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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1958, Mason City, Iowa i r t f i t i i f r f North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL 7 Associated and UnHfd Press laternaUonsI Full Lease Wires 7c copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24 Paper of Four Section One a Damage Hits on in Mill inton Blaze Expensive Equipment Destroyed Flames Wreck 2 Buildings CLINTON large build ings in the Clinton business dis trict were destroyed Wednesday in a fire which caused damage unofficially estimaled at more than two million dollars No injuries were reported Destroyed were the twoanda half story Coliseum Building ant the threestory Scottish Rite Temple The Coliseum structure housed the Modernistic Ballroom the coupon division of the A C Nielsen Chicago The Nielsen firm which serves as a clearing center for merchan dise coupons lost all its electron data collecting and coupon pro cessing equipment One estimat placed the equipment loss a about THE TWO buildings occupied an area about a block long and half block wide along the Clintoi river front at the edge of th business district Officials said the fire apparent Iy started in the ballroom locatec on the second floor of the Colise um Building A dance was hel there Tuesday night and the bat room was festively decorate with streamers tinsel and a larg Christmas tree The fire was discovered abou 4 when flames broke throng the roof of the ballroom Th flames soared high into the air and leaped to the top of the Scot tish Rite Temple burning their way down through that structure fire equip Mison City Becoming fair Wed nesday night little temperature in mid20s In creasing cloudiness Thursday high mid30s owa Decreasing cloudiness ex treme east mostly fair else where night warmer west lows 24 northeast to low 30s Increas ing cloudiness Thursday warmer south highs 30s north to 40s south Friday Considerable cloudiness and turning colder with snow flur ries likely Minnesota Continued mild High Thursday in upper 30s Five day Iowa Temperatures through Monday will average near normal Normal highs 27 to 34 and normal lows 8 U 15 Turning colder Friday with moderation late Sunday anc Monday Precipitation will b Third Good Shot in Row for Atlas Missile Sent Down range CAPE Fia The Air Force has shot an Atlas missile on a successful flight across the Atlantic just six days after its predecessor became the nalions biggest satellite The latest Atlas third big one in a an nounced some four hours after the blastoff of the 80foot rocket late Tuesday night There was no official word from the launching site but Col John Powers said at Air Force Ballis tic Missile Division headquarters in Inglewood thatprclimi light and of little consequenc nary reports showed the Atlas occurring over the week end GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum 26 Minimum 25 At 8 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 21 Rockets Held Up by Derailment at Iowa Falls IOWA travel ers with accommodations on the Rock Island Railroads TwinStar Rockets were held up for several hours Tuesday night due minor derailment of the north bound train for Minneapolis About 100 persons were strand ed at the Rock Jsland depot in ALL OF Clintons ment was called out Firemen rescued John Mulligan ballroom custodian from his rocket from Minneapolis to Des apartment in the building Moines was delayed here for four hours The northbound train was held up when two baggage cars jumped the rails Illinois Central crossing of the Rock Is The basement of the Coliseum Building was used for storage The Brandt Auto Co kept used cars there and the James Appli ance Co used it for storage of appliances Both of the buildings which were destroyed were of brick steel and concrete test ran smoothly THE SPECTACULAR Christ mas fireworks display followed oh the heels of last Thursdays satellite launching and the first intercontinental range Atlas shot Nov 28 The fourton Atlas now in orbit is signalling President Eisen howers Peace on Earth mes sage to the world Powers said efforts were being made to recover the nose cone of the rocket after a blazing reen try from space but it was not known whether an announcement on this would be forthcoming Tuesday nights launching was the first appearance of a new At las intercontinental ballistic mis sile called the C The missile featured some special modifications most of them clas sified which should result in lightening the Atlas payload by about 100 pounds THE START of the shoot ap peared to be highly successful as the 120ton gleaming rocket burst up through a blanket of puffy white clouds and darted eastward like a fading star As the missile climbed an eerie SAVE ROOM FOR Christmas primarily is for the young and Martha daughter of Mr and Mrs Tom Teas 817 2nd S isnt going to be out done Little Martha de mands equal share of the family fireplace as she and Greg 10 hang theirstock ings with care in hopes that St Nicholas soon will be there land tracks with Iowa Falls glow was casiover the passenger cars were derailed and launchi arca b lh AU rift ftnn llrtri flashing exhaust tail reflecting off no one was injured It took several hours to hoist a low lying ground haze Christians Quietly Note Eve of Saviors Birth BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Religious services in Christian communities throughout the world Wednesday quielly commemo rated the eve of the day almost two thousand years ago when the Prince of Peace was born in Bethlehem Thousands of pilgrims gathered in Bethlehem to offer prayers for peace in a world which lives in the shadow of war Many mil lions more made the short pilior buses Many more couldnt get Jrimage to their community cen ters of worship for Christmas Eve services The theme of Peace on Earth Good Will to Men was repeated in thousands of churches PRESIDENT Eisenhower said the theme of the Christmas story contained an ideal of nil men re gardless of their beliefs The United States will work toward that ideal the President said in SAID onlv fact tne baggage cars back onto the iAiu only tact As the Convair rocket streaked that the wind was from the northuacKS west prevented the fire from was making its 88th sweep around spreading further into the Clinton business district It was the second major firej in Clinton within about a On Nov 20 a large structure hous ing the Kinney shoe store was de stroyed with loss estimated at more than a quarter of a million dollars In Tuesdays blaze the fire was so well advanced when discovered that firemen chiefly confined their efforts to preventing it from spreading Flying embers set fire to a birds nest in a tree a half block away Light Snow May Cover Parts of Northern Iowa The Weather Bureau Wednes day held out some promise of a white Christmas for it least part of Iowa with a forecast of snow in the northeast sections Temperatures however are due to continue on the mild side as they have the past few days Readings early Wednesday plunged below freezing levels across the state ranging from 14 at Sioux City to 30 at Burlington and Ottumwa Highs Tuesday ranged from 26 at Mason City to 41 at Council Bhtffs and Sioux City Southerly winds are expected to bring wanner readings to lowaj Wednesday night I Cantril Driver Killed 5 Hurt in Accident KEOKUK Reich 27 the globe in an orbit expefcted to last several more weeks It was the 17th Atlas fired in Ithe nations accelerated ICBM de Cantril was killed and five other persons were injured Tuesday tvelopment program which began night in a twocar collision over a year ago SAME Black flag means death In pul 24 SHELL REMAINS Only the walls of large buildings re main standing following a million fire at Clinton continue to play water on the the adjoining Coliseum AF Phofifax Border Decision Delayed Must Stabilize River Channel LINCOLN Neb MvGov Vicloi Anderson snid Wednesday the joint Nebraska Iowa boundary comiifissiun has recommended m permanent boundary line be cs lablished between Iowa and Nc brnskn until a permanent channe is created for the Missouri Hiver The joint commission also rcc ommended that Nebraskas Gov ernor in 195 recommend that th Legislature continue the law ere iiling the Nebraska bound a commission and authorize jl I proceed with studies of the bourn ary problem with the Iowa com mission Anderson said testimony taken at hearings of the joint commis sion revealed hat with oneex ception all representatives of municipalities along the river fa vored a houndary between Iowa and Nebraska be established in the center of a permanently sta bilized channel of the Missouri llivcr THE EXCEPTION was voiced by the community of Carter Lnke Iowa which lies entirely west of the Missouri River and adjacent to and north and cast of Omaha The mayor Carter Lake testi fied that his fellow citizens de sired to remain in Iowa Anderson said Anderson said the Nebraska Boundary Commission hue worked diligently with the Tnwi commission during tile entire pas year The joint commission held eight meetings The joint commission gcncrall centered its studies on Missoiu River conditions between low and Nebraska froni the soul boundary of Iowa lo Sioux Cit on the A PERMANENT channel been established from the sout line of Iowa lo Omaha and up proximalcly six miles north A polmanenl channel has yet 1 be found from the south line o Washington County nort of Omaha to Sioux City Iowa Anderson said The joint committee parlicul larly wants the permanent chan nel be determined by the U S Corps of Engineers by 11KK or 1961 Anderson said he would have liked to have seen the joint corn home for the annual reunion Imiltee come up with something IMS CHIvKK rUNO COAT KKIOKTKU M J mid B jlxlnbow lrU Muiuii Ill Mlllwork Km pluyeft K 1 r i 7 KnjcritVliiE Co Km Irimi a Krlcml Jeff UrrfF and Handy Iowrll Kmployet ot Ilrnktl Comlrucllon Co J Irililiercl NurliKTfttrrn HHI Cu Trnffia I N i Chl Chapter HeU Slfma lly Hall Kmpluyrn he aye Jane ami fial r K Al Treslainl Clear strlln Nlmrii Lake ctky Juu mid Hill n Ammjriiioii nrivurmint itiul ih n In cr xhmi Scnlt and Annell rum Iclrr anil Itlihanl Ifl from Kunaiiha on a td Van Dm Ituschi Fertile In nirmnrjr nl llrilrr and Murk II Slujln Ir and Mrs J 1 tin AljriT Clny Nevada turn rlmieer H Chevrolet olnt reteriKiii llrill James NnvuU I u s o n City No JI Kchcltuli No Mill ddlDuiial Kiwanln contritiutlimi InbeCiiueUe I1 r e H n o m Sum tUUfiK Department Sloro Swift TUB HAYS TOTAL ilia TOTAL CASH GIVKN 1 MKltCIIANDISi 011TS GKAND TOTAL MKKCIIANDISK GIFTS Wakhhictoii School Cub Pack No il Clnlitmai tree decuraflunx and IIIJTJJ Cunjtrexiiduiial Churnli candy Scars Kneliiick Jt Cn St Jitlm Kplscopil Church Chll rfrdna Department canned No 111 In Bethlehem the schedule of Christmas Eve ran from noon through midnight services Between and foreign tourists crowded into the bleak little hilltop town 12 miles south of Jerusalem where Christ was born ANOTHER Christians from Israel mostly Arabs re ceived Israeli permission to cross Washington just before lighting the Palestine war truce line in the National Christmas Tree lo attend the Hcthlc the park behind the White services About 200 foreign For many in the United Slates diplomats clergymen and others it was a day of irritation jfrom Israel also were given pcri New Yorkers were still withoutmission to visit shrines across the their newspapers as a twoweekj line in Jordan old strike of delivcrymen conPeaceful conditions in the Holy of travelers Land which swelled the pilgrim competed for plane space madeages wore reflected in the Gaza scarce by two airline between Israel and Egypt Many switched to crowded trains NonChristians from India look over most of the guard duty along that border while United Nations more specific But then Anderson said the committee was very wise not to have done a half adding that until the Mis souri River is stabilized you cant determine a The boundary line between the two slates is now fixed by fed eral law When it was established the line was the center of the river Due to changes in the riv ers channel it has been on the move Morrell and Co in Biggest Financial Report in History Fort Atkinson Man Killed in Accident NEW HAMPTON John Bnx Emergency Force troops fronijlcr Fort Atkinson was killed Western nations enjoyed the jn a uo car collision and a milcs cast of Ncft ligimis holidays A Friend f noil I KniMcvelt Hcimr Knum fiiid anil tnjsi Owen Farmernlci Cltili and Church uf Junior Chrtj mini Inyt cjullilngi lldnerj Cliilhliif Ingi rftiulmolneri U 1 11 h clrilhliic anil onil tooirvcJt Dili firade V Teoni fooil and lib Iack t llanllnc School load ami canily I Si In Auxiliary and Club merchandise and food Cheer Fund Reaches GAIN the generous people of Mason City and the sur rounding commun ity have demon strated th e i r con cern for others and brought the Chris mas Cheer Fund far over the top Contributions the last day totaled bring ing the total of cash contributions to for the 1958 Christmas Cheer Fund As in other years mercantile establishments as well as or ganizations contributed merchan Secretary General DagiHamplon on Highway 24 at 82 Iise for distribution lo those in Hammarskjold and the Tuesday jneed Merchandise contributions OTTUMWA McCalcommander Canadian Gen E c 1 totaled Scottish Riles Temple left ano llimChicago president of John Burns joined the Iroops iMorrell and said Tuesday rfza who were decornling 90 A ithe firms sales in the fiscal year ported Christmas Irers jcndcd last Nov 1 were the nigh in the companys hisfory IN BAGHDAD Abdcl Karim IN ADDITION fo those listed of the other line Junior Womens Club and the car Joseph I Lrnsing 22 Cmb had a part in IDAD Iraqi is ow hpn5 in Chickling merchandise the former con im Kassem County jail on a charge of tributing food and Ihelatter food f f TJrt In a report to stockholders lhc bcgjnning of curfcw driving He was uninjured kl llim C i iH I Hft nri A Callum said the expected imti am lo pcrmjl Chrislians Both cars were going east Ofi WniBht are of the impression that and in our general economy tchit j 1 I VxJJl loLllldo permits him to look to I9o9 with considerable optimism Lensing struck the Baxter car Christmas brought no relaxation from rcar Bolh cars wcnt i of tension in Germany where the lhc rSnl and the Bax The report said sales for the Christmas tree originated and nitcrs wcrc botn tnrown from their past year aggregated more than million were expected to Baxlcr car was demol 400 million dollars and that this year Residents of Sensing car was dam carnings after taxes would bewcst Berlin prepared to celebrate agcd ony on lnc rSnl front slightly more than lhc holiday bu wondcrcd if this These figures compare with the would be their last free Christmas previous years sales of because of Soviet efforts to force the Western Allies out of the city 110 milcs behind the Iron Curtain The people of Russias Euro 000 and net earnings after taxes of Per share earnings for the last year will be about a share compared to fi2 cents per s satellites went The accident was covered by Chickasaw County Sheriff Galen Folkers and Highway Patrolman Floyd Carver The Baxters are the parents of four children the eldest about 7 He was a butter maker at Fort hare pcan satellites wem TO cnurcn as T sharcthc West did but in the SovietAtkinson Lensmg is a farm hand for the previous year S130 HOLDUP Union Dec 24 was just another day Those whose failb has sur and toys That the GlobeGazette and its employes are believers in the Christmas Cheer Fund is evident from the fact this newspaper and persons identified with it contrib uted a total of Among these contributors was John Peterson 11yearold Britt boy one of our newspaperboys He wrote This is the first year I have had money of my own and would like to give this to help some other boy have a Merry With a contribution from Mrs Alyce Clay of Nevada Iowa came this note God bless the children and pray that none will be NEW POLICY vivcd lhc Communist govern WASHINGTON UPI Begin WATERLOO woman gronienls long campaign against rening Jan I the Marine Corps will icery clerk was su2gd inrl ligion schedule their holidays by accept only fouryear cnlislnicnlsibrothers Jeff and Greg and I jrobbed of about here Tuesthe old Russian calendar andand eliminate the threeyearhave been earning money for day night Christmas for them comes Jan now offered your Christmas Cheer Fund RANDY POWELL wrote My ;