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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Daily Newspaper Edited MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NkWSPAFU THAT MAKIS ALL NOITN IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Fnw u4 mil Cwte MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FtSRUARY 11 IMS Paper CoofcUU ol Two MWm Evacuation Tache ns Completed Braniff Awards City Increased Air Service GlobeGazette photo by Musscr ITS Shipman 1216 Georgia S a Mason City mail carrier checks the thermometer at a local oil station Friday morning before starting his route The temperature had dropped to a 14 during the night Mason City air travelers will be provided onestop service to Chi cago plus an evening flight to Kansas City Oklahoma and Texas which connects with west coast flights under schedules filed in Washington Friday by Braniff Air ways H T Killer station manager for the airline said Braniff is pre pared to inaugurate the faster im proved service on Sunday Feb 20 as authorized by the CAB in its December decision Mason City thus will be pro vided three services a day to Chi cago either by through or con necting flights All will make one stop only at Waterloo Early morning midafternoon and evening schedules have been ar ranged The morning service will be provided by flight 141 which will leave here at a m and connect at Waterloo with flight 160 The latter will leave Waterloo at and reach Chicago at 11 a m Midafternoon service eastbound will be offered by flight 164 which will originate here at p m It will arrive in Waterloo at p m and Cbicfto at p m The eveninf service will be available on flight 162 Originating in Sioux City this flight will reach here at p m Leaving Mason City at it will reach Waterloo at and Chicago at Morning noon and evening de partures will be offered from Cbi cago by flight 161 165 and 163 All will make only one stop enroute here Flight 161 will leave Chicago at and arrive in Mason City Iowas SubZero Readings Continue 14 Below Is Low Reading in Mason City Elkader Has Low for State 20 Subzero weather and winds rang ing up to 20 miles per hour held Mason City and North Iowa in a firm grip Friday as the mercury dipped below here The high Friday was only 7 be low zero A year ago the high in Mason City was a warm 37 with low of 11 above zero Elsewhere in Iowa the thermom eter reached 20 below at Elkader 18 below at Spencer 14 below at Council Bluffs 13 below at Dubuque and 8 below at Ottumwa The Weather Bureau said it could have been even colder in Iowa Friday morning except for winds which held the mercury in check Continued Cold Theforecast calls for continued cold weather will not begin to moderate until Saturday night or Sunday Lows Friday night are expected to range from 5 to 15 be low Schools were closed In many Iowa towns Friday because of the cold At Cedar Falls classes at Iowa State Teachers College were suspended when a blown gasket knocked out the boiler room of the college heating plant Along with the cold up to three Inches of snow fell atDavenport and other southeast Iowa places The Weather Bureau said that the outlook for the next five days calls for temperatures averaging 3 to 6 degrees below normal Elsewhere in the nation tempera tures averaged 20 below zero over a wide area in Minnesota Wiscon sin and the Dakotas and a 50de greea fall from a summery 60 de grees to a mere 10 above was ex pected at Pittsburgh by eve ning Gtt Turntd Off Gas was turned off to schools and industrial users in 200 commu nities in four Southwest states a freeze threatened to kill vegetable and fruit crops in the semitropical lower Rio Grande Valley Chicago spent on salt alone digging out of a fiveinch snowfall deep freeze spread from the Rockies where the temperature hit 27 below zero through the Great Plains and entire midwest It was crawling towards the balmy Atlantic Coast and cold wave warn ings were posted for Pennsylvania Three inches of snow hit Lexing ton and an inch fell on Nash ville Tenn At Kasota It got so cold that Franklin Klaseus 29 re turned early from his job with a roofing company shortly before his log home caught fire Klaseus who was outside doing chores made three attempts to get his three children out of the house On the third try he the whimpers of his fouryearold son through the choking smoke and guided by the sound rescued the in the nick of time It Was a Fast Chase But the STORK WON ELKADER and Mrs Frank KaJnti Elkadtr ltd ttork on fast chast Thursday but loit Kaintz car stalltd in snowdrift taking his wife to tht hospital at Gutttnbtrg Thty walked onehalf mile to a farm house and called an ambulance Three minutes after Mrs Kaintz was in the ambulance and en to Elkader a pound 7 ounce baby boy was born A doctor at Elkader pronounced mother and son and they were transferred to the Guttenberg Hospital No Penalty Anyway Elthon Denies He Bid on State Contracts DES MOINES MVEven if Lt Gov Leo Elthon did supply material used in state highway projects no penalty is provided in the law against him for so doing members of the Iowa Senate said Friday Elthon was described in a letter from R E Hollett president of the Pioneer Lumber Co of Des Moines as having provided rock that used in some state highway Lone Veteran of Union Army Is 108 DULUTH Minn Wool son sole survivor of the Civil Wars Boys in celebrated his 108th birthday Friday with person al greetings from President Eisen hower Such an anniversary is mean ingful not only to your loyal per sonal friends but to people through out America who regard with hon or the brave men on either side of the conflict in which you served nearly a century the Presi dent wrote in a special delivery letter received at the Woolson some Thursday night You have my best wishes for a happy and memorable celebra Woolsons only public appear ance was the dedication at City Hall of a pedestal holding a bust of the veteran presented to the city last fall Eighteen members of Woolsons immediate family had an informal birthday dinner for him at the home of his daughter Mrs John Kobus After that followed a short open house for some 40 close friends and neighbors Woolson says his chief ambitiog is to get winter over and take a long He also confides that le expects to live another three or four years Tipton Youth Drowns in Swimming Pool TIPTON Mueller 12 son of Mr and Mrs Ransom Muel er of near Tipton drowned Thurs day in the consolidated school swimming pool here The boy was swimming with a class and the drowning was discovered by the instructor projects The letter was received by State Sen George E OMalley DDes The letter said Hollett has reli able information that Elthons limestone concern at Fertile pro vided tons of rock for high way maintenance jobs in 1953 The law provides that no elec tive or appointive state or county official may be directly or indirect ly interested in any contract for construction improvement main tenance or repair of any highway But the law goes on to provide The letting of a contract in vio lation of the foregoing provision shall invalidate the contract and such violation shall be a complete defense to any action to recover any consideration due or earned under the contract at the time of its One senator who is a lawyer said this meant that no penalty is pro vided against the public official who has an interest providing ma terial for such a contract He said invalidation of the contract would be the only penalty and might re sult in a refusal of the highway commission to pay for the work done Elthon the general manager of the Fertile Limestone Products said he never yet has bid on a state contract But he added that he often has sold rock to contrac tors with state projects Thats my Elthon declared Ill sell to anybody who wants to pay for it Contracts for projects are let to the cheap est bidder The contractor then buys where he can get the material the SAME DATE 19S442 BtMk aiiMi iutk to 24 55 North Iowa Fair Set on Old Grounds 90Day Extension on Option Granted The North Iowa Fair for 1955 will be held in the old fairgrounds This announcement was made Friday by Charles E Cornwell at torney for the fair association fol lowing a meeting of President Leigh Curran and several fair board members with the Cerro Gordo County board of supervisors Friday morning Data Expired The supervisors at this meeting announced that the date had ex pired on which the option holder on the fairgrounds could demand pos session this year The supervisors also announced that they had granted a 90day ex tension on the option to purchase the old fairgrounds for to a Chicago group represented by Ber nard Lutren a realtor This makes June 30 as the expiration date for the opinion The announcement by the super visors settled a matter for the fair board headed by President Curran and Secretary Manager M C Cap Lawson Temporary Affair Had the Chicago interests de cided to exercise their option im mediately and demanded posses sion of the grounds this year it would have been necessary to hold the 1955 fair in tents and temporary structures on the new fairgrounds west of the city Also present at the meeting of the board of supervisors were several representatives of the retail mer chants of Mason City who offered their assistance in making a sale of the old fairgrounds In event the present option is not exercised All About The Weather Mason dry Very cold Iowa Fair and cold Fiva Day Iowa Temperatures will average 36 degrees below nor mal Normal maximum 31 north to 37 south Normal minimums 11 north to 19 south Quite cold early in period with slow moderating trend beginning about Saturday night Precipitation will average inch or less occurring as light snow mainly on Sunday Minnesota Fair cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Fri day Maximum 7 Minimum 14 At 8 a m 14 YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 11 at It will terminate in Sioux City at Flight 165 will leave Chicago daily at and rebch Ma son City at after stopping at Waterloo only This aircraft will re turn to Chicago at as flight 164 Westbound flight 163 will leave Chicago daily at and ar rive in Mason City at after the single Waterloo stop enroute Leav ing Mason City at the flight will reach Sioux City at and terminate in Sioux Falls at Flight 162 which leaves Mason City at will connect at Waterloo with southbound Convair flight 375 The latter will depart Waterloo at and arrive in Des Moines at and Kansas City at At Kansas City it will pro vide convenient Convair connec tions to Wichita Oklahoma City and Dallas and by other airlines with the west coast Ntw Strvict Under the revised schedules flight 161 also will offer a south bound service via connection at Sioux City with flight 157 Flight 161 will leave Mason City at and arrive in Sioux City at Flight 157 will leave Sioux City at This flight will terminate in New Orleans offering service enroute to Norfolk Omaha St Joseph Kan sas City Tiilsa Fort Smith and Shreveport Announcement of the new sched ules followed a CAB decision Thursday which denied petitions got reconsideration of its Decem ber ruling which gave JBraniff trunk line service across North Iowa Ozark Air Lines and United Air Lines had asked the board to reopen the case The board in its December deci sion revised Braniffs Route 106 between Sioux City Iowa and Chi cago allowing Braniff to serve only the intermediate points of Ma son City and Waterloo Iowa Fivt Stops As previously constituted Route 106 called for Braniff to stop at Mason City Waterloo Fort Dodge and Dubuque Iowa and Rockford on the Sioux City Chicago flight The board gave United authority to serve Fort Dodge Dubuque and Rockford on its own Route 1 be tween Chicago and Denver The decision also added to Ozarks routes allowing Ozark to fly between DavenportMpline and Chicago with stops at Clinton Iowa and Rockford The new alignments are effec tive until Sept Expect House to OK Ikes Trade Policy WASHINGTON Wl Sponsors of President Eisenhowers lowertar iff trade program predicted Fri day it will survive a dose test on the House floor without major change They commented after the House Ways and Means Committee ap proved the administration bill late Thursday by a surprisingly top heavy 205 vote House Speaker Rayburn DTex set next Thursday and Friday for floor action on the bill which would extend the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act for three years past June 12 with renewed tariff cutting powers Under this act the President may negotiate lower tariffs on for eign products coming into the United States in exchange for trade benefits to American prod ucts abroad Specifically the bill would per mit the President in negotiations to lower tariffs in any of three ways He could cut them 5 per cent each year from present levels he could cut tariffs now above 50 per cent of the value of the goods down to that level or on products not now coming into the United States in appreciable amounts he could chop rates 50 per cent below the levels of Jan 1945 AP Wlrephoto REENACTMENT OF Louis LaSalie 22 Bos ton and Maine Railroad fireman shows how he leaped from a moving locomotive Thursday to snatch Arthur Copp 18 months from death The tot had wandered to the track from his home at left LiquorbytheDrink Is Authorized in BUI DES MOINES bills aimed at beer and whisky drinkers tookthe attention of Iowa legislators Friday Rep Wiley Dietz RWalcott said he will file a liquorbythedrinl Elma Farm Fire Claims Life of Mrs Prochaska Howard Prochaska 45 who suffered burns in a fire which destroyed their farm home near here Thursday morning died late Thursday in the hospital at Cresco Her husband 48 was still in critical condition Friday morn ing Two of the Prochaskas five chil dren suffered scratches from bro ken glass while they were being re moved from windows in the burn ing home Others in the house who escaped uninjured were the aged mother of Mr Prochaska and Larry Voves a neighbor boy who spent the night with the family The fire broke out after Mrs Pro chaska lit the stove An explosion followed Members of the family bad to break upstairs windows and leap to the ground next week calling for a 10 pe cent sales tax on every drinl bought over the bar Dielz said 10 to 15 million dol lars could be raised annually de pending on how many counties would exercise their option to make such liquor sales legal The LEFAUCHEUX KILLED PARIS W Pierre Lefaucheux president of Frances giant govern ment owned Renault Automobile Works was killed Friday in an auto accident state liquorbythedrink license would cost at least with most of the money reverting to the county Rep Tom Frey RNeola said if a Senate bill excluding key clubs from enforcement of Atty Gen Dayton Countrymans beer or liquor edict is offered in the House he will ask they be li censed possibly at each Senate leaders meanwhille were studying a proposal to slap a 3cent sales tax on beer and cigarettes Louis Cook research director of the State Tax Commission said four million dollars cpuld be raised an nually from such a tax The Senate Ways and Means Committee introduced a bill that would raise to 3 cents the sales tax on ail but butter bread fresh milk eggs fresh and frozen meat fish and poultry and Irish potatoes The present 2cent tax on those staples would be removed Cook said such a tax would put 17 mil lion dollars more each year in the general fund Area Lashed by Fierce Rain Storm Bombings Set to Commence ABOARD THE ESTES OFF THE TACHENS last Chinese Nationalist soldiers boarded ships ff the Tachen Islands beaches at p m Friday night a m Iowa time to complete the evacuation of the Tachens Rear Adm Alonzo Sabin triphibious group commander in the island group some 210 miles north of Formosa said the last roop was out plus all equipment and that demolitions were com pleted by that hour Sabin made the announcement despite a fierce rain storm that ashed the area and slowed the ast minute details of abandoning Chiang Kaisheks northernmost sland outpost Cover at Usual Gales which brought 20foot vaves tossed the great American carriers about but pilots managed to fly their usual air cover They reported extremely heavy seas near the Tachens but said the last phases of the operation were being carried out on the leeward side Sabin said the Red Chinese had wisely chosen not to interfere Whatever you think of the Com munists and I hate he said they are not stupid It would lave been a stupid thing to pay with blood and lives for something they are getting for Sabin said 7th Fleet cruisers will cover the pullout with Vice Adm Alfred M Prides flagship the USS Helena the last to leave Ships of the great evacuation Armada pitched and rolled at an chor off the AP Corre spondent Jim Becker reported from the amphibious force flag ship Estes OrwShot Affair AP Correspondent Forrest Ed wards aboard a aircraft car rier reported indications on his ship that the troop withdrawal is a oneshot affair Nationalist troops guns and equipment will be loaded and the whole armada including the pro tective warships will make the trip Formosa together Edwards said Carriers and pilots were pre pared to shift their jet and pro pellordriven air coyer umbrella from the Tachens to the ocean anes to Formosa he reported It seems certain that the evac uation fleet will have air cover rom the time it leaves the islands until it gets to he quoted a Navy briefing officer We are ready to shift cover when ever The carrier espedal y adapted for antisubmarine war rare has been assigned a special protective mission as the evacua ion sails for Formosa It seemed almost certain that other carriers would provide air cover and anti submarine patrols while evacua tion ships are still near the Ta AP Wlrephota TAKING THEIR AMMO WITH Nationalist soldiers beinpr evacuated from the Tachen Islands load ammunition aboard a small landing craft to be taken to a transport standing off shore Everything movable has been taken off the islands the rest dynamited ;