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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL tt The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Preu UnitwJ International Full Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 15 1960 7c a Copy Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection lit Farewell to old Nos56 Lost passenger trains across Iowa by By CY DOUGLASS DES MOINES is a farewell to old Nos 5 and G and the numerous other redplushed coach and de luxe passenger trains the Chicago North Western used to run through Boone The Interstate Commerce Commission has approved the discontinuance of the last Chica go North Western passenger trains across Iowa They made their final runs Monday and Tuesday You have to have lived in Boone as did this writer to get the full impact WHEN HE WAS the city edi tor of the Boone NewsRepubli can the North Western was still the rail bridge between Chicago and the East and California Boone was a big stop on all transcontinental trains If you knew the right railroad people you could find in ad vance what important persons were traveling east or west by rail With luck you could catch them in Pullman or diner dur ing the kingsized stop all trains made at Boone and get a story And what personages they were Jack Dempsey the greatest of the champions and his then film star wife Estelle Taylor finan cier Otto Kahn and his dinner guests including Earl Beatty of England Alfred Crowninshield editor of Vogue and others equally noted members of the cabinet including former Secre tary of the Navy then in office Dwight Wilbur a native o Boone County the Dolly Sisters famed night club act of the pro hibition era his grace the Bishop of London gaiters anc all and many more ONCE BOONE EVEN boasted the office of a vice presiden and assistant general manager of the whole railroad line and his private car was a regular jht on the siding between trips You could go down to the de pot at train time in the eve ning and hear the old timers discussing events back to the earliest days of the railroad in pioneer Boone County Nicholas decides hell bid for AP Photofax YES ITS GEN STEWART Brig Geni James Stewart better known as Jimmy Stewart the actor poses at the Pentagon as he arrives to serve two weeks of active service Its his first bit of duty since he was promoted to his new rank At right is Brig Gen Eugene LeBailey with whom Stewart is asso ciated during his tour of duty Discuss sales tax move FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES A meeting of Southern Minnesota merchants was called at Fairmont Tuesday night to discuss the implications of recent sales tax collection efforts on the part of the State of Iowa Many of the merchants in the border communities were up in arms over the matter The decision came after Arthur C Roemer assistant Min nesota tax commissioner ruled that cannot render legal assistance to the Worthington merchants from whom Iowa is seeking in sales taxes and penalties The question oflegal assistance stemmed from the request of Rep Wayne Bassett Worthington and other legislators who asked the state to intervene the case of Hardy Rickbeil owner of a Worthington furni ture hardware and appliance store But it was determined that there has been no inter ference with the State of Min nesota by the Iowa action which broke last week when one of Rickbeils trucks was seized at Sibley Iowa Disarm plan is unveiled Dramatic bid at Geneva GENEVA Western powers unveiled Tuesday a dra matic disarmament plan to cro ate an international group so powerful it eventually could veto a nations military budget In three gradual stages the world would disarm until each nation had only enough armed force to maintain internal order All weapons of mass destruc tion would be junked Space would be barred to military mis siles In the second stage another disarmament conference would be called to include Red China and all other nations with strong military forces They would be invited to join the move ment toward world disarma ment THE WESTERN plan carry ing the names of the United States Britain France Italy and Canada was introduced OFFER PRAYER Rescue workers hold a spontaneous prayer meeting while waiting their turn to go into the mine at Holcien W Va where 18 of their coworkers are trapped It was this crew of volunteers that hacked their way into a possible place of refuge by the trapped men found it empty AP Pholofax GOP to 4 Iowa claimed in sales Another stop on the line was tax arrears and in penal Moingona also in Boone Counties for the five years ended ty and across the Des Moines ast Jan 1 Werner said many Southern Minnesota merchants by virtue nH T produced the Iowa hero railroad bridge at night in aiL Minnesola does not raging storm to save an oncom ing train and its passengers Her feat related in the McGuf fey reader became one of the great railroad legends Many more centered about the North Western the line with the best roadbed in the coun try and the English capitalist backers who insisted that their engines should observe British manners and pass to the left the only American railroad so regulated BUT NOW THE passengers are gone If you live in central Iowa and the North Western was once your road you have to swallow your pride drive to the now the rail bridge between Chicago and the Union Pacific at Omaha or the Bur lington or the Rock Island Sorry indeed are we for those who will never now have the chance to ride over the NW bridge once known locally at least as the highest double tracked railroad bridge in the world and view the Des Moines River valley in one of its breath taking sweeps T h bridge is a few miles west of Boone Sad indeed are the days ahead for all old North Western buffs lave a sales tax enjoy a com petitive tax advantage over Iowa merchants that amounts to thou sands of dollars a year The courts have held that hese merchants may enjoy the ull benefit of this competitive advantage if in all respects hey stay within the state anc operate their business he ex plained Bulletins WASHINGTON House Tuesday defeated 13895 an attempt to cut the key fea ture of the administrations plan for federal referees to protect Negro voting rights promptly in the EastWest arms conference opening Tuesday in the Palace of Nations Its central feature calls for establishment of an interna tional disarmament organization which could immediately be to set up almost begin prelimi ORANGEBURG S C UPI Tuesday turned fire hoses on a large group of nary studies of complex dis armament problems If the Western plan wins the approvaJ of the Communist pow ers these studies would lead on step by step to international con trol over the worlds weapons including everything from mili tary vehicles cruising outer space to hand grenades AN AMERICAN source em phasized that the final stage of the its arrangements for arms only come into force after the pre liminary phases had been gro students demonstrating against racial segregation and made a number of arrests A police official said about a thousand Negroes were in volved Extend deadline for attaching new plates DES MOINES Iowa Safety Department has extend achieved From beginning o emphasis would be Iowa officials said that meried the deadline for drivers to chants and tax agents in North west Iowa have reported that Rickbeils firm has been solicit ing and bringing goods into Iowa for sale Such action they said makes him liable to the Iowa sales tax have their 1960 license plates on their cars to April 1 because several counties have been un able to process all mailed ap plications for plates The previ ous deadline had been set for Tuesday 4 rescued Russian sailors reach US SAME mt111 IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT D tcitfe tm part 24 SAN FRANCISCO UPI Four Russian sailors who spent 49 days on a disabled landing craft in the Pacific arrived In the United States Tuesday and were greeted by a smiling Russian diplomat who planted hearty kisses on mans cheek A helicopter lifted the four to San Franciscos Marina Green from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kear sjrge which found the young men adrift on March 6 Anatole Kardashev second secretary of the Russian em bassy in Washington said his government was proud of the sailors and the ordeal they survived Each man had lost 30 pounds It is a good example of the strong spirit of our young people Kardashev said Kardashev conveyed his thanks to the commander of the Kearsarge Capt R L Townsend on behalf of our embassy The sailors said they were very grateful to the carrier crew and the U S govern ment for their rescue Kardashev said the four will rest for a couple of days at a San Franciscomotel then be flown by jet to New York There they will rest for week or two In a rest camp operated by Russias United Nations delegation before be ing flown to Moscow Newspapers in Russia have made much of the mens ex periences They also have heaped great praise on the U S for its rescue work placed on foolproof controls If the Western plan ultimately adopted and if the carefully lanned reductions are carried ut most of the soldiers sail rs and airmen in the world turn in their uniforms hose remaining in service foud be used only to preserve nternal security Scientists ould halt weapons research nd direct their knowledge only o projects of peace Communist China and other militarily significant states vould be associated with the cheme at an early stage Officials in Washington said rie new Western proposal un ike one advanced in 1957 does ot condition disarmament on a imultaneous settlement of po itical issues with Russia such as the reunification of Germany Airline pilots 60 and over grounded NEW YORK airline pilots 60 years of age or older were grounded Tuesday by a Federal Aviation Agency order The ban wentinto effect at midnight after Federal Judge Alexander Bicks Mon day denied a motion by the Air Line Pilots Assn seeking a preliminary injunction against the ruling Fortyseven pilots were affectedimmediately Waiter indicted for evasion of taxes NEW YORK tf A former headwaiter at the Copacabana restaurant and night club has been indicted on charges of evading in income taxes Ronald E Egleston 50 who re signed from the club last month was charged Monday with re porting only of he earned for 1953 through 1955 Whew Storm stalled The big snow storm that was set for a vicious swipe at Iowa Tuesday has shifted to the south of the state But parts of southwest Iowa got several more inches of snow before the storm veered off The Weather Bureau Monday had forecast 8 to 12 inches of new snow for the southern third of the state Then Monday night the forecast was revised to call for about 8 inches of snow But the approaching storm failed generally to cut into Iowa and it didnt follow the course of many recent storms Missouri caught the brunt of it Council Bluffs got 3 inches ol new snow and Sioux City and Lamoni had 2 inches North Iowa as yet hasnt received a flake The new storm stalled over western Iowa Monday night bu was moved slowly eastwarc Tuesday North Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Wednesday night with chance of some light snow passing through area late Tuesday night Not qtiite so cold Tuesday night lows 1015 Highs Wednesday 2529 Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Wednesday Chance of light snow spreading east ward across the state Tues day night not quite so cold northeast lows 1015 north J520 south Highs Wednesday in the 20s Further Thursday considerable cloudi ness chance of snow south Minnesota Cloudy light snow Highs Wednesday 2030 GlobeGazeUe weather No trace of men in mine L 0 G A N W Vn MrHope ebbed Tuesday for rescue of 18 trapped coal miners as rescue teams probed the areas where they might have taken refuge entries North lowan answers call Former LI Gov William II Nicholas G7 Clear Lake Tues day announced he will seek the Republican nomination for gov ernor The longlime Republican who is now a member of the Iowa Highway Commission said he yielded to concerted appeals and decided to become a candi date His supporters who look out nomination papers for him last week said they had plenty of rouble convincing Nicholas to make another try for Ihc states 1 political job NICHOLAS THUS becomes the burlh announced candidate for he office Atty Gen Norman Erbc State Sen Jack Schroeder Davenport and John Knudson an Albion fanner announced earlier they would seek the GOP nomination in the June primary Another candidate for the nomination Robert Carson In dependence was killed last week in a car accident Nicholas said that the death of Carson left no one in the GOP gubernatorial field to represent his approach to state govern ment Nicholas said Carson had asked him two weeks ago to be come his campaign manager anc the incident should throw some light on rny feelings to ward that fine cleancut young up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum data 22 8 and found no one One area was founci empty Monday night and another Tues day morning There were no signs of the men at the entrance to the third and final refuge where the men trapped since last Tuesday may have gone IF THEYRE up toward the slope theyre dead said Paui Lingo deputy state mines direc tor MRS TONE DIES DES MOINES UPI Mrs Jay E Tone 81 member of a pioneer DCS Moines family died Monday at Methodist Hos pital here man Nicholas live that said he was he could get posi more Basic mine safety instructions call for trapped men to use chalk or other means to leave signs for rescuers The 18 were cut off about 8 a m last Tuesday when a small rock slide snapped an electric cable that ignited some timbers The timbers in turn started a smoldering fire in the coal COMMUN I C A T I O N WAS maintained with the miners for about four hours until that line too was broken apparently votes than any other Repubiican candidate now in the running HAVE STATED before and repeat now had I been on the ticket in the last general elec tion I not only would nave been elected but also would have car ried into office many capable Republicans who were defeated by narrow margins Nicholas said The reference by Nicholas to the last election was his only mention of his primary defeat in 1958 by William G Murray an Iowa State University economics professor Nicholas has been at odds with op Republicans since that time because he felt they had aban doned him to support Murray whom he termed a newcomer Nicholas said that he consid ered the last election water over the dam and I am prepared to go all the way in working not AP Photofax HES SORRY Hayes 19 Madison Wis fights back the tears as he talks to his attorney John Riiey before being arraigned in the slaying of his father director of the Madison zoo and another man Hayes who said he shot the two for no rea son at all entered an innocent plea by reason of in sanity burned through by the fire There are three honeycombed refuge areas or rooms off the main passageway where the men might have barricaded themselves from the deadly fumes and smoke from the fire Hope was running high Monj day when one crew finally reached the goal workers had been striving toward for more than six underground room where the men might have taken refuge No one was there It was empty except for objects here and buckets and tools On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 678 Clear Lake News 10 Sports 1112 Comics 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Farm News 17 North towa News 20 Nursing home patient victim of flames CEDAR RAPIDS UPI Frank Wing 78 a nursing home patient died Monday night of burns received when his cloth ing caught fire while in bed only for a Republican victory WILLIAM H NICHOLAS this year but to work as well with all elements in the party Nicholas also ran unsuccess fully in 1952 and 1954 for the Republican nomination for gov ernor In 1953 he was third in a threeway race for the nom ination behind the late Gov William S Beardsley and Ken neth Evans Emerson He placed second behind Leo Hoegh in a sixway contest in 1954 Hoegh won the ;