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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Homo MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that m a kes ail North lowans neighbors VOL 98 Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 30 1960 Copy Pawsr Consist ot Two No 198 Hunt cause of Algona blaze fatal to four ALGONA State and local authorities have ruled out arson negligence and defective wiring as possible causes of a fire late Saturday which gutted the Laing Hotel and claimed four lives Deputy State Fire Marshal Don Hutchinson Storm Lake joined Fire Chief Ira Kohl and Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lind horst in a probe to determine the cause of the fire Hutchinson said the blaze apparently started near a door in a storage room under a stairway behind the first floor lobby The storage room contained mops brooms and cases of soft some of which exploded from the intense heat generated by the blaze The fire spread rapidly through the 80yearold three story frame building shortly be fore Saturday midnight trap ping some of the residents in their rooms The four victims were Ray Cunningham 69 Edward Ed MORIAL DAY One Mans A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 13001 WOI ABIES 640 pm Sunday pm Tuesday Qulncy 930 pm Thurs WStFI towa City 9JO am Sat Red Cross has a look at itself pVERY NOW AND THEN you hear somebody use the term agonizing appraisal It turns out to be a reference to some person or some organiza tion that is not only willing to face unpleasant facts but in sistent on knowing the truth no matter how painful or em barrassing And this leads me to a report on the national Red Cross con vention held recently in Kansas City Mo It was presided over by Roland Harriman now be ginning his llth year as top official and Gen Alfred Gruen ther as president and execu tive chief of the organization who had an impressively import ant role in the fourday meeting This organization dedicated to the task of alleviating distress wherever it occurs in our world took a hard dispassionate look at itself and its program an agonizing reappraisal if you please The convention opened with a dramatic prologue The Con stant Image with Clara Bar tons role played by Mrs H Roe Bartle wife of Kansas Citys giant mayor whose wel coming remarks were one of the highlights of the meeting The pageant written and pro duced by the host chapter set a tone of dignity and inspira tion for the work sessions to follow From the Good Samari tan parable answering the question Who is my brother through wars and disasters of ward 72 Mathias Matt J Ertz 76 and Harry Soldberg 64 All were retired or semire tired bachelors who had lived at the hotel for several years All had rooms on the third floor KOHL SAID two of the men were found dead in their beds one had collapsed on the floor of his room and the other was found in a hallway Their deaths were attributed to smoke suffo cation Six other men residents climbed down fire escapes or firemens ladders Joseph Youngworth 69 who also ac cupied a third floor room broke his ankle in a leap from a first floor window Most of the guests at the hotel were elderly retired persons Firman Laing owner of the hotel said only about 10 of the 14 registered guests were in their quarters when the fire was discovered Exploding soft drink bottles awakened Mrs Laing Laing had gone out to a restaurant but returned just as his wife carried and led their three daughters ages 9 7 and 2 from the build ing Aide of premier suicides New Turkish cabinet meets ANKARA Turkey Gedik generally known as the evil genius behind ousted Pre mier Adnan Menderes com mitted suicide Monday A brief communique from An karas martial law command said the 49yearold exinterior minister threw himself out of a window of the Turkish armys war college following a nervous breakdown Reliable reports said Gedik left a letter to his wife saying I am leaving on a long journey I do not believe I shall ever re iturn THEY ARE of military veterans at Elm wood Cemetery are decorated with flags as Mason City pauses to pay homage to its war dead Tyler Stewart president of the GlobeGazette Photo by Musser Mason City Veterans Memorial Assn is assisted by Kevin Ander son 10 and Jess Allen commander of San JuanMarne post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Well shoot in Russ nature to the most recent delbeen made THE ENTIRE 18man volun teer fire department was sum moned to battle the blaze and brought it under control in about a halfhour Kohl said the loss would run about and was partly covered by insurance Since the building was more than 50 per cent destroyed a city ordinance requires that it be completely torn down The Victorianstyled building was first built near the Milwau Railroad station east of own but moved to its present ocation about 50 years ago Laing bought it in 1951 and changed the name from Hotel European to Hotel Laing Hutchinson said the building had been inspected for fire hazards about a year ago and several recommended changes such as some rewiring had vclopments in first aid and life saving techniques the produc tion unfolded highlights of the Red Cross movements century of history MRS BARBARA E1SENHOW er wife of the Presidents son and active in her own right as a Red Cross volunteer brought to that first plenary session a challenging statement from the White House Her 20 hours each month as a Volunteer Nurses Aide in a hospital at Gettysburg seemed to lend impressive un derstanding to her words These are extraordinary times wrote President Eisen hower and they demand ex traordinary thought and effort from all who work in the field of human welfare The kind of world we evolve from the dangers that surround us he added must be a world worthy of free men It must be a world in which man kind can grow in dignity re leased from the shackles of want and disease Through all that the Red Cross docs to ex tend the hand of friendship to our neighbors you wield a pow erful influence for good As it developed later we were hearing these words from the Eisenhower daughterinlaw at just about the time Nikita Khrushchev was squealing out his abusive remarks about the President WITH THE OPENING cere monies over what Ive referred to as an agonizing reapprais al got under way Searching Continued on Page 2 It was equipped with two iron fire escapes and each room an escape rope PENSION VETOED TAMPA Fla American Legionnaires Sunday defeated a resolution calling for a a month pension for World War I veterans Child at Stake MOSCOW Minis ter Rodion Malinovsky declared Monday he has ordered Soviet rocket forces to strike at the takeoff base of any foreign plane violating Soviet airspace Marshal Malinovsky told a conference of Communist labor shock workers that this was a lawful decision because the foreign plane might be armed with hydrogen bomb Premier Nikita Khrushchev and other top leaders heard Malinovsky deliver his hardhit ting speech which he described as not a threat but a warn ing to other countries It was obviously aimed at allies of the United States in which are based such American aircraft as the U2 spy plane shot down deep in Soviet territory May 1 The Soviet defense minister said Soviet rockets could hit a Malinovsky said the Soviet army had everything needed to strike a retaliatory blow at a satellite and at a leader no mat ter behind which ocean they were hiding Apparently he was referring target higher than any allies of the United States and could fly I to the United States itself SEATO to the Soviet Unions intercon tinental ballistic missile cap able of reaching the North American continent Malinovsky said the U n i t e d States was by no means a coun try which could do everything as it pleased This was now un ii Big fish turns out to be body of son CLARKSVTLLE Tenn UPI Fort Campbell Ky soldier who had taken his family on an outing discovered Sunday that his young 11yearold son and 10 year old daughter had drowned when he pulled in his sons body on a fishing line At first I thought I had a fish and started reeling it in Thurman H Jenner 34 said but it was very heavy and I began to think it was a log or a branch When it was about three feet away I saw it was my boy The girls body still is missing SAME Couple is winning battle of pounds RESEDA Calif overweight couple given three months to lose excess pound age or their adopted child to gether have reduced 55 pounds at the midway point of their diet Sometimes we get pretty hungry Frank Sherman 39 said Monday Buf we know all our efforts are worth if they let us adopt our little girl Sherman at 320 pounds and his 250pound wife were given three months in April to slim down if they wanted to adopt 10monthold Janet Meryl whom they had raised almost from birth The county adoption bureau said the Shermans overweight could affect their life expect ancy and Superior Judge Ben Koenig gave the couple until July 22 to consistently lose weight or lose Janet We usually only eat two meals a day now said Sher man And cake and pie which we both love are strict ly out He said he and his wife visit a doctor twice a week for vitamin shots and special medication to reduce their weight Sherman said he was down 30 pounds to 290 and his wife had reduced to 225 pounds Once I stepped on the scales and saw I had gained two pounds that week he said Believe me I got scared But the next week I lost five pounds Added his wife we sure miss that dessert but its worth it Record possible Traffic toll mounts KV THE ASSOCIATED PEES3 This nations Memorial Day weekend moved into its most dangerous hours time when millions of motorists will take to the roads for the tiresome trip home The counting of dead from violent causes began at 6 pm local time Friday and ends at midnight total of 78 hours The death rate this holiday was moving at a faster rate than during the same threeday holiday in 1958 when 371 per sons died in traffic accidents and a new record was set Statis tics showed more than four persons were dying every hour this holiday At noon Monday there were 272 traffic deaths 33 in boating accidents 41 drownings and 58 from miscellaneous causes for a total of 404 Davenport boy is sought in river DeWITT 7yearold boy who disappeared Saturday while hunting frogs was trailed by bloodhounds to the edge of the Wapsipinicon River about three miles south of here Mi chael Holmes a son of Mr and Mrs Edward Holmes Daven search after efforts to locate him Saturday night and Sunday were unsuccessful On the inside INDIANAPOLIS Ind UPI persons were killed and an estimated 25 more injured Monday when a temporary grandstand on the northeast turn infield collapsed at the 500milft race The Weather North Iowa Generally fair lit tle temperature change Mon day night low 5255 Fair to partly cloudy warmer Tues day high 7682 Iowa Generally fair Monday night not quite so cool west low 5255 east 5559 west Fair to partly cloudy warmer Tuesday Wednesday partly cloudy mild chance of show ers west by evening Minnesota Clear and pleasant Highs Tuesday 7080 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 72 Minimum 48 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 59 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 70 Minimum 54 ACTOR DIES H 0 L L Y W 0 0 I MActor George Zucco 74 a veteran of scores of films died Saturday ews in a utshell FBOM ODE W1KE SEEVTCES LONDON A jewel case has been fished out of the Thames River and police said it may belong to actress Sophia Loren who reported being robbed of more than a half million dollars worth of gems MASON CITY Po lice Saturday night in vestigated a report of a loud noise behind 615 Jackson S W and found that Murville Jost 615 Jackson S W had thrown a firecracker to get rid of cats howling near the garbage cans ATLANTA Ga Ne gro Leader Martin Luth er King Jr has called his acquittal of tax per jury charges by an all white Alabama jury the dawn of hope for just treatment of Negroes in the South GETTYSBURG Visits to the Philippines and Formosa are being adder to the route for President Eisenhowers Far Eastern tour next month and some NATO CENTO allies of America he declared His reference here appeared to be Turkey where the May Day U2 plane was based to Pakistan from which the Sovi ets said it took off on its flight across the USSR and to Nor way where the Soviets said the plane was to land if it completed AS INTERIOR minister in deposed Menderes government Gedik directed the national po lice and their brutal campaign to repress student demonstra tors in late April and early May against the Premiers strongarm rule A source at the war college reported Gedik got up from his cot shortly after midnight di verted the attention of a guard and threw himself through a closed glass window to a paved courtyard four stories below The suicide came as new provisional cabinet held its first meeting to battle the na tional problems it inherited from the Menderes regime overthrown in a military coup Friday Lt Gen Cemal Gursel the big whitehaired coup leader who has taken over the presi dency premiership and Defense Ministry was cheered wildly by a crowd of supporters BOTH THE United States and Britain in effect recognized the new government Their embas sies sent notes to the Turkish Foreign Ministry which spokes men said noted that diplomatic relations had not been disturbed and would go on as usual The Gedik suicide carne des pite a broadcast promise by ursel Sunday night that the former leaders would not be punished without trial Since the armed forces over threw Menderes Friday Gedik had been held at the war col lege along with Menderes oust ed President Celal Bayar For eign Minister Fatin Rustu Zorlu and about 100 other leading offi its spy flight across the Sovietjcials of the Menderes govern Union jment The Russians in diplomatic The countrys new military rulers reportedly started an air lift early Monday to move them to the isolated Marmara Sea is land of Yassi Ada site of a na val base to foil any rescue at tempt by diehard supporters of notes accused all three nations of being partners of the United States in the U2 spy flights and Khrushchev in conversation with Pakistani and Norwegian diplo mats warned thai the Soviets would aim our rockets at your Editorials Page 4 jbases if the United States was News Quiz 5 Society News 89 bases for operations against the Coring Communist countries Clear Lake News 9 i Soviet Union j known to be supporters of the the deposed Premier There were unconfirmed re allowed to continue to use that refugees from neigh Sports 1112 The three countries denied any Menderes regime had been sec Comics 13 complicity in the U2 flights and retly armed during the week Mason City News 1415 i protested North Iowa News 20 threat against the Soviet jend for an attempt to liberate ithe exPremier RHEE IN HAWAII Former Korean President Syngman Rhee and his Aus trian wife Francesca are hedeckecl with Hawaiian leia as they arrive at Honolulu Korean Consul C C Oh AP right greets the 85yearold former Korean leader The are on their way to the U S for a rest but in formants say he will remain in a self imposed exile ;