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   Ames Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - October 17, 1959, Ames, Iowa                              VOLUME 92 Ames United Wire AMTUJ IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 171959 Official Amci Story County Papsr SEVEff CENTS Tributes Pour In For Gen Marshall WASHINGTON UPI Gen eral of the Army George Catlett Marshall who proved his military genius fighting tyranny in three wars and then won the Nobel as a toiler for peace died Friday night The softspoken soldier states man passed away at Walter Reed Army Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for a stroke he suffered last winter He was 78 His longtime aide said Mrs Marshall took the death very hard Ikes Tribute President Eisenhower whose own rise to military glory was helped greatly by Marshall lad the worldwide tributes to the five star general whose Marshall Plan Is credited with saving Europe from economic collapse after World War II and ebbing the tide of Communism there Eisenhower said Marshalls death was a cause for profound grief throughout the United States The president praised Marshall as one of the distin guished military leaders of our century an example of devotion to service and duty an outstand ing American Marshall who served his nation In war and peace as Army chief of staff secretary of state and defense secretary will be buried Tuesday with simple military hon ors beside the countrys other heroes among the green hills of Arlington National Cemetery Proclamation Issued Funeral services will be con ducted by Canon Luther D Miller ot Washington National Cathedral The honorary pallbearers will in clude some of the nations most famous military men and dip lomats plus two master sergeants who served as Marshalls order lies Eisenhower issued a proclama tion immediately after the death ordering that all U S flags be lowered to half staff until after the funeral In 1947 Turman named Marshall the nations 54th secretary of state In this role he conceived the Marshall Plan of economic Msistance to help the warravaged countries get back on their feet For this and his other efforts for peace Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 Marshall retired again in 1949 but again for only a short period With the Communist invasion of South Korea in 1950 he was re called to duty in his second cab inet post this time as secretary of defense The News In Brief ONE TV networks decision to drop all lavish TV quiz and giveaway programs brought both praise and doubt from Congress today Illinois representative saw it as a move to head off new legislation The network official said shows like The College Bowl were not considered lavish enough to encourage any repitition of tiie scandal aired recently Other shows thought to fall in this cate gory were Whats My Line Ive Got a Secret and The Last Word O GENGEORGE MARSHALL died late Friday at the age of IS in Walter Reed Hospital in Wash ington He had been seriously ill since suffering a stroke at his winter home in Pinehurst NC Jan 15 Praise from the men who knew him best poured in today Former President Harry S Tm rnari called him One of the great men of the period STEEL INDUSTRY leaders icheduled a meeting to discuss unions offer that could lead to the settlement of the steel strike There is an undercurrent of op timism today more than has been discernable at any time since ihe ftrike began THE 12YEAROLD girl who was scalped Monday by a potato digging machine died Friday in a Salt Lake City Utah hospital Surgeons said they knew of no case where a person so badly in jured in this type of accident had lived even long enough for sur gery RESCUE TEAMS worked ir today in an effort to clear away tons of earth believed to have buried three miners in a massive silver mine cavein north west of Tonopah Ncv in a near ly inaccessible part of the Neva da desert GAS RATE increase has been put in effect in DCS Moines by Iowa Power and Light Co pend ing court action seeking an in crease greater than the seven pei cent approved by the Des Moines city council LAYOFFS due to steel short nge have climbed above GOOOf mark and other layoffs arc ex peeled next week GEN GEORGE MARSHALL Praised By Many Great Man Former President Harry S Tru man under whom Marshall ser ved in three top posts A great general a great secretary of state and a great secretary of defense One of the great men of the period Secretary of State Christian A Herter His quiet dedication his energy his foresight and his humility stand as shining guide posts to all who follow in his footsteps British Foreign Secretary Sel wyn Lloyd A great man and we deeply regret his death He said the Marshall Plan first formulated by the late general to assist in Europes economic re covery after the chaos of World War II a plan which saved Western Europe at a critical period Defense Secretary Neil H Me Elroy Americans have lost one of the great men of our generation In three diverse fields he served his with wholehearted devotion and distinc tion Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don Johnson Gen Marshall was one of those very lonely and great men who believed that duty is the most compelling word in the English language As a soldier he was one of the finest men As a statesman his name will exist for centuries to come This is a melancholy moment for America House Speaker Sam Rnyhiirn I consider him one of the ablest men I ever met in the Army or out of the Army Secretary of the Army Wilbur M Brucker lived durinr a turbulent era of history to which he contributed immeasur ably in the furtherance of peace for all mankind The Marshall plan will always he rememberec by the people of the free world Sen Thomas E Martin R Town issued the following state ment lie Marshall earned and de served the highest possible ratinp as chief of staff His abilities in selecting loaders was unsurpas sed k was our great good for tune In have him in the position of chief of staff of our armier at the oulbrerk of World Wai II CHICAGO UPI A psycholo jist said today an opportunity for a rare study in animal behavior died with Hermann a duck that took up the ways of a dog and was killed while chasing and barking at a car Hermann was a phenomenon worthy of study Dr Theodore Schaefer of the University of Chi cago said because he was well along in a ducks life before he decided he wanted to be a dog or began to believe he was one Untimely Death Because of Hermanns prema ture death under the wheels of an automobile last month Schaefer aid scientists will never know whether he might have been per Psychologist Ponders Why Hermann a Duck Acted Like a suaded to be just plain fowl again Hermann the doglike duck lived on the farm of Alvin Schneider near Oldham SD for the first year of his life he was like any other drake Behaved Like Tony When Hermanns mate died he attached himself to Schneiders dog Tony He followed the dog i everywhere even after the an noyed pooch growled menacingly and seized the ducks head in his mouth as if to end the onesided friendship then and there Gradually Hermann began to behave like Tony When the dog chased cars Her mann waddled madly after them too When the dog barked Her Crash PRINCETON Ind UPI A woman was killed and 28 other persons treated at a hospital when a FloridatoChicago Grey hound bus overturned on a high way where a duallane stretch narrowed into a twolane pave ment The woman was not identified hours after the accident She was crushed beneath the heavy coach after being thrown out of the bus onto the pavement Gibson County Hospital said three women passengers were in jured seriously among 28 persons who were admitted for examina tion and treatment Twelve pas sengers were admitted as bed pa tients One of the injured passengers was Steve Perkins a sports writer for the Evansville Ind Sunday CourierPress It was be lieved Perkins was en route to Pooria 111 to cover the Evnns ville Bradley college football game today The accident occurred at am as the bus northbound on the last leg of a run from St Pe tersburg Fla to Chicago went out of control on US 41 about three miles south of Princeton Todays Loca Noon Temperature 48 Extremes Past 24 Hours Low 32 7 am High 58 pm Humidity 31 per cent Moisture 14 of an inch AMES BOONE NEVADA Fair through Sunday General ly a little colder tonight Warmer Sunday Low tonight around 30 High Sunday upper 50s Temperatures Take Big Dip United Press International Chill Canadian winds blew out of the Rockies early today to drop temperatures as much as 30 de grees in the north central part of the nation The cold blast enveloped Ne braska Kansas and the Dakotas eastward to the mid and upper Mississippi Valley North Platte Neb reported a drop of 29 degrees in 24 hours from 55 degrees Friday morning to 2G degrees today Twentydegree dips in the mer cury were reported at Concordia Kan Grand Island Neb Sioux City and Mason City Iowa Pier re and Huron SD Alexandria Minn and Grantsburg Wis manri tried to bark When rain came down Hermann huddled un der shelter with Tony instead of enjoying the downpour Schaefer attracted by a United Press International story about Hermann wet to the Schneider farm to see the duck while he was visiting in South Dakota re cently He spent several hours ob serving Hermann Scientific Interest Schaefer said he was interested because Dr Eckard H Hess one of his faculty colleagues at the University of Chicago is a leading investigator of the phenomena of exposed to an a mate or inanimate object early in life apes it like a normal new born takes after its mother High Winds w Threaten Fire Area LOS ANGELES weather conditions today threat end the battle of 2100 firefight ers against an 8200acre brush fire that has raged unchecked for four days in Angeles Forest Fierce winds of 15 to 25 mph and pcssibily higher at loftier ridqes were expected to whip through the blackened valleys that are now blazing in two widely separated areas The latest hot spots were lo cated at Switzers Camp in the northeast section and Big Tujunga Canyon in the northwest portion of the mountainous forest located 20 miles from Los Angeles The gigantic brush fire claimed its first life Friday when Leo Poblano 50 a Zuni Indian from Zuni NM received a fatal head injury while climbing up the rough terrain Officials said he and four other Zuni Indians apparently fell while escaping from a water borate solution that had been dropped by a lowflying aerial tanker The other indians Tom Luna 59 Collecion Lamentino CalJico Lancesion and Dempsey Chapitc were plucked from the danger area by rescue helicopters along with Poblano who died on the way to a hospital Thirteen firefighters have been injured in the blaze to date Pressure Is On For End to Steel Strike Texas Demos Over HSFs Visit DALLAS Tex UPI Former President Truman promised he will not deliver a give em hell speech at a rally here tonight but some conservative Democrats still say they will boycott his ap pearance Truman was in his second day of a Texas tour during which he frankly admits he wants to talk politics Democrats in the state already are split over his appear ance In a speech at Lubbock Tex O He called the world organiza tion the best hope of mankind for deliverance from mutual de struction He urged a permanent Unit ed Nations police force O He said the United Nations IE the one place where disarmament should be dealt with O He took an indirect slap at President Eisenhower for con ducting disarmament talks out side the United Nations Lack of Steel Threat Of TH Action Felt Drive Against fowa Speeders United Press International Iowa authorities continued their series of traffic checks at various points in the state Friday in an effort to catch speeders an other traffic violators At Keokuk 23 speeders were stopped on a nine mile stretch of US 218 and Gl Friday night The speeders were charged in Justice of the Peace EF Heads court Another 20 speeders were pick ed up near Donnelson Iowa Fri day night At Booneville Iowa 2S motor ists were stopped Friday for speeding on LLS 6 Officials said they stopped a total of 101 speed ers during a three day check at Booneville The speed checks have been re ported at various spots in the state during the last week NEW YORK UPI Steel in dustry leaders met here today to consider a union contract proposal that could lead to a quick settle ment of the 95 dayold steel strike Industry leaders of the 12 com panies affected by the strike were expected to prepare a counter proposal to take back to joint in dustryunion negotiations in Wash ington this afternoon The hope of a settlement in the long steel shutdown was sparked by reports that some of the 12 companies in the industry group were pressing for a settlement The auto industry also was feei ng the pinch of a steel shortage and the government put a priority order on steel suited for defense needs Action Monday Both union and management were reported pushed closer to agreement by the threat of a TaftHartley taw injunction which would require the strikers to re turn to work for 80 days It was believed that unless a settlement is arranged this weekend the government would invoke the TaftHartley law on Monday James P Mitchell secretary of labor termed the possibility of a settlement better than at any other time during the strike The union made its proposal in a negotiating session in Washing ton Friday It was reported to call for a 21 cents an hour money package over a twoyear period The reported proposal also limited the first years increase to insurance and welfare items which would not show up as direct wages This apparently follows the industrys position during the long strike that any wage increase at this time would heighten in flation Work Rules Dispute It was believed that the main area of dispute still existing was in work rules changes which the industry has asked to keep abreast of automation The work rules were not mentioned in the unions pareddown demands it vas reported Steelworkers wages averaged hourly before the strike The unions original new contract proposals were reported to have totaled 30 cents hourly over a twoyear period Community Chest Total 85 Per Cent The total of funds contributed to the Ames Community Chests 19fD fund campaign took a sharp rise Friday as business district soli citors reported their calls A total of 547665 has been re ported to the Community Chest leadership about 85 per cent of the goal The chest total now is short of the goal William P Nichols campaign chairman said today solicitors lieutenants and captains are mak ing followup calls each day try ing to complete their assignments It is hoped most followup ac tion can be completed the first of the week he said Nichols noted cooperation from the citizens and the community chest workers has been splendid However we still have 15 per cent of the goal to be reached and the iast 15 per cent is always the hardest We are sure all those who have not yet had an oppor tunity to contribute will come through and push us over the top Ames Community Chest JFEATHERMOMETEK GOAL Z Loveless Form Plan Criticized FA1RF1ELD Iowa farm program proposed by Iowa Gov licrschel Loveless drew cri licism lYiday from State Sen Jack Miller RSioux Speaking at a Rotary Club meeting here Miller said the Loveless plan of direct produc tion payments to farmers would jbe too costly for tho taxpayer ant particulnrly harmful to Iowa farmers Miller said the declining influ ence of thefarm bloc m Centres would result in the direct produc tion payment plan dejenratinf into a quota system Iowa farm ers with their great productiv ity would feel the system worst Jungle Warfare PORT MORESBY New Guinea least 30 native men women and children have been killed in a tribr war raging in Dutch New Guinea according reports from Hoi land ia tociay The reports said police were pa trolling the jungles in an attempt to halt fighting between the Mu koko and Asolokowal tribes According to the reports police1 said the war apparently was touched off by a falic rumor that i Mukoko chieftain had been slain by Asolokowal tribesmen READY FOR Ames Municipal Airport here sjcn from the air will receive a host of visitors Sunday after noon for Airport Appreciation Day The program will mark the official opening of a new 2500foot surfaced nmwav seen picture Dedication Tomorrow on the right with a white line picture is 4000 feet This photo in its center Total length of is taken looking southeast and the runway including he un also shows the airports other surfaced area at the top of the runway appearing across the Municipal Airport Reported In Alcoholism SUI Expert Says IOWA CITY Iowa UPI A University of Iowa researchers said today it was questionable whether Iowa was even contain ing much less reducing its prob lem of alcoholism Harold Mulford director of the schools alcoholic studies said the combined efforts of police doctors hospitals and Alcoholic Anonymous have been unable to lick the problem which costs lowans 520000000 a year Mulford said his studies indi cate there are 45000 to 50000 alcoholics in Iowa and the num ber is growing He told doctors attending a post graduate medical program at the University of Iowa that state businesses and industries show very little concern for the problem Only one industry in re ported any special program for dealing alcoholics he said Mulford said one of the great needs in study of alcoholism was an objective index by which alcoholics could be identified in the general population A study now nearing comple tion of the drinking habits and at titudes of the general adult popu lation of Iowa has as its aim the development of such an index Mulford said Residents of this area tomorrow will have a chance to view ini provemcnts at the Ames Munici pal Airport first hand while at he same time see something of now aircraft in demonstration during Airport Appreciation Day The afternoon program is sched uled to get underway U 2 pm with a band concert by the Ames City Band Opening ceremonies will begin at with CityCoun cilman Conrad acting ai marlcr of ceremonies Lnwlor i chairman of tha Councils com mittee supervising the airport Hilton ta Speak President Jamas Hilton of ISU will talk on the importance of the airport to the Universitytho Na tional Animal Disease Laboratory and to Ames area residents Ear Howard manager of the airport will then present Mrs Alice DCS Moines presi dent of the NinetyNinas lowcis flying women Mrs Pfantz will fly her plane dawn the new surfaceel runway to vircak a rib bon lo officially open it lo air Completing the program will be a helicopter flying demonstration by the Iowa National Guard of Boone ground and air displays by Beech Cessna and Piper air cralc manufacturers and Pennya Ponnd rides over Ames and the University Rides Offered Howard said these rides will be offered to the public at one cent per pound of weight of the pussnn Six commercial pilots aircraft will tuke part with pro ceeds going to the Mary Greelcy Hospital Building Fund The planes are being donated lor use by Mr and Mrs Clifford Hach J D Armstrong Frank Vivian Earl Howard Marion Haynes and Earl Grimm Pilots volunteering their time and efforts arc Glenn Bower Bill Kershncr Earl Grimm Dick Cummings Mrs Alice Pfantz and Bert Wat kins Flying Stunt Mrs Kitty Hach Amos a mem ber of the NinetyNines will take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony with Mrs Pfantz They will also demonstrate airto ground communications during the flying stunt The Ames Jaycees are sponsor ing the event and will have a concession stand available Howard said ample parking fa cilities will be available He ask ed drivers to enter by way of the entrance just a few feet east ol the airports main entryway and attendants will guide thorn intn the parking area from there Hot Liable LONDON elder ly woman has decided that In come tax inland revenue In would be much more formid able If renamed According to the Journal of the Society of Civil Servants she refused to pay her tax and explained I am not liable to Inland revenue as 1 live onthe coast   

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