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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Nftwtpopcr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T M I MtWSFAMft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH lOWANSNIIOMIOKS HOME EDITION LXI mt ItetM PtMt LMM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY tt IMS Thto CMMUU i OM 94 Dead 700 Injured in Tornadoes Divided Opinion Over Mew Tests WASHINGTON manufacturers of Salk vac cine Thursday declared readiness to go along with the gov ernments new production and testing standards An overnight shift from the doubts with which the makers first heard the proposals was apparently under way Resolution of the dif ferences would open the way for release of more vaccine and early resumption of the all but ed mass inoculation program against polio The stand by companies at a luncheon break in a series of meetings with government officials in which differences were being threshed over Eli Lilly Indianapolis Cutter Laboratories Berkley Wyeth Laboratories Mariet ta and Sharp Dohme Phila delphia ready to accept the new standards PitmanMoore Zionville Ind opposed to them No Indication Parke Davis Detroit giv ing no indication of from the initial view of its officials that they were not entirely satisfactory The exact nature of the govern ment proposals has not been dis closed but the comments of vari ous of the manufacturers made it plain that the practical effect would not be the same as to all companies perhaps because of dif ferences methods Clear Lake Sewer Work Is Halted Declare Job in Default in size and operating Kenneth F Valentine president of PitmanMoore said they would require a considerable increase in the volume of tests and in his opinion would not mean a safer vaccine But E N Beesley president of Eli Lilly said his company would not have to make any tests in addition to those already nor would its production time be increased H W Blades executive vice president of Wyeth told reporters We are in agreemnet with the proposals and are very happy to Add Somt Timt Eugene director of bi ologic production for Sharp Dohme said We are perfectly willing to go with anything they the government Barclay said the new standards would add some production time to makingvaccine Blades said his company has a certain amount of vaccine in stock which was once cleared for dis tribution but later held up because of the freeze pending the inspec tion of all plants following the recall of Cutter vaccine on April 27 Blades said the application of the new standards may delay the re lease of CLEAR LAKE Work on the Clear Lake Sanitary Dis trict sewer was halted last Friday by the contractors and the contract Thursday was declared in default Next move in a controversy be tween the district trustees and the contractors is up to the Peerless Casualty Keene N said E B Stillman attorney for the trustees The Casualty Company has given a performance bond for the full amount of the contract Stillman said Pay Cliim A Curphy spokesman said Wednesday that the withdrawal from the job came last Friday when the trustees declined to pay a claim for more than for He claimed the firm has met without success since last August in trying to reach a settlement with the trustees He said the board denies liability on the claim Stillmanquoted Bill Curphy as telling the trustees that the mat ter of the bill could be resolved in TORNADO LEVELS UDALL Guard ambulances and trucks park on the streets of what once was Udall in central Kansas after a tornado levelled most of the town late Wednesday At least 55 AP Wlrephoto persons were killed in Udall alone Udall population 750 suffered 90 per cent or more damage to most of them being levelled Deny Mrs Hobby Has Resigned Cabinet Office PHOTO ON PAGE 2 this vaccine probably Spencer Trucker Charged in Sale of Loads of Corn BLAIR Neb tf A Spencer Iowa truckman was under arrest here Thursday on a charge of con Verting to his own use pounds of corn he was hired to haul from Iowa and Minnesota to Nebraska feedlots Washington County Sheriff Rudy Fick said the trucker Loren Sulli van sold the com to a Blair firm for He was picked up Wednesday The sheriff said it was the sixth sale Sullivan had made here Fick quoted the trucker as say ing he sold the corn to help meet large including pay ments on his truck a new car and a home the regular way but that the con tractors refused to continue work ing under the present resident en gineer The engineer A E Michel em ployed by the Brown Engineering Des Moines has been on the project for about a year Stillman said In the opinion of the trustees he is an honest and competenl man and is just making the con tractor live up to the terms of the Open Ditches r All About The Weather Maton City Showers Showers cool Minnetttt Rain cool Globe weather Gazette data up WARMBt to 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 68 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 53 Precip 31 YEAR AGO Maximum TO Minimum 50 Stillman expressed concern par ticularly because the work was stopped while two open ditches exist which are some 30 feet deep and within 10 feet of cottages One is about 200 feet long he esti mated and the other about 50 feet They have several feet of water in them he added and are a definite hazard particularly to children The 700 feet of sewer which re mains to be laid is between the Patriarchs Militant Park and the Methodist Camp in congested areas The trustees planned to hold a meeting later Thursday Stillman said depending upon the return of one who has been out of the city He emphasized the necessity of get ting immediate action to remove the hazard of the open ditches In Des Moines a spokesman for the Brown Engineering said they did not consider the claim justified and had recom mended that it not be paid Not True Stillman said that the charge the claim bad been discussed with the trustees since last August is un true It first came to their atten tion on April 19 he said Principal item in the claim he explained is a charge for gravel and rock used by the contractors as a bed on which to lay the sewer ipe The contractors consider this an he said while the engineers and trustees maintain that it is part of the original con tract The Curphy and Nodland com panies began work on the project in February 1954 as a joint venture A Curphy spokesman said it is now 95 per cent completed In addition to the 700 feet on the south shore there is a somewhat B36 Runs Into Tornado 14 1 W Believed Dead STERLING CITY Tefc A 10engine B36 Superbombe which apparently ran into a tor nado Thursday crashed and burned 35 miles south of Sterling City Fourteen men were believed killed The plane was not immediately identified since it crashed in a desolate ranch section and burnec furiously But Maj A K Barnes of Walk er Air Force Base at Roswell N said we have an aircraf overdue in that Barnes said the B36 overdue a Walker AFB had 14 men aboard He said it last reported in by radio at midnight Maj Robert Nelson public in formation officer at Biggs Air Force Base El Paso said the plane which spun to the ground in a pasture on a ranch near Sterling City crashed soon after The B36 from Walker attached to the 6th Bomb Wing of the 15th Air Force took off from Roswel Wednesday afternoon on a train ing mission Think Red Chinese May Move Soon to Release Some PWs WASHINGTON diplomats now believe Red China may take steps within the next month to release many of the Americans held behind the Bam IKO Curtain These include 41 civilians and 15 airmen captured during the Ko rean War The belief is based on what ap pears to be a general easing of belligerent behavior by Peiping and more importantly on a be lief that the Chinese Reds will want to make a favorable impres sion on the world prior to the United Nations 10th anniversary meeting at San Francisco June 20 So far as officials here know Chinese Communist Premier Chou Enlai in long months of negotia tion has not made any definite promise to free the Americans but neither has he slammed the door on that possibility longer uncompleted stretch near Macintosh Woods State Park on the north shore Charles Ciryan Among Horace Heidr Winners DES MOINES lowans winners of an audition contest will appear with the Horace Heidt stage and television show here Sat urday night They are Ruth Jack son 23 Rt 2 Newton soprano Gary D Leatherman 20 Charles City baritone and Mary Wilkin Ison 21 Des Moines pianist News in Brief i WASHINGTON disclosed TnuVsday that the Arabic script diary of ailing Leon M Levy and testimony Levy gave behind closed doors names Air Force Capt Raymond Wool as a taker of bribes who had a beautiful girl friend Excerpts from the diary and most of Levys closed door testimony were made public by the Senate Investigations Subcommittee as Levy lay in a hospital here victim of a heart attack The subcommittee is investigating alleged graft in connection with government contracts for Army clothing pur chases Levys New York firm held contracts for uniform equipment ELECTION UNDER WAY LONDON voted at a fairly light to very heavy clip in national elections Thursday deciding whether the nation will stick with Prime Minister Edens Conservatives or swing left to Clement Attlees Laborites Skies were alternately overcast and bright as the men and women of Americas closest ally marked bal lots for 630 members of a new House of Commons LOOK WHEEL MUSKEGON HEIGHTS Mich safety checkup revealed Harry Bacons car had no steering wheel only e horn ring The wheel came off so I use he explained He was ordered not to drive until he gets new wheel BIGWIGS ARRIVE BELGRADE Yugoslavia Soviet Unions two powerful leaders Nikita S Khrushchev and Nikolai A Bulganin arrived here by plane from Moscow Thursday for talks with President Tito Khrushchev head of the Party in the Soviet Union and Premier Bulganin were met at the airport by President Tito and a group of top Yugoslav leaders Soviets Accept Bid for Big Four Parley U S Criticized MOSCOW Soviet Union Thursday formally accepted a Western bid for a conference at the summit but accused the United States of doing everything possible to wreck the meeting Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov called together the three Western envoys in Moscow and handed them a sevenpage note bitterly attacking the United States accepting the conference bid Informed sources said the Soviet ote charged that American rul ing circles have declared them elves in favor of a fourpower meeting of chiefs of state on one and and have done everything jossible to cause it to fail on the ther It also accused the United States f statements attacking the peo les democracies of Eastern Eur pe and said this seriously en angered success of the confer nce France and Britain were not in luded in the Soviet criticism re able sources said 246 New Polio Cases Reported Last Week WASHINGTON U S ublic Health Service Thursday aid 246 new cases of polio were reported in the nation during the reek ended May 21 This represents an increase of bout 20 per cent over the number 06 reported last the serv e said but is not unusual for his time of the year except that nany cases are occurring in the orthcrn states where the season sually begins Worker at Rake Injured in Fall RAKE Joseph Eckstein 35 Aberdeen S a construction worker suffered severe injuries Wednesday when he felU 25 feet from a ladder and landed on a con crete foundation slab Eckstein was taken to Park Hos pital at Mason City where it was found he suffered a fractured left leg dislocated left shoulder bruises and shock While working on a building for the Farmers Cooperative Elevator he was stepping from a scaffold to a ladder when the ladder turned and caused him to fall Two Men Perish in 2Car Crash COUNCIL BLUFFS men were fatally injured in a twocar crash 15 miles east of here on Highway 6 shortly before noon Wednesday The victims were Paul W Rus sell 51 Fox Hotel Elgin salesman and John Fitzgibbons 28 Omaha electrician OVETA CULP HOBBY Red Leaders Are Indicted DENVER person named in federal indictments as Communist Party leaders were convicted Wednesday night on charges of conspiring to teach vio ent overthrow of the government A jury of 7 men and 5 women deliberated 12 hours and 13 min utes in the 29th actual trial day of the case It began March 21 Defense lawyers immediately sked time to file motions for dis missal and retrial District udge Jean S Breitenstein granted hem until June 9 to prepare mo tions and set June 15 at a date or their hearing The defendants face possible maximum sentences of five years mprisonment and fines ach under terms of the Smith Act under which all were charged n federal indictments relumed Aug 9 1954 The accused are Arthur Bary 3 and his wife Anna 30 and larold Zepelin 29 all of Denver oseph Scherrer 35 and his wife laia 36 Pueblo Mrs Pa ricia Blau 43 Los Angeles and Lewis M Johnson Salt Lake lity Iowa Falls Flotilla Off to Coralville NORTH LIBERTY owa Falls flotilla Thursday was nroute to Coralville after a swift down the Iowa River from the mana Colonies to just north of ere in five hours Wednesday The group is scheduled to arrive t Iowa City at 4 p m Friday fter a 200mile trip to publicize owa Falls Centennial June 1618 The boaters were entertained at breakfast at Amana They could ave gone farther Wednesday but ccidcd to stick to the prearranged hedule to stop in the Lake Me ridc area Husband of Texas Woman Critically III WASHINGTON WThe White House denied Thursday that Mrs Oveta Gulp Hobby has resigned as secretary of health education and welfare Press Secretary James C Hag erty that the secretarys husband William P Hobby i critically ill but told newsmen I cannot tell you at this time whether that illness will force Mrs Hobby to leave the The New York Herald Tribune said Thursday that Mrs Hobby lad presented her resignation and iat it was understood Presiden Eisenhower had accepted The newspaper said Bradshaw Minte ner now assistant secretary hac jeen selected to succeed her Luce Mentioned The New York Daily News in copyrighted story also from Washington reported that Clare Soothe Luce is flying to Washing on from her post as ambassador in ilome to take over as Mrs Hob ys successor Mrs Luce in Rome denied that story Hagerty talked with after conferring with newsmen both the President and Mrs Hobby He alked with Mrs Hobby by tele ihone at her home in Houston where she went last week to e with her ailing husband Hobby is ill with arthritis He is 77 years old Hagerty recalled that the Presi dent was asked at his news con erence last week whether there tvas anything to reports that Mrs Hobby would resign soon for mrely personal and nol ecause of the controversy over the Salk polio vaccine Target of Demos Mrs Hobby the target 1 some Democratic criticism in connection with the handling of hat program In reply Eisenhower said that Jrs Hobby had placed him on no ice some months ago that condi ions might arise which would compel her to leave the govern He added that if that be ame necessary I will be very ery The President said that in his pinion Mrs Hobby has done a magnificent SAME Black flag DATE1W22I ituni tnftlo iHth IB M tori Kansas Town Is Wrecked 12 Other Cities Hit UDALL Kan BA series of lethal tornadoes whirled across Kansas and Oklahoma Wednesday night hammering 13 towns and killing at least 94 p e r s o n s Approximately 700 persons were injured The twisters dealt the most pun ishing blows to Udall a Southcen r a 1 Kansas community of 750 and Blackwell a Northern Okla homa town of The towns are 80 miles apart At least 56 persons died at Udall and 17 at Blackwell A twister dlled two others at Sweetwater in Western Oklahoma Lightning claimed two additional lives in Oklahoma The twisters the years most devastating also roared into Texas but apparently caused no deaths in that state 100 Injured Udall was virtually destroyed More than 100 persons were in jured In Blackwell where the tor nado leveled homes and factories in an East Side area of about 35 square blocks some 500 were in jured Other towns hit included Geuda Springs in Southcentral Kansas and Erick Durant Snattuck May field Camargo Leedey Taloga Cheyenne Deer Creek and Strong City in Oklahoma Both Udall and Blackwell lost their electric power Communica tions were hard hit Debris and mud covering the streets hampered rescue crews The tornadoes caught the resi dents by It sounded like a freight train coming through the said Johnny Walker 37 Udall There was an explosion it seemed like and all the windows Walkers home was one of the few remaining standing in Udall At Blackweli the Hazel Atlas Glass Co plant a twoblock fac tory in the center of the storms path caught fire after being flat tened Thirtyfive workers on the night shift escaped before the structure collapsed however Helped Injured Bread trucks and other commer cial vehicles were pressed into service to speed the injured to hos pitals Portable lights were moved into own during the early morning lours to aid rescue crews Approximately 90 per cent of the community was demolished Frag ments of buildings were left stand ng here and there gaunt remind ers of the winds vicious force The twister snapped off telephone poles at ground level and wire criss crossed the streets Cars arked in the streets were smashed by falling brick walls Walker and his wife were in heir frame home just north of Main Street when the tornado swept down on Udall The lights went he said I was lying on the bed I wasnt undressed just lying there My vife called to me I jumped up and the door blew open I forced t shut and then my wife put her arms around my waist and we crawled on the floor to the stair vay Freight Train Then it sounded like a freight rain coming through the Walker and his wife finally made heir way to a basement aoross the street Police civil defense workers and highway patrolmen from nearby reas converged on the town to id the injured and search for ead still in wrecked buildings Refugee centers were set up at earby towns The twisters roared in from the exas Panhandle and cut a wide ath of destruction across Okla oma before carrying their vio ence into southern Kansas PLAYING FAVORITES COLUMBIA S C ave arrested two boys for the sec nd time within two weeks for left of the same two The youths both 10 have been urncd over to juvenile authorities   

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