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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Associated Press aod United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE This Paper Consists ot Two NO House Committee Snubs DixonYates 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 seat in 1952 and failed to improve its position in the congressional election last year The longsmouldering feud flared Into the open last week It devel oped over distribution of govern ment 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 plans for a harmony meeting of the 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 toj if the party committee Such GM Closes 20 Plants Making Idle Parts Shortage Gets Blame DETROIT General Motors ESCAPE Ames 1408 Rhode Island N holds the screen which Le because of what it de Roy McHale kicked out Thursday in his escape from the Cerro Gordo County jail Ames n r for rnnlideVatJon atscribed as strike caused Parts holds the bar which the fugitive sawed out leaving him a 7 by 14 inch gap in the window lUI LUliiJiUtTI a LiUil a I r bars to squeeze through Ames saw McHale run across Washington s W from the jail the June 26 meeting Last week a group of St Louis Republicans headed by Barak Mattingly suggested a plan to end the open and bitter tween GM and the CIO United Auto Workers continued mean while with every indication that T nations largest auto firm in If the rival factions cant get tended to make its bid duri together the Mattmgly group said d to stave off a the GOP state committee al midnight Sundav name a small committee to as shortages National contract bargaining be and disappear behind the Free Methodist Church sume full management of the Re publican party of One faction is headed by Perry It was learned that GM hadj made no offer to the union as yet on whether it will go along with the same contract deal that the Compton Montgomery City ReUAW negotjated last Monday with publican state chairman who saidjthe Ford Motor Co he agreed with the recommendaj tion of the Mattingly group He Modified Form meet called the state committee ing to act on the proposal The other faction is led bylpay vacation holiday and other Welsh a wealthy St Louis babylconcessions estimated by the UAW carriage manufacturer and Mrs to be worth more than 20 cents 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 Tanner Cant Agrw This called for a modified j escape from the Cerro Gordo form of the guaranteed wage plus j 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 and j Rochester Thursday following a were midwest alarm Authorities be an hour per worker UAW Presi dent Walter Reuther said GMs The two national committee UAW workers were ready members and Compton have hanjto mght unless GMjNo r t h wood died patronage matters in thejmatched these demands state since 1952 when Missouris GM said the shutdowns last GOP senator was by earlier wildcat McHale might head north Now they cant agree ihould get the jobs on who i ness Would Welsh and Mrs TannerSotiatlonswith the walkouts shut abide by any decision that theytir Parts Pouring into various step aside along with Compton planls across the country John W Livingston UAW vice apparent protest against slowWard or attempt to contact bis Avenue However he s of the national bargaining nejWjfe in Minneapolis His wife a cape then because sev favor of committee rule As far as I can see now and director of the at the jail here Welsh and Mrs Tanner intend tolunlon s GM department said the waitress was being held at Min neapolis after it was found that she was still there though Thurs day was her regular visiting day 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 union did not consider the shut downs a retaliatory action on the part of the company He said We realize the parts shortage gave them GM no other Body Plants This lack of parts GM said former national comimtteeman compdled the company to close and an Eisenhower GM Chevrolet assembiy and leader three years ago was namedjbody plants in Detroit F1M Bav to determine why the Republicans cit and Saginaw Micn and cn ertiiTiHIv in Tho were so soundly trounced in the St Louis municipal election this spring It said it was clear 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 open 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 senice 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 highlight the Sunday program HAPPY DAY HONG KONG Chinese Reds Friday expelled Roman Cath olic Bishop Frederick A Donaghy Fall River on charges of subversive Buffalo and Tonawanda N Indianapolis and Muncie Toledo Ohio and Baltimore Md GM said all the walkouts vio lated its expiring contract with the UAW and added with appar ent hope of a contract settlement being achieved before the Sunday night strike deadline that all workers would be recalled Mon day Sheriff JemAllen warned that McHale is extremely dangerous and armed with a knife He ad vised caution to anyone sighting him Meanwhile the sheriff issued a except to bathe forced out the bar 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 new 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 and 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 present plan are far superior to those of the original Better Service It said the new pattern would cost the government more in airline squeezed through a seveninch subsidies but we are satisfied the opening and jumped to the ground added cost is fully warranted b from the firstfloor window As he jumped to the ground other prisoners began to yell The warrant for unlawful flight toj escapee was sighted crossing the avoid prosecution thus bringing lawn toward the First Methodist the FBI into the case along with other authorities As pieced together from various reports here is a rundown on the escape and the method used Used Gurn Two prisoners reported McHale Apartments on the lme Church by Harold Ames 1408 Rhode Island City county and state officers immediately converged on the area with McHale reportedly be the additional service which wil be If this decision becomes effec tive said Dick Mettler Mason City airport manager it will mean that Mason City will be back on feeder line service The difference between that an present trunk line senice bj Braniff he explained is that the ing cornered near the old Armory Planf is required to stop at every sawed through a bar on the winjon 2nd NW dow looking out onto Washington did not es several trusties were outside the window Gum was used to hold the bar back place At McHale who was never permitted outside his ceU 500Plus 4Hers in One Picture Turn to Page 9 For the ninth year in a row 4H club members from 11 North Iowa counties have made the Methodist Camp onClear Lake the site of a district camp Turn to page 9 for an eight 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 AP Wirephoto 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 conies to the lads assistance Newton Bar Owner Dies NEWTON A tavern opera tor one of three persons wounded in a shooting 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 Charles Hutchins 28 are reported recover ing from their wounds Thomas Dodd 33 a parolee from the Illinois State Penitentiary at 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 Mason City Showers cool Iowa Warmer windy Fiveday Iowa 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 However the exconvict eluded searchers It was believed that he either commandeered a passing possibly had a stakeout ve hicle 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 investigation 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 a native of Duluth M i n ob tained the hack saw or the knife he reportedly possessed Mrs Mc Hale had visited him last Thurs day but officers said she never got closer than six to 10 feet distance to him One theory was that the saw was pushed 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 black hair streaked with gray and having blue eyes Meanwhile two other develop ments were reported in the case James H Blankenship 33 Chi cago identified as McHales ac complice in the robbery here late Thursday was transferred to the city jail as a precautionary measure He and McHale had been held under bonds on charges of robbery with aggrava tion Lundquist Watched And city police have set up night and day watch over A L Lund quist National Tea Food Store manager who had identified the pair as the ones who held him up ate March 12 A guard was posted in the store shortly after the escape and he was escorted to his home following work County Atty William Pappas had ordered that Lundquists resi dence be checked every half hour during the night Graduation Rites Ignore illnesses TRAVERSE CITY 2 With his daughter in the Traverse City High School graduating class Douglas lander as president of the school board had looked forwarc to awarding the diplomas But hi was confined by illness in a hos pital His daughter Patricia was in the same hospital recovering frgm injuries suffered in an auto acci dent So Patricia put on the traditional cap and gown and received a di ploma from her father in a little ceremony at the hospital Thursdaj night Globe Gazette And early Friday Lundquist weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 68 42 58 WINDY Precip Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 62 received a police escort to return to the store across from the Hotel Hanford on N Federal McHale late Thursday was re ported seen at various places in Mason City but a check failed to turn anything Officers also searched every train coming into and going out of the city conse quently would be no more onestoj service to Chicago as at present The Mason City Airport Com mission has stated unequivocall to the CAB that it is opposed tc Ozarks feeder line service added The decision is a particularl unhappy blow to us said Mettler when Braniff is getting the traffic load out of Mason Citj which warrants genuine trunk line AP Wirephoio SURVIVES SURGERY 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 WASHINGTON tfM r e si d en Eisenhower Friday signed into law Jie bill raising salaries of the 500 000 postal workers an average per increase of about li million dollars a year He called it the greatest for ward step for our postal employe in more than a The bill was the third postal pa hike measure sent to the Presiden in 10 months He vetoed the othe two Main Experiment The measure which he approve Friday however meets the main requirement which he and Pos master General Summerfield lai down It contains broad authorit to reshuffle postal jobs with view to removing inequities an promoting efficiency The bill gives all postal em ployes a six per cent increase rei reactive to March 1 This TVAIs Favored Instead Main Battle Next Week WASHINGTON Houss ppropriations Committee Friday enied President Eisenhowers re uest for SSVi million for the ixonYates project It allotted the money instead to a new power lant for the Tennessee Valley Au thority It dealt this sharp rebuff to the residents controversial private xnver proposal in recommending o the House a money ill to finance federal power flood ontrol and rivers and harbors irojects plus the Atomic Energy Commission in the 12 months tarting July 1 The Atomic Energy Commission was hard hit by cuts n the bill The total was less ban the President requested a nit of about 28 per cent This was be sharpest reduction applied so ar this year by the appropriations jroup 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 unspent funds still available the AEC will have on hand for the year a total of com pared with the con templated in the Presidents budget The lawmakers said they did not question the importance of the AECs work but felt that economies can be effected to mean distribution of a 40 millio1 dollar nest egg as soon as the de partment can arrange the paj ments Six Months The additional two per cent o increase comes about through th reclassification features of the measure These will take effect six months from Friday The reclassification will mean much bigger increases than eight per cent for some supervisory em ployes The department contends these have been slighted in salary raises since World War II Both houses completed action on the measure last Tuesday the Senate by a voice vote and the House by 4071 HAMPDEN RECOVERING make up the cut Other cuts were applied to TV A 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 The bill loaded with contro versy comes up inthe House next week probably Wednesday Re publicans promised a fight on two main provisions Elimination of j 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 HOLLYWOOD UP Notediposal as an assault on TVA Eis Shakespearean actor Walter Hamp den 75 was reported in very sat isfactory condition at Cedars of ebanon Hospital Friday after suf fering a mild stroke News in Brief WATKINS SENTENCED WASHINGTON T Watkins 44 Rock Island 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 went 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 motorist drove into a service 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 enhower has defended it as good business and as part of a plan to put TV power development on a selfsupporting basis Attorney General iri Exemptions Ruling DES MOINES WVThe an nual property tax exemption grant ed Korean War veterans by the 1955 Legislature will not become iffective until taxes payable in 1957 the attorney generals office 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 DATE19542W   

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