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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPEt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AuocUtrt Uotiwl fnm Fail OHM MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 12 IMS Paper CouUU of Two Strong Finish Seen at No Iowa Fair Action on Licenses Increases More Permits Are Revoked DES MOINES W Revocations and suspensions of lowans drivers licenses are actually increasing although the figures show the op posite the State Safety Depart ment said Friday Milo Chalfant director of the departments safety responsibility division explained this apparent contradiction As far as suspensions are con he related figures covering the the current first seven months of this year are mislead ing Last year in June and July Des Moines Cedar Rapids and Iowa City to mention some places were issuing suspensions against first offenders Just Beginning They didnt do it during those months this year For instance in June of last year there were 480 suspensions for the state as a whole compared with 355 in the same month this year In July last year there were 449 suspen sions for the state as a whole as 369 in that month this year Also for instance take a typical month were 265 suspensions in that month last year and 336 in April this As to revocations Chalfant e phasized that action is just begin ning along that line under a new law which became effective July 4 Incomplete records for July show there were 10 revocations under the new law Proof Needed It provides for revocation of the license of a driver after two reck less driving convictions or three speeding violations in 12 months There is a mandatory revocation of license for from 5 to 30 days In the case of a revocation un der such circumstances the li cense cannot be reinstated until the driver submits proof of finan cial is shows he will be able to pay up if he causes an accident FOILED Actor Marlon Brando Thursday played cat and mouse with photographers when he was called into Los Angeles court on two traffic violations To escape newsmen Brando ran through hallways and climbed through two windows to get to his car When he got there a photogra pher was waiting to take his pic ture Ambassador Son Perish in Accident BANGKOK Thailand ft A cartruck crash Friday killed U S Ambassador John E Peurifoy 46 a diplomatic trouble shooter who starred in settlement of Gua temalas 1954 civil war A man who liked fast sports cars Peurifoy and his 9yearold son Daniel perished when his Thunderbird collided head on with a truck on a narrow bridge 125 miles soufi of Bangkok The ambassadors other son Clinton Peurifoy 14 was injured critically in the smashup which came near the beach resort of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Siam The ambassador who cele brated his 48th birthday Tuesday came to Thailand last Novem ber after service in Greece and Guatemala A career diplomat he began his government serv ice in 1935 as a ele vator operator in the Senate Of fice Building in Washington Carolina Coast Hit by Storm Thousands Flee Flood Waters CAPE HATTER AS N C Hurricane Connie burled itsel against the North Carolina coast Friday sending thousands from their homes to escape flood waters and headed north toward Washing ton and the heavily populated east ern seaboard Weathermen predicted the hum canes 100mileanhour winds would be blunted against the main land but New England was alerted for the big blow A massive storm front preceding the hurricane dumped heavy rain on New York City causing the death of at least one person Rustl ing waters blocked highways slowed rail and subway traffic and flooded thousands of homes in the nations largest city Storm Center The hurricane struck the coast at Morehead City and at noon was 68 miles westsouthwest oi this lonely cape That put the storm 270 miles south of Washington and it was moving toward the capita at the rate of 12 miles an hour The official information was con tained in a special weather bulle tin issued after a new radar fix on the storms movements Telephone lines were down to Morehead City but a short wave radio report said the town had felt the worst and apparently came out without too much damage Another tropical storm was roll ing northnorthwest about 500 miles southsoutheast of Bermuda Miami hurricane experts said they could see no particular reason why Connie would regenerate power over open water For two days the storm wallowed aimlessly off the North Carolina coast and lost much of its strength with the effort National Guardsmen began try ng to move some persons from homes along the rising River near the historic Washington N 60 miles north of Morehead City Shelters Crammed Thousands of other refugees crammed shelters all along the coast More than refugees were sheltered in Wilmington alone However Connies chief hreat appeared directed at the low idal river country to the north oi icre That course in a northeast erly direction would carry the cen er near the teeming Norfolk Va metropolitan area But Connies northward jaunt started so slowly and uncertainly iat it appeared likely to blow it self out before moving far inland momentarily relieving a threat to Weekend Rush Is Expected LETS FACE nothing terrifying aboutthis caterpillar on the midway of the North Iowa Fair In fact its called the Jolly a ride of the Twentieth Century Shows Looking at the giant face are Lester 7 GlotwGazette iboto by Musser left and Wayne Risius 6 both of Buffalo Center They are cousins They were among the many youngsters at Kids Dav Thursday at the fair Korean Killed as Riots Continue Battle Creek Farmer Shoots Lawyer Self BATTLE CREEK Iowa farmer who apparently just went insane shot and killed a awyer and then himself Thurs day night Coroner John B Dress Pamlico town of er reported 000 miles ward of the eastern sea CRASH Ambassador John PeurifoytSd his son Daniel 9 sit in their sports car at Bangkok The photo was taken last winter Stevenson Harriman in Working Agreement CHICAGO LiVAdlai E Steven son and Gov Averell Harriman of New York apparently have reached an informal working agreement aimed at bringing one of them the 1956 Democratic presidential nom ination Associates confirmed that the former Illinois governor who was beaten by President Eisenhower in 1952 has come to an understand ing with Harriman under which Stevenson will get first crack These associates said however that if it becomes apparent at any point in the next 12 months that Stevenson is unlikely to make the grade he could be expected to at tempt to shift his strength quickly to Harriman Together Stevenson and Harri man represent the two potentially most powerful voting blocs in next summers convention Starting FESTIVAL POSTPONED MQNTROSE 10th an nual Montrose watermelon festival scheduled Aug 2627 Friday was postponed by the towns board o health The board gave as its rea son a Lee County polio epidemic About with his Illinois home base cf 60 Stevenson has wide support within the party ranks There is The Weather Mason City Clear warm Fair warmer Five day Temperatures Saturday through Wednesday will average 4 to 6 degrees above nor mal Normal highs 8386 Normal lows 5964 Warmer Saturday A little cooler Sunday and Monday Rising temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday Precipitation averag Dressier said Charles Purow about 30 who farmed northeast of here drove to the home of Ed Campbell about 47 and shot him jtwice with a 16 gauge shotgun as he was babysitting with his two small children Not Harmed The children who were not harmed apparently slept through the shooting His wife was attend ing a meeting Campbell died about 45 minutes later after identifying his slayer Authorities then began look ing for Purow They found him dead in the basement of his home Dressier said Purow left a cide note saying he was taking his own life The coroner said the note didnt explain Authorities revealed they hac found no motive for the slaying Dressier said he knew of no con nection between the two men al though they were acquainted Acting Odd Purow had been acting odd for a day or so but no one thought any thing about the coroner added He said Purow and his wife sep arated within the last year and his wife and two children were living at Sioux City Neighbors who reported the shooting heard nothing before the shots Dressier termed the deaths murder and suicide and said no inquest was planned This Is Dary Crockett ALL MIXED UP NEW ORLEANS A wobbly citizen arrested in the French Quarter Thursday night clutching a bottle of wine gave his name as Davy Crockett When police searched him they discovered a social security card made out in the name of Daniel Boone Highway Commission to Light Bridge Construction Work AMES lf Commission The Iowa Highway has announced it plans to light bridge construction projects to eliminate hazards on primary roads Since the first of the year the commission has undertaken a new plan of bridge construction the past week and results of the experiment were favorable The bridge projects include Two in Webster County and one in Hamilton County on Highway 20 one in Tama County Highway 63 three in Cerro Gordo County shot and killed Friday and riots continued in rising tension over President Syngman Rhees demand hat proCommunist truce inspec ors get out of Korea by Saturday midnight Two other Koreans were wounded Saturday at 9 U S Army reports indicated a demonstrations guard aboard a ship shot the three Saturday beginning at am which eliminates the need for by Highway 65 one in Clay County Koreans with carbine The guard said the three were stealing milk from a barge An informed source said mean while that Rhee advised the U S government he could not control South Korean demonstrators un ess U S troops guarding truce passing bridges under construc tion Under this plan half the bridge is left open to traffic while work is done on the other half The commission said Thursday it has lighted two such projects on Highway 69 north of Ames in Highway 71 two in Union Coun ty Highway 34 three in Linn County Highway 150 one in Iowa County Highway 6 two on Highway 20 and one on No 63 in Black Hawk County and four in Buchanan County Highway 150 some doubt however that he could muster sufficient votes to win the nomination without New Yorks 94 in the early balloting It is accepted generally that un less something happens to upset the working agreement that if Stevenson appears to be going into the convention with a commanding position he will get the New York support that probably would clinch his nomination to little or none south in scattered showers late Saturday and again about Tuesday Minnesota Pleasant Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Fridav SUNNY Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 85 49 71 74 46 Idaho City First to Get A Power GENEVA atomic scientists Friday announced a dis tinction for Arco Idaho pop It was cited as the first com munity in the United States to use light and power produced from nu clear energy The scientists said Arco received its entire supply of electricity for more than an hour last July 17 from an experimental power plant operated by the Argonne National Laboratory at the U S Atomic Energy Commissions national re actor testing station 20 miles away A spokesman said the peo ple of Arco didnt even know about Attendance Hits ATTENDANCE 1955 1954 Tueiday Wednesday Thursday For the fourth day in a row the best weather in history the North Iowa Fair continued to lure cus tomers through the gates A capacity crowd saw the Fri day afternoon grandstand show Aut Swensons daredevils as they defied death in the tremendous Thrillcade show The Ice Varieties of 1955 contin ued to draw well during the evening show according to M C Cap Lawson secretarymanager of the fair There were kids all over the place Thursday as the small fry flocked in for Childrens Day A to tal of people werit through the gates Thursday which was about short of the 1954 mark However the total gate now has mounted to which is only short of the mark at this point last year We have a strong closing sched ule of entertainment coming Lawson said and we expect to reach or surpass last years total of by Sunday SellOut Indicated Lawson said indications point to a sellout for the stock car races Saturday afternoon And the big car races Sunday afternoon always are a top drawing card Interest in the livestock division has been great Commented Gib Davisson superintendent of the de partment Ive never seen so many people here Most of the platings had been made by Thursday night About the SEOUL South Korean was only action Friday was the open Rhee Charged With Inspiring the Tension class dairy Bands scheduled to play Friday included Britt in the afternoon and Clear Lake in the evening Now all hands are looking for ward to the baby beef sale set for also Girls junior will be held Swine Results Judging in the swine divisions got into full swing Thursday These were the results in the open class Golden Glow Farms Ionia had the grand champion boar and sow in Berkshires In the Chester Whita classification Glen Rinehart Britt team personnel put away their had grand champion boar while weapons Denied by Rhee An informed source said Gen Donald Rinehart Britt had the grand champion sow The grand champion Duroc Jer sey was shown by Henry Krull Buf source L Lemnitzer United Nations who aTs7 had commander in a Thursday conisow Brothers Thorn ference with Rhee chargedandjton had both champion boar and Rhee heatedly denied that tte Hampshires Among Korean demonstrations were gov ernment inspired It has been common knowledge that South Korean officials in the ast have ordered spontaneous demonstrations supporting other ihee objectives The source said Rhee told Lem nitzer the United States also must THE PROGRAM FRIDAY 20th Century Shows on midway class dairy Hoi stein Guernsey Browa Swiss and concert Gear Lake Varieties Chinas Milton Charlsoa Lake Mills had the grand champion boar while Robert Freie Alexander had the top sow In Spotted Poland Chinas the top boar was entered by Fred GOOD Crockett usually was on good terms with the Indians and his counterpart at the North Iowa Fair is no exception George Banyas portrays Davy in the Ice Varieties of 1955 while Solveg Eklund is the comely Indian maiden Solveg Eklund is the j i romise to help in peaceful evic ion of Communist members of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Com mission Illegal Actions At Panmunjom U S Maj Gen Harlan C Parks told a stormyjp0iand military armistice commission sion that illegal activities by olish and Czech NNSC members lad provoked South Koreans seeth ing demonstrations More than South whole m om top sow was shown by Lloyd NNSC headquarters after and clear Lake shooting incident The Koreans Yorkshires the top boar was en ooped ropes around steel gate tered by Raymond cheever Cha posts of the NNSC compound and while Judy cheever had tried to pull them down American top soldiers used tear gas grenades in Optn Angus In the open Angus competition the grand champion female was taken by Timber Top Farm Rip pey while grand champion bull was taken by Sunset Farms Ames These were the results in the open dairy classes C Stephenson and Son Riceville grand champion bull and female Simpson Spirit Lake both grand champion bull and female SAME were thc rcsulk Buck iui mm u fMt 34 B Seely and Son breaking drive up the Korean mobs ;