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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Press FuH Lease wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 30 1954 This Paper Consists of Two EVERYBODY everyone was out helping push Cars Thursday as the first big snow of the season hit Iowa City Here we are on Highway 6 as police officer Marvin Etheredge left gives with the push and Charles Snider scoops with the shovel The highway was impassaHe for several hours West European Union OKd by French Mendes Winner Snowstorm Heads Into Northeast By the United A furious winter storm which paralyzed parts of the Southwest Thursday roared into the nations heavilypopulated northeast with blasts of snow and sleet The vast storm system laid down an advance barrage which pene trated as far east as New York where driving rain and poor visi bility caused at least eight traffic deaths Rescue crews had freed thou sands of motorists who were ma rooned by sixfoot snowbanks in Texas and Oklahoma But a numb ing cold wave was mpvifiTf into the Westand wake i The winters first and most vi cious storm was already blamed for a total of 49 deaths They in cluded 24 persons killed in traffic 4 who froze to death or exposure 7 who died of heart at tacks or exhaustion and 5 who perished in miscellaneous acci dents r Raises Count In addition the crash of an Air Force Flying Boxcar during an Alabama squall killed nice men An iceslick covered most o Michigan and halted commercial flights at Willow Bun Airport for more than six hours Many Detroit streetcars were halt ed by ice on overhead wires Driving sleet and rain made roads hazardous in central and western Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire and Vermont New Hampshire State Police asked mo torists to leave their cars at home and Maine forecasters predicted 5 to 10 inches of snow by nightfall The storm dealt its most para lyzing blow at the Southwest where late Wednesday rescue crews broke through sixfoot drifts to rescue shivering motorists in Texas and Oklahoma Army tanks helicopters railroac trains and used to free the marooned thousands At least persons were res cued in the 100mile area around Wichita Falls alone Be tween Vernon and Seymour Tex a helicopter picked up five persons in a stalled automobile In Oklahoma where thousands more hadbeen marooned all ma jor highways were reported clear Many of the stranded motorists had been travelling on Route 66 to attend the Rose Bowl game a Pasadena Calif Near Panic A raflroad crewman who helped rescue 350 persons between Har rold and Electra said the looks on peoples faces showed near werfi jus sitting there awaiting their Neat Lawton Okla a baby wa born in a snowbound automobile In Kansas 26 inches of snow turned Fort Scott into a ghos citys business came to a dead halt and troops wen called out to dear the enowcloffed streets Two Lose Posfs in Japan tor Adopting Portion ot Red Line TOKYO chief of the Armys psychological warfare section said Thursday a corporal was shifted to another job and a woman civilian script writer allowed to resign because they swallowed a por tion of the Communist line on China The action grew out of a speech made to the Harvard Club Oct 22 by Lord Michael Lindsay an Australian Lord Lindsay had just re turned from Red China wherehe served as interpreter for a group of touring British Labor Party eaders Col Kenneth K Hansen said the two persons indicated they had been taken in to some extent by the Communist line The colonel made the statement in answer to published reports that six persons had been branded se risks because they attend ed the Lindsay lecture Neither Branded Hansen said only the corporal and the woman civilian were in volved and neither was branded a security risk Hansen did not identify the two but Joan E Dieter 24 of Whittier Calif said the only woman working in the the ci vilian referred to She said she had never been asked to resign had never been told she was suspect and had AP Wirephotois STOPS EVEN THE MAILThe storm which dumped 26 inches of snow on Fort Scott area gave the lie to the old adage the mail always goes The overall depth of the Snow that did not drift can be seen faintly in the pile of white stuff atop the trucks roof Snow Covers Southern Iowa Cold to Follow DES MOINES colder weather was pushing toward Iowa Thursday in the wake of a snow storm which brought to 10 inches of snow to the southeast third of Iowa The snow was part of the storm system which brought rec ord falls to Kansas Okla homa In Iowa it snarled traffic for a time particularly on 6 in the vicinity of IoWa City and 218 near Pleas ant Iowa highways wen snow packed and slippery in Southeast Iowa Thursday but normal else where Two Iowa deaths were attrib uted indirectly to the s10rni At Clinton where up to a depth of 10 inches Victor An derson 66 died of a attack apparently brought on by over exertion while pushing pjs car from a snow drift At Davenport Arthur 60 died of a heart attack while put ting chains on his car Davenport had eight inches of snow The storm cut a fairly sharp line as it moved across a large corner of Iowa Iowa City had eight inches but Cedar Rapids only a score of miles away had no snow at all Central and West ern Iowa got no snow At Bur lington where about four inches fen unseasonal lightning and thunder accompanied the sleet and snow i The heaviest snowfall was in an area southeast of a line drawn through Bloomfield and Fairfield to Davenport The snow extended as f a r north as the Dubuque Jacksbn County line Dubuque has snow on the ground most of it old snow Skies cleared rapidly during the night and the mercury dropped to three above zero at Waterloo Lows ranged up to 15 at Sioux City and Council Bluffs submitted her resignation a month ago because of boredom with my work and because I do not feel that the organization I work with is effective in fight agains Communism1 r In a statement to newsmea She said she had no inkling of Hansens charges until she read them on a news teletype in the psychological warfare office where she is still on duty until Friday She said The slanderous charges made today were made by a man who is supposed to be a responsible officer in the United States Army guiding an important operation in the cold ac cusations are horrifying to me per sonally for the injustices they can do myself and my family But they should be doubly horrifying to the American people who need the best the United States has to offer to represent them in the cold Six Mentioned The Japan News an English lan guage newspaper printed primar ly for the British colony said six members of the armed forces in Japan had been classed official ly as security risks after hearing Lindsays speech Richard Scott president of the Harvard Club said at least three members of the psychological war fare section had been removed from their jobs There may have been five six or even seven who were branded as security Scott said I dont know for sure but I do know of Mason City Boy Shot in Head Condition Fair Forrest Shropshire Injured by Rifle 13y e a rold Mason City boj was reported in fair condition at Mercy Hospital Thursday after noon after having been shot in the forehead by a 22 caliber rifle Doctors told police the bulle struck Forrest Shropshire son of Mr and Mrs Forrest J Shropshire 1713 Pennsylvania N in the left side of his forehead and traveled downward where i lodged between his nose and cheek bone Eye Not Injured Hoegh Wants Million for New Highway Work Education SPRINGFIELD ID UP elect Leo Hoegh of lQwa saijj Thursday1 he will ask he Iowa Legislature for 20 million dollars in new revenue to improve edu cation and to accelerate the states road building Hoegh Stratton and held Gov Wiljiam G a joint nfeWs con ference at the Executive Mansion here where Hoegh was break fast guest Hoegh said his legislative re would include a toil road Its prime objective would be to build a 10ft million dollar turnpike from Rok Island and Davenport on the to Des Homes and Council Bluffs official said talk witfc Stratton on common prob lem taxes roads education attd legislative reappovtionmcnt ifere valuable first to a m Who is the tilfais to bopes to ar within would need the 20million dollars to be obtained through new taxes more efficiency and by plugging oopholes in sales and income taxes Hoegh said he favors increasing lie graduated Jowa income tax from a threefourths collection basis to the full basis It appearsthat it will have to e done this Hoegh said Better and ah accel erated road program cost more Concerning the proposed toll road across Iowa Hoegh said that be and Stratton discussed a possi ble meeting point with a proposed Illinois route from Chicago to the Rock Island area Hoegh and Stratton said the turnpike proposal had an estimat ed lower per mile cost than the projected Illinois system bee the mrte traverse less indvstrfol urea il More ex enmnt rrrewte Hocgb Mt4 fcejprtnire to acquire Doctors said they did not think the boys e y e 4s injured The said it is oper tion will be performed Polk said an e y e specialist has bee called in to examine the boy The boy was playing in th woods north of Jacob E Decke and sons with Jerry 12 and LeRo Smith 13 sons of Bertha A Smith 1643 Delaware when the ac cident occurred Police said two other youths Roy Albertus 16 son of Mr and Mrs Alvin A Albertus 1713 Dela ware and Forrests brother Darrell 10 were playing with th rifle about 100 yards away when Albertus took a shot at a bird sitting on a limb The Heard Scrtam two boys heard Forres Forecast 3 State Deaths DES MOINES OB TheJState Safety Department reluctantly forecast Thursday that at least hree persons will die inIowa traf Eic accidents the last day of the year and that two more will be scream and then saw him running toward them with a wound in his forehead Albertus and the older Smith boy carried the youth to his home where cold packs were applied to the wound until Snells ambulance arrived The mishap occurred shortly be ore 11 Police said the rifle idongs to Albertus The 13yearold boy was the sec Dnd Mason Cityan in a week to sur rive a gun accident in which facia rounds were inflicted Michae ean Jensen 15 son of Mr and VIrs E J Jensen 1524 Adams N was shot last Thursday from a istance of four feet by a 410 shot un Jensen only escaped death jecause the pellets in the shell had ieen removed killed on the first day of 1955 Safety Commissioner Pearl W McMurry said the expected five deaths during the New Year holi day wfll be part of a traffic toll which would include at least 250 accidents in which some 80 persons will be injured This toll would cost lowans a minimum of during the two days in property damage hos pital bills and death McMurry said Five persons died in traffic acci dents during the 1954 New Ye holiday period McMurry com men ted The performance of drivers during most of this year seems to promise no improvement during the next two SAVITHI FATHER OAKLAND Cfrtif flCIiff Rolfe oil company etecutive was so dc lightfaJly confused whew he be came that fee sent ou father on me rift Vote Edge Was Close 287260 Assembly in Major Move AP Wirephoto PUNCH NOT ON THE Margaret Tiny weighs 200 her fist which she used in delivering a couple of uppercuts to a scrawny 165pound male customer when she eluded him for sleep ing on a counter at her Detroit restaurant The customer knocked out cold when he became abusive was fined S1Q for disturbing the peace Too Many Protests To Stop of Junk Mail WASHINGTON Postmaster General Summerfield announced Thursday that city and town deliveries of junk mail will be dis continued rafter March 31 1955 Such deliveries of what the Postoffice Department calls simpli fied address mail were established on an experimental basis 15 PARIS French Assembly Thursday and narrowly approved Weet man rearmament The vota 287260 It ratified the treaty establish ing a Western Europeaa Union at the coalition in which 11 West German divisions will Britijtk French Belgian Dutch LuxenW bourg and Italian troops in fense of Europe This was the keypoint of the recent LondonParis cords Deputies already had appnmd other portions of the aeeoirdiL Thursdays vote also kept Premier Pierre MendesFrance in office He had made adoption of matter of hi his Cabinet Action CemnloM The vote completed action hi the Lower Boose oa the Yarinaa treaties signed here last October In effect it was a vote oi tnt whole network oi treaties Under package proviso tt WEXI had been rejected none of the other ac constdtred none of va been To Relocate Highway 69 AMES Iowa Highway Commission said Wednesday fed eral requirements for wider pav ing anfl wider rightofways has postponed relocation of 69 now goes south Moines through Indianola to Osce ola John Butter chief engineer of lie commission said the commis sion planned to take bids this fall on grading the new route which would bypass Indianola but could not because of the federal require ment He said the commission had planned 24foot wide paving for the new route but the federal govern ment wants wider paying Osage Turns Down Power Plant Plan special election on vhether or not the municipal light and power plant should enter a contract with the CoOperative Slectric at St Ansgar for addi ional power failed to carry here Wednesday The vote was 549 against the proposal and 204 in avor Adm Joy Advocates Blockade of China If New Efforts Fail SAN DIEGO Calif J Turner Joy USN ret Thurs day urged serious consideration e given to a blockade of Commu nist China unless the il Americans leld as spies are released Joy told a Senate Internal Secur ity Subcommittee headed by Sen William Jenner RInd the Com munists dearly have broken terms of the Korean armistice by holding the men Joy who commanded naval forces in the Far East and was chief United Natrons negotiator at tire Korean trtrce talfcs said Wed nesday an armistice did not the war against Communists in tttc Far East Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum About The Weather Mason City Light snow Iowa Colder snow M innetoti Snow flurries ago The system allowed distribution on selected routes of advertising material addressed simply to or without specific itreet address The experiment which had been tried previously by the Democrat c administration resulted in num erous protests that the result clogged the postal system Rep Murray DTenn who is slated to become chairman ofthe House Post Office Committee in the new Congress assembling next iveek said recently he had told Summerfield that unless junk mail deliveries were stopped his committee would take steps to out law it Sen Carlson retiring chairman of the Senate Post Of fice Committee only a few days ago issued a public statement call ing for discontinuance The dropping of the simplified addressed mail which is handled at a thirdclass iVt cents per piece appliesonly to city and village delivery routes mail will still be handled on rural routes and to bosholders at post offices where no city or village delivery service is This type of patron has had the service since October 1934 COlO not a All the treaties now fo to tnt Council of or Senate where debate is tentativeljr sched uled for Under a new constitutional amendment the Senate can delay final French ratification simply by making slight Jn the van ous bills and sendinf them back to the Assembly This final passage doee I May date which has suggested for a Bif Fonr meetuif with Soviet en the German issue The Communists in tnt Assembly Thursday made a last minute at tempt to draff out the issue There was no among deputies when tnt Decisive Move AUGUSTA 4 e n t hailed f A afe for e MM Mw meemre ef may ky to HMinteM AHI Eldon Mans Body Found in Creek ELDON body of Warren French was found in a creek here Wednesday Coroner Gordon JTraul said French appar ently fell into the drowned some time Wednesday nighL Godfrey Again Involved in Muddle Over One of Singers NEW YORK God frey appeared on television Wed nesday night with Marion Marlowe fiancee of the man he fired a few hours earlier and wished her all the best Godfrey who sometimes fires his help in a rather public manner a coasttoeoast television dropped Larry Pack as producer of his Wednes day night television show The apparently onexpecteeJ dfs missal came shortly after Miss Marlowe began flashing ft carat diamond engagement ring fc Puck had given her at Christmas Godfrey denied that romance within his family was the cause of the firing and said Puck had asked to be relieved of the Wed nesday night show because he was overworked However when Puck was asked why he was dropped be said Damned if I know Do I look sick I look pretty good dont I Puck confirmed he was engaged to Marlowe 25 and be didnt learn he was fired until W retamed from to Ber muda Florida Twewtay ligtt bly president aloud the re sult which ended years debate and for France and these lawmakers It was beard isi cool sfleaee When tbe aessfam recessed and most filed the munisU reobined thebr for a while shouting at partinf Assassins The others ignored them later Deputies were to Thursday tions gotiate a war with M ble to take the leva U ;