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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                lowet Doily Newspaper CAtod far ft MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THAT MAKISALL NOITH I 0 W A N HOME EDITION OMM MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNI II IfSS House Committee Snubs Dixon Arguments Rock Missouri GOP ST LOUIS Republican leaders barely suc cessful in swinging the state to President Eisenhower in 1952 are locked in battle for control of the state party and national leaders may have to step in before the presidential campaign next year Despite the Eisenhower victory the party lost its only Senate in 1952 and failed to improve its position in the congressional election last year The longsmouldering feud flare Into the open last week It deve oped over distribution of govern jnent jobs in the state A D Bud Welsh Republican National Committeeman from Mis souri tossed a lighted bomb Fri day right into the middle of plan for a harmony meeting of th GOP state committee at Columbia or Jefferson City June 26 June Meeting Welsh indicated he and Mrs Estelle Tanner Jefferson City the states national committeewoman wont go along with any decision tc turn over control of the party in Missouri to a committee Such a proposal is up for consideration a the June 26 meeting Last week a group of St Louii Republicans headed by Barak T Mattingly suggested a plan to end the open and bitter If the rival factions cant ge together the Mattingly group said the GOP state committee shoul name a small committee to as sume full management of the Re publican party of One faction is headed by Perrj Compton Montgomery City Re publican state chairman who said he agreed with the recommenda tion of the Mattingly group He called the state committee meet ing to act on the proposal The other faction is led by Welsh a wealthy St Louis baby carriage manufacturer and Mrs Tanner Cant Af The two national committee members and Compton have han dled patronage matters in the state since 1952 when Missouris last GOP senator was defeated Now they cant agree on who should get the jobs Would Welsh and Mrs Tanner abide by any decision that they step aside along with Compton in favor of committee rule As far as I can see now we Welsh and Mrs Tanner intend to continue functioning in our duly elected offices until the end of our Welsh said Compton conceded the state com mittee is powerless to remove them The group headed by Mattingly former national committeeman and an Eisenhower bandwagon leader three years ago was named to determine why the Republicans were so soundly trounced in the St Louis municipal election this It said it was dear the strongest GOP financial supporters in the St Louis area will keep their purse strings drawn tight unless har mony is achieved at the higher state State GAR Orders Hold Registration for Convention The state convention of the Allied Orders of Grand Army of the Re public got off to an orderly start Thursday evening as the Daughters of Union Veterans opened their portion of the meeting with regis tration in the Hotel Hanford Three other organizations in the order Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary of the Sons of Union Vet erans and Ladies of the Grand Army registered Friday morning The Womens Relief Corps will their meeting Sunday after noon Business and memorial sessions were held Friday morning and Friday afternoon The Sons and Auxiliary of Union Veterans held a joint candlelight memorial serv ice Friday morning The service was led by the group chaplains Business sessions will continue Sunday with most groups holding an election of officers A joint memorial service for all the orders will highlight the Sunday program GM Closes 20 Plants Making Idle Parts Shortage Gets Blame DETROIT UP General Motors Corp Friday closed 20 car assem bly and body plants idling workers because of what it de scribed as strike caused parts shortages National contract bargaining be tween GM and the CIO United Auto Workers continued mean while with every indication thai the nations largest auto firm in tended to make its bid during the day to stave off a threatened strike at midnight Sunday It was learned that GM had made no offer to the union as yel on whether it will go along with he same contract deal that the JAW negotiated last Monday with the Ford Motor Co Modified Form This called for a modified form of the guaranteed wage plus pay vacation holiday and other concessions estimated by the UAW o be worth more than 20 cents an hour per worker UAW Presi dent Walter Reuther said GMs UAW workers were ready to strike Sunday night unless GM matched these demands GM said the shutdowns were caused by earlier wildcat strikes n apparent protest against slow ness of the national bargaining ne gotiations with the walkouts shut ing off parts pouring into various GM plants across the country John W Livingston UAW vice president and director of the unions GM department said the union did not consider the shut downs a retaliatory action on the part of the company He said We realize the parts shortage ave them GM no other Body Plants This lack of parts GM said compelled the company to close own GM Chevrolet assembly and ody plants in Detroit Flint Bay ity and Saginaw and in Juffalo and Tonawanda N ndianapolis and Muncie Toledo Ohio and Baltimore Md GM said all the walkouts vio ated its expiring contract with the UAW and added with appar ent hope of a contract settlement achieved before the Sunday night strike deadline that all workers would be recalled Mon day ESCAPE Ames 1408 Rhode Island N holds the screen which Le Roy McHale kicked out Thursday in his escape from the Cerro Gordo County jail Ames holds the bar which the fugitive sawed out leaving him a 7 by 14 inch gap inthe window bars to squeeze through Ames saw McHale run across Washington N W from the jail and disappear behind the Free Methodist Church McHale Still at Large Hunt Spreads to All Midwest States LeRoy E McHale 32 held in connection with the March 12 holdup of a grocery store man ager here Friday was still at large McHale made a daylight escape from the Cerro Gordo County jail Thursday afternoon An ever expanding search by city county and state authorities lasted into the early hours of the morning Friday with no further clues to the fugitives whereabouts Roadblocks were set up at Northwood Albert Lea and Rochester Thursday following a midwest alarm Authorities he lieved McHale might head north ward or attempt to contact Ms wife in Minneapolis His wife a waitress was being held at Min neapolis after it was found that she was still there though Thurs day was her regular visiting day at the jail here Sheriff Jerry Allen warned tha McHale is extremely dangerous and armed with a knife He ad vised caution to anyone sightin him Meanwhile the sheriff issued warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution thus bringing the FBI into the case along wit other authorities As pieced together from variou reports here is a rundown on th escape and the method used Uitd Gum Two prisoners reported McHal sawed through a bar on the win dbw looking out onto Washington Avenue However he did not es cape then because several trustie were outside the window Gum wa used to hold the bar back ink place At McHale who wa never permitted outside his cell 500Plus 4Hers in One Picture Turn to Page 9 For ninth year in row 4H club mtmbtrs from 11 North Iowa counties have made the Methodist Camp on Clear Like the site of a district camp Turn to page 9 for an column picture of the 500plus 4Hers and advisors who attend ed the camp Wednesday Thurs day and Friday Most readers will find someone they know After three days of swimming eating and learning the 4Hers left for home Friday afternoon HAPPY DAY HONGTCONG Chinese Beds Friday expelled Roman Cath olic Bishop Frederick A Donaghy Fall River on charges of lubversive i AP Wirepholo KILT Bird 2 runs into an embarrass ing situation as the kilts of his parade costume slip down during Thursdays observance of Brooklyn Sunday School Union 139th anniversary A patrolman right comes to the lads assistance Newton Bar Owner Dies NEWTON Si A tavern opera tor one of three persons woundec in a shooting spree by an Illinois exconvict here last Friday died at a hospital in Newton Thursday night He was Elmer Comstock 49 op erator of the Happy Corner Tav ern The other victims Gloria Fox 29 a waitress at Comstocks tavern and Policeman Charle Hutchins 28 are reported recover ing from their wounds Thomas Dodd 33 a parolee from the Illinois State Penitentiary al Joliet who Sheriff Ed Scoville said has admitted the shootings follow ing the armed robbery of Com stock and Miss Fox is being held in Jasper County jail in lieu of bond Scoville said the charge against Dodd would be changed from as sault with intent to commit mur derto murder About The Weather City Showers cool Iowa Warmer windy owe Temperatures Fri day night through Wednesday will average 6 to 12 degrees be low normal Normal highs 79 north to 83 south Normal lows 58 north to 61 south Quite cool throughout the period with only minor daytoday changes Rain fall will average onefourth to onehalf inch occurring as show ers late Tuesday or Wednesday Minnesota Local rain Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 68 Minimum 42 At 8 58 Precip Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 87 WINDY Minimum 62 except to bathe forced out the bar squeezed through a seveninc opening and jumped to the groum from the firstfloor window As he jumped to the ground other prisoners began to yell Th escapee was sighted crossing th lawn4award the First Methodist Gity Church by Harold Ames 1408 Rhode Island City county and state officer immediately converged on th area with McHale reportedly be ing cornered near the old Armory and then at the Crane Apartment on 2nd However the exconvict eluded searchers It was believed tha tie either commandeered a passing car or possibly had a stakeout ve licle left in the area by friends from Minnesota However McHale or someone closely fitting the description was reported seen in the Rock Island Railroad yards But a thorough nvestigation by officers turned up nothing Shortly after 4 he again was reported seen in an abandoned barn on 25th Not Known It was not known how McHale native of Duluth M i n ob ained the hack saw or the knife he reportedly possessed Mrs Mc Hale had visited him last Thurs day but officers said she never gol closer than six to 10 feet distance o him One theory was that the saw was mshed through the screen into the cell window It is also believed that McHale was wearing a white shirt gray pants and a blue coat which he had covered with over alls when he escaped McHale was described as about 511 145 pounds medium build ilack hair streaked with gray and having blue eyes Meanwhile two other develop ments were reported in the case James H Blankenship 33 Chi ago identified as McHales ac omplice in the robbery here ate Thursday was transferred to the city jail as a precautionary measure He and McHale had been eld under bonds on barges of robbery with aggrava tion Lundquitt Watched And city police have set up night nd day watch over A L Lund uist National Tea Food Store manager who had identified the air as the ones who held him up ate March 12 A guard was posted in the store bortly after the escape and he ras escorted to hishome following fork County Atty William Pappas ad ordered that Lundquists resi ence be checked every half hour uring the night And early Friday Lundquist eceived a police escort to return o the store across from the Hotel lanford on N Federal McHale late Thursday was re seen at various places in lason City but a checl failed to irn up anything Officers also earched every train coming into nd going out of the city Ozark to Get Air Route 106 BULLETIN WASHINGTON Civil Aeronautics Board shifted position Friday on a controversial case in volving airline operations between Chicago and nearby communities to the west among them Mason City Iowa In a supplemental opinion to a final decision issued last winter the board rearranged the routes of Ozark Air Lines Braniff Air ways and United Air Lines New Segment The board Friday added a segment to Ozarks route pattern authorizing it to fly between Chi cago and Sioux City Iowa with stops at Fort Dodge Mason City Waterloo and Dubuque Iowa anc Rockford known as Route 106 It ended Braniffs authority to serve Fort Dodge Mason City Du buque and Rockford and author ized it to fly a route between Sioux City and Chicago via Rockford Finally it removed Fort Dodge Dubuque and Rockford as points on Uniteds route The board said the service ad vantages offered by the presen plan are far superior to those o the original Better Service It said the new pattern would cos the government more in airline subsidies but we are satisfied the added cost is fully warranted b the additional service which wil be If this decision becomes effec tiye said Dick Mason 3ityairport manager it will mean that Mason City will be back on feeder line service The difference between that anc present trunk line service by Braniff he explained is that the plane is required to stop at every point on the line There conse quently would be no more onestop service to Chicago as at present The Mason City Airport Com mission has stated unequivocally the CAB that it is opposed to Ozarks feeder line service he added The decision is a particularly unhappy blow to us said Mettler when Braniff is getting the traffic load out of Mason City which warrants genuine trunk line Graduation Rites Ignore Illnesses TRAVERSE CITY W With his daughter in the Traverse ity High School graduating class Douglas Linder as president of the chool board had looked forward o awarding the diplomas But he ivas confined by illness in a hos pital His daughter Patricia was in he same hospital recovering from injuries suffered in an auto acci dent So Patricia put on the traditional ap and gown and received a di Jloma from her father in a little eremony at the hospital Thursday night AP Wirepnoto SURVIVES SURCERY A dead monkeys lungs mean hope of health to Mona Parsons 1 Minto New Brunswick shown here with nurse Margaret Calbery Toron to The lungs were used to di vert her blood in a rare heart operation last week Postal Worker Pay Increase Signed by Ike Hikes Average 8 Per Cent f VA Is Favored Instead Main Battle Next Week WASHINGTON Appropriations Committee Friday denied President Eisenhowers re quest for million for the DixonYates project It allotted the money instead to a new power plant for the Tennessee Valley Au thority It dealt this sharp rebuff to the Presidents controversial private power proposal in recommending to the House a money bill to finance federal power flood control and rivers and harbors projects plus the Atomic Energy Commission in the 12 months starting July 1 The Atomic Energy Commission was hard hit by cuts in the bill The total was less than the President requested a cut of about 28 per cent This was the sharpest reduction applied so far this year by the appropriations group against any presidential money request Big AEC Cut One of the deepest cuts was made in operating funds for the Atomic Energy Commission The committee allowed the AEC million for making Abombs and Hbombs and other activities a cut of million below Mr Eis enhowers budget requests The committee noted that with WASHINGTON r e si d ent Eisenhower Friday signed into law the bill raising salaries of the 000 postal workers an average 8 per increase of about 164 million dollars a year He called it the greatest for ward step for our postal employes unspent funds still available the in more than a wai navc on for the The bffl was the third postal total of corn hike measure sent to the President with the con in 10 months He vetoed the other budget The lawmakers said they Main Experiment M not question tte importance of The measure which he approved6 work butw Friday however meets themain economies can be effected to requirement which he and up cut master General Summerfield laid Other cuts were aPPhed to down It contains broad authority to reshuffle postal jobs with a view to removing inequities and promoting efficiency The bill gives all postal em ployes a six per cent increase ret ractive to March 1 This will mean distribution of a 40 million dollar nest egg as soon as the de partment can arrange the pay ments Six Months The additional two per cent of ncrease comes about through the eclassification features of the measure These will take effect ix months from Friday The reclassification will mean much bigger increases than eight jer cent for some supervisory em iloyes The department contends these have been slighted in salary aises since World War H Both houses completed action on be measure last Senate by a voice House by 4071 Tuesday vote and the the HAMPDEN RECOVERING HOLLYWOOD UP Noted hakespearean actor Walter Hamp en 75 was reported in very sat sfactory condition at Cedars of ebanon Hospital Friday after suf iring a mild stroke News in Brief WATKINS SENTENCED WASHINGTON T Watkins 44 Rock Island El an offi cial of the ClOUnited Automobile Workers Friday was fined and given a oneyear suspended jail sentence for contempt of Con gress The sentence was imposed by District Judge Joseph C McGarrahy who found Watkins guilty May 27 REPORT BY DULLES WASHINGTON of State Dulles said Friday Russian agreement to an Austrian treaty may open the way to further co operation to fulfill other wartime pledges by the Soviet Union Dulles v before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee headed by Sen George DGa to appeal for rapid approval of the Austrian peace treaty IT TAKES ALL KINDS KINGS MOUNTAIN N C MA motorist drove into a senice station here and asked that his gasoline tank be taken off He said that every time he got gas he had been putting the change in the tank Lately his car had been sputtering Inside the bank was in half dollars quarters dimes nickels and pennies He saved only however because it cost to have the tank emptied and put back on CHOU NO CEASEFIRE TOKYO Chinese Premier Chou Enlai declared a cease fire cannot be used as a prerequisite for negotiations to ease tension in the Formosa area The Peiping Radio also quoted him as warning if there should be participation and intervention by foreign armed forces in the Formosa area international conflict would result and that is precisely what we have always Bonneville Power Administration the Reclamation Bureau and the civil functions rivers and harbors and flood control of the Army En gineers Southwestern Power Administra tion got an increase and Southeastern Power Administra tion got by without any cut Next Week The bill loaded with contro versy comes up in the House next week probably Wednesday Re publicans promised a fight on two main provisions Elimination of the DixonYates funds and the ex tra allotment for the Southwest ern Power Administration The committee action on Dixon Yates was hailed by TVA support ers as a grievous and possibly fa tal blow to the DixonYates plan Under the plan a private power plant would be built at West Mem phis to replenish TVA power supplies drained by atomic plants at Oak Ridge and Padu cah Ky TVA supporters and Democrats generally have assailed this pro posal as an assault on TVA Eis enhower has defended it as good business and as partiof a plan to put TV power development on a selfsupporting basis Attorney General in Exemptions Ruling DES MOINES an nual property tax exemption grant ed Korean War veterans by the 1955 Legislature will not become effective until taxes payable in 1957 the attorney ruled Friday The Legislature also passed an act requiring annual filing for vet erans property tax exemption The attorney generals ruling was that annual filing will not be required until prior to July on taxes payable in 1957 PARLEY OPENS GRINNELL 116th an nual meeting of the Congregation al Christian Conference of Iowa opened Friday SAME DATIlWMf yr   

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