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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper tdittd for tht V MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans Aioclited PMW tnd United Prtw ruB wiro MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 1961 neighbors 7c a Copy Paper Four Ou North Iowa stalled by foot of snow 4yearold boy missing as entire state fights drifts PLANT NGP SALES TERMINAL NGP GAS PRODUCTS CO PIPELINE BGREAT LAKES PIPELINE CO PlfftlHE ILLINOIS MISSOURI Mason City to be liquid gas center Mason City is to be one of seven midwest terminals for a new liquified petroleum gas pipeline Northern Gas Products Co a whollyowned subsidiary of Northern Natural Gas Co an nounced Wednesday its plans to expand its distribution system A million pipeline is to be built to Des Moines from the unable as yet to give figures on individual terminals how ever The Great Lakes pipeline ter minal for North Jowa and south ern Minnesota is on Highway 106 just east of Clear Lake Northern Gas officials said the site of their terminal had not yet been established This is one more step in the Winds reach SOmph Tot lost on farm firms natural gas liquids exNorth Natural Gas systems cf traction plant now under conjforts to provide LPG service to struction at Bushton Kan There it will connect with the existing system of the Great Lakes Pipeline Co NORTHERN GAS Products will build terminals not only on its own pipeline at Bushton Plattsmouth Neb and Des Moines but also on the Great Lakes lines at Mason City and Rosemount Minn and at Iowa City and Prophetstown 111 The seven terminals will em ploy a total of 60 persons with a payroll of about an nually Officials said they were customers Out of reach of na tural gas service said P A Gass president of Northern Gas Products BESIDES SERVING as an all purpose fuel in rural areas he said LPG also is an important raw material for the manufac ture of petrochemicals used di rectly and indirectly in the na tional defense effort The Mason City terminal offi cials said will be a transporta tion and sales center LPG will move from the pipeline to its consumer by truck N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Winters worst statewide storm bringing up to 16 nches of new snow on strong northerly winds swept Idwa Wednesday Drifts were piled four to five eet deep in places Visibility was cut to onefourth miles in many sections and down to zero in others Apparently missing in the storm was a fouryearold boy vho disappeared from his farm lome near Winthrop An all night search failed to locate Jimmy Frank a son of Mr and Mrs Everett Frank BUCHANAN COUNTY Sheriff mery Hart notified farmers in he area to search their out Jiiildings carefully on the chance that the boy had taken refuge in one of the structures The boy disappeared Tuesday afternoon before the storm hit He had been with his father in a field and was sent to the house because he was getting cold He never appeared at the Everett home Winds up to 50 miles an hour piled up the snow and county and state road crews were pulled off the highways until the storm abated The Highway Patrol said Denison in western Iowa re ceived 16 inches of new snov Emmctsburg got 15 inches fo a total of 28 on the ground Rockwell City 14 inches Poca hontas TRANSCONTINENTAL High way 30 was blocked at Boon and near Marshalltown in cen tral Iowa Highway patrolme were out on foot in the storm to check stalled cars and truck for possible occupants along drifted Highway 30 in the Car roll area Highways in and out of Du buque were closed as were Highway 150 north of Oelwein and Highway 9 in the Esther ville vicinity Atlantic reported eight inches of snow and Highway 6 west o here was blocked for scvera lours Weclnesdav after 20 cars GOOD OLD WINTERTIME Snow starts piling up top photo in Midland Heights in the late eve ning Tuesday in Mason City By morning below Fire Chief A Boyd Arnold in spite of snow tires gets towed out of his driveway at 2015 Jefferson SW to get to the fire station After that experience the fire chief recalled the offduty shift of firemen to make sure of plenty of help in case of difficulty in answering fire calls A plea to the UN TANANARIVE Madagascar Congolese lead ers ended a fivehour roundtahle session with a plea jbecamo tied up on an iceslick to the United Nations to hold off from further action encd hill on the Congo and let the Congolese solve their own problems The conference called by Katanga President Moise Tshombe who earlier urged the rival Congolese leaders to join forces for unified action against the United Nations Another rebuff by Reds WASHINGTON Red China has rejected the Kennedy administrations initial effort to obtain the release of Americans imprisoned on the Communist mainland It also rebuffed a proposal to admit U S newsmen to that country Moroccans go home LEOPOLDVILLE Congo The U N Congo Command bargaining position worsened at least temporarily with an announcement that 800 Moroc can soldiers previously scheduled for transfer to Leo poldville would be flown home instead The United Nations had announced that the Moroccans were al ready being flown in from Katanga Province and ob servers saw them as a strengthener for the U N demand to return to Matadi Meriwether debated WASHINGTON President Kennedy appeared assured of approval for the bitterly debated nomina tion of Charles M Meriwether as an ExportImport Bank director Meriwether segregationist and polit ical ally of Alabama Gov John Patterson weathered the first round of opposition to his appointment when the Senate voted 6618 against pigeonholing his nomination Jackie returned to Miami MIAMI A commercial airliner carrying Mrs John F Kennedy wife of the President turned back from a flight to Washington because an oil pressure1 warning light flashed on in the cockpit ONE NORTHWEST Iowa family spent Tuesday night in their car which became stuck in a snow drift on a county roac seven miles east of Fostoria The father Paul Flaherty Jr of near Dickens walked nearly two miles through the heavy snow to telephone for help while his wife and their two children huddled together in the stalled car It took two snow plows five hours to battle through the drifted snow to reach the fam ily A farmer who tried to aid the family couldnt cven get his tractor out of the driveway Drivers of about 20 semitrail er trucks holed up at Wavcrly The Black Hawk County Court house and some businesses in Waterloo did not open An estimated 2000 Cedar Rapids homes were without electricity for a time because of tree limbs on wires Action taken on redistricting DES MOINES UPI The Iowa House Wednesday gave tentative approval to the Gra hamLnngc amendment to the socalled Goodc plan for con gressional rcdistricling The vote was 6937 The action was taken in a committee of lie whole and is subject approval by the house in general session However the House adjourned until am Thursday without taking any further action North Iowa Snow ending diminishing and colder Wed nesday night lows 1520 De creasing cloudiness Thursday highs near 30 Iowa Slowly diminishing winds Wednesday night with snow ending west lows 1015 De creasing cloudiness Thursday highs in the 30s Further out look Generally warmer Friday fair am FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal north to 6 to K degrees above normal south Normal high temperatures from near 40 north to mid 40s south Normal lows from near 20 north to mid 20s south Gradual warming trend be ginning of period and cooling latter part Precipitation will be light averaging 10 to 20 inch occurring as showers lat ter part of period Minnesota Partly cloudy cold er Highs Thursday 2535 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 36 Minimum 37 At 8 a m 26 Precipitation 98 10 snow Sunrise Sunset Ventura cage fans stalled BELMOND Between 60 and 3 high school students from entura returning from the owa Girls High School Basket all tournament at Des Moines ere stranded overnight at Bel nond The students traveling ti two school buses found refuge n the Veterans of Foreign Wars all Another 15 carloads of Ven ira fans crowded into a small stop and restaurant for the ight and a Jefferson Lines bus eadccl south out of Minneapolis ullcd up at the truck stop with 4 passengers to spend the night At least part of the Ventura ins were still stranded in Bel The DCS Moines where it will play in quarterfinal action Thursday Another chartered bus loaded with Ventura fans left Bclmond Iowa road report Districts 1 and 2 Des Moines Osceola Visibility limited to onefourth mile highway icy and snow packed District 3 Red Oak Some drifting highways 100 per cent snow and ice packed Highway 6 east of Oakland becoming blocked Highway 71 one mile north of cause many highways blocked District 7 Fort Dodge Highways open to 100 per cent ice covered District 8 Mason City Blizzard conditions highways snowcovered to blocked Districts 9 and 10 Allison Oelwein Blizzard condi Highway 6 blocked by traf tions highways snowcovered fie tie up District 4 Denison Bliz zard conditions highways 100 per cent snow covered or ice to blocked District 11 Marengo Highways 100 per cent ice and snow covered packed Highway 30 between District 12 Maquoketa Carroll and Denison blocked hazardous elsewhere District 5 and 6 Cherokee Spencer Visibility bad one way traffic in many places but little traffic be Highways 100 per cent snow and slush covered District 13 Fairfield Highways 100 per cent snow and ice covered west slushy to icy east SAME RB47 airman is father of girl TOPEKA Kan Force Capt Freeman B Olmstead couldnt be happier Five weeks ago he was released following seven months imprisonment in the Soviet Union after his RB47 was shot down Tuesday his wife Gail gave birth to a 6 Main streets kept open in Mason City Mason City street crews had major streets open but were having the most difficulty in neighborhoods at the edges of the city where drifting was heaviest Drifting and new snow were sealing off some streets af ter snowplows had been through The only emergency trip made by the city plows was to the home of Myron Langhoff 2348 21st SW following the early morning death at home of his daughter Shirley 3monthsold Worst blow of winter Towns are engulfed The latewinter snow storm that started Tuesday night and dumped about 11 inches of snow onto North Iowa has stalled all traffic between cities and towns These other snowfall amounts were reported Waukon and E 1 k a d e r 12 inches Decorah 11 Oelwein 7 Red Oak 8 Sac City 9 Charles City 12 Northwood 13 Dumont 11 Osage 9 Marble Rock 8 Carroll and Marshalltown 8 This item is news for the man who Wednesday morning called the Iowa Highway Patrol dis trict office in Mason City to ask about the condition of roads in Minnesota The patrolman who answered the call asked the man why he wanted to know the condition of Minnesota roads Oh I thought I might go up here the fellow said Just how do you expect to get out of Iowa the patrol man asked THE PATROLMAN hearing he man say he was not aware he snowstorm in Iowa was blocking traffic advised the caller Just look out the win dow The patrolman said all inter city traffic is stalled Patrolmen in this North Iowa district on duty during the day started shoveling snow from driveways at am At noon Wednesday the patrolmen were still shoveling snow and the pa trol cars remained in drive ways and garages ARLIE CHRISTENSEN as Jstant district engineer for the Iowa Highway Commission said Wednesday noon that all roads in the district were LANGHOFF a city employe was himself operating a snow plow at the time of the death and it was some time before he could be located and notified The city street crews went on the streets in force at midnight and some of the street men had been at work before that Mason City police cars were moving blocked by snow drifts except Highway 18 between Mason City and Nora Springs Christensen recommended no traffic on this road and said that opened sec tions were quickly drifting in behind the snow plows The highway commission plows were out during the night land stayed on the highways Wednesday But you sometimes Wonder THE POLICE took Kate it does Christensen said The plow gets to the Fesscnden 63 113 2nd SW to ark Hospital in the morning after she injured her right arm lond Wednesday noon cam itself remained in pound 3ounce girl their 2nd when she slipped and fell in front of her home Police said she had been unable to get commercial transportation City Transit Inc buses were not moving at all The bus em ployes were not even able to keep the bus barn drives open CAUTIOUS MOTORIST Pat Patrick 428 24th SW is carryinj things a bit far Here he stretches over a drift to deposit a coin in a parking meter Mason City police had a hard enough time just makinp it to headquarters much less bothering to about 2 am and look five hours check meters at snowfilled parking of to travel the 30 miles to home which could be used anyway Regional cage meet postponed The regional Junior College basketball tournament at Eagle other end of the highway turns around to go back and the driver cant believe he has just plowed through It drifts in right behind the plow J C DICKINSON Cerro Gar do County supervisor said coun ty road crews might start clear ing county roads late Wednes The men are out at the ga rage standing by waiting for the weather to clear Dickin son said it would be useless to send them out now he added Night passenger trains on the Rock Island Lines and the Chi Grove slated for semifinal cago Great Western went round action Wednesday night through Mason City although has been postponed Semifinals the latter was late The only will be played Thursday night and the championship finals will be held Friday night One car of Mason City players returned to Mason City after Tuesdays game with athletic director Bob Heston The remainder of the squad remained in Eagle Grove with coach Zckc Hogcland There was no way for the play ers in Mason City mostly start ers to gc back to Eagle Grove Wednesday On the inside Editorials Pagt 4 Society News 1112 Sports 1718 Mason City News 2223 Latest Markets 23 North Iowa News 24 Clear Lake 24 day trains on the Rock Island are the Rockets and they were reported on time as of late Wednesday morning One early morning bus from the north on Transportation the Co Jefferson line was cancelled Buses left both Minneapolis and Des Moines later in the morning however for Mason City The bus from the west was an hour late at Algona but still traveling NO EASTBOUND but sent out of Mason City No buses were traveling in the im mediate territory as of noon Wednesday All flights in and out of the Mason City airport were can celled Towns in the North IOWH all had the game story Wudnci   

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