Mason City Globe Gazette, March 19, 1955

Mason City Globe Gazette

March 19, 1955

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1955, Mason City, Iowa NorHi Doily Ntwtpoptr let to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI N I W S P A P I ft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AMOCWM tut CBIM LMM Wbw MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 19 19S5 ThJi o Two CMw Young Farmer Infant Perish in Crash Progress Made at Capitol Legislature Passes Bills By DWICHT McCORMACK DES MOINES UPlWhatever the reasons the Legislature took the longest stride forward this week that it has taken in any such peri od since the session began last Jan 10 The Senate passed 41 bills and the House 34 They sent 30 of them to the governor He signed 16 mea sures The first of the big appropria tions bills made its appearance It is a House measure to increase the annual agricultural land tax credit appropriation from 5 to million dollars Subdivisions of the appropria tions committees of the House anc Senate were getting close to pre senting biDs calling for funds to finance state government opera tions for the two years beginning next July 1 All Poiiibilititt Tax bills now have come out oi committees covering about all of the possibilities for meeting the itates need for more revenue Those were only the highlights of the accomplishments by the weeks end The reasons could be almost as varied The recent spring weather has caused farmer legislators who hold majorities in both houses to think of getting back to their acres If there was any stalemate of legislation in the Senate because of its controversy with Gov Leo Hoegh over his appointments it appears to have been largely ironed out now The session is nine weeks old and it is picking up in drive and efficiency The drive is toward the normal closing date of about April 28 The outward efficiency is a reflection of the great amount of necessary background work by standing committees Most Rctttrch Although the big appropriations bills have been the slowest in com ing out they are the ones which require the most research inter viewing and subcommittee study and discussion Among the bills of general in terest signed by the governor this week was one to require that all new motor vehicles except motor cycles registered for the first time after next Jan 1 be equipped with multiplebeam lighting equipment The objective of the measure is pri marily greater driving safety Another bill signed into law makes Nov 11 of each year Vet erans a day set aside to honor veterans of all wars in which this nation has engaged Many of the other measures ap proved by the governor are of local or regional interest but to those communities and areas those mea sures may be the most important of the session Bills Killtd Bills killed by the House included its own measures to Levy a new tax on big trucks with three or more axles permit union shop agreements in labor management contracts require that a motorist convicted of drunken driving carry a scarlet letter on the shield of his car and rewrite and strengthen the child labor law Measures defeated in the Senate included its bill to reapportion the Senate only Among the bills of general inter est which were sent to the gover nor this week were those to Per mit private clubs to keep liquor where beer is sold allow deer hunters to take only one animal per ta AP Wirephoto TEST FOR C Baca Ottumwa industrial ist and minerologist works in his home laboratory where he uses machines and chemicals to test Iowa ores for urani um Its too early to form any estimates of the he said Disarmament Study Stassen to Fill Job in Cabinet WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower Saturday announced he has created a new post of special assistant to the President for disarmament He named Harold E Stassen to the cabinetrank job to devote full time to development of policies for disarmament A White House announcement said Stassen now Foreign Operations will take over his new duties immediately The statement added that he will be expected to take into ac count the full implications of new weapons in the possession of other Clinton to Get New Steel Plant DES MOINES UP North American Steel Co plans a 250mil liondollar mill seven miles south of Clinton the Iowa Developmenl Commission said Saturday The firm which has been en gaged in steel fabrication and in pipe and tube production for the past 25 years already has built a modern office building and mainte nance plant for operational head quarters at the site the commis sion said At full capacity the plant wil employ a labor force numbering several thousand High Grade Uranium Deposit Discovered in Ottumwa Area Petrified Wood Loaded With Atom Material Test Drilling to Be Continued OTTUMWA UB Discovery of high grade uranium ore was re sorted Friday in Iowa within a 60 mile radius of Ottumwa An Ottumwa mining engineer rom whom the announcement came said the find was made in petrified wood deposit loaded with uranium and in shale rock deposits showing presence of the atomic fishionable material in the rough F B Baca 52 mining engineer and geologist of 35 years exper ence now associated with the Cardox Co plant here reported the uranium was discovered Thurs day night within a acre tract Not Nimtd He declined to name the owner of he land involved or to pinpoint the ocation of the site except to say t is within a 60 mile radius of Ot umwa In explaining his reasons Jaca said We dont want to set off a stam Baca added that full scale ex cavation with an eye to possible ommercial development of the ite will be started soon He said a man to whom he oaned fluorescent light instru ments for uranium testing brought iim samples of petrified wood howing high grade Baca said he had suspected for our years that the southern Iowa errain contained uranium and hat last fall he started using a adiation detecting scintillometer He described this as a device 50 o 100 times more sensitive than giegcr counter Gtmma Radiation Baca said he found noticeable amma radiation in material taken rom the Red Rock Dam project n the Des Moines River and from hale rock at other places As to the area containing the ctrified wood deposit Baca said There is definitely a possibility of season and enable a person to will his body or any part of it to an in stitution for scientific or rehabilita tion use I AM I DATE19S41M traffic Otilk 14 evcloping it We intend to conduct further He added that uranium ore is probably not present in great amounts and that selective drilling would be necessary to make a com mercial project feasible Stale Geologist H G Hcrshcy at Iowa City expressed doubt that there is enough uranium in Iowa for commercial production Hershcy said presence of uran ium in shale is not uncommon but discovery of it in Iowa is new 1 cant remember any petrified wood having a high uranium content al though the occurence Is not surpris the state geologist said Scotland Gives Billy Graham BIG WELCOME GLASGOW Scotland of waving and cheering peo ple gavt welcome to American Evangelist Billy Graham as he stepped off a train Saturday for sixwttk religious crusadt Women were lined up eight deep along the concourse in St Enoch Station when the train from London drew into the platform As the smiling Graham strode down the platform towards the station hotel some women broke the police cordon and tried to shake hands with him They tugged at his sleeves Ten policemen surrounded Graham and pushed back the crowd so he could get out of the station Judge Overrules Bid to Drop Fraud Charge DES MOINES Judge Henry N Graven late Friday overruled motions for directed verdicts of acquittal for seven defend ants charged with fraud and conspiracy in obtaining FHA home im provement loans in financing cars But he ordered one count be stricken from the 19count indictment returned against the five persons and two corporations because it re to events prior to July 28 11 A j D 1951 date allowed by the stat IKC AgainSt ray ute of limitations I A i The government rested its case increase ADOYe Friday after calling 18 witnesses A f tl begin presenting AVerOQe Ot its evJdence Monday Defense attorneys asked that all the counts be stricken and that the judge enter a verdict of ac quittal The stricken count referred to a Federal Housing Administration home improvement loan which Joseph 0 Wright Des Moines testified he obtained July 25 1951 in financing a car On trial are First Federal State Bank Des Moines Raymond B Mulder former bank president William F Haakinson former vice president and cashier of the bank Thomas J Watson employe of Mulder Mortgage operated by Mulder Glenn H Smith Des Moines formerly MidTown Motors Fred F Parkhurst Mason City former vice president WASHINGTON 0 President Eisenhower said Saturday he would view with gravest appre hension any pay increase for pos tal workers in excess of a House bills proposal for an average 7Vi per cent boost The President stepped into the controversy as the House got set to vote on a pay bill Monday The Senate Post Office Commit tee already has recommended a proposed 10 per cent postal pay hike and a strong move is on in the House to vote a similar raise In a letter to Rep Murray D Eisenhower said he is con cerned even about the 150million dollar measure okayed by the House Post Office Committee be cause of its fiscal impact Murray is chairman of the committee LiquorbyDrink Bill Deferred DES MOINES UP The Iowa House Friday breathed new life nto a bill that would legalize liquor by the drink in Iowa but it post poned final action on the bill Rep Henry Lucken RAkron asked the House to overturn the action of the Safety and Law En forcement Committee which voted 1410 to kill the bill by indefinite Rep Henry Stevens RJeffer son countered with a move to table Luckens motion The House voted against Stevens motion 5249 and then unanimously decided to put off further action on the bill for the time being i of the motor firm Neal Des Moines Town salesman and Eldon J former Mid About The Weather City Windy colder Iowa Colder snow Minntioti Cold wave Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Satur day Maximum 40 Minimum 31 At 8 34 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 37 nations as well as the United States to consider future probabil ities of armaments and to weigh the views of the military the civil ians and the officials of our govern ment and of other Presidential Press Secretarj James E Hagerty told newsmen that Stassen in addition to his new duties will remain head of the FOA until the administrations new foreign aid program is presented to Congress and then will resign tha job FOA is scheduled to go out of existence next June 30 Own Group Hagerty said Stassen in his new job will attend meetings of the Na tional Security Council and the cab inet will draw on the councils planning staffs for assistance in formulating policies and eventual ly probably will create his own or ganization of a size yet to be de termined Stassen will have the responsibfl ity for developing on behalf of the President and the State Depart ment the broad studies investi gations and con clusions which when concurred in by the Na tional Security Council and ap proved by the President will become basic policy toward the question of d i s a r m a STASSEN the White House announce ment said Hagerty added that a check shows this apparently is the first Cabinet rank position on disarma ment ever established by this or any other government Specific Policy The White House that when indicated as desirable or appropriate under our constitu tional Congress will be consulted and approval sought prior to specific action or pro nouncement of policy Answering a question Hagerty said he thought of necessity the new position would include studies involving nuclear weapons This statement said that the re cent session of the Disarmament Commission of the United Nations in London has again resulted in no progress and no clear crystalli zation of thinking on this subject It has an inseparable relation ship to our constant objective of Helicopter 2 Men Down in Russ Zone STUTTGART Germany U S Army helicopter missing since Thursday with two men aboard is believed to have gone down in East a 7th Army spokesman said Saturday We have not had any official announcement from the East Zone jut because of a strong eastward wind and our failure to find anv wreckage despite a widespread search action we are assuming it s down in East he said He did not identify the two oc cupants of the craft He said the pilot was a member of the Ameri can Army and was carrying as a passenger a German national who was an employe of a labor service More Documents to Be Made Public WASHINGTON of State Dulles said Saturday the rec ords of a number of international conferences are in the works for ublication but he did not know he schedule for releasing them Dulles returned to Washington rom a twoday visit to Ottawa Canada AP Wirephoto SEAL QUEEN Ann Reider 18 Dubuque High School cheeiitad er was at the boys state bas ketball tournament in Des Moines Friday when she was told she had been chosen Easter Seal Queen for Iowa over seven other pretty beauties She watched the game with crossed fingers but her lucky sign failed to pay off as Dubuque lost to Ames 62 53 in the semifinals Son of Victim in Serious Condition Three Others Hurt A young farmer and an infant girl were killed Friday night in a twocar collision at a county road intersection 16 miles east of New Hampton in Winneshiek County The dead are Arnold Barloon 27 of near Waucoma and Carol Ann Franzen 4monthsold daughter of Mr and Mrs Stanley Franzen of near Protivin Say Churchill to Step Down LONDON Growing pros pects of general British election this year sparked fresh reports Saturday that Prime Minister Churchill may step down before the strenuous campaign begins Three London proChurchill Daily Express the Liberal News Chronicle and the independent Evening Star all carried reports that the 80year old leader was about to retire as Minister but remain as member of the House of Com mons But both the Express and the Chronicle left open the possibility that Churchill might change his mind The Star said Churchill already let Queen Elizabeth II in on the secret and that an announcement was expected in another week or Churchill has been thinking and talking about retiring for a long time But his deep feeling for what he regarded as his duty has always kept him from such a step Youth Convicted of Double Murder SPRINGFIELD Mass victed murderer Kenneth Chapin 19 remained indifferent Satur day at Hampden County Jail as bis attorneys pondered their next move to save him from the Mass achusetts electric chair Chapin a gangling high school sophomore was convicted Friday of the first degree murders of Jynn Ann Smith 14yearold baby sitter and Stephen Goldberg 4 her charge in the Goldberg home ast Sept 25 David Barloon 6 son of Arnold taken to the Mayo Clinic at Rochester Friday night with a fractured skull and fractured jaw bruises and lacerations He was described as in poor condition Not Striously Hurt In the Franzen car were Franzen 23 his wife 20 and his brother Donald Franzen 16 All were taken to St Josephs Hospital at New Hampton The three were reported not seriously hurt The Franzens were going west on their way borne after a visit with Mrs Franzens relatives near Jack son Junction Their car collided 175 Bottles of uor Seized at Clinton Agents Hit Eight Night Spots CLINTON agents and Clinton police reported they seized 176 bottles of liquor Friday night j with the Barloon car going south on in raids which Atty Gen Dayton j a county road threequarters of a Countryman described as anothi mile northeast of Jackson Junction er preliminary in his drive for a crackerdry Iowa Search warrants for the raids on eight night spots were obtained in nearby DeWitt The raids were carried out by six state agents and nine Clinton police officers One of Countrymans assistants George West assistant attorney general was in charge Hold Stamps The raids came only slightly over a week after Clinton County Attorney Warren C Johnson said he would not order raids against taverns solely because they pos sessed federal liquor stamps West said he believed all eight of the night spots held federal liquor stamps But he added that the search warrants were based on definite At his home in Nevada Atty Gen Countryman said Saturday hat everything went off accord ing to plan and the raiding parties did a very fine No arrests were made but Countryman said the attorney generals office would see to it that charges are The raid was simply part of a program to stop illegal sale of iquor in Iowa and were going to do he added Coordinate Move All the places were entered sim ultaneously in a coordinated move An Associated Press report said Mrs Lucille Thompson 33 a Dav enport waitress was fatally injured early Saturday when the car in which she was riding struck a pole Highway 22 The accident occurred on High way 22 a mile west of the Daven port city limits Authorities said Henry Jacob An derson 43 Milan driver of the car was being held for questioning Anderson was quoted as saying he and Mrs Thompson were re turning from a tavern at Blue Grass when he dozed at the fheel Survivors of Mrs Thompson in clude a 13yearold son Marvin i Bruhn said 92 bottles of liquor were seized at the Porthole res taurant The raiders found 15 bottles at the Top Hat eight at the Pastime 30 at Carl and Andys 19 at thei Midway one at Boots one at Thej Office and 10 sheriff said A Dogs Life Is Unhealthy for Dogface A dogs life proved doggone In adequate Friday afternoon for Harold D Russell 19 Ventura He ended up in the dog house and is still there The Cerro Gordo County sheriffs office received a telegram from Camp Gordon asking that Russell be picked up and held for military police According to the telegram Russell had been absent without leave since Sunday About 3 p the sheriffs of fice got a tip that Russell was at a friends grounds at home Clear in the camp Lake Officers at the Plezal the GETS TREATMENT answered the call and as they knocked on the front door they heard the back door slam The two officers did a quick dogtrot around back but no one was in sight Thats when they a dog barking in front of ALBIA Monroe County Sanity Board has ordered Mrs Gorman about 55 former adminfoot fiveinch Russell huddled in jistrator of the Monroe County Hos jpital committed to a state insti tution for drug addiction one corner His luck had run out He should have knocked on that is Support Elements Set Up at New Base in Turkey WASHINGTON iwThe u s Air Force has set up support ele ments and made some training flights to an air base at Adana Turkey but has stationed no units there The Defense Department re ported that no more Friday night when asked for com ment on reports from Istanbul Turkey that the Strategic Air Command had moved unannounced into the new base near Russia The reports said the base only 25 minutes flying time from a So viet fighter air field was being occupied under agreement with the Turkish government They said the agreement still to be announced provides for joint TurkishAmeri can use of the field AP Wlrfphoto MEETS NEW Charlone who was aban doned in a trash can in Taojru Korea is introduced to her new mother by her foster father Sgt Charles Des muke San Antonio Tex Desnuike arrived home from Korea Friday GRUENTHiR ARRIVES WASHINGTON UP Gen AU fred M Gruenthcr supreme com mander of North Atlantic Treaty forces flew here Saturday from Paris amid speculation that President plans major change In the military high command ;

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