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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North lowat Daily Newspaper Edited for HM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes AM North lowans Neighbors K HOME VOL w Associated tn4 United Pren Full Wirei MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10 1960 7e Copy Paper of Two Hi Cardinal toe dies at 62 BELGRADE Yugoslavia W Cardinal Stepinac 62 spiritual leader of seven million Yugoslav Roman Cath olics and a thorn to the Tito regime died Wednesday in his native village of Krasic Only Tuesday his personal physician had reported the Cardinal was suffering from a cold contracted because he in sisted on more than four hours of daily praying in the unheated little parish church M I Colossal MJ goof by Pentagon Bridges found to be two feet too low By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The largest single construction p r o g r a m ever attempted in the United States now is under close con gressional scrutiny at a moment that could prove most embaras sing for the Pentagon the US Bureau of Public Roads and the Eisenhower administration The program is the 41000mile 13 year billionplus National Interstate and DefenseHighway System The scrutiny is being con ducted by a special subcommit tee of the House Public Works Committee created at the 1959 session to study extravagance and routing irregularities The embarrassment is caused by al legations that many bridges and underpasses dont provide suf ficient clearance for truckhauled weapons particularly giant mis siles and rockets THE HOUSE GROUP is look into charges that great dif ficulty is being met in moving missiles from manufacturing sites to Cape Canaveral Fla On one occasion its reported a short special road had to be built to accommodate a rocket On others routing problems necessitated the use of cir cuitous secondary roads or slow er and less direct rail or barge transportation The Bureau of Public Roads asked the Defense Department for minimum clearance stand ards shortly after the program was launched in 1956 Nothing apparently w s done So bridges and underpasses were for most part built to comply with state clearance standards usually 14 feet Now the Penta gon wants a minimum clearance of 16 feet THE ALLEGED SNAFU could be a serious one In the coastto coast network are some 9000 bridges a considerable number of them new bridges Rebuilding of Krasic his native village The Cardinal had been con fined to Krasic since releafed in 1951 from a 16year prison term He had been con victed of collaborating in World War II with Nazi Ger many Cardinal Stepinac had suf fered several years from a blood ailment tliat made him susceptible to thrombosis blood Seven years ago a thrombosis of his left leg required surgery Although he was reported to have had a cold his personal Dr Branislav Bo gicevic said Tuesday he thought the illness was not serious Cardinal Stepinacs trial and imprisonment aroused world wide protests and resulted in a diplomatic break between Yugoslavia and the Vatican He became a symbol of the Catholic Church resistance to communism The prelate in 1916 was sen tenced to prison He was ac cused of fallowing the Nazi propaganda line approving forced conversions to Catholi cism and working in harness with the Croatian puppet gov ernment in Yugoslavia He denied the charges Shak ing his finger at the Zagreb court in an impassioned speech he declared that as the Communists fight for ma terialistic theory so have we the right lo fighl for Christian ity In 1950 the Yugoslavs offered to free him if he would leave the country The Vatican rejected the offer In his cell Cardinal Stepinac told an As sociated Press correspondent that he would not leaveYugo slavia because I do notfeel guilty He was freed conditionally on Dec 5 1951 and confined to Krasic CARDINAL STEPINAC Snow wind rain cold i Violent weatherall types socks good share of nation BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent weather wintry and unseasonal hammered wide sections of the nation1 Wednes day Not much letup appeared im mediately from the snowy rainy windy and cold weather A rash of jstorms erupted Tuesday in parts of the South west West South and Midwest They headed into the Northeast along the Atlantic seaboard and into the southern Gulf region At least 11 deaths were at tributed to the stormy weather The weather varied for the winter season but generally quite miserable was in the form of rain sleet hail snow thunderstorms tornadoes dust storms lightning and cold and hot About the only areas FBI joins in Coors search MORRISON Colo UPI The FBI Wednesday began in vestigating the mysterious disappearance of wealthy brewery executive Adolph Coors III on the theory he may have been kid naped these and the underpasses could cost Uncle Sam who shoulders all but 10 per cent of the costs the states making up the a flat bil lion That hurts especially at this time because the program is getting pinched The highway trust fund will have a scant S9 million surplus at the end of June I960 Last year President Eisen hower had requested aUz cent a gallon boost in the federal gas oline tax to meet an impending 196064 deficit indicated by new cost estimates Congress voted only a 1 cent increase and at the same time diverted part of various automobile taxes from the general fund of the Treasury to the highway trust fund As a result the pace of construction was somewhat slowed Announcement of the FBIs entry into the case was made by Scott J Werner special agent in charge of the Denver office The FBI spokesman said that although kidnaping hasnt been established the bureau was entering the case on the as sumption Coors was kidnaped Blood taken from the truck Coors was last seen driving when he disappeared Tuesday was sent to the FBI laboratory at Wash ington D C for tests Under federal law the FBI can en ter a case when kidnaping is suspected Searchers continued hunting for Coors in the nearby rugged foothills An Air Force helicop ter was flying over the area aiding ground searchers Coors 44 board chairman of one of the nations largest pendent breweries and a porce lain plant which manufactures ceramic nose cones for missiles disappeared Tuesday morning The search was concentrated in the foothills where Coors may have been lost overnight and perhaps seriously ill or injured The FBI said no ransom mes sages had been received by the family A brother William said This is so incredible but its obvious that someone waylaid him Coors disappeared at a point only two miles north of his large country home near Morrison a village at the mouth of Bear Creek Canyon Coors left his station wagon forcibly or otherwise so hastily the ignition key wasnt turned off The engine still was run ning when the car was found abandoned on a small wooden bridge spanning shallow Turkey Creek Blood smears were on the backrest of the front sea and on a section of bridge rail ing Folkerts named auditor of Floyd County CHARLES CITY Edward Folkerts 59 Ulster Township farmer will begin duties next Mondav his nev as Floy County auditor following his ap pointment Tuesday by the boar of supervisors He was recom ESTIMATED HIGHWAY outjmended by the Fioyd County Re lays in the Eisenhower budget for the coming year will be million less than for the current year This reflects a decline in expected revenue for the trust fund as against obligations in curred President Eisenhower this year is asking Congress to give him the other half cent a gallon hike in the gasoline tax he asked in new rate to run through June 30 1964 At the same time the scheduled diversion from the Treasurys general fund would be repealed But Congress is hardly going to vote a second successive boost in this a national election year In any event the debate sure to be steaming publican Central Committee an will hold the job until the No vember general election Harold Friedrich auditor fo years resigned effectiv Saturday Folkerts is currently presi dent of the Floyd County Farm Bureau On the inside Society News Pages 8 Clear Like News 13 Sports 1516 Editorials 18 Latest Markets 20 Mason City News 2021 North Iowa News 24 Comics 25 North Iowa Cold wave warning Strong northerly winds Lows Wednesday night 5 above to 3 below Clearing and con tinued cold Thursday highs in dower teens Iowa Cold wave warning ending extreme east Wednes day night Strong northerlj winds causing considerabl blowing and drifting snow Lows Wednesday night 10 be low northwest to about 1 above southeast Decreasin winds partly cloudy and con tinued cold Thursday highs 1 to 20 Further mostly cloudy not so cold Minnesota Partly cloudy cold er Highs Thursday 1015 Fiveday Iowa Temperature will average 5 to 10 degree below normal Wednesda night through next Monda Continued cold with litt daily temperature change A ternoon highs will be in th 20s Overnight lows will h from around zero to 5 belo extreme north to around above south Precipitatio ADOLPH COORS 111 ear skies were in Florida and i parts of the Southwest Tornadic winds lashed areas i Texas and Oklahoma stir ng up dusl storms Violent inds pounded sections of Ar ansas Missouri and Illinois it by thunderstorms They were trong in Midwest areas which pelted by snow sleet and ain PROPERTY DAMAGE in the tormbattered areas mounted nlo the hundreds of thousands f dollars The 11 deaths attributed to be stormy elements included 4 n California 3 in Texas and 2 ach in Arkansas and Iowa Windswept 40foot waves in he Pacific pounded coastal areas of northern California and Oregon forcing more families rom their homes Texas in addition to dusl storms had record heat Tues day Winds of 80 mph swept across areas from El Paso to Dallas In higher elevations of he Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas the gusts reached 102 mph THE MERCURY climbed to degrees at McAllendeep in the lower Rio Grande Valley Dallas sweltered in a record mark of 87 for Feb 9 The 86 at Fort Worth also was a new high for Feb 9 A severe windstorm knifed into Dermott in southeast Ar kansas killing two men trapped in the cab of their truck Tornadic winds lashed Okla homa Gusts of 115 mph were reported at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City A LONG WAY TO ANYWHERE Young Johnny Houlctte Jr Des Moines attacks a deep drift in the street near his home aiter he and his dad got stuck AP Photolax the way to school and work When Johnny finally made it to class he found school suspended for the day due to the weather Bli rd again engulfs S Iowa Violent winter weather lashed Iowa Wednesday and left parts of the state virtually paralyzed More than a foot of snow fell in southern Iowa but the worst effect of the storm came from frigid northerly winds that piled up drifts to as much as eight feet in some areas As in the last two previous general blizzards in Iowa the northern two tiers of counties escaped without a flake Mason City Wednesday had clear skies but it was windy and cold The snow line thins out at Iowa Falls with the bulk of the loss in fireworks blast HAVRE DE GRACE Md lowon killed on way to new job BOONEV1LLE UPI Two Des Moines men headed for Caiifornia and new jobs Tues day The trip ended tragically within 15 miles of their homes James Charles Cox 37 was A heap of smoldering rubblejkillcd and Gerald Hussman 48 new white cover lying south of a line from Onawa to Fort Dodge Waterloo and Elkader Albias 15inch snowfall was the largest amount reported All highways in the vicinity of Knoxville Oskaloosa and Sigour ney and those around Dubuquc Maquoketa Anamosa Vinton and Marcngo were reported jlockcd THE HIGHWAY Patrol em phasized that conditions are changing rapidly as winds gust ng up to 50 miles per hour irift shut highways once opened y snow plows More than a dozen primary iighways were blocked by snow or stalled vehicles at various ocalions Practically all rura roads in the heaviest hit storm areas were closed At least four deaths were pre surncd caused by the storm should average around 10 o lay over a 10acre site an inch in light snow south east Wednesday night and snow again over the weekend Khrushchev on new trip MOSCOW Nikita Chrushchev took off Wednesday or visits to India and three ther Asian countries trying to uild up Soviet prestige and to match the impression President isenhower made in the area Khrushchev members of his amily and a group of top So let officials boarded the big urboprpp Hyushkin airliner after greeting diplomats and ome 300 Muscovites who braved utter cold weather to see them off Khrushchevs plane was to re uel in Tashkent then fly over he Hindu Kush and Himalaya mountains to land in balmy Delhi Thursday morning Mrs Khrushchev who is not oing on this trip was not seen among the wcllwishers at the lagdecked airfield Khrushchev will remain in ndia until next Tuesday then push on to Burma for a brief stop On Feb 18 he goes to In donesia where he is expected to spend a week before return ng homewith a stopover in Afghanistan GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 28 Minimum 13 At 8 am 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 14 day the aftermath of a 000 fireworks company explosion that claimed the owners life Fortunately 63 employes had ample warning and fled from the series of blasts Tuesday at the Havre de Grace Fireworks Co and only two were injured Three housewives on the street or in heir homes also were hurt The charred body of James A Fanrizio 35 was found in the ruins of one build ing when their car went out of control on snow packed U S 6 careened off i bridge railing and smashed into a truck CAUGHT IN ACT NASHVILLE Tenn UPI Postal worker Henry Gregory will lose his job because of the way he acquired materials for his hobby Gregory 39 was ar rested Tuesday on charges of tearing stamps off letters to add lo his stamp collection hich swept into western Iowa and smashed eastward deaths resulted from traf ic accidents Tuesday and the ther two occurred in the Cedar Rapids area early Wednesday AlthoughOttumwa and Fair ielcl received 12 inches of snow iccurate snowfall measure nenls in some areas were diffi cult because of the drifting OSKALOOSA ALSO had about foot of snow Clinton got 11 nches Cedar Rapids 10 Re orls of 5 and 8inch snosvfalls vere common A chartered bus carrying about 30 members of the St Am brose College basketball team ind officials stalled in the snow on Highway 61 north of Ma quoketa The bus and team members still were there Wednesday morning and a plow was on the way to free them St Ambrose was returning to Davenport after a game in Dubuque Tuesday night About 150 boys and their coaches were stranded in Mount Vernon where they had gone for a high school district wrestling tournament Townspeople housed the boys Now they have nine and a baseball team CHICAGO W Eight younj boys wearing baseball cap went with their father Dr Wai ter T Hackett to Resurrectio Hospital Tuesday to pick upjTuesday night and when the re their mother and their new brother Hacketts wife Mer cedes 34 gata birth to her ninth son Paul Andrew on Feb 4 giving the couple enough sons for a baseball team The other boys range in age from 12 to SAME DRAMA AT SEA A U S Coast Guard helicopter left hovers over the of the 21800ton wine AP Photo fax cutting off all power Several tugs worked to save the tanker Angelo Petri as she drifts helplessly near San new million ship and her cargo of million gal A huge wave washed down her funnel Ions of bulk wine ponse for lodging was greater han the need the remainder as turned over to motorists trandcd in Mount Vernon THE STORM has taken ives of Ralph Huffman 37 Ma ion Leslie Peyton 71 Cedar Rapids Robert Vance 37 Tar do Mo and James Cox 37 es Moines Huffman died of an apparent icart attack while helping a neighbor shovel snow Wednes lay morning Peytons frozen body was found outside his home early Wednesday Vance a truck driver was cilled Tuesday afternoon in a collision involving three trucks andthree cars on a snowswept stretch of Highway 92 near Trey nor Cox was killed when the car in which he was riding skidded on an icy bridge on Highway 6 near Des Moines The car col ided with a truck Practically all schools in the southern part of Iowa were losed Wednesday Both intra cily and intercity bus service were slowed or nonexistent Air iine service was suspended in most southern Iowacities Power lines between Fairfield and Ottumwa and Fairfield and Washington blew down forcing city officials in Fairfield to ra tion power The power company gave neighborhoods 15 minutes of power each hour to give the resi dents a chance to run their fur nacesThe power was shifted from neighborhood to neighbor hood Small communities near Fair field such as Lockridge ;