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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Noiffi Iowas Doily Newspaper fee MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAfll THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NtlGHlORS HOME EDITION AwciaM fntf tad ItHed Piww Fvl Wint Copy MASON CITY IOWA WIDNISOAY MAY 11 IKS Ifelt Paper Lets First Test Sincerity of Russ Ike 2 Ships Collide 159 Dead Disaster in Japan Sea TAKAMATSU Japan fl Two big ferry boats crashed together in thick fog Wednesday throwing 779 passengers half of them school the cold waters of Japans inland sea With a gaping hole in its side the Shiun Maru sank in only five minutes There was panic and chaos in the mad scramble for life A total of 159 were listed as dead or unaccounted for Little hope was held for the miss Ing Seventyone bodies had been recovered Heavy FOB It was Japans worst sea disaster since last Septembers typhoon drowned off Hokkaido in five sinkings The capsizing of the huge ocean ferry Toya Maru cost lives The Shiun Maru ap parently swerved in heavy fog to avoid a small fishing Into the steel bows of the rail car ferry Udaka Maru The car ferry ripped a great gash in the Shiun Marus steel plates The Shiun Marus 300 of them frantically for life jackets on the reeling decks I suspect about 50 of them went down the ship or were pulled down with said Maj Robert MOOSE ON THE Swedish soldier goes into full retreat before a rampaging moose which wandered into the heart of downtown Stockholm Tuesday The visi AP Wiiephoto tor from the country led police firemen soldiers and citi zens in a merry chase before jumping into a nearby in which he was captured Uncertain Future on Statehood R Dooson Charlotte com manding an American Army mer cy mission Seek Missing Dobson led three Atmy amtu lance helicopters and two liaison planes to help evacuate the in jured and search for the missing The ferries collided between Ta kamatsu on Shikoku Island and Un6 the port of Okayama on the main island Honshu The Shiun Maru was 20 minutes out of Taka matsu and the Udaka Maru was coming from Uno across an 11 mile arm of the islandstudded in land sea Both ships were using radar said Japan National Railway of ficials Capt Minoru Miyake mas ter of the Udaka Maru said he had been tracking the Shiun Maru 48 Ballots Is Margin of Bills Defeat Separate Bills for Each Seen WASHINGTON UP Alaska a Hawaii their statehood dream blasted ironically by 48 votes Wednesday grasped for the bottom rung of the ladder again In the wake of the 218170 vote tally by which the House day sent the joint AlaskaHawaii bill back to committee supporters were uncertain of their future course for two miles Capt Masao Nakamura the Shiun Marus skipper went down with his ship JNR said Chairman Engle DCalif of the House Insular Affairs Committee said the margin of defeat made problematical consideration of sep arate legislation for either orJboth territories Its Official NoCorn State DES MOINES Leo Hoegh gave the final official word Wednesday There will be no Corn State any other slogan Iowas 1956 auto license plates Iowa does not need a he said I am not embarrassed by the fact Im proud of it But we also should be proud of beef pork milk and even the beauty of the Iowa Hoegh said omission of any slo gan or design will contribute to proper identification and law en forcement He outlined 1956 plate plans as follows They will be a standard 6x12 inch size as agreed on by 40 states to permit use of a standard plate bracket for all vehicles Present Iowa size is inches Paint specifications have been rewritten to minimize plate dam age caused by salt used in street and highway deicing The new plates will be of lighter steel re ducing mailing costs from the pres ent 23 cents to only eight cents Hoegh Intends to Set Up Racial Commission DES MOINES UP Gov Leo A Hoegh said Tuesday he intended to appoint a state commission to study racial and religious dis crimination in Iowa Such a com mission was requested by the Leg islature Commission members who would draw no salary would make a study and report to the 1957 Legislature Im not going to fight a wind he said Separate Bills Both Engle and Rep Saylor R another leading statehood backer attributed defeat to opposi tion by the leadership in both parties Saylor said he would recom mend the committee come back with separate bills for each terri tory Delegate Bartlett DAlaska said Hawaii should be considered first to put the administration to the He referred to President Ei senhowers repeated recommenda tions that statehood be conferred on Hawaii Eisenhower has made no such recommendation for Alas ka News in Brief WORKERS BODY FOUND NEW YORK finally uncovered the body of a miss ing worker in wreckage of New Yorks projected coliseum early Wed nesday then knelt as a priest administered last rites Tears streamed from the eyes of some friends of the victim Joseph Lombard 55 a cement worker Four relatives including a sonin law stood by sobbing JUSTICE DEPT RAPPED CHICAGO president of the American Newspaper Publish ing Assn says the Justice Department has refused to discuss with ANPA officials a proposed civil antitrust suit unless the newspapers plead guilty in advance and agree to a consent decree Richard W Slocum who is vice president of the Philadelphia Bulletin made the charge in an address Tuesday night L N STRIKE ENDS ATLANTA Ga strike against the Louisville Nashville Railroad ended Wednesday after a striker was wounded critically Tuesday night in the ninestate Southern Bell Telephone Co strike The two major southern strikes although unrelated both started 59 days ago The phoiw strike continues HAESEMEYER TRIAL OPENS MARSHALLTOWN was begun Wednesday in the trial of W L Haesemeyer 43 president of the Central State Bank of State Center on a charge of making false bank entries or state ments A jury of three men and nine women was completed Tuesday afternoon to hear the case District Judge John W Tobin is presiding Delegate Farrington RHawaii said Hawaiis best chance for state hood rests in a separate bill Joint Bill Chairman Jackson DWash of the Senate Territories subcommit tee said he is convinced the Senate would insist upon a joint bill Such an AlaskaHawaii bill passed the Senate last year It died in the House Tax Study Group Sef Finish Appointments DES MOINES Leo Hoegh completed Wednesday the 12 member Interim Tax Study Committee by appointment of two legis lators an industrialist arid an educator The governor named Sen Henry Heideman RRockwell City Rep Jay Colburn Louis Boudreaux Cedar Rapids and Robert Johnson of the State University of Iowa These four will serve with four members each of the House and The group will make a study of the states entire tax struc lowas eight Republican repre sentatives were divided Tuesday when the House voted to return to committee a bill admitting Alaska and Hawaii to statehood Reps Gross and Hoeven voted for re commital of the bill Reps Cun ningham Dolliver Jensen Le Compte Schwengel and Talle voted against sending the bill back to committee About The Weather Mason City Very pleasant Iowa Fair warm Minnesota Continued fair Globe Gazelle weather data up to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 72 Minimum 41 At 8 a m 61 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 38 fAIR Soviet Delegation Gets Green Light to Inspect Farms WASHINGTON W The United States has agreed to permit an official delegation of Soviet farm ers to visit American farm areas The State Department in an nouncing this said an unofficia group of American farmers also will visit the Soviet Union under the exchange plan The visits wil take place some time during the coming By accepting Russias proposa that the Soviet farmers comr as an official delegation it will not be necessary to fingerprint the visitors before they enter the Unit ed States Russia canceled a visit of 11 stu dent editors who were scheduled to arrive April 19 when it object ed to requirements that they be fingerprinted in applying for Amer ican visas SAME DATEW4M ture and make recommendations If the committee makes its re port prior to 60 days before the January 1957 regular session the governor will be asked to call a special legislative session The committee was to hold its first meeting with the governor Wednesday afternoon Hoegh said he thought the com mittee is composed of exceptional ly able He said he is an xious the work be started as soon as possible The governor said that since the committees recommen dations will have to be acted upon by the Legislature he felt it should have strong legislative representa tion Members of the committee pre viously appointed by the presiding officers of the House and Senate are Heps Edward Oppedahl RRen W J Johannes Sly the Conn and Jim Henry and Sens X T Prentis RMount Her man Knudson RClear Wil ur Molison and Frank Elwood All of the 12 committee mem ers are Republicans except Jo hannes and Johnson who are Dem ocrats SALARIES RAISED BOONE Boone Board f Education Tuesday granted pub ic school teachers a yearly salary increase less than the eachers asked for Burmese Boy Reunited With Gl Friend Waterloo Family Give Him Home handsome 16 yearold boy from Burma has a home for the first time in his memory He has been made a part of the family of Ernest Pines Waterloo who developed an affection for the lad while Pines was serving with a company of Army engineers in India 10 years ago The Burmese boy who took the name Ernie Smith when he was baptized in India arrived in Wa terloo in late he is learning what it is like to have parents and small sisters And he tias already passed entrance ex ams for the sophomore class at East Waterloo High School where he will be a student next fall Young Ernies arrival in Water loo marked the end of a nineyear search by Ernest Pines The two children of Mr and Mrs Pines Rebecca 17 months and Deborah 5 years already are devoted to their new big brother Left Home When the Japanese advanced in Burma in 1943 young Ernie left his home and fled with an uncle Eor India Ernie was only four at the time That was the last he saw of his own family although Amer ican and British soldiers made an effort to find the boys parents Ernie attached himself to an Ar my engineers outfit became their mascot and took the first name of Ernest favorite sol dier The Americans organized classes so that Ernies education would not be neglected and James Ridge way a commercial artist from Council Bluffs painted the lads picture and gave him art lessons When the war ended and the unit was ordered home efforts were made to take the Burma boy along but red tape prevented it Ernie was put in an orphanage and given a promise he would be sent for as soon as possible Ran Away When Pines returned to Waterloo he immediately started what was to be a nineyear effort to bring the Burmese youngster here Ernie however had found the orphanage intolerable and ran away Years passed before Pines was able to make contact with young Ernie It then took two more years before they were reunited Rep Gross the Viking Pump Cedar Falls where Pines works and others aid ed in making the arrangements Boy 8 Bitten by Rat in Trap NEW HAMPTON Larry Mun son 8 son of Mr and Mrs Rus sell Munson Wednesday is recov ering from a bite by a rat caught tin a trap in a neighbors yard Plan for Peace by Russians Declarations Made Public MOSCOW Soviet Unio Wednesday unveiled a world peac plan calling for the immediate wit drawal of most foreign troops from both East and West Germany bi power arms cuts and a controUe ban on atomic weapons The plan was made public a fe hours before top Soviet officia gathered in Warsaw with leader of their seven East European a lied nations to establish a unifie NATOtype alliance under a Rus sian commander The announcement also cam shortly after the delivery of Wes ern invitations for Soviet Premie Bulganin to meet with Presiden Eisenhower British Prime Minis ter Eden and French Premie Faure for an informal discussio of world problems Closed Sessions The peace plan was circulatec by the Soviets Tass News Agency which said the proposals were con tained in two declarations submit ted as a resolution to the U N Subcommittee on Disarmamen now holding closed sessions in London Many of its provisions were similar to previous Sovie proposals The bid for the evacuation o foreign troops from Germany wa contained in the first declaration an 8point general peace plan I called on the U N assembly t declare that a weakening in achieve by the immediate evacuation troops of the Big Four powers from German territory leaving limite contingents and police The Russians said these remain ing contingents should be allowed to stay pending the conclusion of an agreement on their full with Three Points The second Soviet declaration containing specific disarmament proposals listed the following three points as necessary to free humanity from the threat of a new destructive 1 Full prohibition of the use and production of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and the diversion of this potential en ergy to peaceful uses 2 Substantial reduction of all armed forces and conventional arms 3 Setting up of a control organ with right and authority guaran teeing effective observation by all countries of this prohibition and reduction On the key question of interna tional control and inspection the Soviet proposal added In the existing situation when many states display legitimate concern for their security it is dif ficult to expect that these slates will trustfully give other states ac cess to their industrial and other resources which are of vital im portance to their PREMIER BULGANIN Bulganin to Study Invite for Meeting WARSAW Poland Premier Nikolai Bulganin Wed nesday said Russia regards positively a meeting of Big Four chiefs of state and will study carefully a Western invitation to such a conference Bulganin made his statement in a general policy review before a ninenation Eastern European conference which opened Wednes day The Soviet government ii firmly convinced that providing there is good will on the part of the states bearing the main re sponsibility for the preservation of peace it would be possible to settle a number of important in ternational problems at present hindering the relaxation of in ternational Bulganin said At same time Bulganin charged that the West has given West Germany the chance to cre ate a standing army and is sup plying it with all types of modern arms including the atomic chemical and bacteriological Woman Killed in Iowa City Crash IOWA CITY woman was tilled in the collision near Iowa City of a gas transport truck and a car which was pulling a house trailer the State Highway Patrol eported The accident occurred the top f Oak Crest hill about 12 miles outh of Iowa City on 218 The victim was identified as manda Mayman Miami Fla She urned to death in the car Ask Court to Dismiss Cerro Gordo Charges DES HOMES m The Gordon onstruction Co asked the Iowa upreme Court Tuesday to re uire the Cerro Gordo County oard of Supervisors to pay the rm and to dismiss board laims against the company for The case arose out of work done r Drainage District No 120 in erro Gordo County The Cerro ordo County District Court dis issed the case Hopeful of Some Results Warns of Optimism WASHINGTON Eisenhower Wednesday said he favors a top level Big Four con ference to test the sincerity of Russias announced desire to re lieve world tensions But he said he does not expect the proposed meeting to turn the world around in a few days The President told his news con ference he expected the most im portant achievement of the planned hiefs of states meeting would be define the areas in which for eign ministers could carry on in a search for agreements which would promote world peace The United States Britain and France Tuesday invited Russia to Big Four conference which would begin with talks on the PresidentPremier level and con inue with detailed negotiations by oreign ministers Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin who previously had expressed a desire for such meeting said Wednesday his government will study the Western invitation carefully Sense the Atmosphere Eisenhower who previously had jeen cool to the idea of a top level conference told reporters he agreed o issue the invitation because here is a growing feeling in the world that such talks might do some good While he warned against expect ing too muchvhe said at least thft meeting would offer a personal opportunity to sense the atmos phere and get some idea of aa area in which foreign ministers could start to Referring to Russias recent will ingness to sign an Austrian treaty the President said that was one indication that the Russians on the surface at least were trying to show conciliation He then said that he was going totry to find out if the Russians sincerely want o ease world tensions The proposed Big Four meet ing and the polio vaccine program dominated the Presidents meeting with reporters He conceded that under great public pressure the government probably released the Salk polio vaccine for distribution too quickly The inoculation program has now been halted temporarily for a recheck of safety precautions in the manufacture of the vaccine Another Story on Page Faith in Vaccine But Eisenhower reiterated his faith in the effectiveness of the vaccine when properly prepared He said he believes implicitly that within a measurable time the vac cine will eliminate infantile par alysis He said government medical ex perts displayed proper caution in halting injections while additional safety checks are made He said some of the trouble may have arisen from efforts to speed up production He said the manufac turers probably used the regular safety tests but not all of the ex hustive tests which they now feel necessary In response to other questions ha said Strikes He is gratified at ending of the long Louisville and Nash ville Railroad strike and will be just as happy when the Southern Bell Telephone Co strike is set tled Second Term He h a s nt the slightest idea he said with a grin where Sen Margaret Chase Smith got the idea which she voiced at a Republican womans meeting Wednesday that he doesnt want to run for reelection in 1956 Hamburgers He defended the Navy against a Hoover Commis sion criticism that it has piled up a 60 year supply of canned hum burgers He emphasized that the vast store of hamburgers is kept for emergency and suggested that if ammunition were limited to a one year supply the countrys de fense would be in a bad way FINDS HOME IN Smith native of Burma has been made part of the Ernest Pines family Waterloo With Smith and Mr and Mrs Pines are the two daughters of the Pines Rebecca left and Deborah MADGE IS MOTHER HOLLYWOOD WVActress Madge Meredith is the mother of t daugh ter born Tuesday at Good Samari tan Hospital She is the wife of Dr Charles L Corley   

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