Thursday, June 16, 1955

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper lor ft MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I N I W S P A P I ft THAT M A K I S ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION MM M LMM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE U 19SS X Two OM Argentine Navy Air Force in Revolt 73 English Sailors Die in Sub Blast Practice Torpedo Blows Up Men Trapped Inside Hull PORTLAND England W A practice torpedo exploded and lipped open the Royal Navy Sub marine Sidon Thursday sending the ship to the bottom of Portland Harbor with 13 men trapped in its hull Seven hours after the tremen dous explosion the admiralty said all hope had been abandoned for the three officers and 10 enlisted men The admiralty announced seven Other crewmen were injured The announcement said it was not possible to express any firm opinion on chances of survival of those who had not got clear be fore the Sidon sank in 35 feet of water Not Known Extent of internal damage to the submarine was not known Every available salvage and lift Ing vessel steamed toward the big naval base at Portland to try to lift the sub Immediately after she a mooring ship came along side and threw a wire around her Stern Rear Adm G B H Fawkes commander of Britains subma rines flew from Portsmouth to di rect the salvage and rescue oper ation The Sidon exploded and sank Disaster Studied by Ike Casualties in Millions while moored with other subma rines alongside their depot vessel the Maidstone An eyewitness said as the subs were about to move off the ex plosion rocked the Sidon and clouds of smoke shot up from the AP Wirephoto FINE BROTH OF A Patrick McNulty whos as Irish as his name sounds gobbles up ice cream which his mother actress Ann Blythe is feeding him on his first birthday The actress and her husband Dr James McNulty revealed theyre expecting their second child early next year front of She lay on the surface for 30 minutes but then nose dived as the forward position was this witness reported Men jumped from her decks into the sea Tugs raced to the scene and a diver went down but by that time she was completely sub No Changes to Find in Tax Setup Hoegh DES MOINES Leo Hoegh said Thursday he would rec ommend to the Iowa Tax Study Committee that the state continue to stay out of the property tax field and leave the homestead tax cretu1 system unchanged I have no changes to the governor told his news conference in advance of his mittee appearance I have no given sufficient study to details and anyway I will be just a wit ness and my ideas may be Hoegh said bis only other defi nite feeling so far as the tax fielc is concerned is that the extra half cent of sales tax which goes into Mm Rttcutd Those who jumped overboard were picked up by rescue craft The Sidon one of Britains S Class subs crew of 44 normally carries a She and her sister ships were preparing to leave the harbor at the time of the blast a naval spokesman said Britains last submarine disaster occurred in April 1951 when the Affray sank in the English Chan nel with a loss of 75 lives Sixtyfour Royal Navy men died in January 1950 when the sub Truculent sank after a collision with a Dutch vessel in the Thames Estuary Oklahoma City Hit byWMPHWind More Rain Falls OKLAHOMA CITY UP The Southwest1 s fourth straight day of savage weather Thursday sent flooding rains and 107mileper hour winds into Oklahoma City The city was drenched by 3V4 inches of rain in just 20 minutes and many residents were forced to evacuate as flash floods rose waist deep in their homes Firemen cruised the flooded streets in coats to pick up resi dents Meanwhile telephone serv ice and electric power was knocked out in the northwest part of town and officials feared the storms damage would run into many fig ures The sudden Oklahoma City storm climaxed a night of storms and tornadoes in Louisiana Texas and Oklahoma and gave Southwestern ers no relief from a rash of June storms effect July 1 should be abandonee two years from now When Hoegh made his appear ance before the tax group Thurs day he was told the committee has set Sept 1 1956 as the target date for its report Hoegh told the group he Would have no hesitancy at calling a special legislative session to con sider the committees recommen dations The committee also heard Thurs day from State Auditor C B Akers and M B Bolsem superintendent of state audits in Akers office Their discussion was generally lim ted to the auditors office work and procedures After that the committee ad journed to meet here again July 5 6 Invitations were about ready to go out to various organizations in terested in taxation inviting them to present their ideas to the com mittee I 302 New Coses of Polio Last Week Years Total WASHINGTON UP The Public Health Service Thursday said that 302 new cases of polio were reported last week This com pares with 249 cases reported in the previous There were 309 cases reported in the comparable week of 1954 It said large increases in new cases were reported over the preceding week in Ohio from 9 to 20 cases Nevada 2 to New York 11 to 21 and Washington 2 to 9 It said that cases have been reported since the beginning of the year as compared with dur ng the same period last year The otal for the disease year which begins April 1 is as com pared with last year EMERGENCY WHITE HOUSE resident Eisenhower Thursday conferred in the secret underground Pentagon with his National Security Council on the nationwide atomic disaster which he said produced more complications than I ever believed The President moved with his top military and defense advisers to the huge manmade cavern in a realistic followup to the imag inary nuclear attack which theo retically knocked out the capital and 60 other U S cities Earlier he had declared a mock state of martial law after deciding that five million casualties made it essential that the armed forces police the nation Big Problems To reporters outside his own se cret mountain hideaway Eisen hower corrected an earlier impres sion that the Security Council meet ing was to map military defense measures and atomic retaliation He said the civil defense and gov ernment relocation phases of Op eration Alert were the big problems The President fled here Wednes day iii an exercise which sent tey government officials stream ng to secret work quarters 30 to 300 miles from the bombed out capital This is entirely a matter of ci vil defense and the President told newsmen before go ing to the underground Pentagon No military problem is assumed at all under this fictitious situa He added that we are trying simply to see the destruction of the nations capital and its most vital the government could continue to U S Would Help Return of 21 PWs EMERGENCY PRESS HEAD QUARTERS Operation Alert UP The government announced Thursday it will arrange the re turn home of any of the 21 Ameri can war prisoners who chose to stay in Communist China after the Korean War but who now have changed their minds However the White House and State Defense and Justice departments warned in a joint statement that any who do come back to the United States will be held accountable for any wrong ful act they have committed Recently relatives reported re ceiving letters indicating that Cpl Otho G Bell of Olympia and Cpl Lewie W Griggs of Jacksonville now want to return And six other former POWs afe listed by their rela tives as writing that they hope to leave Red China for home some time in the near future Originally there were 23 American soldiers taken prison er during the Korean fighting who refused to return to control after the armistice But Edward S Dick enson Crackers Neck and Claude J Batchelor Ker mit had a change of heart They returned but since have been convicted by Army courts martial on collaboration charges Both were given prison sentences Mounting Toll SAFE STOLEN MUSCATINE broke into the Pure 03 gasoline itation Thursday and hauled away a 500pound safe containing in cash and checks Grimmest of the makebelieve problems confronted by the coun cil was the mounting casualty list of millions millions in and millions made home The President left his emerg ency White House center and mo tored at the head of a small cara van to the alternate defense head quarters some miles away The small pool of newspaper radio magazine and photographic reporters assigned to the Presi dent was halted by the military and kept away from the under ground Pentagon came Mrs Eisenhower who has spent the past few days at their Gettys burg farm was expected to join the President at the emerg ency White House sometime Brazil Airline Plane Crashes 15 Perish ASUNCION Paraguay Gfl A Brazilian Constellation bearing 24 persons crashed in a heavy fog five miles from Asuncion early Thurs day and 15 were reported killed or unaccounted for Officers of the line Panair Do Brasil said there were 9 known survivors John Dowling chief of Time Magazines bureau in Buenos Aires was among the 14 passen gers He was enroute back to the Argentine capital from Sao Paulo Brazil Rescue workers hauled the bod ies of six passengers and three of the planes 10member crew from the firescarred wreckage near the village of Cuato Mojones But identifications were slow The the final stages oi a long flight to Buenos Aires from London via Paris Lisbon Dakar Recife Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo was let ting down for a landing at this Paraguayan capital when the end PERON up a crudely to represent a priest and carrying signs bearing antiCatholic symbols a densely packed throng demon strates in Buenos Aires The group is backing President Peron in his current fight against the church Peron Other Leaders Are Excommunicated VATICAN CITY Roman Catholic Churchs Consistorial Con gregation announced Thursday that all persons connected with the ex pulsion of Bishop Manuel Tato from Argentina have been excommuni Peronist Forces Attacked Planes Hit Capitol cated The measure was announced in the Vaticanpublished LOsservatore Romano The announcement said the penalty applied to all persons directly or indirectly responsible for the expulsion of the prelate and with Thursday MORE TALKS MILWAUKEE Wis CIO Umltrt Auto Workers delegation ar rived Thursday to press talks for a new separate contract at the Mil waukee body plant of American Motors Corp Among the survivors was Ves silio Bartoli coach of Italys To rino Soccer Club He suffered se rious burns Bartoli who presum ably boarded the plane in Lisbon was headed to Asuncion to sign up a Paraguayan soccer star Jose Parodi At least three other passengers bound for this city also lived through the crash Most of those aboard were enroute to Buenos Aires interfering with rights of Excommunication deprives a Roman Catholic of the sacraments of the church Msgr Tato auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires and his associate Msgr Ramon Pablo Novoa were enroute to Rome Thursday after being expelled by the government headed by President Juan D Per on Not Singled Out Peron himself is a Catholic as all Argentine presidents must be The Vatican announcement did not single out any members of the Argentine government by name The penalty evidently ap plies to Peron and to leading mem bers of his government The communique said All those who have committed such crimes be they those who or dered that such be committed whatevejr rank they hold and the tars necessary accomplices have incurred excommunication in latae sententiae in its widest The notice was signed by Ade odata Giovanni Cardinal Piazza secretary of the Holy Congrega Cedar Falls Farmer Victim of Accident CEDAR FALLS UP Harold Schoeman 50 Cedar Falls farm er died Wednesday night in a hos pital of head injuries suffered in a tractor mishap on his farm about six hours earlier Authorities said he was trying to hitch a tractor to a hayrack when it ran into a post The post snapped and hit him in the head tion and was dated Thursday Htld Responsibl Bishop Tato and his associate Msgr Novoa were directed aboard a Romebound plane in Buenos Aires Wednesday The government declared they were responsible for promoting disorders last weekend between supporters of the Church and supporters of the Peron re gime Roman Catholicism is the slate religion of Argentina and all pres idents of the country must be Cath olics But Peron is moving to change this status and in a series of actions has sought to reduce the power of the Church over its communicants in Argentina Strike Hairs Queen Mary SOUTHAMPTON England UP Britains wildcat seamens strike Thursday forced the liner Queen Mary to cancel her New York sailing and squeezed Britains harried passenger lines into a tight corner The strikers had pinned their hopes on tying up the Mary a pride of the great Cunard fleet They were convinced her sailing would doom the walkout which al ready has tied up the Mauretania and five other trans atlantic liners The strikers failed last week to hold up the Queen Elizabeth flag ship of the line Cunards attempts to get the Mary under way were blasted just 10 minutes before sailing time when 120 crewmen joined 500 others of the crew who had walked off the ship Wed nesday VESSELS AT WORKThis was the scene in the harbor at PortIanOi5 land Thursday as rescue and salvage vessels tried to assist after the submarine Sidon blew up and sunk Ac right is the salvage ship Moordale Large ship in background is depot ship Maidstone SAME DATEW4350 BlMk Ug trmffU Mil 24 kmri He Won Independence for Texas High in the galaxy of great Texas heroes stands General Sam Houston who won inde pendence for the people of the biggest of American states The thrilling story of Hous tons brilliant adventurous ca reer continues today on Page 20 of The Mason City Globe Gazette as part of IN THE DAYS OF DAVY CROCKETT the highly starring picture story of the exciting times in which Davy Crockett lived Dr Knutson Gage Get Appointments to State Boards DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh Thursday made appoint ments to four state boards Dr Lydia Jordan Davenport was named to the board of osteopa thy examiners to replace Dr Har old Meyer Algona Dr M L Knutson Mason City was named to the board of optometry exami ners succeeding Dr Ralph Hayes Harlan Hoegh reappointed Louise Whaley Webster City to the board of cosmetology examiners and Ed gar S Gage Mason City to the ward of accountancy All will serve for three years From Our Wire Serrlcei BUENOS AIRESRevolutionary elements within the Argentine navy and air force Thursday bombed and seized temporary con trol of Government House center of President Juan D Perons gov ernment The revolutions broke out in the midst of the governments battle against the R o m a a Catholic Church A government communique blamed dissident naval forces for the uprising and disclosed that around 200 men from the marine arsenal had succeeded in moving into Government House It said the government was tak ng repressive Peron Eseipcd The president was reported just o have arrived at Government House when a wave of seven mili planes first flew over He was reported to have escaped the bombing however The rebels seized radio station Mitre at CST and announced the three mil itary services were taking over the government together with the A government radio communique an hour and a half later claimed the revolution had been crushed and that the revolutionaries were being driven out of Casa Rosada the presidential palace At however rebel fighterbombers still were strafing the palace and heavily bombing adjacent Plaza de Mayo The planes some of them jets also strafed the headquarters of the General Workers Confederation several blocks from the palace where some workers loyal to the government were re ported massed A few minutes later at rebel warships resumed shelling of the palace lobbing over three shells in quick succession Dozen Bombs At least a dozen bombs fell with in eight minutes of the new at tack which began in the general area around Government House An enormous volume of black smoke arose from the Plaza Del Mayo district It was feared the number of vic tims would be heavy since the area includes a number of public and private office buildings At cpe point Radio Mitre seized by the rebels reported that Argen tinas second largest city Rosario was in rebel hands But this was not borne out by later information The government declared the coun try outside Buenos Aires Was fully calm It appeared that four or six fighter planes had taken part in the bombings which set off the re volt They flew as low as 300 feet in passes against Government House Two bombs hit the build ing another fell nearby There was a misunderstanding at one point with reports that the air force was taking part in the revolt Actually only naval avia tion units seemed to be involved Mortars machineguns and rifles were brought into play between forces guarding Government House and the revolters At one point there was a pitched battle in center of Buencs Aires The Weather Maion City Mostly fair Iowa Continued mild Minrwiott Clear mild Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Wed SUNNY nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Leaders of West Begin to Gather for Major Parleys NEW YORK USThe West Thurs day began to unify its secret strate gy for Big Four talks in San Fran cisco and Geneva Secretary of State Dulles arrived Wednesday for the meet ing here with the British and the French West Germany joins the conference Friday and separate BritishGerman and FrenchGer man talks were arranged through Saturday British Foreign Secretary Har old Macrhillaii and French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay due in by plane Thursday morning complet ed the group West German Chancellor Kon Adenauer in Boston to receivt a Harvard degree will join UM 82 51 71 87 CS Three f