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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tot The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Presi United PMMtaUnuttwuJ rull Wire MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVFMRPD ice MONDAY NOVEMBER t T Copy ThU Conitsts erf Two SectloBSSeettOB HOME EDITION No tt dig th Probe blast on tanker HOUSTON Tex The tanker Amoco Virginia its plates buckled and ripped by fire and explosion Sunday claimed an eighth victim Monday when city fireman D H Chandler drowned aboard the ship Twen tyfive persons suffered injury The fire aboard the tanker threatened the heart of the nations largest oil refining and petrochemical center for 19 hours Sunday The vessels cap One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE tain R R Combs and six of the 40 crew members perished Chandler 28 apparently stepped into a hole in a sub merged portion of the ship INVESTIGATORS climbed over the buckled plates in search of clues as to the cause of the fire Groups probing the destroyed hulk were the FBI Coast Guard the American Oi and Hess Terminal where the ship is tied up Tveiday Thp firp hrnlrp nut locc fhon RTAD Qutae 930 TfcttHI Ilre DrOKe J6SS than WSUL four hours before the American Oil tanker was to fi i sail for Albany I eOple VS Tfle flames feeding on barrels of high test gasoline and nnvPrnmonf fuel oil in tne vessels bunkers lJUYClimieill threatened the heart of the na GENERALLY SPEAKING the tions refining and people of this old world of Petrochemical center for 19 ours deserve a better brought it than the feuing 11300 KOI Ames S10 Thitc 4 spread like a prairie id seaman Joseph R Daley thesis in this visit with you A1 the outset however I should tel ernment but in each case the and inevitably to wholly im DeGaulle has moved correcting this curse house Its an encouraging sign ally speaking deserve better government than they are get ting lets get back to the sub ject of our sermon has submitted a work ic a there south of our Rio Grande republics yes but not dcmocablc PIa to separate the con racies Moreover there cant laminated berries from those be a democracy which means are not selfgovernment so long as only one out of four or one out of five can read and write A despotism is inevitable The only question is whether it will be a benevolent or a malevo lent despotism Latin America has had and at this time has both kinds Asia and Africa are covered by the same principle India is a democracy in form but not in fact Nehru doesnt look or like a dictator but in truth CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 37 Seattle As it spread a solid wall of flames 100 feet CaU sweP quite a bit of explaining and maybe just a mite of hedging MORE THAN 300 firemen who For one thing 1 must exclude came as far away as Lake our true democracies from the Cnarles battled the blaze rule If theres true selfgovern A of foarnite finally there is that in persmotnered a main fire in the haps a score of tankers forward bunkers precisely the kind of whlch had held 90000 barrels government they demand and aviation gasoline deserve over the long swing of Sma11 fires continued to flick yearsi er on tne vessels superstruc r L ture anti a PJer alongside The Thas is particularly true of the blackened hulks deck plates United States with a governbuckled and its seams ri ped ment most directly and imme diately responsive to public opinion It is true almost im pressively of Britain and the British Commonwealth of Na tions including our good neigh bor to the north Canada They have the parliamentary system we have the presidential sys tem I like ours the better but the Britons prefer their form Neither of us is about to change THE LOWLAND Public was LiSf PNTRIES warned Mondaythree weeks and Scandinavia in E u r o p e before Thanksgivingthat the achieve a high degree of self1958 and 1959 in 3 Washington and Oregon is on exercising about the same role taminated with a cancerproduc as Queen Elizabeth in Britain ing residue a chPemical west Germany has moved from weed killer an absolute despotism under The warning was lssued at a Hitler to democratic rule alnews conference by Arthur S most overnight Flemming secretary of health France Italy and Greece education and welfare who said have what passes for selfgov the public must use its own dis Cranberry crop found contaminated WASHINGTON UPI The cretion about buying cranberries will of the people has been at this time thwarted by the plague of mul tiple parties These have led FLEMMING SAID the weed killer known as aminotriazole plausible and unworkable coaliproduced cancer in the thyroid lions in governmental rats in laboratory tests There tration is no definite scientific evidence yet that it produces cancer in is at the core of the American humans and British systems have been He said Food and Drug Admin painfully lacking in these mulislralion agents are conducting tiple party Sands In the pastan onthespot investigation in year and a half France under other cranberry growing states am XT T 2 xi mum toward New Jersey and on its Massachusetts to see If the dangerous weed killer had been Maybe Italy and Greece will folused there Inflow that weve taken care of the principal exceptions to the rulethat people genernowledged ILL START with Latin would have to use its own L START with Latin uum ave 10 use its own iliu Vdiancy was caused oy the and an observation that discretion about purchasing dcath last week of Rep Steven s isnt a true democracy cranberries until the cranberry Carter Leon Democrat r industry has snhmittaH Loveless said the nnminpoc ere TIGHT SQUEEZE Deputy Sheriff used an iron bar to remove the bricks Duane Mayfield holds the single blade in the wall of the Cer County of a scissors which five prisoners used Jails shower room Only eht bricks to chip their way They also taken out of theSutsSe wiU His home is only four blocks from the jail and he admitted Escape during night Hole made in wall Wearing light clothing and with no money five prisoners broke out of the Cerro Gordo County Jail just after midnight Monday morning They used half of a pair of scissors and an iron bar to re move eight bricks from the old crumbling svalls of the jail A blanket and a mattress cover were used to muffle the sound of their activity in the shower room THE MEN WHO broke jai were John Lumley 25 Hamp ton Thomas Lee Sweiter 18 Hampton Bernard Mason 21 St Paul Robert Klingle 21 St Paul and Alvin Seifert 32 Ma son City Lumley was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime the other four with forgery Phillip Skipton 112 6th early Monday reported his light another car was stolen May gray 1952 Mercury car LUCKY BREAK The roof is only a short distance below the hole made by the escapees From that they made their way to the porch roof just below and then jumped to the ground in the corner between the jail and the jailers quarters That spot cannot be seen from either Washington or 2nd N W A truck later was stolen south break Shortly beforenoon Mon of Mason City at Dumont and abandoned at Waterloo where field said there may be some connection with that theft too The Iowa Highway Patrol and LVS u JOijjli W J U 11 aiiU i TT to police he left the keys in the law officers throughout Iowa outHe saw car Its license number is and Minnesota were notified f Garwin 17lfiSRS ward passing in the street and Mason City Fair to partly cloudy through Tuesday Lows Monday night Tuesday 4854 Iowa Fair to partly cloudy Reef Chinese in border pullbackpivh LONDON a Communist 2833 Highs China has proposed to India that the armed forces of both coun tries immediately withdraw through Tuesday Lows Monder day night mid 20s to mid 30s Highs Tuesday 4552 north east 5258 southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy chance of few snow flurries and cooler northeast Wednes day Fiveday Iowa Temperatures for the week will average near normal to slightly above normal Afternoon highs will average from the upper 40s in the north to 50s in the south Early morning lows will range from the up per 20s in the north to the lower 30s in the south Precip itation will average from 20 to 30 occurring late in the period Minnesota Mostly cloudy not so cold Highs Tuesday 3545 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum 42 Minimum 24 At 8 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 4g Minimum 33 GlobeGazette weather data Minimum 38 19 To vote Dec 15 in 4th District DES MOINES special iiis action But he said I dont election to fill a vacancy in have any right to sit on inforCongress from Iowas 4th Dis mation of this trct was set for Dec 15 Mon Flemming said that the pubday GovHerschel Loveless The vacancy was caused by the SAME DATEIHISOI IOWA SAFETS FIGURES Loveless said the nominees or the special election will be chosen by the Democratic and Republican 4th District conven tions State chairmen of the two parties have announced they plan to hold the conventions at Chariton The dates will be an nounced later On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News Society Mason City News 1011 Sports News Comics is Latest U North Iowa 22 Minnesota were notified within ajhalf hour after the jail miles from their disputed bor The Chinese proposal was an nounced by the official New China News Agency and broad cast by Peiping radio Premier Chou Enlai made the proposal in a note delivered in New Delhi to Prime Minister Nehru Chou also proposed that he and Nehru meet in the im mediate future to discuss rela tions between the two govern ments Peipings note was delivered to the Indian Foreign Office a few hours after India made pub lic a sharp message sent Red China six days ago accusing the Communists again of aggres sion Chous note proposed that the two sides still maintain civil ad ministrative personnel and un armed police there Big dope raid Beatniks bombed y NEW YORK W A monthlong masquerade by five detec tives posing as bearded beatniks has set off a chain of dope raids from Harlem to Greenwich Village More than 100 were arrested Narcotics valued at 1 million was confiscated Some of the beatniks couldnt have cared less One upended a wastebasket and beat out a rhythm One sketched the cop who arrested him with horns above his ears The others chanted and stomped their feet One detective said he made an arrest while driving a car with a beatnik The disguised cop said he told the man he was afraid he might be arrested because he had a large quantity of dope in the trunk Man you dont have to be worried about the fuzzniks beat talk for the passenger assured him Why Ive got a whole pocketful of pot and you dont see me worrying do you Start worrying said the detective Like youre But this cant be man the beatnik protested I mean like youre one of us Weve been making the scene to The detective flashed his badge Crazy man sighed the beatnik GRATEFUL GALS HALESOWEN England UPI Hill 20 and Corliss Baker 19 Monday said they would celebrate their engage ments by hiring a hall ordering a band to play Thanks For The and inviting all their former boy friends Perons followers nabbed with arms TUCUMAN Argentina unA raid on an armed camp in the mountains police say has un covered a plot by followers of Juan D Peron for a Castrotype guerrilla campaign Workers in return to steel mills PITTSBURGH pro ducers edged the first small shipments of finished steel into delivery pipelines days after an 80day TaftHart ley injunction halted the longes strike in steel industry history The early ings of what was left behind when the 116day strike meant little to customers al ready hurt by shortages It stil will be weeks before newly pro duced steel moves in significan amounts Thousands of the halfmillion strikers were called back to work over the weekend Thou sands more expected recalls early this week Most big com panies began heating ironmak ing blast furnaces and steelmak ing open hearths 24 hours after mill gates swung open Throughout the industry there was a gigantic effort to get all facilities producing as quickly as possible closed because of steel short ages pressed for deliveries in the street him Ward awoke Deputy Sheriff Duane Mayfield who lives with his family in the fail building MAYFIELD SAID he believes he five had been gone only a matter of minutes when he was ailed because other prisoners lad heard some noise The single scissors Wadethey used to chip away mortar be tween the bricks was lying in the rubble on the floor and the iron bar nearby Only eight bricks had been removed to make a hole just large enough for a man to squeeze onto a porch roof at the rear of the jail From the ice covered roof the five had jumped to the ground Man hurt in trailer explosion Marvin Kilner 22 received second and third degree burns on the hands and face Sunday morning when an explosion blew the sides out of his house trailer home at 1932 Wilson Kitner is in good condition at Park Hospital Firemen were told the explo sion occurred about when Kitner attempted to light the gas stove in the trailer II was believed that gas had ac cumulated in the small trailer during the night while no one was there Both sides of the trailer were blasted out by the explosion leaving only the roof and ends protecting the interior Kitner ran from the trailer after the blast and rolled in the snow to put out flames Firemen said the only fire in the trailer was in a mattress and a small amount of clothing According to a report by a highway patrolman the stove pilot light could not be lighted Saturday night and Kitner pre sumed then that he was out of bottled gas Firemen said it was possible that enough gas remained to fill the small dwel ling space during the night either from the unlighted pilot jet or from a leak Kitner vent to the trailer to relight the stove when a bottled gas company employe started to connect a new gas supply The blast came before a new gas bottle was connected how ever The trailer is owned by Ross Jewett of Mason City BLAST PUSHES OUT WALLS OF MARVIN KITNERS TRAILER f they had not a statewide search was fling on A rusty in the jail reported hat other prisoners awoke him to tell him that had broken out He saw All five of the men were awaiting trial in District Court Mason and Klingle had been in the county jail since Sept 5 when they were bound over to District Court and failed to post bonds The two were ar rested with Klingles sister San dra Louise Boldt 17 after ob taining goods from a number of Mason City stores by writing worthless checks KLINGLE WAS charged with aise drawing and uttering of a bank check at the J C Pen ney store Mason was charged vith obtaining money under alse pretenses with a smaller check cashed at Daniels Jew elry The girl was returned to Minnesota womens reformatory as a parole violator All three were wanted also in Colorado on bad check charges Mrs Boldls husband and Ma sons wife were arrested earlier n Colorado Springs and it was believed by local officers that he three here were trying to raise bail money for the two Lumley was returned Sept 23 rom Superior He had ad mitted breaking into the Swale dale Tavern and taking He also was charged with robbing a Clear Lake residence in Aug ust In addition he is charged by Minnesota authorities with a number of robberies of cot ages on the north shore of Superior SWEfTER IS charged with orging a check and passing t at a Mason City service sta ion He signed the name Jim to a check payable o himself Seifert had been returned last Thursday from Houston vhere he was arrested on harges filed here He was with passing a worth ess check Oct 24 at the Breese ervice station here It was the first jail rom the county jail since Roy E McHale sawed hi fi out June 8 1955 McHar as arrested two years andvUirea months later in Florida He was entenced in September 1957 o up to 11 years for the robbery of the National Tea store and escape He pleaded guilty ;