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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowot Doily Newspaper Edited lor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NKWSfAPfK THAT MAKIS ALL NOKTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI ud United Pntt roll LMM Onu MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 30 W5 CoiuUU of Two W Storm Lake Man Admits Bank Holdup Emperor Dai Deposed by Vief Nam Assembly Control of Army Needed Fighting Is About Over By LOUIS GUILBERT SAIGON Indochina mier Ngo Dinh Diems Nationa Assembly Saturday deposed absen tee Emperor Bao Dai as chief o state of Free South Viet Nam The move was the latest in th showdown struggle between Diem and the selfexiled Bao Dai foi control of Viet Nam and its vie torious national army The bitter fighting of the pas two days was over for the moment except for some isolated incidents as the conflict shifted to the polit ical arena Political War The newlyformed General As sembly of demoeiatic revolutionary forces of the nation kicked out Bao Dai at a special meeting held in the Saigon City Hall While Diem won this round he may have lost another Gen Nguyen Van Vy appointed by Bao Dai to take over control of the army from Diem reached an agreement with the premiers chie of staff that could prove decisive DAI DIEM in the fight for control of the mili tary forces At the same time Bao Dai senl Diem a second cablegram angrily ordering him for the second and last time to report to Cannes on the French Riviera for a confer ence on the situation in Saigon This maneuver seemed to be a thinlyveiled attempt to fire Diem Diem turned down a previous demand that he go to Cannes anc refused Bai Dais order that he turn over command of the army to Gen Vy Not Clear But the situation still was not clear Diem has been bolstered by new statements of support from Washington and at the same time condemned by French Premier Edgar Faure as unequal to his task as Viet Nam leader Gen J Lawton Collins President Eisenhowers special envoy to Sai gon was enroute back here from Washington with the latest infor mation on the United States views in the struggle It was obvious to observers that control of the national army was the key to the At present it is under control of officers loyal to Diem It is fresh from a brilliant if costly victory over the forces of the Rebel Binh Xuyen sect An unofficial source said the death toll was more than 500 sol diers and The number of wounded ran to an estimated There were an estimated homeless Much of Saigon was burned About The Weather Mason City Continued mild Iowa Fair warmer Minntioti Scattered rain Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Satur day Maximum 73 Minimum 42 At 8 59 YEAR AGO 61 WARMER Minimum 51 RETURNS TO VIET J Lawton Collins recently returned from South Viet Nam where he is special ambassador embarks with an aide John E Dwan at Washington National Airport for a hurried trip back to the striferidden country Collins is attempting to bring a permanent ceasefire between government troops and Binh Xuyen rebels Governor Lauds Vote on Lundy DES MOINES Leo Hoegh finally had in his hands Sat urday the Senates confirmation oi Russell F Lundy as a member oJ the State Highway Commission The Senates action in executive session Friday afternoon markec the end of a controversy which be gan last Feb 15 when the upper chamber rejected Lundys nomma tion Called Outstanding Hoegh happily commented Lundys confirmation is won derful I know he will be an out standing highway Although the Senates action was aken in is the practice in actions upon was unofficially reported the vote on Lundy was 348 It takes 34 votes to confirm Sen J Kendall Lynes RPlain known to be an opponent of Lundy said What is there to say He was confirmed At any rate the state has been alerted to potential SUI Classmates Lundy is a Des Moines attorney and trade magazine publisher He and Hoegh were SUI classmates and Lundy managed the gover nors 1954 campaign With Lundys con f i r m a t i o n loegh has now named four of the ive men on the fivemember com mission Membership is a part time position which pays a ear Terms run for four years The other new commissioners are Robert K Beck RCenter Chris Larsen RSioux City and Emery Loomis The holdover is Mel Graham R WILLIS DIES IWUSTON Tex W Willie Villis 78 former curator of the owa State Historical Society died f cancer at a hospital here Thurs lay She Came to Dinner But OverStayed Her Welcome Jby I Years ST LOUIS New York woman who came to dinner 11 years ago and overstayed her welcome almost that long Sat urday promised to obey a court order to get out Mr and Mrs Fuller W Fooshe vfsn n eviction suit against Mrs Eleanore Elaine Lee Har ris who came to the 12room Fooshe home for dinner en gagement in 1944 and is still there The Fooshe family has moved to Milwaukee But Mrs Harris widow of Beverly D Harris a former New York banker stayed on in the St Louis home Mrs Harris said her stay at the home had nothing to do with the Fooshes leaving and that when Mrs Fooshe left she thought her hpstess was coming back shortly Council Bluffs Man Victim of Crash OMAHA Council Bluffs men were injured one fatally early Saturday in a threevehicle collision on the AkSarBen Bridge between Omaha and Council Bluffs Paul Edward Carroll 24 died at Douglas County Hospital here less than a half hour after the crash William Thomas Bussey 22 driver of the car in which Carroll was riding was reported in fair condi tion The death was charged to Ne braska because the accident oc curred 362 feet from the middle of the bridge marking the IowaNe braska boundary SAME U S Army Field Band to Be in Mason City May 31 The Army Field Band of Vashington has been booked or a free concert at Roosevelt ieldhousc at 8 May 31 The and will arrive at 2 that day oming here from Fort Dodge and as reservations at the Hotel Han ord The 100 piece band travels in a inevehidc convoy which carries 11 of the instruments uniforms nd stage settings The entire pcr onncl consists of 120 men The or anization is covering miles n the tour averaging 100 miles a ay Recently the band completed a our of Europe and England that ovcred miles by ship and an dditional miles by motor onvcy The band is under the command and direction of Major Chester E Whiting No less than per sons have heard the diversified pro grams of this famous musical group It takes only 20 minutes for the Armys traveling band to remove themselves and their equipment from the buses and trucks in which they travel and be sot up ready to play Each item of the tons of equipment has a special place in either a truck or bus and each man is responsible for certain pieces of equipment Because of their traveling they have adopted the march Kings of the as their musical theme Salk Gets Call to Aid Serum Sift WASHINGTON develop er and chief tester of the Salk polio vaccine Saturday workec with other medical experts on a casebycase studyamong the 29 children afflicted after receiving the shots Technical representatives of the drug manufacturers making the vaccine were added Saturday to the conference started Friday by Pub lic Health Service representatives and 11 outside experts on polio and immunology Salk Francis These included Dr Jonas E Salk of Pittsburgh who developed the vaccine and Dr Thomas Fran cis of the University of Michigan who headed the team which evalu ated results of widespread tests conducted last The Public Health Service dis closing Friday night that it had called the experts for a twoday conference said The consultants are reviewing the epidemiological and medical histories of polio cases who re ceived the Cutter The reference was to the vaccine supplied by Cutter Laboratories of Berkeley which was with drawn for further tests after a number of children inoculated with it were stricken by polio Fact Coincidence The experts here like others working in California were seek ing to determine whether some possible imperfection in the vac cine supply or mere coincidence was responsible for the new cases In Berkeley Dr Robert K Cut ter and other officials of the Cutter Laboratories said they feel they are using a basically air tight pro cedure for testing their vaccine Present principles will retained they said even though some changes may be made in proced ure Twelve new post inoculation cases were reported Friday to raise the total to 29 Flames Destroy Home on Farm The farm home of Mrs Charles Pine across Highway 18 southeast of the Mason City Municipal Air port was completely destroyed by ire Saturday noon Nothing was saved of the contents Mrs Pine a widow reported thai she left the vitchcn to get a pail of water and when she returned it was ablaze The house burned to the ground despite work of the Clear Lake fire department and the fire truck from the airport Chief Keith McGowan was unable to determine the origin of the fire DEPRESSION YET WASHINGTON UPThere were 148 Americans with incomes over million dollars in 1952 Internal Revenue Service records show This was 23 fewer than the year jcfore CLOCKS STOPPED Hike Money Bill in Senate Action DES MOINES Senate worked deliberately through the mammoth state departments appropriation bill Saturday raising House figures on total funds for the state departments by and boost ing the total to The vote on final passage was 380 The bill now goes back to House Again Refuses to Shift Tax Bill Four Big Items Still Unfinished DES MOINES House refused Saturday for the seconc time in two days to take up a Sen ate bill designed to put aU of the additional sales tax revenue to be gained from an increase in the levy into the state general fund an When enacted cently the from 2 to the House omnibus and Senate tax bill re raised sales tax was 2Vi per cent Under present law 10 per cent of sales tax revenue goes into the road use tax fund Sales Tax The Senate in a belated action sought to exempt the 10 per cent of the sales tax gained from the Vz per cent increase from going into ihe road fund so as to further sup plement the general fund Under the pressure of anticipat ed adjournment Friday the House refused to take up the bill How ever when a Saturday session was required Rep Buck RState Cen ter attempted to get the House to reconsider and take up the meas ure Bucks motion lost 5125 The refusal of the House to act on the bill means that a year from the sales tax increase will go into the road fund rather than to the general fund Not Finished Left undecided Friday so far as the House was concerned were dif ferences with the Senate OE these bills 1 To set up a new system of school reorganization 2 To make the annual appropri ation for state transportation aid to schools 3 To concentrate truck law en forcement in the motor vehicle registration division 4 Appropriate funds for genera aid to schools All four measures were sent to conference committees because the House and Senate could not agree on their provisions Jury Fails to Agree in Suit for CHARLES CITY A jury in district court was dismissed late Friday after failing to reach a verdict in the damage suit of Mary E Jorgensen administra rix in the estate of her husband Arthur S Jorgensen against Roy V Ahert of Marble Rock Jorgtnsen was killed Oct 5 1953 when his car collided with a truck driven by Ahert a mile south of Greene on Highway 14 The evidence showed Ahert drove his truck out of a driveway rom some corn bins onto the lighway at the time of the colli sion Judge William P Butler pre ided at the trial Decorah Community School Plan Nixed DECORAH Winneshiek Coun y voters turned down the Decorah Community School District merger lan at a special election here Fri day Nineteen districts opposed and only five districts favored the plan In order to carry a favor ible vote of 75 per cent of the dis trict was necessary the House which will consider the Senate amendments during the afternoon The Senate wrote into the bill a per year appropriation state liquor funds for the State University of Iowa college of medicine to make a study of the problems of alcoholism in Iowa This was not included in the total for state departments since it did not come from the state general fund Both houses of the Legislature were driving hard Saturday in a determined effort to wind up one of the longest legislative sessions in recent years by the end of the day Clocks Stopped The lawmakers on the llOth day of the session were working under a clock stopped at p m Fri day The record will show that all action taken occurred before that time In agreement with the House the Senate withdrew its amend ments to a measure providing a year for general aid to schools then sent the bill to the governor The Senate had sought to cut the total to million per the House accepted year In return the Senate version of the school transportation aid bill This would provide S3 million a year instead of the suggested by the House It also now goes to the governor The Senate Saturday receded from its amendment to a House bill appropriating a year for new motor vehicle licenses in the next biennium The House bill provided a total of for production of license plates would be provided in 1956 and merely validating tags for 1957 The Senate had increased the amount for the twoyear period to provide new plates for both years Other Decisions Senate decisions Saturday in cluded 1 Accepted House amendments to a bill prohibiting State Tax Com mission auditors from preparing income tax returns for individ uals The House amendments per mit the auditors to prepare re tarns outside regular office hours The bill was sent to the governor 2 Decided to go along with the House and raise the salary of the chief of the State Highway Pa trol to a year 3 Voted to increase the pay of State Liquor Control Commission members by a year Their new salary level will be an nually 4 Voted an expense account of for Lt Gov Leo Elthon to cover his expenses when he has to travel outside his own county on official business AP Wirephoto LONESOME JOURNEY The raft Lehi II with a crew of five heads westward into the Paci fic with hoisted sails Friday after being set adrift off San Fran cisco The crew is attempting a free drift Islands to the Hawaiian Elthon Makes 7 Committee Appointments Active Between Now and 1957 DES MOINES Gov Leo Saturday announced his appointment A Senate members who will serve on various commit tees which will be active between now and the 1957 session Named to the important Budget and Financial Control usually known as the Legislative Interim Sens Wasbburn Byers R and Burton DOttumwa Holdover senators are OMalley DDes Moines and Lynes R House Members House members of the Interim group include Reps Patrick R Hendrix RLetts Loss Stevens RJef ferson and Frommelt DDu Other committee appointments by Eltbon include State Government Reorganiza Watson RSanborn Boothby McFarlane Constitutional Centennial Sens Nolan RIowa Lucas R Elijah Hei deman RRockwell Utzig Tax Prentis R Mount Knudson RClear Molison El wood Interstate Cooperation Interstate Cooperation Sens D e w e 1 Nelson R Dykehouse RRock Scott RWest Union Watson RCouncil White head Clark McManus Water Ander son Johnson RE1 Sifting Committee Study Vest RSac Butler R Dailey DBurlington Schroeder Grim stead RLake News in Brief WASHINGTON Eisenhower Saturday selected John B Hollister Cincinnati Republican lawyer to head the new agency which will take over most foreign aid activities on July 1 The White House said the President will nominate Hollister as chief of the Inter national Cooperalion Administration ICA when the present Foreign Operations Administration FOA goes out of existence That is sched uled for July 1 SURVIVAL CITY Nev atomic test town remained un blemished Saturday The question was Where did all the people go With the muchpostponed operation cue now set for Sunday the number of Civil Defense workers and invited observers had dwindled from a peak of to about 600 and the military partici pants from down to PITTSBURGH Clyde Ball a 46time lojer In courts here Saturday thanked the law of averages for an finally won an acquittal Ball whose criminal record shows convic tions for 42 burglaries three larcenies and one charge of receiving stolen goods was found not guilty by a jury on a burglary charge DENVER UVDust blowing off the Western Plains clouded the sky over parts of seven states Saturday and high winds were ex pected to continue through Sunday in some areas Forecasters said the worst dust areas were eastern Colorado western Kansas and western Nebraska Wanted Cash to Pay Bills Captured at Rapid City RAPID CITY MB A 50 yearold used car dealer told Sat urday of using a 19cent cap gun Friday afternoon to rob the Farm ers Savings Bank of Boyden Iowa of Paul Willard Dean Storm Lake admitted the holdup and was being held in the county jail here Sheriff Glenn Best said The money was recovered Dean was captured east of Rap id City on Highway 1416 shortly after midnight after his car was spotted by chance by two of Bests deputy sheriffs I took three days to get up the Dean told Sheriff Best Four friends loaned me apiece to keep my business going I needed the money to keep from going Cap Gun The sheriff also said Dean told him he bought the cap gun used in the holdup for 19 cents at Worth ington Minn In the car when he was arrested was Deans black cocker spaniel Deputy Sheriffs Rondoll Hill and Arthur Grance noticed Deans car parked outside a tavern in Cotton wood about 80 miles east of Rapid City while they were returning from Yankton Friday night It was while in Yankton they said that they heard on their po lice radio a description of the bank bandits car and tie license num ber The deputies trailed Dean west from Cottonwood to Wall where he turned around and started back to see if he was being followed A mile outside of Wall four of ficers who had been summoned by the deputies surrounded the car Dean offered no resistance Two Sacks The sheriff said he found the money in two paper sacks one in side the other under the front seat He said there was in bills Bank officials had said was taken The bandit entered the bank about when there were just four employes around He told Cashier Henry Van Houte 56 he wanted to talk about insurance for his car and then pulled a gun part way from his trouser pocket He handed Van Houte two paper sacks and said Lets get these bags The four employes began filling the sacks However quick thinking by Mrs Wilmioa Kleyne 35 a teller saved about She said when the bandits attention was attracted by a noise at the door she dropped the money into a wastebasket The bank president Henry Ren sink 62 came up to the door while the robbery was in progress but could not get in because the bandit had locked the door Parked Car When the bandit left Rensink and Vander Wilt chased him on foot between two buildings and into an alley where the robber jumped into a parked car Dean said he drove three miles west on Highway 18 then turned south on to a gravel road It was along this road Dean told the sher iff that he threw out the toy gun a cap dark glasses and a jacket used in the robbery Sheriff Henry Dykstra Sioux City said bank employes told him he bandit had been in the bank Friday morning just looking Dean told Sheriff Best he has een married twice and had a son by his first marriage Best said Dean had purchased he car in Fort Dodge Iowa be cause it had Webster County li cense plates Bevington Couple Perish in Crash BEVINGTON WMr and Mrs tfilliam T Lodge Bevington milled Friday evening jn a twocar collision at the outskirts of thij Madison County community Sheriff Rex Rouse said Lodge 5 apparently pulled from a tide road across Highway 92 into he path of a car driven by John A Berg 22 Prole   

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