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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE H NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXH Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 2 1956 This Paper Consists Two NO at Copters Removing Dead at Site of Worst Airline Crash One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGaxerre Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qalacj 1030 KGLO 1300 Sunday WO1 Ames 10JO Thuridij WSU1 U City 19101 Saturday The Case of Tom Runyon TN the past ten years Ive had some most stimulating corre spondence with an inmate of the State Penitentiary of Iowa at Fort Madison His name is Tom Run yon and 1 count him one of he most remarkable persons Ive ever known For one thing he can write like an angel One of the high points of our correspondence acquaintanceship of years and who now are resi had to do with a book In for dents of Cedar Rapids Louis written by him I knew Reindl Manly is a brotherin about it in the making I was told law of Captain Gandy The when its publisher was Gandys have four children 1 received one of the first copies James Henry Ritner copilot of the volume and I gave over one on the TWA plane formerly of of my onceaweek commentaries Marshallrown now of Kansas to a review of it 1 found much in city is the husband of a for U to praise nothing to censure Mason Cityan Audrey Somewhere along the line I was Ranard He was formerly a pi asked to do an article for the ot it t t prison publication with which Tom j town W5 Ritner is the daugh Runyon has been associated for of Mr and Mrs Ernest R US CaI1Cd now livmgm Los An The Presidio and by unanimous 9elei Calif Ranar9d agreement its in a class by self so far as prisoneredited magazines are concerned Tomi Runyons prose is one of thei things that has made it sparkle More Than Hypothetical The question put to me the one I was supposed to answer inj my Presidio Would ot Planes Well Known by Mason Cityans The pilots of the two planes which crashed Saturday over Arizona were known by Mason Cityans Max Major Mason City flew with Capt Jack Gandy pilot of TWA plane out of Kansas City for a num ber of years He also was a friend of Capt R F Shirley who piloted the DC7 and flew with him during the war at Hu ron S D Cap tain Gandy was married to the former J a y n e DeVault Manly daughter of Mr and Mrs George DeVault who lived at Manly a number Planes Collided in Air Inquiry to Be Opened GRAND CANYON Ariz Helicopter crews flew into the treacherous eastern neck of Ari zonas Grand Canyon Monday to remove 128 dead from the wreck age of two giant airlines which crashed in commercial aviations worst disaster There were no survivors A Trans World Airlines Super Constellation and a United Air Lines DC7 apparently collided in flight high above the northern Ari zona wastelands Saturday then plunged in flames almost straight down into the canyon I j Thc first helicopter left Grand Canyon Airport shortly after dawni Ifor the remote section of the where the seared wreckage GRAND CANYON CRASH CLAIMS is an mas two adjacent spires of airview of the vast gorge over which two giant airliners collided Saturday bringing death to 128 persons These UAL CRASH 58 Dead CRASH Dead salesman for Refrigeration Co City of Mason Former President of St Ambrose Dies Determine Cause A team of investigators also went into the canyon by helicop ter seeking to determine the cause of the tragedy We are just going in to get whats left of the said R P Parshall of Washington head ing a team of investigators from the Civil Aeronautics Boards reau of Safety investigation Plans were to begin the opera tion at the site of the TWA crash which is the easier of the two A spokesman said the AP Wirephoto Grand Canyon buttes are a twoday hike over dangerous terrain from the nearest road Helicopters first reached the site Sunday T S Talk r DAVENPORT UP Thc reach bpoitesman sam tne you employ an exconvict AfterjRev Msgr Ulrich Albert and unpredictable air cur chairman of the division ofjrents would hamper the operation sciences and the departfand might limit grim work to n Or Duncan Recalled pHE car carrying Tom Run yon and two companions in flight from a bank robbery in South Dakota came to harm on the early morning of Nov 2 3935 near Duncan in Hancock County James Zrostiik with Mrs Zrostiik and their yearold son Clarence James drove along at just the wrong time on their way to early church at St Wcncslaus in Duncan A shot fired into the Zrosllik car by whom was never of ficially determined resulted in the young farmers death Mrs Zrostiik subsequently married Marvin Johanns and now lives at Runyons companions on the morning of the slaying were identified as Robert Marlcword and Claire Gibson Gibson was arrested in Oregon in 1937 and committed suicide in a Minne apolis jail A body found along a highway in South Dakota later was identified as Markvvord Thc Runyon trial presided over by Judge Henry Graven was held in Garner Officers armed with machine guns guarded the courtroom The Runyon guilty plea was to manslaughter He is under a second life sentence in con nection with an Eyota bank robbery four days after the Zrostiik killing ment of biology at St Ambrose fiied Sunday night College Father about three hours a day There was no estimate of how long it dent from 1926 to 1930 hacl taught at thejwKtid take Both planes were enroute east some real soulscnrching T set down what Im sure was not the answer Tom Runyon and others behind prison walls would have liked to hear Perhaps il was a mistake bul I was candid f My conclusion was that wilh other things entirely they seldom are hat I must ad mit in a choice between n can didate for a job on my staff who had always played the game ac cording to the rules and one had one or more major devia tions in his record I would feel obligated to give the nod to the former the one who had con fined himself to the straight and narrow path NOW I can tell you that this wasnt a wholly theoretical ques tion with One I was asked by one in a position of authority whether I could provide a job for a certain specified lifer in our state penitentiary if by chance has services should become avail able through parole I was con fronted with this precise choice One who had always played the game according to rule and one who hadnt My reply was not in the affirmative The name of the prisoner in volved in this interrogation inter CONTINUED ON PACf from Los Angeles The Constella tion carried passengers and a crow of 6 the DC7 53 passengers and 5 crew members The wreckage was found on two jagged buttes at the southeastern I tip of the can von TwoDay Hike w TC X No New Speedup Seen In B52 Output Again Hears Defense Boss Extra Money to Be Spent as Needed A Much Stronger President SIGNS 21 BILLS jcopler Capt James Womack a neli lilt JL W is by neljj spcnt wnen they are neerjecj but there iwill be no new speedup in jcoptcr pilot who flew to the crash scene Sunday with two other men GETTYSBURG Pa Eisenhower reported feet ing much signed 21 failts Monday including the defense bill on which he suffered a defeat in Congress Eisenhower also signed in an hourlong work session with aides who ftew here from Washington an public works faili for the Tennessee Valley Authority and other agencies White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty toid a news 7tfCrj the Presidents doctors informed him Monday morning Cain u I f cibennower is coming along tine in recovery from his June 9 operation President and Mrs Eisenhower exchanged gifts Sunday in observance of their 40th wedding anniversary B52 bomber production Asked his attitude toward this money Wilson told the Senate Air jhad this comment on the plan VVllson told the Senate Air remove bodies from the cr InvcstlgaUng Subcommit Theres not much down there that anyones going to get dont intend to recommend Events leading up to the tne additional funds be im crash were a fantastic series of They will be treated like any other funds that we get and i will be spent when they are coincidences The flights began on a simnj morning in Los Angeles The planes took off three minutes apart the Super Constellation first then the DC7 ili Vt At Daggett on the MoForce needs and put into the gcnUvork TH H CfTC bil1 meeting called for rtponeci inc IWA 800 million Defense Bill Congress overrode administra tion recommendations as to Air Government Mediator in 1st Overture Affected by Vast Strike WASHINGTON tf Governarea ment mediators Monday arranged to meet separately in Pittsburgh 35 Strikers at Lehigh in Call for Meeting Thirtyfive Lehigh strikers petitioned to hold a special meet ing of the local United Cement Lime and Gypsum workers Mon day evening The petition asked that the meeting be held to con ent when the decision was made to call a special meeting in re sponse to the petition a 23 year employe at Lehigh and chairman of the committee was sider whether or not to return to of the committee I notified of the meeting later Storm Lashes N Iowa Wind Clocked at 80 A southeastward sweep of cool iair against heavy humid heat which lay over Iowa spawned tornadoes Sunday across the north central part of the stats I along with high winds rain and hail The storm generally followed ja path from Newell in South i eastern Buena Vista County northeast through Goldfield in Wright County and then more northeasterly to Clear Lake and Mason City to Preston Minn No fatalities reported at points along the path though two migrant workers were killed by a bolt of lightning near Hollan dale Minn See Funnel Pocahontas had a heavy hail and National Guardsmen on jeep patrol at Goldfield reported see ing a funnel though it did not set down Hancock County sheriffs offi said that trees were downed in several areas across the county Hampton reported wind and hail along with a half inch of rain but no damage At Clear Lake trees and power lines were downed and several docks knocked out Trees and tents were blown down in the state park on the south shore Residents from Dodges Point on the south shore of Clear Lake to Mason City and northeast re ported hearing the thunderous of a tornado A Mason City airport official sairj he sau a tun nel dissipating it approached the fieid 22 Reports In the half hour after 6 Mason City police received 22 re ports of wires sparking and limbs and trees down Twentyone of he reports came from the north west part of town Minor street flooding also was reported in the The CAA at the Mason City air port clocked the winds at slightly Thursday with labor bargaining over 80 miles an hour representatives of the steel indus Northwood reported some hail try and the striking steel workers jd a m a g e to the east Several imion buildings suffered minor wind Joseph F Finnegan in the St Ansgar area Mediation Service director said wilh heavy hail damage to the that he Assistant Director Mills and Special Assistant Rob ert H Moore would attend the separate meetings They are to meet with union President David J McDonald and lis associates and with John A Stephens vice president of U Steel Corp and chief industry One hit at the Felix Haggeman Calmar Area Hit The Calmar area was struck by high winds Sunday morning about The storm started southwest of Calmar Two small funnelshaped clouds were in the negotiator Real Differences and Melvin Haggeman farms They lost about 80 chickens and the chicken house was destroyed hich Finnegan said the meetings to chinLP hi liiturln fmn local president Earme about the strike and exploratory in nature and forth founclaUcm Procurement to James company and Purpose of iscussmg the rea A scmul doud wcnl n 19000 to feet Before thejPresidcnt Eisenhower signed the CAA could tell him United wasbill Monday flying at that altitude the pilot said he would change his flight plan to feet on top of the cloud level Feet The CAA approved and in Chicago international union repagreement for the month itsj rpspnfnf IVA fht rlursdnM and been considerable hat Eisenhower might withhold the money from the Air Force even though it was voted by Congress This prompted a question to I wv d formed the TWA pilot that thcWilson by Sen Jackson CDWash j United craft was n as to whether the funds micht official said he did not know if i be impounded resentative the effect of the duration DC7 knew of the flipht change Ihiit hat notification was not went icssary because the TWA craft After his reply to the lo say thai llic iiniiiiiii uunuiiji of B52 bomber supposed to be flying m production would have gone ahead i without the added money voted i ine liners were next heardby Congress and that he had re from over the ArizonaCaliforniaIceivcci no recommendation from n OIYA meeting will be only to mend Last week union officials stated that the next general meet ing would be held on July 5 and that nospecial meetings were be ing scheduled Union Rules According to union rules a spe jcial meeting can be called at nny In the meantime strikers have begun to receive pay from the in ternational strike fund About The Weaiher petition of 10 per ofjMason City Partly cloudy with the industry union representaj his soninlaw Richard Kurash left the barn just before the storm AFTER FOUR DAYS AT This picture of Tom Runyon discussed by the GlobeGazettes editor in a com mentary reprinted in Ihis issue was taken in the jail at Fort Dodge He had bsen captured by two Fort Dodge policemen after four days of freedom from the state penitentiary The clothes he was wearing were taken from one of the first per sons abducted by him during a chase across Iowa Its the contention of Erie Stanley Gard ner mystery story writer and many others that Runyon sen tenced to life imprisonment in connection with the early morn ing slaying of a young Han cock county farmer James Zrostiik near Duncan has re habilitated himself in the time since that prison escape and is entitled to parole border about 200 Los Angeles The Constellation the membership The local has a membership of 256 The companys position is un changed since negotiations broke down after the meeting called last week by Robert E Hall Des Moines federal At that miles east ofthe Air Force to order an additMoines J tinnsi time the union negotiating com mittee headed by Frank Kodak bound tional speedup for 100 i ivw JTIM1 V Wilson said that even if the en a m To the south the DC7 en route to New York reported it was over Lake Mohave on the Colorado River at The heard next from and last message either plane came i from the DC7 at said We are going a m tire 80 million dollars were de voted to B52s it would mean get ting only about 100 more of We are already going along on a sound he said It None of us thinks there should presented a compromise proposal It asked to have the period of retroactive pay from May 13 to May 1 No action was taken on this proposal When asked the reason for the circulation of the petition Wil liams said The true course of a strike is not always smooth 011VJUJU JO 43 flj O OlllUvVU be another stcpup in B52 members are never satis jfied even when they get every thing fnr In earlier testimony Wilson in sisted this country has not fallen behind the in air power development and said the which is this countrys intercon tinental heavy quite superior to its Russian counter part thing they ask for Present He said that one of the matters which would be brought up at the meeting Monday would be whether to submit the issue to arbitration If arbitration is asked a notice must then be filed SAME 1955717 mtins traMe ti In In firi WiUnn ciiH sr ti a nonce must men DC tiled Buon were as hc lnIYEAR occasional showers or thunder storms developing M o n d a yi night continuing Tuesday High Tuesday 8085 Low Mon1 day night 55fiO r and clipped a mile town at the Art Hoff farm Thc governments top labor therc jhe C pute troubleshooter also said he a i JT K p3 pl wants to find out when and in Ibhcd a large Rcisner and what manner the Mediation Serv ice can be most beneficial in as to an agree mT was badly damaged The cattle Thc federal government hadjin basement wore unhurt kept off flunng the long Rcisner estimated the loss at Ho has about in evening in insurance At the Conrad Haseman farm No Guess i ninny trees were snapped off five McDonald dcciinecl to RUPSS howantl six feot from tnc ground long the strike might last He said Thc rii iigiit iic adiu Iowa Partly cloudy through upon his return to Tuesday with scattered showersmay be short or it may be long Thc weakening storm took a Ccw bricks from 3 church at Os and thunderstorms mostly south Mild Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 64 72 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 78 Minimum Sunday night 54 At 8 Monday 68 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 63 Minnesota Partly cloudy showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 Sunday Precipitation but the men are determined to win a good At one stroke the walkout at midnight Saturday cut off 90 per cent of the nations production of steel used in practically every manufacturing process The main issues in dispute are the length of contract and amount of money concessions Workers j presently average air hour Thc industry has sought a five year contract while the union has demanded one for a shorter term 2 iowans Killed in Nebraska Accident WEEPING WATER Neb persons To sian and also at the Washington Prairie Church Two Deaths Thc Freeborn County sheriff reported the deaths of the two migrant workers He said they were among a group of 30 from San Antonio picking asparagus at on the Claude Hormel farm near Hol landale When the foreman saw the he the trucks Eugenio Esparza 36 mother of nine children and Juan Barco 50 remained behind to cover the asparagus they had picked They were struck by lightning and killed The concussion of the thunderbolt knocked the other 28 knees B52 as the B52 is to the we would be greatly Only one member of the plant negotiating committee was pres AGO Maximum Minimum 93 59 fi UJ UIVIV M1UCS 7fi William C Parnsh 32 Violent electric and windstorms jlowa and his 1Vycarold son felled trees and utility lines in jMark Kevin were fatally Wisconsin The Wiscon 91 Saturday in a twocar Central Airlines reported a 64 southwest of here 1 funnel over Madison ;