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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdiUd for HM ON CITY GLO BEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION VOL W AtsoetaUd PKH ud Oclted Prtu btenuHontl Vuli wire MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1961 He t Paper Consists of Two OM No 2S1 TRUCK OVERTURNED INSIDE DRIVEIN IOWA PATROL GAR SMASHED Photos DRIVEIN SMASHED This tank truck took the word drivein too literally late Thursday and smashed into the serving area of theA W Root Beer stand at Garner Hot asphalt from the ruptured tank spread over the drive way Drivein smashed by truck Patrolman is injured loss at Clarion lumberyard Davenport man guilty in death of stepdaughter DAVENPORT Torn quist 33 Davenport was found guilty of manslaughter early Friday in the death of his 4 yearold stepdaughter A District Court jury returned the verdict after deliberating nearly 12 hours Tornquist had been charged with second de gree murder The prosecution told the jury Thursday that Tornquist had told a doctor and a nurse he had struck the stepdaughter Jac queline before she died last Feb 21 Later however he told detectives the girl had fallen down some stairs The defense had contended the girl died of injuries received in an auto ac cident Tornquist displayed no emo tion when the verdict was read EvansKay building was new estimated at more than was caused by a fire which de stroyed the new EvansKay Lumber Co here Thursday The blocklong building opened just a month ago Employes who were in the building when jfire broke out in the paint area at 4 pm have not been able to His wife and mother broke intn tears determine the cause of the blaze On the inside Editorials Page 4 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets7 Society News 89 Clear Lake News9 North Iowa News 10 Sports 1M2 Comics TV Guide Pullout Section Iowa Peace Corps grads accepted AMES UP The 17 Peace Corps volunteers who com pleted a months training at Iowa State University received good news before they left the sumed within ar hour Heat melted the metal beams in the building and most of the District Judge Clay Legrandj lumber stocked in the storage set sentencing for next Wednesjarea also was burned day Manslaughter is punishable The showroom contained elec itncal appliances Only a few of in Iowa by a prison term of lOiiti gUVJU JJt VV O UUW J CUV The building at the eastern campus Thursday It was that outskirts of town en Highway 3 their records had been so uni is owned by C M Evans a formly excellent that all 17 will semiretired businessman and be selected for assignments at Robert L Kay an attorney St Lucia in the British West Clarions entire force of 20 volIndies unteerfiremen went to the scene with lour trucks but the flames spread so rapidly that the entire building was con eight years and a fine of up to 51000 them were There were no injuries to per sonnel of the lumber company GARNER Thousands of dollars of damage was caused in a spectacular accident about pm Thursday A tanker truck containing 5000 gallons of hot asphalt broke loose from its tractor at the junctions of Highways 18 and 69 just west of here The tanker struck a patrol car which was parked near the Drivein then turned over and rolled into the build ing A corner of the second floor apartment rested on the rear wheels of the tanker after was knocked outby ttie impact Patrolman James Lind Ma son City who was sitting in the car is hospitalized in Ma son City in good condition The patrol car was heavily dam aged Cecil Melnecke owner of the drivein had just locked the building and left by the back door when the tanker crashed through the building It stopped lying on its side in side the building Meinecke said when he opened the back door there was about two feet of hot asphalt on the floor The Meinecke family which lives upstairs over the drivein had retired They escaped un harmed Meinecke said he had locked up eaplier than usual Thursday night The tractor driven by Thane abbage New Market who said his brakes failed as he came down the incline from the overpass coasted across the road and through the drive way of the DX service station on the right side of the road Jack Warner station attend ant standing in front of the station had to jump aside as ihe truck rolled between the and the station SAME DATE1960 358 THUNDER STORMS North Iowa Mostly cloudy witty scattered showers and locally heavy thunderstorms Friday night and in southeast part Saturday morning Lows Fri day night in upper 60s Cooler northwest part Saturday highs in the 80s Iowa Mostly cloudy through Saturday with scattered show ers and locally heavy thunder storms Friday night Cooler northwest and extreme west Lows Friday night 60s north west to near 70 southeast Highs Saturday lower 80s northwest to near 90 south east Further erable cloudiness with scat tered showers and thunder storms and turning cooler wesi Sunday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Fri day night through next Wed nesday Normal highs are from the mid 70s northeast to aboiit 80 southwest Notrna lows are from the mid 50 northeast to 60 southwest Mild at the beginning of the period turning cooler Mondaj and Tuesday Rainfall will av erage 50 to one inch in show ers Friday night and early Saturday and again Sunday night or Monday Minnesota Showers cooler Highs Saturday in 80s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 93 Minimum 67 At 8 am 71 Sunrise Sunset YEAB AGO Maximum Minimum 90 69 The tractor and tanker are owned by George E Sefert New Market Cabbage who was uninjured said he was on the way to a highway construc ion job in Hanlontown FLAMES CONSUME NEW LUMBERYARD AT CLARION Monitor photo Bulletin RIO DE JANEIRO The Brazilian Navy Friday threw up a blockade around the coast of Rio Grande Do Sul State and declared it is ready for action against sup porters of Vice President Goulart The Navy task force was understood to include three regiments of combat ready marines and an aircraft carrier Bulletin WASHINGTON White House announced Fri day Russia has conducted a nuclear test in the atmos phere The White House an nouncementsaid the device tested had a substantial yield in the intermediate range Grid schedules Football schedules for all major colleges and universities in the Unit ed States are listed on an inside page of this edi tion Keep this sheet dur ing the season to follow the gridiron sport Scores of the I960 games be tween old rivals are list ed and notations are made to show games to be played at night VISIT BY SPACEMAN MOSCOW Soviet space man Gherman Titov left Mos covy by plane Friday for an official visit to East Berlin y v perish in airline eras CHICAGO W TAn airliner aden with vacationers crashed and burned in a cornfield Fri day killing all 78 persons aboardi in the nations worst single plane disaster Many of the 73 passengers plowed into the muddy ground 10 miles west of Chicagos Mid way Airport minutes after it took off for Los Angeles It was the third worst U S commercial plane accident but both those with greater life loss were family groups The fourengine TWA Constel lation disintegrated when iti were double crashes after col in the air Witnesses said that the plane N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES UN cuts Katanga ties tions announced it is breaking all relations with the Katanga government The United Nations had asked President Tshombe to fire Godefroit Munongo min ister of the interior on the grounds he was under grave suspicion of plotting the murder of UN per sonnel and atrocities against Baluba tribemen Mun ongo denied the charges and won the presidents sup port Airport bill passes Senate has passed an ex panded fiveyear program of million in federal grants for airport construction that put the emphasis on aviation safety Neutralists open talks BELGRADE Yugoslavia President Nasser told the opening session of the conference of non aligned nations that the Soviet decision to resume nuclear tests was a shock and would cause the inter national situation to deteriorate further apparently smashed in an em irgency landing attempt They aid there was no explosion in he air Doctors said the first dead examined bore no evidence of explosion injuries but looked rather like auto crash victims Most of the 73 passengers were on Labor Day holi day visits Seven were members of oneLos Angeles family The crash came shortly after a heavy thunderstorm had raked he area The plane TWAFlight529 left Boston at pm Thursday It was en route to Los Angeles and had made stops at New Yorkv Pittsburgh and Chicago It Aeft1 Ghicagoat 2 am and crashed about 10 minutes later Jerry Broz a farmer whose house south of Hinsdale is only 150 yards from the wreckage said he heard the plane roar overhead then apparently start a turn The plane was heading almost due north when it struck I think he was trying to and Broz said It might have beendone successfully vith all the space here But omething was wjqng The thunderous explosion caused residents ofthe area to ook first southwest toward Ar onne National Laboratories he Atomic Energy Commission nstallation which is five miles iouthwest of the crash scene The dead were scattered with debris over an area onefourth by threefourths of a mile Scat WHATS LEFT OF Stakes mark bodies and pieces of wreckage strewn over a field hear Hins dale 111 in the wake of a TWA air liner explosioncrash This is the where the plane ground to to rest f ;