Wednesday, December 15, 1954

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspapei Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES All NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press full Lease Wires MASON CITY STORES Open Friday and Safurdoy Nights December 17IS Until 9 Oclock Seven Cents a MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER IS 1954 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No 57 from New Congress ixpecting Operation WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Wednesday he ex pects very real cooperation from the Democraticcontrolled new Con gress on foreign policy national defense and foreign aid matters The President told a news conference that meetings with congres sional leaders of both parties convinced him he will get maximum support from Republicans for his legislative program and that the T in A i i t Postpone Tax Cuts Ike Asks Democrats will give very real operation in the foreign policy de fense and mutual security fields He is very hopeful on this score the President said and has every reason to believe he will get bi partisan assistance Eisenhower said there were some obvious fields in which there was Republican disagreement over policies He mentioned in this con nection a proposal for tariff cut ting authority under the Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act Own Party Despite these differences Eisen hower said he would expect maxi mum cooperation from his own party on the major portions of his program Asked if he planned periodic con ferences with Democratic as well as Republican leaders the Presi dent said he does not know whether any such meetings will conform to a set pattern Instead he said he had invited the Democratic leaders to see him at any time the need to him about legislative and policy matters In addition the President said Improvement in oil WASHINGTON Eisenhower told his news confer ence Wednesday it will be neces sary to postpone reduction of cor poration and excise taxes next order to keep the Amer ican economy in JUSTICE DOUGLAS WEDSAssociate Justice William 0 Douglas of the preme Court good one for thebenefit of his new wife Mrs Mercedes Hester Davidson 37yearold assistant on his Washington staff Her father is C E Hester sheriff of Madison Parish Tallulah where the two were married he was asking each Cabinet offi cer to consult with1 members of both parties in the proper con gressional committees on any new plan that was to be laid before Congress He said these confer ences would be held before final decisions are crystalized Not Discussed In response to a question the President said a proposed consti tutional amendment by Senator Bricker ROhio to limit treaty making powers had not been dis cussed at all in with congressional leaders the last two days The President opposed thispro posal and it was shelved by the Senate earlier this year Bricker has talked of making a new effort The President thus confirmed what had been an open secret since his Monday meeting with GOP congressional leaders Years Extension Eisenhower said he was think ing in terms of a oneyear exten sion of the current tax rates but that the Treasury Department might have someother He said the tax reduction of in the new Congress Eisenhowers expressed confi dence in Democratic support in some fields was in line with an ap praisal by Rep Joseph W Martin Jr who told reporters he thought the new Congress would the essential parts of the Presidents legislative pro gram about should through as scheduled because taxes should not be lowered without a corresponding decrease in expendi tures He said that when the new budget figures become public it will be apparent that planned ex penditures for the next fiscal year have been cut as far as safety permits Excise taxes on liquor tobacco automobiles and some other items are slated to return to preKorean War levels on April 1 That would cause an estimated loss of one billion dollars in revenue Other Matters The president also dealt with these other matters National Eisenhower indicated but did not say so spe cifically that the administration might be thinking about a further cut in the strength of the armed forces Hoegh to Confer With Governors of Neighboring States DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh said Wednesday he has invited the governorselect of Ne braska Kansas and South Dakota to confer w i t h him at Council Bluffs Saturday We will discuss our respective Republican Party platforms and our recommendations to our leg Hoegh said Such a meeting will benefit the governorselect personally and al so the people will benefit from an exchange of Labor relations Eisenhower said the question whether to ask Congress for an increase in the 75 cent an hour minimum wage is under intensive study He re called he told Congress in his last economic report that the admin istration does favor an adjustment in the wage floor at the proper time of expanding econo my Bussey Area Farmer Dies of Injuries KNOXVILLE Iowa Donald Van Loon 21 farmer near Bussey was injured fatally Tuesday after noon when his head and arm were caught in the power belt of a corn grinder ES EAT SALMON DAY CELILO Ore CUP Chief Tommy Thompson of the Celilo tribe who was 100 Wednesday of fered this sage advice for long life Dont drive automobile eat lottsa State Rests Its Case in Twito Trial Defense to Call Six Witnesses ESTHERVILLE tf The Stat presented the testimony of tw more witnesses Wednesday the rested its case charging forme Emmet County Sheriff Ernie Twito with drunken driving The defense proceeded to call si of its witnesses but was not ex pectexl to complete its cas Wednesday The trial began Mon day in District Court There ar six men and six women on Hh jury The charge against Twito is th outgrowth of an accident here las Sept 22 in which a car he was driving collided with two other ve hides Twito recently resigned from his present term but las month he was reelected to another beginning in January Cits Intoxication The state witnesses Wednesday were State Patrolman Doyle Der rickson Spencer and William 0 Anderson Estherville former county attorney Both said that in their opinion Twito was intoxi cated The six defense witnesses in cluded Mayor G K Allen and Councilman J J Robinson They said they saw or talked to Twito just before or just after the acci dent and that they believed he was not intoxicated Mrs Lilland Hurt Tenner Lilland Estherville whose car was one of those in volved in the crash testified he thought Twito was under the influ ence of liquor Mrs Lilland was injured in the accident Defense Attorney James Fa asked Lilland if he knew that Twit had a concussion The witness replied Fay also asked if Lilland km that the defendant had received shot of morphine Again the witness said no This Gent Didnt Want to Be JUST A STATISTIC Sgt Robert Reese highway patrolman from Mason City tells this story of a Sate Driving Dayconscious passenger A motorist was stopped on icy South Federal Wednesday for traveling 40 miles in a 25 mileanhour zone As vehicle stopped the back door flew open and a passenger stepped out Gee Im sure glad you stopped us I was just wondering where this speed dejhon was taking me I had visions of being the first Safe Driving Day fatality and of having my name blasted over television and radio and the With that off his chest the passenger said he was going to walk the rest of the way to to 12 blocks Torpedo Chinas Claim US May Act Soon Clear Sf udenis WASHINGTON United States may act before Christmas o clear 35 Chinese students for return to their Communistruled home land That Red Chinas claim made in a broadcast Mon day that the 35 are being held as hostages for 11 airmen im prisoned by Peiping as It would also set the stage for United Nations efforts projected or the week after Christmas to have the fliers freed Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold iffered to go to Peiping then to liscuss the case Peiping has yet o reply The State Department Tuesday tiled out any deal in which the tudents would be swapped for the QUESTIONED Wirephoto Virginia Lee Ramsey 23 has redrimmed eyes after she led Rockford HI police to her husband William who is accused of wounding his father inlaw Lester Burr of Jesup Iowa Ramsey was nabbed Tues day at a Rockford hotel rAII About The Weather City Light snow lowi Mostly fair warmer Minnesota Flurries cold weather data up to 8 nesday Maximum 35 Minimum 27 28 04 At 8 Free YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21 15 WAIMCK Both Sides Finish Testimony in Dr Sheppard Murder Trial CLEVELAND M Both sides ended their testimony and rested their case Wednesday in the first degree murder trial of Dr Samuel H Sheppard In the middle of the ninth week of Sheppards trial for the murder of his wife at 953 a defense lawyer Fred W Garmone an nounced At this lime Sam Sheppard rests his Sgt Jay Hubach was called by the state as a rebuttal witness He is a member of the police force of Suburban Bay 31 yearold Marilyn Sheppard was beaten to death in her bed July 4 His testimony was brief and at a Assistant Prosecutor John J Mahon toldCommon Pleas Judge Edward Blythin The state The trial started Oct 18 but more than two weeks were con sumed in selecting a jury and testi mony by first witness was on Nov 4 The case is expected to go to a jury of seven men and five women by Uie end oi week irmen However Department Tess Officer Lincoln White would ot say the 35 students would be efused exit permits A check showed screening of the ases has been completed and all lat remains to be done is for the epartments of State and Justice o make a joint analysis and dcci on Ask Freedom Allies who are actively trying t help the United States win free dom for the lik Britain and reporte to have urged a decision to let th students go The argument for such a deci sion jgoes like this The Unite States already is in a strong mora position to demand before th world that Red China release th fliers so why permit Peiping li becloud the issue with accusation that the 35 students are being heli as hostages The 35 students are all that are left of 430 Chinese who indicatci some years ago they wanted t go home More than of thei compatriots elected to stay in the United States after China fell to the Communists Pursut Education The students got to the United States in the first place to pursue their higher educations Most o them acquired technical skilL which could be useful to the Red as radar operation and none is known to be a specialist in the atomic field Of the original 430 who indicated a desire to return 306 departed n 194950 That left 124 who had been denied permission to leave after Red China entered the Ko rean War in late 1950 A resurvey since then deter mined that 62 no longer wanted o go home Of the others 27 were otified earlier this year they could cave Eleven did so This brought own to 35 the total whose cases re still being studied Of TS AWAftD NEW YORK oi Raymond ayre Ackworth Iowa has been resented the American Farm Bu 8 Sentenced at Sioux City SIOUX CITY Henry N Graven has sentenced eight men in Federal Court here to terms ranging from six months to four years in prison Robert Vernon Prince 29 Sioux ity received four years each on five counts of altering United States currency The sentences are to run concurrently Prince was accused of splitting one bill and two bills and passing them in Iowa and Nebraska BoydL LeValley Fort Dodge was sentenced to one year for raising a money order from to Robert 25 Omaha was sentenced to years for inter state transportation of bad checks He was convicted by a federal jury on the charge Haynes was the fourth and final person of an Omaha ring which passed a num ber of checks forged with the names of Sioux City firms Others sentenced included Rob ert Clarence Potter 18 Sioux City three years for mail theft Albert George Odermatt 36 Sioux City 18 months for violation of the Mann Act No Deaths in State Thus Far Big Target for lowans By the AsiocUlcd Tress Iowa passed the halfway poin in Wednesdays Safe Driving Daj apparently without a fatal acci dent as its part in the nationwid drive to cut down on motor vehicle deaths The 24hour campaign started a midnight Tuesday The moloris and pedestrian alike carried the responsibility for the success o failure of the campaign Since President Eisenhower pro claimed Dec 15 as SD Day Iowa communities have been alerted b radio and television safety officials and various loca organizations Mayors Challenged At Burlington Mayor Arthur Drebenstedt stood behind his chal lenge to mayors of all Iowa cities from to population to a contest based on SD Day results He proposed mayors of cities with the best observance records re ccive one or more packages 0 locally manufactured products as an award He also suggested may ors of losing cities wear straw hats next Monday Iowa had a big target to strike at On this date last year six per sons were killed on thehighways 62 were injured and there Were 197 accidents Gov Leo Elthon urged lowans to dedicate SD Day to the late Gov William S Beardsley Beardsley was one of 610 per sons killed this year in motor ve hicle accidents in Iowa A year ago the state had a toll of 575 In his proclamation Elthon said The late Gov William S Beardsley lost his life in a traffic accident while in the midst of preparations for this Safe Driving Day in Iowa Full Support The campaign had his complete support and interest because 2500 Only 13 Deaths on SD Day First Hours Encouraging Hjr Hie Associated Tress Scores of traffic accidents were reported Driving there were comparative ly few deaths on the nations Streets and Highways At 2 13 deaths had been re corded The deaths by states were Illinois 1 Indiana 1 Massachu setts l Mississippi 2 Ohio 2 Penn sylvania 1 South Carolina l Wis consin 1 New York 1 Virginia 1 North Dakota 1 As the halfway mark approached deaths were being reported at a rate of less than one per hour During a Dec 1 survey made by the Associated Press deaths oc curred at the rate of two or three anhour and totaled 64 The 24 sJm hour period known as Safe Driv XI Nu Chapter ela Slffma Vhl inff DaV W3S to TcdllPR traffic mis PttEVIOUSLY Amy And History Club Virginia Sue Clark Erlck Gardalcn Thompson Dinner Club Manly Klmtir anil Maria Mitchell C e r r o Conlon Industrial Union Council CIO Drotvufa Unidentified llronkflcld Houslerji lTl Club Hill and Mary Holder XI Nu Chaptnr ela Slffnia Vlil nuuithters uf the JU Club IlcrinaimmCarimtlon Cinnnany ow Bcauly Studio National and Cosmetologists Association Unit HO Club Murlys TUB DAWS TOTAL S places the final responsibility fo safety in the hands of each driver in this state The later governor sincerely believed that the typical I o w a driver has the ability to stop traf fie accidents and deaths if given the right encouragement and the right Days off of all high way patrolmen were cancelled for this day by Chief David Herrick Des Moines Police Chief Howard Eide ordered that all moving traf fic violators be taken directly into court instead of receiving a sum mons eaus distinguished ward State Authorizes Stops Signsin Red White Colors AMES and white stop signs have been designated as tandard safety equipment on Iowa highways In line with a recent action of he American Assn of State High way Officials the Iowa Highway Commission Tuesday approved the ise of octagonalshaped signs with ed backgrounds and white letters Present stop signs with yellow ackgrounds and black letters also will be considered standard in owa However the commission aid that as replacements are ceded the new colors will be used such replacements to be made at the most important pri mary road junctions first The commission also said the switchover will be delayed until SAME TOTAL TO CASH SITU Your Gift Is Needed Now for Real Help VERY year it happens as the spirit of Christ mas takes hold among the gen erous hearted people of Mason City and vicini ty The momen tum of giving in creases as more and more per sons realize that the Cheer Fund is an ideal means of helping to make this a happy Christmas for those less fortunate The gifts Wednesday included several from other communities including Thompson Latimcr and Manly Contributions came from both individuals and clubs and other organizations such as the crro Gordo Industrial Council HO These and others who con tributed have our thanks Only eight days remain in which to make the goal of The sooner the funds are made avail able the sooner plans can get under way on this Christmas proj Ct Therefore why not send in your contribution now Either bring your contribution to the GlobeGa zette business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Mason City Iowa ing Day was to reduce traffic mis haps sharply and if possible to eliminate them entirely But hopes for a perfect day were dashed shortly after SD Day be gan First Fatality The first traffic fatality of SD Day apparently occured in Mil waukee County shortly after midnight The victim Adelbert Jacobs 37 of WaterfQrd ipsfc control of his car near Hales Cor ners The accidentwas reported by a motorist who car in a field There were no known witnesses But after hours of official indeci sion Joseph La Monte deputy county medical examiner said We are assuming the accident occurred after La Monte said he based his as sumption on the condition of the body He said Jacobs died crushing chest Emmctt G Temple 29 of Cleve land Ohio was killed at when his car crashed hcadon into a truck Many nonfatal accidents were es as more New York City had 32 more the first nine hours The Chicago area had 55 in 10 hours Areas of rain or snow increased hazards in the North Takes Leadership President Eisenhower who pro claimed SD Day and has taken the leadership in the campaign plead ed for an unblemished record of safety He expressed hope every American will help make it a day without a single traffic accident throughout the The Presidents Action Commif tec for Traffic Safety which is sponsoring safe driving day said the purpose is to demonstrate that traffic accidents can be re duced However the National Safety Council said that last year motor vehicle accidents averaged about a day In the first 10 months of this year the council said traffic deaths averaged 97 a day i erv i ceisuitable paint to withstand weath lering can be found FIRST DEATH WEDNESDAYIn Clevelands police auto pound to which it waVtowS early Wednesday is the auto involved in the first fatal traffic accident on Safe Driving Emmett G Temple 29 was killed at a m when his car crashed into a truck