Monday, April 12, 1965

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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The n ewspo per tha t makes all North lowans neighbors Week starts Passover for Jews BENNET M SOLTON VATICAN CITY AP This week is a major one for three of the worlds leading religions1 The Christians are observing Holy Week The Jews begin cel ebration of Passover on Friday Moslems begin the Feast of the Sacrifice Monday Pope Paul VI led Roman Catholics inlo Holy Week Sun day expressing concern for world peace Bui he voiced faith that mankinds hope for peace may not be in vain The pontifff blessed palms in the Sistine Chapel and celebrat ed Palm Sunday Mass in Italian before thousands in St Peters Basilica He also spoke lo 25000 Romans and tourists from his apartment window Again today peace fills our feast day and concerns lhe world which always has such great need for peace and which feels this blessing of peace so menaced the Pope said Instead certain situations place us in doubt whether man kind is any longer able to main lain peace But the feast of to day leaches not only that peace is a duty but that it is possi ble In divided Berlin the East German Communists opened their wall again Monday lo West Bcrliners going to visit relatives in East Berlin during Holy Week A comparative few crossed the wall Monday More than 100000 West Bcrliners have received passes but the big crush will not come until Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 12 1965 UOc a Paper Consists of Two AuocUted Prtu full Ltiie WLro Ne 54 Tornadoes floods car accidents Weekend turns black 75 killed on roads in state By THE ASSOCIATEII TRESS Iowas 1965 traffic death toll stood at 159 Monday after one of the most disastrous week ends on state highways in re cent months Fifteen persons died in week end traffic accidents including three Iowa victims of crash and a southwest six persons ncxl weekend holidays for the Easter to pass an a rainstorm East Berliners are not al lowed to visit West Berlin For the first time in several years the start of the Jewish Passover which celebrates the escape of the Israelites from Egypt coincides wilh Good Fri clay this year The Jewish festi val extends for seven days after Fridays Passover supper The Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland ap pealed to Lhe Soviet Union Sun day to permit Soviet Jews who have relatives in Israel to emi grate to that country In Jerusalem three of Israels Moslem leaders appealed to the government of neighboring Arab counlries to allow Israeli Moslems lo parlicipate in the traditional pilgrimage lo Mecca Medina and Ml Ararat during the Fcasl of the Sacrifice Arab countries do not recog nize Israel and usually do not allow its citizens to travel across their borders There are about 180000 Moslems in Is raels population of more than 2 million killed in three traffic accidents in or near Iowa City Two men were fatally injured Sunday night on Highway 218 at the south edge of Iowa City Po lice said their small foreign car skidded on the outside shoulder of a curve shot across the road into a sign traveled another 75 feet to a rural road and finally came to a halt Names of the victims who were both thrown from the car were withheld pending notifica tion of relatives David Ross Powers 64 and his wife Vera 61 of Iowa City died Saturday night in a two car collision on Highway l four miles south of Kalona Mr andlchargc Mrs Clarence Canady 40 of Irvington and Mary Cowan 18 of Algona died when their car hit a bridge on Highway 14 south of Allison Saturday Aythoritjes said the car driv en by Mrs John Schade 18 ol Algona attempted otber car during and hit the bridge A DCS Moincs couple Robert Harmon 36 and his wife Bar bara 19 were killed in a two car collision on Highway 90 easi of Altoona Saturday Four per sons were injured George Douglas Cronk 47 o Boonc died in a twocar acci dent on Highway 141 about 10 miles northwest ot Des Moines The driver of the second car received head cuts Funeral services for Mrs Can aday will be Tuesday at 10 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Algona The Rev Walter E Morz will officiate Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery with McCullough Funeral Home in Mrs Glen Mace of Washington Iowa wen injured Stisan Lorraine Jarvis of Fair fax and Jane Novak of Cedar Rapids both 16 died in a Sat urday night crash near Coral ville which injured six other per sons Two cars were involved A carpickup crash at a grav el road intersection southwest of Red Oak Saturday killed Mrs Beverly Bruce 26 of near Hast ings her son Larry 7 and Ken neth Wookcy 21 of near Emer son In another southwest Iowa ac cident Sidney Beu 17 of Coun cil Bluffs died Sunday when the car in which he was riding was hit by an Illinois Central freight train at a crossing near Honey Oeek in Pottawattamie Coun ty The driver of the car was in jured Glenora Jean Jennings daugh ter of Mr and Mrs John Jen nings was born in Irvington March 26 1944 She is survived by her husband Clarence Cana clay four children Russell Al gona Steven Donald and Glor ia all at home her parents in Irvington two brothers Virgil Twister toll climbs to 214 By THE ASSOCIATE IRKSS The nation counted 214 killed in a Palm Sunday tornado bombardment of six Midwestern states The US Weather Bureau said 37 twisters injured thousands Property damage estimates came to several millions While search of the debris from shattered homes continued Monday in some sections Indiana counted 109 dead Ohio 59 Michigan 36 Illinois 7 and Wiscon sin 3 Iowa reported extensive damage but no deaths The rampant weather front which spun the twis Floods still troubling Minnesota Guard units put in service Jennings AJgona nings Sioux City Donald Jen two sisters Mrs Myrna Gregson Algona Mrs Doris Norland Swea City Services for Mary Margaret Cowan will be Tuesday at 1 p 111 at the Congregational Church in Algona The Rev Frank Har cey will officiate Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery with Mc Cullough Funeral Home in charge Born March 5 1947 in Al gona she was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth S Cow an Will fight back LBJ peace offering rejected by N Viet TOKYO AP North Viet Nam has said to Presi dent Johnsons offer of uncon ditional peace talks and derid ed his proposal for billion in aid to Southeast Asia We resolutely fight to the end that is our answer the official Hanoi newspaper Nhan Dan said in a 2000word edi torial Sunday If they want to continue the war we will also continue to fight back The editorial said Johnsons aid proposal impressed no one bul a handful of traitors hank ering after the milk and butter left unfinished by US imperi alists Nhan Dan said Johnson had demanded a peace settlemenl under which the US stii ilays in South Viet Nam anc Us puppet administration mus be maintained In other words the socaJlec readiness to enter into uncon ditional discussions expressed jy Johnson is no other than readiness to enter into discus sions on the condition that our people must lay down their weapons and submit themselves to the US otherwise the US Keeps on using force to attain this goal However the US State De partment did not view the edi torial as an official rejection of Johnsons offers North Vitt Nam has not re jected anything said Under secretary of State George Ball in Washington Ball said the United Stales is looking for Hanois response to an appeal by 17 nonaligned na lions for a start on peace talks without prior conditions Asked what the United States will do if the Hanoi government officially rejects Johnsons of fer Ball said We will continue what we arc doing We will continue to respond in a measured and ap propriate way while continuing Lo leave the offer on the ta ble The chief of the Viet Cong mission lo Peking was reportec to have turned down the 17na lion appeal Danger of high water passes area Sundays heavy rains swellcc North Iowas rivers am streams but by mid Monda any immediate danger appearet past for the areas floodweary SURE SIGN OF SPRING Alan Krahe Ho genaueiof Brooklyn NY and Sally Pabst Washing ton DC plan to marry in June and so Alan had this billboard message put up to wish his fiancee happy birthday The sign is located near the Earlham Col lege campus Richmond Ind where Sally is a senior th ommunilics At Charles City where eclar River got below evel 125 feet for the firs imc in a week Saturday th evcl by midmorning Monda was at 148 feet and holdin tcady Kermit Bringcr Charles Cil olice chief said the Suma rains caused a little fuss her luring the night bu nothing to worry about Heav lail also was reported in th harles Cily area Sunday Downslream on lhe Cedar a Nashua lhe river rose about oot Sunday nighl but was hole ing sleady Monday High wind and some hail accompanic Sundays rain at Nashua and several smaller farm buildings were reported blown down dur ing the afternoon At Greene where the Shell rock River had crested at near ly nine feet last week the river rose sharply early Monday but had leveled off al 75 feet by midmorning FUNNEL OF FURY A tornado funnel snakes against a background of black clouds at Comvay Ark before swooping down on the town twice kill Iowa has first tornado New flooding power failure r THK ASSOCIATED PRESS It was just a few weeks ago lat lowans were saying Any ling would be better than all his snow Monday they werent so sure s the state mopped up after a ornado and new Oooding In omparison with much of the lidwest however Iowa got off asy Residents in Cedar County vcre coping Monday with the ftermath of a tornado which cooped up a farm house and mashed it back to the ground iunday seriously injuring the iwncr The twister damaged more than a dozen other farms before moving eastward into llinois And attempls continued to pin 3oint the cause of a massive power failure which pulled lhe lug on lights in northern and eastern counties for several lours Sunday nighl The oulage was tentatively at MASON CITY streams ex ceed last weeks high wa ter points Page 15 ribnted to transmission trouble on lines south of Iowa Sundays twisler dipped down at lhe Richard Dircks farm Phntotax ing six persons and injuring more than 100 Young men in the foreground run for automobiles to seek safety ST PAUL Minn AP Three National Guard units were ordered into the battle ters through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley di minished Monday as it spread into the East and outheast Sundays storms were dead ier than those the night of larch 2122 1952 when twisters illed 208 in Arkansas Missouri nd Tennessee The worst single ay in terms of tornado death oil was in 1925 when a March 18 arrage of twisters took 689 ives in Missouri Illinois and ndiana Indiana authorities had estimate of the number of in ured or the cost in property Monday against Minnesota costliest flood in history a ma jor disaster which has driven a estimated 20000 persons from their homes The raging Minnesota Rive continued its relentless destruc Photofax TORN APART BY search through wreckage of a house torn apart by tornado which hit Crystal Lake 111 To boost Viet base security WASHINGTON AP Army riflemen will be sent to South Viet Nam to strenglhen security at some 75 Americans arc locations based where it move will lay a logistics base to support larger US combat forces made it to a decision should be introduce them into wasiSouth Viet Nam learned Monday i Among other things the Army About 1100 troops inchidingjwill develop port facililies anr some military police will be supply points at various cities four milea south of Clarence in eastern Iowa and carried the house about 100 feet from its foundation Dircks 65 was upstairs in the house and suffered severe head injuries His wife and son who were in the basement were less scriovisly hurt Neighbors pulled Dircks from the wreck age of his home More than a dozen head of cattle were lost and many out IOWA Turn to 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Clearing with diminishing winds and colder Monday night 32U Generally fair and little warmer Tues day highs 4152 Weather en Page 2 spread around the country in detachments The infantrymen and MPs will relieve helicopter mechan ics cooks supply clerks others who have had to stand guard against attacks from Communist guerrillas Since the Reds made a dam along the South Vietnamese coast This will permit supplying US elements inside the countr from a short axis rather than b the long air or surface route leading from Saigon Engineer elements will speed some necessary conslruction aging border attack on a bar racks compound and an air field at Pleiku earlier Ihis year which reportedly has been lag ging The communications system many Americans have had to do rn double duly at many posts vital lo lhe efficient operation o armies and air forces damage There were threa twister paths across the states northern and central area Pow er and communication failures hampered any assessment Some highways were blocked by wreckage At least 22 towns had fatali ties Dunlap southeast of Elk hart had many dead in crushed and scattered trailer home community One hundred houses were destroyed in Greentown near Kokomo One hundred cottages were flattened at Koontz Lake northwest of Knox Lapaz and Wyatt near South Bend were lashed In Ohio the metropolitan To ledo section took the hardest punches with 13 deaths listed and searchers seeking other victims The Red Cross reported 178 in jured were admitted to hospi tals Near Lima in the CairoBluff ton area 12 were killed 18 died in Lorain County near Cleve land Gov James A1 Rhodes declared lhe communities tornadosmashed i disaster area Fiftythree cars of a freight train were derailed by the wind south of Lima Michigans southern section TWISTERS Please turn to Page 2 be expanded wilh security guard as well The infantrymen and MPs arc part of the several thousand reinforcements agreed on al the time of Ambassador Max well D Taylors conferences here about 10 days ago Most of the additions which will reach South Viet Nam over a period nf months will be applied to strengthening the lo gistics system in the country On top of straightening out deficiencies it is obvious the SAME Inside The Globe Editorials Society news 789 Sports 1112 Mason City news 1415 Latest markets 14 Comics 16 Clear Lake news 17 Classified pages 1819 North Iowa news 20 Truman takes rap at King NEW YORK AP Formei President Harry S Iruman dc scribed Dr Marlin Luther King Jr Monday as a iroublcmak er He also called the Ku Klux more Klan a no good outfil whicl should be legislated out of ex islencc Truman made lhe comment when asked by reporters durini his customary 20minute morn ing walk to evaluate the effcc tiyeness of lhe recent civ rights demonstrations in th south The former president was re minded by newsmen that Kin had been awarded a Nobe Peace Prize I didnt give it lo him h replied lion The Mississippi was swell ing and smaller rivers through out the state spilled over their banks President Johnson declared 39 counties a disaster area Sunday and promised full federal help The federal aid will apply only to public facililies such as roads bridges and buildings The Red Cross estimated 20 000 Minnesotans homeless About 30 highways were closed by high water Late Sunday night Gov Karl Rolvaag ordered an engineers battalion on duly at Hutchinson about 50 miles west of Minneap olis The Crow River flooded at Hulchinson driving 50 families from Ihcir homes About 15 resi dential blocks and part of the business district were inundat ed Some heavy equipment used last week at Mankato where the Minnesota River flooded severely was ordered into Hutchinson What is a tornado I What is a tornado A violent rotating column of air extend ing down from a thundercloud Plow is it recognized Usually as a funnelshaped vortex accom panied by a loud roaring noise How destructive is it On a local scale it is the most destructive of all storms with rotating winds estimated to exceed 200 miles an hour Do tornado paths vary greatly in length Yes from a few feet to nearly 300 miles The average is about 13 miles What about their diameter From nine feet to over a mile Average width is about 250 yards Do all tornadoes cause ground damage No Some funnels remain aloft some rise and fall Were Sundays Midwest tornadoes re lated Yes They were all part of the same frontal system a cold front extending from Wisconsin to Texas Is there a tornado season Yes They are more frequent in the spring Are they nationwide Tornadoes have struck every state They I are more prevalent in an area called tornado alley northern Texas Oklahoma Kansas i and Missouri Do tornadoes take many lives The average annual US death toll from tornadoes has been 197 over the past 48 years What is the worst tornadoin American history from the standpoint of lives lost Tornadoes killed 689 persons in Missouri Illinois and Indiana on March 131925 I