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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Seven Cents copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 27 1958 This Paper Consists of Two No 94 Children Die in Northwood Fire One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 WOI Ames UIO WTAD Quiutiy 1130 WSUI la City UIO pm Sunday pm Tuesdaj pm Thursday pm Saturday The TRUTH Will Make Them FREE IUST a year ago I was conclud ing a reportorial mission in Russia It took me into the Com munist nations three larges Moscow and Lenin I had at least a fleet ing glance at agricultural Russia It was the final leg of a 4000 mile trip around the world whie included 30 countries On my way into Russia I ha stepped off in Vienna and in Bud apest long enough to see the bi ter fruits of a dozen years of in posed Marxist tyranny Escapee from Hungarys brave fight fo only after 5 Perish in Fire at Hotel DesMoinesMen Are Victims DES MOINES W Five men perished of suffocation early Mon day in a fire at the 75 centsanight Olympic Hotel About 35 other residents many of them old age pensioners es caped without injury The walkup hotel occupied the lop two stories of an old three story brick building on lower Wal nut Street The building also housed Fortinos Tavern the G M Cafe and the Modern Hy giene Corp Inquiry Opened Fire officials said an investi gation was in progress in an effort to determine the cause A small fire in the same building a week 4 Others Parents Escape Farm Home Destroyed v ago necessitated temporary evac uation of the structure Mondays fire was discovered about am Tom Moritas hotel owner said sent in hordes of heavily armedihe saw smoke pouring into the still streaming into alley and called firemen Moritas Vienna land room clerk Marguerite Nich On reaching the sweet pure airlols immediately tried to awaken of libertyloving Finland on a so called Russian express train that required 15 hours to travel 215 miles I breathed a sigh of relief and jotted down in my little brownbacked notebook this cen tral conviction based on my ob servations in Russia of its own within itself one or fall weight It contains the seeds of its own destruction The free world has only to remain economically and be on hand to preside some day over the burial the guests but the lights went out and smoke became too heav before all could be alerted Seventeen pieces of fire equip ment fought the blaze in freezing weather and a 20mile northwest wind Dead Identified Four of the dead were identi evil the ideology Mart 75 Melvin Allan 75 anc Joe Ingersoll 70 The other vie tim was not identified immediate lv mind of rites of the most ever conceived in man A First Impression Confirmed This general idea came to me some five years ago when I saw applied Marxism at close range first in Titos Yugoslavia then in Stalins East Germany Where thenTshould have been a reason able prosperity there was an un happy poverty or so it SEEMED to me But I was loath to leap to so solemn and final a conclusion as the one here set forth concerning Communisms future on such lim Firemen said none of the vie tims was burned and death wa due to suffocation A preliminary investigation b WHERE THREE ashes are all that remain of the farmhouse in which three children of Mr and Mrs Bernard Abra hams died in an early morning fire Sunday Other farm buildings back GlobeGazette Photos by Musser ground were too far from the house to become involved in the blaze A warped bedspring foreground testifies to the heat of the fire Congress Given Education Plan WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower sent Congress fouryear federalstate program of aid for education Monday The blueprint aims to help America beat Russia in science and technology The President told the lawmakers in a special message that thej nations immediate security in this space era can ba fur thered only by the efforts of in dividuals whose training is al ready far advanced But he added that if the United States is to maintain a position of leadership we must see to it the fire marshals office indicatedithat todays young people are pre the fire may have started in thejpared to contribute the maximum cafe One witness reported seeing jto our future progress He said he front end of the cafe blow out ward followed by a large puff of smoke and fire further Because of the growing im portTncVof science cash ff in checks Taken at Labor Temple Here The Mason City Labor Temple was robbed Sunday night of gy we must necessarily give spe by no means exclusive attention to education in science and engineering The program Eisenhower sent to the Capitol was first announced in detail by Secretary of Welfare Folsom last Dec 30 Among other j Young arrived here Monday ited evidence After all Id had only about a week in thetwo un ra happy Marxist lands What then for burial next was no more than a welldevel t oped suspicion however is now a deepseated conviction on which Railroad Tycoon Youngs Funeral to Be Tuesday NEWPORT RI WThe body for granting 10000 Frit tt of railroad tycoon Robert I am willing to stake my reputa of his only child The 60yearold board chair man of the New York Central Railroad took his own life with a blast from a doublebarreled 20 gauge shotgun Saturday The body annually for four years with emphasis on courses n The and mathematics President also called for granting graduate fellowships to bolster teaching strength again with emphasis on science and technology His message men tioned no specific number of such police reported Monday morning Art Becker business agent he Mason City Building Trades Council reported the breakin 8 am Police said the thief gained en rance by breaking the glass in a side door He jimmied the desk drawer where the money wasj Nothing else was disturbed Police were told the money had been counted Sunday afternoon and was to have been deposited in the bank Monday morning fellowships but Folsom said last tion as a reporter and editor Coupled with this conviction as an integral part my deep belief that TRUTHtruth told and f 3room truth understood is the frcemansion at BeachL500 annually for each of the next month theprogram contemplates providmg lhe first year anci worlds one most reliable and ef fective weapon in our lifeand death struggle against Russian Communism and it is just a lifeanddeath struggle Against such impressive ob stacles as systematic jamming of the radio the lines of communica tion between the western world and those enslaved by Commu nism must be kept open Those lines ARE now open I ran testify from personal knowledge The story of freedom IS getting through lo the people behind the Iron Curtain He Couldnt Say No In the light of all thte despite a firm resolution to taper off in my activities outside my profes sion I couldnt find it in my heart to say no when I was asked a few months ago to identify myself with Crusade for Freedom the sponsoring agency for Radio Free Europe Radio Free Europe is one of the two media for transmitting truth to the millions of unwilling sub jects of Russian Communism in the satellite captive nations of eastern Europe as well as in Rus sia itself The other is Voice of America operated by the Ameri can Government Radio F r e eEurope is main tained through Crusade for Free dom Inc on a wholly voluntary basis President Eisenhower who with Gen Lucius D Clay was a prime mover for RFE back in 1050 has referred to it as a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Fla by members of his house hold staff The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday High Tuesday upper 20s Low Mon day night upper teens Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday night few snow flurries north east low 1525 Tuesday partly cloudy little temperature change hrce years i Eisenhowers message con tained no cost figures But White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty said the estimate re mains the same as Folsom an over four years Canned Heat Is Fatal to 2 Men DES MOINES men died after drinking canned heat during a weekend drinking FiveDay Iowa Temperatures j spree and an elderly woman was will average near normal Mon day through Saturday Normal highs 27 north to 36 south Nor mal lows 9 north to 17 south in critical condition from effects of the poisoning authorities said Ikes Brother Is Stricken KANSAS CITY B Eisenhower 71 eldest brother of President Eisenhower died of a leart attack at his home Sunday night He had several seizures in recent years A retired banker he in the bathroom while washing his hands and was dead when found by his wife Mrs Louise Eisenhower a few minutes later President Eisenhower immedi ately postponed a White House dinner scheduled Thursday night for the Supreme Court justices Funeral services are pending Besides his widow and the President Arthur is survived by three other brothers an adopted daughter Mrs Berton Roueche East Hampton Long Island N HOME look into the rubble filled half basement of the Bernard Abrahams North wood farm home The body of one of the three children killed in flames that swept the home was found along the basement wall Monday The victims were James wife of a magazine writer COtiand a grandson Arthur Bradford Minor day io day temperatures trell 75 and William Steffins J3 until turning colder aboutPolice said the twe drank the alcohoifilled solid fuel during a Thursday Precipitation average generally less will than onetenth of an inch occurring as occasional light snow Minnesota Cloudy light snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday party at their home Both were dead on arrival at a hospital Sun day Steffins Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 19 19 snow 7 6 weather data up lo 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum 26 23 mother Ida M Keeny 64 later was brought to the hos pital by police who were dis1 patched to the scene by hospital authorities Fumes Are Fatal to Waverly Father of 6 WAVERLY Krull 46 Ihe father of six children died late Sunday of carbon monoxide poisoning while working on hi car in a closed garage near here The death was ruled accidental publisher at La Another brother Roueche East Hampton The other brothers are Edgar Tacoma Wash Milton presi dent of John Hopkins University and Earl a Grange 111 Roy died at Junction City Kan in 1942 Infant Is Killed in Iowa Highway Crash CHARLOTTE old Ronald Witt son of Mr anc Mrs Edward Witt Charlotte was killed in a twocar crash near here Sunday Authorities said the infant suffered a broken neck when a car driven by his father collided at the crest of a bill with an auto driven by John Tillis also of Charlotte MORE DELAYS Army Rocket May Yet Beat the Vanguard CAPE CANAVERAL Fla The Navy is busy in another effor to get its temperamental Van j guard rocket off the ground in th next few days Unless it performs quickly the Armys JupiterC missile may be the first to shoot upa US satellite Informed sources disclosed that bad weather and a frustrating se ries of mechanical bugs in the complex Vanguard spoiled several attempts to fire it last week The first Vanguard blew up on its launching pad here last Dec 6 Far Off Schedule These failures have thrown the US satellite program far off schedule If a goal set by Presi dent Eisenhower had been met three or four tiny American moons would be in orbit now and the Vanguard would be set to launch bigger satellites in March A curtainof secrecy surrounded the latest attempt Facts were not made known to the public until Sunday night Many Delays It was learned that a launching of the rocket was only a few min utes away Saturday when the at tempt was postponed As one delay continued to run into another the conviction grew that the Vanguard must fly soon a matter of a very few day the JupilerC may take of first carrying a 297pound satel lite One Dead Eight Injured in Crash COUNCIL BLUFFS James Underwood 31 Council Bluffs was killed Sunday and eight other persons were injured when her car skidded on a muddy street and crashed into a power pole Authorities said the car slid down an SOfoot incline before it tipped over pinning Mrs Under wood beneath it The injured included four of Mrs Underwoods children Mark 2 Bradley 6 James 9 and her stepdaughter Janice Hogge 12 The others injured were Mrs Maude Foster 66 Mrs James children died Sunday morning in a farm home fire about three miles east of Northwood on Highway 105 The dead children of Mr and Mrs Bernard Abrahams were Roger 4 Barbara Eileen 8 and Sharon Kay 13 The parents and four other chil dren escaped from the house which was destroyed The blaze started about 2 am Abrahams and one daughter Mary Ellen 16 were in satisfac tory condition at Mercy Hospital Abrahams suffered cuts on the arms and smoke inhalation when he attempted to rescue children trapped in the second story of the home Mary Abrahams suffered bacK injuries wnen she jumped from an upstairs window in the blazing house Two Released Also admitted to Park Hospital t released after treatment vere Mrs Abrahams and another daughter Shirley 15 who also es caped the house by jumping from an upstairs window and suf ered an ankle injury Family members who escaped from the home without injury were two Abrahams sons David 19 and Duane 11 Abrahams said he and his wife awoke downstairs and smelled smoke in the house shortly after 2 am The three boys were sleep ing in another downstairs bed room aiid Abrahams called to them to leave the house He at tempted to go upstairs to the room where the four girls were sleep ing but was forced back by smoke The father said he then ran outside the house and threw up a ladder to the east second floor window As he broke the window with his handssmoke and heat gushing from the window again forced him back Leap From Window Whether the two girlswho leaped from the second floor jumped before or after their father attempt ed to get to them was not known Also un known in the nights confusion was the reason the you n g e s t boy did not es cape from the downstairs bed room ROGER A deputy sheriff at the scene said Mary told him that she tried to puirsharon from the upstairs SHARON BARBARA room with her but that the fright ened younger girl refused to jump By the time the Northwood fire department could be called and dispatched to the scene it was too late to save any of the house Iowa Highway Patrolman M A Pelham who arrived at the INJURED IN Abrahams looks up from his bed at Park Hospital where he is being treated for injuries received during a fire in which three Abrahams children lost their lives Sunday Abrahams arm injury resulted when he broke a window in an attempt to res cue some of the children from their burning home Nine Hogs Stolen at Farm Near Carpenter Bates 52 Mrs Clifton Lewis 50 1 and Karen Lewis 9 all from afbout y Council Bluffs a few suds were left standing in the blazing home The oldest son David at tempted to call the fire depart ment from the family home and from a neighbors house across the road but the telephones were Additional light snow fell atjdeacj at both locations He fi scattcred points in Iowa Monday wcnt to a farm about a More Light Snow Reported in Iowa and strong northerly winds con mie north of the Abrahams homo During the night blowing reduced visibility to add to the OSAGENine hos were stolen of travcl on iwhich were slippery in many some time Saturday from lnejplaces from icc and snow j John Meling farm one mile northj The State Highway Commission Carpenter Moling lias twosaid highways cast of a line from farmhouses The hogs were kept Forest City to Storm Lake Fort SAME DATEW73S on the adjoining farm Mitchell County Sheriff Harry Horn is in vestigating the theft tinued to sweep across the state a call to the firedepart snow mcnt was completed Faulty Wiring Blamed It was believed the fire shortocl out the telephone circuit at tho Abrahams home as well as tho lines to the neighboring farm Faulty wiring was blamed for the blaze which started in tho second story of the liomr The bodies of two of Uir sevn children at home were found in Dodge Marshalltown and Keo kuk generally were snowpacked or icy ;