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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for UM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL N 0 ft T H IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI fftm Umited full LMM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST M 1f55 CoosliU oe Two SectlMUrSecUoa No Deaths in Eastern Floods Rise to 105 Who Will Replace Elthon Four Names Mentioned By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES IB After Iowa Republicans recovered from the surprise of LI Gov Leo Eltbons announcement that he would not seek reelection they started talk ing about GOP candidates to suc ceed him Four names have been men tioned thus far although the filing deadline is still about nine months away They are Sen X T Prentis Mount Ayr Rep Wendell Pendle ton Storm Lake Sen Duane Jewel Algona and Rep Ernst Ko sek Cedar Rapids It appeared there would be a big field perhaps as large as the six who ran for the Republican nomi nation for governor in 1954 Gov Leo Hoegh won in the primary and in the general election Challenge The belief is spreading that El thon might challenge Hoegh for re nomination next June It arises from speculation to that effect im mediately after Elthons announce ment several weeks ago Elthon was a member of the Sen ale 20 years and now is complet ing his second term as lieutenant governor Public officials with rec ords as long as that seldom retire presidents Committee on emplov AP Wirephoto SAVED BY Hurley Unionville holds on to the end of a rope after he was snatched from the flooding Farmington River by a Marine Corps helicopter Saturday His home near the river was swept away by the current Red China to Get Atom Fuel From Russians GENEVA Switzerland Soviet Union Saturday an nounced at the closing session of the Atoms for Peace conference that it will supply atomic reactors and all the known nuclear fuels to Red China and other Communist nations It said it wfll also consider atomic aid to other countries The Soviets also said they support President Eisenhowers pro posal for future international conferences on the peaceful uses of atomic energy Russian delegate A N Lavrishchev gave the details of a massive Soviet nuclear aid program ing supplies of tritium a radio j active isotope that in large quanti ties can be used in a hydrogen bomb After reading his closing state ment Lavrishchev added that his country favored Eisenhowers pro posal last week that another atoms Gen Moos New Commander of National DAY DES MOINES Gen Melvin J Maas chairman of the voluntarily However he might seek return to the Senate Prentis is reported to be favor able to a candidacy for lieutenant governor But he is quoted as say ing he would Tiot certain candidate for governor I had been mentioned that he raigb be interested in running with El thon Pendleton is said to be making soundings for reaction as to his possible candidacy for lieutenant governor The word is that he might wish to run on a slate with Hoegh But Hoegh h a s n t an nounced his plans Sources here say Dewel and Ko sek would be receptive to support for lieutenant governor Dewel was GOP floor leader in the Senate last session A publisher he was serv ing his fourth session in the Legis lature Missed One Session Prentis a merchant who for merly served in the House has missed only one of the last nine sessions He presently is chairman of the Iowa Tax Study Committee Pendleton an attorney has been a member of the House the Ias1 three sessions He is serving as chairman of the Iowa Water Rights Study Committee Kosek an in vestment banker has completed five consecutive sessions in the House Hoegh said recently that if he runs for reelection he is going to interview every Republican candi date for lieutenant governor to find out whether they favor reappor tionment of the Legislature He added that he would support one who is for reapportionment The governor commented in that connection that the Senate sifting committee pigeonholed in the 1955 session the Housepassed reappor tionment bill he wanted passed How Prentis Pendleton Dewel and Kosek would stand on a cam paign issue of reapportionment they said NEW CORPORATION DES MOINES Secre tary of States office Friday ap proved the reincorporation of Up per Iowa University at Fayette as a nonprofit corporation for 50 years About The Weather Mason City Cloudy warm Iowa Showers cooler Minnttota Showers cooler SHOWERS Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Satur day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 99 72 82 88 58 ment of the physically handi capped was formally installed as the new national commander of the Disabled American Veterans Friday night at a military b a 1J Amer After his election Friday after Boon Maas a retired1 Marine Corps general said he would not ask for a leave of absence from the Eisenhower Committee be cause the two jobs will work very well together I will continue a program of building and strengthening our or he said We will not allow our disabled veterans to be come forgotten heroes relegated to the economic scrap Maas is a former Republican congressman from Minnesota He makes his home at Duluth He was wounded in action on Okinawa and progressive blindness forced his retirement from the service in 1352 San Antonio won out over Hono lulu as the site of the 1956 conven tion site following a roll call vote The DAY Auxiliary elected Mrs Helen Heckle Albuquerque as national commander AHEM OMAHA divorce suit prop erty settlement statement filed in District Court here Friday had the court clerks office bugeyed It listed an item awarded the husband as 1 lawless for peace conference be held Regular Intervals The Soviet scientist said Russia hopes such conferences on the peaceful uses of atomic energy shall in the future be convened at regular The Soviet Union attaches great importance to the extension of the growth of international cooperation in the peaceful utilization of atomic Lavrishchev told the dele gates Shortly before the final session of the 12day United Nations con ference started the United States sold to Switzerland at a cutrate of its huge swimming pool atomic reactor whose eerie bluish light showing radioactivitj ican suggested conference The Soviet announcement said Red China wfll get the largest of the reactors to be furnished Com munist capable of producing up to kilowatts The report also disclosed for the first time the exact location of Soviet atomic plants cyclotrons accelerators and other installations invaluable for nuclear research Locations were given as Lenin grad Kiev Kharkov and Moscow Not The Soviet Union does not re gard its assistance in the applica tion of atomic energy for peaceful uses as a commercial undertak the report said Though the Soviet Union has spent enormous funds on the de velopment ofnuclear reactors and accelerators it gives its scientific and technical data and experience o other countries free of charge These countries pay only the actual cost of the equipment they receive under the it said Such aid wifl be extended to China Poland Czechslovakia East Germany Romania Bulgaria and Hungary the announcement said Only tiny Albania among the satellites was excluded i 59 Bottles of Liquor Seized at Davenport Sheriff Allen Is Leader of Raids DAVENPORT UP Sheriffs from outside Scott County acting under orders of Atty Gen Dayton Countryman raided two of Daven ports swankiest night spots Friday night and seized 59 bottles of liquor The offices called out six mem bers of the local police force and hit Johnny Hartmans Restaurant and The Gourmets Fiftytwo bottles of liquor were seized at Hartmans and seven at the other establishment Two Charges Joseph Palnussiaa 36 Rock Island bartender lit Hart mans was charged with aiding in the delivery and distribution of il legal liquor A simflar charge was filed against Glenn Barr 23 Da venport bartender at The Gour mets Story County Deputy Sheriff John Stark Nevada and Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Jerry Allen Mason City led the raids They said they received oral instructions rom Countryman in his Des Moines office earlier Friday Assistant Atty Gen Kent Emery Des Moines who was in Davenport said he did not direct ihe raids I just happened tj be in Davenport Liquor Stamps Emery and Countryman mel with Scott County officials severa weeks ago after Countryman an nounced a crackdown on the county which leads all others in PRINCESS 25 SHE Britain is awaiting news of Princess Margarets romance with Capt Peter the 40yearold divorced commoner she reportedly loves Sunday marks freedom day for Margaret her 25th birthday From then on she has the right to marry without the queens consent Townsend a dip lomatic attache in Brussels was a palace equerry a reward for RAF heroism IMPORTANT BIRTHDAY SUNDAY ii Margaret Meets Public BALLATER Scotland cess Margaret hid her romantic secrets behind a gay impish smile Saturday and joined thousands of curious at a church bazaar on the eve of her 25th coming of age jirthday when she will be free to marry without the Queens con sent Wearing a tartan skirt anc sweater Margaret left Balmoral Castle in a station wagon and spec to nearby Abergeldje Castle to sell knickknacks at a Still for the fit of CrafMe Ctiuren She laughed and chatted merrily and seemed unruffled by worldwide specula tion over whether she wfll now the renewal of federal retail liquor week It had surveyed its stamps Scott County Sheriff Pete Wfld man was not invited to participate in the raids and he refused to comment on them Scott County Atty Martin Leir was not in town He left for a vacation a few days ago GlobeGazette Photo by HofsUd HOW ABOUT A BITEyLmda Rovang 8 appears to be asking for a share of wa termelon in the proceswof being consumed by Gerald Priem 12 St Ansgar Scene was a Farm Bureau picnic Friday at the Mitchell County Fair at Osage 2 Proposals Before Tax Study Group Could Cause Rumpus DES MOINES of the Iowa Tax Study Committee have before them two recommendations guaranteed to cause a rumpus il they ever reach the Legislature One pertaining to revising the system of allocating highway funds would renew the Iowa NorthSouth battle The other concerning gasoline tax refunds would pit ban against rural lawmakers I i r Jack Benny to Forsake Radio HOLLYWOOD After 23M years on the air comedian Jack Benny is quitting the weekly grind of live radio to concentrate on tele Both recommendations were made to the committee by the Automobile Dealers Assn this members before offering a 9poin program The association said We recommend that the distri bution of revenues received for streets and highways be made on basis of priority of need anc We further recommend iat the present law providing for gas tax refunds be given serious study in an effort to find a more equitable and uniform method of handling this Under the present law some of the secondary road money is di vided among the counties on need basis However when these allocations were changed partially several legislative sessions ago to include some money on a need in stead of all on an area basis it caused lengthy turmoil among the lawmakers Legislators from northern Iowa where for various reasons the sec ondary roads are better than in southern Iowa feel that alloca ions on a need basis result in northern Iowa taxpayers helping mild roads in southern Iowa Any change proposed in the allocation svstem is bound to bring on an ither NorthSouth battle The Tax Study Committee was created by the 1955 Legislature It vas instructed to make recom mendations for overhauling the states entire revenue system on a just and equitable The 12 man committee is expected to re port by Sept 1 1956 PLAN MEMORIAL AMES memorable will be erected in Tama County to es Tama Jim Wilson secre the U S Department of Ag riculture from 18971913 vision There is a possibility he said Friday that the best of his old radio shows will be repeated on the air by re cording this fall He said its question of CBS reaching agree ment with a sponsor on price Benny will appear in a BENNY filmed television show every other week starting in the fall His Sunday evening radio time will be given over next season to a 55minute show starring Edgar Bergen CBS announced Russia to Return Three Prisoners WASHINGTON UP Russia las informed the United States that three Americans held prison er for seven years or more will be released the State Department announced Saturday The Americans are Pvt Wilfred Tumish Amesbury Pvt Murray Fields Bayside N and Frederick Charles Hopkins a man the government did not know was being held by the Russians The State Department said it had asked the Soviet Foreign Of ice in Moscow on July 16 to re ease Cumish and Fields whose presence in the Soviet UniojLhad ecn reported by returning oners of war marry Group Capt Peter Towu send handsome 40yearold war time pilot and divorced father of two children Queen Elizabeth II at the wheel of a big black limousine left the castle a few minutes before her younger sister Margaret was driv en by a hatless young man whom no one in the crowds recognized Birthday cards and telegrams y the thousands poured moral and British national news papers commenting on the ro mance rumors were sympathetic Most of the royal family xvas at Balmoral for Sundays festivities Margaret Elizabeth and the Queen Mother were planning to stand behind the counters them selves as salesladies when the sale begins Scotsmen and tourists poured in to Ballater in an unending stream all apparently hoping against hope that the day might bring some clue to Margarets romantic inten tions 25th Birthday On her 25th birthday under the Royal Marriage Law Margaret would be free to wed any man she chose without having the consent of the Queen a pillar of the Church Estimate Damage in Billions 70 Persons Are Missing Bj The Associated Press Furious floods ripped at the northeastern states for the second day in a row Saturday with 105 known dead and property damage estimated in the billions It was the worst such catastro phe ever to hit the region Rivers bloated with record jreaking rains rolled out of their janks across seven states leaving thousands homeless roads in shambles and whole communities debriscovered ruins As the mopup of mud and wreck age began in battered New York and New England towns to the north the stampeding Delaware and its tributaries still flung ter ror and tumult in areas farther south Worst Beating Pennsylvania took the worst beating with 51 known dead and at least 70 missing from water juried camps and homes The mown dead listed by other states Connecticut 30 Massachusetts 11 New Jersey 5 New York 4 Virginia 2 Rhode Island 1 As civil defense organizations Red Cross and the armed forces threw emergency units into high gear an indication of the extent of the misery came in this single report of supplies sent by the Army overnight Twohundred cots and blankets and two amphibious ducks to Trenton 500 cots and blankets airlifted to Hartford 200 mattresses and blankets to Camden Many towns were without power and water supplies were spoiled hitormiss in much of the shattered region Among the missing were an un known number of women and chil 40 or a submerged group of summer cot tages near Stroudsburg Pa Res cue workers found 14 cabins en tirely under water and no sign of life Ail Underwater The camp known as Camp Da vid was completely underwater and all 14 buildings were gone There was no indication whether he adults and children there had otten to safety before being trap ed when the Brodheads Creek overflowed New reports of dams crumbling under the force of swollen streams added to the swelling total of prop erty damage The collapse of the Rice City Damin North Uxbridge sent a fivefoot wall of water charg ing down the Blackstone River to ward Woonsocket R already deva stated by earlier floods As the rising Delaware River swirled over its banks in Trenton of England which frowns on the capital of New Jersey five fire remarriage of divorced persons Meanwhile speculation o Margarets plans for the reached fever pitch throughout Britain British reporters keeping tabs on Townsend in Belgium where he is British air attache made much of the fact he sum moned his two sons to visit him at seaside Mariaerke They hinted broadly he wanted to tell them they soon will have the Princess for a stepmother The boys are Charles 13 and Hugh 10 Townsend has legal custody but they live witfi their mother companies pumped water from the basement of the state house in an effort to forestall damage to the building and its valuable records At Seymour flood victims watched the angry Naugatuck River undermine a cemetery up ending tombstones and digging out concrete vaults and coffins Ceme tery workers carried corpses from broken coffins Some Relief While downstream communities built hasty sandbag dikes and evacuated low lying districts stricken cities upstream reported with relief that the flood crest now Mrs John de Laszlo in Engjthere had been passed land Thousands homeless and Seemed Pensive whole cities went without drinking FlPltv 3T1fl 0i C TTlftPO Bundled up in a raincoat and good of bad S day in a driving rain She seemed imaimng in operation were re 1 I 1 I VSMV1 ClklUtl I pensive and some who saw lwriservcd for emergency use wondered whether the orettv nor wondered whether the pretty nor mally sparkling girl had decided yet what to do about her romantic problem Whatever the decision no an nouncement is expected from the royal family Sunday In the normal order of things such an announce ment would not be forthcoming un til after a long series of confer ences with various advisors of Mar garets sister Queen Elizabeth II The titular head of the Church of England which dis approves of find it difficult to give her assent to such a marriage j The governors of Pennsylvania Massachusetts Rhode Island and Connecticut declared a state of emergency SAME DATEW4at   

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