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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th3 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT M A K I S A L L NORTH IOWANS NEIGHiORS HOME EDITION VOL 7 Press and United IntornaUoiuu FuU Uase Wirei C7c Coy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 2 I9S8 Isprr ot Two Hunt Cause of Holocaust Fatal to 90 lowan Doctor of Year Lonnie Coffin Gets Honor MINNEAPOLIS An Iowa small town physician Dr Lonniel A Coffin 68 Farminglon honored by Ihc American Medical Assn Tuesday as the nations Outstanding General Practioner of the Year The award capped a lifetime of service and accomplishments for Dr Coffin who was nominated for the honor by the Iowa State Medi cal Society LAST to End 1 Session Working on Four Items UNITED NATIONS N Y jThc Assembly Tuesday dragged into the home strelch of one of Hie Joast eveniltil sessions iin its 13year history There ap peared little to stop the world body from winding up on sched iulc Dec 12 The 81nation main Political ca jComrnittcc pressed to conclude i debate on the Cyprus issue by midweek That would leave the Af photolax i Assembly with onlv three main tion of his local in Van Buren County society of the 1959 Tournament I THE CYPRUS question ap of Roses U Pilsadcnai Cnif peared headed for a deadlock Except for two years when he She has green eyes is 5 feet 2Va Tnc ncarcd a vote on was with thc Medical Corps inches tail and weighs 110 nalf a 02en rival resolutions in France during World War pounds Iowa of course plays Nonc appeared lo have enough Dr Coffin has practiced medicine the University of California in SUPP011 to get the twothirds ma 1 mu 01 oamoriiia in twothirds ma in Farmington since the big Rose Bowl game New ceded for Assembly ap He has altended the birth of Years Day proval babies including compromise resolution en deliveries He has been a loyal supporter of his town of throughout his life and on two occasions has been accorded spei BURNEDOUT SCHOOL relatives and I ho curious mill about the burned out hulk of Our Lady of o the morning after Anjfels elementary school in cial recognition townsmen by his fellow One such occasion was in when he returned home afler bei ing elected president of Ihe Iowa State Medical Sociely I Dr and Mrs Coffin were met at the Farminglon river bridge by a huge crowd of friends and neighbors The mayor presented Inquiry Into Sheet Metal Union Opens ri Carl L indus lered Monday night by India and eighl other nations called on Brit ain to continue ncgotialions lo promote selfgovernment for its crown colony Thc British said OH MY GOD MY BOY MY BOY AP Iholnfnx the fire thit claimed 00 little girls boys and 3 nuns Ktirollmcni was Identification of Dead Difficult CHICAGO UfI A morgue Morgue a deputy coroner intoned I A blueclad student nurse the proposal was not acceptable i virtually dooming prospects f0rv n a shH a megaphone guided the woman to a seal in a irnin n Hrtrlu i i A police lis seeking word of his passage The radiation issue was ex pected to be disposed of quickly Twelve nations represented on the Scientific Committee on Atomic Radiation have put in a i II LO chawed body and We are looking for the parjsmoky meeling room itns is a boy jenls of an 11yearold girl with a man led hcr husbar John Jakowski leaned cross around her neck looked intently at the a full school uniform A V tj IJV1L resolution proposing that form and screamed Oh my God my b o y my husband past 20 other anxious parents and rela tives and down the long steps lo Ann ii r urornn t conunus its work It was i IDCT A i i orT him a key to the city and shrrr TI expcctctl lo be without f1fc crowdedjtrpllafaly into Ihe tads of hercoroners lepulles and newsmen couple was escorted to the flower i uelal Corkers Opposjtjon mam hall at Cook Coimty scarf bedecked school for a re e S0me labor i j Burrows manager of the Mid THE ALGERtAN dfscussion west Division of the Coleman to be a heated bul one with long black stockings She the bodies in the basement can be A liltlc woman in a tan coat tN THE NOISY lobby Vincant cried out then sobbed unconlMucc UlKSed al Ihc sleeves of deputies and newsmen wilh a sfip of paper In Nun Rolls Pupils Down Stairs to Safety Father Begs Son to JumpHe Couldnt 1 tl II rfi 4 mvesligating committee will internal matter Most of LI sobbing and slay Some did limbs Others staved behind plore alleged extortion and payoff the 28 AsianAfrican nations and Hr t i we later rescued by fire with Sister Mary Clare Theresc fhn i OIK CullCllinE flCT Shirt men Of hfMs iii m nprf nnrl VIITJ 1 11 L IJ 1 lie hearings in which the special North African territory is ception wi utt uuiciudll H1 U1IU5UU IU The OTHER occasion was tne Senate Rackets Investisided affair the Music Mothers of Farmingjgafing Committee of the The French have served notice ton s e e k i n g latcr Was ilhcv wil not take part in the de funds for band Burrows testimony opened on grounds the future of thc broidered on a quilt 4HO names of persons brought into the world by Dr Coffin with each of the 460 donating a quar ter to the band fund Dr Coffin was a leader in DR COFFIN developing Indian Lake al Farm ington as a park facility has schemes involving Sheet Metal and a dozen Midwest employers mainly in the Chicago however thc Soviet bloc are expected to speak fully on the colonial issue arca then rolled them down the s jumped and broke to die The Hungarian question which srairs A father who stood below a window and begged and begged arms wJllCll I Cronin under subpoena is to beis expected to generate consid w nv arui called to the witness stand lalerjcrablc EastWest heat goes dii 5On lo JumP nto nis Burrows testified that the payirectly to the General The hov couldnt do it menls to Cronin started in 1952 in i The ucst is expected lo conl A ittje girl who didnt want an effort lo correcl our probicentralc ifs fire on the execu slayhome from school wilh lem with the union He said of former Premier Imre Just a coldHcr mother finally iy nas Personally handed over the first NaSir Gcn Pal Malater and I Ict hcr back at worked for the ball field and to Cronin at a rendezvous Iotners who a Chicago street rebellion tie league served 15 years on the school board and Iwo terms onj Tne Coleman manufacturl the town council ing such things as aircondition ing equipment had nin intoj In 1956 Drake University honIng eculPnient ha ored Dr Coffin by naming Wlth Cronns union hej an outstanding alumnus He is afalcl because ifs employes be native of Clark Countv Mo and ng to an indcPendent Mrs Coffin who died in June National Appliance Workers CHICAGO UP FBI agents fire at Our Lady of Angels 1057 the former Grclta Harmon hllntod of Grand Junction Iowa Thc in Gems Missing u let her abortive 1956 and snc was killed i An old man with a bad heart trying to catch children plum meting clown into his arms their hair and clothing afire Those were some of the hor rifying vignettes in the overall heartbreaking tragedy of the couples two daughters are mar LarrCJbee Man Dies ned and live in Farminglon Truck Dr Coffin is the first lowan to win the honor Dr Cecil W Clark CHEROKEE W K e n n c t of Cameron who won 41 Larrabcc was killed during Hurricane Audrey Tuesday for school worth of diamonds missing from Three nuns stayed behind lo jt h c supposedly inaccessible ic w l h their frightened vault of the PickCongress charges in thc blaze that swept HL i 11II u Lllti t o L Lt Charles Picrson of thc po LrKv of Angels school IHcc burglary sound said if Inoiod They were Sisters Marv Sera last years winner He terms JMI1UU lay evening when his pick himseb an ordinary country Co up truck swerved out of control i csman Charles and overturned in a ditch along hc flrsl misscd the 59 three miles north of here ifuems Mondav whc he went to Clark winner of the safety award1i Dllt ln half Aged Hopkfnton Man Stt Succumbs to Burns my HOPKINTON a c o b was aonc in ihc Pckup Schuster 85 Hopkinlon died Monday of burns and shock when he apparcnliy fell asleep while v II n i v LI a v v SANBORiV w A veteran mcmbcr of the Iowa Senate died Monday night in Sheldon Memor Hospital He was State Sen burglary squad said it lookcrij a good gang of jewel Pnica Mary Canicc and Mary Diamond salesman Charlesj Onc of lllc dead nuns Sister Klainc Pcsoli Shes he said wearing red bobby sox and black suede shoes My brother and I were tak en down lo sec if we could fine lior My brother thought one body was hers but I didnt I dont sei how anyone can identify anyoiv down later Elaines name wa posted on the official death list ir the Our Lady of Angels sehoo holocaust Thc small bodies covered wit WankoLs wore carried into the norgue from ambulances and squad cars that drew up 10 ami 12 deep in lhc street outside POLICE CARRIED the into a waiting room and put them gently down on the cold concrete LJ i w Students fold of how the nuns floor They arrived faster than tried lo lead them in prayer lo jmorgun attendants could carry lead them to safety Most of jthcm to the elevator and take them succeeded Another nun ahem to the basement IS jand longer Priests administered Only the imagination could rilos to each victim as thc Student May Be to Blame School Gutted in Chicago disclose thc secret of how children went lo Ihcir dealhs in one classroom Many of thc children were found clustered near the windows apparently where they had gone in a finai stretchers wore placed down As fast as thc stretchers were sent back up to thc entrance door the ambulances sped back for more victims The tragic cargo moved in fast build S11 vill 1MUVC11 1 quest for air Others however cr than cirpcalcls coulf rnmu were silting at their desks with benches Thc bodies overflowed their geography books open m onto thc floor aong the wcsl waJJ front of them Au honlics as a nom across thfi fj siimed the nun in charge of the class sensing all was lost tried to keep the children calm and preoccupied lo the last ally into a third room Morgue attendants movcdrooms about determining a childs OUR WIKK SKRVlCliS CHICAGO Tuesday in the possibility lhal a sludenl may have acci Icntally set a fire which killed 87 children and three nuns in a itonum Catholic school Thc investigation of Chicagos worst fire in 55 years turned o nipils when it was learned a num er of boys had been assigned to carry trash to bins near a base stairwell where the blaze ipparenlly started Police theorized a sneak smoker might have accidentally osscd a lighted cigarette into the rash but Ihe possibility of arson ifso was being considered The flames and blinding black moke swept Our Lady of Angels uiroehiai school at midafternoon londay less than a half hour be onclasses were lo be dismissed 1hc victims ranged in age from to is AN INQUEST was by coroners office for sometime next week Nearly inn children were in iuixd and 82 of them remained hospitalized Four of the injured were near death Drew Brown head of the po lice arson squad said a rubbish could have slarled it Brown said he learned a student was instructed to burn some rub bish in a concrete pit near twostory brick buildings north east stairway about Some 20 minutes before thc fire broke out The vicinity of the northeast stairway was where the ire apparently started Brown said JUST 18 the diffar ncc hctwccn life and death for he students and black teachers in the school The irst hox alarm was turned in at 42 Thc school let out at Within minutes he building turned into a wild screaming in ferno Smoke and heat filled stair cases and secondfloor corridors so fast that normal exits were im passable We arc trapped We are nuns screamed from the windows as they huddled wilh groups of pupils Many children panicked stam peded to windows Some leaped to death on sidewalks below Nearly all the eighthgrade class in two upperfloor class any Clare Therese ordered thc trapped youngsters to scramble onto a window sill MOTHER Ciochan is comforted by a nurse after she identified thc body of hcr daughter al the Cook County morgue following Chicagos school holocaust iniu tor spread hrough the or olhcr lrinkcls come neighborhood hundreds jwollld Wftnlificalion rushed to the scene GriefJ riftvinK parents identified 7fi crashing iof nc Ejgnl others SCREAMS cfrifted down to As news of Ihe impending lha rcmVjnPd searching for cfriftcd down to i lockets or other irinkds of horrified spectatorj and hysterical parents An urgent appeal was issued for blood donors to replenish de slrickcn parents through police cordons as thc dead wcrc removed Several people fainted in thc surging mass of humanity ui nit linn UU1UI5 were identified tentatively smoking a cigarette selling fire to his smoking jacket CROOKED HOOPSTER FELTHAM England Thomas H Galficld 51 was Veteran Member of Iowa Senate Dies i v u i 1 1 v i n j i tenced to three months in jailMason Partly cloudy Monday hoops for stealing 43 hula SHOPPING DAYS LEFT warmer Tuesday night in mid 20s Continued Wednesday highs 3539 and Harry E Watson 52 Sanborn who had been elected lo thc Sen lows milci 7fMO ac in had served there SinccHc was lasl clcclcrf in and was a holdover member of the upper house not subject lo Iowa Fair to partly cloudy iast month day and Wednesday Warmer Tuesday and north and east Tuesday night Little change Wednesday High Tuesday 37 49 Low Tuesday night gener ally in 20s Minnesota Cloudy and warmer High Wednesday 2035 GlobeGazelle weather data up lo 8 Tuesday Maximum 29 Minimum 13 At 8 21 Precipilation trace of snow Requiem Mass at Holy Family for Victims of Fire so great thc hospitals had to then appeal lo people lo slay away The Ushaped school at 3808 Fowa St was built some 40 years ago It was remodeled about five years ago Fire officials said the school was checked last October and no violations were found i Exits were adequate they said Requiem Mass will be offcredand lhe ccilmgs were of wood by the Rt Rev A PlaslcrThere were no false Rrcrn al Wednesday IceilngsThc healing plant is ial Holy Family Catholic Church by oil in Mason City for the children i A sinsic fire escape with exits and Sisters who died in thc firej first and second floors at Our Lady of Angels School inW3s ccntcr rear or Chicago Monday sulc of ihc the hot cago onay j Three Sisters of ho SiMers of thc U which Charily of the Blessed Virgin Wings of Mary died in the fire Thej THE SCHOOL located in an school staffed by Ihc same old ItalianIrish neighborhood on order of Sisters as staffs ihc Holy Chicagos West Side The fami Family School of Mason City jlies for the most part of the A number of the sisters here working class lived in old homes were personally acquainted with j in an area which has seen little nuns al thc Chicago school Sis change in the last several years tor Mary Anna Rose taught UvojThc area is nearly five miles iof the Sisters who died in thc j west and about a mile north of jfirc they were students at the Lo0p Immaculate High School in Chi cago Authorities of the Holy Family iSchool voiced doubl that any thing like that could happen in Thc fire was the third worst school fire in the nation in the last 100 years The greatest school disaster occurred March IS 1937 when 294 died in SAME Black irxfio In 21 I County coroner office workors in an at after row of shool Vs arc chocked InTook AI Thntofax iempi to identify dead in Monday school hlazr Kosido the 00 dead 100 were injured four critically ui m Mason City school Every prejschool explosion and fire in New caution possible is taken with London Tex The other major h regular inspections drills and school fire claimed 176 lives in f safety checks as required by the the Coliimvood School in liocal fire departmenl land March 4 1908 i ;