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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Jrcss Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 31 1954 This 1aiicr Consists at Two One No 71 BEST DRESSED WOMENHere are three of the 13 w o m e n on t he 1954 of the world s best dressed women as announced by a New York fashion institute Left to right are actress Grace Kelly Mrs William Paley wife of the CBS president who ranked first and Mrs Byron C Foy whose husband is a motor executive Red Nations Plan Boost in Arms Defensive Net State Safety Book Closed on Worst Record in History DES MOINES UPVAs New Years weekend got under way with its usual quota of motoring perils Iowa prepared Friday toclose the books on the grimmest year in its motor vehicle history Tragic new records already were on the books both for traffic deaths on the public highways and for motor vehicle deaths of all types It remained only for fading hours of 1951 to tell the Joe Must Go Club Fined on 21 Charges to tell the story of the final toll As of Friday the Associatec Press count of 1954s motor ve ihicle including those in driveways and on private cross stood at G32 compared with a previous alltime high of 625 in 1951 The figure does not include tractor deaths in fields The Iowa Department of Public Safetys count of traffic deaths on public roadways stood at G10 com pared to its record figure in 1951 Which was the ailtime high toll for roadways under gov ernmental jurisdiction Two Factors Pearl McMurry Iowas commis sioner of public safety said the increase in motoring deaths in 1954 is attributable to two major fac To Retaliate for Arming of W Germany LONDON UP Communist East Germany Poland and Czecho slovakia Friday announced they will increase their armed forces and take common defense meas ures against a rearmed West Germany The official announcement made by Prague followed by a few hours a Moscow radio denun ciation of French ratification of the Paris accords to rearm Ger many Moscow said the act would aggravate the danger of a new war Official Radio The broadcast from Communist Czechoslovakias official radio an nounced the first satellite step in rubberstamping the decision taken in Moscow to mass an eight nation Red military alliance if Western Germany is rearmed Delegates of the three Soviet satellites meeting at the Czech parliament Building in Prague sent an llth hour warning to France Thursday against ratifica tion Friday Radio Prague said they approved a resolution calling for a European collective security pact Our three nations will not re main impassive to the threat of Germanys rearmament and the revival of German the resolution said We will increase our defense forces in order to lead the policy of peaceful cooperation among na tions to a victory over the policy of war Ntw System The only way to guarantee se curity for all European nations is the creation of a European collec tive security system instead of a system of various military The Communist action was not unexpected Communist quarters throughout the world denounced the French action Western reaction was the oppo lite Almost all the Western allies expressed gratification at the French General Assemblys action Some expressed disappointment at SHELTON R DAY Liar Fled Soviet Zones During Year BERLIN than East Germans fled from the So viet zone to the West in 1954 Refu gee Headquarters disclosed Fri day of them to West Ber lin Among the refugees were Communist Peoples Police in eluding 206 officers This years totalin Berlin was a sharp reduction from 1953 when slipped out of the East rAll About the small margin of victory of Pre mier MendesFrance The general feeling in Western circles was one of reliefandwon dering what the Communists would do to counteract the action The Council of the Republic the French Parliaments upper bouse itill must give its okay The Weather Mason City Wanner windy Iowa Not so cold Minnesota Snow flurries Fiveday Iowa For the period Sat urday through Wednesday tern peratures will average 2 to 3 de grees above normal Normal highs 27 north to 35 south Nor mal lows 9 north to 16 south Colder about Sunday Warmer Tuesday and turning colder about Wednesday will average onefourth to onehalf inch as rain or snow Saturday and again about Monday and Tuesday Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 32 Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 13 13 WAIMft Rabbit With JetSpeed Is Champion Lie BURLINGTON Wis WVA fib about jetspeed rabbits nurtured in the Southland to the status of a fancy fable has won the title Worlds Champion Liar for Shelton R Day Baton Rouge in the 1954 parade of faerie iron tsy the Burlington liars Sheltonjs tale was announced Fri day as the big whopper of the year and he won custody for one year dia of the clubs goldplated mondstudded Top Story His story The swamp rabbits down this way are so fast that we use highotT j tors 1 The open weather uary and February which caused a much larger than normal vol ume of driving at a time of year when traffic usually is light 2 A definite increase in the vol ume of travel for the year as a whole McMurry noted that because the toll is at a new peak does not nec essarily mean that efforts toward safety education and traffic en forcement have been in vain Because of these drivers and their response to strengthened edu cation and enforcement programs we apparently had some few er traffic accidents in Iowa thij year than in 1953 That fact and the new organization of count safety committees throughout the state makes 1955 look much more Worst Month Iowas worst month for vehicle deaths in 1954 was Sep tember with 75 The effect of the open winter however is best shown by total of 87 deaths for January and February of 1954 compared with only 57 deaths in JanuaryFebruary of 1953 and 52 for the same two months McCarthy Foes Hit by Ruling BARABOQ Wis Circuit Tudge Bruce Beilfuss Friday found he Joe Must Go Club of Wisconsin ne guilty on 21 counts of violating he states Corrupt Practices Act The club sought unsuccessfully to recall Sen Joseph R McCarthy last spring A fine of 200 was assessed on of last Janeach count Missed Goal The charges were brought against he club by Harlan Kelley Sauk bounty district attorney following statewide circulation of petitions jy the club seeking a recall elcc wn The campaign failed to pro duce the required number of sig natures Under Wisconsin law no organ zed corporation may contribute to a political campaign of any kind nor tend to influence an election Neither may any committee or organization formed solely for political purposes spend or collect money without filing full financial reports with the secretary of state Violated Law The judge held that the Must Go Club was a corporation formed solely for the removal of Sen McCarthy and therefore be cause it was a corporation violated the law by spending money for such a purpose Leroy Gore weekly editor who founded the Joe Must Go Club and is its president said in Brook PREPEIP1NG Hammarskjold United Nations secretarygeneral and Brit ish Foreign Minister Anthony Eden get together at a British government guest house near London shortly after the representatives arrival by plane Dag is enroute to Keel China in an attempt to gain release of 11 airmen waj aic au lUdL we USB fllgn powered rifles to hunt them Associated Press tally since of shotguns Even then hunters never get any unless they know he trick To bag these rabbits on he run you have to aim fast shoot and then let out a shrill whistle When you whistle the rabbit stops the bullet has a chance to catch up with him Honorable mention went to these epics J E Tingey of Elk re ated Cyclones do funny things Last year one came through my ilace I had a sack of shelled corn langing on a nail on the side of tie house The cyclone blew away he sack and left the corn hang ng from the nail like a swarm of Another Whopper Rudy Busses East Gary eported My uncle is a farmer he biggest and the richest in South akota They never have been able o count his dollars or his acres le is so rich that he carries his ay in his stacks is money out behind the 0 C Hullett president of the ub says that in honor of the ufas silver anniversary the big est liar of the past quarter cen Tiry has been selected He is the 953 winner Bruno Ceresa who ved last year at Langeldth Pa tfis whopper My grandfather had a clock so d that the shadow of the pendu m swinging back and forth had orn a hole in the back of the ase 1938 includes 1939542 1940552 1942 409 1944 334 1945 572 1946529 1947573 1948 585 1950 607 Notable in both the stzte and Associated Press figures is the sharp drop in deaths during the war years when gasoline rationing reduced travel Ike to Ask Congress for 90 Cents Minimum Pay lyn Iowa where he was visiting his father who is ill that the deci sion is quite a My first reaction is that well probably he said TRAWLER SINKS LONDON 327ton British fishing trawler Evelyn Rose sank Friday off western and 12 crewmen are feared lost the ships owners announced Two sur vivors were picked up Draftees to Shed Uniforms Early WASHINGTON The Army said Friday it plans to release ahead of time next May and June about draftees who will be ncaring the end of their terms of service The Army announcement said present plans which require final approval call for the early release of inductees completing 23 and 22 months of service respectively in May and June The normal 24 month service for draftees will be resumed after June Mitchell Man Held in Drink Gaming Raid S Fisk 55 Mitchell was bound to the grand jury by Justice Charles Bailey Thursday on charges of having possession of a poker table and chips and illegal possession of in toxicating liquor FJsk owner and operator of the Mitchell grocery store was ar rested following a raid by Sheriff Lewis Haberkom Deputy Francis Heffron and Glendon Mueller special agent from the state de partment of criminal investiga tion at Fisks place of business Upstairs Rooms Tiie raid was in two upstairs rooms above the grocery store one used for entertainment and the oilier for a sleeping apart ment The agent entered from an outside stairway and the sher iffand deputy through another door from the inside Officers said they found plenty of evidence including poker table chips and some liquor with Minnesota labels also some bot tlesboth opened and unopened The evidence wasgathered up and taken to Osage after it had been carefully labeled on the premises Officers said the TOO MUCH TENSION BEVERLY SILLS Calif m ew Years Eve remarriage plans r Marie McDonald nd millionaire shoe manufacturer arry Karl were called off Friday fter the film actress collapsed om nervous exhaustion Live Dangerously and Get a Holiday Coffin NEW YORK can win a coffin this weekend Hundreds of Americans will They always do on long holidays Starting Friday harvest of death will be particularly heavy during the threeday period that rings out an old year and brings in a new It may exceed the nations shameful fatality toll dur ing the Christmas weekend Millions of people will celebrate New Years Eve quietly at with family and friends Theyll wake up Saturday feeling about as usual except maybe a bit excited about the prospects for IMS Few of them will earn a coffin this going about it all wrong They want to live They dont want to die If you want to earn a coffin fast on a holiday you cant relax and take it easy and sensible You gotta work hard at your play You gotta be careless and take chances Coffins arent for cautious people To get a quick coffin you cant treat life as an investment You have to enjoy it like you do Russian roulette or a lottery that pays the winner with a black ticket Why should a real sport like you waste a holiday by spending an other dull night at home Kid youre the the nights on fire charges carried fines up to each The Prime Minister Nehru Predicts Peace in 55 SINGAPORE M Indian Prime Minister Nehru Friday forecast brighter hope for world peace in 1955 and a lessening of EastWest tension Speaking to newsmen at Kallang Airport enroute home from the Col ombo conference Nehru said the past six months had demonstrated that international conflicts could be settled peacefully Nehru said that Anybody who wants a coffin on a holiday can win it The next probone of the great dangers facing the c Itjtuj IA I in it iLbl I i Many Complaints raid followed numerous complaints made to officers by residents of Mitchell Officers said Fisk was before the court in October this year on a charge of drunken driving and he lost his liquor permit at that time The state agent said Mitchell County is not the chief offending county in this kind of cases adding we will keep busy until we clean up some of these AP Wlrephotn ALL Vanclcrbilt Stokowski 30 whose nineyear marriage to aging symphony con ductor Leopold Stokowski end ed this week shows up alone at the Alvin Theater in New York Mrs Stokowski indicated she may take a crack at the legiti mate theater Red China Sentenced 12 Traitors to Death LONDON W Red China has sentenced 12 persons to death and 2 others to life imprisonment on charges of acting as American Chiang Kaishek Moscow Radio reported Friday The broad cast indicated all were Chinese Peiping Radio said on Nov 24 Red China had killed 10G Ameri can and Chinese Nationalist espi onage agents and had captured 124 since 1951 The broadcast said some had been turned over to Peoples courts for prosecution Whother the 14 mentioned by Mos cow Radio Friday were among the 124 could not be determined lem it how to livt in it And that haint been solved modem world was colonialism SAME Blick ruf neinn In put Innn Boost of 15 Cents Said to Be Goal AUGUSTA Ml President Eisenhower will ask Congress next month to increase the national minimum wage irom 75 cents an hour toSO cents it was learned here Friday Minimum wages come under the Pair Labor Standards Act which covers about 24 million American workers James C Ifagerty White HQUSB press secretary announced that Eisenhower will include a recom mendation for a substantial per centage increase in the minimum wage in his State of the Union message to Congress Jan 6 Hagerty declined to say how much it would be but reliable re ports fixed it at 15 cents an hour Increase Needdd Eisenhower did not recommend an increase in the minimum wage to the last session of Congress but he said at a news conference in Washington Dec 15 that he is con vinced there should be an when the economy is expanding He was not sura that this time for aii in crease Apparently he has now de rided that it Secretary of Labor Mitchell and several leading Con jress have advocated jacking up he minimum wage to compensate for the increased cost of living since 1949 when the 75 cent scale was established Sen Morse IndOre said in an several days ago that ha would fight for an increase to 1 an hour He argued 1 Low income families need help in meeting the high cost of living 2 An increase would spiral through the whole economy broad ening the purchasing base of American consumers Welfare Advanced 3 A higher minimum would be a demonstration of the strength of the capitalistic section of the world in advancing the welfare of the Both the AFL and CIO have asked for a minimum but it is generally agreed that Congress would not go that Eisenhower is making a final revision of the State of the Union message at his Little White House on the grounds of the Augusta Na tional Golf Club He came here Dec 23 to spend the holidays and will return to Washington Sunday night or Monday Iowas New State instruction Board Wants School District Reorganization C UATWPC i in Y j DES MOINES new State Board of Public Instruction threw its weight Friday in favor of reorganization of the states public school districts into what the board called more efficient ind economical The board now a year old pro posed a longrange program for public education and asked sup port from the Iowa Legislature Dttails be presented to the bwmakcn were outlined by Har ry M Reed Waterloo chairman of the boards Legislative Com mittee He said If the state of Iowa were or ganized into school districts of the proper size in terms of tax able valuation area and number of resident pupils we could be offering a better educational pro gram at less cost per pupil and with more efficient use of the available Reed added The important thing to re member is that in a properly or ganized district all the pupils within that district do not have to attend school under the same roof or even in the same Reed explained that what the board seeks is a larger adminis trative anit for each school dis trict rather than a shifting of pu He said this would spread the tax base for each district and allow economy The present Iowa school re organization law provides that a reorganized district must have a minimum of 300 pupils The Board of Public Instruction proposes tnat this be increased to 600 pupils Reorganized school districts now cross county than 300 being located in multiple the boards pro posal would add more leeway in this respect Here are highlights of Reeds report to the Legislature 1 Iowa has experienced spo radic spurts of consolidation and reorganization during the past 35 years Many of the districts so formed have been too small in terms of financial and human re sources 2 Iowa still has more than school districts and many of the pupils living in those districts are educational 3 About 50 per cent of Iowa is now contained in rural districts or subdistricts which no longer operate an elementary school of any kind 4 As the size of the school dis trict becomes larger up to a cer tain limit the quality of its edu cational program becomes more satisfactory and the pcrcapita cost of the program declines 5 Less than 30 per cent of Iowas total area is in a school district which operates a high school The boards committee also criticized the voting procedure under the present reorganization law which requires a three fourths vote approval by all dis tricts to form a new one The committee said it is possi ble under existing law to produce some odd shaped districts and electors in school reorganization matters are not often sure what they are voting for or against The committee proposed that all nonhigh school areas within a proposed new district vote ss one unit and each district now maintaining a high school vote as a separate unit also that a ma jority vote of each unit be re quired so that the proposition will be approved or lost   

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