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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper EdiM fcr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPII THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH JOWANS NIIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AMocUted Preu and United Pttu FulJ Lease Seven Cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10 IMS Pajwr ConsUts of Two One No 104 Evacuation of Tachens in Final Phase from Our Wire Service DES Gen Day ton Countryman affirmed Thurs day in a personally signed opinion in a previous verbal ruling that liquor may not be used or kept in private clubs where beer is sold His ruling to Polk County Attor ney Leo Tapscott closed by saying It is the opinion of this depart ment that the law applies equal ly to clubs as well as taverns and is in full force and AP Wlreplioto BURNED AUTO and volunteers right the still smoking car in which Leonard Pasco and a young girl he was holding hostage were killed The auto smashed into a police barricade on the Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey Takes Guys Like This to BEAT THE COLD WESTOVER AIR FORCE BASE Mass kitchen push button gives Capt Kenneth R Kurtzman a hot car on cold mornings Kurttman hat rigged 40 feet of TV antenna wire from the kitchen of his home to the garage The wirecarries current which trips the Ignition and starts tht car motor while the captain eats his breakfast He calli hit invention It cost him about 14 in Sibley Area Below Zero Cold High Wind Envelopes State DES MOINES temperatures and blowing snow marked Iowas weather picture Thursday as northwest winds of up to 50 miles an hour lashed the state Sibley reported 14 below zero Highways were hazardous as hard winds whipped light snow which pushed southeastward from Iowa during the night The mercury fell steadily during the early morning hours and contin ued to fall after daylight In Des Moines the mercury skidded from zero at 7 to 5 below at Winds fa Des Moines were gust ing up to 48 miles an hour and the condition apparently was typical of much of the state Subzero temperatures were the rule over the northeast half of Iowa at daybreak and other portions of the state began feeling the frigid air as the morning wore on Mason City had 13 below at mid jnorning but at the same hour it was still 10 above at Dubuque and 12 above at Burlington The Weather Bureau said tem peratures would continue falling throughout the day and into Thurs day night with some moderation likely by Friday night Snowfall apparently was heavi est in southeast Iowa Blowing mow made driving difficult but no main roads were reported closed Jury Decides in Favor of Brogan Construction Co The jury in the George Lien per sonal injury case at a m Thursday after being out 9M hours brought in a verdict for the Brogan Construction Des Moines The jury brought in a sealed verdict which was opened at 9 a m Thursday in Judge William P Butlers District Court Lien sought for injuries he allegedly received in an acci dent involving a piece of the com panys heavy equipment on High way 65 near Rockwell in June 1952 Cash Taken in Breakin at Chazen Parts Co A total of was taken in a breakin late Wednesday or early Thursday at the Chazen Auto Parts 1721 N Federal Mason City police reported Investigating officers said in bills and in silver were taken from the unlocked safe in a money bag from an office desk drawer and from a cash register as well as other money Police said entrance was gained by a burglar squeezing through a 16V4 by 12 inch window in the rear of the building The window had been broken The person then un locked a sliding door and entered the oLice part of the leaving through a rear door which j was left slightly open It was the fourth breakin in Ma City within the last two weeks BULLETIN LA PORTE CITY flVTwo el derly women were killed and two other persons were injured Thursday afternoon when their car was struck by a train east of La Porte City Identity of the vic tim was not immediately estab lished About Girl Hostage Killed in Car Crash Escape Auto Hits Police Blockade JERSEY CITY N J UP A fugitive and his terrified teenage girl hostage burned to death Thurs day when their car crashed in flames during a wild ride to escape police The escape car smashed into a police cruiser after hour sprint across a 60milean 30 miles oi crowded New Jersey highways The victims were identified as Leonard Pasco 27 Bound Brook N and his hostage Constance Cobb 17 MLUtown N J Miss Cobb had received a drivers permit only a few hours earlier Trousers Wet New Jersey State Troopers said Pasco was approached by Patrol man Hylan Petry in Milltown Wed nesday night on suspicion because Pascos trousers were wet to the knee Pasco with Petry whipped out a gun took Petrys pistol and fled on foot About an hour later Pasco came upon four youths parked in a car Countryman Backs Stand on Liquor Storage Issue Countryman cited two sections of the law and an attorney gen erals opinion of 1952 The first section cited states merely that a club may be issued a Class B beer sale permit The second section cited reads No liquor for beverage purposes having an alcoholic content greater than four per cent by weight shall be used or kept for any purpose in the place of Class B permittees or on the premises of such Class B Top Union Chiefs Set Big Membership Drive MIAMI BEACH Fla nations top union leaders agreed on consolidating forces into a single organization Thursday planned a giant drive to take in millions of new members Leaders of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization decided to bury traditional rivalries and em bark on the same sort of intensive mass organizing campaign that sparked the CIOs surge two ades ago The AFL and CIO chiefs worked out what appeared to be an iron clad arrangement to merge into one 15millionmember union fed eration A long series of ratifying ac tions still was required to solem ize the wedding but declarations of intentions from principals ap peared convincing Both George Meany top man in the AFL and Walter Reuther CIO chief pre dicted the merger would be an accomplished fact before the end of the year New Combinations They said a or ganizing drive to take in new members would be launched and where possible unions in the same general field would be combined An initial organizing goal was the chemicals and plastics indus tries A field where combining rival unions appeared most likely was in the textile industry where relatively weak AFL and CIO unions have largely neutralized each other for years There was no way of anticipat ing whether the apparently strong er union setup would bring on big ger or longer labor strikes but it was apparent that AFL and CIO leaders felt their hand would be strengthened in dealing with em ployers Council Approves The AFLs Executive Council gave its expected unanimous ap proval Thursday to the merger agreement Meany said he antici pated no hitch in CIO Executive Board ratification in two weeks the drawing up of a constitution for the emerged federation and its subsequent adoption Meany was asked if he thought at a lovers lane in New Brunswick the organization may develop into The Weather Mason City Fair 20 below Thursday night Iowa Very Cold Minnesota Fair very cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Township He ordered the youths out of the car and then told Con stance to drive him away Do what I tell you or Ill kill he told Constance according to the youths with her Behind Wheel Police said the car was later seen speeding along a highway in Elizabeth with Constance driying and Pasco sitting behind her with a gun at her head Warnings were sent out and a road block set up in Jersey City The car driven by Constance smashed into a cruiser forming the roadblock It rolled over and burst into flames with both occu pants trapped inside Two Burned Two Injured in Farm Fire Near Elma ELMA Mr and Mrs Harold Prochaska Thursday were in seri ous condition in the Cresco hospi tal with burns suffered in a fire which destroyed their farm home and injured two of their six chil dren eight miles northeast of Elma at 7 a m Mildred 18 and Jimmy 14 suf CONTINUfO COLO fered cuts from broken glass when they with the four other children and Prochaskas aged mother were removed from the windows of the house After removing the members of At 8 a m 1 the household from the windows Precip Trace Mr and Mrs Prochaska went back YEAR AGO into the house to get some of their Maximum 54personal possessions and it was Minimum 27Jthen Ufat they suffered their burns 29 11 11 a huge labor monopoly No I Meany replied We represent only a minority of workers There are more than 6C million workers in this country and weve organized less than 25 per cent of Fraternity on Probation List Hazing of 10 Coeds Prompts Action DENVER W Denver Univer sitys Interfraternity Council placed its Kappa Sigma chapter on probation and ordered its top officers to resign Thursday as the result of a fraternity hazing of 10 coeds The stern action stems from an incident Monday in which the girls all members of Alpha Chi Omega sorority were tried at the fraternity house for allegedly having stolen the fraternitys plaque and crest As punishment fraternity members painted the Kappa Sigma insignia on the foreheads of four of the girls and on the panties of a fifth Council investigators found the coeds were forced from their sorority house to the fraternity la the raid on the sorority house one of the girls was dropped on her head and knocked unconscious Another girl suf fered a sprained ankle when a car door was slammed on it Albert Lea Man Killed in Blast ALBERT boiler explo sion at the Consolidated Products Co here Wednesday killed chief engineer Herbert Hendrix Hendrix 79 an employe of the dried milk products company for 20 years was struck in the head by a piece of flying metal when the boiler exploded The blast was caused by gas which had accumulated inside the boiler permittees at any time A violation of any provision of his section shall be grounds for revocation of the permit This sec tion shall not apply in any man ner or in any way to drug stores regularly and continuously employ ing a registered pharmacist from laving alcohol in stock for medi cinal and compounding The reference to the 1952 attor ney generals opinion cited the defi nition that a statutory reference to a person includes also any assccia lion partnership corporation and lub That opinion added that when ever the word person occurs in the chapter it refers to clubs as well as individuals Questions Raised Countrymans verbal opinion to Tapscott raised questions through out the stale as to the operation of private clubs in general and key clubs in particular Many organizations had long been operating on the basis o members owning the liquor keep ing it in their lockers and having the club serve it to them and theii guests The Countryman writtei opinion while not pointing it ou specifically rules that this proce dure is illegal After Countryman gave his origi nal verbal opinion he outlined a way in which liquor could be served and beer still sold in pri vate clubs Th plan included having the beer sales on one floor and thi serving of liquo on another Nc reference made to this in Thursdays for COUNTRYMAN mal opinion While Countryman look up the matter with his staff before issuing the formal opinion the ruling was signed by the attorney general him self Usually rulings of the attor ney generals office are signed only by a member of his staff but some times they are signed by both the attorney general and one of his staff members Bill Filed Meanwhile a bill the sponsor said would determine whether lovvans really want to make the state cracker dry or liberalize the law so as to legalize liquor by the drink was on file in the Iowa House Thursday Rep T J Frey RNeoIa pro posed in the measure that the state prohibit the use or presence of li quor in any form in private clubs The bill would ban mixing selling dividing giving away or keeping liquor in private ciubs Then would be a fine for violation of thi proposed act of from to MORRIS C MARTIN Glen wood Man Named County Schools Head Morris C Martin superintended of schools at Glenwood has been named Cerro Gordo County super inlendcnt of schools The announce mcnt was made Thursday by Ear Dean president of the county Board of Education Martin fills a post vacant since Dec 12 on the death of Hazel V Chappell Mrs Chappell was coun ty superintendent for 18 years The 45yearold Glenwood super intendcnt will take over his duties on March 15 He has served as a superintend ent of schools in Iowa for the pas 18 years He has been at Glcnwooi for five years Previously he wa superintendent at Mediapolis At kins and Cotter He coached taught mathcmatic and physics and was a principa at Peru and Wyman following hi graduation from Augustana Co lege Rock Island III Martin als holds a masters degree from th State University of Iowa He i graduate of Davenport Hig School Martin is a past president o the audiovisual section of the low State Education He is mar ried and has two daughters age and 12 5 lowans Die in Separate Road Crashes By The AimocIaUd Tnu Five of them an ex pectant mother were ki He in separate automobile accident Wednesday night and early Thurs day The dead Mrs H Weifenbach Mapleton in a twocar collision on Highwa or commitment to the county Wesl of Glidden An unsuccess Nanchishan Also Will Be Cleared Defense Works Are Wrecked TAIPEI W Nationalist China as stripped three small islands car the Red mainland of their ntire and mil begun redeployment of s forces on the burned and blasted Tachen Islands the Defense Min stry said Thursday A communique said all the civil ans from the two Yushan Islands 0 miles north of the Tachens and rom Pishan 32 miles southwest of he Tachens bad arrived in For mosa The communique said guerrilla orccs from these islands had been they possi bly were taken to Quemoy Matsu or Nanchishan Rcporfs from the Tachens said Nationalist troops were filing aboard transports in biting cold and rain squalls The civilians already had left There was still no sign of Chi nese Communist interference Explosions around the Tachens as Nationalist Presi dent Chiang Kaisheks forces lasted and burned a maze of un derground defense works Other troops shuttled tons of ammunition and other supplies to the rocky beaches Fleet Covers 7th Fleet warships churned the East China Sea around the island and jets swept overhead protecting the critical military withdrawal Civilians already had been re moved Most of the refugees al ready were on the Nationalist bas tion of Formosa 200 miles to the south The government announced a de cision to pull out the civilians on Nanchishan 80 miles south of the Tachens But official quarters 3 to Remain ABOARD A 7TH FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER UP Three civilians chose to remain behind in the evacuation of tht Tachen Islands and a 10year food supply was left for them The Navy briefing officer said one person on Uppe r Tachen Island and an 80yearold couple on Lower Tachen refused evacu ation because they wanted to finish out their lives in their an cestral homes for 30 days to G months Frey said that Robert L Larson while serving as attorney general before becoming a member of the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that li quor could be served in private clubs if it is owned by the mem ibers ful effort was made to save her unborn daughter Vincent J Conlari 3G DCS Moines killed in a headon crash near Medina Ohio in which Thad Troy 39 Grand Rapids and R E Gainer 24 West Salem Ohio also were killed George OBrien about 50 of near Strawberry Point in a two car accident near Strawberry Point John J Arduser 76 retired Manchester farmer fatally hurt in ja threecar collision on a bridge south of Iowa City Den Eugene Mersch Cedar Rap ids killed when his car hit a semi trailer on U S 30 east of Cedar A Wittphntn CRASH CLAIMS lOWANS Mersch 17 Cedar Rapids lost his life Wednes day when his car struck a truck east of that city The impact tossed the auto into the ditch and ripped the motor center and trunk lid foreground from the chassis said the military garrison would remain there and probably would be strengthened to maintain the island as a northern shield for Formosa The Tachen withdrawal reels our front back 80 miles and thats a Nationalist officer said AP Correspondent Jim Becker reported from the Tachens that Nationalist troops were blasting into uselessness a labyrinth of caves and Equipment Removed Seemingly endless streamsof brownclad soldiers sloshed through the mud lugging boxed mortar shells hand grenades and machine guns which never will be used to defend this northernmost Becker said The Communists are blasting too on the Low Brown Island of Yikiangshan only eight miles away In thtchoppy brown muddy waters off the Tachens beaches small landing boats maneuver Rapids George Lowe 18 Cedar around the burned hulk of a long Rapids was hurt seriously Voters Approve School Bonds at Buffalo Center BUFFALO CENTER Voters of LST landing ship tanks sunk by the Communists in shallow water during a bombing before the evac uation started It seems a symbol of defeat and retreat Hardbitten rear Adm Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin squints at the LST and the empty villages of the Tachens from under his twostar bond issue to purchase additional lands at a special election here Wednesday Out of a total of 829 ballots cast 581 were in favor of the bonds and 248 were opposed The favorable votes constituted a majority of 70 per cent of the total Sixty per cent was necessary for tho measure to carry The money will be used for the of purchasing adjacent j Hands to be added to the school site owned by the district j SAME DATE 19544Z ;