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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tot th MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Mokes All North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL Associated Pvefi United Preti International Full Lease Wirci 7c Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 30 Thin Paper Comlatii of Two H Ice on Highway Claims 2 Accident at Lake Mills ley conditions on Highway 69 two miles west of Lake Mills Thursday was blamed for an ac cident that took the lives of two Lyon County men In another accident near Manly a young Des Moines woman was injured when her car went out of control during a freezing rain Killed outright in the Lake Mills crash were Paul T Schmidt 57 driver of the car and his brother William Both live at Doon OFFICERS SAID tht Schmidt car went into a slide on a small hill and collided with a highway mail truck driven by Curtis Bruns Coulter After being struck by the Schmidt car the truck also skidded and rammed a second car which had pulled off the road It was driven by Emil Fossler Minneapolis Neither Fossler nor Bruns the truck driver was injured The Schmidt car was demol ished The mail truck received slight damage to the frame It was pulled into a farmyard and an other truck called out to lake the mail The bodies of the two victims were taken to the Anderson Fu neral Home in Lake Mills THE ACCIDENT near Manly happened about 2 In good condition at a Mason City hospital was Miss Patricja Maxwell 21 Des Moines She received lacerations and an ankle injury in a cartruck collision on Highway 9 about six miles east Merton Laack 26 Brownsdale JUinn was uninjured when the Maxwell car hit the front end of the grain truck he was driving east The truck belongs to the Sonnek Grain and Feed Brownsdale The point of the impact was e a s t of the Chester Erzbergei farm THE MAXWELL car slid on its side about 90 ieet Miss Maxwell was thrown from the car and pinned under the autos rear end Passing motorists lifted the auto from Miss Maxwell and took her to the Mason City hospital in a private car Laack lost control of his truck after the impact The truck trav eled about 400 feet east and north into a corn field vLaack said he saw Miss Max wells car startto slide on the icy highway He said that as he pulled the truck onto the shoulder the Maxwell car slid sideways and struck the front of the truck He estimated about S400 damage to the truck The ans Space Get Urgent Label SCENE OF FATAL ACCIDENT A highwaj1 Postoifice truck blocks icy High way 69 near Lake Mills top photo after it was involved in collision with an ailto arrow Thursday A closeup bottom Koicsi City Summit Pholos photo shows the car demolished The two occupants of the car Paul Schmidt and his brother William both of Doon were killed outright SmallSeale Storm Creates Traffic Headaches in Iowa Skies cleared over most of their cars late Thursday and Friday in the wake of a smalljlhrce deaths were reported on scale storm that coated highwaysslick roads during the day with ice and snow and brought the slalS one of its worst traffic jams on city streets and in the open country Thousands of motorists and homebound workers were trapped Maxwell car damaged was extensively City Fair and colder Fri day night Continued fair and cold Saturday Highs Saturday 10 to 15 Lows 10 to 15 below zero Iowa Mostly fair and colder Fri day night lows from 20 below zero northwest lo 5 above southeast Colder southeast Saturday continued cold north west owa Temperatures will aver age about 10 degrees below nor mal Friday night throvigh next Wednesday Normal highs are 27 north lo 36 south Norma lows are 9 north to 17 south Very cold through the weekend followed by a warming trend the first of next week Little or no precipitation is expected but next snow is likely about Monday night or Tuesday Minnesota Sunny very cold Highs Saturday 5 above south 10 below north GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Ten May Be Dead in Fire GLEN ELLYN 111 UVOne pa ienl was killed and 10 others were feared killed or trapped in a fire in a nursing home Friday First reports said those trapped vere pinned under wreckage of a collapsed roof at the Glen Ellyn Acres Nursing home Glen Ellyn is a suburb about 30 miles west of Chicago Twentysix persons were re ported in the home at the time of the fire A volunteer fireman Donald Stoffregen 45 was reported to have collapsed and died at Ihe scene The burning building was a converted mansion three stories high with a tower that has been in the neighborhood as the Cas Jt is more than a half cen tury old with a slucco exterior and wood paneled interior BULLETIN NEW YORK Danish ship Hans Hedtoff with 90 pas sengers and crew aboard struck an iceberg off Greenland Fri day The vessel radioed a dis tress signal saying engine room was flooding Central Iowa appeared to have borne the brunt of the storm ir which freezing drizzle was fol lowed by several inches of snow North Iowa however had only aboul an inch Driving conditions on North Iowa roads improved slowly Fri day The light snow stuck fast to the wet highways and many places were 100 per cent snow packed x THE STORM rolled over the state in a west to east direction and it paralyzed Des Moines at the evening rush hour On streets and roads with any kind of an in cline cars had no traction to move and it was nighttime before sand ing crews could reduce the haz ards Highway 30 and Highway north of Marshalllowri blocked for an hour between and when trucks jack iknifed on hills Later traffic ai these points moved at a snails pace The icy roads caused schools lo close in some areas and in olhei places children were sent home early DES acutely MOINES because felt the of the storm heavy homebound traffic at the evening rush hour All of the main arteries were turned into a mass of slip ping and sliding and more than 40 accidents were re ported between 4 and 9 No injuries werereported however Gov Hcrschel Loveless riding with his chauffeur Jack Crippen was among the thousands of Des Moines motorists caught in the raffic snarls He left the Slate louse at for the 36block trip Former Deputy Sent to Mental Hospital SIOUX CITY The Wood bury County Sanity Board Thurs day ordered Lewis Hogue 59 for mer deputy sheriff committed to the Iowa State Mental Institute at Cherokee after he became violent at a hearing Hogue who has been under mental observation Grand Avenue to he executive w e r e mansion and arrived here at 7 At one stretch on Euclid Avenue in Ihe north part of DCS Moines traffic moved at the rate of two blocks an hour Approves Tax Law Change ROM OUR WIRJ siiimcKs DBSMOINES Gov Her chcl C Loveless said Friday lie ill ask the Iowa Legislature illier lo integrate Iowas income tax laws with the federal slalulcs completely or establish machin ery to administer our own income Loveless said dial a partial in tcRralion of Iowas laws now in effect results in losses in revenue and makes impossible precise es timates of the effect of federal income tax law changes on Hie Iowa income taxes The Governor said lie will send a special message to ho Iowa Legislalure early next week to outline his proposed changes LOVELESS ISSUED the incut in explaining his decision Io allow a recentlyapproved bill lo bring Iowas income tax laws in line with the most recent fed eral changes to become law with out his signature He had indicated earlier he night veto the measure which allows small businessmen and armors to lake 30 per cent de rcciation allowances on equip ment he first year The allow ance now is 10 per cent under law and change made duringthe last sessiSri of ongress allows an additional 20 ier cent Loveless said he decided not o cto lie bill because he felt the legislature had made a com ncndable effort lo simplify Ilic owa income ax by tying it close y with the federal levy HOWEVER Governor ic would not sign the bill inlo aw because precise estimates of Accident Ends Polio Drive Walkathon From GARNER TO MASON CITY i GARNER A walkathon o raise money for the March of Dimes came to a sudden end Friday morning Richard Claude Edwards 29 Garner was struck by a car after completing only a mile of his planned 20mile hike from Garner to Mason City Edwards suffered a broken bone In the hip region wheri he was struck by a car driven by William Wayne Ellinyrod 32 Garner on Highway 18 east of here He was treated at a Mason City hospital and released A polio victim himself Edwards was walking on the south shoulder of the highway when Ellingrod car traveling east struck him Snow blowing on the windshield of the car tempor arily obstructed Ellingrods vision and as he slowed and pulled onto the shoulder to sjop the auto and clear the snow he hit Edwards Edwards had hoped to raise a mile for his walk Friday had been selected as the day for the walkathon because it was the birthday of former President Franklin D Roosevelt who was instrumental in starting the March of Dimes First Integrated Schools in Virginia Open Monday RICHMOND Vii Wi Officials make preparations Friday for Mondays opening in Norfolk and Arlington of Virginias first inte grated public schools Charlollesvillc got a delay A group of segregationists sought a lest of legislative power with he stale administration A rapidfire series ofevents Thursday brought these develop on a broad front stretch ing from Baltimore to Nor he loss in revenue lo the state vere Action in the Legislalure was ght Friday in view of the week nd recess The Senate passed ne bill which makes it ijlegal ornonresidents to take turtles r crayfish for commercial pur oses from most of Iowas rivers nd streams This differs from a revioiisly passed House bill hich did not specify for tom nercial Sen Green 91 Steps Down as Committee Head WASHINGTON WVNinetyone yearold Sen Theodore Franci Green DIU Friday submittci his resignation as chairman o the Senate Foreign Relation lie gave failing eye sight and hearing as his reason Green wrote Senate Democrat ic Leader Lyndon Johnson o Texas that while I have Ilic pliy sical slamjna o curry on aj chairman I am forced lo con elude that it will be a long while before my eyesight has been fully restored and this handicap re The Providence Journal had called editorially Thursday for Green to step down Tlie edi torial said it believed Green lacked the physical strength and was loo old to hold the important post at this time Green underwent an eye oper ation at Lankcnau Hospital in Philadelphia last fall for the re mova of a cataract The next ranking Democrat on the probable Sen J Fill bright Arkansas folk J Judge Simon E Soheloff of the U S llli Circuit Court of Ap peals refused lo slay a lower court order directing the admis sion of four Negro pupils Monday to Stratford Junior High School in Arlington He did liowever grant Char lotlcsvillc a temporary postpone ment of its desegregation order Sobeloff old Ihe Charloltcsvillc School Board lo submit within 20 days lo U S Disl Judge John plan which Ilic board pro poses lo bridge he gap hclwec segregated and integrated das If Judge Paul feels tl lan is a full step toward con pliancc with Uic descgrcgalio Glennan Faces Probers OUR WIKK SKRVIOKS WASHINGTON Dr T Keilh Glennan assured a Senate space inquiry Friday that the will try with Hie same sense of irgency we had during the place a man in orbit within the next couple of The director of he National Aeronautics and Space Adminis tration made the pledge in a statement to the Senate group leaded by Majority Leader Lyn Ion B Johnson DTcx is nvcstigaling progress in space exploration This committee wants to know where we now Johnson said When can7 the American eoplo expect to catch up with ho GLENNANS statement did not inswcr thequestion directly but said Ihe effect of Russian space achievements has been enor and our space mission is o vital we must carry it forward will Uic same sense nf urgency had during the Glennan reported tliat the Mc Donnell Aircraft Corp of St Louis will build capsules we hope to use to send man into orbital order hen the school board ha mlil next September lo accon ilislicomplete integration 2 School officials in Norfolk at lounced plans to reopen six whit secondary schools closed sine icplcmbcr on an integrated basi and called on the publi o show sincere ind cooperation to assure mooth orderly opening 3 Gov J Lindsay Almond ejected the appeals of a segrega ionist bloc in the General Asscm ly for approval of emergcnc egislation that would delay th Hegration plans in Norfolk ani Arlington THE STORM system moved so rapidly at speeds up to 50 and 60 miles an hour during the night that the heavy snow predicted for northwest Iowa failed to material ize The result a 2 to 4 inch j blanket of snow over the south since Monday when he abducted jeast lialf Lhc slatc his wife Evaline and thrcatcnedi Dubugue has 4 inches of lo kill her lashed out at Friday making a total of Chairman Maurce inches on Ihe ground there struck him in the temple with hislThrce inches of snow fell in the fist then kicked him The allackjCcdar Rapids area Less than an occurred during a hearing to dejinch fell in Ihe northwest portion terminc Hogucs sanity Guards quickly subdued Hogue hand cuffed him strapped his arms to his sides and whisked him off to Cherokee CeaseWork Order Issued by Union at Charles City Plant Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 1 1 snow 21 17 CHARLES CITY Members of Local 1315 United Auto Workers voted unanimously Thursday night and Friday morning to go out on strike at the Oliver Plant here in order to get contract demands The union says it is not a strike but a ceasework order Picket lines were being set up Friday and union workers did not report lo the jobs A new contract offered by the management recently was not favored by the union members They have been working with out a contract since last Sept 1 The union has demanded that any settlement with the com pany be retroactive to Sept 1 The company offered a contract effcclivc at the date of signing According lo the union em ployes here arc paid 30 cents an hour less than the average for farm equipment industry Negotiations have been carried on since early in where 4 inches or more had been expected Mason City had just one inch Much colder weather moved in to Iowa behind the snow and tem peraturesare expected to be as much as 20 below zero in the state by Saturday Most places in the state already have had their high temperatures for Friday Present indications are that the colder weather will continue at least through Sunday A warming trend is expected the first part of next week GETS 7 YEARS DES MOINES OP Linford R Fitch 31 one of three Omaha flight within Ihe next couple of Uc are calling upon every sci entific and technological capabil ity of the nation thatcan contri bute lo this he said The NASA chief also THAT before the end of he year a flight of the Air Force Xlf rocket plane to an altitude of 100 miles should sketch our big toe into the edges of The piano will go almost high enough lo achieve an orbit but nen involved in burglaries of hei M 0 Stale Savings Bank and the Post Which winch or is J nnkle 2J left ouuc odvmjh odiiiv rfiiu me i oat T Office at Fontancllc last Ocl si w10 s whom Marico Demito Newton sister Barbara I Office at Fontancllc last Ocl 8 vas1 under sentence Friday lo serve seven years in federal prison schoolboy scratches his head as he tries to decide which of the lookalike young women is his teacher They are Betty AT Fholofax and her identical twin Both teach in a Newton school having begun their duties last week with the opening of the new semester lack of speed would prevent this that the cluster of Jupiter rockets to gether by the Army will make it possible in 1962 to put 10 tons of payload into orbit and to send two Ions of payloa inlo deep space for beyond Ihe The 10 rocket cluster is expected to lave a total thrust of rounds Johnson commented that Rus sian space successes indicate boosters of greater power than vc possess and givf evidence of their technical Glennan also revealed that 18 roptdsion vehicles have been or Icred from the Army ballistic nissilo agency at Hunlsvillc o be used in he effort lo put a nan into space Although he did lot elaborate it was learned that most of the 18 vehicles will be upilcr mlermcdialcrange bailis ic missiles Some later firings use faster more powerful olid propcllarit rockets The upilcr is a liquid propellant capon Glennan said it is reasonable o assume the U S trails Russia erliaps by 18 months in space xploration Collision Fatal to Estherville Woman ESTHERVILLE collision iof a car and semitrailer truck on an icy pavement brought death Thursday o Mrs Frank Doughty 60 Estherville Mrs Doughty was in a car driven by her daughter Mrs David Klincfelter Esther ville Authorities said the truck driver Edward Corcoran Lem mon S swerved lo avoid a car pulling onto Highway 9 from a farm drive four miics east of here SAME IOWA SAFETT DEPARTMENT FIGURES Black flaf truffle deitk 24 hour ;