Wednesday, May 4, 1955

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited far BOOM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI ud United Prcu Full Seven CcoU Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 4 ContifU d Two Om Voluntary Serum Curbs Backed by Ike Wants Monarchy Status in So Viet Nam New Storm Brewing on Road Plan Gore Outlines His Program WASHINGTON political storm brewed Wednesday over President Eisenhowers 101billion dollar 10year highway construction program Democratic state governors were invited by the Democratic National Committee to hear Sen Albert Gore DTenn outline a fiveyear substitute approved by his Senate subcommittee on highways Republican Govs Walter Kohler of Wisconsin and William G Strat ton of Illinois scheduled an argu ment before a House subcommittee aimed at reversing the Senate groups stand Boycott Meeting Gores talk to the governors roadbuilding featured the opening session of a twodaymeet ing by the Democratic National Committee to discuss plans for the 1956 political campaign Some Democratic governors boy cotted the meeting Among them was Gpy Robert F Kennon of Lou bolted Eisenhow ticket in 1952 and favors the ad ministration road building pro gram Kennon and Gov Frank J Lausche of Ohio to have anything to do with a Democratic conference called on the heels of a twoday meeting to which the White House invited governors of both po litical parties Kohler and Stratton set the stage for an allout fight for the Eisen hower road bill at a news confer ence late Tuesday after the White House meetings were ended More Roads Both said the Eisenhower plan would build more roads than the Gore proposal They said the ad ministration plan would pay for it self in saving lives and in economic expansion Kohler told reporters an over whelming majority of the state gov ernors are for the administration plan The Eisenhower program calls for less matching funds from the states than the Gore measure The administration bill would continue the present system of 5050 match ing by the state and federal gov ernments But it would put 90 per cent of the cost of an interstate road system on the federal govern ment SEN ALBERT GORE Plan Plan to Scrap Trade Bill Nixed by Senate WASHINGTON The Sen ate defeated by voice vote Wed nesday a proposal to scrap the 21 yearold reciprocal foreign trade program Sen George W Malone RNev offered such a proposal as a sub stitute for President Eisenhowers plan to continue the program for three years It would have directed the tariff commission to set tariffs on a basis of production costs to insure fair and reasonable com petition between domestic and foreign products This would have killed the core of the present pro gram About The Weather Mason City Fair warm Iowa Pleasant Minnesota Mostly fair Globe Gazette weather data up 8 a m Wed SUNNY Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Free YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum MoscowBound Stranded in New York NEW YORK American veterans Wednesday still were seeking funds for a trip to Mos cow for a reunion with the Soviet soldiers they met at the Elbe River during World War II The 10 were stranded here Tuesday when it turned out they hadnt sufficient funds to reach Paris Transportation from Paris to Moscow was assured them by the Soviet government The Moscow reunion part of the Soviet celebration of the 10th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany is set for May 9 The Americans were invited by the Soviet government Joseph Polowsky Chicago head of the group appealed for funds He said he is determined to make the trip even if the others cannot The group canceled reserva tions on a Trans World Airlines flight Tuesday night after it be c a m e apparent they hadnt enough money The trip would cost them a total of Waverly Youth to Be Nailed Into Box Tossed Into River IOWA CITY UP Tom Ecker 20 Waverly University of Iowa hitchhiked miles in 54 hours without money said will try a Houdini escape act from a nailed box thrown into the Iowa river Thursday Ecker said he will be nailed into a heavy pine box after he is hand cuffed and put into a strait jacket and a canvass bag Ecker indulges in numerous stunts and claims he can balance a lawnmower on his chin while climbing a ladder He hitchhiked to North Carolina and back last sum mer on a bet with friends he couldnt make the trip over weekend Diem Calls Congress to Saigon Bao Dai Raps New Action SAIGON South Viet Nam The United States Wednesday was reported recommending that a con stitutional monarchy be established or strifetorn South Viet Nam As authoritative sources revealed ftis current American position ocal and provincial Vietnamese leaders flocked to Saigon for a special congress called by Premier Mgo Dinh Diem to act on a Na tional Revolutionary Committees demand for the ouster of Chief of State Bao Dai the exemperor of Annam From his luxurious villa on the French Riviera Boa Dai de nounced the states illegal Limited Powers The American position was saic to be that because of South Viel Nams political immaturity the stabilizing influence of a monarchy with only limited powers is needec to give continuity and avoid chaos The sources said that should local sentiment prove so grea against Bao Dai his son Bao Long or some other member of the for mer royal house could be desig nated ruler with tightly circum scribed powers Bao Dai now 42 succeeded to the throne of the central Viet Nam kingdom of Annam in 1926 A pup pet first of the French and then of the Japanese during the occu pation he abdicated at the end of the war and became preme councilor in the postwar revolutionary government of Com munisf Ho Chi Minh Early in 1946 he fled to Hong Kong and lived in exile there or on the French Riviera The French brought him back in 1949 to be chief of state for Viet Nam He went to France in April 1954 and hasnt been back to Saigon since Violent Attacks Sentiment against the playboy exemperor increased in Saigon Wednesday Newspapers appearing a few hours before the states gen eral assembly gathered carried violent attacks against him The Vietnamese move to ous Bao Dai followed his attempt last week to supplant Premier Diem with Gen Nguyen Van Vy a sup porter of the chief of state The army refused to follow Vy who fled to the hill resort of Dalat Diems success in routing the rebel Binh Xuyen Society which attempted to overthrow his gov ernment by armed force apparent ly has brought him at least taci support from the French Sources in Paris said Tuesday night tha Premier Edgar Faures govern ment was ready to support the doughty Vietnamese nationalis leader provided he can give his country a strong stable govern ment representing a wide range of population AP Wirrphoto VICTIM OF scantily clad body of a Binh Xuyen trooper lies in a Saigon Indochina street following mopup clashes Tuesday Troops loyal to the premier stand by during a break in the fighting BALLROOM Empire Ballroom at Man chester lost part of its roof and front late Tuesday when a windstorm hit the area AP TREES all the shade trees in Man chester were blown down The Riverside Hotel also Had considerable damage Northeast Iowa Hit by Big Windstorm MANCHESTER northeast Iowa city was virtually stripped of its shade trees by a violent windstorm late Tuesday The same storm also caused extensive property damage and an accompanying downpour sent water over Highway 20 to a depth o two feet or more The windstorm moved northeastward from Manchester causing in the Oneida Greeley and Colesburg vicinities damage in the town of Gree ley was considered proportionately worse than in Manchester The only person reported injured in Manchester was Walter Millam 52 an implement store operator A garage door blew on him He was hospitalized with a severe Legislature Near Closing DES MOINES UBThe 1955 Iowa Legislature was all set for final and formal adjournment Wednes day afternoon The session officially known as the 56th General Assembly lasted an actual 115 days But the official count was 109 days The clocks were stopped last Friday after noon Everything done after that was shown as having taken place on that day The 1953 session lasted an actual 109 days Lawmakers from nearby were called inas official witnesses of the socalled sine die or final ad journment The law provides that only a token force need be pres ent for the closing Besides Lt Gov Leo Elthon pre siding officer of the Senate and Speaker A C Hanson presiding officer of the House sev eral members of each house were on hand These included Reps William Denman DDes Conway Morris RDallas Joe Watson Raymond Breakenridge Paul Walter RUnion and Emil Novak Representing the upper chamber were Sens G D Bellman RIn J G Lucas George OMalley DDes and Duane Dewel DAlesandro Wins Baltimore Election BALTIMORE Thomas DAlesandro Jr capped a long comeback from a sickbed by lead ing Democrats to another sweep of city offices in Baltimores munici pal election Tuesday The 51yearold mayor extend ing his victory string to 22 races ranging from the State Legislature to Congress defeated Republican Samuel Hopkins A record voters turned out The previous high was in sack injury The storm hit Manchester abou 5 and lasted for 20 minutes It grew almost pitch black in a matter of one residen said You couldnt see from the sidewalkto the Trees Down Hundreds of the beautiful shade trees which line both sides of Man Chester thoroughfares were blown into the streets Electric power was cut off when poles toppled anc lines broke Power was restored shortly before midnight While the power was off score of cars were used to furnish head light illumination while workmen sawed and moved broken trees tc open major streets to traffic By Wednesday morning virtuallj all streets were open to at leas oneway traffic Trees were blown against house and buildings TV aerials wer wrecked windows of homes an business buildings were blown in The Empire Ballroom lost its roo and front Long Clean Up It will take weeks and week to remove debris and repair dam one authority said The storm passed almost a quickly as it arrived It was de scribed as like a tornado a though no funnel was sighted The Rose Hill area east of Oska loosa also reported a severe storm The Grover Springfellow farm los its barn and corn crib the house on the Ray Moore farm was dam aged and there was damage to buildings on the Adam Crile and Rodney Sytsma farnte SAME BUck teatk It Polio in State to Get Study 2 Purposes for Action DES MOINES UPI Any polio ases which develop in Iowa mong the thousands of first and econd graders now receiving their alk vaccine shots will be kept nder close watch by health au thorities Dr Ralph Heeren director of states Preventable Disease Division said Wednesday that In Edition to the vaccine group close retention also will be paid to each xlio case among persons who did not get the vaccine Two Purposes This continuing scrutiny has louble purpose 1 It will provide additional in ormation on the effectiveness and duration of the Salk shots 2 It will help establish whether here is any possible connection etween the vaccine and cases oi the disease in vaccinated children Similar studies will be made in other states of the union U S ublic Health officials have noti tied Dr Heeren that cases of polio among vaccinated children can be expected in the months ahead Results thus far have shown tha the vaccine is not 100 per cen effective against the three type of polio virus Federal experts also say that a the number of vaccinated cbUdre increases and the polio season a rives it may be expected by mer coincidence that many childre will contract polio following vacci Exact Cause Government and medical special ists however seek to find out ex actly why such cases occur The U S Public Health Service there tore wants a detailed record o every polio case in the nation dur ing the vaccination period Reports on Iowa polio cases wil je made each day to the federa polio surveillance unit Dr Heeren said polio cases re jorted in Iowa during 1955 now otal 24 for the Januarythrough April period this year The trend of a polio season however can not be June determined until about Stratton Assures Iowa About Toll Road Plans WASHINGTON Gov Stratton has assured Iowa hi states turnpike system will extend to Davenport In a joint statement Tuesday Stratton and Gov Hoegh of Iowa said By our two great Midwes states working together we can improve our transportation facil ities to our mutual The new Iowa Toll Road author ity cant begin building superhigh ways until some othe border perfected plan to build border a toll road to the Iowa No Child Will Be Left Out Puts Faith in Vaccine AP Wliephoto SURRENDER Manuel Miller tosses his rifle to the ground from the porch roof after tear gas was shot into his Bethel Vt dome His he re fused to be allowed to be taken to a mental shown in the window gasping for air Holds OH Cops 12 Hours BETHEL Vt barrage of tear gas has ended the holdout of guntoting Justice of the Peace Manuel Miller 47 who stood off federal and state authorities for 12 hours Tuesday in a futile at tempt to keep his wife out of a mental hospital Miller and his wife Lucille 44 parents of three children sur rendered Tuesday night in their gas filled is to face confinement in St Elizabeths Hospital Washington to face as yet undetermined federal charges Miller was confined at Wind sor County Jail at Woodstock County Sheriff Melvin W Moore said he understood Millers friends were attempting to raise his bail Miller was ar raigned late Tuesday night be fore a commissioner at the jail on a charge of assaulting a federal officer The mildmannered Miller a school committeeman and for mer selectman began the siege at 10 when he refused ad mittance to Marshal Dewey H Perry bearing a federal order for Mrs Millers commitment Mrs Miller publisher of a mimeographed anti Communist leaflet called The Green Moun tain Rifleman was adjudged in sane in Federal Court at Burling ton April 18 as the outgrowth of an indictment charging her with influencing young men to evade the draft Throughout the day Miller armed with a rifle defied all ef forts by authorities to remove his wife from their twostory frame home From Our Wire WASHMGTONPresident Eisen hower said Wednesday he has jiven all sorts of consideration to iederal controls over distribution of Salk polio vaccine but still thinks the voluntary method is best The President told a news con ference the government intends to see to it that no child ever goes without the vaccine because of in ability to pay for it Volunteering his remarks about the vaccine program Eisenhower also said government officials are convinced the present inoculation program should go ahead despite development of paralytic polio by a few youngsters who have re ceived vaccine produced by one firm Both Safe Wist The President said that in his pinlion it is both safe and wise i go ahead with the inoculations He said one of the problems is o proceed as swiftly as possible vith care and safety But he cau ioned against going too fast He aid this is one case in which it is etter to be safe than sorry Eisenhower said he knew of no evidence of racketeering or black marketing in the distribution of the vaccine He added that small amounts of it was distributed com mercially in what proved to be News in Brief PROMINENT FRENCHMEN DIE PARIS prominent French people died Wednesday Avia tion pioneer Louis Breguet 75 a contemporary of the Wright broth ers died Wednesday at his home in St Germain en Laye He founded one of Frances first aviation companies and his designs were used in both World War I and II Georges Enesco 73 Romanian com poser conductor and violinist died Wednesday after a long illness A stroke last July left him partly paralyzed CLAIM 3 SHIPS HIT TAIPEI Formosa Nationalist Chinese air force Wed nesday reported its planes had heavily damaged three Communist Chinese 300ton gunboats southwest of Quemoy This was the first Nationalist Chinese air action since last Saturday when aircraft dam aged six Chinese Red ships in the same area MADISON Wit Schott 24 Tutsday was fined for giving of to a 12ytarold girl Dont you know you cant givt a 12ytarold bttr the judgt asked I thought sht was Schott replied ASKS ATOMIC DAMAGES LAS VEGAS Nev suit on file Wednesday charges that the Atomic Energy Commissions 1953 atomic tests subjected Mrs Martha Shcahan to radioactivity which caused a cancer to grow on her face Mrs Sheahan and her husband Daniel previously filed a suit seeking from the government and charging that their home at the Groom mine 25 miles from Yucca Flat had been made uninhabitable by radiation and Air Force bombs legitimate transactions Other Topics Eisenhower also dealt with these other topics said that at the moment the United States s in a sort of posi ion with respect topossible talks jetween this country and Red China on a ceasefire in the For mosa area He added there are a number of from he United are eresting themselves in the pros ject of a ceasefire There is noth ng new on the subject he said Mrs President aid Mrs Eisenhowers health is ot as robust and strong as that f some people but she is a good ealthy person despite what he ermed her inability to throw off be effects of a very serious virus infection which she developed last darch Postal avoided aying whether he will veto a bill o increase the pay of postal work rs an average of per cent He indicated a few weeks ago he vould refuse to sign any bill pro dding for a greater hike than per cent But to questions Wednes day Eisenhower said only that he ooks for the bill to be on his desk hortly and he will give it careful tady President said the administration program of flexible arm price supports which went into effect this year is good leg slation but so far there has not been adequate time for it to prove tself The full effect of the new rogram he said will not be mown until this years crops reach the market He spoke out against a House bill now up for debate providing for a return to a rigid rice support program President said he understands that prospects for set lement of two long against the Louisville Nashville Railroad and the Southern Bell Telephone very bright indeed He said he had been told that the disputants in both strikes lave come very close to a settle ment Quemoy and what the yardstick will be if he should be faced with a decision whether to defend the Chinese Nationalist offshore islands of Queraoy and Matsu Eisenhower indicated that he would try to whether any attack by the Chinese Reds was aimed exclusively at those islands or in the long run at For mosa itself Fire Destroys Freeport Home DECORAH Lightning Is be lieved to have started a fire which caused damage to the Albert Moen residence at Freeport Tues day Downstairs furniture was saved but there was considerable smoke and water damage