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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Hw The VOL102 newspaper thot mokes oil North lowons MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 23 1W2 HOME EDITION n e i g h bo r s 10c a Paper Comlsli of on No rn over 45 y loss Farms utilities hit the hardest Utilities Damage Story On Page 36 North Iowa farms and towns suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage in the storm which swept across the state at 5 pm Tuesday Miraculously no one was killed although at least four persons were injured Two farmers were3 hurt when their barns collapsed on lop of them They arc Carl Carlson trapped for 1A hours m his barn 9 miles southeast of Clear Lake and George Eaton of near Fredericksburg Both are in satisfactory condition Carlson in Mercy Hospital at Mason City and Eaton in New Hampton Mrs Whalen and her son Robert nine months were thrown out of their trailer at Charles City but escaped with minor cuts and bruises Mrs Mary Hart Lawler is in New Hampton hospital in satisfactory condition after being struck by a flying garage door Worst property damage was to barns blown down by the winds clocked up to 92 miles an hour at the Mason City Munic ipal Airport At least adozen barns were wrecked in Cerro Gordo County alone and was es imated at a quarter milmiles vest of Burchmal and pro iion dollars ceeding at an angle northeast Sheriffs officers reported littJe inches 111 of it damage apparent north of High mtrm ro At the Haller Farm two miles City had 1 falling in a 35minute period The situat5on was the same rtL uie nauw LWO mues throughout the area with barns southwest of Emery two cows and sheds wrecked by the wind were killed and several hurt The and homes damaged by falling barn was movec 15 feet At the trees and branches Cost to utility companies in repair work on damaged lines and burned out facilities could not even be estimated Leslie G Hawkins Interstate Power Co manager at Mason City said there is extensive damage at Dear Lake Mason City Manly Nora Springs and eastward Northwood and Ken sett and other areas toV the north were not so badly hithe reported Interstate importing eight or tenmen from other areas of to help with the1 work here Hawkins plate glass windows The storm was so violent that golfers playing in the Chinese Open golf tournament in West repair said The telephone linemen were hampered in their work by the power lines which endangered workmen near them Of the 23 towns in this area cut off from telephone service Tuesday eve ning 11 still could not be con tacted Wednesday morning ac cording to Stanley Reynolds Mason City manager of North western Bell Amongthe barns blown down in Cerro Gordo County were those of Carlson and his broth er Arthur across the road John Haller two miles south west of Emery Orville Miller four miles southwest of Emery Wilbur Schram four miles southeast of Clear Lake Guy Wagner A M Hansen Vera Ashland Hazel Olinger Roger Best and John Wilson TheClearLake fire department H B Sheldahl reported the was called out when lightning wind lifted a machine shed on struck the barn on Don Rowes his farm near Grimes and hurled farm miles east of Clear Lake it about 100 feet into a field The barn caught fire and burned down Schramm farm two miles south of Baker Corner seven cows were lost in the wreckage of the barn A barn on the farm of Ralph Ludeke was partially blown down and other buildings were heavily damaged machine shed on F W Steiffs farm and cattle sheds on J D Richardsons farm were de stroyed A silo and building were blown down on the Richard Berghefer farm on Highway 106 At Gordon Torresdahl s farm four buildings two corn cubs and a cattle shed were twisted About 150 hens were blown out of thefr pens into a grove but none was killed A chimney was blown off the house at Lawrence Meyers farm and smashed the roof of a car Considerable damage was re ported in the Des Moines area Much of Waterloo was dark ened when falling trees pulled The majority of damage was down power lines The City in an area beginning about two Council was in session when t in windstorm Parts of plane over wide area REMOVE VICTIMS OF CRASH National Guards men and rescue squads remove bodies from main part of fuselage section of a Continental Airlines Boeing 707 Jet which crashed about 20 miles southwest of Centerville Fortyfive persons perished ger survived the crash but in a hospital UNIONVILLE Mo UPI A 5milIion Continental Airlines jet possibly torn apart by a violent storm fell to the ground in sections Tuesday night killing all 45 persons aboard The only known survivor rescued from an intact section of the fuselage after an allnight search died in a hospital 90 min utes after rescue He was Takehikc Nakano 27 an engineer who carried busi ness cards listing addresses in Oak Park 111 and Los Angeles He was removed from the middle section of the fuselage which shorn of its wings and tail section plunged into a shallow about 20 miles from where debris first started spewing from the doomed plane Temporary morgues were set up in a garage in Unionville a small community just south of he Iowa line There were no lowans aboard Most of the passengers were Chi ago and New York businessmen on their way to the West Coast The plane was Continentals Flight 11 enroute from Chicago CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP to Kansas City and Los Angeles Malcolm Scott Carpenters date with 37 passengers and a cresv with cosmic destiny arrives of 8 Thursday if all portents remain as favorable as they are now Weather and other reports were Centorvillc about 20 miles so good that Project Mercury north of here leader ordered a start on a split The fuselage lay undiscovered countdown at 2 a m Wednesday in a clover field on a oper storm struck and officials rigged up an emergency power supply Iowa City was hard hit About 150 men were inside the National Guard Armory at the southwest edge of the city when the wind blew off onefouith of the roof A portion of the roof was hurled into the armory yard where three children were playing None of themen or children was injured The storm knocked down many power lines in Iowa City r The wind hit 75 miles an hour Clear Lake area farmer de The wind smashed dozens of in Ottumwa where limbs were scribes his feelings during the blown off trees and utility wires were knocked down At Eldora the wind picked up airplane that had been an Des Moines had to lie flat on the chored with ropes The twopas fairways to keep from being senger plane was thrown through Ktown away a power line and flipped over on its back The plane later caught wind ripped the roof off flre a house on Highway 64 west of Johnston Mrs David Bonme communities in M i n n e 50 t a and her two small daughters knocked out power and telephone saw the storm coming and took hneSt unroofed several buildings refuge in the garage The house anct ioppled trees The tornadoes roof landed on the garage but were reported in Owatonna Gen Msr Bonme an dthe two chilCva Haitland Grand Meadows dren escaped injury and Lea EGYPT BANS TWIST CAIRO UAR UPI The Twist the western worlds answer to the Egyptian belly has been banned in dance in this country BARN TOPPLED A large barn on the Orville Miller farm southeast of ClearLake demolished in the storm late Tuesday afternoon Neighbors nnd workers from Clear Lake assisted the Millers in getting 10 cows one bull and nine calves safely out of the barn The animals were housed in the portion at the right Almost was a goner Clear Lake farmer says By CHARLES W WALK GlobeGaiette Staff Writer 1 thought I was a gonei Thats the way Carl Carlson 58 head lacerations a collapsed lung her husband was m the barn be cause he had been across the road and a bzoken collar bone At the time the barn was hit at his brother Aits place work Mrs Carlson was in the hen mg most of the afternoon house She had no idea that hour and a half he was pinned under debris in his wrecked barn Tuesday afternoon Carlson who was closing the windows and doors of the barn when the high winds hit about 5 pm said it all happened so fast there wasnt much he could do I was in the east end of the barn closing wmtlows when I heard a crash in the west end Carlson recalls Before I could get to the was only about 8 or 10 feet whole barn was down on top of me I dont think I had taken two steps when I saw the part of the barn I was in start to go Carl son added When I saw that just dived for the door I didnt quite make it but the frame of a milfc room door next to the outside door held up and kept most of the heavy stuff off me The barn which was built in 1955 stands east and west conscious all the time and except for some pressure on my chest I didnt feel any pain Carlson says Carlsonjs condition at a Mason City hospital Wednesday was de scribed as good He suffered was over Mrs Carlson made her u even a way back to the house TSPr honed to stand North Iowa Partly cloudy cooler Wednesday night lows low 50s Mostly fair warm er Thursday highs near 80 I owa Partly cloudy through Thursday Cooler Wednesday night low Thursday near 50 Warmer highs mid 80s Further outlook Partly cloudy warmer Friday Minnesota Mostly cloudy warmer Highs Thursday in 70s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 35 Minimum 52 Precipitation 140 JETS ARRIVE M A N I L A Philippines W Thirtyfour US Air Force jet fighters and transport planes ar rived Wednesday at Clark Air Force Base from the United States to replace planes sent to Thailand way back to the house to see if her husband was there He wasnt and after talking to Mrs Art Carlson and finding out her husband wasnt there she started looking through the debris of the barn I could hear my wife holler ing Carlson recalls but I couldnt holler back Finally I grunted kind of loud and she heard me Mrs Carlson contacted Glenn Kellogg Cerro Gordo County dep lily sheriff and within minutes rescue equipment was on the way Both Carlson and his wife paid high praise to Lein Snell Mason City ambulance service owner for the part he played in the rescue Although the barn insured Carlson said the insurance wi1 not cover the entire amount of Jolted by lightning Happy to be alive NORA SPRINGS Soren Christensen didnt get to his sons high school graduation here Tuesday evening but he wasnt worrying about that Wednesday He was too busy and too grateful to be alive Christemen is the serviceman for the R Springs Rock Falls area for the Interstate Power Co Tuesday evening was repairing storm damage in ths Rock Falls area as soon as the worst downpour was over He picked up a dead line from the street and was moving it when lightning struck it some distance away Despite his rubber gloves the charge passed through his hands and body and emerged at his ankle burning a hole the sire of a quarter in his sock He was brought to a Mason City hospital immediately where a reported he had only minor burns on his hands and Christensen in his truck and went back to work When the worst of the storm Carpenter ready for orbit trip IE all goes smoothly astronaut Carpenter will be off Thursday morning on the tripleorbit path first broken for the United States by John H Glenn Jr No more bugs have been turned up m the great Atlas rocket or Aurora 7 spacecraft and Carpen ter flighthasbeen post poned four times reported cheer ily he was eager to go Launch time was set far some time between 7am and p m Thursday though a blastoff late in that period would cut the mission to one orbit Carpenter has new experiments to perform more things to watch new buttons to push in fact so many things to do that its a won der anybody expects even up to the job On t he inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 101112 Comics 23 Sports 2526 North Iowa News 27 Clear Lake News 3233 Mason City News 3637 SAME CAUL CARLSON VICTIM OF STORM wife how it happened It apparently broke up over ated by Terry Bunnell from about 940 pm CST when it vanished from a radar surveil lance screen until after dawn Dewcy E Ballard aircarrier operations inspector for the Fed eral Aviation Agency at Kansas City Viewed th6 fuselage Wednes day morning and said it appeared o have been broken up bysome remcndous force This tremendous force said Ballard might have been a tor nado or extremely heavy turbu lence He said the plane apparently broke apart in the air and pieces spread out as they feli Jerry Hoshner a member of a Continental Airlines investiga tion team said the flight should have been at about 39000 feet and traveling 500 to 600 miles per hour at the time of the crash The fact that one passenger Hved through the accident even though he died later pointed again to turbulence so violent that the major disintegration probably took place at a com paratively low altitude It seemed impossible that anyone could have lived through an un interrupted plunge from 39000 feet Breakup at a lower height would be further evidence of turbulencecreated damage in dicating that enormous down drafts wrenched the giant plane downward Rumors sprang up that wreckage of a small plane had been found hear the crash site indicating the possibility that the jet collided with another plane However at Kansas City J M Newman assistant ad ministrator for the FAA central region said so far as his agency was concerned there was no collision He said the radar reading showed only one blip indicating there was only one plane in the vicinity The agencys aviation wcalh cr service said ground radar showed thundcrheads reaching as high as 50000 feet along the planes route The inside of the fuselage was a jumble of bodies seats luggage and clothing It apparently plum meted to earth like a stone Nakano was found half way down on the right side of the in tact section lying with his back against three seals When lold help had reached lim he was able to respond only feebly He died in St Josephs Hospital in Centerville The big craft a Boeing 707 pi loted by veteran Capt Fred Gray of Pacific Palisades Calif made ts last report at H 15 pnv from a position 35 miles northeast of Kirksvillc Mo This was about 120 air miles northeast of Kansas City where ;