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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper CdiW for VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSrAriRTHAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR k MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 24 1951 HOME EDITION Associated Prcsi and United Prtit International KuU WLrci Paper ConiliU of Two 9 Reds Warn of Nuclear War j Over Wests Berlin Stand Highway Toll at Record Rate Traffic W Miscellaneous 37 Totals 383 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic deaths in the first quar ter of the long Christmas week end taking a sharp upturn Thurs day were running at a higher rate than the nations alltime record for any holiday Safety experts expressed alarm over the slaughter on the high ways They said unless motorists are shocked into better be death toll record may be set THE RATE of fatalities was more than seven per hour since the count started at 6 local time Christmas Eve It was fax higher than the National Safetj Councils preholtday estimate ol 620 deaths during the 102houi period which ends at midnight Sunday The count also was at a faster clip than for A comparable per iod during the 1956 fourday Christmas holiday period when the alltime retord of 706 traffic deaths was recorded AS THE TOLL shot upward the council said its up to the driver to pull down this toll in homeward bound travel Christ mas isx traditionallythe most dan gerous period of the year be cause of heavy traffic and high ball The council estimated 40 mil lion cars will have been on the highways when the holiday per iod ends It cautioned homeward driving conditions could be much worse than during the first part of the holiday Weather conditions since Christmas Eve have been favorable for driving in mos parts of the country with high ways virtually free of ice and snow 7 Traffic Fatalities in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven persons had been killed o Iowa highways Friday as the Ion Christmas holiday period entere ils third day Three victims including tw small children met death Thurs day and three others died Christmas Eve accidents Wednes day night Mauk 60 Des Moines was killed Friday in a cartrue crash near the junction of High ways U S 30 and Iowa 21 in Ben town County Those killed on Christmas Da west of Dundee in Delaware Coun ty DONNA JANE died en route to an Iowa City hospital Other members of the Grissom family and Gienapp were taken to a hos pital at Manchester where they were reported in serious condi tion The little Dixon girl was rid ing home with her mother Mrs Dorothy May Dixon 18 of Mar shalltown and her brother Lee Boyd Dixon 2 from a Christmas visit with relatives at Rhodes The car went out of control at a coun ty road T intersection a half mile west of State Center Officers said Mrs Dixon told them the brakes failed The car rolled over in a field after skid ding about 275 feet and Teresa was thrown out Mrs Dixon and the boy escaped serious injury DECKER WAS an Emerson arm worker His car went out f control after rounding a curve n U S 34 two miles wesl of Em rson Depuly Sheriff Ed Barkus said eckers car went about 225 feet lunged into a ditch and rolled ver landing oh top of him Bruce was killed when his car tent out of control on a gravel oad south of Red Oak as he was oing home from his job at a con rete products firm With Christ las presents for his family PARISCH WAS killed in a ont ar accident on U S 30 west of Toledo The car rolled over sev eral times His brother Stanley f Chicago was injured Fandell a Rodman farmer died n a two car accident three miles north of West Bend on Iowa 44 Officers said the driver of the jther car Edwin J Janssen 47 another farmer was preparing to make a left turn Janssen was charged wit drunk driving Kossuth Count Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst said During the holiday season las year Fandells 5yearold son Michael was killed in an aut accident Fandells death came at and was not counted as par of the holiday toll which is tabu ated from 6 Wednesday Cheer Fund Hits Additional gifts of placed th tolal cash for the GlobeGazetl Christmas Cheer Fund at and the grand tolal of cash an merchandise at These additional gifts are Annnjmons in hnnor Amvrls Amlliary Clear Like 52 and Kathy Mary Gaynor AP Photofiue PAPAL SOUVENIR JphtuXXIIlQtestowaxa souvenir medal on a onelegged in the Vati ii can duringthe pontiffs Christmas audience pled children from Rome institutions The busy pope also visited two and made a visit to the Italian Regina Coeli Jail Friday to console inmates Expect Devaluation Move to Stabilize French Franc Gromyko Makes Boast Speaks to Red Parliament MOSCOW Soviet Union warned Thursday that Western in sistcnce on remaining in Berlin could kindle nuclear war that would reach America Foreign Minister Andrei Gro myko continued the Kremlins eampaignlo force the Western Allies out of West Berlin y pre dictions of nuclear war if they stay He boasted Russia is well armed for any trouble Gromyko spoke at the closing session of the winter meeting of Russias parliament the Supreme Soviet ile also urged a ban on nuclear weapon tests without con trols which the West considers necessary DIPLOMATS fn Washington said they found nothing new in Gromykos speech Ttiere was no immediate comment from the State Department If an end is not put to he Berlin crisis Gromyko said the threat will further increase of West Ber lin becoming a second This was a reference to the as sassination of Archduke Ferdi nand of AustriaHungary at Sara jevo in 1914 The incident touched off Premier Khrushchev has de rnanded lhat the States oc pupation troops out of West Berlin by June 1 leaving it a demili tarized free city surrounded by Communist East Germany West ern attempts to reach Berlin with out1 East German permissioi would be aggression against the Soviet bloc Khrushchev warned TRAGIC CHRISTMAS Sandra White H of Haven VL hugs a Christmas doll for consolation after she fled a subzero weather fire Christmas Day which destroyed her home and took the life of her father Regis White 15 PARIS UP1 Charles de Gaulle Christmas vacation P r e m i The premier is expected to call cut short full session of the cabinet Sat in the coun GROMYKO SAID tempt at aggression against Eas Germany may start a new bi war in which millions upon mil lions of people would find thci urday to discuss the situation try and returned here Friday for economic talks which are expect ed to lead to devaluation of the franc De Gaulle was closeted with his cabinets financial and budget experts on his return a few hours after a surprise decree had shut down financial markets throughout France for the day were This large sum of money and Donna Grissom 4 monthsi he generous contributions of mer old of Ryan Teresa Dixon 3 of Marsh all town Lyle G Decker 34 of Emerson Victims of Wednesday night ac cidents were Michael Paul Bruce 41 of Red Oak Ctyek 25 of Rockford 111 William Edward Fandell 35 of Rodman Mauks wife Clara 54 was taken to St Lukes Hospital Ce dar Rapids with a compound fracture of the leg and possibly Other injuries The Mauk car eastbound on No 30 collided almost headon with a westbound truck driven by Donald Liston of Cedar Rap ids Liston was treated for heac cuts Highway patrolman David King said the Mauk car skidded on the icy highway into the path of the truck when it came back onto the roadway It had not been deter mined who was driving the car The Grissom baby was in a car with her parents Mr and Mrs Hardld Grissom and their three children David 5 Dennis 3 and Debra 2 Their car and one driven by Donald Gienapp 31 of Sum ner met headon at the crest of a hUi on county road miles handise made it possible for oris Bruse and Ruth Dougal of Family Service to reach everyone on their list with the needed items They distributed 342 grocery or ders provided 32 restaurant meals presented 50 gift orders of cash to nursing home patients esides distributing a large num er of toys and clothing items Hundreds of items provided by the merchants of the community ncluding clothing toys and food tielped swell the tide of happiness for the communitys deserving families So in winding up the 1958 Christ mas Cheer we say many thanks again to the thousands who made this great project a reality Mason City Partly cloudy con tinued mild through Saturday Low Friday night mid20s High Saturday low 40s owa Partly cloudy through Sat urday Colder west Friday night low 2028 No important temperature change Saturday owa 5Day Temperatures will degrees above night through SAME means trarffo death pxi 21 fconn The order closing the markets did not affect the nations banks which opened for business as usual Paris banks reported no abnormal activity as a result of the devaluation report NONE OF OUR clients hat shown any nervousness as a re sult of Ihese one bank er said Official sources said Ihe mar kets were shut down to avoid any inopportune reaction to the decisions which are being studied by the The markets normally closed on Saturdays and Sundays will nol reopen unlil Monday al earli est The government apparently planned to use the time to work out its fiscal decisions without the risk of panicky speculation on the franc Business quarlers believed the decisions under study included a The flame of war would in Man Is Questioned in Council Bluffs Killing COUNCIL BLUFFS Ml A 27 earoJd man was being qucs1 oned Friday in connection with ic slaying of Harry Minds GO recnhousc employe who was eaten to death with a length of ipc Minds a temperature checker n the wholesale florist firm of J Wilcox Sons was found dead bout 8 Thursday His body vas slumped over a steamduct He was attacked while rounds to check temperatures Coroner Meyer said an autopsy showed Mindswas struck on lop of the head at least three limes with a blunt object He ap parently had first been struck with a wooden seed flat whicl evitably spread to the America continent for todays military techniques have virtually elimi nated the difference between dis lanl Ihealcrs of war and those close at he asserted NAVY AID LONDON U S Navy escued 134 persons and delivered ood to persons in flooded orthwestern Morocco naval cadquarters reported Friday average 5 to 8 normal Friday next Wednesdaywith only minor daily changes Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Nor mal lows 8 north to 15 south Precipitation will average less than onetenth of an inch occur ring as scattered snow Minnesota Mostly fair central and south with no important temperature change through Saturday Highs Saturday 2535 north 3545 south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 39 Minimum 27 At 8 27 BLAZE v GUTHRIE CENTER W Dam age estimated by authorities at was caused by a fire which destroyed three cars and much equipment at the Tigges 10 per cent devaluation of the franc from its present nominal value of 24 of a U S cent to around coupled with the creation of a new heavy franc worth 100 times as much as the present currency THE FRANC was down to 21 of a cent on the free market Wed ncsday Some experts believed the French devaluation would be an nounccd at the same time as Britains expected decision to Motor Co Thursday garage here early make the pound is freely exchangeable for dollars on world money markets West Germany and other coun tries west of the Iron Curtain ar expected to make their currency convertible when the British do producing a considerable effect on the European economic situation 16 Cedar Rapids Homes Burglarized CEDAR RAPIDS was marred in 16 homes in three block section of Cedar Rap ids The homes had been burgla ized Wednesday night and b tween and taken Mail Tax Forms to Iowa Residents DES MOINES MVThe mailin of stale and Federal income tax forms to about lowans be gan Friday Both should be in the hands of the taxpayers by the end of the year officials said Dead line for filing federal returns is April 15 Deadline for slate re turns is April 30 ROBBERY SIOUX CITY Wood bury County sheriffs officers Friday were seeking two youthful bandils who held up a Bronson tavern Thursday nighl and fled wilh in cash and several checks shattered near the body The lealh was definitely a murder Icycr said THERE WERE no of a niKglc and indications were Minds had no advance warning f the attack The 30inch long iccc of steam pipe wilh which ic apparently was struck was ound in the greenhouse Police said Minds was not the type of person to have any en ohiics in cash wa found pn or under his body rob bcry vfiis still regarded us a pos siblc motive because Minns bill fold was missing His job in the greenhouse was 16 make regular rounds keeping a walch ontemperatures main tained by a boiler He was alone in the place Christmas Day MINDS FAJLED to check out at 5 One of the firmVmcn went to investigate and found the body About of the money under Ihc body was in bills Officers learned lhat Minds often dis played Ihe large sums he was in Congress Battles Expected Session to Open Jan 7 By WILLIAM F ARBOOAST WASHINGTON MVWith ChrisU mas over Congress members will slarl arriving soon for the new session which may open with bat tles in both House and Senate The ifith Congress convener Jan 7 with much bigger Demo cratic majorities than the 85th Congress of 19i758 Normally a new Congress gets off to a slow start but this things look different In the Senate a lengthy light is shaping up over a move by Northern Democrats and Repub licans to curb filibusters South ern Democrats in the past have used unlimited debate to block civil rights legislation SENATE REPUBLICANS are embroiled in a family quar rel A group which views the present GOP command there as behind the times is pushing a rival slate for top leadership posts In the House a bloc of self styled liberals wants to limit the power of the Rules Committee to bottle up legislation Under pres ent House rules thatcommittee can keep most bills from floor almost indefinitely U n 1 e s s a compromise is reached ahead oflime Ihis fight will be scltlcd on opening day Another controversy confront ing the House involves the dis puted election of Dr Dale Alford i Little Rock segregation leader o replace Rep Brooks Hays an avowed moderate on the habit of carrying Wilcox acreage of Sons has a flowers under large glass and is one of the countrys biggest greenhouse firms MIKOYAN VISA MOSCOW MVThe U S Em bassy Friday issued a three month diplomatic visa to Deputy Premier Anastas I Makoyan for his forthcoming visit to the Unit ed Stales GASOLINE PUMPS FELLED Using the fender of the car which felled the two gasoline pumps in the background Ma son City policeman Mearl Schrivcr writes out an accident report The car driven by Betty Jean Nyhus 29 215 Jackson S caused an estimated damage at the A R Link service station 826 E State Thursday morning when its accel erator stuck Miss Nyhus driving east on State when the pedal stuck turned into the station drive bowling over the pumps and damaging a canopy pillar The cars left front end was damaged he segregation issue A SPECIAL HOUSE commit tee recently conducted a prelimi nary probe of charges that irreg ularities figured in Alfords vic tory as a writein candidate committee recommended Alford not be seated pending SL fuller inquiry by a regular House com mit lee Unless the case becomes an outandoutcivil rights issue Al ford probably will be permitted to take his seat on Jan 7 These controversies aside it probably will be at least a month before any legislation of conse quence reaches the floor of either branch The House must completely or ganize from scratch The Senate with twothirds of its membership holdovers has fewer organization problems SENATE REPUBLICANS mutt select a new leader to replace Villiam F Knowland who re rcd from the Senate to seek the overnorship of California He ost that race Lyndon B John on of Texas continues as Senate emocratic leader Rep Sam Rayburn DTex ii ertain to be reelected Speaker f the post he has held years longer than any other lan Rep John W McCormack of tassachusclts will be picked gain as House Democratic lead r Rep Joseph W Martin Iso of Massachusetts will con imie as Republican leader Set Corridor by Lake Mills for Interstate Highway AMES liFi The Iowa High vay Commission has signed agreements with Minnesota and Missouri setting up corridors to icrve as connecting points of In erstate 35 The exact routes however must await field checks by state and federal officials The northern segment connect ng with Minnesota will be in the vicinity of 69 north of Lake Mills in eastern Winnebago Coun ty The southern end will run be tween Lamoni and Davis City in Decatur County Workers Wages Raised in 1958 WASHINGTON UPIV About 85 per cent of American workers covered by collective bargaining contracts received wage increases this year the Labor Department said Friday The raioses aver aged 12 cents an hour They cov ered about workers in all industries except construction services finance and government ;