Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 32

About Mason City Globe Gazette

  • Publication Name: Mason City Globe Gazette
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Pages Available: 311,935
  • Years Available: 1901 - 1994
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Mason City Globe Gazette, March 14, 1955

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1955, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T M I N I W I A I I THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS VOL LXI u4 Pnw MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 14 IMS Paper vt Two Ouo in Search Widened for Armed Robbers Receiving Bulk of Foreign Aid One Mans Opinion A Radio By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor When You Come to Lifes Twilight CURIOUSLY enough two of the most challenging problems con fronting our country today have to do with the two extremes of our populations lifespan On the one hand were asking What shall we do about our rising number o youngsters and on the other were asking What shall we do about our rising number of old sters The youth problem has a good many facets and Ive dealt with most of them I think down through the years in these oncea week visits with you These include providing classrooms and teach ers for nearly twice as many chil dren as weve been accommodat ing up to now And theres the matter of a mounting juvenile de linquency In this commentary Id like to talk about what are being referrec to as our senior And arbitrarily Im going to consider age 65 as the dividing line although there would be some justification for starting with age 45 or even 40 for thats when a great many employers begin looking askance at job applicants If Given a Chance Each passing day thousands of men and women are turned away from jobs they could fill satisfac torily if given a chance They are experienced healthy emotionally stable and eager to work But em ployers for what seems to be good reason have a preference for somebody younger It doesnt take any sociologist to sense that an inestimable sum total of skill experience and ma ture judgment is going to waste in our society And whats bad now is going to be worse 20 years from now because Americas population is growing heavy at the top Life expectancy is increasing every year At latest count there were 43 million persons in the United States over 45 Thats well over a fourth of the total population By 1975 its calculated there will be 63 million persons past 45 and they will make up nearly half of all Americans past 20 Thus we see its a great and growing problem Let there be no doubt of that to What Now lets turn to those 65 years of age or older Thats the gener ally accepted age for retirement And the question has arisen in stern form Retire to what Two of my warmest friends caught up in this trend themselves are giving their best thought and effort to the problem One of them is Maurice duPont Lee long iden tified as a chemical engineer with the duPont company of Wilming ton Del The other is R K Bliss probably the nations best known authority in the field of agricultur al extension work To thousands he has been almost synonymous with Iowa State College for the past 40 years or so It has been my satisfying ex perience in the past few months to bring these two grand people together through the medium of correspondence Their approach to the problem of Geratology has been from somewhat different angles but between them theyll be mak ing a fine contribution to the sci ence Of that I feel confident Creative Work Best Medicine Both Im sure would agree with another friend of mine now well into his 80s and as keen of mind as when for some 20 years he served with distinction as state health commissioner says Dr Walter Bierring now head of the Iowa di vision of gerontology heart and chronic diseases is recognized as the best of medicine Work partic ularly if creative gives to life its most enduring We can go on from there and 1 dip first into a letter written by my Wilmington friend to my Iowa State College friend If is my writes Maurice duPont Lee that a per ton who has worked throughout CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AP Wirepboto HOME Ambassador Sir William and Lady Hayter shown here with daughter Teresa re turned to their Moscow home from a skiing outing Sunday night to find a Russian gunman shooting it out with guards The intruder was seriously wounded after he forced his way inside in what was described as a robbery attempt House Bill Legalizes Cap Pistols and Caps DES MOINES House voted 6922 Monday to legalize the ale of cap pistols and caps despite opposition by Rep G T Kuester who was credited with killing the similar measure two fears ago Kuester said he was in favor of children having fun but com mented Anything we do here should be on the side tending to lead to higher deas of life I am not saying that youngsters all would become gun men We have far more msiness to take care of than anything which might lead to the eiinquency of a Rep Frank Thompson RGuth ie who handled the bill in the floor said it would permit hildren to play cowboy withput he parents being subject to con tributing to the delinquency of a minor Thompson said he didnt relieve there were many children vho do not play cowboy Rep Wil iam Denman DDes Moines said e has a small boy who plays cow Oy but that he doesnt feel this is ny incentive toward juvenile de linquency The House also sent to the Sen te two other bills affecting mi iors One would give a district ourt judge the right to dispose f a juvenile case in his court be ore a conviction The vote was 50 The other measure would make he legal age of marriage for girls vith parental consent 16 instead of he present 14 A district court udgc still could permit iage of a14yearold girl The ote was 883 The Senate Monday Passed 426 and sent to the House a bill permitting Iowa to nter into mutual aid compacts other states in case of a civil efense emergency Defeated 3017 a measure to ex mpt four key employes of the owa Development Commission rom control of the Division of Per onncl STORE WRECKED CONESVILLE UR The Claude arson grocery store hpre was de stroyed Sunday morning by a fire which for a time threatened the Conesvillc post office Tracks Dynamited Shortly Before Train Was to Pass YORKTOWN Ind UP A railroad track was dynamited Sun day night minutes before a char tered train loaded with 300 Shrin ers was scheduled to pass The explosion set off a block sig nal device which flashed a warn ing and enabled the engineer of the ninecar New York Central train to stop in time Delaware County authorities said the explosion definitely was touched off by dynamite They said the blast occurred at a switch where a track forks towards a warehouse owned by the Marsh Foodliners firm The firms truck drivers have been on strike for the past two weeks The train was carrying Shriners from a convention and bowling niarJtournament at Detroit when the explosion occurred about 10 p m There were no injuries Tornado Warning DES MOINES fl The Iowa Weather Bureau issued the fol lowing notice Monday afternoon Severe thunderstorms are ex pected to develop over the south ern tiers of Iowa counties begin ning near the Missouri River about 3 and reaching the Mississippi River about 10 With the possibility that scat tered tornadoes may occur south of Highway 34 from Ringgold and Clarke Counties eastward to Appanoose and Wapello counties between S and 8 TO SERVE GOD CHICAGO thousand Chicago teenagers have pledged themselves to serve God be a credit to my country and to make my city a better place to live They took the pledge Sunday at ceremonies in the Internation al Amphitheater marking the beginning of a campaign by Chi cagos Youth to Combat Delin quency Speeches included those of a girl and boy who are inmates of state training schools The boy who had stolen a car said Liv ing in an institution is The girl a shoplifter said I can tell you that to be a delin quent is no Princess Has Not Yet Okd Wedding Pete Divorced Air Hero Issues Statement BRUSSELS Belgium lapt Peter Townsend said Mon day that as far as he know Princess Margaret has made no decision to marry him The 40yearold divorced air hen issued his statement through the Dress section of the British Em Dassy here where Townsend is air attache In the statement Townsend re ferred to a previous report quot ng him as saying he and a cer tain lady would accept exile if necessary No Decision This implies that Princess Mar jaret has decided to marry lis statement continued The princess has made no such deci sion known to me nor have I any to believe she had made such a Townsend Sunday repudiated th exile comment as pure inven It was first published in the Sydney Australia Sun Herald Townsend said Monday I have already described this alleged statement as a pure inven ion that and said it should e completely disregarded In view of this state ment again of course alleged to have een made by well as anumberof other state ments also at ributed to me DR BLUNT shall now be forced to seek es ape from After dodging reporters ever ince he came to Brussels in 1953 had made himself avail tble to questioners for the past veek He refused repeatedly how ver to answer directly questions bout his relations with the prin Bishop Speaks In Britain meanwhile an An glican bishop who two decades ago varned King Edward Vin against marying a divorcee urged that largaret abandon any plan to wed he divorced RAF officer Dr Alfred Blunt Bishop of Brad ord said in an interview with the iunday newspaper The People hat he did not see how Queen Elizabeth defender of the a consent to her sis er entering into such a union The Church of England has teadfastly opposed the remarriage f divorced persons Would Fight to Free PWs McCarthy EVERETT Mass WVSen Mc Carthy says that if necessary he would favor starting a war to win freedom of 526 American service men he claims are being held prisoner in Red China In a talk Sunday to the Friend ly Sons of St Patrick he said If it were necessary to start a war to gel those men back I would say yes by all means But we neednt start a He suggested the United States tell our socalled allies that they wont get one red cent of American money until the Americans arc freed McCarthy urged the 1 000 in his audience to write their congress men asking How in heavens name can you vote to draft American young men and send them to foreign shores if weve abandoned the men weve already drafted and sent them to sudden death and torture in blood stained Communist dun geons McCarthy sent a letter to Pres ident Eisenhower Saturday say ing he would like to hear from you as to what if anything you arc doing or propose to do to se cure the freedom of those young In his letter to the President McCarthy mentioned 944 Ameri cans held by the Chinese Reds In his talk Sunday he set the figure at 526 explaining that the Defense Department says the others are dead McCarthy said that instead of double crossing and double dealing we should join hands and regain our national Hf said there is no possible co existence with the dirtiest fight ers in the Program Is Outlined by President Covers Last Half of 54 BY ARTHUR J OLSEN WASHINGTON Eisenhower Monday reported to Congress that the United States now is pumping the bulk of its foreign aid into economicallyre tarded the best way to build up the free worlds security and prosperity In his semiannual report on the mutual security program covering the last half of 1954 the President indicated this shift in emphasis to underdeveloped countries will con tinue The underdeveloped countries hold the bulk of the worlds popu lation occupy the largest part of its land area constitute the major source of its key minerals and raw materials and contain many of its most valuable military he said Not Difficult It is not difficult to perceive therefore why it is in our interest to be deeply concerned with the stability of these countries their rates of economic growth their ability to meet the enlarged re quirements of their people and the success of their present efforts to strengthen themselves and move forward in freedom by the demo cratic processes appropriate their own He said that in the last sis months of aid activity there was a significant acceleration o operations in Asia where Com munism is stepping up its efforts of The 65page report said 930 mil lion dollars in mutual aid fund have been programmed for Mid die Eastern Asian and Pacific countries for other than military assistance and direct forces sup port during the fiscal year end ing next June 30 This represents the largest seg ment of the program or fiscal 1955 aside from militarj aid Provision of military equip ment and training and advances of funds and commodities to sup port defense programs still ac counted for the bulk of aid pro gram Two Nations The report said actual shipments of military hardware in the last months of 1954 amounted to BOUND AND GAGGED Mason City Police Captain Ralph Schiffman shows the plastic cord with which two armed bandits tied supermarket manager A L Lund quist late Saturday Lundquist freed himself with a small knife Captain Schiffman stoops in approximately the same place where the pair left Lundquist bound and gagged six of NATO countries Spain Yugoslavia re ceived worth These shipments brought the otal of military aid actually delivered since 1949 to lOVi billion dollars European countries re ceived more than seven billion dol ars of this amount Near Eastern and African countries got one bil ion and Asian and Pacific coun ries nearly two billion In terms of actual items deliv red the report gave this partial ireakdown aircraft 868 na cal vessels rtillery pieces motor transport vehicles o u n d s of ammunition terns of electronic and communi ations equipment and mall arms and machine guns Heaviest Stress But Eisenhower laid heaviest tress on the need to build up the conomic and social strength of conomically lessdeveloped areas f the free world He pointed out that the Soviet Jnion is making a special effort convince people in these areas hat the Communist way is the est way to achieve rapid econom c Soviet bloc countries dded 25 new trade agreements ith free world countries during 954 he noted bringing the total 0120 Emmetsburg Farmer Dies in Car Crash EMMETSBURG W John M chmalen 35yearold farmer was tilled Saturday night when his car eft the road at a dead end and rashcd into a ditch Schmalen alone in the car The accident appencd southwest of Emmels Called Backward Step Milk Ordinance Change Rapped Enactment of a legislative bill to require municipal grade A milk ordinances to conform with state standards would set the Mason City health program back five years That was the general opinion of top city officials and a spokes man for a large dairy company in reference to the companion bills pending in the two Iowa houses Mayor George E Mendon after conferring with city health de partment inspectors said the general belief is that the bill will set back the program five He asserted everything accomplished far to better the local health Market Loss Is Alarm Spread Over Midwest By ANDY MONTGOMtRY Two armed bandits who robbed a Mason City grocer of more than in cash and checks late Saturday were still at large Monday Meanwhile Mason City police have launched an intensive search and investigation for the two gun men Authorities in a IPstate mid west radius have been alerted A L Lundquist manager of the National Tea Food Store 307 N Federal told police two gunmen bound and gagged him after forc ing him to turn over about in cash and in checks Lundquist managed to work a small knife from his back pocket cut the plastic cord with which be had been tied and called police about Saturday He told officers he was afraid to leave the store Mason City police who imme diately launched an investigation alerted Iowa and Minnesota author ities to watch for the bandits de scribed as between 510 to six feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds His Story As told to police and the Globe Gazette here is Lundquists ver sion of the holdup After locking and leaving the building a few minutes after 11 he walked to his car in Ihe city parking lot in the rear of the store He carried a night deposit bag containing in currency and in checks Lundquist threw the money bag he intended to deposit in the First National the front seat and got in bis car At moment mayors of 16 larger Iowa cities atj a recent parley came out against quist said as anv such measure Showers Hit Most of State DES MOINES IBThunder storms including a brief hail rhower in Des Moines moved into Central Iowa Monday morning as a spell of weather pushed rapidly northward from Missouri T L e Weather Bureau said the morning siege of showers and thunderstorms quickly passed on to Northern Iowa Another band was due in Southern Iowa during the afternoon The rain together with accom panying thunder reached Masonj ity about 10 Showers will be more general Monday night and Tuesday with ight rain in the northwestern part wiU a man walked up and growled We want situation by rigid ordinances would be removed by the action He noted L a companion or ic i fdered him out of the car Lund got out he acci dentally bumped the horn which City Health Director Dr J W Lannon declared the move would be one of the poorest things that could be done He said the city ordinance is patterned closely after the Department of Health that the city would be much better off under the local regulations than the less restrictive state measure Present Ordinance If anything has to be done Dr Lannon commented it would be better to improve the situation in stead of restricting the city and making the present ordinance null and sounded a short blast The No Funny Stuff second man pulled a gun and declared We dont want any funny stuff Just do as we tell you and we wont harm Then the men according to Lundquist forced him to unlock the store ordered the the front door opened One man turned on the front window lights after Lundquist declared he couldnt open the safe without lights The bandits asked for the keys to the inside safe Lundquist com A spokesman for a large dairyjlied four bags contain liner a nniir in roprnntc company said the state action is way out of line We are in accord P a c k e t s of individually city ordinance and arejwr mixed with the Weather Bureau said on record as sanctioning the wrapped pennies were ignored Tape Mouth manager said the The gunmen jthen forced him to walk to a small oi ju j i fte added he thought it is a stepi The thunderstorms were accombackwards to t the m int room in the rear of the anipri hv liPhtmncr h0 Store where they tied him with a i t liUlJ i i i far ahead of the state plasc and hls The people in the eyes afler removin8 his panied by lightning Temperatures remained relatively moderate al nough definitely cooler than the balmy weather of last week day highs ranged from 49 at Du buque to 64 at Sioux City Lows early Monday ranged from 30 at Mason City to 40 at Ottumwa Union Members of Telephone Industry Go on Strike in South ATLANTA Ga he noted 1 are quite upset about jt v The bandits left by the front In an Associated Press dispatch Lundquist told police He en fieorPP be managed to free himself Rep George Paul RBrooklyn said Monday bills pending in the iwith the knife after about a half House and Senate are designed require that municipal grade A knife his hands He recalled working the out of his pocket and into milk ordinances conform with state standards i Lundlulst said the bandit doing Paul introducer of the measuremost the talkinS was smooth in the House is a dairyman andilooking and could be a high official in state and nationidescribcd as He said mately 50000 union members secmed to be very he telephone industry went voij grade A Night Police Captain Ralph gin at 6 a m but pickets ap carcd at manv exchanges two trike Monday in the ninestate nances in outhern Bell municipalities There was no immediate dis uption of service except in non ial towns The strike was scheduled to be score of noted the Whole Intent The whole intent of the bill isj to prevent municipalities from sct ing up artificial and arbitrary ref strictions for the sole purpose of strangers i made no effort to faces because they conceal their tours ahead of time while competitive milk from1 ors met beyond the expiration f the old Sunday mid light SAME DATE195479 outside the immcdinlej milkshed or Paul said He added Local ordi nances arc merely a gimmick to hold up prices for local producers and exclude competition The state grade A milk standards conform with those of the Public Health Service The bill was proposed originally because of a fight between the Mnquokcla Valley Cooperative and producers in the Waterloo milk shod because of a Waterloo ordi nnnrp which would exclude Ma quoketa Valley Cooperative About The Weather Mason City Showers cooler Iowa Cloudy showers Minnesota Occasional rain RAIN Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 51 Minimum 31 At 8 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 2S Minimum I ;