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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NfWSFAPlll THAT MAKfS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Prttt tad United Frew Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST This Paper Cmuists of Two 371 Relocation of Highway 18 in City Indefinitely Postponed Point Out Discord on Plan TwoYear Delay Seen Work on the relocation of High way Mason City has been indefinitely postponed by the Iowa State Highway Commission In view of the accelerated road program it is doubtful whether engineers will be available to sur vey and study alternate routes prior to the highway com mission chairman informed Mayor George Mendon Tuesday It is regrettable such formid able opposition has developed to the plan worked out by the former highway commission and the Mason City wrote Russell F Lundy commission chairman Considerable money has already been spent on the project Plans Made The highway commission an nounced plans last spring for re routing Highway 18 from the east on 4th to Virginia and diagon ally to 5th and Carolina then west on 5th S to Madison and diagonally back to 4th Cost of the project was esti mated at with engineer ing and other incidpntals bring the total to about S2 million It was to be financed with state and fed eral funds Im sorry to see Mason AP Wirephoto FINAL twisted wreckage of a school bus in which 10 children died Monday at Spring City is carried back across the railroad tracks The machine was struck by a train as it was taking the children home from school 10 PERISH 31 INJURED BusTrain Crash Probed SPRING CITY Tenn UP Ajcrossing when the 100car trainiranging in age from 6 to 12 had Ike Pledges Relief to Flooded Region Airman Freed by Commies Weird Ritual in Korea KUMHWA Korea Commu nists Tuesday freed an American Air Force flier and returned the body of an Army captain in aweird ceremony in the middle of the Ko rean neutral zone The two were shot down by Red gunners a week ago I was treated fairly said ihe survivor 2nd Lt Guy H Bum pas Jackson in a strange last minute questionandanswer the mayor commented The city administration is trying to be pro gressive but if a small group of citizens can undo all the councils efforts we are pretty helpless The administration fried to warn that what did happen would happen but its advice was not regarded No Help It is obvious now that Mason City will receive no help for any major street improvement for at least two years We shall try to do the best we can meanwhile with funds we have The project under consideration for at least two decades was ap proved by the city council of Mason long freight train its diesel hornjsmacked into it at an estimatedjust begun the second week of session with a Communist officer j rammed into a loadedjspeed of 45 miles an hour Byjschool All were killed or injured also handed Army Capt lose a million implement Sfammar school bus here some with children At least 5 of the 21 hospitilized 30 others and the bus driver the little bodies were flung along The j ellowpainted bus was midthe tracks way across the downtown gradej The children all white and killing 10 youngsters and the bus stood horrified asjovernight were in serious condi tion Nine others and the bus driver Raymond Moore 39 were treated and released All the victims were thought to have lived in the Back Valley com munity just northwest of Spring City a town of less than residents between Knoxvflle and Chattanooga Moore who French Unleash Major Attack in No Africa started driving a school bus only last week said he stopped at the crossing but his ALGIERS Algeria security forces Tuesday was blocked by four parked leashed major attacks in Morocco and Algeria against fanatical rebelscars still fighting the fourth day of savage antiFrench butchery that has brought the death toll near the mark Semiofficial sources at Rabat announced When I started across the The Communists over the body of Charles W Brown of West Louis ville Bumpas observerpas senger on the Aug 17 flight that QUEEN AND KING SCOOPSHOVEL The has set off one of the angriest ex changes since the armisuce A bandage covered Bumpas right eye and the right side of his forehead as he crossed bridge to the Allied side of the Ko rean truce line Asked Questions The Air Force flier was escorted to the bridge by a North Korean lieutenant colonel whose name was erations began before dawn in the Oued Zem City The highway commissions moles southeast of Casablanca The security forces were aided by engineers also had surveyed and Editorial Letter on P 13 prepared cost estimates on alter nate routes on 12th North and 19th South They reported that the more direct route was preferable be cause it would carry considerably more traffic A Mason City group calling itself the Civic Research Council organ Vampire jet fighters and tanks With the death toll mounting steadily French troops including Foreign Legionnaires went into tion against the two areas scenes of the bloodiest carnage of the bloody weekend I Similar operations were carried out in Algeria where French troops Monday evacuated and then de stroyed nine rebel Arab villages in a series of dawn attacks The at tacks were against outlaws who Mason City Youth Injured When Bike Is Hit by Truck Photo on Page 13 tracks I saw it the train het it the Communist officer told waiting Allied authorities he wanted to ask Bumpas some questions Please limit your said Lt Col Harold A Dye who important military opheard the engineer blowing his emKheaifra region 150 wiustle he said I prayed I make it but I knew I was would make it but too Free on Bond Moore was charged with manlater signed a receipt acknowledg slaughter and released on bond at mS return of Bumpas and Browns nearby Dayton Paul Gilles engineer of the body you tell me about your Southern Railway train also was treatment in North Korea the charged with manslaughter highRed officer asked way patrolmen said Hearing for both men was set for Aug 30 Walter Boles 10 one of the less best Hobo King Scoopshovel Scotty McDougal could come up with in the way of a consort Tuesday at Britt was this ersatz queen Miss Sadie Hobo Band Queen Bumpas replied quickly It was all right It was okay The treat ment considering the circum seriously injured pupils said was all right I was ized the protest against the used the villages for their A 16yearold Mason City boy in remember turning a couple of treated fairly He spoke in a and 5th street location It jured in a truckbicycle bus but thats about voice audible to some 25 Allied lated petitions asking that the mat Tuesday morning was reported in lated petitions asking that the mat ter be studied further E 0 Boyle Clear Lake was hired as the groups attorney Boyle is a former chairman of the Cerro Gordo Coun ty Republican central committee The streets and highway commit tee of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce with Frank Pearce as chairman also asked that the project be given further study Pearce proposed that the 12th N route be considered with diagonal connections to Highway 18 He sug gested that this would somewhat alleviate the citys most pressing problem heavy traffic on Highway 65 Boyle and Pearce reported to a meeting Aug 3 that they had met with Gov Leo Hoegh and with Lundy and there was no danger of the million appropriation by the commission and the Bu reau of Public Roads being used elsewhere while the matter was being studied Seek Compromise While troops r s u e d their quarry in the wastelands of the Constantine area of eastern Al geria and in the wrecked towns and villages of the Atlas Moun tains French Premier Edgar Faure and his top ministers met with Moroccan representatives for Tuesday morning was reported in satisfactory condition but still in danger Park Hospital authorities said the lad Jay Gorman son of Mr and Mrs Howard Gorman 803 is in a semiconscious He suffered a brain concussion a cut scalp and bruised shoulder About The Weather Mason City Little warmer Iowa Showers cool FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 35 degrees above nor mal Normal highs 81 north to 84 south Normal lows 56 north to 59 south A little warmer Wednesday but a little cooler Thursday Warm ing trend over the weekend Minnesota Cloudy cool Globe Gazette weather data up lo 8 Tues day Maximum 88 Minimum 54 At 8 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 COOl Minimum 67 the second day in the resort town of AixLesBains France Their goal was a compromise that would retain Frances holdings in North Africa but would granl enough independence to meet the d e m a n d s of Nationalists who touched off the weekend demon strations to underscore their de termination when his bicycle collided with a semitrailer on S Federal between Urgent Task Another urgent task facing Faure was that of finding a replacement for Gen Raymond Duval 61 Frances top commander in Moroc co who was killed near Oued Zem Monday when a light plane crashed while he was surveying the area New stories of horror continued to pour in from Oued Zem where veteran Legionnaires went through smouldering ruins in a houseby house search for It was there that 50 Europeans were butchered by a screaming native mob a scene repeated in town after town Survivors said the mob bashed down the hospital doors at Oued Zem and rampaged through the wards killing patients and mutilat ing hospital staff members SAME DATE1W44B7 dont remember hearing the train whistle blow It was over so quick I just dont know how it Gene Crisp a television repair man said he reached the tragic scene seconds after the crash Shattered glass and school books lay among the mangled bodies First Aid My two boys came running 4th Street and the bridge He was toward me out of the dust holler thrown against the rim of one of the trucks rear wheels The lad was taken to Park Hos pital A preliminary report indi cated that his condition is not crit ical The truck driven by Willis D Yeackley Friend was pull ing from the drive just north of 4th and making a left turn Young Gorman was riding south on S Federal when his bicycle struck the side of the truck near the rear dual wheels VERY ELEMENTARY MARGATE England UP Margate firemen reported they had little trouble rescuing a woman who had to call for help when she got locked in a pay toilet They put a penny in the lock ing Daddy I was never so glad to anybody in my Crisps sons Robert 7 and Francis 8 required only first aid treatment Spring City schools as in many other rural Tennessee areas start classes in August to allow a har vesttime recess Gov Frank Clement ordered an immediate investigation Boy Electrocuted in Accident at Rodman RODMAN Woods 10 son of Mr and Mrs Harold Woods was electrocuted Monday aight while he was replacing a burnedout light bulb in an outdoor fixture on his parents farm near here officers correspondents and cam eramen standing on the other side of the armistice line The Communist asked Lieuten ant please confirm that you have all your personal Bumpas who carried his per sonal effects in a small wrapped package them acknowledged he had She or rather he rode on thejcoyal Scoop snovel Miss Sadie is better known as EarfrTflIson Scotty Again Is King of Hoboes By ROLF HOFSTAD GlobeGazette Staff Writer exKing Hobo Ben Benson put the longdistance double wham my on the 55th annual Hobo Day here Maybe hoboes like most people cant stand prosperity Whatever the had to look high and low to discover the genuine hobo article here Tuesday In fact only one genuine slightly frazzled Scoop shovel Scotty Had Concussion Then Bumpas was asked What do you think of our medical treat ment He replied As far as I Im no seem to be get ting along all The Allies have reported he has suffered a concussion Finally the Communist lieuten ant colonel asked Do you want to say anything else Bumpas one step from freedom said nervously waving his hand toward the Allied side Im through Im ready to go back After Dye signed a receipt for Bumpas the Communist officer de clared Our side is hoping your wound gets Bumpas replied Thank you very Then he was escorted to a waiting ambulance Mason City Jet Pilot Skids to Safe Landing Two airmen one a Mason City Iowa captain escaped injury Mon day when their crippled T33 jet trainer skidded to a safe landing at Great Falls Mont airport Lt Andrew B Gass Pittsburgh and Capt Robert L Mason discovered the CAPT PAGE while was alert the hobo elections Scoopshovel the 1954 king was elected by acclaim He had no op position Things were even worse in the queen department Not one female hobo even Queen Box car Betty Link New York Citys finest No An unidentified person usually a reliable source said the Queen was in the vicinity but unable to make her way to the platform But that was only a rumor Things came to such a pass that a substitute Earl considered seek left wheel of j ing Bettys vacant throne But he their jet trainer was disqualified because he was of was locked the wrong sex Earl was the Hobo They circled Band Queen Miss Sadie Great Falls Air At any rate the ersatz queen Force Base rode on the royal float with Scoop about 40 minshovel during the twomile pa utes trying to rade which preceded the corona free the brake tion He made a striking The base meanhad plenty of lipstick and a wide smile Some said he was prettier ed and fire trucks laid a coatingthan Boxcar Betty a charming of slick fire extinguishing foam the length of the runway Landing without braking power the jet trainer went through a web netting crash barrier at the end Both men escaped injury Page is the son of Mr and Mrs Louis Page 1136 W State Honeymoon at Sea Ends in Disaster ERIE Pa LiHIt Lady 16 foot hontymoon cruiser named by her proud 78yearold skipper in honor of hii bride capsized in stormswept Lake ErieMonday The skipper drowned His wife was saved after floundering three hours in a life belt Only a rare bit of luck kept Mrs Harvey Hacker 70 from drowning By chance Herbert Durst of nearby North East saw the couples capsized boat in the heaving surf He pulled Mrs Hecker from the water She is in fair condition at an Erie hos pital Neither Hecker nor his bride could swim But that didnt keep them from traveling several thousand miles since they were married May 21 at New Port Richey Fla Hecker didnt make his first long boat trip until he was 75 With a smile he told a reporter then Maybe Im a fool but Im going to have some fun before I A retired Cleveland civil engi neer he became interested in small boats while living at the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors home in Sandusky Ohio In 1952 he put together Itfoot skiff from a precut mail order kit He took it miles around the country and said the trip cost him only although it took 10 months Hecker was living in Florida when he met the former Mrs woman but certainly no Marilyn Monroe They came up with something new to assure a royal succession Gilman Collamore Long Island N attired in a natty brown sports outfit was named the Prince of Hoboes A personal friend of Scoops Gilman is known as the King of Stowaways He is a retired world traveler Free Advice The 82yearold Scoopshovel still Louise Lussier a native of Munjhale after 63 years on the road son Mass Ten days after their jgave some free advice during his marriage they started on the leisurely trip which ended Mon day Hecker assembled the boat in which he carefully planned his honeymoon It was equipped with two 10horsepower motors It had no radio but the couple usually pulled into port at night and stopped in hotels The Coast Guard recovered Heckers body Monday t speech of acceptance Im one of the best hoboes in the United he began in his own modest way Most hoboes dont keep clean but I came here with seven shirts and three pairs of Asked what his plans were by KGLOs Ken Kew who acted as master of ceremonies Scotty re CONTINUED ON PACE 2 Congress May Get Problem Ask Donations to Red Cross HARTFORD Conn dent Eisenhower Tuesday pledged a special session of Congress it necessary to provide relief for floodravaged northeastern states Simultaneously he summoned the public to contribute quickly everything possible to the Red Cross After an aerial inspection tour of parts of the devastated region in which 188 died and a meeting here with the governors of six afflicted states the President said in a broadcast In my opinion everybody within the sound of my voice will sleep better if he turns in everything that he can spare to meet this great disaster that has happened to our fellow Then he added I iope you will dp it instantly so that by Wednesday night Rol and Harriman here the president of the Red Cross will know that doesnt have to be meager or stingy in the allocations he makes o these Joins in Harriman joined in the dramatic plea and pointed out hat the federal and state govern ments are restricted by law as to the amount of aid which can be irovided in such situations Eisenhower made his statement mmediately after an hourlong meeting with the six northeastern overnors and representatives of STorth and South Carolina previ usly heavily damaged by hurri canes Solemnvisaged the President spoke at a table in the hangar at Bradley Airfield where the group conferred I have met here with the gov Eisenhower said You have read in the papers and on television what has happened But you can have no conception of what has happened until you have come here and listened to these governors This is a case where the federal government state gov ernment and county governments will do everything they He said the federal government will go into business at once on a long range flood prevention pro gram including insurance to pre vent losses such as suffered dur ing this flood Eisenhower urged the states to get down to work right away He promised the government would do its utmost to provide jobs for those who have lost them Million After the presidential confer ence Civil Defense Administrator Val Peterson estimated 75 million dollars would be needed from the Presidents emergency fund to aid the devastated areas Peterson said there now is in the fund The President he said will ask leaders of Con gress Tuesday for permission to make allocations extending the credit of the government up to the amount needed Before the conference with the President Peterson told newsmen Lhat the 75 million dollars would be allocated Connecticut and Pennsylvania million each Massachusetts million Rhode Island and New Jersey million each On his early morning aerial lour of floodstricken sections of four states the President tersely com mented that the floods were a terrible Adverse weather sharply curtailed the rirsthand observation of destruc tion ;