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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for DN CITY jLOBEbAZETTE THE NEWS THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWA NS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX AwocUted mid United Full Seven MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 12 1954 ThJH Paper Consists of Two One 85 Escape No SI as oor Co j May Join Demos in Opposition Republican WASHINGTON UP Sharp dis with some aspects of President Eisenhowers farm pro gram wasvoiced Tuesday at the first 1954 conference of all Repub lican senators The conference was behind closed doors Chairman Milliken RColo declined to discuss the farm de bate in detail except to say that some GOPsenators did not feel happy about the general farm situ ation However it was learned that Sens Young McCarthy Thye RMinn and Jen McCarthy Is Given Job in iler RInd told their colleagues of serious doubts that the flexible price support plan offered by Eisenhower in his farm message Monday would work Young reportedly told the con ference that the parly must face what he called the facts of polilicai life that the farmers generally the bigfarm organizations and a majority in Congress wanted con tinuation of high level mandatory supports He said that even if a fiexibie price support bill was brought to the floor amendments would be rs Rap Farm Program offered to continue the present 80 pen cent of parity floor on basic crops And who is going to vote against it the North Dakotan is understood to have demanded McCarthy who first brought up the farm question at the confer ence reportedly assailed the flex ible price support p 1 an in the Presidents message as a tremen dous blunder However one senator Watkins comes from Secretary of Agriculture Bensons home state was said to have defended the ad Rules Group i i Boost to Power in Senate Post WASHINGTON 1ft Senate Re publicans voted Tuesday to put Sen McCarthy RVVis on the Rules Committee a new assign ment which will increase his power in the Senate The Rules Committee among other things passes on allotments funds for Senate investigations Some Senate Democrats have said they wouldf try to cut funds for McCarthys I investigating subcom mittee in the 1954 session Fund As a Rule Committee memoer McCarthy i will be linV on any de v as to wtiat be allowed for his in Committee post is an signment for McCar Criticism funds should vesligations The Rules additional a No NEW YORK S Tru man who knows about US presidency j first hand no will ever heir me attack the man who holds that office has troubles enough with out a former Pretident criticizing him adds Truman Its a man killing Truman made hit comment in a speech Monday at a meeting of the Radio and Television Execu fives Society ministration program MiJIikin said the farm issue was the only legislative matter dis cussed at the meeting The main business was to approve Republi can senators committee assign ments EarlierSen Knowland RCalif had predicted that Congress mem bers will compromise their differ ences and enact a farm program containing most of the major Eis enhower recommendations However balking Democrats needed only a few Republican some of them seemed continue the rigid highlevel price props for major field crops Which Eisenhower pro posed be abandoned Mindful of Novembers elections to determine control of Congress some Democrats made it clear they believe they have an issue on which they can blast the Republicans in the nations farm areas Sen Humphrey DMinn who is up for reelection said in a state ment Eisenhower had broken faith with the farmers by a pro gram likely to prove little more than an expensive dud thy He continues on the Appro priations and Government Opera tions Committees McCarthy is chairman of the Operations Com mittee as well as of its Investiga tions subcommittee The McCarthy assignment was the only surprise in the list of new committee posts announced after a conference of all GOP senators Opening Discussion The full Senate hoped to gel started on its legislative work Tuesday by opening debate on a bill to the national cotton acreage allotment by about 3000 000 acres When that is cleared away Sen ate GOP Leader Knosvland said he planst to call up the St Lawrence bill and the con troversial Bricker amendment to limit the Presidents treatymak ing powers OPENS PARLIAMENT Ike Proposes 3 lowans for Boards WASHINGTON e s i d ent Eisenhower has sent to the US Senate the nominations ot three lowans1 to membership on federal boards Their selection has been announcedpreviously i Sayre Ackworth was named to the Federal Farm Credit Board J Helen G Irwin Des WELLINGTON N e w Zealand Moines andAllen B Kline Vih Elizabeth If dressed ton were nominated as members in her coronation gown opened of the Public Advisory Board of Zealands Parliament Foreign Operations Administra Ncw day MINNEAPOLIS ad ministration is considering an ex change of as much as 250000 tons of cottonseed oil and butter for Russian gold or strategic ma terials a national grain magazine reported Tuesday The Northwestern Miller in an article by its Washington corre spondent John Cipperly said the transaction is under serious con sideration It said the Agriculture Department had given tacit ap proval providing congressional SITDOWN STRIKE AT and her son Frank 13 sit through lessons on fold ingChairs in the rear of a classroom in the school at Half Day111 They have been sitting through classes since last Wednesday in protest against the boys expulsion for too many absences Argq is Digging Out 47 Deaths Attributed to Storm on Seaboard i NEW YORK UP A second snowstorm threatening the alreadyblanketed MidAtlantic seaboard blew out to seaoff Virginia Tuesday and left Eastern cities to dig out of the heaviest snowfall in five years As the first snow storm which beganSunday dissipated Dearly Tuesday morning the tion Sec6nd Major Strike in Can Industry Is Settled i NEW YORK Ameri can Can Co and the CIO United Steelwbrkers unionj reached agree Tuesday on a new con tract that will send20000 can and milk carton workers back to 42daystrike The was a week by the steelwbrkers and the Continental Can Co which in volved some 13000 employes1 of Continental Al the union committee said the American settlement amounted to an 15cent package increase and other contract changes The new run for 22 months wiUl Oct 1 19550vith a reopening the wage pensions and tosurance late this year The strike against the two com panies which began Dec l had affected 91S plants in the United Slates and Canada and had pinched tho supply of metal food cans and pasteboard milk containers Whitchouse said emplqyes of American Can will receive an average 8V4 per cent per hour generalwage Increase the same paid1 by Continental Contract also provides a 3 cent increasetosadjust existing geo shift differentials an additional 2 cent increase to in wasnmgionr ucJ s e v e n reduce further next deaths were Counted as a result of weatherman said the coastal states would see biting winds and subfreezing temperatures during the day Authorities blamed the snow storm for at least 47 deaths from Maine to the Carolina s Storm The Easts biggest storm of the winter left a treacherous coating of ice and snow on highwaysand citystreets Thousands of cars and trucks were stalled and airline train andbus schedules were dis rupted for the third day in a row The layer of s n o w up to 15 inches deep in some areas posed a costly removal problem in major eastern population centers The ex penseofscooping snow off the streets in New Yorkalone was es timated at for eachinchof one million dollars New England and the Middle At lantic states werehardest hit by the storm Elsewhere east of the Rockies temperatures were low and winds were strong but snow was confined mostly toflurries Second Onslaught The storm f areaj had been pre paring for a second onslaught of snow and sleet Monday nightwhen the WeatherBureau announced that the hew stbrm hadtaken an unexpected t u r n toward the sea nearNorfolk Va In Washington DC s e v e n Oct 1 andj holiday and vacation benefits amounting to 1V4 cents per hour Average pay throughout the can industryywas per hour when the strike began vuumcu IK OI jstormJ including five cases of heartfailure from overexertion Philadelphia was buried underio of snow and the city joined the Jocal transit company in hiring extra crciys to cleat the streets Report U S Prepared to Sell Grain to Russians opposition to trade behind the Iron Curtain could be hurdled At Washington a spokesman for the Agriculture Department said it had received numerous sugges tions that this country sell farm surpluses toIron Curtain countries A Foreign Operations Adminis tration spokesman said he had never heard of such a proposal However he said this country has an agreement which permits East West trade of nonstrategic ma lerials AP Wirephoto Memphis State College coeds pinned freshman president Jerry Lowrie down in the snow and washed his face as revenge for his snowBall throwing an tics The girls left to right are Joyce Bonner Georgia Stein and Martha Jarnigan The snowfall 26 inches is the first in that part of the country for three Soy U S to OK Resumption of Talks Set Parley ih Korea After Bid WASHINGTON UP biplo matic sources said Tuesday the United States will accept the new Communist proposal for resuming the longstalled preliminary talks on a Korean peace conference The State Department refused to reveal its official position It said only that the Red bid had been re ceived here and that it was being studied But informed sources said the United States is ready to accept Lhe proposal and its representative in Panmunjom Kenneth T Young would make immediate arrange ments for reopening the negotia tions Meantime the UN Command agreed to meet with Communist liaison officers Thursday to dis cuss resumption of negotiations to arrange a Korean peace confer ence Liaison Secretary Young stipulated in a note to the lommunist High Command that he was sending his liaison secretary to Panmunjom for the purpose of discussing conditions for resuming conversations as well as the date for their resumption The Communists proposed late Monday that liaison officers meet Panmunjom Wednesday to dis cuss resumption of preliminary solitical talks to set up an overall Korean peace conference Broken Off sent the Red request to Washington and the decision was made by the State Department there The preliminary conference which wasUTworfc out the time place and composition of a peace conference was broken off Dec 12 when US1 Special Envoy Ar thur Dean walked out after Red negotiators accused the U S of rAII About The Weather City Partlycloudy and not so cold Tuesday night and Wed nesday Light snow with rising tem peratures Wednesday 7 i Wednesday night local snow VJ GlobeGazette weather data up to 8am Tuesday Maximum e Minimum 14 At 8 am 14 YEAR Maximum 28 Minimum HOME OP NEGRO SUSPECT FIRED PolicePqffkPers and members of a volunteer posse surround the burning shanty of Ed Noel a Negro sought in connection withtthe killing of three men and wounding of two otners Officers became suspicious that the man had returneditoithethouse The fire disclosed he was not in house Court Rules Illegal Search Evidence Is Okay to Use j WASHINGTON statemay permit somd of its counties to use in gambling trials evidence obtained by il egal search1 arid SupremeCoufthas ruled Territorial uniformity is not a constitutional said Justice Burton author of the opinion handed down by thecourt Monday The 71 decision affirmed conviction on bookmaking charges of Julius Salsburgin Anne Arun del County Md Justice Douglas dissented Maryland conceded the evidence against him was obtainedkby local police in an illegal search and sei wre but pointed to a 1951 state which provided that illegally obtained evidence could be used n Anne Arundel and two other counties e high tribunal split 44 and thus let stand a lower court de cision that Serge Rubinstein may remain free on bail while contesting adeportation order USCourt of Appeals here hud rcjcctcda JusticeDepartment effort to revoke Rubinsteins bail and hold him on Eiiis Island The order against the Rus sianborn financier was based on a4M7 conviction on draft dotlgirig charges 700 Persons Under Avalanches VIENNA Austria least 100persons officially were listed as dead and a score more were miss ing and feared deadTuesday as tons of snow released by sudden thaws in Alpine valleys cascaded down on villages and farm homes in thunderous avalanches Unofficialreports listed 122 dead in the past 24hours Downed telegraph lines and clogged highways and railroads raised the possibility that other dis asters may not yet have been re ported Record snowfalls whichpiled up to six ofsnow in high moun tain regions heldthe threat of addi tional avalanches in Austrian Al pine regions Union Paid Reward to Missing Man DETROIT UP Canadian au Jiprities balked Tuesday at helping Michigan police catch a key wit ness in the Walter Reuther ambush hooting who used a 35000 reward rom Reuthers own union to fi nance his getaway across the bor der The witness Donald Ritchie 33 fled into Canada last week after jiving Detroit authorities two iigned statements about the 1948 ihotgun attack which left the CIO presidents right arm permanently rippled Reward The CIO United Auto Workers union disclosed late Monday it hac paid Ritchie a reward for providing the information which cracked the attempted murder se Shortly afterward Ritchie sneaked away from the protec ive custody of Detroit police and crossed the border Canadian officials indicated Tues theywere not anxious to pick ip Ritchie and turn him over to Michigan authorities Ontario police at first said they ould not arrest Ritchie because here were no charges against him After Wayne County Prosecutor 3erald K OBrien issued an at empted murder warrant Monday nipetroit Senior JudgeAlbert J Sordon of Essex County Ont fur her complicated mattersby say ng he would not cite Ritchie for extradition Announces Refusal Gordon announced his refusal afterr conferring with Detroit and Canadian police The only explana ion came from Crown Attorney Bruce JC MacDonald who said a technicality wasinvolved An other closeddoor meeting tenta ively was scheduled for Tuesday recalled past reports branding Ritchie a professional phony Provincial police said that on several he called hem and volunteered false infor mation in connection with unsolved crimes 2nd Floor Buckles in Iowa Mishap Happens During Masonic Meeting OTTUMWA WVAn estimated 85 men miraculously escaped death vhen the second floor the Ma onic Hall at the nearby village of bingdon collapsed Monday night The men and furnishings includ ng a heavy piano and a red hot oal stove slid more than 20 feet 0 the ground floor in a scene fantastic disorder Sixteen persons were taken to hospitals at Fairfield and Ottum va but only three were hurt se verely The others were treated and Dee Leedom an OUumwa fire man present at the meeting said No Warning There was no warning Just 33 odge closed and most of the peo ple in the room got up the floor ollapsed in the center Leedom said the floor split engthwisc Both sections fell to the bottom leaning in such a man ner as to dump the people and bntents of the upstairs room into 1 trench aboutthree feet wide at he bottom Clouds dust arose There were icreams and some trampling jersons But the ceiling lights of upstairs room remained on There were chairs big desks an old heavy piano and a coal stove with a fire in it which fell with us Leedom said The stove was red hot and spUled glowing coals on to the floor were 104 On The Iowa Wins 3rd Straight in Big Ten by W78 14 City Council Okays Ending Night Bus Service 12 CONTRACT TO JOWANS WASHIN6TON W Walsn Con ructiori of Davenport4Iowa vas one of three construction com panies namedby the Navy Mon day to build four American air bases and one naval base in Spain tohonor PaulMowery12 of near Afaingdonfor his 50 years ofMa sonry Tfiere were guestsfrom Ot ramwa KeosauquarFairfield JEfed rick and 10 other lodges irt tha Dr H L Cloyed 4g an Ottum a osteopath was brought uncon scious to an OUumwa hospital Hs suffered shock and possible inter nal injuries He remained hospi alized Tuesday Suffers Shock Walter Smith also of Ottumwa suffered shock and lost conscious ness He was released after treat ment ss were three others brought here Leedom said some did not fall ecause they were in a second floor anteroom at the top of the stairway Apparently no one had an un supported fall Leedom said be cause they slid down the collaps ing floors which pitched crazily about a 75degree angle Mowrey and Leedom both said t was a miracle noone waskilled Leedom and Bill Amos also of OUumwa fell near each other and came to rest one on ot he piano One Mason was pinned under the piano Leedom said He and Amos lifted it slightly and he crawled out apparently unhurt Leedom did not know his identity The main entrance to the hall on the first floor was not Some got out at once and sum moned help Spill Coals Leedom said he and Amos were near the rear of the hall and the tove spilled its coals just beyond hem He Amosand others put he fire out with Buckets water Vo one was burned One man vps pried loose with crowbars when his foot was caught inder thefallen floor Leedom said hebelieved factors vhich prevented loss of life and serious1 consequences were hat no fire resulted that the dust did not explode and that the lights tayed on The second floor room where the floor collapsed was30 feet wide and 80 feet long The walls of the buildingdid riot collapse Abingdonis a hamletoffewer1 ban 100 persons in the northwest corner of Jefferson County Prior o the Abingdon ceremony most ot the Masons present had attended a dinner at Paekwood SAM CHACKTLAO maw BEATS 24   

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