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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors VOL Associated Pren and United International Full Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 29 I960 7o Copy Paptr ConsUtf of Two Up up go fares on city buses 7cenf rate at New Orleans on way out too By FOLEY ADAMS United Press Internationa The cost of getting to jobs school or shopping centers is climbing in many cities Transit fares have been boosted in at least 10 cities in the last four months The cities include such populous centers as Los Angeles Washington Pittsburgh Indianapolis and Denver Since 1955 fare boosts went into effect in at least 20 other cities Petitions for transit fare increases are pending in New Orleans Philadelphia and New ark NJ THE ONCE COMMON dime streetcar ride is almost a thing of the past So is the streetcar itself in most of the nation Its giving way to buses Of all the major transit sys tems in the country only the New Orleans Public Service Co will transport passengers for less than a dime The New Or leans firm wants to boost its basic fare from 7 to 10 cents The company hasnt h a d a fare increase within memory In its last change back in 1922 the New Orleans firm lowered its fare from 8 to 7 cents The most recent increases were in Washington where the basic fare was boosted from 20 cents to 25 cents and San Diego Calif where a similar boost be came effective Monday FARE BOOSTS that followed recent strikes gave Des Moines and Pittsburgh fares that rate among the highest in the nation The basic adult fare in Des Moines Iowas capital and larg est city climbed to 30 cents last Dec 16 after a walkout by drivers and mechanics The Pittsburgh Railways Co upped the trolley fare to 27 cents and the price of a through bus ride to 35 cents in January follow ing a sixday preChristmas Los Angeles last month boosted its basic zone fare from 17 to 20 cents Denver fares went up from 15 to 20 cents on March 1 Zone fares were eliminated in Indianapolis in January and the flat fare was boosted from 15 cents to 20 cents Fares were boosted from 15 to 20 cents at Jackson Miss on Feb 15 and from 20 cents to 25 cents during the winter at Springfield and Peoria 111 A ride costs at least a quar ter in 13 cities checked They include Chicago Minneapolis and St Paul Minn Buffalo N Y Kansas City and St Louis Mo and Portland Ore In a long list of other major cities the basic fare is 20 cents IN SOME CITIES zone sys tems add to the cost on long rides In a few there is an ex tra charge for a transfer Rid Major threat of ings in Iowa SMASHED TRUCK CAB CARRIED DRIVER TO CREEK BED Confab now in 2nd day US follows British line HOGS IMPRISONED IN TRUCK TRAILER FREED A collision Monday night in volving two cars and a semi truck hospitalized three drivers and spilled a truckload of hogs along fogcovered Highway 18 west of Mason City One of the drivers Tom Bar BARLAS CAR AFTER SPINNING INTO PATH OF TRUCK Accident in fog west of Mason City injures 3 GETTYSBURG Pa idcnt Eisenhower and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan called in their lop scientific od foreign policy advisers Tuesday to consider a new U SBritish proposal to ban nuclear weapons tests New strategy for summit ne gotiations with the Soviet Union on other world issues also is understood to be shaping up in the twopower talks now in their second day at Camp David Md VICE PRESIDENT Richard M Nixon and Secretary of State Christian A llerter flew by heli copter from Washington to join the morning session Also at Camp David were Dr George B Kistiakowsky the Presidents science adviser John A McCone chairman of the Atomic Energy Commis sion Sir William Penney nu clear science adviser to Mac millan James H Douglas deputy secretary of defense and Philip J Farley special assistant to Herter for disarma ment and atomic energy her experts worked in Washington Monday after Macmillan and Eisenhow er came to Camp David It was understood that they had worked out the major problems involved in developing a united BritishAmerican plan for the next move in nuclear test talks with the Soviet Union at Gene Nicholas qualifies Hes first to tile DES MOINES Iowa Highway commissioner William Nicholas Tuesday filed fy for a berth on the primary election ballot for the Repub lican nomination for governor Nicholas Clear Lake a former lieutenant governor and fourtime candidate for governor announced his candidacy only two weeks ago However he filed about 4500 signatures and qualified in 43 counties in the short time Don Running Des Moines one of Nicholas campaign workers said that Nicholas was the first gubernatorial candi date to file even though he was the last to announce He will run against Atty Gen Norman Erbe Boone State Sen Jack Schroeder RDavenport and John Knudson Albion in the GOP primary in June las 19 125 Jackson SW was ABOUT 45 minutes later Kee charged with failure to stop in nan neared the scene and slowed the assured clear distancejdown in the fog His car was ahead Barlas is reported in traveling east The car driven va ers may buy tokens at a dis count in most cities New York City is among cities boasting lowest fares Fifteen cent bus and subway fares have been in effect in New York since 1953 and the Statcn Island Ferry which links Staten Island to Manhattan still charges 5 cents a it has for 30 years The 10cent fare went out in Pittsburgh in 1939 did a fast fadeaway in many large cities in the 1940s and virtually went into oblivion in the 1950s Among the last to abandon it were Mo bile Ala and Jackson Miss in 1956 and Roanoke Va and Newark in 1955 The New Orleans Public Serv ice proposes to switch from street cars to buses on its Canal Street line if it wins a fare in crease but would retain trolley cars on the St Charles Street line Washington is phasing out its unique thirdrail streetcars and St Louis eliminated a trolley line a few weeks ago Trolleys are still in prominent use in San Francisco which has two long streetcar tunnels not suitable for bus use and in Phil adelphia and h i c h have considerable trolley track age underground or on private rightofway TRAIN DERAILED CARROLL WVSix cars on a Chicago and Great Western freight train left the tracks in downtown Carroil Monday No ont was injured 3 dead sons always will be remembered PITTSBURGH The three sons of Mr and Mrs Vincent Jennings died in a fire that swept their home last Nov 16 The young victims were James J Nicholas 7 and Gregory 5 Mrs Jennings gave birth to a good condition at Mercy Hos pital The other drivers also are re ported in good condition They are Jack Keenan 57 Clear Lake who had a strained neck and Theron Clark Sovereign 52 Rockford driver of the truck Sovereign has fractures one leg and the other ankle The scene for the collision a mile and a half west of Mason City was set when a truck driven by Claire Wilson Manly ran out jof gas near the bridge west of out flares boy MondaT was gnveln Theater Wilson put James Nicholas Gregory Jen nings Dexter farmer is victim of crash DEXTER Daulton 57 who farmed southwest of here was killed Monday after noon when the pickup truck he was driving was struck by a Rock Island passenger train at a crossing west of here SAME Mason Cityan ordered to face psychiatric exam Clark E Gabel 22 Mason City Tuesday was bound over to the Schuyler County grand jury at Rushville 111 after a series of alleged indecent expo sures and attempted child mo lestings He is held in the coun ty jail in lieu of bond Sheriff Robert Lashbrook said Gabel will undergo psychiatric examination Gabel was arrested Thursday afternoon by an Illinois state trooper near Roseville 111 southeast of Burlington Iowa A Rushville woman signed a complaint charging that a man fitting Gabels description at tempted to get her 11yearold daughter into his car The sher iff said Gabel has admitted the attempt A report that Gabel had a revolver was denied by the sher iff He said Gabel had no gun Other complaints were re ceived from Beardstown Bush nell andAlexander all in west central Illinois and all within a twohour period Gabel was questioned Friday by state police in connection with the Starved Rock State Park slayings but was cleared He was proved to be in Maso City the day those slayings oc curred by Barlas approached and struck the Keenan car in the rear Kee nans car was pushed about 260 feet from the point of impact just east of the bridge The Barlas car spun sideways and was struck broadside by the jtruck which Sovereign was driv ing west on Highway 18 The Barlas car was damaged beyond repair The truck continued about 75 feet and struck the south bridge abutment The cab with Sov ereign in it crashed through the concrete railing and fell onto the bed of the creek below Sov reign pulled himself from the ab which was half submerged n water THE TRUCK trailer loaded vith 127 hogs overturned in the middle of the bridge Highway atrolmen who were a t the cene of the accident with Cerro Jordo County sheriffs estimated hat 25 hogs were killed or se merely injured Tuesday morn ng 15 to 20 hogs were still mis ng Many hogs were pinned inside he wreckage Men at the scene of the accident used a saw and crowbar to get the floor wards apartand liberate the logs inside Shortly after this accident a car driven by Arlyn Peterson EISENHOWER AND Macmil lan who flew to the Catoctin Mountain retreat before lunch spent more than five hours to gether Monday afternoon and evening Late in the day they isited Eisenhowers Gettysburg arm Presidential press secretary James Hagerty said that apart rom the nuclear test problem hey talked about a number of other subjects involved in sum mit preparations They are to meet with French President harles de Gaulle and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at Paris May 16 Eisenhower and Macmillan were understood to be substan tially agreed that if the Soviet Union is prepared to accept a fully safeguarded treaty pro hibition against major nuclear weapons tests the United States and Britain will agree to a shortterm moratorium on small hard to detect under ground blasts Britain has favored such 3 moratorium all along Eisen hower and his advisers have been reluctant to enter any agreement to ban tests that are difficult to detect S J Galvin rites will be Thursday services for S J Galvin 81 will be held at the First Christian Church here at 2 oclock Thursday aft ernoon it was announced Tuesday Death came to the widely known industrialist at the Luther an Hospital Monday He had suffered a stroke a month or so ago and for several years has been in failing health Mr Galvin came to North Iowa almost a half century ago At first he was identified with the clay industry in Mason City and in 1920 he became idcnlii fied with the brick and tile plant at Sheffield which for many years he headed A brother the late Grover Galvin pursued a like course with respect to a clay products business at Rockford Both plants are now operated by sons Richard at Sheffield and Gro ver Jr at Rockford THROUGH MOST of his life Mr Galvin widely known as Jack was active in Demo cratic politics In 1940 he was a candidate for lieutenant gover nor This followed an extended period of service on the Iowa Board of Regents Several times he was mentioned for Governor and U S senator As a climax to his service on the board in charge of higher education in Iowa Mr Galvin in 1938 was elevated to the presi dency of the national associa tion made up of university ant college regents Another in the long string o distinctions which came to him was election to the presidency of the Iowa State Manufacturers Association in 1939 The most recent of his polit ical activities was as Iowa man ager of the Estes Kcfauver cam paign for the presidency His po litical views were forcibly ex pressed in a house organ pub lished by his clay products com pany BORN ON A farm in Marioi County he was educated in th public schools of Marion an Calhoun Counties He was grac uated from the KnoxvilleHig School After teaching school for S J GALVIN ime he attended business col cge in Des Moines Since then ie has been connected with the clay industry at Mason City Begin to evacuate families Sioux City is worst spot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Floods and threats of floods accompanied by eastbound light rain were threatening large areas of Iowa Tuesday And it appeared that the situation would get worse before it gets any belter even without more rain About 125 families were forced out of their homes in the cast part of Sioux City Mon day night and early Tuesday Most of them left immediately after being re calling the disastrous 1953 flood which claimed 14 lives in the Sioux City area About 120 of the evacuees spent the night at the city audi torium using cots and blankets furnished by the Sioux City Air Force Base North Iowa which received considerably less snow than the Southern and Western portions was not believed to be threat ened Thunder crackled across the skies Tuesday heralding spring showers which could add to the flood problems The Sioux City area was the most threatening However several rivers were out of their banks and the streams still were rising THE SITUATION was due to a combination of factors Milder weather swiftly erased much of the remaining heavy snow cover Sunday and Mon day ice went out of most riv ers or at least broke up caus ing high and wide ice jams at owa Falls and Auburn as well as at Sheffield His residence or many years has been in Hampton For many years the Galvins lave been actively identified with the Christian Science faith In Masonry Mr Galvin attained the 33rd degree and held the muchcoveted KCCII distinction Surviving are Mrs Galvin of Hampton a son Richard Shef field and a daughter Mrs A D Ruth Thornburg Carme Calif HEADS CAMPAIGN DES MOINES Crawford C Hubbel was announced Tuesday as the state chairman of the Ken Stringer for US Senate Campaign Committee Ventura struck one of the hogs on the highway There was dam age to the grill of the Peterson car Peterson was not injured On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 678 Clear Lakt News 8 Sports 1112 Comics 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Farm News 17 North Iowa News 20 The Weather North Iowa Scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night lows middle 30s Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday highs inthe 40s Iowa Clearing and locally cooler west scattered showers and thunderstorms east Tues day night ows in the 30s Partly cloudy and cooler Wed nesday highs upper 40s north to the 50s south Further out look Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday Minnesota Showers cooler Highs Wednesday 3545 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 43 Minimum 35 At 8 am 43 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 46 28 AP Photofax FIRST GRADER AT Rogena Walberg a Taco ma Wash girl with an IQ of 171 has entered first grade at the age of officials say she has the mentality of a child 7 or older Shes shown with aNoahs Ark story book which she reads with ease many places and there was rain and threatening rain The Weather Bureau said the Floyd River at Sioux City was expected to crest about 4 to 5 feet above bankful The crest at James just north of Sioux City was due a little earlier after going more than 3 feet above flood stage by early morning Residents of that area also were warned Officials said they did not an ticipate any trouble from Perry Creek which runs through Sioux City from north to south and added that the same applied to the Big Sioux River west of Sioux City AT LE MARS about 25 miles northeast of Sioux City the Floyd was more than 3 feet over its banks but the flood waters had not forced any resi dents to flee However water surrounded one farm house near Le Mars and flooded open areas Highway 75 in the Sioux City area was cloved by water near Struble during the night but it was reopened Tuesday morning to oneway traffic Some water overflowedthe southbound lane of fourlane divided Highway 75 between Le Mars and Sioux City The northbound lane is on higher ground and was not af fected On the Little Sioux River at Cherokee the water level early Tuesday was nearly 2 feet above flood stage The crest was ex pected about midnight 2 to 3 feet above the early morning level and considerably higher than in the 1954 flood THE LITTLE SIOUX was due to crest at 13 to 14 feet at Spen cer and at 18 to 19 feet at Pe terson Stages of 18 to 19 feet at Washta and 22 feet at Correc tionville are expected Wednes day The Des Moines River rose to 215 feet at Eddyville That is about 55 feet above flood stage Water forced the closing of county roads and considerable farmland flooding was reported At Ottumwa the Des Moines rose about 4 feet overnight and still was rising The streambed was chock full of ice and ob servers said the water was ;