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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for he Home DN CITY GLOBEGAZ NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Leaso Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7 1955 HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DM SAFE DRIVING DAY This Paper Consists Four One No 51 2 Yanks Arrested East Germans Claim Attlee Resigns as Labor Party Leader LONDON Attlee the mildmannered Socialist who directed creation of Britains welfare state resigned Wednesday as leader of the Labor Parly A threecornered fight for the top post in Ihe British opposition party appeared shaping up among Deputy Leader Herbert Morrison 7 49 yearold Hugh Gaitskell and Ancurin Sevan 58 fiery Welsh leader of the partys left wing Bcvan was given almost no chance however against Morrison or Gailskell both followers of Attlces moderate policies Morrisons age could count against him Characteristically the 72yearold Attlee almost tiptoed out of the party leadership he had held for 20 record in modern British politics He handed in his resignation at a closed meet ATTLEE ing of Labor members of Parliament which lasted less than half an hour His colleagues saluted him with for hes a jolly good Attlee was visibly moved His lips quivered Age and ill health were responsible for his retirement from the minority leadership in the House of Commons The man who served as Britains prime minister from 1945 to 1951 had found direction of the partys opposition to the Conservative government an increas ing burden in recent months Labors defeat in the general election in May may have speeded his decision Last summer he suffered a slight stroke He recovered but found himself more and more fatigued as he conducted the partys parlia mentary battles It was generally assumed Atllee would accept an earldom and move up to the House of Lords He may become leader of the party in that more leisurely chamber Estes to Delay Campaign Plans But Wont Undertake Same Grind Nixon Also Faces Problem WASHINGTON Sen Estes Kefauver DTenn Wednesday said he may delay until January his announcement whether he will seek the Democratic nomination for president He said previously he would decide this month If he runs Kefauver made it dear he will not undertake the same sort of primary grind as in 1952 That helped him roll up 340 votes to top the list of aspirants on the first ballot at the 1352 con vention I have a great deal of Senate work to do and t will not have time to campaign in a great many primaries if I do make the Kefauver said i Minnesota Primary However he said that if he runs he may enter the March 20 Minne I sola primary Adlai Stevenson the only announced candidate to date 4 already has accepted an invitation from the Minnesota Democratic FarmerLabor Party organization to enter that contest I any having some friends of mine make a survey Ke J fauyer said When 1 get their re porl 1 will know the t Thc Minnesota party organiza tion has endorsed Stevenson large Jy through efforts of Sen Humph rey Kefauver said the May 29 Flor ida and June 5 California primar ies which Stevenson may enter would be given consideration he decides to run Kefauvers indicated change in strategy was regarded as reflect ing a belief on his part that it is more important to win a few cru cial primary tests than it is to roll lip early ballot votes as he did in 952 Nixons Version Another version of this problem spparently is faced by Vice Presi dent Nixon if President Eisen hower doesnt run again Nixons friends are reported di vided on the question of whether he could run almost wholly on a possible endorsement from Eiscn h o w e r or whether it would be necessary for him to go to the California primary in an attempt to win home base backing in next years GOP convention Sen Knowland of California the minority leader has made it clear that if Eisenhower isnt in the race Knowlands name will go on the California ballot Gov Goodwin T Knight has said he wants the favorite son designation Nixon had only a no comment Tuesday for published reports he had told friends he wouldnt enter any primaries if Eisenhower doesnt seek a second term I SHOPPING i DAYS LEFT Help Fight TB Christmof SiraU J Hes o Good Farmer But No EXPERT ON PHOTOGRAPHY POPLAR BLUFF Mo Wallis a good dairyman but no expert with a camera went to a photo shop Tuesday to pick up some film he had left for processing and protested there had been a The three rolls of film Wallis had left he insisted were snapshots he had made of some of his heifers so that he could have them regis tered There had been a mixup all right Closer inspection of the snapshots disclosed Wallis had held the camera backwards and had made 24 pictures of his own face MR ROBERTS TOP PICTURE James Dean Jennifer Jones Top Movielands Audience Poll HOLLYWOOD The late James Dean emotiontorn hero of East of and Jennifer Jones Eurasian doctor of Love Is a Many Splendorecl have been named the top movie performers of the year by the first audience awards poll An estimated 15 million fans also voted Mister Roberts the best picture and Peggy Lee Kellys and Tab Hunter ry and Track of the outstanding new personalities The first mass polling of movie goers produced resulls lhat could have important bearings on the award of Oscars next March Cer tainly Dean and perhaps Miss Jones loom as top contenders for Hollywoods premier honor the Academy Award It was a touching moment when 7rrace Kelly announced the award for Dean to the glamorous crowd at the Beverly Hilton Tuesday night There wasstunned silence then applause as the audience real ized the loss of the brilliant actor killed at 24 in a highway crash two months ago The audience awards are the re mit of a long campaign to give icket buyers a say in the annual Durst of movie awards Producers and theater owners combined to seek the widest electorate possible for movie honors Some the ater managers made 20 nomina ions in Ihe five categories for films and performances between Oct 1 1954 and Sept 30 1955 Poll backers estimate lhat 15 favorite between Nov 17 27 in theater lobbies The awards are not a true trial run for the Oscars because Ihe Academy deadline is Dec 30 Auto Truck Destroyed by Crash Fire passenger car and a truck were completely destroyed by fire after a freak accident Tues day near Crcsco Fred Paalancn 42 an Ironwood evangelist was driving alone in his car when it skidded on a patch of ice on Highway 9 just west of Crcsco It struck a passing truck near the auxiliary gas tank which exploded and set fire to both vehicles The truck was driven by Norbcrl Van Dcr Ihulen 33 Lime Springs Paalanen was taken to Mercy Hos pital at Crcsco with severe bruises and head cuts He was reported in fair condition Van Der Haden suf fered minor burns but was released after treatment Thc ruck was WJth jbut none were seriously burned or injured Most of the animals were herded into a ditch before the flames reached the box Not Sure If Fixed Speed Law Needed Governors Day Group Briefed By ROBERTHOGAN DES MOINES commissioner of public safely is not convinced that the state needs a speed law with definite fixed speed limits for motorists Commissioner Clinton Moyer told Ihe governors committee for traffic safety this week tha I believe in our present law anc am not yet convinced that Iowa needs a fixed speed reported to the commit tee his ideas and program for speed enforcement and reviewec his reasons for instructing the highway patrol to arrest motorists driving in excess of 65 miles an hour at night Right to Know He said the patrol has a right to know whether the present law is enforceable and will be upheld in court and that the lest is also seing sought to facilitate planning for an allout slalewide safety pro now being blueprinted I dont say we are right in this Moyer declared but as i practicing attorney for 16 years t appears that chances for suc cess in this test are He admitted however lhat the Iowa supreme court might take i minority view but in that event ointed out that the public would le fully aware of the situation He ndicaled the public would then be n better position to seek fixed speed limits He predicted a test case of the present speed law wouldnt get to he supreme courl before next March We must either lose a speed case in district court a court of record and then appeal to the su preme court of Iowa or win in district court with the defendant appealing to the supreme he declared it Publicizes Tax Form The Tax Administrators News a national publication this week went into considerable detail in ex plaining Iowas new simplified in come tax forms In launching its new program this year Iowa be comes the first stale lo define and collect taxable income by direct reference to the federal internal revenue code v Specifically taxable income tinder Iowas law is now defined as the taxjible income without a deduction for1 persona exemp tion as computed for federal in come tax purposes under the in ternal revenue code but with cer tain specified One of Ihe effecls of Ihe amended law is to permit an extensive sim plification of the spates income tax return Thc new form now covers the two sides of a single page return The shortening of the return resulls from making ad justed gross income identical with the amount reported on the tax payers federal return for the same year WINNERS TAKE ALLJemrifer Jones Tab Htmterand Peggy Lee left to right hold their statuettes Tuesday night after being named winners in the first Audience Awards poll The Hollywood event was a preliminary to the Academy Awards presentation in March BOYS HELD TOW A CITY Tues day arrested six boys 16 and 17 years old for qucstioninc about recent thefts from cars and some breaJdns May Be Used as Example RussGrarited Tower Cited BERLIN Berlin Com munists exercising new Soviet granted sovereignty announced Wednesday they have arrested two American soldiers The two were not identified and the U S Army could not immedi ately confirm the announcement broadcast by the East Berlin Ra dio But it raised speculation that the Communists would use the two sol diers as an example put them on trial before one of their courts and lus demonstrate that East Berlin s the Russians declared last week no longer occupied territory The Communist East Berlin ewspaper BZ Am Abend said owever East Berlin police had urned the Americans over to Sovi military authorities the painting by F S Manning YOU WHAT THIS MEANSFoi the 30th time this famous old painting The Empty Stocking by F S Manning is the symbol of the Christmas Cheer Fund In the next issue the goal of this years campaign will be announced and any other information Ti success of the annual venture in applied Christianity Suffice it here to say that the need is slightly greater this year than it was last Never once in 30 years have the Good fellows of both sexes and all ages been found wanting That will be the story this year Of that we have the utmost confidence The first gifts will be listed in the Fri iday issue The early giver is thrice blessed Senators Studying Testimony on Misappropriation of Union Funds WASHINGTON W1 Senators Wednesday were studying testi mony that funds of a Chicago AFL Auto Workers local were used by union officials for costly gifts trips and loans to manufacturers all without permission from rank and ile members The testimony came from Ange o Inciso president of Local 28G AFLUAW and from Anthony Do international financial secrc ary of the union Greene Youth Dies in Crash Near Osage OSAGE A 23yearold Greene man was killed and a companion injured Tuesday night in a twocar crash at an intersection of Iowa 9 and 218 Jour miles cast of here It was Mitchell Countys llth highway fatality this year Authorities identified the victim Richard Sherman Shook 23 vho was riding with Jerry Cald vcll 21 also of Greene Both men vcre thrown from the car CaId veil hospitalized here with a severe head injury Driver of the other car ihaunccy Woolworth about 47 Riccvillc and tsvo children riding vitli him were not injured The Caldwell car struck a patch of ice stated Mitchell County Sher ff Louis Habcrkorn Funeral arrangements are pcnd ng at the Greene Funeral Chapel recne Shook the son of Mr and Mrs avicl Shook was born July J4 933 and in 1951 was married to Marilyn Anderson They have two children Laneltc 3 and John 2 fe is survived by two sisters Mrs F L Jewell Wavcrly and Mrs Walter Whclan Bristow and a rolhcr Robert New York City Shook was a member of the Meth odist Church After hearing Inciso Doria and Israel Freedman business man ager of a Philadelphia local of the Fur arid Leather Workers Union the Senate Labor Subcom mittee studying the handling of union welfare funds recessed Its essions until Jan 10 Freedman said of Local s welfare fund had been invest id in New York camps which Sen Allott CRColo saidwere run by he International Workers Order Allott said these camps which were not named had been a breeding place for reedman said If we had known hat it the camps was tinged we vouldnt have He called he investment pure Inciso a b a 1 d i n g fasttalking witness told of giving dia mond rings and similar expensive gifts to persons who he said had done favors for his union He said a diamond watch may have gone to a Chicago police captain who Inciso said would try to iclp us out when there was trou ble on he picket Inciso said he didnt ask his mions membership to approve ihe gifts because he said it would take too Jong and besides by lhat lime the ring might be out of Thc labor leader also mentioned SAME 592 riar means ir il hon lllo tn rt trips to Arizona Florida and Puer to Rico at union expense And he said he made loans to various manufacturers in whose plants he had organized workers In one ease Inciso said arrange ments were made for a loan to William F Stohl owner of the Precision Paper Tool while his union was striking at Stohls said the inter estfree loan actually was made after the strike was over McGregor Farmer Is Victim of Accident McGREGOR Mueller 61 a farmer near here died late Tuesday of injuries suffered in an auto accident Nov 10 He was injured when his car and an automobile driven by Dean Meyer of Garnavillo collided north west of Garnavillo Meyer and his father who was riding with him were released after treatment at a Guttenberg hospital RECORD INCOME WASHINGTON Anoint sharp increase in Americans pei sonal income during October raised the 10month total to the rate of 301 billion dollars a year the Com merce Department reported Wed nesday Not Named 95TH BIUTHDAYDr J D Hnllinger ClintonVoldest practitioner holds his two sons John 2 left and William VII 7 months as he observed birthday Wednes day An open house was a highlight for the agedphysidan The BZ also did not name the olcliers but it used a picture of uniformed American holding his land over his face with the cap ion One of the The radio said the two were ar ested after beating a male cab aret performer unconscious The performer was identified as Wer ner Lierck of the Distel caoaret The radio announcement was 1 ater confirmed by the official East German news agency ADN ADN said the two soldiers at tempted to flee by jumping into a taxi and ordering the driver 16 take them to the EastWest sector boundary The driver agreed and drove them until he found two Communist policemen Then ADN said he stopped and brought about the immediate ar rest of the ADN said the incident occurred it as Lierck and his fife were leaving the Hajo bar in Cast Berlin The soldiers had also been in the iar ADN said No Information A U S Army spokesman said he ad no information concerning the ncidcnt The arrests came at a time when ne Communists were issuing daily cclarations that East Berlin is no onger Sovietoccupied territory he Jleds claim to have full jurii iction The Communist claims started fter two U S congressmen were etained at gunpoint by Commu isl authorities in East Berlin for lore than four hours Nov 27 Vhen American officials protested he Russians refused to intervene nhcy said they had given the East regime full responsibility or East Berlin All of the Western Big Three ave flatly rejected this claim hey declared fourpower rule con nucs throughout Berlin and lhat Russia is responsible for what Iheir Communist satellites do in admin istering East Berlin DECREE REVOKED BUENOS AIRES Argentina UPJ The revolutionary govern ment Tuesday revoked a Peron decree which legalized prostitution in Argentina nearly a year ago r All About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Thursday Low Wednesday night near zero High Thursday 20 Iowa Cloudy Wednesday night occasional light snow likely west and north scattered light show ers southeast colder southwest Thursday cloudy and colder oc casional light snow east Low Wednesday night 818 west 1626 cast Minnesota Cloudy and cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 32 Minimum At 8 a m 9 YEAR AGO Maximum WARMER Minimum Jl   

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