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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ClTYG VOL 17 The Newspaper That1 Makes All North lowons Neighbors HOME EDITION Associated Pnu United Prew International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH U IfSf Sto Tc Copy oj Two rm Recovery in towa Speeded One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST KGLO U3UOJ WOI Anstt 6UI WTAD Quincy 930 WSUI 910 SCHEDULE Sunday tuesdav p m Than How Language Gets Fouled Up T BEGIN THIS VISIT with you by bowing my salute to those wonderful people who take time out to write me stimulating let ters On many occasions and this is one of them theyve saved the day for me It would be pretty difficult to drum up suitable subjects for discussion 52 weeks out of the year if I were deprived of my corre spondents And I think that Fm going to start out with n exchange of letters between me and Alan Gould executive editor of the Associated Press holding what some would say is the one most important and responsible news post in the world today Hes a busy man but never too busy to give attention to his personal correspondence and especial ly if it contains promise of a nice friendly argument Twice within the year weve locked horns over the broad question of whether heavy usage of faulty grammar or mispro nunciations has the effect of giving sanction to the deviations The difference between us is roughly the difference between Bergen Evans and John Mason Brown on a TV program known to millions of Americans Last Word Im for sticking establishedstandards and AP Photofax ALL DECKED OUT This is how John Sailing looked on his 112thbirthday last year Hes all decked out in a Confederate uniform and the medals which have come to him down through the years Mr Gould thinks there should be a certain language to our SO MUCH by way of back ground Within the past six or eight months Ive devoted my commentaries to this running arguhiehT on a couple of occa Its a no decision battle of course and it would spoil a lot of fun for both of us if either of us had an openand shut case You cant argue over whether two and two make four One of Last Civil War Vets Dies KINGSPORT Tenn General John Sailing 112 one of the last two surviving veterans of the Civil War died rebel who would Not long ago I observed that the word soviet was breaking into the columns of our news paper as a synonym for Com have been 113 on May 15 suc cumbed to pneumonia and old age at a clinic here 23 miles from his home in Slant where he spent almost all of his life Sailings Hugh McCamy and his grandson H E Hawkins both of Slant were with the old soldier when he died THE SOUTHWEST Virginia mountaineer who enjoyed good munists or WeJlj1 that prompted a letler to Alani He held Gould in this manner Dear Alan The w o soviet is getting a terrible kicking around these days from the President and others Its a collective noun when used as a noun and I find no authority whatever forapplying health even after he passed his 110th birthday contracted influ enza Thursday and was brought o the clinic Pneumonia fol owed and he grew gradually weaker his own for a brief time but his resistance was r digone He sliPPed into a coma Sunday and the end came at Monday Sailing joined the Army when he was 16 DEATH Everyone Seems to Be on Hand for Baby Boyds Birth OGDEN Utah lot of the family was on hand Mon day when Boyd Braithwaite was born There was his 15yearold mother Clara Smith Braith waite his 30yearold grand mother Ida Smith his 45 yearold great grandmother Coral Mair and his 80year old great great grandmother Ann DeHaven all of Ogden Mrs Brarthwaite Mrs Smifh and Mrs Mair all were married at 14 and had chil dren at 15 Approve Change in Date for School Elections DES MOINES the Iowa House of Representatives Monday passed a bill which would change school board elec tions from March to September o give new school board mem ers more of a chance to study problems before making im portant decisions each spring he bill which passed 890 now goes to the Senate Under the measure the term of school board members would Vote on Tax Plan Readied May Extend Jobless Pay FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The House worked Monday toward ex pected yes votes on Demo cratic to give a lax break 0 selfemployed persons saving for old age and lo prevent an estimated jobless work ers from having their unem ployment checks cut off April 1 The Eisenhower administra tion opposes the tax measure Treasury Secretary Robert B Anderson said over the week end it would benefit mainly highincome persons and cost the government a badlyneeded million a year THE AUTHOR Rep Eogene J Keogh rejected as utterly ridiculous complaints that his bill was a rich mans bonanza The measure would let selfemployed persons post pone to income taxes on up lo annually if the money was putinto a retire ment fund J The jobless pay exlension is a sharplyreduced version of the House Democratic leaders original proposal for a oneyear continuation of the recession born unemployment benefits program which expires March 31 President Eisenhower is expected to sign it MAKESHIFT DORM These seventh and eighth grade girls from Urbana were among those foiced to spend the night at Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines because ofthe snowstorm They brought blankets and pillows from AP Pholofiix their school bus over the front seat of tile balcony and the bal cony rail and later be cause of the asleep Left to right are Marcia Raines Mary Rupp and Charyl Hartley Slated to Rise X Many Roads Still Blocked The bill would provide bene fitsonly for jobless who had exhausted their state payments and signed up for the federal program before April L Its estimated million cost would beexpended before the newfiscal year starts July 1 so it would not knock Eisenhowers narrowlybalanced budget into the red Other capital hews FOREIGN AID Acting Sec retary of State Christian A Herter opened the Presidents campaign to sell his 000 foreign aid request Herter was questioned by the House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats have promised to Boy Victim of Accident JOICE Marshall Reed Ar nespn 17 son of Mr and Mrs Richard Arneson was shot in Sunday night and died if 1 W W UVgi Vtlr on the way to a Mason City above Mason City Light sriow ending Monday night Partly cloudy Low Monday night 1518 High Tuesday 2528 Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Tuesday through Saturday will average 3 to 6degree Cage Fans Stranded in itorium DES MOINES Thousand of teen age basketball staged allnight rock n1 to begin leaves APriL in October rather than Proponents of the bill Walter W Williams 116 as the it to an individual Communistjonly surviving veteran of the or to an individual Between Uie States Wil which is what Eisenhower andiliams bedridden and totally said that school board members now elected in March are placed in the position of having to make important decisions for tne ensuinS vcar before they cut up to one billion dollars from the program BERLIN REPORT President Eisenhower reports to the na ion Monday night on the Ber lin situation as he sees it His halfhour address from the White House will be carried by I tempera ture trend at the firs Authorities said the shooting Of the week and only mino as accidental d ay to day temperature Arneson was driving acchanges in mostly m i J d cording to reports It is believed weather the rest of the week Normal high temperatures are 46 to 54 lows are 26 lo 32 No significant precip itation during the week tile and became stuck in a snowbank The youth left the car and walked up the road be fore collapsing A passerby Iowa Cloudy northeast to fail found him and notified Worth extreme soulhwesl Monday County Sheriff A J Conner night light snow cxlreme ARNESON DIED of a shot in cast lows 15 northeast to 2 southwest Partly cloudy the abdomen According to Slier Tuesday cooler southeas iff Conner the gun was found quarter high Tuesday or the front seat of the car The lad spent the day with iis parents and was returning rom rural Fertile where he 20s east lo 30s west Further out cloudy and mild Wednesday many others are blind lives in Houston Tex Has the Associated Press a daughter I have an opportunity to acquaint ever taken notice of this mat 1 said I would live to be the themselves with the financial ail the major radio and televi sion networks starting at lad been to call on a girl He Minnesota Mostly fair warm had been in the habit of carry er Highs Tuesday 2535 ever taken notice of this matj ter in its style pronounce ments I asked in concluding my letter to the APs top au thority on matters pertaining lo word use ABOUT AS QUICKLY as the mail service would permil I had my reply from Alan Gould It seems that my question set last one and it looks like I Williams said Hubcap Thieves Hit Governors Auto DES MOINES Wi Even lhe official car of Hcrschell structure and personnel of the school The House also finished legis lative aclion and sent to the Governor a bill which would allow the of yield right of way signs for slop signs at certain lightly traveled intersections OKELLY ARRIVES up some kind of chain reactionLovdcss I immune to the around the New York hcadquarFavaScs thieves NEW YORK UP Irish ters of AP A feature story wasGovcrnor that Sean T OKelly ar developed from my query isloc three nibcaps from the carl rived here Monday for a 15day WouldBe Auto Thief Stopped by Show Drift NORTHWOOD A wouldbe car thief was foiled here Satur day night wfien the station wagon he was attempting to steal got stuck fn1 a1 snow drift lf letter well move T I iwhile he was attending the statcj goodwill vi from Alan jrl loil rnab mcnts al j fe on toi lurday night First the Gould then the story Dear Earl You raise an in triguing point about use of the word We had some fun playing with the idea and found thai soviet actually is coming into use as a term describing citi zens of the USSR The subject is explored THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the enclosed slory which we Fires in scattered parts of plan to spot for evening papers the United States Monday and visit that includes St Day with President Eisenhower at the White House Fires Claim Lives of 42 Many of Them Tots work had held offices in the senior Luther League at the Bethany Lutheran Church He About Mrs Waiworked part time in his fathers lace E Colman saw someonejhardware store here drive away in their station The activity banquet of the wagon which had been parkedij0jcc High School scheduled for in front of the house A block Tuesday niglit has been can ing the gun in the car to shoot jackrabbits Arneson had been an out standing center on the basket ball team the past two years Born Jan 5 1942 he was a junior in high school He was a member of the Boy Scout Ex plorer Post He became an Eagle Scout while in eighth grade ARNESON PLAYED baseball both in high school and in the junior league here was a mem ber of the high school chorus and glee club active in speech GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum 30 Minimum n At 8 20 7 GlobeGazette weather data up lo 8 Sunday Maximum 35 Minimum n Precipitation 4 snow session here Saturday night The Impromptu slumber part was broughton fay a ragin blizzard which made highwa travel impossible The youngsters were among the persons who spent the night in Veterans Auditorium lere after watching the finals oi the girls state basketball tour nament THE TEENAGERS didnt mind the layover a bit Someone jroduced an Elvis Presley al um and the dance was on At Sunday morning after Iowas weather should cobp erale for the next few continue digging out from the second major storm within the last two weeks The fiveday forecast calls for temperatures to be well above freezing for the rest ofs the week That should mean a rap id disappearance of the heavy snowfall which blanketed the state bringing traffic to a standstill and causing a rash of fires and other mishaps over the weekend Riding the crest of whipping winds the storm struck Satur day night with rain aiid snow turning to heavy inow which cut visibility nearly zero Traffic was snarled and com munications were knocked in some areas wireclip ping winds Highways in eastern fowa were still blocked or oneway traffic in many areas Monday morning however Much of the rest of the state had resumed travel by Sun day night Decorah which was rocked by a 12inch snow fall justeight days ago had another even dozen The DecorahNewHamp loriCedar Rapids trianglewas one of the hardest hit areas dancing the night away Sandra Sibley 16 Tabor said I loved every minute of The were part of the crowd of who attended the games Highway patrolmen an nounced that none of ihem who ived north and east of Des Moines in the center of the storm belt would be permitted to leave for home Parents and some of the youngsters slept on the benches played cards and visited while most of the others danced Worried parents put in about calls to the auditorium checking to see if their children were okay THE NIASON hit general itfared much better than many other points The snowfall ally recorded as 3ut drifting made appear much worse in places The snow was wet and on hea vilytraveled streets and lighways fourth bad veather blow in five weeks nought Ma total for ic month to nearly 20 inches ince Feb 10 when the first in ic series of storms occurred bout 40 inches have fallen lo caiiy Train service and buses were operating Monday m o r n i n g about on time with the excep lion of the Milwaukee Road The morning westbound train from Chicago was not expected before midafternoon No train was sent out of Mason City east bound for Chicago Sunday night It is being held until a west bound train arrives here It was undecided Monday whether the westbound from Chicago would continue on west or be sent back Monday night No train will be sent west from Mason City until the train from Chica go arrives here away it stalled in the snow bank and the driver got out and ran celled Funeral arrangements are in next Thursday I am sending this along in advance by mail because of the possibility it might not get on to your AND NOW WE ARE READY for the feature story in which I delect quite a substanlial mea sure of Alan Gould and G P Winkler the cdilor and com piler of the Associaled Presss Style Book for its own employes and for member newspapers CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Sunday killed more than 42 of them chil dren In Superior a 34year old father and his five chil dren perished when fire de stroyed their duplex home The childrens mother was visiting friends At Cross Hill S a house fire claimed the lives of a sharecropper eight of his children and two children who were visiting InNorth Philadelphia fire swept through a house killing eight children in one The parents and two other children escaped In West New York N three persons died of smoke poisoning in an apartment fire At Halfway three small children of Air and Mrs Warren Yardly died when trapped in a closet after fire erupted in their home The parents were not at home Yardlys 16ycarold brother was baby sitting but had gone outside lo paint a bi cycle when the fire broke out away Mrs Colmans at Anderson Funeral clad only In pajamas chasedJHome Lake Mills Besides his the man but lost him after two parents he is survived by a blocks The sheriffs office was younger sister Emily notified Sheriffs officers later appro bended a young man believec to be the suspect standing on a street corner The lightly clad youth about 16 his clothing we with snow was taken to jaii According to Sheriff A J Con ner the boy has refused to give bis name saying only that he was a hitchhiker He is being held in Worth County jail SAME FOOD CONCESSIONS stands in the auditorium started run ning out of food con cessions brought in two truck loads of bread doughnuts hamburgers hot dogs and bottles of pop The crowd began struggling lomeward about daylight but the roads werent open and some 400 persons made it only 40 miles to Marshalltown where hey waited at the school aud torium there until the road were opened Lingering Illness Claims Duncan Hines BOWLING GREEN Hines internationally I cnown gourmetand author who made the slogan Recommended y Duncan Hines known hroughout the world died Sun ay at his home here following lingering illness MARSHALL ARNESON 2 Creston Men Found Suffocated in Big Drift FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES CRESTON The bodies of two men were found Monday in a car buried in a snow drift only 30 feet from a farm driveway on a county road southeast of here The victims were identified as Floyd Gates 48 his broth er Welby 57 both of Creslon Both men were bachelors and worked as mechanics The car conlaining the two men was found covered under four feet of drifted snow by a county employe as he tried lo clear the road with a snow plow The snowplow operator Ben Crossley Creslon said he first thought his plow blade had hit ice But after ram ming the plow twice into the mass of snow he knew it was something more solid Cross ley said he got out dug into the snow and found the car The two bodies were in an upright position in the front seat Coroner Harold J Peggs said both apparently died of were wear ing jackets and caps but no gloves The two men were the third and fourth persons to die as a result of the weekend storm A Dubuque man and a Clinton man died of heart attacks after shoveling snow FORTYFIVE students and three faculty members from Mason City High School were stranded in West Union both Saturday and Sunday nights when the highways back to Ma son City were blocked They had participated in a speech tournament in West Union Sat urday The bus carrying the 48 started Mason City at 9 Monday The faculty members accompanying it were John M Fonkert William J Cameron and John W Conner Ozark Air Lines re ported their planes were operat ing about on schedule There were a few delays because of an early morning snow flurry Monday but service was being continued and the port was open A ROTARY PLOW from Ma son City is working on Highway 8 from thejChickasaw County ine to West Union A Vplow s clearing Highway 24 to De corah and Highway 9 into Wau A VPlow from Manly is also working from Decorah to tVaukon Major cause of blocked roads n Allamakee County was the ircakdown of two heavy plow nits In Franklin County there is neway traffic From prings to Charles City on High way 18 oneway Vest of Mason City re open to twoway traffic tat re snow packed The jghway Patrol reporte W to ;