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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowot Doily Newspaper Edtod far to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H t NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL N 0 I T H IOWAKS H I I 0 H I 0 t i HOME EDITION ftwi 1MB IMM MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY f 19SS Two OM Woman Perishes in Crash Near Manly One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGtO UHW WTAD QuiBc WOI Amtt They Call It The Silent Continent TN the company of a dozen journ alists and radio people of which I was a member in 1952 on a fact finding mission to the military in stallations of the free world skirt ing the Iron Curtain was one lad younger than all the rest of us That probably explains why he was the most energetic I couldnt even begin to keep up with him When I learned of some of the adventures which had been packed into his 30 years or so I began insisting that he would be a na tural to succeed the late Richard Halliburton who had caught the worlds fancy with his accounts in books and on the lecture plat form of his visits to the faraway places of the world Here wits a handsome dashing and highly articulate young man who already a fabulous background in travel plus an ob vious zest for further wanderings to the little known quarters of the world where there is the promise of adventure Well all of this was three years ago Since that time my young friend came back to Washington D where he served as author ity on military aviation for the Mc GrawHill publications A year ago he was promoted by his company to a position of responsibility in Atlanta Ga Now Hes Turned Author In my correspondence files are stimulating letters from him and on an occasion or two weve got together for a renewal of acquaintance in Washington But I had just about given up on him so far as my plan to convert him into another Richard Halliburton was concerned That is I had until a few days ago when in my mail I received a reviewers copy of a beautifully illustrated book just off the Harper Brothers Press It was titled The Silent And it bore the names of two coauthors William H Kearns and Bev erley Britton The former Bill Kearns is my boy On the jacket interlarded with the title is this reference to the contents of the 237 page volume The Discovery and Exploration of in Terms of the Adventures and Heroism of the Great A Long Backward Look That is if anything understate ment The book is a panoramic picture of the long line of explora tions in the vast deepfrozen con ON ICE 14 DAYSThis is Bill Kearns the handsome young co pilot of an illfated photo plane in the last Byrd expedition to Antarctica referred to by Editor Earl Hall in his commentary on The Lost Kearns now living in Atlanta is co author of this remarkable book His own experience of 14 days in the wreckage of his plane in the polar wastes constitutes one of the books most exciting chap ters tinent where lives not a single loul The story goes back to 1520 when Ferdinand Magellan discov ered what later turned out to be one principal gateway to the for bidding land of lofty plateaus ice CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 VACCINATION CURBED Continue Sift of Polio Drug WASHINGTON government has urged that the nations polio vaccination program be held up for at least a few more days while federal health authorities make a new safety check Surgeon General Leonard A Scheele announcing this Sunday ex pressed hope a plantbyplant check of vaccine manufacturers would permit resumption of the program by the end of this week He voiced confidence that five laboratories now turning out the Salk serum would get a complete bill of health And he said he hoped Harold Carroll queen of the Iowa Press Photographers presents the sweepstakes award of the associations annual photography contest to Eugene Cheney Nora Springs The contest was judged Sunday at Iowa City at the association convention 3 North Iowa Photogs Win Press Awards Three North Iowa photographers ook top awards at the Iowa Press Photographers contest Sunday at owa City Elwin Musser chief photdg rapher for the Mason City Globe Gazette received first and second place awards in the spot news di vision of the contest and third in the pictorial division Eugene Cheney Nora Springs won the sweepstakes award with a closeup shot of a dragon fly The picture also took first place in the feature division Another Winner Carl Turk Mason City staffer for The lowan magazine won four prizes First place in both the sports and layout and sequence di visions second place in the feature division and third in personalities division Mussers first place shot showed a man pinned in the cab of a truck near Manly The second place photo showed a twocar pile up on MUG Mug a takeoff on the police portraits of criminals thisphoto by Eugene Cheney Nora Springs took the sweepstakes award in the annual Iowa Press Photographers contest The closeup of a dragonfly was the winner in the feature division of the contest The entry was enlarged to 2 times the size shown here IV Germany Welcomed as Member of NATO PARIS 14 NATO Nations formally welcomed Germany into their alliance Monday in an historic ceremony that marked the resurgence of Germany as a major power and strengthened the Wests negotiating powers with Russia A British army band played Deutschland Uber Alles at Supreme Allied Headquarters outside Paris while Germanys red black and gold fluttered to the top of a staff 10 years and one day after the nation went down in total defeat The Western Big Three with West Germany Chancellor Konrad Adenauer sitting in as a nearequal agreed in principle Sunday on a Indian Burial Case Loses WASHINGTON UftThe Supreme Court Monday threw out a widely ublicized suit challenging the right of an Sioux City Iowa ceme ery to refuse burial to an Amer ican Indian GI killed in Korea One issue raised in the appeal was whether the Iowa Supreme ourt had flouted the United Na tions charter in denying the GFs widow the right to sue the ceme tery for damages Mondays by a 53 effect upheld and elabor ated on a 44 decision last Novem ber 15 upholding the Iowa court Justice Harlan had not yet taken lis place on the high court bench when the tie was announced last all without any explanation of the justices views The widows appeal for reconsideration of the case figured in Senate debate on Harlans confirmation The appeal was filed by Mrs Evelyn Rice white widow of Sgt John Rice who eventually was buried with full honors in nearby Arlington National Cemetery meeting with Russia in the near future They agreed to invite Sov iet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M Molotov to Vienna Friday to sign an Austrian state treaty one of the blocks to a Big Four meeting The Big Four foreign ministers then may discuss a formal Big Four conference to decide the fate of Europe The only hitch in the Big Four meeting was a split between the United States and Britain over whether it should be at the sum meeting of the heads of at the foreign ministers level Britain was pressing for a meeting of government leaders in Switzerland probably around July 20 Conference sources said Secre tary of State John Foster Dulles was expected to confer with Presi dent Eisenhower by transatlantic telephone on a final answer before the Big Three and Adenauer meet again Tuesday to try to reach fi nal agreement the first hWdup batches of vaccine would be cleared quickly for public use Scheele head of the U S Pub lic Health Service likewise pro nounced the vaccine every bit as safe and effective as originally an nounced He assured parents whose chil dren have been vaccinated that in the very best judgment of the Public Health Service they have no cause for Much Confusion Scheeles announcement a strong recommendation that all vaccinations be suspended for the ime as a dramatic finale to a weekend of confusion over the status of the vaccination program As late as last Friday Scheele limself had recommended that the inoculations be continued where vaccine was available Then early Saturday he suggested a weekend lalt in the giving of shots and followed through with Sundays recommendation for a further de lay for what he called a double Most cases seemed disposed to Follow Scheeles recommendation New Jersey and Connecticut among others had vaccine sup plies ready for the start of shots Monday but called a halt In dianas health commissioner first said he saw no reason for delay but later recommended postpone menL Other priie winners on p 13 a bridge north of Mason City on highway 65 The third place pic torial picture was a snow scene in East Park Miss LaVonne Harold Carroll a Drake University student was named queen of Iowa Press Pho tographers for 1955 She was elected from a field of seven can didates Plans were laid at the contest to send Miss Harold to the National Press Photographer queen contest in Colorado Springs June 712 All ReElected All officers were reelected for another year They are Art Hough Storm Lake Register and Pilot Tribune president Cy Berg Marshalltown timesRepub lican vice president Ron Bliese ner Burlington HawkEye Gazette and William Bogle Iowa Falls Citizen treasurer The contest was held in conjunc tion with the annual convention and short course for the Iowa cam eramen 25 Hiroshima Girls Arrive for Surgery NEW YORK 25 bomb scarred Hiroshima maidens ar rived here Monday to begin a year of plastic surgery operations after a fourday flight from Japan The girls who range in age from 17 to 31 stepped wearily from an Air Force C54 at Mitchell Air Force Base and posed willingly for photographers from consider able distance When cameramen moved in for closeups several of the Japanese atom bomb victims buried their faces in their hands SAME DATI1H41M vaccination program standstill Monday in No Choice Many states had no choice They lacked sufficient vaccine But in Michigan Health Com missioner Albert Heustis said that states program will continue un less there is a direct order not do so We have ample evidence that the vaccine we have used is safe and he said Scheeles announcement included report that the number of chil dren developing polio after vacci nation had risen to 52 with 50 of the cases paralytic The surgeon general said 44 of the children lad been inoculated with vaccine made by the Cutter Laboratories of Berkleley before Cutters output was recalled April 27 Reveal Plans for Release of Serum WASHINGTON govern ment set up machinery Monday for quick stagebystage release of polio vaccine cleared for use un der new safety checks Since officials anticipate clear ance for the bulk of the vaccine now this points toward early resumption of temporarily iuspended vaccination programs among younger school children Under the plan U S Public lealth Service inspectors making plantbyplant safety check will telephone Surgeon General Leonard cheele as soon as they determine hat any specific batch of vaccine has passed their tests with the decision of the National Public Health Service which Dr Edmund G Zimmerer state health commissioner described as very Dr Zimmerer emphasized that there certainly is no reason for any hysteria on the part of More Vaccine But he said the state program will not be resumed until authorities release more Salk vac cine for the second inoculation o first and second graders He pointed out that nearly all o the children eligible for th free shots in the first mass vacci nation had received them and tha not a single case of polio has de veloped among these youngsters New Dr Zimmerer said a delay o three or four weeks in giving the second shots will not affect thi ultimate immunity of the children but will cause administrative prob lems that will have to be workec out He said the delay in Iowa does not mean any lack of confidence in the effectiveness of the Salk vaccine Brodie Twin Takes Turn for Better CHICAGO Dee Bro die has taken a the better nit still is listed in critical condi tion at Illinois Research Hospital The 3V4yearold head joined Siamese twin to survive out of a 51hour coma Sunday Rodneys eyes flitted happily over the faces of his mother and father Mr and Mrs Royt Brodie who visited at the hospital on Mothers Day Rodney seemingly well on his way toward a normal life after separation from his twin 29 months ago was returned to the hospital Tuesday with a deep mysterious bleeding in his brain Vaccinations at Standstill Over State No Reason for Hysteria Zimmer DES MOINES flIowas polio was at a accordance AP Wirephoto OTTUMWA smoke billows from an empty ware house at Ottumwa Sunday de spite the efforts of aU of the citys firemen and equipment The flames later spread to an adjoining factory building WOMAN KILLED DES MOINES Cather ine Chamberlain Koski 28 former y of Des Moines was killed Sun day in a cartruck accident near Ihicago About The Weather Mason City Cloudy ram Iowa Rain cooler Minnesota Cloudy windy Globe Gazette weather data up o 8 Mon day Maximum Minimum At 8 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 65 45 45 66 52 36 RAIN Avery Out as Head of Ward Firm CHICAGO L Avery II resigned Monday as chair man of Montgomery Ward and along with the firms presi dent who helped fight off Louis E Wolfsons drive to capture control of the mail order house Edmund A Krider 42 Ward president who trouped the coun try to line up shareholders be hand theAvery management re signed and pledged my full sup port to John A Barr 47 who was named to succeed A very as chairman of the board and chair man of the executive committee Krider had been with the com pany since 1945 and president since 1952 Barr vice president and secretary conducted part of the historic April 22 stockholders meeting in Averys place The retiring president called Barr an excellent choice for chairman and with his leader ship Montgomery Ward is as sured an excellent future of growth prosperity and service to the business No successor to Krider was named Avtry will remain director of the company He is one of the candidates on the management slate of directors for reelection Votes taken at the stockholders meeting April 22 are being counted and tabulated Financial circles reported Avery had planned to retire as chairman some time ago but that when Wolfson New York and Florida financier made public his plan to seek control of the firm Avtry stayed on to lead the management fight Avery had headed the firm second only to Sears Roebuck Co in the mail order and retail field since 1931 when J P Mor gan Co put him in control to save the concern from going under in the depression Weekend Toll in State 5 Maude Ruble Madrid Dies fy A Madrid woman who died after a twocar crash near Manly early Monday brought to five the num ber of lowans who died in highway accidents over the weekend One perished Sunday and three others Saturday The woman killed near Manly was tentatively identified as Maude Helen Ruble 72 Injured was Robert Bride Manly mortician and Worth County coroner The accident took place near the Shellrock River bridge on highway 9 at about Drivers License The womans name was estab lished from her drivers license and papers in her purse which indi cated she was or at one time had been a hospital attendant at Wood ward She died on the way to a Mason City hospital Bride was returning to Manly from Plymouth and was going west on the highway when his car col ided with the other car coming rom the opposite direction Bride suffered cuts on the head and face Marshal Ivan Boulting Manly took him to the office of a Manly physician where Bride was treated Vernon Pete Curtis 44 Sey mour died late Sunday in a hospi tal at Corydon two hours after a collision on the Walnut Creek bridge on Highway 55 about four miles north of Seymour Iowa Highway Patrolman James Douglas said Curtis car hooked the left rear fender of another car then careened into the bridge The other driver Floyd Warren Sey mour was not hurt Killed Saturday Killed in accidents Saturday were Cyril A Henry 26 Creston James Dicks 23 Corning and Ron aid Henderson 17 son of the Rev Dennis Henderson Kellerton Authorities said Henry apparent ly lost control of his car on a grav el road near Pleasant Plain about 15 miles northeast of Fairfield Dicks car struck loose gravel and overturned on a road near Corning Young Henderson was killed when his motorcycle hit the rear of a truck near KeUerton News in Brief HOEGH SIGNS BILL DES MOINES Leo Hoegh signed into law Monday a bill to create a Legislative Research Council He commented I believe this will be a real step Hoegh announced he also had signed a bill to provide mandatory suspension of a motorists drivers license on conviction for the second reckless or third speed ing violation in a year The penalty for conviction is suspension of the license from five to 30 days WASHINGTON the first time in the long fight over state hood the House Monday was to vote whether it will consider a bilk to admit both Alaska and Hawaii as states Before voting on state hood itself the House must decide first whether to consider the bill under rules limiting debate and barring amendments OOTAH IS DEAD COPENHAGEN Denmark JrVThe Greenland Department of the Danish government Monday announced the death of Ootah M an Eskimo who accompanied Rear Adm Robert E Peary to the North Pole in 1909 WASHINGTON House Monday ignored the threat of a presidential veto and approved a compromise bill to boost pay of postal workers an average of per cent The measure was approved by a vote of 65 votes more than would be neces sary to override a presidential veto I Two Persons Hurt When Car Strikes Bridge at Kensett persons were injured Sunday evening when their car struck a bridge one mile north of here The injured both hospitalized at Mercy Hospital in Mason City in good condition were Glenn E Belz 23 St Ansgar two broken legs possible fracture of the arm LaRay Hanawalt 23 Rockford broken jaw facial cuts Robert Bride Worth County coroner said car traveling north hit the west railing of the concrete bridge on Highway 65 The 1955 Mercury was demolished Flames Kill 82 YearOld Man KEISTER 82 year old man perished when Ms home caught fire here early Sunday after he had once been led out of the flaming structure by bis son Edward Bendixson who lived alone noticed the blaze first and notified his son Oliver who lives a few blocks away Oliver reached Bendixson before he was hurt but when he went next door to call the fire department Bendixson evi dently wandered back into the flaming residence Dr C D Snyder said Bendixson evidently suffered a heart attack Lindeman funeral service in Brice lyn is in charge of HUMAN TORCH PITTSBURGH elderly widower made a human torch of himself Sunday by dousing his clothing with gasoline and putting a match to them The victim waa Joseph Olischar 78   

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