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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited far to ROOM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NlWSPAPIk THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOKS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Pna lad United Prcu full Wires MASON CITY IOWA FKIDAY APRIL IS IMS This Paper ConsUU ot Two Austria Treaty Fans Hopes of Parley Trip Ban Remains in Force Situation Has Grown Worse WASHINGTON United States Friday stood firm against Red Chinas renewed offer to let relatives of 15 jailed airmen visit them in their Chinese prisons Officials said the Far Eastern iituation if anything has grown worse since the end of January when the United States first re fused to let the relatives go to China Thus they said the U S government could not change its stand now and let the kin visit the fliers The renewed offer came in let ters from the Chinese Red Cross to Mr and Mrs Harold Fischer Swea City Iowa Mr and Mrs Harry Benjamin Worthington Mr and Mrs Frank Brown St Paul and by the family of the imprisoned Capt Eugene J Vaadi La Fargeville N Y No The Fischer Benjamin and Brown families had all written let ters to Red China officials last win ter pleading for the release of their lons At least one of the families which did not receive an parents of Lt Roland Parks Oma ha they had not written such an appeal to the Chinese gov ernment The Chinese letters of invitation varied slightly in wording but all promised the fullest assistance to American parents who wished to visit their sons The letters were signed by The Red Cross Society of al though the invitation to the Fischers ended with the words With our best regards Chou Mrs Fischer said the invitation appeared to be a reply to her plea last January to Chou Enlai the premier of Red China However she could not tell whether it was direct communique from the Chinese leader Send Copies Mrs Fischer said she would send copies of the letter to the State Department and Air Force in a renewed effort to get per mission to visit their son State Department officials said how ever that the United States will stand pat for the time being on its decision not to let the relatives make the journey Meanwhile two more senators called for an accounting from Secretary of State Dulles of United Nations efforts to obtain release of 15 U S airmen jailed In Red China Sen riickenlooper RIowa said Dulles should tell the Senate For eign Relations Committee e actly what the situation is Sen Mansfield DMont cau tioned against impassioned or in discreet demands for tough U S counteraction but he said Con gress should have a complete re port from Dulles and we should get that report next About The Weather BETTER THAN CURB police Thursday afternoon quoted Cora Weil 65 driver of this new car as saying the curb service at a Lincoln drivein was lousy She said she started to drive away when she AP Wirephoto accidentally put the car in high gear It leaped the curb and plunged through the plate glass window and halted beside the soda fountain Judge Acquits Dorothy Ehlert Contracts for Additions to Schools OKd Contracts for three school addi tions totaling were let Thursday afternoon by the Mason City school board The Jefferson Harding and Hoover additions are to be completed by Jan 15 1956 Henkel Construction Mason City was the low bidder on the general contract It was awarded the contract for all three schools for Bids by two other Ma son City and two Waterloo firms ranged upward to The Ideal Plumbing and Heating Mason City took the mechan ical contracts on a combined bid of The school board added three alternates for water soften ers and gas burners totaling The Payne and Kelroy firms of Mason City also entered bids C J Smith Mason City was the low bidder on the Jefferson elec trical contract at H C Determan took the other two elec trical contracts on his low bids of for Harding and for Hoover Dewey Electric Ventura and Hub Electric Waterloo also bid Architects fees and essential equipment will bring the total cost to more than it was esti mated The board has available from bonds and from a transfer both approved by the voters There also are from the Cerro Society for Crippled Children and Adults to help the new physical ther apy room in the Hoover addition Sufficient funds also will remain in the schoolhouse fund from sur pluses out of the previous bond issues to pay the architects fees Supt Lawrence H Shepoisir said Friday It consequently will not be necessary to use the general fund City Cloudy warmer lowi Continued mild Cloudy cooler Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through Wednesday will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal Normal high 60 north to 64 south Normal low 37 north to 41 south Turning a little cooler northwest Saturday Mild over state again Sunday Turning cooler early next week Precipi tation will average threefourths of an inch to an inch and a half in showers early next week end ing by midweek Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 m Fri day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Nebraska Man Shot to Death in Holy Land Border Zone JERUSALEM Jordan American was shot to death on Mt Zion Friday when he blundered into the nomansland between the Arab and Israeli lines that divide this Holy City A United Nations spokesman identified the dead man as Charles B Harris 24 McCook Neb The spokesman said Harris was shot through the head and killed in stantly by a bullet fired from the Jordan sector Harris who was traveling alone in Jordan and staying at the YMCA in the old city of Jerusalem was believed to have been unaware News in Brief LAS VEGAS Nev nuclear device of citykiller size was exploded in the Nevada desert Friday its savage fury slamming into more than a million dollars worth of weapons and supplies in the biggest test this year of military equipment beneath the atom bomb CLEVELAND for Osteopath Samuel H Sheppard convicted of second degree murder in the bludgeoning of his wife filed a motion Friday for a new trial on the basis of newlydiscov ered Common Pleas Judge Edward Blythin the man who sentenced Sheppard to life imprisonment tentatively set April 27 for a hearing on the motion TALLAHASSEE Fit Rtp William Coleman said Friday his bill to place Florida on daylight saving time will keep from being out of step or contrary to rest of nation while watching television WASHINGTON Supreme Courts nine justices Friday be gin pondering the complexities of putting into precise words orders to wipe out segregation of whites and Negroes in public schools Four days of conflicting arguments over what the court should do ended Thursday without any indication that the justices had settled on what they should say in the courts decrees TeenAger Injured in Chase on City Streets Mason City police Friday lodged two traffic charges against a teenager from Manly following a wild earlymorning chase which ended in the drivers hospitalization Injured when his car overturned at 12th and Plymouth Road was Robert C Bankes 16 He was being held for observation at Mercy Hospital Xrays have been ordered taken by hospital authorities Bankes upon release from the hospital faces charges of careless and driving without a li Iowa Falls Baby Drowns in Gravel Pit Near Home IOWA FALLS UBMax Allen 2 yearold son of Mr and Mrs Har old Allen of near Iowa Falls drowned in a gravel pit about noon Thursday The family lives near the gravel pit which is located a half mile east of here The childs father and uncle were loading hay near the pit The child who had accom panied them wandered off while they were working Fire department efforts to revive the lad were unavailing A companion Dale Elden Symes 19 Manly Route 1 Friday for feited a bond inpolice court on a charge of allowing an un authorized person to drive his ve Hoegh Signs Bill to Simplify Tax Returns DES MOINES Leo Hocgh said Friday he has signed a bill to simplify state income tax returns and he added that he thought the result would be an ad ditional million a year in state revenue The measure provides for the use that he was in adjusted gross income fig when he wolkcd to his death just past Jaffa gate Jordanian authorities handed tires from federal income tax re turns in determining state income tax due The bill would tax capi over the body to the consul in lal gains but would exempt money Jerusalem They expressed exspent by farmers for soil ccmser trenie regret over the incident vution practices cense hide Officers first noticed Bankes car at 4th and N Enterprise Alley about a m They said the car was backing west on 4th N W with its two occupants trying to talk to two girls When an officer approached the car took off at a high rate of speed going east on 4th N W to Fed eral then east on 4th With siren and red lights on a patrol car chased Bankes on 4th N E to Carolina then north on Carolina to 12th and east on 12th N E At the intersection of 12th N E and Plymouth Road offi cers reported Bankes car rolled over trying to make a left turn Officers said Bankes during the Claims State Failed in Try to Prove Case From Our Wire Services WATERLOO Mrs Doroth Ehlert 51 Friday walked out of had time to study it Judges Support Wo If son Vote Tactics Ruled Wrong SPRINGFIELD HI WThe Illi nois Supreme Court Friday ruled n favor of Louis E Wolfson in lis campaign to win control oJ Montgomery Ward Co The decision upholds Wolfsons contention that Wards system of electing three of its nine directors at annual meetings of stockholders was unconstitutional The Supreme Courts opinion upheld a ruling by Circuit Judge Harry M Fisher of Chicago Judge Fisher ruled that all nine places on the Ward Board of Di rectors should be at stake in the annual meeting of shareholders next Friday in Chicago Wolfson Confident In Chicago Wolfsons headquar ters issued a statement quoting the financier as saying he is confi dent he will win control of the board at next weeks meeting of stockholders Wolfson is in New York The decision will require the management of Wards to stand for election every year and will remove the barrier which Mr Sewell Avery has erected be tween himself and the real owners of the the statement quoted Wolfson It said also that Wolfson is anxious to begin the job ot rebuild ing Montgomery A spokesman for Avery Wards chairman said he would not com ment on the decision until he has the courtroom a free woman on the Wolfson wanted the election to arm of her 59yearold all nine directors because Henry She was acquitted on a directed verdict of a charge that she ar ranged a plot to kill her spouse Mr and Mrs Ehlert said they were going back to their D and H it would give him a mathematical chance to elect a majority The opinion said that while the constitutional provision does not expressly prohibit staggered elec tions it also does not foreclose Cafe at Evansdale and carry ona construction which invalidates business as I the statute authorizing such elec The aquittal verdict was handtion ed down by District Judge Shan non B Charlton who told the jury that the state had produced no evidence that Mrs Ehlert ad vised or aided and abetted her son in a plot to murder her hus Case Dismissed Mrs Ehlert was tried first on a charge of arson and that case also was dismissed Her son by a previous marriage Donald Shindley 21 is serving a prison term for setting fire to the Ehlerts farm home near here in an alleged plot to collect insur ance on Ehlerts life Shindley was a state witness at his mothers trial but refused to answer prosecution questions on grounds that his replies might in criminate him The court sus tained Shindley in his refusal answer The court would be in error if it were to submit the case to the jury on the basis of the evidence which was Judge Charlton told the jury The court is unable to see that any advising was done by Mrs Eh Charlton said that even in the Alarming Results The court took note of Wards argument predicting alarming re sults if Wolfsons suit was up held The court said there are domestic corporations whose se curities are listed on the major stock exchanges Only 196 or per cent have classified boards of directors elected for staggered terms Consequently we do not believe that the disturbance envisioned by appellants Ward will be wide the court said Appel lants also voiced serious misgiv ings as to the future of corporate life and commercial transactions if classified boards are held to in fringe the constitutional right These fears are The Supreme Court decided thei jCircuiJ Court was correct in holdj AP Wirephoto NEW Ed Sullivan copro ducer of the weekly Sunday night Toast of the Town vari ety show chats with singer Mar ion Marlowe after signing her for six appearances on his TV pro gram Marion was one of six members of the Arthur Godfrey show who were fired Friday Godfrey Fires Six From Show NEW YORK Arthur God frey swung the axe again Fri day He fired six singers from his television and radio shows At least one complained that the dismissal came as com plete In his biggest housecleaning publicly bounced Julius Rosa in October 1953 CBS announced that Godfrey has discontinued the services of the Mariners quartet Marion Marlowe and Haleloke That reduced Godfreys cast of singers to Jeanette Davis the three McGuire sisters Frank Parker and Carmel Quinn The six are being dropped from all of the Godfrey shows they worked the daily radioTV pro gram the Wednesday night TV show and the Friday night radio show The dismissals were made ef fective Friday Godfrey made no mention of the action on his morning show Also terminated were the services of three writers Charles Horner Preston H Miles and Charles Slocum In a statement issued by CBS Godfrey said In the interest of good show manship producers have never hesitated to make changes in for mat and personnel which would improve overall entertain ment quality of their programs No radio or television pro gram can endure unless it can sustain interest despite the dreary dearth of ideas and in herent limitations of the media Such changes in personnel as be come necessary time are never fro m time properly c to strued unconstitutional section 35 of ithe Illinois Business Corporation Midnight Friday Is Tax Deadline By the Tailed Press Income tax day across the nation Friday fell a month later than for alleged confessions by the defenmertv but taxpayers were still dant the plot against Ehlerts until last minute to pay was always referred to as a and even then Mrs Ehlert in those statements laid the responsibility for the plan on Donald No Witnesses The defense attorney contended in his opening statement when the trial began Monday that the whole plan was concocted by Shindley The defense presented no witnesses but asked for the directed verdict when the prosecution rested its chase traveled at speeds of 60 Thursday after presenting 11 70 miles an hour and ran stop witnesses signs at 4th and N Federal Ehlert testified he believed his 12th N E and Carolina Bankes also turned off his lights for ap proximately two blocks on 4th N they noted Bankes was taken to Mercy Hos pital by SnelPs Ambulance Serv ice Symes was not injured wife innocent of the charge Shindley now is serving a 20year term for arson after admitting he set fire to the Ehlert home to col lect insurance FICKE DIES DUBUQUE UP Dr Herman Ficke 74 who retired in 1950 after 36 years as a professor of English GOOD TITLE BREWTON Ala Ci The Ritz Theater here slopes down to a street flooded by rain waters About three feet of water stands at the University of Dubuquc diedlinside the screen end The Theater Thursday lis showing On tho Internal Revenue Service offi cials reported that the fellow who delays filling out his tax form un til the midnight deadline was up to his old tricks reflections upon those who are the re leased These people have all achieved stardom and I am proud of them I wish them well in every SAME DATE1954148 White mnns no traffic drjth in past 24 houMt 700 Rotarians Expected Here for Weekend Convention The twoday golden anniversaryiYang Korean ambassador to the Russia Accepts Proposal 10 Years of Stalling Ends MOSCOW Soviet govern ment called Friday for the speedy conclusion of an Austrian indepen dence treaty and withdrawal of all ccupation troops not later than next Dec 31 A joint SovietAustrian communi que said Austrian Chancellor Julius laab had assured Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov that Aus ria will not join any military al iances or permit the establishment of any foreign military bases in ts territory The Soviet government also pledged 1 to settle its repara tions bill against Austria for the quivalent of 150 million dollars in Austrian goods 2 to return to Austria all former German prop erty in the Soviet zone including the Danube Shipping and 3 to return the Austrian oil fields and refineries which the Russians have been operating during their 10year occupation Prospects Fanned The joint communique summed up the results of negotiations be tween Molotov Raab and their aides which began here Tuesday It was issued two hours after the Austrian government chief Deputy Chancellor Adolf Schaerf and their party left in a Soviet military plant tor Vienna Russias aboutface on independ ence for Austria fanned of a new Big Four meeting higher than at any time since the last one deadlocked on that issue 14 months ago That would mean the end of 10 years of Red stalling and of the fourpower occupation It would mean also that the Rus sians will have met a key pre requisite to a Big Four meeting laid down by President Eisen hower That Moscow give some evidence of good faith which would promise that a Big Four session might be fruitful He has men tioned an Austrian treaty in that connection Fair Way Another key requirement inte gration of West German military power with the Western European Union already is in a fair way toward realization Denmark and the Netherlands the only coun tries yet to act are expected to do so by months end or This would clear the way for a meeting of the North Alantie Treaty Organization ministerial council tentatively set for May 9 Chief business of that session will be welcoming West Germany as the 15th NATO member Over shadowing this perfunctory affair is the readymade opportunity for a meeting of the Big Three foreign ministers Aides of Secretary of State Dulles British Foreign Secretary Harold MacMillan and French For eign Minister Antoine Pinay have been meeting for weeks to settle details A French spokesman said at Paris Thursday this group has agreed on methods to be used in preparing for a foreign meeting with Russia The Soviet foreign minister V M Molotov conducted the three days of talks just ended at Moscow with an Austrian announcement that Russia is willing to end the occupation Molotov is expected to be on hand at San Francisco in June at a ceremonial marking the 10th anniversary of the Also expected there are Dulles Mac Millan and Pinay so again the stage is set for exploratory talks conference of Rotarv International Lnitcd States Demo Hopes in 1956 Bright Butler Claims WASHINGTON W Democrats assembled for a twoday rally opens in Mason City Saturday Dr will speak at Rooseveltjheard from National Chairman Fifldhouse The Mason City allPaul M Butler Friday that pros more than 700 members from 47 Oiemnntary school band under theipects for a Democratic victory in clubs expected direction of Stanley Davis are bright regardless of who The conference is for the 191st play at the session which willis heading the Republican district of the organization whichlscrve as the general assembly In a report prepared for a includes all Rotary clubs in Iowa north of Highway 30 with the ex ception of the counties on the western border of the state In addition to the 700 or more Rotarians hundreds of visitors are expected to attend the Sunday af ternoon talk by Dr You Chan VI The session i open to the publiCjing of the partys national ee of charge tee Butler said Democratic bopff One of the highlights of the conare high despite what Called ferencc will be the friendship of the highpriced ner Saturday Outoftownilican propaganda experts to Rotarians and thi tr families willlsiiade the press and public be dinner guests in the homes of President Eisenhower U local members able   

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