tainted Oregon shipment at Modesto none of the of fices have found any bad cran berries But they said it may be weeks before they complete their tests FLEMMING SAID the tainted 4 pounds each that came from Coquiile Ore A previous Cali fornia seizure was recommend ed Monday by Flemming Itxis the Justice Department that makes any seizures Northwood firemen battle flames at front left and rear of Gamble Store Loss to exceed Store bums at Northwood NORTHWOOD An early morning fire here Saturday destroyed the Gamble Store and caused smoke damage in two adjoining buildings The blaze was discovered about 5 by a passing mo torist who had stopped for coffee in the coffee shop across the street He said he saw flames and heard what sounded like an explosion Firemen from Mason City and Kensett were called to assist the volunteer fire de partment of Northwood They were unable to save the store or any of its contents but pre vented the flames from spreading despite the wind which scattered sparks over much of the downtown area The Gamble Store was owned and operated by George Swalve He said mer chandise in the building was valued at between and It was partially cov ered by insurance The twostory frame build ing was owned by Lawrence Henderson Santa Barbara Calif It is estimated at about An insurance ageot Glenn Tenold said replace ment value would be about The adjoining building a bowling alley in a new brick building and the Coastto Coast Store on the other side were damaged by smoke The fire was brought under control in about two hours It is thought that the fire started in the rear corner of the store The cause of the blaze is undetermined Flames and smoke were visible from as far away as Mason City and Glenville Mercury skids far below zero in Le Mars has 24 Mason City just 5 Winter aims new blow at Montana animals stranded HELENA Mont UPI Winter readied another savage blow Saturday at Montana villages and ranches already reelii JM I Trie To InTCG WMJ i imjn v AUttgco a shipment contained 311 bags of under recordbreaking cold and snow The U S Weather Bureau said the second blizzard was sweeping down from Canada and would invade the hardhit state by Sunday The forecast was bitter news for ranchers struggling through waistdeep drifts to reach lions of cattle and sheep strand and near starvation high in The Iowa Department of Agthe Rocky Mountains members and friends are the usual victims Plinking fir ing at tin cans often from auto mobiles driven at high speeds has been another source of fa talities More rigorous control of fire arms will do nothing to remove the causes of juvenile delinquen but it may help to reduce killing and maimings youth ful gangs Instruction in proper use of as is giv en in the hunter safety training programs now authorized for the schools of a dozen or more riculture said Saturday that tests on three of four lots of cranberries sold in Iowa show no contamination L B Liddy chief of the foods and dairy division of the Iowa depart ment said results of the test at least indicate to me what we thought we would have nothing to worry Liddy said about 90 per cent of the berries submitted for analysis were grown in Wis Stockmen estimated statescan do much to lower the of the Cerro Gordo County annual toll from firearms o The early storm raged out of the Rockies Friday to surround the Midwest and Great Lakes and pierce deep into New York state and the South FREEZING temperatures were expected throughout Oklahoma western Missouri Northwest Ar kansas and Texas as far south as Alabama and eastward lo the Appalachians Brothers die on icy road NEWTON ft Two brothers were killed Friday in a collision of their car with a semitrailer truck which went out of con trol in a slushcovered area of Highway 6 three miles west of Newton Dead were Edward Man us Gencscr 42 of near Granger Mason City Increasing cloudi ness and not so cold Saturday night lows 5 below to 5 above Considerable cloudiness and warmer Sunday with snow flurries highs 2328 Iowa Increasing cloudiness not so cold west fair continued quite cold east Saturday night lows 5 below to 5 above west zero to 10 above east Warmer Sunday snow flurries north west high 2030 Further out look Cloudy snow flurries colder and windy Monday Minnesota Light snow Sunday warmer Highs 1828 GlobeGazette Weather Data All Iowa suddenly became an ice box Saturday when tempera tures plummeted to as low as 2 degrees below zero at LeMars and 19 below at Sibley Chero had 17 The bright side of the situa tion was that the Weather Bu reau said the frigid blast was moving south and east and that there would be an upward trenc in temperatures in the west Sat urday night and over the state Sunday HOWEVER THE outlook for Sunday morning was for tem peratures ranging from zero to 10 above Another jailbreak in Iowa ROM OUR WIKE SERVICES WEBSTER CITY A North Carolina convict arrested here Vednesday made an easy break rom the old Hamilton County ail which had been condemnec recently by a grand jury George Dewey Bennett 25 itonewall got out early Saturday apparently by bending bars of his cell window To top it off he escaped in hi own car a 1952 Cadillac which was parked outside the jail There were no guards on dut at the time of the crashout IT WAS THE second from an old jail in Iowa thi month Earlier five convicts i the Cerro Gordo County jail Mason City dug their way vigh through a rotten concret wall Authorities said Bennett ad mitted stealing 22 blank check and a checkwriting machin from a coop elevator near Wei ster City Monday night an getting in cash and me chandise in disposing of them Bennett was arrested Wedne dayafter he returned from trip to Des Moines to trade ir his car for another one Off cers said Bennett apparent made his getaway in his ca parked near the jail Richard consm of sheep and cattle were trapped in threefoot drifts high in the Rocky Mountains Temperatures down to 46 de grees below zero had crusted the snow preventing livestock from foraging Ranchers broke through the drifts with tractors Friday to reach part of the herds and flocks BUT MORE animals were ma rooned on islands when the 2 escapees returned to jail here T f uu isidiiub wnen me Two of the iv e men who frigid tcmpcratures frozc an ice and Donald millions 39 Madrid Sheriff Ray Gaylor said the truck began to slide across the broke out of the rotting walls U early last Monday arc back hind those walls Heicna RS fvert a mtles southeast of John Lumley 25 nmt t possession of firearms to per sons who have real need of them but most of these laws are easily evaded One present pro posal for action by Congress is to forbid shipment of any weap on into any state where its possession would be unlawful This would curb the traffic of outofstate mail order houses which now advertise their weap ons in states where they are barred by law A more sweeping proposal is for national registration of fire arms This is opposed by the National Rifle Assn which points out that the resulting cat were returned Friday evening from Valley City N by deputy sheriffs Saturday noon they waived preliminary hearing on charges of jail break and were bound over to the District Court Justice of the Peace Fred erick B Shaffer set bail bond for each at and neither was able to provide it Lumley still faces the charge of breaking and entering and Klinglc one of forgery on which they were held when they broke jail Held in St Paul by the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation on open charges are Thomas Lee The jams backwater was re ported sending ice streams flowing into ranchhouse baseunresolved issues on wages lo 8 am Saturday Maximum highway and met the car head on The truck driver Otho El mer Rothman 42 Des Moines was taken to a Newton hospital with a neck injury and severe shock STRIKE ENDS BOSTON Boston news papers closed for eight days by a printers strike were back in operation Saturday The strike ended Friday when the Inter national Typographical Union members voted 644543 to accept the publishers offer to arbitrate Minimum At 8 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 5 5 Trace 64 34 ments On the inside Church News Page 3 Editorials 4 Society News and Blue 8 Sports Mason City Clear Lake 14 Building News 1415 Latest North Iowa no might some day fall into Sweiter 18 Hampton Bernard u the hands of an invader Half a Mason 21 St Paul and Alvin M 11 u juu j La ui dlJU l VIII dozen countries of Western EurSeifcrt 32 Mason City Sheriff ppe had national firearms regJerry Allen saio he stiH is hope istration before World War II and the records are said to have provided handy lists of weapons for seizure by the Nazis ful that they will be turned over to Cerro Gordo County after the FBI has completed its investiga tions But rescue parties said more hunters were stranded in the mountains Two Montana State University Rich ard Maxwell 20 and Bob Amick 21 were saved in drama tic rescue operations late Fri day Lost survivor of Civil War is 117 HOUSTON Tex WvThe last survivor of the battle between the Blue and the Gray Confed erate veteran Walter Williams chalked up his 117th birthday Saturday But Sunday was to be the big day with most of the tough old soldiers 10 surviving children expected here to help him celebrate the anniversary Williams blind and partially deaf has been bedridden for about two years 16 18 Other Saturday morning read ings included 13 below at Spenj ccr 10 below al Sioux Rapids 8 64 a year ago Chilled North lowans bundled up in their sheep skins will feel even more num with the realization that a year ago this mer cury was dancing around the mid60 mark in this area The 1958 high for Nov 14 was 64 Thats in contrast with the subzero readings this year Wrongway westerlies to blame for bad weather WASHINGTON Weather Bureau Saturday blamed the wrongway high Westerlies for the winterin November snow storms sweeping much of the West Midwest The high Westerlies are great rivers of air which set the weather pattern for the northern temperate zone they got to meandering up and down the map in giant loops which provided spill ways for arctic air to come south and tropical air to flow nortli Dr Jerome Namias chief of the weather bureaus ex tended forecasts section said there is no sign on the hori zon of any marked Namias said last October stay that way for a spell Normally the high Wester lies flow west to east with no great excursions north and south This year however below at Sioux City 6 below at Fort Dodge 5 below at Mason City and 2 below at Council Bluffs The unseasonable subzero temperatures came in the wake of the heaviest snowstorm of the season The Weather Bureau said the situation probably would be the climax to a storm which began Thursday and di rectly or indirectly took six lives ROAD CONDITIONS over Iowa ranged from fair to The highway de partment said many roads still were snowpacked while theothers had numerous icy patches at best Caution was urged Temperatures were due to rise to no more than 12 to 22 Satur day afternoon Fridays highs varied from 18 at Sioux City to decent winter I29 at BurlingtoriT lay in the chance that the i The Weather Bureau said the Westerlies might back on course this month But they didnt and winter roared in further outlook calls for a new sweep of cold air lo cover the stale Monday and bring snow flurries with it SAME IOWA SAFETX DEPARTMENT FIGURES Black neani tritfio death In pan boaril Politics already in air Big guns thundering j THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Political guns are thundering urprisingly loud in advance of ext years presidential season Presidential hopefuls n o vr eating the bushes are Vice resident Richard M Nixon en John F Kennedy DMass nd New Yorks Gcv Nelson A Rockefeller None of these men ctually admit they are running o r presidential nominations icxt year A Democratic elder states man W Averell Harriman and possible Democratic presiden ial dark horse Gov Edmund Brown of California con erred at Sacramento nd took the occasion to throw a few bricks at the Republicans NIXON SPEAKING at Indian apolis Friday said the farm is sue will very possibly be tha major issue on the domestic icene in Nixon said it is out of the that he would run again as a vice presidential can didate but that I still feel its oo early to announce 1960 jlans The vice president patted Rockefeller his main Republi an rival on the back for being a very effective campaigner Jut Nixon added that the New York governor does not have he experience at campaigning nationally that some others have He presumably meant himself Kennedy at Milwaukee bor rowed a phrase from Sir Win ston Churchill in saying a administration is needed to ov ercome the gains made by the Soviet Union in the past seven years locusts had THE RUSSIANS said the Massachusetts senator have beaten us into outer space around the sun to the moon and surpassed us in rocket en gines and new fuels All this they have Kennedy said while we for seven years have cut our forces reduced our budgets held back our missile programs wasted our money and time and scien tific Rockefeller at San Francisco said We must clearly see the conflict between American and Soviet objectives and principles as only one grave struggle upon the wide scene in this age of revolution Rockefeller at several appear ances during the day dodged saying he was in the running Indianola driver killed in smashup INDIANOLA Frank lin Keller 72 Indianola was killed Saturday in a twocar collision at a county road inter section five miles southwest of here Donald George Putney 22 of near Indianola who also was alone in his car escaped injury AP Phototax Denies Pill Charge Dr William Shyne Lalil appears in court and denies charges of giving laxative pills disguised as candy to yountr Halloween trickortreaters Hes shown with his at torney Richard Kaplan up the bail will be able to establish his and declared his client innocence
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