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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 5, 1959, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited far N t i g b r 36 YEARS Gen Colby of Lake Gen Joseph M Colby deputycommanding general U S Army Ordnance Missile Com Huntsville Satur day announced hisintention to retire from active military service Gen Colby a Lake Mills has an Army careerthat covers a period of apprpximate ly 36 years and includes duty in North Africa and E urbpe during WorldWar irarid in Japan and Korea the Korean corf flic t r UPON GRADUATION from the VS Gen Colby commissioned in the U S Cavalry He selected the cavalry because it was the mobile branchof the army at that time Helfserved two years with the Regi ment a part of the airy Division Gen Colby has played an im portant role in passing the Armys top mobility capability through the tanfcautomotive phase n to the present missile speeds in ex cess of miles ah hour BORN AT LAKE Mills he attended public schools there and later studied at Virginia Military Institute and the Uni versity of Iowa where he commissioned second lieutenant of the infantry while a member of the senior ROTC Heathen entered the U S Military Academy from which he was graduated in 1929 Later he received a master of science degree from Massachusetts In stitute of Technology He also has completed the regular courses of the Army Industrial College the Command and General Staff College Gen Colby was commissioned second lieutenant of V calvary 1929 He served with the Air Corps detailed to in since r During the lendlease period prior Jo entry in World War Gen ColBy served as a observer with the British army in the Libyan desert He supervised the es tablishment of schools depots and maintenance shops for the training of British personnel in the care operation and mainte nance of American tanks He also surveyed sites for lend GEN JOSEPH COLBY lease bases in Africa India Palestine Iran and Iraq V HE WAS SELECTED for thi mission because he had de signed the medium tank M3 better known as Genera Grant and the General Lee and the M4 known as the Genera Sherman in 1940 and 1941 From 1942 until 1945 he was chief of the tank automotive development program of Arrhjr responsible for the design development and pro curenient of enormous quanti ties of wheeled and tracked ve hides required by the U S and Allied armies Early in 1945 he wentto Eu special missionin heavy M26 tanks employed with devastating ef f the Germans AT THE CLOSE of the war was industrial operations chief headed the engineer ing and manufacturing at IjetrqUArsenal there r deveiopmenl 195i when the Korean actionrequired his presence in Japan and Korea assisted in rehabilitating develop a near source of essential sup plies He was with the U S 2nd Armored Division when it mot he onslaught of the initial Chi nese invasion of Korea on the Sinanju River In March 1951 he was or dered to England as chief of he Production Resources Divi sion office bf the senior representative to the North lantic D e f e n s e Production for procurement planning related procurement of ord nance materiel In February 1952 he was as signed Jo organize Uie procurement iii Heidel burg Germany1 ggy DESPITE THE COMPLEXITY of the involving differing languages customs lawsfand monetary systems cbordi enterprise so success fully that contracts valued at were placed and administered in 14 countries of Europe arid Asia Minor Prior to his assign ment which 1958 Gen Colby commanded OrdinanceAmmunition 1 Com mand Joliet HI and Frankford Arsenal Philadelphia Pa Colbys decorations in elude the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster medal Army Cbmrrierida tiori Ribbon with metal pendant the American Defense Service medal Asiatic Pacific cam paign medal American Cam paign medal Europe Africa Middle East campaign medal World War II Victory medal Order of the British Empire fo Merit Korean Service medal United Nations Service medal Occupation medal Department of identifi cation medal and the National Defense Service medal A leading expertin the design manufacture and use of tank and automotive equipment for military purposes Gen Colby conceived lop anc patented many devices covering he transverse transmissions air cooled engines torsion suspension gun mounts vision devices and other mechanisms now emplqyed jnv le hrough devel6piSientai ceptance and standardization more items of military equip ment than any ordnance officer n history He has contributed many echnical papers to American The ournal of the Society of Auto Gen Colby vis the son of Dr nd Mrs J E Colby Lake Mills arid a brother of Eli and bhn Colby Two North Iowa Boys Found Near Their Wrecked Car After Hours Two North Iowa lads are in latisfactory condition at a Ma son City hospital after they lay injured Saturday morning for hours at the scene of an accident The boys are Harojd W Ai Ian Greene Route 1 and Robert G Worley 17 Are dale THE ATTENDING physician described their injuries as multiple lacerations contu sions abrasions and frac He said it was amaz ing that their bodies had been able to endure the experience The accident happened at about The car Allan was driving south on Highway 65 north of Rockwell hit the north end of a bridge abutment over Bea ver Dam Creek The bridge is the second one south of the north Rockwell paving Allans car crashed off the leftabutment of the bridge and rolled onto the bankof the creek below ALLAN WAS thrown from the car into the water Wor ley was bank Allan told Iowa Highway Pa 1 trolmen that he crawled out of the water tried to crawl up the embankment and couldnt He said he then into thecar wreckage for protec tion from the cold The Worley boy also tried to get up the embankment but The creek is about 20 feet below the i roadway and the at the scene of the acci dent is Allan was suf fering with a broken ankle and Worley had a broken arm The boys also said they gave up trying to climb the bank be cause of the darkness Patrolmen added that the boys probably were uncon scious most of the time They were conscious when discov ered by a passing motorist at 7 PATROLMEN SEARCHED nearly five hours Saturday Nmorning for an unidentified boy they thought might have been in the accident They knew a third boy was with Al lan and Worley at midnight Patrolmen thought the third boy could have wandered off and collapsed orwas thrown into the water and drowned The lad they were hunting for however left the injured boys before the accident He heard about the accident Sat urday morning and was traced to Mercy Hospital where he had gone to visit his friends Allen told patrolmen that he had fallen asleep while driv ing the car The accident remained un discovered for so long patrol men said because darkness prevented passing motorists from seeing the smashed bridge abutment and because car came to rest on the creek bank out of sight of the roadway MRS HAROLD E FITGH Gal Reporter By DAVE DALE Staff Writer v AMason City mother of four Mrs Harold E Pitch can start packing her bags She leaves by plane next Saturday morning for a glamorous eightdays in New York City and Holtywooc as the reporter for the 1959 CBS Daytime Televisit TVeek Selected Saturday morning from among the six homemakers who were entered Friday in final judging for the Televisit Week contest Fitch 34 is wife of the assistant pastor at Lesley Methodist Church Mrs Fitch lives at 1311 Penn ylvania with her husband nd four 13 Hal 6 and Kim 3 TOLD BY telephone of her election she was delighted yet urprisingly calm Well she xclaimed Ive had so many alls fancl false alarms morning I was prepared for nother lady Despite her anxiety over who ould be chosen Mrs Fitch zette said night he served the Lakewood Com munity Methodist Church in a Denver suburb BEFORE BEING named as Iowas representative for the dream Mrsi Fitch and the other five finalists spent a busy afternoon with personnel from the GlobeGazette and KGLOTV which sponsored the contest During the afternoon the ner vous candidates were put al ease as they toured GlobeGa with Editor Earl she slept soundly Friday and the KGLO studios with I took a she expromotion Director Gien Hay Her husband wasnt to learn of her success until later Sat urday He had left at 6 for a Methodist youth retreat near Albert arid would be notified by a friend joining him at the retreat the after noon Mrs Fitchr and her husband are both graduates of Wayne State Teachers College They came to Mason City a year ago from Colorado where WHERE CAR HIT BRIDGE PLUNGED ONTO CREEK BANK don After chatting with Salvador Siqueiros who will instruct a new conversational Spanish course this fall over KGLOTV and being interviewed over the air by the stations Bob Cavan augh the finalists sat down at typewriters to compose sample columns Later they were treat ed tosupper at Costas They were judged both on writ ing ability as sjhown in their from the after noons on poise arfd personality WHILE IN NEW YORK and Hollywood Mrs Fitch will write daily stories of her activities which will be telegraphed to Mason City and published in the GlobeGazette under her by line She will be among 51 womfin from throughout the United States on the expensepaid trip Sept 1219 Airs Fitch will tour CBS tele vision Network facilities on both coasts and meet famous TV stars getting an inside view of what actually makes up a tele vision program finalists in the contest were Mrs Woodrow E Crew Morse Blocking Plans VWASHDSfGTQN W Senators Saturday continued their slow push toward adjournment but in the path lay a host of tough legislation and the stubbornness of Wayne Morse Sen Morse DOre has been dipping into his store of legisla tive knowhow to toss parlia mentary obstacles in the way of Senate leaders trying to close downshop by next Saturday Day for example Morse angry that the Senate is scheduling work on a holiday plans to read a threevolume history on labor to his col leagues BUT SENATE Democratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson of Osage Fetes Iowa Legion Commander OSAGE Neighbors and fel low Legionnaires from his own post joined with a distinguished company of visitors from all over Iowa Friday night to pay tribute and pledge support to John Moore newly chosen Iowa department commander of the American Legion distinguished guests in eluded Mrs Glenn Jackie Hult quist Winfield state presideh of the auxiliary 10 past depart ment commanders of the Le gion Adjt R J Laird and a ful representation of Fourth district Legion and Auxiliary officers THE KEYNOTE of affection ate regard was sounded at the outset of thedinner program in the local posts impressive home when Carl Conway took over as master of ceremonies and with his inimitable wit began present ing the lineup of speakers Dave Eangmeier post com mander led off followed by Clayton Schlick departmen membership head and chairman in charge of the homecoming ar rangements Mrs Hultquist was presented as were Mrs Ed Cur department Auxiliary president and Mrs Moore who sat at her husbands Spokesmen for the state commanders were Church Wil iams Oelwein Paul Tornquist Davenport and Earl Hall Ma son City Mr Hall led some sing before moving into a talk jearing on current develop ments in India and an appraisal of Nikita Khrushchev and Com munist Russia OTHER FORMER chiefs of the Iowa Legion present were Kenneth Benda Brooklyn Bob ixjunsberry McCallsburg Dale Baird Marshalltown V J Max leim Clinton Hugo Saggau Denison H W Gaunitz Lan sing and Frost Patterson Fon anelle John Hodina Cresco district commander urged a full attend ance at the district conference at Cresco Sept 14 Others present included Ed urtiss Chariton department ice commander Hans Niclson Marshalltown grand chef de gare of the 40 and 8 Ward Loft us commandant of the Iowa Soldiers Home Marshalitown and Mrs Roy Pell Marshall own widow of a former de jartment commander The evenings limaxed by a program was brief talk in 606 15th Fox Riceville Mrs Janet S Route 2 Mrs Robert L Scalise Hampton Mrs Dale Shoger Osagc Route 3 and Mrs Jim Toillion Eagle Grove SAME DRAFT QUOTA WASHINGTON IflThe Army which Commander Moore ex ressed deep appreciation of the oyalty betokened by the attend nce at the testimonial dinner My he asserted will e to keep the Iowa department the position of leadership achieved under my predeces sors I pledge you my fullest ef fort to that Mason City Partly cloudy through Sunday Chance of a shower or thundershower late Saturday night and again late Sunday afternoon or evening Continued warm Saturday night and Sunday Highs 87 to 92 Lows Saturday night upper 60s Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday widely scattered showers and thun derstorms most half Saturday night and early late Sun Continued night and Sunday and d a y afternoon warm Saturday Sunday Highs Sunday 87 to 94 Lows Saturday night 64 to 70 Further outlook Partly cloudy and warm with chance of widely scattered thunder showers northwest portion Monday Minnesota Showers continued warm Highs Sunday 75 to 85 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Minimum 85 65 71 DIES LB Gen Joseph J Twittyi former chief of staff of the 5th Army was killed in a traffic accident Friday Texas intends to meet the Sept 12 target date by keeping Senate in long sessions Helet he tired legislators go Friday night only after awork ing day that stretched over al most 14 hours At that time the sharply di vided Senate was working on proposals to dispose of billions Df dollars worth of government deld farm surpluses It resumed work on the proposals Saturday Although the legislators worked under limited debate fiery oratory and a series of rollcall votes still left a pile of amendments to be considered When surplus pro gram is out of the way the Sen ate still must consider such leg as the foreign aid ap propriations the gasoline tax increase the increase in inter est rates on government bonds a new public works bill and perhaps another housing bill THE ANTAGONISM between Morse and Johnson over ad journment appears to be grow ing sharper Morse was off the floor when Johnson obtained unanimous consent of the Senate to consid er overriding the housing veto Afterwards Morse wrote an angry note to Johnson I was called off the floor for not more than three minutes on an emergency matter Subsequently when to discuss this matter at your desk with was met with an in excusable flare of on your part and a serving of no tice by you that I would hava to be on the floor to protect my parliamentary rights and you would protect During recess later reporters two talking together Senate Japped book several times and was heard to tell You go over there and sit ia your chair and run the Senate and Ill take care of RUTHLESS LEADER 3 Million Victims of Khrushchevs Purge in Ukraine EDITORS NOTE This is the I a s t in a series of articles on Nikita Khrushchev Russias premier who will guest of this country later this month Hell spend one day of his tour in Iowa Reprinted from U 5 News and World Independent weekly news published Copyright 1959 United SUtei Fnblishinr Warm Weather Seen in Iowa Over Weekend Warm weather is predicted for Iowa through the Labor Day weekend with readings hitting the over90 mark in parts of the state Top temperatures Friday ranged from 83 at Dubuque to 99 at Burlington Mason City had 85 A rise of 5 degrees over this was the word for the week end Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will move across Friday issued men in a draft call for November the as UM quota for October part of the state late Sunday af ternoon Temperatures Saturday morn ing ranged from 64 at Lamoni to 69 at Council Bluffs Similar readings were expected for weekend lows HERES MRS K Nina Khrushchev second wife of the Russian premier will ac company her husband when he visits this country for 13 days beginning Sept 15 Described as a softspoken gracious woman she married Mr K in 1938 when he was a lesser member of the Communist party Waterloo Boy First Iowa Holiday Victim WATERLOO The first Iowa death of the Labor Day weekend was reported shortly after midnight Friday when an 18yearold Waterloo boy was killed on a motorcycle David Forbes was thrown off his motorcycle and struck his head WASHINGTON When World War II came the Kremlin found that the Ukraine still was anti Russian As the Nazi troops drove into the Ukraine the people surrendered by the thousands greeting the G e r mans as liberators from Mos cows rule Nikita Khrushchev during most of the war assumed a mil itary role He was given a high officers rank and helped plan Soviet military strategy in the Ukraine He is credited with ac tive participation in the defense of Leningrad AFTER THE NAZIS had been driven out Khrushchev turned back in 1944 to a civilian role in directing the restoration of the Ukraine For this task Stalin made Khrushchev a vir tual dictator of the region sub ject only to Stalins personal or ders Ukrainians describe the post war purge in the Ukraine as than that which preceded he war Theyclaim that 3mil ion Ukrainians were killed im prisoned or deported to slave abor camps for collaborating with the Germans Yet Ukrainian resistance to Moscow grew ULtil it resembled civil war with an under ground army known as the JPA engaging large units of the Red Army in battle Khrushchevs failure to pacify he Ukraine was followed by his only political setback In 1947 te was removed from Jkrainian dictatorship But not or long A few months Uter V ;