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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Doves issue stymied See story on page 3 C J Ship fired on Russia Tornado Alley is on alert Peak during MarchJune By JOSEPH CARTER KANSAS CITY Mo UPI Tornado season when black twisting clouds bombard the earth is poised over North America today The nations Severe Weather Forecasting Center located here is on constant alert for signs of tornadoes The 10man crew usually expects twisters between March and June MidAmerica is known as tornado alley but twisters have hit most parts of the country Most frequently they occur where the great masses of cold north and warm south air collide on the Great Plains The most tragic tornado March 18 1925 killed almost 700 persons in Missouri Illinois and Indiana Another twister once cut a 293mile swath of destruction through the same state without leaving the ground Donald C House head of the Severe Weather Forecasting Center said meteorologists hope to learn more about tornadoes so that maybe in 20 or 25 years a means of preventing them may be devised But in formation today is sketchy We really dont know how to forecast a tornado he said just intense thunderstorms which usually accompany them Radar unit cloud surveys coupled with other weather Tunnel under Berlin wall Eternity in a coffin BERLIN UPI Thirteen refugees who dug a 60yard tunnel to escape to West Berlin said Wed nesday the hours they spent in it was like eternity in a coffin The East Germans spent two hours huddled at the western end of the tunnel only eight yards from Eastern border police afraid to leave it until West ern police arrived The refugees included a blind woman who was guided through by her sister a 70yearold crippled grandmother who was pulled along by a rope tied to her legs and two boys who were told to pretend they were playing groundhog The refugees came to West Berlin Sunday at 2 am in a tunnel it took five months to build They told their story Wednesday at West Berlins Marien felde refugee camp The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Bishop Oxnam is dead at 71 data determine possible twister bearing clouds By next year the Severe Weather Center hopes to be hooked with a Tiros satellite to add to the information Tiros messages now are re ceived here too late to play an Bor Aug 14 1891 the bishop re WHITE PLAINS NY Rev Dr G Bromley Ovnam 71 former Methodist bishop of Iowa and onetime president of the World Council of Churches died Tuesday night at the Burke Rehabilita tion Foundation here Prior to his retirement in 1960 Oxnam had served as bishop of Iowa it was in the Omaha district and as Bishop at Boston New York and Washington He had written many books and articles since 1920 and neld honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities Books written by him since 1950 included On This Rock I Protest and A Testa ment of Faith Prior to his election as bishop Oxnam served as pres ident of Depauw University Greencastle Ind Death was attributed to com plications following a midDe cember operation for Parkin sons disease active part in individual fore casts The pictures are trans mitted to other stations then de coded information is sent here The satellites message now is ceived his undergraduate edu cation at the University of Southern California Following study at Boston University Harvard and Massachusetts only compared on a postmorternInstHllte Qf tcchnologVi he j u t took further studies in China How good that uptothe Japan and India Oxnam was ordained a US opens probe of incident Off Eastern seaboard MOSCOW iJvThe Soviet Union charged Wednesday three US warships fired dummy shells at a Russian fishing vessel last Friday in international waters about 70 miles east of Norfolk Va A protest to Washington assert ed two cruisers and a destroyer fired on the refrigerator trawler in an act of sheer wantonness which could have grave conse quences The USSR government re gards this shelling as a gross violation of generally accepted international law standards and of the principles of freedom of navigation in the open sea an announcement by the Soviet news agency Tass declared The Russians said the trawler f was engaged in fishing on the ihigh seas when the warships ap at pm In all four shots were fired endangering the trawler and her Icrcw Tass said The Soviet government ex pects that those guilty will be pun ished and the necessary measures taken to prevent such actions in the future Tass made no mention of dum my or shells But VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 1963 OOc a copy No 21 I Moscow Radio referred shells as dummies to the FLOOD WINDS THROUGH HILLS The snake iike path of raging North Fork of Kentucky River is shown sweeping through towns of Hazard and Lothair The floods one of worst in east Photofax ern Kentucky history caused more than 25000 per sons to flee their homes with property damage run ning in the millions of dollars Another photo on page BISHOP OXNAM minute satellite information will be is a matter of speculation House said The severe weather unit wasifrequently taught lectured and started 10 years ago in Washwrote on international and re ington and moved to the middle of tornado alley in 1954 The year after the center was established in Kansas City a tornado demolished Udall Kan and left 83 persons dead ligious subjects as he rose in the church In 1948 he was elected pres ident of the World Council of Churches He served in that position until 1954 Mrs Oxnam is the former Ruth Miller There are three children Robert Philip and Ruth Since his retirement the bishop had lived in Scarsclalc NY ACTOR TO WED HOLLYWOOD UPI Robert Wagner said Wednesday According to information re ceived two US cruisers of the Boston type and a destroyer of the Frank type fired at the So viet refrigerator trawler SRTR 90007 engaged in fishing on the high seas the radio said At the time of the firing the Soviet trawler was 70 miles cast of Norfolk In Washington the Navy has started an investigation of the Moscow charge State Depart ment officials said the inquiry was being made in an effort to determine what if anything actually occurred There was speculation that the Soviet ves sel may have become involved in a firing practice by U S ships A Navy spokesman said US Navy warships carry no dum my shells He said the guns North lows Clearing colder Wednesday night lows in teens Partly cloudy Thurs day highs in 30s KentuckyVirginia flood loss BjTHE ASSOCIATE TRESS Water rationing began in Harlan A flash of severabdisaster headquarters in Hunting Iowa Considerable cloudiness Ky Wednesday as devastating colder Wednesday niglu lows fioods and deajy lefl 15 to 25 Clear to partly thrm tors0nK hrnne J WUC II 1 I a SLltl 3d IVJ he will marry former actress I ammunlton xs A i ia i i i TV a j wiuaiiicu o LI v j n i T Methodist minister in 1916 He Marion Donen when his divorce from Natalie Wood becomes fi nal April 28 even in practice House a graduate engineer from South Dakota Tech who did graduate work in ology at UCLA in 1941 said his 10man forecasting team in cludes six of the best in the business House believes the warnings have helped citizens protect themselves from the ravages of the storms An average of 200 persons a year were killed by tornadoes up to a decade ago The twisting winds claimed onlv Polaris fleet OKd LONDON TheUnited States won British sup port for President Kennedys plan for a NATO sur face fleet carrying Polaris nuclear missiles Quads born in Italy NAPLES Italy girls and two born to a 35yearold Neapolitan Snowstorm slips south of Iowa Warmer forecast Mostly cloudy skies covered Iowa Wednesday after a threaten ed snowstorm slipped south of thc state Tuesday night The storm which had been ex pected to dump heavy snow over all of Iowa hit only extreme southern sections of thc state where it left about four inches of snow from Ringgold to Keokuk counties before moving on to the east Thc mercury is expected to skid down to about five above cloudy Thursday warmer west and north highs gener ally near 40 Further out look Increasing cloudiness warmer Friday showers likely Friday night Fiveday Iowa Temperatures should average 2 to 1 degrees below normal Wednesday night through next Monday Normal highs are from 11 to 4S and normal lows from 22 to 30 degrees Cool at the be ginning of the period followed by a warming trend toward the end of the week then cool er again by Monday Precipi tation should average up to 25 of an inch in showers Satur more than 30000 persons home less in the South and property damage in the millions Seventeen persons were dead and six others missing Twelve of Ihe deaths were attributed floods and five to tornadoes to Rail talks break down hoif day and Sunday I Minnesota Partly cloudy J n CHICAGO AP Nc lions between the railroads and the operating unions on their dispute over work rules broke down Wed caused by torrential rain knocked out he pumping station ton W Va to direct work in floodstricken sections of Ken at Harlan about noon Tuesday jtucky West Virginia and Vir Icaving the city and outlying comjginia munities without water Civil defense director Bill Haight made arrangements to truck water from fresh wells on a hillside and from a soft drink plant at nearby Baxter if the plant could distill river water for drink ing Schools were closed in Harlan County and gasoline was limited to emergency vehicles Many per sons were trying to clean up the slime and mud The American Red Cross opened Suspect in Boston slaying woman For Rosa Rea wife of an unemployed lazero in the north Wednesday 27 lives in 1962 although an borer it was the fourth delivery and the couples with other lows ranging up average number of tornadoesj fourth fifth sixth and seventh children 15 to Agrees in the south occurred He will not estimate the num ber of tornadoes which may hit this year It is difficult enough to pre dict one six hours in advance House said He noted thc fore cast for March was for a nor mal distribution storms w a r m c r around 35 lay less than ithey began s hours aftcr II was the third time in the GlobeGazette Weatiier Data threeyear dispute that negotia up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 37 Minimum 28 12 appointments given approval jtions collapsed The railroads announced they I will move as soon as possible to make changes in the work rules The five unions have served no tice that such action by the rail I Southeastern area Red Cross workers helped cope with condi tions created by widely scattered tornadoes and some flooding in portions of Mississippi Alabama and Tennessee The Red Cross said the twisters affected at least 58 families in Mississippi 510 in Alabama and 472 in Tennessee The tornado deaths occurred in those states Monday Major damage in Kentucky was caused by the flooding Big Sandy Cumberland and Kentucky rivers The swirling waters forced more than 25000 persons to flee their homes Lt Gov Wilson W Wyatt asked President Kennedy to designate 20 mountain counties as disaster areas Helicopters were used to ferry food into isolated communi Leopold now is a free man SPRINGFIELD 111 The Illinois pardon and parole 1 IV I board Wednesday ordered Naties while refugees were quartered than Leopold Jr one of the 1924 thrill slayers of 14year old Bobby Franks discharged from parole The action meant Leopold was a free man for the first DES M01NES Twelve oil Jamcs E Wolfc cllief Tiiesdays top readings rnned Gov Harold Hughes appointiman for thc carriers said the ments to state positions should lead to the ap lines would touch off a nationwide since he was arrested for the slaying which became known as the crime of the cen tury 39 years ago strike BELMONT Mass A Negro handyman ar rested in the nylon stocking strangling of a Belmont housewife steadfastly maintained his innocence Roy Smith 35 was the first person arrested and hooked of thunder jn connection with nine strangulation murders of women in Greater Boston since June from 37 degrees at Mason City to J43 degrees at Davenport Lows early Wednesday varied from 25 degrees at Spencer to 3 degrees at Lamoni Thc forecast for Thursday calls for sunny ykics and warmer FIRE CLAIMS TOTS MILWAUKEE wis UPDfeo favors talks Three children died and three other children were burned Tuesday when fire swept their apartment while their parents were away Thc victims were Mary Hill 9 Charles 3 and Julia 4 chil dren of Mr and Mrs James Hill Mark Hill 8 Laura 5 and Kim 3 months were hos pitalized weather JilVJll3 O I fc w p confirmed by thc Senate in of a factfinding board SOminute executive Kennedy If such a SO minute executive session Wednesday They included William F Sucppel as board is that seemed the logical next would de commissioner oflay a walkout for at least CO days in public buildings schools court houses or moved in with relatives Water was four feet deep in the business district of PikeviHe but was receding Big Sandy crested there at 50 feet 15 feet abova flood stage in mountainous western Vir ginia streams spilling over their banks drove nearly 5000 persons Leopold has lived in Puertolrom their homes Property dam Rico since he was released on Inge in a ninecounty area was es parole from Statcville at S52 million tiary in 1958 While in Rico he w a s permitted to marrv On the inside public safety Dr N K Kinney Editorials North Iowa News Page 4 6 TOKYO Communist China announced the inconnection with an nttempt to Wolfe said the conference broke state Conservation Comdown on thc fireman thc THOUGHTFUL ROBBER mission and John Chrystal andj railroads demand that fircj HOUSTON Tex UPI TREASON CHARGE i Melvin Wolfc to thc State Board men be eliminated grrulually from man took SlOO Tuesday night j Society News 7S9 ACVRA Ghana Six men of Regents jdicsel locomotives in road and from a grocery and left only to Clear Lake News U17 jami a woman went on trial Lt Gov William L Mooyjyard service j return a few minutes later Sports 1920 i Tuesday on charges of treason said no other pending appoint Other issues also were involvedjwbcn ho grabbed a box of Soviet Union has accepted Pekings proposal for a showdown meeting of all world Communist parties on the ideological dispute between the two countries Death for embezzlers MOSCOW The Lithuanian Supreme Court sentenced two supply officials to the firing squad for embezzling S44000 worth of stateowned furniture television sets cameras and other property assassinate President Kwame Nkrumah last vear Comics 25 for more than threcexplaincd to the startled storel Latest Markets 30 I Mason City News 3031 ments were discussed and the dispute that has gone unjcrackers For my parrot he of those discussed were conresolved firmed Minow first to testify Uncover two new strains of flu virus SAME WASHINGTON Newton X Minow of the Federal Communications Commission said concen trated ownership of newspaper and broadcast facil ities could be dangerous but in some areas links between the two media are healthy Minow was the first witness before a House subcommittee investi gating the economic aspects of the news industry WASHINGTON Dis covery of two new strains of in fluenza all indications that one of them was largely re sponsible for this winters wide spread flu dis closed Wednesday The fiCv strains were identified loo late ior this seasons vaccine to include extra aiuis againM them it was learned One is a new and potent form of the Asian flu virus which first appeared in 1957 This new strain is thc one held mainly responsible for this years outbreak of with the available vaccine having only limited against it Public Health Service doctors told a reporter Studies have indicated that in animals the present vaccine af fords no protection U all against the new virus they said Prelimi nary from human studies is that this winter the vaccine showed appreciably less than its usual 75 per cent presumably because of the new virus Influenza cases have been un usually severe this winter often lasting up to two weeks instead of the usual three or four days School absenteeism has ranged up to 73 per cent of pupils in some schools Death rates from pneu monia complicated by flu have been unusually high among thc elderly in some coirmnmities The other newcomer to the elu sive brigade viruses is a new strain of type B virus Type R and type A are the major types of flu virus Each has several So far the new Gtype strain op pears ti have Ixva to a single schoolhouse in Formosa vihere it was first detected last November Scientists of the Natiexu Insti tutes of Health say it has the po tential for spreading through ibs world next winter An example of this swift spread ;