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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 NEIGHBORS E HOME EDITION VOL LXM Associated Pregs United Press Full Lcise Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 30 1954 This Paper of Two Mt Martha Barsness is New Miss Iowa Lake Youth Survives Mountain Fall Weekend Accidents Claim 15 Lives in Iowa One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qufacy 1930 KGLO SuncUj WOL SlOl WSUL U Clt 1910 This Project Dwarfs Pyramids TN their day a long time ago the pyramids of Egypt were considered quite something as a government project The same can be said of the Suez and Panama Canals and of Hitlers system of autobahns in Germany of a much later day But all of them are dwarfed into playpen dimensions by that multibillion program of highway building authorized by Congress a few weeks ago Just how many billions will be spent ultimately can onlv be guessed at now The pian is to proceed on a set pattern untO somewhere around billion has been expended then to stop and see what remains to be done and how best to do it The ultimate total assuredly witt passthe billion mark and billion is Years Toll Now Stands at 397 Eight Deaths on Sunday BY TITE ASSOCIATED PRESS Weekend highway accidents fn Iowa have claimed 15 lives boost ing the 1956 motor vehicle death toll to 396 On this date last year the total was 324 Eight of the 15 deaths were re ported Sunday Those victims were Mrs Erwin 33 t John W Darnell 27 of near Ml Pleasant Mrs Ralph Bell 45 Marengo Charles E Fuller 32 Omaha Larry 18 Rutland Andrew L Anderson 68 Golf field Weeren G Bowen 58 Hastings Ronald James Madery 6 months son of Mr and Mrs Mer lyn Madery Dodge Center Minn Darnell was killed when his car well within the possibilities In the United States at this mo ment there are three and a third million miles of roads all kinds of roads Of this some seven hun dred thousand miles are in what thrown from the car which trav eled about 250 feet after striking the bridge Brakes Locked Mrs Bell died in a Marengo ospital Sunday several hours Thats roughly one mile out a car driven by her husband every six But the on Highway 220 near roads constituting less than Amana when its brakes per cent of the aggregate is called the federalaid program hit a bridge on Highway 218 south of Ainsworth Sunday night His daughter Brenda Kay 2Vt years old was injured Both were Hickenlooper Enroute to South Korea f CLEAR LAKE US Son Ulan Uvo4hirdsi mother Mrs Ida Bell Bourke B Hickenlooper is en 1 of all the traffic ou ishock Bcl1 escaped This federal aid 1S not only goi Fuiler died HEINRICH SIPS COPPEERonald Heinrich Lake Iowa Sunday sips coffee with the help of an unidentified employe at Timberline Lodge after being rescued from an icy crevasse Heinrich was one of the leaders of a group of young mountain climbers involved in the accident 182 suffered cuts bruises and to Korea after attending Governors at Clear Lake Ov r uUGr m ing to be earned on its going to Ft DnriPP hf stfinnnH uuuge oo be stepped up Whereas the expenditure from federal funds on a matching basis has averaged something less than S700 million in the past it will be stepped up to nearly a billion dol lars a year But thats apart from and ad ditional to this vast program of superhighways we shall be visit ing about in this commentary j Despite the event usually coming VJ at the close of the congressional JU JCO i suffered Saturday in a twocariession as ll did earhe crash OL Highway 20 a mile east never missed tfae Clear Lake of Somers icelebration Man Killed Wife Hurt in Stove Explosion MUSCATINE w Fred Schmoldt 57 was fatally injured and his wife Bertha was injured seriously Sunday when a laundry stove exploded in the basement of their home IVz miles west of here Asst Fire Chief Alvin Scblutz said water in the jacket of the stove formerly connected to a1 water heater apparently gener ated steam pressure and ex ploded the stove of Somers A passenger Mrs Beatrice in Fullers car Daniels 32 Omaha was killed outright in the accident The driver of the other car Miss Hazel Sfephenson 44 Rockwell City was injured High way patrolmen said Fuller tried of all cities with a population of or more He left early Sunday by com mercial airliner to represent the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee at the inauguration of Syngman Rhee Hick enlooper was assigned to his mis sion by Committee Chairman Walter George As mg auuui ui uiis commentary iu r uuer inea This new netsvork will extend intolto Pass tnree autos and a semi every state in the Union More and collided with As a member of the subcom than that it will serve 90 per cent Mlss Stephensons car jnuttee on Far Eastern Affairs 11 Westburg and Anderson were n Hickenlooper also will visit il Pill lTtT1i n i Tt ti t Killed and four other persons in ui niuic ijtMcr persons In The narrowest of the highways in a twocar crash at a the interstate system will have road intersection seven four driving lanes two each tmles northeast of Humboldt Sun d way Prom this as a minimum day Thecar in which they will range up to six or eight Westberg was riding caught fire driving lanes maybe more in a Andersons daughter Mrs Tok heim died early Monday at a Fort Dodge hospital of her in juries Still hospitalized in Fort Dodge were her young son David and Terry Hart 16 and John Meyers 15 both of Hardy who were riding with Westberg Offi cers said com impaired visibility at the intersection Car Hits Train Bowen a farmer was killed outright when his car collided with a train at a county road crossing about three miles west of Emerson in Mills County The Madery baby was killed few cases When the system is completed it will be possible to go from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon or San Diego Calif without being stopped by a single red light Isnt that something to contemplate Under and Around The superhighways will pass over under and around our great cities It goes without saying that this will prove the most expensive part of the program in the con struction costs as well as in the costs of acquiring the land The right of way width wilt be as great as 300 feet a normal sized block in some cases Thats the size required for an eightlane highway Of the miles of interstate highways in the present planning it is esti mated that by 1975 19 years from now only will be twolane highways That means miles with at least four lanes for traffic as contrasted with the miles of such high way now in use And that leads to the question of what is going to happen to our existent turnpikes in Pennsyl vania New Jersey Ohio Indiana Oklahoma Colorado and else where It follows ofcourse that the government will not be setting up parallel superhighways Not a mile of the new system will be operated on a toll basis But what CONTINUED ON PAG I 2 the Philippines Formosa and Japan before returning to San Francisco Aug 18 He is a dele gate to the Republican national convention The Senator Dew from Wash ington to Des Moines on Friday and was brought by car to Clear Lake by Russell Lunday member of the Iowa State High way Commission They arrived in time for the annual stag party given Friday night by the Asso ciation for the Preservation of Clear Lake Thunderstorms Bring Inch of Rain to No Iowa 13 Dead as Violent Storm Rocks Britain LONDON un A violent summer storm tore through Britain for 24 hours causing at least 13 deaths and leaving a dozen or more yachts still missing Monday in the English Channel SAME BUck traffic death Im 14 hours 1 Injured on Mt Hood Group Tumbles Into Crevasse A Clear Lake college student Ronald Heinrich 23 was one of two leaders of a group of youth ful mountain climbers who plunged to the bottom of a rocky crevasse Sunday on Mt Hood in Oregon The two groups had ropec themselves together with abou 100 feet of rope for safety On girl died and 18 others were in jured when two of them lost thei footing The teenagers wer whipped one after the other ove the brink on the slopes of th mountain Heinrich fought to hold th group but was swept over wit the younger children on the rope He suffered a broken shoulde and cuts and was hospitalize with others in Portland th Associated Press reported The accident occurred near th summit of the peak ir cascades some 60 miles east o Portland Tourins Country The youngsters had come from Eastern and Midwestern state on a bike and train tour of th country They had climbed peak and were on their way down when the mishap occurred a about Other climbers saw the acci lent and brought word to Tim berline Lodge Rescue crews were organized and worked through the night to bring the climbers and their leaders down Lynn Kaufman 16 Larch mont was dead by the time help arrived She was suffocated when driven deep in the snow al the bottom of the 40foot drop Several others were injured critically and only two of the party of 19 were able to walk The injured were carried down the slopes by litter and taken to Portland hospitals Some of them lay for hours on the lip of the crevasse as doctors worked over them Slid 100 Peer The youngsters slid a hundred feet or more down an icy chute then were dashed into a jumbled pile at the bottom of the crevasse Only two of the party of 19 could walk They were Louise L Kuflik about 13 and Bunny Rock and New York City Louise said that some of the kids you couldnt even see after they had anded in a heap Heinrich son of Mr and Mrs Gus Heinrich Clear Lake said BIG TROPHY Martha Barsness Miss Iowa of 1956 beams at the trophy which went along with the title at the beauty pageant in Clear Lake The Decorah repre sentative is four feet 11 inches tall ajid weighs 100 pounds the group cried and sometimes screamed as they lay three hours m tho crevasse awaiting help All the while sickening an deadly sulphur fumes swirle near thenvfrom vents going dee into the ancient volcano Heinrich is a junior student a the School of Foreign Service Georgetown University Washing ton He became intereste in the American Youth Hostel organization after a bicycle tou of Europe in 1952 10Day Course He applied as counselor for tour of Japan and was schedulec go until the tour was can celled because not enough en oiled He then took a 10day eadership course with the hoste organization at Matamoras Pa and left with his group of eighi oungsters on June 30 They had travelled by train to ianta Fe and Taos and the Jrand Canyon National Park They then went up the west coast Los Angeles Yosemite Vational Park San Francisco Crater Lake National Park and ortland Patricia Gaffney New York ed the other party of eight which oined Heinrich at Timberline for the climb together They had engaged Carl Schnoor to lead them Heinrichs group was to have rone by train from Vancouver cross the Canadian Rockies to ake Louise Banff Calgary Vinnepeg and Montreal before eturning to New York His mother was notified early londay of the incident but said he was given no details She was nformed by the GlobeGazette of he extent of his injuries About I The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness through Tuesday with showers Monday and night High Tuesday 8287 Low Mon day night 6267 Iowa Partly cloudy through Tuesday Scattered shower and thunderstorms M o n d a night Cooler extreme west warmer east Monday night Low Monday night 5762 north west 6267 southeast High Tuesday 8388 FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average slightly below nor mal Monday night through Sat urday with little day to day change in temperatures Nor mal highs 85 north to 89 south Normal lows 61 north to 65j south Rainfall will average onehalf inch to one inch oc curring as showers Monday Decorah Coed Is Crowned Event Caps Lake Fete night and again Wednesday o Wednesday night Minnesota Showers and cooler GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 77 Minimum Sunday night 55 At 8 Monday 62 99 73 AGO Maximum Minimum SALES INCREASE CHICAGO store ales in Iowa in June were 7 per ent higher than those of the ame month a year ago GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 Sunday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum sss near crashed in a ditch where the car flipped onto its top In addition to Mrs Daniels Sat urday victims were Jamas Robtrt 19 Round Lake Minn Eddi Sabor 1 son of Mr and Mrs Gordon Sabor Wellman William 66 Ames Daniels 19 Bellevue Richard 19 Bellevue Mahlon John KHburg 19 Belle vue Another lowan Richard Riedl 40 Dubuque died Sunday after noon at a Dubuque hospital of in juries suffered Saturday in a one car accident on Highway 35 about two miles north of East Dubuque ill Riedl was alone in the auto A oneinch fall at Northwoodi was one of the highest reported I Mason City had 96 A low pressure trough was mov ing eastward from the Dakotas and weather observers said it would develop a squall line which would hit western Iowa late Mon day The Des Moines Weather Bu reau warned of the possibility of an isolated tornado or two up to 10 southwest of a line ex tending from Sioux to Polk Coun ty The low pressure will cross the state Monday night and early Tuesday bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms The heaviest rains were expected to be in the north f WINNING SMILES Iowas top four beauties re ceive congratulations from Gov Leo Hoegh at the Coronationi Ball held in Clear Lake Sunday Left to right are Shirley Hansen Miss Cedar County Karten Button Miss Cedar Rapids Joyce Riding Miss Des Homes Martha Barsnesa Miss Decorah and Gov Hoegh Miss Barsness was crowned Miss Iowa at the close of the twoday pageant By KEN MILLER CLEAR Bars ness a pert 4 foot 11 inch blorida representing Decorah was named Miss Iowa Sunday night She received her crown from 3ov Leo Hoegh Sunday night at he coronation ball which ended he twoday beauty pageant held n conjunction with Governers Days here Mis Barsness will represent the state in the Miss America contest at Atlantic City Joyce Riding 18 Miss Moines and Karlen Margaret Sut ton 20 Miss Cedar Rapids were named as first and second run nersup Shirley Hansen Miss Ce dar County received the title of Miss Congeniality an award made for the first time this year on the basis of voting by the con testants All received trophies Field of 20 Miss Barsness was chosen from a field of 20 candidates from all over Iowa who vied for the title on he basis of personality talent and beauty She sang an aria from La Traviata in the talent por Tuesday with tion of the contest thunderstorms A capacity crowd at the festivi and Tuesday ties held in the Surf Ballroom heard Miss Barsness promise to do her best to state I can very honestly say Im declared the beauty Its an honor I never Five finalists answered ques tions asked by Ken Kew KGLO news director prior to the crown ing The questions called for tha girls opinions on such thought rovoking matters as friendship the importance of fine arts and early marriage to servicemen All ive agreed that its best to wait aut the service period for mar iage and Miss Barsness quipped Absence makes the heart grow In expressing surprise at her se ection Miss Barsness stated that she had been afraid her lack of height might be a To Junior The greeneyed beauty will bs a junior this fall at Luther Col lege in Decorah and comes from Rothsay near Fargo N D She was born in Glenwood and lived for a time in St Paul The coronation ceremonies were preceded by a presentation of all the contestants Each of the beautifully gowned girli walked slowly across a large plat form in front of the stage of tha Surf Ballroom Music played softly in the background as they were applauded by the audience before being led backstage to await the judges word The suspenseful climax oama when Gov Hoegh opened sealed envelopes containing the of the winner and the two run nersup Joyce Riding Miss Des Moinei drew applause from the crowd when she immediately claimed the traditional Governors kiss after being called to the stage to receive her trophy Miss Barsness was given a warm ovation by the audience and responded by singing part of ie aria which she had sung ear ier in the talent demonstration The new Miss Iowa who haj een taking voice lessons for only two years plans to continue her schooling at Decorah Congeniality Award An award was made to Misi longeniality for the first his year The contestants them selves selected by ballot the girl who was considered most cbn enial during the two action sacked days of the pageant Shir ey Juanita Hansen 19 Stan wood received the trophy competed as Miss Cedar County and was sponsored by the Tiptoa unior Chamber of Commerce ai he first entry they have n the annual event Miss Kay Taylor reigned over he contest as Miss Iowa of 1955 When asked by Ken Kew whether she wag ready to give up rown she replied It has been wonderful year Maybe I can et some studying done now but just dont know if Im quite readr to give it 76 52 68 49 100 75 ;