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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I 0 M 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXI AMociited PTCM and United Pnu Full ttMt Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10 1955 Paptr ConslJtj ol Two Ml Dr Teller Says Runaway Atom Is New Danger GENEVA California scientist who unlocked the jiecret of the hydrogen bomb Wednesday warned the world of a new dread runaway nuclear reactor that could be as dangerous as the atom bomb itself The warning was delivered in a paper from Edward Teller of the University of California known as the Father of the Hydrogen Bomb and was echoed in papers by British and Soviet scientists at the Atoms ForPeace conference here Teller working with Rogers McCullough of the Atomic Energy Commission and Mark Wills of the University of California drafted one of the most of the conference It was read by Undertaker Testifies in ROW Trial Cullough He warned that runaway nu clear furnaces may force the evac uation of entire cities poison en tire watersheds and turn stretches of land into forbidden areas for years It could be split second dis aster but an industrial disaster un known before to the world The scientists said nuclear fis sion must be made as safe as gas or electricity for the era of atomic power is near at hand They told of an unceasing search for devices to make nuclear fission safe in the laboratories of two continents Main The paper said that with all tte inherent safeguards that can be put into a reactor there is still no foolproof system there are unfortunately certain dangerous characteristics and this pub lic hazard has main been one of our It was symbolic of the aims of the conference that one of the Says Ground Too Hard NEW YORK carap un d e r t a ker testified Wednesday frozen ground made it impossible to give a decent burial to two American war prisoners who al legedly died at the hands of a fel low American in Korea William C Stevenson 24 of Vandy describing himself as the undertaker in the Chinese Red major papers on saving lives camp was a witness at the the new age when nuclear reactors al courtmartial of Sgt James C Gallagher 23 Brooklyn Gallagher is acn ed of tossing ready are on sick soldiers from a hunt into 40 the d r a w in gjdegrees below zero weather and boards should leaving them to die because be TELLER come from the man responsible for the most lej thai weapon of history P e r h a p the TellerMc CuDoughWills paper said it is important to emphasize the degree of public hazard that might follow a reactor accident Assuming that good luck pre rails and no one Is killed it may nevertheless be necessary to evac uate a large city to abandon a major watershed and very prob ably it would be necessary to make the reactor site itself a forbidden area for years to Reassuring Note A reassuring scientist J D note came from Dietrich of the Argonne National Laboratories in the United States who read paper incorporating the work of 32 other scientists on experiments in which 200 runaway reactor ac cidents were deliberately staged at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge These small reactors of water cooled types appear to have reached a high degree of inherent he said I GlobeGazette photo by Gibbs POLICE Follett Mason City policeman sat in at a table for four Tuesday night at the presentation of the Ice Varieties of 1955 at the North Iowa Fair Follett thought he was protecting the girl on his left in case table hurdler Georg von Bir gelen should misjudge his jump The girl however turned out to be Eileen Meade Von Birgelens wife Von Birgelen gave Follett a chair ride around the ice for his trouble Ike Described as Old Man CHICAGO tfl Gov G Mennen Williams of Michigan Wednesday described President Eisenhower as an old man who may not want a second term but who is likely to be forced by Re publicans into running in 1956 Williams who said he is leaving the door open to the possibility that he may seek bis own partys nomi nation told reporters at the 47th annual governors conference that a lot of things can happen before next years party conventions President Eisenhower is an old Williams said He may die before the campaign starts Eisenhower is 64 When a reporter remarked this seemed a coldblooded state Williams supplemented it by saying that Adlai E Steven son the 1952 Democratic nominee or any of us may die before that Williams noted that If Eisen hower runs and is reelected he will become the nations oldest President before he completes a new four year term didnt want to hear their moans Relating the final grim scene in the deaths Stevenson said he was a member of an eightman burial detail that carried the bodies on stretchers across the frozen Yalu River to the burial ground Ground Froieo The frozen ground and lack of tools however prevented digging of graves Instead the detaL scraped sand and threw it over the bodies Stevenson said Stevenson testified be first saw the bodies frozen to death on the porch of the hut and said this was When a prisoner died in a hut the body was usually taken and put in a shed in a he said Gallagher a tall 23yearold red blond with boyishlooking face is the only American ever tried on charges of having directly caused the death of GI prisoners in North Korea He is accused of unpremed itated murder which is classed as second degree and of collaborat ing with his Red captors Too Sick Witnesses against Gallagher whose home is in Brooklyn said he curried favor with the Reds and got warm clothing and extra food while they shivered in regular Army fatigue uniforms and were 11 from malnutrition They said they were too sick to oppose Gal agher when he allegedly threw John W Jones Detroit and Don ald T Baxter Waukon Iowa into the cold Earlier in the day three other witnesses gave similar accounts of the way Gallagher treated Jones and Baxter In the courtroom to lear the story was Jones mother Mrs Loretta Jones At Waukon Iowa Frank W Baxter 63 retired farmer said he had never heard any details of his sons death until he read accounts of the Gallagher courtmartial He added That man should be punished to SAME DATEW4358 to boars he fullest extent if they say he he did what lowans Spend More on Cars Than They Do on Food Items DES MOINES UP lowans last year spent more money on auto mobiles than they did on food The Iowa Development Commis sion reported Wednesday that lo wans spent in 1954 The biggest went toward automotive sales and upkeep the commission noted The next largest item worth was food Third largest outlay was for gen eral merchandise and fourth was for household fur Lowest ex penditure was for drug Williams New Commander of State Legion 37th Convention Is Concluded CEDAR RAPIDS W Churchill T Williams 39 Oelwein banker and former bomber pilot Wednes day was elected Iowa Department commander of the American Le gion Election of officers took place at the conclusion of the Legions 37th annual state convention here Five vice commanders were named They were Kenneth J B e n d a Hartwick William W Bronson Wyoming Brney Cor son Shenandoah Donald T Hem mingsen Algona and Fred Trei bel Des Monies Both ReElected R J Laird Algona adjutant for the past 30 years was reelected Carl A Skedin Toledo also was re elected historian The Rev Ernest Smith Stuart was elected chaplain Har old M u 1 f o r d Pierson is the n e w sergeant atarms The delegates named Ward M Loftus Tama as national executive committeeman with Donald E Johnson West Jranch alternate The new state commander cash er and vice president of the Oel wein State Bank was unopposed succeeds C Glenn Hamm Glenwood The Legion went on record in support of a speed limit on Iowa lighways calling for 60 miles an hour days and 50 miles at night Other Resolutions Other resolutions adopted by the convention included Support of the Crusade for Free dom program The resolution de clared we recognize that winning of mens minds is the most critical of all battles in the relentless struggle between the free world and the slave Asked repeal of a bill passed b the 1955 Legislative fixing the amount to be paid families for aic to dependent children at a month Such a limit will work a severe hardship on the larger fam the resolution said The delegates called upon Con gress to take immediate action to appropriate sufficient funds to in crease the present 500bed Veter ans Hospital at Clinton to beds WILLIAMS General Motors Dealers Plan CREDIT CRACKDOWN NEW YORK dttUri around the country have been urged to tighten up on easy credit for auto buyers The warning wai issued by General Motors Acceptance worlds biggest auto finance company in a memorandum to CM dealers The memorandum said GMAC hat suspicion that some people now buying General Motors new cars may not paying as much as they could com fortably afford and may obligating ttomsetwptv make monthly payments stretched out beyond their actual The dealer memorandum also that undoubtedly cus tomers who should buy used cars are being induced through easy terms to take delivery of new cars and some people who ordinarily would buy a lower priced new car are easytermed into a bigger more expensive Countryman Says Hes Boss in Legal Dispute DBS MOINES Ifl Atty Gen Dayton Countryman declared Wednesday I shall be the one to determine whether or not ouster action will lie against County Attorney Warren Johnson Clin ton The attorney general also said that he would be the one to de termine if and when such action will be He made his remarks in a news release in the latest development of a manymonth controversy with Johnson over liquor law en forcement in Clinton County Last Friday Countryman made public a letter to Johnson asking for a report on the county attor neys handling of a liquor and gambling case in Clinton In Johnsons reply made pub lic Monday he had suggested that he and Countryman either solve their differences in a gen tlemanly manner or that Coun tryman start ouster proceedings Countrymans statements re ferring to his request for a re port from Johnson said Whenever there are cases where the prosecution appears to me to be wholly inadequate I shall always ask for a report as provided in the The attorney general said John son sent him a report of the han dling of the case which included dismissal of charges of keeping liquor in a tavern and possession of gambling devices Johnsons letter said he recom mended dismissal of these charges on grounds of insuffi cient evidence to prosecute Delegates selected Sioux City for their 1956 convention A date will be set later PARDON MY ELBOW DALLAS Tex W A police crackdown on persons who have failed to pay traffic tickets brought persons jamming into Corpo ration Court Tuesday and Monday Extra officers were placed on duty last weekend after a backlog of tickets piled up NO MORE isnt space for another young ster on top of Big an elephant with the Gene Holter Animal Show at the North Iowa Fair Riding Big Babe seemed easy until the animal dropped to its knees to let the youngsters down Then they clutched one another frantically to keep from falling off Kids Day at Fair Thursday Attend First Day East Coast Threatened by Storm About Set to Move Inland HATTERAS N C WVHurricane Connie swirled off the Carolina Coast Wednesday her 135mile winds threatening another mighty blow at the area still licking the wounds of last years disastrous Hazel The big storm was almost sta ionary Wednesday morning some 225 miles southeast of Wilmington Sf C But the Weather Bureau re ported the dangerous hurricane was expected to move north north west or north later Wednesday his would bring the destructive winds ashore probably early Wednesday night someplace be ween Wilmington and this Atlantic utpost on North Carolinas outer anks Watch Progress The entire Eastern Seaboard re membering three 1954 hurricane which killed more than 250 per sons and caused upward of VA ML lion dollars damage girded for any eventuality and kept a watchful ey on Connies progress Indications were that Conni would hit not far from the poin Hazel came to land last Oct T o sweep northward through thi aeavily populated East clear t Canada Most hurricanes bloi themselves out shortly after the reach after Hazel n chances were being taken Towering waves and high tides already pounded the North Caro ine shore and hard tropical show ers pelted residents and vacation ers moving to safety away from the eaches The entire East Coast from Sa to Provincetown was under hurricane alert Rough seas were reported all along he area Two Perish Two men already have died indi as a result of Connie Their Tavy plane crashed at Norfolk as they sought to evacuate i to safety inland Air Force Marine and Navy planes all along the Eastern Sea ward were put in hangars or flown inland Navy ships put to sea to ride out the storm rather than be bat ered against docks Small crafts moved by the thousands into jtreams and creeks The supercar rier Forrestal still unfinished at Newport News was made as iecure as possible in her berth A hundred miles off Cape Cod construction workers laborec through the night trying to secure 10milliondollar radar tower be ing built at sea A coast guard cut er stood by to take them off the towering structure 11 Airmen Leave Tokyo for TOKYO UP Eleven happy American airmen out of Commu nist Chinese prisons less than a week Wednesday flew toward home and their eagerly waiting loved ones Behind them lay more than t and a half years imprisonment anc memory of Red torture Ahead lay the United States and longawaited family reunions The airmen are scheduled to reach Travis Ai Base near San Francisco Fridaj night The former B29 crew boardec two plush C54 transport planes When Col John Arnold their lead er bounded up the boarding ramp two steps at a time the Tachikaw air base band broke into a rousin California here I REACHES FRANCE LE HAVRE France Wl Mar garet Truman arrived aboard th liner United States Wednesday fo a sixweek tour of Europe Stei AP Wtrephoto HURRICANE AREA map shows the Carolina coastal area menaced by the approach of Hur ricane Connie It was in this gen eral area that Hurricane Hazel moved inland last summer 2 Youths Held for Death of Man at Bluffs Traffic Argument Held Responsible COUNCIL BLUFFS youths one of whom had been re leased from jail Tuesday were in custody Wednesday in the death of Clarence Bryan 70 Council Bluffs following a traffic alterca tion Tuesday Arrested late Tuesday were Lloyd L Robinson 17 and Charles Johnson both of Council Bluffs No charges h a been filed An inquest has been set for Thursday afternoon Busy Street Bryan was found unconscious at the wheel of his car at a busy in ersection and died on the way to Cyclist Is Injured in Track Spill Prices Cut for Children Children will be in the seat Thursday at the North Iowa Fair Admission at the gate will be free Thursday to children 16 and under until 6 p according to M C Cap Lawson secretary manager The kids are expected to have a field day Thursday on the midway where they if 16 or under will get a bargain rate of 10 cents on rides That offer by the management of the 20th Century Shows holds good until 6 p m Family Day The small fry also had them selves a time Wednesday which was Family day A packed grandstand greeted jerformers and animals of the Holter Wild Animal Show The youngsters guests of the fair management at a special morning show delighted in the animals ranging from chimpanzees and zebus to camels and an elephant and laughed at the antics of Si Otis and his trick mule Ab The Holter show also played in front of the grandstand Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled again Thursday afternoon One of the drivers in Tuesday afternoons motorcycle races was in Park Hospital Wednesday with a broken right arm pelvis and ribs and back and chest injuries His condition was reported as satisfac tory however and he was improv ing Robert Rothermal was thrown a hospital Police said witnesses old them Bryan had been en aged in a hot argument with two youths shortly before be colj apsed Death was attributed to a heart attack and it could have been rought on by undue excitement Coroner Henry Meyer said Police said both youths deny striking Bryan Robinson who was to enter the a Wednesday said Johnson lad planned to buy Ms motorcycle and the two were out for a ride In statement police said Robinson related he did not get off the ve licle but shouted to Johnson to eave the man alone Against Law The youths claimed Bryan had assed them on the Broadway via duct detour which is against the aw Johnson was released on bond Tuesday on a charge of dis orderly conduct He pleaded inno cent in Municipal Court Wednes day He is accused of ripping a screen door off a cafe owned by Golda tauth when he was denied admit tance after closing hours from his machine on a rough stretch of the front turn of the lalfmfle fairgrounds oval and was run over by a motorcycle driven by Lyle Corrigan Rockford 111 The injured driver was in fifth place in the novice championship race when the accident occurred Corrigan following closely behind NOSE FOR TROUBLE SYRACUSE N Y iff Chief Fohn Bigtree whose nose appears on the Indianhead nickel pleaded guilty in police court Tuesday to a charge of driving while intoxicat ed He was fined and drivers license was revoked his About The Weather Mason City Clear cool Iowa Fair and cooler Minnesota Fair cooler COOLER Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Wednes day Maximum 88 Minimum 63 At 8 73 Precip Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 55 THE PROGRAM WEDNESDAY Family Day concert Buffalo Center Varieties THURSDAY Children Day Special childrens prices in ef fect until 6 for those under 16 years Free at the gate and reduced rates on rides on the midways 20th Century 20th Century Shows on midway Complete textiles following with nonperishable foods Gordo County junior dairy judging jun ior sheep open class hogs class sheep jun ior girls county demon strations beef class dis trict purebred dairy and running last in a field of six said that because of the dust he did not see Rothermal Corrigan when his motorcycle hit Rother mal jumped from his machine which crashed into the fence Cor rigan escaped with a cut nose and Hp Part of Jacket Corrigan said he had believed he had hit Rothermals motorcycle until he discovered later part of the injured drivers jacket on his machine L N Fleckles Ice Varieties of 1955 entertained the fair crowd in the evening program With skating stars Evelyn Chandler Betty Jane Ricker Ronnie and Boots Roberts and Georg von Birgelen headlining and a colorful chorus in brilliant   

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