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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1963, Mason City, Iowa crumbled near Nora Springs One of the die MILWAUKEE ROAD WRECK Some Oliver farm tractors made in Charles City are crushed under and around a pile of derailed freight cars on the Mil waukee Road a mile east of Nora Springs Two diesel units got safely across a bridge before it gave way North Iowa and cooler Friday night lows in the 40s Mostly fair Satur day highs in the 60s Iowa Clearing and cooler Fri day night lows 40 north to 50 south Generally fair and con tinued cool Saturday highs in the 60s Further Con siderable cloudiness w i t h Liquor by July 4 may be impossible Partial clearing DES MOINES Iowa ririav niffht lows T Liquor Commission is willing to scattered day thunderstorms Sun Minnesota Saturday partly cloudy and highs 5262 a little warmer whether the liquorbythedrink bill which won final legislative ap proval Thursday would allow sales to begin July 4 the day the bill takes effect GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum 81 Minimum 49 At 8 a m 55 Precipitation 1st rain meas ured at 10 p m 163 After 10 p m 198 Total 361 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 39 To destroy liquor books DES MOINES State Liquor Commission will have to destroy about 300000 new liquor books printed at a cost of nearly permit the first drink under the First of all no intoxicating drink can be sold legally without a li legal sale of a new liquor law next July 4 but it may not be able to do so according to one liquor commissioner Commissioner Homer Adcock cense Licenses will be issued by city and county governments but they must be approved by the Liquor Commission There has been speculation that an applicant might persuade his city council or county board of midnight and issue him a license when Independence Day is only a few minutes old Then this theory goes he might drive to Des Moines and persuade the three Hughes soys GOP tries to sap power DES MOINES said The legislature is old Hughes angrily charged to set up a dual sys day that the of government and instead legislature is trying to usuro his totrim cost of gov legislature is trying to usurp his powers He threatened to take his fight to the people Im beginning to wonder why they the legislators just dont take over the appointment of the governor and abolish the office Hughes told a news conference ernment it is expanding it Hughes also expressed irritation with a proposed amendment pend ing in the legislature that pro vides that state highway commis sioners could not receive pay un less they were confirmed by the Senate because the Iowa Legis I dont know why the legis lature will not accept the will of lature passed a law eliminatinglthc people and let a man do the the need for them Commission Chairman Homer Adcock said Friday the new books which wolud have covered the period from July 1 through June 30 1964 were printed because the commission could not be sure the legislature would approve doing away with the permit books can Hughes said Im sure the people will resent any attempts to limit my power in any wayand I intend to carry the fight to the people Hughes a Democrat serving his first year in office apparently was angered by a bill passed by the House Thursday which gives He said the bocks already haveihe Legislative Interim Commit been distributed to the 189 statelee authority over the transfer of owned liquor stores and that ordfunds between state departments ers will be sent out to store man agers to burn the books as soon as Gov Harold Hughes signs the bill into law Adcock said that doing away with the permits will cause some problems in the sale of liquor be between sessions of the legisla tore It appears the Interim Com mittee is trying to lake over what little power the governor has Hughes said Normally the gov ernor on the advice of the comp oji ine acrvice ot ine comp cause store managers and clerksjtroilcr can transfer funds from will have to be extremely careone department to another if it ful to check on whether or not a js ncccied person is 21 or older He said lowans probably will But apparently Interim have to fill out an order form Commillee doesnt want to ac when making bottle purchases cepl the comptrollers figures man Liquor Commission to meet plicant also would have to pos a bond If he could get all of this done he apparently would be able to sell a legal drink across the bar Adcock said the Liquor Com mission is willing to meet July 4 even though that is a holiday to consider a license application But he said there are several questions to be answered on tech nicalities of carrying out provis ions of the new law License forms and application forms must be carefully drawn to make sure that they fill requirements of the measure Liquor commissioners plan to The newspaper that makes all North lowans MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 1C 1W3 Mc copy VOL 103 No 71 Heavy North Iowa loss from high wind rain Thompson farmer killed One death and widespread destruction hit North Iowa Thursday night and early Fri day morning as a tornado struck and up to inche of rain fell on the area Floods washed out a culvert near Thompson and caused the death of James Vincent Keil Route 1 Thompson early Fri day morning He died of z crushed chest A tornado cut a wide path through Grant and Linden Townships in Winnebago Conn ty northwest of Crystal Lake at 8 pm Thursday No in juries were reported although several head of livestock were killed and much property de stroyed Heavy rains and resulting floods washed out two railroad bridges and caused two derail ments at Nora Springs one on the Rock Island Line and me on the Milwaukee Road The most serious single re sult of the storm in Mason City was caving in of the basement walls of the twoyearold house of Mr and Mrs Ed Erickson 1019 10th NE Police received the first report of that notified Interstate Power and Co the water department to shut off gas and water lines to the house The Red Cross was notified Red Cross workers in Mason City went on full duty at am to keep check on stream water levels Citizens Band Radio Club members of the Red Cross disaster unit made and approve the license The apregular reports from points throughout the county On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 5 Mason City News 47 Latest Markets 7 Clear Lake News TO Sports News 1M2 Television News 1314 Society News 1514 Classified Pages 17181 CANT PUCKER TORONTO traffic cop stood by helplessly at a 5 picin a L a meet with a representative of the y intcrsection here Thursday i 3S a traffic i a m rm as a traffic jam loomed The morning Official believe Keil 35 was killed Thursday night when his car dropped into a 15foot wide hole where a cul vert on the gravel road was washed out The hole was about eight feet deep According to Mrs Keil he had been at a meeting and was returning home alone The washout was miles south west of Thompson about two miles from the Keil home Keils is survived by his wife the former Phyllis Halvorson two children his mother Mrs Adolph Keil Thompson and three brothers Palmer Keil Thompson and Dr Marcus Keil Albert Lea and Ellsworth Keil Medford Mass Funeral services will be Mon day at 2 Lutheran pm at Church the Linden south of Thompson The Rev Norman Tungseth will officiate Burial will be in Linden Cemetery with Olson Funeral Home For est City in charge of arrange ments rtw tornado in Winnebago County caused thousands of dol lars of property damage It de molished two hog houses and killed many young pigs on the Elmer Larson farm Trees were S The barn on the Adolph Hanna farm was blown down and a ga rage and breezeway recently completed were destroyed 1 v u w v I dill Several cattle were killed on Charles City for more the James Ballard farm when than 3Mj hours Thursday night i 11 11 the cattle shed was blown down house were blown out but the house stood Trees and small buildings were blown down on the farms of Mrs Eldon Brunsvold Bob Brunsvold and Lawrence Seik meier A large machine shed with all its contents was de stroyed on the Ernest Riggle farm Trees were down all over the area Dean Anderson lost all buildings except the house on his farm A pickup truck was destroyed in the wreckage of a machine shed on the Donald Hanna farm and a large barn was blown down on the Ed Hanna farm tenanted by Sheldon Bengston The area was without power or lights all night after wiring was blown down In Mason City the Globe Gazette weather station record ed 361 inches of rainfall during the storm Thursday night anc Friday morning The Mason cause train NORA freight trains fell from tracks in sep arate accidents early Friday as heavy rains washed out tracks and bridges in the area K P Shimerda Cedar Rap ds engineer on the Rock Island ines train is in Mercy Hospital attorney generals office next 9 me oroKcn oacK bmmcrcia week to go through the bill item couloVl blow his ported in good condition by item Only then are they The policeman ha The Rock Island Lines dcrail ly to decide whether legal liquor scveral removed and was men occurred about 45 minutes p i in Una flip t n nti by the drink actually will return July 4 or a day or two later The final 2723 vote on the meas ure in the Senate Thursday had one more for the bill than when the Senate first approved it and sent it to the House Meanwhile Gov Harold Hughes said he will continue strict en forcement of the existing liquor law until it expires at midnight July 3 The new Jaw also will be V W ClIOVJ strictly enforced he said unable to pucker his lips after 12 cars of a Milwaukee Road freight were derailed at a track and cement arch bridge SAME Manly and Cedar Rapids and he cars were loaded with meat ard and hides from Swift Company St Paul and from packing plants at EsthervUle and Albert Lea Minn Sbimerda was trapped in the Rock Island wreckage for sever n Mason City Friday with a al hours John G Giblin Cedar broken back Shimerda is reRaP5ds fireman was hospital zed with a broken rib and later After the accident he valkcd more than a mile to a arm house to summon help about a mile east of washout here Twentytwo cars three en gines of the Rock Island Lines southbound meat train were in the Shell Rock river two miles southeast of Nora Springs as the result of a washout in the storm The wreck occurred on the mainline of the road between D E Moerschel Cedar ds brakeman was uninjured The train left Manly at am and struck the washout about 40 minutes later A bridge over the Shell Rock River was washed out Traffic on the Rock Island ine was routed from Cedar Rapids to Manly via Iowa Fails Vrcckers were called from Des Moines and Estherville and of TORNADO DAMAGE A roofless garage and breezeway adjoining the Adolph Hanna farmhouse in Winnebago County stands as mute evidence of the force of the tornado which struck the area Thurs day night The debris in the foreground is from Hannas barn which was completely destroyed by the twister Note the boards which were driven into the side of the house extreme left by the force of the wind road icials hoped to have the clear in about a day Authorities said one of the dicscts on he Rock Island Line dropped into the rainswollen creek bed and three of the de railed cars crumpled on top of Milwaukee Road officials said crew members escaped injury in the derailment cast of town The first two diesel units got City airport weather station n ported 246 inches of rain More than two inches of rain was reported in Algona North wood Forest City and Bancroft At least inches of rain Stream water levels in Mason Park areas were under water Drop in the Creek began level of Willow about am and the Winnebago River start ed dropping later Both contin ued to go down during the day At its highest water was against the floor of the Monroe Ave Willow Creek Bridge at State filling the entire channel space That is the bridge which will be replaced with one nearly Lwice as long this year The Winnebago River was well be ow dike levels Firemen answered 14 calls re ated to the storm during the night in Mason City with most alls concerning sewer water sacking up into basements However there were three min or fires resulting from lightnini strikes in the city and power crews also were busy with caUs during the night Water in basements was stiJl serious problem Friday as water continued to soak into al ready saturated ground and work into sewer lines In some cases basement water still was rising Friday hours after the end of rainfall At 4lh NVV and Harrison city workers from early morning were pumping water from a main sewer to help alleviate the situation That is the sewer which previously was pumped out at the 1st NW bridge during high water troubles Sheriffs officers rescued Mr and Mrs Henry Martin and heir daughter when water from i small creek Hooded their home about seven miles south east of Charles City Other rainfall amounts in lude Clear Lake 360 Shell 305 inches Waverly 250 3umont 208 Waucoma lkader 162 Fayette and Fer Uc 160 Tells of high water threat DES MOINES AP The Weather Bureau warned Friday of rapid rises on rivers and creeks n the Cedar River basin as a of Thursday nights heavy At Charles City the Cedar River should rise to a crest around 12 to 13 feet by midnight Friday nnd recede rather rapidly Satur day Flood stage there is 9 feet Many streets were temporarily during the night Downstream at Marble Rock he Shellrock River was up about four feet with a stage of 64 feet at 6 am Friday Only a slight rise was observed at Shell Rock where the morning stage was 78 feet Flood stages are 4 feet and safely across a bridge before it 12 feet respectively gave way Some of the cars on he Milwaukee Road were carry MORE UP TO DATE ng farm tractors which were DENVER UPt The Colorado orn loose from their moorings Legislature passed a bill to andsnafhcd juring state statutes up to date Officials said the Milwaukees The measure repeals a law re main line probably would be tied qiuiring owners of buildings to up for two or three days hitching posts Kennedy Pearson meet OTIS AIR FORCE BASE Mass UPl Presi dent Kennedy welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Lester B Pearson here Friday as an old friend of the United Stales and the visiting leader said they would set a new course of friendship in two days of talks ;