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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Doily Newspaper for Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NtWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVII Pttu United preM Full Lease Wlrei Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 13 1951 This Paper ConjliU of Two Unsolved f Explosions Across US No Evidence of Sabotage By UNITED PRESS A series of disastrous explosions fires killed 14 persons and caused at least damage across North America during a 24hour period Explosions blew a building at the Du Pont dynamite plant near Seneca 111 skyhigh killing 4 persons set fire to 480000 bar rels of oil and gasoline at Wil mington Cal and destroyed a closelyguarded building at an In dianapolis jet aircraft plant Fires swept the waterfronts at Charleston S Car and Long Is land sound and raged through thousands of acres of rich timber land in Washington and British Columbia 7 Blasts Officials counted 7 explosionss38 forest fires and two other blazes up to midnight Thursday night Damage was expected to far ex ceed No evidence of sabotage wa found in any of the disasters The blast at the sprawling E I Du Pont De Nemours dynarniti plant near Seneca rattled windowL at the Morris 111 hospital 18 miles away and completely leveled a onestory building Three of the victims were pack Ing dynamite when 2000 pounds of the explosive blew up and a 4th man was killed as he was walking away from the building Plant Manager F D Thedick said damage amounted to about The cause of the blast was not known but there was no evi dence of sabotage At Dunviile Ont a light plane carrying 3 Pennsylvania sports men on a fishing expedition ex ploded in flight 7 Killed The death toll mountedto 7 in the gas explosion in an experi mental building at the Allison jet aircraft engine plant near Indian apolis Officials said damage ex ceeded A chainsreaction explosion set lire to six 80000 barrel gasoline storage tanks at the Union Oil company tank farm at Wilming ton CaL with a roar that could be heard 10 miles away The flames still blazed furiously Fri day and damage was estimated at At Columbus Ohio a spark from a short circuit touched off a raging naphthafed fire at the American Stained Shingle com pany Naphtha fumes overcame 51 firemen but damage was not great Dockworkers had to leap int the harbor when fire broke ou on the Charleston S Car water front All the citys fire equip ment was called out to fight th blaze AP Wlrephoto AFTER SECOND PEACE peace negotiators and their aides pause as they prepare to leave Kaesong after the second peace meeting Thursday Front row left to right Vice Admr C Turner Joy Maj Gen L G Craigie and Maj Gen Henry I Hode Back row extreme right is Col A J Kinney who participated in preliminary negotiations which resulted in the peace talks Others are unidentified A North Ko rean guard stands at the right Six large motor yachts weri destroyed at the City Island Boat yards in Long Island sound off New Yorks Bronx when an ex plosion blasted a 58 foot cabin cruiser laid up for repairs Dam age was estimated at Thirtyseven separate fores fires roared through British Co lumbias rich timberlands after 37 days of drought The govern ment closed all forests and 10000t miners loggers and construction workers were laid off Report Bredt Urged as Hampton Postmaster Washington circu lating Friday said U S Senator Guy M Gillette Dlowa has recommended Clinton L Bredt Des Moines for appointment as postmaster at Hampton Iowa Bredt a republican has been a statehouse employe in Des Moines for several years and currently is serving as deputy state treas urer The Franklin county demo cratic central committee at Hamp ton has endorsed Bredt the sen ators office said The Hampton postmastership appointment has been pending for several years Several attempts to get agreement on whom to ap point have failed Passenger Takes Off With in Change Des Moines passenger on a Des Moines curbliner got away with in rolls of nickels and dimes while the bus was stop ping at an eastside intersection Thursday night the operator re ported to police Harry Gilmore Jr the operator said the money was in a bag which had dropped to the floor SAME menus truffle death in last 2i hours Kansas City Wafer Supply Cut Off as Flood Brings Fire FROM WIRE SERVICES Kansas City Hip Floodwaters of the Kansas rive rnashed through two levees Friday poured into the vitallj important industrial district and cut off twothirds of thi itys pure water supply The main water pumping plant serving Kansas City Mo and thousands of suburban users in Jackson county wa closed because of flooding at a m CST Friday Swirling flood waters and continuing rains spread new misery through sodden sas on this grim Friday the 13th At least 11 persons have died in Kansas and Missouri as the result of high water Kansas City Kans the big 340000000 industrial area of the midwests sprawling metropolitan this capital city of 100000 suffered the newest blows Lawrence site of Kansas univer sity and 20 miles downstream Erom Topeka was beginning to feel maximum pressure Coast Guard Busy Aircraft from many areas in cluding the coast guard from New York City were busy at rescue efforts but lowering skies made Estimates Kansas Flood Million Washington chief ot the army engineers Maj Gen Lewis A Pick told conffress Friday that damage from Kan sas floods had reached S300 000000 He said if congress had ap propriated that amount of money to the engineers for flood con trol works in the state they could have controlled alt of those now spreading havoc over central and eastern Kansas lying difficult The floods claimed 9 in vansas and two in Missouri sarlier this week but vigilant dis istcr relief workers apparently had prevented any new loss of ife An early morning by he Kansas Kaw river flooded he Armourdale and Argentine iistricts in Kansas City Kans icking at the heels of the last of 000 residents who had been icrdcd from Armourdale during he night Some fled with only lie clothing they wore wearing Gasoline from a halfsubmerged illing station caught fire during lie dawn exodus and spread to a umberyard and warehouse Fire icn fighting their way through the swift flowing streets suc ecdcd in controlling the blaze Her nearly a 4hour battle The conflngration broke out in n area filled with huge freight ards grain elevators and cither lants Water damage to these ropcrtics wns unostimatcd The swollen Kansas river swept V over a levee Friday morning intc the heavily industrialized Ar mourdale districtThe majoritj of the 15000 residents had been evacuated Warning Whistle Factory whistles sounded short ly after the water poured over the dike warning the remaining residents to flee All traffic into the area was halted except for emergency vehicles Chief of Police Earl Swarner said most of the residents who waited until the last minute flee in automobiles loaded down with bedding and other prized posses sions Property estimated at 540000 000 was in thepath of the surg ing waters Earlier the river smashed dike protecting another Kansas City area flooding the 4000acre Argentine district Water 12 feet deep swirled around some homes and business establishments Some 3500 persons in the district were evacuated The population of Kansas Citv Kans is 130000 Here is the situation by cities Lawrence Law rence under water Thirty to 100 persons marooned in two elemen tary school buildings Main busi ness district residences and the state university on the south side of the Kansas river located on ground and Relieved safe Swift current balks rescue parties trying to reach refugees Topeka Oakland and East Topeka sections home of onefifth of the citys 100000 pop ulation inundated Major industrial slants all lines of transcontinental Jnion Pacific Santa Fe and Rock island lines under water Most roads into city impassable Heavily ndustrialized area running for a mile along the south bank of the Kansas river under water BoVs industrial school on hilltop barely out of water Two radio stations off air with flooded transmitters Main business district and state capitol on higher ground south of 4th street and apparently safe citys 4 vehicle Ka n s a s river Two of the bridges across washed Sardou connect ing North Topeka with Oakland and the brickyard bridge on the western edge of the city The Mclan briiljjc and Topeka avenue bridge still standing The Santa Fc ran a string of locomotives on to its bridge to weight it down and the Rock Island was attempt ing to hold its bridge in place with loaded rock cars Isolated Salina hundre blocks three fourths of the citj under water from flooding Smoky Hill river Remainder of city com pletely isolatedOnly radio static off air and sound truck dispatch ing pleas for help to keep water out of St Johns hospital wit bags Manhattan of city under water All business distric flooded Refugees being cared fo at Kansas State college oil higher ground One dead Fort Riley thou sand men and 100 WACs removec from Camp Funston area to higher ground Abilene in 80 per cent ofbusiness buildings Solomon city un An Allied Ultimafum Produce Unarmed Site for Talk Gen Ridgway Racial Housing Issue Fires Cicero Into Full Scale Riot What Hotel Am I in Says Man Awakened in Underwear in Car Because Robert W Graham Cedar Rapids thought he was in a hotel when he took off his clothes and went to sleep in the back of his car he was fined and costs in justice court Thursday for beint drunk in a public place C R Senison justice of the peace said sheriffs deputies told him that Graham appar ently realizing he was too drunk to drive pulled bis car off the road and went to sleep in his underwear But when a deputy awaken ed Graham he asked What hotel ami in der water Beloit 14 bridges across Solomon river in Mitche county under water Ottawa was isolated Sma planes brought in mail and sbm ood The state board of healtt lad crews treating flood water t make it safe for drinking In the Ottawa Herald office wa er was up to the ceiling of tin irst floor The newspaper set up an office in the city hall The daily editions were being printec n nearby Chanute and then flown back to Ottawa Announce Wholesale Price Slash on Soap Cincinntai Procter Gamble Co announced Friday a eduction of 3i per cent in the vholesale price of its principle oap products and a 11 per cenl vholesale cut in its Crisco short ning price The company gave reduced ma erial costs as cause for the price uts About The Weather tason Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 56 High Saturday 82 fair Friday night and Saturday Warmer Satur day Low Friday night 55 to 60 High Saturday 77 to 83 Further outlook Little or no precipita tion Sunday or Monday with temperatures rising above nor mal Turning a little cooler Tuesday and Wednesday with showers cloudy Friday night and Saturday cooler in northwest Friday night and in northeast and extreme north Saturday Low Friday night 4855 north 5560 south High Saturday ranging from 5662 near Lake Superior to the low 80s in southwest GlobeGnzettc weather data up o 8 am Friday July 13 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation ear ago Maximum Minimum 77 60 63 23 74 46 Overboard Sailor Kills By JACK BURST Honolulu Sierks 40 rescued dramatically after he was lost overboard from a racing yacht for 32 hours said Friday he had given hope1 3shen he was plucked from Pacific A navy destroyer escort found him Thursday on the windswep seas 830 miles northeast of here Exhausted but in good tibn he told fragments of his story to the skipper and crew membersof the USS Munrp which rescued him Sierks is a camera man and amateur sailor from Cat alina island He fell overboard from the rac ing sloop LApache as it was run ning second in the annual race to Honolulu from the mainland Lt GoL John Lindbeck Salem the skipper said Sierks thought it was a miracle happen ing when the Munro approached him 3i miles from where he went overboard When I saw the LApache pull away from me and never come Dack Sierks told Lindbeck I had given up hope1 In order to keep alive Sierks not only fought the choppy water but he also killed a 7foot shark and drove off other sharks Munro crew members said Sierks told rescuers about his shark fight but he did not say how he had killed it or how he drove off the others Sierks rescue canie just 15 min utes before the time the navy had alloted the Munro for the search was up Police Fight Unruly Brick Tossing Mob Cicero EL racial hous ing dispute simmering for 3 days erupted into a full scale rio Thursday night as bayonetswing ing guardsmen and police battle an unruly brickthrowing mo in Cicero streets The 450 guardsmen and polk fought the hooting jeering mei and mor than two hours before quelliu the riot No Negroes were at the scene None live in Cicero a city of 70 000 3 Nights But it was the renting of an apartment by a Negro family tha touched off the first disturbahc Monday night Thursday nighf fighting as a crowd of 400 milled near the apartment build ing climaxed 3 nights of disorders Eleven persons including 3 sol diers and 3 policemen were hos jitalized in rioting which stemmec Tom a racial housing dispute some 6f the civilians were cu y bayonets Others were injured by stones andbricks hurled at the soldiers and police from amon he incensed throng of 4000 number o civilians suffered bruises and cuts in the inelee between the moo anc steelhelmeted soldiers and po ice in one of the worst riots in the Chicago area in several years Police cars were overturned Lighted flares were tossed into he windows andonto the roof o a 20 apartment joint of the disturbance Firemej dodged a barrage of rocks a n c stones to douse the fires 50 Held Police rounded up 50 persons after the crowd had dwindled during the early morning hours hey were taken to the Cicero po ke station for questioning a n c were held without charge Order was established at the cene a residential district in his community of efore la m more than 2 hours after the fighting broke out About 250 guardsmen were as igned to remain on duty at the cene all night The first disturbance came after Sarvey E Clark Jr 29 a Negro MONKEY HUOT ON TRAIN New Orleans seen a few monkeys riding atop a rain A dozen Rhesus monkeys pried their way out of then cages n an express platform here Sat urday Six of them have been re aptured us driver for the Chicago transit uthoritVj and his family moved urniture into the apartment he ented The furniture was dumped ut and burned by a mob Wednes av night The 450 national guardsmen rom 5 Illinois cities arrived on scene shortly after 10 oclock hursday night a few hours after AdlaiE Stevenson had de ared martial law in the trouble area Before their arrival some 200 olice from the Cook county sher ffs office and Cicero police were aving trouble keeping the mob rom breaking through police nes The crowd pressed forward as troops arrived but the guards TOE Robert Gardiner Wilson Jr the Boston Mass probate court Thursday was named imperial potentate at the Shiners 1951 convention la New Tort More than 100000 nobles and mem bers of their families have made New York their week men pointed their rifles machine guns and pistols at the mob halt ing the advance Would Set Fire However the vanguard of the mob had moved so close to the building that some were close enough to hurl heavy firecrackers or dynamite caps into the building Stones bricks flaresand fire jombs were hurled by the shout ng and frenzied mob Police said he rioters object was to break the police lines and set fire to the partment building But the soldiers and police fi nally succeeded in forcing the mob p retreat far back of the police ines set up a block and a hah from the apartment building guardsmen were sent into he trouble zone on appeals from Iheriff John Babb and the states ttorneys office of Cook county under Illinois law guardsmen or dered out by the governor to aid a sheriff remain under the sher f s until further word from the governor All tenants in the building have moved out temporarily because of disturbances since Monday night Clark on Wednesday told Babb e had abandoned plans to move into the apartment buthis attor ey said Thursday Clark is plan ning to move in later Clark has filed a S200000 suit larging he was manhandled by icero policemen when he tried o move into the building on June Cicero authorities are under a ederal court order issued June 25 o protectClark and his property Parley Now Battle of Radios Washington ff Secretary Acheson indicated Friday he f eeta any Korean armiitice be based on the presentbattle rather than on the 38th parallel By NATE POLOWETZKY Seoul Korea ff The Allied command told the reds Friday Korean war ceasefire talks will be resumed only when United Na tions delegates have unrestricted movement in an area free of armed guards Gen Matthew B Ridgway sent that virtual ultimatum to top com munist commanders after the reds rejected an allied demand that news accepted as part of UN personnel in the conference area Thesupreme commander de manded that LThe reds get their armed guards out of site of armistice agree to meet somewhere else 2 End and un necessary restrictions on his ne gotiators and let them move freely 3 Accept anyone he names ai part of the UN delegation s Kejected i Ridgways message was broad cast just two hours and 20 minutes after the reds rejectedr the 3rd point originally made Thursday by Adm C Turner Joy chief ne gotiator S 1 T The rejection came from North Korean Gen Nam H chiefred ceasefire delegate a reply to Nam suggested the delegates meetFriday lor further discus sions The UN answer came in Ridg ways expanded demands Joy said Thursdaythat negoti ations would he resumed as soon as the comunists agreed to pass any UN personnel designated by the allied command including newspapermen Nam replied JINeitherV news reportersornews represent atives can come into the area until both sides haveagreed This reply was deliveredto a UN liason officer am but the allied coznand did not an nounce it until 12 hours later after Nams message had been GlobeGazette photo by Sorlien OFF TO THE Lake reenacts the scenes of the last century in its pageant Saturday evening at Lions field celebrating the citys centennial This scene is the postmasters enlisting soldiers for the union army in the Civil war Left to right are G W Wilcox the preacher Roger Swisher Dale Snyder Dick Grattidge Kenneth Deyo jvnd Bynum Jacobson soldiers Forde Lee the postmaster and the sorrowing wives Mrs Dale FOX Mrs Willis Miller and Mrs George Heetland broadcast by both the and Pyongyang radios The delay was not expalined No Settlement General Ridgways headquar ters in Tokyo said This reply offered no settle ment of the issues contained in General Ridgways message to Generals Kim II Sung and Peng Tehhuai which was then in preparation and later broadcast at 1315 hours p m Friday No reply to General Ridgways message has been received Kim is the North Koreas pre nier Peng is the commander of Chinese troops in Korea By going directly to them Gen eral Ridgway took the issues out of the hands of the ceasefire dele gates The UN csmmander blamed unreasonable and unnecessary restrictions imposed by the reds upon the UN representatives for the interruption of negotiations He insisted negotiations could be resumed only in an area com pletely free of armed personnel of either side and in an atmos phere of complete reciprocity of treatment Hopeful Amid the exchange of demands a hopeful note was sounded by Lt Gen Sir Horace Robertson white haired Australian who commands British commonwealth forces in Korea He said The United Nations has carried out the war with great success and I feel sure they will arrange a peaceful settlement with equal success Ridgways message was broad cast in English Chinese and Ko rean from Korea and Japan from shore and ship stations And an air courier delivered it at the red road block between the allies peace camp at Munsan and Kae song It was at the road block that communist guards halted a UN convoy Thursday containing 20 j newsmen 29 KILLED Rio De Janeiro Brazil DC3 passenger plane plunged into the Sol river near Aracaju Thursday killing all 29 persons aboard KNOCK ON THE DOOR Manchester EnfUnd C Perry was detained by tht police Friday for knocking on nil wifes a truck 1 ;