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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSFAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI PTOM mod United full Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL IS W5 Thlj Paper ConiUU rf Two IW Weekend Crashes in State Fatal to TO IKE UNVEILS IDEA Plan Atom Ship for World Trip NEW YORK Eisenhower Monday un veiled plans to send a new atomic powered merchant ship around the globe in a dramatic of Americas determination to win a just and lasting The new vessel the President said will travel thousands of miles without refueling and will demonstrate to people this peacetime One Mans Opinion A Radie Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 Sundij WTAD Qttlncr Bundij WOI Amei A Man Far Out on a Limb years ago following a closeup look behind the two iron in East Ger many and Titos in began making this unqualified pre diction If we of the free world will get itrong and stay strong long enough militarily economically and are going to be on hand to preside over the burial rites of that most evil philosophy ever visited on mankind Commu Communism I repeated time and again contains the seeds of its own destruction It never went any where except by brute force or the invitation of hopeless misery It couldnt remain anywhere to day if the people it has enslaved peoples could give expression to what is in their hearts The one and only genius of Com munism Ive asserted time and is its ability to keep a gun the temple of its subjects over an extended period Mussolini man aged it for 20 years Hitler for a dozen years but Communism has held sway for some 37 years now So Youll Recognize Him These things I recall at the start of this little visit with you for the purpose of making it clear to you that the fellow you see clear out at the end of yonder limb is a newspaper editor by the name of Earl Hall There have been times when Ive felt just a little uneasy about my boldness in this forecast It would have been so easy my hindsight has suggested to toss in a few howevers and buts to cushion my fall But at this moment I have no guch misgivings Im more confi dent about the correctness of my prophecy than at any time in the past including those days in Eu rope where I looked upon the trag edy w h i c h a Communism has wrought wherever its slimy hands have been pressed down on a na tion Despite the acquisition of some 600 million additional slaves in China and the Eastern Europe satellite countries since World War II the occupants of the Kremlin right now are confronted with an overall problem almost as grave as 14 years ago when the Hitler hordes were sweeping across Mother Russia Back of Malenkovs Ousftr It takes more than an iron cur tain to hide the Kremlins troubles from the worlds eyes You can see over under and through Russias Iron curtain The ouster earlier this year of Malenkov from the premiership and the taking over by Khrushchev and Bulganin was a significant reflection of the ten sions that have been building up among the Soviet bigwigs since Stalins death two years ago Reasons given for Malenkovs lacking were the sheerest kind of balderdash it is now clear Krushchev the new head man of Communism had ever bit as much to do with placing industrial emphasis on consumer production Malenkov had The same can be said in plac ing the blame for the lag in agri cultural production Malenkov and Khrushchev were in it together Together they failed to break down the persisting peasant dislikes of eollectivation which is at the root CONTINUED ON PAGE J use of atomic energy har nessed for the improvement of human Eisenhower disclosed his inten tion to ask Congress for funds to build the new ship in a speech prepared for delivery at the annual luncheon meeting of the Associated Press at the WaldorfAetoria Hotel About of the nations pub lishers and editors were on hand for the start of Newspaper Week in New York The President coupled his sur prise announcement of plans for the atomicpowered ship with a new plea for congressional enact ment of the administration pro gram to cut tariffs 15 per cent over the next three years No Mention Eisenhower made no direct men tion of Red Chinas weekend offer to negotiate with the United States to relax tension in the Formosa area But in an obvious reference to Communist China and Russia the President said certain dicta torships have engaged in a delib erately conceived drive which peri odically creates alarms and fears of Eisenhower also spoke of the unprecedented crises of these days with and linked the idea of freer world trade to the battle against Godless Commu Either we foster flourishing trade between the free nations or we weaken the free world and our own Eisenhower said The administrations bill to ex tend the Reciprocal Trade Act three years has passed the House but still faces rough going in the Senate Rejection of the program Eisen hower said would constitute a serious setback to our hopes for global He said that on the other hand Twoway trade I believe is a broad avenue by which all men and nations of good will can travel toward a golden era of peace and Announcement Eisenhower said his administra tion shall not be bound by a slavish adherence to precedent or halted by the lack of it in search ing for enduring peace It was against the background of that con cept that made this announcement We have added to the United States program for peaceful uses of atomic energy an atomic pow ered merchant ship The Atomic Energy Commission and the Mari time Administration are now de veloping specifications I shall shortly submit to the Congress a request for the necessary funds to gether with a description of the AP Wirephoto MARRIAGE Princess Shanas Pahlevi 14 at tends a Belgium boarding school her marriage to King Faisal 19 of Iraq is being arranged by her father the Shah of Iran The girl is the Shahs daughter by his first marriage The marriage however probably wont take place until the girl is 16 Hoegh Signs Bill Boosting Gasoline Tax Speed Limit Need Sounded Again DES MOINES Leo Hoegh Monday signed into law a bill which will increase the state gasoline tax from 5 to 6 cents a gallon for the next two years Purpose of the law is to speed Lmprovement of Iowas primary iiighways It takes effect July 1 The measure would continue the fifth cent of tax enacted by the 1953 Legislature on a temporary basis for another two years Pro ceeds from the fifth cent of tax vill go for paving primary high ways now surfaced only with gravel or crushed rock S3 Million It was estimated that the sixth cent of tax would produce about 8 million dollars a year This money is to go for widening and modernizing present paved pri mary roads and bridges Gov Hoegh noting that 10 per sons had been killed in traffic ac cidents in Iowa over the weekend called again for enactment of a night time highway speed limit The governor said reports indi cated that about half and possibly more of the deaths were caused by speed Great Problem It is evident that we must pass some legislation to solve this prob Hoegh told his news confer ence With the vacation season com ng on highway traffic will in crease If we are to avoid a great ncrease in the number of deaths must pass and enforce a speed imit The night lime speed limit law ias been introduced in both houses if the Legislature 47 CARS DERAILED DALLAS cars of an 86car Frisco Lines freight train derailed near here Sunday Weather to Delay ABlast Test Set Now on Wednesday From Our Wire Services ATOMIC TEST SITE weather blew into Nevada Monday and forced postponement for at least 24 hours of Tuesday morn ings scheduled atomic explosion billed as a test of the ability of a normal American community to survive a nuclear attack The Atomic Energy Commission maintaining its policy of extreme caution to prevent radiation fall out on populated areas called off the shot shortly before noon Mon day after meteorologists forecast adverse wind conditions The AEC announcement said that the forecast was definitely un Wednesday Shot Tentatively the shot now is set for Wednesday at a m CST from a 500foot tower that hangs the spectre of atomic destruction over Survival Town The civil defense containing houses and the normal features of everyday living in suburban Amer ica spreads out from ground zero at the base of the tower One of the biggest detonations unleashed at Yucca device with the wallop of tons of be used for a variety of eyeopening experiments Protect Homes Most important this test will show what blast radiation and fiery heat can do to the kind of home you live in The homes on Doomsday Drive will be hit by all three some farther from the blast by only one or two Some should escape entirely The spacing is planned for in any real atomic attack it repre sents part of your chance for sur vival Secondly its designed to learn how best to protect homes and lives Homes at feet will be sub jected to severe damage and a good deal of Xray radiation Heat could start fires in flammable ma terials such as drapes wooden doors window sashes Radio towers 120 and 150 feet tall just behind the homes may sway wildly and snap off Kew to See Blast From Five Miles Ken Kew KGLO news director covering the atomic blasts in Ne vada for the Mason City radio sta tion and the GlobeGazette will make his observations about five miles from the blast point This s the nearest aboveground obser vation point of any peacetime blast In a telephone call to Mason City Monday noon Kew said he would ivatch the blast from a light Armored Army vehicle Kew said tie lost in a lottery among the newsmen covering the blast to de termine who would observe the ex plosion from the advance position GlobeGazette photo ly WHERE CAR W Stokes 41 Ackley lies covered with a blanket after his car rolled over him following a collision late Sunday northwest of Sheffield Stokes was thrown from his car which then came to rest on top of him in the ditch The ve hicle had to be righted to release his body Polio Serum Reaches State Counties Await Their Supply DES MOINES official shipment of Salk polio vaccine ar rived in Des Moines by air Mon day and the State Health Depart ment said all counties should have their supply by Tuesday night Dr Ralph Heeren head of the departments Division of Prevent able Diseases set transshipment machinery in motion after receiv ing a telegram advising that the vaccine left Detroit Sunday night United Air Lines said the con signment consisted of 146 boxes Big Three Foreign Ministers to Meet May 8 at Paris WASHINGTON United States Monday announced that the Big Three foreign ministers will meet in Paris May 8 to make concrete plans for an early Big Four conference with Russia The State Department said it hopes a Big Four session can be held as soon as possible to negotiate the just and peaceful settlement of questions which might the maintenance of enduring British and French experts will meet in London Wednesday to ay the groundwork for the Big just over two miles from the center A And Vaiious Tcsf AP Wlrcphoto MOCK CITY IN ATOM BLAST d r a w i n g illustrates how structures and articles involved in civilian daily life as well as military vehicles and personnel will be dispersed in Tuesdays atomic blast at Yucca Flat Nev The detonation will be used primarily as a civilian defense test Three foreign ministers confer ence The whole area of EastWest differences in Europe will be up for discussion Officials said the idea is that the Big Four meeting be held at the oreign ministers level sometime his summer Although they did not say so it conceivably could lead to a socalled conference at the meeting of chiefs of state The Three foreign move for a conference with Russia comes amid heavy pressures on both sides of the Atlantic for a general EastWest meeting now that the Paris agreements to rearm Ger many have passed their parlia mentary hurdles Sen Walter F George chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently urged the United States to take the initiative in organizing a con ference President Eisenhower told news men March 23 that once the Paris agreements were ratified I do be lieve there have got to be new exploratory He said how ever that the discussion should first be taken up on a lower level than the chiefs of ably the foreign ministers After that he indicated he might be will ing to join in a meeting at the Hannibal Cobb of Look Magazine Dies DES MOINES E d w i n G Toepfer 59 who was prominent in the retail shoe business in Des Moines for 37 years died Sunday of a stroke Toepfer was better known for the character role he played in a Photocrime series which was featured in Look Maga zine for 17 years He played the role of Inspector Hannibal Cobb in the scries BUSINESS FIRM WASHINGTON Lfl The Com merce Department said Monday there were business firms in the nation at the beginning of this year About The Weather Mason City Fair warm Iowa Clear warmer Minnesota Fair cool Glebe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 48 Minimum 39 At 8 48 Precip 23 YEAR AGO WARMER Maximum 68 Minimum 52 weighing pounds The vac cine is furnished by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis It is designated for use in inoculat ing first and second grade school children in Iowa All 99 Iowa counties are organ ized to proceed with the inoculation program at times and places ar ranged on a county and local basis Dr Edmund Zimmerer head of the State Health Department wen to the airport to be present when the vaccine arrived The vaccine will be divided up by counties in the State Office Building Dr Heeren said some counties indicated they would come to Des Moines to pick up their allotments rather than wait for i to be shipped to them Counties which planned to come to Des Moines for their vaccine however were asked to notify Dr Heerens office before 4 p m Mon day so their allotments could be set aside from the vaccine being packaged for shipment The shipments were due to start going out by districts during the late afternoon Dr Heeren said will all be out of here by Tuesdaj night and should be in the hands of counties by that SAME Blirk meani trafflo In pi honrj News in Brief HARTSELLE Ala A giant whirlwind with red the third tornado to hit this community in 23 years left four dead Sun day up to 25 hurt and damages that may exceed A Red Cross official said 20 to 25 persons were injured Fifteen persons were taken to hospitals at Hartselle and Cullman Highway patrol and civil defense officials said 40 houses were destroyed 30 more damaged and 2 churches blown away HANNOVER Germany Final returns from legislative elec tions here in West Germanys third largest state Monday handed Chancellor Konrad Adenauers proAmerican foriegn policy a sharp rebuff The antirearmament Socialists who have governed the state of Lower Saxony since the war ran far ahead of Adenauers Chris tian Democrats in voting Sunday for a new 161member state par liament ATLANTA A new wave of cable cuttings and the knocking out of a railroad bridge by fire Monday were reported as regional telephone and railroad strikes entered their 43rd day NASHVILLE Tcnn Former President Harry Truman Monday charged the Eisenhower jdrninistrauon is giving away the nations natural resources to special Truman made his accusations before an airport crowd that gathered to see him made an honorary lifetime member of the Citizens for V 2 Perish in Mason City Area Years Toll Rises to 156 Ten persons died in Iowa dur ng the weekend as a result of lighway crashes Three of the lighway collisions were blamed partly on rainy weather The highway crashes raised Iowas 1955 toll to 156 compared with 168 for the same period last year Two persons were killed and eleven hospitalized in Mason City Sunday as the result of automobile accidents near Sheffield and Gar ner Killed were Foster W Stokes 41 Ackley and Eldia Palsdorfer 20 Rockwell Other victims were Ralph Emory OKttft 27 La Porte City Prudence Thompson 8 daugh er of Mrs Virginia A Thompson Des Moines Andy Edelstein Erickson 37 Sioux City Frank Lyman 63 Spencer Four other persons died as result of traffic accidents in Iowa earlier Saturday and Friday Some of the accidents apparent y were due in part to severe weather which brought heavy rains to Iowa over the weekend Stokes an Ackley farmer was killed and eight others injured late Sunday in a twocar collision at a county road intersection northwest of Sheffield Highway patrolmen said Stokes was going south when his car collided withanother driven by Arnold McCormick 40 Thorn ton going east It was raining at the time Thrown From Car The Ackley farmer was thrown from his auto and the vehicle rolled over on him patrolmen said The mishap took place at about p m one mile north of Sheffield and three miles west of Highway 65 on the Cerro Gordo and Frank lin County line Stokes wife Marion 42 was re ported in fair condition Monday at Mercy Hospital in Mason City McCormick was on his way to Sheffield when the accident oc curred With him were his wife Ethel 34 and his five children All were hospitalized in Mason City McCormick Monday was said to be in good condition His wife was listed as being in fair condition along with their son David 8 Mary Ellen 1 Janice 12 and Joyce 14 were reported by hospi tal authorities to have rested through the night satisfactorily Doctors said Barbara Jean 9 had a poor night Miss Palsdorfer a telephone operator at Garner was killed in stantly early Sunday near Garner when a car in which she was a pas senger struck the rear of an auto wrecker that was attempting to pull a ditched car back to the road The accident happened 2Vz miles east of Garner on Highway 18 Rain Responsible Authorities said that rain which produced bad driving conditions was responsible for the accident Three others in the death car Otto Schipull 25 and Gaylan Hein kel 23 LtiVerne and Ruby Earles 20 Britt were injured and taken to Mercy Hospital Schipull and Miss Earles were in fair condition in Mason City Mon day Heinkel was reported to be in good condition The wrecker was pulling an auto belonging to Wayne Fjilstad Lake Mills from the ditch when the car carrying Miss Palsdorfer appeared small rise in the road Fjil stad told authorities that he was directing traffic with a flashlight He said that when he saw that the car was not going to stop he leaped back into the ditch No one was in the wrecker at the time of impact Fjilstad said his car had gone into the ditch when the lights on the vehicle had failed Neither Fjilstad or Miss Adrainc Van Su bin a passenger in his car was in jured Hit Bridge OKeefes car crashed Into t bridge about a mile south of tcrloo early Sunday and he wal thrown into a stream where was found later face down In lh water Authorities reported he died   

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