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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily Ntwspoptr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T M I HIWSPAPIft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH I 0 W A N I NII8NIORS HOME EDITION UaljM PMW LMM Wtaw Cw MASON CITY KMMA SATURDAY JANUARY 1 IMS ThU To Pick Speaker of House State GOP in Session DW1CHT MeCORMACK DES MOINES A Republican members of the 1955 House Representatives will meet in Des Koines Monday to select a speak er from a list of eight announced candidates The caucus also wfll name a speaker pro tern a floor leader and a chief clerk The speaker speaker pro ternand chief clerk choices win be confirmed by the GOP majority after the House con venes Jan 10 Senate Republicans will assem ble here Jan 8 to choose a presi dent pro tern and a floor leader Sen W Eldon Walter 56 of Bea rnan said Friday he will be a can didate for president pro tern and Sen DeVere Watson Council Bluffs is reported to be a probable contender No candidates have an nounced themselves for the floor leader post Secretary The Senate GOP Patronage Com mittee will name the secretary of the Senate This position is com parable to chief clerk in the House Selections for president pro tern and secretary will be formally adopted by the Republican major ity when the Senate opens Jan 10 Govelect Leo A Hoegh is ex pected to address the House cau cus and probably the Senate cau cus also Republicans will hold 90 of the 108 seats in the House and 44 of the 50 seats in the Senate The House and Senate Democrats will meet jointly in Des Moines Jan 9 to choose their floor leaders The winning candidate for speak er must get 46 votes or a simple majority House Republican cau eiises usually art open to news men Senate GOP caucuses are not A Senate caucus majority would be 23 Candidates for speaker in the order they announced their candi dacies are Rep Earl A Miller 51 Cedar Falls farmer who will be serving his fourth term in the House Rep A C Hanson 63 Inwood farmer fifth term Rep A L Mensing 58 Lowden retired third term Rep Vern Lisle 48 Clarinda manufacturer fourth term Rep George Paul Brook lyn farmer fourth term Rep Wendell Pendleton 34 Storm Lake attorney third term Rep W H Tate 54 Mason City real estate and insurance man third term Rep Ernest Kosek 47 Cedar Rapids investment banker fifth High Man Hanson Paul and Kosek were candidates two years ago when there also were eight in the run ning Hanson was high man on the first ballot Rep William S Lynes Waverly won by one vote on the seventh ballot He did not seek reelection to the House in 1954 Lisle was speaker pro tern in the 1953 session There are no an nounced candidates for that posi tion this time Rep Dewey E Goode Bloom field was majority floor leader of the House in Little has been said about candidates for floor leader now The chief clerk position is ex pected to go again to A C Gus tafson of Des Moines He has been chief clerk most of the time since 1921 and began as an employe in the House in 1907 Those being mentioned as candi dates for president pro tern of the Senate are Sen De Vere Wat son Council Bluffs J T Dyk house Rock Rapids and J Ken dall Lynes of Plainfield Sen Stan ley L Hart Keokuk president pro tern in 1953 was defeated for teelection in 1954 For Senate GOP floor leader the possibilities are Sen Duane E Dewell Algona C S Van Eaton Sioux City and Rykhouse and Lynes Sen Ralph W Zas trow Charles City floor leader fa 1953 did not seek reelection Settle Asiatic Rifts Georgi MOSCOW OBPremier Georgi Malenkov Saturday sidestepped direct answer on whether he would welcome Big Four talks to settle world problems But he did say he favored diplomatic negotiations to ettle Far East differences Replying to questions submitted by an American newsman Malen kov repeated the Soviet theme that efforts to rearm West Germany arms race and a network of American military bases around Ridgway on Carpet for Military Cut SAME DATE19542 31 31 IT LOOKS LIKE A QUIET NEW YEARS Shes Cathy Sue Peterson UMMMMM GLAD IM ALL ALONE NOW She Lives at 116 22nd S E GlobeGazette photoi by Glbbi OH HECK COME ON AND JOIN ME She Was Born at at m Jan Claim Soviets Want Ransom for Three GIs Note Handed to by Russ Envoy Several Queries Made Last Year WASHINGTON was reported Saturday to have offered a free three Amer cans held prisoner for years in side the Soviet Union The proposal according to in formants was put forward Fri day in a note handed the S Embassy at Moscow Except to acknowledge receipt the State Department has been unusually reticent about this note Secretary of State Dulles asked about it at his news conference said he was not yet aware of the notes subject or its content Later when enough time had elapsed to allow for transmitting its text to Washington department spokesmen refused to discuss it The Three Men The three imprisoned Americans are William T Marchuk 38 Brackenridge William A Verdine 28 Starks and John H Noble 31 Detroit Marchuk and Verdine AWOL from the Army in West Germany were picked up bythe Russians at Dresden in February 1949 Noble taken as a boy back to ermany in 1938 has been a prisoner of the Russians since 1945 This week the Soviets released 55 Austrians they had held as World War II prisoners One among these told Vienna newsmen ie had seen the three Americans at a prison Moscow He camp southeast of said all three ap peared ingood health and spirits and expected to be released shortly Eight The United States made eight official queries last year concern ing their whereabouts The latest was in October And like the others made before by U S Am jassador Charles E Bohlen or iis aides it got no response Then came the note Friday rom the Soviet Foreign Ministry t was understood to have offered to release the three Americans and to have suggested that the United States do something in return There was considerable specula ion about what that could be One theory was that it had to do with the 15 to 20 Russian sailors interned on Formosa and reported seeking asylum in the United States All About The Weather lewa Colder followed by rain or snow Sunday Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 day Maximum 28 Minimum 21 At 8 24 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 23 AP Wirepholo ANYONE YOU dog with a naturally dour outlook apparently had reasons Saturday for wearing an icebag as a chapeau after New YearsEve Hes old Fire owned by K J Hess Dubuque and any resemblance to your neighbor purely is coincidental Music Splendor on Tap for Jan 13 State Inauguration DES MOINES inauguration of Leo A Hoegh as governor and of Leo Elthon as lieutenant governor Jan 13 will feature music furnished by groups from the State University of Iowa and Iowa State Teachers The program of the afternoon in the House chamber at the State house was announced by Maj Gen Fred C Tandy Iowas adjutant general An overflow crowd js ex pected and a public address sys tem will be set up in the second floor rotunda Admittance to chamber will be by ticket only State officials are distributing the tickets The university faculty string quartet will open the program at Just before the swearing in ceremony Jane Birkhead will sing America the ac companied by Connie Brooks both of the Teachers College Next will be a selection God Is My Strong sung by Robert Mc Cown and accompanied by Salvey Borsman both of the Teachers College After Hoeghs address the uni versity chamber singers will sing No Man Is An Island and The Battle Hymn of the with Stephen Hobson as conductor The Hoegh and Elthon families will be seated in the front of the chamber and behind them will be state officials and their wives Legislators and their guests will be seated at the desks and visitors will be given chairs at the rear pi the chamber The public also will occupy the 80 seats in the south balcony The 200 seats in the north balcony will be reserved for Re publican county chairmen and vice chairmen There will be dancing in the basement from 8 to midnight Blencoe Woman Killed at Rural Road Intersection BLENCOE Ufi A woman farm owner was fatally injured Friday in a twocar collision at a country road intersection near here She was Miss Ruth Gingles about 50 who operated a farm near Castana She died at a Sioux City hospital shortly after the acci dent Mrs Lila Brown 31 Onawa was reported in critical condition at the Dnawa Hospital with injuries suf fered in the crash She and her son were passengers in a car driven by her husband Lloyd 35 Sioux City Demo in Vote Recount Appeal SIOUX CITY ftDaniel K Mur phy Democrat who lost in a re count for Woodbury County super visor has appealed the result to District Court A Bert Erickson a Republican had filed a contest and a recount which gave him the election by 123 votes The unofficial tally in the Nov 2 election before the recount showed Murphy winning by 244 votes New Year Arrives on Schedule But Fun Marred by Accidents By UNITED PRESS The nation welcomed in the New Year with revelry and prayer Sa urday but drunken and reckless drivers paced a quickening temp of fatal traffic accidents A survey since 6 p m New Years Eve showed that 59 persons ha been killed in traffic accidents 4 in plane crashes 3 in fires an 2 in miscellaneous accidents fo Charles City Driver Killed G E Tynan First Victim of 1955 By The Allocated Prrn The New Year was two hours old when Iowas first highway fa tality of 1955 occurred Gerald Edward Tynan Charles Jity was killed outright at 2 Saturday when a car plunged off a deadend road and down a 30 oot embankment near Clarksville in Butler County Four other per sons in the car were hospitalized at Charles City with injuries The injured included Tynans wife along with William Herman 10 Mrs June Herman 29 and Mary Leslie 22 The persons were a dance at car skidded on the icecovered road The in ured were reported in fair condi ion Saturday morning The old year of 1954 ended in owa with a motor vehicle fatality oll of 633 This was eight more ban the previous alltime high of 625 such deaths in 1951 The last 1954 highway death to be reported in the state was that of Miss Ruth Gingles about 50 who operated a farm near Castana Polk County with 35 motor ve hicle deaths had the greatest 1954 oil of any county Linn County was second with 25 and Pottawattamie was third with 19 Four counties Ihickasaw Lucas Ringgold and Van Buren had no vehicle deaths during the year enroute home from larksville when the a total of 68 The most slckenTnlfeafiy New Years traffic report wan from Indiana where seven personsdiet in the last two hours of year and a man was killed befor the New Year was two hours ok Two of the auto crashes kille three persons each In Arizona a threecar smashu killed four persons A headon co lision near Appleton killet three Four men including wealthj Montgomery Contractor Hok Vandegriff were killed in the crasl of a private plane near Ramer Ala The mounting traffic toll was a grisly counterpart to the cheer and blaring horns with which hordes of Americans welcomed in the New Year From New Yorks riotous Time Square to the private homes o millions Americans gathered t wish each other a happy and pros perous New Year Saturday many of them went to church to pra that 1955 will be a year of peace among nations A preNew Years Eve party a Hanson W became a night mare when James R Cpstello am his three children died in a fire that consumed their home Many state and city police force were out in full strength early Sat urday to corral tipsy motorists an perhaps head off the predicted na tional traffic toll of 240 deaths by midnight Sunday The performance of the nation motorists on Christmas just a week ago was a sorry yardstick Traffic accidents killed 380 person then to set an alltime record fo a twoday Yule holiday At Des Moines police said they were swamped with drunken drivers and accidents were oc curring every 15 to 20 minutes Sidesteps Big Issue Russell Promises Thorough Probe WASHINGTON Rich ard B Russell DGa Saturday promised a prompt and thorough Senate investigation into plans for slashing the armed forces by men dur ing the next 18 months Among those who will be asked to testily he said will be Gen Matthew B Ridwway Army Chief of Staff who is reported to have protested to President Eisenhower against orders for a sharp reduc tion in the size of the Army Russell said the manpower re view will be conducted by the Sen ate Armed Services Committee which he will head when the new Democratic Congress convenes next week The hearings for which DO date has been fixed will start behind closed doors but may be thrown open to the public later he said Pull Britflni We expect to have a full brief ing by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on proposals that affect the strength of the military Russel said in an interview this very thoroughly and get the views and the reasoning of those who are proposing the The Army which would bear the brunt of the manpower reduction announced Friday it would release about draftees ahead ol schedule next spring to meet lower manpower ceilings set by Mr Ei senhower and the Defense Depart ment The ArmyNavyAir Force Jour nal reported that Ridgway as one of the Presidents military advis had protested personally to the President against the sharp cuts The Army declined to com ment on that Congrtit Powirltn Russell made it clear that he was not yet passing judgment on the proposed plans He added there is nothing Congress can do if Presl dent Eisenhower should be deter mined to carry out the plans The Defense Department plans call for trimming the armed forces by men to by the middle of 1956 The Army would be cut back from as of Nov 30 to onemillion by June 1956 The Navy and Marine Corps also would be cut but the Air Force would be increased by men the Soviet Union and other peace oving states were the chief rea sons for existing tension The six questions were from Charles Edward Shutt Washing on bureau chief for Telenews His queries and Malenkovs an swers were published in all major Soviet newspapers Asked if he would welconw diplomatic negotiations leading to a conference between wads of the government of France Great Britain and the United Malenkov indicated he thought he Western Powers ng up on him in were gang advance of any such talks Separate As is he said tit three Western are trying 0 solve separately most important international questions and in the first place questions relating to Germany A conference of heads of the governments of France Great Britain and the United States should not complished be faced fact of by the ac and other decisions on questions which demand examination at a four power Many European leaders most notably British Prime Minister Winston Churchill have urged top level fourpower talks in hopes of easing world tension On the question of Far Eastern talks Malenkov said Negotia No Interest Executive Council to Acton Dow City Bank DES MOINES flThe State Ex ecutive Council has taken under advisement an appeal from the re fusal of the State Banking Depart ment to grant a charter to a bank at Dow City Opposing attorneys in the two day hearing Friday completed their closing arguments LONDON turned a cetd to Seviet Premier Geerfi Melenkevt tut for twrtWMt Mfftia tiens fe tettle far aictarh differ tnctt The Hid thty werent interested unleu Malen kov had specific in mind Brltiih foreign office officials took the view Malenkovt state ment to proposal for etttwtit talks The officials said their statement amounted to turn down for any general dit cussions but left the dooropen for an agreed specific issue the proper time lions betweep the interested pow ers with respect to settlement of Far Eastern questions must be Asserting that the danger of war is growing as a result of ef forts to rearm West Germany Malenkov repeated the Soviet de mand for prohibition of atomic weapons Resent Pattern American officials said the new Malenkov statement fitted into the recent pattern of Soviet at tempts to block or delay German rearmament There have been a series of such Soviet maneuvers including threats to break off treaties of friendship with Britain and France In the interview Malenkov said it would be illusionary to talk of a fourpower conference if the German rearmanment plan goes through The United States Britain and France have suggested that after rearmament of Western Germany is ratified they would be willing to meet with Soviet Russia pro vided there is some indication that the Russians would negotiate in good faith NEW YEARS Citys first accident of the new year took place shortly after 4 a m Saturday when cars driven by Sylvia Lucille Pahl 920 9th N and Fred Alvin Dean 5th S collided at 13th and N Federal according to police The Dean car left spun GlobeGazette photo By Muster around broke off a speed limit sign and ended up against an electric pole 25 feet south of the intersection Mrs Pahl received abrasions on her left leg and Dean had a severe wound on the top of his head and may have suffered rib in juries He is being held for observation at Mercy Hospital IM
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