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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL N O RT H IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wire HOME EDITION TTTTTn Five Cents a Copy CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No SIS Two Farmers Die in Airplane Crash Accident Occurs Near Lake Mills Joke Scarville Men Are Victims in Air Wreck Lake civilaeronau tics authority CAA Wednesday was investigating the crash of a light plane which killed 2 young Iowa farmers near the airport onehalf mile east of here late Tuesday The dead are Orlyn Nappe 28 farmer near Jffice whp was piloting the plane Oliver Kloster 27 farmer near Scarville in the plane Completely Wrecked The plane owned by Eldon Ha gen manager of the Mills airport was completely wrecked about 100 feet from highway 105 Those who saw the crash say the plane came down and landed on its nose and wheels It did not catch fire Sheriff Maurice Monson who was called to investigate said the plane came down shortly after the 2 had taken off Tuesday and landed in a field on the Ray Stef fen farm Nappe was the son of Mr and Mrs Tollef Nappe He had been in charge of theNappe farm while his father was visiting in Norway Kloster was the son of Mr and Mrs John Kloster Skull Fractured Nappe suffered a skull fracture and both legs were broken Klos ter also had a skull fracture a compound arm fracture and his chest was crushed Both bodies were taken to the Anderson funeral home at Lake Mills Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday Nappe recently had obtained his private pilots license Gone 25 Years Memphis Tenn Ufi Martin E Weddle digging in the garden found a diamond dinner ring his wile lost 25 years ago Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night Low Wednesday night near 50 Thursday partly cloudy with high in low 80s Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night Thursday considerable cloudiness and warmer with scattered showers beginning west portion Low Wednesday night 5055 northeast 5560 southwest Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with local showers Wed nesday night and in southeast and extreme east Thursday morning Not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday Precipitation YEAR Maximum Minimum GloboGazeUe Photo KISS FOR wonder he beamed Not only was W A Storer instrumental music instructor in Mason City elementary grades crowned king of the North Iowa band festival he also received a kiss from each of the queens of yesteryear crowned and robed him His choice as king was a surprise announcement at the climax of the festival Tuesday evening at Roosevelt stadium The queens from left to right are Miss Elaine Broessel Monona Miss Mari lyn Fowler Greene and Miss Shirley Eyler Clarion Major League Ball Player Shot by 19YearOld Girl 75 50 66 trace 81 57 RUTH ANN STEINHAGEN Eddie Chicago JP Eddie Waitkus 29 Philadelphia Phillies star first baseman was shot and seriously wounded early Wednesday in the hotel room of a 19yearold girl The girl tall and darkhaired was identified by police as Ruth Ann Steinhagen of Chicago after she earlier had given a fictitious name and Boston address Police Capt John T Warren said in a statement she admitted shooting the ball player after he accepted her invitation to come to her room at the Edgewater Beach hotel In her statement to police Miss Steinhagen said she greeted Wait kus on arrival at her room on the 12th floor of the skyscraper hotel along Lake Michigan by saying I have a surprise for you Then police said she told them she went to a closet got a 22 caliber rifle and shot Waitkus He was shot under the heart and did not regain consciousness at the Illinois Masonic hospital for more than 2 hours Three stitches were taken in the right side of his chest to close the entry wound But it was reported his condition was too poor to permit probing for the pellet Capt Warren quoted the girl as telling him Im a fit case for a psychiatrist Miss Steinhagen a typist em ployed in a loop office told re porters because the tension has been building up within me and I thought killing someone would relieve it But she added the shooting failed to relieve the tension She said she did not remember when she first thought of killing Waitkus whom she did not know She said she had developed ad miration for him since she first saw him play ball 3 years ago He reminds me of everybody especially my father she said Unions Will Be Required to Bargain Senate Tacks On 1 of 4 Amendments to Administration Bill Washington h e senate added a TaftHartley law feature to the Truman administrations labor bill Wednesday by voting to require unions to bargain with employers The action came on a voice vote The bill already contained a re quirement that employers must bargain with unions The effect of the amendment would be to make it an unfair labor practice in the TaftHartley either side to refuseto bargain collectively with each other in good faith Its passage was the first defi nite action taken by the senate in its weeklong debate over changing the TaftHartley act It is one of 4 bipartisan amend ments to the administrations labor bill which would repeal the Taft Hartley act and replace it with an enlarged version of the original Wagner act Approval Seen Approval of the 4 amendments was expected without much oppo sition The changes which would make the administration bill somewhat more like the TaftHartley act would 1 Require unions to bargain on request The administration bill would apply this only to em ployers Require Signing 2 Require union and company leaders to sign noncommunist and nonfascist the union of the company itself ef fectively bans communists and fascists from its leadership in which case no affidavits would be required 3 Require unions and com panies to file financial reports 4 Guarantee free speech in labor relations as long as neither union nor management makes statements containing any threat express or implied of reprisal or offer express or implied LaDonna Gleiden Is 49 Festival Queen of benefit EDDIE WAITKUS Victim The ant has two stomachs one for himself and the other for food to be shared with other ants in the ncsl Dies After Being Struck by Auto Without Driver Ottumwa An Ottumwa housewife died Wednesday of in juries received Sunday evening when she was struck by a driver less car which ran loose in re verse Mrs L N Croft 35 died in hospital at a m of multiple broken bones and other injuries suffered in the freak accidem which also brought injuries to other bystanders Brandt Eliminated e d Brandt lone Mason City entrant in the cham pionship flight was eliminated Wednesday by Jack Stewart o Fairfield 3 and 1 in the state jun ior golf tournament SAME Black tltf meant traffic death In pas 24 MISS NORTH IOWA Miss LaDonna Gleiden Miss Luverne GlobeGazette Photo Lies in field 2 Days 3 Nights With Broken Leg Cleveland Ufi A 49 yearold man was treated in a hospital for a broken leg Wednesday after ly ing in a field unable to move for 2 days and 3 nights Mac Jones was found in a va cant lot near the center of the city by a passerby Tuesday He told police he had been there since an automobile hit him Saturday night Jones said he thought he was unhurt and told the auto driver to go on Later he collapsed in the field and was unable to hai anyone except a person who him a sandwich and some water Sunday noon but failed to notil authorities More than 75 tragedies a da are caused by children playing with matches says the U S Offic of Education 15000 See Crowning of Luverne Girl Retiring Mason City Music Instructor Is Chosen as King A beautiful sunset spread a rosy lue across Roosevelt stadium Tuesday evening as Miss LaDonna leiden Luverhe was crowned lueen the North Iowa Band iestival of 1949 The crowd of more than 15000 oared its approval and settled the closing moments of i perfect day But there was a iiirprise in store The queen completed her tri umphal march around the field with the queens of 194C 1947 and 1948 canying her train fol owed by the other C8 queens of North Iowa and southern Minne sota communities Introduces Surprise And then the master of cere monies Hank Hook introduced the festival chairman W L Nich ols who announced the surprise The King W A Storer retiring after22 years as instrumental music in structor in Mason Citys elemen ary schools was brought forward o be crowned robed and kissed ay the queens attendants Miss Shirley Eyler Clarion queen of 1948 Miss Elaine Broessel Mo nona 1947 and Miss Marilyn Fowler Greene 1946 Then he took his place beside the queen the 16yearold daugh ter ofJohn Gleiden a farmer on the edge of Luverne She told the master of ceremonies that she was the youngest of 5 children Her 3 sisters and brother are married she said She will be a high school senior next year and eventually hopes for a nursing career 360 Twirlers Then began the entertainment of the evening First came a mass twirling demonstration by the 360 twirlers brought to the festival by the 69 visiting highschool bands under the direction of Ted Otis national champion from Michigan Then the Chamber of Commerce chorus under the direction of Paul Nlssen sang for the huge crowd They were followed by one of the highlights of the evening the ex hibition drill by the Moose GirJs Junior Drum and Bugle corps oi Cedar Rapids one of the snappiest aggregations ever toperform here Then Miss Bonnie Hanson Ventura received the grand prize trophy for the winning float in the festival parade Sportsmens Paradise It also took the 1st place for visiting floats The 1st prize of for local floats went to the Classy Lassies Y W C A YTeens who had built their own entry Other Prizes Other float prizes were awarded as follows Junior Chamber of Commerce 2nd Blairsburg 4H club 3rd Rock Falls garden club 4th and Plymouth Mason City and Labor as sembly 2nd Girl Scouts 3rd I O O F andBusi ness and Professional Womens club 5th Then Ted Otis gave a twirling demonstration with 1 and 2 and finally with lighted batons and the field floodlights out ;