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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I A N S N I 1 0 H I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL 7 Associated Press and Unlltd International Full Lease Wirci 7o copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 30 1958 Paper Coniliti o Two 19 Blizzard Delays lowans Enroute to Bowl Game TUCUMCARI N M dreds of lowans stranded by one of New Mexicos heaviest snow falls in years resumed theii journey westward Tuesday foi Pasadena and the Rose Bowl game State police alerted maroonec travelers that highways west o Tucumcari where 400 lowan had been stalled since Monda were open Most of the motorist got away by 6 in an effor to make up for time lost to th Southwestern bjizzard They were all most apprecia live of the efforts made by th people of Tucumcari and vicinitj to lake of Pat Her very of radio station KTNM Tu cumcari told The Associate Press Hcrvey is a former res dent of OUumwa 1 GUESS we had about 700 t 800 tourists in all stranded here People opened their homes them ranchers around here di the he said About 400 lowans got accom modations in the National Guar Armory Many of the lowans told usi that they thought it just wonder ful the way Tucumcari had cared for He said that one couple from Cedar Rapids traveling west wfth their three children for the holi day game remarked we dont know what wed have done if they hadnt helped us The Cedar Rapids family was without bedding as was the case with many HOTELS and motels were quickly filled after the snow started Monday morning In all 11 inches fell at Tucumcariand in other New Mexico west Texas and Oklahoma communities Thousands were stranded An Eldon Iowa youth Den nis McDaniel 18 said no one was allowed to go west from Tucum cari Monday Drifts were three to four feet deep around here Mrs Orville Shahan Goodeli Iowa her husband and three chil dren vere snowbound When she saw that the bus station cafe was crowded and in need of help she went to work as a waitress Hervey said the exodus got go ing fast when word came tha highways west were again clear The stranded were able to depari with assurance that Highway 66 was also clear west of Albuquer Gu Reb els in Effort to Cut Country in Ha Cooper Choice of Liberals Pick Kuchel as Whip FKOM SKUVICKS Repub lican liberals agreed Tuesday lo back a slale headed by Sen John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky for the party leadership in Ihe Sun Loss in Farm Fire R1CEVILLE Damage esti mated at about was caused by a fife of unknown ori gin Monday night at the Dwight Willcy farm four miles south and one and a half mile cast of here Two fire trucks from Kiceville and two from Osage were at the scene from to a in but were unable to JG by 40 machine shed and its contents The shed formerly an old horse barn contained a tractor with a full line of machinery combine corn picker slalk chop per seeder manure spreader baled hay in a loft about feet of lumber and various small tools ind other items The loss is 2Ahour meeting uight by insurance A new tractor usually stored ale In a GOP insurgent senatorsagreed AP Photofax PALS TO THE Myers blind Los Angeles street stand operator and his devoted guide dog Sheba are spending their last days together Sheba trained by Myers when she was young is dying of cancer Friends have contributed new dog while a veterin arian is trying to keep Sheba alive until areplacement is ready in late January Then Sheba will be put to sleep Fit of Temper Costs New Hampton Motorist NEW New Hampton man discovered Monday it sometimes pays to griri and bear it while driving Authorities said jftt of temper cost Herb 23 in fines and a suspended drivers license Police said Stolfus drove up behind a car driven by Jack Slick 19 New Hampton at a street light here Angered because Slick did not start up immediately after the light changed Stolfus pushed Slicks car through the intersection and down the street for two blocks police said Slick lost control of his and crashed intoa stop sign The impact knocked and steel pole down and it hit Sam Mack 60 New Hampton who was treated for cuts and bruises A highway patrolman said he chased Stolfus at high speeds for IS minutes before catching him Stolfus was charged with reckless driving driving with no lights failure to stop for an emergency vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident also lo support Sen Thomas Ku chel of California for whip or as sistant leader The group decided not to con tact the recleqlion of Sen Styles Bridges of New Hampshire as chairman of the GOP Policy Committee and of Sen Leverett Saltonslall of Massachusetts as chairman of the Conference of all GOP Senators THE DECISION by the eight senators all of whom have listec themselves in the past as staunch supporters of President Eisen hower will put Cooper into com petition with Sen Everelt Dirk sen of Illinois for the post of par ty floor leader in the new Con gress opening Jan 7 Dirksen now the party whip generally is expected to be chosen lo take over the leadership pos vacated by Sen William F Know land of California Choice of all the officials wil be made at a caucus n the shed had been left outside vith a disc elevator and a side leHvery rake These pieces of equipment were saved Havana Hit by Sabotage Insurgents Come Alive Pholofax WHERE HATTM5 Clara capital of Cubas Las Villas province is objective of rebel at tacks as the insurgents try to cut the country in two Santiago however remains the objective of the main rebelbody Mason City to Be Sales Center tor Goodwin Co Centralization in Mason City of supervision and sales for five Iowa clay products companies was announced Tuesday by A C Frisk He is presidcnl of the Ma son City Brick and Tile par ent firm of the Goodwin Compa nies Appointment of C H Koplen as sales director for the five Good win companies was announced by Frisk Koplen also was elected n Sen George Aiken told vice president of the parent corn newsmen the Liberal Republicans pany believe both candidates havcj Frisk nlso announced the pro an excellent chance to THE SELECTION of Cooper upset advance indications that the 66yearold senior member of their group was like ly to get the nod Aiken said the nomination of floor leader was offered to him but that he felt his section of New England already was well represented on the GOP leader ship team Sens Bridges and Saltonslall Aikeri said the liberals have had assurance of the Presidents neutrality on the matter Mason City Mostly cloudy and little warmer Tuesday nigh low around 10 Wednesday de creasing cloudiness an warmer high in mid 20s Iowa Cloudy and locally warmer Tuesday night lows about 10 north to about 20 south Wed nesday decreasing cloudiness and a little warmer highs mid 20s north to mid 30s south Fur ther outlook Thursday partly cloudy and not quite so cold Minnesota Mostly fair warmer High Wednesday 2545 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum 25 Minimum 0 At 8 1 YEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum 4 Uses Christmas Gift From Wife to Kill Her PALMYRA N J W Jean nette Willard gave her husband a rifle for Christmas He used il Monday night police said fo kill her The husband Edwin L Wil lard 21 was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of murder Iowa Firm Ordered to Pay CINCINNATI Dis trict Court here Monda v ordered Robbery af Melvin Bank MELVIN authorities and FBI agents continued an in a break n at the Melvin Savings Bank vhich netted burglars about in bills and coins NEW LEASE ON LIFE WASHINGTON cas Atlas satellite Tuesday had a new lease on life The Defense Department announced the box car sized satellite will orbit the earth for 45 days more than twice as long as originally ex pected motion of two other Maion City men Succeeding Koplen who has served as manager of the Mason City Brick and Tile Co since 1056 will be C R Russ Pearson presenl sales manager Named to succeed Pearson as sales manager is Vcrnon H Fobes who has been assistant salea manager under Pearson since 1957 ALL THREE appointments are effective J a n 1 Frisk told a meeting here Tuesday of Mason SAME City Brick and Tile Co executives with officials from the other Goodwin Companies The meet ing was to review 1958 production and marketing operations It also was to formulate plans fordevel opment of now products and an intensive marketing program in 1959 for the five companies The Goodwin Companies in clude Hie Mason City Brick and Tile the OUumwa Brick and Tile the Oskiiloosa Clay Products the Rcdficlcf Brick and Tile Co and the DCS Moines Clay Co Kopien is a 21 year veteran of the brick and lile industry He first joined the local company as sales engineer for South Dakota in May 1937 He served in the same capacity in southwest Min nesota from 1938 lo 1945 and be came manager of the firms Twin City office at Minneapolis in 1945 NAMED sales manager of the Mason City Brick and Tile Company in 1947 at which time he and his family moved to Mason City He was ap pointed manager in 1956 to suc ceed Frisk who at that time was elected president of the firm and has served in that capacity up to the present past district governor of that or He is also a pas president of the North Iowa Builders Exchange He hold the rank of lieutenant com mandcr in the Naval Re serve arid is a member of the Masons Elks and the First Meth odist Church He has also held offices and has been active in the work of various local civic orgnnixalions including the advisory board of HAVANA Cuba Wi Rebels carried their war of sabotage to the Havana area Tuesday as an explosive accompaniment to the buttle of Santa Clara in central Cuba A heavy blast rocked the town ofGmmabacoa across Havana Hay just before dawn and awak ened Ihousands of people in thii capital 10 miles away This was reported to have re sulted from firing of a Cuban rms company warehouse ex Coding stores of dynamite There verc rumors that seven soldiers on guard duly there died in explosion TWO SMALLER blasts wer in the southern part of lavana Rebel sympathizers here say they have armed partisans within the city They declared there would be startling develop ments soon in Havana regardless of the outcome of rebel leader Fidel Castros battle to seize Santa Clara nnd cut Cuba in two Fierce housetohouse fighting apparently pcrsisled in that cap ilal of central Las Villas prov ince The government used bombers tanks armored cars and artillery to support troops fighting from house to house against outnum bered infantrymen of rebel lead Ihe Salvation Army on which he r Fidel Castro Government is now serving HIS FAMILY consists of his vife and two daughters Karen a student nurse at Iowa Meth odist Hospital Des Moines nnd Patricia a student in Mason City Junior College Fobes started with the com pany as sales engineer and as sistant drainage engineer in 194G serving in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for one year and southeast Minnesota for three years He was mfide chicl drainage engineer in 1950 with headquarters at Waverly anc headed the firms tile drainage department until January 1957 when he came lo Mason City as assislant sales manager Like Koplen and Pearson firemen were able lo protccljBrick and Tile Building He is a nearby oil storage tanks and coal 1932 architectural engincerin sheds The showroom and parts department were leveled by the fire which rushed through the onestory frame building and gutted the shop in the back ources claimed rebels werebo ng dislodged from key positions Thousands of civilians fled anfa Clara capital of the rich cnlral Las The city of per ons is 160 miles east of Havana IF THE REBELS win Las Vil as government forces fighting farther east would be cut off by land from Havana Such a victory might also touch off urlher uprising against Batista It also would cut the government off from its main source of in come the sugar cane crop sched uled for harvesting soon in east ern Cuba In New Orleans Delta Air Lines said armed Cuban police dragged two protesting American citizens from a plane that stopped in Havana Monday on a flight from Jamaica The airline identified the two as Louis F Brantley and James W Reid Their home towns were not immediately available An airline official in Atlanta said he had been told the men made un complimentary remarks about the Cuban political situation in the Havana airportlobby After the passengers reboarded the plane four armed plain clothes men entered it knocked down two of the three steward esses threatened to shoot sev comtng a member of the Mason drain tile specifications of tlios eral of the passengers and took City community bodies Fobes holds the rank o he men off at gunpoint the air liis family consists of a in the U S Naval Reserve a daughter Mrs John G Rchakj of New York City a son Richi Damage in Cedar Falls Fire CEDAR FALLS UPl Fire destroyed the Mntson Implement Koplen will continue to reside Fobcs nlso IS University of Mm Co show room and yarage Mason Ciiy with hcacliuartcrsncsota graduate receiving his dc day causing damage bullat the local firms offices in lhercc ln agricultural engineering 0 nn inin His schooling was inter ruptcd for years of submarine and service in Ihc graduate from the University of Minnesota and a registered pro fessional engineer in Iowa and Minnesota He is a member of Rotary and the First Methodist Church a past president of the Engineers Club of North Iowa and has Lservcd actively on various Struc tural Clay Products industry Navy during World War II Fobcs is a registered profes sionai drainage engineer in Iowa and a member of the Iowa Engi peering Society He is also a member of th American Society of Agricultura Engineers and the American So cicty for Testing Materials an committees as well as in many has had an active part pro local civic organizations since of current nationa IN ADDITION TO the promo A lions of the local personnel John ard a student at Drake bniver ssity and a daughter Connie a student in Monroe Junior High School E Nelson sales representative at Minneapolis has been made manager of the firms Twin City sales office Nelson has been a j PEARSON also has a 21 year jservice record with the company except for three years spent in the southwest Pacific during World War IT as an officer in the Scabees He joined the firm Vncmbcr of the sales staff since 1947 He will now be responsible for company sales activities in North Dakota northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin in addition HEAD GOODWIN 1959 pro duction and sales activities of the five Goodwin Com panies are 16 men from various plants in Iowa at a meeting in Mason City They are left to right front row W J Goodwin Des Moines secretary Mason City Brick and Tile Co and a director of Goodwin Com panies C H Koplen Mason City new sales director for Goodwin Companies C R Pearson newly appointed manager of Mason City Brick and Tile V H Fobes J I II up jas sales June the metropolitan Minneapolis land served in that capacity Paul area and will supervise of engineering and research Goodwin Companies C F Garland Mason City plant superintendent J R Hill Des Moines ceramic engineer of Goodwin Companies Dale Gilbert manager Redfield Brick and Tile M W Lindquist Des Moines vice president and treasurer Mason City Brick and Tile G E Haverkamp Des agcr in He was ap northwest Iowa and southeast Iowa before entering the service in December 1942 He returned lo the Mason City sales office in September 1945 and was made assistant sales man company sales forces in those areas In commenting on the changes Frisk said I am especially pleased that we were able lo fill these important company posts with men from our own Coats Fort Iowa lo T pay to Four In newy appointed sales manager here J E Nelson Min Moines assistant director of engineering and research sales manager in JanuUion Their capabilities are fully Goodwin Companies Bruce Patersnn manager DCS Moines Clay C A McKay manager Ottumwa Brick dustries in a changing machine patent cast infringement ncapolis appointed manager of the Twin City sales office A F Frisk president of Mason City Brick and Tile back row G T Bridgman Des Moines director and Tile C LJWornson Mason City traffic man ager Goodwin Companies V D Coyle accountant Ma son City Brick and Tile evidenced by these promotions a native of Big many years of service anc was graduated from the intimate knowledge of our com Univcrsily of Minnesota with a pany sales prob ine said civil engineering degree in 1937 He is a member of the Exchange Club and is a past president and Temperarures Dip to Zero Below Warmer Forecast Temperatures hovered around Ihe zero mark in many places in Iowa Tuesday morning The low est reported included 6 below at Sibley and 5 below at Spencer Mason City had zero Sioux City 3 Waterloo 7 and Council Bluffs 8 above Other morning lows ranged up to 27 degrees at Bur lington where the colder air had not yet arrived by the time the reading was taken The colder air came into the northwest Monday afternoon and moved southeastward ending the recent balmy weather warming trend is due to be gin early Wednesday and con tinue through Thursday Wednes lehis makes llicsc men unusuallyjdays lows arc expected to well qualified for their new re from 10 to 15 above zero in the north to 25 to 30 in the south ;