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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Aswciated Preis and Wlrei CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 11 1955 This Paper of Two No MS Sioux City Tot Kidnaped From Crib Church Seizure Follows Rioting BUENOS AIRES Argentine government over the pro tests of churchmen Monday took possession of two Roman Catholic churches damaged in the June 16 revolution and said they would be rebuilt and protected by the state as national shrines The government move was the latest in a 48hour resurgence o between the governmen and church authorities Government officials said leaders of Sundays antigovernment Cath olic riot in Plaza de Mayo will be charged and tried for violation o state security Some 60 persons were arrested in Sundays outbreak which followed 11 oclock mass Police used Cre hoses clubs anc chemicals mixed with water anc a brown dye to break up the dem One A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO ISM WTAD Qnlncr VOL Ames The Best News of Our Day I frankly admit that Im in con stant quest of what could be called good news It pains me just as much as it does anybody else to find the front page of the newspaper over which I preside as editor loaded down with items about violence and the seamier side of human nature And that happens all too often I admit One day recently my quest for good news was rewarded in the early morning In going through my mail I came upon a report from our newspapers Washington research bureau which led off with this significant paragraph A surge toward religion is un der way in the United States Church membership is on the in crease evangelists are drawing record audiences religious books are on the bestseller lists Great numbers of persons seem to be looking for a spiritual anchor to give meaning and purpose to their Search for God Is On Our special researcher on this onstrators who massed in front of Government House shouting anti government and antiPeron slog ans Churches seized were San Fran cisco and Santo Domingo Two Others Catholic sources predicted that two others Our Lady of Mercy and St Ignatius also would be taken over by the government All four were damaged by fire which President Juan D Peron charged were set by Communists taking advantage of the situation arising from the revolt A wild demonstration Sunday was the first outburst since the bloody June 16 revolution of navy and air force officers It brought the statechurch rift back into the open after a period of comparative quiet The Roman Catholic hierarchy was reported to have condemned the uprising in the Plaza de Mayo Santiago Luis Cardinal CopeUo archbishop of Buenos Aires ex ressed disapprovaL President Peron had asked for eace and harmony in a nationwide project Helen B Shaffer in her radio speech July 5 There had been signs of attempted conciliation by both church and state in the past week Rumors Fly TURNCOATS TURN turncoat American soldiers who chose Commu nism at Panmunjom two years ago are shown shortly after their arrival in Hong Kong after denouncing their Red Chinese haven as a hell that kills mens souls They are left to right William A Cowart Dalton Otho G Bell Olympia and Lewie W Griggs Jacksonville Tex SAY LIFE WITH REDS HELL ExGIs to Head for Home HONG KONG W soldiers who Three former changed their minds about living under Chinese Communism Monday prepared for a midnight sailing for home Three William A Cowart 23 Dalton Otho G Bell 24 Hillsboro and Lewis W iriggs 22 Jacksonville said they expect to be prosecuted but are ready to face the conse quences in order to tell what hap sened to them Life with the Reds was hell hey all agreed Captured in Korea they and 20 other Americans refused repatria ition Four months ago Cowart Sundays riot and Saturdays or derly procession at the naval club JJULI uiit v c explorations in this general field produced the most tension thought she had found support for this stimulating observation recent ly offered by Doctor Joseph R since the eve of Perons political truce speech At that time the capital was aroused by rumors that the Sizoo head of the department ofjpresident was going o resign religion at George Washington Uni Tnstparf nf rpsismino hmv religion verstty You dont have to travel very far in America to discover that a poignant sense of wistfulness is abroad in our land The search for God is All of this came distinctly un der the heading Good But then I made the mistake or was it a mistake of reflecting on the fact that this upsurge of interest in religion is being accom panied by an unprecedented wave of crime and juvenile delinquency Nor has there been any perceptible letting down in the pursuit of ma terial gain on the part of our people Looking For An Escape Does as some are suggesting this rising response to the appeal of religion constitute no more than it groping for escape from the trials of modern life Thats a fair question Churches are analyzing their own practices critically in an effort to determine whether secularization of religious organizations as distinguished from a true growth of piety among the people may account for the mounting interest in organized worship Clergymen are wondering wheth er they may have sought larger congregations without sufficient regard for the quality of the faith of the individual communicant Thats the academic and con jectural part of the picture It can be debated all day and well into the night without producing any final decision In fact it will take a number of years to provide an Instead of resigning however Peron called for a truce with his enemies and asked for peace and harmony in the country divid ed since last fall by the state church controversy He did not mention the controversy in his ad dress The Roman Catholic Church sup ported Perons plea for harmony and ordered a pastoral letter on the subject read in all churches Sunday 6 More Killed in Accidents on Weekend the phenomenon of answer But about Increased attention to churches and what they have to offer there Js no room for reasonable doubt It shows up just about everywhere you want to look And lets do look for just a moment More Pews Filled Perhaps the most impressive evidence of an unprecedented pop ular interest in religion is to be found in the marked increase in church membership The rolls of all denominations are bulging with new members j Approximately 60 per cent of the people of the United States today j belong to some church In CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 By The Associated Press Iowa counted six more traffic deaths during the past weekend bringing the states motor vehicle death toll for the year to 296 five more than on this date in 1954 The latest victims were Miles Merryman Shenandoah who was killed Sunday night in a twocar collision at the inter section of two county roads near Coin His wife and 3yearold daughter were injured William Wright 32 Chicago who died at a Dubuque hospital Sunday night of injuries he received ear lier in the day when his car left Highway 20 west of Dubuque James Delutri 17 a Merrill semi pro baseball player died Sunday at a Le Mars hospital of injuries he suffered in a twocar crash last Tuesday Lane Rozeboom 24 Rock Valley who was found dead Sun day in his wrecked car which ap parently had struck a small Sioux County bridge railing Nancy Brustkern 1 daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Brustkern La Porte City was killed Sunday in a twocar collision at a gravel road intersection near Waterloo Four others were injured including her father and mother and sister Frank Kaufman 58 Laurens died at an Emmetsburg hospital Saturday of injuries he suffered last Wednesday when his car over Cleanup Begun at Sioux City After Flash Flooding SIOUX CITY UP About 75 persons evacuated Saturday from their homes as a result of flooding induced by an unofficial seveninch downpour returned to begin clean up operations Sunday Streets and basements filled with water two bridges on the Milwau kee Railroad were washed out be tween Sioux City and Luton and said the trio and two Belgian de serters began demanding that the Reds let them go The Chinese an nounced in June that all five would be released The Americans crossed the bor der into Hong Kong territory Sun day afternoon British immigration officials turned them over to consular authorities who said they appeared to have retained their citizenship and prepared travel documents permitting their direct return to the Tbertbnsulate passage home on the liner President Cleve land due in San Francisco July 29 after a stop hi Japan The American government has not indicated what is in store for the trio except to say that they will be responsible for any acts they might have Griggs told a news conference Sunday night others want to come out of Red China but he would not name them The Chinese in announcing that the three Ameri cans and two Belgians would be turned loose said any of the others could leave if they desired Peiping radio announced Sunday night that the two Belgians Roger Devriendt and Louis V e r d y k would be released as soon as arrangements were completed with the Indian Red Cross All three returnees admitted at their news conference that while war prisoners they had committed acts which made them afraid to return home in the prisoner ex change after the Korean fighting None would say specifically what they had done although Griggs spoke vaguely of writing an arti cle hostile to America The three also pleaded youth stupidity and the appeal of clever Communist propaganda I fore had communism placed be Cowart declared but never accepted communism I de Ozark in Protest to CAB Braniff Flight Is Attacked Ozark Air Lines in an apparent turnabout of stated policy Mon day filed a formal protest with the Civil Aeronautics Board against the proposed Braniff Airways one stop flights from Mason City to Chicago Braniff has proposed to install a new flight to Chicago from Ma son City that would begin simul taneously with the start of Ozark senice in Mason City The CAB transferred eastwest air service from Braniff to Ozark in a ruling June 10 The protest to the CAB in the form of a letter signed by Laddie Hamilton president of Ozark Air Lines said the proposed Branif flight is contrary to the intention of the Board as expressed in it June 10 That opinion transferred Mason City eastwes service from Braniff to Boards Intention Throughout the opinion and ap pendices of the opinion it is per Eectly clear that the Board con templates that Ozark will trans port the traffic between Mason City and the letter con tinued It is perfectly the let ter states that the board intended to remove Braniff from Mason City eastwest City Attorney Ray E Cloug said Monday the protest is a com plete turnabout from the policy Ozark as stated by Paul J Rodg ers assistant to the president o Ozark at a meeting in Mason Citj last Thursday Clough called the protest a com plete breach of faith by Ozark Clough said he asked Rodger twice last Thursday if Ozari planned any protest objection or petition for reconsideration to the cded not to come se of Post of Defense Deputy WASHINGTON fl Robert B Anderson of Texas resigned Mon day as deputy secretary of de power and telephone lines werefense effective about Aug 15 knocked out Authorities said lightning also caused a to firejsenllower The White House announcing the resignation said President Ei at the Schoenneman Lumber Co About 40 men from the Sioux City Air Force Base helped in cleanup operations George Guin nane Woodbury County Red Cross chairman said applications would be received for rehabilitation assistance accepting it with the greatest IKES BACK WASHINGTON SVPresident Eisenhower returned to the White House Sunday night after spending fear of political persecution but Im not afraid of that any more I would sooner have Hitler com back than have The men said after their remo al from the Korean in January 1954 they were take to an indoctrination camp at Ta yuan After several months Cow art Bell and Griggs along with the two Belgians went to a stat farm I can only describe life on th farm in one We wen isolated ate like dogs slept in bams and there were no Cowart reported He added tha he was paid the equivalent o about S12 a month with about hal of it going for food a third fo the weekend at his Gettysburg cigarettes and the rest for doth farm home ling und other necessities turned on Laurens a gravel road near BRINGS private plane of the Crane Chicago which spon sored the remodeling of the B D Hullinger farm home Manly brought a plane load of visitors for the open house party Sunday Left to right are Wanen Logelin assistant di rector of public relations Carter Pollock vice president in charge of plumbing sales Ken Knudtzon public relations department Charles Gotthart Chicago Tribune Mrs Charles Gotthart Jess Slaughter assistant manager of the wholesale department The story of Janice Hullinger and her farm accomplishments can be found on page 5 of this edition and in Tuesdays FARM section Braniff Rodgers replied ua definite Supporting Letter The city of Mason City and the Chamber of Commerce Aviation Committee through Clough im mediately fired a letter to the CAB supporting the proposed Braniff flight to Chicago and calling atten tion to the apparent breach o faith by Ozark The letter points out that there is no reason to deny the people o Mason City the best and fastes flights regardless if they are car ried by Ozark or Braniff By re stricting Braniff the letter says the people of Mason City would be penalized Copies of the letter have been sent to Senators Bourke B Kickenlooper and Thomas E Mar in and Representative H R Gross in Washington A meeting of the airport com mission and the chamber of com merce aviation committee to dis cuss the protest has been tenta tively set for Tuesday noon at the municipal airport said Clough Gunman Moll Captured at Farmington FARMINGTON gunman who fled a surprise police trap and his woman companion were held without charge in Van Buren County jails Monday They were identified by police at Lawrence Logan 32 Mount Pleasant and Mrs Ann Stratton Burlington Police said Logan was sur prised by them in the Benner Tea Co store here early Sunday and fled on foot after shooting through the door at officers who had surrounded the building He was captured by two high way patrolmen at Bentonsport 11 miles southeast of Keosauqua He escaped by climbing through a rest room window of the store to the roof and jumping icross an alley to a neighboring apartment building Police said he held Mr and Mrs Clifford Thompson at gun point in their apartment for 20 minutes before completing his escape THE DAVIS HOME Search for Man Widened Family Was Watching TV SIOUX CITY toA curlyhaired 2yearold girl disappeared from her crib Sunday night in what po lice called a motiveless kidnap A slender Tshirted prowler seen running with a bundle at the time the child vanished was sought as the abductor Donna Sue Davis disappeared within 30 minutes from the time her mother Mrs James Davis tucked her into her crib with the words Three to get ready and four to Modest Means The parents are of modest means and knew of no one who would I have a grudge against them No note was left by the abductor and no phone calls were received Police Monday called on the Na ional Guard and residents to join in a mass search for the child Chief of Police James OKeefe appealed to the entire Midwest to report any sightings of a white man about 28 clad in a white T shirt and suntan trousers and car rying a bundle The baby described by friends Shooting at Algona Ruled Accidental ALGONA coroners jury Monday ruled tha death of Robert R Pifer 26 Algona truck driver who was shot to death Sunday dur ing a highspeed car chase near here was accidental Assr Police Chief Albert Boekel man of Algona said he fired six shots at the rear of a speeding convertible during a 25mile chase on U S 169 Boekelman was in a the mother sat in the kitchen read as the darling of the neighbor hood is a blonde and weighs about 21 pounds She was discovered missing about 10 A screen had been removed from a window Mrs Davis said she put the baby to bed about The baby van ished while the father sat in the living room watching television and squad Groen The car driven by Richard Johnson Driving convertible was owned bv Pifer but being driven by Doyle Johnson 29 also of Algona John son was held in the Humboldt Coun ty jail on a charge of reckless driving The chase ended when Johnson ost control of the car attempting r o turn west on to Iowa 3 north of lumboldt and went into a ditch Dr J H Coddington Humboldt bounty coroner pronounced Pifer dead at the scene Dr Coddington impaneled a cor oners jury later Sunday to investi ate the death and medican testi mony was heard The inquest was recessed until 8 Monday Join Probe The State Bureau of Investigation and the Iowa Highway Patrol oined in the investigation with au ihorities from Algona and Hum boldt and Kossuth and Humboldt bounties During the chase the car sped round a blockade on 169 set up by Humboldt Policeman Leon ard Terwillger who had been asked or assistance by radio Sheriff E H Bradley said John on admitted driving the car at peeds up to 100 miles an hour and efusing to let the Algona squad ar pass to stop him Pifer is survived by his wife and yearold son ing the Sunday paper Davis a clerk for the Chicago North Western Railroad and his family live on the first floor of a twostory duplex in a modest Sioux City neighborhood No Motive Police Capt John Rispolje said there apparently has been no fam trouble and the parents knew no one who would want to take the child Davis said no notes had been Coroners Jury Acquits Trucker CHARLES CITYArley Bicfcen erfer Charles City truckdriver londay was acquitted by a cor ners jury in the death of Rus ell E Starkey 8 who was killed riday by the truck he was driv ing Bickenderfer was unaware of the accident the jury ruled and of slender built about 511 in not guilty of felonious intent height and had dark hair closely Bickenderfer was hauling crushed cut and Parted on one rock in the truck which is ownec by his son Homer The rock was being hauled as part of a road project being conducted by the Roverud Construction Spring ville Minn received and no attempt made to contact him or his wife The Davises have two other chil dren Mary Clair 11 and Timmy 7 who were asleep in another bed room Several neighbors reported see ing a man come up to the duplex and go to the back where the bed room is located Although the end of the crib was near the window police believe tho person must have entered tfie bed room The window sill is about four feet from the ground No Noise Mr and Mrs Davis said they heard no noise in the bedroom Capt Rispolje said Laif Fjeldos who lives in the neighborhood told of chasing a man with a bundle in his arms down an alley about a block from the Davis home Fjeldos said he cornered the man in some bushes but that he got away when Fjeldos went into his house to telephone police The blonde hair blue eyed child was dressed in pink pajamas when put to bed George Barger a next door neighbor said he was in his yard and saw a man come up to the Davis house but that his view was blocked by a parked car Police rechecked with Fjeldos detailed Fjeldos said the man with the bundle was Monday morning for a description of the man SAME DATE19S4291 k la About honrn The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Iowa Scattered rain Minnesota Showers Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 82 Minimum 67 At 8 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 8R Minimum ;