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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER TH AT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL W Chicago Buries 27 Tots Mass Ritual at Armory CHICAGO A mass funeral for 27 children who lived so brief ly and died so the citys worst out thousands of mourners Fri day One by one the caskets were wheeled into the Northwest Ar mory by military policemen of a special 5th Army detail They were placed in a double row in front of an allar erected on the stage The group rite for 27 of the 87 youngsters who perished in the fire at Our Lady of the Angels school Monday was as rare as it was impressive No similar funer al has taken place in this city in recent decades at least ARCHBISHOP Albert Gregory Meyer spiritual shepherd of Chi cago area Roman Catholics sang a Requiem High Mass Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York was at a reddraped throne to the left of the altar United tiontJ Full 7c tCopy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 5 1958 H Two THE EMPTY Globe Gazettes big family of readers will alds the start of the Christmas Cheer Fund solicitation in which so many per sons in Mason City and surrounding area participate each year Purpose of the fund is to make certain there will be no 10 Killed in Fife at Home DOVER Del net Nine chil dren and an adult perished Thursday night when a kerosene stove exploded and a flash fire destroyed their rural home Six of the children were broth ers and sisters Three others sur vived Three others two adults and a child were injured Firemen found them coming down a road from the isolated home search is ing for help The child critical condition WHEN TWO volunteer de partments from four miles away reached the twostory frame house in central Delaware about 15 miles from here it was al most destroyed It was pretty much of a flash said Claytons fire chief James G Knotts Fifteen Negroes all related lived in the house which had neither electricity nor running water Levena Cuyler 22 whose son Levie 5 died in the fire jumped from a secondfloor window She suffered minor injuries VALARIE K WILSON S before the altar were white Some were bronzed some small some of standard size Families of the young victims followed the caskets up the center aisle of the armory Some mothers tears shimmer ing in their eyes were supported by relatives as they walked to a front section reserved for the close kin of the dead The big hall which normally echoes to the tramp of marching feet and drill commands or the bounceof basketballs and cheers of sports fans resounded today to the dirges of the Holy Name Ca thedral choir and mournful tones of a carillon THE ARMORY has a capacity of and admission was by tickets issued to families Tem porary chairs were placed on the armory floor Some of the mourners sat in banked perma nent seals of the mezzanine Scores of women men and chil dren stood in the freezing cold outside of the armory Police said that knots of curious had collect ed there as early as when a traffic detail manned bar ricades on surrounding streets In the neighborhood flags flew at half mast from a number of factory buildings and schools Be hind the armory in Humboldt Park hundreds of cars lined the curbs of drives Many were fu neral cars banked with flowers The armorys big kitchen was banked with flowers but floral decoration of the altarand stage area was limited in keeping with the starkness of the funeral set ting THE ARMORY was the focus of sad ceremonial but other funer als were held privately in a dozen North and West Side churches to day for victims of the school fire Four of the children and three3ged to out of the house nuns who died in the blaze were from a room She was in critical condition with burns over 60 per cent of herbody Her six brothers and sisters died in the fire They were Freddie 9 Ernest 8 Teresa 3 Sonja 2 Wanda 1 and Ricky 4 months The other dead were William Archer 12 the Wilson childrens uncle Lydia Archer 10 months a first cousin and Margaret Bcssix about 22 of nearby Smyrna She was visiting The mother Mrs Gallic Wil son 28 was at work at a res taurant in Smyrna BRIDGE CHAMP DETROIT UPI A Detroit housewife has become the first woman in 27 years to win bridges most prized individual championi ship Mrs Harry Stein topped 112 nwc contestants in taking the national 76 died of exposure at the Forpridge tournaments life master est City Municipal Hospital Fricnampionship Thursday night day He had been found by a neighbor Richard Salveson lying in the yard of his home about 9 County Cororner Arnold Ander son Lake Mills said Moe had apparently suffered a stroke Thursday afternoon within a few feet of the house He was still holding a newspaper which he had bought about 3 Thc tempera ture dipped to 1 above zero during the night Surviving is a son Lloyd Ode bolt Funeral arrangements pending at the Hanson Funeral Home the painting br fS empty stockings in this community Christmas morning In the next issue of the GlobeGazette the goal of the Cheer Fund and other details will be given The first gift will be announced in Mon days issue Never once in the 3 years of its existence had this annual Christ mas fund failed to reach its goal Mason City Generally fair through Saturday Highs Sat urday in middle teens Litlle night Lows colder Friday about zero of next week Thc Weather Bureaus fiveday organization was the Iowa Generally fair through Sat lorecast said temperatures the principal objector although there urday Colder southeast five iays wil1 aveiage dcrccs belmv nrml SHORT ON BRAINS LONG ON BRAWN Army Moon Rocket Set to Go CAPK CANAVEHAL Fla Oft huge If S moon short on brains but long on brawn may blast into space this weekend on a trip Uiat could take just at hours hut might last millions of years 11 is the U S Armys firsl shot at the like its Explorer salollilt1 shots ihe Army hasnt spared the horses This is perhaps Ihc greatest difference between the planned Army probe and tin last three shots by tillU S Air Force one of which reached as high as miles The Air F u r c e satellite weighed about 85 pounds It was aimed at an orbit or at loisl i single trip around llu moon In its final stage it carried the electronic brains and maneu vering rocket to do the job The tOpouiid Army shot is less ambitious Jt too is aimed at the moon willi the intention of hilling the lunar surface Hut if all works well it may IKdes tined for greater glory Tlii Army has its rocket dubbed hmo 11 with enough power uiul spowl ID overcome the jmll of the earths gravity shot says it has a 1 in 2 dunce of building up escape so blasting away iroin llu earth possible orbit around Such an orbit might last mil lions J years This assumes first that all the moon rockets engines will fire and that il will overshoot the moon Themoon is not an lar gel to hit So many things are unknown abom its mass riml be havior thn it can easily be Just as unpredictable is Ihe 12 Rail Stations to Close Order Affects Rock Island Mercury Dips to Near Zero Temperatures dropped to near zero in northern Iowa Friday and the cold weather is ex peeled to continue into the middle of hearings at DCS Moines Al otirt WIKI DKS VOlNESTiie Iowa Com m e r c e Commission authorized the Hock Island Hailroact Friday to close 12 of its stations do the same with 2fi others if lie com pany and the Order of Railroad Telegraphers agree or operate them on a parttime basis and directed lhat 19 moreremain open The company had asked au thority to al of the 57 stations That is operate two stations out of one for a limited lime daily THE DECISIONS Follow 11 days gona and Cedar Rapids The te 15 were others from the communi night low 515 Little tempera dcgrccs lies involved turc change Saturday Mason Cily reported a 3 above The 12 stations lo be closed in 2 3re cxpcctcd to be Nichols rinho ro u u j GlobeGazette weather the weekend to 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a in BIG ESTATE DAYTON Ohio UP 34 3 5 The late Charles F Kettering automotive genius and former General Motors research head who died Nov 25 left an estate estimated at a little more than mil lion Iowa Airman Dies in Auto Accident SIOUX CITY UPI Airman 1C Harold Saul 31 recently as signed to the Sioux City Air Base here was fatally injured Thurs day night in a onecar accident on U S 75 just south of here He was a native of Beckley Va h buried Thursday and others will be buried Saturday Meanwhile scores of doctors including two Army burn special ists worked to save the living vic tims Seventy of the injured re mained in hospitals 13 of them in critical condition A special crew of 50 fire depart ment officers stepped up citywide inspection of school buildings A funds for families of victims swelled beyond Exposure Takes Life of Forest City Man 76 FOREST CITY Silas Moe Osgood Rodman and West Chester which may be closed on agreement or operated partlime the neighboring station which will service them listed second are ATALISSA Wilton Junction Bonaparte KcosaiKiua Casey Adair Clermont Elgin DcSolo Van Meter Dexter Stuart Elk hart Cambridge Gait Clarion Goodcll Klcmme Hardy Liver more Manis Lake Park Gar den City McCallsburg Tlay ficld Crystal Lake Kinross Wellman Larchwood Lester Malcolm Grinncll Maple Hill Armstrong Mltchellvillc Colfax Otlcy Monroe Ottoscn Bode Rowley Walker Rossic Royal Somers Manson Stockton Du ranl and Walnut and Shelby both served by Avoca THE EFFECT OF FEAR GAS Arrrty Chemical Warfare Service photos show the changes in behavior of a cats attitude toward a before and after a of a new fear xax now under tests In at left top to cat toys with its victim until it is Driven a whiff nfthe RIS by a techni cian Jowor Al ripM I ho cat reacts wilh out right fright to the movements of the same mouse leaping around trying to avoid Mr iMousefT ad vances Such a gas would have unlimited value in com bat Iowa Education Assn in Open War Against Critic of US Schools DES MOINES UPI A prominent critic of American schools and educators found the Iowa State Education Assn arrayed against him even before he expressed his views here Friday Roger Freeman Washington D vicepresident of the Insti ulc for Social Science Research was the featured speaker at a luncheon of the Jowa Taxpayers ASSQ here But even before he got up to speak the Iowa educators had expressed their opinion of his ideas on education Thc has mailed a bulky reportto state legislators and The 19 which must remain open otncr influential persons in are at Anita Douds Forest criticizing Freemans recent r City Garrison Hartley Holland book School Needs of lhc DC Inaugurates I Jrtf ft r I I 1 rt A s Keliogg Melcher River side Seymour Shell Rock Cam bridge Crystal Lake Lester Monrie Bode Walker and Man son THE COMMISSION give the Chicago and North Western Rail road permission last summer to close 78 oneman depots and set up 27 central freight agencies lo serve those communities The commission said the North West ern plan is fulfilling the needs of the cade Ahead The Iowa educators took issue with six major points in Free mans book The Austrianborn official claimed the educa tion system I SHOULD return fo a on academic achievements and drop ail other Its New President CEDAR RAPIDS ftf Dr Jo behavior of the moon rocket it self The Army has kept mum on its rocket plans because it said it doesnt want to occasion a buildup of public expectancy imJ consequent pressure on rocket people Hut two days ago the service lower was pulled back from tho big moon rocket ancj il stood wilh its nose only shrouded And Friday Dr Wcrhner Von Hrrtun the countrys top mis sile expert arrived at the Capa along wilh the instrumented nose cone which immediately was put in place Probers in New Expose Juke Box Rackets Hit OUIl WIRK SERVICES WASHINGTON Senate hear ngs in the next few weeks may some juke box rackets hat are worm than he rockand oll variety This was the outlook Friday ifter a preliminary look into tho like box field by the Senate Rackets Committee Committee Counsel Robert E Kennedy told newsmen that Thursdays hearing only scratched the surface of the record his in vestigators have compiled on the subject HE SAID they hav founti deuce whtch includes Underworld influence in both labor and management groups in the coin machine business Use of unions by juke box op erators lo keep down compelition Outbreaks of violence such as the wrecking of equipment In letunion feuds which saw rival labor groups picketing each other The committee plans to bold another brief hearing next Mon lay or Tuesday to question Jo seph BlumcUi a Youngslown Ohio Teamster official But the main investigation may be de ayed until next month BLUMETTI had been scheduled 0 testify Thursday but an un explained mixup prevented him From appearing The only witness nas Frank Carnmarata a veteran midwestern hoodlum who gave he committee the silent treat ment Whenever he was asked a ques ion Cammarata mumbled some thing about Chair man John L McClellan DArk inatly established that he was nvoking the Fifth Amendment to avoid possible selfincrimination Kennedy suggested that the Sicilianhorn exconvict who is soon lo leave the country at the request of the S immigration Service was faking his Latin ac cent But whatever his linguistic ability may navc been Camma seph Presbyterian minister formally became the new president of Coe College Friday He was named president more than a year ago coming here from the Prcsby much money 3 school lions i the than cnrollmcnb expenses Thc Order of Railroad Telegraj 4lsnt doing a good job iphcrs and the town of Salix haveltcacmnK children CARDINAL DIES SANTIAGO Chile Ma ria Cardinal Cam at 92 the oldest of Roman Catholic cardinals died Thursday STATUE DRAWS PROTEST Sculptor sits in his London studio beside his nearly completed statue of Sir Winston Churchill which has drawn a howl of protest from critics The 2ton 8foot stafue was paid for by the loyal folk of the district which Churchill represents in Parliament it poor filed suit lo nullify the Xorthi 5 Must increase rather than Western station closings jdecrcase the teacherpupil ratio The railroad estimated agents 6 Isnt its Icach 3Viers and lhc salaries arc incrcasing al a i ban rk i rata wasnt talking McCabc 46 ordained According to committee investi gator Arthur Kaplan Cammarata went to the aid of a Detroit juke box distributor who was having trouble wilh a Teamsterbacked rival in 1950 ENGINEERS KILLED LAWRENCE Kan W A homemade rocket exploded Fri icnssion of the aims of liberal arts day at a plant which manu es by the 210 rcprescnUjfacturcrs missile fuel killing of and learncdjthrcc young engineers who I societies who came here helped build the device 2 Must reduce costs Church of Chestnut Hill the schools are now spending too Philadelphia He was pastor there The inauguration c e r c jrnony highlighted a dayIon dis INCLUDED in sent to the legislators was a let ter telling of Freemans appear ance in Iowa The letter was written by John W Harold Cedar Falls president of the as sociation The association also included Khrushchevs Jailor to Give VICUNA COAT TO IKE detailed rebuttals of Freemans ROME Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchevs Italian filler matenalj wants to give President Eisenhower a vicuna coat He says knew nothing about Sherman Adams until after he announced hit plans Angelo Litrico who made three overcoats and four suits for Khrushchev is flying to the United States He is to attend a meet ing of the International Assn of Clothing Designers in Chicago Dec 7 He said hes taking along a gray cashmere golf jacket and a blue vicuna overcoat hes tailored to measurements sixpoints by prominent Iowa superintendent of schools Har old who is also the superintend ent of schools at Cedar Falls joined wilh Franklin D s and derived from photographs of the President SAME The U S Embassy hurridly announced that Litrico was act ing on his own and that the embassy hadnt been consulted Normally gifts are offered to the President through the embassy and accepted only after approval from the White House Vicuna is the expensive Andeananimal fiber Boston indus superintendent of nialist Bernard Goldfine gave Adams enough for coat Adami i ho r v S Xorrls uit as prudential assistant after being accused of doing lhc Polk County school supcrm for Goldfine He denied the accusation tcndent in blasting Freemans Litrico said the made for Khrushchev had neas Bordered and wert paid for by the Soviet Embassy in Italy K c k n k schools ;