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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 6 1955 This Paper Consists of Two One No 231 GM Plans 3forl Stock Split Give No Reason for Decision NEW YORK W Directors of General Motors Corp have an nounced plans for a threeforone stock split subject to stockholders approval at a special meeting Sept 23 The surprise announcement came Tuesday afternoon after the New York Stock Exchange had closed for the day Even without news of the split GM stock had risen a share during the day dosing at Stocks Jump On the West Coast where news of the split arrived shortly before exchanges GM prices jumped to a share in San Francisco and hi Los Angeles The corporation largest manu facturing firm in the world gave no reason for the split which would increase the number of shares outstanding from nearly 93 million to about 279 million The special stockholders meet ing to vote on the proposed split is to be held at the company of fices near Wilmington Del By far the largest single holder of GM stock is E I du Pont de Nemours and which owns 21 million shares GMs present outstanding stock includes shares sold in March to raise 325 million dollars the largest financing job ever car ried out by an industrial firm Holders of GM stock at the time were permitted to buy at the price of one share of new stock for every20 shares owned Prices of GM stock in 1954 ranged from to The lowest price at which stock has sold this year was The company last year paid total dividends of a share So far this year it has paid two dividends of SI each AP Wirephoto Cause Flooding at Webster City The Auoclatrd Trtfi More torrential rains Wednesday POLIO Evan Brown Granger a polio patient in a Des Moines hospital since last November Wednesday was transferred to St Josephs Hospital in Omaha Mrs Brown confined to an iron lung was trans ferred in a moving van Her husband watches as Henry Griffith kneeling makes an adjustment on the iron lung AT WALLA WALLA Convicts Hold 9 Hostages in Riot at State Prison BULLETIN WALLA WALLA Wash Convicts at Washington State penitentiary ended their riot Wednesday and released nine prison employes they had held hostage for 26 hours The rebellion ended at WALLA WALLA Wash Nine Washington state prison officers seized at knifepoint in a sudden revolt against discipline were held captive Wednesday as officials and inmates argued over terms for their release Ike in Reply to Khrushchev Hit Use of FBI Agents in Memphis To Check on Power Plant By JOE HALL WASHINGTON J The DLxon Yates contract swirled into new controversy Wednesday over the Eisenhower administrations use of FBI agents to check on plans byi the City of Memphis to build its own power plant Sen Kefauver DTenn called it a shocking misuse of the FBI and asked in a statement Is there no limit to which this politically minded administration will go in order to carry water for the private power interests Simply Assigned The Justice Department said the FBI men were simply assigned to get facts helpful to a deter mina tioE of whether the DLxonYates contract should be cancelled and were not making an investigation Kefauver saying he would de mand a full accounting declared the FBI was intended to enforce laws and not to investigate the good faith of city The senator said he would con sult his colleagues on the Sen ate Antimonopoly Subcommittee about the advisability of calling Attorney General Brownell to ex Both sides in the controversy over the DixonYates contract claimed victory in the Senates approval with strings of SHi million dollars foa power line to link the proposed private plant with the Tennessee Valley Authority TVA system Money Bill The senate passed Tuesday the money bill containing funds for I this line but with language stating it cannot be used if the city ofjwhether to take Memphis makes a definite comhas alreadv won on AP Wirephoto FIRE DESTROYS spectacular fire destroyed a three story building in downtown Des Moines early Wednesday morning Flames are shown through what once was the roof of the National Building Dense smoke billowed out over the downtown area for several hours and flames shot more than 100 feet into the air at the height of the fire Grandmother Gets Question for In Bible Quiz on TV Program NEW YORK Catherine A recbeck by penitentiary authorities disclosed that a total of U mitment in 90 days to build its men were seized Tuesday morning when 33 of the big institutions own power plant as it has said itWZ S J 1 j t j LTV 101 a week to decide she a television in a toughest convicts rioted in an attempt to force changes in I parole and classification proce dures and other practices The two employes overlooked in the first count were identified only as a guard and a supervising cook caused flooding at Webster City who fell victim to the rioters when Webster City had inches of they seized the prison kitchen Of ram between a n d 10 Wednesday bringing total rainfall there since Tuesday afternoon to inches Basements of many Webster fic on Highway 20 had to be re routed when the Webster City un derpass became filled with water the 11 two were released but one was beaten severely In Virtual Control With the prisoners in virtual con trol of the big sprawling institu ington city a series of conferences between state and prison officials and leaders of the revolt Turncoats Enroute to Hong Kong By WENDELL MERICK HONG KONG Authorita tive information received here Wednesday said the three Ameri can turncoats who want to return will do Sen Gore a The 54yearold grandmother Yates foe called this a full Sen Knowland the Re publican leader insisted that Mem nexttolast hurdle in the CBS TV program The IN FOREIGN AID PROGRAM Mansfield Charges Administration in Money Maneuver By ROWLAND EVANS JR WASHINGTON Mansfield DMont accused the Eisen hower administration Wednesday of incredible shenanigans in con nection with the foreign military aid program Saying he will seek a thorough investigation by Congress MansSarded as proper the role of Adolph field said the Defense Department on a single day had obligated in the DixonYates proj Says U S Will Be in Good Faith At Big Four Geneva Meeting WASHINGTON M President Eisenhower said Wednesday the Russians can be sure the United States will negotiate in good faith at the big our meeting in Geneva Eisenhower said too that no member of the United States gov ernment ever has said the Rus sians will be in a position of weak ness The Presidents remarks at a news conference amounted to a re ply to Soviet Communist Chief Nik ita S Khrushchevs Fourth of July denial that the Soviet Union will be negotiating from weakness in the talks Khrushchev said nothing good can come of the Geneva con ference unless the West treats the Soviet Union as an equal Hopeful Attitude Eisenhower said he is going to the midJuly conference with a very hopeful attitude But he added quickly that American hope will need a good deal of food to nourish it before the hope be comes expectation The President said he does not expect disarmament to come up at Geneva except that it might ba possible to agree on what would be the best channel for conducting dis jarmament talks The whole ques tion be said boils down to getting an armaments inspection system that both sides would accept On the domestic front Eisen hower described himself as de lighted that the City of Memphis has decided to build an electric power plant He said that decision will make the DixonYates project unneces sary if it turns out the Memphis plant definitely can and will be built Firm Yes Eisenhower replied with a firm yes indeed when asked if he re phis decision to fill its own needs gave correct answers was a triumph for President a Blble questl0n bowers partnership policy on electric power A devout Blble reader aU her life Mrs Kreitzer had chosen to a bookkeeping than half a billion dollars past foreign aid appropriations dertake what a Justice Depart started on the program two weeks fom hina are eroute cars were stranded in the short before d agreementto free L engine blocks Water was reported up to the front steps of some houses in lowlying sections of Webster City Water spurted 3 feet high out of manholes Nearly every store in downtown Webster City had some water in the basement and firemen were called out to pump out the water The rain quit there for about 10 minutes at midmorning and then started up again By noon inches had fallen since and it was still raining Sewers choked with rain water were backing up causing some flooding of basements in residen tial houses There were no reports of any evacuations The Boone River at Webster City was handling the heavy runoff At Fort Dodge which had hostages An uneasy quiet settled over the penitentiary Prison guards reinforced by state patrol and county and city officers armed with rifles and sub machine guns patrolled the walls and the area surrounding the prisl on And a National Guard com ipanv was on standby orders for duty I Remain in Cells But inside the prison most Inches of rain earlier this week a m ar total of inches fell between for and Wednesday About 50 Fort Dodge intersections and numerous basements were flooded Fort Dodge had only inches of moisture during all of June the more than inmates ap parently in obedience of a white shirted convictleader remained in their cells The hostages including Associ ate Warden Ted Bezzerides were believed in no immediate danger Prison officials said however un til arrangements could be made release main prison Stanhope Youths Condition Still Reported Poor Jim Miller 18 Stanhope who suffered a broken neck in a diving accident Sunday at Clear Lake was slightly improved Wednes day The attending physician said he still was in poor condition however The youth dived into 18 inches of water at the west end of the lake Millers was one of two diving accidents at Clear Lake Sunday Ed Smith Garner struck his head on a rock while diving on the south and a number of stitches had to be taken to close the wound i was in control of the convicts Dr Harris said seven hostages had talked to other prison offi cials and reported they were well treated Two other prison officials seized by the convicts at the start of the trouble were freed without ex planation One of them Boots Fain of the prison athletic and recreation de partment was badly beaten Captain of the guards Al Rem boldt was freed unharmed Fifth Disturbance Tuesdays rebellion was the fifth major disturbance at the peniten tiary here since 1926 On Sept 3 1926 some 900 pris oners rioted and burned the main cell blocks and on Sept 9 1953 inmates set fire to the prison metals plant causing dam age The prison history includes other disturbances such as an attempted escape in 1934 in which a guard and nine convicts were fatally wounded and last summers short ived hunger strike i south from Peiping by train for Hong Kong These sources said the three should reach Canton on Friday and will be handed over to Ameri can authorities in Hong Kong at 1 Saturday u CST Fri All preparations have been made here by authorities to give the three men a cool wel come The consulate here was in formed through Peiping diplo nnels of the intended de livery of the Americans who chose Communismafter the Korean War and then changed their minds some time Saturday The information believed to have come from the British and Swedish diplomatic missions in the Communist Chinese capital of Pei ping confirmed the announcement in New Delhi India Monday that the Americans would leave Red China July 9th The American exsoldiers are Lewie Gripp William Cowart and Otho Bell They chose to stay with the Communists after the Korean War instead of being repatriated Since then they have been work ing in Red China Last month however Radio Peiping announced the Americans would be sent out of China at their own request be cause they could not adapt them selves to life there Tractor Overturns Kills Indianola Man 1NDIANOLA UP John W Heffelfinger 49 who farms near here was killed Tuesday night when his tractor overturned as he tried to pull his pickup truck out of the mud in a feed lot on his farm Authorities said the hitch was apparently too high He was pinned beneath the tractor His wife was in the truck a fact mission into Mem phis plans The spokeman G Frederick Mullen said he did not know what facts were being sought New Study mark and last week came back to win 12 Apostles Aiming for the Tuesday night she was given the names of Citing Memphis notice to Peter James the Greater Tennessee Valley Authority that James the Less and then was will not renew its contract for TVAaskea to complete the list of the power beyond June 1958 EisenU2 Apostles hower last Thursday ordered a new study to determne whether the contract should be canceled The DixonYates plant had been designed largely to fill Memphis needs through TVA lines Meanwhile Sen Kefauver D Tenn scheduled a new hearing by a Judiciary subcommittee he heads to explore further into the DLxon Yates contract In addition to dollar item the mon ey bill contained for the TVA 575 million dollars for the Atomic Energy Commission for reclamation projects and for rivers and har bors and flood control projects Most of these items were not con troversial The bill now goes to conference with the House Negotiations The AEC at Eisenhowers direc tion negotiated last year a con tract for the 107milliondollar DLx onYates plant at West Memphis For a moment it appeared she might lose out when she skipped John She quickly ran through the list a second time however and named the missing disciple as well as Andrew Philip Bartholomew Thaddeus Thomas Simon and Judas Iscariot She had no trouble with the re maining two parts of the ques tion How did Matthew and Peter l t Segni Forms Cabinet to End Crisis ROME 0 Christian Democrat Antonio Segni formed a proWest ern coalition cabinet Wednesday ending Italys twoweeksold politi cal crisis A lawyer teacher and land re form expert Segni called on Presi dent Giovanni present the names of his cabinet minis ters They will take office Wednes day night The new government must still approval of both houses of the Italian parliament Sen Gore DTenn and some lawmakers have raised a whether Wenzell was i working in the interest of a big New York investment house while I not yet spent He said this curred June 30 the last day of 1955 fiscal year There was no immediate com ment from the Defense Depart seeing as a Budget Bureau con ment Restriction in Bill sultant The White House has denied Wen zell had a part in formulating pol Both the House and Senate wrote jicv on the DixonYates contract It into the new foreign aid authorizaiwas nis first Boston tion bill a restriction to forbid theCorP which handled financing of administration from carrying proposal into this fiscal year which started Eisenhower smilingly dodged the July 1 more than 200 million dolusual question about his intentions lars of aid money voted in pasttoward a second term A reporter years but not spent or obligated bynoted a recent speech in which Sen midnight June 30 I Flanders RVt said the President 1 reelection Mansfield said in an to be a candidate for the maneuver of obligating this amount earmarking the money for specific military items to be bought in the the legal effect of spending the money even jthough it may not actually be paid Segni announced acceptance of out for months or even years was the father of James the Less She replied without hesitating that Peter was a fisherman and Matthew a tax collector and James father was Alphaeus Was Confident Mrs Kreitzers husband James a carpenter had stayed home with an injured leg I knew she would he commented after the if he thought his wife win show Asked could answer any question on the Bible he replied I suppose they can stump her on Ark It was designed to replacelisnt that TVA electricity used elsewhere byi If she decides to try another AEC without expanding TVAs ownQueston next week Mrs Kreitzer capital outlay may bring along any Bible author TVA supporters did not seek jt she chooses to help her answer Tuesday to knock out entirely the it Funds for a transmission line to link DLxonYates to the TVA sys tem They said privately they lacked the votes and that it was unnecessary anyway in view of what they claimed was an allbut certain administration decision to cancel the contract IN COMMUNIST ARMY TAIPEI Formosa WVA wholly unconfirmed report by a National st Chinese news agency Wednes day said about 50 prisoners of var captured in J S and Canadian eing forced to serve in the Chinese Communist army the premiership Tuesday night Chris tian Democrat said his cabinet includes members of his own party the Social Democrats and Liber als and would have the support of the Republicans Another Stay of Execution for Chessman WASHINGTON on Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark Wednes day granted a stay of execution to Caryl Chessman sex terrorist and convictauthor who was sched The Kreitzers have six grown uled to die July 15 in the gas sons and nine grandchildren Forj chamber of San Quentin Calif the past 4T2 years Mrs Kreitzer penitentiary has been working a a typist at A court spokesman said the stay the naval supply depot in Medianwould remain in effect pending ac Two Die in Crash Near Sutherland More Than Half Mansfield said the amount obli gated last Thursday was 575 mil lion dollars and that this was more than half the total amount earj SUTHERLAND Iowa UP marked during all of June He said0nc woman was kiljed and another the Defense Department t h u s injured ate Tuesday a gained legal authority to carry collision at a county road 575 million dollars into the about 9 miles north fiscal year and avoided the coneast Of here gressional order for a turnback of OBrien County Sheriff Jake all except 200 millions on hand said the dead were Lottie Mansfield a Foreign Relations Cooper 58 Creston and committeeman said last Thursiher cousin Mrs John Ginger 56 days transaction amounts to Sutherland nothing more than deliberate shej The two women were in a car nanigans incredible shenanigansdriven by John Ginger about 60 practiced on the American peoplejwho was taken to Sioux Valley and on About The Weather Mason City Occasional showers icsburg Pa SAME DATE1954279 tion on Chessmans petition for re view of his case That probably would be some time this fall Chessman was convicted seven years ago of attempted rape and kidnaping but has escaped death repeatedly through a series of le gal maneuvers While in Death Row he wrote a bestselling book Cell 3455 Death Row and has another book due for publication this month The new book is entitled Trial i Iowa Warm and humid Minnesota Cloudy showers Hospital at Cherokee in critical condition Another passenger in the Ginger car Nancy Hopkins 8 was in fair condition with a broken arm The occupants of the other car Bob Syndergaard 28 Sutherland and his wife Bernice were in fair and good conditions respectively CLOUDY Mulder said the Ginger car was hit broadside by the Syndergaard jcar Miss Cooper was killed in istantly and Mrs Ginger died en Globe Gazette route to thc hospitaL weather data up to 8 Wednes day Maximum 80 Minimum 67 At 8 71 Precip 09 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum S3 REDS DROP REPORTER WASHINGTON UP Removal of congressional reporter Jean Montgomery from its payrolls Wednesday left the Soviet news agency Tass without an accredited American correspondent iinton iington   

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