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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for The VOL 97 Associated Pita and United PreM run Wlrei i CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors i MASON CtTY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 2 IWf TC Copy Thli Paper On HOME EDITION Gunman Terrorizes Tiny Iowa Count 11 Dead After Blast on Busy Highway SCHUYLKILL HAVEN Pa propane gas truck exploded on a heavily traveled easterj PennsyJ vania highway Tuesday killing 11 persons Some of the victims were as far as 100 yards from the blast The tanker let loose and flames swept along the road like a ball of fire killing people milling about a trooper directing State Police Sgt Melvin Clouser reported Police said a tractor trailer rammedthe rear of the gas truck setting it afire It was half an hour after the crash while firemen fought the flames truck exploded Motorists who climbed out of their cars to see what was holding up the early morning traffic and justthe idle watching at distances of Mocmillan Puts Faith in Lloyd GENEVA Minister Harold Macmillan cabled Sel wyri Lloyd Monday that not contemplate Lloyds re moval from his post as Brit tins foreign secretary Macmillan sent his message in the wake of opposition and newspaper reports suggesting that Lloyds days as foreign secretary are numbered The report in the usually au thoritative London Times vindi catedthat Macmillan had told Lloyd the time is near for him to step out of the burdensome office QUALIFIED OFFICIALS re ported that Macmillans sage reached Lloyd late Mon day afternoon However it was understood Macmillan assured Lloyd he was not behind the report that appeared in the London Times The message was said to em phasize that Macmillan has full confidence in Lloyd as foreign secretary The London Times report earlier had started a buzz of speculation among diplomats alike about the political fate of the man who is conducting Britains role as conciliator between East and West at the Geneva Big Four conference The Times report had called into question the British delega tions entire position Lloyd 54 has been a frequent target for the press and for ail h i s own since Britains Suez adventure with the French in T956 THE REPORT regardless of its authenticity had its effect at the Big Four talks Mondays session according to a spokesman made very little progress The Western power accused Russia of using East Berlin as a center for subversion The counterattack followed a charge by Soviet Foreign Minister Gro myko that West Berlin sheltered Western spies and saboteurs from the high way Some of them and a num ber of the firefighterswere killed At least 15 others were injured 5 seriously PARTS OF A stone wall outside an historic church were blown forward Groups of spectators about 200 to 250 feet away from the fire were mowed down The tank of the truck landed in a field 220 yards away The explosion about 100 miles northeast of Philadelphia on Route 122 a highway known as the ReadingHamburg road occurred during the rush of early morning traffic Several loaded school busses were in the area Ron Kramer 39 a school bus driver said he saw the tanker and the propane gas truck col lide When he flames shoot up he swerved his bus with 40 children aboard across a field to safety Another bus with 45 children aboard had just and VINCENT NEY chief photo for the Potlsville Re publican telephoned hispaper from the scene legs and bodies are scattered everywhere I saw six bodies lying in one field along side the State Police Trooper Earl Klinger sitting in his car said parts of bodies and debris crashed through his windshield He avoided injury by hurling limsclf beneath the dashboard On fhe Inside General News 2 Editorials Clear Lake News 67 North Iowa News Sports Comics Local Farm News Latest Markets Draft Call for August WASHINGTON UPI The MONKEY ABLE Able Space in Surgery WASHINGTON W Able one of the two monkeys which rode a missile 300 miles into space died Monday night while undergoing an operation for removal of a recording in strument The Army said death did not result from any effect of the flight itself The seven pound Rhesus monkey a passenger in the nose cone of a Jupiter rocket on a space run Thursday the Army Medical Research Laboratory Ft Knox Ky THE ARMY SAID art elec trode used inrecording the monkeys physical condition during the flight had been im planted Just under the skin It was decided that the elec trode should be removed The Army said there was no indication that the animal would not be able to withstand such a minor v DURING THE administra of noticed1 that the denly developed a rapid and convulsive heart action At terfypts were made at artificial respiration but the monkey died at Abiesbody is being sent to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology here for study The other monkey passenger on the historic flight was Bak er a onepound squirrel mon key Lacona Scene of Affray Kills Daughter Wounds Boy FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES LACONA Town Marshal Bill Hardman 28 broke up a town council meeting Monday night to hunt down a berserk gunman who killed the mar shals sister and critically wounded a teenaged boy The killer was the marshals father Ray Hardman 68 a former mental patient who ran away from an Jowa Soldiers Home Monday and threw this small farm community south east of Indianola into near panic The elder Hardmans daugh ter Grace 25 was killed Don Neer 15 was in critical condi tion with gunshot wounds AUTHORITIES SAID the eld er Hardman arrived at the aome of his daughter Monday night Neigh bors said they heard the two arguing and then Miss H a r djn a n screame d Please dont sh oot Mo ments late r there was a shot Miss Hardman was found lying on She had been Armywill draft men in August the Defense Department announced Tuesday The Aug ust call is fewer than the July draft and more than Ike Wont Back Down on Strauss WASHINGTON Eisenhower Tuesday told Re publican congressional leader he has no intention of withdraw ing the nomination of Lewis L Strauss to be secretary of com if Strauss shouh request it Senate Republican Leade Everett M Dirksen of Illinoi reported that Eisenhower alsc said Strauss will not ask tha his name be withdrawn Dirksen talked with newsmen after the parly chiefs regular drafted in May and this month Democrats weekly meeting with Eiscn hower The Presidents posi tion means a showdown fight in the Senate over the Strauss nomination Strauss has been under heavy fire mainly from BODIES MANGLED IN BLAST Some of the bodies blown to bits in an explosion of a propane pas truck near Pottsville lie covered on the pave AP ment The explosion came a halfhour after the truck was involved in a col Jision HARDMAN the front lawn shot in the back with Hardman then went to the honie of the Glen Neer family about a block away and threa cned the lives of a number of according to Sheriff J Richards Donchallenged Hardman and ran in frontof the Rich ards said There was another shotgun blast and Don fell Glen Neer disarmed Hardman who fled LEE P LOOMIS Chairman of the Board DON ANDERSON President Newspapers in 6 Montana DON UNDERWENT an em ergency operation Monday night Sheriffs and deputies from four neighboring communities plus 10 state highway patrol men and three agents from the state Bureau of Criminal In vestigation in DCS Moines 30 miles north of here converted to aid Marshal Bill Hardman in the search Shortly before midnight High way Patrolman Jack Gorman and Sheriffs DeputyRussell Smith were searching near a grain elevator two blocks from he Hardman home when the jldcr Hardman crawled out of a ditch He went to the police car and sat down Gettin kinda chilly ain t he remarked to spccia deputy Russ Smith of DCS Moines in the car Hardman identified himself jut could give no other coherenl answers He was jailed at In lianoia Nobody went to bed until lardman was Patrol man Richard Hendrickson said EVERYONE WAS scared to the telephone operator aid Sheriff C J Richards of ndianola ordered her to ring very home in town and warn esidents to stay inside and keep heir doors locked until the man unt was over Everybody knew old aid Merril Moshcr a funeral di ector I guess about half the own was there when they took im The sheriff said no reason for he shooting of the Nccr boy ad been determined olher than he family Hardman com ng7 tried to get he three chilj rcn inside ther house and the wy was shot before he could et in The Neers arc not related to lardman BOND ISSUE OKd WEBSTER CITY Voters their approval to a ond issue for a high chool in Webslcr City The oto on the Monday election as for and 346 against h e building will replace Ihc resent high school built in 923 Sale of The Anaconda Companys publishingin terests in six Montana cities along with commercial printingdepartments to the Lee Newspapers wasan nounced Tuesday by Lee P Loomis president of the Lee Group and Clyde E Weed chairman ofthe Ana conda board The GlobeGazette is a member of the Lee Grdup Completion of the transaction came after months of negotia tions with Anaconda executives in Montana and New York The price paid was not announced Lee P Loomis publisher of the GlobeGazette will be chair man of the board of the new company to be known as The Lee Newspapers of Montana Involved in the transaction are five evening three morning and four Sunday newspapers with a total circulation of nearly in Billings Livingston Bullc Helena and Missoula Commercial printing divisions are operated in each city The newspaper plants at Helena and Butte are less than a year old and new additions were recently occupied in Missoula and Btl Newspapers of Montana has been organized with the fol lowing officers Lcc P Loomis Mason City chairman oMho Anderson Loveless Puts OK on Jobless Benefits Bill DEfc MOINES UPI Gov Herschel C Loveless Tuesda grudgingly signed into law a bil which would liberalize Iowa unemployment c o m p ensation benefits under1 a Republican backed family Loveless said the bill was very weak but contained enough desirable modifications of Ihc present law to warrani his signature The Governor charged Repub licans in the Legislature had widely misrepresented the bil as a major improvement in Iowas present unemploymen compensation program Loveless said nearly one hal of the workers in Iowa will re ccivc no additional benefits un der the program The bill pro vides for an increase from to a week in maximum ben efiLs The new law increases bcne its for workers with large fam lies Loveless said only about three per cent of Ihc Iowa labor orce will be entitled to he maximum a week Iowa workers think they afc getting a sharp increase in cncfits and the only way I can rove they arent is to sign the ill and let them have Love ess said SAME IOWA SAFETY MKrAKTMEXT FIGURES Black ncani li loan Mason City Fair Tuesday night low in low 50s Partly cloudy and slightly warmer Wednesday high upper 70s Iowa Fair to partly cloudy and slightly warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5259 Higl Wednesday 7883 Furthct outlook cloudy will little temperature change Thursday Minnesota Continued fair warmer Highs Wednesday 7585 realor of the illain Dr Fu Wife of Long Asks That He Be Kept in Hospital GALVESTON Tex MVThe wife of Louisiana Gov Earl K Long Monday filed papers re straining her ill husband from leaving a psychiatric clinic hare Probate Judge Hugh Gib son said The document calls for his re tention in the clinic and affil iated John Scaly Hospital for his protection and that of A hcaringto determine whether the Governor should be committed to an institution must be held within 14 days Clinic and John Scaly Hospital authorities say commitment cannot be made to their institu tions A spokesman for John Scaly Hospital said the stormy Gov ernor cooperates with doctors making physical examinations but continues lo resist certain tines of psychiatric questioning Long was hospitalized Sun day after he lost control of him self in an appearance before the Legislature Friends said he was overworked Minnesota House Approves Fasttime ST PAUL UPI The Min nesota Houso Tuesday passed hc slatewide daylight savings imc biU The plan provides or a referendum on the day ighl time issue in the 1960 General Election and so the measure now must go back to the Senate for concurrence in that amendment Observers are predicting the Senate will re fuse to adopt the amendment thereby sending the measure to GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 72 52 G6 65 49 Illness Fatal to Author Sax Rohmer LONDON Sax Rohmer mystery story Manchu died fonday night after a long ill ess He was believed to have cen about 70 The evil doctor hrf set the pattern for oriental vildoers in 20lh century fiction made his debut in 1913 in Dr u In the next 44 cars Rohmer turned out a long Manchu stories of Fu The last appeared in 1957 SNIPPING SALVATION IRVING Tex bar ershop price war has drivena conference committee Other L rTrtmn ftsim fhn Kill nrftviflps fhat he price of haircuts down from 1 to 15 cents plus a free shoe line One barbershop is now dvertlsing We repair cheap wise he bill provides lhat Min nesota will be on fast time every summer from the fourth Sunday in May to the day after Labor Day White Lincoln vice pres idents William T Burgess La Crosse secretary and David K Gottlieb Davenport treasurer Directors in addition to offi cers are R E Morrison Mis soula W H Harper Ke wancc and H B Hook Davenport BOTH MR AND MRS Ander son are natives of Bozeman and former students at Montana State College Anderson worked on several Montana papers as a reporter before going to Madi son to attend the University of Wisconsin and later to become publisher of The Wisconsin State Journal Lee interests in the Midwest today include The Wisconsin State Journal circulation morning and Sunday and the La Crosse Tribune circulation 000 evening and Sunday in Wis consin The Davenport Times evening Morning Democrat 000 Sunday TimesDemocrat Other Iowa cities are The Muscatine Journal eve ning Ottumwa Courier evening Mason City Globe Gazette evening The Star Lincoln 000 mornin The JournalStar Sunday The StarCourier Kewanee The CourierPost Hannibal AFFILIATED WITH the Group are four TV stations at Mason City Quincy Mad son and La Crosse with radio stations in three of hese same cities and at OmahaLincoln Neb Of special interest o Globe Gazette readers is the fact that he first of these broadcasting operations was KGLO which was ronnded as a radio station in 1937 by Lee P Loomis as a part of the operations of the Globe Gazette It became a separate entity in 1944 when Lee Radio Incorpor ated was formed KGLO west ;