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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 31 1H4 lUe Papci oi Two One AMoclafed Prcu Fill LeM Wlrw No 174 Tornado cleanup started Twisters destroy farms in Clear Lake Algona Joice areas Family views from a ditch By MRS C C SHIERK GlobeGazette Correspondent ALGONA Mr and Mrs Robert Bowman lay in a ditch Saturday night and watched furniture trees and debris blow over them in the tornado cloud which destroyed thousands of dollars worth oi property on farms in this area Mrs Bowman said there was complete silence as the storm passed over them preceded by a terrific roar as it approached Returning to their home except a piano blown out of from LuVerne early Satur day evening they saw the storm approaching They then jumped out of the car and into the ditch The tornado caused extensive damagVlo about a dozen farms in a 15mile area around Algona On the Orville Hurlburt farm two miles east of Galbraith all the buildings were blown away Passersby said it looked as if there had been no farm there Not a slick of wood left on the place remarked an onlook er A grove of trees was leveled a bout eight feet from the ground as if cut by a huge sickie At the William Goetch farm the house was turned on its foundation windows and doors blown out and all the furniture the house On the Fred Frost farm four miles south of the Goetch farm the top half of the house was blown away At the Alvin Weber farm between Goetch and Hurl burt only a machine shed and small outbuildings were de stroyed Beryl Priebe whose farm is across the road from some which were extensively dam aged said he saw the funnel lift about 60 rods west of his place which was not damaged He loo could sec trees furni ture and debris turning in the cloud Part of this debris was dropped in Tilonka 10 miles east of the Priebe farm The National Guard was called 3 funnels are sighted By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director JOICE Nearly a dozen Joicearea farmers were busy Monday digging out from under debris wrought by at least three tornadoes along a 10mile path Satur day night The storms which struck about pm first hit about seven miles southwest of this Worth County community continued in a northeast direction to with in a halfmile of town and then came down again three miles northeast of the lage of 250 Among those who reported Armour called to meetings oul help clear debris direct traffic and control live slock which was running loose Trees and other debris were blown through firstfloor of a twostory house on the Cliflon Bcnscholcr farm wrecking the interior of the house An empty cream can was blown through a wall of the house from a pump house about 50 feet away BARN DESTROYED Some chickens pick through the re mains of a barn on the Alton Tenold farm north of Joice which was destroyed by a tornado Saturday night A number of chickens be CHICAGO AP mediators sought Federa Monday to has heavy damage sighting the tornadoes was the Rev Harvey Gilbcrtson pastor of the rural Sion Lutheran Church northeasl of Joice Mr Gilbertson who had pick ed up one of his sons from a meeting in Joice and was re turning home said another son spotted the first twister south west of Joice and within several minutes at least two more twis lers were seen I knew I should get out of the car and down in a ditch the minister recalled but the debris was flying through the ing housed in the barn were killed when the storm collapsed the air so bad we just stuck it out structure in the car Among the farms damaged by the twisters sighted by Mr Git bertson and his sons were those TcnohT Palnicr Medlang and Clarence Willand The Tenold and Medlang farms are just north of Joice and the Willand farm is about three miles northeast The Tenolds were the only or a vacation at the Worlds rair in New York The Clarence Willandswerent lome either when the twisters lit but for a different reason They were celebrating their wedding anniversary at a sis crs home south Joice See Picture Page 3 Damage on me Willand farm included a 180foot hog and cat tle barn Three heifers and sev eral sows housed in the barn were killed outright and at least three more heifers were hurt so bad that theywill have to bo Bemchoters son Arlen suffered a deep gash on avert a possible in the meat packaging industry after current labor contracts expire at midnight Officials of Armour Co and two unions were called to a con ference Monday afternoon by commissioners Douglas Brown and Arthur Luchs of the Federal njurics Mediation and Conciliation Serv ice Ralph Helstein president of the United Packinghouse Food and Allied Workers1 indicated earlier that his union and the Amalgamated Meat Cutlers and Butcher Workmcn of North America were considering call ing some 12000 Armour work ers off their jobs in 29 plants He also indicated thai it was likely agreements for extension ing of old conlracl terms would be signed wilh olher major pack ers who have been negolialing wilh the unions Thc Iwo labor groups rcprcsenl aboul 150000 workers in he industry A strike vote was taken among Armour employes after conlracl lalks appeared lo have become mired A joinl slalcmenl by the unions lasl Thursday said lhal Armour workers had en dorsed slrike support for the un ion ncgoliatbrs overwhelmingly Thc slrike thrcal loomed as packers were calling back planl workers laid off as a result of scarce offerings during early phases of a withholding ac tion by the National Farmers Organization The NFO campaign to keep livestock on the farms to force up prices appeared to have a sharp curtailing effect on the livestock supplies when it began Aug 20 Traders said lhat many farmers wlio were nol members of tic NFO kept back slock unlil Ihe effect of the marketing strike could be assessed 23 the head when slruck by falling glass as he opened a door after the storm had passed He was Irealcd al an Algona hospital An empty lenanl house on the Bcnschotcr farm disappeared and no trace of it had been re ported by Monday morning A barn was lipped over anc other buildings extensively dam aged on the George Kain farm A house was badly damagec on the Gilbert Hargrcaves farm and all outbuildings were lev eled Thc twister badly dam aged the home of Mrs Eugene CLEAR farms directly across the road from each other were damaged by icavy winds Saturday evening about 7 The farms 2V miles cast and a half mile south of Clear Lake are tenanted by Gordon Myers and Luvcrnc Smith See Picture Page 3 winds struck Mr Smith noticed tree branches flying past and thecouple with their three chil dren Judy 13 Charlcne 9 and Michael 7 went into the base ment One window was broken out of the Smith home Many large trees in the front lawn some three to four feet in diameter were snapped off during the storm Both places and the surround The Myers farm is owned by ing farms were without elcc Cink in that same area and trees d dc arm Mrs Cink suffered minor Forty acres of corn were flat cncd on the Mall Bormann farm soulhcasl of Algona Bormann said the corn had slarlcd lo denl and he mighl be able to salvage some of it for immediate feed Downed utility wires blocked traffic on Highway 18 aboul six miles easl of Algona for more Dale Mabb Thbrnlon A large shed including loading facilities for calllc and a storage area for hay and straw was demolished there Only the north wall was left standing The building was construclcd Iwo years ago fol lowing a tornado which demol ished Ihe large barn on the farm then tenanted by John Haller At the Smith farm owned by Ralph Zenor Mason City two catlle sheds a machine shed corn crib and chicken house were demolished and a garage fool shed and small corn crib than three hours ricily were until Sunday were lorn lions from their founda Telephones also were knocked out of commission Smiths have ived on the farm since March The Myers couple has Ihe Mabb farm two years Both Mr and Mrs Myers were in the house and vcnt Jnlo Ihe base ment when they saw Irecs slart to go down Many large ever greens in the grove were blown over Myers had 1300 bales of hay and 500 bales of straw in his shed There was an unde termined amount blown away but he expected to recover what was left in the remains of the heel Clear Lake received 87 inch morning SURVEY DAMAGE Clarence Willand right and the Rev Harvey Gilbertson survey the damage caused by a tornado on the Willand farm Sat Jl u relay night Mr Giibertson and two sons sighted three tornadoes in the vi cinity of the Willand farm while driv ing in the country one of Ihose Ihrcc ilics home when struck I was in the house when all at once the doors started flying open Mrs Tenold recalls Ten old was on a ladder against a quonsetlypc machine shed when Ihc winds starled He scamp ered down Ihc ladder and lay againsl Ihe shed unlil Ihe slorm passed The machine shed was Ihc only building on the farm which didnt suffer some damage In fact the ladder on which Ten old was perched wasnt moved by the storm destroyed Tornadoes are nothing new for Willand As a youth ha went through three of them on his familys home Jarrrufourj mUca south of his present home More than 600 bales of straw also were housed in the three yearold shed on the Willand farm Some of the bales were found Monday in acorn field several hundred yards from the farm famshed A wagon which had been the storm slanding next lo thebarn was thrown about 75 yards into Ihe corn field A windmill and sev eral smaller buildings also wcro dcslroyed on Ihc farm The only damage to the farm home several shingles blown off the roof Considerable damage also was reported to farms southwest of Joice At the Oscar Amundson farm seven miles southwest the roof and one wall of a slied were blown off In the same area a machine shed on Ihe Gustaf Gustafson farm went down less than 20 yards machine shed how SAME Parts of the metal roofs from Ihe Smith caltlc sheds were scallcrcd in a bean field lo the north cither which No animals were lost at farm A had been young calf in the Smith Mississippi integrates its grades quietly A barn Ihe ever was deslroyed A number of chickens housed in Ihc barn also were lost Several smaller sheds and corn cribs were knocked flat The porch of the Next in line of Ihe slorm waa Ihe Theodore Huso farm There part of the roof of the houso was blown away Parl of tho porch on the old Anna Evenson farm nearby also was taken by the storm es of rain in the vicinity of the police stalion although other residenls reported their gauges showed about inches Satur day night BILOX1 Miss AP Seven Negro sixyearolds quietly be gan classes with while first graders here Monday the first public school in Mississippi below Ihc college level The Negroes entered Goren Several boats on the lake Elementary School before when the and boat ovcrlurned One owned by Gene Slanbrough DCS Moines re ceived hull damage new covered hoisl were overlurncd during Ihc slorm Several sailboats were corn crib was pinned under de bris and was released by Smith using a tractor scoop to lift a section of wall off the animal Mrs Smith said her family was in the house when the highrepprted blown off their hoists Mason City birthday party ends with son in jail dad shot the am bell sounded for the slarl of the fall term Nine other Negroes plannec lo cnlcr three other previously allwhite schools lalcr in the day 16 registered two weeks ago under a federa courl order direcling this tour istconscious Gulf Coast cily and Iwo other local school sys terns to desegregate their firs grades Mississippi is the lasl slalc in he nation to commence public menlary schools and newsmen and pholographers were nol Kirmittcd in Ihe vicinity Olherwise il was a routine start of Another school term The rcgislralion for Ihe Biloxi school system look place some two weeks ago without incidcnl School D Brown said ie anlicipalcd no Irouble wilh Ihe slarl of classroom work Any oulbrcak inevilably would A young Mason Cily man is in jail and his father is hos pitalized wilh serious injury as a result of a shotgun blast that ended a birthday party early However shipments of calUcSundav mornjng and hogs have been ample and prices after a brief slumped subslanlially upturn North fowa Weather outlook Generally fair nfeht 5257 TtwMky parity cloudy warmer highs 7944 details 1 Joseph Lcandro Jimincz 42 109 10th was reporlcd in salisfaclory condilion at Mercy Hospital Monday wilh a shotgun wound in the groin His son Saragosa Jiminez 22 also of 109 10th SW is in Ihc cily jail charged by police with assault with inlcnl lo com mit murder A preliminary hearing Mon day in Mason Cily Police court was continued to Thursday in order to give Jimincz lime to contact an atlorney Bond scl al by Judge Harold R1 Winston has not been posted Police said the shoolihg took place a 908 President SW the home of Tom McDowall Sara gosa brotherinlaw From slalcmcnts made to po icr officers described the nights events as follows Saragosa Jimincz went lo the McDowall home early Saturday evening Ihen was uptown for a time and relurncd lalcr in Ihc evening He was drinking The young man and his wife Mary Sue had been having dis rclurn from uptown He told ice thai he slapped her and then in turn was slapped by his falhcr as others broke up the squabble Thc younger Jimincz just after thai was asleep passed oul or he told some sorl of seizure When he awoke he went home and got his 16 gauge shotgun and returned with it Police said he indicated to affect tourism a major industry icre Biloxi has been relatively free of the racial Iroubles thai have nappcned elsewhere in Missis sippi this summer A wadein Damage at county farm is Tenold house was slightly dam aged and a number of windows were broken A large grove on the Tenold r farm also was ripped by the wcre lorn off roofsThc town winds Trees some of them twohowever was without electricity to three feet in diameter were Joice ilself suffered only min jor damage A few Irces wero biown down and some shingles eilhcr snapped off or lorn out by their roots The barn on the Medlang farm was destroyed by thcj for more than 11 hours after tha slorm when five ulility poles were snapped off just wcsl of lown allempt on the white sandlwmtJsT5lc Mcdlangs were not beaches by Negroes eruptedlat home when the slorm struck into violence in 1960 They had left earlier in Ihe week Warning Drive slow schools open CLEVELAND Ohio AP David Peck is only 7 years old A tornado caused an cstiibut he knows aboul Iragedy His maled damage Saturday small world has been shattered school inlcgralion below Ihc college level There was no hint of trouble here as racial barriers fell Po lice stood guard at the elc nighl al Ihc Ccrro Gordo Coun ily Farm on twccn Mason them his wife was Ihc one he was angered al when he gol Ihe weapon However he did nol see her when he relumed lo the agrccmcnls and Ihey gol into a quarrel niter Saragosa Jiminez found her at the party on SHOOTING Continued on Page 2 Inside The Globe Highway 18 bc City and Clear Lake There were no injuries The twisler demolished 12 hog sheds ruined an apple orchard dcslroyed a small barn and a line of fencing and badly dam aged a storage shed Portable hog houses along a line in a northcaslcrly dircclion were lorn aparl and thrown on the apple orchard which is a Editorials 4 natf block south ot the home twice in eight months Last January Davids older brother Darryl 8 died of leu Onc of the cars was blue One of the cars was a red Cor vair The cars were going too fast and could not slop Please ask the drivers to slow down on the streets where kcmia now Peppy Davids 3 monthold puppy has Clear iaiu news 5 Society news i7l Sports news 910 North Iowa news 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics H There were no animals injured About a half dozen trees di reclly wcsl of Ihc were splil down Ihc middlo MILLION FOR JFK BOSTON Thc John struck and killed by a car or cars Something should be done to get these drivers to slow down the youngster told his molhcr Im going lo write a lellcr lo The Plain Dealer This is the letter David print cd neatly on lined paper to the morning newspaper Dear editor My name is David Peck My puppys name was Pep Ihcre arc puppies anc1 J t i been drcn Signed David Peck chil Algona boy 18 killed in wreck ALGONA Charles Jcr gcnson 18 son of Mr and Mrs Wendell Jcrgcnson Aljjona wan dead on arrival at St Anns Hospital here Sunday night af ter a twocar crash Jergenson driving easl on a counly blacktop road threa miles north of Algona struck 1 stalionwagon being driven south on Highway 169 by Arthur A F Transit timetable UKcnnedy Memorial Library fund T iiurvi i m v niui ini LJIUL i y imiv Classified pages passed the SGmillion mark py He was killed by two cars My dog was the smartest do on the street Peppy was shipped to David roni his grandmother Mrs Claude DeMycrs of Memphis Tcnn David a second grader and one of four children of Mr and Mrs Nelson G Peck Jr can have another dog if he wants one He hasnt asked for one so far his mother said He wont part wilh any of Ihc toys thai belonged lo Peppy Its hard to bciievc hes rcnl ly dead Ihe brighlcycd yountj slcr lold his molhcr Harris 48 of rural Uoone Harris his wife Alice and Tim L Algeria arc Vipond 19 rural hospitalized at St Anns all in fair condilion VI pond was a passenger in the Jcrgcnson car According to Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Highway Patrolman Thomas Cogdall who investigated Iho accident the cars were de molished Mr and Mrs Harris were re turning from n vacation in tho North or Funeral Jcrgcnson arc incomplete   

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