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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                lowo Doily Newspaper edited kv to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSrAPIK THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI fnu mad Waited Full Lease Cwy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY i 19S5 TUi Paper CoMitU of Two SccUOMOtctlM OM Shooting Stalls Settlement Strike May Test Each Batch of Serum Chief Surgeon Gives Report to Committee No Black Market Schlee States WASHINGTON Leon A Scheele surgeon gen eral Friday said the government is considering a plan to have Pub lic Health Service experts test every batch of the Salk polio vac cine before it is cleared for use Scheele told the House Banking and Currency Committee this step is under study here now by top experts in the field and that a decision is expected within a few days No Black Market Called for testimony on a mount Ing pile of bills to impose federal controls on distribution of the Salk vaccine Scheele also told the com mittee 1 The government now has no authority to ration or control dis tribution of vaccine As of now he sees no need for such authority 2 A voluntary system of con trols imposed by the manufactur ers to assure that the vaccine goes first to the age groups needing it most is working well No black market has developed 3 Although 44 vaccinated chil dren have developed polio this does not mean the Salk vaccine is not safe They probably had the disease already he said Under questioning by Committee Chairman Brent Spence Scheele outlined elaborate test pro cedures which he said manufactur ers of the vaccine impose on every lot before its delivery These tests take 90 days to com plete he said They include at one stage inoculationof monkeys Test Procedure The Public Health Service under present procedure then makes its own tests on sample lots as an extra precaution he said We now are reviewing our procedures in the handling of the We will try to determine in the next few days if we will go on as we have or whether we will go into a new procedure under which we ourselves wilHest every lot be fore approving Scheele said the government has stopped approving newly manu factured vaccine pending the re view of safety standards He said however this does not mean that the actual manufacture of the serum has been halted WORKER DIES DUBUQUE Alley 52 Blytheville a Milwaukee Road employe died Thursday night of injuries suffered Wednes day when a Milwaukee train passed over him News in Brief MINISTERS MEET SATURDAY PARIS Western Big Three foreign ministers strength ened by their successful fight to free West Germany and make it an ally meet here Saturday for conferences that could change the course of the cold war There were strong signs the international tension was lessening and prospects appeared bright for a Big Four meeting early this summer either of the foreign ministers or by the heads of state as sought by Britain and Kussia SINGER PRODUCER WED ST LOUIS mSiager Marioc Marlowe and television producer Larry Puck were married in a fiveminute ceremony at the home of her mother and left immediately by plane for New York The 26year old singer fired along with several others last month by Arthur Godfrey and her new husband 58 will depart from New York Fri day for a 10day honeymoon trip to Bermuda FIRES HIT INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS firemen at Hammond in the northwest corner of Indiana continued Friday fighting an industrial district fire which has caused damage estimated at fivt million dollars while Columbia City in the northeast corner counted three dead in blaze there Thursday PARCELS TO POWS GENEVA Switzerland of 43 Americans imprisoned in Communist China will receive a Red Cross parcel every two weeks under an agreement announced Friday by James T Nicholson executive vice president of the American Red Cross QUEEN IN FAREWELL TALK Parliament Sent Home for General Election Campaign LONDON Elizabeth n sent Parliament home Friday to campaign for the May 26 general elections In a farewell speech she said Britain hopes to enter into fruitful negotiations with the Soviet Union now that West Germany is once again a free and sovereign nation Britain now will be without a legislature until June 7 when the new Houseof Commons will for the first time Prime Minister Eden and his cabinet will continue to run their various departments They do not resign until after the election either for Edento form a new cabi net if the Conservatives win or for the Laborites to take over the gov ernment if they are victorious The present Parliament came into being with the national elec tion of October 1951 when the Con servatives under the leadership of Winston Churchill unseated Clem ent Attlees Labor government Eden succeeded to the prime min istership and called the forthcom ing election afterChurchill retired last month The Queens statement on hopes for negotiations with the Russians came in her speech proroguing the old Parliament The sovereign also told of Brit ains interest in the troubled For mosan situation saying My government has been greatly concerned at the dangers of the situation in the Formosa Strait It has been in constant consultation with the various gov ernments concerned in order to open the way for a peaceful settle About The Weather Mason City Rain cooler Iowa Scattered rain Minnesota Cloudy cool FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal Friday night through Wednesday Normal highs 66 north to 71 south Nor mal lows north to 48 south Cooler Saturday followed by warming trend until cooler again early next week Rainfall will total threetenths to six tenths of an incn occurring as showers Friday night and again Sunday night or Monday Globe weather Gazette data up to 8 Friday SHOWERS Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 69 47 61 9 Men Perish 12 Injured in Hotel Blaze Chicago Skid Row Flophouse Hit CHICAGO UP Fire flashed through a Skid Row flophouse early Friday killing nine men and injuring at least 12 others The blaze at the Comfort Hotel at 919 W Madison St was the second tragic fire in a Skid Row lostelry this year A flash fire in he Barton Hotel on W Madison Street on Feb 12 took the lives of 29 men About 77 men were sleeping in iny cubicles in the fivestory Com ort Hotel when the first alarm was sounded shortly after 1 a m An estimated 55 got out of the building safely Upper Floors Bodies of the dead were found on the upper floors of the hotel which occupied all but the ground floor Most of the men were trapped in 6 x 7 foot cubicles walled with corrugated iron with chicken wire ceilings for which they paid 65 cents a night Firemen said the building con tained about 100 of these tiny cubicles The blaze brought under control in about one hour was confined mainly to the second and third floors Fire Marshal Albert Peterson es timated damage to the building at Sounded Alarm Al Reese 50 night clerk at the hotel told police he first saw smoke coming from a second floor room but was unable to arouse the occupant He said he sounded the hotels fire alarm sys tem and banged on doors until je was driven from the building smoke Two policemen were credited with saving the lives of many of the sleeping men Patrolmen Eu gene Reynolds and Robert Becker on patrol along Skid How rushed into the building and helped about 25 men to the street The officers said some of the men were in drunken stupors and tiad to be taken out by force SAME Black CU tnffle ta 14 HANCOCK from each of the countys high schools held their fourth annual Hancock County Prom Thursday evening at the Surf Ballroom promenade included left to right Rpmona Gray Cor with the queen Kathryn Matoon Britt Marilyn Rine hart Britt the 1954 queen Glenda Foster Garner Jor Fcllocrg photo rene Erickson Kanawha Pat Smith Britt Muriel Glasoe Corwith Marilyn Wisebrod Klemme Gerald Gabel Ka nawha chosen king by the superintendents crowned the queen Approximately 500 attended Mr and Mrs Jules Herman and Carroll Anderson Surf manager were the queen judges AP Wircphoto NO SURVIVAL terrible force from an atomic explosion blows this one story rambler apart and raises a curtain of dust in Thursdays test by the Civil Defense Administration The house was located about a mile from the shot tower Any one within that area would have been killed instantly by radiation or falling debris SURVIVAL TOWN SURVEY SHOWS Concrete Block Homes Best to Survive Atom Bomb Blast SURVIVAL CITY Nev frightening and sobering reality of survival in the atomic age was driven home to Americans Friday as the damage to this desert test community was totaled up The mighty shock wave of Thurs days atomic explosion buried the Darling family fortunately only mannequins in their home on Doomsday Drive wiped out their neighbors next door and the folks down the block The row however was not a complete out of four homes withstood the gigantic Honor Senior Dies in Crash ALGONA Obrecht 16 honor senior in Algona High School was killed early Friday morning when a car he was driving went out of control struck a culvert and rolled over 8A miles west of Al gona on Highway 18 His was crushed Obrecht was alone at the time of the accident returning from the Estherville Relays He had partici pated in track events The accident came on the eve of the annual juniorsenior banquet Friday and an allnight party had been arranged to keep the young people off the highways The young man had received two college scholarships one to Buena Vista and the other to Iowa State College He had planned to accept the latter His parents Mr and Mrs Arthur Obrecht survive Funeral arrange ments were incomplete Iowa Pilot in Critical Condition After Jet Plane Crashes Burns KANSAS CITY Mo UP A jet plane from the Sioux City Iowa Air Force Base crashed and burned late Thursday shortly after taking off from the Grandview Air Force Base near here Capt Mitchell S Dziekan 30 the pilot was in critical condi tion Crash truck crewmen pulled Dziekan from the burning plane He suffered severe burns and a head injury Dziekan was on a routine train ing mission and had landed at Grandview to refuel base officers said His plane crashed in a field about IWs miles north of the run way LAST SHOT DELAYED LAS VEGAS Nev wvThe 14th and final lest of the 1955 nuclear 500foot tower shot on Yucca not be held Hindi Sunday at the earliest TV Show to Rescue Vets Russia Bound NEW YORK UP Nine former GIs who first shook hands with the Russians at the Elbe River 10 years ago last month took off for Paris by plane Thursday enroute to a re union in Moscow They made up a money deficit on tele vision show Thursday and de parted aboard a Trans World Airline plane at Their Russian hosts already had of fered to pay for their transpor tation from Paris to Moscow and back Area May Get Severe Storms DES MOINES OP The Des Moines Weather Bureau issued the following severe weather warning at 2 Friday An instability line forming over Central Minnesota and northwestern Iowa is expected to intensify by 3 and move eastward at about 30 miles an hour with numerous severe thunderstorms and heavy hail along a line across central Min nesota northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin Several tornadoes are expect ed to occur between 3 and 10 in an area 50 miles either side of a line 40 miles northwest of Mason City to 60 miles north of Madison Wis For Iowa there is a possibility of a tornado or two from Cerro Gordo County north to the border and east to Allamakee Match Ignites Seymour Man Dies of Burns CORYDON Brant 78 Seymour was burned fatally Thursday when a book of paper matches in his pocket apparently ignited The incident occurred in the basement of the Wayne County courthouse here Brant a pension er died a few hours later An at tending physician said Brants clothing caught fire pressure of the biggest public te shot ever held in the United State Its power was equal to ton of TNT But the home at the foo mark especially built and rein forced did not stand up as we as expected The roof was blown completely off much of the fron caved in and all windows smashec The Darling familys fate an hat of their he luckier up one object lesson YOU can survive a nuclear attack if you have the right kind of home constructed out of either concrete or cement 3lock The single story frame rambler next door to the Darling home was a total loss except for the specially constructed bathroom shelter This withstood the blast solidly Otherwise the story in the two hardest hit homes was the same No walls shredded crossbeams and joists naked and crumbling plaster mute but utter destruc tion Hydraulic Press A big multiton hydraulic press standing just behind the Darlings home gave staunch testimony to the difference between frame and mortar and solid steel But even more dramatic and pointed a lesson to ponder The two onestory flatroofed masonry homes farther down on Doomsday Drive suffered only cracked walls and loss of windows The transmitter of the commu nitys 250watt radio station was silenced although CD officials be lieved it might be repairable Its 150foot antenna was blown down another tower bent Part of a highline transmission tower was sheared off and blown 200 feet The sight reminded veteran newsmen of an American perhaps had been hit by earthquake or hurricane Sheds Wrecked Two of three industrial sheds at feet were nearly complete losses despite being specially con structed of steel and aluminum A pumping station standing near a huge tank of propane or bottled gas also blew apart but miracu lously the gas did not catch fire There were other vagaries but the bathroom shelter that stood up to the mighty blow impressed most observers Its a concrete walled shelter costing and people in it would have come through un scathed Harold L Goodwin test director of the Federal Civil De fense Administration believes Shoot to Kill Cops Are Told Move to Halt New Violence NASHVILLE Term rail oad employe was shot to death on Tennessee highway Thursday ight stalling crucial negotiations i the Louisvflle and Nashville ailroad strike as a settlement emed near The shooting came only a few ours after the mayor of Knoxville issued a shoottokill order i a move aimed at halting vio ence in one of the many troubla pots in the Southern Bell Tele hone Co walkout Both economically ostly and each marked by out ursts of violence and ntered their 54th day Friday Charles E Wright a 32yearold triking railroad carman was ound dead about 20 feet from his vrecked car near Mount Pleasant small town in mid Tennessee A ullet had gone through his head rom back to front Truck Wrecked An truck also was wrecked learby Four nonstriking railroad workers who identified themselves as occupants were arrested on charges of carrying concealed wea pons Sheriff Jack Lovett announced arly Friday that one of the four R V Brindley of Nashville had signed a statement after lengthy questioning that it was he who shot Wright Lovett did not elaborate Word of the shooting threw a monkey wrench into the negotia tions at Washington Angry union representatives stalked from a governmentspon sored mediation session shortly after midnight Bitter statements came from both union and rail offi cials Even so Chairman Francis A ONeill Jr of the National Media ion Board summoned both sides or another session Friday morn ing in the urgent and complicated negotiations George Leighty chairman of the union negotiating committee blamed the railroad for the strik ing railroaders death Cites Responsibility The Railroad is directly responsible for the murder of this ndividual Charles Leigh ty told reporters And it can be properly charged to John Tilford is the president P F Osborne solicitor was quick to answer Leighty Its completely irresponsible state ment Look whos here tryingto stop the said Osborne The details of Wrights death were beclouded by conflicting re ports and police secrecy An legal representative ia Tennessee Hugh T Skelton of nearby Columbia said the four men arrested were nonstriking railroad employes going to work Their truck was pursued and Shoot to Kill Earlier in the telephone strike Mayor George Dempster of Knox ville issued shoot to kill orders to a special police squad and saw the men were equipped with ma chine guns and tear Dempster said he would assume full responsibility for the shoot to kill order They asked for he said This has gone as far as it The action followed two explo sions early Thursday that two telephone cable distribution boxes in the Knoxville area Two men were arrested for questioning in connection with the blasts DRIVE OPENS WASHINGTON WUnited Cere bral Palsys 10milliondollar drive for funds was launched Thursday by Vice President Nixon Farm Bureau Bill Signed Into Law DES MOINES UP Gov Leo A Hoegh Friday signed into law a bill requiring the Iowa Farm Bu reau to divorce itself from its 40yearold connections with state extension services The bill was backed by the bureau reluctantly after Agri culture Secretary Ezra T Benson asked for the separation aorae months ago Bureau contributions to the gram will be made up by county property tax levies not to exceed Vi mill   

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