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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 97 THI NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NSIGHiORS Associated Press and United Pros International Kull Lease THIS EDITION WILL Christmas Gift Buying Easitrl I7c a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20 1958 Tell of Disaster on Lake 2 Survivors Hospitalized CHARLEVOIX Mich grim story of the sinking of a storm battered Great Lakes freighter which carried 33 men to a watery srave was told Thurs day by the two survivors of the disaster Frank Mays and Elmer Flem ing were thrown from their small raft three limes in Ihe night by the violent waters of northern Lake Michigan and three times they managed to find the raft in the dark climb aboard and hang on for their lives Mays wife is a native of Wa terloo Iowa Mays and Fleming the only known survivors of the giant car go ship Carl D Bradley which went down Tuesday told their stories from Iheir hospital beds here The two were plucked from the swirling waters by a Coast Guard cutter that recovered eight floating bodies THE JOB of trying to identify the bodies went on through the night in this towns little onestory city hall which has been turned into a temporary morgue Coast Guard teams searched the islands and waters near here where the ship went down and1 planned another search Thursday on the chance some other crew men made it to land Eighteen bodies have been re covered Seventeen were here The other was picked up by a freighter bound for Milwaukee Fifteen men are still missing in the worst Great Lakes shipping disaster in 18 years MAYS AND Fleming told of the terror and confusion on thesink ing Bradley once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes and of their praying and shivering on the tossing raft in nearfreezing temperatures Fleming the Brad leys first mate and a 43yearold veteran of sailing the Great Lakes did most of the talking I was in the pilot house on watch with the he said We heard a thud Then the alarm bell started ringing Something spun us he said Then we looked down on the deck It wasnt hard to see something was wrong The stern was Fleming managed to get off a distress signal on the Bradleys radio Then he was in the cold water It was almost sundown WE CLIMBED on the raft and held on with all we At first there were four on the Thli of Four On Showdown in j Berlin May Be at Hand AIR RAIL VEHICLES COLLIDE A F4D Skyrav jet filler over shot an air Held at El Toro and crashed on railroad tracks Sec a Passenger train plowed into Ihe plane The train sent the jet cartwheeling through the air The plane came to rest apinst a lounge car containing M passengers Jet fuel exploded in The locomotive and four cars were derailod Throe sections of track were torn up But no one was seriously injured The planes pilot suffered onlv hrnisos A FRESH LIFT FOR BUSINESS UPTURN Biggest Christmas Shopping Season Seen New Yorlf A rr i HONN Ceimany Soviet Ambassador Andrei Smirnov lold Konnul Adonauor Thursday what ho Ktissians intend lo do to the liquidation of UKoccupation status of Neither Smirnov nor thc Komi government disclosed what was said lUit Soviet sources in IJcrlin siid the Russians will give East Germanys Communist regime conlro of the Wests land air and rail routes lo Ihe isolated old capital Britain Stales ind France who have troops there would tlitn have to arrangements concerning this traf fie wilh the Hast German incnl which they do not re cog because they do not consid er il is representative In West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt lold the citys Parliament the Allies have promised clearly and without reservation lo d e f e n d the Commumst threatened city There was no inkling whon the Russians might make their move Thc crisis was sel boiling 10 days ago by Soviet Iremicr Nikila Khrushchev in a Moscow declar ation sayintf thc intend ed to end Ihe fourpower occupa tion of Berlin New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTONG o v e r n m e n t economists believe American shop keepers are heading for their biggest Christmas ever The federal seers base their optimism partly on a recent rise in retail sales and partly on a marked upturn in consum er incomes People ily increase their spending when their incomes rise and the government experts think this year will be no exception CONSUMER incomes after taxes soared to a recordbreak ing yearly rate of S311 billion in thc third quarter and the fourth quarter total will be sub stanially larger Incomes still arc climbing The big thirdquarter income flow helped boost consumer buying to a new high yearly pace of billion Spending for soft goods and services hit new peaks but desultory auto mobile buying held hard gooiis purchases well below the 1957 record The willingness of consumers to spend for the things they want has been reflected in re cent retail trade reports TOTAL RETAIL sales wert per cent above seasonal anticipations last month while department store sales during the past four weeks have been running 4 per cent above the volume in the same weeks of Its gof the makings of a booming a lop government economist said A smashing holiday sales performance would supply a lift the postrecession business upturn THE FEDERAL experts stress that storekeepers will give manufacturers kingsized orders for spring delivery if Christmas shoppers strip their shelves liul theyll place more conservative buying orders if consumer apathy makes them run big postChristmas clear ance sales Ail the evidence reaching Washington incidentally is that businessmen overall still are reducing their inventories Government economists now think it will be early next year before business men spark a fresh production rise by re building heir slocks Bui they are quick to warn that a con tinuing decline in inventories this month and next will be de ceptive IT WONT mean that busi nessinen are trying to gel out from under lopheavy slocks as it did throughout thc recession Instead it will moan that heavy consumer buying de mands have cut deeply into business holdings of finished goods Inventories are expected to rise in the first quarter be cause climbing production will swell factory holdings of semi finished goods Military Cutback Ordered Draft Calls Reduced WASHINGTON on Department Wednesday SMIRNOVS visit to Adonauor came as a surprise Some West ern diplomats said they thought the move rather weakened the j Russian argument thai all of 1s IUxl lrnftcall properly belongs to their lllc R ordered the East German government lArmed Services to begin a reduc Western officials here hail of ovcr 7U000 present expecting some kind of notice from the Russians to the ric asked for Jan Americans British ami French llarv is This is who with the Soviet Union cnlls the last several boon occupying Berlin for jjmcmths and the lowest since De years jcember when men Adenauers press chief Felixjwtrc drafted All draftees will vim Eekardl told a news confer01 tnc Army SIMULTANEOUSLY raft a firmly built orangepainted wooden structure with low metal railing and metal pontoons We lost one of them when the raft took a complete Flem Merger of Steel Firms Rejected NEW YORK UPJ Federal Judge Edward Weinfeld Thurs day ruled against the requested merger of Bethlehem Steel Corp and Youngstown Sheet Tube Demos Propose 700 Club to Liquidate Debts WASHINGTON A new ex Co The proposed merger runsa proposed afoul of the prohibitions of the each they Clayton Act in so many directions debt that to permit it is to render elusive ciub may be in thc mak ing open only to Democrats with a thousand dollars to spare The Democratic National Com mittee expects to discuss the club and other fund raising possibili ties at its Dec B meeting The party is about in the red If 700 Democrats joined 700 Club for OOOJ would wipe out the North lowans Get Posts in Farm Bureau Federation City Clearing and colder DES MOINES Keith g Thursday night lows was advanced to vice prcsi J I l f Partly cloudy and warmer Farm Bureau J U lY dav hiph vvi Federation in a contest over Ihe Coril Fugate Case Goes encc the SmirnovAdenaucr meet ing Jid nothing to relax Ihe ten between Bast and West Von Kckardf described Ihe situ ation in Hie occupied city as very serious but sairl hedid not think Merlin was at the moment in i cute Honn and its Western Allies him lone maintained hat West the Pen day high 5254 Federation in a contest over he office at the annual convention Iowa Fair Thursday night coolhere Wednesday LINCOLN Neb er low in upper 20s north to The delegates chose Keith a L board of directors WVThe F Section 7 of the act the judge said in his 88page decision To say that the elimination of Kenneth M Birkhead the cqm mittees finance director said ef forts would be made to recruit club members from among Dem ioungstown would not result in a jocrats wealthy enough to sigmficant reduction in the vigor tribute each The con big lower 30s south Partly of lh a little warmer Friday over Howard Minnesota Fair and colder High Hill Minbiirn was Waters Danville 10IIIUU1II IIUIllUVLT I I I II t L f GlobeGazette weather data up officcrIIc ha reelected as 8 Thursday twoyear term last year weatheradmitted slayer of 11 Charles Starkweather went jury at 10 Thursday The l ImlH Criril n WteH bus brought mur killer to a to 8 Thursday Maximum 54 Minimum 32 At 8 34 I warn nnlil r lt1G cach ThC big loit Then Ihdned the other j the steel indusjgesl drive woufd be made m get back on the ilght of lts that had the biggest Dem to nisrcgard iocraiic gains in the Nov 4 clec twice more the waves whipped The decision came 5i months lions j up by a 60mileanhour wind a fourweek trial of the Jus About of the Democrat prtsidcnt of the Kxon record for an ed the raft and overturned it jtice Departments suit to bar the ic deficit is a legacy of the T C Murphy Red Oak Newsman Dies RED OAK Thomas twoyear term last year Named new directors were Troy Nodland Kanawhn Lylc R Ste phens Le Mars and Merrill An Newton lohn a death penally The girl is charged on two with first degree murder in the death of Rennet derson Newton lohn Ingels In inc icin Mnynard was reelected to schooboy Robert Jensen lagon announced the Secretary of Defense Me Kirov has ordered Army Ala due Corps Navy nnd Air Force to begin nction to Irim the olid Armed from n present 282 In by next June mim IUIIA iiiniinaiiicfj uiai west Alroys orders to thc serv although surrounded byjico said that if it is East lerrilorv is withiri lle cut before he Western orbit and will reinninfnxl Juiu so until all Cermnny is rcunificdlnic through free elections A WESTERN diplomat says Moscows tactics about Berlin were similar lo those displayed during the Aiiddle East nnd Far East crises They try to get everybody ex Ihat may be 3 lo report to him w hat reduction steps have been taken PENTAGON SPOKE SMEN said thc cut in the January draft quota did not mean the depart ment was working toward aban donment of selective service On VJ tJ V 1 I J he snid What they would thc contrary they said McElroy f iIn t roconll V 1 ho like lo hear is a I a t of l a I k aboul Berlin not being important enough to go to w a r a b o u But he assert ed liif Western ing West Ger JU1V lu ual ml ic deficit is a legncv of the lnsiPless ann program to reduce feed iv been so cold In myjmcrgcr elections when Adfai StevensonRcpublican slale chairlpluscs nnd in hold feed production me iteming said Ice was bei The Justice Department conwas defeated bv President Eisen imantltcd in an Omann hospitaljwithin bounds of demand in the LK ended that the merger would leshower phursday He had been count one men conwas ginning to form on my jacket and Bended that the merger would lesihower and second with murder in The convention recommended Perpetration of a robbery that thc American Farm Bureau meeting in Boston next month JUDGE HARRY SPENCER Co and program reduce feed Cri h I nl Cllhpr flrSl r or innocent C in my ill a yearfuture sen competition and tend toward The Republicans who lost this with a hoarl He became MAYS 26 was below decks irvnu A the conveyor room when the mysllor inafh terious thud and the alarm bells Tno HIr sL sent him running to deck L acense asserted the mer t would stimulate comnptitinn Once we got on the heby enabling Bethlehem wh ch said I thought wed be all no midwestem plants to ev I knew they would find pand Youngstown facilities Icham haH caiH it eliminating Youngs year had all their bills paid and RCi press ATOM POWER PLANTS Publisher of thc scmhvccklv RICH UNCLE NEW YORK UPI m and continucdiignation of Patrolman John president after son Thomas D Murph i On count two the verdict Ihe either guilty of first degree jor innocent Second degree murder carries penalty of 10 years lo life im frecently emphasized the contin ued need for the draft The draft law will expire June 30 unless it is recnnctcd The Pentagon said the quota cu was possible because Army enlistments and grade enlistment rales have increased It said the cutback in overall strength also will influence thc Army man manyarc requirements Tho officials said the Midudion to The Air Foie l Ld could face farwill hc Cllt lo mm The on whether has lllc smancsl cut n 328 ram an armored tranbriiiRing it down lo ick convovs Ihe Knst Germanli 3Sthe lafcsl available Try or tankled nny harriers i might erect 2 Revive the Allied for thc figures the Army had a manpower strength of years ago uuiciilltijf ytiirS LAT1NA Iialy UPI Ife also was associatedwill lose i The Bradley carried one had said it would spend and two lifeboats Although million dollars in this en were scattered reports of the two lifeboats were not found j in the first day of the search There were reports that the 615 foot Bradley split in two after an explosion Fleming said he be lieved there was a slight explosion dent Giovanni Gronchi 31 years with lhc Thomas worriedhe just inherit the cornerstone for an art calendar inmillion dollars from an nuclear power station idustry here Hied last January v in n it 3 IIV 95S when hisj39 from New Yorks finest nlfans h Kirs degree murder is AIIM counter Nebraska by life itnstrntrgy my involve strictly pension Oaul just as the stern sank Tandy in Auto Accident DES MOINES UPl Maj Fred Tandy the Iowa ad NORMAN HOEFT manager was slightly in Bradlcy Transportation Lines JJ nerc Wednesday night said there was nothing on the a po1 that could cause an explosion bieci V 2 sink SJJJ M n was aboutitrain soon enough lo do anvlhinei tons of water swerve violently to avoid twothirds payload tonnagelcollision capacity enroule to Rogers City the home of Mays and Fleming and most crew mem bers after delivering a load of limestone at Gary Ind Gale warnings were posted on Lake Michigan on Tuesday many small ships went to nearest coastal haven But 6 Death Comes in Fours in Auto Accident iMORRISTOWiV and came in fours in an auto crash 1hcthat killed four teenage boys IheiWednesday night The speedom or death in the elrclimited dealings with East Ger tric chair The jury specificsman authorities who re which penally shall apply j place Soviet personnel at check points Allied diplomats acknowledged lhal any such policy would be a 361 he Air Force President on 10Day Vacation at Augusta WASHINGTON UPI dent Eisenhower left Thursday for a 10day work and plsy vacation at his JUDGE SPENCER told jurors that aiding or ahellmii would make Cari quiltv with Starkweather under the law la rofvcrsal of lhc He advised great golfing spot in Augusta care and caution in iovllct Eisenhower travelled hy testimony of Starkweather 1Cy said any heiicopcr from the White principal state witness aeainst 7 Kast crnla c n l a c l sjHousc lawn to the airport to his former sweetheart The he earned out only withjboard thc presidential plane judge pointed out that Carii P announcementsiColiimbinc IH His destination was not on trial for failing to run Fasl c bcingjwas the Augusta National Golf LUOU nm as agents of the where he was swinging jaway from her killer companion jfor not Riving an alarm or for Inot trying to prevent Ihe ion laway by midafternoon u showed the wrecked car had Sstant of the crash HOAX Ernest Guorrin M lies in a hospital after surgery in Eureka recovering from a cruel hoax he walked a highway Uvo in a hot rod car pulled up and one catch a ftiscfl Ernest raujrlii it and it went off He lost part of his left hand and hits of metal were imbedded in various parts of his body in the explosion traffle death in M hoari Christmas Shopping Season in Mason City Inaugurated wish to call our readers attention to the fact that with this edition the Christmas shopping season in Mason City is in augurated We urge you to note the wide variety of gift merchan dise and the values set forth in the enclosed pages By shopping now you will have the advantage of making your selections Ihe stocks are complete National economic forecasters reported that merchants across the country probably have pur chased lighter than the expected demand for merchandise will be If that proves to be true on the local you will gain doubly by shopping before Christmas exhausted F ;