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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for tfw VOL n MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY M 1WO copy Paper TWO Prcu ITK Preii rul He M 406 trapped in Africa coal mine Lets try i this test J on safety Study questions carefully some are tricky By WILLIAM EBERLINE DES MOINES Hey there Mr and Mrs Iowa motorist See how you score on this true false test 1 About twice as many peo ple are killed each year in Iowa in collisions involving t w o or more cars as in onecar acci dents 2 Because of the great amount of traffic in cities anc towns your chances of getting killed in a motor vehicle acci dent there are greater than on rural roads 3 A big increase in fatal acci dents on secondary roads large ly accounted for the 79 more traffic deaths in Iowa this year than last 4 MORE ACCIDENTS occur at night than in the daytime 5 Bad weather is one of the major causes of fatal traffic ac cidents in Iowa 6 Iowa youngsters apparentlj are learning to ride their bicy Mexico tin cles more carefully because bi interview cycles were involved in fewer fatalities in 1959 than in 1958 Now its no fair peeking at th answers below before you tak the test If you havent done so go back and try your luck be fore reading any farther If you rated any of the state ments above as true then yoi need to do a little boning up on your motor vehicle statistics Cheer up folks Floridas cold too It was cold throughout Iowa Friday but colder in the west than in the east An intermittent cloud cover kept tempera tures above zero in the east Council Bluffs had 7 below Boone 5 below and Mason City 1 below But Davenport had a reading of 9 above zero The Weather Bureau said the mercury wouldnt rise very much Indications were that the cold weather wouid continue through the weekend Temperatures were expected to go below zero in all sec tions of the state Saturday morning with readings of 4 to 12 below zero But lowans arent atone in the cold Even Florida shivered in an unaccustomed cold wave that kept tourists under wraps in the South and threatened citrus and vegetable crops farther north Temperatures plunged to a low of 19 at Gainesville in north Florida and Miami recorded a low of 36 degrees coldestever for a Jan 22nd Frost covered lawns and automobile wind shields State officials said there was definitely damage to vege table crops but said the states multimillion dollar citrus in dustry apparently escaped serious harm Spears7 wife says it was William Taylor who died in air crash DALLAS Tex Robert Vernon Spears young wife ad mitted Thursday night she met the exconvict and naturopath in Dallas two weeks that it was William Allen Taylor who died in a Nov 16 airliner crash But she doesnt believe Spears placed a bomb aboard the plane which carried 42 persons to their deaths in the Gulf of Mexico the 36yearold woman said in a dramatic radiotelevision rview The interview with KRLD news director Eddie Barker came about 24 hours after the FBI found her portly 65yearold husband in Phoenix Ariz Here was answer when she was asked if she believes man with a 33year criminal record bombed the airliner Regardless of his past re gardless of what he has done or TAKE QUESTION No 1 fo example You might think a first glance that auto collision would be quite a bit more deac ly than onecar accidents But Iowa Safety Department figures show accidents involv ing two or more cars in 1959 claimed 340 lives as against 337 deaths in oneear accidents Jn 1958 twocar collisions took 296 lives onecar accidents 302 That indicates your chances of getting killed are about the same in the two types of acci dent Of the onecar accidents auto mobiles running off the roadway accounted for the most fatalities in 1959 and 157 in 1958 Figures on other types of one car accidents are Car pedes trian 67 in 1959 and 54 in 1958 cartrain 28 in 1959 and 31 in 3958 car hitting fixed object 34 in 1959 and 35 in 1958 car overturned in road 13 in 1959 9 in 1958 other noncollision ac cidents 8 in 1959 1 in 1958 AND HERES THE answer to No 6 Car bicycle accidents claimed 14 lives in 1959 against only 7 in 1958 It might also seem logical that the more traffic the more like lihood of fatal accidents But the figures dont bear this out Of the 677 traffic deaths in Iowa in 1959 the Safety Depart ment says 394 or about 58 per cent occurred on rural primary highways In 1958 the figure was 317 out of a total of 598 Accidents in cities and towns caused only 95 or 14 per cent of the 1959 total deaths There were only 88 urban deaths in 1958 or 15 per cent of the total Rural secondary road acci dental deaths fell off to 188 last year from 193 a year earlier The Safety Departments an alysis of 1959 data isnt yet com plete but the experience of 1958 indicated this Of the 55912 ac cidents in Iowa in 1958 some 53 per cent occurred during day light hours And 76 per cent took place on dry roads 10 per cent on snow or ice and the rest on muddy or wet roads DOCTOR DIES PENANG Malaya Wu Lien tch 81 credited with sav ing millions of persons in Chin from the bubonic plague in 1910 tiitd Thursday said or what has been said about him I know he is a very kind person to me and to others I do not believe he was cap able of putting a bomb on a plane She said Spears gave his res ervation on the flight to Taylor a 60yearold longtime friend from Tampa Fla He told her that he read the next day that the plane had crashed and seized the opportunity to disap pear Spears told her of the decep tion during a secret visit to Dal las two weeks ago she related He hoped his young wife and two infant children would bene fit from more than 8100000 in life insurance he carried Did he mention Al William Allen Taylor she was asked Yes he did she replied evenly What did he say He Spears said that he Taylor was on the plane she said He was sorry it had to lappen to him or anyone else In Tampa Taylors exwife Alice she had that her former husband was unduly influenced by Dr Spears and betrayed Morth Iowa Clear and colder Friday night lows 410 below Saturday partly cloudy con tinued cold highs around 15 Iowa Clear and cold Friday night colder east lows 412 below Saturday partly cloudy continued cold highs 1420 Little hope theyll be found alive Could be 2nd worst disaster FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES COALBROOK South Africa More than 400 miners are trapped in a South African coal mine and authorities now fear none may be found alive An earlier report that contact had been made with some of the 406 men was discounted by au thorities For a short time there were indications that at least some of the entombed mixture of white and might be brought to the surface alive The number of men trapped originally was determined as 506 This later was scaled down somewhat They were trapped Thursday by two rock slides 600 feet un derground at the Clydesdale Collier 50 miles south of Jo hannesburg MIXED RESCUE teams of whites and Negroes worked side by side to get an emergency supply of air to the men But 20 hours after the miners were trapped the rescuers still had not reached them Its sheer hell down there said one rescue worker who emerged from the pit after dig ging through the night Another said that the chances of getting any out seemed hope less The disaster could be the worst in postwar mining his tory The worst mining disas ter recorded was the loss of 1549 men on April 26 1942 at Henkeiko Colliery in Man churia An explosion damaged the AP Photofax identical heart ailments an open MINES OK HOWS cute youngsters have fun with stethe scopes as they test each others hearts blood vessel between the artery to the before checking out of a childrens hos lung and the main artery of the heart pital at Philadelphia Anne Troy 3 Repairs were made and everythings and Barbara Miller 4 both un shipshape now as their smiles readily delwent surgery on the same day for show Kennedy vs Humphrey Extend welcome to China Included in disarm talks By JOHN HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON WVThe United Stales is holding the door open for Reel China to participate in a global disarmament program negotiations ever reach that point Officials acknowledged that inspection stations on Red Chi ncse territory would he essen tial to make any arms control plans effective This need in turn could some clay force this country to take a new look at its policy of nonreeognition of Communist China THIS COUNTRY has negoti ated informally with Red China on other matters without recog nizing the Communist regime anfl officials said their present stand has no bearing on recog nition But the issue could bo raised either by the Red Chi nese or on their behalf by the Soviets in connection with work ing out any disarmament agree ment Recognition might be pre sented as the price of Red Chinas participation The link between Red China and disarmament was brought to the fore Thursday by state Ments in Peiping and Washing Midwest political spotlight to be on Wisconsin primary outlook Partly continued cold Sun Further cloudy day Five day towa Temperatures will average 5 to 15 degrees below normal Saturday through next Wednesday with continued Afternoon from 14 to 22 Overnight lows will range from 6 below to 6 cold temperatures highs will range mines surface ventilator and cut off the air supply for a time but it was restored Friday afternoon CANARIES WERE carried in to the Clydesdale shafts by res cue teams as a precaution Canaries are often used in mine disasters to test the air be cause they are more suscepti ble to gas than human beings The Mines Department said there was no evidence of a gas explosion A fresh air base can now be established not far from the rock barrier and efforts to reach the trapped men are be ing carried out from this area the department said WASHINGTON UP Sen John F Kennedy and Sen Hu bert H Humphrey are squared off for a crucial political prize fight in the Wisconsin primary April 5 The prize could be the Democratic presidential nomin above zero Precipitation willj The mine is operated by Clydesdale Transvaal Collieries average 10 to 20 of an inch occurring as snow toward end of the period Minnesota Fair continued cold Highs Saturday 1018 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 13 Minimum 1 a firm with mining inter est in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal First warning impending disaster came Thursday after noon when the earth began splitting on the surface near the Clydesdale mine PITHEAD AT THE MINE WHERE 506 ARE TRAPPED AP Photolax Living costs declined in December WASHINGTON UPI The nations living costs declined in December for the first time in four months the government re ported Friday The Labor Departments con sumer price index fell onetenth of 1 per cent to the October evel of 1255 per cent of aver ge 194749 prices IT STILL WAS T5 per cent above the level of a year ago lowever Lower prices for food cloth ing and hard goods were fac ors in the drop although serv ce rates and other commodities ontinued to climb The department announced hat despite the decline about 175000 workers will get one to two cents an hour wage in creases because of previous ad vances in the cost of living About 330000 workers in elec rical equipment plants includ ng General Electric and West toast aircraft firms will get a jenny an hour pay boost ANOTHER 230000 workers in he trucking industry will get raises of two cents an hour anc 12000 in miscellaneous cate gories will get a penny Their are lied to the index hrough costofliving clauses in contracts The December drop wiped ou a onetenth of one per cent ad vance in the index for Novem ber The average for the year wa ninetenths of one per c e n above the 1958 average Thi was the smallest annual in crease in the past four year and well below most of th postwar years On the inside North Iowa Features Page 3 Editorials 4 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 CubGazette 8 Sports 910 Society News 1112 Clear Lake News 12 Comics 15 North Iowa News 18 TV Guide Pullout Section lion It could just as well be a tandoff Kennedy got into Wisconsin vith both feet Thursday His amp figures its a gamble be ause Wisconsin is next door to lumphreys home state of linnesota and Humphrey has ecn mending his Wisconsin enccs diligently BUT THEY ALSO figure this f the Massachusetts senator ins big in Wisconsin hell nock Humphrey out of the ace And hell open the door or bigger states to swing their onvention delegates onto his andwagon Humphrey welcomed Ken edys entry in Wisconsin and e expects a hard fight He aid polls taken by Kennedy orces in the state show con iderable voter sentiment for BAD BREAK SPRINGFIELD Mo break in a gas main left an stimated 100000 persons with ut heat Friday in subfreezing vcather SAME Kennedy Humphrey added that nis limited campaign fund dont permit him the luxury of a poll of my own Kennedy also announced hi entry in the Nebraska primarj May 10 Humphrey hasnt de cided about that one yet Un iker Wisconsin this primary L not binding on convention dele amounts to a popu arity contest between candi dates The Republicans have a prob cm Because Vice Presiden Richard M Nixon is the onl GOP presidential candidate in sight there is no heat of bat tie or clash of rivals to keep heir cause constantly in the public eye About the only GOP new Friday came from Republican National chairman Thruston B Morton who is senator from Kentucky MORTON TOLD a meeting of Young Republicans tha Republican January jubilation could turn into a Novembe nightmare if we permit our selves to become fat and com placent Secretary of the Interio Fred Seaton told the sam group Id like to remind th Democrats that Franklin D Roosevelt was nominated fou times in a convention nobod every called a wide open con venlion He was referring t Democrats who have bee pointing out Nixons lack c rivals for the Republican nom nation In the Chinese capital For ign Minister Chen Yi declared lat his country would not be ound by any disarmament grcement reached without its ormal participation or without c signature of its delegates In Washington State Depart ment Press Officer Lincoln Vhite said that if substantial jrogress is made toward con rolled disarmament during the forthcoming negotiations at Ge neva thonit would be logical to consider participation in such a disarmament program by other countries including Red China NEGOTIATIONS reopen In Geneva March 15 Ten nations will take partfive Allies and five Communist countries They include the Big Four the United States Britain France and the Soviet Red hina is not among them Already under way at Geneva are negotiations among the Jnited States Britain and the Soviet Union looking toward a ban on the testing of atomic weapons Such a ban assuming t included underground tests wouid have to be supervised by worldwise network of stations equipped to detect sneak explo sions of atomic weapons Experts have decided that at least 180 stations would be recmired just to police an agree ment to prohibit atomic test ex plosions Of the total possibly a scora would have to be set up on Red Chinese territory to make the prohibition effective COOTCH1E COO PARIS UPI The city coun cil Friday weighed the ethics and feasibility of a plan to get rid of pigeons by spraying pub lic monuments and buildings with a chemical which tickles pigeons feet TAKES HATRED OUT ON STRAN GER Joan Rusty Wierda 17 a De troit high school student and four youngmen are being held for the rob beryheating of Earl A Thomas 45 a AP Pholofax draftsman Police charge the youngsters attacked Thomas and the girl then carved her initials on his back because I hate my father and he lot ks like him   

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