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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowot Doily Newspaper Edited fee HM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI fnw ud United full Wire Screi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 21 This of Two Bloody Fighting on Streets of Saigon Hamilton Fails to Win OK Senate Vetoes Nomination From Our Wire Berrlcei DBS Iowa Senate meeting in secret session refused Wednesday for the second time in three days to confirm the re appointment of a member of the State Board of Education It rejected V B Hamilton Hampton Democrat Monday it turned down board president Dwight G Rider Fort Dodge Both men had been renominated by Gov Leo A Hoegh Rider said Senate opposition to Hamilton and himself was spawned by a group of men who want to put schools under political domina Rider has been an advocate of more independence from the Legislature for the board PreAudit System Some senators said privately the two men were rejected because of their opposition to preauditing accounts of the University of Iowa Iowa State College Iowa State Teachers College and other insti tutions under board control Rider and Hamilton objected to red tape and unnecessary delay of the extra audit since school accounts also must run through two other regular audits by the board and state A bill to eliminate such preaudits already has passed the Senate but it has been stymied in the House sifting committee An attempt to take from the Sifting Committee a Senate bill to repeal the pre audit system at Board of Education institutions and the Fair Board got a 5450 favor able vote in the House Thursday but not the twothirds majority needed Rep Carson In leading the move emphasized that the Senate had passed the measure 413 The present system provides that purchase orders must be audited before items are bought Conservation Bill The House also approved 912 a bill to give to the State Conservation Commission for con struction and repair work on Iowa parks lakes and waterways Passage of the bill which was gent to the Senate left only one major appropriation bill to be handled by the House a 10Vi million dollar agricultural land tax credit The act was passed in the Senate 420 Thursday and sent to the House The muchdiscussed bill to di vorce Farm Bureau units from county extension service offices was sent to the governor Thursday The House accepted a minor Senate amendment The amendment approved by the House provides that farm bureau units and extension service offices may office in the same building but not in the same quarters The Senate passed and sent to the House a resolution calling for adjournment of the Legislature at 5 Friday If the House agrees clocks would be stopped before the speci fied 5 hour The Legislature may stop passing bills late this week and all but a few legislators can go home while bills are en rolled and sent to the governor READY FOR HOME HOLLYWOOD Sus an Hayward nearly recovered from her suicide attempt expects to leave Cedars of Lebanon Hos pital Friday AH About The Weather Mason City Clear cooler Iowa Fair cool Minnesota Light showers Globe Gazette VyXl weather data up g Thurs SUNNY Maximum Minimum At 8 Prccip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 51 53 16 52 44 GREGORY HASAPOPOULOS Not Really This Bad CONFIDENCE EXPRESSED Continue Probe of Polio Serum WASHINGTON health authorities Thursday expressed anew their confidence in the Salk polio vaccine even as they checked the possibility that some batches from one of six makers may have been faulty Intensive tests were ordered after it was reported that eight chil dren had been stricken by a week of receiving their first polio shots Four other suspected cases of the disease were reported In each case the vaccine used was manufactured by the Cutter Laboratories of Berkeley which said more than doses of its product had been issued As a precautionary all further use of Cutter vaccine was ordered halted pending tests and the inoculation program was stopped in most of the West Coast areas where it was supplied for free use in the schools But Surgeon General Leonard Scheele of the Public Health Serv ice called for continuance of the program in other areas of the country where vaccine supplied by five other drug firms have been used without reported incident To Continue We believe that the immuniza tion program against poliomyelitis should he said in a statement and I urge that par ents and children scheduled to take part in the vaccination program continue to follow their Meantime federal and state au thorities worked in California to determine whether it was faulty vaccine or merely coincidence which caused the polio cases at this time Five of the eight diagnosed cases and three of the suspected ones occurred in California Two other cases were reported from Poca tcllo Idaho and one from Chi cago Another suspected case was reported from Denver where a 13 monthold child had been inocu I a t e d with vaccine supplied through commercial channels Officials said it normally takes 10 to 14 days after exposure for polio to develop and emphasized it is possible that all the stricken children were developing the dis ease before they received their shots West States The Cutter vaccine was supplied for mass inoculations in parts of California and in Arizona Now Mexico Idaho Hawaii and Nev ada The one victim was Susan Pierce 7 daughter of Mr and Mrs Lester Pierce of Pocalcllo Idaho She died of polio Wednesday five days after she was vaccinated She was born at Iowa Falls Iowa Her grandparents Mr an d Mrs Frank Pierce live at Alden Iowa Jackson County Inoculations Are Delayed for Week MAQUOKETA of some 900 Jackson County first and second grade children with Salk antipolio vaccine was postponed Thursday for one week The vaccination program had been scheduled to start Thursday afternoon Theres no opposition to the inoculation said Dr F J Swift county health officer who announced the postponement But there was some confusion and uncertainty among Since it would have meant that about half of the inoculating would be done now and possibly the other half a week from now we just concluded it would be best to hold off for a B Conant former president of Harvard Uni versity and since 1953 high commissioner to West Germany Thursday was nominated by President Eisenhower to be am bassador to the new Federal He public of Germany The White House said the nomination is for a full ambassadorship in view of restoration of sovereignty to West Germany under recently ratified treaties DEVORA VOSS Do You Want Vaccine Greeted by Smiles By DRAKE MABRY There was hardly a tear among the 145 Mason City first and second graders who received the Salk po lio vaccine Thursday morning The first of the shots in Mason City were given at Wilson and Madison schools At Wilson most of the children wore smiling faces and stood with the normal sparkling eyes waiting for their shots Little Gary Obie stood with his hands in his pockets and a grin on his face as he waited for the nurse to call him He wasnt worried about the shots Naw Ive had em he said Not Worried Kathie Havnen a second grader at Wilson chimed in with Ive had one in the rump before so Im not A team of two doctors vaccinated the 97 children at Wilson in about aead and RICHARD EDWARDS Ready 150 Killed in Civil Uprising Police Chief Is Ousted By LOUIS GUILBERT SAIGON Indochina UP The bloodiest battle of free Viet Nams swelling civil war raged in the streets of Saigon Thursday Among the heavy casualties were many civilian refugees from Communism caught in the crossfire or in their blazing grass shelters At least 150 government troops loyal to Americanbacked Premier Ngo Dinh Diem and civilians were killed Casualties among the green bereted troops of the rebellious Binh Xuyen sect of former river pirates were not known The Binh Xuyen who have controlled both vice and the police force in Saigon have sworn to overthrow the pre an hour Fortyeight youngsters re ceived their shots in 45 minutes at Madison The children entered the vacci nation room two at a time The doctors at Westly and H L the youngsters as they prepared to give the shots so that any fears they might have had quickly van ished As they received the shots some youngsters grimaced and a few swallowed hard But all of them left with dry eyes and most with at least a wrinkle of a smile And after the shots the children discov ered that it didnt hurt so much after all Laughing Children The usual patter and laughter among the children before the shots were given continued after ward One little boy emerging from the vaccination room told the rest of the youngsters waiting in an excited voice You cant feel the needle it just goes in you cant feel it at Dr Jay Houlahan who vacci nated the children at Madison joined Dr Roddy and Dr Westly in praising the children They have been real good said Dr Roddy after all the shots had been given Typical comments as the first and second graders left the vacci nation room were Oh that was and Can you see your mark The Madison School PTA served fruit juice and cookies to the youngsters after the vaccine had been used It was more like a holiday than a vaccination session Other Mason City children in the first and second grades will re ceive their shots later in the week and next week For most of them it wont be a new experience But like Gary Obie said It dont hurt a Governor Gets Bill on Korean Bonus DES MOINES veter ans of the Korean War are an other step closer but at least two years away from a bonus The 26 million dollar bonus bill passed the Senate without a dissenting vote Wednesday and was sent to the governor Payment of the bonus is up to the voters in the general election If approved it would not be payable until at least 1957 ERNEST WADE Ahead JO Perish in Chicago Hotel Tenement Fire CHICAGO UP Ten persons d more were feared 17 were injured Thurs day when flames swept through a hotel and a tenement building on Chicagos Near North Side The blaze at the fourstory Green Mill Hotel killed at least six per sons Firemen said they were al most sure to find more bodies in the charred rubble choking the buildings basement The fire which sent about 100 guests choking into the darkened streets was touched off by an arsonist on a rear stairway fire department officials said Only six blocks away flames roared through an apartment building described as a tenement Four children and a man believed to be their uncle were trapped in an apartment and died Two more persons a father and daughter were reported miss ing Two firemen who fell when blazing stairway collapsed under them were missing and feared dead 706 Coses of in Nation Last Week WASHINGTON Pub lic Health Service Thursday re ported 106 cases of polio in the country during the week ended April 23 Thats up from the 74 reported for the previous week but down from the 117 tallied for the week of April 24 last year The fiveyear average for the week is 75 cases mier Shell Palace An entire quarter of thatched huts bousing refugees from the Communistcontrolled North went up in flames Screams of the trapped victims rose above the din of artillery and the sound of machineguns The immediate cause of the trou ble was the ouster of Saigon police Chief Lai Van Sang by Diem San a leader of the Binh Xuyen sect was replaced by Col Nguyen Ngoc Le The new police chief promptly banned all movements of Binh Xuyen troops through the city ef fective at p m a m CST in hopes of ending the spo radic clashes which have marred the citys peace for two months The first fighting flared when Binh Xuyen troops barricaded in a high school opened fire on a passing government convoy The government forces replied with machine gun fire and hand grenades The government de manded the firing cease and threatened to shell the rebel head quarters Major Attack But Gen Le Van Vie the rebel commander ordered a major at tack on the new headquarters of the Saigon police which Diem had set up to replace the building seized earlier by the Binh Xuyen Vies forces shelled the premiers palaceresidence with mortars while government forces appar ently managed to set fire to rebel gasoline stores in suburban Cho lon The French promptly moved in and obtained a temporary cease fire But 80 minutes later artil lery fire started again Hundreds of Americans with military economy and other mis sions previously had been ordered out of danger and were presumed to be safe However there was noj definite word of their fate The European quarter where most ofi the Americans were full fury of the fight MICKEY JELKE Jelke Gets 23 Years in Prison NEW YORK Jelke Thursday was given a prison sen tence of two to three years on his conviction in the cafe society vice case The sentence was imposed on the young heir to an oleomarga rine fortune after a 13minute plea by defense attorneys for leniency Jeike who was tried twice was convicted of inducing Pat Ward to live a life of prostitution and of attempting to induce Mar guerite Cordova to do the same His first conviction was thrown out because the trial judge ex cluded press and public during presentation of prosecution testi mony The sentence given in the sec ond trial was less than that im posed after the to six years He could have received a maximum term of 40 years Jelke is 25 Judge Francis L Valente who heard both trials said before the sentencing Thursday that there never has been any question of Jplkes guilt Gravefaced and quiet Jeke was accompanied into court for the sentence by a brother Charles and his attorney Ar thur Stelljes As the prison sentence was pro nounced Jelke turned white and his lips tightened His head dropped His brother sobbed Military Reserve Program to Give Men Four Choices WASHINGTON ad ministrations compulsory reserve training bill approved by the House Armed Sendees Committee would give a man the following choices for military service 1 Enlistment years in the Army with two years in the ready reserve or four years in the Navy Air Force or Marine Corps with one year in the ready reserve 2 Enlistment age 19 SWITCHES NETWORKS NEW YORK CD The American Broadcasting Co has announced that Bishop Fulton J Sheens pro gram will switch from the DuMont Network to ABC radio and TV net works next fall News in Brief THE HAGUE Netherlands W The Paris treaties cleared the final parliamentary hurdle Thursday The Dutch Senate approved the ratified by the legislatures of all 14 other coun tries rearm West Germany for western defense The vote was 322 SURVIVAL CITY Nev t Atomic test chiefs took another gamble and lost Thursday The big civil defense test was postponed for a third time A fourth try will be made Saturday WASHINGTON manager of a government cafeteria weary of replacing strayed forks spoons and knives Thursday posted this sign Silver is not medicine Do not take it after TOKYO Air Force B29 bomber Thursday crashed in flames killing nine airmen near Naha Okinawa while on a routine flight Far East Air Force headquarters reported ATLANTA new outbreak of violent dem onstrations cable sabotage and shooting heightened tension Thursday in a telephone strike in nine states in the South The incidents marked one of the most intensive and widespread outbreaks of vio lence since two major strikes hit a total of 13 southern states 46 days ago reserve training for an overall total of five years 3 Draft two years fol lowed by three years in the ready reserve 4 Sixmonth and 18 yearolds and certain older men with critical skills1 could volun eer for six months military train ing followed by 7i years in the ready reserve The number would be limited to between and a year Sioux City Man Is Guilty of Murder SIOUX CITY tfvArthur Lewis Smith 53 was convicted of sec ond degree murder by a District Court Jury Wednesday night He was accused of inducing an abor tion which resulted in the death of Gladys Chapman 30 last Jan No date was set immediately for sentencing SAME DATE19S4172 Demands for Cash Answered Legislature Was Active By DWIGHT MeCORMACK DBS MOINES BThe Iowa Leg islature is closing a session in which it answered widespread de mands for higher appropriations by limiting increases to the equiv alent of more tax per capita annually The record 137 million dollars a year in expenditures will cost an amount equal to annually for every man woman and child liv ng in the state This program calls for spending 15 million more jer year than now exclusive of lighways But it will result in a balanced Budget In the last two years the state government has been spend ng 9 million dollars more than the 115 million dollars annually than it has been taking iiu Mostly Higher All of the big appropriations went up this year slightly to mod erately with exceptions of funds for the state welfare programs and for capital improvements at State Board of Education and Board of Control institutions The Legislature has provided for a 137 million dollar annual expen diture by increasing taxes suffi ciently to yield another 22 million a year for general operations It also boosted gas taxes by 8 mil lion a year for highway improve ments The treasury balance on next July 1 the beginning of the next biennium is expected to be 27 million dollars This includes 26 million remaining from the 30 mil lion reserve fund set up in 1949 Gov Leo Hoegh recommended a budget of 146 million a year or nine million more than the Legis lature has decided upon The lawmakers accepted about as much of his program numeri cally as Legislatures usually budgetwise and on points of new laws However several items of broad interest and application ap pear to have failed to make the jrade Voting Age These include legislative reap wrtionment lowering the voting age from 21to 18 a highway speed imit permitting union shop pro visions in labor contracts and creating a new type of equaliza tion aid to schools Among the items in Hoeghs pro gram which the Legislature enact ed or likely will are these Increases in workmens compen sation and unemployment compen sation payments boosting the gas tax from 5 to 6 cents a gallon o accelerate the highway modern zation program several bills de signed to improve governmental efficiency and close tax loopholes several tax increases salary in creases a toll road and school reorganization As for taxes the extra revenue will come from Increases in the individual and corporation income tax rates boosts in the sales and use taxes applying the sales tax to cigarettes and beer a capital gains tax an increase in prices at state liquor stores broadening the insurance premium tax and applying the sales tax to bowling alley gross receipts More than 600 bills were intro duced in the House The Senate received upwards of 450 It ap peared that close to 300 would be enacted As the end approaches the governor hasnt vetoed any bills New Laws Here are some of the new laws A hunter may take only one deer per season doors and locks must be removed from refrigerators be fore they are abandoned criminal sexual psychopaths may be com mitted to mental institutions a simplified income lax return form will be provided soldiers relief rolls will be made public Insur ance trade practices will be regu lated payment of a bonus to Ko rean War veterans will be submit ted to the voters Also hospitals will be eligible for federal aid for diagnostic and treatment facilities all audits ot governmental agencies must be made public must flip annually for property Ux excmp   

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