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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAFIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N E 1 G H 0 R HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Associated Press United International Full Lease Wirei 7c a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 15 Tlili Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection Mf arine Units Land in Lebanon Not Act of War Eisenhower States Twister Damage in Iowa Prescott Hit the Hardest BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas turbulent weather settled down Tuesday after a rash of tor nado funnels terrorized parts of the state before ripping a 20mile swath through Southwest Iowa late Monday At least a dozen farms were extensively damaged and one in jury was reported A funnel dipped down about four miles northeast of Prescott in Adams County and roared off southward toward Lenox 12 miles away Just a mile north of Lenox in Taylor County the tornado veered suddenly to thesouthwest and spared the town of 1100 pop ulation It was the first real test of a siren warning system for torna does which Lenox had put into use recently GEORGE TROST suffered arm injuries when he was lifted off the ground on the Bill Reed farm near Lenox and dropped 20 feet away Approximately 12 tornado fun nel clouds were sighted around the state Monday as a clash of humid air set oft Marilyn Kessler said she watch ed 10 separate funnels before one smashed down on her husbands farm northeast of Prescott She her husband Hank and their two small children huddled in their farm cave to escape the storms fury Kessler and his brother Al Kessler had been combining in a field before the storm A trac tor they abandoned on a road was found wrapped around a tree and a wagon filled with 130 bush els of oats was blown away HUNDREDS OF HEAD of live stock were killed in the tornado area iuin rni Conditions were almost perfect n for tornadoes in various sec lion oj the state clouds were reported north of Des Moines near Ames Grand Greenfiefd and None apparently hit the Heavy rains fell in some locali rj to in a in sump mrnli i tiesaSthethunderstormTparadedabOUt min es before the l tiro e linHiai C7tiTnivn across the stale A sevennch downpour was reported on the I G LAND IN LEBANON Men of the 2nd Battalion 2nd Regiment 2nd Marine Division normally based at Camp LeJeune N C and on duty in the Mediterranean for several months were the first to landin Lebanon Here part of the unit debarks from landing vehicles AP Photofax after hitting the beaches at Dikili Turkey during maneuvers last month The Lebanon landing was made without opposition under air cover provided by the air craft carrier Essex Warehouse Fire Loss See Picture Page 3 A fire Monday evening caused an estimated loss of a variety of electrical equipment at the Interstate Power Co ware house at 301 Sth S W The cost of damage to the building owned by J Francis Beck was not esti mated Heavy damage to aluminum and copper wire and regulators stored in the warehouse boosted the loss far above what first had been expected said C E Strickland general manager of the Mason City division of Interstate Power We have no idea what started the fire he said Fire Chief Boyd Arnold said his depart it LIVAU juiu 111O MCLJdJ Other farms damaged in the ments preliminary investigation Prescott area were those of Ray also bad faUed to establish the Victor Bill Chapman Joe Blacause zek Rudolph Blazek LI o y d TWC CIDC Hrv8y Eilcy The tornado dug potatoes out of rfT u buildin garden on the Joe RfcPt Conduit wirmS and mate rial there was involved The spread as they rose scorching much of the ceiling of the warehouse Twentytwo firemen and four burning type of heavy smoke for werc tha thrse MIDEAST AT GLANCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT First of 5000 U S Marines ordered to Lebanon by President Eisenhower land on Beirut beach and control Beirut Airport WASHINGTON President says troops requested by Presi dent Chamoun of Lebanon will safeguard Americans and protect Lebahan pending IIN action LONDON Britain announces support of U S land ings withholds it own troops alerts bases and fleet Rebels say ousted Premier Nuri Said variously reported dead and safe was beaten to death by a mob Iraqis held under tight curfew by new military regime UNITED NATIONS U S Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge formally tells emergency session of Security Council of U S Marine landing in Lebanon and asks speedy U N action to stabil ize the Middle East so U S forces can withdraw Soviet Union says U S action could plunge world into abyss of new war NORFOLK Va U S Atlantic Fleet placed on four hour alert basis all leaves canceled and personnel directed to return to their ships antisubmarine forces ordered to increase vigils CAP Units Move to Waterloo Continue Hunt for Lost Plane Civil Air Patrol units based at the Mason City Municipal air port Monday were moved to Waterloo Tuesday as the search for a private plane missing since Friday was intensified Reports of flares seen along the Mississippi River north of Dubuque Monday night caused the Navy and Air Force to assign additional planes to the search for the plane and its four passengers commanding officer of the Belmond squadron his group to Waterloo and tinue the search He had five planes out Monday and four Tues day forenoon he said He was informed that two Navy helicopters and two F2s from Glen view Naval Air Base an Air Force C45 from OHare Field at Chicago and a C47 from Truax Field had joined 15 or 20 CAP planes in the search Tuesday he had been instructed To move Truman Approves of Presidents Action INDEPENDENCE Mo W Former President Harry S Tru man who sent troops to Korea in 1950 made this comment Tues downpour was reported on he ine Cfne than thrse planes in the searcn day on the sending of ITS Sa Lyle Schiele farm east of Iowa 21lSparks W6re Ground scarch also was started f T gVC 6W City Jngmshed and the cleanup workjin thc ruggej area Spechis TInt0 Lebanon Rep Pct UOPlG l IT11 1 tho cf 3 M ivt KA GOLDFIELD and Thor reported Offduty firemen were called five inches in a threehour period anrl in nf Steamboat Rock got 225 inches in 45 minutes and the rose two feet there Iowa River Cascade Clarion Iowa City and Wapello received three inches or more of rain Lamoni had a 255 back to work and 10 of those men were on the scene helping man the hoses Four firemen suf fered slight injuries in the work i area near Spechts Ferry 15 miles northeast of Du buque after the reports of flares seen in that area Two San Francisco brothers Lester 44 and Richard Weber The peace stake f f C under the circumstances the member of the subcommittee President had no other choice said he now thinks the group wili mi of the world is at finish with Goidfine by Wednes day and their wives are missing by fire The fire was brought under conj trol before it reached oil barrels near the blaze Firemen had feared that ihe oil might ignite j and worsen the situation The insulating material from wiring and other materials ablaze was vaporized and later con densed as a sticky substance on the floor That was what we were in i searchers believe 4 IT to ait illloolllg AT FIRST it was believed the They took off last Friday from mure 01 ram Jbamoni had a 2 vi firc was calized in a scraP wire Milwaukee for Des Moines enj inch rainfall as did Northwood bm but firemcn later that routf to San Francisco Mason City however had on v the scrap arca had not been have enveloped 33 of an inch jvolved Large transformers inthcm al about the time they The Weather Bureau said thothe warehouse were not damagedneared the Mississippi River thci Kni heavy rains were concentrated largely in local areas about 20 miles wide across the upper Des Moines and Boone River valleys from Humboldt to Clarion over the Upper Shell Rock and Cedar rivers from Northwood to east of Osage and over western tribu taries of the Iowa River from Hampton to south of Belle Plainc At Mercer Wis a twister up rooted hundreds of trees loreL roofs shattered windows and1 Arnold said caused thousands of dollars worth g slckemnS smoke of damage No one was hurt S e masks were n usc ever tne firemen HART RITES HELD CEDAR FALLS funeral services were held Tues day for I H Hart 80 a veteran faculty member at Iowa State College who died late Saturdayat his home here The firemen reported hurt jwere Lynn Arnold Dwaine Mc IDougle John H Jack Bender and Vincent Lauer A nail was run into Arnolds foot a pipe which fell from a storage rack hit McDougle on the head Bend er hurt an arm and Lauer a foot The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night low 5458 Partly cloudy Wednesday high 7276 i Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday High Wednesday 70 north 80 Low Tuesday night 54 north f 62 south j jMinncsota Fair and cool Tucsj day night lows 4555 Wednes day partly cloudy highs 7080 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 73 Minimum 53 At 8 am 63 Precipitation 33 SAUDI AHAB1A MWSeoV eorpf KEY SPOTS IN MIDDLE EAST U S Mavineslflave landed on the shores on Lebanon south of Beirut The move followed Mondays coup by Communist backed rebels in proWest Iraq Inform UNof Action Protest Made by Russia UNITED NATIONS N Y The United States told the U N Monday American forces were thrown into the Middle East to save tiny Lebanon and other Western governments from ruth less aggression Soviet Union declared the U S action could plunge the world into the abyss of a new world war Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge made it clear to the 11na tion Security Council that the U S action was aimed at President Nassers United Arab Republic He insisted the United States wanted urgent U N action to make possible the withdrawal of t h e newly landed American forces SOVIET AMBASSADOR Ark ady A Sobolev reacted quickly with a charge that the U S move was a threat to peace He sub mitted a formal proposal calling on the Council to demand the im mediate withdrawal of the Amer ican forces Lodge told the Council the crit ical situation in Lebanon Iraq and other proWestern countries was being stimulated and aidec by powerful outside forces which were resorting toindirect aggres sion to overthrow legitimate gov ernments He did not Identify these forces except to repeat U S charges that the U A R had been aiding Lebanese rebels President Eisenhowers mes sage to the UN read by Lodge said in part IN RESPONSE to an appeal from the government of Lebanon the United Stales has dispatched a contingent of United States forces to Lebanon to protect American lives and by their presence there to encourage the Lebanese government in defense of Lebanese sovereignty and in tegrity Goidfine in Attempt to Halt Probe WASHINGTON W Bernard Goldfines lawyers asked a House subcommittee Tuesday to halt hearings and take to a judge the fight over Goldfines refusal to answer some questions Chair man Oren Harris DArk tossed cold water on the idea The move marked the start o Goldfines sixth day of testimony on charges that he got favored treatment from federal regula tory agencies through his friend ship with presidential aide Sher man Adams He and Adams deny this The subcommittee has threat ened to cite Goidfine for contempt for not answering 23 questions about his financial affairs Gold fine says the questions involve his private business and have nothing to do with the House in quiry into how regulatory agen cies carry out the law Lawyer Samuel Sears restated Goldfines refusal to answer once again Tuesday Then Sears made the surprise move The Boston millionaire return ing Monday from a weekend at home said he wasnt mad at any body despite the subcommittees threat to cite him for contempt C for refusing to answer 23 specific questions last week But he de clined to say what reply he would Lodge took the floor after the ve to new questions Soviet Union had tried unsuccess Rep Peter F Mack a fuily to oust tne representative of These forces have not been sent as an act of war They will demonstrate the concern of the United States for the independ ence and integrity of Lebanon which we deem vital to the na tional interest and world peace Eisenhower said his action was taken in conformity with the spirit of the United Nations which recognizes he said inherent right of collective selfdefense ASKED FOR TROOPS Presi dent Camille Chamoun of Leb anon was responsible for the landing of U S troops in his country Chamoun made the re quest to President Eisenhower in an effort to keep his country from falling to the Communists as did neighboring Iraq ON S Ambassador Robert McClintock has urged 2500 American civilians in teb anon to leave the country He said their lives would be in danger if violence continues to spread the overthrown Iraqi government from the Council THE MOVE was launched by Soviet Delegate Arkady A Sobo lev as the 11nation Council met in a hurriedly called session ydd deaj with the critical Middle East situation U N Secretary Genera Ham arskjold acknowledged he had received a cable from the revo lutionary government of Iraq naming a new delegate to replace Ambassador Abdul Majid Abbas He said however that he did not consider the message as official 2 American Businessmen Killed in Iraq WASHINGTON Ameri can businessmen have been re ted killed by mob action ir jhdad capital of Iraq the State Department said Tuesday It reported some Western Euro peans possibly also were killed in the outbreak of violence Monday In the revolttorn capital State Department press officer Lincoln White said a third Amer ican escaped after being beaten The victim was not identified White told a news conference that communications between the State Department and the embas sy at Baghdad had been inter rupted since Monday He said the interruption was temporary and he hoped contact would be re stored Ambassador Waldcmar J Gall man and his staff are pretty much confined to quarters by the curfew White said The businessmen were part of a Iraqi government as 2 More Bodies Found in Debris of Store STREATOR 111 iffi Two bodies were found Tuesday in the ruins of a downtown hardware store bringing to five the number of known dead in an explosion jfirc Monday Firemen continued jlo search the ruins for a sixth person reported missing Dead werc Vernon Rush 35 Selma Hultman about 45 and Allen Williams 16 son of t h e stores owner No immediate identification was made of the two bodies found in the debris Europeans and apparently be fore the curfew was imposed military authorities took the group out of their hotel People on the street got out of hand and in a surge of mob vio lence set upon the Westerners and took them away from the mili tary The Westerners werc beaten and the two Americans were killed in front of the hotel SAME IBUck means t riffle delth In nasl 24 hours V Hope to Stabilize Situation Troops Head for Airport WASHINGTON UP The United itates took the fateful step Tues day of throwing American mili tary force into the seething Mid dle East Five thousand Marines began moving mbattled1 Lebanon Their mission To protect American lives bolster the pro Western government of Camille Dhamoun against what President Eisenhower called indirect ag gression and try to stem any spillover of the movement that hrew out a friendly government yesterday in Iraq The Iraq revolutionists are at east friendly to the Mbscowori inted United Arab Republic head id by Egypts President Nasser and Lebanons Chamoun hais iharged that the U A R is back ng his own countrys revolt THE WHITE HOUSE announced he landing the Marines near Beirut in a statement by Presi dent Eisenhower which denied ex jlicitly that they had been sent in as any act of The statement said the was made in response to Ian ur gent request from PresidentCha moun It said the troops will be pulled out as soon as the United Nations has taken adequate ac tion to protect the sovereignty and integrity of Lebanon The move drew Immediate backing from top Democrats at the Capitol Sen Lyndon B Johnson of Texas t he Senate Democratic leader said that in the judgment of the President the action was necessary to preserve freedom in the Americans will certainly unite when the security of the f r e e world is imperiled Johnson added REP McCORMACK of Massa chusetts House Democratic lead er said that under the circum stances there was no other course be Eisenhower could take There was no other road but that of appeasement The Pentagon which aslate as ast night had been insisting that only normal precautionary mili tary moves were being made in h e Mediterranean area an nounced the assignment of a spe cial command under Adm James L Holloway to take charge of the anding operation THE FIRST MARINES landed rom 12 landing craft at Khalde 3each just south of this revolt orn capital The landing craft came up to the beach from seven small warships which appeared offshore As ships of the U S 6th Fleet appeared on the horizon about p m Lebanese began flock ng to the beach by car and even on horseback from nearby vil ages to watch People swam and sunbathed nearby while t h e landing took place Some waved in greeting The Marines marched off to Beiruts airport which had been closed a few hours earlier per laps for the landing of troop car riers The commander of the opera ion was Lt Col Harry Hadd St Paul Minn He said he had no instructions regardingliaison vith the Lebanese army AFTER ALL these troops were ashore and dephfyed in the direc ion of the airport landing craft ontinued to bring equipment ashore Along with jeeps ammu nition and guns several antitank guns mounted in caterpillar racks were rolled on to the aeach The Americans were in drab battle dress wearing green and yellow camouflaged helmets Pan American World Airwayi n London had a report that the I ;