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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1955, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWIFAtlt THAT M 4 K 11 Alt N T II M 11 M r HOME EDITION MAMM CITY MWA FRIDAY AMMMT If Mil Severe Damage to Crops Hoegh Soys No Surplus DBS HOMES Hoegh said Friday the heat and drought damage to the eon crop has been bat that this points up his feeling that there is no such thine as a feed Be went on to say that the na tion stockpiles only enough con to last three or four months the most He continued If Iowa ever failed the nation would be out of corn hi short time The Bible tells about storing up crops for seven years bat we keep is enowgh for four months We also should stockpile beef pork and all the rest The so called surplus should be consid ered an asset The governor related that his ob servation based oa his over the state shows that damage is spotty and depends upon where rains have fallen recently aw where they haveot What we need is a good general 1inch ram in every part of the Hoegh remarked He said there is M qoaAtae but that the crop situattM matter of grave concern aaMog Iowa Republicans but he reiterated that his forthcoming tstate farm price conference along with the draught situation is strictly nonpoliticaL The governor related hit belief that the state was fortunate In starting out with a good hay crop and a bountiful crop of He said however that thelate cut tugs of hay have been In the discussion it was men tioned that although crop experts say the heat and drought have re duced the corn crop prospects by 100 million bushels in July the present outlook still is for a half bOlioo bushels ionic conference the governor said a displaced iowan in has offered a solution to this states grasshopper plague in the corn crop He suggested canning fried grasshoppers He sent a small can of the deli cacy to GOT Leo Hoegh who hesitatingly tried one after report ers at his new conference Friday declined both a first and a second invitation Hoegh gingerly nipped a black ened grasshopper out of the can slowly put it in his mouth and then staring at the ceiling for a moment smacked his lips and said Say thats good Its a cross between chicken licor The Texan is E B Moor of Dallas He said he is a native of Davenport that he owns a ranch near Blakesburg Iowa and other farm properties around Osage in Mitchell county Hoegh commented Im willing to accept the hoppers in good humor But Im concerned by the hopper damage to the corn especially in Southwest SAM OAT11W4474 HIGHWAY overturned car lies in the ditch at Agawan where the highway collapsed after heavy rains early Friday The owner parked the machine on the edge of the road Thursday night and found it here in the morning U S Farmers to Start Trip Home Sunday Finish Tour of Siberian Area MOSCOW American farmers returned wearily to Mos cow Friday after a 32day swing deep into the Soviet Union They said a drought threatened dust bowls but that the vast cultiva tion appeared to promise yTi huge future The party in Russia since July IS on a SovietU S exchange ar rangement appeared tired and anxious to get home but they were impressed with their inspection of virgin lands being brought under cultivation in northern Siberia and southern Kazakhstan Severe Drtvghts The Americans said severe droughts had caused considerable damage to the current Soviet crop but that the ground work was be ing laid for a huge agricultural out put Reviewing what the group had seen Charles Hearst Cedar Falls Iowa said the Americans were atnated at the projects that have been carried out under the prod ding of Communist Party Secretary Nikita S Khrushchev Hearst added there are some questions The most impor ant of course is moisture You lave got to have it to grow wheat and because of the lack of it the crop is declining from last 9vWTMnil KlffTl Hearst said his party inspected the southern rim of the virgin ands at Atbasar in Kazakh He said the area had a pretty fair crop last bush els per that this years drought had cut the crop to one third of that or in some places even less Farm mechanisation in the So viet Union is far below the U S standards the visitors reported The American party is scheduled or two more busy days in Moscow before flying home Sunday AJT FLOOD COMES INSIDE The rains came right into the kitchen Friday when a water pipe burst in a home at Providence causing the ceiling to collapse Members of the Fred Christopher family spent the night bailing mopping and yes cussing Gerberding Held in Lokota Bank Holdup on Trial FORT DODGE lffl A jury of nine women and three men began hearing evidence Friday in the trial of Ariand Leonard Gerber ding charged with bank robbery in Federal Court here Judge Henry N Graven presided Gerberding is accused of taking part in the robbery of the Farm ers Trust Savings Bank of La kota on April 26 1954 The bank was robbed of The defendant pleaded innocent last week Carl C Genema manager of the Lakota bank who was in the bank at the time of the robbery was the first government witness He said Gerberding was one of the robbers About HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT These two young ladies the heat Thursday at Hancock County Junior Fair with the aid of both mechanical and hand fans They Judy 8 daughter of the Kenneth Casts Garner Ronna 7 daughter of the Ronald Gibbs Klemrae The Weather City Continued hot Fair and hot lewa Temperatures Friday night through next Wednes day will average near 10 degrees above normal Normal highs 82 north to 85 south Normal lows 56 north to 00 south No rainfall of consequence is likely Fair hot Globe Gatette weather data up ot 8 Friday HOT Maximum Minimum At I YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 66 M SS S5 Paper Wants Margaret to Make Up Mind Sunday Shell Be Free to Marry LONDON UFhTht big circulation Daily Mirror clamored for Prin cess Margaret to make up her mind once and for all whether she going to marry Capt Peter Townsend 40yearold divorced war worlds largest daily circulation oi more than VA million printed a large irontpage picture of the ra diant Princess with this headline Come on Margaret Below the portrait was this line Please make up your The Mirrors was only one voice in the growing chorus of specula tion and gossip as the Princess prepared to celebrate her 25th birthday Sunday in seclusion with the royal family at Balmoral Cas tle in Scotland Hti the Man Once 25 Margaret will be free of the Royal Marriage Acts ban on royal family weddings that do not have the sovereigns approval It is generally accepted that Town send father of two children who divorced his wife for misconduct is the man of the Princess heart Because Queen Elizabeth II is temporal head of the Church of England and the church disap proves the remarriage of even the innocent party in a divorce the Queen could hardly sanction offi cially her sisters marriage to Townsend But after Sunday Margaret can bypass Elizabeth and give a years notice of intent to wed to the Privy Council and both houses of Parlia ment Unless they expressly dis unlikely development in this day and marriage can take place On Leave Townsend is presently on leave in Belgium from his post as air attache at the Brussels Embassy He is due to vhit Britain for the annual Farnborough Air Show Sept 5 and to stay in the country for a week The Daily Sketch reported in a Brussels dispatch that crucial messages have passed during the ast 48 hours between Town send and the royal The messages the Sketch said have een concerned with the decision Margaret is expected to make shortly about marriage to Larrabee Boy Killed in Tractor Accident LARRABEE iff Roger Wayne lunge 11yearold sod of Mr and Mrs Fred Runge was killed Thursday when the tractor lie wti operating tipped over pirming him beneath it The accident occurred on the farm about four miles northwest of here SARUCH IS IS NEW YORK ftBernard M ruch financier and elder states man celebrated his birthday Friday f Storm Follows Hurricane 22 Die in Floods on Eastern Coast 9 Inches of Rain Reported Hundreds Are Saved PHILADELPHIA len rivers and creeks boiled over into torrential floods that cut a swath of death and destruction Fri day through nine states and the District of Columbia The number whodied from the fury of the storm that swept north eastward after HurricaneDiane spent itself reached in Penn sylvania 1 in Virginia 3 in Ver mont 1 in Rhode Island and 3 in Massachusetts The rains measuring as much as nine inches in some areas over flowed rivers and isolated thous ands in their homes on the high ways in camping resorts even on trains Heavy Da Damage was estimated in the millions Hardest hit were eastern Pemv sylvania southeastern New York and New Jersey But flood waters swept also wide areas of Virginia Maryland Massachusetts Connec ticut Vermont Rhode Island and the District of Columbia SSA The Air pressed hell rescue persons stranded by the treacherous tide The major rivers involved were e Schuylkill and Delaware in Pennsylvania the Delaware and Ramapo in New Jersey the Dela ware and Neversink in New York the Potomac in Virginia District of Columbia and Maryland the Westfield in Massachusetts and the Naugatuck and the Mad in Connecticut Hundreds of other small streams and creeks overflowed as the heavy rains fell throughout the night Tamaqua in the heart of Perm sylvanias anthracite district took on something of the appearance of a ghost town when the Schuyl rill churned over its banks for the first time in 52 years in that area and dumped tons of muddy water into the city Tamaqua was without power and telephone serv ice until dawn Details of state po ke still stood guard around the region Other Cities Other Pennsylvania cities were solated as streams in the Pocono Mountains poured water into the Schuylkill and washed out most of the roads These include Scranton Pottstown AUentown Reading and Bethlehem Two Lackawanna Railroad trains carrying more than 300 persons were stranded inthe Pocooos by washouts Army helicopters rushed to evacuate them Boats sped to two island camps in the Delaware River to take off 650 boys and girls marooned by rising waters Helicopter airlifts worked swiftly to rescue campers and summer resort patrons caught by the floods that inundated a wide area of southeastern New York around ort Jervis and Snarrowbnsh Air Force helicopters evacuated 75 children from Jubilee Beach a summer camp at Godeffroy N while Coast Guard rescue units airlifted 300 guests at Eddy Farm outside Sparrowbush Hundreds fled their homes in New Jersey Hardest hit sector was in the western section where the Delaware was reported M feet above normal around PMQipsbarf The Potomac onrflowtd tad for time threatened historic monu ments in Washington and along the Virginia shore Army CourtMartial finds GALLAGHER GUILTY NEW YORK WA eewftmartUI Friday Iff Jamea C Oal tvilty ef few invelvtnt nwrders ittrMtint ami bifermin0 en Kereeit War prltaners and Wlfn ffW CflllWtV Gallagher 23 Brooklyn was accused threw tof three Amerkent inclvdtni Ca4 DenaM Ttwfitat Baxter Wawken frewi cenie nvt inte fiTtKl etitflive lee vine w vie T ne cewr mwnMMl Hi verdict at m CST after aliMet five hevrs ef eXIberatien Me wat favnd VflWorftfVV IffHffvtf n ftm murder OallafHer was sentenced life in Ihe maximum penalty under the Begin First Phase WASHINGTON Army Friday put into effect one phase of the new reserve training program and announced it will be ready soon with others including the enlistment of men 1M8V4 years old for six months training The overall program which Congress cut down from Presiden Eisenhowers requests envisions creation of a strong and active ready reserve to supplement reduced regular forces Reserves are to be bufl over a period of years to 000 men from the present The Army said it will accept im mediate sixyear enlistments 4 rectly into the reserve by men wh have not yet been ordered to re port for induction under the draft Bach man accepted must seryi CHICAGO great est manhunt since the days of angster John Dfllinger ended Thursday night with a 26yearold cop killer begging Dont shoot Dont Despite the plea exc o n v 1 c t lichard Carpenter fought his cap ors to the end though unarmed le wrestled with policemen who dragged him out of a teargas illed thirdfloor apartment No doubt about it He was driv en out by tear gas The apartment was just loaded with said Da Elwood Zuley 40 one of the first policemen to grab Car penter Terrerixed Family Zuley said the fugitive who Infants Body Discovered in Coroner J E Christopherson said Friday that the body of a baby discovered in a patch of weeds sixtenths of a mile north of Mason City was probably a mature newborn infant He said that blood was found on the blue blanket in which the body was found The blood has not been typed The body was found near the hank of the Winnebago River be tween Carolina and the stream Christopherson said the body was probably that of a male newborn baby The body had been in the woods in excess of two weeks he said and was mummified Christopherson said he found no evidence of injury to the bony structure of the infant Injury to fleshy parts could not be deter mined due to decomposition of the body The baby was found by Glenn Shaver 621 Van Buren who was fishing in the area Shaver called a friend Don Rutt who stays at 845 12th The two men notified police and the sheriff and coroner were called to investigate wayem OT art in the ready reserve for three years and serve one year in the standby reserve the same time as if he were drafted but wil have a choice of when he wil serve his two years of active duty AJMMitOct 1 The Army said that it will be ready to start accepting enlist ments for the shortterm reserve training program in the immedi ate which officials have said will probably mean Oct 1 President Eisenhower last week authorized an Army quota of such enlistments and the Marine Corps during the 10 months ending next June 30 The six months of active training must be followed up by 7Vi years more in the active reserve Monthly Volunteers will be deferred from the draft throughout the full eight years if they take an active and satisfactory part in the reserve training Otherwise they are sub ject to a twoyear draft These shortterm trainees wil be paid a month for the six months High school students who volunteer may be deferred from initial active duty training until they complete their high school courses or reach the age of 20 whichever is earlier Cop Killer Caught in Chicago Held Family as Hostages within a 72hour period killed one policeman critically wounded an other and terrorized the Leonard Powell family for 23 hours made an apparent gesture of surrender by sticking both hands out though an open door The detective said he grabbed one outstretched hand Patrolman John Kennedy 54 grabbed the into a narrow hallway The two policemen aided by several other officers wrestled Carpenter to the floor to escape m steady stream of gunfire and tear gas shells pouring into the apart ment No gun of Carpenters was found in the apartment Kennedy said the slightly built gunman described by his mother is harboring a passionate hatred or policemen battled fiercely when handcuffed But said Zuley Carpenter kept pleading Dont shoot Dont Millinf Crowds Carpenter was quickly hustled into a squad car under heavy fuard and taken to the nearby forth Avenue police station Mill ing crowds shouted Kill him as te was taken to the lockup He was captured just a block north of the Biltmore Theater where on Wednesday night he had critically wounded policeman Clar ence Kerr 26 in a gun duel Kerr iuffered a lung wound while Car icnter suffered a bullet wound in us right thigh Kerr had tried to arrest him or the slaying some 50 hours earlier of Detective William Mur phy 34 in a subway station Polka aid Carpenter admitted slaying Murphy who had arrested him on a subway train FAIR HITS MARK CEDAR RAPIDS UVTotal atten dance passed the nark Thursday at the AllIowa Fair as the rodeo and 4 H and FFA junior livestock show opened FUGITIVE GUNMAN CAPTUREIXBloody from wounds Richard Carpenter lies hand cuffed in a Chicago apartment following his capture Thursday night Carpenter held the Leonard Powell family as hostages 23 until poliet tracked him down ;