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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             The North Iowas Daily Newspaper newspaper fhot mokes oil North lowons neighbors V LOBE VOL 1M ETTE Home Edition PKM mil MASbN CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 13 1W4 lood 10c a copyJThls Paper Consist of Two SectionsSection On No 54 s hit south Iowa Kansas storms leaves six dead and s CITY Mo Dazed Survivorspicked through the rubble of homes business buildings Monday m the wake of tornadoes that slashed through eastern Kansas rwestern rl Oil Missouri and southwestern IS Iowa Six persons were killed at least 50 were injured Most the twisters snaked out of thunderstormsthat could be seen for miles in the late afternoon otherwise the toll could have been greater Two lines oiF me storms bracketed Kansas to the northwest the other south rolled rapidly to the northeast The dead were Mrs Jack L Wilson 24 In dependence Kan Warren Ken yan Sr 43 Neosho Mo and his wife Ella all killed near Garnett Kan Charles Hedger 13 killed in a barn near Pleasant Grove 1911 is stolen at Gliftons Nearly was reported stolen from Clifton Super Mar kets west side store 1915 4th SW during a breakin Saturday night ior Sunday morning The breakin was one of three reported in Mason City during 41 the weekend At Monroe School 420 10th NW sonic in cash w as stolen from the principals of fice while extensive vandalism in addition to the theft of a small safe was reported a Grant School 425 6th SW The Cliftonbreakin first was noticed by an officer during a routiae night check of the build ing at am The 81T Polk NW came to the store and reported in cash missing from a safe Several checks were left Police believe entry was made by breaking in a wooden door at the rear of the building on the east side 2 city boys are wounded accidentally Two Mason City boys were in jured when guns accidentally discharged duringthe weekend Terry Lee Gerdes 9 1425 Adams NW was listed in im proved condition but still on the serious list on Monday morning after being shot Sun day morning The other boy Daniel Adams U 525 3rd NEt was released from Mercy Hospital Monday morning after undergoing surg ery morning for re moval of a pellet shot from a carbon dioxide cartridge Saturday evening 1 Mason City Police said Terry the son of Mr and Mrs Marvin Gerdes was in a second floor bedroom with bis brother Gene 14 when the mishaD occurred a am Officers said v Gene had a 22 caliber rifle in his hands when it discharged and struck Terrj in the abdomen The boy wa taken to hospital Ambulance v An attending physician said the bullet a major artery to the kidney and tore a major vein in the kidney area The youth was receiving trans fusions Daniel was shot when he walked in front of a gun on a farm near Nora Springs The person holding did not know said Mo Victor Kerns 50 killed near his home northwest of Lee ton Mo Flora Eichhorst 90 killed in her home at Yorktown Iowa twister sucked up ajine tornado killed one Windshit THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rivers hurled a flood threat at Atlantic Monday tornado that smashed little Yorktowif iJTouthwest Iowa killing one person anc1 landing two others in th hospital The East Nishnabotna Rive went on a rampage triggeret by rain measuredunofficially a inches north of Anita an 2 inches officially at Exira The municipal electric an water plant was being sane bagged in Atlantic to protec against flooding described a the worst there since 1958 Mayor Howard I u n d b e r warned Atlanticfs 7500 person to boil their drinking water be Rochester ROCHESTER Minn AP Severe wind struck a section of LU uuii uieir annKing wacer oeRochester Monday causing roof cause flood water had seeped damage to some business build intO Wfills at HISS Nj U701ia of Garnett and hurled a 50000pound truck a pickup truck and six cars in all direc tions killing the Kenyans and Mrs Wilson and injuring eight other persons It felt like the truck was lifted up off the highway said StephenA Miller 29 ofSt Jo seph who was hauling 25000 pounds of meat to Dallas The pickup truck was flung a quartermile The driver Chris topher Lewis 54 Parsons Kan suffered a knee injury Right behind Millers truck he Kenyan car was hurled 600 feet to one side Another landed fee on the other side of the road The smashed into twisted bits of metal A tornado roared over Leav enworth Kan not quite touch ng down but close enough to TWISTER UPSETS BUS An overturned into wells at the He also asked residents to us as little water as possible Port able pumps were being used t clear flood water from th plant Water ran three feet deep fo a time through the business dis trict at Anita and some busi nesses were flooded The Clif rod Winther and Tom Marnin families were evacuated from their homes The Anita fire was called out to departmen rescue cars tuuugu to v damage about75 homes smash WIND DAMAGE A house1 trailer lies crushed the business district after iwiridrhit the Ferring Mobile Holes and uproot many trees Seven oniHijhwavl8 near near Weston Mo many trees Seven oniHighway 18 neartheMason Cityairport A heavv gust about am Monday threw this 55foot mobile home on its side and flippel a 60foot one onto Tobacco barns were flattened liS ey were on theirwheels on the lot not blocked as they would be if lived in The new trailers are covered by insurance according to company per sonnel Related story Page 18 it was loaded the boy The pellet lodged in the boys right cheek according to his doctor Daniel is the son of Mr and Mrs Orville Adams Brazil congress chooses new boss Brazil un Con gress elected Gen Humberto Cistello Branco president of Brazil on Saturday Castello Branco will serve un til Jan 31 1966 when a full term president is expected to be elected North Iowa Weather outlook f artty cloudy to north wnt wiiMb continvmr Monday nigfct and K minnMnf Tuesday Hiolw In Oft n is strangled in Boston NORWOOD Mass WVA 63 yearold w o m a n was found strangled with a nylon stocking m t he bedroom of her Monday adding another to th list of 11 unsolved stranglings o women in eastern Massachu setts in less than two years The victim was identified a Mrs Goldie Fine whose hus band Hyman Fine operates a clothing drycleaning establish ment innearby Canton Medical examiner Joseph A King called her death a strang ling One of her own stockings was tied tightly around her neck Several other stockings were foundon the floor nearby Quake hits in VIENNA AP An earth quake hit the city of Szekszard n southern Hungary Monday damaging many buildings and causing panic among the popu ation of 50000 Radio Budapest reported The radio said the building lousing the Communist party leadquarters was severely lamaged and its occupants es caped iri a panic There were no reports on casualties Belgrade capital of Yugoslav a also experienced the quake r MM Two shocks were felt there attd some cracks were seen in down own buildings Nocasualties or major damage were reported chosen for 1st submerged by the flood on In terstate 80 Fire Chief Alber Karns Jr said only the roofs o some cars were showing Water also ran over Highway 148 and Highway 90 in the Mas sena area Rock Island1 lines railroad tracks between Anita and Adair were washed out bu a crew quickly repairedth damage Iowas first tornado of 196 wrecked Yorktowr spoiling what had been a pleasant sprinj Sunday afternoon It wasnt much of a town anyway and now its prettj well ruined said a rescue uni driver after viewing the wreck age The tornado picked one house off its foundation thd dropped it in a pile 25 feet away fatal ly injuring Mrs Flora Eich horst 90 A Yorktown youth Keith Huseman 16 suffered a hip in jury when he was pinned a wall in his home by a skidding piano Mrs Neetha Steeve suffered twoman Gemini orbital flight lOTTSTnXT V J HOUSTON Virgil I Grissom and LtCmdr John pilot thenations first twoman space flight a threeorbit Gemini mission late this year The backup crew for the first manned flight of project Semltfi will be Cmdr Walter M Schirra and Capt Thomas Stafford Gemini is the hase of the longrange train ng program that has an objec tive of placing Project Apollo astronauts on the moon within be decade Of the four men selected only Schirra has made an orbital flight Grissom made a suborbital light of 142V1 miles downrange rom CapeX Kennedy Sept 13 961andSchirra followed with sixorbitmission Oct 3 Young and Stafford former est pilotsbecame astronaut trainees Sept 171962 Since the completion of the neman Mercury flights last Grissoln has held a pri mary assignment as coordinator of Gemini affairs with other members of the astronaut team that now totals 29 pilots now is me eldest f the original seven Mercury stronauts now that Lt Col ohn Glenn has resigned from le program Glenn is 42 Schirra while concentrating the Gemini program has been a coordinator of operations nd training design and development of en vironmental control systems mentation and range integra tion other Stafford has special ized on communications instru onimai jiuaaju Griswm a native of Mitchell B Shepard Jr H A1 sion coming two months after a similar mission by Cmdr Alan Ind was the second American astronaut to make a space flight his 1961 suborbital mis Some doctors reportedly end strike BRUSSELS Belgium MVThe governmentannounced Monday about 100 doctors have ended heir strike Premier Theo Lefevfes office said Mechelen doctors signed an agreement with local health thereby striking nsurance breaking medical union association with the announce ment was backed up by Mech YM W KV vs the doctors will be back at work shortly The possible dent in the as a was united front of Belgiums 12000 striking physicians and dentists came after the government or dered the mobilization of army reserve doctors for emergency duty in civilian hospitals About a third of the 3600 re serve doctors have reported the defense ministry reported defense ministry had noi record of any doctors refusing to answer mobilization orders But distribution of individual orders was reported slow Many doctors reported with their uniforms but left behind their cars and medical instru ments This forced the govern ment to provide them with Mercury Redstone capsulewas similar tothat of Shepards and gave him a pe riod of about five minutes of weightlessness before landing in Atlantic The crafts side hatch blew1 off prematurely and the capsule sank Schirras 1962 flight frequent ly has been referred to textbook mission It nearly perfect His landing in the Pacific was within sight of the primary recovery ship Beth Young Stafford are 33 Young a native of San Fran cisco w a s program manager and test pilot for the Navys F4H project Stafford a native of Weather ford Okla is former chief of the performance branch of the experimental test pilot division of the Air Force Aerospace Re search Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base Calif He is co author of a pilots handbook for performance flight testing and of the aerodynamics handbook for performance flight testing On f he inside Editorials 4 Comics I V Society news 891011 Sports news 15U news 17 broad Utost markets is Mason City news NorthJowa news 22 Transit timetable 2223 arm and chest injuries when the tornado demolished her home At least five other persons were treated at a hospital nearby Clarinda for cuts and bruises suffered when they were struck by flying glass and de bris buildings not heavily in About the only town that were damaged were the Methodist and Lutheran churches Sheriff Stanley Edgar esti mated that 95 per cent of the buildings were battered in this town of 146 persons He said 15 or 20 homes were damaged so badly theyll neyer be repair d The little business district composed of brick buildings housing two stores a garage two locker plants and a black smith shop were torn to pieces the sheriff said The Page County School for Retarded Children vacant at the time was heavily damaged A school bus parked near the school was thrown on its top There were cars strung around fields and ditches just like somebody had picked them up and wherever they landed hat was it said Dayre Will iams of Clarinda who drove a rescue unit here to treat the in jured About half the doctors in lannda came here to help and he others went to tha Clarinda lospital where the injured were in mgs NJ injuries were reported While the damage occurred a narrow strip about two to three miles long leading in from the southern edge of the city there was no confirmation that the storm was a tornado The airport about two miles from the area clocked winds up to 50 miles perhour Severest damage was report ed at the Holiday Inn Motel where the roof over the office section and dining room area was ripped Rain added to the damage A sundeck on the Arthur ho tel was wrecked iarge sign blown down The hotel is about a block from Mayo Clinic where no damage was reported Root barn is destroyed by fire in stbrrn SHEFFIELD Lightning is to have started a fire which destroyed a barn and335 hens on the Harold Root farm six miles southwest of Sheffield Sunday night Mr and Mrs Root were visit ing a neighbor when the fira started Another neighbor in them of the fire about pm The fire was out of control by the time the Shef field Fire Department arrived A number of calves and hogs vere saved from the burning barn The barn was insured A roof over a hog feeding loor was blown away during he storm treated The tornado struck about 5 m Mrs Don Graybill who ives or a hill just westof Clar ndc six miles east of here said she saw the twister pass over Yorktown was a very low and very dark cloud she said omia When it got just north of York STORM Continued on page 2 Rail talks continue in secret WASHINGTON ual secrecy rail management nd labor representatives re ume issuebyissue bargaining londay a stones throw from le House knowing that ailure to agree by April 25 could ouch off a coasttocoast strike The negotiators are working under a temporary truce effect d by President Johnson and nder the guidance of a presi entialiy arranged fiveman am of special mediatorsThe essions began at the White fouse and have moved across ie street to the Executive Of ce Building so the President an pop in and otherwise he two sides aware of his in irest By arrangement White House ress secretary George Reedy s the sole source of information bout the bargaining and ex ept for word that issuebyis ue bargaining was under way nd both sides were show ng a sincere desire to settle he has been reluctant to pass on details SAME DATI1H3MI i   

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