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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Nortli lowds Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE N E W S P A P E R T H A T M A K E S ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXU Associated Press and United Press full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 1955 This Paper Consists of Two One No 11 Youth Co to Airliner Sabotage Argentina Has New President BUENOS AIRES Argentina walked a dangerous new path Monday with provisional President Edu ardo Lonardi overthrown and with his friends vowing re venge Lonardi the major1 general who led the September revolution against the dictatorship of Juan Perori was pushed out of office in bloodless coup Sunday Maj Gen Pedro Eugenio Aram uiru another general who took lart in the antiPeron movement even weeks ago was sworn o succeed him The ringleaders of the coup said hey did it to stamp out tolali arian influence in the Lonardi overnment and to make sure true democracy was built on he ruins of the Peron dictatorship Called Treason But Lonardis friends called it a One Mans A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE Sumlay 1VTAD Quincy SiOl Sunday W01 Ames Thursday A Few More Borrowed Ideas ago I concluded that the one surest way for me to gain the reputation of being a pretty smart fellow would be to borrow some of the ideas that reach me in my daily mail and not give credit It would of course be plagiarism and plagiarism is certainly a dishonesty if not actually thievery Well I didnt do anything more than flirt with the idea What others might THINK about me I con cluded would be ever so much less important than what I would KNOW about me But the fact remains that I do have some extremely stimulating correspondence friends w n through the years they have pro vided me with some of my mosl worthwhile commentaries bul always with due credit Id like il known Not so long ago I was cut in on the carbon copy of a letter written by Mayor A H Oldham ofJSilver Lake Village Cuyahoga Falls Ohio It was addressed to the Na tional Safety Council of which used to be a vice president anci contained one of the most chal lenging safety ideas Ive come across in a Jong time Story Behind Letter But before I pass along the idea and all the thought behind it I should tell you how I came by the copy of the letter Its rather inter esting too I think Some four years ago on the re activation cruise of the Battleship IOWA after it had lain in drydock on the Pacific Coast for three or four years I made the acquaint ance of one Capt W R Smcclberg III skipper of that giant battle wagon Our ten days of contact on the cruise to Pearl Harbor anc in Honolulu after landing led to a lasting friendship with that per sonable naval officer for me anc the dozen other civilians on tha memorable venture Hes now Adm W R Smedberg Til anc Ive visited him in his Arlington home within a short distance of the Pentagon where he occupies an even more important position in the national defense setup than being skipper of one of the four greatest battleships ever launched Mutual Annapolis Interest But that still doesnt explain how I came into possession of an Ohio mayors letter to the Nationa Safety Council Im approaching i by a circuitous route arounc Robinhoods barn as it were Mayor Oldham is the father o a lad who was the roommate o Adm during their days at the Nava Academy in Annapolis The Ad mirals older son is an Annapolis graduate too This circumstance led to an ac quaintanceship between the ad miral and the mayor and brough Oldhams Safety Council letter to the attention of the naval officer Adm Smedberg was impressed by So was I And so will you be when youve had a look at the pro posal And thats just what is abou to happen Touched fay Accident It was the staggering death tol on the highways of the nation ove the Labor Day weekend tha prompted Mayor Oldham the National Safety Council witl a proposal designed to reduce traf flc slaughter he began is to sup CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 treason which would be pun shed From his exile in Panama Peron aid the changes in Argentine overnment were expected and vill continue There will be others Crowds shouted Nazis no de mocracy as the new presi dent took over his office Aramburu a 52yearold profes iorial soldier commanded rebel army units in the uprising against Jeron and was named army chief of staff when the revolutionary jovernment took over in Seplern er Aramburu took the oath of of fice at Casa Rosada the govern ment house late in the afternoon and immediately named a junta 0 help him rule the The first announcement said the junta would be made up of the ministers 3f the army navy and air force 3ut later it was expanded to in lude the v i c e president Adm Isaac Rojas commander of nava operations Military Decision Lonardi conferred at his home wth some members of his oustec government His only public com ment was a statement to reporters denying he had resigned It said This has come about exclu sively by the decision of certaii members of the armed In a statement after he was sworn in as president Aramburu said Only one spirit promptec he movement of the revolution and that is the democratic senti ment of our people The mis sion of returning the nation to democratic institutions is to be nisted to those whose background has weii proved they are most able to fill Lonardis sevenweekold govern ment was pledged by political and economic problems after 10 years of Peron rule United in opposition to Peron differences in the rev olutionary ranks came into the open s o o n after he was over thrown Lonardi attempted to steer a middle course but major divis ions appeared between right wing and prodemocratic forces Hunt Leads in Holdup at Davenport DAVENPORT UP Police Monday were investigating leads n the holdup of the United Super market that netted two men be tween and Saturday All About The Weather Mason City Cloudy and not so cold with occasional rain or snow likely Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 2227 High Tuesday 3742 Iowa Mostly cloudy night and Tuesday with rain or rain and snow mixed extreme northwest Monday night anc spreading over the state Tuesdaj except becoming snow north por tion Warmer west and centra Monday night and southeast Tucs day otherwise little temperature change Low Monday night 1 northeast to 30 southwest Minnesota Snow warmer Globe Gazctt weather data ii to 8 Mon day Maximum 35 Minimum 9 At 8 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 28 SNOW GlobeGazette photos by A r7 Yi rirrTw T T n w uy BLAZE GUTS Clarence Jenn top pokes through the rubble left after an early morning fire Moiiday inCharles City The originated in the room where Jenn stands which was occupied by the YWCA Neither the YWCA nor the Little Theater which occupied the back of the building were insured Firemen below hose down the top stories of the buildings iil Charles City Hit by Fire CHARLES earlymorn ng fire which started from an oil stove on second floor of the owa Public Service Co building lere Monday badly damaged two juildings on the main street of the jusiness district The blaze spread to the Morgan Apparel Shop building and gutted he interior of the Elite Beauty Shop on the second floor of the Hick building The roof of the building collapsed The first floors of the two build ngs were damaged by smoke and water Also suffering smoke dam age were the Fareway Grocery Store to the north and Davis Paint store lo the south in the same Snow to Follow Cold Wave Over MOST OF IOWA By The Associated Press Thecold wave which had been stalled over Montana and the Dakotas moved southward with a rush Sunday bringing falling tem pcratufes to Iowa Spencer had a low of 8 above zero early Monday The low at Mason City was 9 above Low readings ranged upward to 31 at Davenport Ar many Iowa points the Monday morning lows were as muchi as 20 degrees colder than the lows early Sunday Most sections of the state got a trace of moisture Sunday mostly irt the form of drizzle In northwest Iowa traces of snow and sleet were mixed with freezing drizzle Iowas high temperatures Sunday ranged from 32 at Spencer to 52 af Davenport The Weather Bureau said a deepening storm system over Utah and western Colorado will cause rapidly changing conditions over the Central Plains bringing snow to Iowa block Alarm Turned in The fire alarm was turned in about by a newspaperboy Twcritycight firemen1 responded in hree trucks and brought the blaze under control about two hours later Fire Chief Marvin Carbiener said the rooms where the fire started were used by the The oil stove from which the blaze origi nated fell through to the first floor as the firemen arrived The fire which had burned a hole around he stove quickly spread to the aack rooms of the building used by he Little Theater group No Estimate The flames had spread to the beauty shopthrough a common up stairs entryway and were licking hrough the roof of the public serv ice building when the department arrived on the scene Assistant Fire Chief Allen Jiggs Steffler 36 was overcome by smoke while battling the blaze but is reported in good condition at Cedar Valley Hospital Francis Oldham a fireman chipped a wrist bone when he slipped and fell on the ice in front of the buildings No estimate of the damage was available WOMAN ARRESTED DUBUQUE were hold ing Virginia Carr 25 on suspicion of assault after her husband Ralph 32 suffered a knife wounc in the shoulder Osceola Man Given 8Year Sentence OSCEOLA Iffl Leonard Neil Fleming 22 Osceola was sen enced to an eightyear manslaugh er term Saturday in the strangula tion death of his son David 6 months old A Jury convicted Fleming after a rial at which physicians testified he baby died of manual strangu Fleming testified he had merely placed his hands under the childs jaws and lifted upward in teaching him not to The death occurred July 26 Pulitzer Prize Winner Bernard de Voto Dies NEW YORK Bernard d Voto 58 writer critic and scholar who won the Pulitzer Prize fo History in 1947 died of a hear attack Sunday night at Presbyter an Hospital GETS POST ROCHESTER Minn UP Mary Woods Webster City Iowa was appointed chairwoman of a organizing committee of the Cit zens for Stevenson and Humph rey club here Sunday Took Out Insurance on His Mother Before Crash DENVER JPI A enver man signed a written ad lission Monday that he placed a ynamite bomb on a United Air Ines exploded and car ied his mother and 43 other per ons to death Nov 1 U S Dist Atty Donald E Kel ley told newsmen John Gilbert Graham admitted putting the ex plosive on the plane that burst into pieces in the air nearLong mont 11 minutes after it took off from the Denver airport The FBI accused Graham of placing aboard the plane a num Peace Officers Who Gamble Drink Warned Countryman Makes New Declaration DBS MOINES Atty Gen Dayton Countryman said Monday B understands some peace offi ers refused to attend a recent meeting at Fort Dodge because if the extent and magnitude of ambling and drinking by some mall g u p of officers them The attorney general reiterated If any officer should partici pate in substantial gambling this office would start removal pro Countryman said three elements are necessary to constitute gam chance anc prize At Home Countryman had been quoted re cently as saying that he would see removal of any officer who partic pated in minor gambling game even if the games took home When asked about his stalemenl he said the full picture had no been given in the earlier new story In reply to a question at his new conference as to what he meant bj the full picture Countryman said It is my understanding that a group of peace officers refused to attend a recent district peace offi cers meeting in Fort Dodge be cause of the extent and magnitude of gambling and drinking of some mall group of officers them Some Patrolmen He said the officers who refuser o attend included some state high way patrolmen The attorney general was askec whether he considered nickelahole jets on golf or pennyante games as gambling and he replied That is gambling and its stil gambling even if clone in a In reviewing several recent weeks tic spent in organizing county peace officer organizations he saic he had been in 49 counties anc peace officers in only two of them refused to set up county organiza tions He said the two counties were Webster and Plymouth We havent gone to Corydon in Wayne County because there jus is no enthusiasm down Countryman said However he saic he feels that a large share of the county associations will remain ac live and a lot of good can anc will come out of these AP Wircphoto NAVY SHIP darkens the sky as it pours from the Navy radar ship Searcher after a fuel tank exploded Sunday A Coast Guard plane flies over the craft to remove two injured men Three sailors were killed ROBERT E SHERWOOD Writer Dies NEW Rob ert E Sherwood 59 died Monday in New York Hospital He suffered a moderate heart attack early Saturday and after briefly rallying had weakened steadily since noon Sherwood one of the nations foremost contemporary literary figures won three Pulitzer prizes for dramas and another for a biog raphy Roosevelt and Some months ago Sherwood can celled a contract with the National Broadcasting lo write a series of onehour television scripts at a fee of each Three months ago he underwent an operation at Doctors Hospital Its nature was not disclosed Survivors include his widow and married daughter ber of sticks of dynamite attached to a battery with a timing mechan ism in the form of a Kelley told repoiters he intends to recommend state prosecution of Graham on a murder charge be cause at the moment it doesnt look like the federal penalty is sufficient to justify The FBI said Graham married and the father of two children took out an air flight insurance policy for on his mother Daisy King at the Denver airport a short time before she boarded the illfated plane on her way to Alaska to visit a daughter But it was learned the policy was not signed by Mrs King and ap parently was not valid A reporter asked Kelly if this was a oneman job or were others Kelley replied he had no comment at this time Graham who worked in his mothers restaurant and is a for nfer construction worker was ar raigned before U S Commission er Harold S Oakes and waived preliminary hearing Oakes set Graham was unable to make bond and was taken to the county jail It was learned that Graham has been a construction worker and became familiar with handling dynamite It also was re ported authoritatively th ait he would be in line for a onefourth share of his mothers estate vali Six Persons Die as Result of Accidents By The Tress Six persons died as a result of motor vehicle accidents in Iowa over the weekend Victims included Mrs Dan Paradise 39 Sioux City was killed when a car skid ded and overturned on a bridge made icy by condensation of mois ture on the structure The acci dent occurred Sunday near Hoi stein Mrs Paradise is a sister inlaw of Municipal Judge George Paradise of Sioux City Her hus band and son were unhurt James S h a d 1 e y 11 Council Bluffs died Sunday of injuries suf fered when he was struck by a car in Council Bluffs Saturday night Karen Embry 12 daughter of Mr and Mrs Dick Embry Panora was killed Saturday night when she fell from a hayrack during a hayride and was struck by an on coming car Mrs George Benjamin 34 Des Moincs was killed Saturday when her car hit an abutment of a High way 6 railroad underpass near Al toona Alton Clare 34 DCS Moines was killed Saturday when his car over turned on a country road north of Macksburg in Warren County Robert Young 57 Des Moincs was killed Saturday night when the car in which he was riding overturned on Highway 92 east of SAME ued at an estimated in the event of her death At Washington FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said Graham could be charged with violation o a sec tion of the federal code which for bids sabotaging a national defense facility or materials The code de fines commercial airliners as among such facilities The maximum penalty for con viction on this charge is 10 years imprisonment and a fine Down Payment Graham and his wife and two children lived in a West Denver dwelling with his mother The mofher had made the down pay ment on the house and Graham was making the monthly payments Two rewards totaling nave been offered for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for causing the plane to crash One for was offered by W A Patterson president of Unit ed The other for was an nounced by the Flight Engineers International Assn which has been on strike against UAL since Oct 23 Patterson in a statement praised the FBI for such a remarkable job in solving this great Graham had been working at the restaurant with his mother to help pay off in bogus checks he had forged against a Denver firm He was convicted of forgery in 1951 and given a fiveyear suspend ed sentence Born in Denver Graham a Denver University student had told reporters the night of the crash that he saw his mother aboard the airliner for a long delayed trip to visit her daughter Helen Hablutzel in An chorage Alaska He told newsmen he returned home and was notified a few minutes later the plane had crashed killing all aboard Graham was born in Denver in 1932 He was placed in an orphan age following the death of his fa ther in 1935 He later lived with his mother and stepfather Mr and Mrs Earl King until he was 15 years of age He has worked in Spenard Alas ka was discharged from the Coast Guard as a minor in 1949 worked as a mechanic at Grand Junction and since the death of his stepfather has assisted his mother in operating a drivein restaurant in Denver In Graham was arrested in Lubbock on an illicit liquor charge and received a 60day jail sentence In November 1951 Graham was convicted on forgery charges in Denver growing out of the forgery of 42 checks for each drawn on a Denver concern He received a fiveyear suspended sentence in a state court in Denver and was placed on probation His made restitution of and Graham has been making monthJy payments on the unpaid balance which has now been reduced to   

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