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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION and United PTMS Fun LCIM Seven Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 8 1954 Fo Plan Show of Force in MidEast This Paper Two HO m ur Newton Girls Elud MIDEAST COLLABORATORSSaudi Arabias King Saud fingers his chats with fellow Arab conferees at the midEast summit meetings in Cairo Egypt From left to right are Syrian Premier Said Elghazzi and President Shukri Kowatly baudi Arabian Foreign Minister Yussef Yassin King Saud and Egyptian Premier Gamal Nasser host to the group Heavy Loss in Fire at Des Moines DES MOINES spectacu lar fire which hurled flames far into the air gutted half of a di v i d e d threestory building in downtown Des Moines late Wednesday night t Damage was tentatively esti mated at more than Cause of the fire was undeter mined Police Thursday were question ing two men they said had been observed acting suspiciously in the vicinity of several recent fires 12 Companies More than 80 firemen from 12 engine companies battled t h e flames in 15degree weather as hundreds of persons gathered to watch The building housed the Devoe and Raynolds Co paint store the Amvets Club on the second floor and TeleVisual Productions and Southland News Reel on the third floor All three firms were de stroyed Firemen said paints and lac quers in the paint store fed the flames An 18inch fire wall between the two halves of the building helped firemen prevent the blaze from spreading farther Water Damage However smoke and water damage was heavy in the Red Star Furniture housed in the unburned portion of the building One fireman William Taylor suffered cuts across the back from broken glass which ripped through his clothing The fire was just half a block down Walnut Street from the Fort Des Moines Hotel Hotel guests viewed the blaze from their win dows Ice quickly formed over the streets and adjoining buildings Warmer Weather Is on the Way DES MOINES mercury plunged deep into below zero valley early Thursday but the Weather Bureau said warmer weather was on the way Audubon reported 10 below zero early Thursday Other lows varied from 1 above at Mason City to 14 above at Davenport The State Highway Commission reported highways practically normal along a line from Osce ola to Winterset Carroll Fort Dodge Clarion Mason City and Northwood East of that line the commission said highways are 25 to 90 per cent icy or snow packed and driving conditions are haz ardous Steals Auto Piece by Piece Gets Assembled Nabbed BIRMINGHAM England Adams 38 was sentenced to six months in jail for stealing a car the hard by piece over a period of two years The prosecutor said Adams an automobile plant empfoye intercepted spare part shipments in tended for export and hoarded them up irt his barn He was just putting the finishing touches on his assembled 100mile anhour sports the police caught up with him Riceville Man Dies as Fire Wrecks Home RICEVILLE An 81yearold man burned to death when the lower floor of his home was gutted in a fire here Wednesday afternoon I S Duncan was found on the stairs when firemen broke into his flaming house Wednesday after the fire was reported by a neighbor Floyd Auringer A faul ty furnace evidently caused the blaze Damage to the house amounted to about Funeral services are incom plete at the Riceville Funeral Home He is survived by one son Kenneth Minneapolis Missing at Business Place in Mason City Mason City police Thursday morning were investigating a theft of at the LaJames College of Beauty Culture 24 2nd The theft was reported by Marilyn Rentz Clear Lake the manager Janice Juren 412 1st locked the building at on Wednesday and opened the place at Thursday morning Sometime later it was discov ered that the till was open and the money was missing Police found no evidence that entrance to the college had been forced An officer had discovered a door of the establishment open about He locked the door but had no way of knowing at that time whether anything was missing Employes told police that the door had not been left unlocked in the evening Ikes Health Defended by Snyder WASHINGTON The White House said Thursday President Eisenhower has reduced none of his constitutional duties and has no intention of doing so Asst Press Secretary Murray Snyder made the statement to newsmen in comment on an as sertion by Sen Sparkman CD Ala that Eisenhower intends to shrink the chief executives of fice as the result of his heart at tack Any such contraction of the presidency as is contemplated in the Eisenhower Spark man said Wednesday night can not but upset the balances set up in our Constitution for the pres ervation of popular Clear Statement Snyder replying to newsmens requests for comment on Spark mans remarks said I think the President has very clearly stated the distinction be tween his constitutional duties and his hospitalities duties the latter being the department in which he has reduced his activities Asked whether that is the only department in which Eisenhower has reduced his activities or in tends to do so Snyder said I certainly dont think he has reduced his constitutional duties I dont think the senator Sparkman would measure his services by the number of hours he puts in on the Senate floor or by the number of constituents he Sparkmans contention that Ei senhower wants to shrink the presidency Js being made also by other Democrats Similar Arguments Chairman Paul M Butler of the Democratic National Committee advanced similar arguments a speech at Louisville Ky j which he said Eisenhower nealth is a major campaign sue Democratic v i presidential nominee in said in an MBS talk that i hower is proposing to hand o to associates functions which at the very core of the The Democrats chose op man to reply t6 Eisenhowers tionwide radiotelevision talk a week earlier in which the Pres ident explained his secondterm decision in in s is c e 1952 Eisen over lie presi Spark na of Pres Davenport Millwright Victim of Accident DAVENPORT C Kem 58 Davenport mill wright at Alcoa Aluminum in sub urban Riverdale was crushed to death Wednesday night working on a machine while Emergency Meeting of British Cabinet LONDON United States and Britain have agreed on a show of force in the eastern Mediterranean to prevent a threatened war between Israel and its Arab neighbors informed sources said Thursday Diplomatic sources said the tipoff came when the United States announced it was sending Marines into the area at a time when Britain was reinforcing its Cyprus garrison with troops who Northeast Hit Hardest by Weatherman Thousands Flee Flood Waters BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Waning winter belted the North east from Pennsylvania to Cana da Thursday with just about everything in the weather book rain hail sleet snow fog and floods which drove thousands from homes At least two drowning deaths were recorded both in New York Raging streams fed by days of downpours and melting be flown to the Middle East in a matter of an houror so Informed sources said the United States still was balking at Britains request it join the Baghdad Pact to reinforce the Western position in the Middle East but that movement of the Marines to the Mediterra nean fleet was a pointed gesture a partial one Prime Minister Anthony Eden called his cabinet into emergency session Thursday to study grow ing demands for firm British ac tion in the area and his request to the United States for help in preventing war Stronger Sign Eden still needed some stronger sign from Washington to bail him out of political hot water at home Though Washington still had not answered Edens latest SOS talks concerning the future of the Middle East were underway in spelled further danger to wide areas of New York and Pennsyl vania Muddy Flood The rampaging Allegheny Riv er in western New York sent a muddy flood swirling over into areas bordering the stream forc ing thousands to flee their homes At Salamanca N the Alle gheny was some feet above flood stage and an inch above its alltime high of feet in 1942 Mayor James J Crowley de clared a state of emergency and summoned all Civil Defense and Red Cross workers to aid relief efforts 500 Families The Buffalo suburb of Lacka wanna was also in a state of emergency with high water af fecting some 500 families and causing an estimated half million dollars in damages As the surging Allegheny smashed on into Pennsylvania it brought havoc there too The town of Warren appeared hardest hit All roads into town were inundated schools and in dustries were closed and some families were evacuated in low areas Water swirled into the Warren General Hospital covering the first floor and authorities began evacuating patients by boat from the west wing They were taken to another hospital Bluffs Attorney New Iowa District Judge DES MOINES Ev erest Council Bluffs attorney and retired brigadier general of the Iowa National Guard is the new judge of the 15th Iowa Judicial District He was appointed Wednesday by Gov Leo Hoegh to succeed the late Judge Charles Roe of Council Bluffs who died last Thursday DRIVER OF MONTH DES MOINES Crow ley 41 Iowa City Thursday was named driver of the Cairo among the Arab nations in the United Nations in Karachi Pakistan hi Washington and in London These were the principle devel opments 1 Israel was reported delaying a demand for United Nations Se curity Council action on the Mid die East crisis for fear the So viet would veto any action against the Arab states 2 B e h i ndthescenes negotia tians were reported in progress at the United Nations to create a demilitarized zone between Is rael and its Arab neighbors to widen the shooting distance Applying Pressure 3 The United States was re ported applying pressure on the Arab states to accept the Jordan valley development plan as a way to ease the Arab refugee problem and avoid more trouble with Israel 4 King Hussein of Jordan told wildly cheering throngs at Na blus 30 miles north of Jerusa lem that the future is ours following the ouster of Lt John Glubb Pasha and we shall re gain what was lost to Israel of our beloved fatherland with Gods 5 Egypt Syria and Saudi Ara bia holding a summit confer ence of their heads of state in Cairo adopted a more belligerent stand toward the West and con sidered measures against West ern nations supplying Israel with arms and men Residents of the eastern third city of population have been complaining recently of finding white wigglers up to threeeighths of an inch in iength in their tap water Dr Max Suter of the Illinois Vater Survey said Thursday that the worms are larvae of Countryman Gets Youngs Backing DES MOINES The Iowa Temperance League will support Atty Gen Dayton Countryman in his bid for Republican nomina tion for U S senator Harold Young league superintendent said Thursday Countryman whose avowed in tention while attorney general was to make the state cracker anonunced he would op pose Sen B B Hickenlooper and Duane Orton Atlantic for the nomination Bank Robber Hides Out as Hospital Patient Is Caught NEW YORK UP FBI agents arreiied a 33yearold horse trainer who was hiding out as a hospital patient and charged him with the daring robbery of suburban Port Chaster N bank last Friday Agents said they recovered almost of the in its bank ear the suspect stored in a ga when he went to the hospi tal Police FB agents still were looking for a second man who aided in the ittckup of a drivein bank after the adduc tion of a woman teller The arrested man was identi fied as Arthur L Paisnuer who said he owns and handles two race horses He was arrested in his bed in a Bronx hospital where he was recuperating from minor surgery for re moval of a cyst Authorities said Paisnuer ar ranged the operation last month well in advance of the robbery apparently thinking his stay in the hospital would throw off investigators Me en tered the hospital Sunday 4 f napers SAY THEY WERE KIDNAPED The girls who told authorities they were kidnaped Wednes day and forced to drive to Kansas are shown here in their high school graduation pictures Left to right are top Lois Davis 18 and Judith Damman 17 bottom Janeane Fahrney 17 and Gloria Jensma 18 Worms Supply Protein to drinking Water PEORIA HI as they may be says a scientist the worms found in Peorias drinking water merely add a little more protein to the diets of con sumers small flies with the scientific name Chironomous which hatched in the citys open reser voir They are completely harm said Dr Suter Scientifi cally speaking they just consti tute a little more protein in the diet and will harm no There was no explanation o why the larvae have been de tected only in water taps in the eastern section About persons in the entire city and suburbs are served by the same supply UNION STANDS PAT Veto Proposal to End Westinghouse Strike WASHINGTON International Union of Electrical Workers Thursday turned down a governmentproposed plan for settlement of the Westinghouse strike now in its 144th day James B Carey president of the union said the decision by the 75member Conference Board off the union was unanimous Carey told a news conference the unions action was not to be considered a rejection nor could it be considered an accept might be described that the plan so far is Carey said he expected to meet Thursday with Federal Mediation Service Director Jospeh Finne gan to discuss what steps might be taken toward further negotia tions with the Westinghouse Elec tric Corp Job Ended The company had accepted the settlement plan proposed by a threeman Mediation Service pan el The panel has now disbanded saying that its job ended when it came up with its recommenda tions Carey criticized panel mem bers saying they had met with Westinghouse President G A Price and various company plant managers Friday night while the panel drafted its proposed peace terms He said no such consulta tion had taken place with IUE representatives First Time It is the first time in labor listory I believe that one party and not the other was consulted n a situation of this Carey said Carey said the motion adopted yy the unions Conference Board turning down the government plan said there were a number of recommendations in it accept able to the union but several including those regarding pro duction standards and wage pay ment plans which are not Carey said the company has not given the union sufficient safe guards against possible loss of wages and work opportunity for workers in the event of a shift rom an incentive rate of pay to a straight day or hourly pay basis Dubuque Driver Dies Daughter Hurt in Crash DUBUQUE G Rettenmaier 40 Dubuque was killed Wednesday night and his 13yearold daughter Mary was injured seriously in a twocar col lision at an intersection Police said Rettenmaiers car collided with one driven by Don ald J Fath 27 Dubuque He was not injured Rettenmaier and his daughter were thrown from their car Fath was charged with careless and reckless driving and failure to have his car under control at an intersection Wreck Auto in Kansas Search for Two Men INDEPENDENCE Kan Wl Four Newton Iowa high school girls told officers they escaped unharmed from two kidnapers early Thursday by wrecking the car in which they were forced to drive their abductors from Newton a distance of about 400 miles Sheriff Floyd Huggins said the girls identified themselves as Lois Davis 18 Judy Damman 17 Janeane Fahrney 17 and Gloria Jensma 18 Judy Damman is an aunt of 3 yearold Steven Damman who was kidnaped from in front of a Long Island N market last Oct 31 and has never been found Stevens parents are Air Force Sgt Jerry Damman brother of Judy and Mrs Damman Too Much to Bear Mrs Clyde Wilson mother of Mrs Jerry Damman said at Newton it seems almost too much for one family to The sheriff said a search was under way southeast of here for two men answering the descrip tion given b rAII About The Weather Mason City Cloudy with some snow likely Thursday night and Friday Warmer Thursday night low in low 20s Colder Friday high near 30 Iowa Partly cloudy warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 1015 north to mid 20s south Minnesota Cloudy and warmer Globe Gazette weather data to 8 Thurs day girls of their abductors Huggins said the girls told this story Riding in a car owned by ths parents of the Jensma girl they left school about 2 Wednes day to report for work at after school jobs When they stopped at an intersection two young men one armed with a revolver forced their way into the car and told them to drive south The men about 24 or 26 said ittle except to give directions Stops were made at several out of the way places for gasoline They reached Cherryvale 10 miles northeast of here about Side Road Miss Davis who was driving was ordered to turn off on a side west of Cherryvale The girl said she got scared and nervous and about a mile north of the main highway deliberately drove the car into a ditch The two men got out of the car and ran the girls said The girls went to a nearby farm house where Cherryvale police were called A police car licked them up and sheriffs of leers and the State Highway Pa ir ol were notified After questioning the girls of ficers obtained rooms for them at an Independence hotel and no tified their parents At Newton Police Chief N C Shaver said the parents of the Jensma girl left for Kansas im mediately on being notified Chief Shaver said the parents and Newton police had searched he Newton vicinity for the girjg Wednesday night when they failed to return home for dinner We thought however that there was a chance they might have driven to Des Moines for a mov Chief Shaver said Commercial Courses The girls take commercial courses at Newton High School and were enroute to secretarial jobs connected with their school work when the reported abduc tion occurred Chief Shaver said Shaver said Sheriff Huggins told him the girls described their abductors as very tough looking characters dressed in dirty The chief said the girls reported they had never seen ei ther of the men before and indi cations were that they were tran sients The Jensma 1951 Chev rolet suffered some damage when it went into the ditch but none of the occupants was hurt according to word received by Chief Shaver Maximum Minimum 17 1 At 8 5 Snow 1 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 5 WAKMCK SAME ;