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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited lot MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI HIWSPAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH IOWANS N I I G H I 0 R V HOME EDITION VOL LXI FNM Urttrt Piww Cipr MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNI f INS mi CwuMt Two fcctHa Adenauer May See Russ at Geneva Haf Maker in New Testimony WASHINGTON hat maker Harry Lev ac knowledged Thursday he was able to guarantee in ad vance that government procurement officers with whom he was friendly would approve a change in specifications for a big Air Force cap contract But he insisted there was nothing wrong or strange about that His testimony followed punitive action by the government against twoof the procurement officials who have been linked with his activities I I I Shopping Baskets Get New Bargains The testimony came at a public hearing before the Senate Investi gations Subcommittee at which Lev trying desperately for laughs to lighten the grim atmosphere in vited one of the senators to be my guest for a meal of green turtle steak He claimed peculiar virtues for the food but did not go into de tail Lev extended the invitation to Sen Bender who has been one of Levs bitterest critics The exchange got so hilarious that Bender himself laughed until he had to wipe away the tears Turtlt Steikt It interrupted some pointed ques tioning by Bender in which Lev conceded that he had made more than a million from his profits on government contracts and could afford turtle steak feats in Puerto Rico I would like to recommend to the senator to bring you down to Puerto Rico and actually experi ence yourself what it the turtle steak Lev said Believe me Sen Bender you wouldnt regret I dont have that kind of mon Bender observed wiping away the tears as the crowd of spectators howled Cap Grommtts Sen McClellan the sub committee chairman confronted Lev with a telegram in which Lev Uniform of Conshohticke that he could guarantee that Armed Serv ices procurement officials would stand for a change in specifications for the manufacture of some grom mets for Air Force uniform caps Lev holds the patent on the grommets which Air Force specifi cation require in all uniform caps The Conshohocken firm was buying the grommets from him The grommet is a foam rubber ring that fits into the crown of a cap to help it hold its shape Lev testified he has released the pat ent to the government free but he said Thursday he does didnt say how each such grommet made for commercial sale Mason City Had One of Lowest Readings in Nation Thursday DES MOINES of fair dry weather for Iowa has been delayed until Saturday the Weather Bureau reported Thurs day Cool temperatures were sched uled to continue in the state for the next few days Mason City hac a low of 41 early Thursday This was one of the lowest readings in the nation except for the Rocky Mountains A low pressure disturbance which developed over Minnesota Wednesday night has spread into northwest Iowa bringing ligh rain The Weather Bureau said occa slonal light rain was moving south eastward over Iowa The precipi tation was expected to end in west era Iowa Thursday night and con tinue in eastern Iowa into Friday High readings Wednesday rangec from 68 at Mason City to 77 a Burlington Bishop Rules DriveIn Theater Off Limits OMAHA Airport Drive In Theater at nearby Carter Lake Iowa has been declared off lira its to Catholics for 90 days The action announced by Arch bishop Gerald T Bergan was in connection with the motion pic ture Son of now show ing at the theater GET SCHOLARSHIPS DES MOINES An dersen 21 Emmetsburg and Alvin Rowe 22 Dubuque have been awarded the annual engineering scholarships for undergraduate for next year by the Master Build ers of Iowa Food Prices at FiveYear Low NEW YORK UP Shopping askets are packed with more food er dollar these dys than any ime since the start of the Korean War And chances are housewives will e getting food bargains well into the summer Sharp drops in coffee as well as meat poultry and fish are chiefly responsible If it hadnt been for frost and generally bad weather earlier this year fruits and vege ables would have joined the list and made the shopping dollar even atter Coffee experienced the most Iramatic decline Just last August according to the Department of abors consumer price index it was selling for an average price of a in his ory But it tumbled 24 per cent to cents on the latest index and las even touched a low of 75 cents n some stores Good Ntwt This is good news to budget minded housewives It gets better when coupled with drops from a year ago of 20 per cent in ham 23 per cent in bacon 12 per cent in pork chops and a host of other similar One of the best bits of news came when a big food chain an nounced it had dropped prices on nearly items since the first of the year These were mostly canned goods and processed foods Groceries are lower say the experts mainly because of a bet ter overall supply picture For ex ample bigger livestock supplies such as feed grains have made eef and pork more plentiful The same holds true for poultry and fish But there still remain a couple of sour notes for the shoppers Host significant of these is pota toes Potato Crop Frosts in Maine and Long Island in late March hurt the potato crop and sent prices almost 10 per cent above a year ago In addition other vegetables and fruits such as oranges and grapefruits were forced higher in most areas Cereals and bakery products lave climbed in the last year but these increases are not so sharp Dairy products meanwhile have ield just about unchanged Despite the rises in some groups experts forecast generally low prices for the shopper at least through the summer 103 Confirmed Cases Among Vaccinated WASHINGTON OB The Public Health Service said Thursday there have been 103 confirmed cases o polio among family and other con tacts of persons given Salk vac cine an increase of 43 such cases since last week The figures through Wednesday were given by a spokesman In quiries were made after the week ly summary of all polio cases ove the nation during the week endet June 4 listed 231 confirmed anc unconfirmed cases but made nc mention of the postvaccination situation SAME DAT1W423 BUck IUf Ml M htun Fischer Handed as Gift By ROLF HOFSTAD GlobcGaxtttt Writer SWEA jetace Harold Fischer Wednes day asked the thousands of people attending the celebration in his honor and all other persons to continue to do all you can for the men still in prison in Red I know this celebration is not only for the smiling Air Force Captain said in reply to speeches in his honor but it is for me merely as a representative for many others who have served are serving and those who will not This thriving North Iowa farm AP Wlrephoto AFTER CHANNEL by her crew the Swedish tanker Johannishus burns after a collision in the English Channel with the Panamanian freighter Buccaneer Clouds of smoke obscure the midship portion of the stricken ship as it settles toward the water line Twentyone persons were feared lost 2 Decline Toll Road Positions DES MOINES Ut Gov Leo Hoegh said Thursday the two Coun cil Bluffs men whom he had con sidered for appointment to the Iowa Toll Road Authority have They are Harold Beckman young attorney and D 72 ji J manufacturer r r Hoegh said Stouter had elimi nated himself from consideration or personal reasons As to Beck man the governor commented I think Beckman is out When a fellow says no three times hats the end of it Clinton Moyer Marion who will become state safety commissioner July 1 just said no twice before he accepted he One Each The governor indicated that the hree appointments he will make the authority will be one each from Council Bluffs Des Moines and Davenport On another subject a possible shortage of cement will not inter rupt Gov Hoeghs campaign for widening 500 miles of Iowa high ways this year There is no cement shortage the governor said If there is one we can use bituminous as phalt instead It is reported that this works out as well or better than Hoegh related the possibility o a cement shortage is due to the fact that had more construe tion other than roads than usual last Sufficient Amount The governor said representa tives of the Iowa Good Roads Assn had talked to cement people and that they had assured the as sociation that Iowa will be sup plied with sufficient cement for the road widening project Hoegh also said the State Department has diplomatically turned down his offer to accom pany Iowa farmers on a visit to Russia The governor said he had of fered his services but that Her bert Hoover undersecretary of state said No in the nicest lan Hoegh related that he had of fered in a letter to the State De partment to make the trip not as a request but as a matter of will ingness to do so if the government thought the governor should go Gram Peeved at Sprouse Young Spouse LOUISA Ky Mattie Jyons Grandma Sprouse 88 who jegan her 10th year of marriage to Delbert Shorty Sprouse 28 GO years her junior Thursday said shes beginning to find life a liMle bit Her chief worry is that Shorty who was only 19 when they were married in a much publicized cere mony in 1946 mind any vHeUl mind his pap but thats Granny said resignedly Her other worries are her health which she admits is the new highway which brings too many folks to their formerly iso lated home at Cat Hollow 15 miles from here and the fact that Shorty wont work the garden She told a group of reporters gathered for their ninth wedding anniversary that she got garden seed this spring but added Shorty wont hit a lick in The couple is finding it hard to make ends meet on Grandmas a month old age pension check since Shorty doesnt work regu larly ing community of 900 residents was the point of interest to be tween five and 10 thousand lowans paying tribute to Fischer Fischer home Tuesday for the irst time in five years after a pris oner of war hitch with the Chinese Communists Many people paid tribute to Tischer besides the hometown olk Gov Leo Hoegh said All the people of Iowa love you We not only pay tribute to you for your courage and high principles ut also to your mother and fa her Their continual prayers for your safe homecoming were im wrtant Hoeglrsaid Fischer set a pattern for all America to follow We sa ute your willingness to serve your he said The Iowa gov ernor also told the thousands of eople gathered under sunny skies hat the Air Force should stay strong and keep our borders secure from here to eternity Royal Children Have First Airplane Ride DYCE Scotland W Prince Charles and Princess Anne vfen up for their first plane ride day The 6yearold heir to the throne and his sister 4V4 left in a Viking for London Fischer was given the Award Honor from the VFW the highest award the Iowa chapter can give He was also appointed a Rear miral in the Iowa Navy The biggest parade in recent Swea City history preceded the ad dresses in the park A mile long jrocession of 11 high school bands eauty queens many of them rom the North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City converti bles horses and other vehicles wound its way through the small village First came Eloretta Mino pran cisg on a Palomino horse then a color guard and next a lowslung convertible carrying Fischer and lis 6yearold son Harold HI After the program a chicken dinner was served in the Masonic Hall for the Fischers and visiting dignitaries High Points In reply to the speakers Fischer said Everybody has a tugh point in their life and this is its He paid tribute to the United Nations and their efforts in obtaining the free dom for Fischer and three of his fellow captives A checkfor waTpresetitei to Fischer on behalf of the towns people and other lowans They had hoped to present him an airplane as a gesture of goodwill and admiration but the goal was too ambitious and time was too short The American sponsored the drive for funds The Rev F H Hammer pastor of the First Methodist Church here said in the invocation We should be praying for the thousands of prisoners held cap tive all over the The First Methodist Church is the home church for the Fischer family T w otime Republican Mayor Earl Hansen added If it was not for the bravery of such young Americans as Capt Fischer our country could not remain Honor Award Iowa Adj Gen Fred Tandy Iowa American Legion Com mander Glenn Hamm and William L Springer judge advocate of the Iowa Department Veterans o Foreign Wars also paid tribute to the young jet ace During the ceremonies in the park on the east edge of town POLICE OEIPT Dodd Confesses Shooting of 3 at Newton Tavern NEWTON UP Thomas A Dodd 29 Newton has made a writ ten statement confessing the hold edries Sheriff Ed Dodd Prison parolee was captured in Des Moines Friday in one of the big gest manhunts in recent years He has been charged with as sault with intent to murder Gloria Fox 28 a waitress and is held under bond Elmer Comstock 49 a tavern op erator was in critical condition a a result of the shooting Charles Hutchins 29 a Newton policeman and Miss Fox were in good condi tion State Polio Experts to Meet June 22 SIOUX CITY An effort to clarify the Salk vaccine situa tion will be made by Iowa polio experts in a meeting June 22 Plans for the meeting were an nounced by Dr Robert H Me Bride chairman of the Polio Com mittee of the Iowa State Medica Society The meeting will be held in Des Moines 133 4 19 SS LEROYMcHALE McHale Escapes From Jail LeRoy E McHale 32 one o wo men accused of holding u the National Tea Food Store in Jason City March 12 escapei rom the county jail here abou p m Thursday Early reports indicated that Me lale jumped out of a window o the jail Officials said that one ba of his cell had been sawed with tiacksaw blade and held in plac with chewirig gum so officers woul not know it had been sawed The hacksaw blade evident was SfiTiIggled to him under screen during visiting hours at th jail A twostate alarm has been leased for McHales arrest Cit police cars and county deputie combed the city in search for Me Hale At one time officer thought they had McHale cornere near the old armory on West Stat street McHale reportedly wa armed with a knife McHale and James H Blanken ship 33 Chicago are accused o robbing the National Tea Foo Store of nearly last March The pair was captured in Lawton by police and FBI official and returned to Mason City fo trial They were being held for th June term of the grand jury Blankenship reportedly did not a tempt to escape A L Lundquist manager of th food store testified at the pre liminary hearings that McHa was the spokesman for the two E said McHale gave the orders an did most of the talking during th robbery while Blankenship staye pretty much in the background Des Moines Youth Drowns in River DES MOINES WVSteven Sease 14 son of Mr and Mrs Dale Sease apparently drowned Thurs day in the Raccoon River near the Southeast 6th Street bridge here Sease and a companion John Brockman 14 were playing on a steep cliff south of the bridge Brockman told police that Sease slid down the cliff and into the river Police were dragging the river for the body FISCHERS WAVE TO Harold Fischer and his young son Harold III had the lead converti ble to themselves in Wednesdays parade at Swea City GlobeGazette photo by Musser The two give out with hearty waves as the car moves through the residential section First to Confer With Ike Answer Is Delayed BONN Germany Conrad Adenauer is prepared to meet Russian leaders a West Ger man government spokesman said hursday night But he added that meeting will not necessarily ake place in Moscow The spokesman said Adenauer as insisted there should be an ex hange of opinions between West German and Russian experts be ore the place and time of the meeting is fixed This exchange of views has al eady begun in Paris he said No Fintl Rtply The exchange between experts the spokesman added will last everal This was a further indication that no final reply will e sent to Moscow until Adenauer alks with President Eisenhower and other Western statesmen in Washington and New York next week Before the announcement that Adenauer was prepared to meet Russian leaders there was specu ation that he might send his new oreign minister Heinrich von Jrentano The possibility arose also bat he might suggest a conference on normalization of relations be ween Bonn and the Kremlin be held at some neutral point perhaps Geneva It was through the Soviet and West German embassies in Paris that the Soviet note inviting Ade nauer to visit Moscow was received sday afternoon officials said they tise this route in replying to Russians Two Officials said two ideas are be ing actively explored in Bonn 1 That Adenauer should meet the Russians when they go there to the summit Big Four conference pre sumably at Geneva in July 2 That a parliamentary delega tion should be sent to Moscow to feel the U S Ambassador James B Co nant left Bonn Thursday enroute to the United States to be on hand for Adenauers visit In the background of Russian motivation officials believe there are strong needs for trade with the Western world and especially with highly productive West Ger many Probably a dominant de sire is to woo West Germany away from its alliance with the United States The Federal Republic under Ad enauers leadership is the far more populous powerful and pro ductive portion of the divided coun try If the Soviets have reached the point of trying to join those they cannot crush then the possibility of their maneuvering to let East Germany go someday becomes a valid speculation Youth Loses Hand at Camp Dodge DES MOINES Sergeant Bluff high school youth attending Sawkeye Boys State lost his left hand Wednesday when an obsolete 37millimeter shell exploded while he was handling it The boy Danny P Clark 17 was taken to Iowa Lutheran Hos pital where his hand was ampu tated He also suffered lacerations on the upper left side of his body and neck Hospital attendants said his condition was fairly The mishap occurred at Camp Dodge used by the Army during World War I and II and by ths National Guard during peacetime AbouL The Weather City Rain cool lowi Showers Minnesota Showers Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 71 Minimum 41 At 8 a m 55 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 60 SHOWOS   

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