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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1955, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSrArit THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIiaHSOftS VOL LXI Mrt fnu full Wlrct tfitvu Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 4 ThU Ptper at Two OH t N Council Takes Up Israel Dispute Accuse Reef China of Selling Narcotics to Buy War Goods Yanks Are Target of Vast Plan House Group Hears Charge WASHINGTON Chinese Communists have been accused by a U S official of plotting to de bauch the free world by pushing sales of narcotics for money to buy arms H J Anslinger commissioner of narcotics made the accusation during testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on the Treasurys 1956 budget The com mittee made the testimony public Friday The United States Anslinger said is a target of Communist China to be supplied with a flood of foreign exchangeearning bealthandmoraledevastating her Heroin is a derivative of opium Full Proof He said he bis documented proof that narcotic trafficking from the Red Chinese mainland is an insidious calculated scheme of the Chinese Communist regime to ob tain operating funds and at the same time spread the debauchery of narcotic addiction among the free American dollars received for dope he added are being ex changed by the Communists for war materials We are not here dealing with a petty adversary but rather with a formidable and farreaching plot to gain foreign exchange and at the same time to demoralize the people of the free Ansling er said Spreading narcotic addiction and obtaining funds for political purposes through the sale of her oin and opium is not just the policy of one man in the Commu nist regime It is the policy of the entire Communist regime in main land Main Sourct Anslinger said information ob tained from other governments points to Communist China as the main source of supply of narcotics for the entire world Most of the heroin being smug gled from China he said goes to Japan which is having a stu pendous problem with the heroin There is no doubt Anslinger said that the Communists heading the conspiracy realize the dual pur pose of their drug trafficking since Communists themselves are forbidden to use the drug Anslinger said young dope peddlers posing as refugees and trained in a North Korean school were arrested in South Korea He said They had heroin in one hand and gold in the other hand with the idea of corruption and spread ing He added that a large number of American troops have been re turned from the Far Eastern the ater because of narcotic viola tions either because of use or pos Iowa Dominated by Cold Front DES MOINES moderate cold front dominated Iowa weather Friday in sharp contrast to Thurs day when temperatures ranged up to an almost summerlike 65 at Burlington and Ottumwa The cold front moved into north west Iowa Thursday and by Friday morning cloudy weather and cold er temperatures had spread across the state Thursdays highs in northwest Iowa were only slightly above the freezing mark There was a blanket of fog over Iowa Friday morning with lowest visibilities in the central and east ern sections where some light driz ile was falling Dubuque had some freezing drizzle and the Weather Bureau said some light snow was fcportcd in northwestern C Rations to Attend Its Own BURIAL RITES MARYSVILLE Calif of the few remaining cant of the hattd World War II C rations will bt ctrtmoniously buritd C rations Gibson who optratts a sand and gravel business read a story in the Meryiville AppealDemocrat in which Joe Poihka an official in the 41st Infantry Division Association asked for a cm of the accursed meatandbean concentrate The association is holding its annual meeting in Chicago July 3031 and Poshka said he C wanted to take this occasion to bury the rations ceremoniously Gibson told the AppealDemocrat he was work ing on the bunks of the nearby Yuba River in 1943 while the Army was constructing Camp Beale now Beale Air Force Base Out of curiosity he traded his lunch for two tins of C rations He ate one cinful and saved the other which he has now mailed to the Chicago Chamber of Commerce to give to the 41st Association One was enough for Gibson explained l A l Stock Market Tipsters Criticized by Senators WASHINGTON tipsters in general and Walter Winchell in particular got a going over Friday from senators looking into the booming stock market Sen Bush RConn demanded that steps be taken to put an end to this irresponsible business of giving out market Bush called upon President Edward T McCormick of the American Stock Exchange second only to the New York Stock Exchange in size for recommendations to end This is one of the biggest head aches I have ever McCor mick told him But McCormick said the whole problem isnt new its not a simple Noting that newspapers and many magazines carry financial news McCormick said the prob lem for the committee is to draw a line on what is and what isnt in the public interest Not Advocated McCormick said no responsible person in the financial community wants people to come in and buy stock above realistic levels Bush called for action to end irresponsible tips after McCor mick related that a stock tip tossed out by Winchell on a TV show two months ago threw the American Stock Exchange into a turmoil But for prompt action by officials McCormick said those who followed the tip cquld have lost a share McCormick provided the Senate Banking Committee with a list of people who bought Pantepic Oil in he week before Winchell men tioned it as a good buy Not Settled The question of whether the list ever would be made public was not settled immediately Chairman Ful bright DArk said that as of Jie moment we certainly arent going to make it McCormick said a complete re port on the gyrations of Pantepec Oil had been given the Securities and Exchange Commission Bush asked whether the Winchell Lip on Pantepec Oil was an isolated instance Almost Mc Cormick replied Lava Engulfs Tiny Village Volcano Finally Burns Itself Out HILO Hawaii lava boiling furiously from a huge rift that suddenly opened up in the cen ter of town Friday engulfed the tiny plantation village of Kapoho in a stream of molten rock The end of Kapoho came at mid night shortly after the village was halfsurrounded by two lava prongs inching their way to the sea The 335 residents had abandoned their houses and shops two days ago Besides the houses the town consisted of two general stores a tavern and a liquor store Most of the buildings were jerrybuilt The destruction of Kapoho cli maxed an eruption that began Mon day at the foot of the Puulena cin der cone a part of the Kilauea vol cano system Kilauea is about 25 miles west Kapohos doom was sealed late Thursday night when a fissure sud denly blew wide open at the out skirts of the town The fissure un leashed fountains of bloodcolored lava that shot 300 to 400 feet into the air as the mass of molten rock Cowed toward the sea The lava set trees and undergrowth afire Sul phur fumes nauseated and choked observers near the scene and could be smelled at Pahoa four miles away Friday the eruption appeared to have burned itself out AP Wircpholo is enough Thats the sentiment of Grant Taylor left and Roy Combs Kentucky Highway Depart ment employes The two heard the cliff crackjng and jumped out of the car in time to see the machine flattened 2 Women Perish in Accidents Years Toll Reaches 85 DES MOINES Patricia Woods 22 Des Moines was killed late Thursday night when the car in which she was riding collided with a Hartford High School bus carrying girls home from the state basketball tournament Five other persons in the car were injured and taken to a Des Moines hospital None of the 16 girls and two adults on the bus was hurt Injured were Mrs Woods hus band Ronald 19 driver of the car Mark Keyes 4 her son by a previous marriage Robert Lynch 13 and Billy Joe Lynch 7 her brothers and a friend Richard Reese 12 Returning From Theater They were returning from drivein theater which opened for the first time this year Thursday night The accident occurred on a cul vert over a creek Sam Shetterly 41 Hartford driver of the bus said he swerved the bus to avoid hitting the car but was hemmed in by the culvert wall Deputy Sheriff Frank Vivone said Woods told Dr Walter An derson county cdroner that he had gone to sleep at the wheel Struck by Car At Colfax east of Des Moines Thursday night Mrs Bessie Ma rie Kintz 61 widow of a former Colfax night marshal was killed on a Highway 6 intersection when struck by a car Highway Patrolman Glen Mc Dole said Mrs Kintz and two other women were waiting for a min ter who was going to take them to a revival meeting in Des Moines As the ministers auto appeared Mrs Kintz stepped into the path of a car driven by Donald Lee Russell 17 Colfax High School junior officers said The deaths brought the states toll for the year to 85 On the same day a year ago the mark stood at 89 Murder Count Filed Against Davenport Man DAVENPORT charge of murder was filed Friday against Louis Rusty Myers 32 Daven port in connection with the slaying of Mrs Dolores Lund 25 Rock Island early this week Meanwhile Sherman Stewart 35 Davenport and Elizabeth Teehan 18 Rock Island were detained as material witnesses No charges iad been filed against them The murder warrant against Myers did not specify any degree nor was there any date set for a icaring The warrant was issued by Magistrate Edmund H Carroll after Deputy Sheriff Kenneth An derson signed the information in the office of Scott County Attorney Vlartin Leir The nude body of Mrs Lund for merly of Muscatine was found Tuesday morning alongside a lovers lane east of Bettendorf She had been shot in the chest Wayne Andrcsen assistant coun y attorney said Myers refused to go through with a lie detector test after it was started Thursday Stewart and Miss Teehan took the Lest he said AP Wirephoto NEIGHBORS GET GOOD Wenger 46 was sleeping in the bedroom at upper left Thursday night when a rain storm hit Philadelphia She hopped out of bed and to safety just as the entire rear wall of the twostory house fell away and collapsed into a building excavation project The excavation together with the rain apparently had undermined the foundation of the home Combination Highway Speed Limit Law OKd by Leaders DES MOINES combination type of highway speed limit law proposed in a bill now pending in the Senate wpn approval by a 4 to margin Thursday at a meeting of safety leaders from all parts of Iowa This proposal would set an abso lute nighttime speed limit of 55 miles an hour The daytime limit would be 65 However if a driver accused of exceeding the 65mile i limit could prove he was traveling j safely under the circumstances he would go free The action was taken at an all day safety conference called by Gov Leo Hoegh and attended by Russia Working for Peace Pontecorvo Tells Reporters MOSCOW UP Italianborn Bruno Pontecorvo British atom scientist who now works in Russias nuclear laboratories told a press conference here Friday that Russia is working for peace while the Western allies prepare for atomic He said this realization prompted him to leave Britain voluntarily and come to the Soviet Union continue his work He said he now is a Soviet citizen Pontecorvo said he has continued bis work in the field of physics in Russia but that his work now does not relate to the harnessing of nu Black Hawk Countys Oldest Resident Dies HUDSON wiMrs Ellen Cranny 104 oldest resident of Black Hawk County died Thursday at her farm lomc near Hudson A native of Ireland she had lived in Black Hawk 83 years clear energy for war The brilliant nuclear scientist said the Wests warlike intentions were a Dec 1954 NATO decision All the Atlantic countries de cided to prepare for atomic war considering their atomic and hydro gen bombs as lawful ie said I have already been four years in the he told the Dress conference and I have be come convinced that the entire So viet people is putting up a fight for About The Weather Mason City Snow flurries Iowa Snow colder Minnesota Light snow Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 4S degrees below nor mal Normal maximum 37 north to 44 south Normal minimum 18 north to 24 south Colder weather spreading into northwest Saturday and over the state Sautrday and Sunday and continued cold remain der of period Precipitation will average 110 to 210 northwest to Vi to i inch south and east Snow peace and that the government north and west rain or snow south does everything possible to prevent east Saturday changing to snow flurries remainder of period mostly Pontecorvo said he was address ing himself to all honest people especially scientists in the field of physics with whom I have worked people in their fields ask them to take a definite Man Walks Into Path of Locomotive Killed DES MOINES Silvers Evans 55 credit manager of the Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Co was killed Thursday when he walked into the path of a switch engine at the Union Station here Dr Walter Anderson Polk County coroner ruled the death a suicide Witnesses said Evans took off his topcoat and hat before he walked toward the engine more than 100 representatives from 41 counties W Earl Hall editor of the Ma son City GlobeGazette who acted as moderator of an afternoon pan el discussion said at the close of the conference that after his 30 years of activity in behalf of safe ty he has come to the conclusion that the greatest need of all is safety Other Actions In other actions the conference Favored about 5 to 4 a law call ing for suspension of the drivers license of any person who is sus pected of drunken driving and re fuses to submit to a chemical test Recommended that modern en gineering and construction of high ways be expanded to promote safe ty on the roads Agreed that automobile manufac turers should be required to install devices to which safety belts could be attached Reached no decision on whether there should be a gas tax increase of one or two cents a gallon Therej was more support for a penny boost and some opposition to any increase at all Generally agreed that require ments for obtaining a drivers or chauffeurs license should be more strict No Action Suggestions discussed but not acted upon included these Increasing drivers license fees to finance an expansion of the High way Patrol requiring a new type of headlight on autos to provide greater visibility assignment of a highway patrolman to each county in east portion Globe Gazette weather data to 8 Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum 13 Minimum 2 cout SAMf Border Fight Studied 46 Killed in Gaza By WILLIAM K OAT IS UNITED NATIONS Of The Security Council Friday turned to Egyptian charges and Is raeli countercharges touched off by Monday nights bloody border fighting near Gaza The explosive tension resulting from the clashes in which 38 Egyptians and eight Israelis were reported heightened by militant statements from the Egyp tian and Israeli premiers and Egyptian progress toward a new Arab military lineup against Is rael Aggression Charged Egypt Wednesday charged Is raeli forces with violent and pre meditated aggression in the 60 milelong coastal strip occu pied by the Egyptians Egypt charged Israels troops with attacking a military camp near the ancient city of Gaza two miles inside the territory and with ambushing a truckload of re inforcements Egypt termed this the most brutal act of aggres sion since the 1949 armistice Israels countercomplaint filed Thursday made no mention of the Gaza battle but accused Egypt of continuous violations of the ar mistice agreement and council res olutions It charged l Armed attacks on Israeli troops 2 raids on Israeli citi zens 3 Egyptianfailure to pre vent such acts 4 assertion of a state of war and exercise of ac tive belligerency against Israel including a blockade S warlike propaganda and and 6 refusal to negotiate a peace treaty to replace the armistice Attacked First Earlier Israeli statements In Jerusalem on the Gaza fighting charged the Egyptians attacked first inside Israel and were chased back into Egypt In Damascus Thursday Egypt and Syria announced they bad signed a new defense pact which Syrian Prime Minister Sabri As sali said resulted from the need for practical and decisive meas ures to safeguard the Arab coun tries from repeated Informed sources said all other Arab nations would be invited to join the new alliance which is de signed to replace the nonfunction ing Arab League collective defense treaty Egypt massed troops in the northern part of the Sinai Penin sula opposite Israel Friday under Premier Gamal Abdel Nassers announced policy of being ready to meet force with force For three days troops and material have moved into positions west of Rafa extreme northeastern tip of the Sinai Peninsul and on frontier of the Gaza strip A dispatch from Gaza said tha Egyptian garrison took extra se curity precautions Friday the Moslem Sabbath to prevent a fresh outbreak of the refugee requiring auto manufacturers make safer cars to Threats of Flood Ease at Hamburg HAMBURG W Flood threats along the east and west branches of the Nishnabotna River appeared to be diminishing Friday with a breakup of ice jams below Ham burg where the high water was re ported dropping rapidly North of here however the river is still clogged with ice and the jam extends five miles upstream to Riverton The high water flooded out a spur line of the Burlington Rail road between Red Oak and Ham burg and closed traffic on High way 42 A number of farm dikes broke and lowlands were flooded Kanawha School Bonds Approved KANAWHAA bond Is sue for a new high school and junior high school was approved by the voters here at a special election Thursday The vote wai 654 in favor and 99 opposed Voters of Kanawha recently established a Community School District making additional facili ties necessary Efforts have bcea made to begin work on construc tion of the new school as soon as possible Gets Five Years for Leaving Car on Tracks MARSHALLTOWN UB Kennetll Ruch 20 has been sentenced to five years in the state meni re formatory for intentionally leaving his car on the railroad Authorities said Ruch admitted leaving the car on the where it was struck by two train in the hopes of collecting insur ance
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