Thursday, March 3, 1955

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1955, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPIft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Prtw tad fan Full LMM Wlrci CcaU Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 3 1955 Paper CouisU of Two 1M Flames Wreck Historic India Wharf in Boston BOSTON W A spectacular fire early Thursday swept 500 foollong historic India Wharf leveling several business estab lishments and damaging the wharf pilings and deck At the height of the blaze Deputy Fire Chief William Ter renzi called it the most serious waterfront blaze in 30 Other fire officials agreed with him that it was the most spec tacular waterfront fire many of them had not the most damaging Officials estimated damage at the blaze from the street side with miles of hoselines while the Boston fire boat and coast guard and navy vessels poured tons of sea water from the wharfs water sides India Wharf dates back to be fore the Civil War when Clipper ships carrying tea from the East Indies tied up there It is about 200 yards from the scene of the Boston Tea Party the revolt of Bostonians against taxation with out representation It was the second major fire in New England in 12 hours the FIRE SWEEPS HISTORIC firefighters struggle to bring up hoses in and called in the arson first having caused million IJCfhtinir the historic Tnrlia WViarf parlv Tbiirsrlav Punco nf tVio K 1 a o in fho SftfLfnnf tr j fighting the historic India Wharf early Thursday Cause of the blaze in the 500foot wharf was undetermined squad to determine its cause Some 300 firefighters battled damage to a city block at Man chester N Wednesday night AP FIREBOAT HELPS fireboat right pours water into the smouldering ruins of India Wharf The wharf got its name from Clipper ship tea trade with the East Indies Backs Up Islands Defense TAIPEI Formosa Secretary of State Dulles told Chinese Nationalist President Chiang Kaishek Thursday that Quemoy and the Matsus were not on the bargaining table for a ceasefire in the Chinese civil war But sources close to the secretary hinted the offshore islands might be abandoned to the on two conditions 1 That the abandonment would bring a guaranteed peace to Asia and 2 That Nationalist China would agree to the move The Nationalists may not agree under any circumstances The is lands are the last important out posts they hold off the Red main land Pltdge Defense Dulles reaffirmed determina tion to defend Formosa and the Pescadores as pledged in the mu tual defense pact ratified earlier Thursday Dulles left for Washington late In the afternoon winding up a whirlwind tour of Thailand Burma Laos Cambodia South Vietnam the Philippines and Formosa Thirty seven minutes after he arrived Thursday he signed the documents that brought into force the mutual defense pact between the United States and Nationalist China Then he hurried to a lunch eon given by the Nationalist Presi dent and his wife and the closed door conference that followed Dtttr War Dulles held to his position ex pressed at the Bangkok Conference of Manila Pact nations that forces would be used to deter war in Asia In an airport statement he said It is the ardent hope of the United States that the Chinese Commu nists will not insist on war as an instrument of their He emphasized the lack of com mitment to Quemoy and the Mat sus in these words It is not pos sible at this time to state explicitly how that defense will be con ducted That leaves open the question of whether the United States actively would defend the offshore outposts if that becomes necessary to the defense of Formosa and the Pes cadores Hoeven Says Third Iowa Judge Needed WASHINGTON WRep Hoeven RIowa says the case loads in Iowas two federal court districts exceed the national average and place a great strain on Iowa He made his remarks Wednes day before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his bill to authorize an additional federal judge for Iowa Hoeven said the Iowa State Bar Assn urged him to introduce the bill as a companion piece to a measure by Sen Hickenloopcr R Murder Count Filed Against E J Triplett Charged in Slaying of Sioux City Boy LEMARS charge of mur der was filed in Justice of Peace Court here Thursday against Er nest J Tripletl 50yearold itiner ant salesman accusing him of the abduction death last September of 8yearold Jimraie Bremmer of Sioux City Triplett was taken into custody Thursttay morning at the moment of his release from the Cherokee State Mental Health Institute where he had been a voluntary patient since last fall Disappeared Aug 31 The Bremmer boy disappeared from his Sioux City home the night of last Aug 31 After a monthlong search including a mass hunt in which the whole Sioux City commu Complications in Sheffield SchoolYote special election for merger of 15 school districts nity participated his the Sheffield Community body was found in a field in District carried by the re 9 YEARS LATERHelen T Nienstedt waves cheerily as she leaves the Long Island City Courthouse in New York free after nine years in the state hos pital for the criminal insane When she was 16 she killed an elderly tailor with n ax because she thought he was making an advance She now is on proba tion outh County Triplett had been held for ques ioning since two days after the Doys disappearance and he stead rastly denied any knowledge of the lads fate Drove Off Russell White assistant Sioux Jty police chief said last Septem ber that Triplett had admitted talk ng to Jimmie at about the time the boy vanished He quoted Triplett as saying that when Jimmie displayed no interest in a music course Trip ett was selling he drove off Triplett was ordered held in the Plymouth County jail in LeMars intil April 11 when the grand jury s scheduled to meet Officials said lis release from the Cherokee hos lital was ordered by the State 3oard of Control The information filed by County Attorney Sturgis was signed by De ective William A Denison of the Sioux City police quired 75 per cent of districts Wed nesday but some complications arose which may make it neces sary to set aside the election Twelve of the districts voted to come in two voted to remain out and in one district the vote was a tie One Isolated Interior of Apartment Home Gutted Tots Die in Burlington Fire Safety on Highways Is Theme Leaders Map New Program DES MOINES MVGov Leo A Hoegh challenged more than 100 Iowa traffic safety leaders at a statewide conference Thursday to present a program that will re duce murder on the In opening the allday confer nce he had called Hoegh declared I want you to be frank and open in your remarks If you Have criti cisms voice them If you have compliments say so But we didnt conference to hear Await Verdict in Bettendorf LIE TESTS BETTENDORF Pete Wildman said the number one suspect in the killing of an Illinois women neir here submitted to lie detector test Wednesday night The results were not disclosed immediately Louis Rusty Myers 30 Bettendorf was arrested few hours after the nude body of Mrs Delorej Lund 25 Rock Island was found in lonely lovers lane near here Myers had refused at first to take the lie test Sherman Stewart 35 Davenport a tavern companion of and Mrs Lund also took the test Two school boys found the womans body when they walked to school Tuesday morning No charges have been filed in the case SAME OK In Five All five districts in Cerro Gordo County voted to come into the dis trict They are Sandridge No 6 and Deerfield No 7 in Dougherty Town ship Geneseo Township and Pleas ant Valley Nos 7 and 8 Favoring the merger in Franklin County were Riverview Stony Point Schaefer Hollingsworth An derson Peterson and Sheffield In dependent The measure failed to carry in West Fork and Bird and in Oelkcrs Ihc vote was a tic Catholic Priest Ordered Out of Russia No Reason Given MOSCOW tears stream ing down his cheeks an American Roman Catholic priest bade fare well to his weeping congregation Thursday He was saying his final Mass before expulsion from the Soviet Union Americans Britons and other members of Moscows Western dip lomatic colony came to the service in the chapel adjoining the apart ment of the Rev George Bisson netle Central Falls R the only foreign Roman Catholic priest in Russia Soviet police told Father Bisson Wednesday his passport was being litlecl He must get out of Ihc country by Saturday No reason was given The U S government protested that the ouster violates an agree ment in the 1933 RoosevcltLitvinoff pact granting American recognition to the Soviet Union U S authori ties contend the pact gave Ameri cans the right to have a clergyman priest or rabbi in Moscow to serve American citizens Western observers speculated that the expulsion order might be in retaliation for the refusal of the U S government last wcok to let the Metropolitan Boris of the Rus sian Orthodox Church extend tho visit he has been making to Uiej United Slates One of the districts which voted to come in will be isolated from the rest of the districts by reason of the district in between voting to remain out of the plan Proponents of the merger here felt that an isolated district would not work in well with existing plans and decided they would rather not adopt a plan which was not to the best interests of all concerned The matter was to be taken up by the joint county board of educa tion at Hampton Thursday night when a final decision was expected to be reached call this Following Hoeghs remarks the first of two panel discussions was conducted with Lew Warren edi tor and publisher of the Oelwein Register as moderator The panel recommended Better highways more license suspensions a night speed limit a ong range program requiring driver education courses in schools monthly drives against certain types of violations safety discussions with organizations mandatory testing of motor vehi cles stricter drivers license re quirements and more attention to drunken drivers Afternoon Panel An afternoon panel also was on the program with W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette as the scheduled moder ator Hoegh said he was interested in what the safety leaders have found effective in their own communi ties He said he hoped many of these could be put into practice on a statewide level He related that he had chal Out of 20 Farmers Dont Owe State Taxes DES MOINES 11 out of every 20 Iowa farmers who fUe state income tax returns say they dont earn eough money to owe any taxes an Iowa Tax Commission report showed Thursday The average was about nine no pays out of 20 returns for other occupation groups the report said Farmers paid about five million dollars of the 20 million dollars in individual income taxes in Iowa in the 195354 fiscal year covered by the study Another was collected in corporation income taxes An earlier report on farmer no pay tax returns set off a joint SenateHouse probe of the situa tion in the Iowa Legislature some weeks ago Several legislators however expressed indignation at what they said was an unfair1 inference that Iowa farmers dont pay their fair share of state in come taxes The most returns filed in any lenged in behalf of Iowa the state were no Pa of Minnesota to a contest to see which state has the fewer traffic deaths in 1955 The governor re lated that as of Tuesday the two states were tied Speed Limits Hoegh pointed out that he advo cates speed limits better roads more patrolmen and driver train ing He asked the conference to discuss speed limits thoroughly and said it is his personal convic tion that there should be a night speed limit He said it is essential to have more patrolmen whether there is a speed limit or not Warren in opening the panel discussion praised the State High The argument arises over way Patrol and the organization Point district which favored theof teenage driver clubs He said proposition but the fact that Bird the cooperation of the patrol with district opposed the measure re sults in the isolation of the former district About The Weather Mason City Somewhat colder Iowa Cloudy colder Minnesota Continued cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a in Thurs day Maximum Minimum At ft YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum ClOUOT safety groups had been very good Harlan Vote to Come Next Week WASHINGTON U The Senate J u d i c i a ry Committee Thursday agreed to vote next Wednesday on the nomination of Judge John Mar shall Harlan to be a justice of the Supreme Court Chairman Kilgorc made the announcement after a closed session of the committee There had been a possibility the committee would act Thursday but Kilgore said several members asked additional time to study the record of its hearings on the New York jurists appointment The nomination has been pending be fore the committee for months single pay group was nearly onethird of all the full pay the to pay group But the most revenue came from the over pay group in which returns brought in than half the total collections The report said farmecs filed returns and of them remaining number of returns filed was 701 of which were no The overall number of returns was from which paid a total of in state income taxes POET DIES EDINBURGH Scotland W Lewis Spence 80 Scottish author and poet died Thursday Lufthansa Given Permission to Fly BONN Germany West ern Allies gave the West German Lufthansa Air Line permission Thursday to start commercial fly ing April 1 using Americanbuilt Convairs This was the first practical ben efit West Germany received from approval of the paris treaties by the Bjdestag last Sunday The first commercial flight will be between German cities The Allied action cleared the way for Germanys return to the worlds airways after an absence of 10 years Mother at Work When Flames Hit Two Others Are Saved BURLINGTON young boys left in the care of an older brother and sister while their mother perished Wednes day night in a flash fire at the familys home Dead are Dennis Martin 3 and his brother David 18 months sons of Mr and Mrs Jack Mar tin Two other Martin children WTil liam 13 and Judy 7 escaped in jury Home Gutted The interior of the familys five room unit in the Flint Hills Manor housing project was gutted The childrens mother was WASHINGTON WSen McCar in a bowling alley at thejthy asserted anew Thursday that time and their father unemployed secretary of the A r m v Stevens for about three months was inj deliberately deceived the Con San Francisco seeking work jgress and he American people The baby had apparently tried about the Irving Peress case IRVING PERESS Final Report of McCarthy Raps Stevens to crawl or run to an outside door in the living room Fire Capt For rest Travis found him on the floor about five feet from the door and handed him out a window to Po McCarthy voiced the charge in a report on his last year of chair manship of the Senate Investiga t i o n s Subcommittee but the groups Democratic members re lice Patrolman Harold Little to join in the findings on the Dennis body was found sofa in the living room A neighbor Blaine Harris resj The subcommittee under Sen cued Judy after William fled fromjMcClellan DArk plans more on that it is More Hearings the house and summoned help At Theater The couples oldest son Bob 17 hearings into the Armys handling of the promotion to major and honorable discharge of Peress an theater at dentist who had invoked the Fifth Amendment about possible mid was ushering at a time The Martins occupied the die house of a fourunit twostoryj brick structure The fire was DWash and Sym fined to their house iington DMo had consented to let Fire Chief Harold Duke said thejMcCarthv file uis belated annual ties to Communism McClellan told newsmen he and Ames Voters Approve Bond Issue AMES Voters approved school bond issue bv an 82fire apparently started in for I9a4 with the parent floor furnace room The livingGovernment Operations Commit per cent margin here Wednesday The vote was in favor of the bond issue for construction of 3 school additions Final returns were delayed in two precincts because officials were unable to open a safe con taining the ballots after burglars room and a kitchen were also onteeBut he said they divorced this floor Three bedrooms werethemselves from findings in the upstairs j Peress case because it is still un Mrs Martin and the survivingder investigation children were being cared for by relatives Another Swipe In his report McCarthy took an Authorities Thursday at the Eisenhower ad jammed the lock in an unsuccesschecking furnaces in other dwelljmaislrabon Last December he ful attempt to open the safe in I ings in the housing unit President Eisenhower of the high school building Tuesdayiin the blaze was confined to shrinking show of weakness1 night home toward international Communism j Thursday he urged the subcom Imittee to investigate Western Al jlies trade with Communist areas i with special attention to conces isions on the subject he said havo jbccn made by Foreign Aid Chief i Harold E Stasscn and the policy Princess Greeted on Return From W Indies LONDON Margaret returned home Thursday to affec tionate cheers from Britons ac claiming her triumphal tour of the West Indies Queen Elizabeth II smiled happily as she boarded the plane to greet her younger sister Close behind Elizabeth came the Queen Mother little Princo Charles and Princess Anne and the Queens husband the Duke of Edinburgh AP TOTS ARE on police and firemen carry the body of 3yearold Den nis Martin from his home after he and his brother David 18 months died in a flash fire SPANIEL CLEVELAND OPl Mrs Marie Newell has a sixlegged cpanicl puppy which frisks around mayed at his extra pair of hind legs which are small but perfectly formed