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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Homo MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 91 Associated PreM and United Press Internationa Full Lease MASON CITY tOWA SATURDAY MARCH J6 7c Copy Paper Conalsti of Two No 141 Chapin girl killed in crossing crash Good year ahead for circuses in By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Re search Bureau the circus comes to paraphrase a line of optimistic verse can spring be far behind The calendar spring this year arrived on March 20 to be sure but throughout much of the na tion nobody seems to have told the weatherman Perhaps the traditional circus season open ing at Madison Square Garden will prove a surer omen Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey still looked on as the Big One is a smaller more stream lined circus than the behemoth of the old days which required three trains just to move it from city to city Most of the ele phants horses and cage ani mals have been disposed of to be borrowed back only for the New York appearance The fa mous Winter Quarters in Sara sota Fla has been closed and sold for a real estate develop ment though the Ringling cir c u s still hopes to winter on t ton airport BUT THE CIRCUS as a show business institution and a joy to children of all ages is ex periencing a remarkable re vival Variety reports that in 1959 some 30 circuses toured the na tion from coast to coast spilling over into Canada and Mexico Moreover despite occasional un ion hassels and transportation difficulties every one of them finished the season in the black This year promises to be equally good indeed plans for new cir cuses are under way For the Ringling Circus the famous Big Top is gone a casualty of the nearfatal 1956 season when labor troubles tel evisioncompetition traffic con gestion bad weather and mounting costs forced a halt to the tour four months early But the Greatest Show on Earth came back the following year without its tent playing in audi Sagq of the paper clip Uncle Sam gets a lift BALTIMORE Md UP your federal come tax this are you contributed more to your governments operation than the amount of the tax Did you fasten the withholding statement to the tax form with a paper clip Well Internal Revenue Service saved the clip Between now and the April 15 filing deadline the IRS regional offices will collect enough paper clips to supply its re ceiving department for the coming year John Tamburo in charge of the mail receiving room here says he has not ordered a paper clip for his department in 10 years Youth captured in synagogue blast GADSDEN Ala LR A fire bomb was thrown at a syna gogue Friday night and two members of the congregation were shot when they rushed outside to investigate In the predawn hours Saturday police routed a 16yearold boy out of a downtown hotel room They said he had admitted throwing the bomb and the shotsto square a grudge against two Jewish boys Circuit Solicitor Charles Wright identified the boy as Jerry Earl Hunt a high school student in the neighboring town of Attalla Ala Wright said the boy a slim blond with a crew cut was held on charges of assault with intent 6 murder toriums baseball parks and state fair grounds AS THE CIRCUS moved in doors generators and other massive equipment were jetti soned as well as the cook house and accommodations for the 1 200 persons who traveled with the show Costs were cut dras tically and some union prob lems automatically went with the equipment HE SHOWS no remorse said Wright In fact he seems fairly proud of the act Wright said the boy told offi cers he had planned the assault on the Beth Israel Synagogue for two weeks in grudge that grew out of a chess game Earlier this week Hunt told high schoolfriends of his plot Wright said but nobody took him seriously Wright said Hunt had told of ficers he was alone but police said they considered the case possibility more were involved THE SEARCH centered on Hunt shortly after police fount a car belonging to his stepfather abandoned about 10 blocks fron the synagogue The car con tained a 22caliber rifle H u n ts stepfather Walter Hunt a taxicab operator stood by while the youth wrote out a statement in longhand for offi cers 0 n e of the gunshot victims Alan Cohn 35 underwent sur gery for wounds in the chest anc back His condition was listec as fair The other victim Al vin Lowi suffered a nan wound NEW PREMIER ROME Tarn aroni was sworn in Saturday a The breath of spring which avored western Iowa Friday ras moving slowly eastward aturday The temperature Friday after oon ranged alltheway up to a mild 40 at Council Bluffs vas still cold in eastern Iowa nd had the days low For three years Ringling trav eled by bus and truck But this year it returns to rail and the traditional redandsilver sleep ers will be back Also the show is booked mainly into audito riums management having dis covered that ball parks neither provide the proper tanbark at mosphere nor attract big enough crowds ALMOST A SCORE of tented circuses survive BeattyCole will be performing under the largest big top on the road this year with a canvas spread 150 feet wide and twice as long And the circus thrives abroad as well as here Best known probably are the Moscow State Circus and Britains Bertram Mills Circus but France Ger many Italy Spain and Switzer land abound in onering shows Indeed according to Umberto Bedini talent scout for Ringling for more than a score of years most of the new acts eventual ly signed by Americas John Ringling North or Britains Cyril and Bertram Mills are usually spotted in onefamily shows touring the back roads of Europe TRAIN DERAILED WEST LIBERTY worked through the night to re open the westbound main track of the Rock Island Lines which was closed late Friday by a de railment that toppled 16 freight caw Italys newly appointed premier Finally A warm trend for rowans Car train collide at Sheffield Hampton boy is injured SHEFFIELD A grind ing cartrain collision at crossing here Saturday noon claimed the life of Elizabeth Kew 20 Chapin In critical condition at a Ma son City hospital was the drivei of the car Larry Crawford about 20 Hampton Franklin County Coroner D K Benge said the girl died in stantly of a broken neck Crawford received seriou head injuries in the crash THE VICTIM WAS the daugh ter of Mrs John Kew who live on a farm near Chapin Th familys mailing address ever is Sheffield Crawford is the son of EC ward Crawford The IQQcar train was a Min neapolis and St Louis time freight from Minneapolis and bound for Peoria 111 The accident happened at a m at the Borst street crossing about 200 yards north of Gilman street the main thor oughfare here Louis Eker 71 Marshalltown was engineer of the train He told authorities he was traveling SHE DIDNT SHOW UP Edward Berg 26 Chicago school teacher waits beside a lonely path at Urbita Springs Calif for a girl he hasnt seen in eight years Back in 1952 he and Angela AP Ihntofax ing to meet again on some March 25th in the future Berg returns yearly hop ing shell keep her promise He says hes spent several thousand dollars in a st reading of only 18 degrees The indications were that Sat urdays top readings would be in he upper 20s in the east and in he low 40s in the west as the varming trend moves slowly eastward Temperatures Sunday should lit the 40s in therMason City area too the weatherman added Temperatures slipped to well below the freezing levels Satur day morning Overnight lows ranged from 8 degrees at Cedar Rapids to 20 at Council Bluffs The milder temperatures were slowly lowering Iowas stillthick snow cover Dornna met and parted here promis vain attempt to trace the girl S Africa whites retreat Negroes win major point JOHANNESBURG South Af rica W South Africas white police announced Saturday they are no longer going to arrest Negroes for not carrying their passbooks This official announcement from Pretoria police headquar ters amounted to a major re treat by the Nationalist gov ernment in its fight against the antipass campaign waged this week hy the Pan Africanist party The campaign led to bloody riots Monday and Tuesday and subsequent crippling strikes by Negroes THE SPREADING Ntgro work stoppage in the Cape Peninsula area where thousands of Afri cans have left their jobs was the focal point of South Africas race troubles this tense week end Attention was also fixed on the town of Mcyerton about 10 miles from Mondays riot area of Vercentging nnd Sharpesvillc Police reinforcements have been moved into the tense Cape Peninsula from as far away as the northerly province Police patrolling the Negro settlements of Langa and Nyanga around Cnpc Town said they are en countering roadblocks erected by Negroes 48 miles an hour EKER SAID he saw the west bound car approach the crossing at a slow rate of speed and thought it was going to stop At the last second however he sensed a collision and applied the brakes It was too late The engine struck the auto on the right side and dragged it a third of a mile down the tracks before the train could be stopped There were no witnesses to the impact But passersby stated they had seen Crawfords car being driven out of a driveway of a farm a short distance from the scene crash shortly before the SAME THE CAR registered to the boys father finally fell free of the engine some 300 yards south of Oilman street although the train rolled about 100 yards further The entire right side of the auto was crushed in and the front end shredded Eker estimated the cars speed as it approached the crossing at about five miles an hour Silent treatment tor Red boss at Bordeaux BORDEAUX France city of more than a quarter of a million population Saturday gave visiting Soviet Premier Ni uta Khrushchev a chilly re served welcome On his Airport a arrival handful at Bordeaux of spectators watched in silence as he climbed out of his Caravclle jet There was no applause no cheers and no band POLICE AND were present by the military the score but trol a crowd which never showed up Nails that police said were strewn on the route tothe air port to keep organized Commu nist groups from being present at the arrival were needless No such convoys showed up and the only people who suffered were busy truck drivers and others driving on routine business In town a crowd police esti jmated at 10000 waited in the The stocky Communist party chief took it in stride He beamed broadly on his arrival the airport and lie was still rinning when he hit town ONLY ONE big banner ap peared deaux they had little to do Only four Soviet flags flut tered at the airport On the 10 mile drive into town the only people on hand were police and military guards posted to con big cily square They were re served and sent up a mild cheer when Khrushchev arrived On the inside Maroon Blue Page 3 Church News 5 Editorials 6 Society News 78 Sports 910 Comics 11 Mason City News 1213 Clear Lake News 14 Building News 1415 North Iowa News 18 Mason City an cleared in slaying of 3 OTTAWA 111 A Mason City Iowa man has been cleared or any connection with the slaying of three Chicago vomen in Starved Rock State ark last week Illinois officials said Clark E Gabel 22 Mason City was leared Friday night after he vas given lie detector tests lowever he is still accused of Itempted child molestation nd indecent exposure at Rush die III Gabels parents Mr and Mrs red Gabel as well as the Iowa Employment Security Agency verified that he was in Mason 3ily on March 14 and could not iave been involved in the state park murders GlobeGazette Photo by Musser LARRY CRAWFORDS CARTORN APART IN COLLISION WITH TRAIN on the It hung way into Bor from a bridge and said Long live DC Gaulle champion of liberty and peace In Bordeauxs mammoth main square a crowd police estimated at 10000 turned out for the So viet chiefs arrival for a visit to he famed Bordeaux State The ater Building Some chanted Khrushchev Khrushchev as the smiling Premier appeared and waved lis hat Others chanted Lib erty but they didnt broaden the theme Minor incidents broke out in the square as Khrushchev in spected the national theater A FLURRY OF fist fighting between two small groups was swiftly broken up by security po lice Scattered cries of were heard with some cries of Algerie Francaise Algeria is French Some spectators whis tled in derision as Khrushchev entered the building but most of the crowd applauded politely Khrushchev was accompanied by his wife Nina Khrushchev has had little chance to meet the average WHITE POLICE arrested hree Negroes in Langa settle ments Friday night charging them with incitement At Ny anga several Negro police con stables asked protection for their families after they report ed threats their homes would be burned Armored cars are sta tioned inforce at the strategic Cape police station Saturday morning deliveries of milk bread and newspapers were disrupted in Cape Penin sula because Negroes continued their work strike While trade and transport proceeded normally in Johan nesburg work stoppages and scattered demonstrations by Africans were centered on Cape Town and Vereeniging Cape Town docks were crippled by a walkout of Negro stevedores White employes tried to keep things going Coal supplies may have to be rationed next week in Cape Pcqinsula if the Africans who work in the coalyards stay out Frenchman since his arrival Wednesday for an 11day visit His stay in Paris was taken up by banquets high ceremonial affairs and talks with President Charles de Gaulle North Iowa Mostly fair and not so cold Saturday night low in middle 20s Increasing cloudiness little warmer Sun day high in lower 40s Iowa Mostly fair and warmer Saturday night lows 24 to 32 Increasing cloudiness Sunday warmer southeast highs 38 to 48 Outlook for Monday Mostly cloudy and colder Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Sunday in 40s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum Precip 25 15 02 Vi snow Ionia mother loses out on shes not sad m m IONIA Losing out on more than would make most people sad but not Ruby Siglin of this Chicka saw County town This week she got two checks amounting to 532250 and was told she will receive per month until her 16yearold daughter reaches age 18 Although her husband died in 1954 Mrs Siglin was un aware she was eligible for so cial security benefits Thats how she missed mort than that time MRS SIGLIN THELMA In February she went to Mason City Social Security of fice and found she was eligible after all i thought it might conflict with the small government pension 1 was getting if i were to receive social security ben efits said When husband died there were three children to sup port Thelma 16 is the only one living at home now After her husbands death she worked as a sales clerk in a New Hampton store She said it took five years to pay off remaining hospital bills Social Security workers in Mason City said had she aa plied for benefits in Mrs Siglin would have been richer by new r   

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