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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Y U K 11 r ij TH I NEWSPAPER THAT M AKESALL NORTHIOWANS N E I G H I 0 R S VOL LXIV Associated Preu ind United Prew Full CSeven CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1957 Tills Paper Consists of Four tt North Iowa Digging Out of 10 Snow MEREDITH WILLSON American My Fair Musical Is Called EDITORS NOTE This review of the opening of Meredith Willsons show The Music Man in Philadelphia Monday night sent by telegraph to the Mason City GlobeGazette by iohn H Powell author and professor at the University of Pennsylvania John Powell is a son of the late James Powell publisher of the Ottumwa Courier one of the Lee group of newspapers By JOHN H POWELL PHILADELPHIA Pa Iowa came to Philadelphia Monday night it was the Iowa of 1912 seen through a happy nostalgic glow by Mason Citys Meredith Willson in the world premier at the Shu bert Theater of his Broadwaybound musical play The Music Man In one of the most distinguished theater openings of recent years a packed house brilliantly sparkling with celebrities from New York and Philadelphia greeted sons music book and lyrics with cheers and enthusiastic applause Seldom in recent times has a show been so much the product of one mans art Certainly never has Iowa received so warm lov ing and hearty a tribute To the little town of River City comes a confidence man a fast talking Pied Piper bent on fleecing the town people by rais ing a band selling instruments and uniforms then skipping out before he was obliged to pro duce any music Finds Future The townspeople enchanted by the prospect of a band in turn work the enchantment of their Idenrify All But 1 of 19 Bodies Found in Pacific Ocean persons crash Honolulu lost tbeir Girord Found Guilty 3Year Term Is Suspended MAEBASHI Japan MfGI Wil liam S Girard was convicted Tuesday of shooting down a wom an scrap collector to satisfy a momentary caprice A three judge Japanese court gave him a threeyear suspended prison sen tence and put him on probation for a fourth year Girard called the verdict after the threemonth trial kind of tough but said he was glad the court gave me another chance The 22yearold soldier from Ot tawa 111 and his Japanese bride are scheduled to leave for the United States quickly if neither prosecution nor defense appeals the verdict during the next 14 days Court Costs The court said the probationary period would apply only if he re mained in Japan Girard also was ordered to pay the court costs of the Japanese witnesses about Chief Defense Attorney Itsuro Hayashi said the defense does not intend to appeal unless the prose cution does A prosecution spokes man indicated his side also would not challenge the court ruling saying We are happy that all our contentions were accepted The prosecutors had asked for a fiveyear sentence which under Japanese custom would have ruled out a suspension Girard a specialist third class told a news conference he would like to reenlist when his term ex pirefs Jan 27 An Army spokes man said any reenlistment ap plication would be judged on its merits although conviction for a felony normally rules out an applicant No Complications U S officials said a visa ap plication for Girards wife Haru is being processed normally and we see no compli cations Although the case at its out set had created a furor in Japan and America and a crisis in US Japanese relations there was lit LONG BEACH Calif UP Ue immediate public reaction to v v VMUIV jJV4U4li vnt O LdUC C1V1J LltlCUac Authorities Tuesday had succeedits outcome The newspaper Asadirector the assistant chief high ed in identifying all but one of hi said the friends am the 19 bodies reclaimed from the of Mrs Naka Sakai oes recamed from the o rs Naka Saki i of sea following the Nov 8 crash Girards shot last Jan 30 on an mauitenance workers have been of a PanAmerican Airways Army firing range were almost by the Iowa Executive Stratocruiser between San Franheartlessly indifferent and said Council PICPrt anH TT L r j Fortyfour they could not understand why Tne Girard case Tjafn f ju villain case aiuaecea Jfnbe uirecior u K Ben Fow vicUm beian MnSn worldwide attention when veterler works asked that the top sal yiciims began Monday immedians group and some newspapers ary for Fowler be increased from ANYONE FOR A M Hood 4th NE sympathetically looks at a snowchoked with the top suffered through an agon izmg night Monday in front of 215 4th NE Hood said the convertible belongs to Ole Olson of that ad dress but Olson was not in town at the time of the 10 inch snowfall 8 LEFT DEAD MANY ARE INJURED BIRMINGHAM Ala brooding black storm front moved eastward toward the Atlantic Tuesday leaving at least eight dead in tornadoes that pounded Alabama and Mississippi Alabama was hardest hit Mon Pound day particularly the industrial city of Birmingham where a twister dipped down in a heavily populated area killing one and injuring 36 One other person was reported killed in Blount County northeast of Birmingham and a woman drowned in a swollen stream The front whipped up in a clash of warm and cold air in the Southeast also brought heavy thunderstorms and high winds to sections of other states and flash Executive Council Approves Number of Wage Increases DES MOINES Salary in i fie civil engineer highway The Iowa Development Com mission under which Civil De attracted fense Director C E Ben Fow erand congressmen in the United to The council apM f the States Pasted the Armvs turnproved an increase to S6900 cloudy cold tho er High Wednesday 2538 The council approved a High ately after the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea clocked own Iowa summer from kneebodies and 14 cartons of wrerk n u high corn on July 4 to pussy wilage of the plane ureckyng the soldier over to a lows in August on music The one unidentified bodv Slate Departway Commission request to raise man who in the end has notlpearcd to be lhat of an Oriental I WaS Partlcularly concernedlthe top salary limit for L M only produced a band but has woman coroners officers sad on Clauson deputy chief engineer statusofforce agreements from to Sl3200 J providing for foreign trials of The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Colder Tuesday night low 15 18 Not so cold Wednesday high low 30s Jowa Considerable cloudiness Tuesday with diminishing snow extreme northeast little colder southeast Partly cloudy north east generally fair elsewhere Colder Tuesday night Partly cloudy Wednesday warmer southeast half Low Tuesday night 12 northwest and 22 south east found his future in River City The simple story carried by Willsons happy music and the fresh sprightly dances of Onna White is enriched by some of the most spectacular stage settings ever seen and the elegant elab orate costuming of the Iowa of 1912 Starring Role Robert Preston in the starring role adds a new dimension to his already distinguished career by his first musical performance II ia a brilliant one Barbara Cook as Marion the librarian creates an Iowa ingenue fully as charm ing as her Amish Hilda in Plain and Fancy And bound to be a star of Ihe future is Iggie Wolf ington in the comic lead For The Music Man will be a starmaking show just as much as Kcrmit Bloomingardens other production now in Philadelphia before its Broadway bow Look Homeward Angel The Music Man said one first night observer is an American My Fair Lady ORDERED DEPORTED SAN FRANCISCO OR A Rus sian woman described by gov ernment witnesses as an active Communist party organizer after she entered the United States has been ordered deported She is Jean Krancr 44 a native of Gomel Russia Two of the bodies identified were those of Mrs H E CJack 36 Midland Mich and her son Scott 5 Her husband who was the nephew of three Clear Lake women Nan and Ida Clack and Mrs M P Hughes and three other of their children also died in the crash servicemen for offenses mitted off duty The fuss finally subsided after the US Supreme Court ruled there was no constitutional bar to letting Japan try Girard The maintenance workers in comjcreases asked totaled 5250080 The council approved some pay increase for all 1398 employes but in some cases the increase was less than recommended by the Highway Commission High Wednesday 2538 GIoheGaxette weather data up 3 8 2 Killed 12 Injured in Train Wreck MEDFORD Mass tfl The MontrealBoston express train Red Wing was wrecked Tues day in a derailment at a high way overpass in this suburb six miles north of Boston The engineer and fireman of the Boston Maine Railroad train were killed and about a score of passengers injured It was raining at the time Onehalf of the twosection die Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 21 22 5 snow 40 31 Wisconsin Recluse Admits He Slew Woman Robbed Graves floods to several Tennesse towns Front Heading East Strong winds and heavy rain hi Georgia Monday night and earlj Tuesday and the Atlanta Weathei Bureau warned of heavy thunder storms in southeast Georgia ant southwest South Carolina as the front passed over The tornado at Birmingham was one of nine reported in Ala bam a Monday and several more touched down in Mississippi in juring at least six and causing extensive damage Twisters also were reported in the Alabama cities of Gadsden Oneonta Forkland Douglas Al bertville Boaz and near Tusca loosa Flash Flood Tn Tennessee the town of Spring City was hit by a flash flood anc water ti atfer a house washed against the mouth of a drain culvert Be tween 60 and 75 families had to vacate damage business section was extensive in the Highway Traffic Snarled Many Schools Are Closed Snow removal units Tuesday iurrowed into a 10inch snowfall after galelike winds Monday night whipped up drifts on North Towa streets and highways Snow plows opened Mason lilys downtown streets early in he morning and by afternoon treets in all parts of the city were open In a few outlying areas however only a single lane lad been plowed Those streets were being opened to full width as the day went on Salting and cindering work was done in the businessdistrict and at stop sign intersections through out the city The main traffic ar teries were opened first In new additions where houses are some distance apart and here are few trees there was heavy drifting Man sized drifts along houses in the Meadowbrook area in west Mason City made it necessary for residents to start digging right at theirfront lao leave home Tuesday morning 12 Collisions Twelve collisions occurred ia MasonCity during the height of the storm There were no re ported serious accidents but the blizzard conditions were defi nitely a contributing factor city officials said Stalled an d stuck cars con tinued to removal progress in the city and on high ways Many cars are parked along the streets with threefoot walls of ice trapping them for the duration State Highway Commission of ficials said that several highways and junctions were blocked to travel Tuesday morning They said most of the blocked roads were open by Tuesday noon how ever Blocked Highways Highway 69 north f Forest City and south of Garner was temporarily blocked highway commission officials said Also blocked were the two junctions of Highways 18 and 69 west of Garner and Highways 69 and 9 north of Forest City Other North Iowa highways were open at least to oneway traffic the highway commission district office reported Engineer Ariie P Christensen warned how ever that there was constant like bridge to 38 feet below Tracks and ties were torn up for a quarter of a mile from the bridge back to a siding switch The ninecar train was made up of Pullman sleepers coaches and milk mail and baggage cars Only two of the cars remained on the roadbed but they were astride it their sides smashed to gether The others were scattered along the embankment Two of the cars punched through the wall of the converse Rubber Co warehouse at the side of the tracks knock ing out supports and dropping sections of the floors and roof of WAUTOMA Wis ijfjA s h yjgraves and that he filled in Ihejwere neatly wrapped in plastic tne building little bachelor recluse who heldgraves immediately bags and some were tossed care shaking redgloved hands be Gcin said lhat thn killing of Icssly under furniture They1 fore his face Monday Wordcn 58 Saturdayranged from bare skulls to Th f are jthat he killed a Plainficld widow and the loolin of ncads from shrunken heads but Gein said Bond Vofe PoSfDOneH m suffered fatal brain snow packed and slippery They last Saturday and butchered her ccmelencs during a period of in his statement hat he had not injuries when his car and a truck are near normal in an aroa smith in his woodshed because jjvcars a11 haci take when any for Iwo or thrce I was dressing out wa5 in kmd of daze He saidyears Vin M rt 1 tikTvi nrri nn4inllrl ilhought Ideer Foresf Cify School FOREST vole to de cide the site of the new about 25 homes were damaged by strong winds in Atlanta Trees and power lines were knocked down and there was minor flooding in low areas Flood waters covered about 60 per cent of seven counties in the Missouri Bootheel forcing the evacuation of more than 150 fam ilies from their farms The over flows extended over thousands of acres of cotton and soybeans Accident Injuries Are Fatal to lowan DE WITT UP David Lee Davenport 20 Long Grove died in a local hospital late Monday of injuries suffered in a cartruck crash miles east of here on US 30 earlier in the day fnl deepest snow was along a broad band stretching from the southwestern to the northeastern corners of the state Red Oak in the southwest Fort Dodge in the north central and Dumont in the northeast all reported about a foot of snow Other reports of snow depths were 11 inches at Council Bluffs Fort Dodge Audubon and Ames 10 at Atlantic 12 at Decorah g at Popejoy and 7 at Des Moines At least six stormconnected deaths were reported all of them resulting from shoveling snow Des Moines had three such deaths while Marshalltown Waterloo and Carlisle each one Poor Visibility Blowing snow caused the high way commission to pull its plows off the highways during the night to prevent accidents because of poor visibility vat ci 11 d HUUK driven by Harold Sampson Slrat The highway commission re ported Tuesday forenoon that snowing has stopped in all sec tions but highways generally are snow packed and slippery They are near normal in an area south east of a line through Centerville and sometime baby sitter also vT nangms ner lrom said in a heels and dressing out the in a statement dictated Olher items turned up scn00 nas been postponed i death masks madc of skinnedifrom Tuesdav Friday because 11 1 did not remember actually Edward Gein 51 hanHv MrS Wordcn out that ne 10 death masks madc of skinncdi J id sometime baby sttter Sd rucm1cmbcr her human heads drums apparently of tho be open lcascdBoth were alone wi taot VJL a OCIIIC1 Vllie ford skidded into each olher on Oskafoosa Belle Plaine and Dav wet pavement Sampson was treated for a leg injury and re AP Photofax i IILSllVJelA TOP Novotny Communist party chief in heads found scattered around his secluded were collected from teries Earl Kileen said Gein would be charged with first degree murder in the i r v I I made of human skin bracelets and belts of human skin and hair preserved female organs and womens and girls clothing Authorities believe Gein shot Mrs Worden at the store Satur cd president of lhat country by the Rcdconlrollcd parliament Novotny 52 succeeds Antonin Zapolocky who died last week heads from 9 am to 7 pm at the court house In case a second vote is necessary it will be held the fol lowing Tuesday iu as that a check would be made of cc cemeteries as soon as possible Officers found They said Gein told them the man heads in Gi were taken from and six more Monday AD CONSCIOUS and then took the body to his CLEWISTON Fla iflJim Mc of darkness operator of a barbecue icd officers torestaurant says he has cabled fftr H r WaS 3 sales Soviet Premier Bulganin asking four other hufor a gallon of aniifreeze It for advertising space on the out was lie last slip filled out hcforcside of Ihe first Russian rocke jthe womans disappearance ito the moon SAME enport Highways throughout the heavy snow area are open except for a few sections where traffic is blocked temporarily by stalled vehicles Schools Closed The heavy snow forced closing Tuesday of the following schools Geneva Manly Sacred Heart of Manly Hanlontown Fertile Glenville Scarville Iowa Fails Elma Forest CityLeland Rice ville Thornton Ventura Kcnsetr DuMont Mclnlire Cohvell Sac CONT1NUED ON PAGE 2 ;