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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Nortfi lowcs Doily Newspaper Edited fat MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSfAriR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Fran ud United roll Wim SevtB Cory MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 24 1W Ptper CootUti Two SvcUoMCwtkn OM Senate Upholds Veto of Pay Hike Bill REPORT PENDING Inoculation Sift Nearing Climax WASHINGTON General Leonard Scheele said Tuesday we are coming close to the time when we will have some answers to the big questions about the polio vaccination program Scheele issued a statement at the luncheon recess of a meeting of government scientists and advisers on the future of the vaccination program Among those attending the Session were Dr Jonas Salk chieJ developer of the vaccine and Basil president of National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis OConnor Tuesday publicly aske that the government make a fu report immediately of its study o vaccine produced by Cutter Lab oratories of Berkeley Calif The vaccination program wa halted for a new check on safetj standards when a number of case of polio developed among children who had received the Cutter proc uct The number of cases has reached 60 In addition there have been 28 cases among children wh received vaccine made by four other manufacturers Slowed to Halt Scheele said During the period since th first incidence of polio among chil dren who had received Salk vac cine the mass immunization pro gram has necessarily slowed al most to a halt Very little nev vaccine has been approved for re lease other than that recleared a we have probed Mo the manufac turing and testing processes seek ing an answer to what if anything might have gone wrong and at the same time discussing present test ing and production standards to determine their adequacy We are coming close to the time when we will have some an swers The epidemiological pictur is becoming clear the tests on all lots of Cutter vaccine are almos completed a complete reappraisa of each plant has been made anc a vast amount of extremely rele vant data has been collected anc is now being Top Spttd Scheele said the Public Health Service is working at top speec in an effort to find answers to the problem posed by the occurrence of the polio cases among children who had received Cutter vaccine He said that when the service is sure of the medical and scientific facts and of how they should be interpreted its position will be made known to all public and pro fessional These are tremendously com plex scientific problems which have no easy or immediate Scheele said OConnor asked by a reporter whether he is satisfied wtih the results of Tuesdays meeting said No Dr Cyrus Maxwell assistant di rector of the Washington office of the American Medical was asked if anything was said during the morning session regarding re sumption of the vaccine He said They havent got into BANKS CLOSE RIO DE JANEIRO Banco Brasileiro Unido closed its doors Tuesday and asked for offi cial liquidation It was the seventh important bank in principal Brazil ian cities to close due to stiffened credit conditions About The Weather Mason City Fair cool Iowa Clearing cool day Iowa Temperatures Tuesday night through Sunday will average 5 to 10 degrees below nor mal Normal highs 75 north to 78 south Normal lows 51 north to 55 south Generally cool throughout the period Rainfall will average about onehalf inch to one inch in showers Wednesday Thursday and Saturday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 89 Minimum 52 At 8 54 Precip 11 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 COOLER Minimum 54 Chariton Woman Is Victim of Crash RED OAK UP Mrs Earl Combs 66 Chariton was killed late Monday when a car driven by her husband apparently went out of control and crashed on 34 about 1 miles east of here Authorities said the car plunged down a 25foot embankment Her husband 68 was hospitalized here in good condition AP Wirephoto TWIN Irving Morley Vicksburg displays her 20pound twins following their birth Sunday The pair set some kind of record for left entered the world at 11 pounds 4 ounces his sister Karon at 8 pounds ounces 70 Years After Riot Eldora School Is Vastly Changed ELDORA W Nearly 10 years ago the Eldora State Training School for Boys was the scene of the death of an inmate a riot and the mass escape of about 175 youths Today the institution has the rep utation of being a quiet efficiently operated place where wayward are taught vocations and trades to help them toadjust to lif after they are released There are occasional escapes o a boy or two or three at a time But says Superintendent Hollis Miles the institution is far below the national average for escape from schools of its kind wouldnt be here if I didn feel the situation is considerabl better than it was a decade Strong Winds Cause Damage on 4 Farms 2 Inches of Rain Falls at Perry High winds caused damage to arms in the Decprah Nashua and Carrville communities M o n da y night A barn on the Stanley Scarvie arm eight miles north of Decorah vas destroyed The farm is ten anted by the Glen Larson family Larson and son Junior 13 were n the barn when it went down The former had been milking when he heard the barn creal under the high wind He turned off he milking machine and ran with he boy to the west wall just as the barn collapsed Cuts and Bruises Both suffered minor bruises anc cratches on the head and face when hit by falling boards Mrs Larson had been in the barn anc ust went to the house a few mo ments before Three cows were killed and the oof fell on three others but they managed to save them A small uantity of haywas lost when il ecame watersoaked The rainfall otaled 85 inch On the Charles Longhorn farm ve and onehalf miles northwest Nashua a machine shed was lown in at one end and the win ows broken Mrs Longhorn was n the yard rescuing a duck and as he entered the house two windows were blown ouf Shed Wrecked In the Carrville area six miles orthwest of Nashua a cattle shed a the Kenneth McGregor farm enanted by Gilbert Graeser was blown down the garage moved and windows broken One mile north of Nashua three barns were blown down on the farms of E L Morey Susan Carr and Ralph Simons Heaviest rain reported to the Des Moines Weather Bureau was inches at Perry Other relatively heavy precipitation included Wood ward Williamsburg North English and Sigourney The state high temperature Mon day was 91 at Davenport The low early Tuesday City Wat 46 at Sioux AP Wirephoto RESTORES STE6PLEA crane lifts superstructure from a truck as it starts to raise to it the tower of the Old North Church in Boston The new steeple will replace the original one toppled by Hurricane Carol last year Nighttime Speed Limit Requested by Gov Hoegh DES MOINES Leo loegh said Tuesday he has deter mined that he does not have the authority to set a night highway speed limit But he urged all mo orists not to exceed 60 miles an lour at night for a trial period between May 27 and June 6 With the full cooperation of all of our citizens this should mean he saving of at least three lives during that the governor old his news conference We have come to the conclu sion that I do not have the au hority to impose a night speed imit even for an emergency pe he said However I urge all citizens of the state to slow During the May 27June 6 trial period the governor hinted the State Highway Patrol will be pecially watchful of nighttime driving GOVERNORS BUSY DES MOINES M Gov Leo Hoegh will present graduation ex rcise addresses at Garinda Thurs lay and Marion Friday Miles commented in answer to a question for a comparison between conditions now and 10 years ago He added We have an entirely differen philosophy We have a good devel opment program but with it w have control This is not a res camp who are here ar here for a There is no corporal punish ment any more We dont need it We get along without it We ar 100 per cent fair We are firm bu we try to handle each boy on an individual It was on Aug 29 1945 that th boys started a riot in the dining room at noon About 175 of the 40 or so inmates fled Seventyeigh were picked up by the next morn ing The day before Ronald Miller 17 Des Moines had died Beaten to Death The boys claimed he was beaten to death Dr R E Gray Eldora physician said the boys death probably was due to beat prostra ion An autopsy showed death was caused by a blow on the head Carl Klatt then 33 and manager of the disciplinary cottage later admitted striking the boy on the head with a blackjack Klatt saic young Miller had hit him with two chairs Several members of the schoo staff were charged in the case Klatt was the only one tried His lengthy trial on a murder charge resulted in his conviction of as sault and battery and sentence of 30 days in jail Along with all of those develop ments there was an investigation of the death of the school and of ts disciplinary methods Nationa guards were stationed at the insti ution for a while and there were shakeups of the school personnel and of the membership on the supervising State Board of Con trol Krog Resigned 0 S Von Krog who had been superintendent first was suspend d then he resigned After the ituation quieted down David R VlcCreery Alburnett who had been board chairman resigned P Hopkins Mason City another member subsequently was re ppointed and E W Carlson Elkader who had been a board member only a matter of weeks died about a year later The state in the next couple of ears spent about for a security with private ockup rooms for the worst boys Jut judges were reluctant to send oys to Eldora and the inmate wpulation dropped from 400 to ibout 145 Fred Cooper Fort Dodge known or his work with boys became the ew superintendent But he died oon afterward Charles Reid an llinois boys institution official ucceeded Cooper for a time Miles who had been a training chool parole agent for 20 years hen took over as superintendent November 1948 Since his ad ministration began the population ncrcascd to 286 but as of now it s 279 England Readies Election Campaigns Are Quiet LONDON barrage of polit ical brickbats filled the British air Tuesday as backers of the two ma jor parties tried to liven up the last 48 hours of a dull election campaign The Conservative Daily Sketch discovered a conspiracy within iie Socialist party which will rock In the event of a La jor victory at the polls Thursday t said more thanhalf the Social ist candidates are ready to dump placid old Clement Attlee as party eader and supplant him with left wing firebrand Aneurin Bevan That would make the Welshman prime minister a prospect cal culated to chill the marrowof every staunch Conservative Bev an once called the Tories ver Going Sour On the Socialist side the Labor te Daily Herald declared that the forthcoming Big Four peace talks are going sour in advance and can be saved only by electing a Socialist government The Herald said the Russians al ready are preparing world opinion or a failure of the parley because hey think the west called for it just to help Sir Anthony Eden and lis Conservatives win the election In line with that argument Mos cow radio said Washington is con fident a Conservative victory in Britain will give the United States a trustworthy partner in conduct ing an aggressive policy in Eur Despite the Uthhour outbursts apathy hung over the campaign ike a London pea soup fog But the Conservatives overwhelming avorites in the betting had un easy visions of Tory complacency sparking a Labor upset like Harry S Trumans 1948 victory over Thomas E Dewey False Sir Winston Churchill the partys grand old man warned a camj aign audience by saying So far I have taken part in 15 general elections but I have never seen one more calm and quiet than this one Do not be lulled into a alse sense of security Apathy complacency idleness the chatter of indifference may often be aults On Thursday they will be Public opinion polls indicated the Conservatives might be returned o power with a landslide major ty of more than 100 seats They controlled the last House of Com mons with a margin of only 19 seats Air Force Briefing Set for Thursday WASHINGTON Senate Armed Services Com has summoned top Air offi cials for what Chairman Russell 0Ga said Tuesday will be thorough briefing Thursday on airpower Russell said Secretary of Air Albott and Gen Na t h a n F Twining the chief of staff will testify behind closed doors on assertions the Soviets may have gained superiority in some fields Russell said in an interview it will be up to a subcommittee headed by Sen Lyndon B John son DTex to decide whether to expand later an investigation of subject Sen Symington for mer Air Force secretary has contended the Russians may be ahead of this country in the pro duction of jet bombers and inter continental missiles He told the Senate Monday there had been efforts to sup press discussion of and continued Evidence contin ues to pile up that Communist airpower is moving up to us in offensive power production ancf Sen Byrd an Armed Services Committee member said he cant believe the Russians have made the ad vances with which they are cred ited in some quarters I have great faith in our mili tary leaders scientists and busi ness men who have been work ing together to keep us ahead on scientific Byrd said With all of money and manhours have spent on sci entific developments if we cant keep ahead of the Russians had better give Motor Trouble and Rain Cause Delay for I F Canoeists MARENGO and mo or trouble put a flotilla from Iowa Tails behind schedule but the ioats Tuesday pushed on down the owa River toward East Amana The 200mile trip is to publicize he Iowa Falls Centennnial June 618 The flotilla left Iowa Falls Triday and hopes to arrive at owa City for a greeting by Gov eo A Hoegh Friday Two of the boats developed mo or trouble Monday One had to e left at the Chelsea Bridge and he other a short time later at Chelsea The occupants trans erred to other boats The flotilla failed to reach here y nightfall as scheduled and pent the night a mile south of elle Plaine Presbyterian Group OKs Women Preachers LOS ANGELES WVShouId wom n be ordained as preachers says the 167th general s s e m b 1 y of the Presbyterian hurch in the United States of merica Its approval Monday by standing vote of about three or our to one now goes to the lurchs 256 presbyteries or local roups A majority must vote ap roval Girl 13 Hurt in Accident CHARLES CITYLoIa Brown 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs George Brown of near Charles 2ity was in serious condition at he Cedar Valley Hospital with in juries suffered in a collision of cars on a country road four miles southeast of Charles City Monday Deputy Sheriff A B Coon said cars driven by Delia Maxine Schmolen of Charles City and Rog er Brown sideswiped The officer said Brown was going north behind another car and Mrs Schmolen was coming from the opposite di rection Brown and Mrs Schmolen appar ently suffered no injuries Miss Brown was in surgery for more than four hours SAME DATE SECRETARY DULLES Dulles Rejects Neutrality for West Germany Answers Question Posed by Ike WASHINGTON of State Dulles with special authori zation from President Eisenhower Tuesday totally rejected any policy of neutrality for Germany Dulles said the stand applies to West Germany and also to a uni fied Germany which might some day result from bringing together the Eastern and Western zones Clearing up an uncertainty which resulted from Eisenhowers re marks at a news conference last week Dulles told reporters Tues day that the West German govern ment has been officially informed of the U S view No Application He stated the American position to Ambassador Heinz Krekele last Friday morning he said Dulles declared that it is thi view of the United States that a policy of neutrality has no appli cation to a country of the charac ier of Germany with its 70 million ndustrious people strategic posi tion and power resources He said he does not believe that anyone seriously thinks the Ger man people are designed to play he role of neutrality Eisenhower recognized at a news conference Wednesday the exist ence of speculation about creation of a belt of neutral states between Russia and the West Armed Neutrality He emphasized that in the case of Austria this was an armed neu rality and not a military vacuum hat produced much speculation hat the United States might en a neutral role for Germanj n connection with prospective ne otiations with Russia Carlson Readies New Bill GOP Edge Sufficient Manslaughter Charge Faces Robinson DES MOINES UP James P Robinson 39 Des Moines Monday vas found guilty of manslaughter n a fatal carbicycle accident after district court jury deliberated only 40 minutes Robinson was accused of being he driver of a car which struck and fatally injured Doris Remster Des Moines as she rode a bi cycle April 5 along a city street sentencing was set for May 31 News in Brief MORE POLIO CASES DES MOINES number of polio cases in Iowa this year continues to run ahead of 1954 but of the first and second grade school children inoculated with Salk polio vaccine recently not a case of the disease has been reported the State Health Depart ment says Four more cases of polio were reported in the state last week bringing the total to 34 for the year NO FINE FOR WOMAN POUGHKEEPSIE N Y County Judge John R Schwartz Tuesday refused to impose a penalty on a 43yearold house wife convicted of wilfully refusing to relinquish a sevenparty tele phone line needed in a fire emergency It doesnt seem to me that there is any reason to impose a penalty on Schwartz told Mrs Mary L Kayes when she appeared for sentencing I think the barn would have burned whether you gave up the line or said the judge STRANGER THAN FICTION FT BRAGG N C Dakota Indian volunteered to become parachute jumper in the 82nd Airborne Division here His name Pvt Broken Leg Pine Ride S D MAJORITY THINKING WASHINGTON WVPresident Eisenhower slipped away from a White House stag dinner Monday night to tell a Republican audience that Democrats may outnumber them but that GOP thinking is majority He said most Americans agree with thtf aims of his administration which he said are based on a very simple sort of The idea We take the principles of the past and apply them to the problems of the moment and thats all there is to By be Valtfi Prtsj WASHINGTON UP The Senate Tuesday upheld President Eisenhowers veto of a bill which would have given postal workers an average per cent pay increase The vote closely followed party lines with most Republicans voting to sustain veto and most Democrats voting to override Republicans claimed enough rotes in the Senate Wednesday to sustain the first veto President lisenhower has sent the Demo craticcontrolled 84th Congress The vetoed bill is one to grant he nations postal workers an average pay raise of per cent Eisenhower said the raise vas too big and would be allotted unfairly Senate Democrats conceded pri vately they probably cannot mus er the necessary twothirds ma jority to override the veto The Republicans were claiming n advance close to 40 votes to sustain Thirtythree would be enough even if all senators voted or paired Expecting that the veto would be sustained Sen Frank Carlson was ready to introduce j new postal pay bill more in ine with administration recom mendations It would hold the pay raise to about 8 per cent Other congressional news Highways Action on the Presi dents postal pay raise veto in terrupted Senate debate on com peting Democratic and Republican bills to increase sharply aid for highway construction Sen ate Democratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson obtained unanimous con sent for showdown votes on both measures Wednesday He an nounced that the nineman Senate Democratic Policy Committee has agreed unanimously that the ad ministration program is a bad Uniforms A New York garment manufacturer testified he spent in cash payoffs and gifts to government employes involved in three contracts he carried out for the armed forces in 1952 and 1953 Leon M Levy a partner in Bonita Originals gave the testimony to the Senate Investiga tions Subcommittee on the basis of notes he kept in Arabic language He came to this country from Lebanon in boyhood Social Security House Demo cratic Leader John W McCormack Mass said he enthusiastically favors a bill to 1 lower from 65 to 60 or 62 the age at which women can draw Social Security benefits and 2 allow totally and permanently disabled workers to draw monthly Social Security bene fits without waiting until they are 65 The measure also drew support rom two Republican members of he House Ways and Means Com mittee Reps Antoni N Sadlak Conn and Robert W Kean Manpower The administration won the support of an influential Democrat Sen Harry F Byrd on its cuts in Army man power Byrd a member of the senate Armed Services Commit tee indicated he will oppose Democratic move to postpone cuts in the Army and Marine Corps and freeze their strength at the June 30 level Albert LeaAl bid Sunday Train to Be Eliminated DES MOINES Iowa Commerce Commission Tuesday reluctantly granted the Minne ipolis St Louis Railway permis sion to discontinue Sunday opera ion of passenger trams between Albert Lea M i n and Albia owa The company said it lost more han in operating its trains No 7 and 8 along the 205 mile route on Sundays last year The train which serves 30 Iowa communities will be halted cffee ive June 19 The commission said other railroad or bus service was available to replace discon tinued trains   

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