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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Doily Newspaper Edited far Hoa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMt N I W S A f I R T H A T MAKIS Alt NORTH I 0 W A N N E I C H I 0 R S HOME EDITION vol LXI ad Ualkd PrtM Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH IS WS Tljlf Piper CwuUti rf Two HAS ITS OWN BRAIN AfissfVe 7s First Line of Air Defense WASHINGTON OB The Air Force Tuesday described the Fal con its newest guided missile as only airtoair missile with a brain of its Removing some of the secrecy wrappings from the weapon de signed to seek out and drop ene my bombers the Air Force said it is the first line of defense againsl air attack This latest and smallest Ameri can missile is already in production and will soon be supplied as fight ing armament to allweather fighter interceptor jet units sta tioned in the Arctic and at other posts around the approaches to the North American continent The Navy already has an use the Sparrow missile also for launching from fighter craft against enemy planes One version has a builtin guidance system that uses some of the features incorporated in the Falcon but the Air Force said its missile contains guidance refine ments and improvements that place it as of now in a class by itself The Falcon was conceived by the Air Force in 1947 and dcvelope and produced by the Hughes Air craft Co at Culver City and Tucson Ariz In words and pictures the Air Force disclosed the Falcon to be a cigar shaped missile looking like a rocket and about six feet long At its warhead end it is a little larger than a mans head Pictures showed it can be carried under the wings of a jet fighter as ordinary rockets have been in the past When the pilot spots an ap proaching enemy bomber on his radarscope the target is locked n the guidance system An elec ronic computer takes over and fires the missile automatically In films taken of recent tests a drone B17 bomber was the target Although the bomber maneuvered n attempts to dodge the missile shifted its course and scored a di rect hit ON TARGETA trail of smoke marks the path of the Falcon as it is about to hit a QB17 target plane in a groundfired test The weapon however will be used mainly as an airtoair missile House OKs Curbs on Risk Sales Countrymans Bill Loses DES M 01N E S OBA bill de scribed as primarily aimed at the boys who do insurance business through the mails was passed unanimously by the House Tues day The vote was 990 It was sent to the Senate Rep Mooty RGrundy Center so described the measure in handling the bill in the House Rep W H Tate RMason City supported Mooty by saying the bill seeks to protect the interest of the people of The measure regulate trade practices of insurance com panies Mooty told the House it has been recommended by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Rep Jacob Van Zwol RPaullina added that Iowa Insurance Commissioner Charles Fischer is very anxious to have the bill Unfair Acts Mooty said the measure is aimed to prevent unfair competi tion or unfair and deceptive acts including advertising He said the Federal Trade Commission has started proceedings against certain insurance companies none of them Iowa firms A bill which Atty Gen Dayton Countryman wanted enacted as an aid to liquor law enforcement was recommended for indefinite post ponement by the House Judiciary Committee No 1 The bill proposed making pos session by a tavern of a federal retail liquor dealer license pre sumptive evidence of violation of the state liquor laws McCarthy Again Hurls Charge c P Want End to Market WASHINGTON of the Treasury Hum phrey told the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday its stock market inquiry may be undermining public confidence in the American economy Humphreys volunteered statement brought a demand from Sen Capehart RInd for an end to the groups inquiry into stock prices Chairman Fulbright DArk retorted that the committee has a duty to sound a note of caution one is needed Humphrey told the senators that criticism of government agen cies and speculation about what they might do in the way of re strictive action can easily con tribute to a questioning of confi dence and uncertainty as to what the future may The Treasury secretary declared the nation is on sound economic ground based on sound princi The current month he said may well be one of the highest months of business activity the nation has ever had AP HERES WHATHAPPENEDThe Falcon scores adSt hit on the drone plane The camera caught the plane just as it started to disintegrate Cold Weather Moves Into State From West DES MOINES air moved across Iowa fromthe west Monday night and Tuesday following a day of showers thunderstorms and blustery winds For several hours late Monday afternoon and into the evening the weather Bureau kept a tornado alert in force It was cancelled Mon 84 Voti Rep Thompson RGuthrie Cen committee chairman said the vote was 84 against the meas ure with 4 of the committees 16 members absent Thompson said there was no particular discussion of the bill before the committee took its action The committee decided to bring out a bill to change the time of electing district court judges and justices of the Iowa Supreme Court from the general election to the primary election The Senate Tuesday debated but did not reach a vote on a resolu tion to establish a tax study com mittee to make a thorough sur vey of Iowas entire tax structure Passed and sent to the governor three bills making minor changes in the school district reorganiza tion law Two North logons Burned in Blaze Which Killed Six LARAMIE Wyo W Six men died early Tuesday in a fire that flashed through an old twostory hotel Fire Chief Blake Fanning said the blaze centered in the rear lob by of the Johnson Hqtel near the stairs Guests were forced to es cape from windows and fire es capes Five of the dead were identified as Harold C Dahl La Porte Ed Smith of Laramie Eric Irene of Laramie Hcnrich Burglund ol Walter Finncl of day night however threat dissipated Bennett Farmer Killed in Crash DAVENPORT WAlbcrt Weise farmer near Bennett was killed and his wife Lillie was hurt se riously when the Wcisc car hit a bridge over Duck Creek north of Bctlcndorf shortly before 2 Tuesday Officers said Arlan Weise 20 a son of Uic couple was driving the car and apparently was passing another machine when the accident occurred Arlan and his mother hospitalized in Davenport Laramie and Cheyenne Fanning said all died of suffo cation either from smoke or heat Another victim was burned beyond recognition Five men were hospitalized with burns or effects of smoke One is in critical condition Those hospitalized are Ray Good mnn and Hubert Simpson of Lara mic f Roy Kensmeier Waukon Iowa Glenn Thompson Charles City Iowa and Fred Hulctz Den ver SAME DATEW4102 BUck Uf In kauri when the Mondays precipitation ranged up to more than half an inch at sev eral points Traer had an inch Skies had cleared over most of Iowa by Tuesday morning and that light rain in the southeast corner was moving out of the state Temperatures early Tuesday ranged from 25 at Mason City to 41 at Burlington and fresh norther ly winds were blowing Rainfall totals in the 24 hours ended at Tuesday in cluded Albia 54 of an 62 Jewell 60 Pella 68 Des Moines 15 Lamoni 39 Cedar Rapids 27 Dubuque 29 Mason City 36 Dav enport 36 Ottumwa 37 Burling ton 14 Clarion 60 Iowa Falls 60 Montezuma 58 Oskaloosa 58 Sheffield 50 Near Newton Mrs Henry Schmidt was knocked down by a jolt of lightning which apparent y followed a telephone wire into he house She suffered only minor injury At Centerville lightning struck the Joe Paza home wreck ng its interior and breaking sever al windows Mrs Paza at home ilone was unhurt and the house did not catch fire No There is no he said why we should not go forward unless confidence is badly injured or Humphrey said is a subtle thing It manifests it self in many ways A crowd leav ing a theater at the close of a play will walk out in orderly fash ion in short order But if as the curtain goes down some one calls terror can reign and great injury Humphrey made no direct ref erence in his prepared statement to the eightdayold multibillion dollar break in stock prices but Capehart did He said the current inquiry had a tendency to cause price breaks by frightening small investors into a false belief a crash might be imminent The stock market itself showed some rallying signs in Tuesdays early trading There were some gains as high as a share Mon days tumble dropped The Asso ciated Press average of 60 stocks by Hai Responsibility Fulbright told Humphrey and Capehart who is the committees ranking Republican member Con gress has a definite responsibility o see that the Securities and Ex change Commission and the Fed eral Reserve Board perform the duties assigned to them by law SEC polices markets to guard against such things as manipula tion of stocks while the FRB con trols stock market credit Fulfaright said he has not the slightest wish to harm the Ameri can economy But he said he thinks the committee has a duty to try and determine whether the GOP Cannot Win Without Ike Nixon Talk Touched Off Furor in Party LOS ANGELES1 UP Vice President Richard M Nixon Tues day warned the Republican Party that without President Eisenhower it lacks the strength to elect a president The party is not strong enough today to elect a Presi he said We have to have a man who is strong enough to elect the party That is why we won in 1952 with such a Dwight D Nixon spoke off the cuff before a gathering of Southern Cali fornia1 Republicans Points President Eisenhower wants to build the party up so that the party can elect the Nixon said He outlined a three point program designed by the President to bolster the partys power The administration wishes to be humanitarian and liberal with out being so cialistic the govern ment should not in terfere where an in dividual can do the job better the ad ministration is 3 o n e s t and loyal and re stored honesty AP Wirephoto KISS FOR K Howard 21 gets a kiss from her father Rep James W Howard after she was chosen queen of the Iowa House by the chambers page boys Miss Howard who is secretary to her father won out over three other Republicans Shell be crowned Thursday at the Clerks and Pages ball markets are serving the countrys welfare and whether there is a danger that the 18monthold bull market might wind up in a crash I cannot but Fulbright said that if someone in 1928 had sounded a note of caution we might have prevented the ultimate break in and loyalty to NIXON government when it took over in When questioned about his state ment and its implications after the luncheon Nixon commented Well of course no one can teU the President to He added Of course we all hope he will Furor Develops The speech touched off a furor John Provoo Freed on Judges Orders BALTIMORE David Provoo once convicted and sen tenced to life for wartime treason was ordered freed Monday when a federal judge ruled deliberate government delays prejudiced his chances of a fair trial at this time Judge Roszel C Thomsen dismissed the indictment charging seven overt act of treason while Provoo was a prisoner of the Japanese the fall of Corregidor in World War II and granted the 37yearold defendants petition for Ml About Minneapolis Youths Sentenced at Clarion CLARION Wl Two 16yearold Minneapolis boys who were in olvcd in two cars thefts here 5 have been sentenced to the Sldora State Training School for Boys until they arc 21 The pair iccompanied by two girls aban oncd a stolen station wagon north f Clarion and took another car Knowland Believes Tax Cut Will Lose WASHINGTON UP Senate Republican Leader William F Knowland predicted after a White House conference that the Senate will defeat a Democratic tax cut proposal in a showdown vote Tues day afternoon He made the forecast after he and other GOP congressional lead ers held their weekly legislative conference with President Eisen hower Administration forces in the Sen ate claimed a two to four vote The Weather Mason City Somewhat Solder Iowa Cloudy colder 5day Iowa Temperatures Wee nesday through Sunday will aver age 5 to 7 degrees below norma Normal highs 46 north to 54 south normal lows 26 north 30 south Cold Wednesday becoming warm er late Thursday and Friday Cold er again Saturday and Sunday Minnesota Fair colder in party ranks Sens Homer Capehart RInd and Rep Joseph Martin R Mass disagreed saying the GOP could elect a President if Eisen hower did not run Sen Ralph E Flanders RVt admitted it would be very diffi cult to win without the Presi dent And Sen Barry Goldwater R Ariz said We still must remem ber that the Republicans are a minority party if we base the case ClOWOT Globe Gazett weather data u to 8 Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 46 25 25 36 26 15 HIGHWAY MANIAC RICHMOND Va UP Thomas Jr 22 was charged with reckless driving Monday after he collided with a tricycle while driv on cold hard registration ing his horsedrawn wagon Witness Says He Bought Car From Parkhurst on FHA Loan edge to defeat the Democratic plan under which income taxes would be cut by for each tax payer and S10 for each dependent except wives The cut would be limited largely to persons earning less than a year later was wrecked at Ames sign HOME BURNS MEMPHIS Tenn UP Fire men answering an alarm Monday were a little too late to save a The flames con sumed a birds nest inside a neon DES MOINES govern ment witness testified Tuesday he obtained a FHA home improvement loan to help fi nance a car purchased from the former MidTown Mo tors Des Moines The government began pre senting evidence at the trial of seven defendants including Mid Des Moines Parkhurst and the bank also are defendants Wright reading from docu ments said the reason for the loan was listed as sodding land scaping painting decoration and building a garage at his home which already had been He said the loan was arranged Town now Glenn H Smith after he visited the motor firm accused of fraud and conspiracy and told them he could not af ford payment on a new Lincoln sports sedan He said he turned over the money received on the loan to MidTown Moines salesman said he bought He said he signed a paper not the car in July 1951 from Fred knowing anything was wrong Parkhurst Mason City then a MidTown salesman and ar 1 ranged for fmnncinR through hurst made him a personal loan the first Federal Slate Bank of and paid off the debt on the car New Quiz of Peress Is Launched Accuse Army of Secrecy WASHINGTON HVSen McCar thy flung fresh charges of con spiracy at White House and other administration officials Tues day in the Senates new investiga tion of the Maj Irving Peress case Sen McClellan presid ing at the Senate Investigations Subcommittee study launched the inquiry with a statement accusing the Army of conduct that shows it is unwilling to disclose all the In an opening statement McClel lan said the Army first gave his subcommittee staff an inspector generals report on how Peress got a promotion and honorable dis charge after refusing to tell wheth er he was a Communist then peremptorily pulled back the re port and kept it Point of Ordtr McCarthy raising a point of asked McClellan to broad en the inquiry and go into what the Wisconsin senator termed a He said this em brace why President Eisenhower signed a blackout order forbid ding administration officials to tell what they discussed at a meeting in January last year At that meet ing McCarthy contended the group successfully conspired to block full investigation of the Peress case at that time and moved to launch instead an in vestigation of t He had raised similar charges during the McCarthyArmy hear ings 10 months ago his freedom An Appeals Court set aside the 1953 conviction last August ruling the government had wrongly tried Provoo in New York instead of Maryland and that the judge had wrongfully admitted certain testi mony The decision Monday automatic ally ruled out a second trial Judge Thomsen said Provoo would be released on his own re cognizance pending the possibility of an appeal by the government No decision on whether to make His remarks drew a protest from Sen Bender ROhio against any inference that the President of the United States in any respect does not want the full information to come out Bender said it cer tainly seems inconceivable that anyone who has done as much in pursuing Communists as this ad ministration should face such an accusation Rtcord Cltir McCarthy retorted that the rec ord is clear that Eisenhower dur ing the McCarthyArmy hearings did forbid Atty Gen Brownell White House aides Sherman Adams and Gerald Morgan and others to tell what was discussed at the meeting Jan 21 1954 McClellan said McCarthys re quest would have to be considered by the subcommittee in a later closed door session McCarthy offered McClellan con gratulations on having apparently unsealed the lips of some Army witnesses in connection the new inquiry and added how he McClellan did it I dont McClellan in his opening state ment said he feels the committee is entitled to the Army report on Peress Secretary of the Army Stevens contended that the report in ques tion contained secret information about investigative methods and techniques plus information from secret informants whose disclosure 0 an outsider might jeopardize fu ture investigations uch an appealwhich would be Stevens comments were made taken directly to the M5 i 1 i LlGlian spnatnr cam JOHN D PROVOO in obtaining Federal Housing Ad ministration home impovement loans Joseph 0 Wright 44 Des Wright said after two FHA in vestigators questioned him Park expected before Wed esday A jury in New York Federal ourt two years ago convicted rovoo on four of the seven trea on acts charged Specifically he as convicted of offering to aid s Japanese captors informing on nd causing the execution of a How prisoner of war Capt Bur n C Thomson Swea City Iowa and on two charges of willfully broadcasting propaganda for the enemy Provoo was sentenced to life im prisonment and fined but an Appeals Court reversed the ver dict last August It ruled the gov ernment had wrongly tried Provoo in New York instead of Maryland and that the trial judge had wrong fully admitted testimony of homo sexuality Clellan which the senator said would go into the hearing record Peress is the New York City dentist who was promoted to major and later given an honorable dis charge despite his refusal on grounds of possible selfincrimina tion to answer questions about Communism Sixth Shot in Atomic Test Series Delayed LAS VEGAS Nev UP The Atomic Energy Commission Tues day postponed the sixth shot of 1955 test scries for 48 hours follow ing a weather briefing held one hour before the blast was to be fired at CST The AEG said weather conditions were un acceptable for the shot which it described as   

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