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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1 0 W A N NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Presi Full Wires Seven cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 1958 This Paper Consists of Two One No Ill Mason City Host to 1018 Youngsters at Grade School Music Festival GETTING WARM Jim Soper puts earmuffs on his trumpet to getthe valves warm before he and Delos Hansen take the stage as part of a brass ensemble repre senting Hampton grade schools UN Set to Debate Charges FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES The United Nations announced from its New York headquarters Friday that its Security Council wil meet Tuesday to debate Tu nisian charges against France The charges result from the French air raid on a Tunisian vil lage last week in which 79 were killed and many wounded France has filed a counter j accusing Tunisia of aid ing Algerian rebels At Tunis meanwhile Tunisia clamped a police blockade on three French consulates but oth erwise applied calming measures to prevent a dangerous explosion 1 A government spokesman dis closed that food supplies were be ing allowed to get through to the 15000 French soldiers barricaded in their bases This seemed to ease the greatest immediate dan ger of clashes World Reaction Capitalizing on world reaction to the air raid President Habib Bourguiba has demanded France withdraw all its troops and give up the big naval base at Bizerte Bourguiba reinforced diplomatic pressure by stationing police guards before three French con sulates at Gafsa Medjez and Le Kef thus putting the consular of ficials under the same restric tions as the French military He had asked the French to close the consulates at the same time he ordered the French troops confined to posts and barred French flights over Tu nisian territory But the French refused to close the consulates on the ground that the accord for their presence in Tunisia has not been formally ended Meets Houghton While Bourguiba urged his peo ple to keep calm French Pre mier Felix Gaillard still suffer ing from flu and running a fever summoned U S Ambassador Armory Houghton to his home in Paris Dispatches said they may have discussed a U S mediation effort Bourguiba has said he would accept mediation b u t French Foreign Minister Christian Pin eau said earlier in the day that France did not want mediation Pineau said neither the pre mier nor the defense minister knew beforehand of the air raid Pineau said that after the raid the government was morally committed to back the armed A BIG DAY the stage for her solo Shopping and EatingAre Top Activities More Pictures on Pages 3 and 11 Eating hamburgers shopping and getting blue ribbons seem to be uppermost in the minds of 1018 grade school youngsters in Mason City Saturday They were here for the second an nual invitational Grade School Music Festival A quick survey showed that the girl contestants favor an in vasion of Mason City shopping centers following their solos be fore the judgesThe boys lean toward the consumption of French fries hamburgers and chocolate malts Has Birthday At least one boy has other things on his mind Tommy Ma lek one of the two third grade students entered in the festival is looking forward to returning to his home at Hayfield Tommy was nine years old Saturday and brated his ninth birthday at the festival Saturday the presents awaited home him at forces in the aclion He said however that the armed forces acted under previ ous instructions allowing for re taliation in case of incidents The ministers implication was that the raid simply exceeded in size anything tho government had in mind previously SAME DATE19576S Of the 50 schools represented at the festival this year Callen der south of Fort Dodge holds two records It traveled farth est with over 100 miles and also has the fewest Mary Jorgenson flute soloist Girl tuba players and boy flute players are other features of the festival It was begun last year fay the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Assn Number Doubled After having 519 contestants for the festival last year the number almost doubled this year Phil Sehmann Cresco president of the association called the increase phenom enal St Ansgar topped all schools with 74 entries followed by Ven tura with 53 Ten locations are serving as contest centers The Grade School Festival is one of four events a year which the NCIBA provides for the advancement of music in the schools of North Iowa First Event The first one is held Feb 1 for the purpose of acquainting the 75 association members with new band music selections The Mason City High School band and chorus play and sing almost four hours of new numbers at this meeting March 22 will be the next meetingof the association At that time six North Iowa high school bands will play and be criticized by a panel of associa tion members New officers will also be elected at that meeting The fourth meeting of the year occurs in the fall One hun dred students from association bands are chosen to play in a selected band Last year the band was directed by Carleton L Stewart association secre tary and Weston Nobel band director at Luther College The Grade School Festival is an original event nothing like it was held anywhere else in the state last year The cost of the daylong activities is absorbed by the participating schools through the entry fees they pay lowans Shiver Again A bitter cold wave sent tem peratures plunging in Iowa Sat urday along with the prospect of 15 to 25 below zero readings by Sunday morning The mercury dropped to 15 be low at Sibley early Saturday It was 13 below at Atlantic 12 be low at Sioux City 10 below at Spencer and Mason City 8 below at Des Moines Lenox and Mount Ayr Davenport was the warm est with an overnight low of 4 above At pm Saturday the ther mometer at the KGLO transmit ter west of Mason City registered 1 26 Below To the north of Iowa Interna tional Falls Minn reported 26 below Huron S D 22 below and Sioux Falls S D 15 below Colder weather returned just when it appeared Iowa might be getting near normal temperatures for this time of the year Tem peratures Friday worked up to 32 at Burlington and ranged downward to 19 at Spencer Strong northwesterly winds added to the discomfort of Sat urdays cold air Weekend Lows The Weather Bureau forecasts lows of 15 to 25 below in the northwest and 5 to 15 below in the southeast Saturday night Skies will remain generally fair Stassen Quits Cabinet Post Nashua Man Is Critically Hurt in 2Car Crash NASHUA Cecil Morris 58 Nashua was critically injured Friday in an auto accident three miles east of here He is in the Cedar Valley Hospital at Charles City with multiple fractures and severe facial injuries His car was in a collision with a pickup truck driven by Werner Stahlhut 52 Sumner Stahlhut suffered a broken knee and cuts in the accident A passenger in the truck Clarence Bauer Hor ton has several broken ribs and cuts Stahlhut and Bauer are both in satisfactory condition at the Charles City hospital ACCIDENTALLY KILLED FORT LEONARD WOQD Mo Army trainees rifle bul let ricocheted off a cement targe Friday and killed a sergeant Lake School Bond Issue Is Approved CLEAR bond issue for a new Clear Lake High School was approved Fri day by the voters 1586 to 375 The approval was by an 80 per cent majority while 60 per cent is required by Iowa law Supt E 0 Berge said that the archi tects are working toward a con tract letting in May with the con struction to get under way imme diately afterward Maxwell Youth Dies of Crash Injuries DES MOINES UP Darel Vanderflute 16 Maxwell died a Lutheran Hospital Saturday o injuries he received in a car ac cident about a month ago Charles City Crash Takes lowans Life through Sunday but the cold weather will linger The weather warmed up some what in the hardhit Southeast but not before it cancelled the New Orleans Mardi Gras parade twice this week Subnormal tem peratures still lingered however and merrymakers sallied forth with long winter underwear be neath their gay costumes A half inch of rain fell in the holiday city Friday LINK INDICTED DAVENPORT Wl Ira Walter Link 22 was under federal in dictment for bank robbery Satur day in the alleged theft of from the Maxwell State Bank CHARLES CITY Mrs Harold Rodamaker 57 Charles City Route 4 was instantly killedlate Friday afternoon on Highway 18 four miles east of here The trailer unit of a truck broke loose swerved left off the high way then back on the highway hitting Mrs Rodamakers car She was alone in the car The driver of the truck Loran E Nelson 40 Fort Dodge en route to Fort Dodge with an empty truck said he slowed down on an incline to shift gears and the trailer became disconnected from the cab Mrs Rodamakers body was pinned in the car Mrs Rodamaker is survived by her husband two sons William and Harold Jr Charles City a daughter Mrs Henry Simvell Ce dar Rapids three grandchildren four brothers Guy Ralph Leon ard and Loren Trask all of th harles City community five si ters Mrs John Kielty Charle Mty Mrs Roy Boggess Basset Mrs Sam Brown MolirieT 111 One More Day to Go for Airman Inside Space Ship SAP ANTONIO Tex OR Air man Donald G Ferrell Saturday aced only one more weary lone ome day in the sealed teel barrel where he is trying to prove that man can survive space ravel Despite growing signs of rea atigue space scientists at near y Randolph Air Force Base vere confident the 23yearolc native of the Bronx would finish iis sevenday stint at am CST Sunday International recognition and glowing praise from Air Force military and scientific leaders await the blond 6foot volunteer f he successfully sweats out the ast long 24 hours He has never at any time given any indication that he wants to get out before the ex periment is over Lt Col Jeorge R Steinkamp chief o pace medicine at Randolph said Steinkamp said the obvious fa tigue caused Farrell to mak many mistakes while working radar tracking problem presentei as part of the makebelieve rid in a space ship He also ignorei or failed to notice warning light that were flashed on his contro panel inside the 3by5foot cabin 14 Escape Crash of Plane in Florida KEY WEST Fla Nation al Airlines plane carrying 1 passengers and Mrs Louis Hoel Nora Springs bers crashed on takeoff Satur HAROLD STASSEN and Mrs Glendon Young Minnelday Nobody was killed All apolis Funeral services will be Mon day at am at the Immacu late Conception Ohurch The Rt Rev Msgr John J Smith will conduct the service Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with the Hauser Funeral Home in charge The Rosary will be said at 3 and 8 pm Sunday at the Funeral Home aboard walked from the plane to ambulances Apparently the left wheel on the plane locked when the ma chine was almost ready to be air borne for Miami A cross wind estimated at 18 miles an hour was blowing and the plane skimmed across a shallow neck of water and cams to rest in a mangrove swamp Plans to Run for Governor THOMASV1LLE Ga Presi dent Eisenhower Saturday ac cepted the resignation of his dis armament adviser Harold E Stassen who will seek the Re publican gubernatorial nomina tion in Pennsylvania Stassen telephoned the Presi dent here Friday and fold him of his final decision to enter politics in Pennsylvania White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty released let ters between the President and Stassen The President wished Stassen a successful and happy future but declined to comment particularly on Stassens immej diate political future Made Own Decision Hagerty said there was no truth to reports that Stassen for mer governor of Minnesota was asked to leave the government He said Stassen made an entire ly political decision on his own and after deciding to run for of fice there was no thought of re maining on the White House staff Stassens resignation was ef fective immediately In a Dear Harold letter the President told his special assist deeply regret that VOIT are leaving the federal govern Mason City Much colder through ment effective today and that Saturday night continued fiveyear association togeth cold Sunday Fair skies Low er in government service is to Bulletins STRAWBERRY POINT W Three persons were killed and several injured in the collision of an automobile and a light weight truck about four miles southeast of Strawberry Point Saturday afternoon Identifica tion was not made immediate ly but most of the victims were believed from Cedar Rapids SINGAPORE Rebel mili tary leaders in central Sumatra Saturday proclaimed a provi sional government for all In donesia Padang Sumatra Ra dio reported The Weather CRASH IN WHICH MRS HAROLD RODEMAKEK CHARLES CITY WAS KILLED Photo by Schlick Saturday night 20 below High Sunday zero to 5 above owa Much colder and fair Sat urday night low 1525 below northwest 515 below southeast Fair and continued quite cold Sunday Minnesota Fair and continued very cold through Sunday Low Saturday night 2535 below north 1522 below south High Sunday 5 below to 5 above GlobeGazelle weather data up o 8 am Saturday Maximum 21 Minimum 10 At 8 am 10 Precipitation tr of snow YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 27 Four Believed Dead in New York Blaze NEW YORK firemen died Saturday night in a roaring blaze which gutted and collapsed terminate Since the reasons you give ma for your decision are of a politi cal nature and involve an intent to participate in a primary con test in Pennsylvania I deem ifc inappropriate for me to comment here on them the President wrote But I am free Eisenhower said to express my deep con viction that because of your long and varied experience in state government and in military and civil posts in the federal govern ment you have much to contri bute to the future of our coun try Had Been at Odds In recent months Stassen and Secretary of State Dulles have been at odds over disarmament policy That led to reports pinned to at least one high ad ministration Eisen hower had decided Stassen had outlived his usefulness Sherman Adams the assistant to the President privately passed the word to friends on the night a sixstory loft building Fourjof Jan31 that the President other men trapped in the smoulthousht that since Stassen was dering ruins were feared deadicnSaging in preliminary cam early Saturday paign activities he should leavo Rescuers dug frantically durhis Mora post Adams was ing the early morning hours forlfllloted as saying that if Stassen some trace of the four men submit his resignation were at the third story level when110 President would ask for it the floor caved in Ten firemenj On Fob 6 Stassen conferred were not Kiscnhower and said later the in a paper aiurthal he had not resignal nor twine factory in downtown Manhad liis resignation been ro haltan quested ;