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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Nofftfc Doily Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI MfWSPArift THAT M A K I S All N01TH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Prw Full LMM Wlrw MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 27 IMS This Paper Two OM Dramatic Plan for Mideast Offers Protection lr JOHN HICHTOWER WASHINGTON UP The Eisen h o w e r Administration Saturday pinned high hopes on a dramatic American offer to guarantee the boundaries of Israel and rival Arab states if they can work out a per manent peace settlement The offer was made by Secretary of State Dulles Friday in a speech before the Council on Foreign Re lations in New York Stressing that the United States was acting as a friend of both Israelis and Dulles said he made the proposals with the authority of President The move constituted an unpre cedented American bid to settle the longstanding IsraelArab conflict once and for all It was backed by other offers of U S help which could run into many millions of dollars Councils The proposals it was learned were worked out in the State De partment passed on by the Na tional Security Council and per fected in conferences with Eisen hower when the President was in Washington briefly this week The timing of tie announcement apparently was influenced by re ports over several months that Russia is trying to extend its in fluence in the strategic oilrich Middle East with offers of econom ic assistance and military equip ment The Soviet policy appears to be aimed at trying to develop some kind of neutral bloc in the region The aim of the United States Brit ain and France has been to create a Middle East defensive system al lied with the West The great difficulty standing In the way of the Western goal has been continuing hostility between Israel and the Arab states A 1M9 armistice brought their fullscare war to an end But there Gets Support LONDON lined up Saturday with the United States in offering to guarantee the se curity of Israel and the Arab states provided they enter per manent peace accord The Brit ish statement said Dulles pro posal was an important contri bution toward solution of the j city for her former husband New Hitch At Political Talks AP Wtrephoto FIRE FOLLOWS REFINERY BLAST This air view shows the dense smoke which blanketed a huge area Sat 2 DEAD 17 INJURED IN INDIANA urday following a blast at the Standard Oil Co plant Whiting Ind Another photo on page 16Story Cracking Plant Explodes WHITING Ind If A 26story Raging fire followed the explo highoctane gasoline cracking insjon m the Standard Oil Co Ind jptont billowing black oily smoke stallation blew to bits with terrific brce Saturday kfllinfi at least two people injuring 17 and smashing jroperty in a widespread area Woman Shot at Fort Dodge Gas Station FORT DODGE if A young mother of seven children was shot and killed at a Fort Dodge service station shortly before noon Satur day and police were combing the most critical outstanding prob lem in the have been numerous border skir mishes and raids since Just yes terday an Egyptian military spokesman in Cairo reported that 13 Israeli soldiers had been killed in two of three clashes this week near the Egyptianheld Gaza strip The voice of America beamed a special broadcast of Dulles speech to the Middle East and followed this with Arabic and Hebrew trans lations No Reaction The victim was Mrs Josephine Gulps 31 Police armed with shotguns ri fles and pistols were searching for her former husband Joseph Ed ward Culps 30 who officers said pumped four or five bullets from a 32 caliber revolver into her body Witnesses told officers that Culps went to the house where Mrs Culps and her seven young children had been living and said he wanted to see her Mrs Culps rushed out of the house and next door to the D K Frantz servicte station miles into the air At least 50 houses close to the Childrens Day Stote Fair DES MOINES to the State Fairgrounds swung open Saturday and thousands of children rushed through to take advantage of Childrens Day All those un der If were admitted free as the 101st exposition got under way The weather forecast was for hot dry weather with a possible afternoon high near 100 No rain was pre dicted plant were badly damaged Three collapsed completely Windows were shattered in Crown Point 20 miles away The smoke plume was dearly visible from Chicago 16 miles northwest of the blast scene The gigantic blast shattered the worlds largest to convert low octane gasolines in to high octane fuel The big er installation capable of pro ducing barrets of 100oetane gasoline a day had more than wice the capacity of the ordinary catalytic cracker The dead were 3yearold Rich Glewniak Mlled when a shard of steel shot through a house and Walter Shea 63 a foreman at the refinery who died of a heart at tack The dead boys brother Ronald 5 was badly hurt and their fa Frank was cut on the leg Hours after the blast flames UNLESS DEMANDS ARE MET Union Promises Strike at Chrysler Pldnt in 4 Days DETROIT Corp and CIO United Auto Workers roared some 200 feet into the gloom above ruptured refinery tanks Knots of curious onlookers stoo fascinated by great sheets of 2 inch steel which had been hurled outside the refinery One piece some 50feet long had bashed through the front of an un occupied house and flattened an automobile some 400 yards from the blast Another about 80 feet long lay 200 yards away from the shredded bydroformer blocking traffic in Highway 41 Torn just like a piece of one man said One automobile landed upside down atop a smashed house Win dows were shattered in a general radius of three miles from the ex plosion Mrs Isaac Bratcher who lives a block and a half from the refin ery said she was feeding her dog in the basement when the blast occuredL house seemed to lift off the she said The windows were blownin on all four Estimates of the number of peo ple working at the hydroformer when it blew up ranged from seven to 19 A number of persons were1 taken to hospitals from the refin Other GOP Chiefs May Seek Office Pendleton Is 1st Candidate By DWIGHT MeCORMACK DES MOINES l5VTo Rep Wen dell Pendleton RStorm Lake goes the distinction of being the irst person to announce his can didacy for a statewide office in the 1956 Iowa elections Pendleton 34 and an attorney who has served three terms in the towa House of Representatives said earlier this week he would seek the office of lieutenant gov ernor which fellow Republican Leo Elthon Fertile is vacating Now that his hat is in the ring other candidacies are expected to DC when the lawmakers and state officials gath er as guests of the State Fair Board at State Day at the fair next Wednesday Other Possibilities Although the 1956 primary is the larger part of a year away the opening left by Elthon probably will be attractive to several other Republicans Mentioned as possi bilities are Sen X T Prentis Mount Ayr Sen Duane Dewel Al gona and Rep Ernest Kosek Ce dar Rapids Elthon himself stfll is the center of speculation whether he wil challenge Gov Leo Hoegh for the GOP nomination for governor Its a certainty that Elthon will be asked about it if he attends State Day Hoegh has said he isnt ready to announce his intentions Another point of speculation in political circles is whether Atty ren Dayton Countryman will seek Republican reelection He has neither said he will nor he wont Countryman is the target of crit cism from in and out of GOP also his calling in sheriffs from some coun ies to make liquor raids in others his campaign to make Iowa cracker He has said that if he doesnt run he will return to lis law practice at Nevada The fire did not spread outside the plant They related that Gulps chasedunion started a round of weekend bargaining sessions Saturday with the A Standard Oil spokesman said Other Members There was no immediate reacher yelling that he was going tounion threatening to pull workers off their job at to the ptant would nin cumbents ion from any of the Arab governikill her As she reached the jaround several million same nents But Middle Eastern diploof the station he opened fire s f to the bydroformer I said it mi tion ments mats here approached Uie plan cau tiously The eight Arab League members were expected to confer among themselves to prepare a joint formal reply At the U Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold welcomed Dulles proposals praising their generous and constructive Dulles laid down what amounted to a four point program 1 A United States treaty sub ject to Senate ratification designed to guarantee Arab or Israeli boun daries He said he hoped other countries would join this security guarantee and that the United Nations would sponsor it 2 American help in working out clearly defined boundaries between Israel and the Arab states if the parties to the dispute should de 3 American help in raising an international loan to enable Israel to provide compensation for Arab refugees most of whom have been living in tent cities since they fled what was then Palestine during the fighting seven years ago 4 An American contribution to water development and irrigation projects in the region which would help to solve the refugee problem by assisting in resettlement Pendleton who was speaker pro empore of the House in the 1955 egislature said in his announce ment to other members of the Leg islature that northwest Iowa has not had a GOP candidate for Senator Governor or Lieutenant Governor in more than 25 years This raised the question in some quarters as to whether his candi dacy would hurt Republican in cumbents seeking reelection from area Some observers French Veto Demand by Moroccans Timetable Is Upset WENDELL PENDLETON Office Plane Lands on Truck Top By Mistake OROFINO Idaho pilot letting down for a routine landing here Friday instead found himself a piggyback passenger on a speeding truck I thought be was going to take us all the way to a town 20 miles down the road said startled pilot Merel Bowler 45 after his highwing light plane had used the 50foot trucktrailer top as a mobile landing field An equally amazed truck driver Lloyd Coons 27 wasnt aware anything unusual had hap pened and continued down the highway for 200 yards after the novel landing I couldnt see anything in my rear view Coons said then a wing tipped and I saw a shadow I The speeds of the truck and the plane were so close to identi cal that I hardly felt he said I thought at first I had hit a chuck hole or a No one was hurt Damage to truck and plane was surprisingly light Bowler with the planes owner Rex Yates as passenger was let ting down for a landing at the runway which runs parallel to the highway Trees obscured his vision of the road Train Auto in Collision at Rockwell By JOSEPH DYNAN AIX LES BAINS France new hitch developed in the French Moroccan political talks Saturday when the Istiqlal Independence Party demanded the return to France of deposed Sultan Moham med Ben Youssef before it would join a proposed coalition govern ment Pierre July French minister for Tunisian and Moroccan affairs told reporters this could not be ac cepted The French position July said is that the government should be formed before Ben Youssef is allowed to return from his two year Madagascar exile This development upset the con ference timetable French Premier Edgar Faure originally planned to fly back ito Paris Saturday night with an agreement in his pocket for cabinet approval Sunday Faure will remain here for supplemen tary conferences News Stories A formal Istiqlal statement re ferring to news stories about its participation in a broadly based Moroccan government described the reports as premature The statement said out usefully when the Moroccan le The constitution of a Morroccan government can only be carried gality has been restored that is after the solution of the problem of the throne On this subject we do not know if the French govern ment which seems to be holding to he principle of conciliation will lecide to adopt the procedure and the forms likely to be accepted by Joroccan An Istiqlal spokesman reiter ated the partys stand that it wants Ben Youssef to come to France be fore a new Moroccan government is formed French leaders apparently werent too concerned over a threat by Sultan Mohammed Ben Moulay Arafa to rebel against one key point in the reported plan that providing for his own ouster The Nationalists have demanded the re moval of the present sultan as a first step toward any agreement Saturdays extended meetings were reported aimed at an accord which would set up a Moroccan government of national union and perhaps bringin Ben Slimane as I premier Ben Slimane is an inde BUS ACCIDENT NACOGDOCHES Tex WA tire blowout threw an Air Force bus into a deep dry creek Friday kill ing two arid injuring 14 of the 16 airmen aboard Carroll Youth in Threat to Girl and Her Family CARROLL Cft Art Limbrecht was charged with breaking and en tering in a county attorneys infor mation Saturday after authorities said he threatened a former girl friend with a pistol Friday night County Attorney Robert Bruner said Limbrecht in his early 20s entered the home of Mr and Mrs Albert Hagen armed with a 22 caliber pistol and allegedly threat ened the couples daughter Flor ence The young man fired the Union officials said they would call their workers most of themj Fires in the plant were burning lieutenant governor employed in the Detroit area out on strike unless a new contractseveral hours after the blast Republican state convention settlement to replace the 5year pact is reached in four days Robert W Conder Chrysler vice president replied to the notice of a strike deadline by asserting that the companys proposal made three weeks ago is very liberal and meets the economic pattern ROCKWELL Ray moderate nationalist and might if the nomination MDes Momes was pasha regional lead governor is left to the escaPed Juiy Friday when his er of Fez established by the union and our major UAW Vice President Norman Matthews said the union would exert every effort to resolve the issues without the necessity of a But Emil Mazey secre tarytreasurer of the UAW said We still have a long way to go after talks broke up late Friday He predicted talks would go right down to the wire and Mat pistol once into the floor of the thews called all Chrysler local home apparently to show it was loaded Bruner said The county attorney said the two had been dating each other and Miss Hagcn apparently had stopped seeing Limbrecht RIGHTING MATTERS PIERRE S D wondered if the state was in dis tress as they passed the state house one day recently On the flagpole was the Stars and upside down That is the universal signal for indicating distress or ex treme emergency An alert capitol employe finally reported the error and the flag was hauled down and hoisted time right side up presidents to attend a meeting at union headquarters Wednesday morning Matthews said they would be given a lastminute prog ress report and would map strike action if a settlement did not ap pear imminent Company and union bargaining teams have met more than 125 times since last June 27 in an ef fort to reach an agreement CM CRASHES JOPL1N Mo Air Force C46 transport plane made a crash landing and caught fire Friday night at the Joplin airport The co pilot Lt Joseph A Sheppard Overland Park suffered a laceration on the head NATIONAL 250 trainmen and auxiliary members representing 32 lodges in Iowa Saturday began a twoday convention at Hotel Hanford National officers of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Auxiliary were in attendance Left to right are M Dolan Cleveland Ohio vice president of the brotherhood and Mary Gorman Columbus Ohio grand president of the auxiliary J Flynn Ma son City convention chairman and president of the local lodge Mrs W M R icrson Boone vice grand president of District 5 W L Hill Cleveland promotion department manager and Mrs E E Brims local auxiliary president car was struck by a Minneapolis and St Louis train a half mile south of here Highway patrolmen said Bert rand driving on a detour of high way 65 told them he saw the train but couldnt stop in time The train struck the left front side of his car and hurled it 30 feet into a ditch Bertrands 1954model car was demolished The accident happened noon about Express Hope The French hopefully expected Faures threepoint plan for an ac cord would get the support of the Istiqlal The proposed settlement was to be put before the full French Cabi net Sunday Still an official secret pending Cabinet approval it was reported reliably to be based on iese points 1 Removal of Moulay Arafa and lis replacement by a council of COULDNT TAKE IT the sort of regency The LOS ANGELES 3 Heman nationalist backed former sultan actor Sterling Hayden Friday dijMohammed Ben Youssef would be vorced his is exactly 121 permitted to return to France from inches shorter than in Madagascar pending a explanation him that she henpecked About The Weather Mason City Clearing hot Iowa Mostly fair hot Minnesota Showers warm Globe Gazette 1 weather data up I to 8 Satur day Maximum 98 HOT Minimum At 8 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum G8 69 20 76 64 final decision on his future He was deposed two years ago 2 Establishment of a govern ment of national union under the council of the throne The govern ment would represent the main Moroccan political groups 3 Negotiations between France and the government of national un ion on a new convention defining their relationship SAME DATE1954m   

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