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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME i IDITIOM VOL LXIV AMOclatod Preu and United PreM Full Leaw Sevea Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 1957 This Piper Consists of Four 51 President Faces Big Task at Paris Florida Hurt by F reeze Heavy Loss to Crops TAMPA Fla UP The wors freeze in a decade struck Flori da Wednesday night and Thurs day bringing heavy damake t its farms and groves More freezing weather is ir store for the state Thursday night What was left of the white vegetable crop in the truck grow ing section around Plant City ap peared to be wiped out Straw berries in this area which calls itself the winter strawberry capital of the world were badly hurt D H Storms coordinator for vocational agriculture education in the Plant City region said the official temperature record ing was under 30 degrees for more than six hours 22 above Elmer Futch manager of the Plant City Growers Assn termed the cold a severe freeze Futch reported a low reading of degrees in rural areas Ice was a common sight in the central and northern sectors of the widespread citrus belt At Lakeland there were low running between 22 and 24 de grees with outlying section even lower Vegetable farmers covered up vegetables or irrigated Wednes day night to bring up the wate tables in their efforts to protec tender crops Citrus men protected their groves with smudge pots and wood smokeSome truck grow ers yankedup young plants plan ning to reset them later Fast Drop Temperatures dropped seven degrees in five minutes when the cold wave hit Miami Wednesday The mercury stood at 65 degrees before the front passed and fell to 40 when it went over The front was accompanied by winds reaching 40 miles an hour in gusts The Tampa Motor Club re ported its switchboard was lit up like a Christmas tree with mem bers calling in to report frozen radiators The freeze was general throughout the South Readings included Shreveport La 19 the lowest in 86 years of Weather Bureau LIFE AND TIMES OP SUBWAY SAR DINE One member of the New York subway Sardine Club grimaces as he is squeezed against a closingsubway car AP Photofax door at Queen Plaza station Improved service howeverwas noted as the strike by six splinter unions went into its fourth day Striking Subway Workers Call Membership Meeting for Vote NEW YORK ISVA striking restored on subway s through use of nonstrikers super way ixion called a membership meeting Thursday night to take a vote on ending the walkout which nas created four days of extreme travel hardship for millions of Manhattan workers Frank Zelano executive secre tary of the Motormens Benevo lent Assn announced the move following a conference of union officials with the unions attor ney It came in the wake of reports that nearnormal service has visory personnel and return to work of some strikers Zelano earlier had termed lies the assertions of transit officials thatmore and more MBA men were reporting back for work He said it was an attempt to stam pede and confuse our men Police headquarters said about 70 per cent of scheduled subway train runs were made during the 7 to 8 am rush hour Thursday Charles City Boys Held in Theft Spree CHARLES CITY Two local records Tampa Fla 27 tying youths James Taft and Ronald Matte both 17 are being held in the record low for the date set in 1934 CrossvilleTenn 5 Baltimore 12 a record low for jail at Jefferson City Mo Thurs day after a spree involving the theft of six motor vehicles The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy and warmer with increasing south erly winds Thursday night lov 1520 Friday cloudy and slight ly warmer high in mid 30s Iowa Generally fair and warm er Thursday night low near 1 in northeast to mid 20s south and in west Friday partlj little temperatur the date The cold blasts sweeping j The two boys allegedly stole a across the comparatively warm 1949 Chevrolet at Waseca Minn waters of the Great Lakes trigland abandoned it at Floyd for an cloudy change his was somewhat above ednesdays performance At the same time the Transit uthority said 72 more motormen ppeared for work between mid ight and 8 am than on the same lift Wednesday The Authority put the total hursday at 494 Wednesdays fig ure was 422 The normal work chedule for those hours called or 816 men A transit official termed ex remely significant the fact that i8 motormen reported for work m the Independent division of the ubway system early Thursday as compared with 27 Wednesday The MBA has more members on he Independent division than on he other two subway divisions in he city Scoffing Zelano declared The Transit Authority report that men are returning to work is a lie It was intended to stampede and confuse our men and if we fall for this gimmick well lose this fight Theyre des Revea I Merit Scholars North lowans Are Honored A number of North lowans in cluding three from Mason City and one from Clear Lake have earned a place among 7500 of the nations brightest high school scholars They have advanced to the semifinals of the National Merit Scholarship Corp fourmil liondollar scholarship competi tion The Mason City High School semifinalists are Richard Bartsch Steve W Bianco and David J Miller Clear Lake High Schools semifinalist is Gordon R Knutson They were among some 300000 seniors who took the scholarship qualifying test given in 14000 high schools Oct 22 The semifinalists throughout America represent about half of one per cent of the national high school senior class First Hurdle Other North lowans who have leaped the first hurdle on the road lo the 800 scholarships to be of fered are James 0 Moermond Buffalo Center Andrea E Saltou Car penter Bonnie L Bilharz Char les P Martens and Polly J Reyn olds Charles City Glenn C Fen neman Clarksville Dennis R Ellingson and David R Vikre Decorah Patsy S Stow Dolliver Mae N Dows Alan K Henrikson Emmets burg Patricia A Cookinham Verdean E Olson and John L Sheppard Estherville Elton L Head Lakota Charles D De Boer Latimer Linda J Rice Rockwell Ivan R Mortensen Rolfe Thomas R Sanftner Swea City and Kenneth W Pratt Wau kon Europe Seeking Guidance Strategy Is Laid Out FELIX GA1LLARD Premier 4 Escapees of Prison Are Hunted The Another Exam semifinalists now face a rigorous threehour College Board examination to be given in testing centers country Jan 11 throughout the At least 7000 of Minnesota Cloudy windy warm gcred heavy snowstorms in some1 sections Up to 14 inches of snow fell in parts of New York State Cleve land had 7 inches but the fall reached 12 inches in the hills of Geauga County some 30 miles east of the city Heavy snow also fell in parts of New England Injuries Are Fatal to Des Moines Cyclist DES MOINES E Mcllin 57 Des Moines who was critically injured while riding a motorcycle he used as an escort for funerals died here Wcdncs nternational pickup truck They eft that at Osage and took a 1957 Ford belonging to Norm a Holtz a medical technician for Dr Rob ert Isham It was later recovered near Richland Iowa At Waterloo the two youths re portedly stole a 1957 Oldsmobile which vas abandoned at Kirks ville Mo where they took two Fords At Drake Mo they crashed through a roadblock day night Mcllin a former Polk er GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 12 Minimum 0 At S am 8 perate and theyll use any foul means Transit officials earlier had ex Dressed the view that the worst was over for the millions of daily subway users facing ex YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 6 SIX ARRESTED WATERLOO the group are expected to sur vive this second hurdle accord ing to John M Stalnaker presi dent of the National Merit Scholarship Corp About May l the fortunate 800 will become the 1958 merit scholars In the final competition high school grades extracurricu lar attainments and leadership and character of competitors will have been evaluated Merit scholars will be free to choose their college and course of study The value of each of the fouryear scholarships ranges up ward from S100 a year to a year varying with the financial need of each individual student The colleges chosen by the stu dents will get about 52000 per merit scholar to help defray ac MINNEAPOLIS po 1 i c e search centered here Thursday for four prison es capees who slugged a prison psychiatrist and another offi c i a 1 and fled from the St Cloud Reformatory dodging a hail of bullets The four believed armed and said to be dangerous were clad only in light khaki prison clothing when they scaled the reformatory wall Wednesday afternoon and escaped into a woodland nearby in frigid tem peratures Police said four men appar ently the escapees later forced a woman from her car at afarm near the prison and drove north in the car Authorities c o n c e n trated their search here after receiv ing a report Wednesday night of two men whose car ran out of gasoline near the Twin Cit ies The men purchased gaso line at a service station and then headed into Minneapolis Police set up roadblocks in an effort to spot the car The fugitives were identified as Robert Manning 23 serv ing 25 years for forgery Ken n e t h Clausen 21 serving 15 years for auto theft and burg lary Carl Bishop 23 sen tenced to 5 years and Vernon Rollins serving 5 to 40 years for robbery FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Sen Mans field DMont said Thursday President Eisenhower faces the job in Paris of making NATO into a going concern instead of a symbol of defense Mansfield assistant D e m o cratic leader and a member o the Senate Foreign Relations Committee returned from aEu ropean survey with the statec conviction that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is disinte grating Sen Green chairman of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee took a differen view He said his observation in Europe indicated that NATO is not falling apart But Green 1957 CHEER FUND GOALJ300004 Previously Reported 51402 Mrs E D 500 Is Taken in Breakin at Bank HALBUR Some well said Eisenhower ought to pro vide some dramatic demonstra tion of leadership at the Paris conference to give the alliance new life Greater Efforts Mansfield said he thinks Eis enhowers presence is likely to spur the forthcoming NATO sum mit conference to greater efforts than otherwise might have been made toward unifying and ex panding the Wests defenses But Mansfield said in an interview the job making NATO effec tive is going to be difficult The President still has great amount of prestige in Eu rope Mansfield said But he is going to have to get down to bedrock with our Allies NATO cant continue to exist as a sym bol of defense and not a shield The President has gotto see that it is made a going concern He has got to see that it becomes a really mutual defense organi zation To Friday Eisenhower will fly to Paris Fri day for the threeday NATO meet ing opening Monday He is ex pected to start for home next Thursday Secretary of State Dulles preceded Eisenhower to Paris leaving in early afternoon Thursday Eisenhower held a final strategy meeting with the National Securi ty Council Thursday before head ing for Paris There was a possi O A Satter First Christian Church Mission ary Fund LU Sit B of PO P of A Western Bohemian Fraternal Assn 243 Mason City Council of Telephone Pioneers From Two Little Friends tn Kanawha Fred II Terhark Kanawha Verdun Pearl Harbor Chapter 27 Disabled American Veterr ans Mason City Chapter of DeMolay Dour Jan Bill 3500 1000 500 5M 506 100 1000 1000 Gregory Susan and Martha Team Chuck Keithahn V H Club of Mason City Maria Mitchell Club A Friend Brace KCK 300 20ft 300 1000 Mil Wednesday Bridge Club THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE 400 I1400 CASH STILL NEEDED 234198 GIVING DAYS LEFT 10 treme difficulties in getting to work during the citys greatest transportation snarl The Transit Authority has kept partial service going through use of members of other unions su pervisory personnel and promo tion of men to motormens jobs from the ranks of transit em Authority also has threatened to fire strikers who tual costs of educating the stu dents Merit Certificates Those finalists who are nol which the state police had put up men and a girl were arrested here Matte was injured and underWednesday and officials said went surgery at St Marys Hosthey admitted at least 13 burglar Jefferson City Mo His conies in Eldora Waterloo and in was listed as notJBuchanan County did not return immediately The MBA with support from other craft unions called its in an effort to obtain bargaining rights with the Tran sit Authority serious among the 800 winners will re ceive certificates of merit In addition their names will be given to all colleges and universities so they may be considered for other awards and prizes Merit scholarships designed to help able students regardless o means were initiated in 1955 through grants by the Ford Foun dation and the Carnegie Corp of New York About 1400 scholar ships were awarded in the first years of the program equipped thieves broke into the Farmers Savings Bank here Thursday and made off with rom the banks vault Using drills torches and a sledgehammer the robbers smashed through a footthick wall1 of the neighboring store and h rough the wall of the vault H Koenig executive vice presi dent of the bank said the thieves made an unsuccessful attempt to break open a safe inside the vault which contained more than 000 bility the US would issue an of ficial brushoff to Russias latest proposal for EastWest talks Stale Department officials have labelled the Soviet maneuver an attempt to torpedo the NATO meeting Cheer Fund Deserving SAME County deputy sheriff Saturday night by BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS His companion was taken to jaili at Jefferson City lo face charges hit of car theft The boys will be held there until Missouri authorities bv Guy Gabriel 23 DCS Moines dispose of their case They will later be brought back here to face charges of car theft in this stale lowan Found Guilty on Murder Charge MILLERSBURG Ohio Cleo Peters 19 Muscatine Iowa was under a sentence to die in the electric chair in t h e Ohio Penitentiary Feb 11 following his conviction Wednesday of the murder of an Amish farmer Peters w a s found guilty of firstdegree murder by a jury 01 jsix men and six women Peters was convicted of slaying farmer Paul Coblentz 26 RICHARD BARTSCH DAVID J MILLER Missile Bases In Paris Premier Felix Gail lard called his cabinet into ses sion to lay down the conditions under which France might permit the United States to station 1500 mile range ballistic missiles on French soil The subject of US missile bases in Europe was one of the hottest isues facing the NATO conference The Soviet Union al ready was fighting the idea by again threatening to turn Europe into a graveyard in event of war Britain already has decided to permit 1500mile range US mis siles to be based there Reliable French sources said France would too provided it has a say so on when and when not to fire them The sources said France felt the Allied military command should give the order to fire rather than President Eisenhower Mercury Begins Climb in Iowa Temperatures below zero were Vx recorded in northeast Iowa again early Thursday and near zero readings were reported through lout the remainder of the state A definite moderating trend was in progress during the day Thursday however This con trasted with Wednesdays weath er when the days highs ranged from 12 above at Mason City to 27 at Council Bluffs Lows during the night included T will not long now be fore the great festival of C h r i s t mas s p reads its b e n e d iction over the earth andbrings peace and sat i s f a c t ion in the hearts of men who have done their best Among the satisfactions is the inner glow that comes with hav ing helped someone to a bit of happiness It is the realization of this great truth that brings a grow ing list of donors lo the Cheer Fund each Christmas season Those who give can be assured that their contributions will go to places where they will do most good in making this a happier Christmas for deserving families in this community The fund is administered by Family Service Letter With Gift Something of the joy of giving is expressed in this letter that came with a gift from the Masoa City Chapter of the De Molay Dear Sirs We the members of the Ma son City Chapter of De Molay wish to give to the Christmas Cheer Fund 10 dollars for the fine work that it does at Christ ma s for those children who would not have a joyful Christmas if you did not help Yours truly Noel Moltcr Treasurer Mason City Chap ter of De Molay Long Way From Goal It is hoped but also our con viction that the momentum of giving to the Cheer Fund will in crease as we approach the great festival We still have a long way to go to reach the goal Gifts may be brought or sent to the GlobeGazette The address is Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City NASH DIES WASHINGTON Frank C 2 below at Dubuquc zero at MajNash 47 a former assistant sec son City 1 above at Davenport retary of defense died of a heart STEVE W BIANCO CORDON KNUTSON Cedar Rapids and Burlington aud 11 above at Council Bluffs attack at his home here Wednes day ;