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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1955, Mason City, Iowa NOffw Doily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NfWSPAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEICHIOKS HOME EDITION VOL LXl PNM Md Pnw rw Utovra Crate MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAKCM 2t Thlj Paper CouiiU Twg OM 141 Nebraska Prison Holdout Continues One Mans Opinion A Radk Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGatettv Editor Hartzell Spence Does It Again A former fellow townsman am good friend of mine Hartzel Spence is a neverending soure of amazement to me In his writ ing skill he really covers the wa terfront Such versatility isn often found in one person When Hartzell Spence first came to my town with his preacher father later to be immortalized in a pair of books he was sharpening his tools for a journalistic career at the state university Soon he was winning his spurs as reporter and bureau chief for the United Press From Iowa his path led to New York where between news assign ments for UP he found time for a first book It had a Radio City set ting and as Im sure he would tel you it was just another book Then he turned to what I as sumed was to be his literary spe cialty for life In a simple straight forward and sympathetic way he told the story of his parsonage bringing up It presented an affec tionate appraisal of his father mj good friend Doctor William Spence Great Book Great Movie One Foot in a singu larly happy choice of name be came a best seller in 1940 and the film version of it which within the past year or so has been reissuec to the movie houses was and is acclaimed one of the finest pic tures ever filmed Gel Thee Behind Me was a se quel It covered episodes in the Spence life which had been omitted in the earlier volume To me it had a charm on par with One Foot in Heaven but for under standable reasons it didnt have as great a vogue with the reading public It was something of an en core to an act that had already received top billing on the show This brings us to about 1940 or 1941 Hartzell Spence had demon strated two special fields of com petence One he had shown an exceptional ability to write import ant news stories and direct the re portorial efforts of others two he had shown a talent bordering on genius for biography and autobi ography Honeymoon Adventure At this point in his life on a combination honeymoon and quest for material for an historical novel Hartzell Spence and his bride took off for South America Their wan derings took them to the lofty headwaters of the Amazon River in the Andes The rigors of this ex perience caused Spences hair to become white within a period of weeks What he saw and heard and felt on this fabulous expedition supple mented by a prodigious amount of research went into a book This revealed to me a new facet in the Hartzell Spence a genius for making history come authen tically to life But before I talk more about this because Im telling my story at least roughly in a chronological order I should recall the war years when Mr Spence was able to make use of his journalistic training as editor of that spright ly publication called Lat er he became a colonel in the Air Corps stationed in Washington D C Organized Confusion At this time his family moved to a 718 acre Virginia farm The organized confusion sometimes not too well organized involved in remodeling an old mansion and bringing back into production the tired acres surrounding it became anotficr book perhaps the funniest ever done by Mr Spence It was called Happily Ever After and came off the press in 1949 Two or three years later he col laborated with Fred Bradna only recently deceased on a charming book called The Big It was the slory of the Ringling Brothers Circus through the eyes of this most famous of all ring masters Basically it was an interview as signment for Hartzell Spence a thing as natural for him as swim ming is for a duck The latest Spence book Bride of the came off the Random House Press several months ago It received some ex tremely complimentary reviews well it should But for some rea which wouldnt stand loo much CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PAUL D McAULEY Paul McAuley Found Dead Rites Tuesday Long Active in Community Affairs Paul D McAuley 41 202 Wil owbrook Drive Sunday morning was found dead at the McAuley and Son Funeral Home 8 Adams County Coroner Dr J E Chris opherson who said Mr McAuley had been in good health although depressed ruled the death suicide from a selfinflicted pistol wounc in the head He had expressed anxiety over his health in recent months Mr McAuley director and own er of the McAuley funeral home is survived by his wife and three children Michael Freeman and Paul Douglas and a daughter Deborah Kay He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Born in 1913 Mr McAuley was born April 7 1913 in Mason City the son ol Arthur E and Lucille McAuley He was educated at schools in Ma son City the Johnston School St Petersburg Pillsbury Acad emy Owatonna and the Mason City Junior College He attended the State University of Iowa and was graduated from the HohenschuhCarpenter School of Embalming St Louis in 1935 Jn 1936 Mr McAuley returned to Mason City as a partner with his father in the funeral home Long active in community af fairs Mr McAuley was a past of the Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce and the past exalted ruler of Mason City odge 375 Elks He also vas a member of the Lions Club he YMCA the safety council and community welfare groups Youngest on Board He was a member of the Na ional Funeral Directors Associa ion the North Central Iowa Dis rict Funeral Directors and Em almers Association At 28 Mr VlcAuley was believed to have been the youngest man in the country to have served as a mem ber of the state board of embalm crs examiners In 1945 Mr McAuley was elected president of the Confer enee of Funeral Service Exami ning Boards of the United States During World War H he served as a captain in the Iowa State Guard assigned to special duty as emergency coordinators for the state He also was a member of the ligh 12 the ZaGaZig Shrine of Des Moines the Boy Scouts of America was junior warden and clerk of the vestry of St Johns Episcopal Church and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and OOF Lodge 224 Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 at St Johns episcopal Church The Rev Al red Malone rector will officiate Jurial will be at Memorial Park Ccmeteij Friends may call at he McAuley and Son Chapel until Tuesday Gunman Gets in Austin Holdup AUSTIN lone gunman ot early Monday morning n the holdup of an Erickson serv ce station here The man drove nto the station and asked to have he gas tank filled He presented a bill in payment and when the at cndant took out a roll of bills said Ill take that He was be icved to have headed west toward Albert Lea after leaving the sta ion 70 Dead Big Crop Loss in Nations Cold Snow By United Spring finally came up with some warm weather Monday but t was too little and too late The seasons first disastrous week had claimed more than 70 lives and more than 50 million dollars in crop losses The savage young season still held parts of New England in a wintry grip following a mammoth snow storm which piled drifts 12 eet high in upper New York state blocked roacte and stranded scores of motorists and skiers In the Southland warming weath er came too late to save multi million dollar fruit crops Temperatures rose 5 to 12 de grees in the East and jumped even higher in the stormbattered Great Plains But it still was below freez ing as far south as the northern portions of the Gulf states The wintry weather has account ed for at least 74 deaths across NEXT is a new photo of Prince Juan Carlos 17 believed slated to become king of Spain He is son of Prince Juan and grandson of King Alfonso XIII last royal ruler of Spain The prince is shown in Montel lano Palace in Madrid and seems to be a camera fan Nixon Greets Mario Scelba Premier of Italy Conferring in WASHINGTON a 1 i a n premier Mario Scelba Monday ipened an official threeday visit vith conferences with President Eisenhower and Secretary of State ohn Foster Dulles on the Atlantic Alliance and proposed big power alks with Russia Vice President Richard M Nixon and other high officials greeted Scelba when he arrived late at Na tional Airport Sunday from Ottawa after his plane was buffeted by vinds up to 75milesanhour en route Scelba was to call on Dulles for n hours conference with the resice prior to a lunch in bis and Signora Scelbas honor by Presi dent and Mrs Eisenhower Scelba in a statement at the airport renewed his countrys ledge to join other countries in he Atlantic Alliance in resisting ggression in Europe Nixon told the Italian premier he coldness of the weather in Vashington was not indicative the warm welcome he will eceive Praised by Survivors SEATTLE ffi Survivors had high praise Monday for W F Mike Kerwick 36 Seattle navigator of a Pan American World Airways plane which made a crash landing in the Pacific Ocean Kerwick is a former lowan and his mother Mrs William Kerwick lives at Emmetsburg Kerwick took control of one of the life rafts directing rescues and giving instructions for using oars they said Calm Voice He spoke in a clear calm said Miss Elizabeth Thompson Seattle stewardess We jumped He had complete control of the situation at all Kerwicks wife Penny mother of three children and expecting another had a difficult time Sunday until word came through that her husband was safe Its so terrible thinking about those people who werent so she said The waiting not knowing was kind of Four died and 19 were res cued in the crash The pilot of the big fourengine Stratocruiser Capt H S Joslyn was forced to ditch the plane when one engine was wrenched from its mounting and fell into the sea There was no explana tion for the engines tearing loose Watched by Radar Eighteen miles to the north the Navy transport Bayfield carrying a shipload of troops home from Army maneuvers on the California coast had watched the plane disappear from its radar screen and turned to aid It was when the plane went down The ship reached the life rafts at Within three minutes the sur vivors were being bundled aboard lifeboats and then into the Bayfields sick bay Lost were John Peterson 80 Seattle Angus G Hendrick 33 Seattle the copilot Ronald R Fowler San Francisco the flight engineer and David Darrow 29 an Auburn bank em ploye the country since spring bowed in last Monday Farmers had yet to total the full damage to their crops particularly in the frostbitten lane But it was certain to hit mil n Spring climaxed its week of de struction Sunday by sending i mammoth snow storm blowing through the lower St Lawrence Valley into Canada Parts of upper New York state got 20 inches of snow and some drifts were 12 feet high The state throughway was closed for more than nine hours between Fulton ville and Buffalo 190 Cars More than 190 cars were towec off the highway Winds were so strong that some of the auto mobiles were almost blown off the road Snowbound motorists abandoned 30 cars on the highway near Utic and 150 skiers were stranded a Turin The 65member Bowdoin College Glee Club was marooned at Constantia New York City was raked with 55 milesperhour winds which tore off antennas roofing and wires anc sent trees crashing The storm did not reach its peak however until it hit Canada Cana dian drifts were 20 feet deep most Quebec and Ontario towns were isolated and five persons were killed in auto accidents Dixie Hit Hardest In this nation the weather ap parently had dealt its most viciou blow at Dixie A cold wave which sent temper atures to 16 above had killed the GeorgiaSouth Carolina 30 million dollar peach crop and knocked out Mississippis 5milliondollar tung crop The Alabama farmers estimated a twomilliondollar potato crop loss and one million dollars dam a g e to watermelons cucumbers corn and pecans A fourth of Lou isianas strawberry crop was ruined and severe financial loss was expected to the Alabama and Tennessee strawberries The story was the same in South ern Illinois where the mercury hit 6 above The states threemillion dollar peach crop was gone and the areas apples worth five million dollars were reckoned a total loss Cold also had killed off Texas entire peach crop but in Kansas the late snows were hailed as a new lease on life for the wheai fields Vice Adm Lowry 67 Cresco Native Dies VALLEJO Calif Adm Frank J Lowry 67 a native of Cresco Iowa died Saturday Ad miral Lowry commanded Navy task forces in the invasions of Italy and southern France HEADS VETS DES MOINES UP Everett Briggs Shenandoah was elected president of the Iowa State Rain bow Division Veterans Assn Sim day at an annual reunion CREW members of the Pan American plane which ditched in the Pacific Ocean Saturday sit in the wardroom of the rescue ship Bayfield as they were interviewed Seated arc left to ripht Mike Kerwick Bellevue navigator Natalie Parker Seattle pursuer talking with the ships skipper Capt P D Quirk Bor nian Joslyn Seattle pilot and J D Peppin Tacoma engineer AP Wircphoto PERSONAL Gov Victor Ander son sits at a desk in the wardens office as he assumed personal command of the situation at the state prison in Lincoln He reached the prison Sunday night Democrats Trying to Embarass Ike Senators Charge WASHINGTON Republican of Vermont and Hickenlooper of Monday Demo crats are trying to embarrass President Eisenhower by push ing through Congress pay increasesso large he will veto them There is no question that this is partisan Aiken said And there is a 5050 chance that deserving government workers will get no raise at all as a Hickenlooper agreeing in a separate interview said political am is being made available for use in the coming Both referred to the Senate ac tion Friday in voting a 10 per cent pay boost for IVi million postal and other government work ers Republican Leader Knowland of California predicted the President would veto the bills Administration lieutenants have Big 3 Discuss Possibilities of Russian Talks LONDON Secretary Sir Anthony Eden disclosed Mon day Britain the United States and France have already begun dis cussing arrangements for a Big Four meeting with Russia Eden told the House of Com mons this country is ready and eager to discuss the future of Ger many and Austria disarmament problems and a European security system with the Russians now hat the French Parliament has Demands Handed Governor Two Guards Are Hostages LINCOLN Neb rebel lious prisoners holed up in the Nebraska prison jail since Sun day with two guards as hostages sent out a list of nine demands Monday Gov Victor Anderson said would carefully consider the de mands but there would be no compromise until the guards were released Both the demands and the reply were delivered by means of a rope dropped from the second floor of the Maximum Security Building or jail where the besieged prisoners have locked themselves in Private The governor told a news con ference that in his reply he had told the prisoners he felt most of the demands were reasonable and deserve but he ex plained that consideration would be in the form of a private inter view with each prisoner The nine demands as listed by the prisoners 1 A definite segregation sen tence 2 Three hot meals daily 3 Acknowledgment of inter views 4 Adequate medical attention 5 No favoritism 6 Dismissal of all guards we can prove to be sadists head beaters 7 Keep mental patients out of the hole the maximum secur ity building 8 No reprisals 9 The same reading material as allowed other inmates and a table so we wont have to use our beds as There was no amplification of any of the listed demands but the reference to definite segregation sentences apparently referred to the segregation of prisoners in the Maximum Security Building The note from the prisoners said that the grievances needed more explanation and requested the gov been pushing a per cent pay boost for postal workers and a 6 per cent raise for an other million classified workers Eisenhower has hinted he will veto any larger raises because of the budget deficit Sen Ellender DLa disputed the contention that politics is the major issue saying I dont see how any senator or representative SWANSON MILLER ernor fo come to the window of the isolated building to talk them over with them The governor said he talked to can avoid voting a 10 per cent pay of the prisoners on the phone government workers about the notes and he did approved the accords to free V0ting a oO perjnot know which one he had rearm West Germanv cent The P r e s i d e n t lo the risoner sounded Eden was answering a Laborite questioner in the House of Commons said the British al eaJ are consulting their allies as to the methods by which we can go ahead toward arranging Jig Four talks Britain he said proposed the Jlies should follow a procedure of consultation that will include meet ngs of officials then perhaps meetings of foreign ministers and if all goes well meetings prob ably at other levels He did not elaborate on his refjweek when brought to the floor crence to meetings at other under procedure barring amend signed that one Ellender added that supporters of a 10 per cent raise ought to be able to override a veto if there is That would require a two thirds majority in both the Senate and House Sen Monroney DOkla said that even if both pay bills should be vetoed there would be ample time to get legislation through that would be tery calm and on the cheerful The message was the first com munication from the besieged pris oners since 4 Monday when authorities were notified that the rebellious inmates wished to return three prisoners It was the first list of demands presented to the governor Anderson quoted one of the ex pelled convicts as saying the three left by mutual agreement because The next step is up to the House thcy wcre considercd dead A 76 per cent pay hike for postaljwdghr bv the insurgents workers was rejected there last I i JWtiUii T The implication was Ihatimcnts This was generally regard d Qne Qf one would be at the ed as a victory for forces advocal Not Harmed Gov Victor E Anderson per sonally commanding the situation It has long been the assumption lere although it has never been ing a bigger increase The 10 per cent Senate bills are officially stated that if and when estimated to cost 720 million dol Edcn takes over the nations leadlars a year crship from Prime Minister Churchill he will quickly set out to meet President Eisenhower Eden las Ions been the heir apparent o the leadership of the Conserva ive government SAME DATE19S41M BUck fU Iriffle 4etih In put 21 hovro U About The Weaiher Mason City Fair mild Fair much warmer Minnesota Clear warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum 30 Minimum 12 At 8 21 f Aft A WAtMf I YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 42 30 expelled con jvicts as saying the three left by j mutual agreement because they were considercd dead weight by the insurgents Guards remained unharmed the governor was told The men are not planning the governor said confident ly They know they cannot es Well just continue to wait them The three story captive building has only one exit Scores of thor oughly armed guards and stata safety patrolmen had it covered as they have since the trouble broke out Sunday forenoon The poorly conceived revolt parently a spurofthemomcnt fair started about Sun day The 12 convicts seized two guards Warren B Miller 43 and Eugene Swanson 34 and holed themselves up in UM ;